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    Huh. I bet we know the same horse people. We...

    Huh. I bet we know the same horse people. We may even know each other!
  2. It can happen. Remember Poetin?

    It can happen. Remember Poetin?
  3. Despite nationality, I think riders such as...

    Despite nationality, I think riders such as Steffen and Shelley "take lessons" with these other top trainers and incorporate these lessons into their own system. I know first hand that Steffen has...
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    They do teach more group in Europe largely out of...

    They do teach more group in Europe largely out of convenience for all involved. And it is fun. But it's nothing like getting a private lesson. I don't think you can compare the two. I much prefer...
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    Actually, the compounded drugs are not the same...

    Actually, the compounded drugs are not the same as Gastroguard. Gastroguard and the paste omeprazole from Merial are designed to be slower release and designed to deal with the stomach environment. ...
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    For more significant wounds, I use saline mixed...

    For more significant wounds, I use saline mixed with betadine or chlorhexadine put on a washcloth for scrubbing or in a syringe for flushing. For mild wounds, I use water and betatine/chlorhexadine...
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    I lived in Las Cruces for 6 years. It was...

    I lived in Las Cruces for 6 years. It was jarring, since I moved from the SF Bay area to Las Cruces and wasn't really prepared for that kind of change. However, this is my take on NM:

    Albq has a...
  8. Thread: "Serial" podcast

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    Do tell! I binge-listened to the first 4 and...

    Do tell!

    I binge-listened to the first 4 and I'm now feeling annoyed that I have to wait for weekly episodes. It's such an interesting story! Caffeinated, how interesting that you live there. I...
  9. That's what I was thinking. I was also thinking...

    That's what I was thinking. I was also thinking "your horse".
  10. Thread: "Serial" podcast

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    "Serial" podcast

    Is anyone else listening to the Serial podcast?

    http://serialpodcast.org/

    It's done in the flavor of This American Life (actually, TAL's staff is highly involved) and I'm addicted. I find it...
  11. Thread: Ebola in NYC

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    FWIW, I think the problem with ebola in America...

    FWIW, I think the problem with ebola in America is the average American citizen's lack of knowledge.

    I am actually FOR some kind of quarantine. Because it is necessary? No. I know how ebola is...
  12. I was responding to the post you were responding...

    I was responding to the post you were responding to - honeylip's post and the general theme of "what to expect a horse priced over $100K to do".

    People insure these horses for loss of use. Many...
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    Yes, there was an A on the train car they were...

    Yes, there was an A on the train car they were all herded into at the end of last season. In fact, the title of that episode is named "A", presumably for the big white A painted onto the car. In...
  14. Thread: warm sweaters?

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    I have a bunch of hand-washed items, including...

    I have a bunch of hand-washed items, including wool sweaters. I'm used to it! But if I wear thin cotton or silk shirts under the wool sweaters and wear a jacket shell (which I usually do in the...
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    Without even reading the subsequent posts... ...

    Without even reading the subsequent posts... Wild animals don't make good pets. Do you live in the arctic and plan to keep your fox outside where it is adapted to living? Do you plan to have an...
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    Good advice here. I am not ashamed to suggest...

    Good advice here.

    I am not ashamed to suggest this: Pinch injection site...sugar cube. Practice without injection. Occasionally, pinch/tap site, inject in one fast, fell swoop, sugar cube. My...
  17. I agree with JB, not nearly long enough. When I...

    I agree with JB, not nearly long enough. When I show, I hand walk a good 30 minutes or more twice daily for exercise, plus grazing time, plus some "lets walk by some activity time", plus a little...
  18. Thread: warm sweaters?

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    I say...spend the money. Quality sweaters last...

    I say...spend the money. Quality sweaters last decades (ask me how I know!!) and will keep you very warm.
  19. For me, Undercover is not my cup of tea. But he...

    For me, Undercover is not my cup of tea. But he is a very well trained horse and EG is an amazing rider. I had to the chance to watch his warmups and tests this spring in person and while there is...
  20. It's not so amazing at all. Not "every dressage...

    It's not so amazing at all. Not "every dressage professional" drops 6 figures on a horse but quite a few do. And quite a few other ride and train these 6 figure youngsters for wealthy owners.
    ...
  21. Thread: sad news :(

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    This is sad news! He left an amazing legacy and...

    This is sad news! He left an amazing legacy and impact on the dressage world. I remember Nicole Uphoff's words about how he really helped Rembrandt learn to "keep his back and focus" when he wanted...
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    "the grey haired bitch". This. They were...

    "the grey haired bitch".

    This. They were stalking and watching the group for a long time, before they got to terminus. The terminites freely came and went in the surrounding area (they mentioned...
  23. I feed Pro Force Fuel and I really like it. It...

    I feed Pro Force Fuel and I really like it. It is one of the few feeds that keeps weight on my horse and his overall condition looks excellent. I think TCC is more akin to ProForce Fiber, as they...
  24. Not lubrication, antimicrobial action to prevent...

    Not lubrication, antimicrobial action to prevent these little cracks that pop up with your horse. Maybe (maybe) it is worth gently hosing her mouth after each ride? Maybe applying antimicrobial...
  25. I'm somehow comforted in knowing that others had...

    I'm somehow comforted in knowing that others had travel hell equal to my experience. Damn!

    I will also add that since I was so stressed, I couldn't eat or sleep. On the flight over, I couldn't...
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