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« Reply #60 on: Jul 18th, 2011, 9:17pm »

I really enjoyed it Judith. I am happy to help in anyway I can. It was really interesting watching Charlie and the members working out the problems with their horses. I learnt loads to take to my horse.

What was really good was Charlie's techniques really complement what I do with the horses and I found myself interrupting, please apologise to Charlie for that.

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« Reply #61 on: Jul 20th, 2011, 9:14pm »

Charlie never metioned being interupted , so dont worry!
The camp is now finished , the rain was a major factor , nearly every day the heavens opened at some point! So well done all for sticking with it and not decamping!
As usual teaching summer camp is very rewarding - I think the longer time makes for a conceentrated learning and a real progress that benefits everyone,
Also I must thank our speakers, and Kim , whomhelped me with the A T , whose work was much appreciated .
The gateways and uncemented yard/paths/doorways didnt make life easy, hopefully building work will be further on when its the next camp.
Next camp, Aug is full- so please dont ask if there are any spaces!
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« Reply #62 on: Jul 26th, 2011, 1:09pm »

Now that a few days have passed we ve recovered from the rain and mud of the camp. I ve put a few oics on my facebook page [ judith margaret wilson] and I know Liz is gathering all pics taken on the camp to make into a disc for everyone. She only had my camera for the last day , so not everyone is on my photos [ 2 having gone at lunchtime]
We ve had some very nice weathe since, and all gateways etc are dry!
2 horses on the camp were bred by us , its lovely to see them enjoying life in their subsequent homes.
The next camp is not far away, and a similar number of people are coming - with 1 on both camps!
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« Reply #63 on: Jul 26th, 2011, 3:05pm »

Judith,

I can't find you on FaceBook. could you try and find me kathymboyer and kbequinetherapy.

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« Reply #64 on: Jul 26th, 2011, 4:04pm »

Well, I will be collating all the pictures just as soon as I've got the discs from everyone. But it was great to see old friends (from previous camps) and meet new people and it was such a good group this year with a really fascinating selection of horses.

I'm glad that it's finally stopped raining up there - I was talking to someone in York earlier today and I understand it's gloriously sunny and warm - fingers crossed it stays that way for another 3 weeks so that those on the August camp enjoy some dry weather and can burnish the suntan.

As a non-Facebook bod please can I put in a request that some pictures go up on this forum?

If you're coming in August and have any last minute concerns or worries please let me know so I can help. (liz@receptional.com)
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« Reply #65 on: Jul 29th, 2011, 12:44pm »

I ve pressed like button of facebook page 'kbequinetherapies', couldnt find other page. Mine is judith margaret wilson. I do find it impossib;le to find 'ordinary' names - have yet to locate my friend 'cathy brown ' , or her 2 daughters katy and victoria! Just 1 gripe re facebook .....
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« Reply #66 on: Jul 29th, 2011, 12:45pm »

Will be posting some piccies up soon. Will also nend to revamp lots of pages ........
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« Reply #67 on: Jul 29th, 2011, 1:21pm »

Hi everyone!
I'm looking forward to August summer camp - I just can't wait! Lots of news but not enough time to tell it all now! Will catch up at summer camp!
I cannot find you on facebook Judith - I've trawled thro' what seems like 1000s of Judith Wilsons!! If I ask for judith margaret wilson it tells me there aren't any!?
Do send a friend request - I'm on as Vanessa Rolfe - there aren't too many of those I think!
See you soon - and some new people at camp - and old faces too! Roll on Aug 12th! smiley
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« Reply #68 on: Jul 31st, 2011, 07:26am »

I think I ve found you, sorry I m not to be found!Is there anything more frustrating than facebook?!Still it hasits uses - a daughter in N Z makes it a neccessity! Esp as her fiance is a photographer, and we can see all his wonderful landscape shots.
Of course weather has been good since last wet camp, and now orried the rain will wait for the next camp!
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« Reply #69 on: Aug 6th, 2011, 1:56pm »

Only 6 more days to camp - a full camp of 11 students . I ve come across a way to keep the dust down in the indoor school - catch all the thunderstorm water as it comes through the leaking guttering. Heres hoping for better weather next weekend [ and we ve a wedding to go to later! Shall maybe rethink my outfit ...what matches wellies?]
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« Reply #70 on: Aug 7th, 2011, 8:05pm »

