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  1. I grew up in the northeast and never did manage...

    I grew up in the northeast and never did manage to get used to the cold winters. As a young adult, I moved to the Atlanta area and loved it. It's nice to still have four seasons, but with a much...
  2. They make kits which are designed to address this...

    They make kits which are designed to address this problem:

    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=slide+in+stove+gap&tbm=shop
  3. That's a bummer of a day! :( I have the same...

    That's a bummer of a day! :(

    I have the same saddle and a similarly minimalist close contact (Butet.) While I don't feel like my Schleese locks me in at all - in fact, that's one of the things I...
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    I fully agree that dealing with alcoholism is a...

    I fully agree that dealing with alcoholism is a super tough road. And only 70 days sober... that is the start of what will be a lifelong journey, at best.

    The only other comment that I would...
  5. Thread: USDF bronze?

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    Ah, I dunno. I am not sure you have to be so...

    Ah, I dunno. I am not sure you have to be so awesome to get it done!

    I switched to dressage about two years ago after many, many years doing hunters, jumpers and equitation. I got tired of...
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    You might think about pentosan. I have seen some...

    You might think about pentosan. I have seen some pretty impressive improvements with fairly conservative dosing schedules (monthly or every 3 weeks or so.) I do think the additional turnout is...
  7. We had a ride-a-test clinic at our barn last year...

    We had a ride-a-test clinic at our barn last year and it was terrific. It was held over two days; on the first day, each rider began by riding their test of choice, and then got commentary plus...
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    I am at a relatively small semi-private show barn...

    I am at a relatively small semi-private show barn (beautiful large facility but only a handful of clients.) I do always tip the grooms ($100-ish, plus a small gift) for Christmas because they work...
  9. Have you looked on ebay? I often see them there,...

    Have you looked on ebay? I often see them there, and sometimes for very reasonable prices.
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    What do horses with this sort of record/level of...

    What do horses with this sort of record/level of training go for in your area? A lightly shown, coming 12 year old OTTB - especially one that is not for a beginner - is a tough sale in most markets....
  11. I was a working student, eons ago when dinosaurs...

    I was a working student, eons ago when dinosaurs walked the earth. And it was a great experience.

    In the barn where I worked, the WS started out as basically an assistant groom. Meaning you were...
  12. I don't know the trainers at Yellow House or...

    I don't know the trainers at Yellow House or Stepping Stone, but I know some people who ride with Michael Ippolito at Laguna, which is in Milton.
    http://www.laguna-farm.com/ (There is also a H/J...
  13. Thread: HKM breeches?

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    I have several pair of HKM breeches and like them...

    I have several pair of HKM breeches and like them a lot. As has been noted above, they are not the same quality as Pikeur, but they are also a third of the price, and they tend to be cute and...
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    Have you looked at Revelry Farm (Stephanie Pair)?...

    Have you looked at Revelry Farm (Stephanie Pair)? Great group of kids and a nice atmosphere.

    http://www.revelryfarm.com/index.html
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    I think they have not sufficiently addressed the...

    I think they have not sufficiently addressed the concerns around privacy. As an owner, I do not want my personal financial dealings to be public fodder. (I understand that this is not what Debbie...
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    It is possible, as others have noted, to work and...

    It is possible, as others have noted, to work and go to grad school at the same time. This is the route I took and it is the approach that I would recommend. Bonus points if you can work for an...
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    Typical lease fee would be 1/3 of the purchase...

    Typical lease fee would be 1/3 of the purchase price for an annual situation (up to you how much you might offer as a credit against a purchase) prorated by the # of months in question.

    You...
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    My suggestion is to find things that you do not...

    My suggestion is to find things that you do not have to size. Director's chairs are nice (and useful) and can be found in the price range you mention. Embroidered grooming bags are also nice, as...
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    Why not take as many lessons as you can, enjoy...

    Why not take as many lessons as you can, enjoy them, and work on your fitness on the days you do not ride? There are lots of things you can do to build core strength off the horse that will help you...
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    Horses like this CERTAINLY exist. And they can...

    Horses like this CERTAINLY exist. And they can be an absolute blast to ride, so don't give up your search or be put off by those who insist that riders new to dressage should only buy a lower level...
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    Thanks, Fred. I did not realize until much later...

    Thanks, Fred. I did not realize until much later in life how lucky I was in my childhood. You are so right about how significant our family's influence can be on us!

    I love , "A Child's...
  22. I had a DCS dual fuel range and absolutely loved...

    I had a DCS dual fuel range and absolutely loved it. Still miss it, in fact.

    Current house had a glass topped cooktop which I hated enough to go through the pain and expense of having a gas...
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    I think Linkedin is useful; you've gotten some...

    I think Linkedin is useful; you've gotten some good advice above. After a while, you will likely find some groups in your line of work or industry that you may want to join; that can be a good way...
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    I have to say I have come full circle on the...

    I have to say I have come full circle on the whole holiday thing. Growing up, my mother made the entire month of December basically one long party. She and I both had December birthdays and I think...
  25. We can help tomorrow. Any idea of the men's...

    We can help tomorrow. Any idea of the men's sizes?
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