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    I agree with JER. The US is right now at the...

    I agree with JER.
    The US is right now at the stage that Germany was before Hanz Melzer and his stuff took over. Not bad, individual chances, some time, but never really knoking on the door.
    They...
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    Good job, Dibbo needed that boost, after the...

    Good job, Dibbo needed that boost, after the rotten luck he had lately. Looking at the 3 star results and considering who did not show up, I would hate to be selector for the German team.
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    Yes they could take the weight of a horse, if...

    Yes they could take the weight of a horse, if they would be made that way. But there is no requirement to do that, so they don't
    Same for vests, they can be made that they can handle the crushing...
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    Here is a nother angle to the Air vests. I had...

    Here is a nother angle to the Air vests. I had one on, but the pictures show that they are rigidly inflated. The lady at the Rolex was in near panic to deflate that thing, and could not get it done....
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    This is the problem of the sport, just because...

    This is the problem of the sport, just because you do not want to afford it, not a can do question, people are still getting killed at an unacceptable rate.
    I retract, I am in contempt.
    ...
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    This is what I found out during my little escapad...

    This is what I found out during my little escapad since the exo does not give, your head and what so ever has a lesser impact by the horse. The horse goes thud on to you, but since the vest has a...
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    There is no contempt intended. I imported my EXO,...

    There is no contempt intended. I imported my EXO, and since I had a very tight horse budget, the nearly 900 USD, for that vest was not in my budget.
    So I went to the bank opened a savings account...
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    The problem with the safety equipment sharing is...

    The problem with the safety equipment sharing is that people are not used to the equipment and that I see as a risk factor.
    But if a $1000 safety vest, just saves 2 lives a year, than I would say it...
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    The old Trojan HT were something special, the...

    The old Trojan HT were something special, the courses at all levels were just maxed out huge and sometimes, some jumps, old fashioned, and probably next level. That P had at one point 3 water...
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    That one had a pucker factor of 9.5. up that...

    That one had a pucker factor of 9.5. up that little hill than 2 smaller drops down, and than that big drop with the hanging log into the water.
    Ken had already a huge problem at the Waldens wall and...
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    I do not see a clear goal setting and I have jet...

    I do not see a clear goal setting and I have jet to hear from any or the orgs that in the future a fatality is deemed unacceptable.
    A clear goal setting would be, develop the proper safety gear for...
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    Badger, its pony club. Yes it has its merits, it...

    Badger, its pony club. Yes it has its merits, it force folks to actually condition. But it is pony club .
    I understand that in todays eventing, were there is subterain, Bn and Novice as permanent...
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    Badger, its pony club. Yes it has its merits, it...

    Badger, its pony club. Yes it has its merits, it force folks to actually condition. But it is pony club .
    I understand that in todays eventing, were there is subterain, Bn and Novice as permanent...
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    I am making not fun of them. I question if they...

    I am making not fun of them.
    I question if they actually know what eventing is, know how to ride at a skill level and even are able to comprehend, what conditioning actually means.
    Maybe they get a...
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    No, we have studied and studied and studied. How...

    No, we have studied and studied and studied. How old is the frangible pin study, I aint going to google for it, 10 years, 15 years. Eventing is still studing and than will do a nother study.
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    The VV has been around a very long time and is so...

    The VV has been around a very long time and is so to speak an iconic jump of 4 star eventing. Does it make sense, no, not by today standards, could be improved.
    Should be?

    But than it has an...
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    You are wrong. Your examples have nothing to do...

    You are wrong.
    Your examples have nothing to do with eventing. If F1, Nascar, or WEC, would have taken your approach, their drivers would still die at a unacceptable rate.
    Eventing is very lucky...
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    You do.

    You do.
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    That is the problem, this culture of denial, is...

    That is the problem, this culture of denial, is part of the eventing culture world wide and that is the problem.
    In Europe they are under great pressure, but they do not address it, properly.
    Its...
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    Technical stuff, please. They are perfectly...

    Technical stuff, please. They are perfectly strided. I wish people would look at what it used to be, to understand were the sport has come from.
    What can be more difficult than combinations that...
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    good one. I only believe in the statistic I...

    good one.

    I only believe in the statistic I forged myself
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    Do you need attention ?

    Do you need attention ?
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    You know I go back in the sport, were I still had...

    You know I go back in the sport, were I still had pampers on. The sport has made huge progress. I say it again 100 times saver than it used to be.
    No question about.
    But that is not what some folks...
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    Lets keep it straight, if eventing would have...

    Lets keep it straight, if eventing would have developed a culture of safety, that would consider a fatality as unacceptable, instead of brushing them away and than just return to business as usual,...
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    The reaction to kkj's post is actualy typical for...

    The reaction to kkj's post is actualy typical for eventing and that is the head in the sand.

    She got a point, doesn't she.

    Image and how quiet a few people in the equestrian community view the...
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