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    What does she want to do? I think I'd start by...

    What does she want to do? I think I'd start by having a talk with her and asking what are her goals. If she is unsure, then you can discus options and go from there.

    Bless you for being such a...
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    Awesome ending! Way to go Mike!!

    Awesome ending! Way to go Mike!!
  3. Ummm... I teach at a university and that is NOT...

    Ummm... I teach at a university and that is NOT our grading scale at all!!! I'm on an 8 point grading scale - 92 and above is an A. 84 - 92 is a B and so on. Guess what - that means below 68 is...
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    Since the rider is being judged (per the class...

    Since the rider is being judged (per the class specs you posted above) then she is only allowed to enter the class once to be judged. Trainer was wrong...
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    I wouldn't want to risk my horse to rope a bison...

    I wouldn't want to risk my horse to rope a bison - they have been known to gore horses as well as people. A rifle shot is humane and quick and will keep people from being hurt. A car will lose...
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    We raise bison and know this kind of scare only...

    We raise bison and know this kind of scare only too well. We have a saying in the industry - you can keep a bison wherever he wants stay. They are truly wild animals, not domesticated at all. There...
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    Good play by Jen! So glad she pulled that out....

    Good play by Jen! So glad she pulled that out. The look on Rodney's face was priceless - he can't believe he got taken 2 votes in a row. Next week will be interesting for sure - a mad dash to find a...
  8. The Starbucks thing really gets me - they serve...

    The Starbucks thing really gets me - they serve Starbucks coffee on campus! Does this guy even know what's going on at the school??
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    My tail braids are underhand with the braid...

    My tail braids are underhand with the braid raised up off the tail. When the braid starts to get thick, I drop hair with each cross to keep the thickness even.
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    Manes and forelocks overhand. Tails underhand. No...

    Manes and forelocks overhand. Tails underhand. No clue why except that my fingers are a bit weird and can't do tails overhand. That's how I taught myself and I'm too old to change!
  11. REH - Thank you for posting this. I saw it come...

    REH - Thank you for posting this. I saw it come across my FB feed and was shocked. Pam and I have been friends for years - met her when Nicole was riding with Pam Baker many moons ago - and I was...
  12. Having worked in school programs for the past 20...

    Having worked in school programs for the past 20 years, I can assure you that many of these posts do NOT pertain the the majority of school situations. As with everything, you have to do your...
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    Same thing happened at the adult ring a number of...

    Same thing happened at the adult ring a number of years ago in Gulfpprt. Tent went flying. Horses went flying. My adult's horse didn't blink an eye but the gate guy did when I asked if we could go...
  14. I am so sorry for your loss, but what a touching...

    I am so sorry for your loss, but what a touching end.
  15. I am well aware that SBC is proud of small...

    I am well aware that SBC is proud of small classes and individual attention, however this can still be achieved with a larger student population. I did mention enrollment - and the alums are also...
  16. Again, the administration of the school is shown...

    Again, the administration of the school is shown to have done a poor job of watching out for the school's best interests - "the president will work for two weeks without pay and the vice president...
  17. Liberty actually has a much bigger program than...

    Liberty actually has a much bigger program than this - they have two large barns that house 60 horses, lots of turn out, a decent arena, and two competitive IHSA teams. They do want to continue to...
  18. Look at Averett University. Small school within...

    Look at Averett University. Small school within an hour of Chapel Hill/RDU. Very accommodating.
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    Don't want to burn the girls?!

    Don't want to burn the girls?!
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    This in a nutshell. I am most bothered by the...

    This in a nutshell. I am most bothered by the timing of the announcement and the lack of consideration shown to the current students and employees. Something is very fishy in the way this was handled...
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    Blindside! Goodbye "Fabio" aka Vince!!

    Blindside! Goodbye "Fabio" aka Vince!!
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    I am just devastated for all my former students,...

    I am just devastated for all my former students, now alumnae, and all my friends who work there. So sad.
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    Can't wait! And followed by TAR - heaven in one...

    Can't wait! And followed by TAR - heaven in one night!!!
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    One thing that I totally agree with - education...

    One thing that I totally agree with - education and involvement of stewards. And I say this as a steward! One major change that needs to happen is to have the USEF hire/appoint stewards to shows to...
  25. I have been on Proxac for almost 20 years and...

    I have been on Proxac for almost 20 years and cannot live without it. Dr tried to wean me off a couple of times and had horrible problems so I just live on a very low dose now and am good to go. It...
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