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    Originally posted by Sandy M View Post
    In terms of eq, I think the USET Talent Search and the like are more recent than the old standby medal classes. 'kay? That's all I was referring to - that there are multiple eq classes which carry "prestigious" titles - and they are all, as far as I can see, winning doing crest releases.
    'kay!

    But when you a make a list, then make an excuse, for why your list is wrong, then get snarky, well...

    I think pretty much everyone would agree there are four or five finals: Talent Search, USEF Medal, ASPCA Maclay (one name, no comma) and the Washington.

    The newest one is almost 20 years old.
    *****
    You will not rise to the occasion, you will default to your level of training.

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      This.

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        Originally posted by faraway46 View Post
        We all agree that he COULD be nicer.
        We all agree that he WON'T get nicer.
        We all agree that he's the BEST trainer ever...
        Then why is this thread 30 pages long?
        Just wondering...

        It WAS only 30 pages long.

        I agree.

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          Originally posted by faraway46 View Post
          We all agree that he COULD be nicer.
          We all agree that he WON'T get nicer.
          We all agree that he's the BEST trainer ever...
          Then why is this thread 30 pages long?
          Just wondering...
          Obviously as one of his former clients (by virtue of my horse's life!)...I can tell ya..
          Actions speak louder than any groupie's blind faith accolades. He ain't all that!!!.
          Tradition of "Grande" Sporthorse Champions
          GRANDE SOVEREIGN 2014 USEF 8th Leading HB Sire
          & Sire of OWN IT - USEF National HB 3yo Champion

          Grand Affiar, Grande Desire, GR Impression, Couture du Jour

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            This thread is almost as old as I am.

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              Will this thread end up as "old" as GM himself? Only 30 something pages to go.

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                I only read 2 pages of this thread but i think you all need to just let this thread die. I mean seriously? 43 pages? lets move on.

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                  Originally posted by SnicklefritzG View Post
                  Will this thread end up as "old" as GM himself? Only 30 something pages to go.
                  Only if aliens find it in the ruins of the Earth 10 million years from now.
                  Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!

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                    Thanks to this thread I now have the " jackwagon" thing as my ringtone, and every time my phone rings I crack up ! As far as this thread goes, now that GM has announced his plans to retire as the Team's coach, I think we should make this thing go the distance, in memory of his service to the team. And lastly, does anyone think he actually reads this forum? or cares??? because if I had his list of accomplishments behind me, I sure wouldn't
                    " It's about the horse, and that's it."
                    George Morris

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                      He doesn't.
                      Laurie

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                        And why should he??? My response to folks that are concerned when criticized is," Consider the source." ( I don't see where any of these 800-odd comments would be a cause for concern)
                        " It's about the horse, and that's it."
                        George Morris

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                          It's time for people to lighten up a bit.

                          This is how good GM is:

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPCsj...eature=related

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                            alan does the "george" so perfectly! he just lets himself slip into a brit accent a few times.

                            OUCH!

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                              link?

                              I missed the Saber episode, nice stallion ; can someone please post a link?
                              breeder of Mercury!

                              remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans

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                                Originally posted by SnicklefritzG View Post
                                It's time for people to lighten up a bit.

                                This is how good GM is:

                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPCsj...eature=related
                                I had to watch it twice. When he said "AND NOW I'M GOING TO GALLOP HIS HOOVES OFF." I started laughing too hard to hear anything else......

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                                  Originally posted by LaBonnieBon View Post
                                  Here is one for you guys...... Copied from a different post on here.

                                  TWF wrote:

                                  I brought that suit. Federal Court NJ :October 2003 Action Number 00-6258 (AET):
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                                  Originally Posted by Peace
                                  No way...any info online? Did he neglect a horse? Why would he still be our Chef/Coach???

