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    Most of the barns mentioned so far are in the...

    Most of the barns mentioned so far are in the 20-30 minute commute time (depending on traffic, of course). Another option would be East Lake Farm, which is just across the river in Illinois.
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  2. Well, I can give you a few options--I live in...

    Well, I can give you a few options--I live in this area.

    You could try East Lake Farm--it is the traditional h/j lesson program, but there are definitely kids taking lessons :lol:
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    I owned a cribber for approx. 21 years. Never...

    I owned a cribber for approx. 21 years. Never did he colic. Not once. The first place I kept him had liberal (but not 24/7) turnout but terrible feeding practices, and he constantly cribbed...
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    I absolutely love taking care of my own horses...

    I absolutely love taking care of my own horses (and go OCD crazy if someone else even hoses one off), but when you have two going in the first division of the show at 7:30 am and one of them is an...
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    I have gone to numerous shows where I did not...

    I have gone to numerous shows where I did not know the "name" of the division I am showing in. Simple explanations--

    1. Showing someone else's horse at the last minute, usually in a generic...
  6. Nope, it won't--it just will take more "math" for...

    Nope, it won't--it just will take more "math" for the judge to demonstrate a bias. For ex., if I'm a judge who dislikes grey horses, I simply give lower scores across the board than I normally would...
  7. But, why?? Standardizing scoring will NOT make...

    But, why?? Standardizing scoring will NOT make it any less subjective. "Norming" the judges would have a mild impact, but at the end of the day, there is still a human making a judgement call. I...
  8. Just for the record--he never said he'd take of...

    Just for the record--he never said he'd take of for not having a falsie--he just said one was part of the "total look" of turnout. (And I have yet to use one on my hunters ;).)
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    Well gee, I guess I'm not a "real woman"...

    Well gee, I guess I'm not a "real woman" according to the above posts--I've been riding for 22 years and tote the horse around in a two-horse pulled by a 1500 Silverado. I had no idea I was such a...
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    Actually, "It is I" IS correct. "Is" is a...

    Actually, "It is I" IS correct. "Is" is a linking verb, and "I" is the predicate nominative--nominative forms are correct following linking verbs. :)
  11. I don't know if hogsbacks are allowed in jumpers...

    I don't know if hogsbacks are allowed in jumpers (they should be for both h & j--they are pretty cool to jump :p), but most people I know do not like the Mexican Xs. The theory I've heard is that...
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    I love your Ollie. Good luck to him and you. :)

    I love your Ollie. Good luck to him and you. :)
  13. I showed for years while using one-inch spurs. ...

    I showed for years while using one-inch spurs. Never hurt my (or horsie's) placings.
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    I've never had a horse on 24/7 pasture (quite the...

    I've never had a horse on 24/7 pasture (quite the opposite), and cribbing was never a major issue with health or performance. The "gas colic" is another myth. Statistically cribbers are more prone...
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    Despite all the (mis)information and old wives'...

    Despite all the (mis)information and old wives' tales, cribbers are not a big deal to deal with. They often wear down their front teeth relatively quickly and will occasionally kill a board or...
  16. :D Great job--congrats! :D

    :D Great job--congrats! :D
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    Yes, the reason being that many of them aren't...

    Yes, the reason being that many of them aren't straight-quarter horses. ;)

    A registered QH can be up to 15/16 TB because a TB/QH cross can win its way into the main stud book. My mare is 3/4 TB...
  18. Wrong--my school district started laying...

    Wrong--my school district started laying off/cutting budgets 11 years ago. My salary has been going DOWN due to the increasing cost of health insurance (shocker!--teachers contribute to their health...
  19. Oh, I'm jealous--I'm a music-teacher wanna-be!...

    Oh, I'm jealous--I'm a music-teacher wanna-be! :lol:
    I've run middle school band rehearsals a few times, and I'm not sure there is enough money in the world for that job. ;)
  20. Buah-ha-ha-ha-ha!! I teach high school English,...

    Buah-ha-ha-ha-ha!! I teach high school English, and none of this applies (unless "the first few years" is actually 12).
  21. Or is that a well-wish? :lol:

    Or is that a well-wish? :lol:
  22. Of course, then there is that camp that would...

    Of course, then there is that camp that would argue that "well" can also be considered a noun (a state of being, in this case a good one), which would change all the labels again. . . . ;)
  23. Actually, either usage may be correct: "I...

    Actually, either usage may be correct:

    "I tried to go and help them!"--The person is saying that he/she made the effort to both leave AND help. In essence, "I tried to go and tried to help them!"...
  24. If it matters, I had a horse stung on the upper...

    If it matters, I had a horse stung on the upper eyelid by a bumble bee. Saw it happen (was grazing him at the time). His first reaction was to itch his eye on his leg. He then took off running...
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    The standardized tests that I deal with in my...

    The standardized tests that I deal with in my area of the country have dropped the essay test, and that was the BEST thing to happen to writing as a discipline. The writing that was rewarded had...
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