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    I think the photograph is reversed. Look at the...

    I think the photograph is reversed. Look at the "crank" noseband strap.
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    They are supposed to make the horse pick their...

    They are supposed to make the horse pick their feet up higher over the fence.

    They are banned in FEI competition.

    At least one eventer was eliminated for weighted boots at the China/Hong Kong...
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    I do not know if they babysit. But if a doe...

    I do not know if they babysit. But if a doe dies, another doe will adopt her fawn(s).

    Yes, lots this year. I kept flushing them (once 3 at once) riding through the unmowed grass.
  4. Same here. It is as much for my sake as...

    Same here.

    It is as much for my sake as theirs.

    But after many years of feeling guilty for not riding on the hottest days, I found I often had a sounder horse in September than the people who...
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    There is a grade B actress with my first and last...

    There is a grade B actress with my first and last name.

    My father and I have similar initials (I'm J.P. and he was J.B) and he went, professionally, by his initials. It caused some measure of...
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    It is just as much a Conflict of Interest that he...

    It is just as much a Conflict of Interest that he hired his wife as the dressage coach.
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    Depends on the horse. I live in Virginia. I...

    Depends on the horse.

    I live in Virginia.

    I have 4 horses (aged 4 to 33) that have free access in and out of their stalls, and the stalls have fans.

    Spy, the oldest, quite frequently gets a...
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    The issue is not infidelity. The issue is...

    The issue is not infidelity.

    The issue is Conflict of Interest.
  9. Since I got barn cats, the ONLY birds that are...

    Since I got barn cats, the ONLY birds that are still around the barn are the swallows.

    They seem to delight in swooping down on the cats, getting within a few inches.

    They abandoned the nests...
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    I love the IDEA of teams. But I do not always...

    I love the IDEA of teams.

    But I do not always love the unintended consequences.

    Based on personal experience-
    If I am competing as an individual, and something is just NQR, I have no...
  11. Originally Posted by JP60 I would imagine some...

    Originally Posted by JP60

    I would imagine some of that is the cost of the course builder etc, moving, staking, unstaking, flagging, unflagging, etc the jumps, This would be in addition to the...
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    If "she" means me, then no, there is no such rule...

    If "she" means me, then no, there is no such rule for eventing. For instance, Swedish oxers are legal as long as they meet the 2/3 rule.
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    Well, I do not know about hunters and jumpers,...

    Well, I do not know about hunters and jumpers, but that fence is DEFINITELY not legal for Horse Trials Warmup.

    EV108.3.d


    It is also not legal as a competition fence becuse it has an unsecured...
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    Yeh, TWO of mine (one very "up", but the other...

    Yeh,

    TWO of mine (one very "up", but the other quite lazy) are convinced that a set of 4 caveletti should be treated as an oxer to oxer bounce.
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    As a licensed official (which means people are...

    As a licensed official (which means people are OFTEN telling me that something is or isn't in the rules, without having looked at the rules themselves) it is NEVER worth getting mad about.

    When...
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    I don't design hunter courses, but I do design...

    I don't design hunter courses, but I do design and build show jumping courses for Horse Trials and Combined Tests.

    By picking the right set of standards I can usually build an oxer that is 2' tall...
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    If I were you, I would yield on the oxers, but...

    If I were you, I would yield on the oxers, but stand firm on the heights.
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    Safety.Breakaway cups (scroll down about 2/3)...

    Safety.Breakaway cups (scroll down about 2/3)
    http://www.dressagearena.net/pages/jump_cups.html

    USEF rules require safety cps on the back side of Oxers in all jumping disciplines (hunters,...
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    From a 25 year veteran Hypnotist

    I am Janet's husband and was trained by a Sports Psychologist to use hypnosis to maximize sport's success.
    As for riding, if you think about it the act of riding is in and off itself a hypnotic...
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    With mats and sufficient bedding, I think...

    With mats and sufficient bedding, I think concrete is the BEST flooring for stalls.
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    We generally do one set of shots in the spring,...

    We generally do one set of shots in the spring, and another set in the fall.

    If you are bringing the horse to a place with no other horses (as your post states) I would not e too concerned. But I...
  22. The vans I associate with DiBella are 2-3 feet...

    The vans I associate with DiBella are 2-3 feet taller than even a tall horse trailer. Look at how much steeper the ramp is- the "floor" is much higher off the ground.

    Many of the European...
  23. Thank you so very much for stepping up at short...

    Thank you so very much for stepping up at short notice.
  24. AND the "time to ride the test" that comes with...

    AND the "time to ride the test" that comes with the Intro tests is definintely on the short side.
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    I have sent you a PM with Marynell's email.

    I have sent you a PM with Marynell's email.
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