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  1. Ummm, it's called "responsibility." Outdoor cats...

    Ummm, it's called "responsibility." Outdoor cats kill over a BILLION migratory songbirds a year. That doesn't include the unique salamanders, frogs, toads (fly eaters!) & myriad other wildlife that...
  2. Important note: the soil survey maps should be...

    Important note: the soil survey maps should be taken with a grain of salt & a confidence interval. They are a good starting point of reference, but not so accurate that you could rely on them on a...
  3. Thread: Tack color?

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    No -- one of the many reasons I always tell...

    No -- one of the many reasons I always tell people to read the rulebook, it does save you lots of time & money!!! (& TE's!)

    I showed quite often in a black $10 bridle with brown reins & a brown...
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    Congrats!!! Have a blast!

    Congrats!!! Have a blast!
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    Big picture really is this. There's a reason I...

    Big picture really is this. There's a reason I call horses Giant Walking Suicide Machines. Not only is there no such thing as a "sound" horse, there's no such thing as a horse with no issues. You...
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    "You cannot change what you are, only what you...

    "You cannot change what you are, only what you do."
    -Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

    "The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be...
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    My opinions may change but the fact remains that...

    My opinions may change but the fact remains that I am always right.
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    They say you are supposed to breathe. I haven't...

    They say you are supposed to breathe. I haven't tried it yet, so I can't report on its success, but it sounds plausible... ;P
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    Marketing makes many claims (even about clams...

    Marketing makes many claims (even about clams ;P). However, there is NO piece of neoprene & velcro that can support the loading forces on a horse's leg.

    The equine limb is designed to flex &...
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    I cannot emphasize this one enough!!!! Some of...

    I cannot emphasize this one enough!!!! Some of us don't even make it to 40. :/ I just turn 36 a month ago, am going in a couple wks for my first set of shoulder injections. A lifetime of working...
  11. That's b/c it's the 7.3L. :D That's what mine...

    That's b/c it's the 7.3L. :D That's what mine is as well -- and that was the result of about a year of careful research (first vehicle was inherited family 85 6.0L diesel GMC 3/4 ton suburban & dad...
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    Don't worry, we all go through the same thing. ...

    Don't worry, we all go through the same thing. Although it was never part of my original plan, my life circumstances changed dramatically & I ended up buying property in 2013 & bringing my horses...
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    Congrats & glad to hear he is settling in! Mine...

    Congrats & glad to hear he is settling in! Mine raced for 3 yrs & that pro mentality has DEFINITELY spoiled me. He will stand tied forever, any grooming/handling/care is a non-issue, & you get on...
  14. Very cool & educational with simple points to...

    Very cool & educational with simple points to look for & clear explanations -- thanks so much for sharing!!!
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    Yes -- and at least one of them keeps on growing....

    Yes -- and at least one of them keeps on growing. Not without our awesome core staff who work hard all year long, but we've had to turn away entries b/c of stabling limitations until a stabling...
  16. All my diesels have had VASTLY lower maintenance...

    All my diesels have had VASTLY lower maintenance costs than the gassers, plus the fuel savings & it's also my daily driver to work, as I can't afford two vehicles; especially with a load that size,...
  17. Interesting question--pure curiosity: what is it...

    Interesting question--pure curiosity: what is it about the fibreglass you like so much?

    And don't feel bad about the Brenderup, I have a horse that despises them as well, he rode in a friend's a...
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    I guess someone forgot to sell my garage sale top...

    I guess someone forgot to sell my garage sale top load washer...;P I just have the one in my house, it works just fine, clothes, saddle pads, boots, blankets, what else can you think of?

    I do use...
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    I actually did renew my membership -- as a...

    I actually did renew my membership -- as a supporting member b/c I DO support & am active in my Adult Riders program. It has been my primary avenue to those amazing people & educational experience I...
  20. So glad to hear Cotton boy doing well! I do like...

    So glad to hear Cotton boy doing well! I do like Mari's XC courses a LOT!
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    http://www.equisearch.com/video/wofford_eventing_...

    http://www.equisearch.com/video/wofford_eventing_
    Lives In The Balance

    It was true in 2008, it's still true. Possibly the best piece Jimmy has ever written.
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    I agree with much of Reed's post. While I've not...

    I agree with much of Reed's post. While I've not been as involved at the top of the governing body, I was there in the 80's & 90's for Rolex (good heavens, not riding!), I was there when the long...
  23. DANGIT! I hate it when I fall for that, I forgot...

    DANGIT! I hate it when I fall for that, I forgot to check! Derp.
  24. Thread: Truck PSA

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    What the...I had no idea people stole tailgates. ...

    What the...I had no idea people stole tailgates. Just when I think I've heard all the weird things. I guess I get if it's a schmancy one with a camera...but I hope they have a getaway vehicle...
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    You had me at AP Indy...love mine. ;) Congrats!

    You had me at AP Indy...love mine. ;) Congrats!
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