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    Actually, yes. Students need that feedback.

    Actually, yes. Students need that feedback.
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    Whoops! No, I made a mistake - it is grade x 10;...

    Whoops! No, I made a mistake - it is grade x 10; a second-grader should complete no more than 20 minutes of homework a night.
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    Former teacher, now work in higher education in...

    Former teacher, now work in higher education in education... homework that students cannot do independently is worthless and frustrating. Research supports that students should receive no more than...
  4. Thread: Halloween Costumes

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    Two years ago I was a pig in a blanket. I got a...

    Two years ago I was a pig in a blanket. I got a pig mask, a pink leotard and leggings, and then wrapped a cozy blanket around my shoulders.

    I think I'm going to repeat it this year.
  5. Thread: Show Jumping

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    Beezie is clear!

    Beezie is clear!
  6. Second. I just started back after a 10 year...

    Second. I just started back after a 10 year hiatus and pilates is making a big difference for me!
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    Longines Los Angeles Masters

    Is anyone planning on attending? I just spent some time looking at tickets, airfare, hotel prices, and so forth. Coming from San Francisco, it's about a $200 RT ticket.

    DH and I are likely going...
  8. Nordstrom and J.Crew for most of my daily wear +...

    Nordstrom and J.Crew for most of my daily wear + Lands End for more casual clothing and work basics. Rent the Runway for special occasions.

    Find a good tailor - even inexpensive clothing look like...
  9. Thread: Washing breeches?

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    Ditto on everything said - secure the Velcro,...

    Ditto on everything said - secure the Velcro, wash with a delicate detergent on cold + low spin, and hang to dry. I also wash mine inside out and by themselves to avoid any color transfer from other...
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    http://www.normandy2014.com/spectator-guide/ticket...

    http://www.normandy2014.com/spectator-guide/tickets

    There is an option to resell tickets using their exchange platform.
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    I just joined a Pilates studio. The owner is also...

    I just joined a Pilates studio. The owner is also a hunter/jumper rider who offers sessions specifically designed for equestrians! I suspect the focus on core body strength and leg strength will have...
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    There have been plenty of threads about...

    There have been plenty of threads about upper-level horses ending up in undesirable circumstances. Same goes for upper-level racehorses.

    That being said, I also think of folks like Dr. Parker...
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    I prefer to see this as more selfless. SS has...

    I prefer to see this as more selfless. SS has given Tori so many opportunities, as have the other adults in her life. SS's focus is on hunters though and to cultivate Tori's talent further,...
  14. Thread: WEG team?

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    From @USEquestrian: McLain Ward, @KentFarrington,...

    From @USEquestrian: McLain Ward, @KentFarrington, Lucy Davis, and Beezie Madden.

    McLain on Rothchild, Kent on Voyeur, Lucy on Barron, and Beezie with Cortes C or Simon.

    Margie Engle is the...
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    Wasn't this the same woman who sued Heritage?

    Wasn't this the same woman who sued Heritage?
  16. I am! I'm very happy with our choice to live in...

    I am! I'm very happy with our choice to live in Potrero, since it is always sunny and warm(er) here.

    We should definitely plan a meet-up.

    In other news, I start riding again tomorrow!
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    Perhaps this should be a separate thread, but has...

    Perhaps this should be a separate thread, but has anyone tried a specific "diet" while coming back into the sport? For example, I was thinking that maybe I could lessen my discomfort (I know I'm...
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    Just jumping in (pun intended!) to say that I...

    Just jumping in (pun intended!) to say that I have my first lesson in 12 years scheduled for next Tuesday. It will probably be my first time on a horse in 10 years, too!

    I spent yesterday breaking...
  19. Thanks! Wore the boots until they dried last...

    Thanks!

    Wore the boots until they dried last night. Unfortunately, the left boot still did not drop all the way, but the fit everywhere else is perfect. I think I'll repeat the process next week...
  20. Hmm... new issue may have arisen... Right boot is...

    Hmm... new issue may have arisen... Right boot is just about at the perfect height. Left boot is about 1/2" taller. Boots spent the same amount of time in lukewarm water. I've done the same amount of...
  21. I put on my breeches, thickest socks, and then...

    I put on my breeches, thickest socks, and then put my foot/leg into a tall garbage bag to avoid getting wet myself. :)
  22. Question... in the midst of the Bathtub Method!

    A quick search didn't yield any results...

    I'm in the midst of the Bathtub Method with a new pair of field boots. So far, so good, other than the wet leather smell that is following me around...
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    <3 Paris. This blogger (habituallychic.blogspot.com) recently moved to Paris. She has great advice on packing for Paris, but she is truly trying to fit in with the locals.

    I co-sign no shorts and...
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    Totally an aside, but I hope that Betsee Parker...

    Totally an aside, but I hope that Betsee Parker continues to support Tori as she (presumably) moves up to international show jumping in the future. She would be a wonderful supporter of American...
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    A few thoughts: DO NOT use your debit card...

    A few thoughts:

    DO NOT use your debit card overseas. It's just too easy for it to be stolen, especially at stand alone ATMs (that are highly prevalent in Mexico). In fact, the last time I went to...
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