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  • Missy Clark's Article...

    Did anyone read Missy Clark's article in the new Practical Horseman? Am I the only one that think she sounded like a pompous b^$@%?

    I can understand and respect her opinion, I just think she could have expressed it in a more friendly tone.

    I dunno, maybe I am reading into it too much.

    Z
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    #2
    Did anyone read Missy Clark's article in the new Practical Horseman? Am I the only one that think she sounded like a pompous b^$@%?

    I can understand and respect her opinion, I just think she could have expressed it in a more friendly tone.

    I dunno, maybe I am reading into it too much.

    Z
    Z

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    • #3
      I have not gotten mine yet what was on it? should i even bother reading it if you say it was that bad?
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      • #4
        [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

        no comment, except... years ago a braider at Harrisburg actually FELT SORRY for the "medal" horses at North Run because they were "never in their stalls." Lessons, lessons, lessons. the braider said it was cruel how hard the horses worked, and they barely had time to pee.
        Is winning everything?

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        • #5
          I think, having done it myself, that it is VERY hard to make a living in this business if you TRULY put the animal first, they are just so dang expensive. There are a few that do(Laura Kraut, Louise Serio) and make it to the top but they are few and far between and eq horses are the best schooled out there...they can't have it easy!
          Can you stress-fracture your brain?

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          • #6
            Completely agree about the tone. I may no agree with some of her observations, and that's ok, but her tone made me frustrated a bit. It also made me wonder who editted it? A good editor may have been able to help a few of the lines.

            The english language is absolultely amazing!

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            • #7
              Is there a way to post it here for those of us who don't get the magazine?
              Can you stress-fracture your brain?

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              • #8
                No, because that violates copyright laws. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

                But maybe someone who has it will type in a paragraph that they feel exemplifies the tone in the article as an example.

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                • #9
                  Fair enough! I stopped getting it because I got very tired of the tone of a lot of the articles to be honest, I feel like it is a fairly condescending mag in a lot of ways...
                  Can you stress-fracture your brain?

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                  • #10
                    Well fooey, what the heck is the article about? Now I am curious!

                    I never get my PH until about a month after everyone else.

                    Last month the magazine was good, the previous month it stunk.



                    "What lamp has destiny to guide her little children stumbling in the dark?"

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                    • #11
                      Are you talking about the article on turnout? I didn't notice.

                      Superheroes of the universe, unite!

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                      • #12
                        It's 2 to 3 pages. Not even an article really. Pictures, with a paragraph on each picture. How you should fit in your saddle. Color and fit of coats. The hair thing that Z mentioned. What kind of girth to use (no nylon fleece allowed unless absolutely desperate)....

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                          #13
                          The whole issue is great. Lots of things to read for us hunter/jumper people. A+ to Practical Horseman.

                          BUT, her article just ticked me off a bit. I am not saying she is a bad coach, because she isn't. Her kids ride amazing, I just think she could have worded things differently. I'll post some examples a little later. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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                          • #14
                            Funny, I read it and I didn't mind the tone at all. I really like it when PH gets people who are the tops in the field (Geoff Teal, Missy Clark) to do articles. That's when I think you're going to learn something valuable.

                            That said, this was pretty much a fashion piece. Interesting to read, but not something that needed to be followed slavishly. The main thrust of her advice seemed to be "whatever you do, don't stick out." Hardly a novel idea.
                            www.laurienberenson.com

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                            • #15
                              now i want a copy. where in washington can i get a single copy? do they carry them at bookstores? i cant get out to any tack stores any time soon. maybe the bookstore at union?

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                              • #16
                                Try Barnes and Noble. I've seen Dressage Today there so they may also have PH.

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                                • #17
                                  Molly, I still have a subscription. My issue hasn't come yet, but when it does, I'll share [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] --Jess

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                                  • #18
                                    Do you guys ride together too? I'm in DC and would love more "horsey" friends in the area!
                                    Can you stress-fracture your brain?

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                                    • #19
                                      One thing to remember, most of those articles are heavily edited WRT writing style, so it might not be pure "Missy Clark".

                                      BUT, I haven't read the article, but have noticed that in the past year or so, the writing style of all the people who were writing for the magazine was pretty much the same for everyone.

                                      Who knows...I'll have to check the bookstore because I allowed my subscriptions to all Primedia horse publications to lapse.

                                      Mel

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                                      • #20
                                        hhyn,
                                        I'm in the DC area too. Actually I have even had the priveledge to bop around on horseback with JAGold (she rocks BTW). Have you heard about the FPP gatherings?

                                        Superheroes of the universe, unite!

                                        http://hometown.aol.com/bgoosewood/index.html
                                        The truth is rarely pure, and never simple. Oscar Wilde

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