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    I agree that in a given price range you can't...

    I agree that in a given price range you can't expect much. Over the last ten years I've bought exactly one horse in the under $15K category who didn't immediately need their teeth done. The ones I've...
  2. OMG are you me? Breyers, yes, I played with 2xl...

    OMG are you me? Breyers, yes, I played with 2xl so much his voice changed, lol, loved my sit and spin. Also light brite, transformers, shrinky dinks, and choose your own adventure books. I didn't...
  3. I'm torn. Closer seems better if all is going...

    I'm torn. Closer seems better if all is going well.

    But I had a hellish pregnancy, and spent more time in the hospital than out of it. I didn't need the NICU (thank God) but I did need the ICU for...
  4. I think rescinding permission after the fact is...

    I think rescinding permission after the fact is poor form. And boo on the complainers.

    As far as "horses can't handle mules" um, I'm a trainer, of event horses, primarily. I have two mules here,...
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    Poll: If you're really talking about intermediate and...

    If you're really talking about intermediate and advanced, the big thing I'd throw in is vet. I've owned an advanced horse and several intermediate horses, and the thing that honestly did/does me in...
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    I'll add to the California one, specifically for...

    I'll add to the California one, specifically for Northern California:

    1) when someone tells you they are heading in to The City for the day, you don't have to ask "which one?" Because it's only...
  7. So, they're going to email me a contract, but...

    So, they're going to email me a contract, but this is what was discussed. $15 per month per animal unit, which they defined as one steer or heifer, or one cow/calf pair. When the calves wean, they...
  8. I'm going to to state the undoubtedly unpopular...

    I'm going to to state the undoubtedly unpopular opinion that it's rare for a co-Ed friendship to survive a new relationship, and especially when the male of said friendship gets a new girlfriend....
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    I've seen that vetting dance plenty on all kinds...

    I've seen that vetting dance plenty on all kinds of horses, but honestly, in the "big name horse" vettings/sales I've been a part of, I haven't seen it. Now, it's not a huge sample size, lol, but if...
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    I agree with you . . . And know for a fact...

    I agree with you . . . And know for a fact someone you've often held up as admirable on this forum did just that, about 20 years ago. I actually think people are a lot better about this than they...
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    I think nobody is mentioning another "pachyderm...

    I think nobody is mentioning another "pachyderm in the parlor".

    IME, when it comes to selling these horses, full disclosure of history is usually done. I have a friend who bought a 3 star horse...
  12. We are providing good fencing and water, they...

    We are providing good fencing and water, they will provide care to the cows and make any fencing repairs which may come up. We aren't responsible for the cattle, but since we live on site I'm sure...
  13. Cattle/ranching Folks--letting someone's cattle graze your land, what should I know?

    I'm having a meeting tomorrow with the owners of a small local cattle company that specializes in organic, grass fed beef about leasing/utilizing one of my pastures for some of their herd. My...
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    Don't even get me started about crowded...

    Don't even get me started about crowded elevators. Not OK.
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    I'm extremely claustrophobic, so I have to have...

    I'm extremely claustrophobic, so I have to have an aisle seat. Have to. The idea of being trapped against the wall by a crush of bodies in a window seat makes me freak the eff out.

    Within that...
  16. I've no clue of the geography of the area,but...

    I've no clue of the geography of the area,but ,Erika Treis Petersen at Greater Lakes Equestrian.
  17. I have this, going on week two. I went in to...

    I have this, going on week two. I went in to bronchitis and a sinus infection and because I'm a chronic pneumonia patient I went on antibiotics and steroids. My breathing is better, but the cough,...
  18. I believe Parklane Hawk was always aimed for...

    I believe Parklane Hawk was always aimed for Badminton--WFP always cross enters several horses at Rolex and Badminton and then makes up his mind who is going where. I doubt his decisions have...
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    Thank you! And yes, the simulated horse ride on...

    Thank you! And yes, the simulated horse ride on the knees is exactly how we did in! Fascinating, thank you so so much!
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    Can I play? My grandmother used to sing us a...

    Can I play? My grandmother used to sing us a rhyme when we were babies/toddlers, that she learned from her Danish grandmother. I've only heard it sung, so I'll write it out phonetically.

    Rhea...
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    I have a terrible love of cursing, and DH is a...

    I have a terrible love of cursing, and DH is a potty mouth too, and now that we're parents its effing killing us. ;)

    I can turn it off in professional settings, and around my kiddo, but it builds...
  22. Lowe's! We gutted a kitchen in a 150 year old...

    Lowe's! We gutted a kitchen in a 150 year old farmhouse, with a kitchen that hadn't been touched in 50. We had Lowes do it and they did a great job, on time, and significantly less than the private...
  23. I can't answer much of this, only share this...

    I can't answer much of this, only share this story:

    My freshman year of college, last semester I moved in to off campus housing with a roommate. This person proceeded to lose their mind, and...
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    My uncle has multiple myeloma and received a...

    My uncle has multiple myeloma and received a transplant from his sister. He felt it was much tougher on her than him, but I don't know how much of that is a reflection of his guilt over needing it...
  25. Um. I'm 41, graduated high school in 1991, and...

    Um. I'm 41, graduated high school in 1991, and there was a transgendered individual in the year ahead of me. And this was a catholic school, so . . . No, it hasn't just become a thing in the last...
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