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  1. "Oh, and I also want to know who was that timer...

    "Oh, and I also want to know who was that timer person!!"

    I would imagine in hiding with that poor sap from the Cubs game that cost them the pennant! ...
  2. 3dazey, that was an excellent link...very...

    3dazey, that was an excellent link...very interesting to hear what those people (whose opinions in the world of eventing and showjumping are well regarded/respected)

    [Edited to add...it wasn't...
  3. I didn't read through every post so forgive me if...

    I didn't read through every post so forgive me if I am repeating anything!http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

    I guess I think having coaching is important and...
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    DMK...I think that was the best post yet! You...

    DMK...I think that was the best post yet! You give a very good example of a cross section of showing hunters. Not everyone can be lumped into one category. I am similar to you in that I am the...
  5. I can see both sides of the coin on this one but...

    I can see both sides of the coin on this one but I think there is a diplomatic solution.

    At one of my last shows my trainer had quite a lot of students showing...in different rings....similar...
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    Well said DMK, I agree!...

    Well said DMK, I agree! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
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    BTW, before I did hunters competitively I was...

    BTW, before I did hunters competitively I was surprised that trainers could school horses at shows like many people here are. BUT, I saw firsthand how beneficial it was and saw many horses and riders...
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    Funny thing...my old event trainer, who competes...

    Funny thing...my old event trainer, who competes up to Intermediate level, does ride her clients horses for them quite frequently. Sometimes she'll take them to the first few competitions or compete...
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    http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticon...

    http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I've been there too. It does feel good to accomplish something you've worked hard for, especially when anyone lays doubt down!
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    Jester, good for you for sticking it out. I've...

    Jester, good for you for sticking it out. I've been in similar situations and done similar. It feels great when you can get it done yourself and in my case and your it worked.

    However...
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    http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/l...

    http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif Pirateer....you rock! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

    "You can aim a horse at a fence, and a packer/well...
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    I read through a lot of the posts quickly but...

    I read through a lot of the posts quickly but what stood out in my mind the MOST was Janet's post that the disciplines are just different. I agree with her completely. There are good and bad points...
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    "How about USEF has ID cards that they make that...

    "How about USEF has ID cards that they make that are like passports (the fees could still be yearly, but the ID card would stay with you). You have them for ten years and they have your picture on...
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    Another offshoot about divisions. For eventers,...

    Another offshoot about divisions.
    For eventers, even though they don't do divisions the way hunters do, the 3 phases are more similar to hunter divisions than you think.
    Correct me if I imagined...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by seahorsefarms:
    I agree with Velvet's initial post. The person showing should be able to handle their horse...
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    We had done MANY schooling shows, but when you go...

    We had done MANY schooling shows, but when you go from a schooling show with one or two rings to an unrated but larger show (w/many rings)....the amount of activity is still overwhelming. The warm...
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    "At my first show, the assistant trainer got on...

    "At my first show, the assistant trainer got on my horse and schooled her over ALL the jumps in the ring (this was a local show, at the 6am -7am schooling period). It was a huge confidence booster. I...
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    CS, I think Leslie is still teaching. She has...

    CS, I think Leslie is still teaching. She has really gotten good in the eventing scene and I believe has gone up to Intermediate or Advanced level and I've heard of her students going up to at least...
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    Bill Cooney sounds familiar but I'm sure its just...

    Bill Cooney sounds familiar but I'm sure its just from hearing it in passing. I've never heard of Rock Meadow.

    CS--The last time I took a clinic w/Peter was about 10 yrs. ago and haven't heard...
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    Pol, I think I've been in similar situations to...

    Pol, I think I've been in similar situations to yours! lol!

    CS, did you ever do clinics with Peter Fox? I had a lot of fun and got to ride a really cute Appy over fences with him.

    I did some...
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    JoZ, tell Margaret and Barbara both that I say...

    JoZ, tell Margaret and Barbara both that I say hello! What a small world! Macgyver was very special and I miss him as well. He was a good boy....
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    I've never been to MBS but have heard so many...

    I've never been to MBS but have heard so many stories about the poles! lol!

    "Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?"
    ~Homer http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
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    OMG, I know your sisters...they used to own a...

    OMG, I know your sisters...they used to own a horse named Macgiver! I used to board at Canton when they were there. His stall was one over from my horse Alec. They are both very nice people and I...
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    Last I heard was that developers had bought the...

    Last I heard was that developers had bought the Paddocks sight and it was to be for housing...but I could be completely misinformed!

    Is anyone from central Mass. from the board...curious to see...
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    I believe Golden Spur had closed last year. A...

    I believe Golden Spur had closed last year. A number of barns have closed or changed ownership in the past couple of years. The Paddocks closed a couple of years ago. The Blue Hill Riding Stable was...
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