Recent content by FMM

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    Fat Horses – still too many

    I judged at a show recently and had one class where every horse was overweight (to varying degrees). I told them as a whole class that this was the case, and that they needed to do something about it. How can a horse possibly move correctly using its shoulder and hind legs when its tummy is...
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    RIHS Round Uo

    Thanks! We were so pleased with all the horses this week - they tried so hard and all seemed to be enjoying the fabulous going and the enormous rings. It makes such a difference when you can really let them go and show what they can do!
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    RIHS Round Uo

    Following on from the horrible past few weeks, everyone picked themselves up and put maximum effort into focussing on the Royal International. And we were not disappointed, with probably our best ever results. The Humdinger started with taking thesupreme coloured champion, beating some 200...
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    Comberton Clancy - is it true? :-(

    Tickles. Let's be quite clear. Your post has caused a huge amount of unnecessary torment to the owners and grooms of Clancy. Your speculative and offensive thoughts should have been kept to yourself. May I say that my sister (who has two hearing aids and avoids using the phone for anything...
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    Comberton Clancy - is it true? :-(

    No - definitely FMM and not Dee O'Dorant!
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    Comberton Clancy - is it true? :-(

    My sister is the owner of Clancy, and if SHE decides she wants to talk about it, then this is her prerogative. However, what I WILL talk about is our retired show horses. Orlando - HOYS Champion RIding Horse late 90s retired to the field with Royal Heritage (another successful riding horse)...
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    Difference between Ridden Hunters and Show Hunters

    They are exactly the same. Just different ways of wording the class.
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    Saddle for showing - ideas?

    If it helps, I used to do 3'6" worker course in an Ideal Ramsay straight cut show saddle (on a cob, so no mane either!) - it is perfectly possible. A second hand showing saddle usually retains its value, so you could purchase something now and then sell it in October if you don't think you...
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    Slightly late Hickstead update!

    Thank you for your kind words - we are now getting ready for the next round of shows (Great Yorkshire and Hickstead are coming up soon which will be lots of fun!)
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    Slightly late Hickstead update!

    We had an amazing week - winning cobs, maxis, riding horses, small hunters, coloureds, hacks and hunters. I think it was possibly our most successful ever show. At the end of the show we retired Silverstream, our HW hunter - whose best wins had come in the wonderful main ring at Hickstead. A...
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    People who show......

    A beagler will be perfect and will go well with the rest of your outfit. If you have no beagler then you can wear your normal strap hat. It is correct to wear a hat for in hand hunter classes.
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    That elusive rosette is finally ours!

    How cute is he!!! Adorable!!
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    Show us your cutaway tweeds!!!!

    I wear a maids cut and I have very long arms and am 5'6. They fit just fine. I would try a maids cut before assuming it would not fit you. A 34/35" maids is good on me whereas a 34/35" ladies looks ridiculous - too big on the shoulders and too long for me.
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    Show us your cutaway tweeds!!!!

    Cutaway jackets are designed to be worn as part if a sidesaddle habit and as such are incorrect when worn astride.
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    Little bit of an update on our coloured contingent!

    Thanks for your kind words about Eric (The Keystone Cob) - he is a sensitive soul so not always easy to produce :) Magic was not bred for the job with an amazing pedigree - he was spotted in Ireland (as so many cobs are) totally in the rough. I won't pretend that every cob we have bought in...