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  1. Sounds like a fantastic trip, I'm so jealous! ...

    Sounds like a fantastic trip, I'm so jealous!



    DH and I were in Paris this April. The "look" mentioned above is basically what I went with. Certainly not chic by any means, but I definitley...
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    Love mint.com!

    Love mint.com!
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    No kidding! This year, the little gnat/no-seeum...

    No kidding! This year, the little gnat/no-seeum things have been just horrible. My poor horse lives in a fly mask, sheet and boots, but was being bitten raw in areas that were not covered (midline,...
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    I was pretty happy with the Kensingtons too, but...

    I was pretty happy with the Kensingtons too, but then I found these:
    http://www.doversaddlery.com/t/Product.aspx?p=X1-23068

    They hold up (and stay up) much better than the Kensingtons. They are...
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    Dr. Splan is no longer in Blacksburg, she and the...

    Dr. Splan is no longer in Blacksburg, she and the Sporthorse breeding program are now based in Middleburg (Northern VA). Former coach T McDonald passed away earlier this past year.

    There are...
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    Not sure how far north in VA you are, but here's...

    Not sure how far north in VA you are, but here's a list of resources for MD that May be useful:

    http://mhcuhp.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/horse-disposal-maryland.pdf

    The MD State Department of...
  7. I do not have any experience with Exogen use for...

    I do not have any experience with Exogen use for horses BUT...I have used a somewhat similar technology (external pulsed electromagnet bone growth stimulator) on myself. Does that count? :D

    This...
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    I was on Nickelodeon's Wild and Crazy Kids when I...

    I was on Nickelodeon's Wild and Crazy Kids when I was 9, does that count? :D
  9. Meh. I'm not impressed at all, and I do this kind...

    Meh. I'm not impressed at all, and I do this kind of research for a living.



    IF their "study" had actually been worth anything significant, it would have been published in a REAL journal. The...
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    If I am going somewhere interesting for work, I...

    If I am going somewhere interesting for work, I will go a few days early or stay late to sight see. I've found that those cheesy guided tours of the city by bus/tram are often quite useful for...
  11. Yep, I had a nearly identical experience. After...

    Yep, I had a nearly identical experience. After initial contact, my calls/emails were never returned. Same thing happened to a friend, who had ordered entire wardrobes for several of her horses $$$,...
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    Maybe not, but apparently the volume and the...

    Maybe not, but apparently the volume and the timing of online orders DID come as a surprise to many retailers this year. I have a relative that works for UPS, and he was explaining how retailers...
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    After trying quite a wide variety of carpet spot...

    After trying quite a wide variety of carpet spot treatments, I've found Woolite Pet to be my favorite for pet stains.
  14. Which pillows? If you are referring to the...

    Which pillows?

    If you are referring to the Tempurpedic, then YES. After breaking my neck/having several vertebrae fused, the only way I can get a decent sleep is with my Tempurpedic Swedish...
  15. Fun fact: many of these "cutting edge"...

    Fun fact: many of these "cutting edge" technologies actually started in large animal models, i.e. horses. You don't have to go through as many regulatory steps to get such products to...
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    I have this half pad:...

    I have this half pad:
    http://www.lemieuxproducts.com/lambskin-pads/lambskin-pro-sorb/pro-sorb-lambskin-half-pad-white-natural-system

    These pads do have the spine clearance, which I really like....
  17. While we're on the few barns with decent indoors,...

    While we're on the few barns with decent indoors, will someone please buy the old Springdale Farm so it can have horses again?:D

    Granted it needs some love, but the new barn is lovely, there is...
  18. I sent you a PM with a recommendation for...

    I sent you a PM with a recommendation for clipping :)
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    Ditto this, love my Listers! I usually bring a...

    Ditto this, love my Listers! I usually bring a pair of Lister Stars, Andis AGC Super 2 speed and Oster A5's with me to every clip job. I find that I do as much as I possibly can (including parts of...
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    Whatever I want...with a rain suit over top and a...

    Whatever I want...with a rain suit over top and a ball cap. The hat keeps everything out of my hair, and the horse hair won't stick to a rain jacket/pants.
  21. The NASC does NOT guarantee the contents of the...

    The NASC does NOT guarantee the contents of the products they support, only that consistent "quality" manufacturing processes are used. At least this is what I was told when I called the NASC to ask...
  22. TheHorse.com usually does a decent job of...

    TheHorse.com usually does a decent job of summarizing recent research for a lay audience:

    http://www.thehorse.com/topics/hoof-care/hoof-problems/laminitis
  23. Kate Hicks - she stays around for the winter, and...

    Kate Hicks - she stays around for the winter, and has an indoor at her place.

    http://katehickseventing.com/cms/
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    I was a spectator at the infamous water complex...

    I was a spectator at the infamous water complex today, and at least from my point of view EN's explanation of the "swimmers" coming in too boldly/fast seems spot-on. I didn't watch the advanced...
  25. This: and this: There are also PhD's...

    This:


    and this:



    There are also PhD's from other countries that come with their own salary and research funds for a few years. This is one of the reasons that over 70% of the postdocs at...
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