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    AA is one area where I part (slightly) from my...

    AA is one area where I part (slightly) from my usual center-left positions on things. It's only because of personal experience and observation, in education/academic type settings. I don't think AA...
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    There are lots of ways to make buttermilk and I...

    There are lots of ways to make buttermilk and I suspect that the butter by-product is going into animal feed etc. Most of what you find now is cultured buttermilk, which is milk inoculated with...
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    My old BO didn't charge extra when my horse had a...

    My old BO didn't charge extra when my horse had a month of stall rest, post-surgery. She did charge for hand walking, changing wraps, etc. but it was quite reasonable and I did my best to take care...
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    As others have said, intense and focused walk...

    As others have said, intense and focused walk work can be really good for maintaining and even building condition.

    I ride my mare bareback pretty regularly, mostly at the walk. It's a very good...
  5. Worst, in purely objective terms, was the horse...

    Worst, in purely objective terms, was the horse (and the second horse).

    Best was marrying a guy who owns his house outright! Seriously, not having a several thousand dollar house payment (typical...
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    Your bit about the cats is making me giggle :) I...

    Your bit about the cats is making me giggle :) I like your kitchen and wouldn't change things "just because."

    DH bought the house before I met him, and it came with a very dark, early 1970s era...
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    Even with the planes, the site would be...

    Even with the planes, the site would be drool-worthy just for its proximity to Boston. It's about a 20 minute ride on the Blue Line subway to downtown Boston. Take a look at what has happened at...
  8. eek! I hope everyone, horse and human, heals...

    eek! I hope everyone, horse and human, heals well and quickly.
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    My mare is palomino but nearly the same color as...

    My mare is palomino but nearly the same color as most Haflingers (which are, as pointed out, flaxen chestnuts -- but it can be really hard to tell them apart!) I like cream on her for showing, but...
  10. Ah, old thread but it's worth a shot... did...

    Ah, old thread but it's worth a shot... did anyone here ride with Helen Button in La Jolla/San Diego in the 1970s or 1980s? She was an odd woman, but taught SO many kids to ride, and made trail...
  11. Heh. My filly's dam was born in 2002 and has had...

    Heh. My filly's dam was born in 2002 and has had 12 foals and is expecting her 13th next year. Yes, she was first bred as a 2 YO, by her original owner. She is a career broodmare due to a bad wire...
  12. That is the whole point. These people believe...

    That is the whole point. These people believe that government doesn't work, so they go in and do everything they can to be sure it doesn't work, and then say, "See, we told you it doesn't work!"
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    I work at BWH, and I have to say... I agree. And...

    I work at BWH, and I have to say... I agree. And I don't get why the problem is so entrenched there, while it's not at BIDMC, which is just around the corner and has very similar demographics among...
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    Why thank you! And Shanah Tova to everyone else...

    Why thank you! And Shanah Tova to everyone else for whom it's relevant...
  15. One of DH's grandmothers did the same thing,...

    One of DH's grandmothers did the same thing, years ago, when diagnosed with breast cancer. DH's father (her son) has chosen the no-treatment route for his prostate cancer (which is one of those...
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    Well... despooking clinics are not our thing. ...

    Well... despooking clinics are not our thing. Horse and I are way too high strung and not used to working in such a big group. It's pretty embarrassing to realize that one's weanling filly probably...
  17. Most of my collection of 200 or so went g-d knows...

    Most of my collection of 200 or so went g-d knows where during one of my father's moves in or out of the family home. I do have dapple grey and bay Proud Arabian Mares, a "smoke" Running Mare and...
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    My mare seems to get over a fear of any group of...

    My mare seems to get over a fear of any group of animals, if she can herd them. Canada geese and guineafowl are the best. She will "push" deer a bit. I'd love to try her on cows but would have to...
  19. Ambitious Kate -- yes, the heavy cotton web with...

    Ambitious Kate -- yes, the heavy cotton web with hand stops. I actually have two sets, both brown, one with rings for a German martingale and one without. Both are good but they are hunter-tack...
  20. Web reins -- very dark brown (shop for me?)

    So... I switched to web reins with handstops a couple of months ago, after years of being told to close my fingers on the (leather) reins. For whatever reason -- I do have arthritis in my hands, and...
  21. Cindy -- I should update, since I pointed you...

    Cindy -- I should update, since I pointed you here.

    Feronia is doing quite well. After my last update, I did try jumping again, only tiny stuff, and it only took a few weeks for her to tell me...
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    I have three bras for every day. Usually wear...

    I have three bras for every day. Usually wear them two or three times before washing, but never wear the same bra on two consecutive days. They are Wacoal bras, which are a bit pricey but wear like...
  23. I'm a NibbleNet fan, but I could see that not...

    I'm a NibbleNet fan, but I could see that not working for a horse that won't eat the hay it drops on the ground. (Mare's strategy with the NN is to grab as big a bite as she can, and if it's too...
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    Plainville actually got a slots license, not a...

    Plainville actually got a slots license, not a full casino license.

    The whole thing is very complicated. There is a ballot measure in November to overturn the law allowing casinos and slots...
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    Have a look at this thread. ...

    Have a look at this thread. http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?271451-Proximal-Suspensory-Surgery-Advice-Updates-at-end

    It mostly discusses horses that have had suspensory surgery...
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