                                  Found today on COTHBB:
                                  Advanced Search POSTS: Morris Neglect
                                  http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...ct#post2872163

                                  My case against George, Hunterdon and Chris has been cited on several threads over the years...some have been "retired". I was under oath on the stand for almost 2 days in Federal Court. It lasted 2 1/2 week but felt like forever. The case was divided into two parts..One to establish Negelct leading to the death of Grande Saber and Second to establish the monetary award.

                                  The first part was enough to kill me. The Jury returned a Unanimous Decision - GUILTY of Neglect. I couldn't bear to go throught the second part of the trial and settled with the insurance company. I am not aware of George being out of pocket for anything during the trial. You would be amazed that I had more liability insurance than Hunterdon Inc, George and Kappler!


                                  The USEF was notified of the case upon the verdict as Chris was nominated Horsemen of the Year 2003. The only news coverage came from the Trenton Star-Ledger although editors of equine journals were informed of the lawsuit which took several years to get to Court. This case created a tense undercurrent among trainers as there were more than a few prominent trainers holding their breaths as they followed the proceedings.


                                  The 2 1/2 week Jury Trial was heard in Federal Court In Trenton,New Jersey presided by the most Senior Judge of the Court...the Honorable Anne E. Thompson presiding. : October 2003 Action Number 00-6258 (AET) :
                                  The Unanimous jury verdict found George Morris, Hunterdon,Inc and Chris Kappler NEGLIGENT in the DEATH of Grande Saber.

                                  As part of the verdict, the Judge directed Morris Hunterdon and Kappler to return Saber's equipment including his halter...that never happened.

                                  Kappler was the 2003 Horseman of the Year.
                                  Chris Kappler and GM are now operating under new legal entities and I believe Hunterdon,Inc retired since they are not insurable due to the conviction of neglect.

                                  I do not have a site with any details..but you can always email me.
                                  Thanks for your complement about my boy...he's been a great sire.

                                  Joan Watt
                                  Tradition of "Grande" Sporthorse Champions
                                  GRANDE SOVEREIGN 2014 USEF 8th Leading HB Sire
                                  & Sire of OWN IT - USEF National HB 3yo Champion

                                  Grand Affiar, Grande Desire, GR Impression, Couture du Jour

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                                    have to agree with you.
                                    I don't necessarily like the way he framed the comment (we prefer things that take a little intellect to be insulted by), but I'd rather be told than be let do it the wrong way, in any situation.

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                                      Originally posted by forthehorse View Post
                                      have to agree with you.
                                      I don't necessarily like the way he framed the comment (we prefer things that take a little intellect to be insulted by), but I'd rather be told than be let do it the wrong way, in any situation.
                                      OMGiH, could this be the tri-color for Oldest Bump Ever?

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                                        I noticed how old the thread was too... but since the poster only had 9 posts under her/his belt maybe they should just get reserve
                                        Put your energy on what you want to grow!

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                                          I wouldn't not ride with GM because of his bullying of the riders.

                                          I would not ride with GM because I think he asks tricky questions in his clinics (such as halt in a 12' one stride) that are counter productive from a training standpoint and serve only to "prove" his point that people can't ride, at the unnecessary expense of the confidence of both horse and rider when unable to answer a ridiculous question.

                                          Or he has riders pull up to the base of a Liverpool and halt, then has a chat for 30 seconds with the rider, and then has the rider smack the (now zoned-out, patiently waiting for the humans to be done chit chatting) horse behind the saddle to "teach it to go forward to the Liverpool".

                                          One of my trainers and his trier of a horse got sent for a flip trying to do what the man said.

                                          So I'll pass, because I don't like to ask my horses unfair or unnecessary questions, and I don't like being expected to smack them suddenly after thirty seconds of standing obediently in park as I just requested. I also do not trust him not to ask me to do something that could send me and my horse for a crash.

                                          Bullying me is a lower priority than the first three, but I suppose it is the fourth reason I won't ride with him.

                                          I have made plenty of progress and developed some really lovely horses with "lesser" trainers without asking my horses trick questions, whacking them randomly, getting sent on a suicide mission, or being called an idiot.
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