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QHEventr
Dec. 9, 2003, 02:59 PM
So I may be a bit out of the loop, but when did this happen? Rumor had it he has been gelded and sent from Bruce to a junior jumper. I am sooo happy with my 4 yr old Lion baby and was really hoping to collect a few more! I just hope they have their eyes on another to take his place in The Lion line. It has proven to be such an amazing line in eventing (with bruce at least).

Johanna

"When you're galloping at the biggest cross-country jump in the world.....you can't hold back"

QHEventr
Dec. 9, 2003, 02:59 PM
So I may be a bit out of the loop, but when did this happen? Rumor had it he has been gelded and sent from Bruce to a junior jumper. I am sooo happy with my 4 yr old Lion baby and was really hoping to collect a few more! I just hope they have their eyes on another to take his place in The Lion line. It has proven to be such an amazing line in eventing (with bruce at least).

Johanna

"When you're galloping at the biggest cross-country jump in the world.....you can't hold back"

MsRidiculous
Dec. 9, 2003, 05:02 PM
It's not a rumor, it's fact. The new owner posts on these boards, actually. He is going to be a junior hunter, though, not a junior jumper.

You aren't that far out of the loop.. it only happened a few weeks ago. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

-Amanda

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Fair Knightess
Dec. 9, 2003, 05:17 PM
How old would he be now? 8 or 9?

Was he just not stallion material? They did breed him very young IIRC - he was breeding at 2.

if at first you don't succeed, pick yourself up and try again ...

QHEventr
Dec. 9, 2003, 05:45 PM
I think he started breeding at 2 or 3 and I believe his oldest are 5 now...

How sad...his babies are doing quite well for them selves for as young as they are

Johanna

"When you're galloping at the biggest cross-country jump in the world.....you can't hold back"

MsRidiculous
Dec. 9, 2003, 06:50 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by QHEventr:
I think he started breeding at 2 or 3 and I believe his oldest are 5 now...

How sad...his babies are doing quite well for them selves for as young as they are

Johanna

"When you're galloping at the biggest cross-country jump in the world.....you can't hold back" <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, I agree. No one really seems to know why he was sold, either, at this point.

-Amanda

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AppJumpr08
Dec. 9, 2003, 07:56 PM
Almost every horse at Chesterland is for sale, for the right price.
I don't know the details-perhaps something to do with him breaking down a few years ago? Perhaps Bruce didn't think he would stay sound on XC...or didn't want to deal with his bucks anymore...he was always very light on his feet http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
He does have some nice babies out there though - I'm sure there was a very good reason, as breeding his own babies is so close to Bruce's heart.

~Jessica
Personal slave to Newt, Image, and Dina!

LisaB
Dec. 10, 2003, 04:21 AM
I saw the stallion at the vet box at a * and he just didn't seem like he would ever be a *** eventer to me. I actually thought he would make a lovely hunter. I guess that's what Bruce thought too.

QHEventr
Dec. 10, 2003, 04:31 AM
I agree that he would make a lovely hunter, but I'm still dissapointed. I know Bruce has done some HITS with him in the past. I have also been told that he was known for returning from hacks without the girl that took him. The line does have a bit of attitude in it. Mine still thinks that would be fun to do sometimes.

Johanna

"When you're galloping at the biggest cross-country jump in the world.....you can't hold back"

JER
Dec. 10, 2003, 07:09 AM
Having never seen the horse, I'm speaking in the hypothetical.

The vast majority of good eventing sires have never evented or, in some cases, even jumped a fence. These would be racing TB stallions whose progeny turned out to have jumping ability -- Edmund Burke, Primitive Rising, Ben Faerie, Loyal Pal, etc. A good proportion of these stallions -- for a variety of reasons - probaby would not have made the *** level. And this was no reason not to breed them.

If Lion King is the last of the Stream Lion line, and the only stallion, you'd think he'd be worth keeping intact -- especially to breed to TB mares if he's a RIDx. I did hear of some very nice mares breeding to him, and from what Johanna says, his offspring seem to be quality horses.

While it's great that LK found a good home as a hunter, this is all a little sad, especially with the scarcity of good eventing stallions in the US.

QHEventr
Dec. 10, 2003, 07:27 AM
My thoughts exactly JER!

Oh well, what can ya do?

Johanna

"When you're galloping at the biggest cross-country jump in the world.....you can't hold back"

Giddyup2
Dec. 10, 2003, 07:53 AM
Wasn't there an article in Practical Horsemen about an event rider...in Colorado....(?)... who had a "Lion" filly? I think the filly's name was Dandy Lion but she nicnamed her Teacup.....?

QHEventr
Dec. 10, 2003, 08:42 AM
Yep...But I think its "teaspoon". I'm probably way off though. She was (I'm not sure this is correct) Novice Champion for the area.

Johanna

"When you're galloping at the biggest cross-country jump in the world.....you can't hold back"

AppJumpr08
Dec. 10, 2003, 08:56 AM
He was AWFUL on trot sets...I personally saw him gallop past me on the way back to the barn one morning...he dumped his rider about halfway out on a 30 minute trot...he had a LONG way to walk home!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
He never 'grew up' as much as Bruce was hoping...looked very promising as a young horse, and never outgrew the pony stage.
Should be a great hunter though (I can totally understand why the gelded him if he is to be a hunter, though....WAY too studdish to be trusted!)


~Jessica
Personal slave to Newt, Image, and Dina!

Albion
Dec. 10, 2003, 09:29 AM
If he went to be a junior hunter, it doesn't matter how fabulous he was a stallion, behavior-wise (hypothetically) - he HAD to be gelded.

'O lente, lente currite noctis equi' - Ovid

JER
Dec. 10, 2003, 10:06 AM
Here's what I've learned about LK on this thread: (1) even Bruce Davidson may have found his bucking tiresome, (2) he's mentally immature and likes to goof off and (3) he likes to dump his rider and run home.

While I'm no hunter rider or expert, LK doesn't sound much like a junior hunter prospect to me. His bad habits seem to extend a bit further than merely 'playing in the corners.'

But I'm sure everyone involved does know what they're doing and I'd welcome the sight of an Irish-bred in the hunter ring these days.

QueenMother
Dec. 10, 2003, 10:17 AM
What is a "trot set"?

Janet
Dec. 10, 2003, 10:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by QueenMother:
What is a "trot set"?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Interval training.

Janet
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GirlNextDoor
Dec. 10, 2003, 11:09 AM
As you all may or may not know, Lion King is my new horse. I am really disappointed in the way some of you have made assumptions about him

Lion is a wonderful horse. He was a good event horse. He actually won a few Prelim or Open events I believe. He was a good stallion. He has had some awesome babies. That is all you guys should (correctly) assume.

Lion is the absolute opposite of how you all portray him. He doesn't buck, he doesn't play in the corners, he DEFINATELY does not have a studdish attitude (and to my knoweledge, he never did). He also, to me and my trainer's at least, does not seem insanely immature. He is a very smart horse and very eager to learn.

That being said, I have some problems with a few of you making assumptions about him not being "not sounding much like a junior hunter prospect". Some of you (I am guessing most you actually, if not all) have never seen Lion go. Therefore, it is just plain stupid to say these things. JER, you even admit that you don't really no what you are talking about. This is the part that confuses me. I don't really understand why, if you have no idea about my horse (except for, of course, the very reputable people on COTH which many of you have never even met...) you feel the need to pass judgement on him. It just doesn't make sense to me.

I am guessing that I am not the only one offended by all of these statements. I am sure Bruce Davidson wouldn't be thrilled to hear all of this either. I really wish you all would maybe start acting like adults and stop being so quick to judge.

As soon as I have my first show with Lion King, I will update you all. As for the meantime, Lion is doing great. His surgery went very well and he is going back to work. He has started doing smaller courses again and he has been jumping amazingly. He is as sweet as an angel and a definate barn favorite!

Thank you all for hopefully listening to what I have to say. Sorry if there are some typing or grammatical mistakes, I am just a little upset right now with all of this.

"You've been hoodwinked. You've been had.
You've been took. You've been led astray, led amok.
You've been Bamboozled."

-- Malcolm X

barbaraG
Dec. 10, 2003, 11:20 AM
Good luck with your new horse!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

If you ever come to Area I with him, I will probably see you!

Cheers and Happy Holidays!
BarbaraG
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Velvet
Dec. 10, 2003, 11:25 AM
Hey, I gelded my guy and he already acted like a gelding nearly all the time. He also has babies on the ground. But having a gelding just makes life SO much easier. Boarding is simple. Not worrying about him some day having too much testosterone during a show is not a problem anymore. Never worrying that he misinterprets any correction you give him (stallions get in trouble accidentally, because of hormones once in while and don't know why you're upset with them) is another win. And the biggest one is not having to bother with standing them and having to keep them out of heavy training or showing to do it (and not dealing with mare owners).

Geldings are just plain easier to own! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I can only conclude that I'm paying off karma at a vastly accelerated rate.

mcmIV
Dec. 10, 2003, 11:28 AM
GirlNextDoor....

This entire thread has been mostly about how GREAT he was as a sire.. and how sad we are to see him go as a good producer of eventing babies. You should take a deep breath.

JER: But I'm sure everyone involved does know what they're doing and I'd welcome the sight of an Irish-bred in the hunter ring these days.

APPjumpr: Should be a great hunter though (I can totally understand why the gelded him if he is to be a hunter...

LisaB: I actually thought he would make a lovely hunter. I guess that's what Bruce thought too.

Just some snippets of the universal goodwill towards your new horse.

Good luck with him...

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lms
Dec. 10, 2003, 11:29 AM
You all should be ashammed of yourselves. You're posts were just downright rude especially after someone posted that his new owner is a COTH BB poster.

According to what I've heard, Lion King IS the most adorable thing in the world. It moves great and jumps great and will be a serious force to be reckoned with in the small juniors.

Some apologies would be nice...starting now!

GND good luck with LK this coming year!

"Some people need to buy the winners, others make them."

GirlNextDoor
Dec. 10, 2003, 11:29 AM
In Lion King's case he had to be gelded. Because I am a junior, I am not allowed to show a stallion in the hunters by USAEq rules. Really, if we had the choice, he would probably still be a stallion. His personality has not changed one bit because he was so sweet and easy going to being with.

Edited because I just read lms's post. Thank you very much http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I hope we have some fun in small juniors this year!!

"You've been hoodwinked. You've been had.
You've been took. You've been led astray, led amok.
You've been Bamboozled."

-- Malcolm X

LisaB
Dec. 10, 2003, 11:39 AM
Go kick some hunter butt Girl Next Door!
I'm kinda interested to hear your stories on his conversion process. Did you have to do some re-training? Was he ever in a class and there was a cross country jump within a mile and he grew 10 ft?

GirlNextDoor
Dec. 10, 2003, 11:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mary in Area 1:
I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but I am REALLY amazed by what you just wrote. If the ONLY reason you gelded that horse was so you could show in the junior hunters, that is the most immature, self-serving thing I've heard in quite a while.

If the horse NEEDED to be gelded because of health or temperment, or because he did not make a good sire, that is one thing. But if he WAS a good stallion, and if what you say is true about his temperment, couldn't you have found a gelding to show, rather than geld a good stallion?

I will never understand the hunters.

"I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with someone who is unarmed."--Pogo<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

First of all, I have been looking for a new horse for awhile. We found out that Lion was for sale and we jumped at the opporunity to own such an amazing horse. I was not looking for a jumper. I was looking for a hunter. If his past owners wanted Lion to be a stallion forever, they would NOT sell him to a junior. They knew that he would have to be gelded and they were AOK with it.

If you found a horse that was perfect for you but he was a stallion and becuase of rules you were not allowed to show said stallion, would you pass him up? Lion is just one horse. There are plenty of other stallions in the world.

I really don't believe I was being selfish. I bought the horse to show him. I did not buy him to pet him for two years until I aged out.

I'm not sure whose business this really is anyways. I'm sorry some of your are so personally offended by the gelding of my horse. I am starting to find this all a tad odd now.

"You've been hoodwinked. You've been had.
You've been took. You've been led astray, led amok.
You've been Bamboozled."

-- Malcolm X

Albion
Dec. 10, 2003, 11:56 AM
GirlNextDoor, I think some people just think it's a shame because he HAS produced some very nice eventing babies, and there aren't masses of stallions specifically marketed towards producing event horses. Frankly, Mary in Area 1's comments are out of line, IMHO. LK is certainly not the first NICE stallion to be gelded to become a nice junior hunter.

From an earlier post on this board:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> While it's great that LK found a good home as a hunter, this is all a little sad, especially with the scarcity of good eventing stallions in the US. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Good luck with your new hunter!

'O lente, lente currite noctis equi' - Ovid

ThirdCharm
Dec. 10, 2003, 11:56 AM
C'mon guys. Lots of "nice" stallions are gelded every year because the owners don't want to bother with a stallion, don't have the resources to manage one, or realize that he might be a NICE stallion but he would make a GREAT gelding. It is not a crime against nature.

And is it just me or is the conformation photo on Lion King's stallion page incredibly unflattering? That sure didn't HELP his stud career....

JenniferS

lms
Dec. 10, 2003, 11:57 AM
Mary in Area 1-- Just who exactly do you think you are telling GND what she should do with HER horse. GND isn't going to change riding disciplines just so a horse can keep its balls!

It is GND's horse now, no one else's. Check your attitudes at the door folks!

"Some people need to buy the winners, others make them."

starboard
Dec. 10, 2003, 12:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mary in Area 1:
If the ONLY reason you gelded that horse was so you could show in the junior hunters, that is the most immature, self-serving thing I've heard in quite a while.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yea, there arent enough 'good stallions' out there http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
Quit picking on the girl. There are lots of horses who (gasp) get gelded even though they are phenomenal horses.
Girlnextdoor--good luck with your new horse--you must be VERY excited!

Obviously Bruce knew what the horse was going to do, if he felt strongly that the horse should remain a stallion, he would have kept it that way.

Barnfairy
Dec. 10, 2003, 12:04 PM
GirlNextDoor, I sent you a private topic.

Don't take everything you read online to heart, dear. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jaaane, stop this crazy thing

MdLib
Dec. 10, 2003, 12:04 PM
I am sorry, GirlNextDoor, that folks have to rave on like this. You can't swing a dead cat around here, look at some of the wacky criticism on other threads. If I was in your shoes, I would be defensive, as well, but I'd hate for you to fall into the trap of defending yourself, you don't need to and it only feeds those trying to pick you apart.

You have a Super Nice Horse, and I'm sure will do well with him. Congratulations!

Velvet
Dec. 10, 2003, 12:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but I am REALLY amazed by what you just wrote. If the ONLY reason you gelded that horse was so you could show in the junior hunters, that is the most immature, self-serving thing I've heard in quite a while. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wow! That's is just plain WRONG!!! No one has the right to tell any horse owner whether or not they can geld a stallion. GirlNextDoor is showing a LOT of maturity on this board and with her decisions. It is her horse. She is right in that she doesn't need to answer to anyone out here--and I find this just NASTY, not to mention ludicrous.

GND, you are right to get out of this discussion. It's now in the realm of trolls. Don't bother with it anymore and let it die--or ask the moderators to get rid of it. It's gone from the ridiculous to the sublime.

Just walk away and don't pay it any more attention if it can't be removed. None of the people out here venting their spleens deserve any more details or your time.

Remember, if you listen to dogs barking you'll go deaf without learning anything. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Go find another stallion for your mares. There are plenty of them out there. This one is now a gelding. Get over it.

I can only conclude that I'm paying off karma at a vastly accelerated rate.

Blinky
Dec. 10, 2003, 12:11 PM
Will you show him under the same name?

Janet
Dec. 10, 2003, 12:50 PM
Overall, there are too many horses being bred.

I would FAR RATHER see good horses (mare OR stallion) taken OUT of the breeding business than see not-so-good horses continue to be bred.

