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Lazy Palomino Hunter
Apr. 28, 2004, 04:57 PM
I just read this on a thread on Off Course... http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Is it true??? If so, poor George! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/no.gif

Does anyone know any more info? Is this going to slow down his clinicing??
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Gawd, it is ome of my major goals in life to take a lesson from him!! Am I going to need to hurry up??? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Alison

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Lazy Palomino Hunter
Apr. 28, 2004, 04:57 PM
I just read this on a thread on Off Course... http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Is it true??? If so, poor George! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/no.gif

Does anyone know any more info? Is this going to slow down his clinicing??
http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif
Gawd, it is ome of my major goals in life to take a lesson from him!! Am I going to need to hurry up??? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Alison

Farriers are like cats. They don't like to go out in the rain and they don't come when you call them.

bigbay
Apr. 28, 2004, 05:03 PM
What thread on OC? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

"It is good to be fine."

Lazy Palomino Hunter
Apr. 28, 2004, 05:06 PM
This one! (http://chronicleforums.com/groupee/forums?a=tpc&s=6656094911&f=5566064631&m=490604491&r=921607491#921607491)
Alison

Farriers are like cats. They don't like to go out in the rain and they don't come when you call them.

OneonOne
Apr. 28, 2004, 05:06 PM
bigbay, it's mentioned in the thread about the article on weight. I don't know if it's true or not.

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Party Rose
Apr. 28, 2004, 05:43 PM
Can anyone on the BB confirm this information???

pbrownw
Apr. 28, 2004, 06:01 PM
Can't confirm, but it would be pretty funny and ironic since he's known for attacking overweight students.

Go Terps!!

horsey nurse
Apr. 28, 2004, 06:17 PM
please no!!!! I finally have a really nice horse and want to clinic with him in the fall, please let him be okay!

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Nikki^
Apr. 28, 2004, 06:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by pbrownw:
Can't confirm, but it would be pretty funny and ironic since he's known for attacking overweight students.

Go Terps!!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I guess you do not know much about Heart Attacks. Anybody can have a heart attack at any age. It depends on the person. A heart attack is when the major blood vessels on the heart stops working, either by blockage, a collapse vessel or some other reason. The heart muscle dies unless blood is restore to that area.

You do not have to be overweight to have a heart attack. Many things can contribute to it. My grandfather had a massive heart attack at 73 and he was thin and exercise regularly. George Morris is a very active man for his age and sometimes people are predisposed to it.

George Morris stresses fitness because you must be healthy and fit to be able to get the best out of you and your horse. When you are fit, you are less prone to injury from falling or over working yourself. You also heal faster.

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Black Market Radio
Apr. 28, 2004, 06:32 PM
I also don't think it's "funny" in any way, shape or form. Heart attacks are serious business and in nothing to laugh about.

If this is true, I hope he is ok. Of course, I DO hope that it is NOT true.

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DMK
Apr. 28, 2004, 06:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by pbrownw:
Can't confirm, but it would be pretty funny and ironic since he's known for attacking overweight students.

Go Terps!!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

To add on to what Nikki said, CV (cardiovascular) disease is much more an issue of bad genes than anything else. Of course environmental factors play a role, but its the genes that will get you every time. (So sayeth DMK with her hypertension in spite of the fact the isn't overweight, has spectacular cholesterol and blood sugar, and yet, every day of her life she gets to take meds).

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Tomboy
Apr. 28, 2004, 06:49 PM
Im agreeing that heart attacks are not at all a laughing matter. My father was killed from a totally unexpected one 6 years ago. (I was 11 at the time) He was only 50. one day fine, the next day i was on a plane home helping my sisters plan for a funeral. Heart attacks are no laughing matter and the strike when least expected. I ask that every one keeps this in mind.

I do hope that it wasnt George. If it was him, and he is ok, than We are very lucky that he is fit and servived this. heart attacks are not funny.

Off my soap box now.

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Melzy
Apr. 28, 2004, 06:51 PM
pbrownw http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/no.gif

Jo
Apr. 28, 2004, 07:16 PM
I hear the oncoming train wreck!!!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/dead.gif

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Castlegate
Apr. 28, 2004, 07:27 PM
Me too Jo...SO how about those gnomes???????? Did anyone decide how they do their hunter hair?

Party Rose
Apr. 28, 2004, 07:40 PM
Thank you Nikkibaby27 and everyone else that has posted since.

George is a fitness freak. Whenever he goes out of town, he has preset arrangements to workout at gym in that area EVERY morning before he begins his equestrian day.

I have also have had dinner with George and unless he has drastically changes his diet, he is very careful of the foods he intakes.

George is a very fit man.

Please no joking. Don't forget that we lost Steve this past week to a heart attack and no matter what opinion one may have of George, he does not deserve some of the comments posted here today.

Lets all be nice and say our prayers.