A Raincoat? laugh
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« Reply #71 on: Aug 8th, 2011, 10:17am »

Amazingly my espedrilles managed , and we had a great time!
I wou;ld remind campers to bring wet weather gear, in particular wellies - riding boots just arent watertight for any length od time during groundwork.
I think Sat will be a wet day , might be lucky Fri , and dont know yet for Sun. Sun - your day , kathy?
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« Reply #72 on: Aug 16th, 2011, 11:54am »

Despite being very wet underfoot, there was no rain during second camp, and the final afternoon was very warm and sunny. So we were very lucky!
The 3 days hurtled past, with us all , including Charlie and myself, wishing it was longer. This was because everone made great strides, and wished for more!
A lovely group of 10, a pleasure to teach and very supportive of eachother. As usual I saw little of the main group, working in house giving the A T sessions , or in the indoor school giving liberty lessons. Liberty, as so often, showed the horses' emotions and life stories in a way that nothing else will.A spectator was moved to tears within 10 minutes!
Also thank you to our 2 speakers - Fiona for t the shiatsu talk, and Kathy for the equine massage talk.
We used Barney Topper as the horse for massage talk, and as he is newly ours and needs to move with less tension,massage is going to help him. He moves like a sewing machine !Hope to get him at least half as languid as Guinness.
I have been teaching 1 of the camp participants today [ she wants more!] and she was able to get a back up from standing behind her horse - something she d never attempted before.Its amazing how fast horses will progress with being able to learn without stress!
As usual, we thank all the 'campers' for being such a great bunch, and for making the teaching so rewarding.
We are about to have a few days away, then concentrate on getting farm buildings better- doors that open easily etc! then wwe ve a couple of shows with Guinness, and will begin to fitten him for hunting. I m sure he ll be a wonderful hunter for Charlie, and after a few seasons I might even go myself!
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« Reply #73 on: Aug 24th, 2011, 08:15am »

Now that both camps are over [ and I hope you are all remembering things to do!] C and I are having a few days away in Dorset.
We went to Buckham fair and saw ....people! Heaving , proving the lure of calebs is very strong. It is organised by Martin Clunes , and he judged some of the dog classes - I just about saw him through crowds 4 deep around the ring! Saw a very useless dressage to music display - every second the horse was too low and behind the bit- and this from a so called natural person. I shall say no more, or I ll begin to rant....
We , as usual, went to a book shop specialising in old horse books, and bought a couple. Gems from mine , circa 1961 , include how to stop bucking - electric spurs [ never even heard of them!!] or put bearing reins on the horse , rearing , a short cane smacking ears ,oh but dont put lead shot in the ears [ what!!?] Other gems - get your horse to jump better by putting electric fencing just above the top poles and begin the jumping as foals , making them daily jump 4 fences between stable and filed. By age 2 these should be 2 foot high and 3 foot wide!
Gems from C s book [ from 1904] include how to teach ladies astride. These lessons must be conducted without spectators , and for first few weeks only 20 mins in duration , because ladies muscles will get so tired.
We return home tomorrow , luckily without the unbroken 3 yr old we saw in Devon. As a half brother to Wills we thought this horse might have presence and pizzaz, but he hadnt. Of course the last thing we need is another horse, but we just had to check it out.....
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« Reply #74 on: Aug 25th, 2011, 2:26pm »

I'm back from gallivanting into the Highlands of Scotland for the Blair Atholl Horse Trials which was almost a wash out, but luckily the skies stopped raining and the ground started to dry out. A glorious venue, fabulous scenery, lovely shops(!) but it's just so far from anywhere!
I've got almost all the pictures from those who attended the July camp - just waiting for one person to forward hers to me - and then I'll download them onto discs and post them out to everyone as a reminder of a great camp, even if it was sadly rather damp.
The August camp was a great success too - helped by dry even occasionally sunny days - and I'm pulling together the pictures from various cameras for those participants - if you've not forwarded a disc of pictures or a memory stick to me yet, please let me have it. I'll return any memory sticks forwarded with your disc of all the pictures.
Well done Judith for resisting Wills' relative, but what a shame he didn't have the qualities you were looking for.
I hope you both enjoy your holiday - who knows you might succumb to another horse on your way home!
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