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    It is not enough to go after the trainers. They...

    It is not enough to go after the trainers. They must also go after the owners. If the owners don't fund it, it stops.

    Hold OWNERS accountable, as well as TRAINERS.
  2. The lack of a contract makes this an interesting...

    The lack of a contract makes this an interesting case and I'm curious how it resolves.

    It might almost be better if she hadn't paid you anything, as that payment implies there is an agreement...
  3. Maybe there is more room for unrecognized events...

    Maybe there is more room for unrecognized events that can have the 'straightforward', softer, intro version of courses at each level. Save the USEA events for 'the real thing', as it were. But riders...
  4. I'm surprised no one has more concern about the...

    I'm surprised no one has more concern about the sheep getting the kind of care it needs from an owner who is knowledgeable about sheep. A new owner can educate themselves, but it needs to be done.
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    But since they did NOT provide fence stats for...

    But since they did NOT provide fence stats for these divisions, we have to rely on word of mouth. ;)
  6. LL - Level creep - your experience? thoughts?

    It's a funny thing, but horse trials who are beefing up the questions at the LL's tend to not like to admit publicly that it is happening. Some competitors find out when they show up for the course...
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    I have to say that if more than one person missed...

    I have to say that if more than one person missed a particular fence, I am very curious what is up with that! :winkgrin: In error analysis, if multiple people are making the same mistake, there is...
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    Aha. *ding*ding*ding* I would remove the word...

    Aha. *ding*ding*ding*

    I would remove the word "oddly" and ask you to read that first quoted sentence again. There's your answer. Nothing odd about it. He likes the familiar, and not the...
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    Richland Hills scores...

    Richland Hills scores
    http://www.evententries.com/livescoring/15999.html

    Training shows some riders had issues, but not an alarming number. The vast majority of the 125 entries completed (84%). ...
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    Sounds like he lacks a sense of mastery of his...

    Sounds like he lacks a sense of mastery of his abilities.

    There is also a chance that certain jumps are painful for him. Has he been checked for sacroiliac or other problems? Even feet and legs -...
  11. As for the bad tack, ignorant riding, that type...

    As for the bad tack, ignorant riding, that type of owner contact, I just tell myself that the horse only has to put up with it for a couple of hours that week. :o

    As for the care ... some of these...
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    Condolences for your loss. RIP Stevie.

    Condolences for your loss.

    RIP Stevie.
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    I am sorry to say I knew of one owner with a...

    I am sorry to say I knew of one owner with a small pony with grotesquely overgrown feet who thought the hooves were cute and funny. The other extremely ignorant hangers-on in that barn were of the...
  14. The core of the incentives to do things that win...

    The core of the incentives to do things that win is in the judging standards.

    That's the bottom line. Everything else is chasing and chasing and chasing the cheaters (that never ends), rules,...
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    One good piece of advice I got when young that...

    One good piece of advice I got when young that stuck with me: A smart person learns from experience; a very smart person learns from other people's experience. :lol: You can avoid some of the harsher...
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    If you have a local club, association,...

    If you have a local club, association, organization, something like that that has a newsletter, ask them to publish a warning with the name and particulars that you have. As said above, this is a...
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    Not just references, but references from people...

    Not just references, but references from people who impress you as sane, reasonable and caring of both horses and people. And people who have obviously learned well with the professionals they...
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    If you don't find the perfect horse in the states...

    If you don't find the perfect horse in the states you named - can you go as far south as the Dallas-Fort Worth / North Texas area? Easy drive on I-35. The place is crazy with horses that fit your...
  19. Completely missed my point. COMPLETELY. ...

    Completely missed my point. COMPLETELY. :winkgrin:
  20. This thread has answered the question you asked,...

    This thread has answered the question you asked, over and over and over. Some answers focused one way, some another ... I have a feeling that everything posted in this thread is what you have already...
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    Have you sent your reasons why you do qualify for...

    Have you sent your reasons why you do qualify for the treatment to them, in writing? You need to create a definite and timely paper trail inside the insurance company.

    Sometimes it is down to one...
  22. This is a scientific fact: The most effective way...

    This is a scientific fact: The most effective way to regulate behavior is not punitive. It is to remove or significantly lessen the incentive to do the wrong thing, and increase the rewards for doing...
  23. The all-or-nothing approach will shut down every...

    The all-or-nothing approach will shut down every aspect of enforcement, because nothing will get the right result every time.

    The answer is that it is the same as a breach of any contract. If the...
  24. This ^^^ is more effective than any sanction! ...

    This ^^^ is more effective than any sanction!

    It's a shame, actually, that it takes holding owners accountable through sanctions to get owners to take responsibility for sending the right message...
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    According to this article, several years ago she...

    According to this article, several years ago she would advertise horses, but when anyone called about them, they were "gone".
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