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    Thanks. I have an appointment today, and...

    Thanks. I have an appointment today, and hopefully will be able to switch from the halo to the stiff neck brace. One step at a time, I guess.
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    I`m 70 with both broken hips and a currently...

    I`m 70 with both broken hips and a currently broken neck, and I`m not up to fighting any more with these kids. Elect people like Michael Pollard to various boards.

    There are kids like him with...
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    Do you notice anyone else from the time we were...

    Do you notice anyone else from the time we were founded--(over 50 yrs ago) still involved in any of these dialogues?

    I can leave and be done with it if my ideas are cranky. Not MY sport anymore,...
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    Katie, it`s about getting some open dialogue and...

    Katie, it`s about getting some open dialogue and new ideas. Read the whole thing.Maybe you can actually be constructive in finding the link between old and new eventing that Jack Burton was talking...
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    I`m VERY surprised at this, Blugal, as I`ve...

    I`m VERY surprised at this, Blugal, as I`ve always thought of BC as a sort of magical breeding ground for big time bound eventers.

    Certainly our whole economy is hurting everybody around northern...
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    I`ve never felt that the problem lay with USEA,...

    I`ve never felt that the problem lay with USEA, which is a domestic, promotional "wing", with limited powers, but rather with the frequently arrogant and elitist USEF.

    THEY are the stumbling...
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    Runnyjump, I don`t think "they" give 2 hoots...

    Runnyjump, I don`t think "they" give 2 hoots about what the unwashed masses (in their eyes) think, unless we start to fight for a place at the table.

    Confession time: When David and Mark Phillips...
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    JER, "Alleged program" is the heart of the heart...

    JER, "Alleged program" is the heart of the heart of the US matter. How would you BEGIN to fix this hole?
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    Aristotle quotation

    This quotation, attributed to Aristotle, addresses much of what we`ve been pondering here:

    "For things we need to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them."
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    WHERE can substantive discussions take place

    The Chronicle Forum seems to have some high powered, analytic thinkers who are often overwhelmed and side-tracked by people who want a fight and lose track of any continuity of thought, so this forum...
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    If you READ what I said, I never said anything...

    If you READ what I said, I never said anything about the falls being US riders at Burghley. The falls were kids who "probably" haven`t made up a greenie from scratch. And my agreeing with Bruce about...
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    OverandOnward----Why our current sport so...

    OverandOnward----Why our current sport so desperately needs the kind of great leadership that people like Neil Ayer used to provide. It reminds me of the US Congress, locked in a muddle, floundering,...
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    Practice with a six horse gooseneck, gradually...

    Practice with a six horse gooseneck, gradually widening, and when you stop tearing off wheels, you`re set to go!
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    We`re clearly onto something here-- Imagine,...

    We`re clearly onto something here--


    Imagine, Steffan Peters, Phillip Dutton, Mc Clain Ward----beat that, you Euro-geeks!!!
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    GOT IT---The ultimate modern version of eventing!

    MODERN EVENTING; Day 1: You get the best dressage kid you can on her best dressage horse, she gets a score.

    Day 2: Get the best XC kid you can on her best XC horse, she gets a score.

    Day 3:...
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    Blugal, there is so much about modern eventing...

    Blugal, there is so much about modern eventing that I don`t get! Gen Burton hit the nail on the head in a recent USEA interview that eventing used to "flow" (or some such phrase), but now it seems...
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    Who "Owns" upper level eventing?

    This is a valid question from a USA standpoint, because tell me ONE TIME, at any of our national conventions when there was a big open forum where the "big questions" got openly talked about?

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    A related discussion item---We who "love horses"...

    A related discussion item---We who "love horses" so much-----How hard is too hard for upper level xc? With the short format, SOME people say that we`re starting to build very long Hickstead Jumping...
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    Foxhunting

    Bill Steinkraus, no less, told me that the link between military eventing and modern (10 yrs ago?) technical eventing (and this prior to short format) was the foxhunting community.

    All the early...
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    The biggest destroyer of horsemanship in this...

    The biggest destroyer of horsemanship in this country isn`t money, or laziness, or greediness to make a USET Team, none of that.

    It`s pure and simple land loss in the parts of the USA where there...
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    Monstrpony gets it. What about Bruce`s idea...

    Monstrpony gets it.

    What about Bruce`s idea of having riders prove they can win at home first, where there is less pressure, before heading overseas, is that possible? Or can you see a growing...
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    50 years ago when I was 20, and just starting in...

    50 years ago when I was 20, and just starting in eventing, after 10 years of showing in other horse sports, we all made up our own horses, usually cheap OTTBs, low standard, often, by today`s...
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    Thanks for all the input. I`m in no hurry, and...

    Thanks for all the input. I`m in no hurry, and want to do this right.
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    Halos, neck braces, rehab.

    With luck, the halo I`ve had since the end of July for a C1, non nerve invasive fracture, may come off in a little over 3 weeks, to be replaced by a stiff brace that will stay on for quite some time....
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    I`m also thinking about wealthy youngsters who...

    I`m also thinking about wealthy youngsters who buy established big time horses, and instead of maybe going training a couple of times, then getting some solid success at preliminary, basically...
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