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    ^^^^ Seriously, we're eventers. No. One. Cares....

    ^^^^ Seriously, we're eventers. No. One. Cares. Buy what fits your head comfortably, wear it all. the. time. and carry on. I can promise you, you can walk up and ASK Buck, he'll give you the...
  2. Whew, that is the middle of nowhere (at...

    Whew, that is the middle of nowhere (at conference right now with co-worker/friend who lives in Elizabeth City). There's not much of ANYTHING out there, but glad to see you've got some names at...
  3. Oooo, didn't know you were "going pro." ...

    Oooo, didn't know you were "going pro." Congrats!! I'm stuck at a work conference which may kill me, but I'll definitely check it out when I get home! I can't wait to start RIDING MY DANG HORSE...
  4. Because you are practical &...

    Because you are practical & functionality-focused. As am I. In the end, people can do what they like as long as it's in the rulebook -- I only get apoplectic if they try to insist it's "required"...
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    A LOT.
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    I'm not building a barn, don't want one. I did...

    I'm not building a barn, don't want one. I did the big run-in, I don't stall my horses. Key: do a LOT of advance design planning.

    And I love it. It's versatile, practical, I refer to it as...
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    Thanks! I love that I get to walk in in the...

    Thanks! I love that I get to walk in in the morning with extra sleep & my horse is show ready as soon as I brush him off! Just like everything else, play with it ahead of time & you can figure out...
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    I'd definitely check out programs (and if they...

    I'd definitely check out programs (and if they are available, past programs) from the Area II meeting. I've only been able to go to two: it's just too far, I can't afford it. But it was fantastic,...
  9. Most welcome -- the author was a super-sweet girl...

    Most welcome -- the author was a super-sweet girl & really exemplifies my own philosophy of horsemanship: ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS put your horse first.

    I am usually the finish timer of Phase D at...
  10. Thread: Worming Woes

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    If I comprehended my skimming correctly, you are...

    If I comprehended my skimming correctly, you are right in your overall gist -- traditional worming rotations are outdated & can often end up badly. I'm a research scientist, so research everything...
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    I like you, runwayz... :)

    I like you, runwayz... :)
  12. It is an amazing educational experience, unlike...

    It is an amazing educational experience, unlike any regular HT (I've been helping run Waredaca & So8ths for the past 5-6 yrs), and you should definitely take advantage of it if you have the...
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    DT is correct -- NOWHERE in eventing are you...

    DT is correct -- NOWHERE in eventing are you required to braid for any phase. Just clean, tidy, & the judge needs to be able to see the horse's neck. Trust me, if you've ever scribed (and DO...
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    I believe I just did first "any" show -- which...

    I believe I just did first "any" show -- which was a schooling dressage show I took Encore to 6 days after I bought him. He didn't really know how to steer very well, ROFL, but it was the beginning...
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    Yay, so glad to hear your little ducks fledged &...

    Yay, so glad to hear your little ducks fledged & made it out on their way! Given my co-workers current avid duck-hunting excursions, I'm sure there are some gaps they can fill!
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    Ummm, perhaps you should check out this program: ...

    Ummm, perhaps you should check out this program: Gate To Great

    Yes, terrible Western horses, LOL... A horse hasn't read the book on what he's not "supposed" to do. QH/Appys/Saddlebreds aren't...
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    THANK YOU! Well ridden & that horse has his...

    THANK YOU! Well ridden & that horse has his homework written all over him. I've watched a lot of barrel patterns in my life -- I think I've seen THREE that were un-cringeworthy (note: most of these...
  18. Thread: NEED TO VENT

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    Oops, my bad. I should probably just put a...

    Oops, my bad. I should probably just put a disclaimer in my sig that says "Brain fully functional 0% of the time; just assume I missed something." :D
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    ROFL, that's ok, I have personal space issues...

    ROFL, that's ok, I have personal space issues anyway! ;P

    But your illustration (and yes, I DO remember that one & your very cute ducks!) is a perfect example of another thread where I posted...
  20. Oooo, fancy! But yes, that is very nice fencing....

    Oooo, fancy! But yes, that is very nice fencing. I agree with the poster who said you don't necessary need to top flex rail, although it is very pretty if you have the $$$.

    I have not used them...
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    Totally kosher, OP, & my reply was addressed more...

    Totally kosher, OP, & my reply was addressed more as general info, not to you. EVERYONE should always supervise & take extra precautions with any small, tasty animals, be they foals, sheep,...
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    Having lived in TX for 2 yrs between undergrad &...

    Having lived in TX for 2 yrs between undergrad & grad school, it's much like NC in this way --

    It depends on who you know, LOL.

    (1) Do not fill your truck bed & shovel it out, your body will...
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    ROFL, your title is confusing. (1) Even if...

    ROFL, your title is confusing.

    (1) Even if decking is off ground, I always put real moisture barrier under my hay pallets. Not tarps, actual Moisture Barrier from the hardware store. Then...
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    Obviously you have never met THIS flower pot:...

    Obviously you have never met THIS flower pot:
    http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/dalek-planter.jpg

    GERMINATE!! GERMINATE!!
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    This concept is called "carrying capacity," and...

    This concept is called "carrying capacity," and is often mis-represented this way. There ARE adequate wildlife prey sources, more than adequate, actually. What are lacking are the travel corridors...
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