Baileybff
Apr. 28, 2004, 07:46 PM
OMG...I hope this is not true. If anyone finds out please do let us know. I have to say that this is no "laughing" matter. So he is a hardcore horseman...that makes it ok to laugh about a heart attack??? UGH...just stop it TROLLS!

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Equitational
Apr. 28, 2004, 08:46 PM
I dearly hope he is okay! He is my idol and I would hate to have never gotten to ride with him. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

SBT
Apr. 28, 2004, 08:54 PM
*I* nearly had a heart attack when I saw this thread! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif PLEASE, can't anybody tell us if this is true, and if he's okay? I'm not a "regular" Hunterdon student, otherwise I'd call...

If I had to venture a guess, I'd say it was probably stress-related. He is a VERY busy guy! I couldn't keep his schedule at my age (25), never mind 68/69. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/no.gif

Oh, please let him be okay! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

War Admiral
Apr. 29, 2004, 05:41 AM
Y'know - I just cannot BELIEEEEVE you all. No such thing on this freaking forum as "Gee, maybe we should jingle for him" - oh no, it's "He CAN'T have a heart attack, I haven't cliniced with him yet!!"

Are you guys SERIOUS???

Searching grimly for the fruitbat while wondering why anybody reading this thread would think HP's are NOT a bunch of selfish-bee-yotches...

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tidy rabbit
Apr. 29, 2004, 05:52 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>

Searching grimly for the fruitbat while wondering why anybody reading this thread would think HP's are NOT a bunch of selfish-bee-yotches...

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No kidding. What a bunch of thoughtless selfish brats.

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Kels
Apr. 29, 2004, 05:56 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by pbrownw:
Can't confirm, but it would be pretty funny and ironic since he's known for attacking overweight students.

Go Terps!!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You are disgusting. That is NOT funny OR ironic. Heart attacks can happen to even some of the healthiest people. Heart attacks are not funny, ever, ever, ever. My grandfather died when my Dad was like 16 from a heart attack and guess who saw him die? Yea, my Dad.

NOT FUNNY! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Oh yea, the comments about not having cliniced with him yet so he can't get sick or whatever, that is just selfish. Ugh!!!

I am praying for George whether it happened or not. Seems like what with the kind of people he works with every day, he needs it.

-Kelsey-

OakesBrae
Apr. 29, 2004, 05:58 AM
I hope George continues to recover. Sending prayers your way George...

Let's not turn this post into a catfight.

JUST RIDE!

suecoo
Apr. 29, 2004, 05:59 AM
http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Jingling for George, and {{{{{{hugs}}}}}}} to his family and friends.

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On Second Thought
Apr. 29, 2004, 06:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jo:
I hear the oncoming train wreck!!!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/dead.gif

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Chooooo Chooooooooooooo! Chuggah Chuggah Chuggah Chuggah Chuggah Chuggah....

Who's going to put their ear to the rail and tell us how close it is?

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Anyplace Farm
Apr. 29, 2004, 06:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by pbrownw:
Can't confirm, but it would be pretty funny and ironic since he's known for attacking overweight students.

Go Terps!!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Heart attacks are not funny. Nor is obesity.

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Baileybff
Apr. 29, 2004, 06:26 AM
Any news yet?? Jingling for George...I hope everything is ok. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

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horseygurl182
Apr. 29, 2004, 06:33 AM
Still no news???? Jingling from NY for George and his family!

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pds
Apr. 29, 2004, 06:41 AM
quote:
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Originally posted by pbrownw:
Can't confirm, but it would be pretty funny and ironic since he's known for attacking overweight students.

Go Terps!!
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YOU ARE NOT FUNNY!


My father has had three (3) heart attacks, a stroke and quadruple bypass surgery over the years. Had nothing to do with weight and everything to do with genes and his heredity.



"He who knows most knows best how little he knows."
Thomas Jefferson

[This message was edited by Chestnut Mare on Apr. 29, 2004 at 09:47 AM.]

Chestnut Mare
Apr. 29, 2004, 06:41 AM
OK everyone - let's try to remember that this is an unconfirmed rumor of an incident that may or may not have occurred a few weeks ago.

Not that we don't wish him the best of health regardless of his immediate health status, but it's still a rumor for now...

"Better dead than red?"

Chestnut Mare
Apr. 29, 2004, 06:46 AM
pds - and everyone else - no personal attacks.

One person made a rather poorly thought out comment, others have noted the flaws in that reasoning. Let it go and move on.

(And yes, many of us have relatives and close friends who have suffered or died of heart attacks, so we can relate.)

"Better dead than red?"

pds
Apr. 29, 2004, 06:51 AM
Chestnut Mare, your right. Thanks for setting me straight. Sorry.

"He who knows most knows best how little he knows."
Thomas Jefferson

Tap2Tango
Apr. 29, 2004, 07:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by OakesBrae:
I hope George continues to recover. Sending prayers your way George...

Let's not turn this post into a catfight.

