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    Totally agree. Other fields that have charges for...

    Totally agree. Other fields that have charges for no-shows: driving instructors, private tutors, dog trainers...

    It's the concept of opportunity cost. When someone cancels without giving you time...
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    There are a lot of great people here:...

    There are a lot of great people here: http://community.dog.com/forums/ (some really knowledgeable Aussie people in particular)

    This is another good one, but I'm not a member here - only so much...
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    "Spinning yarns" can also be an effect of...

    "Spinning yarns" can also be an effect of neurological issues. False memories like that can sometimes be created by things like small strokes or seizures. My deceased-at-99.5 great aunt used to tell...
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    My first suggestion is to try a plastic crate...

    My first suggestion is to try a plastic crate instead of the wire. If she is trying to break out, the wire can be more dangerous IMO. Also, some dogs prefer the plastic if they're looking for a "safe...
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    Does this sound fishy to anyone else? I can...

    Does this sound fishy to anyone else?

    I can understand them not wanting to give you the stall for free if the deal was board in exchange for riding. Can't you just pay for the stall until your...
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    A lot is going to depend on your particular...

    A lot is going to depend on your particular school/coach's regulations. I think IHSA in general is fairly laid back when it comes to outfits - there are probably a lot of things about your riding the...
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    This! This trainer is telling you how they do...

    This! This trainer is telling you how they do business. If you are annoyed now, just think how much fun it will be when you're trying to get a hold of her because of some emergency.
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    I love this one because sometimes it was an...

    I love this one because sometimes it was an innocent question, and clarifying lets you answer without answering.

    "Why do you ask?"
    "Oh, because I just LOVE your horse and was wondering what kind...
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    Totally agree. But, for those of you who are...

    Totally agree.

    But, for those of you who are crying "snobbery" - I think it's easy to forget the VAST regional differences in horse care cost. Not everyone gets to choose where they live (jobs,...
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    Agreed. A couple of years ago, BF and I were...

    Agreed. A couple of years ago, BF and I were driving in NY State - long straight road, middle of the day, perfect weather, downhill, not a car in sight. 78mph in a 55 zone (he was driving). Hiring an...
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    Either/or. I usually wear my full chaps for extra...

    Either/or. I usually wear my full chaps for extra warmth, so then I wear them over my (super warm, cozy) fleece-lined breeches :)
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    :lol::lol::lol: I think "rough, rude, and...

    :lol::lol::lol:

    I think "rough, rude, and marginally safe" is now my new life goal. Great epithet for a tombstone, no? :cool:
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    Meditation! Yoga/physical therapy. Psychological...

    Meditation! Yoga/physical therapy. Psychological therapy (learning what makes you so tense and how to better focus your energy). Do you have a Significant Other? Have more.... "relations" (releasing...
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    I don't find this to be funny. OP, the phrase...

    I don't find this to be funny.

    OP, the phrase that comes to mind - "Once someone has shown you who they truly are, believe them." He has shown he is not willing to change. You are unhappy. Leave!
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    Write them a letter now, be a fantastic human...

    Write them a letter now, be a fantastic human being and role model/mentor throughout your adulthood, and support them in their old age. (Not just financial support, but things like helping them...
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    Do you have a dog? If not, I would seriously...

    Do you have a dog? If not, I would seriously consider getting one. A big one. A very nice, very reliable, very big dog with a VERY mean-sounding bark. If you are at all inclined towards dogs and dog...
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    I laugh, make a big show of ducking or hiding my...

    I laugh, make a big show of ducking or hiding my ears or similar, and cheerfully exclaim, "Whoa, TMI!" Usually shuts 'em up without offending (too badly).
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    My BF's sister and her husband went through the...

    My BF's sister and her husband went through the same issues when they first got married. I think they've been together 3 years now and things are MUCH MUCH calmer. They would argue over everything...
  19. No advice, but sending you best wishes... and if...

    No advice, but sending you best wishes... and if you are able, later, we would all welcome an update on how you're doing.
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    So... I grew up in CA, with family in VA, and...

    So... I grew up in CA, with family in VA, and then moved to the Northeast. I'm not obsessive about it, but if for example I needed to get the attention of the person in front of me in line at the...
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    :yes::cool::yes: Their new cloud music player...

    :yes::cool::yes:

    Their new cloud music player option is cool, too.
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    I really really love my car's built-in GPS. I...

    I really really love my car's built-in GPS. I wouldn't have paid for it, but it was one of those things where I got a great deal for this particular model etc...

    That said, I've had the car for...
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    A lot depends on your water composition, too. I'm...

    A lot depends on your water composition, too. I'm not sure of the chemistry, but I'm certain that some react better/worse with hard water, soft water, etc. I often find myself having to change...
  24. Unless you board at one of the barns on the...

    Unless you board at one of the barns on the Amwell Valley Trail networks, or others... :cool: A lot depends also on where you want to live and how far you're willing to drive. Needs more info!!...
  25. A lot depends on what you mean by "good horse...

    A lot depends on what you mean by "good horse country" - and perhaps even more depends on your budget! I live in that general area (though I've not lived here long), feel free to PM if you want more...
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