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    Yes, I am probably the poster you are referring...

    Yes, I am probably the poster you are referring to. Yes, it is Oncept. Here's the ongoing discussion of my experience in the last year:
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    I work in a really noisy office. It's a cube farm...

    I work in a really noisy office. It's a cube farm and I sit in between purchasing, the operations manager, and the main entrance with 2 receptionists. Everybody, and I do mean everybody, talks really...
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    You might want to talk to your vet and...

    You might want to talk to your vet and investigate sources like Valley Vet Supply. Once upon a time I looked at buying human pills and grinding but it didn't work out to be any cheaper than buying...
  4. I do think this whole discussion is important for...

    I do think this whole discussion is important for another, related, reason. Careful planning helps you live up to what you promise to the client when they start boarding with you. I don't want to...
  5. I think your percentages are the inverse - for...

    I think your percentages are the inverse - for example Arabs are down approx 67%. Waiting on a dr's app't right now so can't calculate for you... Or maybe you meant to say that Arabs are at 33% of...
  6. Finally found the magazine and article. Not...

    Finally found the magazine and article. Not online, unfortunately. But here are the stats:

    Breed 2000 2005 2013

    QH ...
  7. You can add hairnets for saddle seat and western...

    You can add hairnets for saddle seat and western too. We used to use one of those donut things to make a bun, stick a million hair pins in it so that it would not move, wrap an old lady hair net...
  8. Registrations in the 5 major breeds in the US are...

    Registrations in the 5 major breeds in the US are down, and down a lot. I wish I could link to the best article that I've read on this topic but it does not appear to be online.

    So it's not just...
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    My sister and I want to go to Devon this year as...

    My sister and I want to go to Devon this year as our main horse show bucket list checkoff event. We thought the fall show was the real Devon - should we go in May instead? Or are they pretty much...
  10. Questions sent to my sister. She lived in Sweden...

    Questions sent to my sister. She lived in Sweden for 25 years and has ridden a lot, so we'll get to the bottom of this! :D

    Have to crack up at the comments on YouTube. Someone complained that he...
  11. I think that's actually Swedish and not...

    I think that's actually Swedish and not translated. Will have to ask my sister the Swedish speaker. It does have a nice ring to it doesn't it!
  12. Here's the Google translate of an interview with...

    Here's the Google translate of an interview with the rider:

    In this clip we see the 21-year-old Pontus Lidsell, from Hölö outside Sodertalje, stay in the saddle with a balance many riders learn...
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    I just want you to know that I have had this on...

    I just want you to know that I have had this on my to-do list forever SO I bought me one yesterday! Thanks for the reminder! :-$
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    Sorry for duplicate post stupid computer!

    Sorry for duplicate post stupid computer!
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    My poor sister had to make this decision for both...

    My poor sister had to make this decision for both her mares this past summer about 2 months apart. They both had survived multiple bouts of laminitis in the past, but it just wasn't meant to be this...
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    Sometimes owners hold the papers ransom and ask...

    Sometimes owners hold the papers ransom and ask for more money from the new owner to get them. A Craig's List kind of move - you'll see people advertising horse for free and papers for $500 for...
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    I am the only boarder in a pro show barn, so...

    I am the only boarder in a pro show barn, so don't see much that makes me cringe. But in my old place:
    - cross tying with the bit
    - horse owners who didn't own the first item of first aid stuff,...
  18. UPDATE: Executive Committee meeting yesterday...

    UPDATE: Executive Committee meeting yesterday seems to have resulted in stripping of titles from QHs. ABN reported changes to Datasource in real time.

    Stay tuned for more updates!
  19. UPDATE: It appears, though not yet officially...

    UPDATE: It appears, though not yet officially announced, that AHA has reversed itself. I am very hopeful that the rightful winners are going to get their due.

    ABN reported that Datasource changes...
  20. I have a Luc Childeric that I love because a)...

    I have a Luc Childeric that I love because a) it's the only saddle out of a jillion that I tried that actually fits my big shouldered Arab and b) it has a sweet spot for rider balance that can't be...
  21. If you've got a monoflap saddle like I do, the...

    If you've got a monoflap saddle like I do, the velcro straps are useless. They always get cut off. (Monoflap means that the billets are integrated into the saddle instead of being separate from the...
  22. I believe this is a pivotal moment for them for...

    I believe this is a pivotal moment for them for exactly this reason. And, after showing open dressage and finding people much nicer and much fairer, I do have to ask myself, what exactly AM I getting...
  23. Sometimes people can't quite believe that the bad...

    Sometimes people can't quite believe that the bad things are really happening until it bites them in the a$$. They'll write it off to rumors or sour grapes or ignorance. I think it's a pretty typical...
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    Is My Bit Blanket Busted???

    Does anybody know if Bit Blankets heat up regardless of the temperature of the air around them or do they only heat up if the ambient temperature is cold?

    Getting ready for the polar vortex of...
  25. He is so beautiful! And she is sweet as could be...

    He is so beautiful! And she is sweet as could be - been raised right to be so innocently excited about getting a pony! I got all verklempt! All the best to your entire family for 2015! Looks like...
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