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  1. I haven't been eventing that long: maybe 30 years...

    I haven't been eventing that long: maybe 30 years or so. I remember clearly watching a few XC rounds that had the organizer, TD and GJ graying before my very eyes. There were several competitors who...
  2. Been reading this discussion with interest and...

    Been reading this discussion with interest and having some chats with friends as well. It has always been my contention that the window for acceptable time for a course should top out at the pace of...
  3. Multiple letters to the editors of both those...

    Multiple letters to the editors of both those publications (on line or not) might get the other view out.
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    And clearly he's not homogenized so the cream...

    And clearly he's not homogenized so the cream will rise!

    If you have a vet, or chiro or someone who has really good eyes, ask them to watch your horse move and opine on the need for shoes (only if...
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    Thanks Viney! Nick Turner is so thoughtful about...

    Thanks Viney! Nick Turner is so thoughtful about the sport and so committed to teaching that his involvement is no surprise. I don't know any of the other players, but the comments quoted were...
  6. FWIW, I'm not a lawyer and I'm married to a...

    FWIW, I'm not a lawyer and I'm married to a recovering lawyer. We just chatted about this and being farm property owners found the issues compelling.

    1. Agreed to getting everyone possible to the...
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    Oh and I forgot the exercise I first saw used by...

    Oh and I forgot the exercise I first saw used by Jack LeGoff when the team was quartered in Hamilton, MA:

    Arrange a series of ground poles in a semicircle so the center to center distance is your...
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    Great advice above. All I can add is, if...

    Great advice above. All I can add is, if possible, use hillsides. Collect the trot on the downhill, ask for a bigger trot on the uphill and praise any attempt in the right direction.
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    JP60 and anyone else who's interested, let's...

    JP60 and anyone else who's interested, let's brainstorm a bit more about this.

    Cost? Well, if you used vet techs, trained volunteers or vet students at anything other than FEI (where it would be...
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    Lady Eboshi, great executive summary! You've...

    Lady Eboshi, great executive summary! You've parsed the issues perfectly IMHO, and in a perfect world, would be the subject of the annual meetings here in the US and then in every other eventing...
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    There was one other idea that I read that made me...

    There was one other idea that I read that made me think outside of the box. It alluded to the fitness of the horse being more important in the final score, so stick with me here a second. What if we...
  12. My name is Frugalannie and I am a bad girl...All...

    My name is Frugalannie and I am a bad girl...All I could think of when I read this was canoeing and kayaking (the COTH version).
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    I'd like to add one thing to BFNE and JP60 and...

    I'd like to add one thing to BFNE and JP60 and all the other folks who have posted here.

    Horses are really very forgiving creatures.

    I don't have enough digits to count all the mistakes I...
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    Some truly great advice herein and examples of...

    Some truly great advice herein and examples of what can and does happen. I love your trainer's phrase, "you left that horse in the other barn", as well as "ride the horse you have now" and "ride the...
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    A well-placed source of information reported to...

    A well-placed source of information reported to me that HIS well-placed sources indicated that Suffolk may yet arise from the ashes for at least a few years.

    I am hoping so for the horsemen and...
  16. Hi Weixiao. For some reason I can't open the...

    Hi Weixiao. For some reason I can't open the links. What's the mare's name and I'll look her up directly?
  17. I went away for the weekend, and I came back to...

    I went away for the weekend, and I came back to finding JP60 and Vineyridge agreeing. Oh be still my heart!

    Some very interesting points made. I'd argue that if we go the "dressage test to be...
  18. For anyone interested in this girl or an OTTB in...

    For anyone interested in this girl or an OTTB in general, Suffolk Downs is closing down very soon and permanently. They lost their bid for a casino yesterday and the whole place is shutting down . ...
  19. While they aren't analogous for any number of...

    While they aren't analogous for any number of reasons, there are equine sports that require even more drastic changes in pace and direction then an XC course. Granted they don't require jumping but...
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    I had one for years and it suited me well, but...

    I had one for years and it suited me well, but they aren't for everyone. The one you're looking at may be a newer model. It put me in the right place, fit my various OTTBs well, and was flocked not...
  21. JP60, I'm having a bit of a mental block...

    JP60, I'm having a bit of a mental block following your proposal(s). Consider me in the remedial group. Would you be willing to run an example or two so I can follow how you mean to apply the...
  22. Looks like the outline of a PhD proposal to me. ...

    Looks like the outline of a PhD proposal to me.

    Strong work!
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    I am neither a vet nor farrier, and I don't even...

    I am neither a vet nor farrier, and I don't even play them on TV, but when you're talking to someone more knowledgeable ask if dental impression material under a pad might a) make her more...
  24. Suffolk Downs/ CANTER showcase Sunday 9/7

    Anyone going? The flyer shows Kinfolk Moonshine's CANTER photo and a great picture of him eventing under his new name Resilient with Kimberly DiCostanzo. They won the Area 1 Adult Team Championship...
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    This is a terrific discussion with many...

    This is a terrific discussion with many insightful posts. And it's great having Gnep back to reality check us all.

    Backstage, your research and analysis is extremely thoughtful.

    All part of the...
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