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  1. A quick note, fwiw. My PhD is in Humanities, not...

    A quick note, fwiw. My PhD is in Humanities, not in the OP's intended area of study. In my experience, WHERE you get your PhD and WITH WHOM you study greatly determine what academic, especially...
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    Try acupuncture

    Our mare suffered nerve damage and partial face paralysis after the surgical removal of a tumor, causing her nose to look slightly "wry" and her lower lip to droop on the one side. It did improve as...
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    Thanks everyone for the great advice. COTHer...

    Thanks everyone for the great advice.
    COTHer carolprudm has generously offered to lend me her show jacket for this show! :D

    I am addicted to dressage; I just don't know if I'll enjoy showing. ...
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    Outfitting for first--and maybe last--show?

    Bit of brief background: middle-aged rider coming from h/j to dressage. Never showed h/j--but like the idea of showing dressage to get judge's feedback and to track progress, so with my trainer's...
  5. This boggles my mind: to _not_feed, to not...

    This boggles my mind: to _not_feed, to not feed--knowingly--by choice, after _agreeing_ to feed these needy horses; I'm stunned at the cold heartedness of people, but I'm relieved to hear that mare...
  6. Nancy Bardy: http://www.harmonysaddlefitting.com/

    Nancy Bardy: http://www.harmonysaddlefitting.com/
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    Gwenneth Paltrow in _Hush_ has a terrible...

    Gwenneth Paltrow in _Hush_ has a terrible seat/legs (check out the scene where she's talking to the guy who is killing the turkey). I always laugh at the scene when Paltrow comes in the house,...
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    Thanks, again, for responding. Just so I have...

    Thanks, again, for responding. Just so I have this image in my head straight. The one side, the horse is attached (should be no biggie, since s/he has been trained to tie). The other side: the...
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    Thanks for the response. How long would you work...

    Thanks for the response. How long would you work each session? Also, how do you transfer this knowledge and/or teach horses to tie to cross ties? I appreciate your time.
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    Auventera Two : What is your method for teaching...

    Auventera Two : What is your method for teaching horses to tie? TIA.
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    I'm convinced!

    I'm convinced that I need to have the arena fenced off, and I'm going to re-examine the area to try to make HuntinFool's idea work for us. Thanks to all for the feedback. Needed arguments to make...
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    Horses having access to arena?

    We're clearing land to create a dressage arena and a new paddock, but the way things are laid out, it looks as if the best option is to have the arena accessible to the new paddock. No horses would...
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    Posting because I'm interested in an ON-FARM...

    Posting because I'm interested in an ON-FARM broodmare lease. Bump.
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    Look how butt-high he is!:lol: He'll shoot right...

    Look how butt-high he is!:lol: He'll shoot right up, especially with some loving care. Kudos to you for saving him and welcoming him into your herd!

    ETA: could think of foreign language...
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    Anne Kursinski, in her _Riding and Jumping...

    Anne Kursinski, in her _Riding and Jumping Clinic_, advises this: "To get an idea of the amount of pressure your calf should exert at any time when you're not closing it for a specific purpose, rest...
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    From clear over here, it looks as if the bigger...

    From clear over here, it looks as if the bigger gift was the message from him: I want to ride more with you (hence, his own trail saddle); I want to commit more to this horsey-life of ours. ...
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    Will definitely keep a watch out for this on ebay...

    Will definitely keep a watch out for this on ebay and other consignment sites. Thanks for the suggestion!
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    Very interesting! Thanks mucho for the site.

    Very interesting! Thanks mucho for the site.
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    Resurrecting this post, again. Yesterday, we...

    Resurrecting this post, again. Yesterday, we knocked the mud off one of the geldings and tacked him up, only to see that he has certainly "dried out," in Arabian terminology, and his bridle's...
  20. Thread: Teaching style

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    What is most important to me is whether the...

    What is most important to me is whether the instructor is focused on my "learning" vis her "teaching." Whether sitting or standing or yelling or whispering, I appreciate a teacher who aims to help...
  21. Thread: training books

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    _Storey's Guide to Training Horses_ by Thomas is...

    _Storey's Guide to Training Horses_ by Thomas is very practical.
    I also liked Ingrid and Reiner Klimke's _The New Basic Training of the Young Horse_ but it seemed to skip a lot of practical steps. ...
  22. Thread: MDC stirrups

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    Thanks! My USDF book says the jointed stirrups...

    Thanks! My USDF book says the jointed stirrups are fine, but I couldn't find anything about the 45-90 degree angle placement. Thanks, again, for your response. I inherited a pair, but I don't want...
  23. Thread: MDC stirrups

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    MDC stirrups

    Cross-posting: are these stirrups (the intelligent version w/ joints and rotatable eye) legal in dressage tests?
  24. Thread: MDC Stirrups

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    Is it permissible to show in these stirrups in...

    Is it permissible to show in these stirrups in dressage tests?
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    Weekly email of crock pot recipe

    Someone may have already posted this--so forgive if this is a repeat, but I just found this:

    http://southernfood.about.com/c/ec/1.htm

    They'll send you a crock pot recipe each week. Especially...
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