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  1. Not to add fuel to the fire, but the phrase...

    Not to add fuel to the fire, but the phrase "heart horse" grates on me just as much as "sustainability", "evergreen process", and the eleventy-billion other buzzwords that follow me around in a given...
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    Let's flip that sentiment around. How great is...

    Let's flip that sentiment around.

    How great is it for US breeders that there is a European market for their horses! Quite a change from just a few decades ago.
  3. It's easier (not easy, for sure) to sit...

    It's easier (not easy, for sure) to sit lengthenings/extensions when there's "a place for you to sit"-- that the quality of the connection is good. So, to build that:

    Little baby pieces of medium...
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    No advice as to your dilemma, but as a buyer I'd...

    No advice as to your dilemma, but as a buyer I'd be extremely wary of a seller asking for visitation rights/choosing me because I was the closest option. I recognize that you love your horse and want...
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    http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/summer/19...

    http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/summer/1988/EQU/mixed-dressage-individual.html
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    Shadows don't normally look like the footing in...

    Shadows don't normally look like the footing in the arena... right?

    We must be looking at different pictures, because the boots you linked are not the boots that she's "wearing" (I use that term...
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    It's not that it casts a shadow... it's that her...

    It's not that it casts a shadow... it's that her leg does not extend all the way to the boots (on her left side). Zoom in for confirmation.

    Not sure why someone 'shopped it, but they did.
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    I commented on another thread that the age of the...

    I commented on another thread that the age of the SRS horses seems to climb every time they're mentioned, and here it is again.

    The only info I've found is that retirement age for the Lipps is...
  9. My name is cnm161, and I'm a sucker for high...

    My name is cnm161, and I'm a sucker for high whites and palominos.

    Like most weaknesses, this one can strike at any time. Despite living the last 10 years of my life with bays and more bays and...
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    Is it just me, or do the SRS stallions get older...

    Is it just me, or do the SRS stallions get older every time they're invoked for discussion?
  11. Let's take the extreme example of, say,...

    Let's take the extreme example of, say, paralysis. A paralyzed child will never grow up to be a professional football player, no matter how much he practices for it. He does not have the ability. He...
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    Potentially it's not just about the money-- it's...

    Potentially it's not just about the money-- it's about the fact that if he were to buy a boat, he'd be spending even more time away from his family all by his lonesome. I think cheval convert summed...
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    I do believe I hear the clarion call for my...

    I do believe I hear the clarion call for my opinion (said no other person ever). Too bad, CotH, because I'm already at the keyboard.

    There's no way Dear Old Dad works an 8-5 day. Not for that...
  14. I'm a little shocked to see that some of the...

    I'm a little shocked to see that some of the classics aren't even in this list. Come on, COTH. Don't ignore Armageddon and Independence Day. I COULDA BEEN AT A BARBEQUE!
  15. Ditto katarine. I travel about a week a...

    Ditto katarine.

    I travel about a week a month. I had to ship off my GP gelding to my sister, because it's not fair to ask him to be performing at GP with such an intermittent work schedule. I...
  16. I'd eat this so fast your head would spin:...

    I'd eat this so fast your head would spin:
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/peach-and-raspberry-crisp-recipe.html
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    Not all college degrees pay out the same....

    Not all college degrees pay out the same. Breaking news, I know. But I think some of those studies (e.g. "People with college degrees earn >$1 million more than HS diplomas!") can be misleading and...
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    Sadly, coolers are handed out after the awards...

    Sadly, coolers are handed out after the awards ceremonies in regional championships. It's not a bad idea to pin a ribbon on your horse's bridle ahead of time. I recommend it, actually, especially if...
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    One just showed up at my barn....

    One just showed up at my barn. Friesian/Appaloosa/TB/Dutch (Art Deco). Breeding for color for sure. The woman bought it as a jumper prospect. We'll see.

    I've also seen a couple Friesian/Andalusian...
  20. Look up.

    Look up.
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    For me, it's traveling for work. Which usually...

    For me, it's traveling for work. Which usually means being stuck in meetings for 10 hours (with catered lunch, which usually isn't diet-friendly) followed by "networking dinners" with alcohol....
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    Or in a different place.... like down the...

    Or in a different place.... like down the centerline at a show.
  23. I didn't use a reader at last weekend's show,...

    I didn't use a reader at last weekend's show, mostly due to pride. I'm an FEI rider, I told myself. I'm showing Training and First levels. How hard can it be?

    Well, I forgot the 15m circle at C...
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    Agreed. I found my reliable counter canter came...

    Agreed. I found my reliable counter canter came back around 4th/PSG when the flying changes are less... exciting.

    I found that 2nd is to dressage much like trig is to math-- you need to do it in...
  25. It looks to me like you're pushing with your...

    It looks to me like you're pushing with your thighs/seat every stride in the video. I'd like to see you quieter through the hips and lower back to let him push through from behind. A saddle may help...
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