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    Only the rich (or the sponsored) getting to go is...

    Only the rich (or the sponsored) getting to go is how it is, and that's not going to change,. And while I know the top horses in dressage and show jumping are often six- figure horses, in my world...
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    [QUOTE=MysticOakRanch;8755658]There was one judge...

    [QUOTE=MysticOakRanch;8755658]There was one judge (no names revealed) that publicly stated several times he couldn't possibly give higher scores to pintos, appies, and other stock horse...
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    Hah! Some people came up to a friend of mine at...

    Hah! Some people came up to a friend of mine at a show and asked, very seriously, if her horse was Swedish Warmblood. Now he was a cute chestnut, only 15.2, and a nice mover for his type - which...
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    LOL, indeed! I stopped eventing in 1987 and...

    LOL, indeed! I stopped eventing in 1987 and concentrated more on dressage on my old horse in the '90s. That wasn't THAT long ago. Pretty much what Mystic said was the case here in California. I...
  5. Well, I showed her a pic of my old horse - with...

    Well, I showed her a pic of my old horse - with two whorls, a soulful Appaloosa eyes (!) and she determined that (a) he was a complex temperament and (b) he had been abused at some point in his life....
  6. Since you're talking about ONE horse, another...

    Since you're talking about ONE horse, another alternative IS composting. The folks who owned the property next to where I board had "boxes" built for composting at one end (outside of) their arena. ...
  7. Agreed. I don't have to pick up my horse's...

    Agreed. I don't have to pick up my horse's manure - the barn help does that - but I know how much there is, and doing it daily would be a minor chore, taking less than 10 mins. Heck, when the barn...
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    I have a friend in a happy marriage, but while...

    I have a friend in a happy marriage, but while her husband supports her horses and her interest (and used to ride a little, for pleasure, himself, but no longer rides), they have 17 acres and she...
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    Meh. I have long since given up trying to watch...

    Meh. I have long since given up trying to watch the equestrian portion of the Olmpics on television. I paid for the Triple-Cast for Barcelona, and almost wanted to punch out the tv with the inane...
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    I do not see anything on there about when and on...

    I do not see anything on there about when and on what channel equestrian events will be shown (if they bother at all - they usually don't)
  11. Yes, most nice horsey people are like that. Not...

    Yes, most nice horsey people are like that. Not as drastic as losing a beloved horse, but when my old boy suffered an injury that meant for a long layup (it was 8 months no riding), several...
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    I long ago threw any solicitations to support YRs...

    I long ago threw any solicitations to support YRs into the "circular file." (a) I'm working hard enough to support me and MY horse; and (b) any YR who can afford or whose parents can afford to buy an...
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    FWIW, I did read an article recently that felt...

    FWIW, I did read an article recently that felt they could do as well as 3rd. Gal is off the Dutch team, for one thing.
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    Interesting comment re bias against Bauchers. ...

    Interesting comment re bias against Bauchers. I've had two horses in a row with large palates and a preference for "quiet" bits. Both chucked the bits around in their mouth when I used loose ring...
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    Yeah, face to face - and more importantly in...

    Yeah, face to face - and more importantly in writing- I would outline what is due and past due, set a deadline for payment, and tell her she needs to find new boarding arrangements if she cannot...
  16. It wasn't totally explained to me, but vet...

    It wasn't totally explained to me, but vet recommended it. Something about the meat and testosterone? (But wasn't boar hunting - and subsequent eating of the wild boar - a big deal in medieval...
  17. Pigs. OMG. Well, slightly off topic. Two...

    Pigs. OMG. Well, slightly off topic. Two things.

    1) My horse slipped on the washrack, at night (washing the mud off his legs before I rode on Xmas Eve). Someone had stuck a wandering...
  18. I love how all the horses that are asked to lie...

    I love how all the horses that are asked to lie down immediately start stuffing their faces! LOL
    (Not denigrating the performance, just amused at the .....uh....practicality of the horses. "This...
  19. FWIW, I've always felt that besides good bone, a...

    FWIW, I've always felt that besides good bone, a short_backed horse is a good choice for someone big and/ or heavy. So that doesn't mean a horse has to be tall. My first good event horse was about...
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    My "I wanna be like them" is Lakota Lace: ...

    My "I wanna be like them" is Lakota Lace:

    http://www.phelpsmediagroup.com/viewarticle.php?id=9415
  21. 7 chestnuts, including an Appy (mine) 3 dark...

    7 chestnuts, including an Appy (mine)
    3 dark bays and one blood bay, 1 light bay
    1 grulla
    3 grays
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    My horse has been mouthy from the day he was...

    My horse has been mouthy from the day he was born. He's not nasty, and I've made a point of dropping treats in his bucket, though I sometimes reward him with a treat from the saddle when he's done...
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    My first two Appy event horses were wonderful -...

    My first two Appy event horses were wonderful - strong, reliable, good trail horses. Maybe not just "anyone" could ride them, though with one of them, if you weren't a good rider, he wouldn't move -...
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    I used to have an on-going argument with my H/J...

    I used to have an on-going argument with my H/J instructor on this! When I say "whoa" I want it to mean WHOA, so if my horse got a little strong coming at a jump I would say "eaaaasy," and my...
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    Yes, it's "what kind of ammy" versus "what kind...

    Yes, it's "what kind of ammy" versus "what kind of professional.

    I've ridden since I was about 10 (but that was only weekly lesson), got my own horse at 24, been riding for almost 4 decades since....
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