GND,

Congratulations and good luck, and don't let ANYONE lay a guilt trip on you for gelding him.

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

Robby Johnson
Dec. 10, 2003, 12:53 PM
GND - you bought a high profile horse from a high profile person. Try not to get your feelings hurt - no one is bashing your horse. You don't get something for nothing and this is the way it tends to work.

I believe AppJumper is a w/s for the Davidson's, so I think she is probably qualified to proffer firsthand experiences. Whether we believe her or not is totally up to us. I tend to think there are 2 sides to every story!

I also think Mary's statement had some value. I guess because I know her I "heard" differently that you all did.

Robby

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It doesn't mean that all my credit's bad

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GirlNextDoor
Dec. 10, 2003, 12:55 PM
Hey App- check your PMs

"You've been hoodwinked. You've been had.
You've been took. You've been led astray, led amok.
You've been Bamboozled."

-- Malcolm X

JER
Dec. 10, 2003, 01:04 PM
GirlNextDoor, I thought I was writing in support of your horse! Very sorry if you were offended.

I do believe that BD and your trainer were acting in their best judgment when deciding on a new career plus a change of anatomy for Lion King. I don't know your trainer, but BD is extremely knowlegeable and he ADORES this line of horses. If I were to hazard a guess, I suspect that BD's bred himself some nice fillies by LK to use in his breeding program and therefore, no longer needs LK to be a stallion. This makes perfect sense to me.

However, it is highly unusual to read about a horse who is -- by others' accounts -- too fresh for eventing changing careers to become a show hunter. It's usually the opposite -- the hot and fresh hunter prospect switches over to eventing. I hope you and LK do well in hunters, and, like I said, I welcome the return of the Irish style horse to the US show ring. I'm a huge fan of that type.

When people comment on the 'loss' of a highly-touted eventing stallion, it's only due to a lack of good eventing stallions in this country. It's a compliment to your horse that people are saying he made a nice stallion.

And I'm saying all this without even knowing what your horse looks like. Do you have any photos to share?

Erin
Dec. 10, 2003, 01:04 PM
Mary in Area I, that post was totally out of line.

I'm sure there are plenty of people who are sad to hear that Lion King is no longer a stallion, and they're welcome to that opinion, as long as it's politely expressed. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

But there's absolutely no reason to insult the new owner. Please remember BB Rule #1: "Be nice, be polite, be respectful."

If the situation can be discussed nicely, politely, and respectfully, I'll leave the thread open.

GirlNextDoor
Dec. 10, 2003, 01:10 PM
Re-reading your post JER, I understand where you were coming from. These are LK's pictures: http://community.webshots.com/album/99251357tJnvXO

I think I am going to try and let this topic die sooo if you have anything else to say, please PM me

"You've been hoodwinked. You've been had.
You've been took. You've been led astray, led amok.
You've been Bamboozled."

-- Malcolm X

eventrider
Dec. 10, 2003, 01:48 PM
I think your new horse and you are adorable. LK looks like a perfect hunter to me from his pictures. How tall is he? I bet you will do great with himand let usknow when you show him!

I have ridden stallions for people and I have been part of their gelding before. In one instance the owner was an older woman and could no longer take care of a stallion on her private farm properly. Instead of trying to sell a stallion and worry about his future care and what would be done with him....for his safety and ease of finding the right home....we gelded him. I see nothing wrong with gelding a horse if that is what you choose to do.
Thirdcharm....I don't know what confo shot you are talking about but from his pics the new owner posted he seems fine to me. I personaaly wouldn't want to advertise a stallion I was touting as a jumper/event stallion as lame at an early age from arthritic changes! THAT can't help his stud career. Just my honest opinion though.

Best of luck GND with your super new horse!!!!!

Black Market Radio
Dec. 10, 2003, 02:11 PM
Oh my gosh! He has the cutest face! He looks like a big pony! Good luck and don't let the nay-sayers get to you!

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QHEventr
Dec. 10, 2003, 02:11 PM
GND -

I started this thread because not many people in the eventing world had heard that Lion King had been gelded. When you take such a high profile horse and something drastic happens dealing with that horse, people will talk about it...I have a WONDERFUL lion baby and was really hoping to pick up another one or two in tbe future. While some peoples comments have been way out of line, this thread began with nothing but nice things to say about your horse. I am a HUGE fan of the line and was just sad to see that he had been taken out of the breeding loop. I am hoping that you will re read this thread (minus the nasty comments) and realize that most of us think that...a) He is going to make a lovely hunter, and....b) it is a compliment to the horse if people are saddend to see him go as a stallion.

There are not very many stallions marketed for eventing and even fewer that have actually competed. He is part of a VERY well known line of event horses and everyone wants to see the line continue. He is also the last of Stream Lions babies. She has thrown amazing horses...(Eagle Lion, Pirate Lion, etc...)This is why everyone is sad to see him go. Noone is denying you the right to do as you please with your new horse and frankly I wish you the best of luck. But....please understand that IT IS A LOSS to the eventing community anyway you look at it. There are VERY knowledgable people on this board and many have had experience with Bruce or LK. I know that it is hard not to get deffensive, and I might do the same thing, but look at it from our point of view. He has been part of the eventing world longer than the hunter. He was also known to throw a bit of attitude (NOT A BAD ONE!!!!!).

I can testify to that. My 4 yr old (17.1) Lion baby has loads of attitude...but thats what makes him so amazing. Noone is bashing your horse, or you intentionally. Please believe this.

I chose not to Private topic you because I think everyone should hear this. We pride ourselves in being very nice people over here on the eventing board. Sorry if you got the wrong impression.


GOOD LUCK....KEEP US POSTED!

Johanna
and
Bodega "Border Lion" - who thinks his daddy is wonderful either way!

"When you're galloping at the biggest cross-country jump in the world.....you can't hold back"

goobs
Dec. 10, 2003, 02:21 PM
Well I think that's great! It's YOUR horse and you do what is best for you and him. It was NOT selfish to geld him. You will have many, many wonderful rounds in the show ring with LK! I really hope you keep us posted with pictures! Lucky you!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ThirdCharm
Dec. 10, 2003, 04:21 PM
eventrider--

I was referring to his conformation photo on the Lanefield farm website, which makes him look downhill and very straight behind. He looks a great deal better in GND's pix--so perhaps the photo on the Lanefield website was simply poorly chosen. (Though he does frankly look more like a Hunter than an Eventer!) Most stallion owners prefer to present a stallion in the best manner possible.

As for my stallion, it states clearly on my website that his arthritic changes are due to an accident in 1998 (perhaps you would prefer the gory details to be explicated in full--he was hit square-on by a Chevy Lumina at 45 miles an hour, after a kid with a BB gun shot him and ran him through a fence, and spent two months recovering. The fact that he returned to competition at ALL is amazing). Those are simply the facts, and it would be equally unhelpful to his stud career to just leave people wondering "if he's so great, why isn't he competing?" As we've seen from this thread!

JenniferS

NeverTime
Dec. 10, 2003, 04:29 PM
GND,
I'm sorry if comments here offended you. You purchased a high-profile horse, and whether it seems fair to you or not, people are going to talk about him. Get used to it now or get used to it later.
Bruce marketed him as a breeding stallion, meaning he put the horse up for the world to pick apart and critique on his merits and flaws. Despite the fact your horse has lost the equipment for that line of work now, I would imagine that until your success in the hunters overshadows his former life, people will talk about him and critique him they way they always talk about stallions.
It may be best to just grow a thick skin, and good luck with him. (And, yes, I've met the horse and some of his babies.)

AppJumpr08
Dec. 10, 2003, 05:43 PM
Thanks, Robby http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Yup, I was a WS for the Davidsons, and will be again this winter.
GND, thanks for the PT http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I'm sorry I came across the wrong way http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

Good grief people, it seems like every topic started around here turns nasty! It's really not anyone's business if a high-profile stallion is gelded or not other then to know why (ie, lameness, attitude issues, etc - it's NOT grounds for personal attacks on the owner of the stallion) (QHEventer, this is not pointing a finger at you, I know you were just getting the fact out therehttp://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)

The fact is, Lion King will probably advance farther in the Hunter ring then in the Event field (I doubt he would've made the move to Advanced). Yes it's a shame that eventing has lost a stallion, but he's got a bunch of babies out there, so it's not like the line is dying. I love Lion and I've loved all the babies I've met - I'm going to assume Bruce has some of his semen frozen somewhere, so there may be a few more mini-Lions at somepoint, and if not, you'll just have to settle for a grandchild instead http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I think everyone needs to take their pre-holiday stress out on punching bags or something instead of on people on the board. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

*edited to clarify my point after reading JER's posthttp://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif*

~Jessica
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[This message was edited by AppJumpr08 on Dec. 10, 2003 at 10:07 PM.]

JER
Dec. 10, 2003, 06:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>It's really not anyone's business if a high-profile stallion is gelded or not <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It most certainly is if you're a sporthorse breeder!

Lion King was marketed as an eventing stallion, promoted for his bloodlines and the successes of his close relatives, touted by respectable people as a good breeding choice for your program. And then he's gelded.

If any of the marketing materials reached its audience, there are going to be inquiries as to why LK can no longer offer his services. And those who bred to LK or bought his youngstock have a responsibility to find out why this happened -- what if it was something health- or soundness-related?

I realize, Jessica, that you're really just being friendly and a good sport, but I also want to make the point that the status of LK's testicles is of legitimate interest to the eventing and sporthorse communities.

AppJumpr08
Dec. 10, 2003, 07:04 PM
JER, I agree that that a high-profile stallion being gelded is something to take note of, I just disagree with people that criticize and accuse with no reason other then that they are cranky.
I too am dissapointed to learn that there will not be any more little Lions, but "thems the breaks", and it's not worth getting bent out of shape over. At least there was warning, and time to collect and freeze semen (I don't know if it was done or not, but I would assume so).
Through the marvels of modern technology, I would guess that there will be one or two more little LKs running around at somepoint!

I realize I worded my previous post in an odd way, and will edit it now to better reflect my meaning. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

~Jessica
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Velvet
Dec. 11, 2003, 07:50 AM
It is still none of your business as to WHY the stallion was gelded. GND didn't even have to bother to tell you. She should have let you speculate and vented to your hearts' content out here and never bothered to reply. I wouldn't have replied. It's nobodys business. She's the owner, she can do what she wants. If you're so worked up over a stallion as a "sport horse breeder" and want the stallion to stay one, then put your money where your mouth is and buy it when it comes up for sale. Otherwise, just get over yourselves already. This is a ridiculous topic. Stallions come and go for various reasons EVERY DAY.

And here I've always enjoyed eventers because they are usually more laid back about anything other than riding a cross country course. This is absurd. I evented when I was younger and rode at a breeding farm. No one ever got this worked up about what happened to a stallion--even when it was one that was sold off the farm. Maybe they were disappointed, but they kept that to themselves. No one ran around gossiping about it and bad mouthing the owner. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

This really is NO ONES business out here. If you want to let people know that he is no longer a standing stallion, that's one thing. And most people out here are behaving themselves. The few that are up in arms need to have a reality check. Your opinions do not count, nor matter when it comes to someone else owning and managing a horse (especially when there is no abuse involved). What's done is done; end of story.

(I heard the sport horse breeding board was the most evil one out here. Is this just a group wandering over from there? I can only hope that's what is going on.)

I can only conclude that I'm paying off karma at a vastly accelerated rate.

pwynnnorman
Dec. 11, 2003, 08:12 AM
GirlNextDoor, don't be upset. People speculate about "celebrities" all the time--and your guy qualifies, you know! It's just human nature--not meant to insult or demean. I suppose one could say it is the "cost" of being a celebrity (or being associated with one). Setting the record right you can do, but stopping the speculation--never.

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Velvet
Dec. 11, 2003, 08:33 AM
Yeah, she has to get used to people "beating dead testicles." http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

I can only conclude that I'm paying off karma at a vastly accelerated rate.

subk
Dec. 11, 2003, 09:06 AM
I went back and re-read the beginning of this thread and what I can't figure out is why did GND come bursting out of the gate with her panties in a twist. THAT is where this thread started its unfortunate tone.

Eye witness, first hand accounts and discussion of those accounts of a horse's behavior is not out of line. Maybe GND doesn't understand eventers well enough to realize that nobody finds rambunctious behavior a condemnation of a horse around here.

Velvet I have to respectably disagree with you. The discussion of the why and what-fors on the loss of a VERY high profile event stallion is perfectly appropriate for an eventing board.

In GND defense: Any of you who are unhappy about the turn of events should be spewing your nastiness at the seller--a professional adult--not a child. Mary you should type slower and let your brain catch up. Stop getting the hunters all riled up and making the rest of us eventers look bad. It's getting old.

tle
Dec. 11, 2003, 09:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>It is still none of your business as to WHY the stallion was gelded.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmmm... stepping into the breeding arena this coming year (I hope), i would have to disagree. STallions are promoted all the time for a variety of qualities that I, for example, am looking for as well as the ability TO PASS THOSE QUALITIES ON. If LK were gelded, for example, due to temperment or soundness issues, you can damn well bet I'd be interested in knowing that if I were looking at breeding to him or to any of his babies! The propensity to pass on desirable and undesirable characteristics is at the heart of breeding. Why wouldn't the issue of gelding a former breeding stallion at least be inquiry worthy (not to mention a very legitimate question)?

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>If you found a horse that was perfect for you but he was a stallion and becuase of rules you were not allowed to show said stallion, would you pass him up? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yep, I would. I'd be heartbroken, but I would because as you said, he's only 1 horse... there are others out there.

Can I ask a relatively innocent question -- will you keep competing him after you age out?

All in all, I'm happy you found a horse that fits you. But as others have said/alluded to, I'm sad a good event stallion is gone and I'm not sure I would do the same in your position -- but I'm not *in* your position. Good luck with him.

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Velvet
Dec. 11, 2003, 09:38 AM
But you would have known about those issues (temperament, etc.) BEFORE the horse was sold in this case (because he was being shown and had been standing for a while). So in this case, I'll still beg to differ.

As far as buying a stallion and gelding him? If the horse has a stallion price tag on him I'd probably be looking for a gelding first. But if the horse was the one I really wanted and was a super sweet stallion--and I didn't want to stand him or deal with a stallion--I'd cut him in a heart beat. A sweet stallion makes an amazingly wonderful gelding and life is easier for both owner and horse after they're gelded.

I still don't see the problem. I think it's always a difficult decision for the owner when they geld a stallion, but with all the garbage stallions out there AND all the good ones, I think there are plenty for everyone to chose from and one missing isn't going to amount to a hill of beans.

If you have babies that you like, keep them and pass on the genes. Don't cut YOUR stud colts.

I can only conclude that I'm paying off karma at a vastly accelerated rate.

pwynnnorman
Dec. 11, 2003, 09:41 AM
tle has the definitive answer as to why it IS justified to discuss this.

If you own one of his babies, wouldn't YOU want to know? If you "invested" in him by breeding to him, you'd need to keep track of him and his get and his future if only to handle your investment effectively.

Don't some of you think that his gelding might have hurt the value of his babies--then again, the rarity factor could increase that value, but I don't think that's what happens in this particular world, do you? Alas, people do tend to think that there's something wRONG with a horse if he changes careers and, worse still, has to be gelded! Egad, they think, what have I done! What do I tell people now when they inquire about buying this baby I have!

Well, thanks to this thread, they now have a lot to say--and with more of a chance of being accurate than if this thread had never happened.

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QHEventr
Dec. 11, 2003, 09:54 AM
No one asked GND to explain anything. He is a high profile horse and people will wonder. Nothing negative was said at all until she chose to chose to explain herself. Unfortunatly, some poeple have decided to be less than positive, but thats how it goes. We were just all interested in what happened to Lion King. I have taken a personal interest because I have a Lion King baby.
I hate that some people have started to think that us eventers are rude...in gerneral, we are far from it.

