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    I was at Aachen last week, and the coolest part...

    I was at Aachen last week, and the coolest part of the opening ceremonies and the exhibitions thought the days was the Wangen Trotters Quadrille. Basically, a standardbred sulky drill team out of...
  2. Stephan Peters victory lap

    We had tickets for the Show Jumping Nations Cup on Thursday Night. Between rounds 1 and 2, the did the prize giving for the Big Dressage Class that night. I didn't get to see the class, but did get...
  3. Styles come and go. I remember when wearing a...

    Styles come and go. I remember when wearing a black coat in the Hunter Ring was the ultimate faux pas. The style changes are so companies to make money. Once they've saturated the market, we're on...
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    So having a president at the helm who had once...

    So having a president at the helm who had once been a CEO of a company who's product kills it's customers makes a weird kind of sense!
  5. I spent 40 years doing the H/J, and the last 3.5...

    I spent 40 years doing the H/J, and the last 3.5 years on Saddlebreds. It's really fun to watch a show like this and see everything in one place. Gotta love the livestream!
  6. Loved the Derby yesterday. Even though the Handy...

    Loved the Derby yesterday. Even though the Handy course was the same boring stuff Steve Stephens always designs, there was enough room to make it really interest. That giant first fence, then the...
  7. Because Saddlebreds just turn it on the more you...

    Because Saddlebreds just turn it on the more you encourage them. It's really fun to feel your horse swell up under you, and give that much extra. They really love to show off, and trust me, it...
  8. Yes. Saddlebred classes allow for 'time outs'. ...

    Yes. Saddlebred classes allow for 'time outs'. It's really 'fun' to try to get your horses concentration back again when you restart.
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    Thanks. It was a tough one, no doubt. But I...

    Thanks. It was a tough one, no doubt. But I really enjoyed him at home, and he turned into a wonderful guy for my mom to hack as the years went on. He gained two blanket sizes when we stopped...
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    I have to agree. This hits close to home. I had...

    I have to agree. This hits close to home. I had a stunning horse in the 90s - three incredible gaits, and a jump that had to be seen to be believed. But one BNT in a clinic I rode in called him...
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    Hahaha! I didn't know you were on the forum! As...

    Hahaha! I didn't know you were on the forum! As I read your post, I kept thinking, this sounds like somebody I know!

    And I want to know which Goodwill that had pytlchy breeches. And I still...
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    Thank you! Yes, that is what I meant.

    Thank you! Yes, that is what I meant.
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    When I first started showing A system, we were...

    When I first started showing A system, we were charged a set up fee, and a day fee. Day fee included rider schooling, stall cleaning, feeding & watering, etc. If your horses wasn't in training, you...
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    And the reason that people went berserk was...

    And the reason that people went berserk was because of the civil suit making the transcripts public. So for the first time, we actually got to see how the system worked. And I, for one, feel that...
  15. I saw that there are new standards making animal...

    I saw that there are new standards making animal cruelty a felony. Clearly this is in order to track the early warning signs of serial killers, but the trickle down effect is that the laws may have...
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    Yep. I agree. And unfortunately they are held...

    Yep. I agree. And unfortunately they are held up as the gold standard in Oregon. Plenty of good, ethical people around that have been mentioned, though.
  17. THIS! To patronize somebody who flaunts the...

    THIS! To patronize somebody who flaunts the rules so overtly really makes me question humanity. As a person, you become who you surround yourself with.

    I think of a big, successful barn that I'm...
  18. And this is the way we get rid of the...

    And this is the way we get rid of the unscrupulous trainers. So many good ones, struggling to make it, but can't because the rotten apples get the business because they win by any means possible. ...
  19. LOL! And there are people who would like to have...

    LOL! And there are people who would like to have just swept his crimes under the rug because of that very reason.
  20. There are enough other problems with that...

    There are enough other problems with that program, but again, people just keep there mouths shut, and the clients keep rolling in. Ethics and morality aren't as important as winning, apparently.
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  21. My vintage goes back aways, that's for sure! I...

    My vintage goes back aways, that's for sure! I grew up riding at Sterling Stables and Gold Creek in the 70s. I was pretty much just plugged into H/J, and then dressage for the last of my juniors...
  22. I'll have to go look for it. I've been...

    I'll have to go look for it.

    I've been essentially doing the same thing on Facebook. My friends (mostly H/J & Dressage people), that I've known for over 40 years, have come up and told me how...
  23. LOL! I had no concept of how hard it was to get...

    LOL! I had no concept of how hard it was to get the gait you wanted, and how to stabilize it, until I started riding Saddlebreds! It's an art of it's own.
  24. And he still does! I ride with Troy Corbett and...

    And he still does! I ride with Troy Corbett and both Les and Andrea are there at the barn quite a bit. Andrea is still riding.

    And the horses still listen for Les when in the show ring. It's...
  25. Sounds like so much fun! The horse I've been...

    Sounds like so much fun!

    The horse I've been riding is a 24 pinto by Chubasco, and bred by Michelle McFarlane. He's been owned by my trainer, or their clients since he was a yearling. He's very...
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