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    Oh my, that's a lot of tongue on a first date!

    Oh my, that's a lot of tongue on a first date!
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    Do they have mounting blocks? I hate those little...

    Do they have mounting blocks? I hate those little plastic ones, they always feel so wobbly and my girl is WAY too tall for ground-mounting.

    Looking forward to real bathrooms. :-)
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    Wellfleet!! Great leather that darkens nicely...

    Wellfleet!! Great leather that darkens nicely with no purple/Havana.
  4. I had a lot of lower back trouble when I started...

    I had a lot of lower back trouble when I started riding again. I was very out of shape and my legs got stronger than my core. It felt like my legs and butt where made of rock (major knots!!) and my...
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    I wrapped mine in an ice pack when I went to bed....

    I wrapped mine in an ice pack when I went to bed. Ibuprofen for swelling. And I stopped grooming or lifting things with that arm. I also used some exercises you can find online. Riding itself didn't...
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    Hmmm... My CC company saved me when they entirely...

    Hmmm... My CC company saved me when they entirely (and inadvertently) misrepresented a $500 phone purchase, didn't include a receipt, and I blew through the return window. As far as I was concerned,...
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    UPDATE: things are really clicking. I've done a...

    UPDATE: things are really clicking. I've done a couple hunter shows at 2' and 2'3" is coming up. Must say, my girl has been a rock star! I just put my hands on her neck and we plop around. We now...
  8. Thread: Celiac?

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    Mmm gf Mac n Cheese does sound yummy! My...

    Mmm gf Mac n Cheese does sound yummy!

    My favorite dish I've made... Bell peppers stuffed with wild rice, tomatoes, and cheese. The key is fresh cilantro and chile. I could eat that every day with...
  9. Thread: Celiac?

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    An interesting update... The biopsy was negative,...

    An interesting update... The biopsy was negative, even though the damage was so evident in the endoscopy the Dr told me on the spot it was Celiac. I'll take the test for the genetic marker, but at a...
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    That looks amazing!!! A riding vacation in...

    That looks amazing!!! A riding vacation in Ireland is definitely on my bucket lost, as well. I tried to do it last year, but had to postpone. Will keep Flower Hill in mind, thank you!!
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    I would be demanding a refund of shipping fees....

    I would be demanding a refund of shipping fees. Assuming you missed the shipping cutoff tues, they should have shipped weds and delivered fri.
  12. Get yourself someone to help you through this. I...

    Get yourself someone to help you through this. I agree your horse doesn't trust you to lead. Groundwork is key. And repetition. Maybe cut back on the grain, if she's getting grain.

    Through no...
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    Sadly, this sounds pretty par for the course for...

    Sadly, this sounds pretty par for the course for a good chunk of divorces. Or maybe that's just because I can relate to it. While I agree your dad certainly seems to be doing everything right on the...
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    The Staten Island Ferry, on the way to work!

    The Staten Island Ferry, on the way to work!
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    No. I wanted to do more (or just do it...

    No. I wanted to do more (or just do it regularly!) but my gelding was getting older (especially since he was older than his bill of sale stated!) and his navicular limited what we could do. I'm so...
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    God, the whole experience sounds pretty...

    God, the whole experience sounds pretty traumatic. It's one thing to part ways due to an accident or miscommunication, a natural spook or something, but I would be BEYOND upset if a trusted horse did...
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    Definitely splurge for the indoor!!! Last year we...

    Definitely splurge for the indoor!!! Last year we couldn't ride outside for almost ALL of Dec through Mar. Yes, I mean 4 months!!! It was the winter of snow storms and ice storms. We've never had it...
  18. Help them through your network, if you can....

    Help them through your network, if you can. LinkedIn can be useful for that. Make introductions. Meet up to chat periodically. And, yes, referrals. That's all you can do, but it's also immensely...
  19. Thread: Colonoscopy?

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    I just had one done at 43! A bit early for it,...

    I just had one done at 43! A bit early for it, but...

    They put me out cold. In fact, I was so out of it I was repeatedly calling for my husband in recovery, thinking I was at home sleeping through...
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    I couldn't. Really. But I'm not at all sure my...

    I couldn't. Really. But I'm not at all sure my stance is rational. But, no, I just couldn't.
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    Try raising your stirrups if you think you might...

    Try raising your stirrups if you think you might be "reaching."
  22. Thread: Celiac?

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    You could still be asymptomatic. It happens. I...

    You could still be asymptomatic. It happens. I think there are flare-ups, too, but I'm just guessing based on experience. If my symptoms were this bad all the time, I would have been diagnosed sooner.
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    YES. I was just diagnosed with Celiac. Get...

    YES. I was just diagnosed with Celiac. Get tested!!

    I posted in Off Course about it. After only 4 days, the nausea is subsiding, I have more energy, my head is less foggy, the weight is falling...
  24. Glad someone said it. I didn't like the driving....

    Glad someone said it. I didn't like the driving. It was pretty obvious what was going to happen after seeing the first turn. The turns were too tight and too fast.
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    I really cannot believe how much better I feel...

    I really cannot believe how much better I feel already, after 4 days being gluten free. I think this really might be life-changing for me. I can now see how Celiac has impacted my life in so many...
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