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  1. Well I worked for a very large corporation for 35...

    Well I worked for a very large corporation for 35 years and we always included University of Wisconsin on our recruit/hire list. In my (very long ) experience any decent state school will do for a...
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    45 Minutes to an hour each way. I do five days a...

    45 Minutes to an hour each way. I do five days a week.
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    I don't own one so can't speak to ease of use...

    I don't own one so can't speak to ease of use etc. however I did attend a function where the entire meal from apps to dessert was cooked on an egg and everything was fabulous. (The guy cooking was...
  4. Just a technical point, if you are maintaining a...

    Just a technical point, if you are maintaining a bend to the inside for both the spiral in and spiral out, then wouldn't the spiral in really be a half pass (diagonal aides) and the spiral out would...
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    I have one retired horse who is arthritic in the...

    I have one retired horse who is arthritic in the hocks and stifles. That sling thing was great for several years, now we have decided that it is just too hard on the mare to shoe her hind end, so...
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    While you adjust, try closing your hip angle at...

    While you adjust, try closing your hip angle at the two point just a little bit more than usual. Sometimes an "overcorrection" can help you get right where you need to be.
  7. Its been 14 years since I lost my first horse who...

    Its been 14 years since I lost my first horse who I had for over 30 years. I was pretty much a wreck for a week, for a few days I holed up and didn't want to see or talk to anyone. I was unable to...
  8. I want both to be clean and orderly however;...

    I want both to be clean and orderly however; while I clean the tack room, my housekeeper cleans the house. My domestic skills appear to be limited to barn skills.
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    I pay $75 per day to have someone stay at my...

    I pay $75 per day to have someone stay at my house and feed the cats. However I have elderly cats and person is a vet tech who can administer meds and assess wellbeing.
  10. One little trick I employed to take off the...

    One little trick I employed to take off the pressure of dating and that actually did me a world of good was I called it "relationship practice" instead of dating. I decided to meet people and...
  11. I love that show! My favorite venue! You and...

    I love that show! My favorite venue! You and your horse look fabulous!
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    I had a horse that used to do this and I too...

    I had a horse that used to do this and I too would usually come off. The only remedy I came up with was to ride with two opening reins which would effectively minimize the degree of scoot such that...
  13. I prefer straight loads especially since my horse...

    I prefer straight loads especially since my horse often stands in the trailer for an hour or so after hunts. In a straight load I can hang a water bucket and a hay bag and he has plenty of room to...
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    Lessons, hunter paces, trail rides, hound...

    Lessons, hunter paces, trail rides, hound walking, clinics, schooling shows, moonlight rides, horse swims, picnics on horseback, the fun never ends!!!!
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    This, my barn was able to get a worker all new...

    This, my barn was able to get a worker all new teeth by working with the dental school.
  16. It's not height that counts so much as how sprung...

    It's not height that counts so much as how sprung the horse is. I have several ranging from 14.3 to 16.1. I'm 5 11. All leg. All my horses are built with broad deep chests and very sprung rib...
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    I don't know, for me it's usually a case of "Oh...

    I don't know, for me it's usually a case of "Oh Crap Here I go!" Then splat I'm on the ground. There's no planning, intentional positioning etc. It's all over before I get past "Oh Crap!". I...
  18. My life is not that interesting...I don't really...

    My life is not that interesting...I don't really care what they track...
    My life is barn-home-barn-home-barn-home etc etc etc
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    I had one of these when I was at a barn that...

    I had one of these when I was at a barn that didn't have a very good tack room. It was very useful.
  20. For what it is worth one of my hunt horses is a...

    For what it is worth one of my hunt horses is a mare that would kill any dog that entered her pasture and she even tossed a small dog out of her stall by the scruff of it's neck (he ran into her...
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    Given my screen name it should be no surprise...

    Given my screen name it should be no surprise that I subscribe to the Pony Club rule of at the shoulder!
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    Sorry you are suffering. Often the right thing...

    Sorry you are suffering. Often the right thing to do is also the hard thing to do (that's why so many people avoid doing the right thing for so long). In order to move on in a healthy fashion it is...
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    Haven't read everything so maybe this is...

    Haven't read everything so maybe this is redundant but here is something to consider; some people get stuck in a pattern of trying to fix someone else so they can defer looking at themselves and...
  24. Nice horse and nice ride. Some of that body...

    Nice horse and nice ride. Some of that body pumping motion looks to me like it comes from your elbows not being soft enough, they almost look locked in place until your release. You are moving you...
  25. My trainer does this sometimes BUT I get a text...

    My trainer does this sometimes BUT I get a text first saying that he wants so and so to ride instead and do I mind. ALSO I do not pay a training fee for this ride, in fact if my trainer feels that...
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