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    I could not disagree with you more, flyingchange....

    I could not disagree with you more, flyingchange.

    Visibility was fine. Conditions were far from godawful. And eventing isn't a horse crashing through an obstacle.
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    I have heard from a reliable source that there...

    I have heard from a reliable source that there was discussion among officials, and that FW was 'almost stopped' on course.

    I'm not sure what they were waiting for. Fence 2 was scary, followed by...
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    Colleen's longtime mentor, Jimmy Wofford, singled...

    Colleen's longtime mentor, Jimmy Wofford, singled her (and Elisa Wallace, who rode beautifully yesterday) out in his COTH column:
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    Re: Shiraz, a more intelligent, and therefore...

    Re: Shiraz, a more intelligent, and therefore likely more successful, high performance program would have made him the designated team pathfinder, in the style of Team GB mainstay Opposition Buzz and...
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    The horse was jumping horribly all the way up to...

    The horse was jumping horribly all the way up to that fence. His gallop was labored, too. Francis even had the whip out early to try to get him going. I was hoping they'd pull up. Then came the...
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    Colleen Rutledge is awesome

    That is all.

    I mean, what else is there to say? Except maybe 'Who needs the USEF and their damn training lists?'

    :)
  7. George would like to be the new host of Top Gear

    Precocious George is now almost five weeks old.

    Today, he decided to inspect a vehicle. Even at his young age, he knows that real horsepower doesn't require an ignition. Real horsepower just is....
  8. Thread: Canada is in!

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    I think the FEI tribunal was 100% correct to...

    I think the FEI tribunal was 100% correct to disqualify Maxime Livio for wearing those hideous red trousers at the trot-up.

    Every eventer should learn from this incident.
  9. You look classy and respectable and serious and...

    You look classy and respectable and serious and all the other adjectives that will never be used to describe me on a horse.

    :)
  10. Also, I keep forgetting to mention that Pete...

    Also, I keep forgetting to mention that Pete looks really awesome. What a great HT for him. :)
  11. I'm in Lexington KY for an extended sojourn and...

    I'm in Lexington KY for an extended sojourn and suddenly have access to all kinds of reproductive vets. Of course, my mares are in NC. But I'll probably find a clinic around here.

    As for...
  12. Thank you! So nice to hear your supportive...

    Thank you! So nice to hear your supportive words.



    Linda is doing really well. She's all business. Very serious about her work. Very athletic and needs an equally athletic rider -- she's...
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    The part of your statement in bold (mine) is...

    The part of your statement in bold (mine) is simply ludicrous. Google is a search engine, not an oracle, and anyone of the species homo sapiens sapiens who is capable of posting on this forum knows...
  14. happy videos for Tuesday: my pony's prelim weekend

    To celebrate George's one-month birthday, his older but not much bigger sister Zizi jumped around the OP at Carolina Horse Park. Videos below.

    XC
    SJ

    Everyone should be so lucky to ride a pony...
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    Again, this is not my experience at all. I...

    Again, this is not my experience at all.

    I have found the online horse community very helpful in discussing horse (and dog) ailments and injuries. If people have been there before, why not draw...
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    I like this. :) I think there's lots of room...

    I like this. :)

    I think there's lots of room for middle ground to save the values of the old LF while keeping the better aspects of the SF.

    The LF was a great test of horse and rider, but was...
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    Well, no, I'm quite happy to say that this wasn't...

    Well, no, I'm quite happy to say that this wasn't my experience at all.

    There was a long discussion on this BB as well as elsewhere, but my attitude was to be open and honest with anyone who...
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    'A lot of trolls' in the tiny community of online...

    'A lot of trolls' in the tiny community of online eventing discussion? Since when?
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    If this year is like other years, including very...

    If this year is like other years, including very recent years, it would be more likely that you'll find one or more for sale. Not necessarily advertised, but when you put word out that you're...
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    Privacy is fine. But using 'privacy' as a cover...

    Privacy is fine. But using 'privacy' as a cover is rather dubious when it's maintained so as not to 'affect the resale value of the horse' as has been suggested on this thread. That's what I'm...
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    I have experience on the other side of that...

    I have experience on the other side of that 'usually'.

    Information trickles out, starting with 'totally sound', transmogrifying to 'well, there's this one thing one vet noticed once', and then...
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    Oh, right. Dishonesty is ok when you're doing it...

    Oh, right. Dishonesty is ok when you're doing it to sell a horse or make a team or get a sponsor.
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    I don't see any upside to not being open about...

    I don't see any upside to not being open about any horse's health or condition.

    Yes, it is an owner's right to withdraw a horse for any reason or no reason at all, but the hush-hush and euphemism...
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    In case anyone is interested in reading about an...

    In case anyone is interested in reading about an Olympic sport with zero money in it, at least in North America:

    Modern pentathlon and how it became an 'orphaned sport'

    (For those who choose to...
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    Most of the sports you named are thriving and...

    Most of the sports you named are thriving and booming, at least outside of the US. Curling is popular on every level in Canada. Shooting is not very appealing to spectators, but NRA and ISSF have...
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