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    Lola Makes her Affiliated Elementary Debut!

    Can i just repeat how much i love this little mare? <3 last minute entry to our VERY local venue for a bash at ele for the first time affiliated, and 2nd ever go! shes felt ace recently so i wasnt too worried about getting through the test! Hacked up nicely, amid a sea of huge lorries and...
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    Lola does a lot of "firsts!" :D <3 im the luckiest owner ever!

    Okay, not really CR, but... It really has dawned on me just how awesome little lola (aka witch pony) is :) she is the jack of all trades! Two weeks ago, we made our area festival debut :) She was brilliant and even ended up with a placing! :D she then had a few days off, did a bit of...
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    Witch Pony Update - Super Proud! Area Festivals!! (pic heavy)

    Well, the last time i updated everyone we had just won our elementary debut!! <3 since then, we have been quietly working away, doing tonnes of hacking, regular lessons and keeping things ticking :) Bank holiday monday we hacked over to a beautiful facility about 10 mins away to have a...
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    Emotional (good) witch pony update!! <3 ELEMENTARY DEBUT!!

    Well what can i say, i think i may have to revoke the witch pony status! (temporarily at least!) Shes been awesome of late, super fun (if a tad wild) to hack, really enjoying it again, now we have some beautiful hacking to enjoy! Been cracking on with weekly lessons and my god are they...
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    Witch Pony Update - Grown up Showing!

    Little update of late! been smashing out the lessons - broke out the double bridle at the beginning of the month to get some advice from my instructor for prep for competing at the new forest show - well, its been the making of lola! she is wonderfully responsive to ride in it and soo much...
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    Lola Update! Lots of Happenings :D Dressage meets Cosplay :)

    the last time i updated, we had just moved to our lovely new yard!! we are absolutely loving it and i feel like we are making some progress :) we have really struggled with seperation anxiety with her, but are now making progress again :) We have done quite a bit since being there, mostly...
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    How to be a stiller rider?

    Hi all... Just after some tips on the above really! I have regular lessons with a fab instructor, ride regularly working on it but I just can't seem to stop my lower leg bouncing? Whether I ride with my leg wrapped round or if I have it light, whatever length stirrups? I've tried using...
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    Lola Update! More BD and some VERY exciting news! pic heavy!

    All is well here in witch pony land at present! seem to be sorting lolas issues with bits -- shes in the eldonian version of a myler comfort eggbutt and seems okay, not as light as she is in the loose ring but at least its not rubbing and backing her off the bit :) shes also had a pair of front...
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    Lola Update!!

    Last time i updated we competed at the wellington unaff champs at novice and came a respectable 7th :) since then we have been working our bums off, sorting a new music floorplan and music (with costume) for riding club area comp, which im super excited for, just hope we can pull it off...
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    Moving yards, any advice?

    Hi guys! Just looking for any tips and tricks to help a move go as smoothly as possible :) We will be moving our ponies (rufus and lola) to a private rented property all of our own <3 Anything we should think of doing before moving? Was thinking of boxing them over, popping one in, riding...
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    proud mummy moment! When things finally *click*

    well, we have been plugging away for a while without making huge progress, little steps forward here and there and her overall rideability is masses better :D but one overwhelming thing was that she NEVER had a medium trot (as it a 5 in the ring on a good day) its been improving.. bit by...
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    Lola goes to Wellington Unaff Champs!

    Well, i honestly cannot fault this little mare! She is not the all singing all dancing purpose bred some people long for, but she is just wonderful and tried so hard to play with the big boys this weekend! We qualified in October for the Novice class :) since then, we have been working hard...
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    Petrie long boots - sizing and stockists in south?

    As above really, does anyone know what the foot sizing of the petrie Olympus is like? Looking into getting some new competition boots and like the look of these :) I'm between a 4 and 5! Alternatively, does anyone know a stockist that I can try them on at, I'm on the hants/berks border :)...
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    Witch Pony Update! Its been a while!

    It been ages since we have managed to post anything here :) (last time was december) We havent been up to a humungous amount, lack of facilities and daylight and dry ground stopped play for a good while! January she had a week off, then lots of in hand work as that was all that the ground...
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    Pony/cob matchy?

    Looking for nice pony /cob size matchy? I have lemieux pads but have the colours I like atm as they don't do the mustard in pony size :( Looking for fun colours and ideally boots if possible! I'm a little baffled at all of the places, but hardly anywhere does a small dressage size!
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    Livery musing...

