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  1. Thread: Goodbye Scubed

    by Bensmom
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    Seema was one amazing person...well, she was...

    Seema was one amazing person...well, she was contained in one body, but filled several spaces with her spirit and energy. Damn it all...how I wish I had spoken to her in the recent past- She always...
  2. Thread: Goodbye Scubed

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    HSLC would like to sponsor a volunteer award in...

    HSLC would like to sponsor a volunteer award in Seema's memory and I'd love good ideas about how to make that happen. Volunteering has been the biggest part of this sport to me, and how I have met...
  3. Thread: Goodbye Scubed

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    I always am embarrassed to claim that I'm "too...

    I always am embarrassed to claim that I'm "too busy" to get in that workout, or to get things accomplished when I remember reading Seema's blog posts.

    If you've never read her blog, you should --...
  4. Thread: Goodbye Scubed

    by Bensmom
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    One of the best people I've ever had the...

    One of the best people I've ever had the privilege to know. I was always amazed upon reading her blog of all that she accomplished in a day, and she always had a quick smile and kind word for anyone...
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    May 2015 Practical Horseman article about the...

    May 2015 Practical Horseman article about the injury, page 44 -- "breaking thoracic vertebrae 4 & 5 and shattering T6 and T7 into multiple pieces." on Page 48, she says "The two rods are each 11...
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    ha! After 8 weeks I've gotten quite comfortable...

    ha! After 8 weeks I've gotten quite comfortable with reading, web surfing, binge watching TV and teaching myself leather work.

    I'm almost sorry to be released to full activity this coming Friday...
  7. Yes! This! I walked around the block tonight. ...

    Yes! This! I walked around the block tonight. Slowly and very,very carefully. I went along to feed horses, but stayed on the cart. Getting knocked down would be bad at this stage.

    I like that...
  8. Ok, you guys are making me feel better. And one...

    Ok, you guys are making me feel better. And one of my thoughts was that lawyers were responsible for the overly careful instructions and recommendations from the doc.

    And I am certain that I...
  9. Too funny! I almost added to my post about...

    Too funny! I almost added to my post about lawyers being the least favorite patient, "other than other health care practitioners!" :lol:

    I totally agree on the advice making sense. It feels...
  10. How good are you at following Doctor's orders?

    I'm wondering if this is a "horse people" sort of thing? We are used to evaluating and rehabbing injuries, and some of us that have had more practice than others are pretty good at the "coming back...
  11. We are also horse people -- therefore, crazy....

    We are also horse people -- therefore, crazy. Seems to sum it up nicely! :lol:

    The Running with Curves Group on FB is also super helpful and lots of fun and encouragement. I've been enjoying...
  12. bluemooncowgirl -- come join the Back of the Pack...

    bluemooncowgirl -- come join the Back of the Pack group on Facebook! There are LOTS of us. I'm planning to do my first half in December and will probably be DFL and I'm ok with it! :) I'm...
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    A mountain bike is currently next on my +1 list...

    A mountain bike is currently next on my +1 list (everyone says the perfect number of bikes is n+1, where the current number of bikes that you have is the value of n :) ) and so I've found this very...
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    Add me to the list of haters of Mother's Day. My...

    Add me to the list of haters of Mother's Day. My mother is NOT a bad mother (though I still remember her refusing to take me to the clinic when I broke my arm on vacation when I was 13, and then...
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    Frank Baines made my dressage saddle -- I really...

    Frank Baines made my dressage saddle -- I really need a larger seat, as I also have a freakishly long femur for my height (Hey, maybe I can blame it for reaching down and breaking my tibia when I...
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    This video from 2012 is in German, but shows his...

    This video from 2012 is in German, but shows his barn, dressage arena and cross country course. I don't know that I've ever seen a home dressage arena with the flags up on flag poles before. ...
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    I loved the perspective from the drone on xc day...

    I loved the perspective from the drone on xc day and we were hoping it was high enough that it didn't bother spectators or competitors.

    I thought that it was overused on Sunday -- once there had...
  18. amastrike -- these were even the newest ones that...

    amastrike -- these were even the newest ones that I had that are the widest I own, and my very slim profile new boots. I'm still not sure how it happened! If I'd had on my mountain horse with the...
  19. Thanks for the endorsement! I'm currently laid...

    Thanks for the endorsement! I'm currently laid up with a tibial plateau fracture -- i.e. I broke my knee when my foot got hung in the stirrup as I got bucked off, and I hung there just long enough...
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    Polar fleece, such as talkofthetown's cooler, can...

    Polar fleece, such as talkofthetown's cooler, can go in the washing machine. Wooly fleece can too, but you have to be much more careful with what you wash it with and how you wash it.
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    For it to be free coverage, I think it is...

    For it to be free coverage, I think it is fantastic. And, I may be biased, but I think KOC, John and the guests have been great! There aren't even any commercials. It is fabulous to be able to sit...
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    Zara Phillips has now joined John Kyle and KOC.

    Zara Phillips has now joined John Kyle and KOC.
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    Ellie had a fall on course at fence 8. Said to...

    Ellie had a fall on course at fence 8. Said to be ok, but I don't have anything official on that.
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    I'm officially in love with FischerRocana :yes:

    I'm officially in love with FischerRocana :yes:
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    Fall at the footbridge. Twitter reports all ok.

    Fall at the footbridge. Twitter reports all ok.
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