Joannna

"If I had to pick one thing to hang my hat on, I would want the horse that I was going to buy to have a face that I would enjoy seeing poked over the stall webbing every morning, waiting for breakfast"
- Jimmy Wofford on selecting a horse



"Event parties are all about adrenaline release, beer, loud music, and unacceptable behavior. Dancing on the table is strictly OK, as is climbing up the tent pole."
- Denny Emerson

Janet
Dec. 11, 2003, 09:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Velvet said:
If you're so worked up over a stallion as a "sport horse breeder" and want the stallion to stay one, then put your money where your mouth is and buy it when it comes up for sale. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I assume it was known that LK was for sale (as AppJumper said, "everything" on the farm is for sale). If a breeder had offered the same money for him as a stallion, I expect that is what he would be. Or if he was generating a significant annual income through stud fees. For whatever reasons, it seems that LK is worth more as a gelded Jr Hunter prospect than as an eventing sire. That is what happens in a "free market economy".

And as someone else said, it is OK to be disappointed, but don't go laying a guilt trip on the BUYER. If you are going to lay "blame", the primary responsibility here shoould go to the sellers.

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

QHEventr
Dec. 11, 2003, 10:10 AM
There are only a few people laying blame on anyone....Most of us are just inquiring and discussing.

[quote] If you have babies that you like, keep them and pass on the genes. Don't cut YOUR stud colts. [quote]

I have a LK baby and, believe me, would have kept him intact if he hadn't been gelded when I got him. Unfortunatly, most of the babies are homebred (at chesterland?) so many people do not get the option.

Johanna

"If I had to pick one thing to hang my hat on, I would want the horse that I was going to buy to have a face that I would enjoy seeing poked over the stall webbing every morning, waiting for breakfast"
- Jimmy Wofford on selecting a horse



"Event parties are all about adrenaline release, beer, loud music, and unacceptable behavior. Dancing on the table is strictly OK, as is climbing up the tent pole."
- Denny Emerson

weezie
Dec. 11, 2003, 10:29 AM
Doesn't this thread belong in Sport Horse Breeding - then we wouldn't have to look at it anymore.

tle
Dec. 11, 2003, 10:36 AM
sorry, weezie, but some of us ENJOY looking at it. It is about a prominent eventing sire after all. if you dont', don't open it. sheesh. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Velvet, we'll just have to agree to disagree. I don't see a problem with the inquiry at all. Perhaps if an inquiry were done more often, more publicly and sooner about problems with Impressive babies, the HYPP situation would have been handled differently. It's all speculation and probably not a very good example, but i think the unlying thoughts are very valid. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Pol
Dec. 11, 2003, 10:42 AM
weeeeezie, I'm with you. let's put it to BED!!

Badger
Dec. 11, 2003, 10:45 AM
Here is the Lanefield ad with the picture that was referenced earlier in the thread. I must say, it is not the most flattering shot I've seen in a stallion ad:

http://www.lanefieldfarm.com/lionking.htm

I think Janet's point that he must have been worth more as a junior hunter prospect than an eventing competitor and stud is excellent. I would love to know the economics of it all: how many mares an eventing stallion needs to cover at $2,000 a pop in order for his to keep entact.

It seems to me that LK ending up a jr hunter gelding had more to do with the seller's decision than the buyer's, and it may have been strictly economic or it may not. The seller would know that, the rest is just speculating.

On the buyer's side of the decision, think of the old adage that is discussed whenever there is a "should I geld" thread. That you would much rather have an exception gelding than a mediocre stallion. Food for thought.

Giddyup2
Dec. 11, 2003, 11:15 AM
I'm not going to take any sides here but....I was not offended by Mary's comment. I too thought what GND stated was a bit odd.

cweimer
Dec. 11, 2003, 11:38 AM
Staying out of the whole should they have or shouldn't they have debate, but . . . .

Does anyone besides me think it's interesting - and hopeful - that an eventer is going on to a second career in the hunter ring, vs. the usual other way around? Could this potentially signal an increase in value for event horses, if there is a more widespread interest in the types of horses that we tend to see?

Just a thought, haven't really taken it much further than that. Frankly, if Lion King is successful in the hunter ring (and, I truly wish the owner great success), it could shed some very favorable light on "eventer breeding", JMO.

Kaoh14
Dec. 11, 2003, 12:40 PM
I know of a standardbred sire named Lion King, and i thought this was about him at first, and i was wondering why in the event board??

Anyways, good luck with your new horse! If you dont mind me asking, what did he have surgery for?

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ThirdCharm
Dec. 11, 2003, 12:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kaoh14:

Anyways, good luck with your new horse! If you dont mind me asking, what did he have surgery for?

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Just a guess but probably referring to the gelding upon being sold.

JenniferS

Albion
Dec. 11, 2003, 01:53 PM
cweimer, I'm pretty sure a poster on the H/J board purchased a former event horse for a new career in the big eqs. Not positive - but I think I recall reading that somewhere over in H/J land. I think he was down in FL during the circuit to be sold?

'O lente, lente currite noctis equi' - Ovid

caballo_saltando
Dec. 11, 2003, 02:51 PM
Oh I am soooo holding my tongue here, trying to be a good person!!!!

I will say three things:

1) The pix that GND posted would be cute to me if they were not THAT horse. Looking at them just makes me sad and makes me feel sick.

2) People should direct their anger toward the seller (as someone else here has already said) and not the buyer - I'm sure the buyer paid one a$$load for him and she is entitled to do whatever the hell she wants with him.

3) If the lineage was so valuable, why in god's name did another breeder in the eventing or Steeplechasing world step up to the plate and buy him?

Ayy, this really just is so gd sad.

QHEventr
Dec. 11, 2003, 03:07 PM
Caballo-

To tell you the truth, I don't think he was actively marketed in the eventing world. He is a young horse and has not yet proven himself completely as a sire or an event horse. He is a very good sire and event horse, but not yet 100% proven. He is however from and amazing line of event horses and the last foal out of Stream Lion, a wonderful event/jump dam.

No one is denying that she has the right to do whatever she wants with her new horse. Noone should be placing blame and hardly anyone is, but he is high profile and it will start up some ocnversation when something like cutting a horse from a prominant line happens.

Johanna

"If I had to pick one thing to hang my hat on, I would want the horse that I was going to buy to have a face that I would enjoy seeing poked over the stall webbing every morning, waiting for breakfast"
- Jimmy Wofford on selecting a horse



"Event parties are all about adrenaline release, beer, loud music, and unacceptable behavior. Dancing on the table is strictly OK, as is climbing up the tent pole."
- Denny Emerson

JER
Dec. 11, 2003, 03:17 PM
badger, thanks for posting the ad. Interesting reading, especially given the way it's turned out.

Lion King is very cute (particularly in GND's pictures) but "$2000 to approved mares"? I understand the need for quality control but at that stud fee, I'd be surprised you'd be turning anyone away. $2000 is at the very high end of eventing stud fees and this is for an unproven stallion. Perhaps this stud venture was more than the current event breeding market could bear.

subk
Dec. 11, 2003, 04:12 PM
I have to believe that if Lion King goes on to have a successful hunter career in the top ranks in addition to his past success in eventing that it would only increase the market/desirability for his existing offspring and of horses of the same line. The result of that would undoubtedly be an increase in value for those horses.

The horse has also obviously been sold into a situation that will and can provide all the resources needed for success in the hunter world. It is quite possible that Mr. Davidson has made a brilliant move for both himself, the horse and the owners of any horses in that genetic line.

Personally I have no idea if it was a brilliant move or not. I don't think any of us have enough information. But talking about the possibilities is sure interesting.

Velvet--Let's say you were going to invest in a young unproven horse. If that horse's sire (any sire NOT this horse under discussion) became unsound before the age of 10 to perform the job you hope for your prospect to perform for reasons of conformation or genetic issues would that factor into your purchase decisions? It sure would be a factor for me! It might not be a deal breaker but it is information I think is reasonable to know.

risingstarfarm
Dec. 11, 2003, 04:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>I assume it was known that LK was for sale <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Did anyone actually know that Lion King was for sale?

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>If the lineage was so valuable, why in god's name did another breeder in the eventing or Steeplechasing world step up to the plate and buy him? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I read on another BB that GND's trainer and BD are friends and that she knew that he was going to be sold before anyone else.

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Lisa Cook
Dec. 12, 2003, 04:28 AM
As a sideline to the comments about event horses going on to be successful hunters...

Julie Gomena's horse that she won Rolex with...heck, I just can't remember his name! He went on to be a very successful junior hunter at the top shows (Devon, etc).

Anyway, it has been done. I hope Lion King is very successful in his new career.

3dazey
Dec. 12, 2003, 04:37 AM
Julie Gomena's horse was Treaty.

Lisa Cook
Dec. 12, 2003, 04:42 AM
Bingo! Thanks so much! That would have driven me crazy all day.

Kaoh14
Dec. 12, 2003, 07:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ThirdCharm:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kaoh14:

Anyways, good luck with your new horse! If you dont mind me asking, what did he have surgery for?

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Just a guess but probably referring to the gelding upon being sold.

JenniferS<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry, blonde moment, lol...

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Nikki^
Dec. 13, 2003, 08:06 PM
I am also sadden. I still remember the article written about "Teaspoon"(LK's daughter) in PH. He's a beautiful horse with excellent bloodlines. At least he has babies on the ground to continue his legacy.

Kioko (http://www.geocities.com/area51/crater/5267/HeartofGold.html)

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DarkerHorse
Dec. 13, 2003, 09:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mary in Area 1:
I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but I am REALLY amazed by what you just wrote. If the ONLY reason you gelded that horse was so you could show in the junior hunters, that is the most immature, self-serving thing I've heard in quite a while.

If the horse NEEDED to be gelded because of health or temperment, or because he did not make a good sire, that is one thing. But if he WAS a good stallion, and if what you say is true about his temperment, couldn't you have found a gelding to show, rather than geld a good stallion?

I will never understand the hunters.

"I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with someone who is unarmed."--Pogo<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Get a life. If you wanted the hors buy it. It is her horse. She can do whatever she wants. She can ride it western and show it as a circus trick pony if she wants, it doesn't concern you.

It's all over now baby blue..

DarkerHorse
Dec. 13, 2003, 10:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tle:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>It is still none of your business as to WHY the stallion was gelded.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmmm... stepping into the breeding arena this coming year (I hope), i would have to disagree. STallions are promoted all the time for a variety of qualities that I, for example, am looking for as well as the ability TO PASS THOSE QUALITIES ON. If LK were gelded, for example, due to temperment or soundness issues, you can damn well bet I'd be interested in knowing that if I were looking at breeding to him or to any of his babies! The propensity to pass on desirable and undesirable characteristics is at the heart of breeding. Why wouldn't the issue of gelding a former breeding stallion at least be inquiry worthy (not to mention a very legitimate question)?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


It isn't your horse. It is NOT your buisness.

If you had cervical cancer and had to get your ovaries removed is it your fifth cousin's child care provider's buisness?

I think not.

It's all over now baby blue..

DarkerHorse
Dec. 13, 2003, 11:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mary in Area 1:
I was thinking about apologizing until I read "Girl Next Door's" personal profile. Lovely attitude.

This is an eventing section. Lion King WAS an event horse and a well-publicized event sire. I breed event horses. I think this is a great loss. Why is my opinion not valid?

As GND wrote: "In Lion King's case he had to be gelded. Because I am a junior, I am not allowed to show a stallion in the hunters by USAEq rules. Really, if we had the choice, he would probably still be a stallion."

As I said, I don't understand the mentality behind the hunters. A junior rider can ride a stallion in any other discipline as far as I am aware. It is a matter of judgment. Is the stallion well-behaved? Is the junior a good enough rider to control him? I'm not kicking the kid or the horse, just the decision to geld a horse just to "do the junior hunters." It makes no sense to me. There WAS a choice. Event. Do the jumpers. Or buy a gelding.

"I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with someone who is unarmed."--Pogo<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


She bought the horse because she liked it and paid the money..

Bottom line.

She gelded it because that is the rules.

Bottom line.


If we all did what we 'should' do because it is good for the 'population' we would be communist.

It's all over now baby blue..

[This message was edited by Darker Horse on Dec. 14, 2003 at 02:23 AM.]

DarkerHorse
Dec. 13, 2003, 11:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Giddyup2:
I'm not going to take any sides here but....I was _not_ offended by Mary's comment. I too thought what GND stated was a bit odd.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Um. No. It isn't. She tried the horse, she liked the horse, she bought the horse.

Her trainer and the seller thought the horse was the right horse for her. She was looking for a small junior hunter, and this horse fit the bill.

As per AHSA rules juniors cannot ride stallions. So she gelded him. That happens a lot acatually when people import horse (or it seems like there are more stallions that people import and geld anyway).

It's all over now baby blue..

DarkerHorse
Dec. 13, 2003, 11:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Giddyup2:
I'm not going to take any sides here but....I was _not_ offended by Mary's comment. I too thought what GND stated was a bit odd.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Um. No. It isn't. She tried the horse, she liked the horse, she bought the horse.

Her trainer and the seller thought the horse was the right horse for her. She was looking for a small junior hunter, and this horse fit the bill.

As per AHSA rules juniors cannot ride stallions. So she gelded him. That happens a lot acatually when people import horse (or it seems like there are more stallions that people import and geld anyway).

It's all over now baby blue..

DarkerHorse
Dec. 13, 2003, 11:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Giddyup2:
I'm not going to take any sides here but....I was _not_ offended by Mary's comment. I too thought what GND stated was a bit odd.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


I don't think it is weird at all, except she HAD to geld the horse. She followed the normal steps that everyone does when they are looking for horses. She tried the horse, she liked the horse, she bought the horse.

Her trainer and the seller thought the horse was the right horse for her. She was looking for a small junior hunter, and this horse fit the bill.

As per AHSA rules juniors cannot ride stallions. So she gelded him. That happens a lot acatually when people import horse (or it seems like there are more stallions that people import and geld anyway).

It's all over now baby blue..

DarkerHorse
Dec. 13, 2003, 11:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Giddyup2:
I'm not going to take any sides here but....I was _not_ offended by Mary's comment. I too thought what GND stated was a bit odd.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


I don't think it is weird at all, except she HAD to geld the horse. She followed the normal steps that everyone does when they are looking for horses. She tried the horse, she liked the horse, she bought the horse.

Her trainer and the seller thought the horse was the right horse for her. She was looking for a small junior hunter, and this horse fit the bill.

As per AHSA rules juniors cannot ride stallions. So she gelded him. That happens a lot acatually when people import horse (or it seems like there are more stallions that people import and geld anyway).

It's all over now baby blue..

bucksnort
Dec. 13, 2003, 11:51 PM
Um and you just posted 7 times to say the same thing because?? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif Ok, somebody pass me a beer and let the horse flipping begin!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

DarkerHorse
Dec. 14, 2003, 08:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bucksnort:
Um and you just posted 7 times to say the same thing because?? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif Ok, somebody pass me a beer and let the horse flipping begin!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Because I felt like it.

It's all over now baby blue..

Cospi
Dec. 14, 2003, 10:23 AM
I believe we are still a free country which means 1) GND has the right to geld her horse. and 2) Everyone else has a right to state their opinion about it.

QueenMother
Dec. 14, 2003, 12:44 PM
I think the horse is adorable. GND -- congratulations and enjoy! This is supposed to be fun!

subk
Dec. 14, 2003, 01:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Darker Horse:
It isn't your horse. It is NOT your buisness.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oops Darker Horse, your ignorance is showing...

LK's future performance and uum lack of extra-curricular activities will directly affect the value of all his offspring and to a lesser degree the value of all the horses in this particular line of which there are many in our sport. THAT comes under the heading of the horse BUSINESS, and the horse BUSINESS is a large part of what this BB is about.

Gracious, I need a beer. Can someone run down to the SpeedyMart?