JUST RIDE!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm with OakesBrae. This is a serious thread, lets not fight. Save it for a different thread, even if something stupid was said.
Sending good wishes towards George!

~Steph
*Tapestry* 2000 Dutch WB mare by Contango
*TGFPT Clique*

SBT
Apr. 29, 2004, 07:17 AM
So after all this, NO ONE can confirm or deny that it happened? Surely the folks at the Chronicle can find out...can't they? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Praying like mad for him, just in case...and waiting on the edge of my seat for some answers. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/no.gif

Heather
Apr. 29, 2004, 08:32 AM
I have heard from a pretty reliable source that it is true, he had a very, very mild heart attack last week. He was apparently in South America, and didn't feel well on the plane ride home, went to the doctor and was told he had had a heart attack. But he apparently wasn't hospitalzed and is still pursuing a fairly normal schedule (the source spoke to him on Tuesday about a work-related matter).

Hope this sets things on track.

Gunnar
Apr. 29, 2004, 09:34 AM
Heather, thanks for the news and hope GM is feeling better.

Lets end any trains wreck early today. Please!!!!!

PShttp://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifo not miss out on your chance to ride with him. He is like no other and I have enjoyed the clinics I have done with him. His book is a must read.

Oh no. not a GM train wreck. Please!!!!!

Feel better George and get wEEEL as you say.

"Angels fly because they take themselves lightly."

Steph

Rerider's Clique

SunshineGA
Apr. 29, 2004, 09:39 AM
Just a thought--

But maybe, just MAYBE pbrownw meant to say "ironic" and not funny. We're not all english/grammar perfectionists. I know I say "funny" instead of "ironic" in inappropriate situations and realize that I meant to say "ironic"

Jingles for GM here in GA. I hope the rumors aren't true.

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Kellsboro Jack
Apr. 29, 2004, 10:13 AM
Wow - such a tempest in a tea pot, folks! I probably should not have mentioned it since it really is not any of my business.

Still, who would have thought my mentioning of the occurrence would have touched off such a thread. I do not have direct connections to him or Hunterdon as per say, but rather I learned of the mild attack from a highly respected person while I was Lexington last week for the Rolex and Keenland Spring Races.

Point of fact with anything I do on the COTH: when it comes to persons I do engage in conjecture, rumour or suggestion. If I speculate on an issue, I make that abundantly clear. I tend to post an enormous number of links with my postings simply for the reason to keep everything aboveboard and referenced to a credible source …

Weatherford
Apr. 29, 2004, 10:31 AM
Jingles from Ireland as even a mild heart attack can be very serious. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

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LimoWrek
Apr. 29, 2004, 10:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by War Admiral:
Y'know - I just cannot BELIEEEEVE you all. No such thing on this freaking forum as "Gee, maybe we should jingle for him" - oh no, it's "He CAN'T have a heart attack, I haven't cliniced with him yet!!"

Are you guys SERIOUS???

Searching grimly for the fruitbat while wondering why anybody reading this thread would think HP's are NOT a bunch of selfish-bee-yotches...

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"Avery, I AM a Schoolmaster. Honest I am. Why don't you belieeeeeeve meeeeee???" <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


I usually think your nuts and don't agree with you (as I'm sure you do with me http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ), but I was thinking the same thing.

Poor guy if its true. And I feel bad for his friends and family as well.

Let's not be selfish.

I can't believe some people have the attitude of, "Damn, if he dies I wonder if I get a refund on my clinic deposit or not."

I know no one meant to sound like that, but it sure did sound like that.

Sheesh!

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LimoWrek
Apr. 29, 2004, 10:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kellsboro Jack:
Wow - such a tempest in a tea pot, folks! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't get the metaphor. Are you calling him a kettle calling the tea pot black?

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Whitney doesn't do crack... Crack is cheap!

Nickelodian
Apr. 29, 2004, 10:42 AM
I am 25 years old, weigh 115 lbs, and am having heart trouble. Anyone can no matter how skinny/fat/inshape you are.

If it is true (a HUGE IF) I hope the best for his recovery.

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Baileybff
Apr. 29, 2004, 11:46 AM
Thanks for the update! Mild or not, it's still not a laughing matter. Still jingling for him to be tip top soon...

Again, I think it's been asked for you guys not to try and start arguments on this particular thread. There are PLENTY here that you can do the cat fights...but let's keep this one as clean as possible??!!..

~Jingles for George~

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Castlegate
Apr. 29, 2004, 11:59 AM
Jingles to George.....!!!!!!

War Admiral
Apr. 29, 2004, 12:08 PM
Actually LimoWrek, I think you're hilarious, and I also think it's cool that we can agree to TOTALLY disagree without getting at each other's throats!! A toast to ya kiddo! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Anyplace Farm
Apr. 29, 2004, 12:18 PM
I have to disagree with the people who think it is selfish to hope that George is OK because one wants very much to clinic w/him.

