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    Thank you. That helps. It also makes it...

    Thank you. That helps. It also makes it apparent that the depth of the groove isn't what makes these work. I had wondered about that...
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    related question: I've got one whip reel that...

    related question:

    I've got one whip reel that does well holding whips that just have the lash laid over the top, but another that the whips just seem to slip off of.

    Here's the dumb question:...
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    Does this mean that Dressage Show Technical...

    Does this mean that Dressage Show Technical delegates will now be carrying color meters or books of swatches? How do you enforce a rule like this? ("I know a violation when I see it"?)
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    This is wandering away from the horse...

    This is wandering away from the horse appropriateness, but I think the only time I really got pissed off by the title thing was in a job I had where someone would come for a visit and my boss would...
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    I like to have that in the toolbox - nice for...

    I like to have that in the toolbox - nice for getting lined up with the mounting block to dismount from a tall horse, nice to be able to open a gate without dismounting. It's just plain useful for a...
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    I generally don't go by Dr. (Ph.d in Comp Sci)...

    I generally don't go by Dr. (Ph.d in Comp Sci) anywhere but in Academic/ Professional circles. Usually if it has "Dr." on the envelope, someone is looking for a donation.

    It was once said: "A...
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    While I was reading that article, though, I...

    While I was reading that article, though, I couldn't help but think that my typical fall from a horse has had similar forces involved.

    When I fall, typically I land butt first, slam my back and...
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    A recent New Yorker had an article about brain...

    A recent New Yorker had an article about brain injuries in football: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/10/19/091019fa_fact_gladwell

    It is relevant to this. Bashing your head against...
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    I bought one of Melyni's Knabstrupper mares in...

    I bought one of Melyni's Knabstrupper mares in January. We got to ride about 3 times at Compass Rose before Snowmageddon. Now we are waiting for some snow to melt so we can get busy again.

    Miss...
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    And now I have a Knabstrupper registered too!......

    And now I have a Knabstrupper registered too!... (Hi, Melyni). The trick is going to be to actually go out and compete!
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    embroidery-- I have a 6 needle embroidery machine...

    embroidery-- I have a 6 needle embroidery machine klakking away behind me right now.

    My farm logo was designed by a company in Australia (all done over the internet... I didn't know they were in...
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    I just spent 3 days in Newport on vacation. I...

    I just spent 3 days in Newport on vacation. I had no idea about the coaching weekend or what I might expect to find in Newport (we were boating, and it had a very nice marina), but I walked into the...
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    I will be posting all the results on the...

    I will be posting all the results on the VADA/Nova website as soon as they are ready for me... www.vadanova.org
  14. I did this one for for the Farm Newsletter...

    I did this one for for the Farm Newsletter (Turkey Day)...

    Simon and the Turkey: http://www.compassrosefarm.com/Images/SimonTday.jpg

    Love that clipart...
  15. Rte. 15 is a major North/ South route. That is...

    Rte. 15 is a major North/ South route. That is part of the problem. If you are driving from Maryland or north to anywhere in Virginia, you have to cross the Potomac River. West of Washington DC...
  16. I drove past that accident this morning about...

    I drove past that accident this morning about 11:30 AM. The cab of the semi drove completely through the dressing room of the trailer. I can't begin to imagine the kind of force it would take to...
  17. Move the curve to the right, and it will still be...

    Move the curve to the right, and it will still be a Bell Curve (data tends to do that...) and then

    -- either the new outcry will be about those horrible, abusive riders that are scoring in the...
  18. For what it's worth, I've got complete show...

    For what it's worth, I've got complete show results for VADA/Nova Licensed (or "Recognized") shows and Schooling Shows from 2004-2007 posted online at:

    ...
  19. Thread: NAIS

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    Agricultural Census

    I don't think the census is directly related to the NAIS. Seems to me that I have filled this out several times now... About once every other year.

    It is a very frustrating form because it asks...
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    There are some technical ways to manage unruly...

    There are some technical ways to manage unruly posters...

    1) Make any new poster go through a 2-3 week probation period when any message they want to post is inspected by a moderator before it is...
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    Even so, you have to wait for it to clear. There...

    Even so, you have to wait for it to clear. There are forgeries of such checks involved in a lot of contemporary scams.
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    When I was trying to solve this problem, and...

    When I was trying to solve this problem, and admittedly that was 25 years ago, semi-custom usually meant the shop had a wider range of calf sizes for each shoe size than the standard, off the shelf...
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    Boy, don't I wish. I don't think I have ever...

    Boy, don't I wish. I don't think I have ever done a show where the mystery of the day wasn't "will the boots fit me this morning or not?" and "what am I going to have to do to get them on?" (and...
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    *sigh* Getting that one, last score you need for...

    *sigh* Getting that one, last score you need for something like this can be a real bear. I've been one score short of what I need for the Qualified Rider Patch since 1989. I've got 4 scores... but...
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    I think if we totally stuck to tradition then...

    I think if we totally stuck to tradition then only men in the armed forces, in uniform, would be allowed to compete. Certainly not young ladies... and ASTRIDE! What a scandal!

    I have enough to...
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