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  1. http://www.zuchthof-hampe.de/deckhengste/e-roven.h...

    http://www.zuchthof-hampe.de/deckhengste/e-roven.html

    http://www.team-nijhof.nl/apps/hengst_detail.php?id=48

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAFV0jtseM0
  2. Hmmm, I do know of a rider who broke her back...

    Hmmm, I do know of a rider who broke her back landing on her phone so some thought about location is required
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    For horses standing in the UK, this is a nice...

    For horses standing in the UK, this is a nice site http://competition-stallions.com/index.php

    The stud is top notch and have always had really good TB stallions.

    Power Blade is another TB who...
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    I was taught that all straps should face...

    I was taught that all straps should face backwards so they don't get caught up in bushes etc out hunting. Flash straps therefore face down and the buckle is between the nostrils and the mouth where...
  5. The continental style of warmblood is all about...

    The continental style of warmblood is all about 'submission' which is the horse doing absolutely what it is told, down to where to put its every footfall. 'Partnership' works far better with horses...
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    If there are enough competitors, watch a couple...

    If there are enough competitors, watch a couple of horses over each fence before you move on to the next one. The really good combinations will appear smooth as silk, the rider apparently still as...
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    Right hind, her hips are not moving evenly and...

    Right hind, her hips are not moving evenly and the hock is not flexing.
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    A world class farrier in Newmarket once told me...

    A world class farrier in Newmarket once told me that the more he learned the more he realised how much the trimming and shoeing affected the entire leg. Correcting TB foals with leg problems is a...
  9. Not my personal experience but a story that...

    Not my personal experience but a story that sticks in my mine as it really gets to the heart of eventing.

    A rider doing her first XC competition was walking the course on her own and overheard...
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    Bute has a lot more complications and side...

    Bute has a lot more complications and side effects than most people are aware of. It is not like a human taking a mild painkiller for a headache. An incorrect dose can actually kill an adult horse...
  11. Turning this thread totally on its head, here is...

    Turning this thread totally on its head, here is one the NICEST things said to me.

    I was having a dressage lesson when a group of visitors, who were being shown around by the owner of the...
  12. That is when I really enjoy hunting: the thread...

    That is when I really enjoy hunting: the thread between fox, hound and horse. It is such an awesome feeling
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    Many good thoughts and ideas about correct and...

    Many good thoughts and ideas about correct and effective training within this discussion. However, my view is that the scales of training are applicable across ANY discipline. They all work together...
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    And the UK still has extensively reared cattle...

    And the UK still has extensively reared cattle that are not full of growth hormones and the quality of the hides is still good.
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    The older leather was tanned using tannin and...

    The older leather was tanned using tannin and other materials of vegetable origin such as tree bark. The resulting leather was supple, natural, with soft colour tones and water proof (to greater or...
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    Standard practice in UK racing and the lad/lass...

    Standard practice in UK racing and the lad/lass (i.e. groom) quite often gets an award along with owner, trainer, jockey after the race.
  17. Also sticking up for school horses. In my...

    Also sticking up for school horses. In my experience, ask a school horse correctly and they will do as asked. They may have learned to tune out the mistakes, false messages and white noise of...
  18. Long sleeve cotton shirt?

    Long sleeve cotton shirt?
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    A cheaper alternative is reading lots of books,...

    A cheaper alternative is reading lots of books, watching lots of video, learn some other sport or skill such as a martial art that will help with your riding and enjoy the horses even more when you...
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    Where'sMyWhite, any time. Always fun to learn. ...

    Where'sMyWhite, any time. Always fun to learn.

    So the form might be 3/6113-2 meaning that 2 seasons ago it was third, then last season it was 6th, first, first, third and this current season, 2nd...
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    It is interesting that most 'working' breeds of...

    It is interesting that most 'working' breeds of horses around the world are in the 15.2 - 15.3 range (think foundation QH, Australian stock horse, boer pony). Big in riding horses came in with...
  22. My observation over many, many years of lessons...

    My observation over many, many years of lessons is that people who really understand what they are teaching and know how to teach/train/coach do not need to shout and bully. They can communicate...
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    Bit of a mystery: it is supposed to help keep the...

    Bit of a mystery: it is supposed to help keep the horse focused without putting on blinkers. Same thought process as a sheepskin nose band. I think it just depends on the trainers preference.


    An...
  24. Smile a lot is very good advice. Learning from...

    Smile a lot is very good advice. Learning from judges comments is a good idea. Practice is an excellent idea.

    My other thought is to concentrate on accuracy - which is possible even when nervous -...
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    Very wise :).

    Very wise :).
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