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    Cutter99 - here is the link...

    Cutter99 - here is the link http://www.unicorntrails.com/europe/france/westernranch/

    Unicorn is a v good company and really easy to work with. It was started by a vet so horse welfare is right at...
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    The Spanish tradition of working cattle on horses...

    The Spanish tradition of working cattle on horses is the basis of western riding. The early Texas cattlemen depended on Mexican vaqueros (e.g. King Ranch) and Doma Vaquera is now also a popular...
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    Yes, western riding is alive and well in Europe....

    Yes, western riding is alive and well in Europe. Italy, Germany and Belgium are particularly strong in FEI competition but it is very popular in France and growing in the UK. I once attended the...
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    The traditionally made 'English' saddle is built...

    The traditionally made 'English' saddle is built on a Birchwood laminated frame, with metal strapping and fixings. In spite of modern research and new technology, this is still the most versatile and...
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    Jump and flat racing exist in parallel in the UK...

    Jump and flat racing exist in parallel in the UK and Ireland. Flat horses are usually young. Jumpers are older. They only start jumping once they are four or five and they last over many seasons,...
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    This week, I had a lesson riding western. It has...

    This week, I had a lesson riding western. It has given me so much to think about before I do my next dressage lesson. I was talking to the trainer about the difference between types of rider and he...
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    Masters Jumping Gates

    Things are a bit quiet on this forum so this is to entertain you

    http://www.blenheimhorse.co.uk/videos/masters-gate-jumping-challenge-2013

    or not....
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    I have the impression - and I might be wrong -...

    I have the impression - and I might be wrong - that WFP is still looking for a rider, in addition to Andrew...
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    WFP looking for staff

    William Fox Pitt is advertising for a rider and for stable help

    http://www.foxpitteventing.co.uk/news/25012016124059-job-vacancies-at-fox-pitt-eventing/

    Could be someones dream job!
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    You might be interested in this analysis...

    You might be interested in this analysis http://www.tbheritage.com/HistoricSires/JumpSires/JumpShowroots.html

    TB Heritage is a really interesting website!
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    Try dropping your reins, extend an arm, point at...

    Try dropping your reins, extend an arm, point at something around the arena (a post, a jump stand, whatever) and keep pointing and looking at it while your horse is walking around. Lo and behold, the...
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    I second the Cornishes at Greenacres. Other...

    I second the Cornishes at Greenacres. Other sources include

    The Billy Stud http://www.thebillystud.co.uk/ which is a venture owned by William and Pippa Funnell and they really prepare their horses...
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    I succumbed to temptation and and ordered long...

    I succumbed to temptation and and ordered long boots with TASSELS (love tassels) in brown leather from the manufacturer in Spain - for 70 euro. They arrived in good time. Lovely boots - but just a...
  14. Most people in the UK talk of 'red' or 'scarlet'....

    Most people in the UK talk of 'red' or 'scarlet'. Old hunting images show many of the men, more than today, attired in red coats. Post ban, a lot of hunts no longer use them. However, a red coat is...
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    Personally I prefer Spain to Italy as the Spanish...

    Personally I prefer Spain to Italy as the Spanish are horsemen through and through but the Italians are more into motorbikes. However, Portugal is even better for dressage!

    www.inthesaddle.com
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    Continental Europe has a WB culture, the UK and...

    Continental Europe has a WB culture, the UK and Ireland have a TB culture. Maybe promote him in the UK (particularly as he is AES graded) because there are people looking for TB to breed eventers....
  17. Throughout most of the 19th and 20th century, the...

    Throughout most of the 19th and 20th century, the British Horse World did bay, chestnut and grey with rare roan and dun. Most British breeds still exclude piebalds and skewbalds as coat colours and...
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    Charming TV ad for a Bank?!

    This is a current TV ad in the UK featuring black horses

    Lloyds Bank uses a black horse as its logo.
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    Most horses should consume 1.5% to 2.5% of their...

    Most horses should consume 1.5% to 2.5% of their bodyweight per day according to their condition and workload. This total should be divided between forage and hard feed, with forage making up at...
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    Depends where you are: the choice is vast! ...

    Depends where you are: the choice is vast!

    http://www.ireland.com/en-gb/what-is-available/equestrian/all/
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    Given the UK probably has more ponies eventing,...

    Given the UK probably has more ponies eventing, how about taking a look at the large range of boots in Robinsons catalog http://www.robinsonsequestrian.com/ and maybe email them for advice?
  22. Good on him, and great for equestrian sport. ...

    Good on him, and great for equestrian sport.

    Hiroshi Hoketsu of Japan was 71 at London 2012, finished 17th out of 24
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    i have used In The Saddle several times, riding...

    i have used In The Saddle several times, riding in various locations - though not in Africa, yet. They have always been very professional, very helpful and friendly. Give them a call and they can...
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    Pretty Pictures

    Boxing Day meets in pictures, full of really cute ponies

    http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/hunting/boxing-day-meets-in-pictures-522274
  25. The Brooke works on the principle that helping...

    The Brooke works on the principle that helping working equines has the benefit of also helping the humans who need them to earn a living. Two for one. A very forward thinking charity.
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