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    Well, JER, while you are taking over as CdE,...

    Well, JER, while you are taking over as CdE, after David retires upon conversing with you and hearing your totally ingenious ideas to turn the, as you term it, "failing" US program into a "winning!"...
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    I thought she had gone back to jumpers, which...

    I thought she had gone back to jumpers, which seemed like a great idea. If she were to be selected for "the team," that would be the absolute end to my support of and/or (as of now, extremely low)...
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    JER - I think you should call David and give him...

    JER - I think you should call David and give him the breakdown....:rolleyes:
  4. HWGA. This board. Seriously. If you have ever...

    HWGA. This board. Seriously. If you have ever shown a horse or two that had issues in warm up, then your opinion has some meaning here, maybe. But if you fall into the other group, then [no].
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  5. While being physically fit helps keep you...

    While being physically fit helps keep you balanced, I don't care if you are a regular triathlete or olympic gymnast. No % of muscle will get you out of the way of the acceleration of gravity at 9.8...
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    I am sure I'll get flamed for my thoughts, but...

    I am sure I'll get flamed for my thoughts, but here they are -

    Horses.Are.Dangerous.Period.

    No amount of research, hysteria, finger-pointing, a.c. quarterbacking will ever remove the risk...
  7. Here's how I see it. In Europe, if you or your...

    Here's how I see it. In Europe, if you or your kids want to ride PROPERLY, it's really not that hard to find correct instruction - from the start. They get a base and they build from there. Almost...
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    This. He is not trying to be a "let down." Horses...

    This. He is not trying to be a "let down." Horses don't think or operate that way - that's way too complicated a line of "reasoning." Don't read more into it than there is. Horses do not think like...
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    As I said, it depends on how you define "cool."...

    As I said, it depends on how you define "cool." They are very different areas. When we first moved to the area, we lived in Raleigh for one year and could not get outta there fast enough. Moved to...
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    Quail Roost. Carol's barn. North Durham area....

    Quail Roost. Carol's barn. North Durham area. Durham is the coolest place to live in the area - and close/easy commute to the RTP - depending on your definition of "cool." It's just more of an...
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    That's a trip, right? But not so crazy and...

    That's a trip, right? But not so crazy and unheard of. Check this out: some kids' parents send them off to be WS and for the honor of scooping poop and becoming wash stall trolls, they pay board for...
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    Coleen was one in a million. I rode a horse for...

    Coleen was one in a million. I rode a horse for her several years ago - a youngster out of one of Noel's advanced mares - who she had homebred. A Welsh Cob named Yorktown. She entrusted me to ride...
  13. Thank you. I have only read a few posts here...

    Thank you. I have only read a few posts here towards the end of this tacky thread and I feel like I need to go take a shower.
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    Wow, thanks glfprncs! That looks like a real...

    Wow, thanks glfprncs! That looks like a real possibility. And if the weather is good we could finish the day up with some shopping in Maastricht, which would be cool! Thank you so much! He looks...
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    Thanks for the tip FE. Will be sure to mention...

    Thanks for the tip FE. Will be sure to mention that I need an English speaking instructor. Had not thought of that.:encouragement:
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    Thanks event_ryder! My SO's brother lives in...

    Thanks event_ryder! My SO's brother lives in Eindhoven, which looks pretty close to Best, so this might be a real possibility (and yes, it's about an hour's drive from where we stay (Well), but...
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    In my experience there, most Dutch peeps speak...

    In my experience there, most Dutch peeps speak English fluently. So that's usually a non-issue.
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    Dressage lessons in The Netherlands?

    Hi all,

    I'll be in The Netherlands in March and am exploring the possibility of taking some dressage lessons while there. Any recommendations on trainers? I'll need to ride a school/lesson horse,...
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    seriously? is this a tongue-in-cheek thread or...

    seriously? is this a tongue-in-cheek thread or what? I can't even get through the entire OP without going cross-eyed.

    anyhoo.
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    What's your business plan? Banks do not hate...

    What's your business plan? Banks do not hate horses. They could care less if it's horses or hay or carrots using that acreage. They want to see a viable plan that results in a lucrative investment...
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    Ditto. Can't tell you if I feel like it worked...

    Ditto. Can't tell you if I feel like it worked though. There was so much being thrown at them (proper hay, turnout, hill work, yada yada yada) to get them looking like the "type."

    If I had to do...
  22. "This is why I feel ML reflects the new model of...

    "This is why I feel ML reflects the new model of Eventing; process horses, win at any cost up to and maybe a step over the line. I've watched others with the same approach and I'm not impressed."
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    https://www.facebook.com/312345182149453/photos/a....

    https://www.facebook.com/312345182149453/photos/a.449219441795359.120821.312345182149453/620783444638957/?type=3
    Buck sums it up best. Maybe if the OCs had paid attention to him instead of all the...
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    A few....

    A few....
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    Sad. But at least her lipstick is picture...

    Sad. But at least her lipstick is picture perfect. It's all about priorities.
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