View Full Version : The cost of competing..

Oct. 12, 2011, 09:41 PM

Piece in the Evening Standard.

Oct. 12, 2011, 10:11 PM
I was thinking of going pro...until now.:lol:

Oct. 12, 2011, 10:21 PM
I stopped reading at lessons only twice a month. :no:
poorly written article imho

Oct. 13, 2011, 12:24 AM
They forgot about the cost of a girth. Pretty tricky riding without one!

Oct. 13, 2011, 07:14 AM
They forgot about the cost of a girth. Pretty tricky riding without one!

I had a trainer once who, to make a point about balance during my lesson, took the girth off, mounted (with a block of course) and rode around wtc and even over a x-rail!

Oct. 13, 2011, 07:41 AM
Cyclo-Massage Equine Massage Rug - the vibrating action warms and massages major muscle groups in the neck, shoulder and back £3,100

Very educational article, I was not aware of this equipment. Clearly I must have one - maybe I'll let the horse borrow it once in a while :)

If this is what they mean by a horsebox, I need one of these too:


Oct. 13, 2011, 09:01 AM
Hey.. She rides in a Cheap-Assed Bates?? I can't believe she'd have such a plebeian saddle :D.

I love my Bates... But you know, me and my $2500 pony like to rough it.

Oct. 13, 2011, 11:07 AM
Haha that's the exact same thing I said when I saw she had a Bates. My $3500 gelding and I love ours too ;)