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  1. Well I completely agree with the OP. Equine...

    Well I completely agree with the OP. Equine Canada is not only frustrating to deal with 95% of the time* but completely non-responsive to members most of the time as well. The really good/useful...
  2. I heard on CBC radio the other day that there was...

    I heard on CBC radio the other day that there was a study done that showed if the Canadian gov't would add prescription drugs to our "everything is covered" health care (however that gets done with...
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    That is if we assume that the rides "look...

    That is if we assume that the rides "look dangerous" and therefore "are dangerous."

    If that is really the case... the GJ should be using the DR penalties.

    On the other hand, if you are saying...
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    Ditto. I got flat out asked to be a cougar last...

    Ditto. I got flat out asked to be a cougar last week. Yeah, that went over awesomely. I'm only 33 for Pete's sake!
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    So true. I did this too, and was glad to have...

    So true. I did this too, and was glad to have tried it - realizing I'm much better off earning money somewhere other than horses, then spending it on my hobby (horses).
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    I agree with lcw579, with one caveat: If you...

    I agree with lcw579, with one caveat:

    If you could get, say, a 6 month leave of absence from work - then maybe you could try this grooming job without making it "all or nothing."

    Otherwise,...
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    Good post, OverandOnward.

    Good post, OverandOnward.
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    The order HT are run can have a regional...

    The order HT are run can have a regional influence. Here in BC, unless they are run over 3 days, the HT are almost exclusively run Dressage & SJ first day, then XC 2nd day. This is partly because of...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    (Just to be clear, I'm discussing not arguing.)...

    (Just to be clear, I'm discussing not arguing.) Let's say 5% of the professionals don't want to spend more time on "endurance," especially for e.g. sales horses.

    My own personal training style is...
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    For the majority of eventers (Training and...

    For the majority of eventers (Training and below), endurance isn't even a factor - and they are riding everything from ponies to Haflingers to TBs. If anything, the fancy warmblood is even more of a...
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    Live Oak International

    I'm trying to find times of a friend, but the website seems to be down (or overwhelmed?)

    Does anyone know where I can find a schedule?
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    It already is a number of sports within one. ...

    It already is a number of sports within one.

    We run recognized and unrecognized horse trials, combined tests, 2-phases, derby stuff, CICs, CCIs, etc.

    Last year I did a half triathlon, called a...
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    For those of us with less choice, a CCI in July...

    For those of us with less choice, a CCI in July is a blessing to have - thank you Rebecca Farm.
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    Not really - Trading Aces got to recoup some of...

    Not really - Trading Aces got to recoup some of the money through the prize money, then get sold now (as opposed to the risk of getting injured or colic etc.) again for money.

    If the sport is...
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    Disappointing. I can only presume that he does...

    Disappointing.

    I can only presume that he does know the details of Seabra's death - it is unacceptable if he was killed by a portable that wasn't properly anchored.
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    While I think we should definitely explore every...

    While I think we should definitely explore every avenue - I don't think you should generalize quite so broadly here. Especially when some warmbloods are 85%+ TB, and some breeds are known for being...
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    You've now said this twice. Please cite your...

    You've now said this twice. Please cite your references.
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    http://eventingconnect.today/2015/01/05/mark-todd-...

    http://eventingconnect.today/2015/01/05/mark-todd-and-alex-hua-tian-star-in-new-fei-commercial/
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    For all those who didn't renew their membership -...

    For all those who didn't renew their membership - especially those calling for change - have you told the USEA why you didn't renew? I know voting with your checkbook does eventually work... but...
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    This is such a difficult topic. One of the...

    This is such a difficult topic. One of the factors that is thrown around is mental fatigue of the horse. What is the cumulative effect of the course on the horse, at the sixth or seventh or tenth...
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    subk, just following up on that thought (and it...

    subk, just following up on that thought (and it mirrors what JW was saying).

    In the bad, or rotational falls that have occurred, what this considered? Would anyone say, "Oh, Dobbin was definitely...
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    Anyway, getting back to politics. In my...

    Anyway, getting back to politics.

    In my opinion, Harper is practicing more American-style politics and I don't like it. It is very partisan and with a majority government, he has really done a lot...
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    Well the case of Bountiful is a counter-example....

    Well the case of Bountiful is a counter-example. They have practiced their "freedom of religion" contrary to the interests of the women and young men for decades. The latest special prosecutor in...
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    This isn't strictly true. The actual rule...

    This isn't strictly true. The actual rule, article D110, is that "it is strongly recommended" that a veterinary official be available "on the grounds during the cross-country and jumping tests."...
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