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  1. There are actually people purposely breeding dogs...

    There are actually people purposely breeding dogs called "Cattle Jacks" and "Border Jacks"????
    I always adopt mutts- I prefer them and everywhere I've ever lived has, sadly, such an over-abundance...
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    I think its harsh to say he shouldn't be allowed...

    I think its harsh to say he shouldn't be allowed to live because of reports of him being nasty back in the day. I worked with stallions at my college and most of them were considered dangerous, had...
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    Is gelding really considered a risky surgery. ...

    Is gelding really considered a risky surgery. Granted, any medical procedure has risks, but I thought gelding was pretty darn safe and simple.
    I have no idea how a horse's behavior would change...
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    I ride alone, trails and arena, all the time. It...

    I ride alone, trails and arena, all the time. It would never cross my mind not to. I would hardly ever ride if I didn't.
    I don't really swim ever but I wouldn't hesitate to do that alone either.
  5. I don't have kids and it seems like being a...

    I don't have kids and it seems like being a parent clouds your judgment on things, but I cannot even comprehend spending that kind of money for a college education for anyone, unless I was wealthy to...
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    For me, I think it would be how long I knew the...

    For me, I think it would be how long I knew the guy before I actually went out on a first date. If it was someone I barely knew, I can't imagine sleeping with them right off (unless lots of alcohol...
  7. This was really surprising to me...the years that...

    This was really surprising to me...the years that I have gone, it as been pretty crowded with super long waits for the train, bathroom, running out of food, but in a way, that kind of added to the...
  8. its almost always just a standard request, don't...

    its almost always just a standard request, don't think I've ever had one that was personalized. I accept requests from most people unless they seem really weird. I don't send out many requests...
  9. I'm not really sure...I have a profile and mostly...

    I'm not really sure...I have a profile and mostly just accept requests from others...but I will say, you get a n.otification everytime someone looks at your profile, so keep this in mind when you are...
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    I personally have a ton of respect for the STEM...

    I personally have a ton of respect for the STEM fields and I do think that it takes a higher than average level of smarts to take those classes. I think that there are individuals for whom it comes...
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    Just out of curiosity, what types of jobs are...

    Just out of curiosity, what types of jobs are those/locations/ and pay? I got an Animal Science degree about 20 years ago (that was the title but it was largely Equine Studies...) and I couldn't...
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    I chose a somewhat similar path back in the...

    I chose a somewhat similar path back in the day..I swtiched to another school after freshman year to major in Animal Science/Equine Studies. I had a wonderful time and am glad I did it, but I had a...
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    Iseem to recall a poster here that finished Tevis...

    Iseem to recall a poster here that finished Tevis with a WB. There are a number of breeds doing endurance besides Arabs, particularly on 25s but even 50s and 100s. Anyone who is interested should...
  14. There is probably more to this story but Ive...

    There is probably more to this story but Ive noticed that kids don't tend to play outside or go anywhere by themselves these days..its all structured activites if they are outside. I really enjoyed...
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    I remember seeing news stories about how upscale...

    I remember seeing news stories about how upscale hotel rooms were just as germ infested as low end ones. I pretty much only stay at cheap places like Motel 6 (unless its a special occasion or if...
  16. Definitely Marshalls, TJMaxx and Ross for tops...

    Definitely Marshalls, TJMaxx and Ross for tops and dresses. For some reason, I don't usually have much luck there for pants. I love Loft pants and skirts (they are a bit pricy for me but there are...
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    I suspected I had broken rib(s) after a fall last...

    I suspected I had broken rib(s) after a fall last September and went to the Urgent Care to find out for sure..everyone told me I should and I have good insurance, so I did. I was kind of surprised...
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    Not really sure what quesztions I should be...

    Not really sure what quesztions I should be answering, LOL, but I've been a racing fan since I was a child growing up near Saratoga. Got an equine studies degree, did an internship at Belmont, and...
  19. Thread: Dream saddle?

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    I love my DeSoto endurance saddle and have about...

    I love my DeSoto endurance saddle and have about 2000 AERC miles in it. I highly recommend it for horse and rider comfort.
    If you don't like wide twists, they might not be for you, but I recently...
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    Before the conversation predictably sidetracked...

    Before the conversation predictably sidetracked into insults on me, I asked what people thought of Maggi Moss on social media about breakdowns, drugs, slaughter guys picking up at the tracks, naming...
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    LOL, this is such silliness. So now I know not...

    LOL, this is such silliness. So now I know not only nothing about racing but also nothing about endurance riding. Ridiculous.
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    Ugh, I was not speaking from my perspective..I...

    Ugh, I was not speaking from my perspective..I was summarizing what I'd seen Maggi Moss, a very successful player in racing, write on social media. But instead it turned into insults on ME and...
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    I would assume because the horse is about 10, has...

    I would assume because the horse is about 10, has made many, many starts and probably has wear and tear and the claiming game at AQU has a lot of shady characters who use the horses up. We've all...
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    MM is someone who is undeniably in the industry...

    MM is someone who is undeniably in the industry and VOICING her concerns. Not a lot of other big names seem to be. Just an observation.
    Like, just one example...Be Bullish, a classy old horse, a...
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    I have a question for the people here who get...

    I have a question for the people here who get angry/defensive when a poster here gets upset about racetrack deaths? How do you guys feel about Maggi Moss? She is very successful in the industry and...
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