Karosel
Dec. 14, 2003, 04:01 PM
Well, Darker Horse, you sure aren't living up to your "occupation". http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

~Humble pie doesn't taste too good...

starboard
Dec. 15, 2003, 05:30 AM
This is funny, because I dont remember this big of a stink being raised when the grey stallion died earlier this year.

GND--the horse is adorable, and good luck with him http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

PS. A little birdie told me he was going to be gelded anyway http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Pol
Dec. 15, 2003, 05:38 AM
Starboard, a birdie told ME that LK wasn't getting the mares preggers. Same birdie? hmmmm.
I actually can't believe this thread is still puttering along!

ThirdCharm
Dec. 15, 2003, 06:51 AM
Probably b/c the grey stallion it was an accident, not an owner's decision (possibly caused by a problem with the horse itself which might affect offspring value).

I do recall some folks being upset when Nick of Diamonds died in a longeing accident, feeling the handlers should have been more careful.... so people can get funny about accidents too! If he'd been an eventer and died on xc (inherent risks and all that) I think it would not have been an issue.

Aren't people funny?

JenniferS

Moesha
Dec. 15, 2003, 07:51 AM
This is deplorable. For people who know nothing about a situation to come on here and start ranting about things they know nothing about...oh wait I forgot for a moment where I was.
Lion King and GND ride at my barn, she takes incredible care of her horses and he has settled in beautifully with teh best care around. He loves her and goes great for her and is going to be fantastic in the junior hunters next year. Bruce is very close friends with our trainers and a lot of the clinets at our barn have horses that were from his barn.
If someone wanterd to breed him..then guess what do what her family did..you should have opened up your check book...and frankly even if yuo did you probably could not provide him with half the amazing and caring home he has now.

I think a lot of apologies are owed for this jealous and bitter thread.

DarkerHorse
Dec. 15, 2003, 08:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by subk:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Darker Horse:
It isn't your horse. It is NOT your buisness.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oops Darker Horse, your ignorance is showing...

LK's future performance and uum lack of extra-curricular activities will directly affect the value of all his offspring and to a lesser degree the value of all the horses in this particular line of which there are many in our sport. THAT comes under the heading of the horse BUSINESS, and the horse BUSINESS is a large part of what this BB is about.

Gracious, I need a beer. Can someone run down to the SpeedyMart?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Um. My point still stands. It is her horse, she doesn't have to tell you a thing.

It's all over now baby blue..

Janeway
Dec. 15, 2003, 08:46 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Moesha:
I think a lot of apologies are owed for this jealous and bitter thread.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

and I think you and Darker Horse need to read for comprehension. You are extrapolating big time when you say the people here are "jealous and bitter". http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif Just because some people are expressing their opinion on a publicly known horse, you assume they are jealous? Give me a beak.

If you read the thread from the beginning, you will see there was only one really negative post directed at the new owner, whereas the rest were merely lamenting the loss of a stallion. How is that bitter?

In fact, the majority of the posters here said how much they liked Lion King and were SAD he was gelded. If anything, that should make his new owner pleased that he is so well liked.

Its not the destination that matters, its the journey

Heather
Dec. 15, 2003, 08:51 AM
Darker horse is right, she doesn't have to tell us a thing. But she chose to, so we have a right to respond.

GND, congratulations on your new horse, I'm glad when any horse gets a good home and finds a job it is well suited for. I'm sure you'll be a great "mom" to him and give him top notch care, and have a great career with him.

However, as someone who has bred event horses, the truth is if a stallion I had bred a mare to was suddenly gelded, I would be upset and alarmed, because for a horse to be gelded "late in the game" implaies a defect that makes them unsuitable for breeding, which would have immediate and personal impact on my horses and my business.

Now, I will say, that if Lion goes on to be a top notch hunter for you, then, as a breeder, that would mitigate my concerns, because then I would have another market for selling my baby. But I would very much want to know why the horse was gelded and removed from the gene pool because I had put my trust AND my money in the supposition that this was a great event horse who produced event horses. There are people out there, I am sure, who are wondering if they've been "had" by putting their breeding eggs in the Lion King basket, so to speak, and so there is IMHO a legitimate reason to find out what happened and why.

Peronsally, I'm not in favor of gelding older horses, I have seen a lot of bad results from it (physical and mental), and it is not a choice I would make for myself. But it's not my horse, and it sounds like he did great with the surgery, so I wish you lots of luck in the future.

Robby Johnson
Dec. 15, 2003, 08:57 AM
I think what is probably a concern, too, is the fact that the horse was introduced as a breeding option at a VERY young age (what was it, 2 or something?) from a known line of eventing horses by a BNT and then suddenly his career changed dramatically ... maybe there is an underlying feeling that the eventing community of mare-owners/serious event horse breeders may've had the wool stretched over their eyes a little? Wouldn't be the first time, but still ...

I do agree that the horse belongs to her and it certainly appears he has a great home. I'm sure he will blossom and be fantastic for you.

Robby

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Velvet
Dec. 15, 2003, 09:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Peronsally, I'm not in favor of gelding older horses, I have seen a lot of bad results from it (physical and mental), and it is not a choice I would make for myself. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hell's bells, I've seen 20 year old stallions gelded and have a much happier life during their remaining years. Gelding stallions that are older (and this one was not really considered "old") just takes a vet with a lot of experience. It's a pretty straight forward operation. The only problems I've seen are with stallions with a testicle that never descended correctly.

You must have some pretty bad vets in your area. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

I can only conclude that I'm paying off karma at a vastly accelerated rate.

Janet
Dec. 15, 2003, 10:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Peronsally, I'm not in favor of gelding older horses, I have seen a lot of bad results from it (physical and mental), and it is not a choice I would make for myself. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> "older"? How old is LK?

I have known several horses gelded late (8, mid teens), both breeding stallions and non-breeding, without complications.

Janet
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Gry2Yng
Dec. 15, 2003, 11:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> There are people out there, I am sure, who are wondering if they've been "had" by putting their breeding eggs in the Lion King basket, so to speak, and so there is IMHO a legitimate reason to find out what happened and why.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't think it is a matter of being "had", when you breed to a young stallion you become part of a process to determine his success. It is always a risk to breed to an unproven stallion. Their stud fees are generally lower for this reason. (This is stated in a very soft tone with sympathy for those who would like other LK babies.)

Heather
Dec. 15, 2003, 11:41 AM
Although I clearly stated this was MY personal opinion . . . sorry, I wouldn't geld an older horse unless medically necessary or the difference between life and death (slaughter bound as a stud, home-able as a gelding).

I know of two stallions, gelded at the ages of 8 and 12, in one of the top vet schools in the country, who bled to death on the table.

I know a third who was gelded at 8 and whose scar tissue prevented him from returning to previous level of performance.

I know of several other instances (one of them a very famous one bordering on international incident) where a horse survivied the gelding procedure, but it removed the fire or x factor that made them great performers. The ones I know of personally were all in jumping disciplines (eventing and jumpers) and all became serious stoppers following their gelding. They just never looked the same and seememd to have lost their joie de vivre or something.

I realize all I have are anecdotal expereinces, but my opinion is that it is not something I would do, especially with a proven performer. Too much of a risk. No one has to agree with me. Obviously, everyone can and should do what they want.

Edited to add: Grey, I agree completely, and thus I put had in quotations. I phrased it that way to try to express why people would have the right to their curiosity about such a move. Not to imply any worngdoing on the part of the horse's previous owners.

JER
Dec. 15, 2003, 11:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>It is always a risk to breed to an unproven stallion. Their stud fees are generally lower for this reason. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LK's stud fee (his ad was posted on an earlier page) was $2000 in his first season. That's the very top end of eventing stud fees. All the more reason for breeders/buyers to want to know what happened.

Moesha
Dec. 15, 2003, 12:02 PM
I think that I did read for comprehension and saying she is selfish and then making comments about her based on her intenet user name profile is either bitter, jealous or just plain mean. I would hope for the earlier because that is something that people generally can work on.

I understand that people who are in the breeding field or have bred to him , etc. would want to know what happened...but some of the responses here and comments were uncalled for. Mine is out of defense of a friend. She and her Mother are so dedicated and love their horses. They are two of the nicest people I have ever met, and the mean spirited comments I will again say were made in complete ignorance, if you knew the owners and trainers were thrilled that he was coming to our barn where many of their event horses have come for careers in the hunter and jumper ring.

Janet
Dec. 15, 2003, 12:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JER:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>It is always a risk to breed to an unproven stallion. Their stud fees are generally lower for this reason. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LK's stud fee (his ad was posted on an earlier page) was $2000 in his first season. That's the very top end of eventing stud fees. All the more reason for breeders/buyers to want to know what happened.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Doesn't matter what a horse's stud fee is, his first season he is "unproven", whether his stud fee is $500 or $5,000,000,000.

Janet
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Moesha
Dec. 15, 2003, 12:13 PM
I will apologize for saying anyone was this or that, not matter how upsetting it is true that comments and not the people were upsetting.

Albion
Dec. 15, 2003, 12:14 PM
Moesha, to be fair, that was two (maybe three) mean-spirited, nasty posts out of SIX pages of this thread. I thought the 'selfish' etc. comments were quite out of line, as did others on this thread (lamenting though they may be about LK's gelding).

People ARE going to wonder, grump about it, whatever. No, they can't do anything about it, yes, it's GND's right as the horse's owner to do whatever she pleases, and yes, if people were so concerned about losing him as a stallion, they should've opened the check books. I really wish GND all the luck - hopefully she'll have lots of fun & success with him! Personal attacks on a JUNIOR (or anyone, for that matter) are certainly uncalled for, but I don't think general wondering/bewilderment/whatever is out of line.

But honestly, it's not like this is the first stallion-turned-gelding for the purposes of being a junior hunter that's sparked commentary/debate. Didn't they geld Dialog L for Georgina Bloomberg? I seem to recall some griping about that. (I think it was Dialog L, not really sure. It was a top junior hunter with a big name junior rider). People also gripe when grand prix jumpers get sold so Suzy Bigbucks can tool around the puddle jumpers on a $500K horse. That's the horse world for you.

'O lente, lente currite noctis equi' - Ovid

Moesha
Dec. 15, 2003, 02:22 PM
Albion thanks! I just was on emotional auto pilot seeing a great "kid" being mistreated by a few, and maybe they didn't really mean it as harsh as it came across.

It is true Dialogue L was a stallion who was gelded for Georgina Bloomberg to show in the juniors, but to clarify Junior Jumpers and Children's jumpers can be stallions...it is only barred for juniors to show them in the hunters.

Gry2Yng
Dec. 15, 2003, 02:28 PM
Heather, nothing personal intended. I think you are right that breeders will "wonder", I was just clarifying the point that a young stallon is risk, even more than breeding in general is a risk.

JER - please note the use of the word generally. LK was from a top line, perhaps that was the reason for the higher fee.

JER
Dec. 15, 2003, 02:59 PM
Gry2Yng -- I did note your meaning, but just wanted to point out that LK breedings did not come cheap.

Badger
Dec. 15, 2003, 03:28 PM
If the speculation posted above is true, that LK wasn't getting his mares pregnant, then it explains why his previous owner did not want to stand him any longer nor did he want to sell him as a stallion and chose instead to sell him to a performance home as a gelding. This scenario in no way detracts from the bloodline or value of the foals he did sire. Some very marketable stallions with attractive bloodlines don't deliver in the breeding shed (look at Cigar), and it is not a reflection on the bloodlines or the stallion's athletic talent. If anything, the successful breedings will have resulted in more valuable foals because of their rarity from a sought-after bloodline. If this reasoning behind LK being gelded is, in fact, accurate then mare owners will likely be relieved because it's an explanation that makes sense and does not deflate the value of LK's offspring.

On the other hand, if a hypothetical stallion is gelded because he has temperment problems, throws a genetic defect, develops early unsoundness, or is not passing along quality to his offspring or not improving on the mares he covers, then mare owners have reason to be concerned. These are the sort of questions that are naturally going to crop up when a high profile stallion leaves a stud farm and is gelded.

Unless the stallion owner chooses to offer explanation, there will be speculation when an event like this happens. Mare owners who have spent time and money to breed to the stallion successfully or unsuccessfully, as well as those who have spent time researching him and considering him or others in his bloodline for inclusion in their breeding program, do have a vested interest in the reason for the stallion owner's decision.

ThirdCharm
Dec. 15, 2003, 04:26 PM
Of course one must hope that none of his offspring were "stallion prospects" and that, if so, his 'problem' isn't heritable!! It's not like he was at the track pumped up on steroids to explain it.

JenniferS

Albion
Dec. 15, 2003, 04:38 PM
No problem Moesha - I usually enjoy your posts, just don't want to see everyone tarred & feathered with the same brush.

BTW, my comment regarding 'grand prix horses for Suzy Bigbucks' was not in reference to gelding, rather to horses at the top of their game (or close to it) being purchased so they can haul juniors around at (much) lower levels. Out of curiosity, is the stallion rule applying only to junior hunters because the hunters have their flat class?

'O lente, lente currite noctis equi' - Ovid

ThirdCharm
Dec. 15, 2003, 05:04 PM
One of my personal fave debates. I've never understood why a Junior can't be expected to safely control a stallion in the orderly environment of a Hunter flat class but it's okay for them to ride one in the chaos of a Jumper (or eventing, or dressage!) warmup ring!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

JenniferS

Janet
Dec. 15, 2003, 08:46 PM
The "no stallion" rule applies to jr hunters, pony hunters, and pony jumpers.

Janet
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Lisa Cook
Dec. 16, 2003, 04:36 AM
Posted by ThirdCharm:

"I've never understood why a Junior can't be expected to safely control a stallion in the orderly environment of a Hunter flat class but it's okay for them to ride one in the chaos of a Jumper (or eventing, or dressage!) warmup ring!!"

Orderly enviroment of a Hunter flat class?? Those classes can be HUGE! "Orderly" is not one of the first adjectives that comes to mind...

LisaB
Dec. 16, 2003, 06:01 AM
If he couldn't get mares pregnant and they started to not breed him as much, I would think not gelding and not breeding would cause a lot of health problems.
I know this is a dog but my SO's K-9 had to be neutered because of health problems. He is an excellent police dog but not of breeding AKC quality(his nickname is the floppy-eared m-f). So he wasn't ever bred. That caused all kinds of stoppage in the back so we had to neuter him. His performance is still good, still goes after the head when doing bite work and will pommel you just fine. And his nose can still detect people upstream and he still loves kids to pet him.
I would think ditto applies to a stallion. And folks, look at the pics, he's happy. That's what counts.

mcmIV
Dec. 16, 2003, 07:55 AM
I wish I could see these "bitter and cruel" comments in this thread.

It looks to me like 6 pgs of compliments and regrets about what a great horse he IS and a great stallion he WAS spotted with people who seem to see insults where there are none.

I've seen maybe 3 TOTAL short insult posts and about 50 complimentary good wishes.

Of all the threads to escalate into a war, this one is seems like the most benign one ever.... what's going on?

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Sandy M
Dec. 16, 2003, 10:51 AM
If there's a poll, I'm of the "It's her horse, she can do what she wants" frame of mind.

That being said, my trainer gelded an older (12) stallion because, while he was getting decent bookings, and SHE could control him without much trouble (he was a PSG dressage horse), she was doing much less breeding with him than his previous owner and he was just plain obnoxious in the stable and was going to hurt himself. As a gelding, while it took him a while to "get over it" mentally, he was a star and ended up as a much-loved schoolmaster for an amateur rider.

Another friend acquired a marvelous TB gelding who was the direct son and grandson of Kentucky Derby Winners (Determine, Decidedly), but who was obnoxiou and an idiot before gelding. As a gelding he was a stakes winner. No one lamented the loss of access to his Grade I pedigree as a breeding stallion: He was a total failure on the track before gelding, a winner afterwards. Not the case here, but darn, it is NOT that big a deal. Those who have Lion King offspring will not find them "losing value" if they PERFORM to their pedigree. If they do NOT so perform, then whether LK is a stallion or gelding becomes irrelevant.

