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  1. Thread: Your Job?

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    Researcher in development economics -- which...

    Researcher in development economics -- which basically means I spend half my time overseeing behavioural & control-trial experiments and data collection in developing countries and the other half...
  2. UPDATE - The horse search is over!! A really...

    UPDATE - The horse search is over!!

    A really good friend of mine who's based in the UK had a client with a cute Trak-X 5 yo dapple-grey mare who was home-bred but didn't grow big enough for the...
  3. Hi everyone -- thanks for the opinions! Even...

    Hi everyone -- thanks for the opinions!

    Even by Dutch standards I have a low budget -- so I'm fully on board with taking on a project and realize that that is my best bet for ending up with a nice...
  4. Alicen -- nice hunting! That looks like her as a...

    Alicen -- nice hunting! That looks like her as a 4 year old with 6 months under-saddle. I much prefer her walk at the end of the video there, after she's done some long-and-low trot stretches and...
  5. Evaluation of another potential horse purchase? UPDATE Post #26: The search is over!

    Hi everyone,

    For those who followed my other thread on the dressage pony I was looking at -- he didn't work out :( I didn't end up getting to see him again because the owner kept postponing my...
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    Thanks for all the comments everyone! I'm...

    Thanks for all the comments everyone!

    I'm going to see him again this week. I e-mailed the owner a few days after seeing him the first time to inquire about whether she would be interested in an...
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    Hi everyone, Thanks for all the feedback. I...

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for all the feedback. I can't seem to get this pony out of my head. While the logical thing to do is say no (his greenness w/ my out-of-shape-ness; my schedule; etc) everytime...
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    Ticklefight -- I completely agree, and this is my...

    Ticklefight -- I completely agree, and this is my biggest hesitancy. I'm not sure my riding right now is strong enough to give him the amount of support that he needs, and I really have no idea how...
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    Hey everyone! Thanks for the comments. I went to...

    Hey everyone!
    Thanks for the comments. I went to see him yesterday and he turned out to be pretty much exactly as people saw here: very cute, very willing (honestly a goldmine of a personality), but...
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    Yes -- the Netherlands. Here for a few years...

    Yes -- the Netherlands. Here for a few years working!
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    Thoughts on this dressage prospect?

    Going to look at this small horse on Sunday.

    He's 4, been under saddle a few months. Owner describes him as willing and wanting to please, good brain, good work ethic but is green.

    I'm a...
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    Hey All! I'm new to this thread and don't mean...

    Hey All!
    I'm new to this thread and don't mean to hijack anything -- just a re-rider looking for some advice!

    I'm late 20s, rode intensively through highschool (but not very well/correctly), did...
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    Me! I do research -- development economics -- and...

    Me! I do research -- development economics -- and it means I get to travel around the world collecting data and implementing development projects. It's a nice balance of being based in a developed...
  14. Sometimes I feel like I've had it too good. I'm...

    Sometimes I feel like I've had it too good. I'm well-educated, comfortable, enjoying my new job and new life abroad, I get paid to travel and research in remote places (West Africa next!), my family...
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    We already had season 3 on this side of the...

    We already had season 3 on this side of the Atlantic...mwhahahaha I know what happens!!!
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    Growing up my parents never drank Bud, Coors,...

    Growing up my parents never drank Bud, Coors, Miller...it was always Rolling Rock, Old Speckled Hen, Newcastle -- Sam Adams was their cheap "kids" beer. Both parents are Canadian so despite being in...
  17. Not looking for a recipe for success -- just...

    Not looking for a recipe for success -- just thought it was time to hear about some happy relationships since many of the OT relationship topics tend to focus more on the negatives!
  18. Spinoff: Successful relationships and how did you "know"?

    There's been quite a few "crazy relationship"/"unhealthy relationship"/"broken relationship" threads recently. But let's hear about some of the more uplifting relationships to give the rest of us...
  19. Well my family has 6 kids and each of us had a...

    Well my family has 6 kids and each of us had a couple scratches/fender benders while learning to drive. Plus we now have our own cars AND my dad's company has a fleet of vans that go to the same...
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    On an individual basis, having savings to cover...

    On an individual basis, having savings to cover emergency situations is definitely a virtue. But when government refers to "too much saving" as a vice they are talking about the aggregate -- meaning...
  21. BUMP I can't believe there's no takers on this...

    BUMP

    I can't believe there's no takers on this guy! I would think you'd be beating them off with a stick! If I still lived in the US he'd already be on a truck to my place!!
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    I second the longe line -- I know you said it's...

    I second the longe line -- I know you said it's not a fear of stopping, but putting a neck strap on the horse and then basically letting her just sit in the saddle to find her balance may really...
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    Update!

    Just got word, the puppy is coming home with us! Turns out we got it's sibling (pictured in the bottom photo):

    http://d1ihe8iurr5ss7.cloudfront.net/animals/fullsize/s403a5149054m14170202.jpg
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    Our last puppy was taken from her mom, shipped up...

    Our last puppy was taken from her mom, shipped up to MA from TN with her littermates and the next morning brought home with us -- traumatic day for a little puppy!
    We are very much a "dog is a dog"...
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    These are great! I love hearing the different...

    These are great! I love hearing the different stories. We'll wait until we actually pick the puppy up (and confirm she's the one for us!) so once in person who knows -- maybe she'll make her name...
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