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  1. It's a huge step for scientists to "declare"...

    It's a huge step for scientists to "declare" consciousness. And speaking of science, the word "declare" raises alarms, since we need to look at definitions, then proof, with error margins and...
  2. Thread: cute or...

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    Does anyone know the name of photographer, horse,...

    Does anyone know the name of photographer, horse, girl, etc? Aside from discussing the content of photo, why is it ok to steal photographs and post them without attribution?
  3. I've owned and trained many breeds, in different...

    I've owned and trained many breeds, in different European countries as well as here on the West Coast. I can honestly say, I am glad I specialize in starting young horses as well as starting...
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    It's never stupid to consider following our...

    It's never stupid to consider following our dreams; however do consider that the reality of it includes plain ol' luck (or lack of it,) serendipity (or lack of it,) a willingness and ability to...
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    Having just hauled my own horses a great...

    Having just hauled my own horses a great distance, I'll add my voice to the chorus:

    NO WAY!

    I feel for the woman who wants to see her horses, but you cannot take the risk of hauling, without...
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    Your plan looks ok to me. I had to haul for a...

    Your plan looks ok to me. I had to haul for a far longer trip in hot temps, and chose to drive nights only, just in case something would cause the traffic to stop, so I would not be stuck with...
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    DVD's are good, but not nearly as good as BEING...

    DVD's are good, but not nearly as good as BEING in the clinic, esp at 11 yrs old :-)

    Thing is, DVDs can give the idea but not the timing .. plus having your son and the mare in the clinic means...
  8. Are you working for someone or are you in...

    Are you working for someone or are you in charge? Are you in charge of managing the whole herd, specifically, the problem pony's every minute 24/7?

    Given that you say you are experienced, here...
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    Have your son ride in a Buck Brannaman clinic,...

    Have your son ride in a Buck Brannaman clinic, you watch. Enroll in the COLT class the first clinic, then in the horsemanship the second.

    Many moons ago, I was a medalist in eventing/dressage as...
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    I like it that you offer a do this instead of...

    I like it that you offer a do this instead of doing that, that is helpful. However, am sorry but this makes no sense whatsoever to pusssyfoot around the obvious and avoid using the word...
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    Exactly! Luxury farms so often scream "I have...

    Exactly!

    Luxury farms so often scream "I have money" for the owners but are nothing but fancy prisons for horses. It's as if keeping the horse in a fancy barn is considered "upscale" a thing of...
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    Communists are worse than fascists, and they are...

    Communists are worse than fascists, and they are still in power in a few countries, including one country to whom we owe way too much.

    It amazes me how easily people forget how precious and how...
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    You are very wrong because you have no idea what...

    You are very wrong because you have no idea what it is like to live in an despotic regime. You have totally forgotten human history, and you despise freedom and privacy (if you think you don't .....
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    Regarding as to why I think working with an MD ...

    Regarding as to why I think working with an MD and physical therapist is important: I personally have lots of education, am an EMT, and have experience to safely guide someone through a program of...
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    I've faced a situation very very close to what...

    I've faced a situation very very close to what you're facing now. The horse purchased was a 2 yr old TWH stud, shipped from TN to Calif. in stacks (tall rubber attached to hooves to change tendons...
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    I had a mare very much like yours, she was my...

    I had a mare very much like yours, she was my first horse after moving to Calif. from Europe. I was a good rider, had won medals as a junior in eventing. I did not know how to deal with my ok to...
  17. :) :) :)

    :) :) :)
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    I assure you, Buck talks about his mentors often....

    I assure you, Buck talks about his mentors often. He always credits his mentors with respect, always did.

    In fact, that was one of my tests -- how can we tell if a "guru" is for real? Do they...
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    He is not NH. NOT AT ALL. I know, because I've...

    He is not NH. NOT AT ALL. I know, because I've listened to him rant (many times over the years) when people would bring up PP and NH.

    Natural Horsemanship IS Parelli. To me, anyone who says...
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    My grandfather was on horseback, for the Romanian...

    My grandfather was on horseback, for the Romanian army. He was captured on horseback and spent 7 years in Siberia, it's a miracle he came back home. He would never talk about his ordeal except to...
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    Posted above before I realized this is a long...

    Posted above before I realized this is a long thread with many responses! Even so, people who live here for 20+ years and do not speak English well enough, that is just wrong.



    Interesting...
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    I just hate it that people who do not learn...

    I just hate it that people who do not learn English after many years here have jobs and that their lack of language skills is tolerated. I was born elsewhere and speak 4 languages. Learning the...
  23. What a fun horse! Glad you rescued him :-)

    What a fun horse!

    Glad you rescued him :-)
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    US is really unfair in how we handle our borders...

    US is really unfair in how we handle our borders at the North and our Southern one.

    This is discrimination.

    Anyone could cross over the Southern border, be welcomed with open arms, jobs,...
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    nr. 2 -- in which I dragged myself, kicking and...

    nr. 2 -- in which I dragged myself, kicking and screaming in protest, me a former gold medalist in eventing and dressage, enrolled my horse and myself in Buck Brannaman's COLT CLASS.

    Oh the...
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