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    Please tell me that FB doesn't send a message to...

    Please tell me that FB doesn't send a message to the person who has been unfriended as I unfriended someone because of some tasteless photos. However, I'd rather the person wasn't aware of my...
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    It's some relief to know that I'm not the only...

    It's some relief to know that I'm not the only one. I always state in my ad that only non-smokers need apply and no pets. But I still get a slew of applicants who smoke, have pets, or both. Don't...
  3. Thread: Kissing Spine

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    I think you missed the part where the OP said...

    I think you missed the part where the OP said that the horse has had surgery, and it was supposedly successful. KSS is not always career-ending because there is a lot of variation from case to...
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    Here is an interesting article: ...

    Here is an interesting article:

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/new-surgery-may-be-key-kissing-spine

    I had a horse with KSS--confirmed it with radiographs--and he was ridable. However, he...
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    The OP said that the “price has come down 15K…”...

    The OP said that the “price has come down 15K…” not that the horse IS $15K. So, I’m assuming he’s quite a lot more money unless she actually meant to say that his price has come down TO 15K.
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  6. I admit it; I like trendy stuff and fun colors....

    I admit it; I like trendy stuff and fun colors. As Velvet will tell you, I can be caught in fuschia breeches as well as purple breeches with bling on the butt and other "unusual" colors. But the...
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    Congratulations. It's nice when hard work and...

    Congratulations. It's nice when hard work and perseverance pay off. :)
  8. Dune, Read the fine print on your credit card...

    Dune, Read the fine print on your credit card statement. Most of them require that you contact them within a certain time frame if you have a dispute. You may want to contact them now, letting them...
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    Of course, keep in mind that some of what we...

    Of course, keep in mind that some of what we least like hearing is what we most need to hear. Just because something wasn't stated as tactfully as it could have been doesn't mean it's not valid.
  10. Thread: Gray Show Jacket

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    I am also long waisted and bought this coat. I...

    I am also long waisted and bought this coat. I get compliments on it at every show, including from the judges. :)
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    Congratulations Ellie and Wakanda! It's so nice...

    Congratulations Ellie and Wakanda! It's so nice to read such great results and on a home-bred horse is truly the icing.
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    I'm sorry if you thought I was referring to you...

    I'm sorry if you thought I was referring to you with this comment as I definitely was not but no names need be mentioned. I think it's pretty obvious who the GEMs are. ;)
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    This is the really annoying thing about social...

    This is the really annoying thing about social media. Nowhere has Caroline said that she is going to sue the selectors. Please read more carefully. It was something a poster on this thread suggested!
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    So true. I can only imagine the incredible...

    So true. I can only imagine the incredible disappointment Caroline must have felt getting so close to her dream and then being asked to withdraw. I think she had every right to express her...
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    Aren't they always. There probably would have...

    Aren't they always. There probably would have been more mistakes if he hadn't gotten Toto quicker off his leg before going in.
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    Dittoing Blume and adding that the time spent...

    Dittoing Blume and adding that the time spent going around the outside of the arena is your very last opportunity to warm up before going in the ring. You want to be sure your horse is in front of...
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    I'd talk to some of the neighbors not only for...

    I'd talk to some of the neighbors not only for their opinion on the house but also to see if you like the neighborhood. The murder doesn't bother me, but if it makes you feel better to have a priest...
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    Glad to see Toto and Rath back in action. I...

    Glad to see Toto and Rath back in action. I thought they put in a very respectable performance. Best wishes to them.
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    This advice is especially helpful with hot...

    This advice is especially helpful with hot horses. Make halting an easy game with a nice reward if you can.

    Can't recall which poster said their horse walks forward after halting. Anyway, this is...
  20. Hopashore, Since your horse is bracing through...

    Hopashore, Since your horse is bracing through his back, try lowering his neck a few strides before asking for the TOH. This will help relax him which will make it easier for you to keep him where he...
  21. Cliff Notes from the rulebook: Pirouettes...

    Cliff Notes from the rulebook:

    Pirouettes (half-pirouettes) are usually carried out at collected walk or canter but can also be executed at Piaffe.

    At the pirouette (half-pirouette) the...
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    This horse is about to go out at SECOND level,...

    This horse is about to go out at SECOND level, not training. The halt needs to be confirmed or this rider should perhaps think about returning to training level until the problem is solved. As others...
  23. Thread: Botched Execution

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    But what if you or someone you love is that 1 in...

    But what if you or someone you love is that 1 in 25?
  24. And, conversely half steps can be very helpful in...

    And, conversely half steps can be very helpful in teaching the TOH/WP. It's a great way of keeping the hind legs active and engaged.
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    A friend gave me a pair of these about 10 years...

    A friend gave me a pair of these about 10 years ago, and they are so beautiful that I still can't bring myself to wear them.
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