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  1. And to think my concern would be more about...

    And to think my concern would be more about breaking the camera if I fell, rather than doing any extra damage to myself!
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    Yup, I hate clips. Too easy to hurt the horse if...

    Yup, I hate clips. Too easy to hurt the horse if they pull a shoe.
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    The agony of "you too".

    I hate saying "you too." As in "have a good day!" "You too!" I actually hate saying "have a good day" too, just not as much.

    It's not that I don't genuinely want the other person to have a good...
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    So horses who choose not to crib have increased...

    So horses who choose not to crib have increased cortisol levels. Okay. Are we supposed to force cribbers to crib nonstop so they don't have increased cortisol levels?
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    Exactly. I'm sure heroin addicts have increased...

    Exactly. I'm sure heroin addicts have increased cortisol levels when they aren't able to get heroin, does that mean we should allow them to continue to use heroin? Of course not!

    Recently, my...
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    The cribbers I know all tend to be underweight. ...

    The cribbers I know all tend to be underweight. With teeth like these, no wonder... Horse 1, Horse 2, Horse 3.

    I know one horse who had been allowed to crib freely. He was underweight with a...
  7. Thread: Eye makeup

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    Don't match eyeshadow to your eyes. Use a...

    Don't match eyeshadow to your eyes. Use a contrasting color to make eye color pop. Neutrals are good too, but blue eyeshadow on blue eyes.... no.

    My eyes aren't quite blue and aren't quite...
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    A horse is a rescue if it was on its way to...

    A horse is a rescue if it was on its way to slaughter, in such poor condition that it would likely not have lived long (1-3 months?) without intervention, or it was being badly abused (being beaten,...
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    I have two shortcuts. On all horses--I start...

    I have two shortcuts.

    On all horses--I start the girth on the left side. Put it on the bottom hole. Go to the right side, put the girth up about as high as it easily goes. If the right stirrup...
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    Those people are just stupid. While there are...

    Those people are just stupid. While there are breeds I don't care for, that doesn't mean I think those breeds are bad. There's no breed of any animal that is all bad (or good or whatever).

    All...
  11. Of course. I know them all off the top of my...

    Of course. I know them all off the top of my head. Well, age and month and day of birth. Usually have to think about the year for a moment.

    Striker is 27. Born April 15, 1987.

    Irish is 20. ...
  12. I bought my bridle in pieces back when eqtack.com...

    I bought my bridle in pieces back when eqtack.com was still around (now there's tackzone.com which looks to be the same). No one sells a black bridle with hook studs and a raised padded noseband...
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    I bed lightly, keeping it in the middle of the...

    I bed lightly, keeping it in the middle of the stall. By the next day, 90% of the bedding is ruined and pushed up against the walls.

    Use minimal bedding and strip daily.

    No input on getting...
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    I work for a doctor (primary care). I do...

    I work for a doctor (primary care). I do interact with patients, but have virtually no physical contact. I don't call in sick unless I'm throwing up. Thankfully I don't get sick often (knock on...
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    To answer the question in the title, "Can hoof...

    To answer the question in the title, "Can hoof balance really cause lameness?"

    No. Hoof balance does not cause lameness.

    Hoof imbalance can cause lameness.
  16. A barn near me had a yard sale this past weekend,...

    A barn near me had a yard sale this past weekend, and all the leftovers were put out by the road for free. I stopped this morning and pretty much grabbed anything leather. I now have a ton of...
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    I'm pretty sure this study...

    I'm pretty sure this study is the one I was in.

    Over about a 1 year period, I got 5 vaccines and had blood drawn more times than I can count. They assessed my risk for contracting HIV frequently...
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    Yup. It's happened to me a few times. After I...

    Yup. It's happened to me a few times. After I gave blood, after the hep B shot, after my first experimental HIV vaccine (which may have been placebo, study hasn't been unblinded yet).
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    About 10 minutes after I got a hep B shot, I got...

    About 10 minutes after I got a hep B shot, I got a concussion. OMG, the hep B vaccine causes concussions!

    Nah, actually thinking about the shot (the mechanics of it, having a needle go into my...
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    I know, he's not technically correct, but the...

    I know, he's not technically correct, but the point is if you don't try, you can't succeed. If you don't get a vaccine, it certainly isn't going to work.
  21. Thread: Tack Locker

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    Gorgeous! I want to steal your uncle!

    Gorgeous! I want to steal your uncle!
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    As Wayne Gretzky said, "you miss 100% of the...

    As Wayne Gretzky said, "you miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
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    I have 2 friends in vet school (3rd year). One...

    I have 2 friends in vet school (3rd year). One started off owning a horse, realized it wasn't a good horse for her and sold it. She leases and takes lessons. Other friend owns a horse who is...
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    You can't truly prove that something doesn't...

    You can't truly prove that something doesn't exist, you can only prove that it does exist. You can believe in butterfly farting unicorns that can talk because no one has proved they do NOT exist. ...
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    Spurious correlations...

    Spurious correlations

    Correlations range from -1.0 to 1.0. Values near -1.0 indicate an inverse relationship (as x goes up, y goes down). Values near 0 indicate no relationship. Values near 1.0...
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