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    Just a musing whilst out today

    Today I had another fabulous day out hunting, haven't been able to get out for a few weeks so it was much needed. This I realised was despite the presence of certain "visitors"... sabs of course. And during a quieter moment of the day I started pondering a number of things relevant to the...
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    Saddle for BE80

    As others have said your saddle will be more than fine
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    A little help please

    Hello all, On the hunt for figures to show the cost of staging the Olympic Eventing at London and/or Rio for my coursework. I've been trawling through the inter web and find lots f contradictory articles either slamming the cost or praising it but none of them are the same.... am i missing...
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    I'm strangely loving showing...

    She looks lovely, and its lovely to see the smile on both of your faces! Little tip.. when trotting up allow her to have much more freedom of the rein, ideally loose so she can completely show herself off, it also demonstrates good manners. Well done for this season & good luck next year. x
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    What's your post-xc cooldown routine?

    I have always got off after finishing xc & lead horse , for several reasons 1) My horse has just put in a lot of effort for me, even if perfectly fit & i only way 6 & half stone, but Im perfectly capable of walking 2) The saddle puts pressure on the back & sudden release of pressure i.e.. rider...
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    The course to try love never did run smooth...

    This really should be jubilant yet apologetic for being late account of last weekend, which despite an appalling dressage test due to me riding like a pair of pants with snapped elastic and 2 down SJ (I was thrilled to complete after the hellish time I've had over the last year or so)was a great...
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    Irish Draughts.

    IDs are awesome!
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    Lola does a lot of "firsts!" :D <3 im the luckiest owner ever!

    How lovely. You simply cannot beat a good forrester.
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    WFP horse Fernhill Pimms

    I was wondering about Pimms as well, Didn't he lead the dressage last year (or very well placed) but then WFP had a satnav error giving them a lot of time penalties?... And then in H&H wFP said he didn't have a horse at this level I did wonder. Lets just hope the horse has picked up a relatively...
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    Will keep an eye out for , good luck i hope you have fun! Re. Photos. How? Yours Sincerely Technonumpty x
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    Hello again all, long time no type.... Thought I'd better introduce my new girl..... Firstly if somebody could work out how her breeders had a mare called Seahorse (by Environment Friend), put her to a stallion called Solitaire & duly named the resulting foal Vodka Shot I will be very...
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    Thinned skinned horses!

    I WISH i had an excuse to buy more sheepskin... absolutely love cuddling it when its new & its really good for their skin as allows an airflow.
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    A musing from a grumpy old git.

    Just to add.... I realise I've gone off on a tangent here....& to clarify I do not think all l beginners are disaster, it's just a recurring theme I've noticed over the last couple of years. Beginners should always be encouraged, all achievements ( be that 4* completion or getting over a...
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    A musing from a grumpy old git.

    A thought provoking thread... This could be long.... I have always been one to strive for progression & to achieve goals, particularly when riding. I'm competitive & could be considered a bold rider.... Probably just a nutter. I always felt that to do my horse/pony justice I had to believe...
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    Basically I've been "balloted" at Dauntsey.... I'm guessing this means absolutely zero chance of a run? (Double checking) Do i get my money back? If so how long roughly for refund? Thanks in advance & good luck to all who get to compete at Dauntsey!