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    I took Spanish from 4th grade through college and...

    I took Spanish from 4th grade through college and was very fluent as a result. Graduated and never used it again and lost most of it. I can communicate with the barn help on a very basic level, but...
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    There are several sites that have consignment and...

    There are several sites that have consignment and new clothing, at lots of different price points. Showtime, Show Me Again, East Coast Show Clothing, Just Peachy, Sho N Off, Tack Trader (on...
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    No. No. No. I am an avid trail rider, but I...

    No. No. No. I am an avid trail rider, but I always tell people that as important as the horse you ride are the people with whom you ride. Choose very carefully, and if your red flags are flying...
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    Your horse is lovely, btw.

    Your horse is lovely, btw.
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    I'm named after the nun who was a nurse at the...

    I'm named after the nun who was a nurse at the hospital where one of my brothers and I were born. My mom had difficult labors and deliveries with both, and the nun, Sister Camillus, was "an angel",...
  6. Thread: Carrot Cake!

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    I had a horse who loved human carrot cake,...

    I had a horse who loved human carrot cake, especially the cream cheese frosting. He got one every year for his birthday.
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    Two weeks ago at a horse show a man told me I...

    Two weeks ago at a horse show a man told me I "cut an elegant figure on a horse". Made my day. Believe me, at 62 I have pretty much accepted that my elegant days are far behind me. But it was...
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    Why are you getting chaps? That's really the...

    Why are you getting chaps? That's really the first question. Work chaps? Show chaps? Really can't answer without that info.
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    The part that sticks out in your original post...

    The part that sticks out in your original post was the budget difference...she is steering you toward horses out of your price range?

    Does she just want a bigger commission/finder's fee? That...
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    I just had the same thing at a family baby shower...

    I just had the same thing at a family baby shower on Saturday. My niece wanted to bring her six kids over to ride my horses. Um, "NO". I explained that I don't know how they'd be with kids, and...
  11. My everyday riding boots have crepe soles, which...

    My everyday riding boots have crepe soles, which give more grip in the stirrups and I think they're more comfortable if you're wearing them both on and off your horse for hours at a time. I have a...
  12. Thread: Sundowner?

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    I have owned a Sundowner for twelve years and...

    I have owned a Sundowner for twelve years and haven't had any issues with it. I've loved it, actually. I also have a Featherlite gn and like it very much, too. If there had still been a Sundowner...
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    I wear the Wrangler Q Baby jeans and haven't ever...

    I wear the Wrangler Q Baby jeans and haven't ever had any problems with the seams. I really like them.
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    No good deed goes unpunished.

    No good deed goes unpunished.
  15. I went through that two years ago when looking...

    I went through that two years ago when looking for an Aussie puppy. I did finally find one, but no one would get back to me and I was frustrated. The funny thing is I will now occasionally get an...
  16. Thread: Bisquick

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    Do they still have the Velvet Crumb Cake recipe...

    Do they still have the Velvet Crumb Cake recipe on the box? I absolutely loved that cake growing up.
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    I use an accountant. Just getting all the...

    I use an accountant. Just getting all the paperwork organized for her about fries my brain every year.
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    I developed a killer headache during the prep process and had stupidly scheduled my colonoscopy for the afternoon, so I was beyond miserable for hours waiting for my appointment. The procedure was...
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    My vet says he sees a definite trend among his,...

    My vet says he sees a definite trend among his, um, "more mature" clients who are buying much shorter horses for all of the reasons itemized here. Easier to mount, easier to groom, easier to saddle....
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    I bought some at Cabela's last summer, and they...

    I bought some at Cabela's last summer, and they had a pretty big assortment of colors and patterns.
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    I sat behind the judges at a QH regional show...

    I sat behind the judges at a QH regional show last fall, and heard their scoring for the ranch horse pleasure classes. After the classes were done I asked a few questions, since I don't show QH and...
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    I had oak floors put in last year throughout my...

    I had oak floors put in last year throughout my entire main level, and love them. I have area rugs in all of the rooms. Check out Pottery Barn's rugs. They have beautiful ones in lots of different...
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    A two year old Aussie, standard sized.

    A two year old Aussie, standard sized.
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    I get all my paper products there: toilet paper,...

    I get all my paper products there: toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, etc. My garage is lined with shelves full of them, and whenever I drive in it makes me happy. Weird, I know.

    Also, I...
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    When I moved my horses home seven years ago I was...

    When I moved my horses home seven years ago I was so nervous, too. The first three or four nights I got up several times in the night and went out to make sure they were okay..much to their...
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