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    So, way back in the dark ages of eventing, there...

    So, way back in the dark ages of eventing, there were no speed penalties.
    Novice was 350, training was 400 to 450. If you went way faster than that, not a problem. So, if the speed penalties are...
  2. Thread: SUBMISSION

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    i find the no input idea interesting. I am an...

    i find the no input idea interesting. I am an eventer. I think my horses are submissive but we also "discuss" things, especially when jumping Xcountry. In fact, I believe in the "here is the...
  3. Thread: SUBMISSION

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    Welll, whenever I've had comments about...

    Welll, whenever I've had comments about submission (or, well, lack there of) it has been due my horse bracing against the aids (leg or hand). From that, I have always viewed submission in dressage...
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    Here's my experience w/ tick borne diseases and...

    Here's my experience w/ tick borne diseases and info from my vet, who deals w/ them a lot up here.

    First, ticks do not die out after the first frost. The worst time for them here is in the late...
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    :lol: why the @##! didn't my quote work? No,...

    :lol:

    why the @##! didn't my quote work? No, I'm not smoking... just tripped out on Diet coke!
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    Uhm.... also from WI. 1) Live on a farm. 2)...

    Uhm.... also from WI. 1) Live on a farm. 2) Think calves are really cute, and not afraid because grandparents were dairy farmers. 3) eat brats and cheese on a regular basis; 4) (good) beer is my...
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    Oh good, I'm not the only one. I've been quite...

    Oh good, I'm not the only one. I've been quite confused (well, more so than usual) by this "argument"....
  8. Mom of two adopted kids here... so no infant...

    Mom of two adopted kids here... so no infant stories, BUT

    DD: from an orphanage in China. She could NOT sleep in a person's arms (which made the plane ride home HELL) but she also would not...
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    Then say unskilled worker or some other qualifier...

    Then say unskilled worker or some other qualifier when describing those who would fill manual labor jobs... It is really that simple.

    [And yes, I did understand your point - but verbiage is...
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    really?? From where I stand, that comment...

    really??

    From where I stand, that comment stinks of racism....
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    I will probably be slammed for this in some way...

    I will probably be slammed for this in some way but that's ok. Up front, I'm a mom of a young girl (and boy) and a college professor, so I see a lot more at times that I really want to.

    I think...
  12. Thread: #YesAllWomen

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    [QUOTE=french fry;7598993] This starts on the...

    [QUOTE=french fry;7598993]

    This starts on the playground. Boy chases girl, girl squeals "stoooop it!!!", doesn't mean it, boy keeps going.

    /QUOTE]

    You are absolutely right, it does. My DD...
  13. Since she went into the arena the first time and...

    Since she went into the arena the first time and the 2nd time the response is "no way", I'd say it's not directly fear about an object but an anxiety about being alone in the dressage arena. Having...
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    self shoveling gates self defrosting gate...

    self shoveling gates

    self defrosting gate snaps

    heated auto waterers that don't freeze over. EVER.

    Fence lines that get taller when the snow gets deeper. One fence line of mine was...
  15. Thread: Racism

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    I have to disagree w/ you. White privilege is as...

    I have to disagree w/ you. White privilege is as simple as being considered "trustworthy" in a store because of your color (ie. not followed around or closely observed). It is pervasive in our...
  16. Thread: Got bit today

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    Ah, but clearly you don't. I've also raised TB...

    Ah, but clearly you don't. I've also raised TB colts. NONE of them, colt or puppy, gets away w/ leaping, jumping, biting. I don't CARE if they are high strung. They do NOT engage in that behavior...
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    The golden can come to my house. We have had...

    The golden can come to my house. We have had goldens for 20 yrs - the hunting ones. I love their maniacal, happy go lucky, life is a party - let's retrieve for hours - personalities.

    The OP is...
  18. Thread: Got bit today

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    Very simple - then you didn't do it LONG enough. ...

    Very simple - then you didn't do it LONG enough. It has to become uncomfortable so he gets the message. It's like the parent saying time outs don't work. Ah, yes they do - even if has to be two...
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    Replace puppy with child. What would you do? ...

    Replace puppy with child. What would you do? Replace puppy with young horse. What would you do?

    IMHO, having raised horse, kids and dogs, you are not being clear enough with your displeasure at...
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    Pony club kick actually can be useful/life saving...

    Pony club kick actually can be useful/life saving technique, especially while riding cross country. It means "get ahead of my leg NOW". I've heard various (UL) instructors tell students schooling...
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    The video of the jump is posted on EN - she...

    The video of the jump is posted on EN - she missed the flag, which was on the backside of the widest part of the corner. So she was eliminated on a technicality.

    While the jump was incredible, it...
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    Since your locale says you live in WI - here is...

    Since your locale says you live in WI - here is what very little I know about WI law.

    There is no property line limit to where the deer stand can be put up. However, you are supposed to be some...
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    Let me tell you a brief story about Sir Butthead....

    Let me tell you a brief story about Sir Butthead.

    Sir Butthead is a horse I raised from a baby. For a long while, he was pretty good about his feet, w/ the occasional snatch. Then, when he grew...
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    Drunk driving is extremely problematic in this...

    Drunk driving is extremely problematic in this state... However, it is not a strong argument here. Laws are written to in a poor attempt to prevent habitual drunks from getting behind the wheel. ...
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    Well, all of this debate but the gun control...

    Well, all of this debate but the gun control issues might eventually become an issue of Darwinism or there become so many incidents of stupidity or quick and deadly violence that society finally...
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