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  1. same with our hybrid. I really love keyless...

    same with our hybrid. I really love keyless entry, not to mention it is virtually impossible to lock your "keys" in the car!!!
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    I love my old Passier all-purpose (tendency...

    I love my old Passier all-purpose (tendency toward jumping) custom made for me many decades ago. Has a 17" seat with extra flaps so there is a place for my knees when the stirrups are shortened. ...
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    Great suggestions already. Another...

    Great suggestions already.

    Another suggestion is to wait for her to come off the ground, as in keep the upper body upright/slightly forward until her thrust brings you both together over the...
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    Yes. The saddlery rules do not mention girths...

    Yes. The saddlery rules do not mention girths at all, only English type saddle and approved bridle, bit, nose and and reins.

    Once very common to see and use in Eventing and Dressage, now not...
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    Small Northern and small Southern towns are the...

    Small Northern and small Southern towns are the same in that everyone has known everyone else for generations. So anyone moving in is an outsider. DH and I learned that very quickly when we moved...
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    Just stunned. First Susan McLean, I met her...

    Just stunned.

    First Susan McLean, I met her husband Don at continuing ed clinics; Karen Stives, someone I admired for decades; and now Rich, someone I knew and apprenticed with.
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    Buck is just following in his father's footsteps...

    Buck is just following in his father's footsteps or stirrups.
    At the 1988 Rolex, final and required selection competition for the Seoul Olympics. Bruce had qualified 4 horses. Of 1st 2 horses 1...
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    Beany and Cecil, one of my favs!!! When we...

    Beany and Cecil, one of my favs!!!

    When we lived in Alabama we only got 2 channels from Birmingham. Both had afternoon cartoon shows, one was Cousin Cliff who played Popeye cartoons. Popeye was...
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    In my experience over the past almost 40 years,...

    In my experience over the past almost 40 years, very few competitors have taken advantage of the P/T divisions. Granted not the same, but if the organizers receive a similar response, low entries,...
  10. As a long time GA resident I agree with CnC. ...

    As a long time GA resident I agree with CnC. Bond was accomplished, agreed, but he also made major mis-steps that caused harm to many. Andy Young, IMO, has done much more with far less...
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    Many people questioned, repeatedly, John McCain's...

    Many people questioned, repeatedly, John McCain's eligibility since he was born on a US military base in Panama.
    Presidential candidates, Presidents and their families have fair game since our...
  12. In banking we have procedures to follow when...

    In banking we have procedures to follow when sending emails. Rule #1 - send no bank information via personal email. The only time we could use personal email was to notify management if we had to...
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    At one time you had to enter on opening date to...

    At one time you had to enter on opening date to have a chance to enter an event. Wait lists were a normal part of eventing.
    Of course that was when there were far fewer events nationwide. As I...
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    OThis is short & incomplete but here we go. ...

    OThis is short & incomplete but here we go.

    IMO the last true amateur & "innocent" Olympics was 1960 Rome. I haven't heard of any major problems with those Games or any major political issues....
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    Leather boots purchased apx 1978, I can still...

    Leather boots purchased apx 1978, I can still wear and still look good.
  16. Another view. My eldest bro is very allergic to...

    Another view. My eldest bro is very allergic to everything so has to be very careful visiting each of us. As he explained it is virtually impossible to remove all allergens in homes where cats and...
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    Glad you are still with us. Many in my family,...

    Glad you are still with us. Many in my family, immediate and extended, have variations of heart conditions. Getting the right medication plus dosage is a bit of an art form. Work with your DR...
  18. Paul Conroy In terms of Irish, it’s a common...

    Paul Conroy
    In terms of Irish, it’s a common misconception that Irish arrived in the 19th century, when in fact they were here in the early 1600’s. I’m Irish – grew up in Ireland – and 65% of my...
  19. JP60 I wonder if you are not understanding what...

    JP60 I wonder if you are not understanding what we are saying or if you are just trying to get more and more information.

    You noted your experience with organizing a regatta - my x-dh was a...
  20. In California this week: from this website -...

    In California this week: from this website - http://townhall.com/tipsheet/sarahjeanseman/2014/07/08/california-gov-cuts-husband-and-wife-from-marriage-law-n1860064

    One word can make...
  21. Thread: Laramie!

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    The shorter list is what TV westerns didn't I...

    The shorter list is what TV westerns didn't I like. . . none.:lol:

    Tho some I liked better than others - Have Gun Will Travel and Wanted Dead or Alive were 2 that caught a very young girl's fancy....
  22. About 4-5 miles north of our SC town on US1 is...

    About 4-5 miles north of our SC town on US1 is the "Old Scottish Cemetery" full of graves from the 1600's on. Many of those family names are still prominent today.
    England's debtor's prisons were...
  23. From PBS website: General number and size of...

    From PBS website:

    General number and size of plantations in 1860.
    Largest sale of humans in the US occurred to settle in part, the debt of a Philadelphia "rich man".

    Most of the southern...
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    Talk to me about internet TV

    DH and I researching internet TV.

    First fact may be the stopping point - we are on "high speed DSL" BUT are at near the end of the POP. Not unusual for us to have to reboot the modem, router and...
  25. I attended my "first" event in 1975. A friend...

    I attended my "first" event in 1975. A friend from our local western/gaited saddle club invited all of us who had dipped our toes into "that English riding" to a different type of competition. I...
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