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    Long backs and jumping

    I believe that it's generally accepted that a longer back is good for jumping. I was wondering if it was because a horse with a longer back can lift its front end higher before it has to push off...
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    the question is asking for joints in the horse...

    the question is asking for joints in the horse hind leg.

    Found this:
    Fetlock is the common name for the metacarpophalangeal and metatarsophalangeal joints (MCPJ and MTPJ) of horses. . .The...
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    Bakers--Yeast Roll advice needed

    I'm going to Thanksgiving dinner about an hour and a half away. My contribution is homemade yeast rolls. I've already made the dough and it is sitting in my refrigerator now, per instructions. ...
  4. If you haven't been to Mt. Lassen National Park,...

    If you haven't been to Mt. Lassen National Park, it's worth a visit. But it's in Northern California.
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    He was there in person. Here is a NYTimes link...

    He was there in person. Here is a NYTimes link to his testimony.
    http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1371222-wilson-testimony.html

    Guy had not only stolen cigarillos in a strong arm robbery,...
  6. Another NV horse to look at is My Friend Wes who...

    Another NV horse to look at is My Friend Wes who is lovely with a lovely pedigree for sport. He's got Riverman tail male, a double to Never Bend, a top and bottom double to Honest Pleasure, and Sir...
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    Has anyone read all the documents and transcripts...

    Has anyone read all the documents and transcripts that the Grand Jury saw and heard? They are posted in full on the NYTimes website....
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    What disciplines are you aiming for?

    What disciplines are you aiming for?
  9. I couldn't agree more with this. Phillip Dutton...

    I couldn't agree more with this. Phillip Dutton certainly seems to be going in that direction. But one has to think that the vast majority of their competition horses are never aimed at the 4*...
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    Horse Journal article on one of the ones that's...

    Horse Journal article on one of the ones that's available
    http://www.ranchtanks.com/files/Horse_journal_ad-1.pdf

    This seems to be another source and is the tank mentioned in the article....
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    This would probably end up being cheaper....

    This would probably end up being cheaper.
    http://www.horse.com/item/25-gal-solar-powered-water-trough/BSA40/
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    Weighted boots--why?

    The new Smartpak cataglog sells Equi-fit boots with weighted liners.

    Is there a reason other than them being a gadget to make the horse lift up his legs higher when the weights are off?
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    to me it's learning the "magic words" that create...

    to me it's learning the "magic words" that create importance and looking for them.
  14. Thread: Hip Tag 74

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    then I guess the problem is that racing has so...

    then I guess the problem is that racing has so many irresponsible individuals. There's a "feel good" story on Haskin's Blood Horse blog about a black type winner who ended up with shredded ankles...
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    UC-Davis online horse care survey

    http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/88834/uc-davis-seeks-horse-management-survey-input

    This would be a good thing to do, since the vet school might learn something from the data....
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    Looks like the cheap labor people are winning. ...

    Looks like the cheap labor people are winning.

    NYTimes article from today:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/21/business/falling-wages-at-factories-squeeze-the-middle-class.html?ref=us
  17. This is what Littauer called being stabilized. ...

    This is what Littauer called being stabilized. That's the mark of a well trained horse.
  18. Thread: Hip Tag 74

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    Those pictures are appalling. Thistledown never...

    Those pictures are appalling. Thistledown never should have let that poor horse race. I would send those pictures to the Ohio Racing Commission along with his tattoo numbers and the dates of his...
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    Are buildings up there designed to shed snow...

    Are buildings up there designed to shed snow loads? I know that in some places in Europe in the mountainous countries, their vernacular architecture features very, very sloping roofs, to the point...
  20. Good definition of "in front of the leg"

    I think I know what it means, and it's certainly used a lot. But is there a generally accepted definition and what is it?
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    If this catches on, Zip Lock sells vacuum zip...

    If this catches on, Zip Lock sells vacuum zip lock bags and a little hand pump to suck out air. I have it for meat that is going into the freezer.
  22. There's always hot curried fruit

    Hot curried fruit

    1/3 cup melted butter
    3/4 cup brown sugar 4 teaspoons curry powder
    10 marischino cherries--if you can stand them
    1# 2 1/2 can pear halves drained
    1 #2 can apricots, drained...
  23. Thread: Hip Tag 74

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    One suspects that he hurts so much he wasn't...

    One suspects that he hurts so much he wasn't interested in food.

    WHERE were the track vets in all this? They aren't supposed to clear lame horses for racing. I suppose he might have been so...
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    Sous vide cooking--any experience?

    There's a very interesting NYTimes article with a recommendation for a sous vide gadget.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/20/technology/personaltech/bringing-sous-vide-to-the-home-cook.html

    The...
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    So it is a broken pelvis? For sure? His...

    So it is a broken pelvis? For sure?

    His former owners really were dirtbags, and where in the hell was the track vet?
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