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  1. Thread: eliminated?

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    My bad. Ambiguity in writing is unacceptable. ...

    My bad. Ambiguity in writing is unacceptable.

    Dover, in the COTH article, suggested that Legolas wasn't going forward at the beginning of the test, after the introduction and the audience...
  2. Thread: eliminated?

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    Maybe Karma isn't the right word. He wounded his...

    Maybe Karma isn't the right word. He wounded his horse and was eliminated. The elimination was caused by his, shall I say this politely, over eager use of the spur, and the result of that action...
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    The post that I was responding to has been...

    The post that I was responding to has been deleted.
  4. Thread: eliminated?

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    It's not a bummer, it's karma.

    It's not a bummer, it's karma.
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    What's unfortunate? That they found it? Or that...

    What's unfortunate? That they found it? Or that the horse was wounded?

    If it's blood from too much spur, I'd say it's fortunate.

    Sorry to express my amazement that the word unfortunate might...
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    None of those would be acceptable. We only have...

    None of those would be acceptable. We only have founding fathers and Presidents on our paper money.

    But if we could go outside those, I'd pick Margaret Sanger. Look her up and you'll see why.
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    What happened to the Special?

    Is it gone for all major competitions and Championships or just for this World Cup?

    Or did I simply completely misread the World Cup schedule?
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    Well, if Arkansas goes to hell in a handbasket in...

    Well, if Arkansas goes to hell in a handbasket in the next year or so, we'll know to blame on their minimum wage hike which was passed by election, not legislature.

    There have been quite a few...
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    Source cite, please. Reason I ask is that I went...

    Source cite, please. Reason I ask is that I went to the DOL website and looked for that agency. I was able to find the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but not the Bureau of Economic Analysis and Labor...
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    It seems to me that most motels these days,...

    It seems to me that most motels these days, whether independent or chain, cheap or not, are owned by people either from India or children of people from India.
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    Speaking of Oxford cloth shirts, Doonesbury has...

    Speaking of Oxford cloth shirts, Doonesbury has been running some old strips, and one was on spraying to rid Walden of the preppy pest invasion.

    Is preppy coming back?
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    And there's always LL Bean, which often has sales...

    And there's always LL Bean, which often has sales or available gift cards. They are not cheap through at normal price.
  13. Thread: Dam lines

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    Tesio believed that a mare who is a superlative...

    Tesio believed that a mare who is a superlative performer herself will usually not make a good broodmare. His belief is based on observation, because his theory on why is not supported by today's...
  14. Thread: Dam lines

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    Elles, I've heard racing people describe mares...

    Elles, I've heard racing people describe mares from great dams who didn't produce anything in generations afterwards as "dead branches on the speed tree." I don't know if the same thing applies in...
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    There are huge numbers of spectator unfriendly...

    There are huge numbers of spectator unfriendly sports that manage to survive quite well. Mountain biking? Olympic sports? Curling, shooting, archery, biathlon. Equestrian has already got a huge...
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    I know this would need another volunteer for each...

    I know this would need another volunteer for each fence, but why couldn't each approach, jump and landing be videoed by an official in the same area as the fence judge. Every rider, every fence. ...
  17. Thread: Dam lines

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    Thanks for the article, Stoney447. I wonder what...

    Thanks for the article, Stoney447. I wonder what year it was presented. It's interesting and leads to the thought that Holstein would be an ideal laboratory for population genetics studies because...
  18. On the original topic, there's an interesting...

    On the original topic, there's an interesting article by Charles Blow in the NYTimes today....
  19. Thread: Dam lines

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    A very kind COTHer sent it to me, and I've saved...

    A very kind COTHer sent it to me, and I've saved it. It's a "A genome-wide association study for quantitative trait loci of show-jumping in Hanoverian warmblood horses" by Schroeder et al from...
  20. Suspect gene found for Uveitis (ERU) in German WBs

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3743750/

    That's the title of the paper.

    Science is doing such amazing work in genetics these days. Before long, there are going to be tests for so...
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    Paper on Applied Equine Genetics

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4327934/

    It's not the journal version, but a manuscript version. The work was funded in large part by the US Jockey Club Grayson Foundation so it could...
  22. Scientific study of lameness in YOUNG (4-5 YO) Swedish Warmbloods

    The prevalence of findings is somewhat shocking.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3764978/

    But things are better than they were in 1983. There is an evaluation tool in Sweden that...
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    Actually Melchior was emulating earlier breeders,...

    Actually Melchior was emulating earlier breeders, like the great French TB breeder Marcel Boussac who used inbreeding with great success. Boussac was the most prominent modern (early to mid 20th...
  24. Thread: Dam lines

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    Stallions do have MtDNA, but it comes from their...

    Stallions do have MtDNA, but it comes from their mothers, and they can't pass it on. Fillies have MtDNA which comes from their mothers, and they pass it on to their foals.

    It's my understanding...
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    When you are designing your tiny house, remember...

    When you are designing your tiny house, remember to use as much built-in stuff as possible, from Murphy beds to wall to wall cabinets. You'd be surprised how much storage you can generate. In that...
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