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    Any Pony Clubbers going to Champs at Tryon next...

    Any Pony Clubbers going to Champs at Tryon next weekend should take note.
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    Try contacting the nearest Goethe Institute...

    Try contacting the nearest Goethe Institute branch to you. They are an outreach organization for all things German and should be able to help you.

    P.S. Adding a location to your details can help...
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    Xarika, Just so it's not a surprise, if you're...

    Xarika,
    Just so it's not a surprise, if you're in the States for a year you will be going south to Area III from approximately January until April as almost all of the larger barns do either the...
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    Check out the Baofeng BF-888S - seems to be very...

    Check out the Baofeng BF-888S - seems to be very reliable & clear. Voice prompts for Power On and Channel selected. Rechargeable battery included. Have used them several large HTs in Area III. ...
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    Blugal, My apologies, I was not aware the Vet...

    Blugal,
    My apologies, I was not aware the Vet Check is not a Canadian rule - it was a requirement with an actual DVM at all the ACCQ (the Quebec Eventing Canada affiliate) events when Mrs. KS rode...
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    If we follow the FAA's multi-layer approach to...

    If we follow the FAA's multi-layer approach to reducing occurences, we have:
    1. Provide better personal protection (a lighter, easier to custom fit Exo possibly out of carbon fiber).
    2. Improve...
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    If you haven't actually bought your place yet, I...

    If you haven't actually bought your place yet, I would perhaps cast your net wider than the immediate Ocala area. When we were looking about two years ago, the prices were much higher than, say,...
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    As well as Willesdon's excellent advice, remember...

    As well as Willesdon's excellent advice, remember that there are certain types of obstacles, notably water & ditches, where the overriding requirement is for the jump judge to be able to see clearly...
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    The Vet Check post XC has been a feature of...

    The Vet Check post XC has been a feature of Canadian Eventing for decades.
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    Laz, Yet another reason to try to provide...

    Laz,
    Yet another reason to try to provide additional personal protection - it does seem that the potentially deadly rotational can be caused spontaneously for a variety of reasons independent of...
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    The Federal Aviation Authority uses the "Swiss...

    The Federal Aviation Authority uses the "Swiss Cheese" analogy to explain aircraft accidents. In most cases there are multiple layers (think cheese slices) that all have to line up just so for a...
  12. Frangible pins are set such that the vertical...

    Frangible pins are set such that the vertical force produced when the horse hits the log breaks the pin that has had a specific weak point machined into it. The log then falls down a predetermined...
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    IIRC the Exo was made of rolled aluminum tubing...

    IIRC the Exo was made of rolled aluminum tubing that had to have relatively thick padding on top. Its intent was to resist crushing so could this not be accomplished by a carbon fiber corset (easily...
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    The problem with any collapsible fence is that...

    The problem with any collapsible fence is that there will a significant number of horses that will bank it and thus trigger a unwanted deformation with its own subsequent risks.
    We should make any...
  15. A companion animal might help if your local shows...

    A companion animal might help if your local shows will allow it. We had a OTTB mare that wasn't happy either trailering or at shows until we used an old racing trick and got her a pygmy goat as a...
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    Further to what faybe said, at the USEA Course...

    Further to what faybe said, at the USEA Course Design Clinic in Scottsdale, Richard Jeffries specifically showed how to set up the jumps so that oxers could be easily approached from opposite sides...
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    We used to live in the main horse area near...

    We used to live in the main horse area near Montreal, St. Lazare, which also was the centre for eventing. Check out the ACCQ website, http://www.acccq.ca/ and, if you're in the area, visit Sandridge...
  18. You might want to contact the Ontario Horse...

    You might want to contact the Ontario Horse Trials Association http://www.horsetrials.on.ca/ When we lived near Montreal, there was a lot more eventing going on north of the border than south and...
  19. Well the FEI News from the first day of the Forum...

    Well the FEI News from the first day of the Forum was just a puff piece repeating the same "we are listening to our federations" with, apparently, the main discussion scheduled for tomorrow. Judge...
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    Fruehling, I can sympathise - there are areas in...

    Fruehling,
    I can sympathise - there are areas in the Mid-West like yours where complete course have just been abandoned not so much by financial forces but by individuals (or their kids) losing...
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    By Mid-West standards, four hours is pretty close...

    By Mid-West standards, four hours is pretty close - in fact from my experience in driving around Washington state & southern BC, that's close by Pacific North West standards as well. You must have...
  22. Most of the major saddle brands have...

    Most of the major saddle brands have representatives/fitters at the Recognized HTs being held in the area like Rocking Horse at the end of the month.
  23. As you're near Boulder, I'd start by contacting...

    As you're near Boulder, I'd start by contacting the Boulder Valley Eventing Association (www.bvea.org). Otherwise PM RAyers, whose been eventing in the Boulder area for years. Another resource is...
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    Just don't be on the tallest horse or you'll be...

    Just don't be on the tallest horse or you'll be the one with the snow down your neck when you go under the trees!
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    RAyers, Wow! And I thought you just stashed...

    RAyers,
    Wow! And I thought you just stashed your ponies in an abandoned mine for the duration.
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