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post #31 of 36 Old 08-17-2008, 09:55 PM
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If a horse can feel a fly, wouldn't a slap be a little .. harsh?

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post #32 of 36 Old 08-19-2008, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by BrwnEyedGrl
Thank you... for setting me straight. I would of never imagined dressage & jumping are different!
I think your confusion is that Germany took the Team Gold in Eventing. And the show jumping/stadium round is the 3rd of the "Three Day" Events. But the actual show jumping team are different riders all together. For instance, Beezie Madden is a show jumper but does not do "Three Day Eventing" but Phillip Dutton is an eventer that does the show jumping/stadium leg of eventing. Does this help?

Easy to get confused. I have been confused just trying to keep up with when the equestrian events are actually on!

Aren't you glad that you are so enlightened now to know that dressage and show jumping are different. Couldn't of figured that one on my own.

And for heaven's sake whatever you do, do not call "patting" your horse the same thing as "slapping" your horse. As if any of these world class riders would actually slap their horses to let them know they did a good job.
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post #33 of 36 Old 08-19-2008, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Dumas'_Grrrl
I don't want to start a slap debate...cuz it is impossible to tell what we are talking about over the net. I went to a John Lyons class one time and He said that he doesn't slap his horses any more for a job well done. What he said was that a horse's skin is 7x more sensitive than a humans. Now I have NO CLUE as to whether this is true or not but I just slap lightly...like you would pat a baby's butt. He said to feel free to rub the fur off of 'em so I have gone in that direction and rub the neck/shoulder swiftly. Almost like you are trying to rub sand off of your skin. (if that makes any sence :roll: )

I just thought I would chime in and say that ^

Oh... I only get NBC too...I missed the horsey olympics :(
at my shows when i was riding blue, everyone always made fun of "team loser"... that's me and blue, anyway because i "slapped" him so hard.... i always thought i was patting him! so anyway, i do that now, what you said about the john lyons tactic... i don't know if it hurts them or not but when people on the other side of the ring said they could hear me... i felt like i was beating him!!!!

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post #34 of 36 Old 08-19-2008, 04:13 PM
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I wish NBC would televise some of the equestrian events....I don't get cable right now, so I've missed it. Would love to watch some of it, altho I have some major mixed emotions about watching any cross country events after all the horses that have died needlessly lately, especially after this year's Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event......
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post #35 of 36 Old 08-19-2008, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Now Rum, if only everyone was so enlighened.

Yes I was very confused apparently. I just don't have the time "unfortantly" to stay up all day & all night watching the olympics! I, unfortantly, got better things to do then sit in front of the darn TV!

Seriously Rum, thanks for the better explaination. That was all one needed to do. 8)

Like I said I was just merely trying to be a "good" sport (since us Americans are such butt holes sometimes) and I get "b!tC@ed out". GEEZ next time... I'll just be the "rude" american! LOL.

But over all I think (what lil I have seen of the olympicas) both equestrian & other sports all the competitors are doing great! Better then I could ever do myself!

Anyone see Phelps body? GEEZZZ that boy has a Loooooong upper body!

*I already got myself into a mess so I'm not touching the slapping -patting debate!* LOL. But all I'm going to say is I think for the most part people know their horses limits! Some have tough skin some don't. You will never catching me "looking down" on someone for doing something different then I do.

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post #36 of 36 Old 08-19-2008, 08:11 PM
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Ian Millar finally has an Olympic medal after 9 games!!!
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