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  1. I will also be busy but maybe if I see someone on...

    I will also be busy but maybe if I see someone on Fri. that could help I'll mention it. I will be helping with stadium.
  2. And sometimes horses don't feel well or aren't...

    And sometimes horses don't feel well or aren't right after the dressage and have to be scratched. Sometimes horses don't let you know until you've worked them a little that something hurts or if they...
  3. Yep, that is it, MrEd!

    Yep, that is it, MrEd!
  4. Hey do they have a Furlongs restaurant in...

    Hey do they have a Furlongs restaurant in Lexington? The one in Louisville was awesome but pricey.
    The place across from Iron Works pike sells out of food like at 6pm. You can't eat there. I think...
  5. I want to blink away tears when Colleen and...

    I want to blink away tears when Colleen and Shiraz go by on cross-country because I know, as Jimmy says, I will be seeing history.

    I want to cheer as big chestnut horses go clean and fast, and...
  6. Thread I've been waiting for! Who is coming? I...

    Thread I've been waiting for! Who is coming?
    I vote for Friday but I am already very busy during Friday - day at the Horse Park. (HJU meet up, course walks, etc.) Be nice to do Sat. at a tailgate...
  7. I think they have so many more CIC type of...

    I think they have so many more CIC type of competitions to choose from in Europe, in order to ready their four star horses. They don't always come out swinging with certain horses for the fences;...
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    Dressage is not all sand at Fair Hill, it's a...

    Dressage is not all sand at Fair Hill, it's a rubber loam sand mixture which is usually pretty consistent. The footing is the big attraction for me at Fair Hill. It is rare that your horse doesn't...
  9. Is he stiff to the left? I am looking for the...

    Is he stiff to the left?

    I am looking for the spur rule -- I am assuming you mean national rules -- see if something fits your question.

    Under Abuse:
    4. SPURS—Spurs must not be used to...
  10. I volunteer at a major US international three day...

    I volunteer at a major US international three day event and my station on cross country day is immediately adjacent to the mandatory vet box at the end of the course. I say this because I don't work...
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    Good grief. I thought JER's post was great and...

    Good grief. I thought JER's post was great and just said so. Last time I looked, this was a place we could all speak our thoughts. I did take precious time to read through the whole thread, even...
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    What Scubed said and what Gr8teful rider said!...

    What Scubed said and what Gr8teful rider said!
    We have it good.
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    This just needs to be repeated, over and over...

    This just needs to be repeated, over and over again.
    Because it's the only truth I've read on this thread.
    The only thing I would like to add is that horses do not "love" to compete or jump -- we...
  14. Sometimes when you just feel the worst and there...

    Sometimes when you just feel the worst and there isn't anything that looks inspiring around you, the simplest thing grabs you by the shoulders and squares you up and says, hey, you -- it's o.k.
    It's...
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    Absolutely 100 percent agree. Large numbers to...

    Absolutely 100 percent agree. Large numbers to look at, and great quality. Also I completely trust riders like Winding Down to produce great young or experienced horses.

    If all you do is look on...
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    I have the answer. volunteer as a jump judge. ...

    I have the answer.

    volunteer as a jump judge.

    You will see, in person, every horse you are looking at buying and will know the real reason for the penalties!

    And volunteer more than once as...
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    Study good slow motion video of a horse jumping...

    Study good slow motion video of a horse jumping in competition. Frame by frame. Become familiar with the mechanics of how a horse jumps -- especially eventing because horses jump the various...
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    Ecogold pads are well worth it and you don't need...

    Ecogold pads are well worth it and you don't need any other pads with them.

    And I too was looking forward to some fun bunching remarks. Alas. Reduced to searching FB for Polar Vortex jokes....
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    The answer is not the horses, but the riding...

    The answer is not the horses, but the riding instruction. Kids need to learn to ride properly with good instruction that creates confidence, balance, a sense of oneness with the horse, an...
  20. What a great article! You rock, Acme. And...

    What a great article! You rock, Acme. And everyone else. I did see and hear that jump announced while listening to the Ustream! Very cool.
    You know it would be just as cool to do this for Fair Hill...
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    Good, Pegasusmom! Sounds like it was a grand...

    Good, Pegasusmom! Sounds like it was a grand event!
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    According to FB...Boyd's broken his leg. Boyd! I...

    According to FB...Boyd's broken his leg. Boyd! I can't believe it. The Martin household is now Martin Community Hospital! Oh Boyd. Please don't ride in that cast.
  23. don't know but enjoying the commentary as usual....

    don't know but enjoying the commentary as usual.
    I am looking for updated results, the event entries website does not appear to be doing live scoring. Does anyone know where the live scoring link...
  24. Guys - online education (one its way) More...

    Guys - online education (one its way)
    More recognition (hoping for this)
    Other stuff mentioned here - coming (be patient)

    With regard to "hours". Time is very precious commodity these days....
  25. With regard to volunteering, myself and a few...

    With regard to volunteering, myself and a few other "v" gene folks are working on assisting with a sort of ramping up of volunteer education, recognition, and importance -- no details available yet...
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