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    It's torture -- almost all my outer layers are...

    It's torture -- almost all my outer layers are fleece (& winter work uniform) & I really like it, it's comfy & they were all great sale items, super durable & warm...but for the love of cod, I canNOT...
  2. Poll: :o Oops. My attempt at humour fails again. As...

    :o Oops. My attempt at humour fails again. As does my brain function. *doesn't know code for embarrassed smiley*
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    If you can show me that hay doesn't stick to it,...

    If you can show me that hay doesn't stick to it, I'm sold... ;P
  4. Cam, you are correct (I learned this early on in...

    Cam, you are correct (I learned this early on in an accidental "field test"). You cannot use them in ANY recognized dressage arena, eventing or otherwise. They are not prohibited for jumping phases...
  5. Poll: Haha, it's a horse, you'd better be prepared...

    Haha, it's a horse, you'd better be prepared going in to contribute heavily to your vet's retirement fund! Sadly, they do not refrain from doing stupid things if you pay more for them...in fact, I...
  6. Hey, JBRP, sorry if my tone came across wrong! I...

    Hey, JBRP, sorry if my tone came across wrong! I know you are very knowledgeable & experienced with a great string of ponies, so I apologize, I was not trying to be patronizing at all. Sorry if my...
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    Poll: It was the XC for me. If I wanted to just do...

    It was the XC for me. If I wanted to just do dressage or just jump or just do both, well, there are lots of other ways to do that. And I don't like foxhunting (sorry, I'm not going to dress up &...
  8. From personal experience/experiments + research...

    From personal experience/experiments + research review, since you asked "best across the board," my choices are as follows, once I have determined the problem is actually the joint itself:
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    Thank you & thank you, yb. If a 10-yr-old can...

    Thank you & thank you, yb. If a 10-yr-old can use Google, I can't figure out why so many supposed adults struggle with it.
  10. I have done it. Would not at Training height. ...

    I have done it. Would not at Training height.

    My older gelding has crap genetics, flat front feet that are wussy. His Cavallo Sport boots are GREAT, they don't budge, never come off like the old...
  11. Poll: Lesson 1: There is no such thing as a sound...

    Lesson 1: There is no such thing as a sound horse. There is only a horse who is sound TODAY.

    Lesson 2: There is also no such thing as a perfect horse, but there can be such a thing as a...
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    I am an extreme skeptic, but the Micklem is...

    I am an extreme skeptic, but the Micklem is definitely not a gimmick, my horse taught me that. I'm also a flash-hater, i.e. I cut them off of bridle. But the way the Micklem is designed, the chin...
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    Although I very much like JER's theory (wait,...

    Although I very much like JER's theory (wait, then I should win all the time!!!), I agree & having XC judged at UL events before & after the order got messed up, I DO see a difference. With XC as...
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    Yep -- mine doesn't start putting effort in until...

    Yep -- mine doesn't start putting effort in until about 3'. I actually moved him up from BN after his first HT b/c the jumps were honestly so small to him, he wouldn't even give them the respect of...
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    I agree about studs not helping in footing,...

    I agree about studs not helping in footing, sorry, brain fart missed the arena part somehow. :P
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    No -- I have used/use several kinds of hoof boots...

    No -- I have used/use several kinds of hoof boots on my older horse, they reduce traction.

    I have a similar issue with my younger guy. It's like he forgets he has back feet sometimes & has twice...
  17. Quoting again. And I work for a wildlife agency...

    Quoting again. And I work for a wildlife agency in an office full of hunters. But not everyone pays attention to the full extent of possible bullet trajectory, not everyone makes sure their sight...
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    I don't know anyone who actually OWNS one who...

    I don't know anyone who actually OWNS one who doesn't love it. I own an '07 steel 2H BP w/ DR I ADORE. Well-built, well-designed (& yes, I know about welding & wiring & fabrication & structure),...
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    I am a bad person who uses extension cords with...

    I am a bad person who uses extension cords with heated muck tubs. However, I do not stall my horses, the tubs are just in their run-in, so if it did burn itself up, they could leave...unless they...
  20. I adore my bipolar (fencing, ugh, what a horrible...

    I adore my bipolar (fencing, ugh, what a horrible name). Having backed into it a couple of times...it's hot, ow!

    I wouldn't worry about your voltage reading. My multimeter only reads up 4500...
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    Love love love. Well, I do SoPines I, obviously...

    Love love love. Well, I do SoPines I, obviously and the lower level courses there have always been the perfect start to the year (when my life lets me compete). Great intro after the winter,...
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    Counting down the days until the time changes...

    Counting down the days until the time changes back.
  23. Keeping livestock out of rivers is important, not...

    Keeping livestock out of rivers is important, not only for your guy's safety, as you noted, but for the rivers themselves (& drinking water). USDA, NRCS, & USFWS have cost-share (and sometimes can...
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    Yay! :D
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    Dangit, you evil temptress. I'm lusting after...

    Dangit, you evil temptress. I'm lusting after one as my horses are TG-shaped & it would fit much better than our current jump saddle. But said jump saddle is functional & I am broke, so I just...
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