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  1. Thread: Cross Country

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    They are working their buts of in US to make a...

    They are working their buts of in US to make a living, they do triple overtime.

    There is a difference between tryin to make a living and being a world champion.

    The business model that is...
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    But than you need a certain amount of ruthlenes,...

    But than you need a certain amount of ruthlenes, if a rider does not deliver he is out.
    Klimke has been on that Team for ever, never counted for individuals.
    But she delivers, when ever she rides...
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    He is now in the US, that's the problem. The US...

    He is now in the US, that's the problem.
    The US is an Island and it causes inbreeding. When do the US riders match themselves up against the top of the world. Not at Rolex, it has become a local...
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    It is not about money. US Eventing has tons of...

    It is not about money. US Eventing has tons of money. The amounts spent on eventing are huge. The problem is how to organize that money and use it efectifly
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    Absolutely correct, As horse was 10k. The...

    Absolutely correct, As horse was 10k.

    The problem the US has, there is no real program that develops young horses and riders under the guardian ship of the national coaches and than slowly...
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    There is one family who has done that, on their...

    There is one family who has done that, on their own.
    But they are not establishment, even that the daughter has done Rolex and was spare for Aachen.
    No way that anybody of the establishment would...
  7. Thread: Cross Country

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    You could not be more wrong. A MJ after having...

    You could not be more wrong.
    A MJ after having won the Title in Lexington, showed up at a Dressage and Jumper Show the following week end, showing young horses.
    MJ parents bought his mare, its a...
  8. Thread: Cross Country

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    Those are just the seniors, the old farts. Take a...

    Those are just the seniors, the old farts. Take a look at the teens at 2 and 3 star level. The next MJs.
    Same in GB or France
    The depth of talent, not just horses, riders, is amazing. If one of the...
  9. Thread: Cross Country

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    At that level at the WEG, you better bring a...

    At that level at the WEG, you better bring a horse that can do it, or stay home.
    Look at the German Team, how may 4* do they have under their belt.
    The top 2 horses maybe 1 or 2. But when it...
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    DOC just got his ass kiked. Because he did not do...

    DOC just got his ass kiked. Because he did not do what he did with the Canadians.
    He took the same old same old and got wasted big time.
    Desater, even Braziel managed to finish as a team.
    Talking...
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    Thanks Love. But don't ya think that fresh...

    Thanks Love.

    But don't ya think that fresh meat is needed.
    Not just by reason of performance, but just by looks.
    She is kinde cute, she fits those breeches quiet nicely, I would say.
    Compare...
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    One more point. The excuse is always the horse,...

    One more point.
    The excuse is always the horse, or its breeding.

    My question, what does a 27 year old know, what the old salts do not know.

    The last 2 champions were not even 30. That makes...
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    There are some questions to be asked Both North...

    There are some questions to be asked
    Both North American teams are outside the qualification and most of their eventing happens in the US.
    Klimke mentioned in an interview that if she had not been...
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    Yes I did, and it works, or worked. But you need...

    Yes I did, and it works, or worked. But you need the all impotant vitamin C, connection, to get attention.
    As you know I got rather disgusted with the sport, the direction it went and how it reacted...
  15. Mmmmm, but that is what most of the xc in the 60...

    Mmmmm, but that is what most of the xc in the 60 and 70 used to look like.
    I remember the little thingy in Bad Bramsted, was on what is today a 2 star course, naturally than ist was LF. It had as #6...
  16. It is used as an anti depresent to. One...

    It is used as an anti depresent to.
    One organization 2 top horses, that are not stabled to gether, same stuff.

    Give me a break. They should investigate the organization, for possible organized...
  17. Jer, I have been extensively over the videos of...

    Jer, I have been extensively over the videos of Bad. KA was allways a rough onre in XC.
    I did not see anything bad on the jumps in the video.
    Get a video of the water and slow it down the trouble...
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    I agree with you completly, Reed. In the late 70...

    I agree with you completly, Reed.
    In the late 70 the US Stadium Jumpers showed up in Europe. What stuck with me, the ease with which they approached the biggest jumps and combination, just galloped...
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    No, here You are an Eventer, a HJ or Stadium or a...

    No, here You are an Eventer, a HJ or Stadium or a Dressage. Hardly anybody crosses the line. That is what Reeds experiance was and the shows do not offer it.
    In Germany as I grew up and it still is,...
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    He is not cross training, he does jumpers at...

    He is not cross training, he does jumpers at Grand Prix level and the same at Dressage.
    It is very commen that European Eventers do compet in Dressage or Stadium.
    Klimke could make a living in...
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    Well done Reed. I wondered what happened in XC,...

    Well done Reed.
    I wondered what happened in XC, nice Dressage score though.
    In Germany we had stadium jumpers, dressage and eventing always at the same show.
    It was normal to do one or 2 Dressage...
  22. interesting thread, thanks bro. Ladies never...

    interesting thread, thanks bro.
    Ladies never drive with that guy in a truck for 16 hours, it gives you a TBI.
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    The British are both top of the list. Luh is a...

    The British are both top of the list.
    Luh is a sleeping dog and having been there I would rank it 3. The sleeping dog is the terrain and the woods, terrain is rolling and the woods make it very...
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    The phrase that I am so absolutely tierd of, They...

    The phrase that I am so absolutely tierd of, They worked so Hard for it.

    I have my own busines and it is normal that I work betwenn 10 and 12 hours.
    Nothing special. If you reed between the lines...
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    There is one more point to make. You may have a...

    There is one more point to make.
    You may have a great program or programs, but it needs a person or persons to put all parts together.
    That, too, has been missing over the last years, MP was not...
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