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    thanks !!

    thanks !!
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    And ... having maintained the US should probably...

    And ... having maintained the US should probably skip Olympic eventing for a number of reasons, and having complained about team selection for years, been disgusted with the past coach and ... well a...
  3. If you had been around mares & geldings both for...

    If you had been around mares & geldings both for very long, you would know this has nothing to do with the mare's attitude while in heat. Some will quickly switch from Cold B* to Hot Mama. And even...
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    USEF announces Phillip Dutton has withdrawn...

    USEF announces Phillip Dutton has withdrawn Fernhill Cubalawn and will be riding Mighty Nice at Rio.

    http://www.usefnetwork.com/news/14194/2016/7/22/usef_substitutes_horse_on_us_olym.aspx
    ...
  5. I have been boarding for at least 15 years in...

    I have been boarding for at least 15 years in various and sundry locations. All I can say about this is

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    ;)

    Actually my...
  6. Don't read so much into it. Just make a SIMPLE...

    Don't read so much into it.

    Just make a SIMPLE list of questions that have factual answers, and don't impute/assume any answers. Meet with BM and get the answer to each one without ANY side...
  7. Pocket Pony is right about the perspective. PP is...

    Pocket Pony is right about the perspective. PP is not saying you are wrong, OP. They are wrong. She is saying that at their barn, it's their world. Not yours.

    You can't make them something they...
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    For the sake of discussion - in the eyes of those...

    For the sake of discussion - in the eyes of those administering the grants, is it the horses that are being sent to Europe, or the riders?

    Although these riders already have international...
  9. awesome :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    awesome :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  10. Had a trainer that did this on a regular basis. I...

    Had a trainer that did this on a regular basis. I do not usually carry my cell phone while riding ... but I did so while warming up for her lesson because of the high probability she was going to...
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    Wow that resonates with problems an event horse...

    Wow that resonates with problems an event horse can have that stand out more in eventing than in some other horse sports. The out-of-arena footing, and the drop landings, can be an issue with even...
  12. The "I guess the judge doesn't like chestnuts"...

    The "I guess the judge doesn't like chestnuts" type of remarks shows me the rider has a LOT to learn, as they clearly don't know what judges are looking for. It doesn't reflect on the judge at all,...
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    Agreed. And yet this is the stage we are in at...

    Agreed. And yet this is the stage we are in at every Olympics. Every WEG. For many years.

    McKinlaigh was a solid, proven, ready horse in 2008, not a 'hope for the best' and/or 'well the rider can...
  14. Also a sound warning system so that you are not...

    Also a sound warning system so that you are not suprised and have advance alert, even if you are relaxing, or concentrating, or doing something else. Even if you never need it again, it might help...
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    How about dropping down to starter and see how it...

    How about dropping down to starter and see how it goes?

    In addition to the trainer support.

    It sounds as if you got off to such a good early start, I would not say he doesn't want to event....
  16. Second SuzieQ's suggestion of a defense course....

    Second SuzieQ's suggestion of a defense course. Whatever you already know, there is always more information that could help you feel more secure.

    You deserve to feel comfortable and safe in your...
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    said it best :) [No BO should buy a year's...

    said it best :)


    [No BO should buy a year's supply of hay for just one horse if it has an owner who went through a series of barns with one week in each because they were "just awful" - who...
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    OK ... previously in this thread, you had...

    OK ... previously in this thread, you had idealized this barn choice as one of your preferences.

    Now it is a poorly-managed hazard to the horses.

    Your assessments swing to extremes - the lax...
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    It is curious to me that if the chosen principal...

    It is curious to me that if the chosen principal sponsor is actually a DETRIMENT to getting the games produced, at all ... the principal 'sponsor' is actually a block to the funds required to produce...
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    Angels dancing on the head of a pin - will there...

    Angels dancing on the head of a pin - will there ever be a perfect answer for those angels? Not the discussion I expected checking in on the thread.

    Replacement of an alternate weeks before the...
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    I would by no means call her a "nervous nellie",...

    I would by no means call her a "nervous nellie", just because she does things differently than you do. If that qualifies, there are many who would hold you up as equally a 'nervous nellie' - do you...
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    Great advice has been given ... Barns tend to...

    Great advice has been given ...

    Barns tend to have a culture, a point of view, an attitude, a perspective on horses, horse owners and riding. New boarders tend to have opinions that vary with the...
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    I sold all my horses before college graduation....

    I sold all my horses before college graduation. The horses that had carried me through the full 4, er 6, years.

    I knew I wanted to be able to say 'yep no problem' when asked if I could relocate...
  24. Walmart specials. Sunglasses worn to the barn...

    Walmart specials. Sunglasses worn to the barn have short and difficult lives with me.

    There is a fairly inexpensive type of wrap-arounds at CVS that have been sticking fairly well. They are made...
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    Olympic team "minor injuries" to horses are...

    Olympic team "minor injuries" to horses are almost never explained. Rightly or wrongly. I would not read anything into it. I would not second-guess Maya - very probably this was not her call.

    IMO...
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