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    I've known Matt Fine since he was a junior. He is...

    I've known Matt Fine since he was a junior. He is now part of the Army JAG corps. He is solid and trustworthy in my book. I am glad to see he is the one heading this effort. He is a former competitor...
  2. Thread: Icing legs!

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    I think today, too many people think that they...

    I think today, too many people think that they can short circuit the biology and physiology with all sorts of neat medical tricks. But, as we learn more, that is pretty much impossible. Just like the...
  3. Thread: Icing legs!

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    First, I don't worry about icing or such until...

    First, I don't worry about icing or such until the horse is at preliminary or above and even then I rarely ice for regular workouts, even gallops.

    Second, the reason I don't ice after regular...
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    A long time ago, I actually schooled my AO/GP...

    A long time ago, I actually schooled my AO/GP jumper in a 60x100 ring. We would do 5' two strides. That was about it.

    A full size dressage ring is roughly 200x66. That is what I currently use to...
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    First, You can get crush and burst fractures...

    First,

    You can get crush and burst fractures in the spine even with transverse loading. There IS NO WAY TO UNLOAD A SPINE EVEN LYING DOWN WONT DO IT. So, even with an airbag you will get crush...
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    There is ONE more place that can aid the safety...

    There is ONE more place that can aid the safety effort.

    The EQUESTRIAN MEDICAL SAFETY ASSOCIATION.

    EMSA is a third party, independent clearing house of fall and incident data, not just from...
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    Yeah. The first time I did that obstacle my horse...

    Yeah. The first time I did that obstacle my horse gave me the middle hoof and I bounced down both banks on my own. Broke ribs and bruised ego.
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    I knew Ken back in the day. He died at Trojan...

    I knew Ken back in the day. He died at Trojan Horse when he attempted to jump from a standstill over a log on a bank into the water. This was at Preliminary. His death was the reason for the rule...
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    WHAT?! There are other countries?!

    WHAT?! There are other countries?!
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    No, the title is explicitly clear. As a person...

    No, the title is explicitly clear. As a person who IS an expert in failure investigation, I have yet to see ONE freak accident or failure. So the title is exactly what we in the failure analysis and...
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    I would actually be hesitant to make that numbers...

    I would actually be hesitant to make that numbers statement. The data has never been corrected for increased numbers of riders as compared to the past. And the current FEI data set fails to provide...
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    Some good thoughts but I am going to ask about...

    Some good thoughts but I am going to ask about this one specifically. How do you qualify trained researchers? I work at 2 academic institutions. I win grants in both medicine and hard sciences. So do...
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    I want it known I am not posting to bash the USEA...

    I want it known I am not posting to bash the USEA (maybe the USEF and FEI a little though). The USEA still has to operate under the auspices of the USEF and as such, becomes hamstrung by those...
  14. Did you know that "organic" Ca is an AWESOME...

    Did you know that "organic" Ca is an AWESOME explosive?! I use it regularly in my work.
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    Well, the 10 billion is based on the mass,...

    Well, the 10 billion is based on the mass, molecular mass and total moles with the aspect of Brownian motion due to random collisions in a suspended particulate.
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    Of course we can't predict what a horse will do!...

    Of course we can't predict what a horse will do! But we CAN predict how a fence will react to multiple types of hits from horses.
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    The most overly simplified explanation is that...

    The most overly simplified explanation is that the fence is solid, unlike stadium fences (even with flower boxes or coops etc.). And you don't need speed for this to happen. Another over...
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    NO such thing as "freak" or "fluke" accidents

    I am presenting this as a separate thread simply because I feel that this should be separated from the threads commenting to the direct tragedies.

    Some context as to my position. In my...
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    I agree that funding is daunting. It is a large...

    I agree that funding is daunting. It is a large chunk of money until some family or other person files a full on law suit.

    We have absolutely wealthy egoists who want eventing to pay all sort of...
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    Coming from "old school" aerospace, I want to...

    Coming from "old school" aerospace, I want to know where the explosive charges will be, or, if we are going with zero altitude ejection, the rocket motor?

    I can picture it now. The event erupts...
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    I love my CO Kontact 5! Definitely have had a few...

    I love my CO Kontact 5! Definitely have had a few crashes (including a partial rotation) and it works great!

    Reed
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    Interesting because I am looking at the...

    Interesting because I am looking at the scientific and medical research as far back as 1978 and there is clear evidence that Ace can produce mechanical deficit as well as CNS sedation.

    Can you...
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    Ah, honey, bless your heart. I suggest you read,...

    Ah, honey, bless your heart. I suggest you read, for a start, Tobin's Guide to Drugs and Performance Horses. Ace definitely affects numerous physiologic systems, including reaction times at that dose...
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    Stop. There is no such thing as a "freak"...

    Stop. There is no such thing as a "freak" accident. That term is only used by those who choose to ignore any sort of real, beneficial understanding coming from such an incident. It's my experience...
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    I need to add, Do these arrogant jackasses...

    I need to add,

    Do these arrogant jackasses really think the majority of eventers are THAT stupid?! Do they think we have nothing better to do than to masturbate to pictures of our "favorite" rider...
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