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  1. On this note: "I'm quite sure my jumpers would...

    On this note: "I'm quite sure my jumpers would die from shock if I ever attempted to rope them!" -
    I know someone who had a world-class grand prix jumper that she kept at home after it won stuff...
  2. Spin-off - how do you afford a light bulb?

    Holy cow... I went to buy 3 dimmable lights for new kitchen pendants.
    This has become unbelievable.
    A billion bulbs, give or take, at Lowes... And only 15 and 25 watt incandescents.
    Everything...
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    Oh my gosh - OP - do not let your clients do...

    Oh my gosh -
    OP - do not let your clients do this! YOU do not want to enter their home and find a burglary in process - this would put you at risk.
    Others: please lock up when you leave and when...
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    You can change your agent: My agent's office was...

    You can change your agent:
    My agent's office was bought by someone I did not like. I got a tip that I could just change agents. I would never have thought of this. I found a FANTASTIC agent,...
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    Alicat, thank you for the input. I never...

    Alicat, thank you for the input. I never considered how the construction might affect the way the whole operation is put together... Great advice and thank you for helping all of us!
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    Mostly habit - LOL! Seriously: comfort of not...

    Mostly habit - LOL! Seriously: comfort of not leaning against the hooks all day long (I compare it to leaning against a coat hanger).
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    Hi Alicat, Can you recommend a front close bra...

    Hi Alicat,
    Can you recommend a front close bra for me?
    I am looking for one that is NOT a racerback or Tback. Everything I find has this design for the straps, which then end up along my neck, not...
  8. Visiting Los Angeles: the Getty Center Museum: airport and hotel?

    Hi CoTH BBers,
    Hope you can help me with mini-vacation plans.

    I'd like to visit the Getty Museum... Can you give me a travel tip or two on what's the best airport and any tips on nearby hotels?...
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    I second having someone ride back there and...

    I second having someone ride back there and watch.
    Crazy things happen in trailers and the horses remember... For example:
    - get bit by a bee in the trailer
    - friend had a horse who suddenly did...
  10. Hi OP: when my kids were little, Sunday would be...

    Hi OP: when my kids were little, Sunday would be my day to get meals ready for the week.
    I purchased several crockpots, so that I could use up to 3 of them at the same time.
    I'd make a pot roast,...
  11. OP, I have bought saddles from Rick's Saddlery on...

    OP, I have bought saddles from Rick's Saddlery on line.
    I agree that you might need some guidance for getting the first saddle.
    IMHO, 16.5" is a pretty small saddle today - saddles are deeper than...
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    Brava to you, OP! IMHexperience, drinking gets...

    Brava to you, OP!
    IMHexperience, drinking gets worse and only rarely can it get better, sadly. The behaviors you described in this post are actually typical of either alcoholics, or those who have...
  13. I went to a dressage barn after years in h/j. I...

    I went to a dressage barn after years in h/j. I wanted to go to a jumping schooling show, and the trainer told me she would come and school me. I was in full training. I asked her what the day fee...
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    Hi Alicat, Any recommendations for a front-close...

    Hi Alicat,
    Any recommendations for a front-close WITHOUT a crazy t-back, or racer back?
    I am addicted to the front close bras.
    I have one style from (I think)Olga, and I wore them until they...
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    So funny! My name is Barbara. Why do so many...

    So funny! My name is Barbara.
    Why do so many people decide that my name is Barb? Too many syllables?
    Unfortunately, it is a little awkward when they call me "Barb", and I don't answer, because...
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    Sure, I agree, she is not worried about the...

    Sure, I agree, she is not worried about the spectators. I am however still curious what circumstances would motivate a rider, at this level, to enter the ring, and not jump at all.
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    Did Tiffany Foster just retire before starting...

    Did Tiffany Foster just retire before starting the course? What is the reason for that...doesn't seem like it makes a good impression on the spectators.
  18. We are in the middle of a big remodel. My...

    We are in the middle of a big remodel. My advice:
    Start talking to everyone you know and find a different contractor. I got a reference years ago from a co-worker - her brother. I've since used...
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    Hey Lord Helpus - note that the site has a drop...

    Hey Lord Helpus - note that the site has a drop down for you to select your timezone. It looks like the default is Euro Time Zone, so if you select the right US one, the time will look more correct....
  20. Wow! Great news. Don't be afraid to up your...

    Wow! Great news. Don't be afraid to up your offer, fast, if you want this house. i don't know where you are trying to buy, but in my experience, being fast with money gets the house. The agents...
  21. OP, I think you have gotten some good advice...

    OP, I think you have gotten some good advice here.

    However, I think you need to examine your policy about these types of letters.

    This case illustrates what starts out as a good idea gets kind...
  22. Get out now. $500 will not touch that. Another...

    Get out now. $500 will not touch that. Another house will find you. Good luck!
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    I have never heard of this concept - maybe this...

    I have never heard of this concept - maybe this is really regional?

    I've known of stall rentals - BO rents xx stalls to this person and that one. This is usually for small training operations -...
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    Darn for McLain, that is SO close to a win :(.

    Darn for McLain, that is SO close to a win :(.
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    Nice ride by Susan Artes! What a great...

    Nice ride by Susan Artes! What a great jumpoff... They did not give this $1M Grand Prix away today. Tough course!
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