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    Two boys! That's awesome; congrats! Don't worry...

    Two boys! That's awesome; congrats! Don't worry about getting out of shape. Although it was hard for me to stop riding and exercising, too, once I really packed on the pounds, it became evident that...
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    My first was a really easy delivery, so I was...

    My first was a really easy delivery, so I was back in the saddle two weeks later. This time, because I have to have a c section, my doc says I can't even sit on my horse until after my 6-week checkup.
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    How are you doing, OP? I'm a little over 36 weeks...

    How are you doing, OP? I'm a little over 36 weeks and hanging in there! Got the c-section (boo!) booked for May 1 and between now and then I'm trying to stay as positive as I can while also resting a...
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    This is such an awesome update! Hope we get to...

    This is such an awesome update! Hope we get to hear more good news about Raylan in the future.
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    All along I've wondered whether, after the course...

    All along I've wondered whether, after the course of a couple hours with this family of five and experiencing the "enthusiasm" of the OP in the flesh, the PO finally deduced from the comments about...
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    We also want to know about the open trailer!

    We also want to know about the open trailer!
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    I have to chime in on this thread because just...

    I have to chime in on this thread because just recently I joined a FB group with OTTBs for sale. In the last day or so every single horse listed there is 17H. And none of them look that big to me....
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    More like $6.50 once you add guac.

    More like $6.50 once you add guac.
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    Ditto this! My spacey neighbor uses them as her...

    Ditto this! My spacey neighbor uses them as her main fencing, and she has two grass-loving mares who routinely test and escape. Nearly every single day they get out.
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    When I was on maternity leave with my first, my...

    When I was on maternity leave with my first, my husband got a promotion that required we move across the country. It was an easy decision for me to leave my horse behind, as my parents own a farm and...
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    Several years ago one ULR told me that she felt...

    Several years ago one ULR told me that she felt more likely to have a stupid fall on one of her young horses, so she wears her air vest on every horse at every level of XC.
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    You definitely don't want a small ATV. I agree...

    You definitely don't want a small ATV. I agree that 4WD is essential, and the more horsepower you have, the more useful if will be.

    We plow snow with ours and it's a piece of cake; in fact we have...
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    Could it be some kind of knapweed?

    Could it be some kind of knapweed?
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    I was totally the same way! And then I'd try some...

    I was totally the same way! And then I'd try some new-fangled method of riding while having an infant nearby (like putting the Pack & Play in the back of our car at the end of the arena -- that was...
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    I lunged my horse once when my daughter was about...

    I lunged my horse once when my daughter was about a month old, and it was a huge mistake. She was safely in the Bjorn, but my steady eddy mare flipped out and was practically out of control for 20...
  16. I loved my custom monoflap and cried when it...

    I loved my custom monoflap and cried when it didn't fit my new horse. It's now making someone else and her horse super happy! Stackhouse is simply the best saddle you can buy -- worth every penny!
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    Could not agree more! In my experience, the...

    Could not agree more! In my experience, the parents have really changed over the last 20 years, which has changed the clubs and also the kids' PC experience. Still, it's an amazing organization and...
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    I agree that the bar can be annoying and even...

    I agree that the bar can be annoying and even dangerous when taking the last horse out, but it's actually the safest design for keeping the doors closed when hauling (that is, for trailers that do...
  19. I agree that those two work locations will make...

    I agree that those two work locations will make things difficult, although getting to a barn in the Poolesville area during the afternoon rush will probably be easier than going west to Loudoun...
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    I have a 2011 Outback and love it. The back is...

    I have a 2011 Outback and love it. The back is huge -- it can hold 8 bags of shavings, 3 bales of hay, or my huge tack trunk-- and it handles great in all conditions. Subarus are also highly rated in...
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    You can do it! My husband and I bought a small...

    You can do it! My husband and I bought a small horse property last summer and in September brought two horses home. While it is a lot more work in the sense that I have to clean my own stalls and...
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    Hang in there, everyone! Pregnancy only feels...

    Hang in there, everyone! Pregnancy only feels like forever. I'm in the home stretch (6 more weeks), but I am also pretty miserable and ready to have these babies come out of my body. Even so, I've...
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    That estimate seems reasonable to me, too. Last...

    That estimate seems reasonable to me, too. Last year when I got quotes for fencing ~5 acres into two paddocks, I almost died. My husband and I decided to fence it ourselves.

    First we had a guy...
  24. My stove pellets are 100% pine with no additives....

    My stove pellets are 100% pine with no additives. I believe most are; you don't want to be incinerating unknown chemicals and what not.
  25. I sometimes use wood pellets as a base for my...

    I sometimes use wood pellets as a base for my bedding. It's commonly sold for this purpose at our local feed stores. I definitely would not use bedding pellets in my pellet stove, however.
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