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    Thank you so much for all the responses, I will...

    Thank you so much for all the responses, I will write more when I have a chance with details about the horse but just wanted to clarify: a) he's not a sales project - he's rented for the summer and...
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    Retraining a pacer to trot/canter?

    I've got a standardbred in my camp horse stable this summer who came straight from buggy racing to the trail barn we rented from. He's actually a big beautiful mover when he trots but when he gets...
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    canticle, the point is that for many many years,...

    canticle, the point is that for many many years, between a man and a woman the man was ALWAYS the "best person to hire", so it really is beneficial for EVERYONE involved to get a bit more...
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    Flash - sorry if I came across wrong. I certainly...

    Flash - sorry if I came across wrong. I certainly of course can understand your perspective here, and of course you have a maternal protective instinct which makes such an offending comment that much...
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    Right, I agree with you that it is subject to...

    Right, I agree with you that it is subject to everyone's personal feelings. YMMV ;) However, I think you're missing my point about the "non-offensive" example. It isn't the fact of him saying...
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    I don't expect anything, but I do think that...

    I don't expect anything, but I do think that without at least some kind of explanation of what "racist" thing happened, it's an extremely one-sided conversation. *shrug* Some people like to speak...
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    Totally agree with you on that one, and also on...

    Totally agree with you on that one, and also on your assertion that perhaps the OP really has no intention of stopping back in this thread other than to read the knee-jerk "OMG RACISM O RLY NO WAI"...
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    I totally agree with the people who are saying...

    I totally agree with the people who are saying (ESG and JSwan come to mind) that an ignorant/ingrained remark that may be racially prejudiced in nature is completely a different animal than practiced...
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    Hrm. I'd like to say "get out, now!" but...

    Hrm. I'd like to say "get out, now!" but personally, if it were my horse and my lessons, I'd think through the following:

    1) is this ingrained mental racism that makes him say dumb things (yes,...
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    No no, it's worse than that for me- like my...

    No no, it's worse than that for me- like my Mozilla will ONLY load that stupid login box- nothing else at all will come up and I can't click the address box or anything. I guess I have to just...
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    OK, I have nothing really to add, but did anyone...

    OK, I have nothing really to add, but did anyone else's internet browser get messed up by that walkinghorsechat website that needed the login? I tried to access it via the yahoo instructions earlier...
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    self-serving and vulgar?...

    self-serving and vulgar? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif i totally didn't think so... martha comes across as very sweet, polite and even fun-loving on the show....
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    The reward on Martha Stewart's Apprentice this...

    The reward on Martha Stewart's Apprentice this week is a trail ride on her Friesians followed by scrabble (LOL..) and while the winning contestants wore hideous yellow boots and mushroom-head...
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    The reward on Martha Stewart's Apprentice this...

    The reward on Martha Stewart's Apprentice this week is a trail ride on her Friesians followed by scrabble (LOL..) and while the winning contestants wore hideous yellow boots and mushroom-head...
  15. Yay for Moesha's (albeit expected!) excellent,...

    Yay for Moesha's (albeit expected!) excellent, articulate and sensitive post http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif ...
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    Now that photo is klassy with a capital K. Is...

    Now that photo is klassy with a capital K. Is that actually our own LismorePride?
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    OK, I don't really *care*, specifically, and I've...

    OK, I don't really *care*, specifically, and I've never been to either BC Canada or KHP in Kentucky...
    However, am I the only one to whom the two stadium jumping photos look clearly like they are...
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    personally I don't see what the fuss is, I think...

    personally I don't see what the fuss is, I think that mare is gorgeous and the rider is clearly helping her to her full potential. I can see why people love that horse, she's really quite stunning...
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    ESG- i think it is mostly the way you seem to...

    ESG- i think it is mostly the way you seem to need to denigrate the person with whom you are arguing (and i say argue meaning a conversation of logic, not quarrelling). if it were me on the other...
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    interesting thread... i have to say, ESG, i...

    interesting thread...

    i have to say, ESG, i respect your strong opinions and often agree with your sentiments...

    ...but [edited] i agree with what you are saying and i know other people do...
  21. <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Not everyone is born knowing everyting from birth like you were. ...
  22. ESG - when i started riding my mom bought me all...

    ESG - when i started riding my mom bought me all used stuff, except for the helmet. thing is, at the time the tack store didn't sell used helmets (though interestingly, it was the very store that...
  23. Eh, for all we know the impression the mom got...

    Eh, for all we know the impression the mom got was that you only need a "show-approved" helmet if you're showing... honestly, when I started riding at 6 in summer camp my mom knew NOTHING, still...
  24. I dunno, CJ, I am not up on the ins and outs of...

    I dunno, CJ, I am not up on the ins and outs of the helmet law but it does seem a little unethical to knowingly sell an unapproved helmet to a seven-year old, don't you think? I mean I guess the tack...
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    i think one thing that bothers me about DL (and...

    i think one thing that bothers me about DL (and any other breeding programs that aim to produce backyard-type ponies) is that the best ponies like this are not developed through breeding programs....
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