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    We call them B52's :) I've been scared to swat...

    We call them B52's :)
    I've been scared to swat them and this confirms my fears!
  2. haven't posted here for quite a while.... and log...

    haven't posted here for quite a while.... and log on to find a 'nevermind' going un-noticed...I thought...how sad...'neverminds' used to be an opportunity for creativity...

    "Found what I was...
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    Fixerupper was not the name of the horse I had...

    Fixerupper was not the name of the horse I had when I started posting on COTH but a description. The horse which prompted the name was a warmblood who had failed in dressage but...as it turned...
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    otoh...if you are falling in dressage...

    otoh...if you are falling in dressage competition......you might want to rethink the xc....
    if the footing is so bad....or other conditions occur that makes dressage risky.....
    just saying
  5. holy Disney movie rationalization Batman.. How...

    holy Disney movie rationalization Batman..
    How can $12,000,000 for a legitimate horse be seen as a bad thing?

    I'm starting to understand why RK/LDR can be so easily sold (to paraphrase gw bush)...
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    Thanks for that RR. What a terrific article. ...

    Thanks for that RR.
    What a terrific article.

    Training Tip of the Day: If you can’t beat your best competitor, buy his horse. Hah.

    now in my sig line :lol:
  7. Nothing to add...except that I'm glad this thread...

    Nothing to add...except that I'm glad this thread is still going.
    Thanks to 2Jakes for her generous sharing of "snake science"
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    Funny.... I was talking to a non-dressage rider...

    Funny.... I was talking to a non-dressage rider today who thoroughly enjoyed watching the freestyles for the first time.... go figure....
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    While eye witness impressions are not totally...

    While eye witness impressions are not totally accurate (the 'invisible gorilla' thing...) sadly video is not an exact replica either. In digital video there is the equivalent of 30 frames per second...
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    ps...my take... spirithorse is deluded but...

    ps...my take...
    spirithorse is deluded but sincere.... :sadsmile:
    Blue Domino is a comitted troll.... :eek:
    my advice....ignore both.....:yes:
    and get on with life...or at least life on...
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    my take is that 'function follows form' which,...

    my take is that 'function follows form' which, obviously, is the the corollary of 'form follows function'

    (chicken/egg...egg/chicken... :))

    an interesting concept that I recently heard from a...
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    :lol: :) just to be a sh!t disturber....let...

    :lol:

    :) just to be a sh!t disturber....let me quote the response I usually get when I say that very thing ....
    "the skeleton of the horse has not changed in the last 20...
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    oh lighten up.... :) trashed if we like him...

    oh lighten up.... :)

    trashed if we like him
    trashed if we don't

    let us hear your Secretariat critique

    (if you don't have one...contact me...
    I can fake one up based on the 'Totilas is...
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    watched at a little local sports bar....they gave...

    watched at a little local sports bar....they gave over the big screen tv to dressage!!!..much clapping and cheering....as if it was a 'real' sport :lol: very fun

    that said...I agree that I didn't...
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    ORANJE BOVEN..... the orange I get.......

    ORANJE BOVEN.....

    the orange I get....
    boven....sounds like.....bovine?
    that is just wrong!?! :lol:

    funny you should bring up the Secretariat analogy...
    I've been saying that all day :D
    ...
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    Another bloody mouth don't get me...

    Another bloody mouth


    don't get me wrong...I'm good with funny stories and alternate explanations for 'red' mouths on horses....
    I just think it's a bit telling that no one is blaming it on...
  17. I would like to point out that the 'image...

    I would like to point out that the 'image problem' is being deliberately conjured up by Animal Rights Types (I won't say the P... word again!) who take things like a tongue over the bit or a bitten...
  18. reply to GreyStreet point being, m'dear....if...

    reply to GreyStreet

    point being, m'dear....if
    as a 'lowly first level rider' (your words)
    you tried any method that you can think of....
    to get any horse you ride...
    to do anything more...
  19. ...probably why it hurts to watch WEG ...

    ...probably why it hurts to watch WEG



    ummm...not into the hard drugs yet...:winkgrin:
    but one or two good clean changes are like a tequila shot on Friday at 5:15...
    or a cold glass of...
  20. yah...go hate vaulting horses....they go in side...

    yah...go hate vaulting horses....they go in side reins for gawd's sake!!!
    I saw one bite its tongue once too....SHAME!
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    :cool:
  22. you all have it wrong I heard she stabbed the...

    you all have it wrong

    I heard she stabbed the horse in the mouth with her spur and then punched out Stephen Clarke when he tried to eliminate her....
    pass it on....:lol:
  23. well well well...just goes to show ya how wrong...

    well well well...just goes to show ya how wrong 'first impressions' can be...

    Donella I had you all wrong...on account of the weird rearing horse/$12 chicken thing :winkgrin:

    lighten up on the...
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    :D

    :D
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    without getting too deep into the argument...I...

    without getting too deep into the argument...I would like to point out two things in your concluding statement that show that the animal rights message is insidious (as well as perfidious ;) )....!...
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