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    The article is worded badly, as is usual for this...

    The article is worded badly, as is usual for this source. As you point out, I fail to see how he could possibly be a contender for the Pan Ams this year. Rio 2016 is more likely, isn't it?
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    I have some very comfy, lightweight hiking pants...

    I have some very comfy, lightweight hiking pants from Gander Mountain. They have the button and tab on the side so that you can roll them up for capris.

    I'm 5'5" (but long legs for my height) and...
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    His name is Graham Motion...or is there an...

    His name is Graham Motion...or is there an implied joke I'm not getting? :confused:
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    This, and also, some of us who do work in those...

    This, and also, some of us who do work in those institutions have first-hand knowledge of the fact that actually, minorities really do visit cultural institutions less often than white folks.
    ...
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    Agree completely. I'm not sure if there is a...

    Agree completely.

    I'm not sure if there is a tactful way to say this, but I know from experience if there is I probably won't get it right anyway :lol:, so here goes

    I think that the OPs way...
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    I personally know a person who was a working...

    I personally know a person who was a working student of Parra's some time ago and is still a client, and she still regularly uses the above bolded contraption on her dressage horses, and brags that...
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    I work in a museum dedicated to Abraham Lincoln,...

    I work in a museum dedicated to Abraham Lincoln, in a town that sometimes seems as if it's dedicated to him, and I can say for an absolute fact that attendance at our museum and at special events by...
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    I'm going to re-respond to this because a) I do...

    I'm going to re-respond to this because a) I do think this poster has a legitimate question, albeit a little over-dramatic and b) I think it's a trap that a lot of people fall into. If you have never...
  9. I'm tired of all these "awareness" campaigns....

    I'm tired of all these "awareness" campaigns. Seems like some people forget that awareness of a problem is only the FIRST step. If you never move beyond "awareness," you're not really helping...
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    I hear you. Just know that there are a lot of us...

    I hear you. Just know that there are a lot of us out there. Mine was an abusive, alcoholic narcissist who mostly chose to pretend she didn't have children and took no responsibility for anything or...
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    It started in a stall with old bedding then? If...

    It started in a stall with old bedding then? If so, I'd be wondering about manure causing it.

    One time, our full manure spreader was emitting smoke, and it was parked in its covered concrete bay,...
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    On an international stage? She was in a showcase,...

    On an international stage? She was in a showcase, a demonstration of new-to-GP up-and-coming horses. She wasn't competing in the World Cup.

    To me, it's not "incorrect"; she's still learning how to...
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    A 10 mover in eventing ain't worth nothin' if he...

    A 10 mover in eventing ain't worth nothin' if he can't get around the XC.
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    I can't imagine doing sitting trot within 6 weeks...

    I can't imagine doing sitting trot within 6 weeks of giving birth. OMG
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    Interesting that you mention Totilas, because his...

    Interesting that you mention Totilas, because his extravagant trot was very much created in training. Somebody saw the potential in there and they brought it out. His trot as a 5yo and even as a 6yo...
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    I can speak to this in straight dressage. I had a...

    I can speak to this in straight dressage. I had a lovely schoolmaster who, while (usually) quite obedient in the ring, and he definitely knew the movements, was older and a little creaky, and I...
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    I would say that the gaits score is partly a...

    I would say that the gaits score is partly a score of the quality of the horse's natural movement and ALSO partly a score on the quality of the horse's training. Proper training does improve the...
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    Absolutely. Sometimes, people see only the...

    Absolutely.

    Sometimes, people see only the flamboyance, the flinging front legs if you will, and assume that's where a big score comes from. And part of it does. But often, in those cases, an...
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    Dressage judges are taught to score each movement...

    Dressage judges are taught to score each movement starting with the quality of the gait. So, every single movement's score depends on the quality of the gait at that moment. Flamboyance within the...
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    I don't know that I would assume that. He...

    I don't know that I would assume that. He certainly has a very active Facebook page and while I can't be 100% certain, it does seem that he is the one doing the posting on it. Just yesterday...
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    I think more American eventers ARE doing exactly...

    I think more American eventers ARE doing exactly this. Allison Springer is one who has shown her 4* horses (Chloe and Arthur) in the national dressage classes at Wellington over the winter. As...
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    Speaking of misplaced apostrophes... :lol:

    Speaking of misplaced apostrophes... :lol:
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    So I am definitely NOT a distance athlete, but I...

    So I am definitely NOT a distance athlete, but I do spend a lot of time in the gym.

    I love these Nike Dri-Fit socks. They're made specifically for left and right feet, and marked as such, and I...
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    I'm not 100% certain they disagree based on your...

    I'm not 100% certain they disagree based on your paraphrasing; it may be a semantics problem. If my trainer said "weight on the side of the bend," I would assume he meant weight on the side of the...
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    OP, I have very much the same story as you. I was...

    OP, I have very much the same story as you. I was managing a training barn on the side of my desk job (plus riding 5-6 days/week) and when I hung up the muck boots and my horse retired, I gained A...
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