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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraKY View Post
    Pennywell Bay, there are downsides to being famous. A couple of baseball players had their kids at my daughter's school. You can never go anywhere without being recognized, and in one case, security. I don't think it's all it's cracked up to be.

    Now if I could be fabulously wealthy and keep it to myself, heck yes.

    Can anyone get to Maclay without a huge chunk of money anyway?
    Actually, I went to school with some kids of the famous. I meant jealous of the horse and life of HAVING the money to spend on said horse and all that goes with it. It's COTH, not the Enquirer.
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    Wow what a lovely horse! I am riding an Irish horse right now and he is pretty awesome-great mind and work ethic under saddle.


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    Personally, I wouldn't want a million dollar horse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by js View Post
    Personally, I wouldn't want a million dollar horse.
    I would need a million dollars worth of lessons....
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    Definitely! Also need the million dollar barn to keep it in, as I'm pretty sure no million dollar horse would want to be seen in my barn as it is.



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    Quote Originally Posted by js View Post
    Definitely! Also need the million dollar barn to keep it in, as I'm pretty sure no million dollar horse would want to be seen in my barn as it is.
    The horse doesn't know how much it cost! As long as it is fed, watered, happy in its surroundings and job, then it is all good as far as the horse is concerned.


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    My only 2 worries if I had a million dollar horse would be:
    *Dear Lord, don't fakakta it up/break it!
    *Dear Lord, that's not a wise investment.

    But to qualify:
    I don't have the type of income where a loss that size would be less insanity-inducing.

    It's all relative...

    But congrats to the Springsteen family. She rides beautifully, I wish her the best of luck with her new horse!

    I just can't worry about the 1% folks. They can do whatever they want with the income they have. In Springsteen's case...his fans provide his income. People like him, they buy his music and concert tickets and listen to his music on the radio so the radio station can sell advertising. So if anyone has listened to that music, they helped buy the horse.

    In my case, his music is okay but I've never been a fan of the music. I do like him for what he does outside of music though. And I am a BIG fan of Van Zandt. I adored Silvio Dante on The Sopranos!
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    I don't understand why people make such a deal out of this. It is their money and they can spend it as they please! She has had success with the other horse she bought, and I condem her for getting herself a VERY NICE string of horses to work towards her goal of RIO 2016. People forget to mention how wonderful of a rider she is. Not anyone could get on these horses and do what she does! I hope to see her in Rio! I hope she has a ton of success and what a nice buy for her!

    Go Jessica!

    My saying is if you have the money use it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Belmont View Post
    I don't understand why people make such a deal out of this. It is their money and they can spend it as they please! She has had success with the other horse she bought, and I condem her for getting herself a VERY NICE string of horses to work towards her goal of RIO 2016. People forget to mention how wonderful of a rider she is. Not anyone could get on these horses and do what she does! I hope to see her in Rio! I hope she has a ton of success and what a nice buy for her!

    Go Jessica!

    My saying is if you have the money use it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by meupatdoes View Post
    condem =/= commend
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    Quote Originally Posted by meupatdoes View Post
    condem =/= commend
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    Jessica is a hell of a rider. She's been pretty successful down here in Wellington with Vindicat this season. Sure, having money helps with being able to afford high-level training and nice horses, but you can't fake talent. And she's got it.

    Must be fun for The Boss, too, since he can go to the shows and not have people pester him - he's pretty much just another horse show dad. I did have to restrain myself from running up to him and giving him a hug while singing Glory Days a few weeks ago when I saw him, though.

    I think its great that he participates in his daughters horseyness.
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    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

    If I had 1M to spend on a horse, I'd have to buy a 500K horse and 500K in lessons.

    Or 100K horse and 900K worth of lessons.

    I'd buy a big deal Irish jumper if I could afford one.

    And if I thought I could actually ride it once it was in my barn.

    Good on them if they can afford it.



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    If I could afford a million dollar horse, you can bet I would own one... Well... Provided I could afford full training so I didn't embarrass the poor thing lol.


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    We make a fuss because for the much of the riding world spending a million dollars on a horse is something to only dream about or at least wonder about. I realize that in their world spending a million dollars on a horse is a drop in the bucket of their finances, not a big deal and normal. It's just to most of us a million dollars is something we will never see in our lives, much less have it just to plunk down on one horse. I do wish her great success and I hope she loves and enjoys her new horse.

    My free TB is a lovely jumper too, she may have been free but she is priceless to me.


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    I'm very excited to see this new pair. Lisona is lovely and Jessie is a great rider...can't wait to see where they go.


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    I think people make a big thing out of it because BS has the public image of being just a blue collar guy. Representing all the working class folk, who have to work hard to just get by. Mean while his children are growing up in a privileged world. And nothing represents to the average public, the world of the rich and priviledged than horses and horse sport. Particularly million dollar horses.



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