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    Would you consider this horse??

    My opinion might not be liked however a 6 year old who has had so little training is something I will always stay away from. There is no reason to have a horse this age who hasn't done anything, secondly unless they have an absolutely perfect mind set they are just too strong and hard headed at...
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    Irish Wolfhound

    I have always wanted a big dog - however renting has prevented me from getting a dog much larger than 50lbs. Well it seems as of next month my wife and I will be moving into our own place - therefore it is BIG dog time. I have always wanted to an Irish Wolfound. I knew they die young, but...
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    Controversial ride probed by the Belgian Jockey Club

    At the lower levels you would do better coming in second - your horse is always winning money, you are not running your horse hard so you can race it more, your horse isn't being forced up in class where it could loose. I know on the harness tracks in America you can make $1-2000 a week by doing...
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    American School Shooting

    But what about pilots - probably the largest group who doesn't go to the doctor because of concerns over their livelihood.
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    American School Shooting

    Previous controls like required classes, waiting periods for guns and background checks. My wife is a concealed weapons carrier - it's no easy task to get one. You can state bombs are harder to get ahold off, but that's not true. You can buy propane at any gas station, and look at Oklahoma City...
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    American School Shooting

    All of this took place just 2 hours from where I live. It is incredibly sad and I do not think any of us can get our minds around the events. Many people outside the US do not understand our gun laws or previous gun control measures put in place. We are not opposed to creating laws that save...
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    polo pony wanted!

    I do not think it takes much of a pony to get to -1. If you are that new at polo I would find someone who can help guide you. There are tons of good horses around.
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    Surviver of Hyde Park bombing kills himself and children

    Unfortunately I think many of you are far too sympathetic. The notion that this man functioned so well for 30 years after the bombing does not lead me to believe this was delayed onset PTSD. Having worked in an inner city A&E with the clinically insane, people whose homicidal ideation are so...
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    Is it possible to do CPR on horses?

    I think the reason for detering people from doing CPR on dogs, is sick and injured dogs often bite the people trying to help them.
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    Is it possible to do CPR on horses?

    I think a precordial thump would be worth while.
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    ...so your competeing in a show jumping class....and you get a refusal..

    In all seriousness when I stopped riding with a whip I think my horsemanship improved rapidly. Maybe I don't have the tolerance some have for mediocre horses, and have been lucky to pair myself up well - but honestly loosing my whip worked great for me.
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    ...so your competeing in a show jumping class....and you get a refusal..

    When my horse refuse I go to the 'Motmans' - beat it around the face.
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    Return VAT on Air Ambulance fuel payments.Please sign

    I believed your air ambulances were raised their own funds.
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    Return VAT on Air Ambulance fuel payments.Please sign

    They certainly have their role - but I think they should be dedicated to efficiency and transparency should be there. I hate to think how many millions Bond Aviation gets from these contracts. There is an air ambulance close to me - the gentleman who started the non-profit also owns the private...
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    Return VAT on Air Ambulance fuel payments.Please sign

    I think it is fairly common - I recently read a story about a flight where the doctor assessed the patient and sent him on his way. The more flights the helicopter the more money they get - it makes the service seem more vital, people see the helicopter more, and they probably hit up that family...
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    Racehorses..are they ridden & raced too young?

    You could say the same about racehorses - a large number of them go on to polo, eventing, etc and do remarkably well. Many gymnasts break some minor others end up as quads.
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    Return VAT on Air Ambulance fuel payments.Please sign

    Snowdrop - There is certainly instances where the helicopter is a vital tool. But in the UK one is dispatched every 10 minutes, that is approximately 72 a day. I live in NY which has 13 dedicated air ambulances who do about 1 call each per day. Your air ambulances are also only operation during...
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    Return VAT on Air Ambulance fuel payments.Please sign

    I am sorry to say this but I think the air ambulance model in England is a farce built around Bond Helicopters making bucket loads of money. 32 helicopters for such a small area is quite frankly absurd. What is more absurd is the fact is the doctor on board has d/c the pt home from helicopter...
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    Racehorses..are they ridden & raced too young?

    I think the problem is not so much age but the fact we are breeding horses to go faster than their bodies can handle. Kind of like your wings falling off your plane. Susanna - you are quite wrong about US racing. All our horses are warmed up on the way to the gate. Some with ponies, others...
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    Racehorses..are they ridden & raced too young?

    I don't see 40 year old female gymnasts, like I do not see 10 year old maidens.
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    red arrows pilot injuryed !!

    On an aviation forum I belong too another Hawk pilot (US Navy) thinks it was an accidental ejection.
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    Colic surgery or PTS, do we really have any choice

    In the US you have to try all avaliable medical treatment - you might remember one horse called Barbaro.
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    red arrows pilot injuryed !!

    I have a friend who is a pilot in the USAF - he attitude is flying fighter jets is dangerous. People die and it could be you. If you are not OK with become an accountant. This guy is a bit of a nutter - in both gulf wars his unit was anti tank, basically 500 feet off the ground supporting ground...
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    NY carriage horse dies in street

    I used to drive a horse and carriage in Boston and thought quite highly of the care the horses recieved. Compared to life on the Amish farm (where our horses were bought form), 9 hours is the city 3 times a week (all our horses were allowed to work) was a vacation.
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    Zenyatta running in Breeders Cup tonight...

    Those are fair points but you can't take it away from the mare. Rarely do the mares race against the boys out here - apart from Rachel, Rags I can not think of another mare that has taken them on. It is much the same as far as going overseas - we rarely do it. Racing is very different elsewhere...
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    Zenyatta running in Breeders Cup tonight...

    Mike won the owners the Kentucky Derby, a couple Breeders Cup - I think they trust him! Zenyatta always comes off the pace and has been successful - when you race this style you run the risk of traffic, going wide, etc. Previously she was so talented that any adverse set up was overcome with...
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    Goldikova has done it again!

    I do not think any proven mare will go to a juvenile either - once you have a quality you can breed to anyone. Look at Smarty Jones, was $100,000 now a PA based stallion who you could breed a nothing too for a couple grand.
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    Goldikova has done it again!

    I doubt The Moss' will breed to a juvenile stallion - they have the pick of every horse in the world. Why go with something unproven?
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    Please Vote For My Dogs

    Our dogs mean the world to my wife and they have an opportunity to be in a calender which will raise money for dog rescue organization. It would mean so much to us, if you helped vote for our little guys so we can see them in a calender. Please please vote for Bella and Millie so they can be...
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    Showjumping.......

    So it was just over 3 years ago I sold my polo ponies and vowed never to enter the dreaded world of horse ownership again. However recently the urge has been increasing, not to get back into polo but rather show jumping. I have only jumped once in the last 17 years - came over to England to ride...
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