When GM goes (which happens to the best of us), he takes with him a wealth of knowledge and a delivery that no one else has. The man cannot be replaced. There is no one else on the earth that has made such a strong contribution to the American style of riding as he has.

These people who hope that he is OK know that and want only to have that one opportunity to do a clinic with him before he leaves us. It was my exact motivator when I did his most recent clinic in Chicago. The man isn't getting any younger. We all need to have our chance to grasp just an nth of his knowledge before he goes.

We all wish him well so that he can continue his rich life, contributing to the sport we love. That isn't selfish at all.

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Castlegate
Apr. 29, 2004, 12:24 PM
Anyplace: Point taken but wouldn't it be more appropriate to just be sorry for him as a human and as a great legend in the horse industry instead of thinking of ourselves first?

Just like with our families and our friends...when we hear bad news about their health shouldn't we first be concerned with wishing them a speedy recovery instead of being disappointed that WE didn't have a chance to do something in particular with them before it happened????

FWIW: I already sent my JINGLES to George but I would venture a guess to say that George isn't going anywhere any time too soon.....tough man! More jingles to George!

Scootie
Apr. 29, 2004, 04:06 PM
George Morris has been around a long time and the longer you live, the greater the statistical chance you will develop certain physical problems--includng a heart attack. Apparently his number just popped up.

And Anyplace, I don't think what you said was selfish. Mr. Morris probably continues to do his teaching because it is important to HIM and gives meaning to his life. It will be sad on a lot of levels when he is no longer able to do this.

I do hope he is getting better and wish him a speedy recovery!

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becca's boys
Apr. 29, 2004, 04:21 PM
Wow! I hope he is okay!

He is lucky in that this was (presumably) a relatively mild heart attack. Now he has been alerted to this serious problem and will receive the treatment or surgery that will hopefully prevent any further (possibly deadly) cardiac arrests.

Heart disease is a serious matter and can strike anyone anytime! The lucky ones are those whose first cardiac arrest is not a fatal one! They are given a second chance, so to say. I am jingling that George makes a full recovery!

CBoylen
Apr. 29, 2004, 05:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LimoWrek:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kellsboro Jack:
Wow - such a tempest in a tea pot, folks! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't get the metaphor. Are you calling him a kettle calling the tea pot black?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Hey; Limowrek; it's a figure of speech.
Roughly equivalent to "much ado about nothing".

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OLD A/O
Apr. 29, 2004, 05:14 PM
Mr. Morris I do hope with all my heart that you have a full and quick recovery.

LimoWrek
Apr. 29, 2004, 08:51 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by War Admiral:
Actually LimoWrek, I think you're hilarious, and I also think it's cool that we can agree to TOTALLY disagree without getting at each other's throats!! A toast to ya kiddo! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Yes, a toast. Cheers darling!

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Whitney doesn't do crack... Crack is cheap!

FuzzyLogic
Apr. 29, 2004, 09:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by C.Boylen:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LimoWrek:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kellsboro Jack:
Wow - such a tempest in a tea pot, folks! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't get the metaphor. Are you calling him a kettle calling the tea pot black?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Hey; Limowrek; it's a figure of speech.
Roughly equivalent to "much ado about nothing".<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think Limowrek had been too wrapped up in the Bard's tragedies, but I hear he's writing a thesis on the comedies soon. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

And I wish GM a speedy recovery!

SBT
Apr. 29, 2004, 09:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Nickelodian:
I am 25 years old, weigh 115 lbs, and am having heart trouble. Anyone can no matter how skinny/fat/inshape you are.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Same here: 25 years old, normal weight, exercise daily, etc., and up until recently I had to take beta blockers to control runs of Superventricular Tachycardia (SVT). I also have Mitral Valve Prolapse. I've had EKGs, echocardiograms, and holter monitors since I was 11.

I have to carry/wear a MedicAlert bracelet because of my heart, but I still consider myself pretty healthy.

Tap2Tango
Apr. 30, 2004, 06:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by sbt78lw:
I also have Mitral Valve Prolapse. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey me too! My grand mother had it and my mom has it. So far I've been lucky enough not to have any problems with it! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

~Steph
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*TGFPT Clique*

niffa
Apr. 30, 2004, 09:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by War Admiral:
Y'know - I just cannot BELIEEEEVE you all. No such thing on this freaking forum as "Gee, maybe we should jingle for him" - oh no, it's "He CAN'T have a heart attack, I haven't cliniced with him yet!!"

Are you guys SERIOUS???

Searching grimly for the fruitbat while wondering why anybody reading this thread would think HP's are NOT a bunch of selfish-bee-yotches...

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"Avery, I AM a Schoolmaster. Honest I am. Why don't you belieeeeeeve meeeeee???" <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I am so glad to see someone else with the same feelings as me. As I was reading through this I was appalled!!! Some of you are more worried about your up coming clinic, or your dream to ride in front of him, what about his well being and recovery?
The priority is to be thinking of him, not yourselves!!!!It's a bad reflection on horse people(since "normal people" think we are prima donna's anyway).

