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    Denny's FB page

    If you haven't seen it yet, don't miss the Tamarack Hill Farm FB page (Denny Emerson's). Old-school practical stuff on every aspect of horsemanship, from the perspective of one who's been there, done that, and does not suffer excuses, phonies or fools. Wonderful glimpse into what it takes to do it, do it right, and keep doing it into your distant old age!

    Recurring themes:

    Consistency in training
    Rider fitness at any age
    Suitability of horse to both rider and discipline
    And a whole lot of pictures of riding country TO DIE FOR, both past and present.

    Not sure if one should post links here, but just search Tamarack Hill Farm and you've got it.

    I am not a student of Denny's and have no financial or other interest. Just love good honest old-school horsemanship stuff.

    Enjoy!

    #2
    I stopped following him after the nastiness he displayed after the death of Boyd’s horse Crackerjack.
    The big guy: Lincoln

    Southern Maryland Equestrian

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      #3
      He was also outed as someone who sexually harassed his working students, so that was me out. Hard pass on Denny now.
      Boss Mare Eventing Blog

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        #4
        I get a bit frustrated when he laments that "NO ONE!" does it the old (right) way anymore. NO ONE breeds TBs for sport. NO ONE competes a mare/stallion, breeds, raises the foals, starts them from scratch. No one follows pedigrees. No one does long hacking out. Etc etc.

        Yeah, we do Denny. I do it every day. I just don't blast it all over social media to 90,000 followers. Because, you know, I'm too busy riding, breeding, training, competing, managing the farm, and living the dream. Working for it...like he says "No One" does anymore. He has some great stuff, I enjoy the historical photos and honest philosophy, but the high & mighty abrasive attitude makes me scroll on rather than read.
        A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
        ? Albert Einstein

        ~AJ~

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          #5
          Originally posted by EventerAJ View Post
          He has some great stuff, I enjoy the historical photos and honest philosophy, but the high & mighty abrasive attitude makes me scroll on rather than read.
          Yup, this.

          He used to post on here regularly, but bowed out when he realized he could curate the comments on his FB page and delete anyone who disagreed with him.

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            #6
            Originally posted by EventerAJ View Post
            He has some great stuff, I enjoy the historical photos and honest philosophy, but the high & mighty abrasive attitude makes me scroll on rather than read.
            Yup, this.

            He used to post on here regularly, but bowed out when he realized he could curate the comments on his FB page and delete anyone who disagreed with him.

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              #7
              Agreed to all of the above. I bowed out a while ago too.
              http://the900facebookpony.com/

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                #8
                Originally posted by Duckz View Post
                I stopped following him after the nastiness he displayed after the death of Boyd’s horse Crackerjack.
                Same here.
                www.amiddle-agedmadwomantakesthereins.blogspot.com

                www.pegasusridge.com

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Divine Comedy View Post
                  He used to post on here regularly, but bowed out when he realized he could curate the comments on his FB page and delete anyone who disagreed with him.
                  I don’t have that problem here because no one ever disagrees with me.



                  (Also: I don’t go near FB. Never signed up, never will.)

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                    #10
                    I will never, ever forgive him for not investigating the nutbag owner that he sent Aberjack to. Who, incidently, was the subject of a thread here on starved horses and shady dealings. I've been to the place and met the family; they used to have schooling horse trials at their ranch in Wilton.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Brown Derby
                      Sorry about the triple posts. No idea why.
                      If you click on edit, you can go down the bottom and delete.
                      It is better to ride 5 minutes a day than it is to ride 35 minutes on a Sunday.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by SuzieQNutter View Post

                        If you click on edit, you can go down the bottom and delete.
                        thanks! Found more into on Tech pages.

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                          #13
                          I have not been a fan ever since a friend's horse died on XC & he told her that if she couldn't handle that, she needed another sport more suitable for wimps.

                          He was also very dismissive of another friend who rode with him in a clinic, because, due to her work commitments and the limitations of her horse, she had no desire to compete above Prelim.

                          All the other reasons given above only reinforce my impression of Denny.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Duckz View Post
                            I stopped following him after the nastiness he displayed after the death of Boyd’s horse Crackerjack.
                            My reason as well, but also agree with EventerAJ. It was getting old even before that.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Salty View Post
                              I have not been a fan ever since a friend's horse died on XC & he told her that if she couldn't handle that, she needed another sport more suitable for wimps.

                              He was also very dismissive of another friend who rode with him in a clinic, because, due to her work commitments and the limitations of her horse, she had no desire to compete above Prelim.

                              All the other reasons given above only reinforce my impression of Denny.
                              Oh wow. That's nasty!

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Jealoushe View Post
                                He was also outed as someone who sexually harassed his working students, so that was me out. Hard pass on Denny now.
                                This! I don't know how he hasn't been nabbed by SS.
                                "Punch him in the wiener. Then leave." AffirmedHope

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                                  #17
                                  He really needs to pick up literally any book on animal behavior and motivations written in the last 20 years.

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by CindyCRNA View Post

                                    This! I don't know how he hasn't been nabbed by SS.
                                    "Horses are too spency!" - Mom

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                                      #19
                                      Denny is a human d!ck measuring contest. I find his rhetoric to be encouraging of divisiveness and judgement between riders.

                                      I was over him after his “You’re not a real horseperson until you have...” posts. Not only are just simply arbitrary lists of things he has done, they disregard the obvious fact that people in other disciplines have different milestones and definitions of achievement. They are also incredibly ableist. There are lots of riders with physical, neurological, and intellectual disabilities that limit what they can do with horses. Their experiences are no less valid. Are we really going to say that a Para Olympic dressage rider isn’t as “real a horse person” because they haven’t jumped a fence their own height?

                                      Nobody gives a fig that you’ve ridden by the light of the moon Denny. Get a grip.

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                                        #20
                                        Are you guys serious? I'm honestly asking, as someone who doesn't know him at all but have had friends/riders go train with him, and have never heard a bad word?! After the whole George Morris fiasco, i didn't think it could get worse. I have followed Denny, don't always agree but usually like his posts.

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