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  1. Thread: Will it ever stop?

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    You're missing the point: it's not that Mandiba...

    You're missing the point: it's not that Mandiba didn't make it at the ULs, it's the way in which he had issues.

    If a horse comes undone mentally on XC or SJ, to the extent that he has repeated...
  2. Thread: Will it ever stop?

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    Mandiba has shown himself to be a horse who shuts...

    Mandiba has shown himself to be a horse who shuts down or unravels mentally -- with subsequent physical consequences -- when tired or stressed. The fall at Badminton was the end result of a round...
  3. Thread: Drunken eventing

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    I thought it looked like an equestrian homage to...

    I thought it looked like an equestrian homage to The In-Laws.

    Serpentine! Serpentine!

    :)
  4. Thread: Will it ever stop?

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    Given his (1) crash history, (2) injury history,...

    Given his (1) crash history, (2) injury history, and (3) that -- at least from his public performances -- this is not a horse who copes well under pressure, there is little evidence to support the...
  5. Thread: Will it ever stop?

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    Thanks for posting that. Mandiba had an MR in...

    Thanks for posting that.

    Mandiba had an MR in February at Rocking Horse 2.

    MR. Doesn't that mean 'fall of horse'?

    Doesn't this poor horse have anyone who's looking out for his welfare?
  6. Thread: Will it ever stop?

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    I clicked on this thread thinking that it might...

    I clicked on this thread thinking that it might be humorous, like about a horse or rider with a silly habit.

    But, oh wow, Mandiba. This Mandiba, and this was years after he was pushed to run not...
  7. Thread: Bouncing Bottoms

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    The fact is that some of the top riders now were...

    The fact is that some of the top riders now were top riders a heck of a long time ago. Mark Todd rode in the 1978 World Championships and won Badminton in 1980. Andrew Nicholson was Mark Todd's...
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    My horse eats cat food. I'm putting on my...

    My horse eats cat food.

    I'm putting on my helmet or getting my whip and I forget our proximity to the big bowl of dry cat food in the barn aisle.

    And then crunchcrunchcrunch and I realize...
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    We'll get to it eventually. I think she has a...

    We'll get to it eventually. I think she has a Prelim HT coming up.

    However, the pony has more difficult things in her immediate future. Tomorrow, I will be taking a jumping lesson on her. Poor...
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    I don't have any specifics for you but I do want...

    I don't have any specifics for you but I do want to wish you best of luck for an exciting future. You clearly have a lot to offer with your equestrian skills and your brave, cheerful attitude. :)
    ...
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    That request has been made -- via the Forum Rules...

    That request has been made -- via the Forum Rules statement -- and the vast majority of posters abide by it, choosing to express their thoughts and feelings in a community-minded manner.

    That...
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    Yes. This is exactly what happens. She jumps...

    Yes. This is exactly what happens. She jumps up...and up. You really do feel it when you're riding her. You lift twice in the air.

    :)
  13. Thread: Bouncing Bottoms

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    Coming back to this, because I do think it's an...

    Coming back to this, because I do think it's an important part of this discussion.

    I often work with pentathletes, who are collectively notorious for their showjumping rounds that look appalling...
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    You might need an extra trailer for her ego. :) ...

    You might need an extra trailer for her ego. :) And I hope that your other horses will be happy living under a very strict dictatorship. She's #1 at JMP Farm and even the most alpha geldings wilt...
  15. Thread: Bouncing Bottoms

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    Wadded wanties? But I'll take this as a...

    Wadded wanties?

    But I'll take this as a serious addition to the discussion on this thread.

    It's definitely an interesting suggestion. Perhaps the real cause of 'bouncing bottoms' is wadded...
  16. Thread: Bouncing Bottoms

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    What a rude response. I sincerely hope it makes...

    What a rude response. I sincerely hope it makes you feel better in the short term.
  17. Thread: Bouncing Bottoms

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    I don't know how you can conclude that balance...

    I don't know how you can conclude that balance isn't affected or that your balance isn't 'diminished' after a winter of light riding. It's the saddle time that you're lacking, whereas you may be...
  18. Thread: Bouncing Bottoms

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    This requires balance more than core strength. ...

    This requires balance more than core strength. Not the same thing. Core strength may help with balance, but the hip muscles are at least equally (and perhaps more) important here.

    But again, the...
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    little black pony does Prelim show jumping

    This weekend, my not-supposed-to-be-a pony did a Prelim combined test at the Carolina Horse Park.

    For reasons that remain a mystery to me, the video peters out halfway around the course. I'm...
  20. I have one. Really like it. I also got mine...

    I have one. Really like it.

    I also got mine from Mustang in Denmark. Very prompt shipment.

    I think this helmet would fit a variety of shapes/sizes. There's a circumference zipper adjustment...
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    Well, so what? Speaking from personal...

    Well, so what?

    Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that losing a horse on course hurts so damn much that internet comments really don't matter to you.

    What did matter to me is...
  22. I would like an award just for showing up. ...

    I would like an award just for showing up. Because I deserve it.

    Two of my mares are on the entry list, although this is the first I've heard of it, presumably as I'm just that much of an...
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    The suggestion of trotting fences wasn't so much...

    The suggestion of trotting fences wasn't so much about you but about your horse. If he's missing badly or chipping (as you described) at the canter, it's because there are rhythm and/or...
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    You didn't say whether you're trotting or...

    You didn't say whether you're trotting or cantering jumps.

    I don't canter fences at all if my horse doesn't have an adjustable canter yet. I do lots of trot jumps, because the horse...
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    Core strength is a wonderful thing, but it's not...

    Core strength is a wonderful thing, but it's not going to help you if your mechanics are incorrect. It's also not going to help you if the instability/imbalance is in your hips/pelvis rather than...
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