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  1. I disagree with the mare thing. I've known lots...

    I disagree with the mare thing. I've known lots of opinionated young mares -- in fact I own one -- but some of the best "caretaker" horses I've known have been older mares. So IMO it can go either...
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    It's definitely do-able. I live and work a...

    It's definitely do-able. I live and work a classic 8-5-type job in the heart of downtown and I make it work, generally riding 5x a week unless traveling for work. I know others who make it happen,...
  3. I've noticed that hill work is helping my mare a...

    I've noticed that hill work is helping my mare a lot with this particular stage of training. We've been doing lots of lateral work and transitions on hills of various slopes. The half-steps with my...
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    These are my thoughts from years of stalking...

    These are my thoughts from years of stalking sales ads before buying my horse:

    My preference is for a single-shot video. When there are a bunch of edits, I wonder exactly how much footage it took...
  5. 6-ish months? I own an extra-wide, sprung-ribbed...

    6-ish months? I own an extra-wide, sprung-ribbed barrel with legs so it's super awkward and uncomfortable. I do ride without stirrups a lot though.
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    Favorites: Green apples, grass, hay, dried mango,...

    Favorites: Green apples, grass, hay, dried mango, collected work, puppies, massage, her preferred farrier, hanging out with "her" people, herd management, food in general, udder cleaning

    Least...
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    Personally, I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it....

    Personally, I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it. I barely feel comfortable at home around close friends with bare toenails!! I've actually never seen anybody at work with open-toed shoes and bare...
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    These are a few of the things I see in effective...

    These are a few of the things I see in effective riders:

    1. Feel -- the ability to analyze the horse you're riding and know what's going on down there, and compare it to what should be going on...
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    I didn't care for it. Although it was plenty...

    I didn't care for it. Although it was plenty conditioning, I could never get my hair clean and it would look dirty almost immediately after washing. I tried and tried to get it to work because I love...
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    Oh and for your actual specific request for a...

    Oh and for your actual specific request for a moisturizer with sunscreen that may help lighten dark spots, perhaps try this. Murad gets the PETA thumbs-up, and this is a moisturizer with SPF. I...
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    I am a makeup nut and collect and try brands...

    I am a makeup nut and collect and try brands across the spectrum, and the products below happen to be among my favorites. I just did some google searching to see which are cruelty-free, although I...
  12. I think it's kind of exciting. I'm guessing it's...

    I think it's kind of exciting. I'm guessing it's probably a little less cost-prohibitive than some other places it could have gone. I might actually be able to afford to make a nice trip of it with...
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    Since I live somewhere cold and wintery, it would...

    Since I live somewhere cold and wintery, it would be close to a dealbreaker for me especially if there were other good boarding options in my area. If I were somewhere warmer, where I could reliably...
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    Poll: I think Virginia did secede? Or are you referring...

    I think Virginia did secede? Or are you referring to MD?

    IMO Virginia is Southern (and often proudly so) when you get out of the DC/NoVA area and can also be called Mid-Atlantic. Northern Virginia...
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    I love saying no! I find people are often so...

    I love saying no! I find people are often so surprised to hear an unapologetic, blunt "no" that they actually just laugh and aren't offended at all.
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    You can water down dressing a bit to make a...

    You can water down dressing a bit to make a smaller volume of it spread over more lettuce. I also think adding a little fruit like pineapple, strawberries or mandarin oranges can help add a little...
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    I'm a flipper. If I learned how to do it, it was...

    I'm a flipper. If I learned how to do it, it was so long ago that I no longer remember an actual learning process. I don't think about it. It just kind of happens by instinct or magic or something.
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    I have it, and it works well for my horse who is...

    I have it, and it works well for my horse who is prone to rubs and fit issues. When I first got it I loved it. That said, one of the nylon straps is fraying pretty badly and I've only owned it for...
  19. Personally, the only thing that would help me out...

    Personally, the only thing that would help me out would be more time. I work more than full time and my round-trip after-work commute to the barn is up to 3 hours. I make it work about 4-5x a week (5...
  20. I've done it, but it caused an interesting...

    I've done it, but it caused an interesting conversation with TSA, made more interesting by the fact that I was traveling with co-workers, as I purchased the whip on a business trip … one of whom kept...
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    The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by...

    The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt. Very good.

    I just finished The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. My mom and I are doing this thing where we read a Pulitzer winner...
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    Frette linens are my favorite. I've only slept on...

    Frette linens are my favorite. I've only slept on them at hotels, but I'm trying to rationalize buying some for my home if I can stomach the price. I am a VERY, VERY poor sleeper, like the princess...
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    When I feel jealousy, or any other kind of...

    When I feel jealousy, or any other kind of emotion that I don't want to hold onto, I just picture it as a fluid thing that will pass. I try to emotionally detach from it and picture it as a thing...
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    On weekdays after work, it depends on traffic but...

    On weekdays after work, it depends on traffic but ranges from an hour 15 to two hours to get there, and an hour to get home. On weekends, it's an hour there and an hour back. I live basically next...
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    My mare gets a kick out of collected work. She...

    My mare gets a kick out of collected work. She volunteers it A LOT under any and all circumstances -- under saddle, on long lines, walking past scary buckets, in the field on her own...The day she...
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