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  1. It's a "ticks" and "touches" class!!!! (For those...

    It's a "ticks" and "touches" class!!!! (For those who remember the jumpers).

    That is how I look at SJ nowadays.

    Reed
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    Here is my mom 2 years ago, still going today at...

    Here is my mom 2 years ago, still going today at 78.

    https://www.facebook.com/reed.ayers/videos/10151453205277622/?l=4206594418627713641

    Even hitting close to midcentury I have no excuses for...
  3. Thread: Two point

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    I tighten my core muscles and give a tug as...

    I tighten my core muscles and give a tug as usual, using my thigh as my base of support. Here, I'm half halting prior to a turn to a fence on course:
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  4. Now this is an Olympic sport, I would absolutely...

    Now this is an Olympic sport, I would absolutely support!

    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1594307337490200&pnref=story
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    As stated, your helmet is now "expired" or...

    As stated, your helmet is now "expired" or invalid. If you were to be injured while wearing it, the manufacturer has no liability as you chose to ride in a helmet beyond the recommended replacement...
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    I don't do much until prelim training/competition...

    I don't do much until prelim training/competition and up. The low level stuff I use to actually train the physiology of the horse. Damage HAS to be done to train the anabolic, or healing, tissue...
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    I had a great time too, despite getting back to...

    I had a great time too, despite getting back to Denver 2am on Saturday morning and leaving right after stadium on Sunday. Rick was awesome adjusting scheduling to accommodate an unforeseen issue....
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    Without reading other comments, I am going to...

    Without reading other comments, I am going to offer my view of the editorial.

    Using medical device/product liability as an analogy, the piece presented smacks of the classic "blame the patient"...
  9. Thread: Goodbye Scubed

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    I can't say we were friends but I had the...

    I can't say we were friends but I had the wonderful pleasure to talk to her quite a bit on both equestrian and professional topics. She was always a pleasure to talk to and had an insatiable...
  10. Ah, come on! I mean, if the doctors used...

    Ah, come on! I mean, if the doctors used intramedullary pin fixation vs. plate osteosynthesis for a displaced clavicle fracture, she should be golden. ;-)

    Glad she is ok! Very good! Stupid to...
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    But this is where one needs to be aware of what a...

    But this is where one needs to be aware of what a compression fracture is. If the vertebral body is intact, but having a squished anterior section, that is a compression fracture. When there are...
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    Speaking as a orthopedic spine researcher with...

    Speaking as a orthopedic spine researcher with significant clinical experience and who is helping devise new surgical procedures and materials to treat such trauma. I know hundreds who had similar...
  13. A quick clarification, there is no such thing as...

    A quick clarification, there is no such thing as "all aluminum." Federal law, correctly and wisely requires that all hitch and axle mounts must be steel, as well as jack points. This is because...
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    Which is all well and good, yet parents of the...

    Which is all well and good, yet parents of the dead will sue the manufacturers because THEIR kid was killed by the product. Think how much money I can make as a consultant from the kids' parents by...
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    I am using the FEI stats that BNFE provided the...

    I am using the FEI stats that BNFE provided the link earlier in this very own thread! Dates are 2004-2014.

    JER describes what "culture of indifference" is very well. A more direct example is, you...
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    OK, then now let's really dive into the numbers:...

    OK, then now let's really dive into the numbers:

    1) You have a 1 in 5 shot of s SERIOUS injury if you have a rotational fall, a 1 in 20 for nonrotational and a 1 in 50 for simply falling off.
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    I think you describe a great example of a culture...

    I think you describe a great example of a culture of indifference. The only reason safety equipment is being used is because the consumer is doing it. It is not being driven by the entity who...
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    Nothing will be done until there is enough of a...

    Nothing will be done until there is enough of a push from the constituents to force the USEF/FEI/safety device manufacturers to do something.

    At the moment, a majority of riders and professionals...
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    I can't even believe that people (e.g. the...

    I can't even believe that people (e.g. the governing bodies) are even considering this stupidity.

    Look, if we need to make this TV ready and thrilling, I suggest all riders and horses have...
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    It's what I do after augering in and not being...

    It's what I do after augering in and not being too hurt.
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    Look, you all are trying to quantify and...

    Look, you all are trying to quantify and "standardize" something the can not be characterized. What works for Michael Jung works for Michael Jung, nobody else.

    What makes him good? He has the...
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    It is a "simple" concept that has been long done...

    It is a "simple" concept that has been long done in horses (old school horsemanship/training) but not really quantified or studied. Think of that old British training concept of long hacks on the...
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    Better the footing be too hard than to soft,...

    Better the footing be too hard than to soft, especially for jumping. Too soft tends to lead to soft tissue injuries (suspensory, tendon, etc.) while hard leads to joint and bone. However, bone and...
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    In scientific research it has been posited for...

    In scientific research it has been posited for the past 10 years we have reached the physiologic limits of horses, in almost every discipline, but especially in the Olympics. Man's stupidity as...
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    I'm not sure. I know there was lots of mind...

    I'm not sure. I know there was lots of mind altering chemicals involved and a brunette woman. Then again, that's how I've named all my horses, except I think there have been blondes and red heads...
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