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    It depends. On a well broke easy horse it just...

    It depends. On a well broke easy horse it just takes a tiny wiggle side to side with your pinkies. But I've ridden a couple that needed a bit more shake to get 'em going, and to keep 'em going in the...
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    My trainer would have heart failure if I were to...

    My trainer would have heart failure if I were to run into a canter! Huge no-no, especially on a pleasure horse. And I say canter from a walk, but the reality is you stop and ask for a canter, most...
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    Unreal. And so very sad.

    Unreal. And so very sad.
  4. Where and when I drive, it wouldn't be bad. I'd...

    Where and when I drive, it wouldn't be bad. I'd be more worried about deer than other vehicles. I won't be buying one (my car gets ~40 mpg), but for fuel economy and commuting in most weather it's...
  5. What do you think of these little cars?

    Elio Motors It looks a bit like a Can-Am Spyder all closed in. They say it gets an est 84 mpg highway, 49 mpg city. Apparently you won't need a motorcycle license or a helmet. And only $6800.

    I...
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    My horses move to the rail with inside leg...

    My horses move to the rail with inside leg pressure from any gait. Inside leg has nothing to do with trot cues.

    Trot is easy. Pick up your reins, squeeze a little and cluck or say trot. For most...
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    Cue for slow gait /rack on the horses I've ridden...

    Cue for slow gait /rack on the horses I've ridden have been pretty subtle. Sit back, spread your hands a bit, say "slow gait" and maybe bump 'em a little (side to side) with your hands. It's hard to...
  8. Mowing, including bush-hogging. I also hate...

    Mowing, including bush-hogging. I also hate fixing fence.

    I don't pick manure from paddocks- the bush hog does a fine job of taking care of that. The reason they're outside is so I DON'T have to...
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    Another ramen recipe- Stir fry 1 chopped...

    Another ramen recipe-

    Stir fry 1 chopped chicken breast with a handful of frozen chopped green peppers and a dash of soy sauce. Add 3/4 cup of water for each package of ramen, and about half the...
  10. And in rural/tiny town areas, especially when...

    And in rural/tiny town areas, especially when your house is very close to the road. There's a few little dogs near me that are always in the road- most people slow down and look for the little...
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    Oh please. High price does not always mean...

    Oh please. High price does not always mean better. Do you think they hire Joe Shmoe to do the surgery? The vets that work the clinics here also have their own local practices, and do the clinics as a...
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    Around here, a neuter at a clinic is $40. The...

    Around here, a neuter at a clinic is $40. The most I was quoted at a regular vets was $120. This is for a 40# dog. It would be a little more for a bigger dog, but certainly not $700.

    Heck, I got...
  13. I wonder if sending the offender a certified...

    I wonder if sending the offender a certified letter increasing board to several times the current rate would do the trick?
  14. Everybody around here rides (and everything else)...

    Everybody around here rides (and everything else) in cut-out t-shirts, redneck style. At home that's my summer attire- not attractive, but cool and comfy.
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    I'll know more about the scheduling tomorrow....

    I'll know more about the scheduling tomorrow. Apparently we can request days off and trade with co-workers if it's approved by the supervisor. Overtime, I'm told, is often available. If I can pick up...
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    I found several of my books on ebay and/or amazon...

    I found several of my books on ebay and/or amazon much cheaper than the bookstore. You can ask your instructors if the last(cheaper) edition is OK to use, but probably not. We had to cite stuff using...
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    Should I take this new job??

    I hate decisions like this.

    I'm an LPN. I'd like to return to school for my RN for improved pay and job choices. I work full time day shift (3 12hr shifts), which doesn't lend itself to...
  18. "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair.

    "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair.
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    We (mostly DH) built our barn and attached...

    We (mostly DH) built our barn and attached apartment. Sketched it out on graph paper, lol. No building codes here, no blueprints required. I didn't even need a permit! There's a few things I would...
  20. I think my seasoned show horse who's never seen a...

    I think my seasoned show horse who's never seen a real trail would go through it. My young show horse? Nope, he's still a chicken about new things. Any of my former horses that have been trail...
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    Anybody remember the American Indian with the...

    Anybody remember the American Indian with the teardrop? I guess it would have been in the mid 70's.

    In some ways things have improved a little. Litter used to be very commonplace, and you were...
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    I don't have any crab apples in pastures and...

    I don't have any crab apples in pastures and Bradford pears don't produce actual pears.

    I have had both regular pears and apple trees in pastures, not fenced off. Sure they eat the fruit, but...
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    Does it have to be under 20'? I've had great...

    Does it have to be under 20'?

    I've had great luck with my pin oaks and shumard oaks in KY. The tulip poplar is doing well, too. The honey locusts grow like weeds- but mine are the wild variety...
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    At first we had a cheapie, then we upgraded to a...

    At first we had a cheapie, then we upgraded to a nice little Harmon (not cheap). Beautiful stove, worked great, but I still don't miss it.
  25. DH went to a farm auction hoping to bid on a...

    DH went to a farm auction hoping to bid on a manure spreader. It went too high but he brought home a forage wagon and a couple of implement tires on rims- all for ~$300. The chain in the wagon was...
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