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    My mare gets a kick out of collected work. She...

    My mare gets a kick out of collected work. She volunteers it A LOT under any and all circumstances -- under saddle, on long lines, walking past scary buckets, in the field on her own...The day she...
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    Seriously, this is not always true. Same as a...

    Seriously, this is not always true. Same as a person may be able to afford to buy a home, but not want the potential long-term commitment. Or may be able to afford large monthly mortgage payments,...
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    Most of the time, I paid for half board, half...

    Most of the time, I paid for half board, half routine vet and half shoes in addition to my lessons, which were generally never less frequent than once a week. I never did one with an additional fee...
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    I agree with lucassb. Before I could afford a...

    I agree with lucassb. Before I could afford a horse, when I was in high school and then early in my professional life before I took a bunch of time away from riding, I half-leased several horses and...
  5. I am 100% Adult Barbie, Matchy Matchy, Princess...

    I am 100% Adult Barbie, Matchy Matchy, Princess Sparkle, Shopaholic, and extremely The Monica ... and maybe a little bit of a few others (although not, sadly, the Amazing Rider).

    Man am I...
  6. Gardening gloves -- what a great idea! I'm going...

    Gardening gloves -- what a great idea! I'm going to have to get some of those.

    My grooming box includes:
    - Eqyss Permier Rehydrant Spray for dry winter coat, which will be switched out for fly...
  7. My mare has an odd head and I've had to go with...

    My mare has an odd head and I've had to go with the frankenbridle approach. I don't know if this would work for you and your Vespucci bridle, but I was able to take my horse-size bridle into a...
  8. I liked it!! (Granted, I'm biased!)

    I liked it!! (Granted, I'm biased!)
  9. My decision has been to stomach the long drive in...

    My decision has been to stomach the long drive in order to have the barn and trainer I want, but these are the factors that I've looked at when barn-choosing...several of them learned the hard way by...
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    As another owner of said sad-a$$ arms, this was...

    As another owner of said sad-a$$ arms, this was my initial guess as well.
  11. ...um, no. I like to have some bottled water...

    ...um, no.

    I like to have some bottled water and pantry-type food around, and a full tank of gas in my car, in case bad weather cuts off the power or water supply. I have a "go bag" with all my...
  12. Well, I've done clinics with a couple of big-name...

    Well, I've done clinics with a couple of big-name people and I look like Mrs. Potato Head on Horseback, particularly when I get nervous and completely freeze, which I do in clinic settings. And I...
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    LIPIZZAN. No question!! But I also love WBs,...

    LIPIZZAN. No question!! But I also love WBs, especially Hanoverians.

    My two favorite breeds come from seeing them being ridden beautifully when I was a little kid and and having that sort of...
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    "Always yield to mass" -- aka if somebody is in a...

    "Always yield to mass" -- aka if somebody is in a bigger vehicle than you, like an 18-wheeler or a bus, yield to whatever foolishness they throw at you regardless of who technically has the rightaway...
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    For me, especially for a horse person, this is...

    For me, especially for a horse person, this is probably a pretty long list. Frugality is not really in my nature, although fortunately I'm not a high-volume shopper with most things (except makeup...
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    My approach generally is that I'm an ammy, I ride...

    My approach generally is that I'm an ammy, I ride for fun, brightly-colored or blinged-out stuff amuses me, and any DQ who doesn't like that or judges me on it can go take a long walk off a short...
  17. Part of me wants it just purely because it has...

    Part of me wants it just purely because it has horses on it and I collect makeup (weird, yes, I know). But I have one of their other palettes and all it does is sit in my drawer. I didn't really like...
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    I have seen the SRS twice while they were on tour...

    I have seen the SRS twice while they were on tour in the US, once when I was a kid and once when they came through a few years ago, and I own a lip mare.
  19. My mare will nicker to me on rare occasions. She...

    My mare will nicker to me on rare occasions. She did once after I was on vacation and didn't see her for about a week, she did once very indignantly when she was in cross ties and I was puttering...
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    I don't like the idea of barns being open at all...

    I don't like the idea of barns being open at all hours. From a security perspective, that concerns me. I think reasonable hours are appropriate. And i work full time and ride after work. I also like...
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    Provided you won't go broke doing so, I'd give...

    Provided you won't go broke doing so, I'd give them their 30-days notice and cease providing lessons immediately. Training-philosophy differences aside, I would not put up with being treated that...
  22. Thread: Coffee

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    I started drinking coffee seriously a few years...

    I started drinking coffee seriously a few years ago on a 16- hour flight to Hong Kong when id sworn off soda and was desperate for caffeine.

    I am a keurig person and my preferred coffee is the...
  23. Poll: I get all of those listed. I possibly wouldn't do...

    I get all of those listed. I possibly wouldn't do strangles, but it is required at my boarding facility.
  24. Aww! I'm not really a big sports fan personally,...

    Aww! I'm not really a big sports fan personally, but I do enjoy "football season" -- I like seeing guys get all excited and passionate about it and I think it's cute. While I don't watch it on TV...
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    I am sorry for your loss. It definitely will get...

    I am sorry for your loss. It definitely will get better, but I think how long it takes and how to approach things depends on what feels right to you.

    My dog died one month shy of two years ago and...
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