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  1. Yep -- and keeping your spine straight when you...

    Yep -- and keeping your spine straight when you hit the ground is NOT a good thing. It just directs all the force of impact to your vertebrae & skull, instead of dissipating said force through...
  2. Ummmm, not really. I think we all know vast...

    Ummmm, not really. I think we all know vast numbers of accidents & injuries occur even in *gasp* dressage training or trail rides or even grooming! Doing away with people on horses would be safest,...
  3. Science nerd who advocates uselessness of paint...

    Science nerd who advocates uselessness of paint on hoof goop -- but even I use the Keratex, along with Durasole, as a recommended by Wunder Farrier. Having similar problems in NC, which is unusual....
  4. Thread: No refund?

    by wildlifer
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    Yep, well, explained, especially from the inside....

    Yep, well, explained, especially from the inside. That money is already gone making the event happen. I also had to eat over $600 (extremely painful when it's about 1/2 your monthly income) when I...
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    LOL, didn't you know that is the 11th...

    LOL, didn't you know that is the 11th commandment? Welcome to KY in April; I believe a black hole forms if it does not rain at least one day during the event.
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    Your bat was just napping -- probably a Little...

    Your bat was just napping -- probably a Little Brown Bat (I have heaps down at my place, I love watching them fly about eating the bugs at dusk!).

    Even our bat bio's do not handle then...
  7. Yeahhhh...please come visit my life right now. ...

    Yeahhhh...please come visit my life right now. Actually, don't, no one should have to even be in proximity to that. Sorry, don't want to bring that to this thread.

    Each person that does make...
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    This employee of your state's natural resource...

    This employee of your state's natural resource agency is here for you. Here you go:
    NC Native Plant Society - http://www.ncwildflower.org/

    Also, in Chapel Hill, you have Niche Gardens, which...
  9. If you could just have a chat with my ortho about...

    If you could just have a chat with my ortho about the shoulder treatment RX I got yesterday, which, when I asked if it came with a grant, he sadly said no, dammit. And start sending lottery tickets...
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    Standing ovation for Keebler!

    Standing ovation for Keebler!
  11. You have no idea how bad I want to. And I never...

    You have no idea how bad I want to. And I never say no to a dare. All I need is $$$$$$$ to qualify...and for dork horse to not find out! I'll be there for sure. If I was there with a horse, my...
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    Yep, thanks for posting, Seema! I'd definitely...

    Yep, thanks for posting, Seema! I'd definitely agree in 95% of my experiences, both as competitor & volunteer. It's hard to compartmentalize that with the things that frustrate me, but yes, out "in...
  13. WD has volunteered at Waredaca, so I think she...

    WD has volunteered at Waredaca, so I think she has a pretty good idea of it. ;) I still do everything I can to support it, but May in Chesterfield is generally slightly more pleasurable than...
  14. Absolutely!!! Then I could just leave after XC &...

    Absolutely!!! Then I could just leave after XC & I'd be much less tired driving home, making the trip safer for all concerned! :D
  15. Ummm, it's called "responsibility." Outdoor cats...

    Ummm, it's called "responsibility." Outdoor cats kill over a BILLION migratory songbirds a year. That doesn't include the unique salamanders, frogs, toads (fly eaters!) & myriad other wildlife that...
  16. Important note: the soil survey maps should be...

    Important note: the soil survey maps should be taken with a grain of salt & a confidence interval. They are a good starting point of reference, but not so accurate that you could rely on them on a...
  17. Thread: Tack color?

    by wildlifer
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    No -- one of the many reasons I always tell...

    No -- one of the many reasons I always tell people to read the rulebook, it does save you lots of time & money!!! (& TE's!)

    I showed quite often in a black $10 bridle with brown reins & a brown...
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    Congrats!!! Have a blast!

    Congrats!!! Have a blast!
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    Big picture really is this. There's a reason I...

    Big picture really is this. There's a reason I call horses Giant Walking Suicide Machines. Not only is there no such thing as a "sound" horse, there's no such thing as a horse with no issues. You...
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    "You cannot change what you are, only what you...

    "You cannot change what you are, only what you do."
    -Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

    "The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be...
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    My opinions may change but the fact remains that...

    My opinions may change but the fact remains that I am always right.
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    They say you are supposed to breathe. I haven't...

    They say you are supposed to breathe. I haven't tried it yet, so I can't report on its success, but it sounds plausible... ;P
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    Marketing makes many claims (even about clams...

    Marketing makes many claims (even about clams ;P). However, there is NO piece of neoprene & velcro that can support the loading forces on a horse's leg.

    The equine limb is designed to flex &...
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    I cannot emphasize this one enough!!!! Some of...

    I cannot emphasize this one enough!!!! Some of us don't even make it to 40. :/ I just turn 36 a month ago, am going in a couple wks for my first set of shoulder injections. A lifetime of working...
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    That's b/c it's the 7.3L. :D That's what mine...

    That's b/c it's the 7.3L. :D That's what mine is as well -- and that was the result of about a year of careful research (first vehicle was inherited family 85 6.0L diesel GMC 3/4 ton suburban & dad...
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