TallyhoFarms
Dec. 16, 2003, 11:09 AM
As a side note, Cathy Wieschhoff bred her 4* mare, Spelga Dam (aka Kate) to LK last year and has a gorgeous little colt on the ground. He looks very much like his mom. There is a pic of him on Cathy's site.
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Dry Clean Only
Dec. 16, 2003, 12:45 PM
This isn't the first Lion horse to become a hunter, and I am sure that if Bruce thought that he should be an event horse and a stallion he still would be, period. He's a show horse now because someone thought that was what he would be happier/better at.

He is cute as hell and I hope he makes an awesome hunter! I'm sure no one will be complaining once you start kicking butt and people can sell their LK babies for three times as much as hunters http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Moesha
Dec. 17, 2003, 07:08 AM
Albion, I am not sure? I know Meghan Garland, who rides with my trainer had her hunter gelded last year..but even as an adult she could not show in the equitation on a stallion...maybe because of the testing and switching horses and other details...she now has him gelded and is showing him in the Adult Medals..but that wasn't the reason they did it. But she would never show him u/s as a Stallion but now does in teh hunters...he was quiet but I guess the situation could present itself that would not be safe?? I have no idea?

QueenMother
Dec. 17, 2003, 10:27 AM
I imagine the jog might be an issue, too, unless the stud jogged first everytime. I can just see him following close behind a mare he found, um, desirable!

Nikki^
Dec. 17, 2003, 11:14 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Moesha:

It is true Dialogue L was a stallion who was gelded for Georgina Bloomberg to show in the juniors, but to clarify Junior Jumpers and Children's jumpers can be stallions...it is only barred for juniors to show them in the hunters.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Why then? I want to know WHY Stallions cannot compete in the Junior Hunters? I want a real answer, not just "Because the USAEq rule book says so."

Also, her profile says her occupation is to steal your Husband/Boyfriend. That to me shows that she is immature and slutty. JMO. If I was her mother and saw that, I'd give her such a beat down.

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On Second Thought
Dec. 17, 2003, 11:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Nikkibaby27:

Also, her profile says her occupation is to steal your Husband/Boyfriend. That to me shows that she is immature and slutty. JMO. If I was her mother and saw that, I'd give her such a beat down.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

and you feel that you can make that character judgement because you've shown yourself to be a pillar of responsibility, good decisions and maturity?

Janet
Dec. 17, 2003, 11:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Why then? I want to know WHY Stallions cannot compete in the Junior Hunters? I want a real answer, not just "Because the USAEq rule book says so." <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>IIRC, a rule change was proposed a year or so ago (I think to lift the ban on stallions in pony jumpers), and it got voted down. Without interviewing each voter, it is pure speculation to guess "why".

Janet
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Nikki^
Dec. 17, 2003, 11:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by On Second Thought:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Nikkibaby27:

Also, her profile says her occupation is to steal your Husband/Boyfriend. That to me shows that she is immature and slutty. JMO. If I was her mother and saw that, I'd give her such a beat down.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

and you feel that you can make that character judgment because you've shown yourself to be a pillar of responsibility, good decisions and maturity?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

When she acts like that. She can do whatever she wants with her horse, I'm not disagreeing with that part. I hope she has a wonderful time with her new hunter.

What would you think if your child had that on her profile?

Whatever...

Janet: Is there a way that I could find out why Stallions cannot show in the Junior Hunters? Is this only in the hunters and not other disciplines?

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Moesha
Dec. 17, 2003, 11:30 AM
Nikibaby27....I honestly don;t know maybe something to do with the u/s classes or suitability...I think her profile in all fairness is just in fun,We are at the same barn and ride and show together and she is a great person. She is brilliant young woman and a wonderful rider. This is the internet and people like to have fun with their profiles...from what I know she honestly is not out prowling the streets of Washington stealing peoples boyfriends and husbands. At least I don't think she is http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

tle
Dec. 17, 2003, 11:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Nikkibaby27:
Also, her profile says her occupation is to steal your Husband/Boyfriend. That to me shows that she is immature and slutty. JMO. If I was her mother and saw that, I'd give her such a beat down.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hello, kettle... this is pot!
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starboard
Dec. 17, 2003, 11:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Nikkibaby27:
What would you think if your child had that on her profile?

Whatever...
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Probably the same thing I'd think if my child posted about getting stoned every time she rode. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Moesha
Dec. 17, 2003, 11:32 AM
tle I just spit my $10 venti skim peppermint eggnog latte with foam out!!!

On Second Thought
Dec. 17, 2003, 11:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Nikkibaby27:

When she acts like that. She can do whatever she wants with her horse, I'm not disagreeing with that part. I hope she has a wonderful time with her new hunter.

What would you think if your child had that on her profile?

Whatever...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh, I'm sorry, are you her mother? Pardon...My mistake. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

tle
Dec. 17, 2003, 11:33 AM
Aw, Moesha... I'm terribly sorry about the latte, but at least it wasn't alcohol-abuse!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Just callin' 'em like I see 'em (starboard had a great response too!)

************
If Dressage is a Symphony... Eventing is Rock & Roll!!!

"All's well that ends with cute E.R. doctors, I always say." -- Buffy

Moesha
Dec. 17, 2003, 11:38 AM
I just saw that...I think I have missed something??

Nikki^
Dec. 17, 2003, 11:39 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Moesha:
Nikibaby27....I honestly don;t know maybe something to do with the u/s classes or suitability...I think her profile in all fairness is just in fun,We are at the same barn and ride and show together and she is a great person. She is brilliant young woman and a wonderful rider. This is the internet and people like to have fun with their profiles...from what I know she honestly is not out prowling the streets of Washington stealing peoples boyfriends and husbands. At least I don't think she is http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I hope not! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

Oh well. Let us all be happy that LK has a great home where he'll be loved. Good luck in the show ring!

Kioko (http://www.geocities.com/area51/crater/5267/HeartofGold.html)

Look up your TB's bloodlines (http://www.dmtc.com/dmtc98/Pedigree/)

Moesha
Dec. 17, 2003, 11:39 AM
Just for the record, GND's Mother is an amazing person. Like I said it is just a joke on her profile!

and he does have a great home. Nikkibaby27, she takes such good care of him http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif and he really is happy!! I think he has decided himnself on this career move and is ready to go!!

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Nikki^
Dec. 17, 2003, 11:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by starboard:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Nikkibaby27:
What would you think if your child had that on her profile?

Whatever...
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Probably the same thing I'd think if my child posted about getting stoned every time she rode. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh silly starboard! You are so funny! I have kicked that bad habit over 2 months ago! I might add that I am happy that some BB have gave me props for quitting that nasty habit.

It's in my past. It wasn't fun anymore and I needed to grow up and be responsible. It was a bad habit spawned by a bad relationship with a loser boyfriend in College. I now have put my energy and time into more important things:

1. Horses
2. my second job
3. my marriage

So go ahead and kick dirt in my face, I don't care! I have brought myself up from the bottom and started a new, productive life.


Moshea: I am so happy that your friend loves her new horse. I hope the very best in the show ring!

Kioko (http://www.geocities.com/area51/crater/5267/HeartofGold.html)

Look up your TB's bloodlines (http://www.dmtc.com/dmtc98/Pedigree/)

Fairview Horse Center
Dec. 17, 2003, 11:44 AM
As a stallion owner that would LOVE to have a Junior rider compete him, I totally understand the rule. My stallion was ridden in a clinic with Joe Fargis. 9 riders going around in a 30? meter circle, junior riders on mares, Nevada's nose about 6 feet behind one. No one had a clue that he was a stallion. I even told one of the kid's moms (the one on the mare) what he was, and she didn't want me to say anything for fear of making her daughter nervous.

He is a wonderful, easy ride - but I sure wouldn't want him (or any horse) in the ring with another stallion ridden by a kid that just might not really be as controllable. Nevada is a very good boy, and knows the difference between breeding and riding, but some people might be judging their boy thru rose-colored glasses. It is just safer for the kids if there is a rule.

Darlyn
http://www.fairviewhorsecenter.com

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Janet
Dec. 17, 2003, 12:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Why then? I want to know WHY Stallions cannot compete in the Junior Hunters? I want a real answer, not just "Because the USAEq rule book says so." <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Junior Hunters. Pony Hunters.
Pony Jumpers.

You could ask 10 different people and get 5 different answers, none of which make a whole lot of sense to me. The only way to know WHY the rule was made would be to ask the people who voted for it (and who voted against the proposal to change it). But I wouldn't know how to even start tracking them down.

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

QueenMother
Dec. 17, 2003, 12:05 PM
Nikkibaby you are so silly. Or maybe just mean spirited. I guess because GND has declined to continue to comment on this thread -- having commented a few times, posted a few pictures, assured everybody that she loved the horse and that he was doing well, and that she would keep everyone posted on his progress -- you have to start picking on her personally?

IS THIS THREAD EVEN ABOUT THE CHILD? HOR WHAT HER SILLY PROFILE SAY? HAS IT EVER BEEN?

horsebabe11
Dec. 17, 2003, 12:22 PM
Hi everyone...

I dont usually respond to posts like this, but this is a HUGE exception!

For all of you who are AGAINST gelding stallions for juniors...just think of this. What if you were at a show with your in season mare. A junior leads her "very interested stallion" by you. She (because she is a junior) cannot control the horse...can you just imagine?

Secondly, This is HER horse which se probably paid a pretty PENNY for. If she decides she wants to geld him...then she can. I do understand what a good stallion this was, but what if he was even better as a GELDING? Its HER choice!

thirdly, I belive someone wanted to know why hunter juniors cannot have geldings...read my first paragraph. And no HUNTERS are not the only ones with this "so called stupid rule." Pony Club has it in effect also.

As far as I am concered, you should all leave this girl alone. It her horse, her profile...let her do with it as she pleases! We donot need to start badmouthing anyone.

coronadoSJ33 *C-3 ponyclubber*
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"You cannot use a whip and spurs to teach a dancer to dance."

From the West comes a red mare... She comes to me.
~ Navajo chant

"You can tell a gelding, ask a mare, but you must discuss it with a stallion."

Nikki^
Dec. 17, 2003, 12:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by QueenMother:
Nikkibaby you are so silly. Or maybe just mean spirited. I guess because GND has declined to continue to comment on this thread -- having commented a few times, posted a few pictures, assured everybody that she loved the horse and that he was doing well, and that she would keep everyone posted on his progress -- you have to start picking on her personally?

IS THIS THREAD EVEN ABOUT THE CHILD? HOR WHAT HER SILLY PROFILE SAY? HAS IT EVER BEEN?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm sorry. I was just being silly. I can't be mean sprited, I would feel so guilty.

Kioko (http://www.geocities.com/area51/crater/5267/HeartofGold.html)

Look up your TB's bloodlines (http://www.dmtc.com/dmtc98/Pedigree/)

ThirdCharm
Dec. 17, 2003, 12:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by coronadoSJ33:

For all of you who are AGAINST gelding stallions for juniors...just think of this. What if you were at a show with your in season mare. A junior leads her "very interested stallion" by you. She (because she is a junior) cannot control the horse...can you just imagine?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

'Bout the same way I feel when I'm in the warmup at an Event, or Jumper ring, and some kid tears by on a semi-controllable $100K Ex-Grand-Prix Jr. Jumper. Or when some AA's psycho in-heat mare tries to take out my mare's kneecaps as they whiz by. There are many horses and riders who do NOT belong together, and categorizing seems unfair to those who are actually intelligent enough to choose their mounts wisely. I have seen more incidents caused by fractious geldings and Jrs than I have with stallions ridden by ANYONE.

JenniferS

Janet
Dec. 17, 2003, 12:50 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>For all of you who are AGAINST gelding stallions for juniors...just think of this. What if you were at a show with your in season mare. A junior leads her "very interested stallion" by you. She (because she is a junior) cannot control the horse...can you just imagine?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>The only way this argument wouyld make sense would be if (junior/childrens) hunter riders were LESS competent than (junior/childrens) jumper riders and (junior) eventing riders.

Is that your claim?

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

starboard
Dec. 17, 2003, 01:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Nikkibaby27:
I needed to grow up and be responsible.

I have brought myself up from the bottom and started a new, productive life.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Awwww, why edit the ballsiest part of your post? Go ahead, loser http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif? Shining example of how much you've grown. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

Nikki^
Dec. 17, 2003, 01:22 PM
Well, I didn't think you were a loser that is all. If you want a fight, go ahead and fight. You are just showing how immature you are.

Like you are so perfect. At least I am trying to better myself.

And please, act your age, not your shoe size.

Kioko (http://www.geocities.com/area51/crater/5267/HeartofGold.html)

Look up your TB's bloodlines (http://www.dmtc.com/dmtc98/Pedigree/)

This is SO FUNNY!!! HA HA!! (http://www.hamncheez.com/download.php?flash=endoftheworld.swf)

emcallaway
Dec. 17, 2003, 02:06 PM
Nikki: I think you are handling this well! They don't know you either and by continuing this attack on you are guilty of exactly the same thing they are chastising you for!

goobs
Dec. 17, 2003, 02:22 PM
Nikkibaby - sounds like starboard is trying to shame you and it isn't working! ha ha! I personally don't care on twit what went on in anyone's past.

This thread has taken such a downward spiral. I hope LK's owner enjoy many, many successful trips in the hunter ring. He is living the life and we should be thankful that he isn't starved, neglected or abused.

Just My Style
Dec. 17, 2003, 02:29 PM
GirlNextDoor-
I didn't read this entire thread because, frankly, it grew tiresome. Congratulations on your new horse. Lots of luck in the junior hunters. The bottom line is, he's your horse- you do what you want to. If anyone else had better ideas for him, then they should have purchased him. His former owners knew your intentions and thought you were a suitable home. What is the problem? If his horrible fate is to be in a home with people who love him a lot in a discipline he enjoys, I can't figure out what the problem is in that. Every horse should be so lucky.

GA Clique/Drafties Clique
Live Large- Ride a Drafty!

horsebabe11
Dec. 17, 2003, 05:30 PM
Janet:

I wasen't trying to say that hunter riders are less competent then jumpers/eventers. I guess I could have worded this differently. I am a ponyclubber...when they were discussing this rule, it was to say that some of the lower level ponyclubbers may not be able to handel their father's 100k dressage stallion at a rally.(no parents are allowed to talk/interract with their children) I was mearly relating it to ponyclub where you must be under 21 to compete. Actually, I think eventers/ dressage riders are worse. Most of the stallions in the hunter ring are well behaved (at least the ones I have ever seen)

coronadoSJ33 *C-3 ponyclubber*
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"You cannot use a whip and spurs to teach a dancer to dance."

From the West comes a red mare... She comes to me.
~ Navajo chant

"You can tell a gelding, ask a mare, but you must discuss it with a stallion."

ThirdCharm
Dec. 17, 2003, 05:57 PM
Then how do event and dressage Juniors manage to ride stallions with seeming impunity?

Oh I know, they are ex hunter stallions. Much better behaved, since Jrs aren't allowed to ride them?

