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Unexamined but Important Issues in Eventing

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  • Unexamined but Important Issues in Eventing

    Denny - how are you doing? We are worried about you. Your injury happening at at event, and it being so serious. You are important to us.

    Neville Bardos - he's BACK. And on track for Burghley, and hopefully, as a USET event squad horse for the Olympics, and look what Boyd Martin has gone through this year. Neville is important and we need to discuss this remarkable horse's great comeback and continued hope for his success.

    Woodburn -- what a great loss for American eventing, this horse was without a doubt the best cross country horse in our country and possibly the world. Phillip does have a good string but this is a great loss and we have no idea what will replace him. How really stunning and important this loss is to our team prospects!

    Burghley entries! These are the ones from which we'll pick the Olympic team! And Richland -- the Pan Am team! We have lots of important things in the sport to be discussing. Can we get to those issues now?
    Proud & Permanent Student Of The Long Road
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  • #2
    Neville and Thomas's (Ying Yang Yo) simultaneous comebacks must be so rewarding for Boyd. After all of the tragedy that Boyd and Silva have been through this spring and summer it must be amazing for him to be enjoying success with such old, wonderful friends! If Nev really does return to his pre-fire form that syndicate may have some seriously lucrative publication rights! I smell a blockbuster! KICK ON BOYDIE AND NEV!!
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kant


    • #3
      Gosh, are all these "issues"?


      • #4
        Denny, how ARE you doing?

        As for the rest, lol, good for Boyd, so sad about Woodburn.

        I don't know as they are issues, but it is nice for them. In the past year, I had a fire in September that destroyed everything, have moved four times, my son had a seizure where he almost died, had my truck have major breakdowns, 4 to be exact just coming back from Colorado, and lost my Dad the same week as Boyd lost his.

        So, I can totally relate to thier pain....with the exception that no one really knew about most of it till now, so I had privacy. I dunno about Boyd and Phillip, but would like for this year to move along!

        As for Pan Ams, due to Dad, had to miss out on Bromont, so don't get to try for Pan Ams, but the will be other competitions!

        Denny, hope you are doing better!!!!!
        Last edited by gold2012; Aug. 8, 2011, 09:08 AM.
        May the sun shine on you daily, and your worries be gone with the wind.


        • #5
          This was posted this morning on Denny's farm's Facebook wall by his wife May ....

          "Denny has asked me to tell everyone that although his accident resembles that of Christopher Reeves he has not suffered the neurological damage that Chris did. His prognosis for a virtually full recovery appears to be expected and he wants you to know how very, very much your kind thoughts, prayers, and wishes are meaning to him. We will keep you updated as he improves, but he is requesting to have no visitors or phone calls at this time. We will let you know when he is feeling up to either." - May

          Gold2012 - I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my dad 8 yrs ago and it's very hard and definately life changing.
          You are correct in that having privacy helps alot unfortunately due to internet and peoples curious natures most high profile riders, etc don't get much privacy and when they do then they are subjected to everyones guessing what's going on with them.... so you can't win.
          Having grown up and spent most of my life on the inside of that life I truely feel for them but I guess that's the price they pay for greatness. I personally don't get the need to know half the stuff people feel they are entitled to know about but I guess I haven't been in that position so I probably won't ever get it.

          I am SO happy for Boyd that Neville seems to be "back" and on his game...

          As for Team selections who knows where they will end up drawing the final decisions from but there are quite a few nice options at the moment...
          Last edited by BigRuss1996; Aug. 8, 2011, 09:22 AM.
          "A little less chit-chat a little more pitter-pat"


          • #6
            Millbrook and Neville Bardos

            I watched his XC and SJ. He looked fantastic. My friend saw him go at WEG and had concerns about his future - thought he had reached his limits. She was with me and was wowed at how great he looked.

            It was also great to see Buck and Reggie have a good go... They looked relaxed together and in charge.
            Live, Laugh, Love


            • #7
              What is the end goal in Boyd re-partnering with Ying Yang Yo? I thought he had a new rider/owner but I can't remember. I love them together!!
              "Lord if we should fall, my horse and I, please pick my horse up first."



              • #8
                What is the end goal in Boyd re-partnering with Ying Yang Yo? I thought he had a new rider/owner but I can't remember. I love them together!!
                "Lord if we should fall, my horse and I, please pick my horse up first."



                • #9
                  So happy Denny has a positive prognosis for what is essentially a life ending injury!! And based on posts from our COTH 'C" conquerors (you didn't just survive), Denny has a good chance of spending the rest of his life at his choosing.

                  Gold2012 - my heart goes out to you. Losing your Dad, moves plus equipment problems in a short time is tough. The last couple of years have been tough for our family as well - hugs.

                  BigRuss - you are correct, we don't need to know everything about every public person. May's updates provide us all the information we need. She and Denny need time to adjust to his injury and make a plan for his recovery.

                  Like Boyd's friend said after his 2010 fall event. We are worried about dropping a rail, chosing a team or a rich,kid getting another horse while someone on the other side of the world is trying to survive until tomorrow.
                  "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
                  Courtesy my cousin Tim


                  • #10
                    Thanks Fooler, you know, sometimes it feels good to be heard, and acknowledged. I hope it gets easier for ou and I both soon. These here shoulders are getting kinda saggy.....as are other things....lol!
                    May the sun shine on you daily, and your worries be gone with the wind.


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gold2012 View Post
                      Thanks Fooler, you know, sometimes it feels good to be heard, and acknowledged. I hope it gets easier for ou and I both soon. These here shoulders are getting kinda saggy.....as are other things....lol!
                      There are days I really, really hate the mirror
                      "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
                      Courtesy my cousin Tim


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by snoopy View Post
                        Gosh, are all these "issues"?
                        I was thinking the same thing. News, maybe...issues...not seeing that.