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    Chiming in to say, I had similar experiences (not...

    Chiming in to say, I had similar experiences (not to do with meat!) and I have had lifelong food issues, body issues, disordered eating, and anxiety issues all tied up into this. It's affected my...
  2. I'd try a Passier, see if you can find a narrow...

    I'd try a Passier, see if you can find a narrow or med-narrow (because you mentioned he's slab-sided). Our barn is full of them from all the shark-fins of the past. We also have some mediums which...
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    The problem with that is audience appeal. I guess...

    The problem with that is audience appeal. I guess if you got the "hot young thing of the day" male actor, you would get the flocks of young girls, regardless!

    ETA: :lol: to JER's comment.
  4. While I generally agree about being cautious, I,...

    While I generally agree about being cautious, I, just like another poster here, found out the last unexpected caller was there to tell me my horse was loose on the road. I'm glad they persisted in...
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    Here's a photo from 1980 of jockeys...

    Here's a photo from 1980 of jockeys

    Eventer 1... ha ha just kidding!

    Same eventer in the mid-80s

    Now, given CO has been making hats since 1911, I can't find photographic evidence of pre-1911...
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    Experience gift, what does he want to do? Sky...

    Experience gift, what does he want to do? Sky diving, rent a fancy car, a cool amusement park? Obviously it should be something you'd enjoy too.
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    You know, starting your thread out that way isn't...

    You know, starting your thread out that way isn't a great discussion strategy.
  8. So what is up with the Spartan name? Are they...

    So what is up with the Spartan name? Are they going to launch all sorts of other things and call them Honeycrisp, Gala, and Golden Delicious? :winkgrin:
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    A Bit Above Realty

    A Bit Above Realty
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    Yes, I was wondering what a "mental defective"...

    Yes, I was wondering what a "mental defective" looks like. I didn't know they had a look.
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    To reduce the mouthful, try "____ Homes" rather...

    To reduce the mouthful, try "____ Homes" rather than "_________ Real Estate"?
  12. OK so based on the replies here, I did a...

    OK so based on the replies here, I did a calculation, just for interest's sake.

    Using the tax calculator above, I'm paying an average of 20.1% income tax (this is federal and provincial, averaged...
  13. And then add consumption taxes (sales, gas, etc.)...

    And then add consumption taxes (sales, gas, etc.) and optional para-medical such as dental, physio etc. Some things aren't covered unless they are doctor-prescribed.
  14. And, it's worth noting that a few months after I...

    And, it's worth noting that a few months after I started the first thread linked above, I got a severe concussion and spent overnight in the hospital, at no additional cost to me. I was also lucky...
  15. Here are two threads I was involved in where we...

    Here are two threads I was involved in where we hashed this out pretty well:

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?345959-Canadians-health-dental-disability-insurance
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    Based on your post, I think your friend (the last...

    Based on your post, I think your friend (the last one) sounds awesome; in fact they all do.

    I think encouragement is nice, it feels better than people offering solutions when they aren't asked for...
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    I have this problem (as a woman) and finally...

    I have this problem (as a woman) and finally found my answer at The Bay. (Do you have that in the States?) Anyway, thin dress socks made of merino wool/blend, in black.

    My life has never been...
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    I think you have totally captured the partial...

    I think you have totally captured the partial clip. There are a couple more stages for the full clip, including:

    I'll just hold your leg like so, while I clip the front of your fetlock...

    Ow!...
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    I'm halfway through A Complicated Kindness by...

    I'm halfway through A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews. It's one of those Canadian books you've heard about and know you should read (multiple award-winner), but have no idea what it's about.
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    That sounds a little like my parents' neighbours...

    That sounds a little like my parents' neighbours a few years back, after my parents accidentally sandwiched my car with a tree they were clearing.

    All the neighbours had come over for a party a...
  21. Thread: Aiming for a 1*

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    Since you have run Prelim before, I would say a...

    Since you have run Prelim before, I would say a CIC* is optional. It is good to get an FEI event before your first CCI (get familiar with all the rules etc.) but can cost so much that it doesn't feel...
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    Education $ instead of war $. I'd be all for it.

    Education $ instead of war $. I'd be all for it.
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    I just read a novel on this subject, The Children...

    I just read a novel on this subject, The Children Act by Ian McEwan, if anyone's interested. The 17-year old in that case was refusing treatment for cancer because it would require blood...
  24. ...how do you propose to do that? Check...

    ...how do you propose to do that?



    Check this list first... I'd be comfortable having some of them live next door.
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    COTH has a story from yesterday about a Morgan...

    COTH has a story from yesterday about a Morgan who went up to Advanced. It was cool to read the story behind the horse that was on the cover the A/B Pony Club manual!
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