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  1. The scene in Women of the Year (1942) where...

    The scene in Women of the Year (1942) where Spencer Tracy walks into Kathryn Hepburn's office and she is adjusting her hose. It made me think this is where they met and fell in love (if they ever...
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    Since Fall 2014 there have been many many more...

    Since Fall 2014 there have been many many more recalls posted on NHTSA about the Takata airbag recalls. The manufacturers stopped waiting for Takata to respond and have started to recall those models...
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    Aren't horses also a major liability? The cost of...

    Aren't horses also a major liability? The cost of care certainly is not in the asset category. A lame horse's value has to be compared to the cost of care - those monthly and annual costs can be...
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    This. Over time some of the differences can...

    This. Over time some of the differences can really eat at you. Social life is huge and if you are very different, it can get lonely always leaving him at home. Ambition is a big thing too...over time...
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    Poll: Low rise of awful for me, but I know that work...

    Low rise of awful for me, but I know that work miracles for others because 'one rise' does not fill all.

    Nor does 'one inseam.' I am tall and its crazy how the same brand tall versus long may or...
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    From someone who tried getting involved --- here...

    From someone who tried getting involved --- here were the results (reposting from earlier in this thread). This post stopped me in my tracks. Hard.
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    On a brighter note: The OP started another thread...

    On a brighter note: The OP started another thread and is looking for recommendations for retirement boarding in SC / NC if anyone can help :

    "My friend has several unsound horses that she does not...
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    Cash in hand and a trailer ready. Good luck!

    Cash in hand and a trailer ready. Good luck!
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    Yes - that's what I thought. But isn't it amazing...

    Yes - that's what I thought. But isn't it amazing the difference a few years, increase in horse care costs and increase in horses in dire circumstances has brought? Usually the first one or two posts...
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    Reading this thread especially RAYers post has...

    Reading this thread especially RAYers post has been very discouraging and troubling. My introduction to eventing was from an instructor who said she didn't support the UL of the sport due to injury...
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    Cool that you have financial means. Get yourself...

    Cool that you have financial means. Get yourself a tb agent and buy one of the many many many well bred tb broodmares out there. You want a great mind, conformation, race record and temperament. So...
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    If the OP brings her SO on all the fun activities...

    If the OP brings her SO on all the fun activities with the coworker - than that would certainly clear the air. If she cannot or won't do it, there is the answer about appropriateness.

    Bringing all...
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    I hear a lot of justifications by the OP and a...

    I hear a lot of justifications by the OP and a ***hope hope*** that the relationship is okay. The amount of texting and regular contact is a huge red flag.

    I think the length and constant contact...
  14. The description indicates more than slowness, but...

    The description indicates more than slowness, but also a level of cluelessness and poor horse sense (that is not improving).

    The lack of horse awareness (tying, wandering off) is even more...
  15. Bicoastal - it was typo, now corrected: I am now...

    Bicoastal - it was typo, now corrected: I am now getting serious about consistent training, which is helping. Yes - my instructor can transfix my dog! I need to learn how to create that connection -...
  16. I agree that connection / relationship is worth a...

    I agree that connection / relationship is worth a book (and much more). Thanks everyone for sharing a few first steps. Previously we have had a few obedience classes for puppies and just started with...
  17. Thanks for the wonderful ideas - these are great....

    Thanks for the wonderful ideas - these are great. I think 'connection' would have been a better word in my request. We do not have a strong connection (and worse focus) in distracting situations.
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  18. Favorite ways to get young dog to focus on walks and with distractions?

    My Boston Terrier (almost 2 yo) has trouble focusing on me on walks and during intro agility classes. He really focuses on the trainer, which makes some sense, but can be frustrating. He can be...
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    Can anyone fill me in on how the Boston Terriers...

    Can anyone fill me in on how the Boston Terriers look odd? This has been the first BT show I have ever watched (lucky to have the videos). I am new to show viewing and new to the BT breed. We have...
  20. It is so crazy how some people turn the tables...

    It is so crazy how some people turn the tables and become victims of any situation. Even situations where they are benefiting the most. And if they have to take care of themselves they blame those...
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    The interesting news is that the feds are now...

    The interesting news is that the feds are now involved and launched a federal investigation:

    http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-32835-feds_issue_criminal_subpoenas_for_gov_john_kitzhab.html

    And...
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    Thank you COTH for giving me great phrases:...

    Thank you COTH for giving me great phrases: aghasted, panty wadders and pearl clutchers. My DH also gave me curtain twitchers.

    And now the latest from Calamber COTHer, Oregon's governor is an IT! ...
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    The additional information creates a very...

    The additional information creates a very different picture. Kudos for adding it.
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    Stating that the trainer has been involved in...

    Stating that the trainer has been involved in horse back riding since their almost birth does not give any knowledgeable, discerning horse person any confidence in your skills.

    There are better...
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    This is so very, very sad. I worry for this horse...

    This is so very, very sad. I worry for this horse because the owner is so dedicated to her/his own viewpoint. The owner / OP states that the horse can just be a pet, but continues to argue to sedate...
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