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    Maybe it doesn't count because that horse is...

    Maybe it doesn't count because that horse is jumping those jumps while fit. It's a big step to learn how to heave your rolls of fat over the jump.

    On a related note, there's an article in COTH...
  2. While I agree she can come across as a bit...

    While I agree she can come across as a bit unaware in interviews, I don't think this one was that bad. The two things she pointed out as better over in Europe-1-better lifestyle for horse and rider...
  3. From everything I've ever heard about Amy Tryon...

    From everything I've ever heard about Amy Tryon herself, she would have appreciated/supported the original intent of the Beacon Charm grant so it's weird to me that the USEA thinks that replacing it...
  4. Glad to see Lauren Kieffer on there. Sad to see...

    Glad to see Lauren Kieffer on there. Sad to see ML on there. Ambivilent about PD and Boyd. Not sure if he declared or was interested, but if the Pan Am's were still a win or go home proposition, I...
  5. I don't like the idea of a list with just the...

    I don't like the idea of a list with just the bare information because I don't think it can serve any purpose in making the sport safer. The only purpose of such a list would be to stir up public...
  6. Even more than product sponsorship, I am curious...

    Even more than product sponsorship, I am curious to know if they receive payment from riders for promotion. I would hope they'd feel the need to disclose that like they did with Jeep, but who knows....
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    Way to drink the WB marketing coolaid. This post...

    Way to drink the WB marketing coolaid. This post and the ignorance it relflects are the reason you should not buy a TB to market as a lower level dressage horse. TB's come in all sizes shapes and...
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    I think the EXO didn't catch on because it's too...

    I think the EXO didn't catch on because it's too much like a helmet or a seat belt (uncool and effective) and not a fancy new mechanical device. Maybe they should have called it a personal roll cage...
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    Which is absolutely apalling. That the USEF is...

    Which is absolutely apalling. That the USEF is telling people that they should look for calming agents that won't test yet is evidence that they really don't care if you cheat and drug your horse.
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    Maybe that's the difference with Michael Jung. ...

    Maybe that's the difference with Michael Jung. He can raise the bar in the dressage phase because he is also continuously schooling the xc phase. Also, by schooling solely by replicating the...
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    In the new vision of eventing, if you are rich...

    In the new vision of eventing, if you are rich enough to buy the winner, then you can win real money and all of your friends will be envious. In addition, when you go to watch your horse at an...
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    I agree that they are getting better but I think...

    I agree that they are getting better but I think they are investing too much of their training time into it and I can't help thinking there might be a more efficient way. I also think that one of...
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    I agree that we are getting better, I just think...

    I agree that we are getting better, I just think our riders are spending too many training hours with their team horses in an attempt to improve their own dressage riding skills and neglecting the...
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    Our dressage problem isn't the horses, it's the...

    Our dressage problem isn't the horses, it's the riders. I would like all of our team aspirants to have a pure dressage horse and spend some time doing pure dressage on that horse. Instead, they...
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    Thinking out loud here, but maybe a difference...

    Thinking out loud here, but maybe a difference between a chip and and pat is that for a chip, the rider is not expecting it and may have jumped ahead and it looks a bit awkward, whereas for the pat,...
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    WFP's horses can get themselves out of a bind. ...

    WFP's horses can get themselves out of a bind. Even Michael Jung somehow instills a fifth leg in his horses. I suspect he incorporates more xc jumping into his training regimen than most of our...
  17. It's not so much polishing as a different...

    It's not so much polishing as a different audience. A lot of the mustang makeovers focus on Western riding/NH reining, trails, etc.

    I saw video of her doing a test ride on Rune (I can't...
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    I think I'm the source of the "poor PR" quote. ...

    I think I'm the source of the "poor PR" quote. Maybe I didn't explain it well. Since she wasn't here in the US to watch the online community savage previous riders perceived to have made bad...
  19. I think Elisa and her horses are the bomb. If I...

    I think Elisa and her horses are the bomb. If I could make one request it would be that she show off more of what the mustangs can do as riding horses at these demos. I know all the NH stuff helps...
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    I wish she had some PR help before she posted...

    I wish she had some PR help before she posted that because I'm sure she's making the best decision for her and the horse but there will be bad press with the matter of fact way she's presented it. ...
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    Im not sure I agree that the fence collapsing...

    Im not sure I agree that the fence collapsing saved anything. It could have made it worse. That horse is pretty clever with his feet and also appears to enjoy banking things. It looked to me like...
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    If thats the case, then Zara should reroute to...

    If thats the case, then Zara should reroute to jersey fresh instead of Badminton. :)

    Also, re The top hat debate. I can't believe we're still discussing this. One, KOC looked terrible in a top...
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    Colleen has looked really great on both horses...

    Colleen has looked really great on both horses this week. She almost looks to be riding with a longer leg than in the past. Particularly on Shiraz. Maybe a new saddle?

    CR's trot work was so...
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    Actually, it's even worse than that. It's like...

    Actually, it's even worse than that. It's like saying, I saw a picture of you making a math mistake at some indeterminate time in the past and now that you have died while taking a math test, I'm...
  25. I find it interesting that the folks entrusted...

    I find it interesting that the folks entrusted with the intense biosecurity measures can't be trusted to follow basic horse care instructions/principals.
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