I send my thoughts and prayers that he is alright.

Expect a lot, except a little, reward often

Mav226
Apr. 30, 2004, 07:45 PM
Of course we all wish him well, but are our memories that short? (http://chronicleforums.com/groupee/forums?a=tpc&s=6656094911&f=7076024331&m=9856088031)

Party Rose
Apr. 30, 2004, 08:10 PM
I have been steaming over some of the comments made on this thread, but this one has put me over the top:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Mav226
Training Level
posted Apr. 30, 2004 10:45 PM
http://chronicleforums.com/groupee/forums?a=tpc&s=6656094911&f=7076024331&m=9856088031
Posts: 23 | From: Roanoke, VA USA | Registered: Feb. 21, 2004 <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I would REALLY like to see this thread CLOSED.

Black Market Radio
Apr. 30, 2004, 08:45 PM
Oh for heaven's sake, GROW UP.

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When you take flour and water you make glue. Add eggs and sugar and you have cake. So where did the glue go? WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES THE CAKE STICK TO YOUR BUTT???

Snowbird
Apr. 30, 2004, 08:59 PM
Ok! This is Grandmom, it is bad form to wish someone is well and recovers because there is something your want from them. Because you want to clinic is not a good reason to wish someone well!

George Morris as brilliant and talented as he is, is a valuable human being whether or not he ever teaches another clinic, writes another book or performs another general wellfare service.

He deserves to be wished well just because he is a member of this community. We as civilized people should never be disinterested in the pain and suffering of any human being whether they are brilliant or retarded. George Morris has been a friend to this industry and to this sport and because he is a friend we wish him well and God speed his recovery so he can do what he wishes to do and that does not include the necessity of pleasing us.

Battle Scarred Veteran

Baileybff
Apr. 30, 2004, 09:00 PM
Devildog are we telling Mav226 or Party Rose to grow up?? I'm assuming (yeah, I know what that usually does) that we are talking about Mav, whom I think will die a firey death here on COTH soon...no matter how flame retardent that suit is.
Ok, so yes...I remember what happened. It was very tragic and sad. What in the HELL does that have to do with our feelings about him having a heart attack.
I'm not even going to go any further, because OBVIOUSLY Mav226 is a troll...but please, troll...get a life, grow up and DON'T reproduce...EVER! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

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Mav226
May. 1, 2004, 04:31 AM
Okay, I figured I'd get slammed for that one. I apologize to anyone whom I have offended by posting that last thread. I realize that some things are okay to think and entirely wrong to say in public. I guess I'll have to chalk that one up to thinking out loud. In all honesty, I wish him well regardless of my personal feelings about him as a trainer.

Black Market Radio
May. 1, 2004, 07:14 AM
Yep, I was talking to Mav, PartyRose is cool http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Mav, good for you for buckinb up and apologizing. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Devilpups (http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/angelgregory87)
When you take flour and water you make glue. Add eggs and sugar and you have cake. So where did the glue go? WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES THE CAKE STICK TO YOUR BUTT???

SBT
May. 1, 2004, 09:59 AM
AMEN, SNOWBIRD! You go, Grandma. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

SmplySweet1021
May. 2, 2004, 06:43 AM
He was supposed to give a Clinic down here in KY last thursday and Friday(before ROlex). My friend went as a groom and then found out he was in the hospital. THey said it was a heart attack but she also heard he was totally dehydrated too. They were allowed to bring another horse and rider and a women from Chicago gave the clinic. I heard she was pretty mean though.

SummerStorm
May. 2, 2004, 07:00 AM
jingles for GM
Wow that just shows us it can happen to anyone http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

NewHopeHntrJmpr
May. 2, 2004, 08:41 AM
I sure hope Mr. Morris is A OK..... I hate to hear things like this happening to anyone... I also think the "horseworld" would be devistated to lose such a great rider and trainer as Mr Morris...And a heartattach is quite close to losing someone. Hope he is ok.....

Alli & New Hope

Kinsella
May. 2, 2004, 09:15 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mav226:
Okay, I figured I'd get slammed for that one. I apologize to anyone whom I have offended by posting that last thread. I realize that some things are okay to think and entirely wrong to say in public. I guess I'll have to chalk that one up to thinking out loud. In all honesty, I wish him well regardless of my personal feelings about him as a trainer.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Since you are sorry, you should go edit the post and remove the link... And then Party Rose can do the same and that will be the end of it.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to the one person in the horse industry that terrifies me... I totally respect him and what he knows and teaches but I would never in a bajillion years ride in a clinic or lesson with him!!

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Party Rose
May. 2, 2004, 10:28 AM
Excuse me Kinsella

You may have misread what I wrote.

