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  1. Thread: Ireland 2015

    by Willesdon
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    I'm no expert but you should be able to purchase...

    I'm no expert but you should be able to purchase a pre-paid or pay-as-you-go SIM card and fit it into your current mobile. I'm sure that someone at the airport or near your hotel will be able to...
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    It might be stating the obvious but after working...

    It might be stating the obvious but after working without stirrups it is usually necessary to let the stirrup leathers down, maybe a couple of holes.
  3. ah, the question was how to measure for a running...

    ah, the question was how to measure for a running martingale... piece of string from girth to gullet?
  4. The running martingale is a strap running from...

    The running martingale is a strap running from the girth, supported by the neck strap before it splits into two with rings through which the reins are threaded. Therefore there are three points of...
  5. is there no data available? Do the breed...

    is there no data available? Do the breed associations maintain records that can be used for analysis?
  6. The venue is about as close to the center of the...

    The venue is about as close to the center of the city as it is possible to be. a couple of hundred meters from Trafalgar Square. There are loads of hotels available, any of the London airports would...
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    It certainly was fun for everyone and a good...

    It certainly was fun for everyone and a good introduction to anyone hunting for the first time!
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    No one has mentioned Mark Todds greatest horse...

    No one has mentioned Mark Todds greatest horse Charisma, who was TB cross something and is the only eventer to have won back to back Olympic gold medals. What that 'something' was is hard to...
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    Last Sunday I went to watch a Drag Hunt

    As things seem a bit quiet on my favorite COTH forum, I thought I would tell you of my fun last Sunday.

    The local Drag Hunt had their meet very close to my home. I can not hunt this season and...
  10. 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,...
  11. 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
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  16. Thank you for that. Lovely.

    Thank you for that. Lovely.
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  20. Thread: Bits

    by Willesdon
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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...
  22. 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.
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