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    May. 26, 2016, 11:06 AM
    I do this as a coach in modern pentathlon, but circumstances are a little different in that the rider is on a horse they've never ridden before. ...
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    May. 25, 2016, 07:54 PM
    JER replied to a thread What Are We Doing ? in Eventing
    This is so true, and many of the posts on this thread are evidence of that cultural issue. People pay for the horse, for riding lessons, for a...
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    May. 25, 2016, 10:33 AM
    JER replied to a thread What Are We Doing ? in Eventing
    If Philippa Humphreys was thrown clear and landed headfirst, that's an axial loading injury that results in spinal compression or fracture. Amanda...
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    May. 25, 2016, 01:07 AM
    JER replied to a thread What Are We Doing ? in Eventing
    Do you have the numbers on this? Deaths in rotational falls caused by spinal compression v. deaths in rotational falls from other causes, like crush...
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    May. 24, 2016, 05:29 PM
    JER replied to a thread What Are We Doing ? in Eventing
    But this is where a sport org has to show leadership. If the evidence says this is what makes you safe, then if you want to run under our rules, you...
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    May. 24, 2016, 03:58 PM
    JER replied to a thread What Are We Doing ? in Eventing
    The above, IME, is not a truism. A far too-common reason for 'things' not getting done is that any real change is impeded at the relevant org or...
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    May. 23, 2016, 10:52 AM
    JER replied to a thread What Are We Doing ? in Eventing
    Interesting post. Is that the death rate for all diving incidents? Or is it the death rate for diving incidents in which all safety...
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    May. 23, 2016, 09:46 AM
    There's a researcher in Australia, Dr. Alison Harman, who's done extensive work on equine vision and also specifically on equine vision and XC...
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    May. 23, 2016, 09:11 AM
    JER replied to a thread What Are We Doing ? in Eventing
    Oh yes, let's talk about that one death in twenty years. The Bianchi accident had unique circumstances in that Bianchi's car hit the back of a crane...
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    May. 22, 2016, 11:08 PM
    JER replied to a thread What Are We Doing ? in Eventing
    Here's an example of another sport taking safety seriously -- and this was after ONE high-profile competition death. The sport is fencing, the...
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    May. 21, 2016, 08:28 PM
    JER replied to a thread What Are We Doing ? in Eventing
    Yeah, I did. It was a post from a fellow eventer, emotional and trying to make sense of a rough situation. But I didn't see anything in it that...
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    May. 21, 2016, 02:37 PM
    JER replied to a thread What Are We Doing ? in Eventing
    But there's no point to any of this is the ISF and NSFs aren't committed to implementing real changes to make the sport safer.
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    May. 21, 2016, 09:45 AM
    JER replied to a thread What Are We Doing ? in Eventing
    Money is no excuse for a lack of safety in eventing. If a modern sport can't afford to be safe, it can't afford to exist. What else could...
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    May. 20, 2016, 10:43 PM
    JER replied to a thread What Are We Doing ? in Eventing
    Exactly. Eventing has not done any of this yet, despite averaging 3 fatalities per year. And it's probably a big part of why there's an average...
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    May. 20, 2016, 12:23 AM
    One of the recently deceased names in your post had a terrible habit of pulling the horse hard enough to knock it off its stride a very short...
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    May. 19, 2016, 04:32 PM
    JER replied to a thread What Are We Doing ? in Eventing
    At this point, even devout eventers have to admit that the sport has earned the anger and frustration that is hurled at it in the wake of these...
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    May. 19, 2016, 03:18 PM
    JER replied to a thread What Are We Doing ? in Eventing
    Except, of course, that you have to voluntarily enter the sporting competition known as FEI eventing. It is an intentional course of action. This is...
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    May. 19, 2016, 12:28 AM
    The margin of error is distressingly narrow when we ask a horse to jump over a solid obstacle. Drop a hoof, leave part of a leg, misjudge height or...
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    May. 18, 2016, 11:02 PM
    Having read through this whole thread as well as all the others on the safety topics, I now have evidence of something I did not believe actually...
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    May. 18, 2016, 10:50 PM
    The good old days: 1976 Olympics eventing 1978 world championships 1989 Weribee Horse Trials (In Australia; watch the horse crash at 3:10 and...
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    May. 18, 2016, 04:52 PM
    I have a MIPS helmet, made by Back on Track. Produced in Sweden and very hard to find. I'm not sure they're still selling it.
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    May. 17, 2016, 09:14 PM
    JER replied to a thread What Are We Doing ? in Eventing
    I don't know. At Vancouver 2010, a luge athlete was killed on the track, the competition continued, and the sport of luge is still in the Olympics.
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    May. 17, 2016, 11:32 AM
    This article, by an Australian researcher, was published on Saturday, prior to the death at Jersey Fresh: Just How Risky is Horse Riding?
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    May. 16, 2016, 04:30 PM
    Eventing might do well to devise a 'Vision Zero' initiative for the sport. Vision Zero is a Swedish road safety platform that doesn't accept...
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    May. 16, 2016, 11:40 AM
    JER replied to a thread What Are We Doing ? in Eventing
    If eventers had supported the EXO by buying it, there would have been more sizes available, upgrades, new features, etc, as with any other consumer...
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    May. 15, 2016, 02:42 PM
    JER replied to a thread What Are We Doing ? in Eventing
    The XC best-equivalent of a roll cage is the EXO. Which the riders and eventing community did not embrace and still have not embraced. This is...
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    May. 13, 2016, 10:53 AM
    JER replied to a thread Straightness in the OTTB in Eventing
    Lots of work at the walk. Lots of it. A horse can't cheat at the walk (and neither can you with your aids). You might not feel like you're...
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    May. 5, 2016, 09:48 PM
    JER replied to a thread Congratulations Blugal!!! in Eventing
    Horse? No way. I think Blugal's big purchase was a designer handbag. She's that kind of girl, really. (:D)
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    May. 5, 2016, 02:37 PM
    JER replied to a thread Tiana Coudray in Eventing
    I came to a very different conclusion about this horse after seeing his willingness to jump repeatedly from very bad distances to save himself and...
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    May. 4, 2016, 07:09 PM
    So a MAN comes on here during a serious discussion about SEXISM and TRIES TO CHANGE THE SUBJECT to HORSES?!!! Oh Riderboy... :lol::lol::lol:
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