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    It's all about how the question is posed, really....

    It's all about how the question is posed, really. If someone I knew at least reasonably well was polite and just asked to have a little sit or a walk around, sure I'll put my sweet, steady Quarab on...
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    I am a sad little science nerd :)

    I am a sad little science nerd :)
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    Not quite. Approximately 80% of grey horses will...

    Not quite. Approximately 80% of grey horses will develop melanomas.

    Grey coat colour is inherited as a dominant condition, specifically caused by a duplication in the Syntaxin-17 gene - all grey...
  4. Thread: polo shirts

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    I'm 5'8 and 145ish pounds and I simply COULD NOT...

    I'm 5'8 and 145ish pounds and I simply COULD NOT find polos that fit me and were comfy without making me look like a box. I have fairly broad shoulders, a reasonably big chest and I do go to the gym...
  5. Just ring and ask. I was in the same situation...

    Just ring and ask. I was in the same situation (in NorCal), being new to the USA I didn't know the 'going rate' for a half-lease, which was what i wanted.

    So I just bit the bullet, made some calls...
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    I'm sick of being treated like I don't matter...

    I'm sick of being treated like I don't matter because I don't have enough money to show and I don't pay thousands a month in board :-/ I always pay my bill in full and on time but apparently that's...
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    SOMETHING is up with the food in this country. I...

    SOMETHING is up with the food in this country. I arrived in March and within only one month(!) I gained 10-15 pounds (135 to 148). I was eating the same as I had been back home (Aus), working out and...
  8. I read your article, and the comments posted...

    I read your article, and the comments posted below made me so annoyed that I wrote to Speaker Quinn as you suggested. I have copied my letter below (excuse the formal language, I'm a scientist and...
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    Long shot, but how's your back? I have this...

    Long shot, but how's your back?

    I have this problem pretty badly (and I have long legs!), for me it's partially caused by having a very very tight lower back - I find it really hard to get my legs...
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    I feel your pain. I don't jump much over 2'6...

    I feel your pain. I don't jump much over 2'6 these days but as a kid I evented at 3'6 and those big, bold 'galloping fences' made me feel so sick!

    What I would do wrong was to really get...
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    My previous horse hated trails. He just did. He...

    My previous horse hated trails. He just did. He was a sweetie so he never did anything dirty, but he spooked and snorted and crept along like everything was going to eat him, it took about 40 minutes...
  12. An article you might find interesting :)...

    An article you might find interesting :)
    http://www.equinestudies.org/whos_built_best_2008/whos_built_best_2008_pdf1.pdf

    The main points I got out of it:

    1. For many women, trying to sit deep...
  13. I see your issue, but I don't think the long...

    I see your issue, but I don't think the long upper body is what is causing the problem.

    You do have a good position, but it looks like you are battling to follow the horses' movement (yeah, he...
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    Just practise! A lot. When I was a kid I...

    Just practise! A lot.

    When I was a kid I couldn't see squat. I would just trundle in thinking, I wonder when this horse is going to leave the ground...

    When I was a teen, I worked at a riding...
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    You grew up. Happens to the best of us :) To me,...

    You grew up. Happens to the best of us :)
    To me, confidence is all about:
    Riding regularly to keep in practice - if you only ride every so often, well of course it's going to be way harder.
    Stay...
  16. Yep, they were swimming and apparently stopped to...

    Yep, they were swimming and apparently stopped to rest their heads on the house so they could breathe for a bit. I have heard that those particular horses did survive and are being treated by vets :)...
  17. Love this, I had one of these. I really don't...

    Love this, I had one of these. I really don't think he had it in him to argue with anything, he once got beaten up by a tiny miniature pony. While she was squealing and bombarding his ankles he just...
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    :D I can certainly relate to that one! I will...

    :D I can certainly relate to that one! I will persist with him and hopefully he will eventually get the idea. He has come a long way I guess, he never did any XC with his previous owners so the first...
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    Heh, I wish I could but none of those things...

    Heh, I wish I could but none of those things really exist in Australia :( Which is a shame. because team chasing sounds *fun*
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    Thanks for the reply - I did see the spooky TB...

    Thanks for the reply - I did see the spooky TB thread but from the description he sounds much much worse than my horse - he spooks at fences and generally sounds kind of scary :-S
    My horse never...
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    Selective spooking

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to help a very spooky horse? He is very very wary of being outside the arena or paddock by himself, he spooks at rocks, trees, butterflies (true story!) BUT, he's a...
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    That's an attitude I increasingly identify with...

    That's an attitude I increasingly identify with :)
    The fatty horse is very cool I think, he's a worrywart but very much fun to play around on.
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    Thanks, I really like XC but the patchy pony is...

    Thanks, I really like XC but the patchy pony is less convinced :)
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    Thanks for the replies (and apologies for my late...

    Thanks for the replies (and apologies for my late one - stupid time difference!) I usually just let my weight hang down into my heels when I have stirrups so my lower leg position is OK, then again I...
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    Many thanks for retyping that after it...

    Many thanks for retyping that after it disappeared :) So I should be using the whole length of my leg to stay stable in the saddle rather than just my knees and thighs? I can rise trot OK without...
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