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    Winding Down, while I don't agree with all your...

    Winding Down, while I don't agree with all your points, it is good to hear another side. And I do agree that these horses are having "first world problems".
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    Both horses ran Rolex and most of WEG. That's the...

    Both horses ran Rolex and most of WEG. That's the two 4* in a year that many from the "good ol' days" would propound. And with many saying that you have to condition as much for the short format as...
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    Yeah I had the same thoughts when I saw this...

    Yeah I had the same thoughts when I saw this headline this morning. Both horses retired XC because they were exhausted. August 30th was XC. So this is 3 weeks later. Not a HT but a CIC3*. Seems like...
  4. I try to be there but also train the horses to...

    I try to be there but also train the horses to stand for the farrier in case I can't be. I'll leave them in or near the barn so they are quick and easy for the farrier to catch/tie and work with. I...
  5. I should maybe add a little. It's mostly the term...

    I should maybe add a little. It's mostly the term "heart horse" that bothers me, followed by its overuse, then inappropriate behaviour based on the term. Not the actual fact of whether a horse &...
  6. I'm still with you OP... I was thinking about the...

    I'm still with you OP... I was thinking about the same things the other day while I was riding. "I like this horse, I enjoy him, I like the new one, I enjoy him, I could see myself really bonding...
  7. Thank you OP, I wholeheartedly (:lol:) agree!

    Thank you OP, I wholeheartedly (:lol:) agree!
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    My Mum called me one day and said, "Are you ok?" ...

    My Mum called me one day and said, "Are you ok?"

    "...Yes, why?"

    "Oh I have great news then. Your aunt just broke her hip."

    "...what? How is that great?"

    "Well, your sister broke her...
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    I liked the first couple of all three of these...

    I liked the first couple of all three of these series... then tapered off.
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    The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston and...

    The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi. This is a true crime type novel. The authors are both journalists and were interested in the serial murders of young lovers in their cars,...
  11. My post was in response to JP60's ideas on...

    My post was in response to JP60's ideas on alternative scoring methods. As I said before, I prefer an OT that is difficult to achieve. Partly because I have won events based on this alone. But I also...
  12. If we are really talking optimum time then we...

    If we are really talking optimum time then we have to figure out, "what is optimum"?

    Obviously it's not optimum to jump every jump and complex at the same pace; yet the optimum speed is set for...
  13. What I meant was that even at these WEG, they...

    What I meant was that even at these WEG, they were both (at the beginning of the season) looking like they had at least 2 horses to choose from. So perhaps they could take a speedier or scopier or...
  14. I'd say Boyd and Phillip in the States are...

    I'd say Boyd and Phillip in the States are approaching it.
  15. I saw the title of this post again, and again...

    I saw the title of this post again, and again thought, "I like it when the OT is unachieveable because at least with time faults, the XC has some effect on scores and placings beyond the people who...
  16. It's too bad that his breeding is listed neither...

    It's too bad that his breeding is listed neither on the British Eventing site nor the FEI database.

    What is his damline?
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    I don't think 4* should be full of 3'3 questions....

    I don't think 4* should be full of 3'3 questions. But I remember reading the USCTA book of eventing which had the full 1978 Lexington course in it, and some of those jumps were 3'3.

    Nowadays I do...
  18. You are totally correct on this point. That rider...

    You are totally correct on this point. That rider on a good horse will win most of the time, and that rider on a great horse will whip everyone's butts... That rider on a dressage horse will lift it...
  19. The Gatcombe British Open is held with XC run in...

    The Gatcombe British Open is held with XC run in reverse order of standing, after D&S. It may be interesting to see if/how that affects XC scores, riders going for time etc. My recollection is that...
  20. I'd like to discuss the point made by Willesdon....

    I'd like to discuss the point made by Willesdon. It doesn't seem that riders are pulling up or choosing the alternative for horses that don't have "puff left" near the end of the course.

    A...
  21. They did change the scoring for time penalties a...

    They did change the scoring for time penalties a while back - I'm thinking it was around 1999 but could be wrong. It was 1 time penalty per second, which increased the influence of XC if time was...
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    I am now messing with things I know little...

    I am now messing with things I know little about... but HorseTelex shows him as 62.89%, and the bottom side is Mecklenburg/Brandenburger (from what I can tell) not Trakehner. Going back, out of 32...
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    Disclaimer: I am not a professional breeder by...

    Disclaimer: I am not a professional breeder by any stretch.

    Many would consider Trakehner to be very close to "blood" - much closer than other WB registries (Trakehner is a breed) as it has...
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    OP, you do have a point though. I've seen quite a...

    OP, you do have a point though. I've seen quite a few competitors jump the widest part or even wider (missing the flags) and come to grief. At Badminton the corners in Huntsman's close claimed quite...
  25. I agree with the above, except it would be...

    I agree with the above, except it would be something that concerned me on a potential purchase. Does he do this under saddle? (Have you tried him under saddle?) If you really, really like him, then...
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