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    Jul. 22, 2014, 09:25 PM
    JER replied to a thread Will it ever stop? in Eventing
    fooler, I agree with you here, especially as applied to children. (:)) What I found sad was that Mandiba, a 15 year-old horse who was pushed to...
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    Jul. 22, 2014, 07:42 PM
    JER replied to a thread Will it ever stop? in Eventing
    That crack of the whip at about 1:58 was a very sad sound indeed.
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    Jul. 22, 2014, 04:42 PM
    JER replied to a thread Will it ever stop? in Eventing
    If that's the case, the 'team' should sit down with ML and the horse's owners (KOC and Mrs. Gosling) and play the Mandiba highlight reel -- his team...
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    Jul. 21, 2014, 07:13 AM
    JER replied to a thread Will it ever stop? in Eventing
    You're missing the point: it's not that Mandiba didn't make it at the ULs, it's the way in which he had issues. If a horse comes undone...
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    Jul. 20, 2014, 10:46 PM
    JER replied to a thread Will it ever stop? in Eventing
    Mandiba has shown himself to be a horse who shuts down or unravels mentally -- with subsequent physical consequences -- when tired or stressed. The...
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    Jul. 20, 2014, 02:51 PM
    JER replied to a thread Drunken eventing in Eventing
    I thought it looked like an equestrian homage to The In-Laws. Serpentine! Serpentine! :)
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    Jul. 20, 2014, 01:55 PM
    JER replied to a thread Will it ever stop? in Eventing
    Given his (1) crash history, (2) injury history, and (3) that -- at least from his public performances -- this is not a horse who copes well under...
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    Jul. 19, 2014, 03:57 PM
    JER replied to a thread Will it ever stop? in Eventing
    Thanks for posting that. Mandiba had an MR in February at Rocking Horse 2. MR. Doesn't that mean 'fall of horse'? Doesn't this poor horse...
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    Jul. 19, 2014, 03:16 PM
    JER replied to a thread Will it ever stop? in Eventing
    I clicked on this thread thinking that it might be humorous, like about a horse or rider with a silly habit. But, oh wow, Mandiba. This Mandiba,...
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    Jul. 19, 2014, 02:36 PM
    JER replied to a thread Bouncing Bottoms in Eventing
    The fact is that some of the top riders now were top riders a heck of a long time ago. Mark Todd rode in the 1978 World Championships and won...
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    Jul. 17, 2014, 09:50 PM
    My horse eats cat food. I'm putting on my helmet or getting my whip and I forget our proximity to the big bowl of dry cat food in the barn...
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    Jul. 17, 2014, 09:47 PM
    We'll get to it eventually. I think she has a Prelim HT coming up. However, the pony has more difficult things in her immediate future. ...
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    Jul. 16, 2014, 12:43 PM
    I don't have any specifics for you but I do want to wish you best of luck for an exciting future. You clearly have a lot to offer with your...
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    Jul. 16, 2014, 08:46 AM
    JER replied to a thread Will Coleman's Con Air :( in Eventing
    That request has been made -- via the Forum Rules statement -- and the vast majority of posters abide by it, choosing to express their thoughts and...
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    Jul. 15, 2014, 10:04 PM
    Yes. This is exactly what happens. She jumps up...and up. You really do feel it when you're riding her. You lift twice in the air. :)
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    Jul. 15, 2014, 07:42 PM
    JER replied to a thread Bouncing Bottoms in Eventing
    Coming back to this, because I do think it's an important part of this discussion. I often work with pentathletes, who are collectively notorious...
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    Jul. 15, 2014, 07:28 PM
    You might need an extra trailer for her ego. :) And I hope that your other horses will be happy living under a very strict dictatorship. She's #1...
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    Jul. 15, 2014, 04:19 PM
    JER replied to a thread Bouncing Bottoms in Eventing
    Wadded wanties? But I'll take this as a serious addition to the discussion on this thread. It's definitely an interesting suggestion. ...
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    Jul. 15, 2014, 04:04 PM
    JER replied to a thread Bouncing Bottoms in Eventing
    What a rude response. I sincerely hope it makes you feel better in the short term.
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    Jul. 15, 2014, 01:37 PM
    JER replied to a thread Bouncing Bottoms in Eventing
    I don't know how you can conclude that balance isn't affected or that your balance isn't 'diminished' after a winter of light riding. It's the...
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    Jul. 15, 2014, 01:04 PM
    JER replied to a thread Bouncing Bottoms in Eventing
    This requires balance more than core strength. Not the same thing. Core strength may help with balance, but the hip muscles are at least equally...
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    Jul. 15, 2014, 08:03 AM
    This weekend, my not-supposed-to-be-a pony did a Prelim combined test at the Carolina Horse Park. For reasons that remain a mystery to me, the...
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    Jul. 14, 2014, 06:54 PM
    I have one. Really like it. I also got mine from Mustang in Denmark. Very prompt shipment. I think this helmet would fit a variety of...
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    Jul. 13, 2014, 08:34 PM
    JER replied to a thread Will Coleman's Con Air :( in Eventing
    Well, so what? Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that losing a horse on course hurts so damn much that internet comments really...
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    Jul. 11, 2014, 08:01 PM
    I would like an award just for showing up. Because I deserve it. Two of my mares are on the entry list, although this is the first I've heard of...
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    Jul. 9, 2014, 12:43 PM
    The suggestion of trotting fences wasn't so much about you but about your horse. If he's missing badly or chipping (as you described) at the canter,...
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    Jul. 8, 2014, 08:21 PM
    You didn't say whether you're trotting or cantering jumps. I don't canter fences at all if my horse doesn't have an adjustable canter yet. I do...
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    Jul. 8, 2014, 01:49 PM
    Core strength is a wonderful thing, but it's not going to help you if your mechanics are incorrect. It's also not going to help you if the...
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    Jul. 8, 2014, 12:55 PM
    Your autocorrect needs an education in eventing. :) 'Vertices', however, would be corners, so it's entirely possible that you're getting jumped...
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    Jul. 6, 2014, 10:20 PM
    JER replied to a thread Training scale for jumping? in Eventing
    I would say forward and straightness. Both are non-negotiable, and the consistency of maintaining forward and straight is what gives a horse...
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