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  1. It's been done before!

    History repeats itself
  2. Inquiring minds want to know.

    Can anybody explain to this heathen what is the difference between "rapture" and "extraordinary rendition"? :p

    Baby Belgian was a bit frisky today but, other than that, nothing happened.
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    Here is more information on this competition...

    Here is more information on this competition. For once this reporter is not being as flippant as the usual hack.
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    Get them to wear police motor cycle helmets.

    Some of the companies that make helmets for police motor cycle riders also make versions for mounted police (which are better ventilated). An example is here. Do the OP's fellow officers think...
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    "Unsuitable for police duties"

    A number of years ago I went to the regular Thimbleby and Shorland Horse Auction at the Reading market. Among the horses in the auction were two very nice looking horses consigned by the Commissioner...
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    Thorowgood Airoform GP girth

    See the Dover website which claims to have them up to 60".

    On the Thorowgood website it says they make them up to 62"

    I just bought a 60" version at Badminton for 17.1 hand Baby Belgian. :p
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  7. Mitsubishi Motors Grassroots Championship at Badminton

    How would you like to compete at Badminton at the Novice or Training level? This is exactly what has just happened on Wednesday and Thursday of this past week before the beginning of the CCI****. :)...
  8. Fifteen minutes of fame for falling off your horse - Royal Wedding Rehearsal

    On the front page of the UK's Daily Telegraph, a national newspaper, on Friday was this story (with picture) of mishaps during the Household Cavalry's rehearsal for the Royal Wedding.
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    There are rules against that. The equestrian...

    There are rules against that. The equestrian apparel makers don't cater to us either. :eek:

    I have had no success going the custom route so here are my solutions that may be appropriate for some...
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    Landvest

    As previously mentioned Landvest is an upmarket real estate company that has a service for conservation minded sellers. I have come across them in several instances where a farm was sold and...
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    Just google "Fear of Flying"...

    Just google "Fear of Flying" and you will find all kinds of possible solutions. You are at far greater risk from 35 8th graders than from anything the airlines can do to you :winkgrin: !
  12. Self reporting by eventers means that they don't...

    Self reporting by eventers means that they don't believe they are risk-takers. Any outsider observing eventers' behaviour might come to a different conclusion.

    The power of the human intellect to...
  13. Eugenics

    What most of you are talking about comes under the heading of Eugenics. A hundred years ago this was a subject of serious study concerning "improving" the human race. In these United States several...
  14. There's nothing like a discussion on immigration...

    There's nothing like a discussion on immigration to bring out the best of American hypocrisy! :p
  15. When you post a video on YouTube you have a...

    When you post a video on YouTube you have a choice of privacy settings. The usual default is "public" meaning anybody can search and view it. The opposite is "private" which means only the users you...
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    For those of you following this or any other...

    For those of you following this or any other contentious thread are wondering why posters, pro and con, are continually talking past each other you should take a look at this current article from...
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    Concord Patriots' Day Parade

    Here's an short extract of a movie I made a long time ago of the Concord (Ma) Patriots' Day Parade. More than half the horses (but not the National Lancers) in it came from the stable that taught me...
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    Football has been described as the epitome of...

    Football has been described as the epitome of American culture -

    "Mindless violence interrupted by committee meetings"
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    Barn Brat, I think you overstate the case. The...

    Barn Brat, I think you overstate the case. The financial structure of eventing is so awful, particularly at the upper levels, that no greedy person can get rich through eventing.

    Ambition would...
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    I already have a pinny holder/number bib and it...

    I already have a pinny holder/number bib and it does go round the 53 inches of me in my body protector. It has elastic straps between front and back.
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    And she regularly posts on these COTH forums...

    And she regularly posts on these COTH forums under various pseudonyms. We should be honored that she deigns to reveal these truths to us, the great unwashed.
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    and only if all posters learn to spell...

    and only if all posters learn to spell correctly.:lol:
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    28% of the world population

    According to the people who track these things there are nearly 2 billion Internet users worldwide. That's 28% of the world population. One quarter of them are on Facebook if you believe Facebook's...
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    The book, the play and the movie.

    I read the book on which the play is based yesterday during my flight across the Atlantic. This is a week after I saw the play.

    The book is written as a children's adventure story as an...
  25. Your tax dollars at work.

    The National Highway Transportation Safety Board test motorcycle helmets against the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218. Although this FMVSS 218 standard is less demanding than ASTM F1163-04a,...
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