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    I eat two eggs every morning (either in a veggie...

    I eat two eggs every morning (either in a veggie omelet or just over-easy on toast or rice and beans)! Hasn't failed me yet, and more recent studies have shown that maybe the cholesterol in the yolks...
  2. Hero taught me to get on quick, using his...

    Hero taught me to get on quick, using his momentum as he walks away from the block to propel my leg over his back.

    It feels weird when I get on a horse that stands still for mounting.
  3. My picky eater turns her nose up at anything but...

    My picky eater turns her nose up at anything but Fancy Feast (has to be in gravy, too!). Her brother will eat anything that sits still long enough, but I feed them both Fancy Feast for simplicity's...
  4. Poll: I bought my current horse back when I was a teen,...

    I bought my current horse back when I was a teen, riding regularly with an instructor, so she helped me with my horse search (for a commission). She definitely earned it, because I found my horse...
  5. I think there is a lot of value in both kinds of...

    I think there is a lot of value in both kinds of dog training, and a lot of it depends on your goals/problems.

    In-home is ideal for issues that happen primarily in the home, or for issues that...
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    I went for a school trip, and it was FANTASTIC....

    I went for a school trip, and it was FANTASTIC.
    Our guides were really great- one was Paul McFarling from http://www.galapex.com/ (he has since moved back to England, but I think he still runs tours...
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    My dog (a fit, energetic, 4 year old pit mix) is...

    My dog (a fit, energetic, 4 year old pit mix) is a lot like yours in her desire to inhale all of the food all of the time.
    I never considered it to be a sign of some ailment, just a personality...
  8. As soon as I became an adult in the eyes of USEF,...

    As soon as I became an adult in the eyes of USEF, I felt like a load of bricks had been taken off my back. And I wasn't even REALLY seriously competitive- just local B/C shows for the most part-...
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    I like "Jade," "Claire,"and "Grace"- agreed that...

    I like "Jade," "Claire,"and "Grace"- agreed that a 3-syllable first name sounds good with a one-syllable middle name.

    Evaleigh is a pretty name!
  10. So sorry for your loss- I know there's nothing I...

    So sorry for your loss- I know there's nothing I can say to make it feel any better. But from your posts, it is obvious that you truly did everything you could to keep her as happy and comfortable as...
  11. I would probably be interested in trying it, to...

    I would probably be interested in trying it, to see if/how the anti-browning modifications affect the flavor.

    I've always thought that seeded watermelons (as an example) taste sweeter than...
  12. As a former vegetarian, but otherwise un-picky...

    As a former vegetarian, but otherwise un-picky eater (and now that I eat meat sometimes, even LESS picky), I'd say at least some of the responsibility lies on the picky eater. I never expected people...
  13. I don't have much experience with this in...

    I don't have much experience with this in particular, but one thing that comes to mind is whether or not you are using a "butterfly" needle (one with a tube attached that gives you a little more...
  14. Neat exercise! But I'm way too lazy to set up...

    Neat exercise! But I'm way too lazy to set up that many poles, haha!
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    I went to PR with my family twice during my...

    I went to PR with my family twice during my childhood- loved it there! Because my parents (and our family friends) were traveling with children, we stayed on "The strip" in San Juan at the Hilton,...
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    Thanks everyone! One comment on my test was that...

    Thanks everyone! One comment on my test was that I let him go back and forth from being in front of my leg to being behind it. I think next time I ride I'll throw a set of spurs on and really work on...
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    Encouraging the stretch?

    Hi everyone!
    I'm a hunter princess gone all dressage-y since a change of location and also as a way of exploring new things with the horse I've owned for 7 years now!

    I wanted to know if you had...
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    Call him a hunter or eventer or anything you...

    Call him a hunter or eventer or anything you want, I see a cute, happy horse who seems to enjoy his job.

    If he (and you) like to event, then event! But also know that you could throw him in a...
  19. My TB is 15 and going better than ever!

    My TB is 15 and going better than ever!
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    My horse is most definitely grumpier, and...

    My horse is most definitely grumpier, and requires a nice long, slow warm-up when it's cold outside. He's 15, so I wouldn't be surprised if he had minor osteoarthritis that gets achey in the cold....
  21. "Women Against Feminism" Twitter Account

    So, I follow this extremely funny, tongue-in-cheek twitter account called "Woman Against Feminism," and today's tweet was:

    "i don’t need fimsnsns roe v wade ? But i don’t even like canoeing"
    ...
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    I kept my rescue's name ("Fergie"), even though I...

    I kept my rescue's name ("Fergie"), even though I didn't particularly care for it at first. It definitely grew on me, because she is a total NON-diva, so I think it's kind of funny that she's named...
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    Growing up, there was a young boy at my barn (a...

    Growing up, there was a young boy at my barn (a couple of years younger than I was) and he CLEANED UP in everything from short stirrup to the pony hunters and beyond.

    Not because he was a boy....
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    As someone who is perpetually single, I can...

    As someone who is perpetually single, I can sympathize. I see people in my age group starting to get real serious about love (engagements, marriage, etc.) and it makes me feel like I should be doing...
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    I have found that very simple dressage (shoulder...

    I have found that very simple dressage (shoulder in, haunches out, etc.), circles (including the spiral-in, spiral-out), and LOTS of transition work has really done a number (in a good way) on my...
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