JenniferS

Fred
Dec. 17, 2003, 08:20 PM
I don't know how they arrived at the rules, but as someone who owns a stallion who competes in the Working Hunters, I would think that it is possibly because in both eventing and dressage the horse goes into the ring alone, but in the hack or u/s they are all crammed in there together. When is the last time you have seen one of these classes? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif People cutting one another off, riding up their bums etc
It's not so much the stallion, or the rider of the stallion we need to be concerned about, it is the other riders who may or may not be clueless. My horse is ridden by a pro, in a class with all other pros and no one rides up anyone's a$$ - but some juniors are in a world of their own. It could get scarey. I suppose they could make a rule that stallions can only be ridden by juniours in o/f classes, but that would get hard to legislate.. and then there are the Championships - it's hard to be Champion if you don't go in the u/s.. just a thought.
Good luck to Lion King and his new owner in his new career. What's done is done, and cannot be undone.
ps re the earlier point about the jog... that's AFR's favourite part.....http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Janet
Dec. 17, 2003, 09:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> So it's probably simpler
and more "correct" to just say no juniors on stallions in general(exception to the jumpers
of course). <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Actually, if you read the rule book, it is the other way around. Juniors are allowed to ride stallions in EVERY discipline EXCEPT Hunters, Pony Hunters and Pony Jumpers. There is no restriction on juniors riding stallions in the "grown up" (non junior/childrens) hunter divisions.

So it is "correct" to say juniors ARE allowed on stallions in general, with exceptions for junior hunters,side saddle hunters, pony hunters, and pony jumpers

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

Beezer
Dec. 17, 2003, 10:29 PM
This is apropos of **nothing** on this thread except to muse that many, if not most or just about all the class lists/prize lists/premiums/whatever for hunter/jumper competitions out here note in them that NO stallion may be shown by anyone under 18. No matter what the division.

That goes for whether it's on a public or private show grounds. I can only imagine that, as far as the show grounds owners go, it is for liability reasons. Since I don't "do" dressage or event, I cannot speak to what their premiums say.

How that gets reconciled with USAEq rules -- or even if it does -- I dunno.

***** Dear Santa: All I want for Christmas is two good knees. *****

bip
Dec. 17, 2003, 11:00 PM
GirlNextDoor,
Congratulations on your new horse. One time at the barn I overheard someone say something nasty about my horse and I almost beat her up (except that I'm not really that kind of person!) I can only imagine how you must have felt seeing all these people talking smack about your new horse. Glad I wasn't one of them http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

It's wierd that people would feel so free to post this stuff--and they were even warned that you would be reading it!!! Looking back, you are probably laughing now, I mean look at all the stuff people said that was totally wrong: they thought he was bought by a guy for crying out loud! You two are practically as famous as Madonna or something http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Clearly this thread acquired a life of it's own, and the Lion King discussed here has nothing to do with your horse--this Lion King was an internet construct.

Did people at least apologize once they were reminded that YOU are a real person and your horse is REAL as well? (I have to admit I haven't made it all the way to the end yet...)

LGW
Dec. 18, 2003, 05:26 AM
GirlNextDoor,
Thank you for my early Christmas present! Although reading all the posts were nerve wrecking, it is completely refreshing to see a junior rider display as much grace as you have with regards to this topic. You have protrayed yourself as a very respectful young person and in a manner not many adults have the ability to do so. Best of luck to you! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

starboard
Dec. 18, 2003, 05:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by goobs:
Nikkibaby - sounds like starboard is trying to shame you and it isn't working! ha ha! I personally don't care on twit what went on in anyone's past.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Actually not, however "Seeing the light" does not suddenly permit you to judge others as Nikkibaby so eloquently did toward GND, n'est pas?
Now what is that saying about throwing stones in glass houses?

QHEventr
Dec. 18, 2003, 06:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bip:
GirlNextDoor,
Congratulations on your new horse. One time at the barn I overheard someone say something nasty about my horse and I almost beat her up (except that I'm not really that kind of person!) I can only imagine how you must have felt seeing all these people talking smack about your new horse. Glad I wasn't one of them http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

It's wierd that people would feel so free to post this stuff--and they were even warned that you would be reading it!!! Looking back, you are probably laughing now, I mean look at all the stuff people said that was totally wrong: they thought he was bought by a guy for crying out loud! You two are practically as famous as Madonna or something http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Clearly this thread acquired a life of it's own, and the Lion King discussed here has nothing to do with your horse--this Lion King was an internet construct.

Did people at least apologize once they were reminded that YOU are a real person and your horse is REAL as well? (I have to admit I haven't made it all the way to the end yet...)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Once again, please go back and read this thread for what is started as, not what it has become. It amazes me that out of eight pages, some people only see the two or three posts that they WANT to see. WE DO feel free to post questions on such a high profile horses gelding. Noone was at all bashing GND or her horse. We all think she has the right to do what she pleases with him and I am sure that she is a great "mom" for him. Believe me, he his well liked in the eventing community, that is why there is so much discussion. I would really LOVE for someone to point out the horse bashing going on here. I have yet to see it at all. He has/had traits that were well known throughout his ine and his babies and saying so is not bashing him. Him and his babies (I DO know....I have one.) are known to be a bit rambunctious....HOW IS THAT A BAD THING? I would love to know...because a bit of spirit is NOT a bad thing as an event horse. If that is what everyone has taken to be horse bashing, I'm beside myself. I really wish this thread would die down because it HAS taken on a life of its own....and because of all of the people reading it only for what they WANT to see it has gone from simple inquireies to a pissing match. Everyone is on the deffensive, but some for no reason at all. I really do hope she does well with Lion, not just because he is an amazing horse, but because i would never wish anything bad on anyone. PLEASE go back and read this thread again and try to see it in a new light. Anyhow....

Johanna

"If I had to pick one thing to hang my hat on, I would want the horse that I was going to buy to have a face that I would enjoy seeing poked over the stall webbing every morning, waiting for breakfast"
- Jimmy Wofford on selecting a horse



"Event parties are all about adrenaline release, beer, loud music, and unacceptable behavior. Dancing on the table is strictly OK, as is climbing up the tent pole."
- Denny Emerson

LGW
Dec. 18, 2003, 06:35 AM
I believe when a moderator has to step in and call someone out for a rude post pretty much sums it up.

Janet
Dec. 18, 2003, 06:49 AM
Correction to my earlier post.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> From the Equitation rules:
Stallions are prohibited. (Exception: BET/USET Class/Finals; classes restricted to a
breed if division rules for the breed of horse ridden permit their use for juniors, and Reining
Seat Medal classes if the division rules for the breed of horse ridden permit juniors to ride
stallions). <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
So the exceptions to "Juniors MAY ride stallions" are:
Jr/Childrens Hunters, Pony Hunters, Pony Jumpers, Sidesaddle Hunters, Equitation (with exceptions)

I have never seen anything on any of the prize lists around here -clinics, schooling or recognized, hunters, jumpers, dressage, eventing - prohibiting stallions on the grounds. Must be a regional thing, because I know several stallions that DO compete in those.

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

QHEventr
Dec. 18, 2003, 07:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LGW:
I believe when a moderator has to step in and call someone out for a rude post pretty much sums it up.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Key word..."A" rude post....one!

Johanna

"If I had to pick one thing to hang my hat on, I would want the horse that I was going to buy to have a face that I would enjoy seeing poked over the stall webbing every morning, waiting for breakfast"
- Jimmy Wofford on selecting a horse



"Event parties are all about adrenaline release, beer, loud music, and unacceptable behavior. Dancing on the table is strictly OK, as is climbing up the tent pole."
- Denny Emerson

KellyS
Dec. 18, 2003, 07:33 AM
You have to be 18 to compete in the side saddle division, which is why no juniors allowed (and no juniors with stallions). Just thought that was an interesting tidbit since there is some talk about allowing juniors to show sidesaddle for the main reason that young riders are needed to start filling the ranks.

I had just started riding sidesaddle when I turned eighteen, and was so glad that I could show in the rated divisions at the big shows - Upperville, Devon, Washington, etc. I've since found eventing and much prefer jumping cross country fences with a leg on both sides!

LGW
Dec. 18, 2003, 07:37 AM
The topic started with a simple question and took many twist and turns. All I can see is an innocent bystander getting her feelings hurt. When it boils down to it, this is nine pages of nothing but a pair of missing balls.

Sorry, Erin .. looks like your hands may be full today with this one. Good news, though, CVS next to Graul's has a wicked sale on Ramshead Copper Ale if you need it! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

OneonOne
Dec. 18, 2003, 07:40 AM
I have been trying to stay out of this. Let me just say this. GND - Your horse is adorable and I wish you all the luck in the world. I'm sure you wouldn't do anything that wasn't in the best interest of your horse.

To others - many of you are making it sound like GND created the "no stallion" rule just so she could geld this boy and cause you all a lot of panty-wadding. The rule exists - GND didn't make it, and she can't change it. So you know what? She found a horse she really likes, and under the guidance of some very knowledgeable people (I'm not an eventer, but I'd say Bruce is knowledgeable, right?) she gelded her new horse.

Frankly, I don't see the problem here. She loves the horse, she is giving him a good home, and she's going to do very well with him, I'm sure. What more could anyone want for a wonderful horse?

I'm not even going to touch the personal attacks on GND. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif They are completely uncalled for and immature.

Albion
Dec. 18, 2003, 08:10 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>many of you are making it sound like GND created the "no stallion" rule just so she could geld this boy <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Where in the world are you seeing this? I see a discussion on the whys and wherefores of the 'Juniors may ride stallions EXCEPT in X, Y, and Z divisions' - which is what MOST of these posts have been on the past page or so.

Let's look at it this hypothetical situation:

Person X purchases & gelds Popeye K. I am almost POSITIVE there WOULD be a post on either (a) the H/J board, (b) the Sporthorse Breeding board, or both, lamenting the fact that Popeye K had been gelded. I'm sure many people who had nice Popeye K babies would chime in, and talk about how pleased they were with their Popeye K babies, and how it's a shame that a nice young stallion who apparently passes on good genes to his progeny has been gelded. I'm sure there would also be a discussion of the 'juniors may ride stallion EXCEPT ...' rules if Popeye K was gelded to compete in the junior hunters.

Yes, the personal attacks are uncalled for! But MOST of the posts on this thread are NOT personal attacks, and it's unfair to characterize them as such. Are people not allowed to discuss the gelding of a stallion that they liked? Like I said earlier, this is NOT the first time an issue like this has come up. People have discussed Dialog L getting gelded so G. Bloomberg could ride him in the juniors. It's happened with other stallions, usually coming straight from Europe. They get discussed - people ARE going to discuss them. And people should be allowed to discuss them, as long as personal attacks & vicious accusations aren't a part of it. Which, for the most part, has been the case on this thread - so stop trying to make it appear that everyone on this thread is gunning for GND & spewing hateful, venemous crap left and right. It's just not true. I will say it once again: I hope GND has many years of a great partnership with her new horse - he's very cute & will probably clean up in the juniors!

'O lente, lente currite noctis equi' - Ovid

Pixie Dust
Dec. 18, 2003, 08:22 AM
Girlnextdoor, I love your sig line!!!

Congratulations on acquiring such a cool horse! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

The truth is rarely pure, and never simple. Oscar Wilde

LisaB
Dec. 18, 2003, 08:28 AM
Whack! Whack! Whack!
That's me beating a dead horse!

OneonOne
Dec. 18, 2003, 08:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LisaB:
Whack! Whack! Whack!
That's me beating a dead horse!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>But is the dead horse gelded or not? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

katarine
Dec. 18, 2003, 08:51 AM
I think that horse is a CUTIE PIE and GND is going to kick some BUTT!

Congratulations on the purchase of your new gelding, GND~!~

"Shoot me now! Shoot me now!"
Bugs Bunny

Pixie Dust
Dec. 18, 2003, 09:30 AM
I don't understand why the eventers aren't seeing the sweet irony: Lion King wasn't good enough for eventing so he's becoming a hunter! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

The truth is rarely pure, and never simple. Oscar Wilde

subk
Dec. 18, 2003, 09:42 AM
I personally don't think GND or her connections have done anything wrong in her acquisition of LK and its subsequent results. If someone doesn't like it go take it up with Bruce.

But as a PR professional I'm going to give GND some FREE PR advice. (I'm only doing this because she is a kid, the rest of you jealous dogs will have to send me a check http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ) The next time someone comments on the past behavior of your horse, instead of getting upset bat your eyelashes and in your most innocent voice say:

"I've heard that before and isn't it just amazing? He has been nothing but a perfect angel with us from the first day I ever saw him. This just gives me that much more confidence in my wonderful trainer and assures me that LK must be SO happy with his new job and new home. He's such a sweetie pie."

If someone reacts to his gelding, say:

"I don't know why Mr. Davidson thought gelding him would be a good idea, but I'm just so thankful that he thought I would a good match for this wonderful horse. I'm really looking forward to getting into the ring and proving him right!"

DO NOT deny your horse's past. DO NOT behave as if those people are lying or are some sort of undesirables because they know some things about your horse. DO NOT be baited by the gelding issue, it wasn't your decision.

There are many people who know first hand a lot of things that you do not know about YOUR horse. Rightly or wrongly people will have opinions about a high profile horse. Learn to live with it, and if you can do so graciously you will come out smelling like a rose.

For the rest of you: If GND had responded as above this thread would have died a quick death after nothing but profusive good will. Anyone who had tried to insult her would have had to face a mob lynching. If you don't have anything to defend don't be defensive!

My pro bono work is done for the day. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

woudn'tYOUliketoknow?
Dec. 18, 2003, 10:03 AM
I have been biting my tongue on this thread, repeatedly saying to myself "If you do not have anything nice to say, do not say anything at all...", however, I do have something to say.

We all want respect. Hunter/Jumper people want Eventing people to respect their facet of this sport, Eventing people want them to do the same, dressage people want respect from the aforementioned, as to saddle seat, breed shows, etc., and I'm not even going to attempt to delve into the fact that those who show western want the same respect and opportunities as though who show English. It's the facts of life.

Being a hunter/jumper person, I'd never heard of Lion King until GND bought him to be her new junior horse. Also, being a H/J person I clearly see why he was gelded with no questions in my mind. I DO understand why eventing people would feel differently, however, but I do NOT think that every single one of your has expressed this feeling in a manner that shows RESPECT for our side of the sport- ESPECIALLY when you make insinuations/assumptions that various hunter riders would be incapable of controlling a stallion, and relentlessly argue that the USAE rule that Juniors cannot show stallions is to somehow provide for the incompetencies of hunter riders. Now, to be fair, I can't say that H/J riders have always shown event riders the utmost respect on these boards, but then again, shown by this thread, do we have any reason to?

GND- I know you're not reading this anymore, so I might just figure out your aim an IM you...but yay :-) BamBam is such a cutie, I remember back when we used to chat alot you were doing childrens! Geeze girl you're movin up in this world. Good luck with LK, he seems like a great new guy and GORGEOUS too...

elizabeth
Dec. 18, 2003, 10:12 AM
When you buy a horse, you have the right to bang his tail, geld him, paint his hooves with glitter, and, shit, stencil his butt.

Whether or not we like it is of no import.

Though I find it curious that folks take a bit of exception to the actions of the person who BOUGHT the horse as opposed to the person who SOLD the horse. As if the person who SOLD the horse didn't realize he was to be gelded? Curious, that. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

subk
Dec. 18, 2003, 10:20 AM
EXCUSE ME? Event people think ALL other riders suck--including anyone who events below Advanced. Haven't you ever seen any discussions on warm-up rings. The only ones who don't suck is ourselves and our closest friends.

I think someone whom I don't particularly want to know needs to get a clue.

I think I need a beer.

woudn'tYOUliketoknow?
Dec. 18, 2003, 10:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by subk:
EXCUSE ME? Event people think ALL other riders suck--including anyone who events below Advanced. Haven't you ever seen any discussions on warm-up rings. The only ones who don't suck is ourselves and our closest friends.

I think someone whom I don't particularly want to know needs to get a clue.

I think I need a beer.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Excuse me? Is that statement in reference to me?

Because my post was referring to the fact that there have been numerous threads pointing fingers saying "all eventers flip their horses and are dangerous and jump things that don't fall down" or "hunter riders are princesses that care more about the clothes on their back and price tags than they do putting in a good trip"

I was in no way shape or form saying that eventers were bad, and I don't know how you derived that from my post. I simply said I understand why you would want H/J to respect that he was an amazing event horse, but you should also respect the fact that his second career will be just as admirable...

