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    You can always call that fitter and see if she...

    You can always call that fitter and see if she has other clients in the area, but if not, then it doesn't sound like it will work out. And honestly, if it is too tricky getting to a good Schleese...
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    LOL, yes I do share that story (but not "cut and...

    LOL, yes I do share that story (but not "cut and paste"). With all the recent fussing about Schleese and the area rep, I think it is good to point out that a lot of people (and their horses) are...
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    People seem to either love the Schleese, or hate...

    People seem to either love the Schleese, or hate them.

    The trainer at the barn went to Schleese after being a devoted Devoucoux fan for many, many years. Most of the people there liked her...
  4. Thread: bits

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    I've heard a lot of praise lately for the...

    I've heard a lot of praise lately for the Sprenger Novocontact bits (as suggested by ArabianDressage). A friend tells me she recently put her "contact-avoiding" horse in one, and there was an...
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    Agree with comments that a good fitter is at...

    Agree with comments that a good fitter is at least as important as the saddle brand, but just because one person has a bad experience with a brand or fitter, doesn't necessarily mean that...
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    I am on Coumadin and have to avoid foods high in...

    I am on Coumadin and have to avoid foods high in Vitamin K, so I can't have traditional lettuce salads. :(

    We make the following:
    - Chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, hearts of palm with balsamic...
  7. Is that what Charlotte Dujardin means by "go for...

    Is that what Charlotte Dujardin means by "go for good yee-haw"? :lol:
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    A cousin I met once when I was about 14 and he...

    A cousin I met once when I was about 14 and he was maybe 4, apparently got deeply involved in the drug culture and killed a man when a drug deal went bad. I think he was in his early to mid 20's at...
  9. Thread: RIP BB King

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    I saw him in Georgia, too - and about 20 years...

    I saw him in Georgia, too - and about 20 years ago. Alter-ed, we were probably at the same venue.

    We have lost a bona-fide legend, folks. He influenced several generations of musicians, including...
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    Actually, the money is going to the Iranian...

    Actually, the money is going to the Iranian government. Which actually *doesn't* like us. ;)

    And I find most of your - uh, logic - laughable. For instance, the fact that you take exception to...
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    Maybe we should use some of the $11.9 BILLION...

    Maybe we should use some of the $11.9 BILLION Obama is giving to Iran (who wants to kill us), to fix our own infrastructure.

    What a concept. :cool:
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    It's hard to take someone seriously who has the...

    It's hard to take someone seriously who has the tagline "Join the Clinton 2016 campaign...Hillary For America."

    I mean, really... :lol:
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    Not sure if this example will help, but Charlotte...

    Not sure if this example will help, but Charlotte Jorst competes as an amateur, and lists her horses with USEF as being owned by her company, Kastel Denmark. And I think most of them are listed in...
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    Regarding why breed logos and barn names are...

    Regarding why breed logos and barn names are allowed, but not the rider's monogram - those questions should be addressed to TPTB. However, IIRC from conversations about this subject directly after...
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    Here is my understanding from talking to GMO...

    Here is my understanding from talking to GMO officers who were present at the USDF forum, and who heard a lot of discussion before and after the presentation - including comments from TPTB who were...
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    Thanks for all the comments. I think we have all...

    Thanks for all the comments. I think we have all the usual stuff covered. I was mostly looking for nifty ideas like the trunks, etc. that Tiffani mentioned, and the hanging shelf that atlatl...
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    I can't imagine how it would be possible for them...

    I can't imagine how it would be possible for them to be PAG contenders. The final application deadline for athletes was Feb. 27, 2015, and the CDI pre-qualifying period ended on April 5. Also, the...
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    Show gear / tack stall accoutrements

    For those of you who compete pretty regularly - what show gear / tack stall accoutrements do you have on your packing list that you find indispensable, or even just very helpful?

    Outside of...
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    This is really awesome news for Adrienne, and for...

    This is really awesome news for Adrienne, and for U.S. dressage. She has international experience, and has proven herself to be a solid team rider. Kudos to all involved in making this happen!
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    What is your point in posting this? A dozen or so...

    What is your point in posting this? A dozen or so foals by TB sires - out of all the thousands born in Europe this year - does not reflect much of a movement by breeders to use TB stallions.
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    I was wondering that, too! :lol:

    I was wondering that, too! :lol:
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    That is what I was thinking. ;)

    That is what I was thinking. ;)
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    PappyBuck, do you know anything about logical...

    PappyBuck, do you know anything about logical fallacies?

    What about this one:
    Appeal to Pity - attempts to persuade using emotion (specifically, sympathy) rather than evidence.

    Honestly, with...
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    Titanium spurs

    Has anyone used the Lorenzini titanium spurs? What makes them worth $130?
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    You didn't answer the question, PappyBuck. What...

    You didn't answer the question, PappyBuck. What is YOUR personal experience with CP?
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