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    Orvus for the first round, to clean, followed by...

    Orvus for the first round, to clean, followed by Quick Silver to whiten. Use warm water and let both sit for a few minutes before rinsing.
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    We would get the good old "we're a group of 8...

    We would get the good old "we're a group of 8 kids and one trainer bringing a whole bunch of horses, so can you put these two together and those three apart so trainer can help the kids before their...
  3. Covered cat pan or Rubbermaid tote. Scoop Away,...

    Covered cat pan or Rubbermaid tote. Scoop Away, unscented. For one indoor cat in a studio apt that was 16x32, I would put one box of cat litter into a freshly scrubbed covered cat box and it lasted...
  4. Thread: Laundry Tax ;)

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    At our house it's usually laundered checks, and...

    At our house it's usually laundered checks, and they're usually mine... the bank will take them as long as they're still in one piece and all the numbers and signatures are legible!
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    What about an old Stubben? easy to find used,...

    What about an old Stubben? easy to find used, not real expensive, and when he gets some condition it may still work.

    (btw, thanks for the thoughts on Otter Creek - my sources of good advice are...
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    Tonight I saw photos of last weekend's starter...

    Tonight I saw photos of last weekend's starter XC! Every jump was photographed beside a typical jump judge folding chair, and they're all about armrest height, which according to something another...
  7. Yes, absolutely, BTDT, and with a friend's...

    Yes, absolutely, BTDT, and with a friend's trailer, too. Take it to the trailer guys who do electrical stuff for a living and get it rewired right. You might even ask them to make the cord a little...
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    Otter Creek - Starter course?

    Would love to get some insight into Starter at Otter Creek (Area IV) from anyone who has ridden it or seen it this year. I've always LOVED, LOVED, loved Otter Creek and I'm entertaining the thought...
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    Not, not, not a dog expert like some others here,...

    Not, not, not a dog expert like some others here, but --- two weeks isn't very long. Our crazy little shy dog took longer than that to work things out with Ms Border collie mix, and it seemed like...
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    We spent 7 years redoing a bathroom, and that was...

    We spent 7 years redoing a bathroom, and that was with various amounts of help from professionals. Don't go there.

    The only saving grace was that we left the existing tub in place (that was...
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    Most memorable, for the good: bunch of teenagers...

    Most memorable, for the good: bunch of teenagers spontaneously decided to jump the stadium course, on foot, which led to some sort of competition with a few friendly wagers that ended up...
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    Thanks! I guess I'll venture beyond Target and...

    Thanks! I guess I'll venture beyond Target and see what I can find. I'm glad to know I won't end up with pictures featuring fuscia and chartreuse peeking out of a white show shirt!
  13. I'm not a parent, but I work with quite a few...

    I'm not a parent, but I work with quite a few kids with ADHD and it seems to come up in my family and friends a lot. Get on this NOW.

    My brother has the in attentive type and actually will almost...
  14. I'm no expert on musical freestyles, but if I...

    I'm no expert on musical freestyles, but if I remember correctly the idea is to find music that fits the horse rather than attempting to fit the horse to the music. There's a range of internal tempo...
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    what to wear under white show shirt?

    I'm definitely dating myself here, but I grew up with the rule that if you were wearing a white shirt, you wore a beige bra. This rule worked for me until very recently, when the last of my beige...
  16. Same here! Our border collie mix came to us with...

    Same here! Our border collie mix came to us with a history of ear infections (and lifelong obesity!) and so far, the most effective treatment seems to be grain free food with turkey or fish or beef...
  17. I am absolutely, positively not a churchgoer and...

    I am absolutely, positively not a churchgoer and would probably be asking the same question if I had to do what you're doing. But my attitude about stuff like that is, I'd rather be a little...
  18. Thread: Round Bales 101

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    Coming in late to this thread - sorry! Round...

    Coming in late to this thread - sorry! Round bales for horses turned out only in daytime can work if you have some protection for them, because they're going to last 3 times longer than if you have...
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    We have an assortment of kitty dining areas...

    We have an assortment of kitty dining areas throughout the house... sigh... 2 or 3 of them eat in one bedroom, another eats in a different bedroom, one on the porch, the rest in the kitchen. They...
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    Life is short and good guys are hard to find. If...

    Life is short and good guys are hard to find. If you like him, relax and see what happens rather than worrying about all the "what ifs." Yes, social class/income/etc differences exist (you're in...
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    A pony clubber who doesn't have the funds to buy...

    A pony clubber who doesn't have the funds to buy or lease a nice horse for her C3? If you think there's a chance he could be brought back to going training and jumping 3' or 3'3" consistently, you...
  22. Why wouldn't they do the neuter at the same time...

    Why wouldn't they do the neuter at the same time they do the teeth, while he's under anesthesia?

    As others have said, fundraising and nonprofits and everything that goes with it don't always...
  23. I'm with the others who say you need to come up...

    I'm with the others who say you need to come up with a pretty compelling plot to grab the people who need more than "that character is just like so-and-so at my barn." I actually started writing a...
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    There's a woman at our barn who's a...

    There's a woman at our barn who's a mathemetician, Aspergery, and has the biggest heart and could make you a little crazy if you let her. But really, she means well. Now when new boarders meet her...
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    Do you have riding friends? can you do some...

    Do you have riding friends? can you do some networking among the people you know, in case someone's husband horse becomes available, daughter goes off to college, someone gets pregnant, etc. ...
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