QueenMother
Dec. 18, 2003, 10:45 AM
WYLTK -- I think she was kidding. Sarcasm and all that.

While I think that the PR advice (I'm sorry, a senior moment, I can't remember your name) was good, I re-read GND's posts and for the life of me can't see how anyone could think that these 10,000 hits and 175 posts were somehow caused by what a kid said about her new horse.

tle
Dec. 18, 2003, 10:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>DO NOT be baited by the gelding issue, it wasn't your decision. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

First, didn't GND geld the horse, not buy a gelding? I've already stated that I wouldn't have done it personally, but that's just me. so be it.

As for our wandering H/J alter...
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Because my post was referring to the fact that there have been numerous threads pointing fingers saying "all eventers flip their horses and are dangerous and jump things that don't fall down" or "hunter riders are princesses that care more about the clothes on their back and price tags than they do putting in a good trip"<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

but dahling, we do flip our horses! For fun even... all while practicing our emergency dismounts wearing pantyhose on our heads. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>I think someone whom I don't particularly want to know needs to get a clue.

I think I need a beer.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I second that... on both accounts! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Pixie Dust
Dec. 18, 2003, 10:55 AM
wyltk- you are making a blanket statement about eventers. Not everyone from the eventing board is up in arms about this horse being gelded.

The truth is rarely pure, and never simple. Oscar Wilde

subk
Dec. 18, 2003, 11:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by woudn'tYOUliketoknow?:
...but I do NOT think that every single one of your has expressed this feeling in a manner that shows RESPECT for our side of the sport- <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Last I checked trying to learn the rules and their origins while coming to a better understanding for another persons sport IS a sign of RESPECT.

As you wax on about this supposed lack of respect eventers have for hunters and I'll tell you that that's the veiw of such a minority of event posters here as to be insignificant. Why can't you let the words of a couple ignorant people roll of your back without causing you to trying to imagine insults in every other post when none are intended.

You sound so insecure and parodnoid!

For the record you misunderstood my sarcasm--I was saying (tongue in check, of course) "don't worry if we hate you, we hate everybody."

QueenMother
Dec. 18, 2003, 11:02 AM
Ha Ha. Tongue in check! I like that better than tongue in cheek, but, of course, if tongues were in check there would be no need for tongue in check.

Janet
Dec. 18, 2003, 11:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>relentlessly argue that the USAE rule that Juniors cannot show stallions is to somehow provide for the incompetencies of hunter riders. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Excuse me. You seem to have COMPLETELY missed my point.

The rule that juiors can ride stallions in all divisions except Equitation, Jr/childrens Hunters, Pony Hunters, and Pony Jumpers would ONLY make sense IF jr hunter riders were less competent than jrs in other disciplines.

But that is CLEARLY absurd (because, as a group, hunter jrs are just as competent as jrs in other disciplines).

THEREFORE, the rule does not make sense.

This line of reasoning even has its own fancy name: reductio ad absurdum.

To repeat in short sentences.

Jr Hunter riders ARE competent.
The rule does NOT make sense.

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

subk
Dec. 18, 2003, 11:12 AM
QM--of course this isn't about checking tongues but about cheeking fingers!

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by QueenMother:
for the life of me can't see how anyone could think that these 10,000 hits and 175 posts were somehow caused by what a kid said about her new horse.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Her abrupt tone set off the uncalled for vitrolic post that got everyone lining up on sides. I'm not saying she caused it, I'm saying she could have derailed it with a little savviness. (Not that I expect a 16 year old to be savvy...)

emcallaway
Dec. 18, 2003, 11:14 AM
After reading this thread I think COTH really stands for
Critics On The Hunt! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

Heather
Dec. 18, 2003, 11:15 AM
You know, i believe this was alluded to earlier, but perhaps the concerns here emenate from a basic difference between the two sports.

In the event world, having someone come up to you and say, "Man, you own SParky? That horse use to be in my barn and was NUTS, I can't believe you can do anything with him (not what was said about LK, but I exagerate for effect) is considered a HUGE COMPLIMENT. It's a real moment of pride, and a boost for your horsemanship skills. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

I've discovered that such information circulating about your horse in the hunter world is NOT considered a compliment, LOL. In fact, someone might as well have just insulted your mother and kicked your dog.

So GND, take those posts which you saw as "bashing" your horse as a compliment from a group that places a high premium on the mental adjust ment of it's horses. The fact you've had no prblems with him, indicates you're doing something right, not that your horse sucks.

And I agrre w/ QH and tle. I saw very few people bashing GND on this thread. I saw plenty of people lamenting the loss of a nice event horse, but wiching it luck in its future endeavors. A bit of selective reading there.

subk
Dec. 18, 2003, 11:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tle:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>DO NOT be baited by the gelding issue, it wasn't your decision. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

First, didn't GND geld the horse, not buy a gelding? I've already stated that I wouldn't have done it personally, but that's just me. so be it.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

tle the way I see it the horse was gelded because BD made the decision to sell him (into a situation knowing the results), NOT because GND made the decision to buy him. Maybe it's symantics but I think it makes a difference.

tle
Dec. 18, 2003, 11:21 AM
subk... true... I see what you mean, but she still had the option not to buy him. Again, no biggie in my mind other than pity he won't be able to sire any more great babies but good luck with him in his new career.

btw, the card/pic is ADORABLE!! Thank you!!

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If Dressage is a Symphony... Eventing is Rock & Roll!!!

"All's well that ends with cute E.R. doctors, I always say." -- Buffy

subk
Dec. 18, 2003, 11:27 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Heather:
You know, i believe this was alluded to earlier, but perhaps the concerns here emenate from a basic difference between the two sports.

In the event world, having someone come up to you and say, "Man, you own SParky? That horse use to be in my barn and was NUTS, I can't believe you can do anything with him (not what was said about LK, but I exagerate for effect) is considered a HUGE COMPLIMENT. It's a real moment of pride, and a boost for your horsemanship skills. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

I've discovered that such information circulating about your horse in the hunter world is NOT considered a compliment, LOL. In fact, someone might as well have just insulted your mother and kicked your dog. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That indeed has been the whole problem, Heather I think you're brilliant.

deltawave
Dec. 18, 2003, 11:32 AM
My only question is, why was he listed as a chestnut on the stallion website when he's a bay??

Other than that (I kept wondering why this thread was going on and on and finally looked in...nope, none of my business!) http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I just want to say good luck with him, GND! I'd love to be able to ride such a horse. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Are you going to do any eventing with him, too?

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QueenMother
Dec. 18, 2003, 11:39 AM
Heather -- I think you hit the nail on the head. Eventers and hunters see the world quite differently. Whereas eventers might think it is good (or at least not bad) for a horse to buck off its riders so much even "Bruce" was sick of it (I think this comment was made in one form or another several times) or that a horse was "TERRIBLE" (and I quote) at a trot set, or that it had a "studdish" or "immature" attitude,these are not good things in Hunterland.

I would guess that a kid who just got a new horse -- who she has experienced as an "angel" -- could get upset and even defensive if other people who claim to know him, tell her -- and the COTH "world" that he has these serious (from a huntr standpoint) flaws.

JDufort
Dec. 18, 2003, 11:53 AM
Heather

brilliant insight!

as you can see from QH's posts (who started this thread) we simply could not imagine why our very typical discussion of LK and the "Lion" traits was cause for such excitement.

we love our not so little LK baby, but he's certainly created more than a little excitement for us. (like "it doesn't count as falling off if you stay in the saddle" moments). We've solicited lots of advice about the infamous "Lion" traits (notice I did not say LK - the traits follow Stream Lion's eventing offspring from what I've been able to gather) We're proud to be stewards of a piece of the Lion eventing tradition, and hope our guy lives up to his wonderful granddam's standard.

What we didn't understand fully, is that our happy eventer chatter, heard through the hunter world ear, was not such a good thing.

Sorry - miscommunication of this magnitude was not our intent.

Jeanne
eventing - what a great sport!

flyingchange
Dec. 18, 2003, 11:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by QueenMother:
Heather -- I think you hit the nail on the head. Eventers and hunters see the world quite differently. Whereas eventers might think it is good (or at least not bad) for a horse to buck off its riders so much even "Bruce" was sick of it (I think this comment was made in one form or another several times) or that a horse was "TERRIBLE" (and I quote) at a trot set, or that it had a "studdish" or "immature" attitude,these are not good things in Hunterland.

I would guess that a kid who just got a new horse -- who she has experienced as an "angel" -- could get upset and even defensive if other people who claim to know him, tell her -- and the COTH "world" that he has these serious (from a huntr standpoint) flaws.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

QM - I interpreted Heather's comment in the 1st paragraph differently. I don't think she was saying eventer's think that bucking is a positive attribute of a horse; but that to have someone approach you and compliment how well the horse is going with you because the person had seen or experienced bad behavior by the horse in the past - H was saying that such a comment is viewed as complimentary by an eventer (inference being that "wow, I've done a good job with this boy then!") but a hunter may take it as an insult (I'm not saying I agree or disagree with her post, I'm just trying to clarify it as it seems it may be misinterpreted).

I don't think anybody but rodeo cowboys feels that a horse that bucks her off is at all a good thing.

PiedPiper
Dec. 18, 2003, 12:00 PM
Okay, I have been reading since the beginning of this and just want to add my two cents.

I agree that the biggest problem here is the differing opinions on "decent" horse attitudes. BUT this thread was started in the Eventing sections hence I would think that Eventing mentality would need to apply. A horse that is hot and high strung is seen as less bad, I know god awful grammer, in the eventing world than in the Hunter but this post started with a simple mourning of a lost eventing stallion. The talk on why he went to Hunters and why he was gelded had more to do with the person who sold him than who bought him! We know the eventer who sold him and I really don't think too many eventers care, to be complete honest, who bought him. There was nothing against the Junior who bought him, until later, adn all hell broke loose!
This has gotten so out of hand. My only thing is that if you are going to go into other catagories than maybe learn to take that mentality. No one likes it when an eventer goes into the Hunter topics and lambasts about jumping perfect little fixed courses, or the Dressage rider who complains on jumping to an eventer, etc.
I can understand why GND got upset but I don't think everyone needed to jump in the fray and start defending someone and their new horse that no one outside of Eventers had even heard of. Gelding a stallion is going to make people talk. Period.

So I think everyone needs to lighten up, pop open the beers and start flipping their horses! Hmm, maybe we need to start something new here for the winter, how about ice flipping? Ice flipping to jumps! That sounds even better!
Okay, flame suit on!

Grab mane and kick on!

QHEventr
Dec. 18, 2003, 12:16 PM
As long as it's Ice Flipping on XC count me in! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Johanna

"If I had to pick one thing to hang my hat on, I would want the horse that I was going to buy to have a face that I would enjoy seeing poked over the stall webbing every morning, waiting for breakfast"
- Jimmy Wofford on selecting a horse



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lms
Dec. 18, 2003, 12:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by deltawave:
My only question is, why was he listed as a chestnut on the stallion website when he's a bay??<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

He looked pretty livery chestnut to me when I saw him last weekend. Looked nothing like a bay.

"Some people need to buy the winners, others make them."

PiedPiper
Dec. 18, 2003, 01:37 PM
QhEventer-
You better believe it baby!

Grab mane and kick on!

woudn'tYOUliketoknow?
Dec. 18, 2003, 02:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by subk:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by woudn'tYOUliketoknow?:
...but I do NOT think that every single one of your has expressed this feeling in a manner that shows RESPECT for our side of the sport- <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Last I checked trying to learn the rules and their origins while coming to a better understanding for another persons sport IS a sign of RESPECT.

As you wax on about this supposed lack of respect eventers have for hunters and I'll tell you that that's the veiw of such a minority of event posters here as to be insignificant. Why can't you let the words of a couple ignorant people roll of your back without causing you to trying to imagine insults in every other post when none are intended.

You sound so insecure and parodnoid!

For the record you misunderstood my sarcasm--I was saying (tongue in check, of course) "don't worry if we hate you, we hate everybody."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

subk- You claim to work in the area of public relations, and you did an excellent job in your first post, advising GND of various ways to handle and respond to critics.

However, your personal attack of me shows a lack of taste and certainly not something I would expect from someone who studied PR (I'm a PR Major, and I had originally intended on PT-ing you and asking you about your work, what company you work for etc, but I don't think I will be doing that now)

I am also not an "alter" as this is the only name I do and have ever posted under- I'm not an eventer, I came over here because Lion King was bought by someone that I LIKE and am interested in HER being successful with her new horse.

Furthermore, my point was missed completely, as you quickly jump to assume that I was making a "blanket statement" about Eventers. I pointed out explicitly that we all needed to respect the various genres of the sport a little more- eventing, dressage, hunters, etc. and that there were TOO many posts saying "eventers flip their horses" and "hunter riders are princesses". I only intended to point out that a number of these posts seemed to try to make it sound as though Lion King was being "degraded" by becoming a hunter (a task for which he NEEDED to be gelded to do).

And for the record, I never once personally attacked any of you, as you did me, and THAT is what I am offended by- you have no grounds to call me "insecure and paranoid" and I'm not going to retaliate by stooping to that level.

Edited, because I just read the newly founded "Ice Flipping" thread, where you refer to my post as "trollish". As far as I've come to understand, a troll is someone who makes an alter and posts something that is intentionally designed to make people irrate. I did not do this, I was simply stating how I felt about the situation http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

[This message was edited by woudn'tYOUliketoknow? on Dec. 18, 2003 at 05:44 PM.]

woudn'tYOUliketoknow?
Dec. 18, 2003, 02:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Janet:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>relentlessly argue that the USAE rule that Juniors cannot show stallions is to somehow provide for the incompetencies of hunter riders. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Excuse me. You seem to have COMPLETELY missed my point.

The rule that juiors can ride stallions in all divisions except Equitation, Jr/childrens Hunters, Pony Hunters, and Pony Jumpers would ONLY make sense IF jr hunter riders were less competent than jrs in other disciplines.

But that is CLEARLY absurd (because, as a group, hunter jrs are just as competent as jrs in other disciplines).

THEREFORE, the rule does not make sense.

This line of reasoning even has its own fancy name: reductio ad absurdum.

To repeat in short sentences.

Jr Hunter riders ARE competent.
The rule does NOT make sense.

Janet
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle
, and Brain<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Janet, I wasn't referring to your posts- any of them- at all...I'm not sure why you seem to think I was.

subk
Dec. 18, 2003, 03:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by woudn'tYOUliketoknow?:
...but I do NOT think that every single one of your has expressed this feeling in a manner that shows RESPECT for our side of the sport- <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

If coming over here from the h/j board and making a blanket statment (that would be the "every single one" part of your quote) that eventers aren't "RESPECT"ing h/js isn't "trollish" behavior then I don't know what is.

Being a PR professional is more about knowing what the reactions to your statements will be than simply "not offending" anybody.

But just so everybody knows...she started it!!!! she started it!!!!

woudn'tYOUliketoknow?
Dec. 18, 2003, 03:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by subk:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by woudn'tYOUliketoknow?:
...but I do NOT think that every single one of your has expressed this feeling in a manner that shows RESPECT for our side of the sport- <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

If coming over here from the h/j board and making a blanket statment (that would be the "every single one" part of your quote) that eventers aren't "RESPECT"ing h/js isn't "trollish" behavior then I don't know what is.

Being a PR professional is more about knowing what the reactions to your statements will be than simply "not offending" anybody.

But just so everybody knows...she started it!!!! she started it!!!!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Um..."but I do NOT think that every single one of you..."

Since I obviously need to simplify-
I do not think that ALL of you gave respectul replies and opinions about LK, meaning that not EVERYONE on this board showed GND and her new horse and his new sport, respect.

This, contextually and grammatically, DOES NOT mean the same thing as saying that NONE of you responded to her in a respectful/appropriate manner.

