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    Probably not, but your hospital ethics and...

    Probably not, but your hospital ethics and discipline committee might be VERY interested.

    I thought we docs were getting just a tiny bit better about our arrogance :no:
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    Firstly, I must be old, but it astounds me that...

    Firstly, I must be old, but it astounds me that the majority of today's equestrians do not recognize "cow oats" or forage oats anymore. Not a great crop, and often cut green for cows, but easy to...
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    I live in the PNW. Well, in my country its the...

    I live in the PNW. Well, in my country its the PSW, but I am only about 20 km from Washington State.

    My arena is 16 years old and still useable all year round. I haven't done anything to it except...
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    Poor dog. He was just doing what dogs do, when...

    Poor dog. He was just doing what dogs do, when they have not been properly trained! He suffered a tragic injury BECAUSE HIS STUPID OWNER COULDN'T BE ARSED TO TRAIN AND CONTAIN HIM.

    Completely her...
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    well, I am old here

    I don't come here often anymore. I dropped by to check on Leena's always inspirational thread and to thank the universe that she is still alive to give us all much needed perspective.

    Then I...
  6. yes I think being able to switch from HI to SI is...

    yes I think being able to switch from HI to SI is a great exercise for straightening, strengthening and suppleness. Whether in trot or canter, and it cannot be done unless there is good impulsion in...
  7. oh wait. not even google translate helps with...

    oh wait. not even google translate helps with that one.
  8. maybe because most of us need to google translate...

    maybe because most of us need to google translate from the Cherman to understand the term? :lol:
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    I ride in both a Wintec Pro and a 30 year old...

    I ride in both a Wintec Pro and a 30 year old Passier custom built on the old PS Baum tree. Also a minimalist 20 year old Windsor Elite. And its BROWN-horrors!

    I have also ridden in lots of those...
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    I am not a fan of side reins to encourage forward...

    I am not a fan of side reins to encourage forward energy, but that is all I will say about that. They are not original sin either.

    You say you've had about 20 rides over 2 months after a longish...
  11. OP,what are you trying to achieve by schooling...

    OP,what are you trying to achieve by schooling such long distances in travers?

    For most horses, more than a few steps of haunches-in/travers will only encourage the horse to travel crooked along...
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    I am just impressed that the OP knows the correct...

    I am just impressed that the OP knows the correct usageof the word "devolve" and therefore is likely to take the high road no matter which approach she may choose. Word to the wise: email is not the...
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    that pic is either the funniest or the awfullest...

    that pic is either the funniest or the awfullest thing I saw all day.

    Thanks!
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    maybe we all need to rethink the way we look at...

    maybe we all need to rethink the way we look at the Olympics.

    Its not talented amateurs sweating their way to the top, if indeed it ever was.

    It priveleged rich people who have trained since...
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    The warmbloods tend to mature a little later...

    The warmbloods tend to mature a little later than more familiar north amercian breeds like TB's and QH's. But most horses won't grow too much after 3 years- maybe another inch. That said, I bought a...
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    Well that matches what I have heard from a clinic...

    Well that matches what I have heard from a clinic organizer but its a long way to travel when that's all I know. Thanks, Diskretion. Anyone else?
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    thank you Rebecca- only heard through the...

    thank you Rebecca- only heard through the phone,so didn'tcatch the spelling.
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    Frank Grelo in Ontario?

    Curious to hear from anyone who has worked with him. PM me in confidence, if not so great, or sing his praises here. Thanks!
  19. I don't know how boarding barns make any money...

    I don't know how boarding barns make any money these days, especially at rates of $300-500/month.

    I pay my farm sitter $50/day to take care of my two horses when I am away- using my feed, my...
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    Its not so much the make or model, but the trim...

    Its not so much the make or model, but the trim package you are going to want. The higher end trucks, like the Ford Lariat series, have options that make them liveable for a petite woman or a 6 foot...
  21. I herniated L4/L5 in February. narcotics didn't...

    I herniated L4/L5 in February. narcotics didn't touch the pain and I was bedridden for a month until I found pregabalin ( Lyrica) I have 4 more discs bulging according to my MRI and so much spinal...
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    year after year I have come back to this board,...

    year after year I have come back to this board, with different names sometimes...but there is an attraction herethat callsme and I won't categorize it.

    Some posters are interesting because they...
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    wow, are they still marketing that? A group of...

    wow, are they still marketing that?

    A group of friends had one at least a decade ago and it passed from hand to hand. Nearly all of us ignored the advice to have a second person around and we were...
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    a very interesting question and no wonder the...

    a very interesting question and no wonder the answers are all over the map. As you've discovered, there aren't too many comparables to your horse, who is special in many ways, some good, some bad....
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    Dew tell! I love our resident agriscientists!

    Dew tell!

    I love our resident agriscientists!
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