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    For some good examples, two horses in the...

    For some good examples, two horses in the inaugural members inducted to the Canadian Eventing Hall of Fame were both appendix QH:





    Yves Landry and Gamin competed at Rolex in 1999. FEI...
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    Sounds like you have some subconscious anxiety...

    Sounds like you have some subconscious anxiety about bigger jumps, and that you don't know why. I suggest talking to a sports psychologist.
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    Hey, that would work for the neighbour-from-hell...

    Hey, that would work for the neighbour-from-hell on the other thread, too! :lol:
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    Do you take regular lessons? Is your lack of...

    Do you take regular lessons? Is your lack of confidence due to anything specific, such as repeatedly getting bad distances, knocking over rails, getting jumped out of the tack?

    It will make a...
  5. I'm thinking it would be difficult to work for...

    I'm thinking it would be difficult to work for that kind of owner.
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    Meg blogs for this very website - here is the...

    Meg blogs for this very website - here is the link.

    I agree that she is a fun blogger.
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    This is high-performance team code for "something...

    This is high-performance team code for "something is wrong but we don't want to tell the general public exactly what." It is amazing how many horses have hoof abscesses, hot nails, etc. in the month...
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    My best friend's parents finally got married last...

    My best friend's parents finally got married last year, the year before she retired - so that she could get her honeymoon days off.
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    Satan cover?...

    Satan cover? :lol:
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    12 really isn't so bad. There have been angled...

    12 really isn't so bad. There have been angled rails over ditches forever. You don't have to jump the middle - angle the ditch and jump the rail more perpendicular. Some horses will easily jump the...
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    No, I didn't mean you, but your post gave me the...

    No, I didn't mean you, but your post gave me the idea that it was possible. So I just wanted to clarify that it wasn't my position at all!
  12. Thread: The Giver movie

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    Do you have to teach certain books? I always...

    Do you have to teach certain books? I always wondered if our teachers were torturing us on purpose or not...
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    I'm sorry but my advice is that YOU should not be...

    I'm sorry but my advice is that YOU should not be the one teaching this horse any more. It's been 4.5 years and you admit, he is not getting it. Falling on the ramp repeatedly is doing nothing for...
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    Winding Down, I hadn't considered that someone...

    Winding Down, I hadn't considered that someone would take what I said as "buy a Tipperary even if it doesn't fit." Thanks for bringing that up. To do its job properly, helmet must fit well. On that...
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    Here is a link to photos of Emily King's fall at...

    Here is a link to photos of Emily King's fall at the Junior European Championships, where the frangible pin broke. She was not separated from her horse sufficiently to activate any air vest.
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    I found JER's reference to the helmet, it is made...

    I found JER's reference to the helmet, it is made with MIPS technology:
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    retread, are you saying that you believe your...

    retread, are you saying that you believe your concussion was caused by the helmet, whether because it was ventilated, cheaper or...?

    Are you saying that you believe the CO is safer/you are less...
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    FWIW, the Hoys (when they were together) brought...

    FWIW, the Hoys (when they were together) brought back the pom poms for a while... I thought it was hilariously awful, but it did make them very recognizable.
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    Nobody's mentioned yet that it's what they do in...

    Nobody's mentioned yet that it's what they do in England, and therefore it must be a trend to be followed... I think it actually started with racing jockeys, since they are the ones who use silks and...
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    Yes, I'm just saying for $70, it is an economical...

    Yes, I'm just saying for $70, it is an economical schooling helmet, very cool to wear. Then save your good helmet (and cover) for shows. If you fall off schooling, you're only looking at a $70...
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    Just curious why you prefer a skull cap to the...

    Just curious why you prefer a skull cap to the Sportage? I know they're ugly but I couldn't find anything more cool or comfy,and a good price when I have to replace...
  22. I had someone call me as she'd heard I had a...

    I had someone call me as she'd heard I had a black Thoroughbred for sale. She currently had a white Arabian, had never jumped, and wanted to learn to jump; the horse had to be black, and her farrier...
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    Just finished a fun, quick beach read, Blow Me...

    Just finished a fun, quick beach read, Blow Me Down by Katie McAllister. A single mother in her early 40s gets trapped in a virtual reality pirate game (this sounds like something I would not enjoy!)...
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    After ruling out physical issues, consider both ponying (getting him calm about doing stuff, while humans are above him, and with a herd-mate can really help) and blinkers.

    I took one on trial...
  25. Thread: How rude! /rant

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    Oh my... this happened to me once, riding a very...

    Oh my... this happened to me once, riding a very large cross (Cleveland Bay/QH/TB) whose clunky head befitted his name, Moose. A person who was known for importing fancy expensive WBs saw me riding...
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