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  1. Irreverent I Did It My Way Incognito

    Irreverent
    I Did It My Way
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    I have one of those aloof mares...but I like to...

    I have one of those aloof mares...but I like to kiss her nose, and she lets me. She doesn't like hugs around the neck, not a big fan of being groomed (hates standing still for too long), but I can...
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    I'm so excited!

    I'm so excited!
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    I am a Canadian and under 30, so I qualify for a...

    I am a Canadian and under 30, so I qualify for a "Commonwealth Youth Mobility" visa which does not require you to have a job offer or a sponsoring employer. I can work in any field except...
  5. My mother did not want children and was very...

    My mother did not want children and was very honest with me (the eldest) about that. I was also a rather tough kid--mental health issues, physical health issues, target of bullies, acted out as an...
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    Moving to the UK

    I got laid off at work, decided to take severance (union benefit!) and apply for a visa to the UK. It is a 2 year temporary work visa, so I'll be looking for a job across the pond. I am in an...
  7. Thanks to that LiveJournal link, I have fallen...

    Thanks to that LiveJournal link, I have fallen down the rabbit hole of terrible horse ads for nearly 2 hours. http://horsesellinghell.blogspot.co.uk is mind-boggling.
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    We use big (18"? 24"? across, 4-6" deep) rubber...

    We use big (18"? 24"? across, 4-6" deep) rubber feed tubs for beetpulp, and except for the resident old as dirt horse, it seems to mostly end up left in the tub or eaten. Old man on the other...
  9. I'm just chiming in to say no matter WHAT show...

    I'm just chiming in to say no matter WHAT show you are at, please show up WITH YOUR TRAINER on time to the course walk! I have done the in-gate at schooling shows for years, and I am always surprised...
  10. Ugh, had this one this weekend. I was in one of...

    Ugh, had this one this weekend. I was in one of the back pastures, cutting the twine off a new roundbale when I heard commotion in the individual turn-out area. I legged it back there to find a woman...
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    Talk to your vet :)

    Talk to your vet :)
  12. This is more or less what happens for me. I...

    This is more or less what happens for me. I half-lease a horse belonging to my instructor. She sets a flat rate for me to have 2 rides per week, and I have to take 1 lesson per week as well, on a...
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    I wear Blundstones in the summer, too. I was...

    I wear Blundstones in the summer, too. I was recently stomped on by a spooky gelding and thanked my stars I was wearing something a bit more solid than sneakers...all I ended up with was a sore foot...
  14. Before attempting to pull an out-of-control,...

    Before attempting to pull an out-of-control, heavy-duty-job type of mane, save your fingers: wear gloves. I find those doctor-type gloves work well (and lots of barns have them kicking around with...
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    A farm here runs 2 schooling-type shows, one in...

    A farm here runs 2 schooling-type shows, one in the summer and one in the fall. There are hunters, eq, jumpers, and some "suitability for jumper" classes at the lower heights (jumpers I think is 3'...
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    Yay Blundstones! Some people don't like them for...

    Yay Blundstones! Some people don't like them for riding because they are a bit bulkier for the "close feel" some prefer, but I love mine. Got a new pair for Christmas and they have held up well so...
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    I half-lease a lovely mare and it is the best!...

    I half-lease a lovely mare and it is the best! She belongs to my trainer, but before I tried her out, my trainer found a few other horses available for half-lease for me to try. Definitely see if you...
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    Tiger Horse: Just do it! I have forgotten jump...

    Tiger Horse: Just do it! I have forgotten jump courses (with just 8 fences!) and at a small show, nobody minds. Sometimes they will even let you start again :D

    Paradox: I love her expression, she...
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    Duplicate - seriously, this computer hates me :(

    Duplicate - seriously, this computer hates me :(
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    Duplicate

    Duplicate
  21. 6 horses plus a full-time job is a LOT,...

    6 horses plus a full-time job is a LOT, especially with no help from family or staff. If it is too much for you, that is okay to admit. Sure, someone somewhere can probably do it, but it depends on...
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    I wanted to respond to everyone individually, but...

    I wanted to respond to everyone individually, but there were so many! Thanks dreaminOTTB...and could I get your lower leg? I have the same sliding back thing going on, and I've been working on it,...
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    I have spent way, way too much time reading huge...

    I have spent way, way too much time reading huge swathes of this thread! I am a young re-rider, and I'm trying to figure out what I can reasonably accomplish with my teeny budget and full-time job....
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    I promise to split "creator" credit with rabicon...

    I promise to split "creator" credit with rabicon :D
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    I'd watch that.

    I'd watch that.
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