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  1. OskyWoskyPonio

    Utter loss of confidence - has anyone come out the other side?

    I had a riding accident in 2007 when my horse flipped over and landed on me whilst cantering out on a hack :( I was air-lifted to hospital and put in intensive care before being moved to a ward and kept in for a further 3 days under observation. It took me 6 weeks to get back in the saddle...
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    synthetic dressage saddle, thorowgood and other?

    Just bought a Wintec Isabelle dressage and it's FANTASTIC!! The difference in my horse and I was huge and instant! It takes all the effort out of sitting in the correct position :) I use mind for hacking as well and find it incredibly comfortable! Definately worth a try! (I have the flock...
  3. OskyWoskyPonio

    ***Weekend Plans***

    We're getting everything ready for next week's Pony Club Camp!! It's going to be a good'un! :D Good luck to everyone competing! :)
  4. OskyWoskyPonio

    Team GBR Destroy the opposition at Hickstead

    I was there at Hickstead today and the horses looked and jumped fantastically! :) Suprised the course caused so many problems in the first round for the other teams :confused: Agree that Billy Congo looked very impressive and really stood out :)
  5. OskyWoskyPonio

    Which advert pic to use?

    I would use the last one as although you're jumping away from the camera it shows a good fence to say that he happily jumps (ditches/trakehners) and also shows the horse's fabulous technique!! :D
  6. OskyWoskyPonio

    Describe your horse in 3 words...

    As title really :) For me: Genuine, talented and a real-little-pickle (the real little pickle bit is 1 word as i put a - between each letter ;) :p )
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    Saddle arrangements for a new horse

    I had to make do with the saddle that came with him. The previous owners hadn't had it for him for very long so it was in good condition :) Plus he was at the top end of our limited budget and we didn't really have much money left to splash out on a new saddle! It was absolutely fine for the...
  8. OskyWoskyPonio

    5 1/2 weeks off!!! Anyone else?

    I broke up on the 24th June :p Though that's only because that was my last GCSE exam :eek: I go back really early on the 31st August though as I'm heading to a 6th form college...
  9. OskyWoskyPonio

    Ohh my God!! Oki Doki has Died!! Nooo!!

    I totally loved this horse!! :( :( :( :( :( :( http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/397/300297.html Thoughts are with Owners and Albert :( RIP :(
  10. OskyWoskyPonio

    To go for it...or not to go for it that's the big question

    Thanks Firewell and I think you have put your finger on it with why he jumps better! :) MerryMAL, good plan :) Fingers crossed then ;)
  11. OskyWoskyPonio

    To go for it...or not to go for it that's the big question

    Thanks to you both :) MerryMAL I think probably the best thing to do is to see how he goes on the day do you reckon?? I will probably do the 1m before anyway to warm up and that way he has already seen the course at a height we are comfortable with before asking him to jump them at a bigger...
  12. OskyWoskyPonio

    To go for it...or not to go for it that's the big question

    No I'm in seniors :) And no it wouldn't have the same technical questions or striding and is unlikely to have a treble or anything :) Like I said it is just for training. More for the height and how he copes with it than anything else :)
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    To go for it...or not to go for it that's the big question

    Oops sorry i forgot to add that the course is likely to be the same as at the 3ft clear round level as they just put the fences up :) Why would I like to do NC...mmm....well I guess I love jumping and if my horse is capable why not?? This weekend is only a clear round day so I was thinking of...
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    To go for it...or not to go for it that's the big question

    And I need some help answering it! Planning on going to our local clear round jumping on Saturday :) We have been many times before and always hovered around the 90cms/1m mark. Before the end of the year I would like to have a go at a BS Newcomers (or that's the plan anyway ;) ) But I'm...
  15. OskyWoskyPonio

    I have a new comp horse - what do you think?

    Badminton next year??! ;) :D
  16. OskyWoskyPonio

    Why aren't you allowed to use your voice in dressage?

    Fair point Dressager :) I agree that it could be difficult to regulate, I mean would you make it so the rider had marks taken off if they used a verbal command as a punishment and if so how do you tell the difference if it is borderline punishment/correction and then you end up in disputes over...
  17. OskyWoskyPonio

    Why aren't you allowed to use your voice in dressage?

    Hahaaa ;) I had that once! Horse nearly slid over and I went "OHH MY GOD!" really loudly and spent the rest of the test thinking I had better make up 2 marks somewhere! :p
  18. OskyWoskyPonio

    Why aren't you allowed to use your voice in dressage?

    Definately agree with this :) You can't even say "good boy/girl" when they have done something right :( Has this always been a BD rule??
  19. OskyWoskyPonio

    Why aren't you allowed to use your voice in dressage?

    As title really and curious to hear people's views on this :) I've always wondered why there is a rule against it and marks taken off: surely the voice is considered as one of the natural aids? Is it considered to be spoiling the overall "picture" if riders were to go around their test shouting...
  20. OskyWoskyPonio

    2"9 showjumping - anyone any pics?

    These are about 2ft9-3ft :) and this is a vid of a 3ft ish course... Good luck with the nerves!! :)
  21. OskyWoskyPonio

    A very happy Area 14 ODE qualifier...

    Sounds like a great day! :) Congratulations on qualifying, good luck for the champs :D and HAPPY BIRTHDAY for the other day!!! ;)
  22. OskyWoskyPonio

    Rackham Report- My First BE Placing and Shiney FP's!!!

    Lol ;) you ought to get print out the bit on his BE record which shows the points, frame it and then hand it in pride of place for everyone to see! ;) Preferably in a very fancy frame...:D
  23. OskyWoskyPonio

    Hunter Championship, Hickstead

    WOW! He's BEAUTIFUL!! :D :D :D :eek: Congratulations on the win and I love reason why he's known as "boots" ;)
  24. OskyWoskyPonio

    Red Hot Rackham Weekend!

    Sounds like a great time! :) Well done on the little coloured chappy :D and glad that Hats is getting back to how she was :) How you managed in this heat I don't know! I was baking just sitting in the shade!! :o
  25. OskyWoskyPonio

    Rackham Report- My First BE Placing and Shiney FP's!!!

    Ahh that's fantastic!! :D Well done to you both! Rounds look very good :) Be sure to polish those shiney points now! ;)
  26. OskyWoskyPonio

    Demons laid firmly to rest...the Captains Hargate BD report...

    Sounds like a brilliant day out! :) Lovely report and he looks absolutely stunning! :D well done on the qualification! :)
  27. OskyWoskyPonio

    XC colours for dark grey horse???

    Mine's a light dapple grey and it's great as almost ANY colour goes and looks good too!! :D :D I wear navy blue and silver :) P.S. I don't usually wear light blue breeches! I normally wear beige but this was at a XC clinic :)
  28. OskyWoskyPonio

    Browbands... Bling or boring (just for fun)

    I have this one as Oscar's dapple grey and I tend to "dress" him in blue and silver! ;) :o It's a silver clincher browband :) I preferred it to the traditional bronze/gold one :) P.S. Sorry if that's huge I couldn't find a better pic to show what I meant :o
  29. OskyWoskyPonio

    Trailer question

    Whether it's to keep the trailer cooler or not, what would happen if braches and twigs started going in through the open top door and into the horses faces and potentially eyes! I mean many horses are kept in rural areas and this often involves driving down country lanes to get to events and...
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