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  1. Thread: Colored Breeches

    by wendy
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    I only wear tan for shows; I usually wear black,...

    I only wear tan for shows; I usually wear black, gray or other less-likely-to-get-stained colors for schooling.
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    well, there's no reason why a cat needs any dry...

    well, there's no reason why a cat needs any dry food at all. In fact, dry food is very bad for them. "Grazing" is also bad for cats- they are carnivores, not horses. Their bodies are designed to...
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    You really should talk to your supervisor or HR...

    You really should talk to your supervisor or HR department- if your job description doesn't involve travel, and they are suddenly wanting you to travel, well, does it come with a pay raise? A chance...
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    oh, puppies are fun. Relax. Soon you'll be so...

    oh, puppies are fun. Relax. Soon you'll be so sleep-deprived that you'll forget what your "stance" is on rawhide or rope toys anyway. Buy a good alarm clock and lots of paper towels and it will work...
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    I hate to tell you this, but if your hair seems...

    I hate to tell you this, but if your hair seems straw-like after dying it, you've probably permanently damaged its structure and you'll just have to wait for it to grow out. Maybe one of the really...
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    there actually is no real evidence that horses...

    there actually is no real evidence that horses get Lyme at all. Exposed to the disease, sure, and then they develop antibodies. In some areas 100% of the horses test positive for Lyme exposure and...
  7. Thread: How do you halt?

    by wendy
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    A fun thing to do during these lay-ups is try...

    A fun thing to do during these lay-ups is try riding the horse in a bosal and see how much control you can get off your seat and legs alone without any real rein aids. You should be able to stop the...
  8. Even a 12-year-old has watched enough TV to know...

    Even a 12-year-old has watched enough TV to know that if you grab for a gun (toy or not) while a cop yells at you you're going to get shot. This shooting was 100% the fault of the kid. A 12-year-old...
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    I think you should schedule time every other day...

    I think you should schedule time every other day to get out and ride. There's nothing better than exercise, particularly on-horse exercise, to relieve stress. You may feel you need to devote every...
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    you don't seriously eat grape jelly with...

    you don't seriously eat grape jelly with meatballs???? gag choke.
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    When I start tripping over the dust bunnies.

    When I start tripping over the dust bunnies.
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    You are 40 odd- years behind the science. I...

    You are 40 odd- years behind the science. I suggest you educate yourself.
  13. any kind of sudden food change is bad for horses....

    any kind of sudden food change is bad for horses. Feeding them bran mashes is a really bad idea- causes all kinds of stomach upset. Not sure who came up with the idea of mashes, but it's not good for...
  14. Thread: Hip Tag 74

    by wendy
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    ??? a single horse dies in any other sport and...

    ??? a single horse dies in any other sport and people freak out. Horses die all the time in racing. Every day. Something like 50% of horses that enter race training are crippled by age two. You don't...
  15. Thread: Hip Tag 74

    by wendy
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    ??? a single horse dies in any other sport and...

    ??? a single horse dies in any other sport and people freak out. Horses die all the time in racing. Every day. Something like 50% of horses that enter race training are crippled by age two. You don't...
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    no, DO NOT wait. The socialization window closes...

    no, DO NOT wait. The socialization window closes at 16 weeks of age. It's much more important to get him socialized than to worry about diseases. No socialization now = 100% chance of behavioral...
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    remove the ear? how deep are we talking?

    remove the ear? how deep are we talking?
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    I lock up good if I leave during the day. I don't...

    I lock up good if I leave during the day. I don't really understand the fear of sleeping in an unlocked house- burglars usually come at 10 am these days when they know no one is likely to be home. If...
  19. um yeah, but what we are trying to say is that...

    um yeah, but what we are trying to say is that just because you can run doesn't mean you have a strong core. Lots of very athletic people have cores that aren't strong enough to ride well. Unless you...
  20. what do you suppose would happen if we dropped...

    what do you suppose would happen if we dropped all of these "citizenship" rules and just let people live and work where they wanted to? Maybe the governments would finally have to actually be...
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    If it's any consolation, they believe the animal...

    If it's any consolation, they believe the animal is completely unaware of what is happening during that "running away" phase you unfortunately observed. It's kind of like the chicken running around...
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    Not to make light of the situation, but I find it...

    Not to make light of the situation, but I find it astounding that people think actors are the role they play. They are actors- they are PRETENDING. If someone pretends to be a mass murderer, you...
  23. thinking toes up and heels back instead of heels...

    thinking toes up and heels back instead of heels down helps a lot. Heels down makes people jam their feet down and forward. You want your heels underneath you, not jammed forward.
    If your belly...
  24. Well, I think there is a big difference between...

    Well, I think there is a big difference between being able to DO it and being able to explain to others how to do it. Many of the people who can do it haven't any real idea of what it is they are...
  25. Thread: Neighborhood Cat

    by wendy
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    take him to the local shelter. Better for him...

    take him to the local shelter. Better for him that dying slowly out on the streets. Feral cats cause a lot of damage to the environment, please don't feed them. The goal is to get rid of them, not...
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