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    This is the best piece I've found on the subject...

    This is the best piece I've found on the subject

    http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/sites/default/files/papers/Scotland%27s%20Decision%20final%20ebook.pdf
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    The farrier at the dressage barn I train at is a...

    The farrier at the dressage barn I train at is a petite strong female.

    She used to be a competitive rider but stopped because she has no time to ride due to all of her farrier work.

    I would...
  3. How about you look at it in terms of the horses,...

    How about you look at it in terms of the horses, maybe that will help.

    Not every horse no matter how great the training will be able to be a consistent winner at the Grand Prix level. I know...
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    I live in an area where you generally cannot find...

    I live in an area where you generally cannot find a board/training package for much less that $2,000 a month. Most barns will not let you just "board". If you drive 1 hour 45 minutes each way you can...
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    OP - It does sound complicated. Now that I have...

    OP - It does sound complicated. Now that I have slept I reread all of your posts.

    I liked your analogy to having a child who was a swimmer because one of mine was and boy was it a huge time suck....
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    Thank you for explaining. I'm exhausted after...

    Thank you for explaining. I'm exhausted after working all day :)

    My post wasn't too clear anyway :)

    I feel sorry for those people whose parents are unable to support them in their passions. It...
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    I don't understand what you think is so wrong...

    I don't understand what you think is so wrong about my post?
    I just said that people who care about you can support you (not just financially) in pursuit of things you enjoy.

    It seems to me that...
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    I cannot stress enough how I agree with the...

    I cannot stress enough how I agree with the posters who say he is controlling and that you need to consider counseling and/or leaving.

    There are some men where no amount of attention will ever be...
  9. Thread: Cushings in dogs

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    This. Our dog is on Trilostane and it has made...

    This.

    Our dog is on Trilostane and it has made a huge difference.
    Also, he was losing weight and had other symptoms such as polydipsia. His coat was very "curly" which the vet did not see as a...
  10. The parts of your reply that I bolded are what...

    The parts of your reply that I bolded are what concern me.
    If you are really going to buy your first horse the "protocol" with your trainer should have been discussed way in advance. Every trainer...
  11. Thread: Bouncing Bottoms

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    I know I am an ammy nobody, who does not compete...

    I know I am an ammy nobody, who does not compete at the upper levels, but I don't really agree with the entire above statement regardless of Denny's/Steinkraus's credentials.

    Yes, I do think/agree...
  12. This may be the dumbest question ever, and yes I...

    This may be the dumbest question ever, and yes I used the search function first, but do you actually get physical medals? Or a certificate? Or what?

    I know it is about the journey not the "prize"...
  13. Does she have her own room at your home? Will...

    Does she have her own room at your home?
    Will she have stuff that she needs to move from her mom's if that was her primary residence?
    It could be helpful to make room for "things" if that is what...
  14. Thread: Bouncing Bottoms

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    This doesn't even really make sense though. If...

    This doesn't even really make sense though.

    If I have a horse that is a little fresh and playing underneath me, I feel most secure up off their back. That way the little bucks/happy dance goes on...
  15. Thread: Bouncing Bottoms

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    I can do this pretty well, somewhat horse...

    I can do this pretty well, somewhat horse dependent, I prefer a lighter smaller horse where it is less of a challenge.

    I also have what I call the amateur "wheeee" factor. As in "wheeee I'm...
  16. Thread: Bouncing Bottoms

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    This is such an interesting discussion for me. ...

    This is such an interesting discussion for me.

    I have the opposite problem in that my preferred position is two point and out of the saddle. I hate putting my seat in the tack.

    If I could do my...
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    I'm torn about this issue. In theory I...

    I'm torn about this issue.

    In theory I completely agree that lessons should be a "no cell phone" time.

    However, recently I arrived at one of the 2 barns to tack up for a lesson and noticed the...
  18. Thread: how to fall

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    I tend to yell "OH SH$T" very loudly and then go...

    I tend to yell "OH SH$T" very loudly and then go plop off the left side on to my butt :)
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    I agree with findeight and meup. Video you...

    I agree with findeight and meup.

    Video you posted would not have me calling at all and it has nothing to do with breed. (To the point that I would consider taking that video off the internet if...
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    I'm an ammy and I bought a cribber because he was...

    I'm an ammy and I bought a cribber because he was a fabulous horse. (He was not a TB)

    Loved him and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

    As TheJenners said, sometimes you get a more spectacular...
  21. I think you need to specify: 1 - what an...

    I think you need to specify:

    1 - what an "affordable" situation might look like to them in terms of pricing

    2 - what "driving distance" means to them

    There are places in CT and near/above...
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    Yes, but often your science pre-requisites expire...

    Yes, but often your science pre-requisites expire after 5-7 years for PA/RN. Investigate that so if you decide to eventually follow the PA route you don't have to take all of your courses again
  23. Graduation dinner for my child tonight includes...

    Graduation dinner for my child tonight includes my kids, my mom, my boyfriend and my ex mother-in-law. :)

    Ex-husband, his fiancé and her daughter were invited but declined the invitation.
    ...
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    So the opposite of what I was talking about; too...

    So the opposite of what I was talking about; too excited and wants to participate even when it isn't his turn. I don't mind that half as much eventhough it can be problematic at times.
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    For me having previously owned a horse that,...

    For me having previously owned a horse that, "would not play" the above would be a deal-breaker. As an amateur I would pass immediately no matter what the price. I will take a million other vices...
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