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  • COTH Stupid Questions Thread....ask yours!

    I figure since there are SO may members on here that between all 9000 or so of us we probably know the answer to almost every horse-related question there is.

    Or do we?

    Don't be ashamed if you dont know something that to others seems painfully obvious, such as my question...

    when wrapping polos that have a small symbol or something (such as a canadian flag) how do you manage to end the wrap with the symbol in the exact right spot (centered on the outside of the leg)without re-doing it 5 or 6 times? Is there a trick?? Nearly drove me insane the other day.

    You KNOW there is at least one thing you are embarassed for not knowing, and here's your chance to get it out!!

    http://www.geocities.com/pnw_dq/index.html

    "I'll allow the baby-eating silliness, but y'all can't just ramble on about everything under the sun out here." - Erin
    Nothing worth having comes easily.
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    #2
    I figure since there are SO may members on here that between all 9000 or so of us we probably know the answer to almost every horse-related question there is.

    Or do we?

    Don't be ashamed if you dont know something that to others seems painfully obvious, such as my question...

    when wrapping polos that have a small symbol or something (such as a canadian flag) how do you manage to end the wrap with the symbol in the exact right spot (centered on the outside of the leg)without re-doing it 5 or 6 times? Is there a trick?? Nearly drove me insane the other day.

    You KNOW there is at least one thing you are embarassed for not knowing, and here's your chance to get it out!!

    http://www.geocities.com/pnw_dq/index.html

    "I'll allow the baby-eating silliness, but y'all can't just ramble on about everything under the sun out here." - Erin
    Nothing worth having comes easily.

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    • #3
      Okay...not a "stupid question" per se...but a stupid moment I seem to have repeatedly...

      Anyone else consistently refer to "chestnuts' as "acorns"?

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      • #4
        Umm ... I can't think of a stupid horse question at the moment, but I do have a stupid COTH question ... what do you have to do to get people to respond to your posts?
        Maybe I'm too nice ... maybe I should start being nastier and more controversial

        Be careful to whom you lend your shirt if you have a tendency to wear your heart upon your sleeve.
        Full-time bargain hunter.

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        • #5
          It's a BB question. What does RCII mean?

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          • #6
            Don't know about RCII, but IIRC means "If I Recall Correctly"

            Janet
            chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain
            Janet

            chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

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            • #7
              <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Hammie:
              I figure since there are SO may members on here that between all 9000 or so of us we probably know the answer to almost every horse-related question there is.

              Or do we?

              Don't be ashamed if you dont know something that to others seems painfully obvious, such as my question...

              when wrapping polos that have a small symbol or something (such as a canadian flag) how do you manage to end the wrap with the symbol in the exact right spot (centered on the outside of the leg)without re-doing it 5 or 6 times? Is there a trick?? Nearly drove me insane the other day.

              <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

              Well, the way that I do polos so that it ends up the same for me, is as follows: I start on the midpoint of the leg, and wrap down. I will have a total of 5 turns every time to get to the bottom of the fetlock...and then I will wrap back up, and it will end up right, no matter the size of the horse. But the key for me is exactly 5 turns.

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              • #8
                Dont laugh! What does "BB" mean? I've been on this board since September and I've never had the guts to ask...

                = Sarah and Kitti =
                You know you're a horse person when...You find yourself banking the litter in the cat box...Preventing poop cast?
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                • #9
                  BB means Bulletin Board.

                  Janet
                  chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain
                  Janet

                  chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

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                  • #10
                    I feel so dumb ! Thanks Janet

                    = Sarah and Kitti =
                    You know you're a horse person when...You find yourself banking the litter in the cat box...Preventing poop cast?
                    www.expage.com/northernva
                    http://community.webshots.com/user/huntergirly
                    *********
                    = Sarah & Kitti together again! =

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                    • #11
                      I have such a hard time with that sort of thing. It took me FOREVER to figure out what SO stood for..and don't even get me started on all the possibilities I came up with for BNT.
                      (Those do mean significant other and Big Name Trainer....right?)

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                      • #12
                        Are you kidding? I own the stupid question list. I've asked quite a few...most recently, over in Horse Care, I asked what a topline was (although I could guess).

                        The list of what I don't know covers some very basic stuff for many COTH folk. I just keep asking and hope someday I won't sound like a reader of Horses for Dummies anymore. (ANd I'm not kidding--I have the book!)

                        I used to think the world was against me. Now I know better...some of the smaller countries are neutral.
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                        CP Trilogy 2002-2015
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                        • Original Poster

                          #13
                          lol scuttle, yes, they do mean big name trainer and significant other

                          thanks X, I will try that - I usually average 4 wraps down 4 wraps up and close...but it never seems to work for those "special" polos.

                          http://www.geocities.com/pnw_dq/index.html

                          "I'll allow the baby-eating silliness, but y'all can't just ramble on about everything under the sun out here." - Erin
                          Nothing worth having comes easily.

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                          • #14
                            DH?? dear husband?

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                            • #15
                              <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Anyone else consistently refer to "chestnuts' as "acorns"? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                              No but I call forelocks 'fetlocks' and vice-versa.
                              I have soo many wonderfully stupid Qs, but can't think of any right now....

                              Formerly known as PlanetBob.

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                              • #16
                                I ask dumb questions all the time at the barn, once I say them out loud, I realize, it is true, I am an idiot!

                                So this is my question. A PT is a private topic? Does every member on here have one!? And how do you check em?!

                                Thanks! ---Jewels

                                "You could say I'm a few flakes short of a bale"
                                * JEWELS *

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                                • #17
                                  Here's a stupid question...

                                  Okay, so we live in an imperfect world. If we HAVE to put a horse up without having him thoroughly dried off, which parts are the most important to concentrate on? Which parts are less important?

                                  I hope this made sense, as I went out to dinner tonight and the red wine has definitely kicked in!

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                                  • #18
                                    Some of these are addressed in the FAQ forum. Forinstance abbreviations are here
                                    abbreviations

                                    Janet
                                    chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain
                                    Janet

                                    chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

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                                    • #19
                                      DH is a new one I've seen recently, and I haven't been able to figure it out either!

                                      Yes, a PT is a private topic. If you click on the MySpace tab up near the top of the page, and then on "private topics," that's where you'll find them. You can also sign up for email notifications so that you'll get an email whenever you get a PT.

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                                      • #20
                                        Woo! Thanks Erin! LOL, I had a message left for me too.....I feel special (....this is where my friends would say "You are special, special in the HEAD!")

                                        "You could say I'm a few flakes short of a bale"
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