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    20% of people don't like horse sport...

    so only did they fail to pull the rider up for misconduct towards the horse, they also failed to grasp the effect it would have on the public perception of their sport
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    20% of people don't like horse sport...

    absolutely i did not make things clear!
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    20% of people don't like horse sport...

    the way the horse goes over the first jump was seriously bad, it has something wrong in the mouth or back, and the way it jumped upside down with its top line if it was not right before it could have hurt itself during the jump the second jump was a simple upright it would be interesting to see...
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    20% of people don't like horse sport...

    i only said that because its surprising how even people without the `horsey knowledge thing` can see how bad it can be sometimes, even to expressing on occasions how they like certain ways of riding, not only what they don`t like, because to improve things you have know where is the better...
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    20% of people don't like horse sport...

    i see an animal that loves to be ridden and be with humans i also see exploitation, pushing to the very limits, and totally agree about horses who need help and understanding with their physical problems but for me the road to understanding what is going on is the way forwards, so horses can...
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    Laminitis nightmare 😢

    so pleased for you and horse, mrs P
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    Frankie dettori

    frankie`s autobiography is a good read. his thoughts on dawn run gave me goose bumps, my exact feelings on that day she won the gold cup in the snow, eerie never to be forgotten
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    Frankie dettori

    at least he got well clear and did not interfere with the others, unlike the ridler who ran right across everyone and really upset the grey, strad lost ground by going clear and wide, i did not see any other way as a gap did not open and he was drawn on the inside anyway and well penned in...
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    French proposals re. horse welfare at 2024 Olympics

    changes have to start somewhere, those who ride well and treat their horses considerately have not much to fear the french have started this, they are normally reasonable and sensible in their approach the return of `sportsmanship` in some part at least i would love to see and the flippin...
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    French proposals re. horse welfare at 2024 Olympics

    any step in the right direction is welcome, highlighting some concerns will hopefully be the start of fairer treatment of of equine athletes in the years to come
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    Youngster riding crooked

    oh yes i was going to say i find that they can be twisted to start with on a hack, then gradually relax and come straight, i think its the de contraction and total relaxation that can come on a hack that sorts it really they are just walking forwards using both hinds equally in that case
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    Youngster riding crooked

    oh yes i do the carrot stretches with one of ours one of the problems is not being able to do circles when green, but circles go a way towards straightening , difficult really, i usually lunge before riding if they are crooked, big circles slow if they want to go slow, a little canter on...
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    Youngster riding crooked

    mine is having the dentist today as well also this time of year they can be growing, mine is although he is six, so treading lightly to allow for this phase
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    Youngster riding crooked

    sounds pretty normal !, at that age some are straight then go crooked, some are crooked after a break, some find crookedness a way of making life easier for themselves lots of patience, time, giving the horse the chance to gradually adapt to travelling straight with a rider on board by building...
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    Misery loves company… non displaced hairline fracture

    sending best wishes for a speedy recovery and return to work x
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    Making sure horse has 24/7 access to food in the stable?

    i feed early to evening 4 lots if on hay only, they never have any left in the morning, if they did i would be worried i think the secret is regular feeding times, a strict routine is the answer, so the stomach [and brain!] is tuned, i have done this all my life, never a problem, including to...
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    Bramham horse trials accident

    part B of the jump has a road thing behind it, in its direct line of vision, my first thought was how distracting it was on the approach to it, almost made me think what is that and if the horses thought that too
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    The crux of the matter

    absolutely certain you will, sounds like it could not be any worse once you have bump in trot you need to be on a horse that moves off from a squeeze of the leg into a hand that lets the horse go forwards, until you are going forwards you cannot ride properly as all your balance will lost on...
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    Can we cope with ban on spurs/whips etc.?

    totally agree, spurs should go now a schooling whip is a wonderful aid which used if needed can be used on different parts of horses body, and the horse has nothing to fear, it can be used humanely as a block, a touch, a tickle, the fact it is there can give the horse confidence in the...
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    The crux of the matter

    if its any help to you, forty years ago i swapped two old saddles for a very thin colt, he had navicular syndrome when he was 3 the vet said he was cat meat, but treated him, by the time he was 6 he was winning dressage comps, i had no help to start with, although i had a small business, but...
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    Can we cope with ban on spurs/whips etc.?

    sorry CC, just can`t bear to see some of what goes on so not commenting any further on this thread
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    Can we cope with ban on spurs/whips etc.?

    its the element of doubt that says , something is wrong, and inability to express what exactly it is that says everything i do understand exactly why people question riding
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    Can we cope with ban on spurs/whips etc.?

    could there be an element of when pushing a horse faster than it needs to go at any time from backing onwards by use of heavy aids, dodgy bits etc is what is leading people to question riding horses at all, because they feel something is not right when riding a horse that has not gone...
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    Can we cope with ban on spurs/whips etc.?

    great, it would make people look deeply into cause and reaction, and those whose horses go nicely from leg alone have proof of training correctly, which after all is what dressage is supposed to founded on
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    What inspires you. Or who?

    amazing
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    Can we cope with ban on spurs/whips etc.?

    i`ve never used spurs, sometimes carry a schooling whip, training is all about responsiveness, creating sensitivity, and having a partnership with another living creature, you understand each other, get pleasure from each other to see a happy faced horse after its been ridden is a joy, i think...
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    Lesson today

    sounds great fun, i just love trot, halt to trot with the neck elevated from a good halt, and the surge of power taking off from halt not surprised you were tired though after!
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    What inspires you. Or who?

    i talk to my animals as if they understand every word, they love it, even just having a chat and a neck hug, as well as loose poles and jumps with vocal ``requests`` and promises of polos, its just such fun for them and a bit humbling when you come to realize just how many words they do understand
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    Is this a red flag in a youngster?

    some tbs do have very large lumps with fly bites, and its that time of year
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    Trooping the Colour

    ``WANT``
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