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    Glock's Toto Jnr (Totilas x Desperados) is only 4...

    Glock's Toto Jnr (Totilas x Desperados) is only 4 but Edward Gal apparently rates him highly. To quote from this weeks Horse & Hound "Toto is so much the same as his father... He moves the same, he...
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    Have a look...

    Have a look http://www.bhs.org.uk/~/media/BHS/Files/PDF%20Documents/Health%20Benefits%20of%20Riding%20in%20the%20UK%20Report%20Summary.ashx
  3. There was endless controversy about 'the legacy'...

    There was endless controversy about 'the legacy' of the 2012 London Olympics. In fact, the real legacy is that equestrian sport,particularly eventing, had a reprieve and is still in the Olympic...
  4. The advantage of having a formal training is a...

    The advantage of having a formal training is a structured approach and a logical progression as you develop your skills and knowledge. Yes practical experience is invaluable but best to have the...
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    Main thing: enjoy your riding! As a beginner,...

    Main thing: enjoy your riding! As a beginner, ideally you should be in an environment where you can establish a solid seat and good hands. That is the foundation of all riding skill, whatever the...
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    Congratulations! I hope you have a great time.

    Congratulations! I hope you have a great time.
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    I now have a list (in the program) of company...

    I now have a list (in the program) of company websites to obtain all kinds of things to do with hunting. Most seemed to have an international market and/or were willing to be as helpful as possible....
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    Woodlander Farouche is the only British bred...

    Woodlander Farouche is the only British bred horse to win the World Breeding Dressage Championships at both 5 and 6 years old. She has been a super-star ever since and her progress is closely...
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    Over stimulated and now can't sleep

    I went to the 2015 Festival of Hunting at Peterborough today. I saw foxhounds, harriers, beagles, bassets, bloodhounds, draghounds, fellhounds, greyhounds, whippets, salukies, deerhounds, wolfhounds,...
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    17.2 hh according to Hoof & Woof...

    17.2 hh according to Hoof & Woof http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/tag/woodlander-farouche
  11. Riding is a dynamic activity and so the ideal...

    Riding is a dynamic activity and so the ideal straight line is just that, an ideal. Your hands stay relatively still hecause it is your elbows and shoulders that are moving as you lift from the leg...
  12. "Hold fast, sit sure" is the motto of the...

    "Hold fast, sit sure" is the motto of the Honorable Company of Saddlers, who have been around since 1160 or so.... http://www.saddlersco.co.uk/thesaddlerscompany/introduction.html

    I have always...
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    There are a lot of experienced COTHERS who...

    There are a lot of experienced COTHERS who haven't responded so I will take a punt

    Basically, if you want to turn the horse on a circle, look where you want to go. Sounds simple, it is simple. To...
  14. How about Horse Agility?...

    How about Horse Agility? http://www.equineagility.com/

    Lovely Exmoor Stallion called 'Bear' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgxYdFD5eLU
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    CH has a background that does not involve large...

    CH has a background that does not involve large amounts of money. He learnt to stick on any pony on the tiny island of Sark, where he grew up. He moved to the mainland UK to work with eventers, for a...
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    Possibly of help to you, available via other...

    Possibly of help to you, available via other sources https://www.britishhorse.com/products/a-basic-guide-to-building-cross-country-fences.html
  17. Leather is a natural material and rain doesn't...

    Leather is a natural material and rain doesn't harm it. Wipe off the excess water, make certain that you put it away to dry off without anything folded or bent out of shape as the leather may set in...
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    Boots that hurt and trainers who are bullies are...

    Boots that hurt and trainers who are bullies are both completely, totally unnecessary. You only live once (how right your husband is!) so don't get boots that hurt you. I'm also a tightwad who...
  19. A friend with short fat legs who never thought...

    A friend with short fat legs who never thought she would manage to find long boots purchased a pair from this company http://www.equitector-usa.com/theboot.cfm?id=4 She has worn them in great comfort...
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    Bitless team chasers - they used to ride in head...

    Bitless team chasers - they used to ride in head collars but this was deemed to be against the rules so now these guys compete in bitless bridles. Team chasers make eventers look sane. ...
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    Umm, well, actually, nonsteroidal...

    Umm, well, actually, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), such as bute, are a class of drugs that provide analgesic (pain-killing) and antipyretic (fever-reducing) effects, and, in higher...
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    Another way of looking at this is that pain is...

    Another way of looking at this is that pain is caused by a problem. Hiding pain by using bute has the potential to make a problem into a disaster. Yes, treat if there is an issue after the event but...
  23. 99% of people riding western don't rope angry...

    99% of people riding western don't rope angry cows either! Imagine Western Pleasure riders chasing anything.... what a concept.
  24. Try the UK ebay site and look for 'tatterstall or...

    Try the UK ebay site and look for 'tatterstall or tattersall check waist coat' and see what is there for a couple of quid.
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    Definitely get a Members ticket and book early....

    Definitely get a Members ticket and book early. Camping, I think, is already sold out (according to a friend this week but that might have been caravans, specifically).

    It is less than 15 minutes...
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