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    2014 Badminton course video

    Very interesting video of the 2014 course with new course designer and new fences. Looks fantastic!

    http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/badminton-horse-trials-cross-country-course-video/
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    The accident is explained here...

    The accident is explained here http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/irish-rider-dies-hunter-trials/
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    A lot of the more modern European dressage...

    A lot of the more modern European dressage saddles are now moving away from the big blocks - because they were so difficult to ride in!
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    Have a go bareback (if that idea isn't too...

    Have a go bareback (if that idea isn't too shocking) because that will help you feel how your balance works in relation to the horse. Helps with the idea of 'tucking your butt under' or 'three...
  5. Riding proved to be 'medium impact' exercise...

    Riding proved to be 'medium impact' exercise
    http://www.bhs.org.uk/~/media/BHS/Files/PDF%20Documents/Health%20Benefits%20of%20Riding%20in%20the%20UK%20Full%20Report.ashx

    However, ask them.
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    If you click around in here...

    If you click around in here http://www.venerie.org/galeries/la_venerie_en_image.html there are lots of images and videos and examples of the horn music. A unique experience and I hope you enjoy your...
  7. In the UK, the eventing riders regularly compete...

    In the UK, the eventing riders regularly compete at pure dressage shows over the winter months. It has become necessary to do so to keep up with the other European riders.

    The Germans have such...
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    As an outsider looking in - maybe the problem is...

    As an outsider looking in - maybe the problem is lack of ambition? If pony riders can't jump three foot you are not going to have many pony jumpers!

    In the UK, 14.2 ponies regularly jump 1.20...
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    Quote from a UK Saddlery...

    Quote from a UK Saddlery (http://www.townfields.com/products/339/pelham-swales-3-in-1-bit)

    [The swales bit] is not suitable for a Novice rider or horse that does not fully understand the aids. It...
  10. Thread: ADV Horse

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    Picked at random, it costs £73.11 to enter at...

    Picked at random, it costs £73.11 to enter at Aston-le-Walls this weekend, with an additional £13 start fee if you do run. That is 5 sections, BE90 to BE100. The section at training level, BE 80, is...
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    I have a BIG problem...

    The season has finished.

    What do you like to do over the summer?
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    Don't be too hard on yourself: emotions are not...

    Don't be too hard on yourself: emotions are not rational and you are still grieving for your old guy.

    I love dogs - all dogs - except one dog that belongs to one of my friends. I actively dislike...
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    Terry Pendry, her groom, is riding a Highland...

    Terry Pendry, her groom, is riding a Highland Pony that the Queen also breeds at Balmoral, her estate in Scotland
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    Ah, but are they pushed too much, too young?...

    Ah, but are they pushed too much, too young? Producing a horse for sale is not the same as aiming for PSG. Good riding, different ends.

    There is an interesting article by Carl Hester in last weeks...
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    Some one mentioned the young horses for sale in...

    Some one mentioned the young horses for sale in Europe: already 'round' (and probably showing flashy leg movement too). What should be added is that not many of these horses are likely to appear,...
  16. How about hacking out and trying some schooling...

    How about hacking out and trying some schooling outside? A new place, where the horse can not anticipate. Doing transitions on different ground might help solve the tension also. Being outside is a...
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    His owner, Netherlands-based Jo Kers ....

    His owner, Netherlands-based Jo Kers ....
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    Since the 'ideal' is an unbroken line from bit to...

    Since the 'ideal' is an unbroken line from bit to hand to elbow, neither example are in an ideal position. However, it works. Which proves, yet again, that riding is simple, just not easy.
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    So get the sponsors to ask the event organisers...

    So get the sponsors to ask the event organisers and explain the better image possible... don't ask, don't get.
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    If working for a sponsor, try to shoot from the...

    If working for a sponsor, try to shoot from the side of the fence that has the sponsors logo. Sounds obvious but can be forgotten!
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    Like the pelham idea from EventerAJ. How about a...

    Like the pelham idea from EventerAJ. How about a kimblewick, with some mild poll pressure and available in a variety of mouth pieces? One set of reins.
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    Hmm, two threads running here: a) we need more...

    Hmm, two threads running here: a) we need more spectators and b) spectators ruin eventing.

    A lot of the problem, IMHO, is that saying eventing is complex or people don't like to watch dressage, or...
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    There now, Hinderella has the same technique as...

    There now, Hinderella has the same technique as me!

    Definitely put everything you want to take on a bed and then half the quantity. Do you REALLY need to take 14 pairs of socks for 7 days? Given...
  24. If the horse enjoys learning new things, even at...

    If the horse enjoys learning new things, even at an advanced age, why not try some Horse Agility http://www.thehorseagilityclub.com/our-sport/what-is-horse-agility/ that might be fun for her and you.
  25. ISR - a horse that bold, determined and...

    ISR - a horse that bold, determined and injury-proof should make a great hunter!

    It is humbling how often our horses can make us feel like idiots.
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