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    Good for her. I thankfully cannot imagine what...

    Good for her. I thankfully cannot imagine what life would be like feeling trapped in the wrong body. It's got to be torturous. And what courage to go through this with the world watching.
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    Well, I wore the pants today. I'm going with Tha...

    Well, I wore the pants today. I'm going with Tha Ridge's answer. I'm too lazy to boil my stuff. Or even re-wash it for that matter. So, if I get legionnaires disease today, mystery solved haha. I'm...
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    The drain in the floor was backing up a little...

    The drain in the floor was backing up a little bit. The washers are well above the water. It was only raining about 2 hours before this happened, not a true flood, just some urban backup due to a...
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    OK now I'm going to panic. I can't wash them in...

    OK now I'm going to panic. I can't wash them in hot water - delicates! :eek:
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    Is this gross? How gross?

    So... Major thunderstorm going on outside right now. Urban flooding and old city sewers don't mix too well. We live in a co-op, with a basement laundry room (barely under ground). I just washed a...
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    These are great - DKNY Fusion. Very stretchy,...

    These are great - DKNY Fusion. Very stretchy, light, comfy. No elastic at the leg....
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    I just ordered from www.knixwear.com based on...

    I just ordered from www.knixwear.com based on this thread. I now have high expectations. :-)
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    This particular horse issue is hardly your real...

    This particular horse issue is hardly your real problem. This will prove to be easily resolved because you don't own this horse. Jump through a couple hoops with your lawyer friend's help and this...
  9. I have the Wellfleet wide noseband bridle and...

    I have the Wellfleet wide noseband bridle and love it. My one gripe is the noseband is a tad larger than it should be, I had to put an elastic on it. So... May work perfectly for your guy!

    It...
  10. Not at all. Now, if there was lameness in that...

    Not at all. Now, if there was lameness in that same area, different answer, but not a superficial scar.
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    My mare arrived chipped. I might do it for my...

    My mare arrived chipped. I might do it for my retiree, actually, just in case...
  12. Agreed. Obviously not right.

    Agreed. Obviously not right.
  13. Thread: Galoubet Video

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    Really cool. I have a Baloubet daughter. She got...

    Really cool. I have a Baloubet daughter. She got the hind end, but thankfully not the attitude.
  14. Nice job, and thanks for the update!

    Nice job, and thanks for the update!
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    The judge clearly should not have gossiped about...

    The judge clearly should not have gossiped about the test to the other judges/within earshot. I don't see anything wrong in writing that the rider should be showing at a lower level.

    While...
  16. Thread: Eskies vs T Boot

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    Eskadron, hands down. And, yes, I have both.

    Eskadron, hands down. And, yes, I have both.
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    Hopefully he does well barefoot. My retired 25...

    Hopefully he does well barefoot. My retired 25 year-old gelding has navicular. I wish I had just pulled his shoes and thrown him in a field for 6 months. As it was, I put him in eggbar shoes and he...
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    I've hired tons of people and fired my share. I...

    I've hired tons of people and fired my share. I can truly say that an honest and non-emotional explanation is the one thing that can really help somebody identify and fix an issue, if they are so...
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    I had a Chipotle bowl. With Guac, it was $12.25....

    I had a Chipotle bowl. With Guac, it was $12.25. NY Guac and ponies are expensive. But it was sooooo good.
  20. I disagree. Different expectations would have...

    I disagree. Different expectations would have been resolved when the OP initially voiced concerns. Assuming the OP has tried to talk to the trainer, tried to book lessons at reasonable times, etc,...
  21. Wow. I'm all for giving notice EXCEPT in the case...

    Wow. I'm all for giving notice EXCEPT in the case of major, major issues such as fraud or abuse. This is fraud. Leave. Without paying another dime, assuming you have paid for April and can move by...
  22. My mare would call me Fatty McFatterson. My...

    My mare would call me Fatty McFatterson.
    My gelding would call me My Angel or Servant, depending on the mood.
    And they would both call my DH Pez Dispenser.
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    The head trainer changed but it's still managed...

    The head trainer changed but it's still managed by the same people. Some people make do and pay extra for hay, for better grain, for more turnout, etc to make sure their horses get better care. And...
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    I have direct experience. I bought one of my...

    I have direct experience. I bought one of my horses while I was there. When I left, I promised him I would never take him back. Ever.

    ETA: my poor horsey lived in a standing stall with no...
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    Add me to the list of folks who think there was a...

    Add me to the list of folks who think there was a big fat miscommunication here. I think the true lesson learned is that PO has an obligation to do what she feels is right for her animal, no matter...
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