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    This is state by state; you can register same day...

    This is state by state; you can register same day in some states.
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    I can really appreciate this sentiment, speaking...

    I can really appreciate this sentiment, speaking from a pro-choice point of view, though I would not use the word 'calloused.' Instead I would suggest it is a wrenching choice, and it's sad that...
  3. BTW, I go down to the local gymkhana all the time...

    BTW, I go down to the local gymkhana all the time just in my english tack.

    I think it's pretty fun to go to a new event. I don't expect to do well, I just like getting in the ring.

    Note that...
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    For ladders and tall lightbulbs, if you had a...

    For ladders and tall lightbulbs, if you had a regular need for a really tall ladder, I might suggest an orchard ladder which is a bit more stable.

    But, paying someone with said ladder to stop by...
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    When we bought our place, I thought we'd need a...

    When we bought our place, I thought we'd need a lot of lighting, but we couldn't put it in right away, so I just started out with a really nice headlamp. A few years later, we did install the light...
  6. Use a large bottom clipper blade, take small bits...

    Use a large bottom clipper blade, take small bits of hair as you would when pulling, backcomb with the blade as if you are pulling, then rub the blade up and down against the lock of hair to cut it....
  7. It seemed to me the incident was at an IHSA event...

    It seemed to me the incident was at an IHSA event where the riders are riding unfamiliar horses, and where the judging does not come with a scoresheet per se.
  8. THE CAKES MUST NOT BE DELAYED! MAKE WAY FOR THE...

    THE CAKES MUST NOT BE DELAYED! MAKE WAY FOR THE CAKES!
  9. For us, separate accounts are a bookkeeping...

    For us, separate accounts are a bookkeeping convenience. He balances his checkbook and I balance mine. It's just less hassle for both of us this way. Fewer surprises. I don't see it as being a -not...
  10. It's not okay for the drinks to be paid for by a...

    It's not okay for the drinks to be paid for by a corporate sponsor. That would be crass.

    When exactly is cake not in season?

    And can nations without a King host the Olympics? :D

    But I think...
  11. lol, JER. I don't know, "seasonal fruit in...

    lol, JER.

    I don't know, "seasonal fruit in Oslo in February" sounds drop dead simple to me. :lol: #emptybasket
  12. On one hand, there's no such thing as Too Many...

    On one hand, there's no such thing as Too Many Connemaras, but mostly I'd ask yourself if you have the time to work with three horses and the money to compete two.

    If you'd need to flip him...
  13. 1984 Los Angeles was largely done with reuse of...

    1984 Los Angeles was largely done with reuse of existing facilities and a lot of temporary construction a la Hollywood, with the special olympic signs and queuing structures made of inflatables and...
  14. A rule I use for myself when contemplating a...

    A rule I use for myself when contemplating a purchase that isn't obviously necessary is that I tend to put it in a shopping cart or bookmark and let it sit overnight or longer. If I'm not constantly...
  15. DH and I have separate accounts. He pays some...

    DH and I have separate accounts. He pays some bills and I pay others. Sometimes he's made more than me, sometimes I more than him. Sometimes the difference has been very large, other times barely at...
  16. It's kind of moving off the topic, but I think...

    It's kind of moving off the topic, but I think for the Olympic games to make sense, venues need to be relatively permanent. That is, making new stadiums for specific sports for cities that don't have...
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    If no one was willing to sell these gem...

    If no one was willing to sell these gem schoolmasters, how would the rest of us ever learn?

    Obviously one wants to be thoughtful about rehoming such a horse, and in part that's because there are...
  18. The World Equestrian Games are probably the most...

    The World Equestrian Games are probably the most difficult competition in any 4 year span. For example, the show jumping at WEG includes an individual jump off that requires that the top four riders...
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    I think in the case of his wife it was much more...

    I think in the case of his wife it was much more straightforward as to why she was a uniquely qualified and appropriate choice. In the case of the showjumping coach, while that person was not...
  20. Right, I don't put too much stock in...

    Right, I don't put too much stock in certifications, but one thing I like about the USEA ICP program is that the curriculum includes a how-to-teach-people element and also mentorship, two skills that...
  21. Right. :-) So the reason OP is making a club...

    Right. :-)

    So the reason OP is making a club is to create a Pony Club atmosphere in the current barn on a very regular basis. OP finds existing nearby pony club chapter so inspiring and productive...
  22. Plucky teen starts training him at night over...

    Plucky teen starts training him at night over jumps, and then he goes to big horse show and wins a jumper grand prix!
  23. I am not involved with Pony Club, but I have been...

    I am not involved with Pony Club, but I have been aware of similar situations to yours. Often what happens is that one is very focused on riders affiliated with a specific boarding stable and the...
  24. I don't care about certification per se, but...

    I don't care about certification per se, but having a USEA instructor certification or a BHS rating is something that is more likely to get me in the door.

    I watch a trainer teach and I watch...
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    The most important reason to have a young child...

    The most important reason to have a young child show in a walk-trot class is to get adorable pictures. Thus, whatever suits you as the way to outfit her for the most adorable pictures is what you...
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