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    They not only booted him, they dissapeared all of his posts. He was imperious and vitriolic there, and nobody needs that kind of toxicity in their life.
    Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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      ??? Noooo... he still has posts there and his name is not grayed out - which is what happens on FB when you are blocked from a page after you have posted and your posts are not deleted. Why not let him post?

      If he has blocked you under his own name, you will not see any of his posts anywhere. Ever since I asked questions about his leg yield/sidepass/shoulder in quite a while go, he blocked me ... and I see nothing. But my farm's FB page still shows his posts wherever they turn up. And no, that is not "stalking"... nor is it a part of some vast COTH conspiracy... I am on several different dressage and driving and other equine related pages... as is my farm page.

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        The guy is clearly delusional. Why do any of you bother with him?
        “My horses are my friends, not my slaves” — Reiner Klimke

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          Originally posted by AnotherRound View Post
          They not only booted him, they dissapeared all of his posts. He was imperious and vitriolic there, and nobody needs that kind of toxicity in their life.
          I can't see any of his post there either, and he hasn't blocked me, although I did inquire as to his credentials after one of his rants. My post disappeared as well.
          "Argue for your limitations and you get to keep them."
          -Richard S. Bach

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            Hey Nick...if you're still reading I have a question. How is it that there isn't one single respected professional dressage trainer/rider on planet Earth that considers you a competent dressage rider/trainer? I mean, if you're that knowledgeable, especially at FEI levels, there has to be somebody, right? Or are you the only one on the planet?
            "Argue for your limitations and you get to keep them."
            -Richard S. Bach

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              Anybody? Bueller? Anyone who's dead, even?

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                Originally posted by Unfforgettable View Post
                Hey Nick...if you're still reading I have a question. How is it that there isn't one single respected professional dressage trainer/rider on planet Earth that considers you a competent dressage rider/trainer? I mean, if you're that knowledgeable, especially at FEI levels, there has to be somebody, right? Or are you the only one on the planet?
                Maybe Nick and the Rev. Allen Buck could join forces and develop their own program. The Maestro and The Reverend.

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                  Originally posted by Mara View Post

                  Maybe Nick and the Rev. Allen Buck could join forces and develop their own program. The Maestro and The Reverend.
                  Such Holy Music they’d make....or maybe that's UN holy...
                  Last edited by ASB Stars; Feb. 21, 2020, 02:10 PM. Reason: thought about it.
                  When someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE them- Maya Angelou
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                    Who’s Allen Buck?

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                      Originally posted by Cinderella View Post
                      Who’s Allen Buck?
                      Ohhh hahaha. Love the correlation. They definitely would have a scary love-child. Hate to consider this.
                      "I am but a passenger on this ship"
                      -- Stendal (epitaph)

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                        Originally posted by Cinderella View Post
                        Who’s Allen Buck?
                        There's a topic or 10 about him here. I never have any luck with the COTH search but I'm sure somebody can give you some interesting reading material!
                        ~~Some days are a total waste of makeup.~~

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                          Originally posted by Cinderella View Post
                          Who’s Allen Buck?
                          Look up Correct Dressage Schooling Discussions group on FB. I was on it for a while and got quickly turned off by the obsessiveness about any BTV and the snobbishness of the group in general. There are better groups on FB with some of the same knowledgeable members

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                            Originally posted by Cinderella View Post
                            Who’s Allen Buck?
                            Search for Dragonhearte8. Enjoy!
                            “My horses are my friends, not my slaves” — Reiner Klimke

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                              Originally posted by angelssix View Post

                              Search for Dragonhearte8. Enjoy!
                              omg THANK YOU! I lost my phone today and am not getting another one until tomorrow, so I've felt aimless wandering around the internet (on my laptop) and watching TV and now I have purpose!
                              Last edited by Samantha37; Feb. 21, 2020, 08:33 PM.

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                                Originally posted by Samantha37 View Post

                                omg THANK YOU! I lost my phone today and am not getting another one until tomorrow, so I've felt aimless wandering around the internet (on my laptop) and watching TV and now I have purpose!
                                I think he also went by spirithorse

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                                  Is there any value in the Correct Dressage FB group? I joined because I was interested in hearing “knowledgeable” comments on the Adequan festival dressage riding. Today I open it up and there is a huge piling of PETA people on some kind of Arab showclass.

                                  I don’t really want to waste my time if that is the focus and degree knowledge of that group.

                                  I am not intending to change, derail or politicize the conversation. If I have this right, perhaps a simple redirection to a more knowledgeable group would do. Thanks in advance.

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                                    Originally posted by Dee-Vee View Post
                                    Is there any value in the Correct Dressage FB group? I joined because I was interested in hearing “knowledgeable” comments on the Adequan festival dressage riding. Today I open it up and there is a huge piling of PETA people on some kind of Arab showclass.

                                    I don’t really want to waste my time if that is the focus and degree knowledge of that group.

                                    I am not intending to change, derail or politicize the conversation. If I have this right, perhaps a simple redirection to a more knowledgeable group would do. Thanks in advance.
                                    Is this the one that has Allan Buck as a moderator? If so, the fact that he started that group alone should tell you everything you need to know... That being said, I'm deeply interested in what Arabian class they're bashing, lol.
                                    Proud member of the Snort and Blow Clique

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                                      Full name is Edward Allen Buck if you want to Google. There's a mug shot if you want to know what he looks like.

                                      He does share many traits with Nick Peronace.

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                                        Originally posted by MyssMyst View Post

                                        Is this the one that has Allan Buck as a moderator? If so, the fact that he started that group alone should tell you everything you need to know... That being said, I'm deeply interested in what Arabian class they're bashing, lol.
                                        It was deleted this morning when I asked how this subject was related to correct dressage.

                                        I did not read the whole thing as pile ons this kind, similar to pile ons on western pleasure are just plain tedious. It appeared to be some kind of Arab class in western tack. Comments were similar to comments on western pleasure. Sorry, I am not familiar with with Arab breed show.

                                        skydy Thanks. I know what to do. Have a great day all.

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                                          Originally posted by Dee-Vee View Post
                                          Is there any value in the Correct Dressage FB group? I joined because I was interested in hearing “knowledgeable” comments on the Adequan festival dressage riding. Today I open it up and there is a huge piling of PETA people on some kind of Arab showclass.

                                          I don’t really want to waste my time if that is the focus and degree knowledge of that group.

                                          I am not intending to change, derail or politicize the conversation. If I have this right, perhaps a simple redirection to a more knowledgeable group would do. Thanks in advance.
                                          You might find it more productive to start a thread and have a discussion here instead of in that group. It seems to have more than its fair share of nutbars

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