Omg cjd Pumpkin has been sold

Equi

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You also probably wouldn’t see Pumpkin living out in a huge field with his friends thought.

The more valuable competition horses I know are kept in a box 24/7 and spend their time out the stable on the walker or being ridden - although I know this isn’t the case for every top horse.
no. But he at least got turnout on grass. Many top horses don’t.
 

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I looked up Cathrine Dufour and she is number 2 in the FEI dressage world ranking (Charlotte Dujardin is 3rd), so if this girl already has 2 horses in training with Cathrine Dufour it is just adding to her string and not a huge amount of pressure for her.
not sure about that, taking on a ride after cjd must come with a lot of scrutiny, if you do well, how wonderful, if you don`t you could look like you you failed on some level

and it might look like the horse would have been better to be ridden by cjd

but its a very good horse, well i like it, so could well deliver the goods, i hope so anyway as i`d like to see more of it in the future
 

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She is 16 nobody would expect her to ride as well as CJD. There would be more pressure if the horse went to a professional rider than a young teenager.

not sure about that, taking on a ride after cjd must come with a lot of scrutiny, if you do well, how wonderful, if you don`t you could look like you you failed on some level

and it might look like the horse would have been better to be ridden by cjd

but its a very good horse, well i like it, so could well deliver the goods, i hope so anyway as i`d like to see more of it in the future
 

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She is 16 nobody would expect her to ride as well as CJD. There would be more pressure if the horse went to a professional rider than a young teenager.
whoever rides it will be under scrutiny, it might do better with a rider less set in their ways who can be influenced by the same person who has trained the horse so far

i don`t really see it as pressure, more the ultimate result for the horses continued progress
 

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Unrelated but I didn't realise you had written the 'privilege' article. I thought it was excellent, and relatable to life in general (not just horses).
Thanks! Its a bug bear of mine as actually I think parents are a far stronger contributor in sporting prowess than most other things and its always overlooked. Anyway after this a new one went up on being judgemental!!
 
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