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    I am also a professional data weenie and would...

    I am also a professional data weenie and would LOVE to see more and better data on "incidents" in all levels of eventing. When I see competition results with a lot of Mandatory Retirements (and...
  2. One more. Not me riding, but isn't this just the...

    One more. Not me riding, but isn't this just the coolest video ever? The lighting effects were all captured by accident.
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    No cotton, ever! Also avoid anything with...

    No cotton, ever! Also avoid anything with elastic added in the legs. I was an "all cotton all the time" woman until I got some very bad rubs while wearing cotton undies for riding in the summer. I...
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    I've never found anything that works as well as...

    I've never found anything that works as well as DEET. There are also permethrin sprays for clothing that work well, and some clothing that is pre-treated with it. It shouldn't be used directly on...
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    Mine has a splint that she had when I bought her....

    Mine has a splint that she had when I bought her. The "bump" will swell if she is worked hard or if she whacks that leg, but it always returns to its normal size within a few hours, and she doesn't...
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    As I said before, this is a "gotcha" thread and...

    As I said before, this is a "gotcha" thread and Vineyridge is trolling everyone, which is highly uncharacteristic of her.

    Maybe she actually believes what she's saying.

    Maybe this is a thought...
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    So? It is a valid expression of values of a...

    So?

    It is a valid expression of values of a particular group of people who, 300 years ago, were regarded as having the best interests of the new country. But it is a "living document" in that it...
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    It's largely (and slowly) turning out this way...

    It's largely (and slowly) turning out this way here in Massachusetts. Same-sex marriage has been legal here for over 10 years, and really? To quote one of out more entertaining politicians, "The sky...
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    yes, this is what I have been thinking all along....

    yes, this is what I have been thinking all along. This is not like the Viney I seem to recall. Viney has never (before) gone for "gotcha" threads like this. I'd like to know WTH is going on.
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    Would you like a really old one? DH found it...

    Would you like a really old one? DH found it when he was digging a hole to plant a shrub yesterday. We live in a c. 1850 farmhouse, so it's fairly common for us to find horseshoes and other old...
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    My barn uses Poulin Equi-Pro MVP...

    My barn uses Poulin Equi-Pro MVP. It's a very small serving, about a pound a day, at the most, for maintenance of a horse who is not working or on light work. My mare gets about 1/2 pound a day...
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    I also had gay friends, and ditto. Found out...

    I also had gay friends, and ditto. Found out about it in 1983 when a gay friend called me absolutely terrified because he'd turned tricks (Chicago businessmen, mostly "straight" and married) for...
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    Do what you can to keep him on the Sentinel ......

    Do what you can to keep him on the Sentinel ... That is a good feed!
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    Sub topic here, but since it has come up... I...

    Sub topic here, but since it has come up... I think one of the biggest changes WRT how we (some collective we) deal with human sexuality is how important the concept of consent has become. Remember,...
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    Yeah, this thread was definitely a "gotcha"...

    Yeah, this thread was definitely a "gotcha" thread...
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    Clavicle fractures are tricky. I had a very bad...

    Clavicle fractures are tricky. I had a very bad one in 2008 as many of you know. I fainted in between two jumps, slipped off the side of the horse, and landed on the point of my shoulder. ...
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    Yet another example... right winger makes...

    Yet another example... right winger makes implicitly racist statements, or asks ignorant questions, and then says "you brought up race, not me, so therefore YOU are racist and I am not."

    It's the...
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    Your questions were aggressive and ignorant, and...

    Your questions were aggressive and ignorant, and your follow-up made it sound like you just could. not. believe. that a BLACK person bred and raised and owned Teddy, and made sure his talent came to...
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    I don't see riots there. I see a tense situation...

    I don't see riots there. I see a tense situation that stayed mostly peaceful, and a smallish group of people who became violent. And a whole lot of effort by various older Black leaders to keep the...
  20. I would be bursting with pride over this. What a...

    I would be bursting with pride over this. What a great horse!
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    This video.

    Are we perfect? No. Are we making some progress? Yes. Current trainer is awesome with strategies for the distract-a-mare. (who is very fat right now.)

    (Saddle isn't mine BTW!...
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    How is it insulting? I addressed behaviors, not...

    How is it insulting? I addressed behaviors, not jetsmom as a person.
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    I think this is where the argument between right...

    I think this is where the argument between right and left falls apart. The right -- at least as embodied here on COTH Off Topic, often doesn't take context into account. I find the left takes...
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    None of us are that perfect. Our brains are not...

    None of us are that perfect. Our brains are not built that way. We're built to categorize, and quickly.
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    Yikes. My bruises are mild compared to what many...

    Yikes. My bruises are mild compared to what many of you have experienced!

    Here's something that almost happened but didn't: while taking down a hanging basket with a heavy just-watered tomato...
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