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  1. Taken tax deductions.... My mom and I took...

    Taken tax deductions....

    My mom and I took home $10k *combined* my senior year of high school. She worked a minimum wage job which always kept her just under 40 hours/week, I worked as many hours...
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    As far as fancy formal hunter/jumper goes,...

    As far as fancy formal hunter/jumper goes, there's not a lot, but are a few better barns. The Tucson Hunter Jumper association page will list trainers in the area. Susie Straus/Wellspring Farm is...
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    You mean (spoiler alert!) Petey Pie has Voldemort...

    You mean (spoiler alert!) Petey Pie has Voldemort under the turban? :eek:



    This just made me shudder given my recent incident with a process server wandering my property and given the threats...
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    I believe some horses just need *some sort of...

    I believe some horses just need *some sort of protection* to work. I don't necessarily believe they need shoes. My gelding is barefoot, but I ride in boots on all four hooves. He is comfortable in...
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    Police very often try to get suspects to talk,...

    Police very often try to get suspects to talk, however if they haven't been read their rights it gets dicey if any kind of confessions can be used in court, so they definitely try to get those out if...
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    When it comes down to it, the point made on...

    When it comes down to it, the point made on registry vs. breed is very true.

    I actually wouldn't be surprised if eventually non-purebred quarter horses take over the reining/working cow horse type...
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    I like to do canter-walk-canter transitions more...

    I like to do canter-walk-canter transitions more rapidly than every 8 strides - more like every 3 or 4 strides - changing leads as I want with no pattern so my horse has to be on my aids to get it...
  8. 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...
  10. 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...
  18. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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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