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    If not this year, then the next is the Olympics. ...

    If not this year, then the next is the Olympics. Theres only one year in four that isn't a prep year for one of the big competitions. Moreover, usually, PanAms are a two star. And even if the team...
  2. Thread: Brush jumps

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    I've seen them at Novice before; they are common...

    I've seen them at Novice before; they are common at Training level. In my experience, they are almost universally forgiving, welcoming jumps and horses tend to figure them out really well and jump...
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    This is unfair, I think. I served on the BOG for...

    This is unfair, I think. I served on the BOG for 6 years; I'm continuing to be involved in the sport through my Area and a number of committees. I'm 100% an amateur, with a more-than-full-time job...
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    Please also email your Area Chair and your Area...

    Please also email your Area Chair and your Area BoG members with concerns about the proposed rule changes, as these are coming out of the Board of Governors, and not from Malcolm or from the Areas. ...
  5. Not sure I'd pick Windchase for that particular...

    Not sure I'd pick Windchase for that particular task - I think you'll likely do better not limiting yourself to a trainer with an XC course on property, but rather include someone who can easily ship...
  6. Thread: KT tape

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    DH is running that race too if you get really...

    DH is running that race too if you get really stuck. He'll likely be in the one of the front corrals, but you could likely arrange to meet up with him.
  7. Thread: KT tape

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    More hype than help, IMHO. I've found it can...

    More hype than help, IMHO. I've found it can appear to add some value (whether real or psychosomatic) when applied by a skilled trainer to a joint that needs increased stability - so for ankles,...
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    If you are consistently having trouble getting a...

    If you are consistently having trouble getting a hold of the secretary and you're not getting a response from the organizer either, consider also reaching out to your Area Chair who may have other...
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    So, when you look at a horse's picture, I find it...

    So, when you look at a horse's picture, I find it very helpful to print it in black-and-white so you're not blinded by a shiny coat or a bright color or chrome. Sure, he's got pretty markings and is...
  10. Agree with YB and subk - I would not be using...

    Agree with YB and subk - I would not be using lunging in this situation, nor do I particularly like the use of the Pessoa here. When bringing a horse back, I hack them under saddle for increasing...
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    I confess that I don't even think about the...

    I confess that I don't even think about the pedigree in what makes up a good Kid's First Horse. If it's sane, sweet, and safe, it's good enough for me. Fancy comes later. Far better that kids get...
  12. Check out some of the Paleo and Whole 30 blogs -...

    Check out some of the Paleo and Whole 30 blogs - they are dedicated to wheat-and-dairy-free diets and often have great recipes.

    As part of that, second the recommendation to get a spiralizer. ...
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    Nope. The number of non-pros who volunteer, both...

    Nope. The number of non-pros who volunteer, both on an absolute or percentage basis, is surprisingly and consistently high. Moreover, we regularly see non-pros volunteer repeatedly - not just folks...
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    How old/what is he/she doing/what history/what...

    How old/what is he/she doing/what history/what long term injuries or issues/what location?

    In other words, there are a huge number of variables. My 20 year old former upper level horse is still...
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    Note that it's not just how many states riders...

    Note that it's not just how many states riders are from, but the distribution. My very strong guess is that this year and 2013 there will be a substantial weighting of Texas riders, whereas in 2012...
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    On this, there are a fairly substantial number of...

    On this, there are a fairly substantial number of current and former USEA Board of Governors, Area Chairs, and Area Council members who regularly read and participate in this Board as well as in...
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    I'm sure Jessica means well and works hard and...

    I'm sure Jessica means well and works hard and ethically and diligently for her horses and the riders she works with. As do most of the professionals I've known, been friends with, ridden with,...
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    Honestly, it's a very generous package. Salary...

    Honestly, it's a very generous package. Salary plus housing plus board for two horses - that's not all that common a combination and, depending on where you are located and the relevant cost of...
  19. I don't really recommend walking a ditch,...

    I don't really recommend walking a ditch, particularly with one who wants to be a little nervous about it - it gives them way too much time to stare at it and think about what might be lurking...
  20. I use the food processor: add flour and baking...

    I use the food processor: add flour and baking powder first, then dump in pats (about 1 tb each) of frozen butter and pulse just enough to distribute, add your liquids and pulse lightly just enough...
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    It's hard enough to do this sport as an amateur;...

    It's hard enough to do this sport as an amateur; it sucks when you're sitting on a horse who doesn't want to play ball. Honestly, at BN and N, the jumps just aren't that big or that hard for your...
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    I have to agree with BFNE - JP60, I know you...

    I have to agree with BFNE - JP60, I know you likely mean well, but I suspect you've not actually met Buck. He is a class act at every event I've ever seen him at, unfailingly polite to other...
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    Mild arthritis in the hocks can be managed fairly...

    Mild arthritis in the hocks can be managed fairly effectively. In addition, with some who want to be a little stiff, I find that they may need a program that has a longer warm up, more turnout or...
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    All of our OTTBs pony and are ponied politely. ...

    All of our OTTBs pony and are ponied politely. It's pretty common to take them out that way on hacks - far more efficient if there are a lot of horses who need to hack. We put boots on them and use...
  25. Thread: P3D vs CCI1*

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    It's not USEA that isn't giving the incentives. ...

    It's not USEA that isn't giving the incentives. USEA has put a ton of funding and energy into supporting the long format, but the FEI has refused to allow those events to count as qualifiers. There...
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