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  1. Von Maur is my go-to place locally. I think their...

    Von Maur is my go-to place locally. I think their website is terrible and all the dresses look super cheap (in the bad way), but in person the selection is some designer, mostly very quality items....
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    If you pursue it, you'd be wise to budget weekly...

    If you pursue it, you'd be wise to budget weekly massages as well as a gym membership to work the opposing muscles that don't get as much work as the ones exploited by farrier work. As a more petite...
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    I really like my OneK. My favorite part is that...

    I really like my OneK. My favorite part is that the liner/padding is removable, washable, and they sell replacements. I'm gonna be so fresh and clean all the time!!!!
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    Why do you have to return to California to have...

    Why do you have to return to California to have the surgery? I'm no insurance expert, but as long as you are covered shouldn't you be able to obtain the surgery wherever you live? Being close to...
  5. Are you working with a psychiatrist, preferrably...

    Are you working with a psychiatrist, preferrably a child psychiatrist? It's so good to get treatment as early as possible. For sure talk therapy is helpful for kids AND families to improve everyone's...
  6. Usually people with mania come to the attention...

    Usually people with mania come to the attention of the mental health system when they "crash and burn" as a result of failure to perform at work, family or friends realizing something is very wrong,...
  7. All the practitioners I know, including myself,...

    All the practitioners I know, including myself, would be more inclined to suggest this is more about personality/coping style (or developmental stage) than it is about an organic mood disorder. ...
  8. Poll: East coast, private barn that in many ways still...

    East coast, private barn that in many ways still operates with the same principles from when it was a large show/lesson barn.

    Our barn has a preferred vet and preferred farrier. The farrier is on...
  9. Bipolar is a diagnosis du jour. People have...

    Bipolar is a diagnosis du jour.

    People have mood issues, no doubt. And moods change and moods fluctuate and they can cause problems for people, but most of the time it's not bipolar. The DSM is a...
  10. An interpersonal difficulty is the ultimate first...

    An interpersonal difficulty is the ultimate first world problem?

    The OP never tried to compare her frustration to, say, surviving genocide and starvation. Did she perhaps come off as unreasonable...
  11. OP, your coworker reminds me of a person I once...

    OP, your coworker reminds me of a person I once knew.

    They very much wanted to fit in, but holy crap they really lacked the social skills to do it with any grace. They would insert themselves...
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    Barn 1: 5 years. Was first a lesson kid, bought a...

    Barn 1: 5 years. Was first a lesson kid, bought a horse we kept in two different backyards (OTTB let down) for a few months until a spot opened at my lesson barn. Boarded there for about 2 years...
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    I have a friend that works for CWD. We're not...

    I have a friend that works for CWD. We're not super close anymore, but we keep up on fb. She seems quite content and has balances her upper level ammy riding with doing sales, etc, in such a way that...
  14. Definitely a stash of OTC medications. The first...

    Definitely a stash of OTC medications. The first time I had a headache or a sore throat or whatever, I was never more grateful for anything my mom thought to pack. Also some easy to eat room food...
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    I have no studies off-hand but I'm pretty sure...

    I have no studies off-hand but I'm pretty sure 3-4 years (FROM THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE, NOT PURCHASE) is the recommended "replace it no matter what" rule of thumb. Maybe it's 5 years. I know I was...
  16. In pure hunter-land, many moons ago, I was taught...

    In pure hunter-land, many moons ago, I was taught outside rein, outside leg. And that was pretty consistent across the many trainers I had. And a lot of them didn't actually seem to care much how I...
  17. Going to see a massage therapist has really...

    Going to see a massage therapist has really helped me identify areas that I am unbalanced in. My trainer can see that I have a far less effective left leg, and a hard time keeping my right shoulder...
  18. Tasteful, inexpensive, suitable for hot weather- Can I have all 3?

    Does anyone have any suggestions about where I can find a good deal on some hot-weather apparel? Any cheap sleeveless polo shirt outlets out there? Or other ideas? I'm not keen to spend $40 on a...
  19. I went to Hidden Fox Farm once several years ago...

    I went to Hidden Fox Farm once several years ago (I was visiting a friend who lives in CA), in El Cajon. I'm not sure if it is father east than you were hoping but it IS north of San Diego. And they...
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    I'm a perfectionist and prefer to ride when...

    I'm a perfectionist and prefer to ride when things are going very well. Unfortunately, horses have off days, we have off days, and you have to learn how to work through them because we don't always...
  21. If he just needs to gain weight, and there isn't...

    If he just needs to gain weight, and there isn't an underlying disease, I have had FANTASTIC result with adding aloe vera juice to my horse's diet.

    It's the human-grade, FDA approved type. It's...
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    My barn has 14 horses in it, and the feed room is...

    My barn has 14 horses in it, and the feed room is about 4 feet deep and 6 feet long. There is a built-in shelf about as deep as grain bins/trash cans are wide. The bins get store under the counter,...
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    Before you fill it with your tack goodies, flip...

    Before you fill it with your tack goodies, flip that sucker upside down and put wheels on one end, fixed legs on the other end, and a very sturdy handle on at least the side w/ the fixed legs (if not...
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    As long as you're still taking that weekly...

    As long as you're still taking that weekly lesson, and the horse you're going to lease is a pretty stead fellow who is unlikely to take off cantering with you, it could be a good thing! Getting more...
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    OP, I just want to take a second and validate...

    OP, I just want to take a second and validate your worries.

    Not because you have a trainer who doesn't jump, but because you have the opportunity to start a horse from scratch, essentially, and...
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