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  1. The OP is in Oklahoma, not Ireland, which is...

    The OP is in Oklahoma, not Ireland, which is where the magical 17.5 hand horse seems to reside.
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    Sure, there's access to DC - if you have a car &...

    Sure, there's access to DC - if you have a car & don't mind driving 3 hours+ each way. I live in Montana now, after a number of years in CA & in big cities abroad, and I now live in what most would...
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    This article...

    This article breaks down the financial conundrum quite clearly - applications were up, but enrollments were dropping & the amount of tuition the university was subsidizing was going up substantially....
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    Say what? Horses were a major factor in the...

    Say what? Horses were a major factor in the general success of the Tang dynasty (and the Tang's decline, when they lost access to central Asian stud farms), the Yuan (Mongols), and the Qing (Manchu),...
  5. Considering she ends her post with her name, it...

    Considering she ends her post with her name, it doesn't take a genius to figure out the OP is "Emily." It takes someone with basic reading comprehension skills.
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    I believe ANY dog or cat being adopted from a...

    I believe ANY dog or cat being adopted from a shelter or rescue should be spayed or neutered. I don't care WHAT kind of dog it is. For instance, I live in an area with a "pit bull problem" - there...
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    Jill Burnell's farm is GrAy Fox Farms. This is...

    Jill Burnell's farm is GrAy Fox Farms. This is the farm in question: http://www.greyfoxfarmhorses.com
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    I'm going to go out on a limb here & say RSF...

    I'm going to go out on a limb here & say RSF posted the reports to counter the speculation that's been running rampant on COTH & in other forums since the horse was seized. It's OK for people to...
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    LOL, perhaps you ought to take the thirty seconds...

    LOL, perhaps you ought to take the thirty seconds to google the thread & refresh your memory before you cast aspersions on someone's character.
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    If your idea of "way over the top, extremely...

    If your idea of "way over the top, extremely defensive" is:



    (from the Suerte thread) ... you seriously need to recalibrate your 'people being mean on the internet' meter. Are you that...
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    "Highly based off"? By what measure? I first...

    "Highly based off"? By what measure? I first became familiar with RSF a number of years ago (on these boards, actually) due to the lovely jumper stallion, Cielo B - and I fail to see a business model...
  12. Try limited to a 'high end' of Novice - as...

    Try limited to a 'high end' of Novice - as magnolia points out, most horses in programs are school horses whose primary job is to give lessons all week. I attended a school with a very strong riding...
  13. The OED is your friend on matters like this: ...

    The OED is your friend on matters like this:

    "Etymology: Said to be a refashioning, by assimilation of the first syllable to that of gymnastics , of Hindustani gend-khāna ‘ball-house’, the name...
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    Yes, of course boots can be made shorter. If...

    Yes, of course boots can be made shorter. If they fit well otherwise, it's the best solution (and the fact that they've already dropped makes it easy) assuming you have a good leather person & it...
  15. No, it does not: There is...

    No, it does not:



    There is 'unconventional,' but nothing saying you MAY NOT show in something (with the exception of martingales in US classes), simply that you may be penalized.
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    It was listed under 'benefits' of the position on...

    It was listed under 'benefits' of the position on the Yard & Groom ad. 'Toddler watching' was the actual description of the 'benefit,' IIRC. So ... is a requirement of being an equine professional...
  17. FYI - you might want to consult a decent...

    FYI - you might want to consult a decent dictionary before making incorrect pronouncements with cute little emoticons at the end. Per the OED. ;)
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    Out of curiosity, what meaning do you attach to...

    Out of curiosity, what meaning do you attach to 'SOB'? I suspect most people would think of the following, taken from the OED:



    The owner said in the ad:



    How should that be read? 'Well...
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    Whatever the deal between her and her parents is,...

    Whatever the deal between her and her parents is, she would hardly be the first person whose parents supported equestrian endeavors up to college & then stopped financial support for riding. I have...
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    Because it seems her parents aren't going to foot...

    Because it seems her parents aren't going to foot the bill for her to be internationally competitive forever, that's why.

    Let's say viney's dream comes true & Nina is sidelined with an injury...
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    Then perhaps viney should helm a syndicate effort...

    Then perhaps viney should helm a syndicate effort to get KS & other deserving riders top horses, instead of hoping a teenager winds up out of commission with an injury and taking potshots at her &...
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    Another vote for CANTER Mid-Atlantic. :yes:

    Another vote for CANTER Mid-Atlantic. :yes:
  23. It's not a hard and fast rule re: tampons (or...

    It's not a hard and fast rule re: tampons (or anything else that 'seems' flushable, for that matter). Most toilets in Asia (at least, Taiwan, Hong Kong & mainland China) can't handle anything other...
  24. What a silly retort - MOST of the major blogs out...

    What a silly retort - MOST of the major blogs out there (and many of the not so major), at least the ones that don't want to be sued into oblivion, use PAID photo services (be it stock photo or...
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    Is the OED definitive enough for you? The OED's...

    Is the OED definitive enough for you? The OED's first use of the word mustang/mestang in English is in 1808, btw.
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