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  1. Have you tried The Container Store? They do ship...

    Have you tried The Container Store? They do ship if you don't have a store online, but I find it to be much easier to browse in person than to navigate the site.

    I'll be following this thread to...
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    Alto, thanks for the advice & moral support! I...

    Alto, thanks for the advice & moral support! I will follow up on documenting next week.

    Getting my money back is pretty much the only thing that will work for me, since I've got an appointment...
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    I'm another unhappy customer who would never...

    I'm another unhappy customer who would never order another saddle from Custom. I waited 5 months for the saddle, an Icon Flight, and now a couple of months later come to find out that it's way too...
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    I strongly disagree with this advice. Absolutely...

    I strongly disagree with this advice. Absolutely no good can come from OP talking directly to the heifer. She has a clearly established M.O. (or Moo? :D) and is not likely to be swayed. If anything...
  5. Fargaloo, I haven't kept up w/COTH lately, but...

    Fargaloo, I haven't kept up w/COTH lately, but just what you've mentioned in this thread sounds like more than enough to cause panic attacks and depression. Hormones also likely a contributing...
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    Go Dutch!

    I had pet rabbits as a kid and hands down the favorite was a Dutch rabbit, which was chosen based on breed (some book out of the library recommended them for temperament, ease of care etc.) My Dutch...
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    Honestly, don't sweat it! Only the most ultimate...

    Honestly, don't sweat it! Only the most ultimate uber wine snob would be anything other than gracious to receive a bottle as a gift - even if it's not exactly what they themselves would ultimately...
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    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the size...

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the size you wear means nothing. Body weight, percent body fat, and body measurements (taken with a non-stretch tape around the waist, hips etc.) are all...
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    I got the book Pain Free by Pete Egoscue a couple...

    I got the book Pain Free by Pete Egoscue a couple of months ago. I'm sure it doesn't come close to replacing a live session, but it's a cheap and easy way to try it out. There are plenty of exercises...
  10. We did Mexican food for thanksgiving this year...

    We did Mexican food for thanksgiving this year (just me and DH, doing it low-key. Though I did make a key-lime pie w/gluten free crust, because... day off with nothing else to do?)

    I cook the big...
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    I love the foam roller I got at a sporting goods...

    I love the foam roller I got at a sporting goods store, but the one I got from Target was pretty useless (too squishy to really get into the muscles.) If you only get one, I would get a 3ft long one....
  12. Thread: WWYD?

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    That sounds like a reasonable summary of horse...

    That sounds like a reasonable summary of horse riding on a budget, which is a factor that most of us come up against at some point. There are many people in the dressage world (myself included!) who...
  13. OP - Ooof! And hugs! It sounds like you took a...

    OP - Ooof! And hugs! It sounds like you took a kick to the emotional solar-plexus. I'm not in quite the same situation, but I have a sense of where you're coming from. I'm taller, and have recently...
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    Curses on all of you for reviving this thread!...

    Curses on all of you for reviving this thread! :winkgrin: I already have a pair of perfectly good tall boots, and paddock boots, and I should probably put some money into non-horse related...
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    I see no problem with changing the barn name that...

    I see no problem with changing the barn name that you actually use, and I did so myself when I bought a horse with a very good German name that I could barely pronounce. For practical purposes, if...
  16. It's not just you - I've been completely stunned...

    It's not just you - I've been completely stunned by the low standards of professional conduct I've encountered in the horse world. I think there are a couple of factors at work:

    1. Many horse...
  17. #1 - I'm happy to have genuine horse friends! I...

    #1 - I'm happy to have genuine horse friends! I don't come from a horsey background, so this is pretty new to me - and The Best. It's so nice to be able to share something that's so important to me...
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    For my (fairly mild) hayfever, I find that a...

    For my (fairly mild) hayfever, I find that a spoonful of local honey in the morning helps my system adjust - currently relearning that once again on a trip abroad. Honey has some natural, mild...
  19. Since you're all about honesty, here's my honest...

    Since you're all about honesty, here's my honest opinion (and I'm speaking as someone with a lovely MIL & a mom who is not unlike this...)

    I think you were showing a lack of compassion - both to...
  20. I cannot say enough how important this advice is....

    I cannot say enough how important this advice is. I did not have a back-up trainer & barn in mind with my first horse. What I'd thought was an ideal and stable situation quickly became otherwise, and...
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    I would not buy a brand-new saddle that I'd never...

    I would not buy a brand-new saddle that I'd never even sat in (that I couldn't return.) Selling the Albion for what you paid doesn't seem like a bad idea, though - as long as you have other...
  22. I just don't see the need for such a service. I'm...

    I just don't see the need for such a service. I'm at a secure private barn, so anyone with access to my saddle is known to the staff. Also, my saddle is nice enough ($4k-ish) that it would hurt if it...
  23. As a judgmental busybody, I hate seeing people in...

    As a judgmental busybody, I hate seeing people in the warmup arena who are clearly not strong enough for their horses. Yes, there are professional riders on the smaller size who can handle big,...
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    This, 1,000x this. :yes: And it goes both...

    This, 1,000x this. :yes:

    And it goes both ways - frankly, I want someone who is running a business, and not letting clients screw up their schedule (and, through knock-on effect, mine) by showing...
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    I'm not sure what your background is with the...

    I'm not sure what your background is with the horse/trainer, but I'm gonna have to throw my hat in with the "talk to your trainer and think about getting a new one" camp. If this was a one-off event...
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