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    It's based on a theoretical medical principle...

    It's based on a theoretical medical principle called "counter irritant therapy".
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin_firing

    The logic behind it, is that the irritation caused by the superficial...
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    People train horses to do lots of things, but...

    People train horses to do lots of things, but it's not really training if the trainer doesn't have some element of control.

    Training is about asking a horse to do something and having them...
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    Lunging can be a very helpful training method for...

    Lunging can be a very helpful training method for teaching a horse to carry himself with balance. There are lots of exercises that can be done on the lunge.

    When a horse stops while being lounged...
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    The thing about the OP's question is that she...

    The thing about the OP's question is that she says the horse is eight years old. I don't consider eight to be the same kind of greenie as I would a green four year old.

    At eight we're talking...
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    Is it a struggle or is the horse lazy? I've...

    Is it a struggle or is the horse lazy?

    I've seen plenty of people working a horse on the lunge not knowing how to get energy out of their horses. When a horse sucks back it can seem like the horse...
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    Poll: Dyslexic and have to do the pledge allegiance to...

    Dyslexic and have to do the pledge allegiance to know the difference.

    I have a difficulty with my b's and d's too.
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    Well said. In 1992 a friend asked me who I...

    Well said.

    In 1992 a friend asked me who I was voting for in the presidential election (GHW Bush, vs. Clinton, vs. Ross Perot).

    I told him I was voting for Perot. He then said to me "why are...
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    The words “established by the State” was the...

    The words “established by the State” was the point of contention. I hadn't heard of any others.

    http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-114_qol1.pdf
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    Yup, any state could have expanded their medicaid...

    Yup, any state could have expanded their medicaid if they opt'ed to.

    This what I mean about the individuals designated to care for the citizens, caring more about winning their position, even when...
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    The supreme court has been basing decisions,...

    The supreme court has been basing decisions, where applicable, on Legislative intent for over a hundred years. What Roberts did was nothing new.

    People have been having their lives messed up by...
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    If the members of congress could work together...

    If the members of congress could work together towards a more effective solution, then we could have the better solution. I think what bothers me most is the football game defeat the enemy mentality...
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    SCOTUS upholds Healthcare Subsidies

    I thought the ruling was a no brainer from the get go. What I can't figure out is why some want to push us back to the medical insurance stone age. I think we are headed towards a single payer...
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    If hay has a "true" moisture content measurement...

    If hay has a "true" moisture content measurement made before it's baled, where does the moisture come from that makes the moisture content rise after it's been baled?

    I understand the typical 5%...
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    Most reputable farmers will buy back any bad...

    Most reputable farmers will buy back any bad bales if they know your storing it properly (if they deliver it and stack it, they should know how it's stored).

    The thing about fresh baled hay that's...
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    The concern would be the moisture content of the...

    The concern would be the moisture content of the parts of the bale that were warm.

    In my experience with grass hays. 20% moisture content is when I start to see a few moldy flakes here and there....
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    I'm happy you found an idea that might be...

    I'm happy you found an idea that might be helpful. :)

    Here's one of my fav articles on the canter, if you're interested....
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    I'd guess that she can feel the departures...

    I'd guess that she can feel the departures because she's sitting, but the landings are different because she's in a half seat.

    For such a rider I might suggest a lesson on the biomechanics of the...
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    There's also that entire branch of science called...

    There's also that entire branch of science called Zoonosis.
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    Right and wrong tend to be relative from the...

    Right and wrong tend to be relative from the perspectives of the ones who benefit, and the ones who suffer.

    In a mature society; a society which grants rights of equality and protections for the...
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    The discussion in this thread bears little...

    The discussion in this thread bears little resemblance to it's title.

    Why is that?

    Anyway, civilization is based on a combination of intellect, impulse control, and a fundamentally supportive...
  21. Try mindfulness meditation: Here's one for...

    Try mindfulness meditation:

    Here's one for loving kindness:
    http://marc.ucla.edu/mpeg/05_Loving_Kindness_Meditation.mp3

    Here's more:
    http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=22

    If you like the...
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    The neurological centers that relate to...

    The neurological centers that relate to Rationality are located in different regions than our instinctive emotions.

    How can you rationally choose to love someone based on logical thought?
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    Choice at some level is at the root of what...

    Choice at some level is at the root of what drives any species to evolve towards a state of existence that is in part determined by past ancestral choices.

    Hypothetically, let's suppose that not...
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    You can play "what if" till the end of time, and...

    You can play "what if" till the end of time, and that will never approach what common sense tells us: That children born to emotionally healthy self sufficient adults will be more likely to raise...
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    Perhaps not "all ruined", as that might seem like...

    Perhaps not "all ruined", as that might seem like an encompassing statement.

    Otherwise I think your logic is spot on regarding the observation about the tendency for children to grow and repeat...
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