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  1. I was too tired last night to articulate what I...

    I was too tired last night to articulate what I was picturing re: barn cats. But I was picturing Barn Cats Gone Bad or Gone Wild or Going Rogue or something along those lines. And the Christmas Eve...
  2. Something with zany barn cats? Barn cats...

    Something with zany barn cats? Barn cats (sleeping on a horse) dreaming of the night before Christmas (with cartoon bubbles of pix of mice or fish or taunting the barn dog or something) or Barn Cats...
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    Funny, for me it isn't the snappy/sometimes rude...

    Funny, for me it isn't the snappy/sometimes rude things trainers sometimes fire off that bug me. As long as I know that trainer genuinely is trying to help me/my horse/my kid and is on our side,...
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    Guess the issue really is that people watch the...

    Guess the issue really is that people watch the livestream for so many reasons and come at from so many angles--some because they want to learn more about riding this type of course, some because...
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    Which ring is having all the slips and falls?

    Which ring is having all the slips and falls?
  6. Why would there be a proposal against bling?...

    Why would there be a proposal against bling? Because it's not traditional?
    Then why would there be a proposal against canary? Because it's traditional?
    ::::::scratching head here::::
  7. When I was a kid (yes, back when the earth was...

    When I was a kid (yes, back when the earth was cooling), someone gave me the chance to work around the barn because I couldn't afford lessons, and I got "paid" by riding and learning and just being...
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    Is there a link for the scores for the Equitation?

    Is there a link for the scores for the Equitation?
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    Boots really do wear out quickly and even the...

    Boots really do wear out quickly and even the patches don't hold up. And even when you try to plan way ahead and order new boots early in time for Finals, they don't arrive as promised. So nothing to...
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    You're going to have so much fun getting back...

    You're going to have so much fun getting back into it! When I came back to riding some years ago, I felt like Rip Van Winkle. I was stunned at the changes that had taken place since I'd gotten out....
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    Do your research, write a compelling story and...

    Do your research, write a compelling story and let it flow, then ask a knowledgeable horseperson to read your manuscript for accuracy re: the horse details, mark the areas that need correction. Then...
  12. Maybe get one of those cartoons of a mishap,...

    Maybe get one of those cartoons of a mishap, along the lines of a Thelwell --a kid making a mistake on a pony, or like those "Thanks for flying Air Amateur" cartoons, depending upon your students and...
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    They were measured through a vendor and so some...

    They were measured through a vendor and so some markup. Plus I don't remember, but maybe some upgrade in leather or footbed. I meant plain as in no special designs or toe caps or anything. They have...
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    My kid has had a couple of pairs of these boots...

    My kid has had a couple of pairs of these boots (unfortunately for my wallet, growth spurts necessitated buying new ones). I'd buy readymade for a kid, except this one is hard to fit. Bought the...
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    Don't think there's one single person here who...

    Don't think there's one single person here who condones the act. Not one who thinks it's okay to yank on a pony just because she's a child. I think people are more concerned that someone would...
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    Seem like someone posted it with the intent of...

    Seem like someone posted it with the intent of piling on the pain. When I was a kid, if some kid did something like this (and yes, it happened), there were good horsemen around (trainer/parents,...
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    We need to cobble these old movies/TV shows? DVDs...

    We need to cobble these old movies/TV shows? DVDs together for Movie Night at the Old Horsepersons Nursing Home so penny candy can be thrown at the screen whenever there are errors/mistakes/triteness...
  18. These days, it's so easy to shop online and not...

    These days, it's so easy to shop online and not have to deal with traffic and parking. For me, going to a bricks-and-mortar tack shop is a treat, so it's a real plus to go into a local tack shop and...
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    Books by C.W. Anderson, Billy and Blaze or...

    Books by C.W. Anderson, Billy and Blaze or others. Marquerite Henry books. An oldie--Old Bones the Wonder Horse (on eBay). Pony Club Manual D. Just for starters. Lots out there.
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    Plus, it can't be easy for trainers to do this...

    Plus, it can't be easy for trainers to do this sort of thing for juniors anymore either because there are differences of opinion that can quickly turn into big problems via social media when a grudge...
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    Over the years, I've seen lots of horsemen (BNTs,...

    Over the years, I've seen lots of horsemen (BNTs, LNTs,MNTs and non-trainers) helping all kinds of deserving riders in one way or another, even while they themselves struggle/deal with making their...
  22. Hope they follow through and you get your ribbon....

    Hope they follow through and you get your ribbon. A nice memento after the work it takes for most people to get to a nice show in the first place. In general, the ribbons at shows are so ho-hum that...
  23. Another book that explores the topic: Talent is...

    Another book that explores the topic: Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin
  24. :::Wails and flings Jujubes at the movie...

    :::Wails and flings Jujubes at the movie screen::: She can't leave Darcy and Pemberly just yet!! Okay, so Darcy might be snobbish, but he can ride. And what's more, she hasn't checked out the stable...
  25. Pack with a checklist. It can be hard to get away...

    Pack with a checklist. It can be hard to get away once you're on the showgrounds and working. Things I've found handy to have in my purse or backpack at all times, for myself or to give to a friend...
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