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  1. This is a staple in the Real Politic of Cat World...

    This is a staple in the Real Politic of Cat World Peace. You have to Build A Wall to help the adjacent cats just.not.have.to.look.at.the.enemy (who is taking resources from you just by Being There)....
  2. Thread: Long Lining

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    True. I forgot about the snaps not fitting...

    True. I forgot about the snaps not fitting places.

    I think there are pros and cons to that standard 30' length. I, too, think it's too short. So I had some 50' lengths of mountain rope cut for...
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    Sticky I thought of "Midas Touch" and then...

    Sticky

    I thought of "Midas Touch" and then Goldfinger and then a cute version relating to touch: Sticky Fingers, and then just Sticky.
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    Heat 'n' horse sh!t

    I have a mare whose poop gets looser (often with gas) as the weather gets hotter. I can get more specific if you like, but can you guys give me causes and cures?

    This seems to be a normal thing...
  5. Thread: Long Lining

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    I like these from Dover very much: ...

    I like these from Dover very much: http://www.doversaddlery.com/dovers-long-lines/p/X1-3046/

    They have the features you want: They are light (that's important for being as gentle as possible...
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    Yeah, OP. You moved into a small pond, that's...

    Yeah, OP. You moved into a small pond, that's all. Resident pro isn't confident or professional or whatever, so she's treating you badly. And her students are following suit. IME, when you find...
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    True and true. I was the one who suggested a...

    True and true.

    I was the one who suggested a series of post-dated checks. That was how we did things in the place where I worked when I was in that kind of industry. I think the logic was that 1)...
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    Can we get an Amen from the congregation? I...

    Can we get an Amen from the congregation?

    I can't tell you how much I hate getting a generic "yelling at" for something I didn't do. It screws with the morale of exactly the people who aren't...
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    Don't take someone else having an opinion...

    Don't take someone else having an opinion (redmares) so personally (with the put-upon "bad on me" comment)! Everyone gets to have an opinion, as you point out. That it differs from yours isn't...
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    It's not normal in boarding... yet. When I was a...

    It's not normal in boarding... yet. When I was a kid, neither was 30 days notice, and standardizing that 30 days to have it line up with the calendar months is slowly becoming A Thing. So I think...
  11. So, OP, besides the vent here and perhaps the one...

    So, OP, besides the vent here and perhaps the one phone call to say, "Hey, what happened? Are we going to reschedule?" is this relationship over?

    It would be for me. I'd make the one call to...
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    Third post, third opinion. Sorry, OP. But mine...

    Third post, third opinion. Sorry, OP.

    But mine is all business. I think you need to not allow anyone to get more than 30 days behind, for any reason.*** You can't afford it, and either can they...
  13. Thread: Long Lining

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    ^^^ So much wisdom there. I didn't speak about...

    ^^^ So much wisdom there. I didn't speak about using a whip (it requires even more practice with handling the lines and the whip and using them all accurately), but it is a necessary piece of...
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    The "Left to left" rule isn't universal.... in...

    The "Left to left" rule isn't universal.... in time or space. I say this as someone who has been riding consistently for 30+ years, and on both coasts and in more than one discipline. Ask for...
  15. Ha! I knew a horse who was so hot and stupid he...

    Ha! I knew a horse who was so hot and stupid he was called "Dizzy" who did this one. smart. thing.

    The idea is that the horse dives low in the trough to reach the cool water.

    Dizzy was a...
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    "If you pay them, they will come." I don't see a...

    "If you pay them, they will come." I don't see a huge demand for young horse trainers in this country. You can tell because, demand or not, too few people follow up that request for colt starting...
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    We need a Bob Barker (host of The Price is Right...

    We need a Bob Barker (host of The Price is Right who is vociferously pro-spay/neuter) of the horse world.

    I think you are right on both counts: Breeders just can't leave the poker table while...
  18. Thread: Long Lining

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    I'd start with "double lunging"-- lunge line to...

    I'd start with "double lunging"-- lunge line to you at the center of the circle, and a second line that goes from the outside ring of the bit, through a turret or grab strap on a saddle and back to...
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    Riding Warehouse is great. And, G., you'll...

    Riding Warehouse is great.

    And, G., you'll never need this info again since that tube of Hammanol will last you for-ever.

    But you will have to restart the whole mess when you need another...
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    Kitty! Raised up your kids. Was he a large...

    Kitty! Raised up your kids.

    Was he a large cat? And how long was the driveway? I love to see a cat go for walks with his family. I want to picture him in my mind.
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    Having bred one for myself and written all the...

    Having bred one for myself and written all the checks for that, I think anyone required to raise the horse up to riding age and then to show it a bit wouldn't breed at all. Getting a horse from zero...
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    I think this is right, and there's a national...

    I think this is right, and there's a national version of it. See, the only people who have any money left are the 50-somethings who always wanted a horse but who didn't get to do that yet because...
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    Hey, man. I didn't say the OP was wrong, either...

    Hey, man. I didn't say the OP was wrong, either in the substance of her message or her anger about the fubar situation, or even in her posting it. I was just pointing out that the OP's next post...
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    Well... Arabians are among the hotter of the...

    Well... Arabians are among the hotter of the "mythic" breeds (Your AQHA instant cowboy horses, your hairy gypsy vanners and such.) So the beginnners' mistakes show more.

    All of the Arabians bred...
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    He's so uphill at the canter that he's...

    He's so uphill at the canter that he's merry-go-round spidery!

    It takes me some time to get used to the modern movement the über-dressagists are breeding for.
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