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    I religiously say this to all my hunter clients....

    I religiously say this to all my hunter clients. you can't figure how a judge judges, what their preferences are and what they see vs don't see. I've always told my riders to go in and ride the best...
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    I have to say I only read the first page of this...

    I have to say I only read the first page of this thread, and saw the video.

    I have to agree with a poster---this horse isn't too flashy. Very safe, tidy trip with one lead error after the triple....
  3. Thread: Rolex thoughts

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    When it comes down to it, I think you have to...

    When it comes down to it, I think you have to realize, riders have good days and bad days. I wasn't there this year, but have been there in the past. It was obvious when a rider had the rhythm vs...
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    Thanks c-e. I kind of figured she had to have...

    Thanks c-e. I kind of figured she had to have done other four stars--she struck me as a very well schooled rider. I didn't look back to those years.
  5. Poll: carriage driving is even more dangerous than...

    carriage driving is even more dangerous than eventing. My coach's brother in law does this and said its very, very dangerous.

    There are no equine sports that are risk free, unless you watch it on...
  6. Thread: Rolex thoughts

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    I am heartbroken at the recent tragedies in the...

    I am heartbroken at the recent tragedies in the event world. I love this sport and have returned to it full tilt.

    However, my coach doesn't take things lightly. In order for me to compete, I have...
  7. I think you need to call a lawyer in your area....

    I think you need to call a lawyer in your area. Laws change from state to state/province to province.

    The fact the OP paid for said horse herself, and was not a minor, to me, means she should be...
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    We will never win the debate on fat/skinny. ...

    We will never win the debate on fat/skinny.

    The debate really should be about fit vs unfit. There are many out there who might look/be overweight, but be highly fit/fitter than that string bean...
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    What confuses me about this who topic--riding is...

    What confuses me about this who topic--riding is in fact, exercise. If someone is over weight and wishes to lose weight, riding is the way to do it. Well, I mean, it's activity. So, this ignorant...
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    perhaps start a new thread in regards to helmet...

    perhaps start a new thread in regards to helmet usage outside of this thread? This seems to have been made to give condolences to the loss of this young lady.
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    :( Only 22! How heartbreaking! My deepest...

    :( Only 22! How heartbreaking! My deepest condolences for the family!!!!
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    Rugbug--you are right. A good...

    Rugbug--you are right. A good foundation/instruction can be found in any equestrian sport. And there ARE good riders/coaches out there--in hunters/jumpers/eventing/dressage/western etc.

    I can't...
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    I think GM has to address the COACHES, not the...

    I think GM has to address the COACHES, not the riders.

    The sad fact is, kids are being hurried into the show ring so coaches can profit off of coaching fees et al.

    When I showed, it was a...
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    Improvements you have see in TB racing

    Since the topic of GeorgeWashington's accident came up, I'd love to hear from those who work at the track to let us all know of the improvements you have seen over the years.

    We've seen so much...
  15. It was reported that the footing GW was running...

    It was reported that the footing GW was running on was not footing he was comfortable on. He'd apprently raced last year at the Breeders Cup and did not finish well. Reports had said he wasn't...
  16. I have tried to ask this question, but been...

    I have tried to ask this question, but been attacked for it, so maybe the people here will answer my question:
    Why was the horse (George Washington) retired in the first place? Is it just a common...
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    I didn't see the accident with the wee little...

    I didn't see the accident with the wee little coon, but saw the muddy tire tracks and the poor little guy stunned at the side of the road. Hopefully he'll be ok. I waited for the Wildlife rescue for...
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    Bottom line? I appreciate ALL riders. Anky is a...

    Bottom line? I appreciate ALL riders. Anky is a lovely rider and seems like a lovely person. I am hoping she wasn't hurt by her fall. I can sit a buck some days, not on others. Depends on the horse,...
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    I'm glad Anky is ok. I was reading about her...

    I'm glad Anky is ok. I was reading about her breaking her leg in a very old magazine at my coach's farm. I hope dressage riders wear helmets when schooling!!! Let's face it--horses are horses. You...
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    I DO wish dressage riders would wear helmets, but...

    I DO wish dressage riders would wear helmets, but it's up to the individual. I wear a helmet no matter what discipline I ride. That's my choice, and I choose a helmet.

    Once you are a legal adult,...
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    Sorry, just adding that jewelry is up to a...

    Sorry, just adding that jewelry is up to a rider's choice, but I don't reccomend wearing anything too fancy if galloping XC.
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    In lessons, I want a rider to be tidy. In extreme...

    In lessons, I want a rider to be tidy. In extreme weather conditions, clothing can be a tank top. If a rider prefers full chaps, half chaps or boots, that is up to them---as long as they are well...
  23. Thread: new horse movie

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    Color me confused, but isn't Sasha Cohen an...

    Color me confused, but isn't Sasha Cohen an Olympic FIGURE SKATER? Since when is riding and figure skating compatible?

    It looks like a good movie for pre-teens. I'm sure I'll rent it with some...
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    Funny about resting heartrate--mine is usually...

    Funny about resting heartrate--mine is usually about 60bpm. Well, I think ;) In that area. I wouldn't say I'm fit-fit cardio wise, but I'm improving. I used to be able to last through an hour and...
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    One of my best friends is a GP, and she found out...

    One of my best friends is a GP, and she found out a calorie count for different levels of riding. Now, if I can remember that website, I'll link it here.

    Basically, she said that if you hack a...
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