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    Allergy shots!!! That really should do the trick....

    Allergy shots!!! That really should do the trick. Wonderful things.

    I get shots for a dust mite allergy, among other things. So I believe they inject me with extract of dust mite feces. Yum. At...
  2. Thread: BR Brand Girth's

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    Good quality stuff in general. Not familiar with...

    Good quality stuff in general. Not familiar with the girths.
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    Get a good trainer and work with him/her to...

    Get a good trainer and work with him/her to develop a good program for the horse.
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    If the trainer brings the horses in for lessons...

    If the trainer brings the horses in for lessons already, why not propose s/he does that one lesson in advance? That way their policy on catching horses remains the same, but the horse is in and ready...
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    My advice? Wait until helmet awareness day (early...

    My advice? Wait until helmet awareness day (early Aug?) and get 15-20% off... :-)
  6. Thread: Lower back pain

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    My lower back is much stronger because of riding....

    My lower back is much stronger because of riding. And I can tell you my big mare is not comfortable with her big gaits! That said, my saddle works well for me and the horse. I have tried others in...
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    I just did 2' - with oxers. And more than one...

    I just did 2' - with oxers. And more than one oxer. At a few places, no less.

    I would say it's not wrong to have oxers, but if you want to keep folks signing up for those classes, that's probably...
  8. Thread: Is it appropriate?

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    No. It is NOT appropriate to wear just a sports...

    No. It is NOT appropriate to wear just a sports bra.
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    AND... IGNORE ALL advice to compromise. This is...

    AND... IGNORE ALL advice to compromise. This is very important. Compromising should be reserved only for relationships worth keeping. This guy is controlling and abusive, there must be no compromise....
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    It's not about horses. It's about love and...

    It's not about horses. It's about love and respect, neither of which is apparent in how he treats you.

    Sorry to be so blunt, but this guy is abusive and controlling. He doesn't respect you, your...
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    That's not too bad... For kicks, imagine a...

    That's not too bad... For kicks, imagine a grounds fee on top... You arrive for your division, which they tell you is running, they'll give you counts soon... And then they cancel the division but...
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    I get UPF 50 shirts from Coolibar.com.

    I get UPF 50 shirts from Coolibar.com.
  13. Thread: GGT footing

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    Just took a spill on it yesterday at a show. Not...

    Just took a spill on it yesterday at a show. Not much experience other than: man, it drains well and OUCH!
  14. I opted for replacement. I didn't want an...

    I opted for replacement. I didn't want an unstable knee holding me back or causing ongoing issues, even avoidable falls such as a spook when a stable knee would be key. I was riding very lightly...
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    It's worth considering the replacement cost in...

    It's worth considering the replacement cost in the event of a fall. I replaced a CO AYR8 at, I believe, a 65% discount. As noted above, other helmet makers have similar replacement policies.

    And...
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    Good for her. I thankfully cannot imagine what...

    Good for her. I thankfully cannot imagine what life would be like feeling trapped in the wrong body. It's got to be torturous. And what courage to go through this with the world watching.
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    Well, I wore the pants today. I'm going with Tha...

    Well, I wore the pants today. I'm going with Tha Ridge's answer. I'm too lazy to boil my stuff. Or even re-wash it for that matter. So, if I get legionnaires disease today, mystery solved haha. I'm...
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    The drain in the floor was backing up a little...

    The drain in the floor was backing up a little bit. The washers are well above the water. It was only raining about 2 hours before this happened, not a true flood, just some urban backup due to a...
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    OK now I'm going to panic. I can't wash them in...

    OK now I'm going to panic. I can't wash them in hot water - delicates! :eek:
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    Is this gross? How gross?

    So... Major thunderstorm going on outside right now. Urban flooding and old city sewers don't mix too well. We live in a co-op, with a basement laundry room (barely under ground). I just washed a...
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    These are great - DKNY Fusion. Very stretchy,...

    These are great - DKNY Fusion. Very stretchy, light, comfy. No elastic at the leg....
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    I just ordered from www.knixwear.com based on...

    I just ordered from www.knixwear.com based on this thread. I now have high expectations. :-)
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    This particular horse issue is hardly your real...

    This particular horse issue is hardly your real problem. This will prove to be easily resolved because you don't own this horse. Jump through a couple hoops with your lawyer friend's help and this...
  24. I have the Wellfleet wide noseband bridle and...

    I have the Wellfleet wide noseband bridle and love it. My one gripe is the noseband is a tad larger than it should be, I had to put an elastic on it. So... May work perfectly for your guy!

    It...
  25. Not at all. Now, if there was lameness in that...

    Not at all. Now, if there was lameness in that same area, different answer, but not a superficial scar.
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