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  1. I've been an editor for more then 25 years,...

    I've been an editor for more then 25 years, freelancing full time for about 20. I almost exclusively do science editing, which is a niche that does not apply to other areas of editing.

    First off,...
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    I think you have good questions beyond the scope...

    I think you have good questions beyond the scope of riders wearing helmets; however, in this case, it's just a matter of taking very personal responsibility of wearing a helmet--simple. All the what...
  3. Bit of a low blow; you should have resisted....

    Bit of a low blow; you should have resisted. However you think/feel about him, TBIs can be so devastating. Those who have ongoing problems should be given understanding and empathy. OP, don't recall...
  4. Tried to write something that made sense, but...

    Tried to write something that made sense, but finally decided I have no idea what this all means!! Will say, trying to make an already-existing recog. event cost less (and happily downgrade to C...
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    Losing your dad unexpectedly is huge. I don't...

    Losing your dad unexpectedly is huge. I don't know how long it's been, but I know it takes a lot of time to be "normal" after such a loss. Aside from that, I know you love your husband, even though...
  6. Lots and lots of love, positive reinforcement...

    Lots and lots of love, positive reinforcement (pets, happy voice, treats) and not too much "do this, do that" expectations, for, honestly, it could be a couple of years or more. Nothing...
  7. It doesn't really matter what reasons a trainer...

    It doesn't really matter what reasons a trainer tells you he or she is not interested in helping you, whether it's your weight or whatever else you might think is behind it. The part about being...
  8. I love reading all of these. I have stories of...

    I love reading all of these. I have stories of three special mares that are too long to include, but Pegusasmom, your post about Bryn just makes me very happy. Such a perfect "little throwaway...
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    Oh my goodness. Peggy has it right. You need to...

    Oh my goodness. Peggy has it right. You need to ensure your safety and your horse coming through rehab in a condition that you can put him back in training. Two completely different things.

    There...
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    I'm just 5' with about 29" inseam and have a...

    I'm just 5' with about 29" inseam and have a County Innovation with a short flap (12.5 inches from bottom of bar to end of flap). It's the first saddle I've owned that actually fit me, and I love it....
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    If he wasn't having difficulty with this before,...

    If he wasn't having difficulty with this before, you might look into front coffin or fetlock joint problems. My mare was having difficulties with lead changes behind, which previously weren't a...
  12. Owner has been found--yeah!

    Owner has been found--yeah!
  13. Found male Golden Retriever/Hillsboro, VA

    Hi all,

    I found a male golden retriever on Cider Mill Rd. today. I know there are a lot of farms in the area, so I thought maybe someone on this forum might know him. He's neutered, big (a little...
  14. Also talk to your doctors about a possible...

    Also talk to your doctors about a possible autoimmune disorder.

    My brother, who has had severe asthma/allergy problems for most of his life, was recently diagnosed with Churg-Strauss syndrome...
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    More strays than usual on your farm?

    In mid-Nov, we found a kitty in our hayloft. She's a complete cutie, and obviously, she belonged to someone. We searched for about a month for the owner--no luck, and now she's ours.

    In mid-Dec, a...
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    I like how you said that: Karma rolls the right...

    I like how you said that: Karma rolls the right way.

    I, too, had tears in my eyes watching his XC round and his interview on EN. He has been a huge help to me and my mare--always encouraging,...
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    He's very cute! And seems very willing for the...

    He's very cute! And seems very willing for the most part. He does seem like he wants to go--a really good guy. But, when he gets there, he seems to be saying that it's going to hurt.

    I would say...
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    Totally agree! I've been doing Insanity for the...

    Totally agree! I've been doing Insanity for the past 11 weeks and have been running for the past three years. I can't tell you how much both cross-training methods helped my leg and everything else....
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    I was expecting major mismatch, but you two look...

    I was expecting major mismatch, but you two look great together! He's super cute and definitely doesn't look 14.3.

    Hrummph, I'd kill for a couple of your inches on my legs, or, let's face it,...
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    We've had our ACD for 10 years--he'll be 13 in...

    We've had our ACD for 10 years--he'll be 13 in Sept.--and I think he must be the exception. He belonged to the son of one of our Aussie friends; the family moved back to Australia from the States,...
  21. This happened to one of my horses about 2 months...

    This happened to one of my horses about 2 months ago. She was pawing in her stall and obviously wanted to go down--I had just seen her less than an hour before and she seemed fine. I gave her...
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    [QUOTE=Janet;5758110] When someone DOES "make...

    [QUOTE=Janet;5758110]

    When someone DOES "make their own horse" and suceeds at the upper levels, they get a lot of attention.


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    You obviously said this better then I did. I should...
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    Good point. lec also pointed out on EN that Alex...

    Good point. lec also pointed out on EN that Alex Hua Tian at 18 bought going 3*/4* horses leading up to the last Olympics.

    The bigger point I was trying to make is the culture of eventing...
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    Based on the article and from what others have...

    Based on the article and from what others have written here, she seems like a wonderful, hard-working young woman, and I do wish her the best.

    I think the problem lies, for those who have said it...
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    [QUOTE=Rick Burten;5734846] It is not,...

    [QUOTE=Rick Burten;5734846]

    It is not, however, necessarily the nature of the job for a farrier.

    [Gotcha--you won't go the extra mile. And, I certainly see that sometimes you have to draw a...
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