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    Okay. Since I am the one who made the original...

    Okay. Since I am the one who made the original post being referenced, I will respond. This is the last time I will comment on the subject.

    I now wish I had not presented my original comment in the...
  2. Thread: Dam lines

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    Then make that point. Perhaps there is some merit...

    Then make that point. Perhaps there is some merit to that, but that is a SEPARATE point from the one you are arguing: arguing the value of damlines is not the same as arguing whether or not a...
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    Good point. Presumably (hopefully) this...

    Good point. Presumably (hopefully) this information is known and will be part of any investigation.
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    These are both useful pieces of information which...

    These are both useful pieces of information which should be explored further.

    If, in fact, no other riders had problems with this part of the course, this suggests that unless every other...
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    GAP, why can't you just accept that there are...

    GAP, why can't you just accept that there are some things you don't know, and actually make an effort to learn from some of the knowledgeable breeders on this forum?? :confused:

    As others have...
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    Thank you, Winding Down, this is a good...

    Thank you, Winding Down, this is a good suggestion. I am interested in getting more involved in governance and policy in the sport, perhaps this is a catalyst for me. :yes:

    I absolutely agree that...
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    asterix, I think your post was excellent and I am...

    asterix, I think your post was excellent and I am in agreement with much of it. However, I have to highlight the following:



    This is an interesting philosophy. I'm sure you did not intend this,...
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    This is exactly why I posted in the first place. ...

    This is exactly why I posted in the first place.

    BFNE, I completely agree with you. Horses are unpredictable and accidents happen.

    However, the default reaction when something like this...
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    ACME, I understand why you were offended by my...

    ACME, I understand why you were offended by my post and I apologize. However, what if this WAS your daughter? Would you not want someone to review this situation objectively to ensure this never...
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    Yes, this absolutely may be a bad picture. But...

    Yes, this absolutely may be a bad picture. But no, I completely disagree that the rider in it is balanced and secure.
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    Sorry guys, I truly do not mean to sound...

    Sorry guys, I truly do not mean to sound insensitive. I rarely comment on things like this, and I knew there would be some negative reactions. My point is not to make a post hoc assessment of whether...
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    This is incredibly tragic. My heartfelt...

    This is incredibly tragic. My heartfelt condolences go out to her friends and family.

    I am probably going to be crucified for saying this, but in light of the current controversy surrounding the...
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    This response seems rather unnecessary. :( I...

    This response seems rather unnecessary. :(

    I can't speak to separation of mom and baby as I've never tried this for the purpose of riding the mare, but I have gently ridden several mares within a...
  14. I have an Asher mare out of a big, long 16.2 TB...

    I have an Asher mare out of a big, long 16.2 TB mare - my mare is 16 hands on her tiptoes and very refined. Not sure where that height (or lack thereof) came from.

    My mare was started late: she...
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    Sigh. What is the purpose of your last (extremely...

    Sigh. What is the purpose of your last (extremely long) post, Elles?
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    Interestingly, while this used to be the norm,...

    Interestingly, while this used to be the norm, I've noticed that it has become increasingly LESS common at events in our area over the last few years. Many times in recent years I have galloped...
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    Agree with stoicfish (and Kyzteke - similar...

    Agree with stoicfish (and Kyzteke - similar philosophy). I have one of these mares myself: big tank of a mare, big head, big ears, a bit clunky looking. Her first offspring was a licensed stallion;...
  18. Looking forward to seeing this foal, JER! Another...

    Looking forward to seeing this foal, JER! Another one to add to your fabulous collection! :D

    In a pinch, for an orphan foal we cut up an old sheepskin pad and fashioned a few straps to hold it on....
  19. Is this another Superstar foal, JER?? Ours are...

    Is this another Superstar foal, JER??

    Ours are blanketed - we've even been double blanketing this winter - but they live out (with shelters). We've had plenty of nights this winter in the -30s (C)...
  20. Our two nine-month old Hanoverian foals are...

    Our two nine-month old Hanoverian foals are currently in 60" foal blankets.

    Out of curiousity, if you do not buy blankets measured in inches, what is the metric used for blankets you have...
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    I have a lovely 2014 colt who has one eye with a...

    I have a lovely 2014 colt who has one eye with a white sclera. He is not for sale, but I have wondered whether this would affect interest in him if he does come up for sale down the road. I realized,...
  22. :lol: I was waiting for someone to comment on...

    :lol: I was waiting for someone to comment on this!
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    Are you looking to produce a high level dressage...

    Are you looking to produce a high level dressage prospect? If so, I think most would advise against breeding to a draft - I have nothing against them, I have seen some decent draft crosses, but the...
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    crosscreeksh, I would be interested to know what...

    crosscreeksh, I would be interested to know what sort of negative experiences and/or research has led you to be so adamantly against having a single foal?

    I've had foals both as singles and...
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    Not disagreeing with you (in general), viney, but...

    Not disagreeing with you (in general), viney, but 4* stadium is 1.30 m and cross country is up to 1.20 m for fixed obstacles, with brush above the fixed part of the obstacle reaching a maximum height...
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