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  1. Lower leg is swinging, but my knee isn't touching the saddle - help?

    I'm at my wits' end, and I'm pretty sure my trainer is, too. I'm having trouble keeping my lower leg quiet at the canter. For the past few weeks, my trainer's solution to has been to scream at me to...
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    I avoid walking behind a car (running or not). If...

    I avoid walking behind a car (running or not). If I have to, I often find myself putting a hand on the trunk or rear hatch so it won't spook and kick me.
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    This, to me, is the critical point of the...

    This, to me, is the critical point of the situation. She thought they had already reached a decision together.

    Remember, the OP didn't say, "We made a decision, but after reflecting upon it, we...
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    What condescending pap. 'Nuff said.

    What condescending pap. 'Nuff said.
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    How is it a slap in the face to her husband? Her...

    How is it a slap in the face to her husband? Her parents are giving her a gift. His b-lls won't dry up and fall off, honest.

    If they were struggling to pay for groceries and housing, I'd question...
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    This is very, very bad. It sounds to me like he...

    This is very, very bad. It sounds to me like he supports you, then realizes that your plans might take time or attention away from him, and withdraws his support. It's about control, and about what's...
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    I'm confused. Your parents offered, in essence,...

    I'm confused. Your parents offered, in essence, to give you a gift (horse + all expenses). Why does your husband get to decide whether or not you can accept? Would the horse have become a burden for...
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    I liked the one that went something like, "If the...

    I liked the one that went something like, "If the world were a logical place, men would ride sidesaddle."
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    Let me say that I like your screen name and find...

    Let me say that I like your screen name and find it in no way offensive.

    Of course, I'm a guy.
  10. I had gathered fabric for my square, a design for...

    I had gathered fabric for my square, a design for my square, and the best of intentions. Then I got blindsided by a family emergency which blew my my entire schedule out of the water for several...
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    Let them go free, indeed! The gate to the mare...

    Let them go free, indeed! The gate to the mare field at Bad Girl's barn was hanging wide open last week. I retrieved one wanderer from a tasty grass patch maybe 50 yards away, and caught another...
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    False. The only horse I've actually owned is my...

    False. The only horse I've actually owned is my app. However, I have in the past leased an Arab and something described as an "American Warmblood" (I think this was wishful thinking for "Canadian PMU...
  13. When my mare tries to get out of lateral work by...

    When my mare tries to get out of lateral work by cantering and being generally wiggly:

    "I'm going to sell you to a 12-year-old girl who will make you run barrels and poles."
  14. You most certainly are belittling, if not the...

    You most certainly are belittling, if not the job, the OP for holding the job. I don't know how the job situation is where the OP lives, but I know that employers here aren't leaping forward with...
  15. It's buried in the thread at this point, but the...

    It's buried in the thread at this point, but the OP never asked to bring her partner to live or even "sleep over" at her parents' house. She asked if her partner could take lessons as a paying...
  16. You most certainly are belittling, if not the...

    You most certainly are belittling, if not the job, the OP for holding the job. I don't know how the job situation is where the OP lives, but I know that employers here aren't leaping forward with...
  17. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/l...

    http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

    Has it occured to you that we have lots of young children who come here as well as people who would just rather not see that crap?
    ...
  18. Fluff and nonsense. I doubt that the good people...

    Fluff and nonsense. I doubt that the good people on this board need to be "protected" from their own curiosity by you.

    I am short. I cannot help that. My body grows brown hair. I cannot help that....
  19. I'm going to assume you meant NAMBLA (the nature...

    I'm going to assume you meant NAMBLA (the nature of which organization I won't discuss here; if you want to, go look it up). Citing NAMBLA as a source for reasonable discussion of human sexuality is...
  20. If you want to talk about yourself, go start your...

    If you want to talk about yourself, go start your own thread.



    Really? Is that in the catalogue? What's the curriculum like (I imagine it would be a compendium of dirty old straight guy...
  21. Whether or not people are born or choose to be...

    Whether or not people are born or choose to be homosexual is irrelevant; humans have a choice on whether or not to act on their sexuality. It's one of the things that separates humans from animals....
  22. It's like the joke that goes "How many legs does...

    It's like the joke that goes "How many legs does a dog have if you call a tail a leg? Four, 'cause calling a tail a leg doesn't make it one." You (that's the collective "you", not necessarily "you"...
  23. So you are assuming that because YOU believe it...

    So you are assuming that because YOU believe it is NOT a choice, that the mother also has to operate on that same assumption?

    If the issue was that cut and dry, it would not be such a hot topic...
  24. Reading a bit much into it, don't you think? My...

    Reading a bit much into it, don't you think? My partner and I have been an item for [shuffles the calendar around furtively, hoping he hasn't gotten the anniversary date wrong AGAIN] about 16 years....
  25. How sad. Every time I talk to my mother or my...

    How sad.

    Every time I talk to my mother or my father, I thank G-d that they still feel a sense of responsibility toward me. I'm not talking about responsibility in the sense of making sure my...
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