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  1. My horse was a low level claimer, and a trainer...

    My horse was a low level claimer, and a trainer who was known for doing just that had his eye on him - so his owners gave him away to an eventing home. Pretty much the top quality TB I have ever...
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    Thank you - I missed in the OP that there were...

    Thank you - I missed in the OP that there were different articles linked. I thought the Fortune article was thoughtful and informative.

    It reminds me to keep that in mind when I am doing reviews...
  3. Certainly someone who is getting takeout pizza...

    Certainly someone who is getting takeout pizza and Chinese food is not truly grasping what the changes for a healthy vs unhealthy diet would be.

    The difference between healthy and unhealthy...
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    I think the article misses the point by a mile. ...

    I think the article misses the point by a mile.

    I absolutely agree that in the workplace women are either "too nice" or "not nice enough" and that shows up in reviews in either direction - often...
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    Now I want to dance.

    Now I want to dance.
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    My two main horses are both hot. I consider hot...

    My two main horses are both hot. I consider hot to mean excess energy - for both, turnout and an ability to run (or medium trot) off their excess energy is key to their sanity.

    My gelding raced...
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    I'm interested to see what kind of stars people I...

    I'm interested to see what kind of stars people I know have once they show up. I think it's a decent idea, but of course there will be holes and flaws with it. If I were looking to conquer the world...
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    So my guy's win was at Turf Paradise, too......

    So my guy's win was at Turf Paradise, too...
    http://www.equibase.com/premium/eqbPDFChartPlus.cfm?BORP=P&STYLE=EQB&DAY=D&tid=TUP&dt=12/11/2004&ctry=USA&race=4

    ETA: Never mind, I actually read your...
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    Agreed with this. Same as claiming stall rest...

    Agreed with this. Same as claiming stall rest will help stifle issues - usually, you're better off with appropriate work to build up the muscles around the problem area correctly.

    I still...
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    I haven't seen these in person and am not a...

    I haven't seen these in person and am not a saddle fitter, so take it with a grain of salt...

    My dressage saddle is actually meant to be wide enough for shoulder blades to move beneath the saddle...
  11. I do generally think the way a post is written...

    I do generally think the way a post is written tells you a lot.

    I had a company send me medication which UPS damaged (twice) and immediately send me replacements each time. I actually don't want...
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    Get whatever shoes you want and put these in...

    Get whatever shoes you want and put these in them:
    http://www.heel-that-pain.com/heel_seats.php

    Put them in your slippers to wear around the house, shoes you wear during the day - and your feet...
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    When I think AZ books, I think Tony Hillerman. ...

    When I think AZ books, I think Tony Hillerman.

    I'm ok with the choice for NH, but I always think Robert Frost.

    I don't think you can really choose a single book for anything, but suspect things...
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    Oh, and I have NEVER heard a judge say anything...

    Oh, and I have NEVER heard a judge say anything derogatory toward a rider who was obviously new and learning. Perhaps toward their trainer for letting them be overfaced in specific situations, but...
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    We give away a LOT of stupid points. Scribing...

    We give away a LOT of stupid points.

    Scribing I have noticed how many times we lose points for a transition a stride too late, a circle not at the letter or not the right size, not showing a...
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    Goforward put it extremely well! Agreed that...

    Goforward put it extremely well!

    Agreed that you should see the crownpiece of the bridle - even as a horse becomes more rounded in the neck due to rounding through its whole body, if you can't see...
  17. Thread: Schooling Helmets

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    I hate dial fits, so stay away from them...

    I hate dial fits, so stay away from them personally. They don't seem to actually make the helmet fit, but instead add a dangerous piece of plastic right at a sensitive spot.

    I always used...
  18. Every time I watch him ride I appreciate a little...

    Every time I watch him ride I appreciate a little more just what an amazing rider he is. He does so very much while remaining so contained and in control looking, his center of gravity is always...
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    What's the question, though? Would you breed to...

    What's the question, though? Would you breed to a warmblood with whatever conformational weakness you are referring to? If not, why would you breed to a TB with it?

    (As far as the pictures, some...
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    Well done, well ridden dressage would suit you -...

    Well done, well ridden dressage would suit you - riding with a true master.

    I consider myself a beginner at where I want to be, but riding with masterful instructors who can help me learn to feel...
  21. Also, I'll be buying that book, too!

    Also, I'll be buying that book, too!
  22. Wallace Shawn was just on The Mysteries of Laura...

    Wallace Shawn was just on The Mysteries of Laura and used "Inconceivable!" incorrectly. After I could breath again from laughing, I had to explain to my mom why it was so funny. Just hilarious!
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    Wow! That's the best price I've ever seen for...

    Wow! That's the best price I've ever seen for ulcergard.

    I tend to use the omeprazole from horseprerace when needed (my gelding tries to develop ulcers *every* change in seasons, regardless of...
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    I couldn't find mine! I really want it, though...

    I couldn't find mine! I really want it, though...
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    Horsebackriding is pretty fun. They do polo, so...

    Horsebackriding is pretty fun. They do polo, so they have some more trained horses and swimming on horseback is a blast!



    My cruises were all on The Rock Boat, which is not your typical cruise...
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