I will have to delve into old photos but I worked on a yard with 24 connies at one point. We would buy, normally from Clifden, as unbroken and wild ponies and back and school them before selling on or keeping for the riding school.
excellent all rounders, great temperaments and generally nice...
also, apart from the Lithuanian rider and the Chilean whose reins broke, none of them got stroppy, pretty much all of them patted their horse. Even the USA guy who had a fair few poles gave his horse lots of love and a kiss on the neck. They seemed to appreciate the horses and those horses were...
so here is my list:
Mexico 1st 2nd
China 2nd (I think)
I think the women need to sort themselves out because the standard of riding was much better today than their riding yesterday.
So far, I have 8 on a list of competitors that (in my opinion) were not up to the standard. Not saying others weren’t messy but the rest gave with their hands and didn’t interfere too much, allowing the horses to do their job. I do think that they shouldn’t wear spurs because alot of them do not...
The Spanish rider, although a little hair raising, may have decided it was best to give a forward ride depending on what he was told in the warm up by the owner/rider.
both Mexicans not up to scratch and I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t see Quidoso again.
Chilean rider also isn’t up to it...
There was a french rider early on who although not her best discipline, was obviously conscious of not socking the poor horse in the mouth. She rode with a relaxed rein and left the horse to it and gave it a good pat.
then there was a Chinese rider I think who, even when she finished, had a...
What was the reason for not having a drop score this time? Because of covid or something else? I hope they change it back because it really isnt working this time and its seen 2 horses fall where they probably would have been retired.
The Israeli guys fall was particularly horrid and the...
Only just heard that Scott is out and Harry is in.
please don’t shoot me guys but I don’t have much faith in GB for the teams 🙊
I do really like Holly but I saw her and Denver in the Nations Cup and didn’t go much on them. I know they have saved him so he may surprise me.
maybe the day off...