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    Aoife Clark has received two verbal warnings...

    Aoife Clark has received two verbal warnings recently at WEG and Burghley.

    At WEG, she was warned for 'irresponsible riding'.

    At Burghley, she was warned for 'inappropriate riding'.

    This is...
  2. Thread: OK, "ISIS."

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    Maybe we should all watch Eisenhower's farewell...

    Maybe we should all watch Eisenhower's farewell speech, take a deep breath, and just stop. If alcoholics can go cold turkey, so can compulsive interventionists.

    :)

    The US ended slavery. The...
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    This is the equivalent of saying that the US...

    This is the equivalent of saying that the US becomes less 'democratic' when the standing president's approval ratings fall. If Hamas or the Muslim Brotherhood are unpopular with their...
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    The problem is the 'stand your ground' law that...

    The problem is the 'stand your ground' law that allows someone to get away with killing someone based on a defense that they 'felt' threatened.

    If the other person is dead, and there were no...
  5. Thread: OK, "ISIS."

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    That's disproven by reality. The US has...

    That's disproven by reality. The US has supported -- and even empowered -- all sorts of non-democratic, oppressive, autocratic regimes: the Shah in Iran, Pinochet in Chile, South Viet Nam, the...
  6. The Speedo Endurance+ fabric (example here...

    The Speedo Endurance+ fabric (example here) usually lasts longer than most.

    There's also the issue of body type. TYR and Speedo suits are quite different in fit. TYR doesn't fit me at all. I've...
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    My Chihuahua-Papillion mix...

    My Chihuahua-Papillion mix was incredibly fussy about dog food. The Royal Canin Chihuahua was the one he liked most. But he really preferred cat food. Or cinnamon rolls. He would mysteriously...
  8. Which brand and material are the suits? That...

    Which brand and material are the suits? That makes a difference.
  9. I came first. Because I was the only one in my...

    I came first. Because I was the only one in my Masters division. :winkgrin:

    This year, it was something of a personal goal for me to be able to compete at all because I'd had surgery at the end...
  10. Thread: OK, "ISIS."

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    Nothing. Except having qualified people in the...

    Nothing. Except having qualified people in the intelligence services lawfully keeping an eye on it.



    No. My summer holiday this year was to visit friends in Lithuania, so I was about 500km...
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    Are you not aware that Saudi and (to a lesser...

    Are you not aware that Saudi and (to a lesser extent) Qatar fund these groups to keep them out of Saudi and Qatar? This is also true of al-Qaeda, and this has been going on for about 30 years.
    ...
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    'Won backing from', in this particular usage, is...

    'Won backing from', in this particular usage, is a euphemism for 'bribed'.

    Wonder what's in the deal for those 'allies', especially Saudi and Qatar, the chief financial backers of the Caliphate...
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    Damn. I thought this was a Bob Dylan thread. ...

    Damn. I thought this was a Bob Dylan thread. I'm thinking 32 pages, that's some real Dylanology going on.

    Then I see it's about the Caliphate folk who are funded by the great US ally, Saudi...
  14. I started swimming regularly about 3-4 years ago...

    I started swimming regularly about 3-4 years ago because I got shanghaied into the world of pentathlon. For the first year or so, I hated it. Hated, hated, hated, hated. But something told me it...
  15. silly pic: my pentathlon horse and I, smiling together

    How often do you see horse and human, smiling together for the camera, both showing teeth?

    Smile!

    This was at our national pentathlon championships in August. I drew a horse who was genuine in...
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    I do think it's a good thing, and even more so in...

    I do think it's a good thing, and even more so in a stallion. We should expect a stallion (or mare) to have an opinion.

    My best horses -- mostly mares -- have all been opinionated and strong. I...
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    And I thought that saddle was its own circle of...

    And I thought that saddle was its own circle of hell. :lol:

    Seriously, I cannot sit in that saddle. My hip angle is all wrong, so wrong it hunches my spine and makes me look like a turtle.

    I...
  18. Thread: Ground lines

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    I won't see him for probably a couple of days. ...

    I won't see him for probably a couple of days. Still trying to solve some well/water issues and still trying to catch up on sleep post-Nanjing, but I do plan to go up there sometime in the next few...
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    The Wintec All-Purpose is my favorite saddle for...

    The Wintec All-Purpose is my favorite saddle for young horses, fox hunting and LTD endurance rides.

    So I'd disagree on the 'poorly suited' part. :D

    Glenbaer was skeptical about my love of...
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    Why don't you ask Mike Plumb? I doubt there's...

    Why don't you ask Mike Plumb? I doubt there's anyone out there with more experience training horses to jump. Or stronger opinions about it. :lol:

    PM me, of course, if you want contact info.
    ...
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    Then how come nobody but me and the occasional...

    Then how come nobody but me and the occasional child likes to ride in my 16/16.5" saddles?

    There's a point at which a saddle becomes too wide for your seat bones and forces your hip/leg/knee...
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    Wintec Matt Ryan XC saddle (18") on eBay

    ebay listing here

    Posting this as it is a much sought-after model that does not turn up often in the sales listings.

    For those unfamiliar, it has a very forward flap but is supposed to be a...
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    I'd have agreed with that until my '13 foal was...

    I'd have agreed with that until my '13 foal was born. :) Mare is very good quality. Foal is a stunner, really took us by surprise. But I'd agree to the principle on only breeding a mare of whom...
  24. Thread: Five Points HT

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    Good-looking riders? Name names, ACME. :)

    Good-looking riders?

    Name names, ACME.

    :)
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    What is your evidence for these conclusions? ...

    What is your evidence for these conclusions?

    If you go through the FEI hearing documents, the use of prohibited substances seems to be mostly intentional. For example, all those endurance...
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