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    There's so many good ones, but here's three that...

    There's so many good ones, but here's three that I often pull out of my pocket for colleagues or students:

    Susan Culantuono, "The Career Advice You Probably Didn't Get" - it's about a breakthrough...
  2. Whoops! :lol: Nerves will do that to ya. Thank...

    Whoops! :lol: Nerves will do that to ya. Thank you so much for voting! If she wins this contest round at her local quilt shop, her quilt goes to a national contest with a national online audience....
  3. Vote online for my sister's quilt honoring military families? Please!?

    My sister entered a quilt contest, and she's neck-and-neck with another quilt for the win. The theme is "Moda Piece and Comfort: to recognize and honor the sacrifices that are made by our country's...
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    Just had this exact same problem with a...

    Just had this exact same problem with a conference in Tampa. It was in mid-March. I live in Ohio, so all of my professional clothes are darker jewel tones. I'm a very similar height and weight to...
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    Any decent saddle's tree can be widened by one...

    Any decent saddle's tree can be widened by one size, and removing flocking from the shoulder area can also affect how narrow/wide the saddle fits. Personally, I'd be exploring that option before...
  6. I'd do a stylized, 3D version of a cross-country...

    I'd do a stylized, 3D version of a cross-country course's start box. That will tie the farm name--which is adorable but isn't really related to eventing--to the farm's intended purpose. Wouldn't even...
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    In that area, I'd try to get Sarah Boothe (very...

    In that area, I'd try to get Sarah Boothe (very local to you) or Paul from Superior Saddlery (based in Sylmar, CA). There's also a Schleese fitter in that area, but I've not heard any feedback on...
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    The fundamental problem is that gluten-free...

    The fundamental problem is that gluten-free flours don't keep/store well. That's why people are encouraging you to find a local gluten-free bakery or invest in a bread machine with a gluten-free...
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    Just an idea: if you tell us where you are in...

    Just an idea: if you tell us where you are in California, some of us might know of a fitter who comes out your way. You may just be looking under the wrong Google-rocks, as it were. For example, one...
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    You've probably already tried it, but there's no...

    You've probably already tried it, but there's no harm in having a backup alarm. That said, the only time I've ever slept through my Sleep Cycle alarm is when the phone fell off the bed into a...
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    The Sleep Cycle app for iOS/Android made a huge...

    The Sleep Cycle app for iOS/Android made a huge difference for my ability to wake up. Well worth trying if you already have a smartphone. (Pro tip: Put your phone in Airplane Mode and Do Not Disturb...
  12. Very nice saddles from a one-man shop. (As in,...

    Very nice saddles from a one-man shop. (As in, Patrick Keane = the master saddler who will build your Patrick Saddlery saddle.) Because he's a one-man shop, you're rarely going to see entire threads...
  13. The million-dollar question is "do you use your...

    The million-dollar question is "do you use your current bridle with the settings on all the middle holes?"

    For example, let's say your crownpiece is one inch bigger than Bartville's horse size,...
  14. Buy it in lots on Ebay. As in, that's the actual...

    Buy it in lots on Ebay. As in, that's the actual keyword that you want to enter. Example: "saddle pad lot," "bridle lot," "tack lot." You can often catch people who are getting out of horses or...
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    The Barnsby Xtreem Event is hard to beat for...

    The Barnsby Xtreem Event is hard to beat for weight, coming in at just under 8 pounds. The Jeffries Flyover isn't far behind, coming in at around 11 pounds. The Prestige Sinead, too, is somewhere in...
  16. ...this is a hard question because Prestige...

    ...this is a hard question because Prestige builds its saddles on a variety of trees. They don't have the extreme tree diversity of, say, Black Country or a tree-up maker like Patrick Saddlery...but...
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    Oh man, my Instagram feed just got horsed....

    Oh man, my Instagram feed just got horsed. Bigtime.

    graycodesigns, voltairedesign, and selleria_equipe_official have good presences, too.

    What about Instagram hashtags? I search #eventinglive,...
  18. I'm writing a dissertation about how academics...

    I'm writing a dissertation about how academics use social media to support their scholarly composing, so I spend a lot of time thinking about this sorta thing.

    The honest answer is, "Everyone has...
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    http://www.safetygirl.com/womens-steel-toe-shoes.h...

    http://www.safetygirl.com/womens-steel-toe-shoes.html

    You can also search Zappos or Shoebuy for "steel-toe," then restrict the search to Women's shoes.
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    I understand that sometimes when you board with...

    I understand that sometimes when you board with family, compromises must be made...but go into with your eyes open, understanding that pleasing your family-BO may have financial consequences. Some...
  21. Kato, have you considered ordering from somewhere...

    Kato, have you considered ordering from somewhere like SmartPak that has free return shipping on sized items? They carry quite a few brands of body protector, and they have excellent customer-service...
  22. Re: BETA Level 3, this is what it actually means:...

    Re: BETA Level 3, this is what it actually means:

    "Protectors providing a level of protection that is considered appropriate for normal horse riding, competitions and for working with horses....
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    This picture does a good job showing one of the...

    This picture does a good job showing one of the rarely discussed, legit differences between these various halter brands: leather color, at least among their brown offerings (some of these brands also...
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    A Quillin halter, after about 1.5 years of use....

    A Quillin halter, after about 1.5 years of use. It's now almost 8 years old, and it still looks good and performs well.
    http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/jn4jenny/IMG_4801-1.jpg

    You can't...
  25. You're on the right track. The jacket you want is...

    You're on the right track. The jacket you want is the Marmot PreCip. This article explains why, in exhaustive detail, and the Amazon reviews on the jacket back up their choice. If in doubt, buy it...
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