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« Reply #60 on: Aug 22nd, 2012, 10:54am »

Just a quick note to say Charlie has qualified for the Winter Regional Champs , after winning 2 Elementary competitions at the weekend. This has led to a call from Horse and Hound , so we hope to see a mention of Charlie and Wills [ or XChallenge Sweet William as his longwinded name is ] in the near future. Its amazing how regular work keeps Wills 'sensible ' - but costly in terms of entry costs, dieal etc. C can now hack him out for whole rides without 'episodes' , which has suprised the workriders at the racing stables nearby!
My shoulder gets better , until the physio turns the screws even tighter ...yesterday my toes were curling as she leant all her weight on it to make it go further back. Despite this I am making progress , but have another fortnight before the 'window' of getting movement back starts to close.
We are taking G to his only show this year , next Monday. C will ride , although I m riding , I shouldnt hold him up and in - which he ll need for the showring!
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« Reply #61 on: Aug 30th, 2012, 1:02pm »

Horse & Hound page 56 [30.8.12] has a short piece on charlie and Wills. No piccy which is a shame - no photographer at that competition - unfortunately thats usually the case round here!
Guinness was beaten by hairies , and felt disappointed. some judges do this , others prefer the hogged type . As there were no other hogged horses in the class,perhaps potential competitors knew of this judge and stayed away....as will we in future!
the rain has been atrocious- couldnt get along the roads today with every drain overflowing. Wills and G now with lightweight rugs on .
At summer camp I had various unwanted peices of tack , and thank you to those who bought bits etc . We have ,should anyone be interested - any reasonable offers!
1 pony show saddle med fitting
1 brown synthetic med. saddle 18"
1 stallion surcingle

[ proceeds to hospice for following items]
1Thoroughgood xwide nearly new
1English leather saddle wide
1eng leather headcollar
1set travel boots ,unopened
2 unused new 6.3. rugs - heavy duty and thickly quilted
I would dearly love some of these items to be sold to give money to a particular hospice in Chesterfield, to thank them for their care to a close friend. \some of you who were at camps through the years will remember her, either as a student , or latterly as a help with my A T sessions - Kim Jones, who sadle died a few weeks ago.
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« Reply #62 on: Sep 14th, 2012, 08:53am »

Sometimes you can stumble across something to inspire you in a quite unexpected place.
This happened to me last weekend. Charlie and I went to the 'Horse-Event' nr Eindhoven. The primary aim in this was to see Dutch dressage demos, as the event is organised by the Bartel family , very prominant in dressage . One thing we happened really thought through was the fact all lectures,demos,displays all in Dutch! We also felt we had to keep our heads down a little as every Dutch rider believes Adelinde Cornelissen was robbed by Charlotte du Jardin! The star herself appeared at 'Horse-event ' on day 2 , not riding Parzival, but another stonting warmblood. However, her main demo was showing fitness and balance exercises. Theres no doubt she is very fit and a true athlete! The end of the demo was a rousing 'Rio Groanin'' sound repeated a few times. I translated that as 'Rio crowned ' or perhaps 'Rio Champion' - in other words she ll go for gold at 2016 in Rio!
Displays included classical equitation with Spanish breeds , equitation with rarer Baroque breeds , training demos etc. There was much talk of 'Harmonie' , but really all these horses were in doubles or curbs and way overbend. Even the western demos [ some on Arab horses] were way behind the vertical. Every bridle to buy had a crank noseband, and really the whole culure there is a firm contact and outline [ even swa hacking like this!]
But there was ,in all of this , a bright star. Displays from the twolazyseven ranch - tagline 'dare to be different'. Displayed were 5 nearly matching horses[ palomino and chestnut], working at liberty.Thye were called 'the wild bunch'. These were young horses , and so nothing fancy, just 5 in their own place in the line , following , stopping, walking,trotting around the trainer [ Wendy ?] but with such relaxation and willingness. They were N H trained , and that was the 2lazy7 s ethos and training , somewhere nr Saint Nicholas in Belgium.[ theres pictures on my facebook page]
It got me thinking about liberty with Idaho. Here is a horse with the perfect temperament- willing, confident , no issues. So this is my winter mission seeing how far I can get with her.
Before that however, Charlie and I are away again - this time for two weeks holiday in Canada. I intend that we have at least a short dude ride in the Rockies!
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« Reply #63 on: Sep 26th, 2012, 12:01pm »

Welcome back! You've missed the monsoons and gales, even here in then outh we've been deluged, goodness know what it's like where you are?
Hope you had super break and managed to fit some riding in?
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