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    I have the wide-calf/long-leg/knee brace problem...

    I have the wide-calf/long-leg/knee brace problem and finally went with made-to-order half chaps. I used Xenophon Press for the Celeris chaps. Love them! Beautifully made, fit perfectly, at a...
  2. I think the pandering is slightly less egregious...

    I think the pandering is slightly less egregious amongst the Senators, since they have to spread their attention more widely. House members have such narrow bases and have to run for office so...
  3. I'm starting to think we should do away with the...

    I'm starting to think we should do away with the whole 'district' concept, especially for Congress. All members of the House should be elected 'at large' just as the Senators are. If there is no...
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    I've done it successfully with an older cat who...

    I've done it successfully with an older cat who lost his home situation. As suggested above, we crated him in the barn for a few weeks, then opened the crate and let him wander about. The first...
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    For classified emails, all government agencies...

    For classified emails, all government agencies have internal networks that are secured to the appropriate / approved level to handle the traffic. Those networks are NOT connected to the public...
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    When I was getting back on after the Great Leg...

    When I was getting back on after the Great Leg Breaking Incident, I did leadline rides with my instructor for awhile. Once I had some core strength back, we did lunge line lessons. It took about...
  7. As the NerdHerd said in one of the many...

    As the NerdHerd said in one of the many discussions on this: these are all valid questions, which the initial data and analysis did not address.

    All these questions CAN BE answered, given time...
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    Might I suggest that you tell the barn owner /...

    Might I suggest that you tell the barn owner / horse owner that the mare will find two people involved in her care / work to be very confusing, and that for the mare's sake it would be best if you...
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    The Maryland Horse Industry Board publishes a...

    The Maryland Horse Industry Board publishes a list of all the licensed boarding stables in Maryland. It is organized by county, which should help you focus your search.

    Here is the 2014 list.
    ...
  10. Many of the sports judged on subjective measures...

    Many of the sports judged on subjective measures by panels of judges have looked at this issue. Some have devised similar solutions - which 'sort of' work, but more importantly, create the illusion...
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    4wd drive just gets you stuck twice as fast,...

    4wd drive just gets you stuck twice as fast, particularly when you are massively stupid.

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  12. I have done this several times, with my older QH...

    I have done this several times, with my older QH mare and a younger Han mare I had. My vet approved because we were basically using the treatment as the diagnostic -- improved behavior = reduction...
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    When I use it on ice, it is for gritty traction,...

    When I use it on ice, it is for gritty traction, not melting. And because of the cost, I do this only for small spots in critical areas. For larger areas, I use sharp sand or Barn Grip.

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    We sometimes use the granular version on small...

    We sometimes use the granular version on small ice patches. (For the big spots I have Barn Grip.)

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    I used to love it/never miss it. The last 2-3...

    I used to love it/never miss it. The last 2-3 years it has gotten boring and preachy. I particularly dislike the use of current pop culture music while showing random lab work being done. I don't...
  16. Poll: Mine always wear halters. My neighbor's five...

    Mine always wear halters.

    My neighbor's five do not.

    I now have 5 spare halters and leads hanging in my barn because his horses get loose so often and always come to my place. My life...
  17. Many of us are fans of Charlie's RV...

    Many of us are fans of Charlie's RV. I've used them for 25+ years now.

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    Another Murdoch lover here. We have to wait for...

    Another Murdoch lover here. We have to wait for the DVDs to be available in the US, so we are a little behind at the moment (so no spoilers, please). We love the quirky blending of actual history...
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    You could carefully cut out some of the net...

    You could carefully cut out some of the net strapping and make him a few larger holes. Be careful to cut the strapping only, not any of the stitching. It will take a heavy duty box cutter to do...
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    I would not make this a battle - honor her...

    I would not make this a battle - honor her opinion / preference, but involve her in meal planning. Ask her which vegetables and types of beans she likes, have her 'help' with the cooking (even a 5...
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    I've used one for years .... maybe 10 or so at...

    I've used one for years .... maybe 10 or so at this point. I love it, love it, love it. I can mash it around to suit whatever position I want and it stays there until I mash it around again. I...
  22. I assume your health insurance plan has a...

    I assume your health insurance plan has a website. Check there first for info on who is a Primary Care provider on their approved list. Once you have a few names, do as redkat suggested and talk to...
  23. In most cases, the person has either served the...

    In most cases, the person has either served the prison time or paid the penalties imposed by our legal system. That same system says that once you have 'paid', in most cases you can no longer be...
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    Yes, another nice British "cozy murder" series. ...

    Yes, another nice British "cozy murder" series. We watch a lot of those in our house (Midsomer Murders, Pie in the Sky, New Tricks, Lewis, etc) I much prefer stories that work on character...
  25. Costco has a page on their website for official...

    Costco has a page on their website for official safety and recall notices: Costco Recalls Since this is one of the more responsive companies for issues like recalls, this would suggest there is no...
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