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Forum: Current Events Archive 09-20-2007, 08:27 AM
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Posted By scooter
I think what you are remebering is what is called...

I think what you are remebering is what is called the two point or half seat position that the rider assumes when jumping. This allows the riders weight to be off the horse's back while jumping and...
Forum: Current Events Archive 09-19-2007, 07:36 PM
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Posted By scooter
Only problem is that she has a world/olympic...

Only problem is that she has a world/olympic caliber horse NOW and is at the top of her game NOW, maybe not in another four years. Even with an unlimited cheque book, it's like lightening striking to...
Forum: Current Events Archive 09-19-2007, 07:31 PM
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Posted By scooter
Form is irrelevant in the CC and SJ phases. Leave...

Form is irrelevant in the CC and SJ phases. Leave the jumps up and go the fastest and you win. In dressage it's very important. Kind of the diference between hockey and fugure skating if that makes...
Forum: Current Events Archive 09-16-2007, 08:29 PM
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Posted By scooter
Not so much harder, but different. In the CC you...

Not so much harder, but different. In the CC you need a really bold galloping horse who will jump what we call 'the naturals' ie bank, drop, dry ditch, water jump. The SJ require precision, speed,...
Forum: Current Events Archive 09-16-2007, 08:39 AM
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Posted By scooter
France's Nicolas Touzaint and Galan de Sauvagere...

France's Nicolas Touzaint and Galan de Sauvagere posted a perfect cross country, holding a score of 29.4. Zara and Toytown are 2.8 behind in 2nd with 32.6, followed by Bettina Hoy and Cockatoo with...
Forum: Current Events Archive 09-12-2007, 08:24 AM
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Posted By scooter
I dont remember Queen Elizabeth ever visiting...

I dont remember Queen Elizabeth ever visiting China. Did I miss it? Also, I think the trip to China from England is about the same as the trip to Australia, isnt it?
Forum: Current Events Archive 09-12-2007, 08:21 AM
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Posted By scooter
Sorry, Elspeth! My fingers couldnt keep up with...

Sorry, Elspeth! My fingers couldnt keep up with the train of thought! I shall type slower!:flowers:
Forum: Current Events Archive 09-11-2007, 07:36 PM
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Posted By scooter
I'm pretty sure that when PssA was in the...

I'm pretty sure that when PssA was in the olympics QE, DoE, PC, PA, and PE all went, but I think it was Canada. China is obviously a different kettle of fish...but if my granddaughter was going to...
Forum: Current Events Archive 09-11-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 402
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Posted By scooter
I'm not sure how the British team is chosen. Here...

I'm not sure how the British team is chosen. Here in America they now do trials to determine who is on the team. A few years ago there was a very well off, good rider who got left off the team when...
Forum: Current Events Archive 08-15-2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 402
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Posted By scooter
14 hours days plus travelling time are the rule...

14 hours days plus travelling time are the rule rather than the exception during the competition season. At the end of the season the horses have a month or so off in the paddock, and the riders get...
Forum: Current Events Archive 08-12-2007, 09:56 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 57,104
Posted By scooter
Wow Tiger Lilly is only 6? Thats very young for...

Wow Tiger Lilly is only 6? Thats very young for tis level of eventing. s/he looks like a cross breeding of the piebald drum horses and the warm blood carriage/riding horses the queen owns. That would...
Forum: Current Events Archive 08-08-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 402
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Posted By scooter
Was Tiger Lily bred by the Queen?

Was Tiger Lily bred by the Queen?
Forum: Current Events Archive 06-29-2007, 04:23 PM
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Posted By scooter
Aren't we all?:flowers:

Aren't we all?:flowers:
Forum: Current Events Archive 06-20-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 57,104
Posted By scooter
From today's Hunter Humper News: "Zara...

From today's Hunter Humper News:
"Zara Phillips: Looking forward to Aachen. The English Eventing World Champion, Zara Phillips, will be competing at the famous CHIO Aachen (July 3rd-8th) in two...
Forum: Current Events Archive 06-13-2007, 09:12 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 57,104
Posted By scooter
Oh, yes both Princess and Captain Phillips had...

Oh, yes both Princess and Captain Phillips had distinguished eventing careers. Captain Phillips for many years was also the chef d'equipp for the American 3 day team. As we say in horses, Zara was...
Forum: Current Events Archive 06-09-2007, 08:25 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 57,104
Posted By scooter
He looks lovely to ride! If she gets tired of him...

He looks lovely to ride! If she gets tired of him I'll take him!
Forum: Current Events Archive 05-12-2007, 09:48 PM
Replies: 402
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Posted By scooter
I ride show jumpers. When you have a 'once in a...

I ride show jumpers. When you have a 'once in a lifetime' horse like Toytown and you're coming into the Olympic trials/games, I cant imagine that she is focusing on much else. More than likely at the...
Forum: Current Events Archive 05-05-2007, 01:23 PM
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Posted By scooter
Thumbs up Poor footing in the cross country phase is...

Poor footing in the cross country phase is deadly. Especially for a horse like Toytown which has suffered tendon injuries in the past. Better to retire and live to fight another day. A reinjury might...
Forum: Current Events Archive 05-03-2007, 02:29 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 57,104
Posted By scooter
Anyone seen the new Rolex Tesimonees in the brand...

Anyone seen the new Rolex Tesimonees in the brand new issue of Practicle Horsemen? About Zara: 'In her short but brilliant career, British eventer Zara Phillips has won an amazing array of medals....
Forum: Current Events Archive 04-12-2007, 08:10 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 57,104
Posted By scooter
Well Zara is making history as the only 2nd...

Well Zara is making history as the only 2nd straight generation of royalty (and I think only the 2nd member of the BRF) to make the olympics in any sport. Hopefully some members of her family will...
Forum: Current Events Archive 04-10-2007, 08:00 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 57,104
Posted By scooter
Well the Queen is coming to the US for the...

Well the Queen is coming to the US for the Kentucky Derby. Surely watching her grand daughter ride in the Olympics is worth travelling farther. Did the Queen attend when Princess Anne rode in the...
Forum: Current Events Archive 12-12-2006, 08:08 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 57,104
Posted By scooter
Exactly! I have show jumpers and I cant tell you...

Exactly! I have show jumpers and I cant tell you how many people will say "Well, the horse does all the work. You just get on."My reply is always "Well,If you'd like to try, I'm happy to loan you a...
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