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    Inappropriate Questions for the Level

    "Hey, baby, wanna jump me?" asked the Intermediate fence.

    "I'M JUST DOING BN!!!", I answered.

    Wholly inappropriate for the BN. Of course there will be lots of jumping later.
  2. Read the eventing forum. You will see I have no...

    Read the eventing forum. You will see I have no love for the FEI. I am an advocate for the U.S. to pull out as the FEI is unbelievably corrupt with favoritism and bribery common practice. Given that,...
  3. There are lots of ways to stitch and not need...

    There are lots of ways to stitch and not need drugs. I've done it myself at FEI competitions. Regretfully, very few h/j folk will ever experience the morass and pain competing at the FEI levels...
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    Hal Rules!!!!!!!

    Hal Rules!!!!!!!
  5. Give me a call. I can travel or you can come to...

    Give me a call. I can travel or you can come to our place in Arvada (just down the road form you about 30 minutes). I'm happy to help.
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    HA! PS: apparently you are lucky as I notice...

    HA!

    PS: apparently you are lucky as I notice you did not mention limited endurance.

    :D
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    Wow, that is INSULTING! Titanium, while...

    Wow, that is INSULTING! Titanium, while lightweight and strong is insanely brittle in the alpha-phase with very low toughness relative to steels. It's fatigue life is variable, dependent upon...
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    Over the past 41 years, last count was in the...

    Over the past 41 years, last count was in the 400s for ridden (300 for more than 30 minutes more than once - hard core and single through my 30s) and around 70 competed in a variety of disciplines...
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    Not a personal comment, but a general observation...

    Not a personal comment, but a general observation and opinion.


    I think this is where the sport has been destroyed. I was taught, growing up, 15 was the max for training and below. 10 max for...
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    The polymer (polystyrene) will cross-link in the...

    The polymer (polystyrene) will cross-link in the presence of oxygen and become brittle, losing elasticity needed to deform and protect your head. All plastics oxidize over time, especially in...
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    My old Advanced horse, 16 hands (17.3 when...

    My old Advanced horse, 16 hands (17.3 when including his ego). My new one (prelim at the moment), 15.3 (16.2 with ego but expected to get bigger).
  12. As a researcher/scientist/professor in the Spine...

    As a researcher/scientist/professor in the Spine Division at CU School of Medicine, I hate to say that ANY and EVERY fusion requires instrumentation (publishing a book chapter in the medical texts on...
  13. It gets really freaky the day you are in the...

    It gets really freaky the day you are in the dressage ring after him, warm up with him for XC and follow him in SJ.
  14. I was seduced by a woman of dubious morals. ...

    I was seduced by a woman of dubious morals.

    Reed
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    The RideSafe bracelets are crap. Their...

    The RideSafe bracelets are crap. Their manufacturing is horrible. My second bracelet lasted 2 months of daily wear when I noticed the contact numbers and the med ID were completely worn to...
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    Just for references, the equations we want are: ...

    Just for references, the equations we want are:

    1/2mV^2=kinetic energy
    mV=momentum
    ma= force
    Fd= work
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    Look, the answer is NOT coming today or tomorrow...

    Look, the answer is NOT coming today or tomorrow or next year. We need about 10 years worth of valid accident data before any real answers will show up. That is the nature of accident investigation...
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    My apologies, but from what I read of your posts,...

    My apologies, but from what I read of your posts, putting the statistics here for you would do little as it appears you have no background nor desire to actually understand the meanings behind the...
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    For you advocating for slow speeds, again, here...

    For you advocating for slow speeds, again, here is evidence we found in the USEA Speed Study that has been acted upon by the USEA and USEF (lengthening the average gallop distance between fences -...
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    Here are a few from my literature: Equestrian...

    Here are a few from my literature:

    Equestrian injuries: incidence, injury patterns, and risk factors
    for 10 years of major traumatic injuries. The American Journal of Surgery 193 (2007) 636–640....
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    From an engineering point of view, his design is...

    From an engineering point of view, his design is expensive and limited. Gnep and I designed a table 5 of 6 years ago that collapsed almost completely flat and still allowed banking based on the angle...
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    She is spot on. You are thinking of absolute...

    I'd really like to see the statistics for that one. 40,000 people a year are killed by car. I don't think horseback riding compares.

    In addition, you can be a perfect driver and someone in the car...
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    The fences really were rider frighteners. I...

    The fences really were rider frighteners. I decided they weren't so bad when my dog jumped the one on the old Fox Equestrian Center prelim course. The fence is an optical illusion that tends to make...
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    I know the complex!!

    I know the complex!!
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    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3165329762...

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=31653297621&set=a.31651657621.39228.624807621&type=3&theater
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