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  1. Kudos to your determination. And well done for...

    Kudos to your determination. And well done for still being able to get out there!

    I think I ran out of letters in all the world's alphabets. Human tragedy definitely put my life in perspective...
  2. I do this (also helps with our rocks who sneak...

    I do this (also helps with our rocks who sneak around to different spots at night) -- I have teeth on the front of the FEL (4 in 1 bucket), so I lower & pivot out so teeth are very close to ground. ...
  3. Thread: what next?

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    Just wanted to give you hugs that you aren't...

    Just wanted to give you hugs that you aren't alone. I'm so sorry, having to learn about vets the hard way (been there long ago) is so demoralizing on top of the heartbreak horses are already so good...
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    They are well designed & built (were built here...

    They are well designed & built (were built here in NC, I believe they still have a facility here) & you will see more than you can count on our roads during trail riding seasons for a reason (sorry...
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    Ditto to Equisis & don't worry, there are always...

    Ditto to Equisis & don't worry, there are always lots of good briefing overviews for any position & questions always welcome. Hope it's a great day!
  6. Thank you so much for posting -- Seema was a...

    Thank you so much for posting -- Seema was a friend & I know she would love this so much. I don't have time to read much these days, so am so glad you shared as I hadn't heard about it yet!
  7. Sounds like everything went well, yay! It's very...

    Sounds like everything went well, yay! It's very standard (& needed when questions come up) for the TD, PGJ, volunteer coordinator, & hopefully the CD to be out & on XC all day just keeping an eye...
  8. Have a great time -- I have learned SO MUCH...

    Have a great time -- I have learned SO MUCH watching say, 300 horses jump the same set of jumps or types of lines in one day. So many great tools to take home (on top of delicious lunches & other...
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    It can be hard for people to open their minds to...

    It can be hard for people to open their minds to pleasant surprises in unexpected places. I include myself in that statement. Part is human nature. I hope you have the opportunity to see in person...
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    This can very easily be done in an area where...

    This can very easily be done in an area where LIDAR data is available. Essentially, LIDAR is an aerial 3D laser scan of the earth's surface with sub-3 m. accuracy. The existing datasets are massive...
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    Just quoting you, JP60, as you correctly pointed...

    Just quoting you, JP60, as you correctly pointed out that this is indeed a continually growing & fantastic event (we missed you this year!) - some may call me biased because I am on the board (we're...
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    Just as an FYI: 9 year old show-jumper...

    Just as an FYI:
    9 year old show-jumper euthanized after breaking leg in a fall last week in Munich, 20-yr old rider was hospitalized with concussion & injuries...
  13. Thank you for a very well and accurately spoken...

    Thank you for a very well and accurately spoken account. Having personally picked up more than one rider injured in nasty table falls (luckily no fatalities), I concur. I have no problem with...
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    You don't. Heh. Which is why I could not have...

    You don't. Heh. Which is why I could not have my own horse until I was 26. And he was a gift, literally & figuratively (still is 11 years later). But purchasing is absolutely the cheapest part. ...
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    I wanted to pull this out to emphasize, because...

    I wanted to pull this out to emphasize, because this is an excellent & important point. Natural systems, unpredictable bodies, animal behaviour, while wildly complex & variable, absolutely can be...
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    Just another scientist (with too many research...

    Just another scientist (with too many research projects now taken away my COTH time, alas) thanking Reed et al. for excellent work & communication of findings/continuation of dialogue.

    I'm a field...
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    Agree to check physical issues thoroughly first. ...

    Agree to check physical issues thoroughly first. Even though he's doing fine on the flat it sounds like, there can be pain triggers in the hind end or back that are fired during the different...
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    Just saw this -- Carol is wonderful & is also...

    Just saw this -- Carol is wonderful & is also coming down to be our lead clinician for the Heart of the Carolinas 3DE (I'm sponsorship coordinator, hence, well, whatever). I'll PM you her contact...
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    Just wanted to send a sympathetic ow! & glad you...

    Just wanted to send a sympathetic ow! & glad you are "otherwise ok." Vertebral pain is something I've experienced (although haven't broken any of them yet, thankfully) due to facet joint damage over...
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    You are very kind & you're welcome. Part of my...

    You are very kind & you're welcome. Part of my job really is education (that "other duties" clause gets ya every time!) & I enjoy teaching -- even though the staggering amount of misinformation can...
  21. My 0.3 mi driveway is in large part an easement...

    My 0.3 mi driveway is in large part an easement through my neighbour's property, since I bought his back pastures & built. He did a large part of it (he uses it as well & maintains it back to my...
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    Habitat loss is devastating to many species...

    Habitat loss is devastating to many species across landscapes, but outdoor cats are a well-documented sources of massive population declines, particularly among songbirds. While the scientific...
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    And OMG, thank you for this, I spit on my...

    And OMG, thank you for this, I spit on my keyboard & laughed so loud I scared the (indoor) cats. Much needed after the sigh of the first page, LOL!!

    Loss of habitat connectivity due to the...
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    Wildlife biologist must step in again -- all...

    Wildlife biologist must step in again -- all raptors (hawks, eagles, falcons, etc) are protected under the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. So be aware that posting about deliberately shooting a...
  25. Other posters are right in that bed/hitch weight...

    Other posters are right in that bed/hitch weight is going to be a factor & never forget to include loaded weight that is NOT horses (water, tack, hay, people, gear).

    Also, I obviously chose the...
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