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    My husband is a 13 with a wide calf (and tall)--I...

    My husband is a 13 with a wide calf (and tall)--I ordered him Ariat field boots in that size from Bit of Britain. Was a special order (they don't stock that size, but I had seen it on the Ariat...
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    that's me, too. Was excited about the history,...

    that's me, too. Was excited about the history, but had to leave after 10 minutes because I couldn't bear the vibe. Crushing is exactly the right word.
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    I don't love it. And, I'm in Maryland. ;)

    I don't love it. And, I'm in Maryland. ;)
  4. It will likely be important to really convince...

    It will likely be important to really convince the admissions group that you're really serious about a career in business. That you know what it entails, and that you know you'll enjoy it.

    Here...
  5. x-post: QH's purpose-bred for jump/event/dressage?

    Do you all know of anyone who is purpose-breeding QHs (or appendix, or any other crosses) specifically for one of the Olympic disciplines?

    (not talking about world-class horses necessarily, just...
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    Curious: QH's and Crosses

    Do you all know of anyone who is purpose-breeding QHs (or appendix, or any other crosses) specifically for one of the Olympic disciplines?

    (not talking about world-class horses necessarily, just...
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    Thank you for these responses! This is exactly...

    Thank you for these responses! This is exactly the kind of info I was looking for. I'd love more examples if they're out there--of it going right, and even times when it's gone very, very wrong...
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    Hej--super helpful. Do you charge the...

    Hej--super helpful.

    Do you charge the trainer for ability to use your facilities for lessons?
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    Thanks for the replies so far. To clarify: I...

    Thanks for the replies so far.

    To clarify: I suspect there are people out there like WSS2012 who don't work in the horse industry, and aren't beholden to it for income. But, they have their own...
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    Question for Barn Owners:

    Are any of you amateurs (rely primarily on non-farm income) but have professional instructors or trainers based out of your farm?

    Why do you do it? Fun? Extra money? Other?

    How (without...
  11. Agree with above. I just started a business...

    Agree with above.

    I just started a business consulting company for horse people and agricultural businesses, and this is a question I anticipate hearing over and over again...

    Your boarding...
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    Me! Me! We got our first hens (Golden Comets)...

    Me! Me! We got our first hens (Golden Comets) last spring, and are geared up for a pair of Barred Rocks and a pair of Speckled Sussex that should be in at the end of the month. I love my girls!
  13. 2 here: Chicken topped with grape jelly. (you...

    2 here:
    Chicken topped with grape jelly. (you can even spread the jelly on a chickwich instead of mayo)
    Peanut butter and baloney sandwich

    YUM!!!!!!!
  14. Something to consider: There are coaches out...

    Something to consider: There are coaches out there whose specialty is helping people like you (or me) identify their purpose/next steps. I (like you) am burned out and feeling unfulfilled but with...
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    There are tons of places, really, but important...

    There are tons of places, really, but important to know generally where in the area you'll be--in the city? If so, closer to 83 or 95? If 95, west side (so closer to Howard Co) or East side (makes...
  16. Well--when I was done crunching the data, I...

    Well--when I was done crunching the data, I remember kicking myself for not capturing gelding vs mare info. When I saw the long ear thing, I thought it must actually be a MARE thing--don't they tend...
  17. I haven't yet read all of the responses, but...

    I haven't yet read all of the responses, but here's something you can tell her:
    in college, I was a double major--biology and psychology. I did a big research paper my senior year that attempted to...
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    Here's one for breakfast--yum!!! ...

    Here's one for breakfast--yum!!!

    http://www.mccormick.com/Recipes/Breakfast-Brunch/Cheesy-Hash-Brown-Breakfast-Casserole
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    Psyched for 2015!

    This year, I will...

    Find an instructor I totally click with (I mean, really--I live in the heart of horse country--it shouldn't be this hard!!).

    Join a hunt.

    Start The Waffle over fences...
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    When he keeps you topside despite being attacked...

    When he keeps you topside despite being attacked by a swarm of ground bees during his second-ever foxhunt! :eek:
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    Agree with buying a good Prosecco. I especially...

    Agree with buying a good Prosecco. I especially like LaMarca--enough to make it my 'house' wine!
  22. Thread: Bits

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    Definitely play around with a bunch of bits--if...

    Definitely play around with a bunch of bits--if he's anything like my guy, he'll be clear about what he will and will not accept. ;)

    I have a <way too big for me> draft cross who also will get...
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    She was a total delight, and made me feel so...

    She was a total delight, and made me feel so welcome when I moved to California from the East Coast several years ago. One of the most compassionate people I've met. The world lost a good one.
  24. Anyone's farm contain non-contiguous parcels?

    Hi, all--

    Considering leasing/acquiring a 7 ac parcel that's one lot away from my farm. (so, my farm, a 6 ac alpaca farm, and then the parcel in question)

    I would be able to access the parcel...
  25. All of the adult rotties I've known (I used to do...

    All of the adult rotties I've known (I used to do rescue) have been extremely mellow in the house, terrifying to strangers (even when they're wearing their goofy puppy faces) and really good company....
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