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    Good luck OP.... Goldens sure are cute! I bet...

    Good luck OP.... Goldens sure are cute! I bet those pups are just adorable. Just keep repeating that they aren't available. I like pretty much all dogs, but tend to end up with mutts... which seems...
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    If it's a fainting goat you could just keep...

    If it's a fainting goat you could just keep startling it every 10 -15 minutes and it'd pretty much be stiff and laying down the whole time you're there... :uhoh:
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    [QUOTE=Lady Eboshi;8049337] Does modern...

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    Does modern American eventing even NEED the upper levels?


    Nope... We do not. Many of my friends are not renewing and are not planning to compete recognized. We...
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    For obvious reasons comparing sport where the...

    For obvious reasons comparing sport where the participants are risking only their own lives and not the lives of other beings within their care.... doesn't really wash.
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    I think people need to seriously re-evaluate the...

    I think people need to seriously re-evaluate the accuracy of horsemanship being one of the most important aspects of eventing. Accepting that there is a high risk your horse could die or suffer...
  6. I am in Western PA and I compete at the Erie Hunt...

    I am in Western PA and I compete at the Erie Hunt and Saddle Club/Lost Hounds. I'm actually very involved with the club itself. I also participate in the Northeast Ohio Mini Trials Series and if I...
  7. It sounds like you are on the right track and...

    It sounds like you are on the right track and everyones advice has been great.

    My only addition would be to not give up on teaching him to trot fences, but don't obsess about it. Work towards it...
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    Presumably said...

    Presumably said rider-without-any-options-at-all-available-ever CAN trailer out to a horse trial… but not to school? Interesting.

    There are tons of excuses for not getting done what you need to...
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    You are still being unnecessarily snarky and...

    You are still being unnecessarily snarky and putting words in my mouth. I never said anyone was lazy.

    I said they can find a way to school what they need if they want to.

    If you cant find a...
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    Yes, the tractor made it quick to create, but it...

    Yes, the tractor made it quick to create, but it wasn't so large or deep that it would be too bad to make with a shovel. :)

    See, you have a good puddle too! :) lol I just think if we get creative...
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    I think having options for something like that is...

    I think having options for something like that is a wonderful idea - and probably fairly easy to do in many situations just by making the flags include a larger area of the water complex so that a...
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    There is nothing stating there will be a jump...

    There is nothing stating there will be a jump into and out of water. It says before or after the water IIRC. The USEA site won't load at the moment for me to grab the exact text.

    I don't show...
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    I guess we can agree to disagree on that but...

    I guess we can agree to disagree on that but thanks for implying that I don't care about safety - which you would think it's ludicrous if you knew me.

    I'm not talking about building a water...
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    It's not that hard, make a puddle. Put a cross...

    It's not that hard, make a puddle. Put a cross rail a couple stride before or after it. Or both. None of the water complexes I've been through, which are at recognized venues are more than a big...
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    I'm not… if you know it's an option on course...

    I'm not… if you know it's an option on course then you can prepare for it…
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    As a bona fide "weenie eventer" having done a...

    As a bona fide "weenie eventer" having done a multitude of Starter level events, and a few unrecognized BN and ONE recognized BN….

    … I find the changes, at BN level anyways, pretty...
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    Doesn't really help as mine aren't registered at...

    Doesn't really help as mine aren't registered at all, but I have a pinto from cutting lines and an Appy whose dam was a registered QH and both event. There are plenty of stock types in eventing :)
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    I got the Volants this spring. LOVE them… super...

    I got the Volants this spring. LOVE them… super comfy and very close contact feel.
  19. Thread: How rude! /rant

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    All I can say is: ...

    All I can say is:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowman_(horse)

    Some people can't see the awesome horses that are all around who may just be a bit unconventional. I am a long time Lincoln fan...
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    The horse in my barn with melanomas is on...

    The horse in my barn with melanomas is on Cimetidine, which is supposed to slow growth. He's had some removed, although now the ones on his tail are sort of "spiderwebbed" through his tail tissue and...
  21. The Kerrits Kombi has different fabric and while...

    The Kerrits Kombi has different fabric and while still cool, are a bit more modest. They are not as cool as the Flex Tights but still very comfortable in hot weather.

    Also, I have one pair of...
  22. You do realize you are equating accidents with...

    You do realize you are equating accidents with purposeful drugging…. right?

    Sorry, but that just proves how inured H/J land is to the practice of drugging in order to compete.
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    6:30 - 9:30 in AM - depends on if theres a show,...

    6:30 - 9:30 in AM - depends on if theres a show, or if I'm tired, etc.

    They have hay virtually all the time, whether inside or outside.

    And then 6:00 - 8:00 PM dinner.
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    I also call it "crud" and usually a few good, but...

    I also call it "crud" and usually a few good, but gentle, scrubbings in the wash rack with whatever shampoo takes care of it for me. I use one of these, usually with betadine/aloe shampoo. Use it...
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    I use thinning shears and cut upwards to desired...

    I use thinning shears and cut upwards to desired length. Have no problem braiding.
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