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Hunter Judging, Don’t Beat a Good Horse With a Bad HOrse

Don’t beat a good horse with a bad horse. As judges, we try to have the best horse win. The best horse should be the best jumper and this horse should jump: high round scopey soft.   Jumping ‘out of … Continue reading

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Replacing a Bridle – When Should I Replace My Bridle

  Should you Change Your Bridle? This is the first thing to consider. Before spending your hard earned cash check to see if you need a new bridle. In the ‘old days’ there were people who would repair bridles, saddles … Continue reading

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Don’t go Off Course Again, 5 Short Cuts to Remembering Your Hunter Course

Show ring hunters were developed from the field hunters when they used to ride over natural obstacles. These days there are fewer coops, stiles and brick walls but the tradition of solid colour poles and more ‘natural’ fences remain.   … Continue reading

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5 Short Cuts For Grooming

Top level show barns have grooms and handlers to prepare and primp up horses for their owner, but for the average person taking part in horse shows getting your horse spit and polished is often left to parents and friends … Continue reading

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