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    This works well, and of course it IS important to...

    This works well, and of course it IS important to prevent knee soreness, but there are alternatives. "Stirrup straights" (you put them between the stirrup leathers/fenders and the stirrups...
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    ...but do you "snort" apprehensively and "steady"...

    ...but do you "snort" apprehensively and "steady" your car whenever you see a plastic bag blowing across the road in front of you? For some reason, passengers give me funny looks when I do this.
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    My all-time favourite dates back to the heydays...

    My all-time favourite dates back to the heydays of rec.equestrian, and very young readers will probably not "get" this as it's a silly cultural reference. Here goes:

    Someone (I name no names) had...
  4. THIS. And, in fact, MORE than this. If you...

    THIS. And, in fact, MORE than this. If you haven't installed your fence yet, you're in luck because there's still time to plan the most useful (or least awkward) location.

    Before you install your...
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    If you're a member of either USEF or your local...

    If you're a member of either USEF or your local Farm Bureau, a Sherwin-Williams discount is one of the member perks. The USEF discount is usually larger, though - up to 40% IIRC.
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    I'm sorry if I was unclear in my previous post -...

    I'm sorry if I was unclear in my previous post - perhaps this will help clarify:
    Yes, indeed, the person who commissions the x-rays has the right to view them and purchase copies. That person could...
  7. The beauty - and for some, the frustration - of...

    The beauty - and for some, the frustration - of science is that it's rarely conclusive - you have to be ready and willing to look again and rethink something as soon as new data become available.
    ...
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    Apologies for hijacking the thread, but if the...

    Apologies for hijacking the thread, but if the music-lovers here have not seen this, you ought to see it. Speaking of violins costing 6 figures or more....
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    Even small pieces can be very useful INSIDE the...

    Even small pieces can be very useful INSIDE the house! Put them under the feet of your washer and dryer to cushion some of the vibration and diminish some of the noise, especially if your laundry...
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    In addition to the ethical question(s) this...

    In addition to the ethical question(s) this raises, there are also some legal questions. X-rays technically belong to the veterinarian who took them. The horse's owner may choose to ask for and...
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    Not as such, but I have a couple of suggestions. ...

    Not as such, but I have a couple of suggestions.

    1. You might take a look at www.cafepress.com and at zazzle, where you can get practically anything you want (according to a friend who does all...
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    Fair enough! But you're not limited in your...

    Fair enough! But you're not limited in your helmet choices, as most helmet manufacturers offer a similar service.

    The "best" helmet for you will be the one that meets or exceeds the current...
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    David Stoecklein usually has nice QH calendars. I...

    David Stoecklein usually has nice QH calendars. I generally buy mine from a place called www.calendars.com, because if you buy more than one they offer free shipping, or at any rate they used to do...
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    You might consider asking to have a vitamin D...

    You might consider asking to have a vitamin D test included the next time you have bloodwork done - if your level is low, that could explain the tendency to burn. I have friends who have always...
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    Nice arrangement, very clever of you! Here's...

    Nice arrangement, very clever of you! Here's another possibility: At this time of year you can usually find flat "flashlights" with lots of LEDs to make the night bright, and a hook on one end to...
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    Poll: I love this - too funny. But really (disclosure:...

    I love this - too funny. But really (disclosure: I sometimes do expert witness work), every time this happens to me, my mind flashes to that great line "If I could tell the truth, the whole truth,...
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    THIS. You'll want to call your farm insurance...

    THIS. You'll want to call your farm insurance agent as well, because the presence on your property of the "wrong' dog - or, in some cases, ANY dog - can invalidate not just your homeowner's insurance...
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    It sounds to me as if you did everything that a...

    It sounds to me as if you did everything that a normal caring dog-owner would have done. We can't second-guess everything, and most of us have had the experience of dogs coming back from the vet's...
  19. I love the flexing stirrups, and put a young...

    I love the flexing stirrups, and put a young student (your age) onto them because she has what she calls "soupy" ankles. She is so flexible that when she drops her heels, they drop A LOT, so much so...
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    And once again I stand corrected! I've always...

    And once again I stand corrected! I've always referred to that movement as a "phase shift" - the horse dematerializes, leaving the rider on the ground, and then instantly rematerializes five feet to...
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    But is that investment really necessary? Here...

    But is that investment really necessary? Here I've always thought that the instructions were written on the heel.
  22. I'm so sorry about your mother's stroke(s). It...

    I'm so sorry about your mother's stroke(s). It might indeed be very helpful to have someone to be with her, ride with her, or even hang around and watch her ride - sometimes even a small stroke can...
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    I think that you and your horse look lovely. ...

    I think that you and your horse look lovely.

    No jumping photos? Never mind, I'll have a go! This subject comes up quite a lot at clinics, so perhaps I can help a little.

    When your horse takes...
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    You might want to take a look at this site:...

    You might want to take a look at this site:
    http://www.stonecutfarm.com/latinreign.html

    Latin Reign is standing in Indiana and there's quite a nice photo of him, along with lots of information -...
  25. Thread: bit hobbles

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    You might not need to add anything to your mare's...

    You might not need to add anything to your mare's bridle. The purpose of that particular item is to help prevent the bit being dragged all the way through the horse's mouth. It sounds to me as if...
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