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  1. talent vs. work

    About getting to the top: There are lots of variables, which have already been mentioned, that factor into being a top rider. Tough to say which is most important, but I think having a partner in...
  2. Thread: Spooks Jackets

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    I like the jacket and that its made with the same...

    I like the jacket and that its made with the same sort of materials used in other sports apparel. As far as the name. . . i think of my horse who spooks.
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    Love the book and movie. Seem to me that...

    Love the book and movie.

    Seem to me that tMargaret Mitchell was a feminist . . . get this impression from the book rather than the film.
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    yes

    yes
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    not really a mental or physical quality . . .

    How about time in the saddle?
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    Good points. What started as discussion about...

    Good points. What started as discussion about categorizing obesity as a disease devolved into the familar debate about the "right" diet or the "real" cause of obesity.

    IMO the real reason it...
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    psychological aspects . . .

    Address rider attitude when handling/or riding. Example: Managing your emotions when correcting a horse.

    You could also adress Sportsmanship and mental aspects of competing.
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    Vintage clothing . . . who knew?! Thanks for...

    Vintage clothing . . . who knew?!

    Thanks for all the suggestions.
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    What do you do with old helmets?

    I have a collection from years of riding. Some retired after a crash and some are just "aged out". I hate to just toss them, and in good conscience can't donate them to a riding program.

    Any...
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    Definitely useful! I believe Pippa Funnel...

    Definitely useful!

    I believe Pippa Funnel worked with a sport psychologist. . . think I read this in COTH or Practical Horsemen

    Finding a practitioner is a bit like finding a good...
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    profitable athletics?

    I'm skeptical of the idea that football and basketball are money makers supporting the rest of the sports in a university program.

    Perhaps a handful of programs (major universities) make money,...
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    I think of exercise as something I do for my...

    I think of exercise as something I do for my horse.

    No, the gym really doesn't help my riding technique or eye, per se but it sure helps with the endurance and strength to work on those things...
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    missing ingredient in the Phelps formula . . .

    Don't forget about all the hard work he did in the pool. That is an essential part of his success.
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    I don't think its "a curse". I do think its...

    I don't think its "a curse".

    I do think its incredibly hard to maintain a world champion performance for a long time. There are lots of athletes who win at their respective world championships...
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    Foxtrot- That's Cullen Jones, I think. He...

    Foxtrot- That's Cullen Jones, I think. He almost drowned when quite small and his mom immediately put him in swim lessons.
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    Swimbiscuit! Love it!

    Swimbiscuit! Love it!
  17. Golf will be added in Rio - 2016

    Golf will be added in Rio - 2016
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    out of shape?

    Still one of the best in the world. And looks in better shape than most 20 somethings I know.

    His preparation certainly wasn't the same as it was for Beijing. After watching recent story about...
  19. re: circus

    Circus performers don't have athletic skills?

    Once read a newspaper article about Cirque de Soleil and their performers. Many come from diving or gymnastics and many had olympic dreams that never...
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    Not a groupie, but after seeing Holley Mangold...

    Not a groupie, but after seeing Holley Mangold profiled on HBO's "Real Sports" I'll be pulling for her.
  21. To compete at the elite level requires a great...

    To compete at the elite level requires a great deal of skill, wether others see it as a "sport" or not. For example, synchronized swimming requires a high level of endurance and strength. But...
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    definitely a fan

    Think the "Greek model" is romanticized . . . only free, men competed . . .
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    I suspect the results will be very similar to the...

    I suspect the results will be very similar to the trials.
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    Addison, Meghan DACVA- I'm interested in...

    Addison, Meghan DACVA-

    I'm interested in reading up on the Merial research . . . would you be able to direct me to that literature?

    Also, curious aout how spliting pills changes the...
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    DMK nailed it. To me, the point of this thread...

    DMK nailed it.

    To me, the point of this thread was about item #1 rather than more analysis of the amature rule.
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