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    And even worse -

    Security firm replaced this past Monday due to concerns over their lack of preparation and apparent inability to adequately handle security needs.
    Athletes being robbed by military policemen
    ...
  2. I went up there last year with a friend who had...

    I went up there last year with a friend who had qualified her young horse at Training and First levels. Our drive was about six hours, and, like the previous poster, we took one day for traveling and...
  3. OP, you have gotten some great suggestions. I...

    OP, you have gotten some great suggestions. I will also add, that of the ones on your original list, I would not expect Redwine to refine a 1/2 draft mare. I am also not sure I would expect him to...
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    I can think of three warmbloods off the top of my...

    I can think of three warmbloods off the top of my head that had either DSLD or suspensory ligament desmitis.

    1 - Hanoverian gelding by Don Frederico. It developed at a fairly young age - he was...
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    So two votes for Apple a Day, and no votes for...

    So two votes for Apple a Day, and no votes for anything else?

    I have in the past used Perfect Balance, and many years ago, when playing around in the eventing world, we used Stress Dex (not being...
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    Electrolytes - what do you use and why?

    My horse has a Himalayan salt block in his stall, but I am thinking about supplementing it with an electrolyte powder to his feed or water. We have gotten into a stretch of really hot, humid weather...
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    Let me be clear, in case there is a...

    Let me be clear, in case there is a misunderstanding here.

    We do NOT use backing up as a punishment. Asking stallions to back up in hand is very commonly used to get their mind off "other things"....
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    Thanks for all your comments. We are training the...

    Thanks for all your comments. We are training the reinback pretty much as most of you have suggested - a good halt, slight lightening of the seat, using our legs slightly behind the girth to ask for...
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    That is both awesome and poignant news. I wish...

    That is both awesome and poignant news.

    I wish them tremendous good luck and success!

    Congrats to all involved!
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    training the reinback

    I have watched many riders over the years struggle with the reinback. The horse is reluctant to step back (sometimes downright resistant), won't stay straight, gets stuck at the end and sort of stops...
  11. Yes, and that is why I said it is "usually...

    Yes, and that is why I said it is "usually awarded to the top foal". To my knowledge, there is nothing in the guidelines that prevents the inspectors from giving it to multiple foals.
  12. I have no hands on experience with this issue,...

    I have no hands on experience with this issue, but some years back, a friend of mine apprenticed with a very good, very soft, very quiet cowboy that did remedial training - including "fixing" of...
  13. I have been involved with the Oldenburg registry...

    I have been involved with the Oldenburg registry since 1999. I founded and ran their magazine here in North America for seven years, and currently run the awards program. In addition, this year will...
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    It's a special designation for horses the...

    It's a special designation for horses the Oldenburg Verband feels are good ambassadors for the registry (preferably in sport). It can be given to a stallion, mare, or gelding. It should not be used...
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    Wow! That is very cool! Big congrats,...

    Wow! That is very cool!

    Big congrats, Alexandra!
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    That was a lovely tribute. I did not know the...

    That was a lovely tribute.

    I did not know the USDF logo depicts Uwe. I did not know him, but I will think of him now every time I see the logo.

    Very sorry for your loss.
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    Just FYI - the results pages include results for...

    Just FYI - the results pages include results for regular classes, too. So if interested in just the pony cup results, look for classes with "NPC" in the title.

    And I hate that the ShowSecretary...
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    Predictions by Gracenote Sports: Team Medals...

    Predictions by Gracenote Sports:

    Team Medals
    Gold - Germany
    Silver - Great Britain
    Bronze - the Netherlands

    Individual Medals
    Gold - Hans Peter Minderhoud and Flirt
    Silver - Charlotte...
  19. Journalist under fire for reporting blood on top horses at CDIO Rotterdam

    This is an interesting article.

    http://www.eurodressage.com/equestrian/2016/07/05/burn-witch

    The link to the original article is not correct - the correct link is...
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    Awesome info, Chris! Thanks!

    Awesome info, Chris! Thanks!
  21. If you are willing to come to the north Atlanta...

    If you are willing to come to the north Atlanta area, Shannondale Farm might be just what you are looking for. The care is superb - excellent quality feed and hay, very experienced and knowledgeable...
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    Early Olympic Predictions

    Who wants to go out on a limb and make predictions?

    I am thinking Gold for Germany and Silver for the Netherlands. For Bronze, I think the US team looks pretty exciting, but they have to fend off...
  23. Glad everything is set now!

    Glad everything is set now!
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    I was going to suggest you look at Dante Weltino,...

    I was going to suggest you look at Dante Weltino, but he has Weltmeyer in the 3rd generation, so not a good option for your mare (I don't think I know anyone that would recommend linebreeding on...
  25. PM me with info for sire and dam - names,...

    PM me with info for sire and dam - names, birthdates, and registration numbers.

    I am in regular touch with the office and can find out the dam's status and help you figure out your options.
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