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    Plus planting and growing your own is not risk...

    Plus planting and growing your own is not risk free - you invest time that may be in short supply, even if everything else is given to you free, and then one lot of bad weather or getting sick or...
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    Yeah, but sometimes you are having a treat...

    Yeah, but sometimes you are having a treat because being poor is depressing and a candy bar is a quick pick me up to enjoy between jobs. We don't eat exclusively for nutrition.

    Plus, stress is...
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    Why does everything need to have nutritional...

    Why does everything need to have nutritional value to be valuable? We do have a problem in this country in that many people actually do not know how to cook, so that is something to be addressed to...
  4. All the fuss makes me wonder if maybe there is...

    All the fuss makes me wonder if maybe there is some "normal" public restroom activity I'm missing out on that is more akin to what you'd expect in a locker room. I suppose some nice places do still...
  5. I have to ask - what do people do in public...

    I have to ask - what do people do in public restrooms that make them so freaked out about what the person in the next stall over has in their underpants? I really don't get it - I rarely even pay...
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    Now I'm going to have to look that thread up...

    Now I'm going to have to look that thread up because I can see wearing them indoors being a little odd, but outside? Squinting is better than being able to see? I am so confused. (Fear not, if I ever...
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    Sunglasses are offensive?

    Sunglasses are offensive?
  8. I just want to agree with everyone saying look...

    I just want to agree with everyone saying look for a different instructor, and that I would follow up with the old one if possible to find out more details about the suggestion with the minis -...
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    Yeah, depending where you are, you may want to...

    Yeah, depending where you are, you may want to consider having some kind of trailer/shelter even if fairly minimal (think insulated shed you could stick a space heater in) on the property so that in...
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    No loaner helmets is going to immediately limit...

    No loaner helmets is going to immediately limit the population of potential students, though. It sounds like this would be really aimed at very new newbies, and those are the people who are least...
  11. From the above: "(i) finalizing a memorial...

    From the above: "(i) finalizing a memorial scholarship on behalf of an alumna in the name of her deceased son in January, 2015, and refusing to return the funds for the scholarship after announcing...
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    Has anyone gathered data on incidents of serious...

    Has anyone gathered data on incidents of serious falls depending on the order run? It seems worth looking at - one would tend to think that it's better for a tiring horse that might not have quite...
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    I didn't know that. (Obviously I am not of the...

    I didn't know that. (Obviously I am not of the YANK VERY HARD VERY FAST school of tacking up. :) ) Learn something new everyday on COTH.

    I was thinking after I posted that depending on the...
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    Yeah, I have very thick hair, so when it's long...

    Yeah, I have very thick hair, so when it's long that's a lot of hair to tuck up into a helmet. Even tucking it up under a normal hat can be quite distracting and unpleasant feeling.

    When my hair...
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    Okay, I have to ask: 1. What do you do to a...

    Okay, I have to ask:

    1. What do you do to a horse in a walk to canter transition to get it to actually FALL OVER? (Yank to one side or something? Maybe?)

    2. What the ever loving anything do you...
  16. I'm curious - where? Lots of places around here...

    I'm curious - where? Lots of places around here seem to not have much in the way of useful turnout unless you go fairly far away from the city. (They might have some land, but due to geography it may...
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    Um. Two points: 1. The helmet may not LOOK...

    Um. Two points:

    1. The helmet may not LOOK damaged externally but still have interior damage that reduces the protection it offers. The entire system of the helmet is based on some part of it...
  18. Thread: Low rise breeches

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    Poll: Can we have more inseam options too? I have short...

    Can we have more inseam options too? I have short stumpy legs. Regular breeches are ALWAYS too long for me. But there don't seem to be a huge range of breeches available in a short length at a good...
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    I strongly recommend making sure you can try the...

    I strongly recommend making sure you can try the bike - preferably the same make and model you are going to buy, before going all in. My knees will have nothing to do with either variety of bike, or...
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    Yeah, my ankle arthritis in particular can be not...

    Yeah, my ankle arthritis in particular can be not super fond of riding. I try to drop my stirrups every so often and HAVE to do it for a moment before dismounting or being reintroduced to the ground...
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    As sexist as that is, at least it makes some kind...

    As sexist as that is, at least it makes some kind of logical sense. "The poor men can't be expected to know how to sew!"

    I think some of the higher end stores now at least advertise alterations...
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    Yes, you do have to be wary. That's why I pointed...

    Yes, you do have to be wary. That's why I pointed out it's best to try to fit the complicated areas and have alterations be in simple areas (shoulders = complicated, waist = simple) - if you just buy...
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    Yes, this. I have arthritis in my lower spine and...

    Yes, this. I have arthritis in my lower spine and I get various pains including sciatic nerve pain, and riding makes it SO MUCH BETTER. Sometimes it's hard to get ON because of the pain, but once I'm...
  24. As some folks have mentioned, do be aware with...

    As some folks have mentioned, do be aware with the air vests that there have been some questions raised without adequate answers (that I've seen, anyway) about how safe they actually are in all...
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    Not quite the largest part of your body, but...

    Not quite the largest part of your body, but rather with a tailored coat of the type riding coat are, you REALLY if at all possible want it to fit your shoulders well. The shoulder area of a tailored...
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