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    So after 140 responses, a diversion or two, a little bit of COTH-style name calling...

    Can someone say if there were actually any consequences for a banned individual attending a showground running USEF affiliated competitions?
    "Good young horses are bred, but good advanced horses are trained" Sam Griffiths

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      It sounds like he was asked to leave and he left. I'm not sure what other consequences there could be. He's already received the maximum penalty possible from USEF and since he left voluntarily there was nothing for law enforcement to do.

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        Originally posted by paw View Post

        Riders at tracks here in SoCal are required to wear masks, period. I gather that everyone at the tracks are masked and being monitored, though I don't know that for a fact.
        It makes sense given the close proximity. I've never seen an exercise rider use a mounting block like we do with hunters, for example. Always a leg up (and generally whilst in motion which always amazes me - those riders are so athletic!)

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          Originally posted by atl_hunter View Post

          It makes sense given the close proximity. I've never seen an exercise rider use a mounting block like we do with hunters, for example. Always a leg up (and generally whilst in motion which always amazes me - those riders are so athletic!)
          Well, not all of those horses are great at standing still to be mounted... Less a leg up than a toss in the right direction!

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            Originally posted by Highflyer View Post
            It sounds like he was asked to leave and he left. I'm not sure what other consequences there could be. He's already received the maximum penalty possible from USEF and since he left voluntarily there was nothing for law enforcement to do.
            I’m wondering if he could be charged with trespass charges in the future since he has already been asked to leave/never attend a show. It would probably be down to the state the show is in.

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              Originally posted by paw View Post

              Well, not all of those horses are great at standing still to be mounted... Less a leg up than a toss in the right direction!
              A minor diversion from Mr.Morris, to an athletic jockey tossing himself in the right direction; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3vXjIFibhs

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                Originally posted by skydy View Post

                A minor diversion from Mr.Morris, to an athletic jockey tossing himself in the right direction; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3vXjIFibhs
                Wow!

                Wasn't he unflappable?! I've never seen quite that combo of rear/jump and the jockey remained so cool.

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                  Originally posted by FitzE View Post

                  Wow!

                  Wasn't he unflappable?! I've never seen quite that combo of rear/jump and the jockey remained so cool.
                  Yes, the jockey seemed to know that the horse wasn't being bad, just hot and only took a bump of the stirrup for the horse to launch.
                  They seemed to come to an amicable compromise.

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                    Originally posted by FitzE View Post

                    Wow!

                    Wasn't he unflappable?! I've never seen quite that combo of rear/jump and the jockey remained so cool.
                    I’ve seen that video before, but it’s still impressive every time.

                    I believe I saw another video of that same horse doing something similar before another race. So maybe the jockey had some practice with his antics.

                    The video is a few years old by now. I wonder what ever became of that horse after his racing career. He certainly had some athletic ability!

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                      Originally posted by blue_heron View Post

                      Yes, because there's a current pandemic, and we should talk about it until people realize it's not just going away if we ignore it.
                      So, do we wear masks forever now? How many people are going to start having related issues because of extended wearing of a cloth covering over their faces? How many people are going to have complications we can't possibly know about now because some people are insecure about this whole thing? At some point we need to move on.
                      “My horses are my friends, not my slaves” — Reiner Klimke

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                        Originally posted by MHM View Post

                        I’ve seen that video before, but it’s still impressive every time.

                        I believe I saw another video of that same horse doing something similar before another race. So maybe the jockey had some practice with his antics.

                        The video is a few years old by now. I wonder what ever became of that horse after his racing career. He certainly had some athletic ability!
                        That is a great jockey. Sometimes you just need to roll with it, right?
                        “My horses are my friends, not my slaves” — Reiner Klimke

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                          Originally posted by angelssix View Post

                          So, do we wear masks forever now? How many people are going to start having related issues because of extended wearing of a cloth covering over their faces? How many people are going to have complications we can't possibly know about now because some people are insecure about this whole thing? At some point we need to move on.
                          Yes we need to wear them for the foreseeable forever and no one is going to have issues related to covering their face. Absolutely no one.
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                            Originally posted by Laurierace View Post

                            Yes we need to wear them for the foreseeable forever and no one is going to have issues related to covering their face. Absolutely no one.
                            Yup, isn't it amazing how health care workers have been wearing masks and more for hours at a time...for years.

