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  1. I like the part about removing your underwear...

    I like the part about removing your underwear from a wad :)
  2. My first thought is that such a large place would...

    My first thought is that such a large place would require a lot of people. Too many. I go to the barn to see horses (and a cat or two).
  3. Not me, but the most awesome woman who was my...

    Not me, but the most awesome woman who was my horse's original mom is 76 & an active horsewoman/rider. She started riding when she was 50.

    We are hoping to get her to do her Century ride, but...
  4. I would be careful. I can tell you from my...

    I would be careful. I can tell you from my experiences in Jr High - snarling wildcats ain't got nothin' on girls that come in packs, palomino or no.
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    All the breeches I actually think I look good in...

    All the breeches I actually think I look good in are ribbed. They tend to be flattering/forgiving, as others have said. My fave pair are Kerrits pull ons.
  6. We used to do all these sorts of things when I...

    We used to do all these sorts of things when I was a kid at horse camp & I realize now how much they helped us out with control, comfort level, etc. plus FUN!!

    I think more adults should get...
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    Love those big horses!

    Love those big horses!
  8. was it worth it? HELL YES! I had them as an...

    was it worth it? HELL YES!

    I had them as an adult and it is one of the best things I have ever done.

    Whenever I see adults w. braces I make it a point to tell them how happy they are going...
  9. before all this, horsey also critically injures...

    before all this, horsey also critically injures mean girl b/c she doesn't understand him like (poor, starving) protagonist does.
  10. These are all great. you hear "YA YA " ...

    These are all great.

    you hear "YA YA "

    riding instructor's 4 yr old yelled this one day while getting her weekly ride. She had obviously seen it on TV. We almost died.

    At least most...
  11. My best friend (of 25 yrs) had brain surgery last...

    My best friend (of 25 yrs) had brain surgery last year. The waiting was the worst part, according to her (long months for appointments, tests, getting all the docs together, etc). The actual...
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    Well, I was going to say Land's End...everyone...

    Well, I was going to say Land's End...everyone beat me to it.

    I have the modal ones. I am tall with ape-like appendages. They fit great & the fabric feels super soft.
  13. Thread: Ooooops !

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    Aptly named. That was pretty much the only way...

    Aptly named. That was pretty much the only way to get a ride on my Shetland. Bugger. It def. made me fearless. I guess we should all be so lucky to have one as a coach (what does not kill me...)...
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    30 yrs ago my dad got some sort of wooden...

    30 yrs ago my dad got some sort of wooden shipping crate, allegedly used to move giant robot thing. He put it up against one side of the barn & kept small tractor & mini spreader in there. It is...
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    I think this sometimes. Right after my last...

    I think this sometimes.

    Right after my last relationship ended, I was speaking with one of my oldest friends, and she asked me what it was about him that I liked so much. My replies included...
  16. Thread: Ooooops !

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    I wonder how much effort this takes on their...

    I wonder how much effort this takes on their part: is it a significant energy expenditure to launch your 1200 lb body like this? yipes
  17. Someone posted a funny horse video on Metafilter,...

    Someone posted a funny horse video on Metafilter, one of the other boards I spend too much time on. One of the comments has stuck with me & I think of it almost daily:

    You can talk all you want...
  18. Thread: Would You?

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    ha! Didn't even occur to me that it applied to...

    ha! Didn't even occur to me that it applied to the horse, only people. Horses don't care what color your pants or skin is, what sex you are, how rich you are... you can still end up with your red...
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    Lexol is worse than useless. There are a ton of...

    Lexol is worse than useless. There are a ton of other conditioners (including those mentioned above) that are better.
  20. Thread: Would You?

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    Red pants of leadership: whoever is wearing red...

    Red pants of leadership: whoever is wearing red pants is automatically in charge. i am not sure why, but this is a rule
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    We had patent jod boots in saddle seat eq- the...

    We had patent jod boots in saddle seat eq- the instructions were to rub with vaseline. Not sure if that was the right thing to do, but it did keep away cracks, at least for a while.
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    If my mare is wearing a Rambo or other blanket...

    If my mare is wearing a Rambo or other blanket with just one tail strap, rather than the leg straps, she pees on the strap, on her tail & it splashes all over her legs.

    The blanket she has now...
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    Adrenal glands make T. Maybe he just has an...

    Adrenal glands make T. Maybe he just has an exuberant pair.
  24. Probably not really what you are looking for, but...

    Probably not really what you are looking for, but in northern New England, this was a common way to build

    http://people.uwec.edu/ivogeler/w188/articles/NewEngland-connecting-barn.htm

    you can...
  25. My mother had a colt that the HATED when sweat...

    My mother had a colt that the HATED when sweat was running down his goods. He would dance & sort of kick at himself. He was in a few driving classes and the groom would always immediately wipe them...
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