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    IME, trainer still provides "services" as the...

    IME, trainer still provides "services" as the horse needs for rehab instead of training rides or lessons.

    Of course, that depends on what the horse needs. So, for example, you might be buying...
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    And, OP, did you need to follow up the...

    And, OP, did you need to follow up the "invitation" to consider Mrs. Romney's accomplishment with a potential insult for someone who doesn't agree?

    Sigh. I don't understand why this forum needs...
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    Thanks for sharing the pictures. Besides your...

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. Besides your lovely cats, I liked the intentness of the judge and the seriousness "business" of the scratching post on his table. It makes me want to go to the...
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    What? Dead trees are called that? I did...

    What? Dead trees are called that?

    I did google around and learn about the kickback zone and binding up, as well as the safety gear I'd need.

    The tree is a slender birch tree. The trunk is...
  5. Were those WideLoads originally in the trailer? ...

    Were those WideLoads originally in the trailer?

    8 steel shod toes do that the traction that wheels don't. And purpose-bred draft horses can generate some diesel-like torque, can't they? Nothing...
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    Wow... 16 posts! It being Saturday (a usual day...

    Wow... 16 posts! It being Saturday (a usual day for noobs to go out and slice things), I just want to update you:

    I left a message for the experienced buddy (who said he has a girlie-sized saw...
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    Thanks for the clue! Note to self: Don't...

    Thanks for the clue!

    Note to self: Don't advise clients about scoring big with riding-based college scholarships; you have no clue.
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    Sendenhorse, I'm so with you: Sadly, pros need...

    Sendenhorse, I'm so with you: Sadly, pros need to be held to a higher standard of... uh.... professionalism even if being a horse trainer is like walking in an interpersonal relationship minefield....
  9. It's now Saturday morning and, as promised, here...

    It's now Saturday morning and, as promised, here is a Happy Topic for Your Weekend Cat Thread.

    Spelling has not improved from this week's Mid-Week Cat Thread about that Serious Qat Question; this...
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    I don't see how the OP did wrong in trying to...

    I don't see how the OP did wrong in trying to anonymously ask advice here. If you recall, her questions were primarily:
    1. How to break the news that "investing" in the kind of showing that will...
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    And there you have it. The client decided to not...

    And there you have it. The client decided to not spend money with the trainer and the pro thinks she can find someone to blame for that decision.

    But look, trying to lease a 3'6" horse to maybe...
  12. It's Friday night! Almost time for a Kat...

    It's Friday night! Almost time for a Kat Kuddling topic. Practice up with yours tonight so that you have "studied" and are prepared for tomorrow's Cat Colloquium.
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    I have a green mare who does similar... but with...

    I have a green mare who does similar... but with avoiding the spooky, two open sides of our indoor that are away from the safety of the row of stalls and the herd or horse in them.

    IMO, this...
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    That'd be fine. If Paris Hilton wanted to carry...

    That'd be fine. If Paris Hilton wanted to carry Tupperware in her Birkin bag and then branch out into telling me which curry comb to buy, I suppose someone would read that and care.... based on her...
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    Yes, but the fan isn't being a fan on their own...

    Yes, but the fan isn't being a fan on their own time, privately. Rather they are blowing up my social media with their Tupperware party. As someone previously pointed out, they are monetizing their...
  16. I would have to ask myself how the friend or...

    I would have to ask myself how the friend or lover hadn't shown some sign of unacceptable-ness prior to revealing that via cat abuse.

    Wouldn't it be strange to find someone who would go that...
  17. Your first statement rings true for me and gives...

    Your first statement rings true for me and gives me some insight:

    As much as I'm intellectually a grown-up and I know the world is a complex place, full of grays rather than blacks and whites, I...
  18. Your weekend cat thread: Happy topic is here! Kat Kuddling styles

    You all dutifully considering this week's Mid-Week Cat Thread (about the Qinda Serious Qat Question..... hang in there: I have a lovely topic regarding Kat Kuddling in the works for this weekend. ...
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    The Chainsaw Virgin--- help me?

    After a lot of talk, the time has come for me to learn to use a chain saw. Am I going to die a spurting-blood death? If not, how?

    I have a dead tree that needs to go, a good buddy with a couple...
  20. I'll maybe try to sell you one of my black ones...

    I'll maybe try to sell you one of my black ones below.

    But before I descend into total self interest, here's my take: You won't be out of place in the dressage ring if you have well-fitting black...
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    But wasn't the person pimping the products chosen...

    But wasn't the person pimping the products chosen because she already was a horseman of repute? I mean, who cares if I tell you--my 5 friends who ride at our non-show barn and take voicemails from...
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    eww. That summarizes the source of my aversion...

    eww. That summarizes the source of my aversion nicely.
  23. Indeed. I'm 5'1", 130# and a bit rectangular or...

    Indeed. I'm 5'1", 130# and a bit rectangular or short-waisted but my legs are long enough. The horse is a scaled down thing as well. Plus, I think too many jackets have arms that are cut too wide...
  24. Yes, like that. It's subtle, eh? You guys can...

    Yes, like that.

    It's subtle, eh? You guys can tell it's subtle because you have to look carefully to see the pattern.

    Oh, but it comes in woven-in pinstripe, too. Not sure which would be...
  25. Yes, but the point of Steinberg's criticism of...

    Yes, but the point of Steinberg's criticism of Those At The Tippy-Top, particularly the judging and the advent of unusually-talented one-off horses is that the ideal at the top by which the Most...
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