I was only expressing my disappointment with many of the comments that have been made on this thread. The last post before my reply just put me, as others over the edge.

Regardless of anyones opinion of another person, to wish them anything other than the best of health is down right nasty and has a lot to say about the authors soul.

Slider
May. 2, 2004, 11:47 AM
Was it Nancy Whitehead that covered his clinic? She's in the Chi area and is a tough (but good) eq trainer. She used to do some horses for George and maybe she stepped in for him.

amazed
May. 2, 2004, 02:22 PM
Hey guys, I'm pretty new to this forum so I guess I have a lot of catching up to do. I was just reading this and wanted to put my 2 cents in. I agree that some of the things that were said were thoughtless, but I don't think that we should be passing judgements on other's souls or indeed their character as a person. I imagine that we've all put our foot in our mouth once or twice and to me owning up to it is all you can ask for. Best wishes of course for a speedy recovery.

yoohoo
May. 2, 2004, 02:31 PM
It was Diane Carney who did the clinic in his place.

Kinsella
May. 2, 2004, 02:50 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Party Rose:
_Excuse me Kinsella _

You may have misread what I wrote.

I was only expressing my disappointment with many of the comments that have been made on this thread. The last post before my reply just put me, as others over the edge.

Regardless of anyones opinion of another person, to wish them anything other than the best of health is down right nasty and has a lot to say about the authors soul.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>What we have here is a failure to communicate... I meant that if they edited their post with the link to the other thread that you would have to edit your post quoting that link since their edit would not affect your post and the link would still be there. That's all... I was making no comment whatsoever on any other post of yours - sorry if I didn't explain that!!

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SmplySweet1021
May. 2, 2004, 06:44 PM
It was Diane I believe. I just know that the other rider that went with my friend Keri got yelled at a lot.(he needed it haha) and some women got into an argument with her and walked out of the clinic.

SaddlePotato3
May. 3, 2004, 05:16 PM
http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Oh my gosh!!! Jingles for George!!! I hope he gets better soon! (Sorry, if someone had already put this, but I didn't read the whole thread.)

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brodyr
May. 3, 2004, 07:40 PM
posted May. 03, 2004 10:32 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know that George is doing well and planning on coming to St. Louis for Memorial Day wekend. What I heard was that George got the flu after having given the Trainers Clinic a couple of weeks ago in Chicago. I was riding there as a demonstrator, and also came down with a bad cold afterwards. Anyway, he sounded good to me on the phone, and is planning to come to St. Louis for a three day clinic at the end of the month. Hope many of you can make it.

SBT
May. 3, 2004, 09:13 PM
Thanks for the update, brodyr! I'm so glad he's doing well. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

RegentLion
May. 3, 2004, 09:23 PM
Please Please Please don't flame me for this one....

I visited a link to a thread about GM and a horse that fell on a metal pole and was subsequently killed. The thread ended before any confirmed information was given. I am intentionally refraining from making any comment as to my own personal feelings regarding this issue.

Is there any place I can look to see the outcome of this incident? At the time when it took place, I wasn't even aware of GM's existence.

Thank you very much, sorry for bringing up an old topic. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Anna

HarleyBarley
May. 3, 2004, 10:46 PM
I just jumped into this thread and was wondering who PartyRose was referring to when she said we just lost Steve to a heart attack last week.

HarleyBarley
May. 3, 2004, 11:10 PM
Disregard my above post. I found my answer a few pages back.

Anyplace Farm
May. 4, 2004, 06:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by brodyr:
posted May. 03, 2004 10:32 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know that George is doing well and planning on coming to St. Louis for Memorial Day wekend. What I heard was that George got the flu after having given the Trainers Clinic a couple of weeks ago in Chicago. I was riding there as a demonstrator, and also came down with a bad cold afterwards. Anyway, he sounded good to me on the phone, and is planning to come to St. Louis for a three day clinic at the end of the month. Hope many of you can make it.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Brody - Jana DiCarlo here. We met at the clinic. I was sorry to hear you were ill but glad to hear you are feeling better. Thank you for the update on GM's condition. Please be sure to send all of our well-wishes to him when you speak with him again.

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May. 4, 2004, 06:29 AM
RegentLion, I sent you a PT.

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Black Market Radio
May. 4, 2004, 06:32 AM
Glad to hear he's doing better! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

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Party Rose
May. 4, 2004, 08:31 AM
HarleyBarley

I was referring to Steve Hawkins, Artie/Arthur's brother. Now Jerry Farmer. My prayers go out to all of their families & friends. May they rest in peace & have fun up in "The Ring Of Heaven".

Does anyone know how Alex Forman is doing? Last I heard was that he was in the hospital & not doing well.

SBT
May. 4, 2004, 10:51 AM
RegentLion, I'm pretty sure an article was written on the incident, including quotes from GM and the rider. I want to say it was on Equisearch? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif I can't remember. If you can't find it, PT me and I will give you the Reader's Digest Condensed Version. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Sandy M
May. 4, 2004, 11:25 AM
Well, I'm really confused now. Did he have a mild heart attack, or just dehydration and a touch of the flu that produced heart-attack like symptoms?

