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    If you are eventing, ask a BE accredited trainer....

    If you are eventing, ask a BE accredited trainer. If you are show jumping, the BS youth programme has coaches available at shows to offer help and advice. Bitting depends on the horse, the rider and...
  2. Hunter trials are usually competitions run over...

    Hunter trials are usually competitions run over XC fences over natural ground. Days of my youth, they used to be over natural fences of the type the local hunt would meet (to show off your hunter or...
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    Precautionary principle? As it happens, BE have...

    Precautionary principle? As it happens, BE have not be able to raise the money to pay for the research on hat cams.
  4. As Gumtree said, just give it a go. Don't let...

    As Gumtree said, just give it a go. Don't let yourself be put off by the dress code and strange language. Basically you are following a load of dogs chasing around the countryside and no one says you...
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    This is the statement from BE to clarify the...

    This is the statement from BE to clarify the rule: http://www.britisheventing.com/asp-net/news/item.aspx?id=5313

    BE is probably the leading authority on safety in eventing and has consistently...
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    I don't volunteer regularly so as to obtain...

    I don't volunteer regularly so as to obtain rewards or incentives - particularly as I don't compete a horse and one only needs a limited number of branded polo shirts - but I certainly don't...
  7. A.P. McCoy to retire at the end of this season

    A.P. Has just won his 200th race in one season, for the 10th time, and announced that this is his last season as a jockey. A unique career and one never to be repeated.
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    I am taking my life in my hands here as I am a...

    I am taking my life in my hands here as I am a total outsider with limited experience of Western horsemanship (other than a few weeks of trail riding in various parts of the world) but to me the...
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    One of my dream is to hunt 'out west': thanks for...

    One of my dream is to hunt 'out west': thanks for the link
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    It really does depend on the child - and just...

    It really does depend on the child - and just being around a pony is plenty of opportunity to learn many basic skills before they start 'riding' in any independent way.

    However, it does depend on...
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    Dog issues happen here in the UK but - so far - I...

    Dog issues happen here in the UK but - so far - I have never had any comeback from anyone I have asked to put their dog on a lead whilst I am fence judging. Probably because the TD and other...
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    Another simple thing to do is to check that the...

    Another simple thing to do is to check that the bridle is correctly fitted. I believe that often the bit is blamed when instead it is a buckle pressing on a facial nerve or the browband pinching the...
  13. Just because they are very pretty, a link...

    Just because they are very pretty, a link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVR4xm3j2HQ to the final of a heavy weight class at the Horse of the Year show. The winner, Book of Kells was sixth into the...
  14. Thread: Ireland 2015

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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.
  16. 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?
  17. 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...
  18. 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?
  19. 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...
  23. 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,...
  24. 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
  25. 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...
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