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    Breeches for short waisted short folks?

    I'm hoping to take advantage of some of the black friday weekend sales and buy some new breeches. If I order online there's no opportunity to try them on.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for...
  2. Thread: Lami Cell helmets?

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    IRH long oval and CO's fit me. Lami-cell doesn't....

    IRH long oval and CO's fit me. Lami-cell doesn't. It's a bit more round, but I don't think it's quite as round as a GPA. If you have a long oval head it won't fit you, if you just have a slightly...
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    BytheBook - How was the show? I've never shown,...

    BytheBook - How was the show? I've never shown, but used to do a bit of photography (non-OP) at shows. It's fun to be in that environment even if you aren't in the ring. I hope the braiding went well...
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    I found a place to ride! I haven't ridden in over...

    I found a place to ride! I haven't ridden in over 5 years, so I can't wait until next week when I have a lesson. It's a work/ride exchange, so I went out to visit the barn today and got a feel for...
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    Here's where I have to disagree, or at least...

    Here's where I have to disagree, or at least offer my own experience. I don't own a GSD, but I've worked with lots at my local animal shelter. I worked with one 4-5x a week for about a month and a...
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    WHOOPS: Started this before I did errands and...

    WHOOPS: Started this before I did errands and when I finished it I saw you had replied already. In any case, it mostly applies.

    It sounds like you're doing everything right! Kudos to you for...
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    Hmm. Now just to decide whether my hair should be...

    Hmm. Now just to decide whether my hair should be 'nude' or 'brown'. The fun times of having super dark blonde hair.

    Thanks for the advice!
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    Thanks! It's $2.25 to ship, a much better price!...

    Thanks! It's $2.25 to ship, a much better price!



    They do offer a nude brown that might work for you. It's a good compromise between the blonde and the medium brown.
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    Ooh, that hairnet looks so easy! Especially since...

    Ooh, that hairnet looks so easy! Especially since I can't make a normal ponytail because my hair is too short. It's too bad Smartpak doesn't carry them, because the shipping at Dover is just as much...
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    Thanks for the advice! There's absolutely no way...

    Thanks for the advice! There's absolutely no way to try it on unfortunately, which is why I was worried about the size. I'd have to drive 3+ hours to get to the nearest tack shop that carries them....
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    Helmets and Hunter Hair

    I'm in the market for a new helmet, and I'm trying to find out which size to buy. I've been out of horses for a while, so I don't have a current helmet to test.

    I measure at exactly 7 3/8ths, but...
  12. I'm exactly the same way. Doesn't it make...

    I'm exactly the same way. Doesn't it make shopping for clothes fun?
  13. It was definitely a tiny show. I'm almost...

    It was definitely a tiny show. I'm almost thinking schooling show (she was wearing a t-shirt and half chaps). I think it's great that she's trying to overcome her fear, but her fear didn't seem to be...
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    Exactly. The program I volunteered at was the...

    Exactly. The program I volunteered at was the same way, and to the best of my knowledge all reputable therapeutic programs are run the same way. Let's face it, liability is a huge issue when doing...
  15. Thread: do you own...?

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    I was watching a Patricia McConnell dog training...

    I was watching a Patricia McConnell dog training DVD and she mentioned that because of her experience with horses, she teaches her dogs to 'whoa'.

    I laughed, then thought that was the best idea...
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    Yep. :yes: I volunteer at an animal shelter and...

    Yep. :yes: I volunteer at an animal shelter and work with the dogs to make them more adoptable. One of the first things the head behaviorist said is one of the great advantages of r+ training is that...
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    :yes::yes: My thoughts exactly.

    :yes::yes: My thoughts exactly.
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    The alpha rollover stuff has been out a while,...

    The alpha rollover stuff has been out a while, but (in my experience) nothing compared to the exposure it received on the Dog Whisperer. Testing how puppies react to being handled/manhandled (not in...
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    Here's my quick opinion on the issues. The...

    Here's my quick opinion on the issues. The problem is that Caesar Millan's methods work well for Caesar Millan. He has a compound of 30+ unrelated dogs that he has to keep control over. Dogs are...
  20. Thread: German Shepherds

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    I don't know anything about Shiloh's but if...

    I don't know anything about Shiloh's but if you're looking for a GSD-like dog without all the health issues, look into Belgian Malinois.

    Also, that shiloh shepherds site makes me want to run far,...
  21. Thread: German Shepherds

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    You're welcome! :yes:

    You're welcome! :yes:
  22. Thread: German Shepherds

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    Sorry for the novel, I'm very passionate about animal rescue!

    There are significant advantages and disadvantages in adopting a German Shepherd from a rescue.

    Pros
    - Dogs should be 'temperament tested' when they come into the shelter. You will know if the...
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    I can't speak for other people, but I mostly get...

    I can't speak for other people, but I mostly get mad because they are doing something that is dangerous, and I would have to pay for their stupidity. If someone is tailing me so closely I can't even...
  24. Thread: Rescues...

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    There have been a couple of threads that...

    There have been a couple of threads that discussed this issue really well, and brought up lots of good points. Honestly, I think that a lot of rescues are in it for the animals, but they get too...
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    Any good dog forums?

    Does anyone know of some great dog forums? Ie. COTH, except for dogs?

    I really enjoy the Menagerie, and would love to find a great dog forum, somewhere with knowledgable people, not just the...
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