My statement was true- while some people on this board showed excitement for her and her new horse, there were a few bad apples that didn't. Those bad apples were who I was referring to in saying "NOT all of you".

PiedPiper
Dec. 18, 2003, 04:03 PM
Oh for all that is holy will this ever end!!!! Seriously you guys, this is is getting ridiculous and now we are down to arguing semantics. Okay will this make everyone happy (this is what my husband says to me so I shut up and stop fighting)

You are 100% right and I am 100% wrong!

So all the Hunters are 100% right, the Eventers 100% wrong
The Eventers are 100% right, the Hunters 100% wrong
Those with Bays are 100% right, those with chestnuts 100% wrong
Those with blue eyes 100% right, those with brown 100% wrong
Trolls are 100% right and everyone else is 100% wrong
Everyone else is 100% right and Trolls are 100% wrong

_______(fill in blank) 100% right and ________(fill in blank is 100% wrong!

Okay, so can we move off of this now and start beating on another topic, like how much we think dressage queens are a little loopy in the head? j/k!!

Grab mane and kick on!

subk
Dec. 18, 2003, 04:18 PM
But, but, but it just getting fun, PiedPiper. Besides her effusive responses are just empahizing my point. (Having your point emphazied by another individual is an excellent PR tactic. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif )

O.K., o.k. I'll give it up--She is absoultely 100% right and I am 100% wrong. There are you happy now?...can I still go Ice flipping with you? huh, huh???

PiedPiper
Dec. 18, 2003, 04:28 PM
Yep!!! Now it would one thing if it was getting amusing like the original flipping thread but this is goin no where! You say black and someone else will say white! I don't think you are going to be allowed to get the last word. You know what we need now though? A full fledge troll! Any volunteers!?! Come on, someone to tell us eventers what you really think about all the beer drinking and horse flipping!

Grab mane and kick on!

Tap2Tango
Dec. 18, 2003, 05:20 PM
I cannot believe this thing has lasted 11 pages! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

~Steph

*Tapestry* 2000 Dutch WB mare by Contango

QHEventr
Dec. 18, 2003, 05:32 PM
Tap2Tango-

11 pages and it has spawned into a whole new thread on Ice Flipping....Thank you piedpiper!

Johanna

"If I had to pick one thing to hang my hat on, I would want the horse that I was going to buy to have a face that I would enjoy seeing poked over the stall webbing every morning, waiting for breakfast"
- Jimmy Wofford on selecting a horse



"Event parties are all about adrenaline release, beer, loud music, and unacceptable behavior. Dancing on the table is strictly OK, as is climbing up the tent pole."
- Denny Emerson

Erin
Dec. 18, 2003, 05:43 PM
Good grief, I picked a bad day to not check in on the eventing board! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Seriously, guys, give it a rest. Y'all are just arguing in circles.

Yes, a few posts (out of 200-some) have been nasty. It happens. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif But it's clear to me that the vast, vast majority of people posting on the thread are just offering opinions, and are willing to agree to disagree. This is a good thing. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I think it's safe to say that 99% of the people participating on the thread respect hunters, hold no ill will toward GND, and wish her much success in the hunter ring. Now if everyone will just ignore the other 1%, we can watch this thread slide off the front page and into oblivion. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LGW:
Sorry, Erin .. looks like your hands may be full today with this one. Good news, though, CVS next to Graul's has a wicked sale on Ramshead Copper Ale if you need it! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ooooh... good to know! I will add that to tomorrow's shopping list. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

QueenMother
Dec. 19, 2003, 10:17 AM
When I last saw the horse he was a "baynut." He's got red knees, but black mane and tail, and one black stocking.

Gry2Yng
Dec. 19, 2003, 10:32 AM
Wouldn't that make him a liver chestnut.

QueenMother
Dec. 19, 2003, 10:35 AM
I think if he has black on him, he can't be a chestnut.

deltawave
Dec. 19, 2003, 10:37 AM
A baynut! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif That would've described my old horse pretty well... http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I know it's sometimes hard to tell, but the photos showed a REALLY black-looking mane/tail and a bright, non liver-y looking "bay" coat. Bonnie is BAY bay and has brownish knees where the bay blends with her black points. Was just wondering; I'm not meaning to contribute to any tempests in teacups! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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fleur
Dec. 19, 2003, 01:34 PM
just looked back on the pictures in the sale ad--he looks liver chestnut to me, i don't see any black pts at all, especially in the water element picture and the conformation picture, in which his tail is clearly brown.
i love that color, liver chestnut is so pretty http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif best of luck to you, GND, and your new horse, he's very cute!

lawgrl
Dec. 19, 2003, 01:54 PM
But Erin, the eventing board is usually so BORING with everyone being so nice and agreeable and all (tongue firmly in cheek (check?))

We need to earn some locked threads too, darn it! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

If we manage, throughout our training to preserve both the gentleness and the gaiety of our horse we shall not, in the end, go very far amiss--Wynmalan

deltawave
Dec. 19, 2003, 05:36 PM
Hm, the pix GND posted sure looked bay...moot point, I guess, but probably the LEAST contentious element of this thread! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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AppJumpr08
Dec. 20, 2003, 11:58 AM
Yup, he's a bay...just doesn't have *much* black.

~Jessica
Mom to 'the boys' - Newt & Image http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

barbaraG
Dec. 20, 2003, 06:53 PM
http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Really! This thread has gotten borring! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

I have wished the New Owner of Lion King luck with him and I will again!! He's a good horse and she'll probably beat the pants off everyone with him!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

BarbaraG
GWV/ Thinking Happy thoughts! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Thorne
Dec. 21, 2003, 09:37 AM
I remember Lion had a funny color the few times I saw him, and I had trouble deciding between liver and bay. Anyways, Bruce had another one that I believe was related to Lion, though not sure how, a young one named Lust. Anyone know what happened to it? Thanks, just curious. I personally always thought Lion would make a good hunter, but that comment will probably get me banned from the eventing board. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

@-'--,--Rosetta Stone--,--'-@

AppJumpr08
Dec. 21, 2003, 09:45 AM
Lust was (get ready for this....) sold and *gasp* GELDED!!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
I can't remember who he was sold to, but it was a few years ago. He was running around some courses when I was down in FL in '01-'02.

Oh, and if anyone is going to beat down Bruce's door and tell him he made the wrong decision in selling LK to someone who gelded him (heck, blame him for Lust too!), please lmk 'cause I'd love to be a fly on the wall for that one! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

~Jessica
Mom to 'the boys' - Newt & Image http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

barbaraG
Dec. 21, 2003, 10:10 AM
http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

Actually, I and the GP saw Bruce for a moment, at the National Meeting in Boston. He's always very sweet to us, with a Big Smile and a firm handshake. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I asked him how was "Everyone," meaning All the Two-Legged and Four-Legged beings in his domaine!

Everyone is fine!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

My favorite Four-legged being is still Memorial Cap, who placed her pretty little muzzle against my cheek, at Groton House.

What a sweetie! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

BarbaraG
GWV/ http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Pol
Dec. 21, 2003, 10:12 AM
ERIN, save us from this wretched thread, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!! Now we have to argue about what COLOR the GD horse is? Give me a break.

fleur
Dec. 21, 2003, 04:28 PM
pol, take a chill pill!

Juno
Dec. 21, 2003, 05:29 PM
Everybody just ignore it and it will go away!!!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

What the HECK happened to global warming?!

GatoGordo
Dec. 21, 2003, 05:55 PM
Juno, I think they're trying to get it to 20 pages. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

barbaraG
Dec. 22, 2003, 05:17 AM
http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

How can I put a link in here to the Happy News thread??

BarbaraG
GWV/ http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Moesha
Dec. 22, 2003, 07:06 AM
For the Love of Satan's Panties! He is a bay and has a beautiful light and unusual color when clipped...he is doing great and they are showing soon..he has such a seet and affecitonate personality..looks like a million bucks and is living at a farm that George Morris calls one of the few places that do it right....

So..let's all be happy that a talented rider and horse have come together and best of luck in 2004!!!

QueenMother
Dec. 22, 2003, 07:53 AM
Moesha -- that is, in fact, "happy news!" Thank you. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Beezer
Dec. 22, 2003, 08:41 PM
Personally, I want to know more about Satan's panties. I always had him pegged as a boxers kinda guy ... you know, to help keep him cool down there down there. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

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Pixie Dust
Dec. 23, 2003, 07:22 AM
seeee, now I always pictured Satan to be more of a thong type guy....

The truth is rarely pure, and never simple. Oscar Wilde

CdnEventer
Dec. 23, 2003, 07:26 AM
Taken from http://www.lanefieldfarm.com/lionking.htm

"Lion King is an Irish Thoroughbred chestnut[stallion."

QueenMother
Dec. 23, 2003, 08:23 AM
Great! That means that all 12 pages were about the wrong Lion King. The one GND bought is a bay.

Velvet
Dec. 23, 2003, 08:27 AM
*jumping up and down* Die! Die! Die! Why won't this topic die? I see I can't even make a dent by jumping up and down on it. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

I can only conclude that I'm paying off karma at a vastly accelerated rate.

Lisamarie8
Dec. 23, 2003, 08:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Velvet:
*jumping up and down* Die! Die! Die! Why won't this topic die? I see I can't even make a dent by jumping up and down on it. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

_I can only conclude that I'm paying off karma at a vastly accelerated rate.
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<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Velvet, try spitting on it while you stomp on it. If that doesn't kill it it should offend it to the point of evacuation.

--- "We're putting you on what we call sudden death academic probation."

Velvet
Dec. 23, 2003, 08:30 AM
Well, my next attempt was to set it on fire and then get everyone to piss on the ashes. (Um, that's a bad movie quote, BTW. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif )

I can only conclude that I'm paying off karma at a vastly accelerated rate.

QueenMother
Dec. 23, 2003, 09:14 AM
Instead of jumping, pissing, or spitting, why don't you try just not posting if it bothers you so much.

Velvet
Dec. 23, 2003, 09:28 AM
I already did try that. It didn't seem to stop this insipid topic. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

I can only conclude that I'm paying off karma at a vastly accelerated rate.

goobs
Dec. 23, 2003, 09:45 AM
Where are our resident thread killers when you need them? Are they sleeping on the job again?

Moesha
Dec. 23, 2003, 11:13 AM
Well he looks like a bay....but then again he is only standing in the stall next to my horse.

Oh and this should end the thread.

Bruce paid to have him gelded so GND would be the one to get him, that is how happy they were that she was buying him.


And Satan's Panties are hot!

Lindsay
Dec. 23, 2003, 11:16 AM
Excuse me he is a grey? My friend, who wears satans panties, and owns the "pimps & ho's candy company, bought him from Girl, and dyed him grey. Now he is having a sex xhange operation and is going to be a mare and they are hoping to breed him to himself.

Fairview Horse Center
Dec. 23, 2003, 11:16 AM
time for chocolate http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

Darlyn
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Are We Having Fun Yet?

Moesha
Dec. 23, 2003, 11:22 AM
No way, can we all have chocolate and watch the operation? If a horse is bred to iteself is that incest or just trashy?

I have alwasy thought Satan's panties were fairly small lace panties like the kind yuo see hanging up in Walmart at Culpeper? You know the one's the drunk townies all fight over, cause "Bubbahojo's" girfriend was wearin em' at the open pit barbeque and was dancin all sexy and parading her homeade apple crum cake booty all up and down the main street.

Velvet
Dec. 23, 2003, 11:31 AM
Moesha,

That just brought to my mind the image of a girl I saw getting on a city bus the other day. She could only be around 12 or 13, she had a rather large caboose on her, low cut jeans with everything hanging out over the top--which included the top of her thong.

It was horrible. *shudder* Why did you have to remind me of that? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I can only conclude that I'm paying off karma at a vastly accelerated rate.

Moesha
Dec. 23, 2003, 11:40 AM
See that is what Satan's panties does....it makes you think, "Wow, I sure am fine...let me parade myself down the street with my two sizes to small hoochie mama Orangutan Barbara Steisand jean shorts, all twirling my hips to do a dip and licking my lips, and it is ok I still have barbeque potato chip crumbs all over my cheeks..cause I'm one hot machine of lust..."

Bensmom
Dec. 23, 2003, 12:23 PM
Actually, that description sounds like the line between acceptable hoochiemama and rental, as described by Mellsmom in another thread.

Libby (who just for the record, was stuck in Wal Mart for a very long time yesterday. I hate Wal Mart) &lt;shudder&gt;

*Proud member of the Hoof Fetish Clique*

mellsmom
Dec. 23, 2003, 12:37 PM
Moesha-

As the resident VA trash identifier...I will respond to this thread only because Bensmom said I had to.

Breeding the dyed gray to itself would only be trashy if it was wearing pink sponge plastic curlers at the time of conception. You can tell when whan that is, cause the curlers shake and it burps.

FYI- the difference between Hoochie Mamma and Rental is a bra.


Oh and Culpeper's Wal-Mart is so much more high society than the one in Charlottesville. Really, you just do NOT get out much, honey. You know that you are close to real rural Virginia when little old ladies roll out of their ancient Lincoln Continentals (redneck caddy) in their housecoats, pink curlers and slippers.. to run into the grocery store for beer and cigs.

"I've got a holiday, a paid holiday, I've got a holiday in my head"

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Moesha
Dec. 23, 2003, 01:53 PM
I love the Culpeper Walmart...I mean seriosuly where else do you see "Wanted by the Walmart police fugitive signs....Shanashawampasohubbabubba Lee wanted for stealing tampons from the Warrenton walmart, armed and extremely dangerous from the 1st-10th of each month"

I love Rental...that is going to be my word this weekend...."Girl you are so rental, get some Viagra and sit your skanky nasty Essex wonderland self down!"

You know what is up with East Baltimore Women and curlers?? I have yet to figure this out..I mean ok first of all your driving some crazy car that is bumping up and down like it is wearing Satan's panties..and there you are eating chicken wings at 7 a.m?? With curlers the size of horseshoe crabs hanging out of obvious hair extensions??? Now how does that make sense? I think the Fallston Walmart..which is by far the scariest thing I have ever seen..sells pre-curled hair extensions....like Mortons...$.69 ..whatever happened to Mortons?

Heather
Dec. 24, 2003, 08:34 AM
Jonathan Holling also rides a Lion King, who is a chesnut with a flaxen mane and tail. Did well at Rolex this year. That's probably the chesnut referred to in the above post.

Velvet
Dec. 24, 2003, 10:02 AM
Did he ride him around with pink foam rollers in his hair? (I'm not sure if I'm referring to the horse or rider in that question. I'm sure either would work. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif )

I can only conclude that I'm paying off karma at a vastly accelerated rate.

CdnEventer
Dec. 24, 2003, 04:27 PM
If you looked at the link I posted earlier you would see that the CHESTNUT comment was taken off the website which was his stud ad. Nope, not a different Lion King.

QueenMother
Dec. 26, 2003, 05:24 AM
And, so what?

Velvet
Dec. 26, 2003, 08:39 AM
I still want to see any of them in pink foam rollers!!!!!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

I can only conclude that I'm paying off karma at a vastly accelerated rate.

budman
Dec. 27, 2003, 01:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Velvet:
*jumping up and down* Die! Die! Die! Why won't this topic die? I see I can't even make a dent by jumping up and down on it. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

_I can only conclude that I'm paying off karma at a vastly accelerated rate.
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<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Velvet, I can only conclude by reading some of your other posts that you simply aren't BIG enough to dent this thread by jumping on it. In the spirit of the season, I will be happy to help by jumping with you on this thread, while wearing pink foam rubber curlers (as long as I don't have to sleep in them http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/dead.gif bad memories from childhood). However, I will NOT wear Satan's panties, although that sight might kill anything!
If that doesn't work, I seem to have killed a few threads lately simply by posting on them, so maybe there's hope. At least the garage gnomes seem to have taken off for the holidays!

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