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  1. Have you had a serious talk with your parents...

    Have you had a serious talk with your parents and/or a financial advisor?

    If you want to bring a horse you are talking monthly board above and beyond out of state tuition.

    Example of cost from...
  2. My opinion may not be popular, but I believe you...

    My opinion may not be popular, but I believe you have to try your hardest to provide a retirement for your horse if you keep him/her into their older age.

    If that means not riding for a while so...
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    I don't think I've ever actually slept the night...

    I don't think I've ever actually slept the night before an event.

    Downside = pretty f#cking tired
    Upside = no bad dreams

    Usually my horse related dreams are great :)
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    I get it. The deposit allows your rider to...

    I get it.

    The deposit allows your rider to "hold her place in line" to buy a horse.

    I know one horse personally that I would do this for myself.
    Incredible horse.
    Not for sale (ever) - I...
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    I think you can ride a "schoolmaster" at training...

    I think you can ride a "schoolmaster" at training level, because that is the level of the rider, but the horse itself should be schooled to a much higher level.

    I do not consider a training level...
  6. This is a very complicated issue that many...

    This is a very complicated issue that many families face.

    I am an RN and have met many aides through the course of my career. They are not all of equal caliber. To answer a previous poster most...
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    For a successful experience I think it would be...

    For a successful experience I think it would be beneficial to change how you describe yourself as a rider and what you want from your horse.

    Giving the number of days/hours you ride per week...
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    It only caught my eye because while horses don't...

    It only caught my eye because while horses don't tend to rush with me, they do drift. I like a forward ride and can sit quietly but my equitation - ugh.

    I am often crooked in one way or another. I...
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    I don't think the horse is pulling "right" as in...

    I don't think the horse is pulling "right" as in "Right vs Left" but "right" as in pulling "immediately" before the jump.

    Right? :)
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    My patients call me Rebecca or Barbara. ...

    My patients call me Rebecca or Barbara.

    Neither resembles my given name which is WRITTEN ON A WHITE BOARD in their rooms every day. :)

    I don't actually care at all, but sometimes I don't...
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    So yes, I know exactly what you are suffering...

    So yes, I know exactly what you are suffering through as I do it on a daily basis.

    As an RN I have patients who either have major psych issues or are just mean, horrible, bitter people who lie...
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    My specialty is a well timed "SH!T" right before...

    My specialty is a well timed "SH!T" right before I go SPLAT off a horse. Too bad all my aids are not that precise.

    Otherwise at work, but only in the break room, saying F#CK at the top of your...
  13. Ha ha - ME!!

    Ha ha - ME!!
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    double post

    double post
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    DO NOT GIVE UP YOUR HORSE. If they truly have...

    DO NOT GIVE UP YOUR HORSE.

    If they truly have substance abuse problems they will most likely never be happy no matter what you do. Please do some research into children of alcoholics,...
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    I have no idea but there the dog was loose in the...

    I have no idea but there the dog was loose in the cabin on a Jet blue flight to Cancun. Infuriating.

    I wanted to "quiz" the owners about the service dog status, but decided to keep my mouth shut...
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    There are too many people who abuse the "service...

    There are too many people who abuse the "service dog" label.

    When I go on an airplane and the uncontrolled dog who is 11 months old, adopted from a shelter and has not yet learned to "sit" much...
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    Sounds great. Glad to hear he has an excellent...

    Sounds great. Glad to hear he has an excellent medical team as well as a support system.

    As others have stated, the anticoagulation management will probably prove to be more of a long term issue...
  19. I would take him eventing. If you want to sell...

    I would take him eventing. If you want to sell him and can confirm that he will do water, ditches, etc you could also probably find him a very good home at a nice price with a grown up lady eventer....
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    I'm RN and I do a lot of rehab work. (spinal...

    I'm RN and I do a lot of rehab work. (spinal cord, cardiac, orthopedic, amputations)

    I can't comment on riding but I can comment on the healing of people with BKAs.

    Like with injured horses,...
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    I agree with this completely. I've owned one...

    I agree with this completely.

    I've owned one horse for which I paid way too much and one for which I paid way too little. I always thought that if you took the average of the two sales it was just...
  22. I'm in this camp too. Sometimes a given...

    I'm in this camp too.

    Sometimes a given individual (animal or human) will have an adverse reaction to a product.

    Unless you shipped the wraps back to the company the nanosecond you took them...
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    I recently upgraded from an ancient blackberry to...

    I recently upgraded from an ancient blackberry to an iphone.

    Are these "podcasts" something I can put on my phone?
    Do they cost money?
    Lastly, how difficult is this to do?

    Thanks in advance...
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    This x 1000. Also, if you begin to have...

    This x 1000.

    Also, if you begin to have conversations with those in their 40s, you may find that many people go on to have several careers in different fields.

    Get a degree in something :)...
  25. I am an RN. Please please please be very...

    I am an RN.

    Please please please be very careful taking Klonopin and/or Venlaflaxine.

    In my professional opinion these medications should never be prescribed by a walk-in clinic. They should...
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