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  1. The single greatest threat to your horse when...

    The single greatest threat to your horse when trailering are respiratory issues related to breathing dust and an inability of your horse to lower his neck so he can cough and clear his airways. This...
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    Once I bought an end of the year 3 year old off...

    Once I bought an end of the year 3 year old off the track who was not tattooed. He was big and slow. He also turned out to be one of the most un-athletic horses I ever sat on. It took 3 years for...
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    And how is it that you know that one photograph,...

    And how is it that you know that one photograph, in one moment in time of which you have zero context of is showing you a "BASIC issue?"

    It is one thing for a rider to select a photo that they...
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    I find people tend to make them too wide. I...

    I find people tend to make them too wide. I don't like a wash stall so wide that a young horse can get himself turned around while still cross tied. Mine is 9 feet and I like it.

    Other than...
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    I always understood that the tattoo was linked to...

    I always understood that the tattoo was linked to when they are gate trained. Meaning you could have an OTTB who was raised, started and spent time on the track, but didn't stay around long enough...
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    XC in Sidney was the single large crowd at the...

    XC in Sidney was the single large crowd at the Sidney Olympics not including opening and closing ceremonies.
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    I think the OP has missed the most important...

    I think the OP has missed the most important factor of all: your personal net worth, disposable income and/or financial where-with-all to manage risk.

    I don't insure my horses. In relation to my...
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    The "demand for changes" included that they...

    The "demand for changes" included that they actually be fact and statistic driven to improve horse and rider welfare--not that some random person connected to another horsesport suggest them based on...
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    I think I'm going to be sick to my stomach.

    I think I'm going to be sick to my stomach.
  10. Find a good Active Release Technique therapist. ...

    Find a good Active Release Technique therapist. ART therapists work almost exclusively with soft tissue. To me it sounds as if part of your problem is not the old injury itself, but secondary...
  11. I would be very surprised if an OTTB wasn't sore...

    I would be very surprised if an OTTB wasn't sore after having shoes removed. I've seen it happen over and over, people riding their horse barefoot and everyone thinking they are perfectly sound,...
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    Pffttt...Why do you need a ring? (I'm assuming...

    Pffttt...Why do you need a ring? (I'm assuming you are talking about a surface.) Unless you are putting a lot of pounding and work on your horses legs there is a good chance you are better without...
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    I think most of the links are of breeches that...

    I think most of the links are of breeches that are too dark. Maybe it's just me. There is the occasional TD or Judge that might say something.

    Also, Fits "Dove Grey" is a much lighter color...
  14. Libby this sucks. One suggestion. If you are...

    Libby this sucks.

    One suggestion. If you are going to be on crutches for any length of time toss those stupid things that fit under your arm pits and get the one that clip around your forearms. ...
  15. Lauren (eponacowgirl) at Southern Promise. She's...

    Lauren (eponacowgirl) at Southern Promise. She's only 20-30 minutes from Murfreesboro and has an affordable and fun program. She would be great for someone just dipping their toes into the eventing...
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    That's the beauty of custom--you can custimized...

    That's the beauty of custom--you can custimized it!

    I have a tailbone that doesn't curve under at the bottom as much as most peoples'. It doesn't bother me in a jumping saddle, but can get sore...
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    I have three--two jumping, one dressage--that...

    I have three--two jumping, one dressage--that were done custom for me. I'm now 50+ and have been eventing since the late 70s, in all that time these are the only saddles that have ever truly fit...
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    +1 to everything BFNE wrote. If XC was a...

    +1 to everything BFNE wrote.


    If XC was a sport all by itself we'd all be looking for the horse you describe. We compromise on those qualities for the other two disciplines. When your goals are...
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    The OP must be young. Do you know how hard it is...

    The OP must be young. Do you know how hard it is to find a horse that you enjoy riding and is FUN?!

    Besides, have you evr tried to sell a small, OTTB, mare who is hot and doesn't have a show...
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    I don't think you can have the concept of...

    I don't think you can have the concept of Haflingers and ponies running at Training but the LLs not being an endurance test in the same sentence. :) No, for an OTTB the lower levels are not a true...
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    If you take out the terrain and the endurance you...

    If you take out the terrain and the endurance you gut XC and completely change the heart of it and it is no longer "eventing." Fine. If that's what people want to do they can go start start their...
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    Oh honey, this thread went under with the first...

    Oh honey, this thread went under with the first comment. No drawn out, dramatic "annnndddd" is necessary.
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    Let's just take a moment and remember how this...

    Let's just take a moment and remember how this thread began with a regular visitor of the H/J forum coming to the eventing forum and opening comments with:



    I really can't remember when I was...
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    You don't think they are going to pay all that...

    You don't think they are going to pay all that money and not keep their options open?!
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    They probably will. Pretty standard proceedured...

    They probably will. Pretty standard proceedured in Hunterland so that it opens up what the horse is "qualified" to do. They generally don't like rules to get in the way and it is very inconveient...
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