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    Bad Habit Stock Ties customizes, so if you want...

    Bad Habit Stock Ties customizes, so if you want your stock tie to reflect your cross country colors, no problem: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BadHabitStockTies
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    I call BS; if your point had been to offer...

    I call BS; if your point had been to offer condolences you would have offered them without the finger pointing. By beginning your thread with "How come there is no thread, are we all jaded?" you are...
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    :lol:
  4. There are hundreds of FB groups for horse people;...

    There are hundreds of FB groups for horse people; I probably belong to 30 ranging from Dressage horses for sale/lease to my local FB groups (Bucks County, Lehigh County) to several national pony sale...
  5. ^^What they all said; a spreadsheet. I kept notes...

    ^^What they all said; a spreadsheet. I kept notes on specifically what I did and did not like on the ponies I was looking at. Although, as WannabeDQ said, it wasn't all that hard: there was only one...
  6. litlhponies, I'm sending you a PM, thanks,

    litlhponies, I'm sending you a PM, thanks,
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    I take my children out of school for travel as...

    I take my children out of school for travel as well as for sporting events. My point is that I am fully aware that this is not sanctioned under school policy and I deal with the consequences...
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    My guess is that the teacher probably sent home a...

    My guess is that the teacher probably sent home a standard letter that she is require to send along because kid is missing school for reasons that are not considered legit by the school...
  9. Following this one; I have a 40'x80' covered...

    Following this one; I have a 40'x80' covered area. I'm not jumping in it, but looking for thoughts on ground work, from NH style to long-lining. Any exercises to keep them going and using their...
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    I'm working on this sort of timeline, too. I have...

    I'm working on this sort of timeline, too. I have one First level score from 1999.

    I stopped riding for 8 years, and last December bought an unbroke 2 year old. My goal is to get my bronze on...
  11. I wouldn't ride with anyone who thought they were...

    I wouldn't ride with anyone who thought they were in a position to limit my personal training choices. My regular trainer rides with several people on a regular basis; I go to one trainer pretty much...
  12. Memoir, humor, Chronicles of the $700 Pony, and...

    Memoir, humor, Chronicles of the $700 Pony, and the Further Adventures of the $700 Pony (only avail as e-book). I wrote them, so biased, but I do re-read them periodically and I think they're pretty...
  13. Why does it matter if the BO is 'judging' you?...

    Why does it matter if the BO is 'judging' you? You can't change the way other people think, you can only deal with your reactions to it.

    One of the cool things about being a grown up human is...
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    Thanks! I have a few other contacts who are...

    Thanks! I have a few other contacts who are looking ... I have tickets for dressage and xc, but it would be nice to see the last day!
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    I'm in need of one stadium ticket, too! Just one.

    I'm in need of one stadium ticket, too! Just one.
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    And how many ads do you read that state...

    And how many ads do you read that state "schooling third," which I have come to understand means, "no changes yet."
  17. Really great insight, netg. The way I think...

    Really great insight, netg.

    The way I think about it is that the lower levels exist as a way to spot check the training scale. If you have a lovely upper level horse and are a lovely upper level...
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    I tried to sell a horse once that had issues; I...

    I tried to sell a horse once that had issues; I didn't disclose the specific issues in the ad, but noted that the horse required an experienced rider. And then when people called, I gave them the...
  19. I think tan breeches look lovely, so until I'm...

    I think tan breeches look lovely, so until I'm riding something that's doing flying changes, I'll stick with tan.
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    My 'show boots' are the same vintage as my...

    My 'show boots' are the same vintage as my trainer (she's over 30, so that's saying something). They wear like they were part of my skin. I *wish* I could wear them every day, but I'd rather they...
  21. I think you need a new vet. If you were feeling a...

    I think you need a new vet. If you were feeling a while back that the cat is not doing well, and it's time, well, you know the cat better than the vet does.

    As humans, we take on such a...
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    Can you foster, with intent? It's something our...

    Can you foster, with intent? It's something our local shelter offered, and it was really a brilliant way to date before marriage (for want of a better analogy).

    We just adopted our first dog from...
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    The first farm we bought was purchased from a...

    The first farm we bought was purchased from a brother and sister. There were two houses on the property, brother lived in nice house, sister lived in house that became nice post-renovation, but was...
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    Actually, it's not that uncommon, particularly in...

    Actually, it's not that uncommon, particularly in countries like Italy where prime flats have been in possession of one owner since WWII; you buy the property, but the owner stays until they die.
    ...
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    I took seven years off, and stopped cold. I...

    I took seven years off, and stopped cold. I shipped the horses off, got on a plane and moved to China for three years, followed by four years in Europe. I *could* have gotten involved in horses, in...
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