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    No. More. Royals. It's long past time for...

    No. More. Royals.

    It's long past time for this elitist notion of royalty setting themselves up as caretakers of international sport bodies on behalf of the common rabble, otherwise known as the...
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    I worked with Robin Williams on a couple of...

    I worked with Robin Williams on a couple of projects. I hadn't seen him in years, but the news of his suicide really shook me.

    He was an incredibly kind, generous and intelligent person. If you...
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    I clicked on the listing but was told that the...

    I clicked on the listing but was told that the country I'm in is 'blacklisted'.

    What could CANTER possibly have against Lithuania?
  4. I love you, Lady Eboshi. I will very politely...

    I love you, Lady Eboshi.

    I will very politely say that neither of these horses is a 10K horse. :lol:

    (Zizi competes at Prelim eventing with a more competent primate on her back. The pinto is...
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    You sound like the perfect daughter. I have...

    You sound like the perfect daughter.

    I have only one question: are you available for adoption?

    :)
  6. As promised, two more videos: 1. This...

    As promised, two more videos:

    1. This is my other ride. If you discount appearances, gender and size, he's actually a lot like Zizi. He's one of the most forward horses I've ever sat on, even...
  7. :lol: Apparently, Melanie Smith Taylor...

    :lol:



    Apparently, Melanie Smith Taylor hasn't seen this thread.

    I do too have a hairnet. But I left it at home. I always wear a hairnet in competition because the scraggly Eurogirl look...
  8. I'm in Southern Pines, where it's ~90F every day....

    I'm in Southern Pines, where it's ~90F every day. Heat doesn't really bother me, although I've learned from really hot places (like Egypt) to cover most exposed skin.

    The pony is also...
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    No doubt. But Massarella was chef for 30+...

    No doubt.

    But Massarella was chef for 30+ years, and was very open about his views. He retired not all that long ago so this was well into an era when overt sexism was frowned on. And sued in...
  10. Funny? 'Hapless primate' is my default riding...

    Funny? 'Hapless primate' is my default riding style.
  11. So I post a video of myself riding and I get a...

    So I post a video of myself riding and I get a fashion question? Did you wander over here from the h/j board? :lol:

    I had to watch the video again because I had no idea what I was wearing. That...
  12. little black pony with hapless primate aboard: updated, new videos post #24

    I rode Zizi today. Over some little jumps. :D

    I don't ride her often because she has Glenbaer plus occasional sessions with JMP, so I don't want to confuse Zizi's impeccable training.

    But...
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    I don't know. Maybe it's the Saumur/military...

    I don't know. Maybe it's the Saumur/military influence? There are women in show jumping and dressage (not that elite dressage is a French specialty). But time and time again, French teams are all...
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    Another all-male French team. Funny how it's...

    Another all-male French team. Funny how it's always like that.
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    Pippa Funnell/Billy Beware are out of WEG with an...

    Pippa Funnell/Billy Beware are out of WEG with an injury. This means Team GB will be naming two replacements -- one for her and one for Izzy Taylor, who also withdrew. More here.

    I'm feeling bad...
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    Racing. Stan the Man was an English-bred and a...

    Racing. Stan the Man was an English-bred and a winner on the track. Heraldik, Sam's damsire, was a Czech-bred racing TB.

    There aren't a lot of purpose-bred TB sport horse stallions. (Master Imp...
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    I'd go back at least another generation. You...

    I'd go back at least another generation. You really want to know where the blood comes from and how it's combined. A designation like 'Holsteiner' doesn't mean much on its own to a breeder, and the...
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    Shamwari is by a TB stallion out of a mare who is...

    Shamwari is by a TB stallion out of a mare who is 1/2 Hann, 1/2 Trakehner. He's probably approx 5/8 - 3/4 blood. Most of that blood would be TB but probably also some ox due to the Trakenher...
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    vineyridge should be along any moment now to...

    vineyridge should be along any moment now to chime in about the dressage co-efficient.
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    Ah, makes sense. Probably the reason for the...

    Ah, makes sense. Probably the reason for the short XC course.

    (:winkgrin: couldn't resist)
  21. I've only worked with the other one. No...

    I've only worked with the other one. No experience with the equestrian JW.

    :)
  22. Thank you! And I promise you it works, even...

    Thank you!

    And I promise you it works, even though there's always have a million micro-moments of self-doubt and frayed patience. Like I said, when the doubts and hopelessness creep in, I...
  23. I decided to investigate the mysterious sport of...

    I decided to investigate the mysterious sport of lawn-bowling. It's a core sport of the Commonwealth Games, which means they have to offer it no matter what.

    Today's Guardian has a delightful...
  24. Why are so many of us unsuitable for lawn-bowling?

    Why are so many of us unsuitable for lawn-bowling?
  25. eventers, which sport are you really made for? take the test

    The BBC is attempting to point humans toward their most suitable sporting pursuit.

    Which sport are you made for?

    Just a few quick questions and they give you three sports you're a match for...
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