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    Quote Originally Posted by 4horsemen View Post
    Yet another horse has cast the ignominious shadow of dodgy practices on the reputation of our fine riders and their sponsors in the Department of Agriculture. Should we be happy that the quango managing this activity has now made the right decision and have anounced that "Ireland will now be represented by Billy Twomey and Cian O'Connor in the individual show jumping event in Greenwich, London, which commences on 5 August.". So I assume this means no more horses just send the riders, let them do the jumping. If horses want to win medals it is time they learnt that the taxpayers of Ireland will no longer support them with their dubious uses of medications and pharmaceuticals.
    The horse in question, Lantinus, was found to be suffering from hypersensitivity. I think that means the horse doesn't react well to criticism. Probably best not to send it to the Olympics. It would probably just flounce out of the arena if a fence were to fall and the jockey gave out to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astral Peaks View Post
    Surely this should be in Sport?
    It would be more appropriate under drugs and doping. How many horses to date. What do we do next, we send a replacement out that had his medal taken taken off him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LDF View Post
    The horse in question, Lantinus, was found to be suffering from hypersensitivity. I think that means the horse doesn't react well to criticism. Probably best not to send it to the Olympics. It would probably just flounce out of the arena if a fence were to fall and the jockey gave out to it.
    Does this horse have a P.ie account?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astral Peaks View Post
    Thats a fairly subjective definition of the activity?

    In all honesty, showjumping is a very specalised activity, which is firmly rooted in equestrian sport, not in agriculture, notwithstanding the background of some of those involved.

    The Farmers Journal has a horsy section, so I guess it is farming of some nature!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desperate Dan View Post
    It would be more appropriate under drugs and doping. How many horses to date. What do we do next, we send a replacement out that had his medal taken taken off him.
    I should have mentioned in my post, the horsey crowd are a step above the rest of us, just like the bankers, normal rules do not apply, especially if your godfather is the bean baron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummed View Post
    Horses never get to go anywhere. I say let them off, they need a break too.
    Yes but I think we are sending a German horse and a British horse so even if they win the kudos will go to their home countries. Which of course is reasonable as showjumping horses might be inclined to dabble in the medicine cabinet but they never change nationality.
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    Why don't they send a few of the boys from ballyer over with their piebalds? We sent dustin to the eurovision.

    Classist w@nker!!
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    The way these horses are treated doesn't stand up to a lot of scrutiny.

    I'd rather see the public money involved spent in other ways.
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    allright here, if Zoli send 150 horses power greeks all Dublin.

    on rocky road to cheese market at local groccery. that's my point!
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefly123 View Post
    Does this horse have a P.ie account?
    Yes he posts under the name of Houyhnhnm.
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