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    I've never ridden in Japan but I do know that it...

    I've never ridden in Japan but I do know that it is possible. Luckily I have planned out a RTW riding trip for when I win the lottery and found a few sources:

    http://www.okamotoriding.com/
    ...
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    And also, to my first question, I'm guessing it...

    And also, to my first question, I'm guessing it IS normal to euthanize on the track, in front of the stands, within 20 minutes? DH thought the first horse was just tranquilized to move him off the...
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    I agree that all horse sports are dangerous and...

    I agree that all horse sports are dangerous and have seen the damage a horse can do alone in a padded stall...those argruments aside, does anything think there is a way to make racing safer without...
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    Sensing a theme after that link...dry ground =...

    Sensing a theme after that link...dry ground = not good (especially in rainy climates!). Do any steeplechasing courses have sprinklers? Is that a seriously stupid question?
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    This is in Brittany, France. The horses...

    This is in Brittany, France. The horses definitely didn't suffer long, I don't think the next races were even delayed. Have to say the track had flexi-fencing (saw when the first horse tried to get...
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    So out of 54 horses (6 races, average of 9 in...

    So out of 54 horses (6 races, average of 9 in each), 2 horses died. That's 3.7% or 1 out of every 27 horses. :eek:

    Sidenote: they were all 4-6 years old so none astonishingly young.

    I...
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    A Sad Day at the Hippodrome

    This is my first time posting on the racing forum, so please forgive me any naivety.

    Today DH took me to the races as a surprise day out. I've been to the track a couple dozen times in my life,...
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    Foxtrot's - If he happens to know the fine...

    Foxtrot's - If he happens to know the fine details, I'd love to know ;) I don't think the French even know how the system works! DH told me once you need a license to play ping pong and of course I...
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    International Riders: Unite!

    By international, I mean those living in other countries, not those showing all over the world ;)

    I know COTH is a US publication but I also know there are others out there who live in various...
  10. I'm not a doctor, but I have suffered through...

    I'm not a doctor, but I have suffered through numerous panic attacks and general anxiety for most of my life. In college I was having almost one panic attack per week, and then I decided to become a...
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    Oh and congratulations!!!!! Hope DF is prepared...

    Oh and congratulations!!!!! Hope DF is prepared for the ponies :)
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    I agree, as a non-official spokesperson for...

    I agree, as a non-official spokesperson for Pinterest, check it out (it's an app too!) And say goodbye to all your free time...
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    I work seasonally in the restaurant/bar industry...

    I work seasonally in the restaurant/bar industry in tourist areas, then travel inbetween. Before that I was a bar manager and spent a few years abroad teaching English.

    Dreaming of a farm with...
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    By The Book, could you be more specific? ;) I'm...

    By The Book, could you be more specific? ;) I'm in hospitality management and constantly investigating equestrian themed vacay spots somewhere exotic...:D

    And if one day the iPads take over my...
  15. Amazing!! Here's the French bit from The...

    Amazing!!

    Here's the French bit from The Alchemist (great book BTW).

    Il n'y a qu'une chose qui puisse rendre un rêve impossible, c'est la peur d'échouer
    If there is one thing that can make...
  16. There are some awesome crusies called Blue Cruise...

    There are some awesome crusies called Blue Cruise in southern Turkey: http://www.bluecruise.co.uk/ Turkey's not on the euro and way cheaper - search around for different carriers. Some are more...
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    GAME OF THRONES!!! And Lost.

    GAME OF THRONES!!!

    And Lost.
  18. Had a 5 yo OTTB who managed to stick his head...

    Had a 5 yo OTTB who managed to stick his head through the feedhole and get another leg over the stall door. That was a great 3 am phone call. Hope yours grows out of it safely enough!
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    French saddle makers/businesses

    I'm currently on the job hunt in France (not nearly as romantic as it sounds) and am investigating horse-related businesses for customer service positions. I'm trying to make a master list of...
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    Sonoma Peeps: Barn for Rent

    Not advertising, not my barn, but came across this on craigslist...

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/sub/4348165484.html

    $2,200 a month for 11 stalls and an arena in Sonoma...sounds like a deal...
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    Ugh I have all this money and not a rideable...

    Ugh I have all this money and not a rideable horse in sight! ;)
  22. They like polite Americans just fine :)

    They like polite Americans just fine :)
  23. Thank you Scubed!!! Excellent idea - the town...

    Thank you Scubed!!! Excellent idea - the town where we live now has nothing to do except ski, and I've been wondering if there were places like this full of equestrians instead of monsters stomping...
  24. I'm not saying the French are rude, but I am...

    I'm not saying the French are rude, but I am saying that they have no problem 'schooling' you when YOU are being rude. I know because I live in France, am married to a French guy, and I get schooled...
  25. I think if Voltaire had a US customer service rep...

    I think if Voltaire had a US customer service rep none of this would have happened. MANNERS are very important in France - you get schooled every day, from wearing a hat to the dinner table, saying...
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