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    Yes, I agree. Try to find one that is less drafty...

    Yes, I agree. Try to find one that is less drafty and keep the weight off them, as they can get fat on air !
    I am not sure what the original poster meant by "propaganda" but the Canadian breed...
  2. The first bit I ever bought , in 1975, was a...

    The first bit I ever bought , in 1975, was a Fulmer snaffle.This was on the advice of my instructor, an former British Army riding instructr who had spent time in Austria and had had lunge lessons...
  3. From what I've read in Horse and Hound and seen...

    From what I've read in Horse and Hound and seen on the Horse and Country TV show, Charlotte was never Carl's groom. She had a top career as a teenager with riding ponies produced by her mother to...
  4. That video shows up as "Private. Sorry about...

    That video shows up as "Private. Sorry about that." for me....:cry:
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    He looked like the most "fun" ride to me, too !

    He looked like the most "fun" ride to me, too !
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    According to Carl's website...

    According to Carl's website...
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    Steve Hadley is outstanding and has been...

    Steve Hadley is outstanding and has been commenting since the mid-80's. He's a former showjumper and team member and what he doesn't know about show jumping isn't worth knowing. He actually was...
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    I also thought Fuego looked less fluid than at...

    I also thought Fuego looked less fluid than at WEG. But I loved his rider's cheeky little head tip at the end, as if to say "No, I won't make that mistake twice !"
    I personally thought the horse...
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    The UK Daily Telegraph a few days ago quoted...

    The UK Daily Telegraph a few days ago quoted six million pounds each for Uthopia and Valegro. I don't know their source.

    Uthopia was almost sold at the end of last year to a Swedish rider but...
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    Absolutely understood. He's a professional rider...

    Absolutely understood. He's a professional rider and it's how he builds his pension fund.
    Bit one can only hope an interested British party can step in and secure his horses' future within the UK.
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    This.Please count Canada in. How anyone could...

    This.Please count Canada in.
    How anyone could think, after the total debacle of Totilas' sale, that "buying" a medal and thinking another rider can equal or better Charlotte Dujardin and Carl...
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    Exactly. Too "look how important I am !" - ish....

    Exactly. Too "look how important I am !" - ish.
    Look how drab and self-effacing the Spanish Riding School uniforms are - it should be all about the horse.
    And I hope they never drop the...
  13. No one "stole " the red jackets. They were...

    No one "stole " the red jackets. They were originally standard wear for all male showjumpers in the first half of the 20th century as they were derived from English hunting pink coats (not "pinque"....
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    Ginny Leng was fond of doing this sort of...

    Ginny Leng was fond of doing this sort of wackwack "pat". My husband went on a clinic with Desi Lorent, a pupil of Nuno Oliviera's, soon after Ginnie won Gatcombe one year. Desi would roar "Caress...
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    I am stunned and deeply saddened about losing...

    I am stunned and deeply saddened about losing Hickstead and can't begin to imagine how Eric feels.
    Best horse and rider combination ever ? Well, comparisons, are, as they say, odious. I've been...
  16. Hee hee... a few years a neighbour came to our...

    Hee hee... a few years a neighbour came to our back door and timidly told us she thought someone had been interfering with our boarders out in the field, as they had blindfolds on.
    It was rather...
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    This one and the related videos by Sara Silverfberg are my personal favourites....
    Great for deflating over-important warmblood boarders ....:D
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    According to Joost himself on a YouTube comment:...

    According to Joost himself on a YouTube comment:
    "Piaffe/Passage is "Oxygene 13", by The Symphonic Jean Michel Jarre Orchestra. The Trot music is "Equinox 4" by the same orchestra.The walk music is...
  19. "is his music from Pirates of the Caribbean?" ...

    "is his music from Pirates of the Caribbean?"

    Yes, part of the music is the track "What Then Shall We Die For?" from POTC, part is from Secret Garden and part is from Equinoxe Pt IV by Jarre.
    ...
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    "Did they have Friesians? " Ahhh...but how do...

    "Did they have Friesians? "

    Ahhh...but how do you know it's supposed to BE a Friesian.
    Maybe it's supposed to be a Friesian ancestor.;)
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    His Achilles tendons are both in bad shape, and...

    His Achilles tendons are both in bad shape, and he's had two ops for dislocating his left shoulder twice, so he's a bit creaky. :sadsmile:
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    Horses in Robin Hood

    Crowe wrote to his unofficial fan site, Murph's Place , last year about filming with the horses of Robin Hood.
    "I have a string of 4 Andalusian horses that make up my character horse. My main horse...
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    I must be crazy posting for the first time on...

    I must be crazy posting for the first time on this topic... :winkgrin:
    However..
    My husband and I were urged to go to a BHS Instructors' Convention in Essex, England in the late 1980's by Sylvia...
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    I'm in the minority in that I actually liked...

    I'm in the minority in that I actually liked Anky's music (which you can download at her website, by the way), except for the way it all just dribbled to an end (presumably in an attempt to wind the...
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