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    Honestly, it's a very generous package. Salary...

    Honestly, it's a very generous package. Salary plus housing plus board for two horses - that's not all that common a combination and, depending on where you are located and the relevant cost of...
  2. I don't really recommend walking a ditch,...

    I don't really recommend walking a ditch, particularly with one who wants to be a little nervous about it - it gives them way too much time to stare at it and think about what might be lurking...
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    I use the food processor: add flour and baking...

    I use the food processor: add flour and baking powder first, then dump in pats (about 1 tb each) of frozen butter and pulse just enough to distribute, add your liquids and pulse lightly just enough...
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    It's hard enough to do this sport as an amateur;...

    It's hard enough to do this sport as an amateur; it sucks when you're sitting on a horse who doesn't want to play ball. Honestly, at BN and N, the jumps just aren't that big or that hard for your...
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    I have to agree with BFNE - JP60, I know you...

    I have to agree with BFNE - JP60, I know you likely mean well, but I suspect you've not actually met Buck. He is a class act at every event I've ever seen him at, unfailingly polite to other...
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    Mild arthritis in the hocks can be managed fairly...

    Mild arthritis in the hocks can be managed fairly effectively. In addition, with some who want to be a little stiff, I find that they may need a program that has a longer warm up, more turnout or...
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    All of our OTTBs pony and are ponied politely. ...

    All of our OTTBs pony and are ponied politely. It's pretty common to take them out that way on hacks - far more efficient if there are a lot of horses who need to hack. We put boots on them and use...
  8. Thread: P3D vs CCI1*

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    It's not USEA that isn't giving the incentives. ...

    It's not USEA that isn't giving the incentives. USEA has put a ton of funding and energy into supporting the long format, but the FEI has refused to allow those events to count as qualifiers. There...
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    Any thoughts on how high the raised surface...

    Any thoughts on how high the raised surface should be? Our Wheaten cross (~30lbs) is starting to really struggle to eat out of normal bowl and we'd like to raise up his dish as well.

    We've had...
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    Generally I'd agree with BFNE on this point. I...

    Generally I'd agree with BFNE on this point. I would say that at a number of recent 4*s, (including Rolex and Burghley) there were open corners that more than one horse misread or jumped the wide...
  11. Online, White Flower Farms is excellent. Gorgeous...

    Online, White Flower Farms is excellent. Gorgeous plants, and I've had very good luck with both their perennials and their annuals.
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    Pretty hard not to put Marilyn in that camp,...

    Pretty hard not to put Marilyn in that camp, based on her experience. Particularly in the last two years, she's been quite consistent in completing 4* and other overseas competitions. I'd have to...
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    I have way less experience than folks like JBRP...

    I have way less experience than folks like JBRP and others on this thread, so hoping someone will educate me: on the horse initially posted by the OP, my first reaction was that he had a bit of a...
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    Here's the thing - in many upper level barns as a...

    Here's the thing - in many upper level barns as a working student, you're going to learn an awful lot about how to manage and produce upper level horses. You may get some exposure to working with...
  15. A little of the opposite view - I always try to...

    A little of the opposite view - I always try to go to the funeral, even if it's not convenient, or if it means going out of my way. I think it matters to folks to have people show up to honor the...
  16. I used to love Modcloth, but they just changed...

    I used to love Modcloth, but they just changed their return policy which will make it much less likely that I will order from them going forward. They used to have free shipping and free returns, so...
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    Does anyone know if Loudoun will have schooling...

    Does anyone know if Loudoun will have schooling this Monday?
  18. Thread: Jog Outfit

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    Pick shoes you can run in. Everything else is...

    Pick shoes you can run in. Everything else is secondary.

    The CIC* jog isn't usually a particularly big deal - I've seen a lot of folks present horses wearing jeans and occasionally still in...
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    Don't overthink it - a party is a chance to...

    Don't overthink it - a party is a chance to welcome folks for a gathering or dinner. Think about how many people you'd like to have over, and whether you'd like to serve a full dinner (sit-down or...
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    Actually, Miss Manners herself suggests a wedding...

    Actually, Miss Manners herself suggests a wedding with nothing more than punch and cake is perfectly appropriate. Or even water. She says: "If you can't afford liquor at your wedding reception,...
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    Sure, you can do a wedding cheaply. Have it in...

    Sure, you can do a wedding cheaply. Have it in your or a friend's backyard, make it potluck or just have prosecco or punch and cupcakes or cookies, have a friend get certified online to conduct the...
  22. Good point. The big drop with turn off of the...

    Good point. The big drop with turn off of the downhill approach made it a tough tough question, even though water-to-water is pretty much a given on most Preliminary courses these days (and I've...
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    Also, where you are in the country and who is...

    Also, where you are in the country and who is selling the horse will affect the price a lot. Plus, there's a lot of range in what you're asking for. For example:

    That horse, particularly if it's...
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    Separately, don't know if it is helpful or...

    Separately, don't know if it is helpful or harmful to note that the APHA recognizes eventing, giving out some really nice awards (they named our eventer their Horse of the Year a number of years ago...
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    This. I sometimes think the go-go-go attitude...

    This.

    I sometimes think the go-go-go attitude that drew many of us to eventing can work against us. It's honestly, really, truly ok if what makes you happy is to jump around a beautiful BN course...
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