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    It all goes back to my post earlier in the...

    It all goes back to my post earlier in the thread, about defining what exactly it means to be under 14.2. That may sound like "splitting hairs" since it is, but it's my contention that we've set...
  2. As long as you stay in your saddle for the entire...

    As long as you stay in your saddle for the entire round, I doubt anyone will notice or care that it is a monoflap. :)
  3. Agreed in the legal sense, but in the practical...

    Agreed in the legal sense, but in the practical sense, if the dogs can get on to her property, lots of chicken-loving predators can, and it's really a matter of when rather than if.

    A nice...
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    I loved watching Ginny & Hawley go cross-country,...

    I loved watching Ginny & Hawley go cross-country, and my favorite WEG picture is of them. I'm sorry to see the partnership end, but they all end eventually one way or another.

    Best of luck to...
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    If she had a performance record, or if you knew...

    If she had a performance record, or if you knew her breeding, it might be worth doing.

    But, absent those, you're better off finding a nice weanling and buying it.

    Breeding is not inexpensive....
  6. The answer to this is "yes." Whatever you have...

    The answer to this is "yes." Whatever you have budgeted, you will spend, probably times a factor of two. :D
  7. The other thing to know about per foot estimates...

    The other thing to know about per foot estimates with fencing is that those are usually for the long runs. Corners and gate ends are quite a bit more for any fence that is tensioned. So if you're...
  8. It is cheaper to buy something already there and...

    It is cheaper to buy something already there and live with it.

    As for the price, you can call barn builders and get a ballpark, but that will probably be the barn only. You need to factor in site...
  9. It's not that TBs can't shorten, but that the...

    It's not that TBs can't shorten, but that the older type courses were designed to be jumped with a lot more forward pace. With a forward pace, you can generate a lot more jump by simply redirecting...
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    If we can make the spot check measurements less...

    If we can make the spot check measurements less of a scary high stakes thing for the compliant ponies, they can be done quickly and with much less drama. On a spot check, you don't need an accurate...
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    This is independent of my other responses, which...

    This is independent of my other responses, which are just about the fact that I think that wearing a western hat is about as smart as strapping a big sheet of cardboard to your back, when you're...
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    I think that's a great system. Simple and to the...

    I think that's a great system. Simple and to the point.
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    Or maybe you just don't want to win the barrels....

    Or maybe you just don't want to win the barrels. Or maybe you're so much faster that you don't mind spotting some time to your competition to look fabulous.

    How many seconds is it worth to you to...
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    Nicole Aichele was wearing a helmet when she...

    Nicole Aichele was wearing a helmet when she broke the world record time for barrel racing.

    In a sport that is determined by timing to one-thousandths of a second, you're an idiot to wear a...
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    Here's what you do. At your local barrel...

    Here's what you do.

    At your local barrel racing or other gymkhana type contest, offer a $100 prize to the top competitor who is wearing a helmet for the next N shows in a series.
  16. To find a match for a registered and previously...

    To find a match for a registered and previously typed individual would be very possible. To find a match for a parent would be quite different.
  17. It's my understanding that you can't do a...

    It's my understanding that you can't do a scattershot, "Here is a DNA sample, can you find the parents out of your database of tens of thousands of horses?"

    What you can do is take a DNA sample...
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    I would love for them to get into the habit of...

    I would love for them to get into the habit of starting the process with "We see a problem with XYZ. We at the BOG are discussing changes we might make to solve those problems. We welcome input and...
  19. So I'm not quite sure I understand here. DNA...

    So I'm not quite sure I understand here.

    DNA testing to verify parentage is well established. If the DNA test result is "not related to the Arabian parent" that makes total sense to me.

    DNA...
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    One of the things that is different about the...

    One of the things that is different about the ponies is that you are allowed to measure without shoes, but show with shoes, so for the hard measures, it might involve a farrier coming, removing the...
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    In general, in all these countries, the answer...

    In general, in all these countries, the answer is, they care for you first, they worry about payment second, just as here. It's understood that (a) when you're bleeding to death it's difficult to...
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    Oh yes. How much better this situation would have...

    Oh yes. How much better this situation would have been if EMTALA had not been in place, which is the rule that requires emergency rooms to treat anyone who comes in, regardless of ability to pay. (Or...
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    Beef marketed as grass-fed is supposed to be...

    Beef marketed as grass-fed is supposed to be grass-finished without grain. It can be quite excellent. My neighbor is expert at creating really outstanding grass-finished meats. But, it is going to be...
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    Hi! I'm sure you didn't intend to make such an...

    Hi! I'm sure you didn't intend to make such an incredibly offensive statement there.

    Did you know the nation of Liberia was founded by American citizens? And that Monrovia is named for James...
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    Part of the question is, more seriously, what...

    Part of the question is, more seriously, what does it mean to be 14.2 hands? That sounds kind of like splitting hairs, I realize. A pony that is 14.1 hands is clearly going to measure as a pony no...
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