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    Yes! Yes! A thousand times yes!!

    Yes! Yes! A thousand times yes!!
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    MAC123 is absolutely correct. Aside from...

    MAC123 is absolutely correct.

    Aside from financial consideration, if you want to be a rider and trainer, a barn manager's position is honestly NOT the way to go. I made less as a rider than I...
  3. Ok, from experience, this day and age it is...

    Ok, from experience, this day and age it is simply not a good plan.

    My mother raised and showed rabbits, and she was an elementary school teacher who had a rabbit in her classroom for years. ...
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    I tried to like this more than once, but it told...

    I tried to like this more than once, but it told me I'd already rated this post.
  5. In search of :)

    In search of :)
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    Trainer is a charlatan who hooked up with a shady...

    Trainer is a charlatan who hooked up with a shady dealer last year.

    Xenophon was writing about shady horse dealers 2500 years ago, we still haven't learned.
  7. I just want to know if that horse made fourth...

    I just want to know if that horse made fourth level (since that was five years ago :) ) (Or maybe just would love to know if the horse is working out well doing whatever)
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    I was offered a BM position (5.5 days a week, but...

    I was offered a BM position (5.5 days a week, but obviously always on call when BO was out of town) with some training and lessons in the NYC area that offered 50k salary, plus housing and stalls for...
  9. But if you want to cry, and have Kung Fu, OHMYGOD...

    But if you want to cry, and have Kung Fu, OHMYGOD Jet Li's HERO. It is visually stunning, the story is amazing, and I cry and cry and cry.
  10. Clearly they need to talk to my "grand prix...

    Clearly they need to talk to my "grand prix jumper" girl above because she gets them for 300 off the meat truck.
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    Clean and down. He's a Morgan so doesn't have...

    Clean and down.

    He's a Morgan so doesn't have to be super short or banded, but I'd thin a bit and extend the bridle path so you get something that looks more like this pic

    ...
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    Horse 1.

    Horse 1.
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    I'm actually kind of thrilled that this got...

    I'm actually kind of thrilled that this got bumped up. I was recently managing a friends barn for a couple weeks, and the tween girls who come to ride were "soothing" the young horses with


    And...
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    :( I was hoping for :mad: And all I...

    :(

    I was hoping for

    :mad:


    And all I got was

    :confused:
  15. I always spend the first day doing introductions,...

    I always spend the first day doing introductions, I have a bio sheet tailored to me...because aside from the standard info, I only include questions I'm interested in knowing the answer to...or want...
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    Is that horse this horse does anyone know? ...

    Is that horse this horse does anyone know?

    http://centerlinescores.com/Horse/Details/1096965#filterBy=scores


    ETA Yes, yes it is.
  17. Expect a pretty big difference between your...

    Expect a pretty big difference between your freshman (who are also terrified) and your juniors (who are very busy trying to affect boredom).

    Stern didn't really work for me, because when I started...
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    I'm not discounting the poor and the elderly....

    I'm not discounting the poor and the elderly. This is, again, a strawman meant to demonize those who don't share your position.

    I'm discounting those people who are absolutely incapable of or...
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    Ok, as long as we're clear that it is just your...

    Ok, as long as we're clear that it is just your opinion, and you are aware your opinion is predicated on nothing more than your own sense of morality, that's fine, and I certainly can't argue with...
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    Because pointing out clear failures of logic is...

    Because pointing out clear failures of logic is the equivalent of a "potshot"?


    Use criticism (not a negative word) to HONE your logical reasoning skills, or communication skills. If all you...
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    How are these basically non-existent people who...

    How are these basically non-existent people who are absolutely positively incapable of ever getting any single form of identification yet still meet all other criteria for voting (ie statistically...
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    But you don't work, because you don't have any I9...

    But you don't work, because you don't have any I9 documents. Again, strawman.

    These individuals are statistically invalid.
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    Great seller that they revealed a problem without...

    Great seller that they revealed a problem without you having to go through the trouble of vetting.
  24. This I can totally get behind. OP's situation...

    This I can totally get behind. OP's situation aside, there are some amazing and affordable young prospects out there.
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    I am generally the one who finds my friends'...

    I am generally the one who finds my friends' horses, and who my trainer calls when someone calls him looking for a horse :) I like this guy, and I don't like a lot haha he's big and handsome and...
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