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  1. I run my farm by myself and work full-time plus,...

    I run my farm by myself and work full-time plus, so I designed it accordingly. I've spent my life working in barns, both boarding and private, and am grateful for the lessons learned!

    I live in a...
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    *completely lost focus at '$250 horse shoes'* ...

    *completely lost focus at '$250 horse shoes'* Holy...horseshoes, batman!! I hope they come with a 'no-pull' guarantee, LOL!
  3. I did event very low levels in EasyBoots (the...

    I did event very low levels in EasyBoots (the Epics). I never tried the Renegades as they were far more $$ than I could spend and after the Epics (never stayed on the front feet of my forger...
  4. I should think if you are going to maintain a...

    I should think if you are going to maintain a career as a professional rider, everything has to be for sale! Unless you have some trust funds backing you, the irony is that if you've made an...
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    Wow! What a beautiful course -- and...

    Wow! What a beautiful course -- and surprisingly, it reminds me in many places of the old Rolex courses I attended (late 80's thru 90's). I love the use of lots of black flags; it looks so long, I...
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    I definitely couldn't do it with winter, but hey,...

    I definitely couldn't do it with winter, but hey, that's why I left the icy OH River valley, hee. I love the farm work...house work, not so much, but hey, the cats don't complain too much.
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    I did not and do not, even though many people...

    I did not and do not, even though many people tried to talk me into it. I have hunted before and frankly, I didn't like it at all -- I can gallop through the woods for free and I don't have to wear...
  8. Awwwe, I have always wanted a pet rat! No more...

    Awwwe, I have always wanted a pet rat! No more animals, no more animals....
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    Ok, thank you for the ROFLMAO!! Wow, that is...

    Ok, thank you for the ROFLMAO!! Wow, that is super...generous of your kitty. Mine (both indoors for wildlife & their safety!) have never had to deal with mice. They prefer to wake me with that...
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    There was a great one in Galveston (since it is a...

    There was a great one in Galveston (since it is a super popular vacation spot & home to a major cruise terminal) : "If it's tourist season, how come we are not allowed to shoot them?"

    Oh so very...
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    ROFL, wow, that bear was too easy to poke. ...

    ROFL, wow, that bear was too easy to poke. Although I'm idly curious as to how many times the word "libel" has been used on COTH.

    At any rate, I think the only person losing sleep is someone who...
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    Heeheehee, I am only an evil messenger, not the...

    Heeheehee, I am only an evil messenger, not the droid you are looking for...

    And JanM, are you thinking of longleaf pines? They are indeed a fire-dependent species and the longleaf pine savannah...
  13. Pterodactyl. Alternatively, work in a very...

    Pterodactyl.

    Alternatively, work in a very small round pen and you might could saddle those puppies.
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    I don't think she is allowed back in after...

    I don't think she is allowed back in after alienating every vet, dumping manure in natural waterways & getting all litigious with munipalities for not bowing to her convenience (sorry, just couldn't...
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    Ah, obviously you have never met Carolina flies: ...

    Ah, obviously you have never met Carolina flies: I swear they have super-mutant genes!
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    My best buddy, who inspired the blog in my sig,...

    My best buddy, who inspired the blog in my sig, is an Appendix and an AWESOME eventer: if there was ever a horse born to do XC, it is Solo!

    I got him at age 10 and evented him up to T. He's not...
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    Hee, you're welcome -- coherence comes to me so...

    Hee, you're welcome -- coherence comes to me so rarely, I must savour the moment. ;)
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    Let me solve the OP's problem -- move, then. ...

    Let me solve the OP's problem -- move, then. Duh. Don't let the door hit you on the way out of Aiken's "cultural wasteland" (http://www.visitaikensc.com/whattodo/arts_culture), LOL.

    Because cod...
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    No. If spinal trauma occurs during a fall in...

    No.

    If spinal trauma occurs during a fall in which the vest does not deploy (as we have many examples of), the inflation of the vest as the horse gets up and triggers the cartridge will...
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    I used a bonnet on my QH -- to keep the bugs off...

    I used a bonnet on my QH -- to keep the bugs off his ears (i.e. what they were designed for!!). TB hates it though and shakes it off his head unless I tie it to the bridle. Bug protection is...
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    Bingo on one of those silly little things that...

    Bingo on one of those silly little things that drives me nuts!! It renders brim pointless and looks stupid. Trends will be trends.

    But aside from my amused irritation, the beauty of eventing is...
  22. A butt-ton of traffic. Heh. Aside from that...

    A butt-ton of traffic. Heh.

    Aside from that -- I lived there when I first moved to NC in 2005, in E Charlotte and kept my horse at a friend's place on the way to Albemarle. There are plenty of...
  23. I can't speak about the tree shape on Teknas, but...

    I can't speak about the tree shape on Teknas, but they make a very nice saddle and they are quite nice to look at as well!

    I have owned Wintecs and still own a Collegiate Convertible Diploma (only...
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    When the vet comes out, definitely have him pull...

    When the vet comes out, definitely have him pull a sample for a CBC. Solo is (gasp) 18 now & it's not a new problem for him, but when he had trouble with aerobic conditioning in the past, we...
  25. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your...

    I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your statement. I am one of the people you mentioned above, lost mine in one whispered, terrible word. It was three years ago and it was yesterday and I...
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