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    Condolences to her family.

    Condolences to her family.
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    This is is exactly why another event, on private...

    This is is exactly why another event, on private property, has banned dogs. Not after one animal death but after multiple injuries and deaths.
    "We" depend on organizers to put on events for us,...
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    Personally I love dogs. That said the presence...

    Personally I love dogs. That said the presence of dogs at events is becoming more and more annoying. Too many loose dogs, loose dogs with a short "lead" rope attached so the dog is "on the...
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    Don't know if this is still possible but many of...

    Don't know if this is still possible but many of us at my old barn were able to custom order Passiers, Back in the 1980's.
    A German born friend of our late instructor knew the Passier family...
  5. Well stated!

    Well stated!
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    Poll: I rode for about 4 years, mainly bareback and...

    I rode for about 4 years, mainly bareback and western until we discovered my horse ( and me) jumped better than we ran barrels. A friend invited a group of us out for a "different" kind of...
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    Since I first read of "IOC" complaints regarding...

    Since I first read of "IOC" complaints regarding equestrian sports in the 1980's it has all been a very flimsy argument.
    Supposedly other sports argued against one competition to decide both team...
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    March uphill and back down. As the muscle...

    March uphill and back down. As the muscle builds, add trotting (balanced) downhill. Walk up, trot down is old school way to build hind end strength and overall balance. Not to mention the improved...
  9. Have experienced this type of boarder at 3...

    Have experienced this type of boarder at 3 different barns.
    1st BM was the BO, boarder was eventually invited to leave from that barn and at least 2-3 subsequent barns.
    2nd and 3rd barns - in both...
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    Many good "smaller" colleges in Al. Southern...

    Many good "smaller" colleges in Al. Southern Union, a 2 year college, has a great reputation and is a good, cost effective way to complete the core classes before transferring to a 4 year college. ...
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    Yes, that is what we did. A little late, but...

    Yes, that is what we did.

    A little late, but your place looks great!
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    DH has a pro sprayer, among the many...

    DH has a pro sprayer, among the many companies/jobs he has had prof painting was one of them.

    We can spray the house and barn in a weekend, just the 2 of us.

    Doing the paddocks takes longer...
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    Put a layer of plastic or tarp under the pallets....

    Put a layer of plastic or tarp under the pallets. That will keep the dampness from the ground damaging the lower layers. Stack bottom level on the side so the hay is "pointing up", at least that is...
  14. Go out and just mess with your gelding. Groom,...

    Go out and just mess with your gelding. Groom, hand graze, cry in his mane, whatever just pay attention to him. My gelding has surprised me in how he has needed my attention in the past 6 months...
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    Current horse on trail rides who "sees lions,...

    Current horse on trail rides who "sees lions, tigers, and bears oh my plus monsters and such" . . . O MacDonald Had a Farm. :yes: He just calms down and starts to breathe. Like Fred I use human...
  16. So sorry you are going through this. I had...

    So sorry you are going through this.

    I had had to put down my 36yo this past March after passed an impaction but developed an infection that didn't respond to antibiotics plus...
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    I love my old Passier all-purpose (tendency...

    I love my old Passier all-purpose (tendency toward jumping) custom made for me many decades ago. Has a 17" seat with extra flaps so there is a place for my knees when the stirrups are shortened. ...
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    Great suggestions already. Another...

    Great suggestions already.

    Another suggestion is to wait for her to come off the ground, as in keep the upper body upright/slightly forward until her thrust brings you both together over the...
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    Yes. The saddlery rules do not mention girths...

    Yes. The saddlery rules do not mention girths at all, only English type saddle and approved bridle, bit, nose and and reins.

    Once very common to see and use in Eventing and Dressage, now not...
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    Just stunned. First Susan McLean, I met her...

    Just stunned.

    First Susan McLean, I met her husband Don at continuing ed clinics; Karen Stives, someone I admired for decades; and now Rich, someone I knew and apprenticed with.
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    Buck is just following in his father's footsteps...

    Buck is just following in his father's footsteps or stirrups.
    At the 1988 Rolex, final and required selection competition for the Seoul Olympics. Bruce had qualified 4 horses. Of 1st 2 horses 1...
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    In my experience over the past almost 40 years,...

    In my experience over the past almost 40 years, very few competitors have taken advantage of the P/T divisions. Granted not the same, but if the organizers receive a similar response, low entries,...
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    At one time you had to enter on opening date to...

    At one time you had to enter on opening date to have a chance to enter an event. Wait lists were a normal part of eventing.
    Of course that was when there were far fewer events nationwide. As I...
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    OThis is short & incomplete but here we go. ...

    OThis is short & incomplete but here we go.

    IMO the last true amateur & "innocent" Olympics was 1960 Rome. I haven't heard of any major problems with those Games or any major political issues....
  25. JP60 I wonder if you are not understanding what...

    JP60 I wonder if you are not understanding what we are saying or if you are just trying to get more and more information.

    You noted your experience with organizing a regatta - my x-dh was a...
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