    Why is it that there are hardly any diy yards anymore, there's probably about 4 in my area, all mostly full, or have crap atmospheres/yo / facilities... The rest are all ridiculously expensive part or full livery... Thinking about moving my ponies to an actual yard with facilities, but not...
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    *Party!!!*We are out of the Woods!!! *Party!!!*

    A year after roo was initially diagnosed with liver issues and a long battle over the following five months -- roo had his update blood tests today... and he is on the low side of normal!! SOOOOO PLEASED! i honestly expected a recurring issue! after nearly going into liver failure, i am soo...
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    making a start on our 2016 aims --- Lola goes showjumping :)

    managed a last minute decision with a friend to head off to wellington for showjumping today :) forgot how much i hated the random waiting around of showjumping! Lola is NOT a morning pony, at all, she takes a VERY long time to warm up in the am - so despite me giving us as much time and...
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    As the year draws to a Close ---- achievements and aims?

    What did we all achieve this year? whether it be something little or large! This year, we made the decision to sell Tiger - a pony i had on loan (the owner and I's joint decision) after having a HUGE career change and starting a new degree, so i would just have one pony to ride -- as much as i...
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    Lack of facilities and winter riding struggles..

    Just a bit of a rant really to get it off my chest! Just feeling a bit fed up of trying to keep ponies ticking through winter so far with no school or lights.. I work long hours and have to leave at 6am just to get to work on time, so no morning riding either, finish once it's dark too...
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    secondhand saddles- why only big sizes?

    Always the way, when you have the money, you cant find what you want... When you don't have it they are everywhere! Just missed out on the perfect saddle last night, cant believe how hard it is to find a 16.5" dressage saddle for not humungous money! If I wanted a 17.5 id be laughing... Just a...
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    Lola pony makes a cracking debut at dressage to music :)

    Quite literally the most fun ive had doing dressage ever!! :D bit of a last minute thing, had a friend help with music and floorplan, i managed one run through in my field in the dark in a homemade arena of poles and cones with the music on my phone before the date.. Bless her, we had to warm...
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    lola pony does good :)

    First dressage in a couple of months, first novice in more than that (last of which was abysmal!)... We went out with the am of getting through the test and coming last with dignity :) Bless her, she tried really hard but nerves set in causing a bit of tension which ruined the swing and freedom...
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    Lola has a second BD outing!

    Not as successful as the first, results wise, but i feel more successful as an outing.. :) it was the first test i really felt i could *ride* her rather than steer her around in vaguely the right places :D she was awesome in the warm up and really with me, popped up to the competition arena...
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    lola pony goes on a strange outing!

    It seems the witch pony's days are well behind her! Yesterday could have marked my death... I decided to take Lola to a sponsored ride... In a snaffle. It is well documented we struggle for control on our own at home, let alone in company... So we have never braved such an event before...
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    Lola update! upward trend!!

    Its been a while since ive posted an update on witch pony -- shes been really up and down with progress.... last update i posted we scored 70% percent on a novice which we were chuffed with.... the two outings after were not great/ awful score wise.... the first we scored 64.8 after a really...
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    proud post! we finally broke the 70% barrier!

    Yesterday we took lola to wellington for another team quest outing :) novice 28 so wasn't hopeful as still working on suppleness and the serpentine highlight it! Well she was an utter angel all day and did an obedient but not inspired test.. I was thinking. 62/ 64... Definitely Could be looser...
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    Triumph at Team Quest, visits to horsepital and a farewell :(

    Been a slightly crazy time over here! Firstly, lola - had a couple of bad weeks with her, i just *couldnt* ride her how she needed and it caused a lot of frustration and confusion on both parts - my instructor was out of action for a few weeks so i didnt have my regular **** whooping :P luckily...
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    tekna saddles? where to buy?

    i am curious if anyone in the north hants/ berks border knows of anywhere to buy tekna dressage saddles, to look at/ have a sit on etc, love the look of them but cant find anywhere that does them /could get one in... cant even find one to order online! My next port of call is to email shires...
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    tips to stop a horse constantly neighing when out?

    Said pony isnt nappy in any way, happens when travelling with or without company, in all paces/ sideways.. warm up/ test, in a group showing or not.. today was horrendous, the worst shes been, yet she was the most happy and relaxed at a show she has been?? Doesnt happen schooling or hacking at...
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