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    Where is the Love?

    I've spent my life with horses in one way or another--working at stables as a teen-ager, leasing, owning, breeding, showing, rescuing, ect. I think it's because I imprinted on them very early in...
  2. Thread: Having kids?

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    As I read descriptions of how much pressure is...

    As I read descriptions of how much pressure is put on some people to have kids, and of screaming bratty kids and their apathetic parents, I can understand why some here would feel as negatively as...
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    For your responses to my question asking what...

    For your responses to my question asking what you'd do in my situation (I'd decided not to have kids, SO really wants them). Since what you said is pretty well-buried in this thread, here's a quick...
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    I love children but had always felt motherhood...

    I love children but had always felt motherhood really isn't for me. And it's a little strange to see so many horse-people share this point of view--many of my non-horsey friends don't feel this way...
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    Bumpkin, What a nice comment! I'll pass it...

    Bumpkin,

    What a nice comment! I'll pass it along--the webmistress, Debbie and I have our horses in training at the same eventing barn.

    Ann
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    Mr. Banner, Thank you so much for asking for...

    Mr. Banner,

    Thank you so much for asking for our input on this!

    I'd suggest you offer online classified ads just as you do in the magazine, charging only those that place the ad to list them....
  7. Poll: I think the COTH should be paying the regular...

    I think the COTH should be paying the regular "contributing writers" like Heidi, Merry, EverythingButWings, Anyplace Farm, Hobson, ErinB and many others! There are some extremely talented,...
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    InwhyCee, A fellow Tim Roth addict, I...

    InwhyCee,

    A fellow Tim Roth addict, I presume??? Right now he's in LA, adapting a book into a screenplay for the next movie he'll be directing. How I adore that man...*sigh*...
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    Tim Roth...! /infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif...

    Tim Roth...!

    /infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
  10. Gee Suzy, how imaginative you are--a two-headed...

    Gee Suzy, how imaginative you are--a two-headed green hunch back? I actually pictured Hobson as a professorial looking person wearing a gray wool sweater vest...(Hobson---perhaps you do own a gray...
  11. Well Hobson the intellectual, you and your "pony"...

    Well Hobson the intellectual, you and your "pony" don't look anything like I imagined...what an attractive pair you make. Hobson the horse is just beautiful. Sure he has attitude--he's "all that" and...
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    M. O'Connor, I completely agree with you...people...

    M. O'Connor, I completely agree with you...people can be amazingly resilient, and the mind does have a way of healing itself in cases of post-traumatic stress syndrome, with or without therapy. I...
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    Well, since you're on the topic of veterans and...

    Well, since you're on the topic of veterans and how they deal with the stress of war I thought I'd include my grandfather's story...unlike the others mentioned he was a veteran of WWI not WWII (he...
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    I have a confession to make--I too pronounce...

    I have a confession to make--I too pronounce "terrorists" as "terra-ists". I think Bush and I are saying it correctly---it's the rest of you that have got it wrong... /infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
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    After skimming through this thread(I just didn't...

    After skimming through this thread(I just didn't have time for some of the really long ones), what Hobson, DMK and Hey You Nags have to say makes the most sense to me (also liked some of the...
  16. Thread: War??

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    Hobson, Those who take out their anger...

    Hobson, Those who take out their anger indiscriminately on people of middle-eastern descent are simply playing into the hands of the terrorists.

    If a U.S. citizen chooses to unleash his anger on...
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    It's clear that we're going to dramatically ramp...

    It's clear that we're going to dramatically ramp up our military and security measures in light of the events of last week, and I have no argument with that.

    What does really bother me, however,...
  18. I thought I'd unintentionally driven a stake...

    I thought I'd unintentionally driven a stake through the heart of this thread back in June...

    Snowbird, I think you may have misinterpreted 5's post. When she mentioned horses in their 30s packing...
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    I lived in northern Virginia as a kid and loved...

    I lived in northern Virginia as a kid and loved the Chronicle of the Horse magazine so was delighted to discover this website. I was probably born loving horses; worked (okay, practically lived) at a...
  20. Thread: Horse-less Pics

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    I didn't notice this the first time it came...

    I didn't notice this the first time it came around. Here's my photo...on the far right, holding smiling black dog that blends in with my clothing.
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    I was three and we were visiting my mother's...

    I was three and we were visiting my mother's family in England. Her cousin's daughters had an enormous bay horse in their own back yard (of course, my perspective was different then; perhaps he...
  22. Wow, EverythingbutWings, they're givingthat Hunt...

    Wow, EverythingbutWings, they're givingthat Hunt Country property away! /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I think Boxwood is really beautiful, but who can beat the indoor/outdoor pools of Eudora?
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    The way the horse is tacked up, the attention to...

    The way the horse is tacked up, the attention to "spit and polish" and proper dress, the set times for riding, wiping off the hose after use, etc., not to mention the attitudes of trainers towards...
  24. All this talk about nude people...I thought the...

    All this talk about nude people...I thought the topic was supposed to be about ANIMAL nudists planning a mass nude attack?
  25. Too many horses are going to slaughter, be they...

    Too many horses are going to slaughter, be they race horses, Paint horses, Quarter Horses or grade horses. Rather than pointing fingers at any particular group, perhaps we should think in terms of...
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