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  1. I do like the "choose your own adventure" title. ...

    I do like the "choose your own adventure" title. Seems appropriate.
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    Unfortunately some of the fading is due to the...

    Unfortunately some of the fading is due to the urea & salt in sweat. Depending on the horse, there is only so much you can do.

    In really liked the Schneider's mosquito mesh sheet last year on my...
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    Paula - I also have long legs, but maybe you are...

    Paula - I also have long legs, but maybe you are like me & need long skirts when working in the lab, too? Thanks for the link!
  4. I have never understood hunter hair under the...

    I have never understood hunter hair under the helmet. I have a lot of hair & it is uncomfortable.

    A nice bun is fine.
  5. Thread: Old Ribbons

    by Hippolyta
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    Our summer camp would cut the writing off the...

    Our summer camp would cut the writing off the middle ribbon (make it shorter) & write on with one of those silver or gold paint markers.

    Let me tell you, a tricolor for wining camp wide barn...
  6. I remember my dad using my mother's horse's leg...

    I remember my dad using my mother's horse's leg wraps on himself, and liniment. Absorbine was originally sold for horses & ppl, anyway.

    Hoof maker on my hands. I don't think it does anything...
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    Came here to make the same suggestion! They go...

    Came here to make the same suggestion! They go on sale often & are even cheaper.
  8. He wasn't tied to the porta potty? Then isn't...

    He wasn't tied to the porta potty? Then isn't this just good (perhaps necessary) training :)
  9. Thread: Draft Horses

    by Hippolyta
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    I have loved drafts more or less from afar. I...

    I have loved drafts more or less from afar. I have known a few, never owned any, but love to go to watch their shows. Gorgeous. I also love seeing them working & do get to see a lot of heritage...
  10. As I have been reading 13 pages of this, I...

    As I have been reading 13 pages of this, I realize that I have seen just about every one of these stories acted out by members of a popular horse club in my area, some by its long time president &...
  11. I like the part about removing your underwear...

    I like the part about removing your underwear from a wad :)
  12. My first thought is that such a large place would...

    My first thought is that such a large place would require a lot of people. Too many. I go to the barn to see horses (and a cat or two).
  13. Not me, but the most awesome woman who was my...

    Not me, but the most awesome woman who was my horse's original mom is 76 & an active horsewoman/rider. She started riding when she was 50.

    We are hoping to get her to do her Century ride, but...
  14. I would be careful. I can tell you from my...

    I would be careful. I can tell you from my experiences in Jr High - snarling wildcats ain't got nothin' on girls that come in packs, palomino or no.
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    All the breeches I actually think I look good in...

    All the breeches I actually think I look good in are ribbed. They tend to be flattering/forgiving, as others have said. My fave pair are Kerrits pull ons.
  16. We used to do all these sorts of things when I...

    We used to do all these sorts of things when I was a kid at horse camp & I realize now how much they helped us out with control, comfort level, etc. plus FUN!!

    I think more adults should get...
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    Love those big horses!

    Love those big horses!
  18. was it worth it? HELL YES! I had them as an...

    was it worth it? HELL YES!

    I had them as an adult and it is one of the best things I have ever done.

    Whenever I see adults w. braces I make it a point to tell them how happy they are going...
  19. before all this, horsey also critically injures...

    before all this, horsey also critically injures mean girl b/c she doesn't understand him like (poor, starving) protagonist does.
  20. These are all great. you hear "YA YA " ...

    These are all great.

    you hear "YA YA "

    riding instructor's 4 yr old yelled this one day while getting her weekly ride. She had obviously seen it on TV. We almost died.

    At least most...
  21. My best friend (of 25 yrs) had brain surgery last...

    My best friend (of 25 yrs) had brain surgery last year. The waiting was the worst part, according to her (long months for appointments, tests, getting all the docs together, etc). The actual...
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    Well, I was going to say Land's End...everyone...

    Well, I was going to say Land's End...everyone beat me to it.

    I have the modal ones. I am tall with ape-like appendages. They fit great & the fabric feels super soft.
  23. Thread: Ooooops !

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    Aptly named. That was pretty much the only way...

    Aptly named. That was pretty much the only way to get a ride on my Shetland. Bugger. It def. made me fearless. I guess we should all be so lucky to have one as a coach (what does not kill me...)...
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    30 yrs ago my dad got some sort of wooden...

    30 yrs ago my dad got some sort of wooden shipping crate, allegedly used to move giant robot thing. He put it up against one side of the barn & kept small tractor & mini spreader in there. It is...
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    I think this sometimes. Right after my last...

    I think this sometimes.

    Right after my last relationship ended, I was speaking with one of my oldest friends, and she asked me what it was about him that I liked so much. My replies included...
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