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    Ah, silly me never thought of that. So the next...

    Ah, silly me never thought of that. So the next question is will they have Russian riders or German riders.

    They are in training with Kasselmann employed riders. The people who bought Dante also...
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    Re the Russian purchase; they have some nice...

    Re the Russian purchase; they have some nice horses. But I have no clue re who will train and ride them.

    They stay at Kasselmann's to be trained.
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    I can't understand why the pregnancy rates in...

    I can't understand why the pregnancy rates in that study are so low?
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    Carl probably finds them before they are backed...

    Carl probably finds them before they are backed and takes a risk..sells the ones that are not so good once they are started and keeps the others. That would be my guess.
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    It seems like most people here don't really have...

    It seems like most people here don't really have a grasp on what it takes to be competitive in the FEI 6 yr old tests.
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    Poll: No. I brand intensive farming practices for pigs...

    No. I brand intensive farming practices for pigs and chickens as inherently inhumane.
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    Poll: Did you miss the part in my original post that...

    Did you miss the part in my original post that Temple Grandin, HERSELF, was a consultant for the planning of the plant? Apparently, her beliefs did not prevent her from making on-site visits and...
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    Poll: I am sure there are some videos that misrepresent...

    I am sure there are some videos that misrepresent what is happening on some of these farms. But there are farrrrrr too many of them showing abuse that cannot possibly be manufactured to make me feel...
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    Poll: Bluey, you will never convince me of the merits...

    Bluey, you will never convince me of the merits of intensive farming. Ever. I am a vegetarian, I don't believe in killing animals to satisfy a pleasure craving and I don't look at animals as "natural...
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    Poll: KSAQUA, maybe it's you who is ignorant. After...

    KSAQUA, maybe it's you who is ignorant. After all, the most well respected/educated animal welfare scientist/ethologist out there ( Dr. Temple Grandin) agrees with me. She states : "We've got to...
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    Poll: Interestingly enough, the humane farm I was...

    Interestingly enough, the humane farm I was discussing earlier encourages farm visits from customers or anyone interested and according to them have never had a problem with animals rights people....
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    Poll: Skaqua, I am well aware of the reasons that...

    Skaqua, I am well aware of the reasons that animals are intensively reared but that has no bearing on whether or not the animals are raised humanely. If you think that all an intelligent animal needs...
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    Poll: Pigs evolved and survived without the help of man...

    Pigs evolved and survived without the help of man and their stupid contraptions.... miraculous as it may seem, pigs have been able to give birth and successfully raise their young perfectly fine for...
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    Quidam Blue is in fact not totally jumper bred....

    Quidam Blue is in fact not totally jumper bred. Damsire Come On has produces some good dressage horses (ie Comic Hilltop FRH). I have seen QB in work and he moves well enough that he could have made...
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    Exactly what MysticOak said.

    Exactly what MysticOak said.
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    Lots of good points here and an interesting...

    Lots of good points here and an interesting discussion!

    I still think it is matter of breeder education vs anything else. Someone with a good mare using a young stallion following lots of...
  17. Gribaldi, btw, had his fullest book in the early...

    Gribaldi, btw, had his fullest book in the early 2000s with over 800 mares one season (!!!!!). It did not halt his performance career.

    Amazing what these generous animals will tolerate. 800 mares...
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    Best footing is GGT with silica sand kept wet..in...

    Best footing is GGT with silica sand kept wet..in my humble opinion. :)
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    Shoeing can help a lot. When my guy was in work...

    Shoeing can help a lot. When my guy was in work we used a bar shoe beveled both at the toe and laterally.
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    I guess I am the odd one out. Ringbone is...

    I guess I am the odd one out. Ringbone is manageable if you are willing to go the injection/maintenance route and keep the work light. I am sure with that kind of temperament you could very likely...
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    Yes, there have been some pregnancies...it's not...

    Yes, there have been some pregnancies...it's not a lost cause, it just isn't rocket fuel.

    Just came across a video of him on my Facebook feed, schooling at 6 yrs old. What a special horse!
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    Unfortunately furstenball is probably not a good...

    Unfortunately furstenball is probably not a good alternative.I would have used him myself by now had I known of any recent pregnancies. :( it's too bad because I think he is the real deal and...
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    My point is that the scores are getting higher...

    My point is that the scores are getting higher and riders are needing a better horse to win. This is not exactly a secret! It has nothing to do with Alberta. Watch a video of 10 winning GP rides from...
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    This is a very trusting viewpoint. You are...

    This is a very trusting viewpoint. You are trusting that the selection is for the betterment and no other factors are at hand.

    No, it is an opinion held by pretty much every dressage rider out...
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    And again, I have to say "WHY?" Why the rush to...

    And again, I have to say "WHY?" Why the rush to breed to unproven stallions? Especially since they are often not much cheaper than the proven one

    Kyzteke, correct me if I am wrong but in another...
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