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Retiring My Drugged Horse on XC Because of all of the Armchair Quarterbacking

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  • Retiring My Drugged Horse on XC Because of all of the Armchair Quarterbacking

    I got this from a person that decided to comment on my horsemanship at Galway.

    zzzzzzzzz Read you aint getin' it, an never will, man.

    You should have caned that thing of yours after Galway. The sucker puked out on you and screwed up a nother jump.
    Don't ya get it.
    Should have let him there and parked the sucker.

    But what are you fool doing.
    You drag that piece of s..... back on my trailer, had him dump a big load, caused a tire to blow up. Luckily you did not leave him at my place, I am gerateful for that.

    And now comes the real thing. Three weeks later you took this run down worn out dog food, that aint dowing the trick every time when asked, to Texas, of all places.

    That must be your jumper upbringing, aint the Eventing Style, buddy.
    followed by:

    Let me tell ya wat jumpa-boy, you should tye that run down and not any more good for nothing thing to the next fence post along the road ditch and tye a sign retired to his tail.
    Maybe some one has mercy with IT and takes it home as a pet for the kiddos an' a trailhorse horse for the ol' lady.
    Maybe the SOB is right? Then again this comes from a person that needs to get finged more than anybody else I know. I mean his POS mare is just a rank, rail pulling machine. He keep saying she is going to the CCI* in the Fall, but c'mon he has been saying that since 2000.

    Is it right for him to critisize me? Should I just give it up and retire Shiv? If I do I may never see Nevertime be an exclamation point nor will I get a chance to wipe that smug smile off of Sebastian's face. Of course frugalannie and Runforit are just feeding the fire. What to do?! If I don't compete my life will be numpingless.

    Reed

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    Omigod, I think I've died.

    Reed--my honest, nonpaid, pro-ammie opinion, which I'll be shortly dropping a bill in the mail for you. The unlicensed vet, who recently was kicked off the board, has given me a life supply of mixed cocktail for the pony and I. We both can take it IV. He told me to save my money and re-use the needle. When I send you my bill for this purely ammie advice, I'll even send you a sample and one of my recycled needles. It's a little bent, but never mind that. This cocktail is great--calms him down, calms me down, and that chronic lameness from his hock has completely disappeared! Heck, it's even improved my sex drive.

    Next year, it's Rolex baby. I've been practicing over the Hammack at the KY Horse Park.

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    • #3
      was this before or after you gave him a critique of his mare and offered to retrain her for him???
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      • #4
        BarB ( is that as ol'rosty barB wire )

        that young lady has style she would buck that jumpa boy of and remind him that he should retire himself. Don't forget he is already over 40 and should be turned out to pasture with that run down TBthing of his.
        Remind you TB is the short form for Tuberkulose, which says it all.

        Well he is just a jumpa boy, talking naturally of pulling a few measly rails, what else could he do, x-c ???.
        Na, not him
        That I have no use for them, does not mean, that I don't know them and don't know how to use them.
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        • #5
          Don't retire him, Reed--send him to ME.
          Click here before you buy.

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          • #6
            Move to area 2where the real event riders are and let your sob friends comment = better yet, see if they can compete against anyone here.

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              BarbB Of course I had to critique his mare! To watch that thing go around made my eyes bleed.

              You all seem to feel free to just question every choice I have ever made.

              Fence2Fence is my only supporter so send everything you got! Shiv has one question though, will it improve his sex life? As for the bill, let me know. Whatever it takes to keep the horse and rider at the top of their game (including extracurricular numping and/or finging). By the way, let me know if you intend to drop out if you are not in the top 10 at Rolex. Hopefully i can win simply by being the only rider there for XC. There it is again! I can't retire my horse. He is my only shot at glory, damn his health and welfare.

              As for Gnep, what the hell is it with you and these "warmbloods" or whatever you call them. Big blockheaded things that would rather move the fence aside than jump over it.

              In your dreams deltawave. If he goes big, I'm going with him. You are just jealous. You always have been. You don't want to see me succeed.

              InVA, we will be there.

              Reed

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              • #8
                You sound like that other discipline, not like an event rider. that's what I meant. go do the hunters.

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                  Oh, InVA, I get it! Well, just join in with everyone else. Fine. See what happens when you smack one fence hard enough everyone hears it. Suddenly, my horse can't do it anymore. What do you all know?!

