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3 points · 9 days ago

How on earth did he get in there? Mine won't even jump in the truck


[Advice] looking for the best protective vest

I have recently started riding again it is the first time I have ridden in the USA I grew up riding English and feel more comfortable wearing a protective vest. I will be schooling and maybe jumping. I ride cyldesdales so I want something that will protect me if I fall. Does anyone have any suggestions what I should use? I've been trying to research but finding English attire in America has been harder than I thought at a decent price. Any advice is appreciated


In Europe they divide them into categories where 3 is the highest. If you find one also sold in Europe you should be able to figure out the level of safety. I know that the Tipperary I have is not good enough for me to go eventing, I use is for breaking in and the likes. For eventing I have to use a level 3 vest. I have a komperdell and an airowear. Lots of ppl here like the racesafe as well, it doesn't fit me.

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Original Poster1 point · 9 days ago

Thank you for the advice! I have gone with an airowear it looks like it gives the most spine cover and is a level 3 BETA. I hope this is the right choice but I'm pretty happy with it

Tipperarys are really the best because they have more flexibility, due to the way the styrofoam is in interrelated channels. They are much more comfortable than the ones with a single chest panel that doesn't conform to your body.

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Original Poster2 points · 10 days ago

I don't mind comfort or flexibility as I will only be hacking. My old one was a single panel and I honestly thought it was very comfortable. I did look at Tipperary but there has been a research paper in Australia that suggests the large spaces inbetween the pockets doesn't give as much protection

If we don't allow swearsies for the puppers on the sub I don't think we allow innuendos

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Original Poster2 points · 17 days ago

Thank you! I really loved this picture

He looks great, ignore that guy. Seems like a sweet pupper!

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Original Poster1 point · 17 days ago

He is such a momma's boy. Just the happiest sweetest little boy

my boy turned 7 months today also! Birthday buddies!

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Original Poster1 point · 17 days ago

Happy 7 month Birthday to your boy too!

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Original Poster1 point · 17 days ago

It flies by! It seems like just yesterday Logan came home. Enjoy him while he is small and make sure you take as many pictures as you can

His tail looks broke haha

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Original Poster1 point · 17 days ago

I assure you it's not haha

he's beautiful!

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Original Poster3 points · 17 days ago

Thank you! I think so, I call him my angel

It’s all of them, right? I can’t imagine this doggo having a bad side!

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Original Poster2 points · 23 days ago

He always poses to that side however he is far more photogenic than me for sure!

Minnesota favourite: December the snow feels like magic. The blizzards are just amazing and the land goes to sleep it's like walking in a fairytale

Least favourite: August, the heat and bugs have worn everyone down by then.

In year 5 I was struggling with maths and confidence. Mr. Hamilton told me to always ask for help when I need it, it would only make me better I had no reason to be embarrassed to ask, people want to help me be as good as I can and that he believed I would do great things.

I struggled before then trying to do everything by myself this is advice I have since lived my life by even though sometimes it's hard to admit.

Edit: need to add- I cried when he died never getting to thank him for what was life changing advice

2.1k points · 1 month agoGilded1 · edited 1 month ago

there is SO much to this story that i dont have time to write out. (am working)

here's the abridged version of what happened to me and my upper-middle class suburban family. i could write all day about every detail but my hands are already shaking from adrenaline so pardon any errors.

My oldest(three of us, im the youngest) brother was a marine, came home from the war in pretty rough shape, struggled with PTSD pretty seriously, was afraid to seek help and/or thought it wouldnt be worthwhile. But had made a lot of progress after getting out of the marines, good FIFO job, girlfriend, started a band.

had some issues with substance abuse and what-not. my brothers and i were best friends, we were really close.

we got into a fight one night(i was 20 and had just picked up my brothers from a bar), he tried to choke me out while i was driving and he was in the back seat(i had some shit to do and he wanted me to take him somewhere and i was just trying to take them home.) i remember by other brother diving into the back seat to get him off of me as things started going dark.

got the car to a stop and they are fighting in the back seat, i open the car door and they spill into the street, it ends.

no, it doesnt.

my oldest brother went to the other one's house that night broke in while he was sleeping, and beat the shit out of him, threw him through a wall.

Let me pause here. my sister was meant to get married on a saturday-this was the tuesday before.

they got into it AGAIN the following (wednesday)morning at my parents house, someone called the police and the older one was sent to the hospital for a psych eval. he passed it(not really, the person who gave the eval was NOT a doctor and WAS not qualified to perform the eval) and was released.

i was living with my parents at the time. my brother shows up at like 1AM on (friday after the rehearsal dinner), breaks in, he's hammered yelling at my parents who are in bed, i'm in the doorway to my parents room and i realize he has his .357 on him, i feel in my bones that this isnt going to go well and make a move to get the gun away from him, we start fighting... he was about twice my size, he basically slams me up against the wall and pistol whips me in the forehead and it starts leaking pretty good, he shoots my father in the back. the he shoots me in the chest, and kills himself in front of me. he fell on my mother, snaps her leg and she still has trouble walking today.(5 years, 1 month and 2 days later) there was blood everywhere, three people all bleeding to death in one room. my lung exploded, i can still remember feeling my chest bubbling with every breath, drowning in my own blood.

police flooded my house after about 15-20 minutes. i flatlined twice. 10 days in ICU, two more weeks in the hospital, lost half my left lung, 4 shattered ribs. nerve damage. but i am alive, so is my father.

To this day i wonder if i had just driven him to where he wanted to go how different things could have been. I miss him every day. He wasnt an evil person, he wasnt a bad person, he just needed some help. We now run a Non-profit in his name.

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3 points · 1 month ago

The non profit should give you comfort that you are helping others who suffered in the same way your brother did but don't think of the what if' s it's just torturing yourself. Im so sorry you lost you brother and this is hopefully not how you remember him (in his bad days). I've read all of the comments people replied and honestly please don't let them and their opinions take something away from you or his memory. A subject like mental health is sensitive and some people don't understand that or how to be tactful! He wasn't a bad person or marine, I'm sure he was a great brother he just was ill but I'm sure you know that. If you don't mind my asking how is your mom doing?

A Great picture! Finley is one handsome yellow lab. What a Good Boy! What a special human to have Finley for a bestest friend.

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Thank you! He is so handsome and such a lovely boy I am very lucky to get to be his mom

My mind instantly said moose when I saw his picture!

Are you me? It’s been a year since I’ve last seen my doggos 😭 they’re my mum’s too 😭

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Are they shihtzus too? It sucks doesn't it?! I felt awful for the first few months they kept waiting by the front door for me to come home at the time I used to

Oh man. I can't imagine what that's like. I already miss my dog after being away for one day.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

They are my mom's dogs but I have lived with them since we got them tilly turned 10 this year! I think I'm looking forward to seeing them the most when I finally get back. I miss their hugs so much

Finley is the best name for a dog.

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😍 my name!

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

It's a great name 😁

Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Thank you! We call him Finn a lot

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I know I'm a little late to this thread. I moved to america almost a year ago now to marry my (now) husband. Honestly it is a mix of emotions a little sad to leave your life and family behind but excited for your new one. The only thing I wanted at the airport after a long emotional travel was to see my husband anything else would have just been pointless. Plus I was super tired so I was desperate to lie down and wear my comfy clothes. If you live far away from the airport get a hotel, order in a takeout and just make it about the 2 of you just being together.

She is there for you it is already a special enough day that you will both always remember!

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