In any case, I hope he's feeling better. I'm not a big fan (I have serious issues with some of his attitudes, as do many on these boards), but I appreciate the contributions he has made to the sport and he is an "icon" - albeit a lightning attracting one! - among horsepeople.

Of course (I'm kidding here, folks) there are those who would say GM CAN'T have had a heart attack, because he doesn't HAVE a heart! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

SBT
May. 4, 2004, 10:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sandy M:
Of course (I'm kidding here, folks) there are those who would say GM CAN'T have had a heart attack, because he doesn't HAVE a heart!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Tasteless. Absolutely tasteless. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

xegeba
May. 4, 2004, 10:46 PM
uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh........
sbt. I think Sandy said she was kidding. Sandy were you kidding??? It was a joke.

Weatherford
May. 4, 2004, 11:21 PM
Glad to hear he is better -

Last I heard of Alex Foreman, he had severe Alzheimers and has been in a home for the past 5 or 6 years...

Last time I saw him we sat and chatted about old times, and that's when I noticed he wasn't in the present - but, still, we had a lovely chat - he told me great insider stories of people we all know and love! Great guy!

The NJPHA (or NJHSA) (or both) were raising money to help with his medical bills...

We are all getting older, and I wish today's juniors could learn from some of these old-timers, just as I now wish I had known some of those who preceededd my generation (Gordon Wright among others.)

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Moesha
May. 5, 2004, 06:59 AM
I am glad that he is OK. He is an incredible person, and a phenomenal teacher. He has high standards and pays atention to detail....basically he does it the way everyone aspires too.


Cheers
M

Sandy M
May. 5, 2004, 07:36 AM
OF COURSE I was kidding. I was just alluding to the "horror" stories that some people have posted of their experiences, or incidents they have observed at GM clinics, riders in tears, etc.... that GM can be "heartless" with people who aspire to great accomplishment, but don't put in the work and effort to achieve it, etc.
I can disagree with some of his attitudes (though not THAT one), but I would never wish anything like a heart attack on ANYONE!

TamaraC
May. 6, 2004, 06:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Nikkibaby27:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by pbrownw:
Can't confirm, but it would be pretty funny and ironic since he's known for attacking overweight students.

Go Terps!!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

As an "overweight" rider, that was my first thought too! Not that heart attacks are FUNNY but it would be ironic, YES, that someone would publically humiliate and put down others on their health yet be prone to such a health factor themselves.

Edited to add jingles and good vibes - i got lost in my ironic vs. funny post http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

[This message was edited by TamaraC on May. 06, 2004 at 10:05 PM.]

lauriep
May. 6, 2004, 08:32 PM
Tamara, your post wasn't ironic OR funny, nor was Nikkibaby's. Can't you GET it that the man is 66, one of our last real horsemen, has done amazing things for the sport, and just had a health scare? Don't you GET it that when he strongly feels that riders should be FIT to ride, it is because he knows that you can be so much more effective if you have control over your body? Anyone that continues posting in that vein should be ashamed of themselves!

Laurie

trailblazer
May. 6, 2004, 09:39 PM
I thought is was ironic.... http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/uhoh.gif

xegeba
May. 6, 2004, 10:14 PM
Jimm Fixx had a heart attack and died.He was about as fit as a person could be. I'm really happy FOR GM and the people that love him that he is alive and well.

Party Rose
May. 6, 2004, 10:17 PM
Horray for lauriep

OAK
May. 7, 2004, 05:58 AM
The very sad thing is that the youger gereration doesn't appreciate what G M or others like have given back to the sport. We surly would not on be able to have the riders today without MASTERS like him or others. So let us hope that he and others are here for a long while. We are losing to many of the OLD school. So think before you type. Not all like everyone, but he has done us alot of GOOD.

TamaraC
May. 7, 2004, 08:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lauriep:
Tamara, your post wasn't ironic OR funny, nor was Nikkibaby's. Can't you GET it that the man is 66, one of our last real horsemen, has done amazing things for the sport, and just had a health scare? Don't you GET it that when he strongly feels that riders should be FIT to ride, it is because he knows that you can be so much more effective if you have control over your body? Anyone that continues posting in that vein should be ashamed of themselves!

