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  1. It's really very simple and hasn't got much to do...

    It's really very simple and hasn't got much to do with health insurance, other than one normally has it, and hopes never to need it.

    Doesn't matter if you are jumping or just walking. What goes...
  2. But wait--there AREN'T more boy riders than girl...

    But wait--there AREN'T more boy riders than girl riders in the sport!

    But...and at the top of the sport, though the girls still in the game are JUST as good as the boys, there are fewer of them....
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    First impressions are everything aren't they? ...

    First impressions are everything aren't they?

    Without a "Don't do this...." caption...there isn't anything saying you aren't that person in the photo.

    I'll take a glance when someone...
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    Sorry, but I can't get past the photo at the top...

    Sorry, but I can't get past the photo at the top of the blog. One day after Helmet Awareness Day, there are so many 'don'ts' in that photo that I wonder the staff of COTH hasn't called out their own...
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    There are so many stories about bad endings that...

    There are so many stories about bad endings that result from losing track of horses. Just go.

    There is no harm in it unless you plan to become a stalker, which it seems clear is not your motive.
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    While it's important, in certain circumstances,...

    While it's important, in certain circumstances, to know how to give injections correctly, I'm a little worried that this came first on your list in terms of what you feel you might want to learn.
    ...
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    What are your qualifications to be a 'show...

    What are your qualifications to be a 'show manager?'
  8. Your posts are all over the map about what...

    Your posts are all over the map about what exactly your problem is.

    Just the number of times you've mentioned using your stick when frustrated is an indication that you're in over your head with...
  9. I mean this sounds so disorganized and out of...

    I mean this sounds so disorganized and out of control. Just the pattern of it. And that you anthropomorphize and say 'he wants to please.' No he doesn't. You train horses to please. But you...
  10. It honestly sounds like you aren't being fair...

    It honestly sounds like you aren't being fair with this horse.

    Sometimes they are simply trying to tell you something, and a lot of times they are right.

    Get with a good trainer and take...
  11. Same horse?

    Same horse?
  12. The other thought from your description is that...

    The other thought from your description is that there is something about his conformation or soundness (or possibly rides he's gotten in the past) that causes him to run at the jumps.
  13. From your description, sounds like too much horse...

    From your description, sounds like too much horse for you.

    How do you match up physically Is he wide/narrow/long/short coupled? Are you tall/small/longwaisted/or leggy? Is he heavyweight/TB? Are...
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/08/sports/golf/pga-...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/08/sports/golf/pga-moves-event-from-trump-golf-course.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
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    Where are you located? I would hope that your 4-h...

    Where are you located? I would hope that your 4-h group might be willing to help you connect with a trainer who can help you prepare safely. Or a trainer active on COTH will see your thread and offer...
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    It's pretty rare in equestrian sport that...

    It's pretty rare in equestrian sport that participants are presented with a clear choice to stand with or against bigotry and prejudice.

    So what's more important, money or good character?
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    Is it sound?

    Is it sound?
  18. So what do you want to hear? Call a lawyer?

    So what do you want to hear?

    Call a lawyer?
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    Sounds like your horse might be at a more...

    Sounds like your horse might be at a more advanced stage than your rider.

    Maybe use a horse belonging to another student? Or set this one up with a lease that's more suitable to the rider's...
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    So...what are you saying? That the eligibility...

    So...what are you saying? That the eligibility rules are a blatant manipulation by influential trainers who for 30 years have been on to a good thing and don't want to give it up?

    The big argument...
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    No hunters in Europe?

    I heard so much last year about how imported horses NEED to acclimate to the hunter divisions here, and that's why we simply HAD to pass a new USEF rule that any experience gained in Europe or...
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    Good lord. It is a terrible incident, and...

    Good lord.

    It is a terrible incident, and there will be fallout, but this is not altogether unheard of. Anywhere stallions and mares are both present, this sort of thing is a possibility. It's...
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    After a little digging, yes- the incident has to...

    After a little digging, yes- the incident has to do with the Lake Placid Grand Prix. FWIW, the 'non judge' designation is rather misleading-meaning someone who was not on the ground jury, but not an...
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    Those are two very senior, competent officials....

    Those are two very senior, competent officials. Mr. Alfano is a presenter at the USEF Jumper Judge's clinics.

    I would imagine, since they are listed licensed officials, that contacting them with...
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    Oops I just started a thread about this.... ...

    Oops I just started a thread about this....

    Can't fathom why they are wasting their time on this. An "album?" Why should OUR hard earned money be funneled off to this company to produce a...
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