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    Thanks everyone for all of the great advice. I...

    Thanks everyone for all of the great advice. I have not a lot of other professional work experience/office environment experience to compare against, so this was uncharted territory for me and I...
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    Help me avoid being the office jerk

    I'm coming up on my first anniversary at my job - my first real, professional position since finishing my degree. I love the work and all the people I work with, so I'm pretty happy after hearing...
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    I know that horse. ;) I second this.

    I know that horse. ;) I second this.
  4. I have these and I love them (and the price!):...

    I have these and I love them (and the price!):
    http://greenhawk.com/wdItemDesc.asp?strilhID=web&strmdNumber=BOE2729&stricSKU=BOE2729

    On a horse:...
  5. Thread: Spurs

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    1" flat ended spurs with leather straps because I...

    1" flat ended spurs with leather straps because I have short legs and an inherently lazy horse that I encourage to jump higher than she'd probably like to if she was able to choose.

    Every horse...
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    My dad's mom and stepdad disappeared in the late...

    My dad's mom and stepdad disappeared in the late 70s. They were at the stepdad's farm in Abbotsford, BC where they had a private plane and an airstrip. His stepdad was an air traffic controller and...
  7. I have ridden at the same barn for 18 years and...

    I have ridden at the same barn for 18 years and have never been allowed to jump outside of lessons. It's a safety/liability thing, and to be honest, there's not much that you can learn jumping...
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    Without any further knowledge of you, might I...

    Without any further knowledge of you, might I suggest an older Bruno Delgrange PJ Original. Great saddle, great quality, known to fit a ton of different horse shapes, most definitely "cushy".
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    If you ever have the extreme misfortune of...

    If you ever have the extreme misfortune of finding yourself in the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada area, I'll extend the same courtesy as SuperShorty! Hats off to you for being awesome.
  10. Hunterprincez - if you right click the photo and...

    Hunterprincez - if you right click the photo and select "copy image URL", they will be viewable without altering your privacy settings. :)
  11. She's probably thinking, good God, Kady. Did you...

    She's probably thinking, good God, Kady. Did you actually think we could leave from there!? Hold on, let me raise my head slowly so you can get back in the tack and for the love of all that is holy,...
  12. No, no, my dear friends. It is not the lowly 2'...

    No, no, my dear friends. It is not the lowly 2' hunters of the world that are ruining the traditions and foundations of this sport. It is I, the amateur rider who just last year, in my (count it)...
  13. Poll: A+! Woooooo!

    A+! Woooooo!
  14. I would recommend watching some flat sessions...

    I would recommend watching some flat sessions from years past of the George Morris Horsemastership clinics in Wellington. When I was focusing heavily on the equitation, my rides consisted of a...
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    Ah, man. So mean, but I once received a...

    Ah, man. So mean, but I once received a misdirected text that read, "do the kids have free texting?"

    I replied back, pretending to be the SO, explaining that while I contemplated paying for a...
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    Living in the middle of oil-rich Alberta, I know...

    Living in the middle of oil-rich Alberta, I know this feeling well. I was the prototypical A student throughout school and loved subjects in the arts and humanities. I went on to get a degree from a...
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    I need a personal assistant.

    I'm so angry at myself. I scheduled a very important work thing on the exact same day as a very important personal thing. I'm now trying to reschedule one or both to try and rectify the situation and...
  18. The inverse of the too-young parent is the...

    The inverse of the too-young parent is the too-old high schooler. You can't fool me - not one of the guys in my high school looked like the 25+ year old hunks in all the TV shows. :mad:
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    Seconding the hand specialist. I broke my finger...

    Seconding the hand specialist. I broke my finger falling off once, thought it would heal if I just put it in a brace and ended up needing surgery. I honestly didn't even know finger surgery was a...
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    I once made it through security with two heavy...

    I once made it through security with two heavy duty chains with giant clips on the end of them in my purse. I had been at a horse show and had thrown my horse's bucket chains in my bag after loading...
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    "You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the...

    "You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be someone out there who doesn't like peaches."

    Keep your head up, OP. Don't let an asshole like him have this much...
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    Horse showing at the A/AA level can be a big...

    Horse showing at the A/AA level can be a big expense to incur all at one time. Consider the following when planning your budget:

    1) Show fees. For one week at an A show facility for stall,...
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    I'm flattered! I am incredibly lucky that my...

    I'm flattered! I am incredibly lucky that my horse ended up being as great as she is - I thought she would probably top out in the Children's/AA hunters and small medals, but has far exceeded that...
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    OP - I am six years your senior and have been...

    OP - I am six years your senior and have been paying for my horse-related expenses since I was around your age. When I finished high school, my parents were generous enough to fully fund my...
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    Off to the Oilers/Wild game tonight. My colleague...

    Off to the Oilers/Wild game tonight. My colleague should be getting some post-game locker room quotes while I try my hardest to avoid the temptation of the Rexall Place concession (they have...
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