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    I've just looked at the Shires website and the...

    I've just looked at the Shires website and the yellow SaddleHugger jods are only £29.99 brand new, so perhaps go and have a look at their US website.
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    Well, those that hunt and those that like to...

    Well, those that hunt and those that like to dress up..... Each has fun.
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    Get a pair that are comfortable from...

    Get a pair that are comfortable from get-up-and-go. Hunting is a very practical sport and having the 'correct' number of creases at the ankle is not a consideration. Riding for several hours puts a...
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    Yogi is Swedish-born and first trained under...

    Yogi is Swedish-born and first trained under fellow Swede, Lars Sederholm, at Waterstock nr Oxford where he was based for 13 years from 1978. A member of the Swedish Eventing team from 1976-1987,...
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    These are UK based but international customers...

    These are UK based but international customers are no problem and I have used them several times

    http://www.unicorntrails.com/

    https://www.inthesaddle.com/

    http://www.rideworldwide.com/
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  6. Why not go to the source and contact the breed...

    Why not go to the source and contact the breed society in the UK? I would think they could give you some practical advice http://wpcs.uk.com/
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    I think you better go so you can tell everyone...

    I think you better go so you can tell everyone else about it! Pictures look nice...
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    The Breed Society does performance points (report...

    The Breed Society does performance points (report http://wpcs.uk.com/news/story/wpcs_performance_awards_2015) as they have always been able to turn a hoof to many things. I am noticing a lot more...
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    Being in the UK and so an expert on rain,...

    Being in the UK and so an expert on rain, personally I dislike zippered boots because the water gets in too quickly. The zip also can also break at an inconvenient moment.
  10. Full TB at sport horse stud in UK ...

    Full TB at sport horse stud in UK

    http://harthillstud.com/stallions/power-blade/
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    An interesting article. The UK has a very...

    An interesting article. The UK has a very different racing culture and so trainers know that for most of their charges 'beating the handicapper' is their main aim. A good horse will rise through the...
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    Things you do when training horses are often as...

    Things you do when training horses are often as beneficial, or even more so, when done slowly. In a walk, do loads of half halts and be certain you can feel them before you walk on again. That will...
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    Circles are probably your friend... when she...

    Circles are probably your friend... when she starts tanking, circle. Anywhere in the school, any size, because she will have to slow and bend to keep her balance. You need plenty of leg and seat and...
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    To be fair, that is true of any and every horse....

    To be fair, that is true of any and every horse. Cobs generally have a good nature BUT they do think and can be as clever as a barrel of monkeys. They can use their strength against a rider if they...
  15. The 'classical' skills of Portuguese riders are...

    The 'classical' skills of Portuguese riders are very much based on the tradition of working cattle. Regardless of ones views about the activity, watch the awesome skill of horse and rider in a...
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    Cobs doing dressage - lots of pics

    Lots of cheerful, happy dressage ponies

    http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/features/cobs-doing-dressage-590006
  17. Too often the North American buyer is seen as...

    Too often the North American buyer is seen as someone with deep pockets and the price may reflect this expectation. It is probably useful to consider which registry/breed you are interested in and...
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    Caldene is a well respected brand in the UK. All...

    Caldene is a well respected brand in the UK. All their hats are up to current standards for British competitions. According to the BETA website
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    You might be surprised (she says, darkly). I had a colleague at work who was a very keen cyclist. He pointed to a picture in a catalog and aid "That is what I want" so I looked politely and was was...
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    Anyone can do WE. In the UK people ride in the...

    Anyone can do WE. In the UK people ride in the English style http://www.workingequitation-gb.com/home.html

    In Spain, the PRI is a popular breed for competition. That is a TB, in English.
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    Blenheim next!

    O.K. Burghley is done and dusted. Next is Blenheim. This year the CCI3* is on Saturday and the Event Riders Masters final is on the Sunday, as well as the 8 & 9 yr old CIC3*. That means TWO days of...
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    Hearing the sound of horses eating their hay as I...

    Hearing the sound of horses eating their hay as I turn out the light and leave in the evening.

    Having a horse bounce with excitement when they realize they are going out to do something...
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    Everyone uses phrases and terms that are totally...

    Everyone uses phrases and terms that are totally misunderstood and/or reinterpreted by other people and it is especially the case in the horse world. So here is a link to a pony that I think, with my...
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    All kinds of interesting suggestions offered -...

    All kinds of interesting suggestions offered - that is my reading for the next few months sorted out. Recalling KM Peyton, who was a favorite in my teens, i still have 'Dear Fred', about Fred...
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    Choose any brand that meets the safety standards...

    Choose any brand that meets the safety standards - the safety performance will be the same even if the cost is variable - and get a professional to fit it. It is a mistake to just buy on off the...
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