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  1. "A year with Dr. Green" was SOP, back in the day,...

    "A year with Dr. Green" was SOP, back in the day, according to a jumpers trainer I know. He suspects it may have gotten better results for *most* horses than what we do now, but if it didn't work,...
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    On finding obstacle courses....

    ... Since someone asked, no, you probably won't find stuff like what I do with Feronia (and Josephine) at your average H/J or dressage barn. You kind of have to venture into a different part of the...
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    Sigh. I just can't get myself to like quinoa. ...

    Sigh. I just can't get myself to like quinoa. I've tried it many times, many ways, even "disguised" in other dishes, and just. don't. like. it.
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    Yes. I would never say that all capital...

    Yes. I would never say that all capital punishment is bad, but I don't see a lot of benefit, and many costs.

    -- says the person who as a kindergartner refused to come out of the bathroom because...
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    It's hard to define. I like Equibrit's...

    It's hard to define. I like Equibrit's description... though what do we do with the "Hot" and "Dull" ones (they do exist)?

    Also like the definition of "hot" as the horse that has a really hard...
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    Also formerly bullied here, as a kid and many...

    Also formerly bullied here, as a kid and many years later as an adult.

    The thing with all these "anti-bullying" programs is that they don't address the bullies. THOSE are the people who need to...
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    My father liked his potatoes this way. As a...

    My father liked his potatoes this way.

    As a Type 1 diabetic with an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor, I can track a rough measure of glycemic index pretty well. Remember I have NO...
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    And from here you get... victim blaming. "Well...

    And from here you get... victim blaming. "Well if that kid had just stood up the bully would have stopped." The whole point being that bullies will find the ones who won't stand up for themselves. ...
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    "Rack rates" in US hospitals are more a...

    "Rack rates" in US hospitals are more a negotiating starting point with insurance companies than a realistic reflection of cost. Now of course this means that the people *least* able to pay...
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    Aw folks, thanks for all the compliments on my...

    Aw folks, thanks for all the compliments on my lovely beasties! More below, but first...

    Classy: I do hope your follow-up scan gives good results. And I've seen what happens when you...
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    I do let the guy who cuts my hair use a little...

    I do let the guy who cuts my hair use a little "product" occasionally, but I like it better with nothing in it. In fact that's how I wear it every day -- no hair spray, no gel, etc. It's curly and...
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    Sugar: so sad to hear that your horse is having...

    Sugar: so sad to hear that your horse is having "hind end" issues. I've been through that; in my horse's case it was a stifle going out (which was injected, and then had a few months of monthly...
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    One of my friends here in Area 1 (HawksNest's...

    One of my friends here in Area 1 (HawksNest's mom, actually) did quite a few T/P horse trials before she moved up to Preliminary, and found it very useful. It might be a good option for more people...
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    Pretty much what Obsidian Fire said. I went...

    Pretty much what Obsidian Fire said. I went through a bit of this with the mare, though not nearly as bad. I finally just committed to getting her in the trailer and taking her places as often as I...
  15. I know a couple of long-time Morgan breeders,...

    I know a couple of long-time Morgan breeders, including some who breed with the modern lines, who say that in-hand classes are a waste of time.

    Western seems to be the place where the "chunky"...
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    I love Morgans but if it was me, I would go with...

    I love Morgans but if it was me, I would go with the older horse. The 2 year old may be a harder sell, especially going into winter, but there are a couple of Morgan-specific places you could list...
  17. The Morgan thing was horrible, but as a good...

    The Morgan thing was horrible, but as a good friend says, they drew a bright line and said after this date, all foals must be matched to registered Morgan parents. There were some VERY big name...
  18. If they sent the results to AQHA, AQHA could...

    If they sent the results to AQHA, AQHA could match on parents, right?
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    If someone is *that* sick, especially right now,...

    If someone is *that* sick, especially right now, it's a public health matter to get them isolated/treated... regardless of how anyone feels about spending money on them.

    Would you rather let these...
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    NoSuchPerson, I didn't know that! Very good...

    NoSuchPerson, I didn't know that! Very good point.

    I have lost a couple of friends who had FB accounts. One was earlier this year, and he was a very social guy so it doesn't surprise me when...
  21. I'm pleased. But yes, those of us who support...

    I'm pleased. But yes, those of us who support reproductive rights** can never let our guard down.

    **I phrase it this way because it's pretty clear that Texas (politicians) are trying to drive...
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    A serious "no" on the trail for no obvious...

    A serious "no" on the trail for no obvious reason? You bet I listen, because she's a smart horse with a high need for self-preservation. OTOH if she's just being a princess about the usual stuff --...
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    I also have this problem... Mare is arthritic,...

    I also have this problem... Mare is arthritic, LOVES her 24/7 turnout. She has a matted, well-bedded run-in, but if the weather is nice, she'll sleep outside on the hard ground in her dry lot. She...
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    Nope, it's approximately 4 inches, from 59.1 to...

    Nope, it's approximately 4 inches, from 59.1 to 63.0.
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    Poll: I am on the fence about whiskers. I have usually...

    I am on the fence about whiskers. I have usually shaved them off but not always. One thing I will NOT do is shave the insides of a horse's ears. Ear hair is definitely protective but I usually do...
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