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    You know, I don't like the haters, either...but...

    You know, I don't like the haters, either...but what I really hate is this response. No, not everyone that criticizes is jealous. Some are, sure (youngers ones, usually. Older people have usually...
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    There are some horses that will have dapples no...

    There are some horses that will have dapples no matter what. then there are some that need everything to be just right, including the grooming, to be dappled. My first horse would have dapples no...
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    This. They first have to have the gene, then...

    This. They first have to have the gene, then need to be healthy and then need the grooming. You can't get dapples on a horse without the gene, although you can not have dapples on a horse WITH the...
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    You're under the impression that life is fair? ...

    You're under the impression that life is fair? It's not....in any arena, not just horses. Better get used to it.
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    BUT, is it really important for an Equitation...

    BUT, is it really important for an Equitation rider to have a perfect half pass? No. It's a useful tool, but it isn't necessary. If you can supple your horse without a half pass, which, let's...
  6. Sorry, but I've got to say, if you have to use a...

    Sorry, but I've got to say, if you have to use a super strong pressure halter, your horse's ground manners are not impeccable and you are seeing that in the longeing. YOU are the one...
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    If a BNT's clients stop winning because those...

    If a BNT's clients stop winning because those horses seem overprepped or what-have-you, you can bet there would be a stink. Or maybe not a stink but they just might cancel that show that uses "that"...
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    I think a whole lot of Dressage riders would have...

    I think a whole lot of Dressage riders would have big problems stringing together a course of 3'6" -3'9" fences, whether you think they are big or not. They might get over, but it probably won't be...
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    Really? She's not a pretty rider or a stylist? ...

    Really? She's not a pretty rider or a stylist? If you don't call becoming one with the horse and melting out of view a style, then I agree. Otherwise, I say would say she is exactly what...
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    It's not about not showing under a specific...

    It's not about not showing under a specific judge, it's about making sure the judges are not beholden to a show manager to get a job so that there is no conflict of interest when it comes to results....
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    While a calming supplement may not turn your...

    While a calming supplement may not turn your average jumping horse into Rox Dene, relieving tension does positively affect performance. I can't believe are arguing that it doesn't. A stiff, tense...
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    Honestly, there is not a lot he can say that is...

    Honestly, there is not a lot he can say that is going to appease anyone so I think silence is almost the better choice.

    Right now, USEF would not consider his advice to be against the rules. ...
  13. Unfortunately, not everyone is like you. Buyer's...

    Unfortunately, not everyone is like you. Buyer's remorse will make people do some very dishonest and unethical things to get their money back.

    I have a saddle to sell and I probably won't use...
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    "Joe Fargis" poles are AWESOME for transitions. I...

    "Joe Fargis" poles are AWESOME for transitions. I do them almost every ride

    Put two poles out, parallel to each other. I like to do them standard trot distance apart so I can also use them as...
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    But a pelham is a good choice to help with a...

    But a pelham is a good choice to help with a strong horse to help them settle. You can use the curb when needed, have the brakes in case things get out of hand...BUT you don't HAVE to use the...
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    I've got to disagree with you there. A Pelham is...

    I've got to disagree with you there. A Pelham is not a quick fix. IT's a useful tool.

    honestly, I can easily forgive the pelham/snaffle mistake. Rob certainly knows the difference, so I'm...
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    There is always some reason why they aren't in...

    There is always some reason why they aren't in work, and often it's not the real reason. Personally, I shy away from horses not in the regular work I want them to do. It's just way more risk to...
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    The small voice of COTH forums counts for very...

    The small voice of COTH forums counts for very little. Occasionally there is a small ripple in the show world, but for the most part, we are "the little people" and ignored. If COTH forums counted...
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    I agree. I even reside in CA and feel the same...

    I agree. I even reside in CA and feel the same way. I even watched a BNT throw their weight around at the last show to the inconvenience of all others and I STILL agree.

    CA can be a shallow,...
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    Very true in some circumstances, not so much in...

    Very true in some circumstances, not so much in others.

    As I mentioned earlier, I would imagine if you are giving a supplement to address a deficiency, you would be giving it regularly/daily. ...
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    Actually, yes we are splitting hairs, but a...

    Actually, yes we are splitting hairs, but a recommendation does not a cheater make. It makes for bad advice. The person administering the PP would be who I called a cheater. ;)

    And BTW: I sent...
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    #1: I never called Rob a cheater. I'm very...

    #1: I never called Rob a cheater. I'm very dissappointed with his advice. In fact, I gave him a good review, save this instance.

    #2 I'm more than a little confused by the USEF's standpoint. ...
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    Did you even watch the video in question? We are...

    Did you even watch the video in question? We are talking about two different horses/riders. The "Get an Eq horse" was not directed at the subject on this thread...and was a perfectly legitimate...
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    Arguments from exaggeration really don't help. ;)...

    Arguments from exaggeration really don't help. ;) They are faulty to start with.

    FWIW: As I stated earlier, I don't really police anyone. If someone else feels the need to use a supplement or...
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    Doesn't seem gray to me. From the USEF...

    Doesn't seem gray to me. From the USEF (https://www.usef.org/documents/EquineWelfare/12HourRuleFAQ.pdf):
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