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  1. Hmmm. Have to disagree here. Dressage is about...

    Hmmm. Have to disagree here. Dressage is about training a horse to meet its potential so a pony doing an extended stride is extended relative to its own collected stride NOT compared to the size,...
  2. Primitive Rising frozen still available ...

    Primitive Rising frozen still available

    http://www.louellastud.co.uk/stallions

    though I don't know if they export to the US
  3. From a perspective of 50 years of horses in many...

    From a perspective of 50 years of horses in many different countries, IMO working horses that last generally have a balanced conformation. That is regardless of breed or occupation. Yes, there is...
  4. This is an interesting video about the new museum...

    This is an interesting video about the new museum being built in Newmarket, where the skeleton was found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR1a6DayAvo
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    One thing to be very clear about: Shetlands are...

    One thing to be very clear about: Shetlands are DEFINITELY not cuddly toys. There are far too many over weight, deeply bored ponies who would benefit from doing some serious work. They are...
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    Sorting out the position of your upper leg can...

    Sorting out the position of your upper leg can help the position of your feet. Pulling your thigh flat into the saddle from behind (most women have a roll of 'fat' at the top of their leg) can really...
  7. Thank you for that. Lovely.

    Thank you for that. Lovely.
  8. How much 'work' riding requires was measured and...

    How much 'work' riding requires was measured and tested in this report http://www.bhs.org.uk/enjoy-riding/health-benefits which was actually the first scientific research on the subject, as far as I...
  9. On a practical point, it is a good idea to get...

    On a practical point, it is a good idea to get both horse and rider used to a hunt whip before using it for real. The lash is unusual for the horse so a bit of desensitization is a good idea. For the...
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    Given the title of this post, could not resist...

    Given the title of this post, could not resist suggesting Cos Me Is Black.

    http://www.idhsgb.com/web/mediagallery/media.php?s=2010030114310573#

    This stallion hunts, shows, team chases, can...
  11. Thread: Bits

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    I have used a waterford on an ID who got very...

    I have used a waterford on an ID who got very heavy in my hand and would use his neck and jaw against me when he was being stroppy. It was not severe: the chain moved his his mouth and he had nothing...
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    The best thing about gaining a few years is that...

    The best thing about gaining a few years is that ones perspective changes. Now is the time to ride because you enjoy it, it is quality time for yourself, a chance to learn new skills and find new...
  13. Any UK hunt is a unique organisation, each of...

    Any UK hunt is a unique organisation, each of which has a history and tradition and a hard-working committee that is dedicated to maintaining their sport. Hunts therefore tend to be welcoming of...
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    SBrentnall, thanks for the notes. Really useful...

    SBrentnall, thanks for the notes. Really useful points
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    Lots of running and bib martingales but not...

    Lots of running and bib martingales but not standing ones. Alternative view about safety of such on this side of the pond.
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    Probably because in that part of the hunt country...

    Probably because in that part of the hunt country every field would be bounded by a similar double bank. If they didn't cross there it would be just as bad somewhere else. All part of the craic.
  17. In the UK the etiquette for turn out will vary....

    In the UK the etiquette for turn out will vary. Hunts today run on much tighter budgets than in the past and the followers are ordinary people. Post 2004 and the Hunting Act, many hunts no longer...
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    Well, one can see where the great temperament and...

    Well, one can see where the great temperament and legendary 'fifth leg' of the Irish horse comes from! Probably half the horses in the video are aged 4 or 5 and will be for sale.
  19. If you are going to be travelling around, this...

    If you are going to be travelling around, this website https://www.horseeventsuk.com/ may be a useful starting point.

    There are horse-related things all over the country, from racing every day...
  20. Where? When? How long? Which discipline? There is...

    Where? When? How long? Which discipline? There is a lot of opportunity! Need more info to be a help to you
  21. Oliver Brown will make you some baggy hunting...

    Oliver Brown will make you some baggy hunting ones https://www.oliverbrown.org.uk/ladies/shop-by-collection/hunting-collection.html
  22. To put this statement into context, during the...

    To put this statement into context, during the entire 2013 American competition season, four horses were lost, three on course and one from an aneurysm suffered after completing the cross-country.
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  23. There was no horse killed at Blenheim. There was...

    There was no horse killed at Blenheim. There was one injury of a Belgium where the connections were debating taking it home or treating in the UK.

    Fifty-five of the 74 cross-country starters...
  24. All of which is true and it is those riders that...

    All of which is true and it is those riders that can judge pace, the ground, the condition of the horse under them that can make the time XC. Lesser riders are not so skilled and therefore score...
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    Why event him at all? There are other activities...

    Why event him at all? There are other activities that both you and your horse would enjoy without the fear and unhappiness. Sometimes a horse just doesn't like the job we ask him to do and then we...
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