Laurie<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

no sorry i guess i don't get it http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif i had posted that in regards to one of the first posts on the topic. Not arguing that he is a good horseman. Or that you can be a better rider if you are fit, or that he has done great things for the sport. I'm in no way saying i'm glad about it - I have lost people to heart attacks as well, and wouldn't WISH it upon anybody! It was just that a person who struggles CONSTANTLY with weight myself, that the first thing that popped into my head was 'how ironic' because others have been put down for not being healthy or fit. But you can be fit but still not be healthy.
I am not trying to fight or add fuel to a fire http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I just wanted to let you know that i didn't mean my post to come off or sound the way you seemed to interprit it http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Nikki^
May. 7, 2004, 08:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lauriep:
Tamara, your post wasn't ironic OR funny, nor was Nikkibaby's.
Laurie<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif WHAT THE HELL DID I SAY THIS TIME? All I said that Heart attacks can affect anyone!! Me thinks you need to re-read my post. I never said it was funny! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Gm stresses good health becuase it brings the best out of the rider and the horse. You also heal faster. You have a problem with that chico?

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zedcadjna
May. 7, 2004, 09:53 AM
I am happy he is better and going on w/ his clinic schedule..

He is a wonderful man and I was happy to have ridden w/ him, for awhile, I learned things about myself that I never knew. And he was very nice!! Strict he can be, but never yelled at me as he did yrs ago when he helped my trainer w/ my Eq.. I think he calmed down abit.. But hey I can take alot too, Im not a softy when it comes to yelling, http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gifI just can't yell!!

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SBT
May. 7, 2004, 10:25 AM
To make public jokes about someone...ANYONE...having a heart attack is not only in extremely poor taste, but cruel and uncaring. How would you feel if one of GM's family members came across these "jokes" and "how ironic" posts? How would you feel if it were YOU who had a heart attack, then learned people were making jokes about it?

IT IS NOT A JOKE. IT IS NOT FUNNY. IT IS NOT "IRONIC" IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM. Was Victor Hugo-Vidal's heart attack a joke? NO...BECAUSE HE DIED. And GM could have, too.

THINK, people, just THINK before you make "just joking" comments about people's health and well-being.

I have already asked for this thread to be closed, and I will do it again. Nothing more to see here, folks. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/no.gif

Seahorsefarmtobe
May. 7, 2004, 10:36 AM
I concur that joking about illness is not appropriate.

I also realize there ARE people on this board who do not worship GM.

Nirvana
May. 7, 2004, 10:54 AM
Just to chime in, for what it's worth...

This bb is full of some of the most caring and supportive people I have ever met, online or in real life. To this day I am still amazed at the way everyone came together to help Aiden, and at the number of replies the "please jingle for..." threads get. While I realize that those threads have caused their share of stirs on this board, I also think that, for the most part, the people here have been amazing about lending a hand, an ear, a prayer, and even hard-earned money to those in need.

The funny thing is though, when the person who is in need of jingles is a public figure, oftentimes those "please jingle for *well-known person*" threads become discussions on that person's public role, instead of a community of horse lovers coming together to offer support for one of their own. Had this thread begun with "Please jingle for my friend George, who had a heart attack," we would likely be seeing pages of "Jingles from...." and "How is George? Update please?" Instead, because it's George MORRIS, we get discussions about his role as public figure, and his practices as a trainer.

I can guarantee that every anonymous person we have jingled for has made mistakes. But because they aren't public figures like GM is, we don't know these errors, and thus cannot discuss them. Just because someone is a public figure and thus has their "dirty laundry aired in public" so to speak, does not mean they are any less deserving of our jingles and support simply because they are human beings and fellow horsepeople.

So, that said, jingles to GM for a speedy recovery!!!! Hopefully he will be feeling better soon.

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lauriep
May. 7, 2004, 11:29 AM
My apologies to Nikkibaby; I meant to pick up this name, pbrownw, in that quote of a quote, and mistakenly wrote Nikkibaby. She did not say anything out of line.

Laurie

Nikki^
May. 7, 2004, 12:06 PM
Thanks Lauriep. Apology accepted. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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maxiford812
May. 7, 2004, 12:19 PM
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Mr. Morris. I lost my sweet mother to a sudden heart attack so I understand how frightening heart problems can be.

I have never met GM, but I had the pleasure of auditing his clinic in Camden earlier this year. I was impressed with his horsemanship and his ability to decide what would get through to different horses and riders - the sign of a good teacher. If my horse and I were good enough (ha, dream on...) I would jump at the chance to ride in one of his clinics.

As for his "strictness", haven't you noticed that when you are trying to learn something, be it sports, school, or some artistic field, that the toughest teachers are the best and the ones you work hardest for? A smile and a nod from a tough teacher is worth a hundred "Very good!"s from a lesser teacher. People who expect the very best from you often get it.

Off my soapbox now...

Tory Relic
May. 8, 2004, 08:51 AM
Good post Nirvana. I feel exactly the same way as you. Also, maxiford812, I almost audited the clinic in Camden, I'm glad to hear it went well. Like you, I haven't ridden with Mr. Morris but I have read him since I turned to hunter/jumpers in the 70's. I am sure so much of what I believe came from his instruction and insight. I hope I'm good enough before he retires to ride with him, too.

Mr. Morris -- best wishes in your recovery. Some of us really ARE fans http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif