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    I've definitely wondered the same, but we've...

    I've definitely wondered the same, but we've always done a gradual working up to 24/7 wearing, for all of my trainer's clients' horses. I've also heard of supposed adverse reactions, but who knows!
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    Definitely put up casting strips. They'll...

    Definitely put up casting strips. They'll probably get broken if he does get cast, so have extras! Deck railing balusters, sold by the bundle, work perfectly. My SO puts them up 2' apart, but that's...
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    I don't know enough to help, but the best...

    I don't know enough to help, but the best resource is http://www.safergrass.org.
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    Boy would that be nice... I'm definitely...

    Boy would that be nice... I'm definitely interested in hearing more!
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    Yup, you want to get on their schedule now. And...

    Yup, you want to get on their schedule now. And even then, you may not get it done in July. I was in contact with all of the contractors in January/February, to give them a heads up, and still had a...
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    Interesting... I've known a TB, a TBx, and a...

    Interesting... I've known a TB, a TBx, and a Hanoverian with lymphangitis. But the TBs were chronic. The Hanoverian, as far as I know, has not had another instance of lymphangitis.
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    I hear you! I'm particularly moody with my...

    I hear you! I'm particularly moody with my pillows, but mostly just that I go through phases of what I like and don't like. Right now, my SO and I each have a memory foam pillow, and a pillow that...
  8. Measure everything and do the math, then add...

    Measure everything and do the math, then add more. You always need more! I added 5' to my small storage space at the last minute (which was an additional 80 sq. ft.) and wish I had done even more.
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  9. The Chicken Soup for the Soul stories come to...

    The Chicken Soup for the Soul stories come to mind for me. I read them growing up, mostly the ones for teenagers, animal lovers, etc. They have a ton of variety, so you could probably find books that...
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    OP, I think you sound like you've made your...

    OP, I think you sound like you've made your decision. If you were hoping they'd pass on you, I'd trust your gut. I had an interview a few months ago, which went well, but I realized afterward that I...
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    I expect some consistency. Within an hour give or...

    I expect some consistency. Within an hour give or take works for me. For example, my trainer/BM does 6am, 11am, 4pm, and 8pm, give or take a little, because we're humans with lives, and if it's off...
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    All the ladies I know keep a spare ring box in...

    All the ladies I know keep a spare ring box in their tack trunk or locker and take their ring(s) off while at the barn.
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    That turnout isn't the end of the world. See how...

    That turnout isn't the end of the world. See how he does with it. In reality, what do horses do most in turnout? Stand. Whether they have a 15'x30' space or 15 acres, they mostly stand. If he's out...
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    I myself didn't take any reports seriously,...

    I myself didn't take any reports seriously, because of who was reporting it. And really, I was upset that the gossip rags DARED to report such a thing, true or not. It's just such a personal...
  15. Also, if you're on FB, try looking for...

    Also, if you're on FB, try looking for tack-selling pages for your area, or your local dressage association's page (I know mine allows posts for selling tack and horses). I always feel better knowing...
  16. Yup, like GFAG says, they exist, they just may...

    Yup, like GFAG says, they exist, they just may not advertise in a way that they would show up in your search. I'm not taking new boarders, but as an example, I have sand paddocks attached to stalls,...
  17. I'm not even 25, but I toy with going back to...

    I'm not even 25, but I toy with going back to school for statistics. I just love numbers! This after I've finished law school and passed the bar, and yea yea yea, lawyers aren't supposed to be good...
  18. I've seen a few who were cast and once I was...

    I've seen a few who were cast and once I was talking to them, telling them it's ok, they'd quiet and wait for me to tell them what to do. Including one who got cast with his front end out the stall...
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    I went to law school for the education, about 90%...

    I went to law school for the education, about 90% sure I didn't want to practice law, and decided I was 100% sure my first semester. The education was worth it, but I went to a state school, lived at...
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    Gosh, spend max $50 more and get a good bridle...

    Gosh, spend max $50 more and get a good bridle from Germany! My Kieffer Ergonomic snaffle bridle is $162 right now from Calevo.
  21. A. Driving with dogs, especially puppies, in the...

    A. Driving with dogs, especially puppies, in the bed of the truck is wrong.
    B. Puppies wandering the streets is wrong.
    C. Only caring the puppy came back so the "breeder" can get her $$$ is wrong....
  22. I'm going to throw up... there are so many things...

    I'm going to throw up... there are so many things wrong with that commercial.
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    Having done every commercial feed readily...

    Having done every commercial feed readily available here, including the $30/50lb bag varieties, yes, I'm going to say that commercial feeds are cr@p. I lump it into the category of "processed" simply...
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    I can't comment too much, but my trainer spent a...

    I can't comment too much, but my trainer spent a lot of time and money talking to an equine nutritionist and switching our horses off of commercial feeds, and they've never looked or felt better....
  25. Yup, I also put it on the side facing the judge...

    Yup, I also put it on the side facing the judge when I make the first turn at C. And yes, I switch what side the number is on between my tests. Although the odd numbered tests start with a left turn,...
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