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  1. I definitely have used mine to survive...

    I definitely have used mine to survive naughtiness, like the occasional spook, launch, or spin-and-run. The one time my horse let out some legitimate bucks, I never even grabbed for the strap,...
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    Well good luck evaluating that, since the vast,...

    Well good luck evaluating that, since the vast, vast majority of stallions aren't campaigned at GP (or at any level past their licensing).
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    I think we can all agree that she's privileged...

    I think we can all agree that she's privileged but it certainly sounds from that article like she's not completely underwritten by her father or her mother/Al. That's not to say that whatever support...
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    Just wanted to point out that Caroline and Endel...

    Just wanted to point out that Caroline and Endel are no longer business partners. He's been working out of Bethany Peslar's Everglades Dressage for a bit now. Caroline is still running Lionshare...
  5. Thread: Rafalca bred

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    Because she's 17 and (I think, iirc from an...

    Because she's 17 and (I think, iirc from an earlier article) a maiden.
  6. Thread: Rafalca bred

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    You're absolutely correct, and unfortunately,...

    You're absolutely correct, and unfortunately, this type of oversight is typical for dressage-news.com.
  7. Thread: Your Job?

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    Same experience here in a different field. I...

    Same experience here in a different field. I think the career opportunities for most terminal MAs is pretty depressed. Unless you want to get a second corollary MA, which is something I have been...
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    Virginia for the horsiness and the geography ...

    Virginia for the horsiness and the geography

    Vermont for the geography and the politics and the whole lifestyle

    coastal N. California for the climate and geography
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    "Hate Whitie"?? Are you seriously, honestly,...

    "Hate Whitie"?? Are you seriously, honestly, actually kidding me? You think this is about how we all (even though we as COTH members are probably statistically like 90% white) are here to hate on...
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    The other consideration was stated by the USEF in...

    The other consideration was stated by the USEF in their press release: "As part of the selection process in the naming of the Team the performances of all combinations were taken into consideration....
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    GOTCHA! :rolleyes: Hilarious, and kind of...

    GOTCHA! :rolleyes:

    Hilarious, and kind of proves my point that the people who want "just the facts" tend to also ignore the context.

    History matters, people. Twenty years is a freaking blip on...
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    Really? Chicago has a long history of problems...

    Really?
    Chicago has a long history of problems stemming from race relations and civil unrest.

    1855 - beer riot
    1866 - Haymarket riots
    1894 - Pullman strikes
    1919 - race riot
    1937 - Memorial...
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    The problem with "facts" stated as such is that ...

    The problem with "facts" stated as such is that
    a) they blindly ignore any and all mitigating factors (you know, the small details and context that make ALL THE DIFFERENCE)
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    b) they are...
  14. Thread: Your Job?

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    I'm a historian, is the short answer. The more...

    I'm a historian, is the short answer.

    The more complicated answer is that I'm a historical documentary editor -- and that doesn't mean that I edit documentaries. I locate, digitize, transcribe,...
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    Pretending that race has absolutely nothing to do...

    Pretending that race has absolutely nothing to do with their problems, and yet simultaneously pretending that race is the major determining factor in their actions, all while purposely ignoring the...
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    You're right, jetsmom! And there are middle-class...

    You're right, jetsmom! And there are middle-class white people who DO riot!

    I'm reminded of this today because I'm a historian, and on this day in 1908, a bunch of middle-class white folks in...
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    I'm confused by what you mean. She was on the...

    I'm confused by what you mean. She was on the short list; that's why she was sent to Europe with the rest of them. As I read it, she has not been named to the team or as an alternate because of their...
  18. Thread: Internship vent

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    duplicate post, sorry!

    duplicate post, sorry!
  19. Thread: Internship vent

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    Every year I get closer and closer to thinking...

    Every year I get closer and closer to thinking internships are a complete and total racket for everyone involved.

    The bosses just want free labor. Everything else they tell you is lipservice....
  20. Just chiming in here to say that yes, William...

    Just chiming in here to say that yes, William Woods U. is a "real" school. It's not a Meredith Manor type of place. I know several people who have gone there over the past ten years or so; not all...
  21. From page 11 of this thread...

    From page 11 of this thread:
    UL is mine. This poster finally called USEF about Perfect Prep, which apparently is so ubiquitous in hunterland even judges are recommending it. This is the answer she...
  22. Yes! You found it exactly when I did! (It's on...

    Yes! You found it exactly when I did! (It's on page 11 of that thread):
  23. This literally happened in a recent COTH thread...

    This literally happened in a recent COTH thread (although USEF, not FEI). I can't remember the poster or the forum but it's been in the past few weeks for sure. Poster emailed USEF and asked about...
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    This totally depends on the horse. My FEI...

    This totally depends on the horse. My FEI dressage horse was a total pill about counter-canter. He would pop those changes in every single chance he got. (He was at FEI when I got him; I wasn't!) I...
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    Yes, but eventers also do dressage, so the...

    Yes, but eventers also do dressage, so the quality of the change you teach the horse DOES matter.

    It's also worth noting that eventing dressage tests don't require changes until the upper...
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