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    We absolutely can do this. We just choose not to....

    We absolutely can do this. We just choose not to.

    How about we get serious about required background checks in all states? Most, if not all, of the recent shootings were carried out by people who...
  2. My dad used to ask me this question. Then he took...

    My dad used to ask me this question. Then he took up golf. I think he understands now. :winkgrin:
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    Well, yeah. Horse sport is not about...

    Well, yeah.

    Horse sport is not about "functional". It's about pushing the limit. Let's face it, unless you are working on a ranch, a horse is no longer required to perform a real job. (and plenty...
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    I wish he had finished out his career with Gal,...

    I wish he had finished out his career with Gal, but so glad we had the chance to see him at his best. Good boy, Toto!
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    Yes, absolutely! I'm guilty of this - my GSD...

    Yes, absolutely! I'm guilty of this - my GSD nipped someone in the nose because she (despite my repeated warnings) kept grabbing his head and trying to kiss him. I should have left the area when it...
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    I love her! Maybe some papillon in there?

    I love her! Maybe some papillon in there?
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    That was great. I kind of have a hate-on for...

    That was great. I kind of have a hate-on for drones, so to see one getting used as a Jolly Ball by a couple of feral horses and a donkey made me happy.

    At least the drone pilot steered away from...
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    A Sunday morning ride, and hungover me decides...

    A Sunday morning ride, and hungover me decides I'm too lazy to re-arrange Miss Mare so her left side is facing the mounting block. Instead, I decide to climb aboard from the right. I've done this...
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    Both. And the anti-depressants and the talk...

    Both. And the anti-depressants and the talk therapy really DO help. But there is still a long way to go.
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    Thank you all for your replies. Lots of things to...

    Thank you all for your replies. Lots of things to think about, and I appreciate everyone's viewpoints. I will certainly be sending some PMs to those that offered.

    To answer a few questions:
    ...
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    In regards to the Morgellons question, inasmuch...

    In regards to the Morgellons question, inasmuch as that is a diagnosis, I would say yes. I'm 99% certain it's psychosomatic, which doesn't matter to his brain. Though it may be a med interaction.
    ...
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    Marriage and mental illness

    Honestly, I just need a place to vent. I know there are no good answers.

    I'm 40 years old, and today I realized that I will probably be managing my mentally ill husband for the rest of his life....
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    Marriage vows and mental illness (moved)

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    Hahaha! Same thing happened when my friend...

    Hahaha! Same thing happened when my friend imported her fancy Dutch warmblood gelding. He was pastured next to the Arab Show and started imitating some of their displays of exuberance. The first time...
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    Yeah, I don't get the chain yanking either...

    Yeah, I don't get the chain yanking either :confused:.

    His handler has a great story - he worked his way up from stablehand at the show barn in Waco. It's clear he's got a nice rapport with the...
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    He's from the middle east. My good friend and...

    He's from the middle east.

    My good friend and barn owner has shown a few of her horses at this event. Apparently it is a heck of a party!!!

    Her (drop dead gorgeous) 3 year old won his halter...
  17. FWIW, my male GSD, though utterly and completely...

    FWIW, my male GSD, though utterly and completely and pathologically devoted to me, is not a snuggler. He refuses all invitations to join me on the couch, sits at a respectful distance if I get down...
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    Our Very Large Tuxedo, Felix: "Catslice" as...

    Our Very Large Tuxedo, Felix:

    "Catslice" as in; "What's up, Catslice?" when he comes strutting in the door.
    Dinosaur name: "Fee-Rex"

    Abby the (Terrible) Tabby:
    "Abz."
    "Droptheratrightnow!"...
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    DMK, that story!!!! Our teenaged kitty got...

    DMK, that story!!!!

    Our teenaged kitty got herself stuck 40 feet up in our pecan tree. We used the "catstuckinatree.com" list to contact an arborist who told us he'd be out after his regular work...
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    If you like Pinot Noir, you should stop by Lenne'...

    If you like Pinot Noir, you should stop by Lenne' Estate near Yamhill.

    https://www.lenneestate.com/html/visit_lenne.html

    Full disclosure, the place is owned by my...
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    Thank you, Gloria and piedmontfields, for...

    Thank you, Gloria and piedmontfields, for confirming what my instructor was telling me. It does make sense.

    Regarding the neuroma, the stupid thing has been coming and going for years. I've had...
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    Yeah, the break in the wrist and the fists...

    Yeah, the break in the wrist and the fists pointing at each other in picture 2 are not ideal, but it was the thumb flexion I was trying to show.

    Here's another, less extreme example...
  23. Just a couple of visualizations that helped me...

    Just a couple of visualizations that helped me with this:

    Think of sitting the trot as a very tiny post - you roll with the movement rather than fighting it.

    Your stirrups are there to support...
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    Thumbs up, but how?

    I've always held my reins in the "standard" way, with my thumb flat on top. Like this:

    http://euroxciser.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/holding-the-reins-dressage.jpg

    My instructor had me try...
  25. I've always read that heat is bad for helmets.

    I've always read that heat is bad for helmets.
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