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  1. Thread: Jingles please!!!

    by JER
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    Jingling for your family. It sounds like your...

    Jingling for your family. It sounds like your son is in the best hands.

    Also, thanks for sharing the details. A little knowledge can go a long way towards helping someone else in the same...
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    Could you elaborate on these 'financial...

    Could you elaborate on these 'financial resources' and 'support' and which European nations provide them?

    Team GB has their well-known lottery-funded performance-based program, but that is not the...
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    snoopy, I think you've got your royals mixed up....

    snoopy, I think you've got your royals mixed up.

    The previous royal who headed the FEI was the one who hated steeplechase and wanted it out of the sport. Her full name is MarĂ­a del Pilar Alfonsa...
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    I would think that by now any serious rider --...

    I would think that by now any serious rider -- young, old, amateur, or professional -- would have figured out that these lists and programs are meaningless. If the US consistently can't get a team...
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    No, it won't. Whatever hodgepodge of XC-ish...

    No, it won't.

    Whatever hodgepodge of XC-ish equestrian activity is transpiring in Wellington, I wouldn't call it eventing.

    Why is it that the eventing/USEF overlords want to spend so much in...
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    Life can be such a struggle for privileged white...

    Life can be such a struggle for privileged white men.

    :)
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    Belgium is probably the greatest country in the...

    Belgium is probably the greatest country in the world for food.

    And food and royalty occasionally collide in Belgium. When I was a kid, the king was King Baudouin but was often referred to as...
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    This is why I don't sleep with royalty.

    This is why I don't sleep with royalty.
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    My name is on the movie but it is about the...

    My name is on the movie but it is about the farthest thing from my original work. It was a one-week reshoot rewrite job in which my marching orders were to write as many scenes as possible that...
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    'I slept with royalty' is a credential that...

    'I slept with royalty' is a credential that impresses Americans more than Belgians. :)

    Very smart of the Belgians to cut their losses now and not get weighted down with a $250,000 annual salary...
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    There is only one best answer to your question: ...

    There is only one best answer to your question: stay away from the breeding forum. :)

    I gave up trying to discuss the breeding of event horses over there. The eventing forum self-selects for...
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    'Real life' is just another form of intellectual...

    'Real life' is just another form of intellectual property. :) The producing entity has to buy the rights to their story in order to proceed with the project. However, history is not copyrighted,...
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    This isn't the current state of the market. Off...

    This isn't the current state of the market. Off by about 20 years.

    There are many, many more ways to distribute content at present. Netflix, Amazon, Hulu etc. all are producing series and...
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    For once I have a professional opinion. :) ...

    For once I have a professional opinion. :)

    Remakes and sequels happen all the time. It's so much easier and somewhat preferable (to the producer) to be working from a known/existing property,...
  15. Ugh. Please no more of these stories. :) ...

    Ugh. Please no more of these stories. :)

    While I like -- very much -- that this kind of success does happen in real life, the fairy tale of cheap-horse-makes-good, saved-from-the-meat-man is...
  16. I like my eventers to start competing at age 6. ...

    I like my eventers to start competing at age 6. With a horse of sufficient quality, you can compete the them only as necessary -- which often mean doing 'groups' of horse trials, like on consecutive...
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    This...

    This is my 14.2hh mare competing at Prelim with her 5'8" rider.

    No one laughs at them. They won just about everything they entered last year.

    But you do have to be careful eventing a...
  18. Thread: RIP El Primero

    by JER
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    What a lovely horse. So sad to hear this.

    What a lovely horse. So sad to hear this.
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    One of the nicest Akhal-Teke stallions you'll...

    One of the nicest Akhal-Teke stallions you'll ever see -- Super Star (scroll down) -- is standing in Virginia. He's older now, but still fertile, so get him while you can.

    I have a lovely mare by...
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    Bye-bye air jackets?

    Bye-bye air jackets?
  21. WTF, FEI? So the mouthpiece can be made of...

    WTF, FEI?



    So the mouthpiece can be made of plastic, but not 'wavy' plastic. How 'wavy' is too wavy? And who, per the FEI, is the arbiter of wavy-ness?

    Did the FEI have its rules committee...
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    This is a good time to scrap the whole expensive,...

    This is a good time to scrap the whole expensive, resource-consuming pageant. It's never going to serve it's purpose as a true national championships.
  23. Thread: The Interview

    by JER
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    A real security expert weighs in: Reaction to...

    A real security expert weighs in:

    Reaction to the Sony hack is 'beyond the realm of stupid'



    Read the whole thing. It's excellent.

    (And I doubt this guy ever worked for Sony. I did. So...
  24. Thread: The Interview

    by JER
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    And thus, when the resulting film is a (Christmas...

    And thus, when the resulting film is a (Christmas Day) turkey which the cinemas want to offload in favor of a more lucrative offering (as in putting the current hit on more screens), Sony is only too...
  25. :) And now that's how he likes to let a horse...

    :)

    And now that's how he likes to let a horse warm-up. Here's a video of my little mare demonstrating exactly how to tap a rail.



    Mike has heaps of respect and admiration for Lucinda. That...
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