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  1. take every opportunity you can to ride, be longed...

    take every opportunity you can to ride, be longed or lesson on a well trained balanced horse. It is impossible to learn how something should feel on a horse that cannot do it.

    riding dressage...
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    I have a young very talented pretty mare. I got...

    I have a young very talented pretty mare. I got her as a yearling because i had her half sister, and this horse, her half sister was the most talented most dressage loving fabulous young horse i...
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    I have not seen the whipping and spurring...

    I have not seen the whipping and spurring described but I have seen the nose bands tightened with a pair of pliers because fingers just are not strong enough.

    Definitely a charming man with a big...
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    Not guilty legally but not innocent moraly .

    Not guilty legally but not innocent moraly .
  5. Silverbridge, great points and a very supported...

    Silverbridge, great points and a very supported way to express them, thank you
  6. yes but it does show a huge disparity when it is...

    yes but it does show a huge disparity when it is a pro rider, riding two horses with the same degree of "attack" and the scores were dramatically different.
  7. when i was showing with a friend who is a...

    when i was showing with a friend who is a multiple GP FEI rider, she had an mr good guy average horse showing and a talented to the gills horse showing, the mr average put in an almost perfect test ...
  8. When there used to be four tests per level, you...

    When there used to be four tests per level, you used to be able to ride it in the short courts, but for the new tests that is no longer possible
  9. some of you are still not getting it, this is not...

    some of you are still not getting it, this is not a grade, its not like a test where you can get a perfect score, each score represents a degree of success, and the score is the representation of...
  10. god forbid that a rider should train her or his...

    god forbid that a rider should train her or his mr average horse that they love, and get a mr average score that they can be proud of
  11. well start by explaining that the percentages are...

    well start by explaining that the percentages are not, as in academic tests, a reflection of how many you got right and how many you got wrong. they are an average of the movements, and reflect the...
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    in addition, if you chose to ride in the sport...

    in addition, if you chose to ride in the sport that every time you go out you put your horses life at risk, and although numbers are not kept, it is thought to cause the highest rate of death of...
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    Again the action of euthanasia for an injured...

    Again the action of euthanasia for an injured horse us one u support. ..The way it is discussed..
    Makes it sound like a convenient choice rather than a necessity.

    .The way you talk about...
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    so a horse has no value beyond your ability to...

    so a horse has no value beyond your ability to use it? retirement is not an option. use and then kill when they are no longer useful? get a bicycle
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    no, he was injured at the second to last fence...

    no, he was injured at the second to last fence and she completed the course with 11 seconds time faults.

    she clearly states she felt something go wrong at the fence, but she finished anyway, which...
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    I am also even more horrified to read that she...

    I am also even more horrified to read that she knew something was wrong at the second to last fence, and finished anyway.

    If he rehabbed from a suspensory injury before and came back to work, ...
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    I think the reason it is so off putting is how...

    I think the reason it is so off putting is how she worded it, a "career ending" injury, not a catastrophic injury, not anything like. If she said something like " the pain he would be in to travel...
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    It definitely sounds as though the injury was not...

    It definitely sounds as though the injury was not life threatening, a suspensory re injury, but I am sure that being so far from home makes it very very difficult to deal with. I understand the...
  19. Doesn't everyone graduate from high school. Did...

    Doesn't everyone graduate from high school. Did I not read that you can graduate from high school and be functionally illiterate. I know this is a bit off track from the OPs question.

    I...
  20. I resorted to google out of curiosity and found...

    I resorted to google out of curiosity and found this
    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/05/to_gift_or_not_to_gift_thats_t.html
  21. Okay, i am going to go with learned behavior too,...

    Okay, i am going to go with learned behavior too, might have started as an unwellness, but turned into learned behavior, he is finding some reward from going down slow and controlled.

    there are...
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    thanks Stormy Day, this winter was brutal here...

    thanks Stormy Day, this winter was brutal here and of course happy horses often tear their blankets. By the end of march we were struggling to keep the horses warm, despite letting them grow full...
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    Irish Draught horses and Cleveland Bays, both...

    Irish Draught horses and Cleveland Bays, both draught breeds well known for stamina.
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    I am one of the directors for Meryls Equine...

    I am one of the directors for Meryls Equine Sanctuary, and i think we could use them as liners for one of the rescue horses, they should add warmth if added under another waterproof sheet. Pm me if...
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    I worked in a vet clinic with five vets for many...

    I worked in a vet clinic with five vets for many years as a vet tech, every technician, vet and care giver was consistently kind, considerate and respectful, even to the difficult animals. we all...
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