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    I have been around Saddlebreds for years (over a...

    I have been around Saddlebreds for years (over a decade now) and have personally ridden for and worked with/for some of the top names in the business (Walnut Way, Nealia McCracken, the Wentz family,...
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    Yes, the antlers are awesome, and last a while....

    Yes, the antlers are awesome, and last a while. My dog, though small (~25 lb) and missing several teeth, is a fearsome chewer, and his antler has lasted a month already.

    You can get raw...
  3. With the housetraining: don't take her in until...

    With the housetraining: don't take her in until she goes to the bathroom (or take her in for a minute or two then right back out). Yeah, it's a pain in the ass, and it might take a while (one...
  4. Thread: The Paleo thing

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    I don't eat "Paleo," (I find it far too...

    I don't eat "Paleo," (I find it far too restrictive and expensive for my tastes... I also hate diets/workout routines that make non-followers feel like bad people for not following), but...
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    yes! I work for the state Department of...

    yes! I work for the state Department of Corrections and I love it (no, I'm not a C.O.). I have a great work/life balance, AMAZING benefits, and I make enough to live on. What's important to me is...
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    Reagan also made it trendy to stigmatize and...

    Reagan also made it trendy to stigmatize and blame the mentally ill for their own conditions, so we can go with Reagan.
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    Oh, you said what I wanted to, but using actual...

    Oh, you said what I wanted to, but using actual words! :D Yes, I don't follow any specific/branded "diet," but I eat very high fat (full-fat dairy, avocados, nuts and seeds, coconut milk/oil, olive...
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    Fair points, but depending on your view,...

    Fair points, but depending on your view, cholesterol (in moderation) and fat aren't all bad for you. I eat a LOT of fat in general (and have good BP and good cholesterol levels), but I also exercise...
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    I am surprised no one has mentioned organ meats....

    I am surprised no one has mentioned organ meats. Insanely cheap, (mostly) delicious, super high in protein, and really good for you. If you can find a good butcher, you can usually get anything you...
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    Which side of DC are you on? Are you in MD or VA?

    Which side of DC are you on? Are you in MD or VA?
  11. Just popping in to say, I think one of the...

    Just popping in to say, I think one of the reasons so many ASB/Arab owners keep their horses "out of state"/far away is that there are so FEW good ASB/Arab show barns in many areas of the country! So...
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    Is ergotamine prescribed prophylactically? I've...

    Is ergotamine prescribed prophylactically? I've only ever been given it acutely, like, in the infusion clinic in an emergency. I don't think it's prescribed as often as the triptans because the side...
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    I am only 5'3"... I could... I could use a pony :D

    I am only 5'3"... I could... I could use a pony :D
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    I have had good luck with plain old hydrogen...

    I have had good luck with plain old hydrogen peroxide (rather than buying Oxyclean; I am cheap).
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    I had a full Welsh pony (a Benlea pony, in fact)...

    I had a full Welsh pony (a Benlea pony, in fact) that was actually that exact color, before and after clipping. I don't know if it's correct, but he was always referred to as a chestnut.

    I'd be...
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    At this point, I feel like you have either not...

    At this point, I feel like you have either not read my and others' posts on this subject, or you simply do not understand the concept of "duress." This is like saying someone "likes" being a heroin...
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    Wow, one whole year of indirect experience? You...

    Wow, one whole year of indirect experience? You must be an expert.


    "A lack of financial resources is the number one reason why women who have been abused return to the man who abused them.
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    Really though? That is called victim-blaming....

    Really though?

    That is called victim-blaming.

    I recently left an abusive relationship. I had (have) a relatively small support system too -- because of the abusive relationship. I was cut off...
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    I've been on the other side of this. My...

    I've been on the other side of this.

    My partner was not alcoholic (as far as I know...) but was certainly abusive. My friends NEVER, NEVER talked about it.

    Except one of them. She didn't say...
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    My favorite by far is an UnderArmour bra -- It...

    My favorite by far is an UnderArmour bra -- It takes some, ah... finesse to get into (there's no clasp or anything), but I call it the "padlock" for good reason!

    I have a large cup size but very...
  21. "Your horse knows what to do. So let him." ...

    "Your horse knows what to do. So let him."

    And when I was using a double bridle: "BUMP with your curb rein. For heaven's sake, you're not hailing a cab!"
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    Perhaps a nap? I know that's what my vet wants! ...

    Perhaps a nap? I know that's what my vet wants!

    I like the idea of an Amazon gift card or something similar -- people have varying dietary requirements and preferences, so I always hesitate before...
  23. As a former saddleseat equitation rider (ASBs), I...

    As a former saddleseat equitation rider (ASBs), I just want to comment that we hold our hands higher... because... the horse's... head... is... higher.... is this obvious to only me? It's the same...
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    Well, that was just my guess about the original...

    Well, that was just my guess about the original purpose of the spur stop. My experience riding western has been, as you said, way more off of the leg and seat than my English-riding-experience (note:...
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    Did anyone else note that Phar Lap was...

    Did anyone else note that Phar Lap was taxidermied by "The Jonas Brothers?"

    I actually snorted out loud at work.

    *retreating to my corner*
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