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  1. 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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    You are right. So let's look where air vests are...

    You are right. So let's look where air vests are used and the research done. MotoGP. The "air vest" portion only protects the shoulders and they only came to being AFTER 10 years of instrumenting...
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    Happy to contradict your assessment here. There...

    Happy to contradict your assessment here. There is a myriad of data concerning people wearing body armor and protective vests who are thrown through the air and it shows that spine/neck injuries have...
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    Leave it to those Germans to design something...

    Leave it to those Germans to design something that actually has common sense in its functionality. It looks like they actually considered spine biomechanics in its design!

    Reed
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    I've ridden in my EXO through CIC**. Reed

    I've ridden in my EXO through CIC**.

    Reed
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    Sadly, I'm done with this shit. It is my...

    Sadly, I'm done with this shit.

    It is my opinion, the upper level riders, the owners, the governing bodies all are unwilling to make a true, concerted effort to understand the risks that are...
  19. 40 years. But then again, he and I grew up...

    40 years. But then again, he and I grew up together.
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    Can't Go to the World Cup in Vegas

    Where is the best place to liquidate Plaza Level tickets for all sessions, jumpers and dressage?

    Thanks

    Reed
  21. There is no proof that vests reduce broken bones...

    There is no proof that vests reduce broken bones and your assumptions are solely based on the idea that there is some form of padding. I have multiple vests, from the Mg cage EXO to a Tipperary to a...
  22. This is when I begin to build up for the Spring...

    This is when I begin to build up for the Spring events. So, I suck it up, slap some sleigh bells on and gallop in the snow.
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    Seema is an awesome person in the truest...

    Seema is an awesome person in the truest definition of the word awesome.

    awe·some adjective \??-s?m\
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    : expressive of awe (Seema is awesome in my experiences.)
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    a : inspiring awe (Seema...
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    How do I feel about grass rings? I like a mix of...

    How do I feel about grass rings? I like a mix of kentucky blue, argostis and sinsemilla. You can run 70 or 80 rounds on it and then get stoned to the bejesus afterward.
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    Ya'll need to stop looking at it from the...

    Ya'll need to stop looking at it from the horse/training perspective.

    This is more a case where the intent is similar to the H/J industry where they populate the low levels (3'6" and under) with...
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