                  Reed

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                  • #10
                    Totally against speaking out against pros, but you’re not so – even tho I’ve never seen your horse go? This is what I think you should do. First, was it an off day? Or is your horse just not interested in competing? I hear from my brother’s wife’s second cousin that the horse looked like a hornet’s nest going around… And, speaking of hornet’s nest’s, I heard from my friend’s holistic Vet’s assistant that if you stand under a hornet’s nest while mounted and poke the nest until you both get about 50 stings, that it will improve your XC immensely! Something about riding better in an altered state??? It might help with all the insecurity you have as a rider…

                    Also, how dare you not consult the owner… I think you and your wallet need to have a REALLY LONG heart to heart, warm and fuzzy, talk about what to do with the poor horse… My brother’s wife’s second cousin also said he over-heard your wallet say he thought the horse was worried in Dressage because his braids were too tight…

                    If I were you, and I’m not, but I should be… I’d drug my horse more and go schooling – making sure to LOOK DOWN at every fence so that I can find a distance. You know a good XC horse should know the course by heart so that you never have to look where you are going and can ALWAYS look down to find a distance. Just concentrate on what the top of each fence looks like. That really should solve all your problems.

                    Frankly, historically, everyone rides their horse into the ground. And the short format will ruin him anyway, so I think you really should just struggle around XC for the sake of it…

                    Your's always,
                    Smug ...I mean, Seb.
                    Aca-Believe it!!

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                    • #11
                      dude, I was talking about whoever criticized YOU. I don't think anyone has the right to do that.

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                      • #12
                        InVa as in vain ?

                        Opposit everybody has the right to critizise him, especialy him. He worked realy hard for it and everybody should deserve the results of that much efford.

                        DW are you running a retirement farm or are you looking for a donation for your local handycaped riding program. Be adviced that run down thing needs a serious drug rehab program
                        That I have no use for them, does not mean, that I don't know them and don't know how to use them.
                        Caveman extraordinair

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                        • #13
                          Reed, all you had to do was ask......since Gnep obviously didn't have the nerve to do it.....I would have started a thread titled....

                          "Should Reed retire Shiver or just drug him?"

                          Or something like that
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                          • #14
                            The "handicapped" designation would only refer to my (lack of) riding talent. But with a clever attorney one could easily turn Reed's generous donation into a tax write off and another shot at a CCI* for me.
                            Click here before you buy.

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                            • #15
                              Sorry Shivers had an off day and isn't going well....you are probably giving him too much grain. He also probably has ulcers and should get tested for ESPM. Take off his shoes and turn him out 24/7. You may have too much bit so only run x-c in a rubber snaffle and remove your reins....you should be able to adjust him from your seat alone. It will solve all your problems and he will soon be scoring off the charts in dressage and jumping like a working hunter.
                              ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by bornfreenowexpensive
                                Sorry Shivers had an off day and isn't going well....you are probably giving him too much grain. He also probably has ulcers and get tested for ESPM. Take off his shoes and turn him out 24/7. You may have too much bit so only run x-c in a rubber snaffle and remove your reins....you should be able to adjust him from your seat alone. It will solve all your problems and he will soon be scoring off the charts in dressage and jumping like a working hunter.
                                HAHA! that's the funniest thing I've seen in a while! We should all just cut and paste it into every post we make to this BB...

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                                • #17
                                  Libish piping in her two cents....

                                  Yeah. I saw Shiv at Greenwood. Reed, maybe it's time to face reality and put the poor beast down. I think his whole deamenor said he hates his life.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by bornfreenowexpensive
                                    jumping like a working hunter.




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                                    • #19
                                      ??

                                      this may be a language barrier, but i don't understand if this is a joke and i am intrigued????

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by bornfreenowexpensive
                                        Sorry Shivers had an off day and isn't going well....you are probably giving him too much grain. He also probably has ulcers and should get tested for ESPM. Take off his shoes and turn him out 24/7. You may have too much bit so only run x-c in a rubber snaffle and remove your reins....you should be able to adjust him from your seat alone. It will solve all your problems and he will soon be scoring off the charts in dressage and jumping like a working hunter.
                                        And my GOD, do not forget to check the fit of his saddle!!!!
                                        "This thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down" - Mary Pickford

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