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                              Originally posted by carolprudm View Post

                              Yup, isn't it amazing how health care workers have been wearing masks and more for hours at a time...for years.
                              Exactly. They can operate on your brain or your spine for 12 hours at a time with enough oxygen to be able to think rationally and draw upon their experience but “your” dumb ass can’t breathe well enough to walk around the grocery store?!
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                                Originally posted by Laurierace View Post

                                Exactly. They can operate on your brain or your spine for 12 hours at a time with enough oxygen to be able to think rationally and draw upon their experience but “your” dumb ass can’t breathe well enough to walk around the grocery store?!
                                I shouldn’t laugh but this about covers the lack of air argument. Honestly if one’s breathing is compromised by a mask they should probably make an appointment with a doctor.

                                I am also thinking about things like skiing...... People wear gaiters, thick ones at that, to keep their face from freezing. No shortness of breath there. People wear masks or gaiters when riding motorcycles. No complaints. Ask someone to wear one for a trip to the store? All of a sudden half the population has breathing issues.

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                                  Originally posted by angelssix View Post

                                  So, do we wear masks forever now? How many people are going to start having related issues because of extended wearing of a cloth covering over their faces? How many people are going to have complications we can't possibly know about now because some people are insecure about this whole thing? At some point we need to move on.
                                  Do you need to practice to be so ridiculous, or is this an innate talent?
                                  "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

                                  ...just settin' on the Group W bench.

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                                    I have a friend that a local GP. She says that a large part of her day right now is telling people she won't write them a medical excuse for wearing a mask. She likes to point out that if someone's medical condition prevents them from wearing a mask; that condition means they are high risk for COVID and should be practicing extreme social distancing anyway.

                                    My BFF is very, very ill. A 6 year cancer survivior currently fighting a new, different and advanced cancer. So severely immunocompromised. She is also claustrophobic. I have know her for all of our adult lives, it's not fake, it's not something she uses as an excuse, she's legitimately claustrophobic. So she fights some anxiety every time she puts on the mask and has to talk herself through it. Guess what? She wears her freakin' mask. Because she's not a selfish a$$hole.
                                    The plural of anecdote is not data.

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                                      Originally posted by Laurierace View Post

                                      Yes we need to wear them for the foreseeable forever and no one is going to have issues related to covering their face. Absolutely no one.
                                      This one thousand times! I live and work most of the year in parts of Asia where people wear masks all the time. Constantly. Allergy season? Mask. Have the sniffles and cannot avoid going out? Mask. Turn up at the doctor for a sick visit? Separate waiting room + mask. Business class seat on an international flight? Amenities kit has a mask that is touted as helping the wearer avoid drying out too much during the 12+ hour flight.

                                      And, of course, are you on surgical/dental staff (among others) anywhere in the world? You guessed it: mask!!

                                      The very idea that there would be "related issues because of extended wearing of a cloth covering" is so patently and laughably ridiculous I don't even know what to say. I guess it's a miracle our surgical teams and dental professionals have been spared the carnage of these "related issues"? I mean, honestly, just a tiny bit of critical thinking and awareness would go a long way.

                                      Also, you don't "move on" from an on going crisis. You didn't just break up with your jerk boyfriend and at some point decide to just get over it. It's like saying on some random number of days into battling a wildfire, "You know, at some point we need to stop with all the hoses and helicopters and move on. We can't do this forever."

                                      Sweet fancy Moses.

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                                        Originally posted by FitzE View Post
                                        The very idea that there would be "related issues because of extended wearing of a cloth covering" is so patently and laughably ridiculous I don't even know what to say. I guess it's a miracle our surgical teams and dental professionals have been spared the carnage of these "related issues"? I mean, honestly, just a tiny bit of critical thinking and awareness would go a long way.
                                        Not to mention how many of those people were ready to pop hydroxychloroquine instead. I promise, the mask has fewer side effects than just about anything you could take short of a vaccine, and 70% effective if everyone uses them. If everyone would wear a mask, if the R rate of spread could go below 1, we could have this thing knocked out just like they managed to in other countries.

                                        Also, you don't "move on" from an on going crisis. You didn't just break up with your jerk boyfriend and at some point decide to just get over it. It's like saying on some random number of days into battling a wildfire, "You know, at some point we need to stop with all the hoses and helicopters and move on. We can't do this forever."

                                        Sweet fancy Moses.
                                        Brilliantly put. As someone on the flank of the enormous Ranch Fire for literally months, with voluntary evacuation orders in place that whole time, thank goodness the firefighters didn't just get bored with it and go home.
                                        If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket

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                                          Originally posted by skydy View Post

                                          A minor diversion from Mr.Morris, to an athletic jockey tossing himself in the right direction; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3vXjIFibhs


                                          That is one tough jockey!
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