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  1. Was she actually presented as a trainer in that...

    Was she actually presented as a trainer in that movie? My memory is she was just a "riding teacher." LOL Doesn't really work either way, but.... old acquaintance passes by in the background on a...
  2. The sadly ironic facts about the lady who refuses...

    The sadly ironic facts about the lady who refuses to issue marriage licensed to gay couples because of "strongly held religious beliefs," are that she is a multiple times DIVORCED woman, whom I...
  3. A little off the topic, but one of the favorite...

    A little off the topic, but one of the favorite racehorses of my youth was the TB Silky Sullivan. He would loaf along at the end of the pack - up to 38 lengths back, then throw in a BLAZING 1/4 mile...
  4. Yeah he does pull the shoes. And I assume you're...

    Yeah he does pull the shoes. And I assume you're referring to the trailer hitch remark!

    Still, the running about on pavement with a sterioded TB stallion with a damaged tendon......accuracy...
  5. Forged papers, presumebly, giving him a "new...

    Forged papers, presumebly, giving him a "new identity!" IRL, we had a local forge papers for a 3/4 TB - 1/4 Trakhener, that he planned to race, figuring he'd "be real good at distance races like the...
  6. My reference to "sh*t" happens" was to the idea...

    My reference to "sh*t" happens" was to the idea that while more mature horses are less likely to breakdown, breakdowns still occur. I fail to see a link between live cover and soundness of the...
  7. I can't remember the name of the movie, but it...

    I can't remember the name of the movie, but it was a Sherlock Holmes movie with Christopher Plummer as Holmes. Holmes and Watson, and perhaps a third character are investigating a stable/arena, in...
  8. Most people complain that big winners -...

    Most people complain that big winners - Derby/Triple Crown type horses - are retired too early, not too late! Most people tend to get happy when Derby quality horses are raced as 4* and 5 year*...
  9. Well, she did leave it a bit late....happens with...

    Well, she did leave it a bit late....happens with come-from-behind types - but it was still a valiant effort on her part, and no "blame" to Blame! LOL

    Surely the most infamous come-from-behind...
  10. Maybe it was the stallion that "The Horse...

    Maybe it was the stallion that "The Horse Whisperer" used to facilitate his suicide in the novel. I HATED that stupid book.
  11. Friend has a 17.1 hh Oldenburg, former eventer,...

    Friend has a 17.1 hh Oldenburg, former eventer, that she is now schooling 4th level. Her gym trainer made some remarks similar to your doctor's. She invited the trainer out to the barn to watch her...
  12. Hmmmm......you know - and I am saying this...

    Hmmmm......you know - and I am saying this seriously, not facetiously - I cannot remember the name of the horse who beat Zenyatta in her final Breeders Cup Classic. At the time, I said, "They may...
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    As long as I can afford to. That's why I'm 70...

    As long as I can afford to. That's why I'm 70 and still working full time......
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    My old saddle was a lovely brown...

    My old saddle was a lovely brown Smith-Worthington, buy my horse "outgrew" it. I showed in it, with a brown bridle with a beaded broadband for years. I really tried to get another brown dressage...
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    Nope, never said my present horse was dead calm...

    Nope, never said my present horse was dead calm and functional in all conditions. On the other hand, my previous horse was and he was that way from age 5 - but that was HIS temperament. He was the...
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    So, basically, is what we are saying here that...

    So, basically, is what we are saying here that while it might not be QUITE as bad as the disaster that is Big Lick compared to a functional, do his job TWH, we have morphed into a divide something...
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    Oh heck, my horse is 11, I've tried to expose him...

    Oh heck, my horse is 11, I've tried to expose him to everything under the sun, and while he doesn't do major yee-haws anymore, he is almost always very tense at show venues - and we're talking quiet...
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    Yes, I fully understand this. As I said, my own...

    Yes, I fully understand this. As I said, my own horse (showing 2nd/schooling 3rd) is not an easy ride (and I am at present nursing the bruises that prove it). My previous horse, a convert from H/J...
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    Two questions: 1) I thought I had read that in...

    Two questions: 1) I thought I had read that in Portuguese bullfighting - mounted or otherwise, the bull is not killed, is that correct? and 2) Do they even do true mounted bullfighting in Spain or...
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    I started out H/J then into eventing, and...

    I started out H/J then into eventing, and eventually dressage. ALL my instructors - even the H/J ones - basically stated the above as the purpose and be-all and end-all of dressage per se. That's...
  21. My (now deceased)horse had surgery for torn...

    My (now deceased)horse had surgery for torn annular ligament when he was 17. Recovery from the surgery itself was about a month. He also had a month off prior to the surgery to get the inflammation...
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    \ Fortunately, it's "C" (Carmen). Just for...

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    Fortunately, it's "C" (Carmen).

    Just for giggles - my father's electronic repair business (back when I was grammar school age) was S & M Radio & TV. (His partner's name started with "S",...
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    Was given an initialed saddle pad as a gift . ...

    Was given an initialed saddle pad as a gift . Giftor had asked me what my middle initial was a few weeks prior to my birthday. When I got the pad, I was grateful she had asked: If she hadn't, I...
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    I must suppose, then, that someone else in the...

    I must suppose, then, that someone else in the office got to it before me, and never returned it to the front desk!
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    I wonder if they had different covers for...

    I wonder if they had different covers for different parts of the country, because our office subscribes, and I saw an article, but not a cover. Still, Secretariat was on the covers of Time and...
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