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    It takes you 2 full minutes to pick feet and you...

    It takes you 2 full minutes to pick feet and you consider it "backbreaking work"?

    May want to reconsider working with horses.
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    I honestly don't think it is a strength thing. ...

    I honestly don't think it is a strength thing.

    Riding is much more about balance and leverage than it is about strength. A good leg will stay very still, but it will just "hang" or "be" there...
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    I don't understand why, if they are providing...

    I don't understand why, if they are providing "full board," the feet aren't getting done ANYWAY. Oh right, the usual quest to do less work and charge less than what it actually costs to keep a horse....
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    It is not unethical and no lines were crossed...

    It is not unethical and no lines were crossed when she marketed her services to your friend. You do not own your clients, and you do not get to tell other people that your clients are "off the...
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    OP, get over yourself.

    OP, get over yourself.
  6. It is a moot point why or wherefore you were...

    It is a moot point why or wherefore you were dropped by this person or what anyone's opinion on the matter is, since either way there will be no more riding lessons with them in the future.

    The...
  7. Have you *still* not swung a leg over it? You...

    Have you *still* not swung a leg over it?
    You know it was already doing an undersaddle job at the track, right?

    Some people believe in actually riding their horses.
  8. If somehow forced to choose, I would pay $500 to...

    If somehow forced to choose, I would pay $500 to NOT watch Passion of the Christ.
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    Yep. It is a variant of the "preemptive last...

    Yep.
    It is a variant of the "preemptive last word." (ie the "I won't respond anymore after this.")

    One is meant, I believe to mourn their lack of interest. They want you to really care about the...
  10. If, during the long lining stage of the horse's...

    If, during the long lining stage of the horse's starting process, it appears to not understand what is meant by the bit, then put it back on the longe line until it knows "WHOA."

    Then explain to...
  11. Wait, I saw this movie and completely don't...

    Wait, I saw this movie and completely don't remember this plot point.

    I don't own sweatpants but I looooove my running tights.
  12. I would honestly just ignore it and carry on with...

    I would honestly just ignore it and carry on with your plan. Just keep cantering or doing whatever it was you were doing. Don't try to train the playful out of your horse - cheerfully redirect his...
  13. Omfg, ridiculous trailer loading drives me even...

    Omfg, ridiculous trailer loading drives me even more batsht than ridiculous cross tieing, because the trailer loading is exponentially more likely to end up actively abusive to the horse when the...
  14. Wait until your horse is ready to kick some...

    Wait until your horse is ready to kick some heinie and then go and wipe the floor with everyone.

    You'll feel much better.
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    I for one think it's genius. Never again will...

    I for one think it's genius.

    Never again will a boarder leave their grooming box on the aisle for an hour while they tack up, during the entire duration of their ride, and also during the two...
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    This is the only thing on the list that, while I...

    This is the only thing on the list that, while I have never done it (who sits in their room half the day during a group event???), it would not necessarily have occurred to me ahead of time that it...
  17. Leaving a horse on the cross ties is such a pet...

    Leaving a horse on the cross ties is such a pet peeve of mine.
    When they are on the cross ties they are on your (general your) clock. If they are trained they know they are supposed to stand...
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    I think there are good DIYers who know what they...

    I think there are good DIYers who know what they are doing and take excellent care of their animals.

    I think those individuals constitute 5% or DIYers though. Most are primarily cost motivated and...
  19. Understood, but it should go both ways. How...

    Understood, but it should go both ways.

    How seriously is he taking HIS vows if he refuses to take medication that may actually help the "in sickness and in health" part?

    You're putting up with...
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    Wire transfer, although hand to God HSBC delayed...

    Wire transfer, although hand to God HSBC delayed the closing on my house by swearing up down and around again that a wire transfer from an in-state bank would take "several days to clear," and, I...
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    Who on earth thinks it is appropriate to put just...

    Who on earth thinks it is appropriate to put just HALF A BAG of shavings in a 10 x 12 stall???!!
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    People repeatedly told her to "just stop texting...

    People repeatedly told her to "just stop texting him" or "cut him off" and one person specifically told her thY if she "just stopped" communicating with him things would "fizzle out." Since nothing...
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    I do not consider myself "in love" with them, but...

    I do not consider myself "in love" with them, but I most certainly love them.

    And whether I am madly in love or not, to simply cease communicating with them or responding to them would still be a...
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    I don't think it is inappropriate at all. I...

    I don't think it is inappropriate at all.

    I have several guy friends that I text regularly, catch dinner and a movie with, meet for drinks, etc. One of my best friends is a guy and since our...
  25. So basically you have spent all this time writing...

    So basically you have spent all this time writing testimonials about this horse and zero time actually riding it.
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