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    I was inspired to get some after reading all the...

    I was inspired to get some after reading all the threads on here. Pretty expensive to ship to Ireland but it sure is worth it!!!
    I wouldn't be without a tub of it on the yard now. Thanks for the...
  2. I always want to go but pesky office job gets in...

    I always want to go but pesky office job gets in the way!
    Love looking through the catalogue though and spotting horses that I have seen out and about during the year.
  3. If you are going to be there around the 10th...

    If you are going to be there around the 10th November, I would definitely hop on a plane to Ireland and take in the Goresbridge Go for Gold sale!!
    http://www.goresbridgegoforgold.com
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    I'm not sure where you guys are getting that...

    I'm not sure where you guys are getting that information. I'm Irish but have worked as a rider in the UK and I would always use two studs in each foot. I have none or studs as small as possible in...
  5. Neck straps are forbidden at all levels in...

    Neck straps are forbidden at all levels in Eventing Ireland dressage tests.
    It doesn't specify except to mention "gadgets" in the FEI eventing rules:

    539.2.3 Forbidden
    Martingales, bit guards,...
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    The little ones can be great. Dublin Horse Show...

    The little ones can be great. Dublin Horse Show even has a special class for them, the final of which takes place at the show in August and which is extremely competitive. ...
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    Good question! RM is definitely not a TB.

    Good question! RM is definitely not a TB.
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    Report on it is on this page along with a photo...

    Report on it is on this page along with a photo of the offending fence.
    http://eventingnation.com/home/luhmuhlen-live-cross-country-updates/
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    Yep, it was horrible. The horse flipped...

    Yep, it was horrible. The horse flipped vertically and she was lucky to get away with a broken collarbone. A lot of the time rotationals look like they are happening slowly - this happened so fast,...
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    Yes, so why the need for this? Georgie Spence...

    Yes, so why the need for this? Georgie Spence also had an horrific rotational at Lumuhlen, at a big parallel type fence. The pole/log dropped, but there was no forward motion, so really it blocked...
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    I haven't read the whole thread so this may have...

    I haven't read the whole thread so this may have been discussed already... but why the prevalence of reverse pinning with the frangible pins?

    Surely it would be safer for a horse to hit a pole...
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    Crikey! I see Mary King has picked herself up a 2...

    Crikey! I see Mary King has picked herself up a 2 month ban after Bramham for getting a second yellow card within 12 months.
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    Indeed! That has just summed up in three short...

    Indeed! That has just summed up in three short sentences what I as an Irish person who has quite a bit of hunting under their belt needed to say.

    Horses in the better hunts are prepped...
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    Ooh you have picked the perfect time to come....

    Ooh you have picked the perfect time to come. Tattersalls International event (CCI* up to CCI***) is on in Co.Meath during May and well, well worth a visit. William Fox PItt, Zara Phillips, Caroline...
  15. Me neither. :D We have the same show pony/ show...

    Me neither. :D
    We have the same show pony/ show hunter pony classs here in Ireland, so lots of beautiful little ponies for their small jockeys.
    But then, here in Europe, ponies seem to be more...
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    That's funny! I couldn't even view the photo in...

    That's funny! I couldn't even view the photo in the link and I guessed from the first few comments that it was THAT photo of Ben Maher coming off the Hamburg Derby Bank. :D
  17. Unusual, yes, coincidental, yes.. but I was...

    Unusual, yes, coincidental, yes.. but I was chatting to the spotter who radioed through regarding the blood in the first horse's nose and it was just that.. blood sighted in the horse's nose, so he...
  18. Goresbridge Go for Gold Sale is on tonight in Wexford

    ... and as usual, some droolworthy horses..:yes::yes::yes:

    http://www.goresbridgegoforgold.com
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    FWIW at least one of those officials is an ex 4*...

    FWIW at least one of those officials is an ex 4* rider and is hugely respected as both a trainer and Ground Jury member.
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    Ah RIP Henry, you grumpy sod. I had the pleasure...

    Ah RIP Henry, you grumpy sod. I had the pleasure of knowing him as Caroline used to overnight him in a yard where I worked when she was travelling up country. He was a seriously grumpy horse, but he...
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    If you are interested in attending some horse...

    If you are interested in attending some horse trials, the 2014 schedule will be up here soon:
    www.eventingireland.com

    Tattersalls International Horse Trials takes place in Co. Meath in May. Lots...
  22. Probably because it was quite an unusual...

    Probably because it was quite an unusual situation that both of Jock's horses were stopped on xc because of blood being spotted and then allowed to continue.
    One bit his tongue and I think the...
  23. There are "spotters" around the course at...

    There are "spotters" around the course at Burghley. One of them noticed it and radioed through.
  24. The second horse was Kevin McNab's ride, not...

    The second horse was Kevin McNab's ride, not Jocks and as far as I can see they are not based at the same barn at all.
    According to a news report one is based in Surrey and one in Berkshire.
    ...
  25. Apparently it's a long acting tranquilliser, the...

    Apparently it's a long acting tranquilliser, the sort given to horses on box rest etc. There's something about it being used for bleeders also.
    God, I really hope there's an explanation, otherwise...
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