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  1. "Hold fast, sit sure" is the motto of the...

    "Hold fast, sit sure" is the motto of the Honorable Company of Saddlers, who have been around since 1160 or so.... http://www.saddlersco.co.uk/thesaddlerscompany/introduction.html

    I have always...
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    There are a lot of experienced COTHERS who...

    There are a lot of experienced COTHERS who haven't responded so I will take a punt

    Basically, if you want to turn the horse on a circle, look where you want to go. Sounds simple, it is simple. To...
  3. How about Horse Agility?...

    How about Horse Agility? http://www.equineagility.com/

    Lovely Exmoor Stallion called 'Bear' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgxYdFD5eLU
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    CH has a background that does not involve large...

    CH has a background that does not involve large amounts of money. He learnt to stick on any pony on the tiny island of Sark, where he grew up. He moved to the mainland UK to work with eventers, for a...
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    Possibly of help to you, available via other...

    Possibly of help to you, available via other sources https://www.britishhorse.com/products/a-basic-guide-to-building-cross-country-fences.html
  6. Leather is a natural material and rain doesn't...

    Leather is a natural material and rain doesn't harm it. Wipe off the excess water, make certain that you put it away to dry off without anything folded or bent out of shape as the leather may set in...
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    Boots that hurt and trainers who are bullies are...

    Boots that hurt and trainers who are bullies are both completely, totally unnecessary. You only live once (how right your husband is!) so don't get boots that hurt you. I'm also a tightwad who...
  8. A friend with short fat legs who never thought...

    A friend with short fat legs who never thought she would manage to find long boots purchased a pair from this company http://www.equitector-usa.com/theboot.cfm?id=4 She has worn them in great comfort...
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    Bitless team chasers - they used to ride in head...

    Bitless team chasers - they used to ride in head collars but this was deemed to be against the rules so now these guys compete in bitless bridles. Team chasers make eventers look sane. ...
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    Umm, well, actually, nonsteroidal...

    Umm, well, actually, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), such as bute, are a class of drugs that provide analgesic (pain-killing) and antipyretic (fever-reducing) effects, and, in higher...
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    Another way of looking at this is that pain is...

    Another way of looking at this is that pain is caused by a problem. Hiding pain by using bute has the potential to make a problem into a disaster. Yes, treat if there is an issue after the event but...
  12. 99% of people riding western don't rope angry...

    99% of people riding western don't rope angry cows either! Imagine Western Pleasure riders chasing anything.... what a concept.
  13. Try the UK ebay site and look for 'tatterstall or...

    Try the UK ebay site and look for 'tatterstall or tattersall check waist coat' and see what is there for a couple of quid.
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    Definitely get a Members ticket and book early....

    Definitely get a Members ticket and book early. Camping, I think, is already sold out (according to a friend this week but that might have been caravans, specifically).

    It is less than 15 minutes...
  15. That 'little is more' with horses. It took me...

    That 'little is more' with horses. It took me years to discover just how responsive a horse is to the very smallest and subtle aids - which means I wish someone had told me sooner that it is not...
  16. I have no personal knowledge of this company but...

    I have no personal knowledge of this company but it certainly has interesting things for sale, including unique waistcoats http://thehuntingshop.co.uk/

    This company will make them up as you wish...
  17. Heck, I have been filling in fall report forms...

    Heck, I have been filling in fall report forms for the past 15 years and the FEI form is based on the BE one. Yes, stats are available...
  18. Absolutely!! I am too old and too fond on my legs...

    Absolutely!! I am too old and too fond on my legs to damage them by cutting off their blood supply.
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    Lots of good ideas and comments already offered....

    Lots of good ideas and comments already offered.

    In my experience, the length of stirrup increases as one learns to use one's seat. This is the result of working without stirrups, ages and ages of...
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    Really useful video - how to hunt

    I found this http://rockyforkheadleyhunt.com/videos/ giving a hunting demo and what to wear advice when I was wondering around the internet.

    IMHO many hunts are missing opportunities to use...
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    If the sign of a good stallion is babies who look...

    If the sign of a good stallion is babies who look like him... well a lot of chestnuts with white faces! He is being put to some really good mares (Oscar, for example, is a top class National Hunt...
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    Tina Cook certainly blamed herself for De Novo...

    Tina Cook certainly blamed herself for De Novo News falling at the lake and she was kicking herself because the horse was enjoying itself and going really well until she made her mistake.



    The...
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    So, Sir Mark Todd in Horse & Hound (7th May)...

    So, Sir Mark Todd in Horse & Hound (7th May) said:
    "Apart from the couple of US riders in the top 10, the Kentucky results showed that the standard of eventing in the US is way behind that in...
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    Absolutely! Dressage is training. European...

    Absolutely! Dressage is training.

    European breeders are looking to put more hock movement back into their horses because it is becoming recognized that the WOW! trot in young horses does not...
  25. It takes time and requires quiet and consistent...

    It takes time and requires quiet and consistent riding but try riding her in collection for gradually longer and longer periods. Don't over ride her and give her plenty of breaks on a long rein so...
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