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    The "blood rule" is pretty straightforward. I'm...

    The "blood rule" is pretty straightforward. I'm researching what the rulebook considers "abusive riding" in all of its manifestations. As was said, Rollkur has been condemned by the FEI in their...
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    Thanks for the input, Right Horse. LOL - no, my...

    Thanks for the input, Right Horse. LOL - no, my rep isn't on the line with any particular TD. I just want to have my facts straight and a good case built before addressing an issue at my barn with...
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    USDF Rule regarding hyperflexion

    I've poked around and all the info is kinda dated here, so I wanted to refresh a sore subject.
    I read that in November 2010, the FEI condemned the practice as being abusive.
    I'm fairly certain I...
  4. This is something I've been battling over with my...

    This is something I've been battling over with my own conscience, as well: sure - we all sorta have to mind our own business, and when we see "trainers" out there that manage to attract often naive...
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    Sooooooo ... the Ring Stewards at Regionals,...

    Sooooooo ... the Ring Stewards at Regionals, Nationals and International competitions have no more credentials than grunts like me?
    Or are they TD's that have taken a step down, for the occasion??...
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    This is one scary thread ... as I pop open a...

    This is one scary thread ... as I pop open a nice, cold Bud :)
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    "Members of the Armed Services and police units...

    "Members of the Armed Services and police units may ride in the uniform of their service."
    That's the gist of what's written up in sec. 120 of the USDF rulebook. Could anyone get me a specific...
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    Ring Stewardship

    Well, winter has ended and the show season comes to the minds of both competitors and organizers.
    I think I'm the last Ring Steward standing in my area.
    I've been doing it for several years and am...
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    horse for photo shoot

    Has anyone ever been paid for their horse to pose in a fashion photo shoot?
    I've been approached by a talent scout who wants to use my horse in an ad for a MAJOR designer.

    Now it becomes a...
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    OMG - what a GREAT thread! MY trainer also...

    OMG - what a GREAT thread!

    MY trainer also told me to jack up my stirrups last month (coincidence?).
    I spent most of my life with either "Dressage length" stirrups, or one hole shorter for basic...
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    Thanks so much to everyone that chimed in! ...

    Thanks so much to everyone that chimed in!

    Every time I'm feeling a bit down, I find my way back to this whimsical thread I started and end up laughing hysterically!

    I'm actually thinking of...
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    need help identifying a quote

    This is for a project I'm working on ...

    "By the time you know all there is to know about classical riding - you're too old to do it!"
    I thought it was by Bert de Nemethy, but been looking and...
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    True - "it's your head, protect it if you value...

    True - "it's your head, protect it if you value it" is a valid perspective. It's Darwinism in action, if you ask me. I wonder if the option of wearing head gear was ever even discussed.

    My point,...
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    Clint Anderson from "Down Under Horsemanship"

    I am surprised to search his name and find not a single hit on these Forums.
    I was channel-surfing just now and happened upon his show on MSG+
    This is supposedly Australia's answer to Parelli, and...
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    This is probably a naive question, but what,...

    This is probably a naive question, but what, exactly, constitutes "riding trousers?" Will they be worn with high boots, half-chaps, under full chaps or solo?
    I own a pair of men's Miller's riding...
  16. Mounted Cavalry proved to be a valuable tool on...

    Mounted Cavalry proved to be a valuable tool on the Eastern Front.
    Russian horses and troops were accustomed to the winters there and stayed mobile and functional (those heavy cloaks doubled as...
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    When asked about how to manage their jewels, I've...

    When asked about how to manage their jewels, I've always told my male students that given a chance - they will find a safe place. This is why I oppose the use of a jock strap: it locks them in and...
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    Love that flick. One of the influences that...

    Love that flick.

    One of the influences that got me into eventing.
    It's still a ritual to watch the VHS (when can I get a bloody DVD?) the night befor a show, as I clean my tack!

    Kinda fun to...
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    I think we horsemen are WAY overthinking that old...

    I think we horsemen are WAY overthinking that old expression.

    "Oh, man - I had to pee like a racehorse" was more typically heard at the ballpark, roadside stop or tavern than at the track.

    My...
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    Tasteless show names are the pinnacle of *TACKY*...

    Tasteless show names are the pinnacle of *TACKY*

    Some years ago, we had one horse in our local circuit, named "Hot sex on the beach" or something like that. I'm pretty sure the owner eventually...
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    Poll: Well, I've been also debating whether or not to...

    Well, I've been also debating whether or not to chime in.
    My barn usually curtails the hours on most holidays - like closing at 3 (by which time most of us have non-horsey obligations to tend to,...
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    *like

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    People are strange. In the few months my horse...

    People are strange.

    In the few months my horse has been up for sale, I've encountered LOTS of folks like the ones described here. Out of all the try outs, I got a whopping ONE phonecall, saying...
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    creepy reply to sale ad

    I hope I'm not crossing the line of the "no sale ads" policy here, but I am trying to sell my [horse].

    Today, I got a strange email:

    Hi,
    Many thanks for your mail, am still interested on...
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    They also tend to seek refuge in mounds of fallen...

    They also tend to seek refuge in mounds of fallen leaves, which end up generating heat as they compost.
    Depending on your location, they can remain viable well into winter.
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