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  1. I LOVE THIS.

    I LOVE THIS.
  2. If I ever get married, I would like it to be a...

    If I ever get married, I would like it to be a laid back, outdoor party at a ranch or other type of beautiful setting. Guests would be invited to come the day before and enjoy a day of hanging out...
  3. My ex moved into my house roughly a year after we...

    My ex moved into my house roughly a year after we broke up.:lol:

    We stayed friends and when I moved away I asked him if he wanted to rent the place. So whoever I date now needs to be ok with the...
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    Maaan.... I was so excited that they were...

    Maaan....

    I was so excited that they were starting to rock out together, too.
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    Unless you are confident that your program is...

    Unless you are confident that your program is significantly better than theirs (which it may well be), there is no reason that your program will put changes on a horse when theirs failed.

    At this...
  6. I think that everyone who lives in the US should...

    I think that everyone who lives in the US should read "The New Jim Crow."
  7. And another thing about opportunity: moat people...

    And another thing about opportunity: moat people waste it if it presents itself.

    Because I remain acutely aware of how much of my riding education depended on the generosity of others, I try to...
  8. It's not just physical, it is also mental. There...

    It's not just physical, it is also mental.
    There are certain attitudes, instinctive reactions, ability to focus, ability to handle fear, and levels of emotional control that are more conducive to...
  9. It absolutely is. There is a baseline level of...

    It absolutely is. There is a baseline level of ability you have to have before 10,000 hours will do you any good.

    I'm sorry, but there are people out there who could spend $100k a year and put in...
  10. There are ways to make opportunities for...

    There are ways to make opportunities for yourself. While it is not as easy as some make it sound, and while luck certainly plays a role, it is not as impossible as some people are making it sound to...
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    Are you kidding??? I would ALWAYS be angling...

    Are you kidding???

    I would ALWAYS be angling for a free stall even if there is a pay cut. Then you can put a revolving door of sale horses in it and actually make some money (if this program...
  12. Do the horses at your local circuit sell for $25...

    Do the horses at your local circuit sell for $25 -30k?
    If so, you could squeak it in still.
    NO blemishes, it HAS to be "pretty", pick a gelding, NO cribbing, NOT A DUMB SIZE . Your job is to find...
  13. Yes it is possible. One ottb I bought out of a...

    Yes it is possible.

    One ottb I bought out of a back yard for $3,700 and sold for $30k six months later.

    Granted this was at a very high end barn where my AT COST (I was not paying full board...
  14. Someday I will show up in her driveway and refuse...

    Someday I will show up in her driveway and refuse to move until she lets me be a working student.
  15. I was at some parental party once and was...

    I was at some parental party once and was introduced to one of my parents' friends, who had some peripheral relationship to the horse world such as her daughter rode or someone she knew did or...
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    David Guy, Winchester Farm, Flemington NJ. He...

    David Guy, Winchester Farm, Flemington NJ.

    He even has a set of pillars.
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    So is fourth hand smoke the rise in blood...

    So is fourth hand smoke the rise in blood pressure that happens when you get all worked up about it on the internet?
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    Yeah, but the smell does not affect most others...

    Yeah, but the smell does not affect most others the way it affects you.
    You are trying to get all smokers to take into consideration your extreme individual sensitivity, when to be polite smokers...
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    I don't think smokers should have to take these...

    I don't think smokers should have to take these extreme measures (keeping extra clothes at the office? finding a hermetically sealed closet????), because most people do not have this extraordinary...
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    Fine, the PREDOMINANT reason then. Not saying...

    Fine, the PREDOMINANT reason then.

    Not saying it in judgment of the OP; if I were with someone like that it would be the only thing making me stay. But I have never been able to be miserable for...
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    Well, you're passing it off as humor but it...

    Well, you're passing it off as humor but it sounds like this is the really the only reason you are with him.
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    Heartworm Overdose

    Hi everyone,

    The dogs were getting their heartworm this morning and during the process the 9lb dachshund ran across the kitchen and stole the 30lb dog's dose. (Sentinel). The 9 pounder had not yet...
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    I think one of the main issues with the virus in...

    I think one of the main issues with the virus in West Africa is lack of education about how the virus actually spreads, superstitious beliefs, and refusal to believe doctors.

    It would be nice if...
  24. In the summer I like to do things like picnic...

    In the summer I like to do things like picnic dinners or open air theater. Things where you can sit next to each other rather than have a table between you.
  25. The first thing I do when I hop on is move away...

    The first thing I do when I hop on is move away from the mounting block on a long rein.

    You can't lie about your training in the walk, so if the horse steps brightly off the leg with a motoring...
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