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  1. Thread: Dapples

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    What you were seeing is what I call "coat change...

    What you were seeing is what I call "coat change dapples." Some horses, when shedding out, will appear to dapple. But if you look closely, it is really the unshed (darker) winter hair giving way to...
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    Don't know where you are, but colors aren't...

    Don't know where you are, but colors aren't common around here. Navy in a black mane is acceptable, but not much else. Not supposed to distract from the horse...
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    That is not the reason that Betsee bought him. ...

    That is not the reason that Betsee bought him. She had wanted to buy him for a long time, but the time wasn't right. It was able to be worked out after Devon.
  4. Thread: ..

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    We will be there next week.

    We will be there next week.
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    Riders, trainers, coaches ABHOR time faults. It...

    Riders, trainers, coaches ABHOR time faults. It is like giving the class away with a completely avoidable fault. And then she did it again... She will have to tidy that little problem up.
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    She has a whole lot more experience then probably...

    She has a whole lot more experience then probably anyone else here. And she is completely right. If you don't understand how racing works, how races work, the importance of history, and can't...
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    The American Graded Stakes Committee uses as some...

    The American Graded Stakes Committee uses as some of its criteria for the grading:

    Purse Requirement: That the race has a purse of more than $75,000.
    Longevity: That the race has been run for two...
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    This is indicative of the cray cray posts by...

    This is indicative of the cray cray posts by people who do not understand racing. Ridiculous...

    Trainers and owners pick races most likely to suit their horses, NOT to try to defeat a potential TC...
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    Vxf, I am not sure why you are being so...

    Vxf, I am not sure why you are being so defensive. Some people are going to like the change, some are not, and all will have their reasons. I saw a crane come in, but can't say when. Devon is...
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    The colt never touched the handler. The handler...

    The colt never touched the handler. The handler just collapsed. From exhaustion, probably, but the colt did not step on him or knock him down. I was in the stands and watching the handler/horse...
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    I am just curious about something. And I in no...

    I am just curious about something. And I in no way support Jill, and wish she could no longer own horses. BUT, for now, she can and does. So, if you stop using Redwine, or stop buying foals from...
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    Stalls are always in demand, so they aren't going...

    Stalls are always in demand, so they aren't going to make them bigger and lose numbers. All the barns on the actual show grounds have been updated in the last five years or so. Huge capital campaign....
  13. And even voicing the idea that a foreign horse's...

    And even voicing the idea that a foreign horse's jumper experience, no matter how small, is not a big advantage over the true green horse born here, and that they should automatically get a do over...
  14. If USEF would grow a pair, stand up to the...

    If USEF would grow a pair, stand up to the trainers and INSIST that there be documentation of a horse's identity before it could be registered in this country, the disappearing paperwork would...
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    IMO, the original premise is complete bullshit. ...

    IMO, the original premise is complete bullshit. This country was at the top of the international jumping scene for decades, mounted mainly on TBs, most OTTBs. And if we had not started drinking the...
  16. Thread: Raw Diet

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    I have fed raw, BARF model tweaked, for ten...

    I have fed raw, BARF model tweaked, for ten years. First, "complete and balanced" is a term coined by and sold by the DOG FOOD COMPANIES. If you are using wolves as your inspiration, they don't eat...
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    Agree, trafalgar. Anything put out for public...

    Agree, trafalgar. Anything put out for public consumption needs to be proofread. It doesn't have to be a volunteer with that organization. A friend can do it! But putting something out there that...
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    You are very correct, Claudius. But I would not...

    You are very correct, Claudius. But I would not say it is confined to the younger judges.
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    Exactly, Jennifer!

    Exactly, Jennifer!
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    No, the pictures with Junior handling are horses...

    No, the pictures with Junior handling are horses purchased from Jill outright when she firesaled everything. The new owner and another owner flew him out to see these kids. Jill had no involvement...
  21. We specialize in starting young horses. Clem...

    We specialize in starting young horses. Clem breaks them for us, and then our rider, Meg Graham takes over. All is done under Junior's supervision and training.
  22. Thread: ..

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    Well, since I made the offer, I have elected to...

    Well, since I made the offer, I have elected to stay home because there is just TOO. MUCH. WORK. at our barn. But I WILL be up Thursday for the day, so if you are there, stop by and introduce...
  23. Thread: ..

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    I will be there with one horse Tuesday afternoon...

    I will be there with one horse Tuesday afternoon through Friday morning (I think). If she wants to come by in the morning, she can lend a hand and I will teach her the correct way to do things, and...
  24. The International Hunter Futurity will no longer...

    The International Hunter Futurity will no longer be having a finals in KY. Poor attendance the last couple of years forced them to abandon it. For now anyway.
  25. Corporations are not people, despite Citizens...

    Corporations are not people, despite Citizens United.
    Corporations have to pay for MANY MANY things they don't believe they should. Cost of doing business.
    RELIGION DOESNT BELONG IN BUSINESS! Or...
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