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    In defense of Kelso-- The fundraiser was at...

    In defense of Kelso--

    The fundraiser was at off-season Laurel Racetrack in MD. There were no other horses running around, but I am sure that Kelso looked at the track and probably...
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    About Kelso, I was very lucky and got to see him...

    About Kelso, I was very lucky and got to see him in a fundraiser after he was retired from the track (sesamoid bone fracture?) where they gave us a taste of Kelso as a hunter in training. They had...
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    One of the mares I ride used to have a deep...

    One of the mares I ride used to have a deep abiding fear of puddles, especially when the sun was shining.

    On the hypothesis that the glare off the water was flooding her mind I put a fleece...
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    From the historical perspective: The Davenport...

    From the historical perspective:

    The Davenport importation from the desert, where Homer Davenport's selection criteria was renowned war mares, or their sons and daughters.

    Two of the war mares...
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    When I was diagnosed with MS I still had horses....

    When I was diagnosed with MS I still had horses.

    I remember coming home from my diagnosis talk with my neurologist wondering if I could ever ride again. I had retired my first horse because he...
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    Thank you for the link! I read all five...

    Thank you for the link! I read all five articles.

    This concept applies to all breeds. As I read the above articles, a cascade or names of Arab mares (the breed I know most about) buzzed through...
  7. To start with--my only experience with a gaited...

    To start with--my only experience with a gaited horse was a Paso Fino mare I had for over 20 years. I know Peruvians are different, but--I would ask the vet to go over his his loin/back area very...
  8. I will probably vote for Hillary Clinton because...

    I will probably vote for Hillary Clinton because she has proven that she is TOUGH. We cannot afford a US President who isn't tough.

    In my considered opinion many of the younger men running for...
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    Most of my experience is with Dr. Bristols. ...

    Most of my experience is with Dr. Bristols.

    There are two ways of putting the Dr. Bristol on the bridle. The harsh way is extremely harsh, every time I rode with this bit put on the harsh way my...
  10. I think the problem of TB stallions being too...

    I think the problem of TB stallions being too expensive/exclusive for breeding to sport-horse mares is an old problem. One of Wilfred Blunt's selling points about his Arab DB stallions was that he...
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    When I lived abroad 50 some years ago, in the...

    When I lived abroad 50 some years ago, in the first country I lived in we did not drink directly out of the tap because of amoebic dysentery. We boiled ALL the water we drank, and we drank a lot of...
  12. I am very glad McCrory decided the constitution...

    I am very glad McCrory decided the constitution was worth defending, I just hope this continues, though I have my doubts. McCrory as governor is no where what he was like as mayor of Charlotte, NC....
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    If the mornings are your worst time, it can...

    If the mornings are your worst time, it can really help to measure out the grain/supplements the night before (if you can store it safely.)

    If you have relatively smooth ground in the barn and...
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    Grayarabpony, I am looking for TB characteristics...

    Grayarabpony, I am looking for TB characteristics that may cross well with the modern Holstein, NOT the TB characteristics that come with, say, a good steeplechase horse, flat racer, or international...
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    About tail carriage. I am sure you all know by...

    About tail carriage. I am sure you all know by now that I am a fanatic about PURE Arab blood. I have noticed that the undoubtedly pure (or as pure as one can find) Arab has a slightly different...
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    A question from I guess idle curiosity since I...

    A question from I guess idle curiosity since I never plan to breed horses again.

    With the breed approved WB sires who have competed successfully over 1.6 meters in competition, what percentage of...
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    Let me propose a possible selection criteria for...

    Let me propose a possible selection criteria for TB outcrossing.

    I have noticed among the modern WBs a hind end conformation selection that results in high tail carriage. This is noticeable...
  18. Wilson IMO was not a good President. If he had...

    Wilson IMO was not a good President. If he had kept us out of WWI as he promised in his campaign a lot of the 20th century would have been different.

    Just think, would Russia have ended up in...
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    I once heard a neurologist tell a roomful of MS...

    I once heard a neurologist tell a roomful of MS patients that, individually, we each had a different disease.

    I kept my horses after I was diagnosed until they had to be put down. Every year I...
  20. I have MS (minimal nerve pain), and I noticed...

    I have MS (minimal nerve pain), and I noticed something about cleaning tack. Whenever I get ambitious about cleaning tack I get WORSE!!!!!

    The repetitive motion of working the saddle soap into...
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    I have MS, and I am severely disabled by MS (the...

    I have MS, and I am severely disabled by MS (the Social Security people gave me disability the first time I applied.) I finally got diagnosed when I was 42 during an exacerbation that lasted over 18...
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    Grayarabpony, yes I have learned of the X-factor,...

    Grayarabpony, yes I have learned of the X-factor, big heart genes. The TB is unsurpassed for galloping at high speed for up to 5 miles, and for a more moderate speed the TB can go further. ...
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    I would suggest that the WB breeders study what...

    I would suggest that the WB breeders study what has happened to the American riding & light harness horse breeds.

    Morgans and Standardbreds started with a TB stallion. They got a type of horse...
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    Well, I don't see any evidence that the...

    Well, I don't see any evidence that the economists watch little things like the weight and volume of the package. "Market basket" was the basis for comparison, and I never read anything that the...
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    This is a SUPER way to hide inflation. The...

    This is a SUPER way to hide inflation.

    The Govt. gets the price data, sees that the price is the same, and it ignores the shrinking amount of product within the package.

    It is just one of the...
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