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    That's at Steepleview in Minnesota. According to...

    That's at Steepleview in Minnesota. According to their course walk photos, they have three levels of Scrabble jumps-"breathe" for beginner novice, "prevail" for novice, and "own it" for training.
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    Camie Stockhausen is based out of the Des Moines...

    Camie Stockhausen is based out of the Des Moines area, which would be a couple hour drive from Moline.

    Annie Johnson trains at Wulf Run Farm as well--is an eventing rider/trainer, but has worked...
  3. While I LOVE several of the EquiSpa products,...

    While I LOVE several of the EquiSpa products, I'll be the voice of dissent on the Peppermint Summer Protection spray. Ordered some, loved the smell, loved what it did for the coat, but saw...
  4. Umm... She might have assumed that Platinum...

    Umm... She might have assumed that Platinum Performance would help with itchy winter skin because Platinum Performance CLAIMS that it helps with skin and allergy issues. And Platinum Performance is...
  5. Speaking from recent personal experience... No...

    Speaking from recent personal experience... No matter how well you think your horse jumps, and no matter how low a level you're entering, PLEASE use cross country boots that cover a significant...
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    Just felt the need to post a little more on the...

    Just felt the need to post a little more on the folks who don't want to take Medicaid, despite qualifying for it...

    My job is is at a large public healthcare facility. Every time someone in this...
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    I think (though it's entirely possible I'm wrong)...

    I think (though it's entirely possible I'm wrong) that the higher price on the grey gelding at the Kentucky NV site is due to a request from the owner donating the horse to the program. At least I...
  8. I have made these for several years for a local...

    I have made these for several years for a local holiday cookie walk, and they're AMAZING! You do have to form the dough and chill it before slicing and baking, but I find that far easier than...
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    OK, I'll bite... No, "ordinary citizens" who...

    OK, I'll bite...

    No, "ordinary citizens" who earn $174,000 will not qualify for a subsidy for policies purchased through the new exchanges. HOWEVER...

    The government (or as you like to say,...
  10. Passier makes lined black stirrup leathers that...

    Passier makes lined black stirrup leathers that come in several sizes. I originally ordered a set of 51" leathers, which are just about perfect on my jump saddle. They also have a 48" if you want to...
  11. This facility IS in my local area, and if I had...

    This facility IS in my local area, and if I had the cash and the time, I'd be at the above-mentioned cheap auction house, buying the sad no-sale cases and driving them the short distance down the...
  12. And how would we know that being "hopey-changey"...

    And how would we know that being "hopey-changey" isn't working?? The facility was approved in early July and HASN'T OPENED YET. I think even 'regular' businesses likes stores and restaurants have...
  13. Per reports on the local news stations early this...

    Per reports on the local news stations early this month, Responsible Transportation has received the go-ahead from the USDA, but the facility cannot open until an on-site inspection by the USDA is...
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    Just read a blog post by David Lebovitz about...

    Just read a blog post by David Lebovitz about this fairly recently--was more specific to Paris, but many of the tips apply everywhere. There were several more tidbits posted in the comments as well....
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    Odd observation that made me chuckle a bit while...

    Odd observation that made me chuckle a bit while watching the water jump video. Watched the first few rides, agreed that, while effective, there's definitely some 'ugly' riding going on. Then along...
  16. I was at Prairie Meadows last night. It was day...

    I was at Prairie Meadows last night. It was day two of their Iowa Festival of Races--six stakes races in two days, including three grade threes yesterday. I think this was the third or fourth time...
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    Appears to have current entries at Prairie...

    Appears to have current entries at Prairie Meadows in Iowa. Maybe try contacting someone in their racing office and see if they can give you contact info or pass your info on to him??
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    UVM Equestrian Team is coached by Madeleine...

    UVM Equestrian Team is coached by Madeleine Austin at her farm, Imajica. Her daughter, Liz, is the dressage rider that netg was thinking of. Madeline breeds some lovely Dutch Warmbloods, and as...
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    Winds Reach Farm/Bill Coester. Contact info is...

    Winds Reach Farm/Bill Coester. Contact info is on the farm website www.windsreachfarm.com. Farm is lovely, and it's a lovely drive out of Iowa City into the countryside just north of town to get...
  20. Canter Shopping Long-Distance--Eyes on the Ground?

    Have recently started scanning the Canter listings in search of a new horse. Problem seems to be that all of the horses I'm interested in are at least 8 hours away from me, with many farther out. ...
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    Wow, what a small world--I currently care for...

    Wow, what a small world--I currently care for Cody!

    Came on this thread because I just bought a 3.5 year old Morgan named Jack in December, and am planning on using him for dressage and eventing. ...
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    I went to Dartmouth as well--rode with the team...

    I went to Dartmouth as well--rode with the team most of 01-05. During the crazy years--most of the other teams in the region thought we were nuts, since we'd show up to shows with weird...
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    It looks like they do ride out of River Wind...

    It looks like they do ride out of River Wind Farm, and Laura Reed is the head coach. Here's a link to short bios and email links for both the head coach and assistant coach:...
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    It's from the soundtrack to the movie "Requiem...

    It's from the soundtrack to the movie "Requiem for a Dream". The original soundtrack to the film was all by the Kronos Quartet, and it's AMAZING.

    The music in the vid posted at the top of this...
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    Wow--until I read the description, I was going to...

    Wow--until I read the description, I was going to ask if this was a little morgan mare in Ames. One summer, when I was in 4th or 5th grade, I went to a riding camp that was affiliated with Iowa...
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