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  1. I don't mind the braided ponytail. At least she...

    I don't mind the braided ponytail. At least she is wearing her helmet correctly. The loose and glamorous I don't like as much. I find it as distracting to watch as the flopping tails of shadbellies...
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    Plus you should feel pretty awful if that...

    Plus you should feel pretty awful if that happened.
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    I'm getting to watch this one for the first time...

    I'm getting to watch this one for the first time on my computer with our new fiber optic connection!
    Seating: in front of my monitor on my office chair
    Food: On demand from my kitchen.
    Beverages:...
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    Dear OP, If you choose to take the high road...

    Dear OP,

    If you choose to take the high road and dump your vintage helmet, please be sure to cut the chinstraps off. If it isn't good enough for you, it isn't good enough for anyone else.
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    Thank you. .02. So close.

    Thank you. .02. So close.
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    For those of us whose internet is too slow to...

    For those of us whose internet is too slow to watch, who were the top 5? Ascarazza
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  7. Thread: TVG buys HRTV

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    As long as someone keeps Jimmy Duggan for the...

    As long as someone keeps Jimmy Duggan for the jumping races, I'm OK with change.
  8. have you looked at Home Away?

    have you looked at Home Away?
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    No need to be nasty. You can still have the...

    No need to be nasty. You can still have the Maclay competition without ASPCA. Times, and most likely, the ASPCA, have changed since 1933. Apparently they donate the trophy. No need to remove Mr....
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    USEF snuggles up with ASPCA for the Maclay...

    USEF snuggles up with ASPCA for the Maclay competitions. How is this any worse? Pretty soon we'll have the PETA NAtional Horse Show and the HSUS Hunter Derby Finals. Money shouts.

    Edit: I hadn't...
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    I have one. He's 18 now and I've been jumping him...

    I have one. He's 18 now and I've been jumping him regularly for 13 years.The only issue I had was saddle fit, but that's ok now. On the plus side, gravity is on your side. He's much less...
  12. Or, if you want the helmet to work as designed...

    Or, if you want the helmet to work as designed and provide maximum protection, measure with your hair down and wear it that way.
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    But neither the muscle nor the fat is in their...

    But neither the muscle nor the fat is in their joints or their hooves...
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    Does it really matter whether it's muscle or fat...

    Does it really matter whether it's muscle or fat if you're landing over a fence? Even a little fence? If you look at the physics of the weight landing on those two front feet, I don't think it...
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    200 extra pounds is 200 extra pounds, no matter...

    200 extra pounds is 200 extra pounds, no matter what it is made of. In my hypothetical example, that's landing 48000 extra pounds ( 24 extra tons on those legs a month). Or as my geeky self found,...
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    Consider this: An 1000 pound horse jumping 20 ...

    Consider this: An 1000 pound horse jumping 20 fences 3 days a week. That's landing +/- 240,000 pounds a month. Jump that up to 1300 and you're at 312,000 pounds per month. That's just doing one...
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    They don't look like this....yet....

    They don't look like this....yet....
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    Becoming?? MANY of the jumpers are fatter than...

    Becoming?? MANY of the jumpers are fatter than they should be, but not as fat as they used to be 15-20 years ago.
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    I agree. The OP's horse is a prime candidate for...

    I agree. The OP's horse is a prime candidate for a correctly adjusted standing martingale. That will deliver the correction exactly when needed, and release the correction immediately when the...
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    While nothing is against the rules, before the...

    While nothing is against the rules, before the most recent rule change, running martingales could be considered "unconventional."

    The rule it replaced:
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    "Martingales of any type are...
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    Actually, A recent rule change specifically...

    Actually, A recent rule change specifically permits running martingales m hunker classes over fences. Finally.
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    This. Field boots are brown. Dress boots are...

    This. Field boots are brown. Dress boots are black. Black field boots are a relatively recent creation of the show hunter crowd.
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    Back in the old days (sixties and earlier) in...

    Back in the old days (sixties and earlier) in formal attire (appointments, Corinthian) classes only running martingales were permitted.

    To eclipse: Some of us get our knickers in a knot because we...
  24. It took reading this thread to figure out why so...

    It took reading this thread to figure out why so many of the jumpers and eventers are sporting breastplates these days. You used to see them so seldom except in formal attire...
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    Six. ( With a small amount of variance for...

    Six. ( With a small amount of variance for individuals). Having taught a few kids and a ton of young skiers, six is almost magical. Once they start losing teeth, they start being able to process...
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