I think you must be putting too much water in if they aren't absorbent? I put in Max half a bucket of water per bag and "soak" them for only a few minutes so all it does is break down the outer casing.
I personally think they are great, save me lots of time, effort and money :)
Things must have changed in the ten years since I did mine! I did mine at a riding school. I showed mounting and dismounting, leading, riding on the flat, riding across uneven ground (aka galloping up a hill, think my PE teacher was more impressed at me staying on the bucking horse who hadn't...
I'm glad you have said this. I've worked, lived and socialised in male dominant environments and they are just as bad, women being bitchier is just rubbish.
I think a group becomes a clique when they are unwelcoming to others.
I was wondering if anyone knows where I can find out about demos, lectures and the like that are going on in the north west? I've recently moved and want to get more involved with the local horsey scene as I've just moved, but don't know where to start looking for things like these!
In all seriousness, I find that when I am training myself to adopt a better position, I have to periodically make myself stop and check everything off. So every time I do a transition, check my position. Remind remind remind and eventually you get to a stage where you're always aware and can...
Thought I already asked this but apparently didn't hit enter!
Would you all say it's worth going to as a spectator? Prelim/novice regionals are something I'd be interested in aiming for in the future so I was thinking of popping over to Myerscough to watch.
My boy gets ad lib and always has some left over, yet every time I walk in with a topped up net he attacks it like he has been stood there starving all day. When they've not had turn out in this awful weather he gets through a good 35lb a day on estimate. I definitely think some are just greedy.