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    I had not heard about Jim selling the far, What...

    I had not heard about Jim selling the far, What a shame - he's about the nicest person in the business and a very good horseman.
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    My 2 cents. The American riders won't get better...

    My 2 cents. The American riders won't get better as long as the same riders stay at the top and train all the younger riders. The same combinations that top the leaderboards seem to just rotate...
  3. I rode a lot of donated horses when I was at...

    I rode a lot of donated horses when I was at Sweet Briar in the 70's. Many came with some serious quirks and were re-schooled by the more experienced riders, then either integrated into the program...
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    My cousin has ridden at the highest level and...

    My cousin has ridden at the highest level and been on the American team for the Olympics. She has pretty much moved on to show jumping as the years have passed and as she was competing in her...
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    Check with Maggie Wright at Champagne Run. I...

    Check with Maggie Wright at Champagne Run. I know Maggie from Lexington friends who board and ride with her and she seems as laid back as they come and a thoroughly nice person.
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    The English style can be very slow to those of us...

    The English style can be very slow to those of us used to the faster American style but I have seen some of the best and most dramatic sales at Tattersalls, especially by an Irish auctioneer back in...
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    There is no way that racing can succeed in...

    There is no way that racing can succeed in Georgia and one only has to look at what happened in Birmingham, when a small core of enthusiasts paid consultants a lot of money to tell them what they...
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    A kicklatch is a flat metal bar with one edge...

    A kicklatch is a flat metal bar with one edge rolled over that pivots on a bolt. It is placed on the door at the bottom and fits into a u-shaped metal piece and can be opened or closed by putting...
  9. I saw a good before and after years ago at the...

    I saw a good before and after years ago at the Tattersalls yearling sales in Newmarket. A filly from shipped in from Ireland had done something to herself in transit and was shown to us shortly...
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    Alleged's dam Princess Pout was one tough...

    Alleged's dam Princess Pout was one tough "mother"; I worked with her when the McKnights (I think) sold her in the 1970's at Keeneland. She was great once she realized you weren't scared of her but...
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    Square would work for her. She's going to pay a...

    Square would work for her. She's going to pay a percentage for each transaction but that is the "cost of doing business"; she can raise her fees slightly and offer a slightly reduced rate for cash...
  12. I know they have to pay for the officials and...

    I know they have to pay for the officials and their expenses, the venue, course designers etc, etc. I want numbers.

    Does anyone have this info or could direct me to someplace it's hiding? Do...
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    There is NO WAY this could work. Even tracks in...

    There is NO WAY this could work. Even tracks in Kentucky are struggling against the competition from slot machines in surrounding states. I'm a native Georgian who worked in bloodstock in Kentucky...
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    My last Pony Club involvement was a while back in...

    My last Pony Club involvement was a while back in the 90's but what amazed me was that when any of our kids fell they just lay there - even though they were not at all hurt or even had the breath...
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    Poll: Always - since a college friend died at 19 when a...

    Always - since a college friend died at 19 when a bee stung her horse while she was hacking back to the stables bareback at a show. I'm now 57 but Robin never made it past 19 and I've never...
  16. Thread: Lambourn UK

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    I worked for a trainer briefly in the 70's. As...

    I worked for a trainer briefly in the 70's. As you've seen the topography of Lambourn is much different than Newmarket, with the gallops being mostly along the tops of the hills making them much...
  17. Thread: TB/Conn. crosses?

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    We all grew up here riding Connemaras and Con/TB...

    We all grew up here riding Connemaras and Con/TB crosses. None of the crosses ever stayed pony-sized but also never got much bigger than 15 hands. They were a ton of fun especially out hunting but...
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    Started at 12 WAY back when the lowest level was...

    Started at 12 WAY back when the lowest level was Training. Was already foxhunting and aiming to go to Pony Club Rally when the lowest level was for "C"'s and it was at Training level, with the B's...
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    On my brother-in-law's one and only dressage...

    On my brother-in-law's one and only dressage test:

    "Don't give up - get help"
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    The only Preakness I went to - pouring rain, mud,...

    The only Preakness I went to - pouring rain, mud, drunks - it was great!!
  21. I lived and worked in Newmarket for a couple of...

    I lived and worked in Newmarket for a couple of years back in the '80's and have been back for horse sales a number of time since then. If there are races on during your stay certainly plan to go -...
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    Congress is now grandstanding their "outrage"...

    Congress is now grandstanding their "outrage" that the uniforms were made in China. Oh please. When was the last time they wore something made in America. When was the last time any of us wore...
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    To the parents: The advice from all the posters...

    To the parents: The advice from all the posters for your daughter to get a real degree is good advice. That does not mean she couldn't attend a university with an Ag department or minor in some...
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    Be careful if this continues. My brother in law...

    Be careful if this continues. My brother in law developed a bad case of rhabdo-something (essentially what tying up is) and he was lucky to escape severe kidney damage. If you see any change in...
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    I remember Nick at SBC very well! He moved...

    I remember Nick at SBC very well! He moved quicker than any horse I ever saw before - great character.
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