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    We have an equine message therapist come to our...

    We have an equine message therapist come to our barn once a month. I'm amazed how many people have their horse's "done". Many are retired horses not even ridden anymore.

    Side note: A little...
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    I agree with all the previous advice, especially tbchick84's "Never use words that can be used back against you once they ignore your requests"

    Keep it simple....you do not need to "explain"...
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    Around here it's illegal to bury and I had the...

    Around here it's illegal to bury and I had the same issue. I mulled it over a year or so too. It certainly helps to be prepared.

    Find a University that has equine veterinary programs. I live near...
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    Amazingly, our library had a few of the...

    Amazingly, our library had a few of the recommended titles.
    While I liked Jane Savoie's books, they focus more on meditation, which I already do (with yoga)

    Janet Foy's book DRESSAGE FOR THE NOT...
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    Thanks for this thread. I sit pretty well at the...

    Thanks for this thread. I sit pretty well at the canter, although the trainer doesn't like the way my back flexes. I try keeping my point of balance as far back as I can to bring my weight off my...
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    Wow thanks for all the support and informative...

    Wow thanks for all the support and informative responses! What a great group!

    My biggest problem is that my schedule changed and the trainer is fully booked during my new free time. I'm sure if I...
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    Hope it's not too late....CINDY'S DINER downtown...

    Hope it's not too late....CINDY'S DINER downtown is a beautiful vintage diner that serves excellent food. The counter atmosphere is perfect if you're a traveler-I've never left without having fun...
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    You can buy a 500 ml bottle at your local Indian...

    You can buy a 500 ml bottle at your local Indian grocer for around $2-3.
    I run hot water over the bottle to liquify it and put a teaspoon of it in my palm. Rub palms together and run through your...
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    Dressage Failure?

    I'd love the opinion of real dressage riders....sorry if this is a stupid post.

    I grew up riding dressage but am now in my mid 50's and riding mostly for physical & mental excersize-show days are...
  10. It is NOT easy to remove paint. The stripping...

    It is NOT easy to remove paint. The stripping chemicals for retail use are 1/3 the strength of what professionals can get-and prices for pros have quadrupled over the past 10 years! And it's become...
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    double post

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    I kept that exact idea as my mantra when I had to...

    I kept that exact idea as my mantra when I had to do it years ago. In fact, I wrote a list of things I & others didn't like about him and read it whenever needed.
    As was already said, this is the...
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    Me too. I cut the cable over 2 years ago because...

    Me too.
    I cut the cable over 2 years ago because I just couldn't afford it. I never missed it once. I started watching more PBS and local news about once or twice a week.
    I do watch a lot of DVDs,...
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    Pranks don't have to be mean, they can be funny....

    Pranks don't have to be mean, they can be funny. Like the lady I know who was greeted the Dy-Dee man on her 65th birthday.

    Some of the best pranks I know were committed by an "ad" in the...
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    This is kind of an ugly one: ...

    This is kind of an ugly one:

    http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4873315922084521&pid=15.1

    But I've nailed 3 shoes in the shape of a clover over my front door. The worst part is cutting one in half...
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    When I turned 30 and cigarettes were going to...

    When I turned 30 and cigarettes were going to $1/pack, I decided it was time to quit.
    Generally, I smoked about 10 a day, so each week I rationed my use to 9 a day, then 8 a day, etc using willpower...
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    I live in frigid upstate NY and love love love...

    I live in frigid upstate NY and love love love winter riding! Layering is a great suggestion especially when you "alternate" layers of natural fiber, wool, cotton, etc.
    If your head, hands & feet...
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    I used to know a lady who owned a high end carpet...

    I used to know a lady who owned a high end carpet business and were discussing how to wash a wool rug. She told me you can successfully remove anything from a carpet with the right methods &...
  19. Heh, I just got a call about saddles I have for...

    Heh, I just got a call about saddles I have for sale on Craigslist-someone wanted one as a Halloween costume for their Great Dane!! Oy!
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    My 70's No

    First time out bought a yearling (mistake) from rural people who "didn't have time for her" (bigger mistake) They wanted $300 but I traded $100 and a vintage gun. I very quickly realized this was...
  21. Thread: Bald spots

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    My QH mare had teeny bald spots that the vet...

    My QH mare had teeny bald spots that the vet diagnosed as lice! The tip off was her pasture-mate also had the same spots. Like you said, no scab, no bump, nothing. Cheap dairy/equine dusting powder...
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    Well I collect vintage Christmas ornaments and my...

    Well I collect vintage Christmas ornaments and my favorite from the 50's was originally made in Japan. And I prefer German made camera lenses. Canadian made products are ok in my book too.
    But...
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    Yeah, a friend of mine working in retail was...

    Yeah, a friend of mine working in retail was angry that women employees could wear skirts in uber hot weather, but men had to wear long pants (Policy: NO SHORTS!) So they banded together and all the...
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    Ahh, want all my trade secrets, eh?

    OK, well I AM an antique expert, I'm a museum qualified antique & art restorationist: http://home.earthlink.net/~streamliner/

    It's a beautiful piece, I don't see many of these, so yes, it must be...
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    There certainly seems to be no respect for human...

    There certainly seems to be no respect for human life in this story. And often you can predict this when you see no respect for animal life either.

    When I hear things like "the mother didn't want...
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