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  1. #1

    Talking Hello! I'm new... From the UK

    Hi all!

    I'm new here, thought I'd say Hi

    I've been driving for about 5 years on and off and competing in HDT for a year at club level. I'm in the north east of England and currently drive a welsh section D (with just a few issues...! Lol) and my young hunter is off to be broken to drive in January. The youngster is already riding nicely, so we're going back to long reining this week in readiness of his driving training. So next year he'll be doing some dressage and cones, and maybe a short marathon at the end of the season and some showing, ridden and driven hopefully, alongside Ru doing trials at Novice level... I'm predicting a busy year ahead!

    Here are the boys!

    Ru (Bellury Skywalker)

    http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/z...ps5bc02d1a.jpg

    http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/z...psb2a44153.jpg

    http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/z...ps32e58c03.jpg

    http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/z...psdbb94a5b.jpg

    http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/z...psf0d11258.jpg

    http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/z...psb21ccb1e.jpg

    He does some showing as well...

    http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/z..._6297774_n.jpg

    And has some fun!

    http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/z...u/IMG_4666.jpg

    And this is Gunner, Who is my three old homebred (Tradewinds Top Gun)

    http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/z...202012/205.jpg

    http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/z...202012/008.jpg

    http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/z...reiningtwo.jpg

    http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/z...2/IMG_6889.jpg

    http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/z...E3E68BEDC1.jpg

    http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/z...202012/946.jpg

    So hello from me!!



  2. #2
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    Ooo... Do I need to use a different image link on this side of the ocean??!



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    Your links work fine and I just adore Ru!! In every picture it looks like he's having a blast doing what he's doing- He must love you so much!



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    Your photos are lovely.

    Welcome to COTH!



  5. #5
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    Hello!!

    Ru does love his work, but he's a typical section D with a few niggles... He's my special needs pony!! He will only catch for me, runs away in a halter, is partially sighted and has a funny lump on the bar of his mouth that makes choosing a bit damned hard work.

    Gunner however is easy- nothing is too much bother for him and once he understands what you're asking for he tries his little heart out!



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    I'm smitten with both of your horses, and Ru looks like SUCH a joy! Fun and eager expression. Gunner has a lovely way of going, such a handsome boy. You have lovely animals, welcome!!
    Just because you’re afraid, doesn’t mean you’re in danger. Just because you feel alone, doesn’t mean nobody loves you. Just because you think you might fail, doesn’t mean you will.



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    Hi Katastrophykat, Welcome, what a joy to see Welsh's driving. Both your boys are looking good. I too am from the North East, but transplanted to the USA. Used to go to the driving trials at Holker and also Mellerstain, just as a spectator. I always insisted on driving a Governess Cart, totally frowned upon by the mainstream, but I enjoyed it. Anyway Cheers and Welcome.



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    Thumbs up

    Gorgeous horses!



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    Hi!

    Poniesinthe night, where were you from? im near Durham, and am with the North East group too



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    From Ulverston, in what was Lancashire and as far as I am concerned still is. LOL. Not far from you, by US standards.



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    Lol!! Miles and miles by uk ones

    I forget how small we are!! Do you still drive? X



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    Haven't driven at all over here, don't have a Governess Cart you see.



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    Haha!! I looked at one the other day for the youngster, but decided on a gig instead... Not that we need one just yet!!



  14. #14

    Smile Welcome!

    We're new to driving and I try and "lurk and learn" here as much as I can! Your pictures are very beautiful and your horses look very happy. And the english countryside...drool!

    Last summer we started our 36" mini/Shetland/Welsh gelding and I can hardly wait to get my Hanoverian/Welsh girl started next spring. Hurry up winter...
    http://www.cajonatfarm.com/
    Home of well loved ponies...



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    Thanks for sharing pics of your gorgeous horses! And welcome.

    Rebecca



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    Welcome!! Your horses are beautiful
    I also drove a section C cob a couple of years ago and am currently driving and showing a pair of section B welsh ponies in CDE's and pleasure shows. We also have an up and coming pair of British Riding Ponies which we plan on showing in the next couple of years. All of our ponies fathers were imported from the UK...



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