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        05-11-2013, 05:35 AM
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    Love the pictures!

    Beaches I won't mind seeing, and maybe riding along. But yeah, swimming... meh... not much for me.
    HA ha ... beaches can be fun to ride on and often swimming is a part of that riding although unintentional!

    More than once I have taken soaking wet riders back from a beach ride and returned them to the boarding school that rode with us, looking more like drowned rats than children!

    Once I even managed to return seven - out of eight - soaking wet. This was in April so the water was cold too. I told them that if any of them cried they would walk back - none ended up walking.
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        05-11-2013, 10:13 AM
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    Loved the pictures! Keep um coming! It's always been in the back of my head that I would someday move to England. That is why I want to go and visit for more than just a couple of weeks. I want to see what it is really like there and what part I like best.

    Foxhunter, that's awesome! I know about the getting wet unintentionally while riding. LOL! Lots of fun!
    The only time I've ever seen the ocean was in February, on Long Beach, in Washington. My whole family had bad colds and ear infections, but means how it was our first (and maybe last) time to see the ocean we played a bit in the water anyways.
    It's so weird to see water and no end to it. Just crazy! And yes that is coming from a mountain/prairie girl. To give you a bit of history, I grew up in the rocky mountains in Montana, and then my family moved to SK when I was 10. We did move back to Idaho for a year, but came back to SK after that.
         
        05-11-2013, 10:25 AM
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    Foxhunter I'm afraid I'm also a 'no swim in the sea' wuss!!! My sons and DH are braver souls but not me. I can recall a few hols when I dared go in - one in Saundersfoot when it so was hot I got courage
    G. Guitarist You'd need a work permit of sorts to do a paid farm job and some good insurance to even do voluntary work. No rounding up cattle on horseback really but lots of farms are glad to take seasonal workers when its busy in harvest times, most of the field scale veg growers and fruit use foreign students from eastern European countries
    What sort of farm work did you have in mind?
         
        05-11-2013, 10:31 AM
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    With farm work I mainly meant helping out around the farm with whomever I am staying with. I will look in to more of the work permit thing as well. There is also an organization that is called WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms) which I might look into. We had WWOOFers come where I used to work. They were from France and somewhere else (I can't remember right now), and one of the neighbors had workers from Germany, England, France, and a couple more places.
         
        05-11-2013, 12:35 PM
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    Clava, back in the 1980s my brother and I rode from Petersfield to Eastbourne one year, and from Eastbourne to Petersfield the following year. We stayed three nights in b&bs . I am very surprised that no one has yet set up a trail riding centre on a commercial basis. Up on the trails,mountd on a horse, it is as though one is in a different world from busy Sussex.

    Those rides left memories for a lifetime.

    Then of course you are fit to ride from Talgarth across the Cambrian mountains to the Irish sea at Ynyslas - as long as you have a sturdy Welsh Cob to carry you.

    Try it

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        05-11-2013, 02:15 PM
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    Clava, back in the 1980s my brother and I rode from Petersfield to Eastbourne one year, and from Eastbourne to Petersfield the following year. We stayed three nights in b&bs . I am very surprised that no one has yet set up a trail riding centre on a commercial basis. Up on the trails,mountd on a horse, it is as though one is in a different world from busy Sussex.

    Those rides left memories for a lifetime.

    Then of course you are fit to ride from Talgarth across the Cambrian mountains to the Irish sea at Ynyslas - as long as you have a sturdy Welsh Cob to carry you.

    Try it

    BG

    Back in the early 80s my parents ran a trekking centre / holiday thing and I used to take rides of children on our ponies out on the South Downs - hours of fun! I've walked to Eastbourne but never ridden it, although we did put a girl up who was riding the whole of the South Downs a few years ago.
         
        05-13-2013, 11:12 AM
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    With farm work I mainly meant helping out around the farm with whomever I am staying with. I will look in to more of the work permit thing as well. There is also an organization that is called WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms) which I might look into. We had WWOOFers come where I used to work. They were from France and somewhere else (I can't remember right now), and one of the neighbors had workers from Germany, England, France, and a couple more places.
    This company hire a lot of overseas seasonal workers and they are spreading into organic growing now - they have locations in various parts of the country. Accommodation isn't 5 Star - mostly caravans - but you get paid and meet a very diverse lot of people!!! They would be able to advise on permits & agencies who organize these things etc
    Shropshire's. Family farming since 1952.
    If you just wanted to stay with a host farm owning family then try putting an advert in the Horse & Hound or one of the Farming mags like the Farmers Guardian.
    You might also find someone through one of the Agricultural Colleges by asking them to post something on their notice boards for you
         
        05-13-2013, 05:13 PM
      #28
    Weanling
    Not really 'a place' but you can stay in premier in at tong village which has a riding centre just down the road, a riding centre about 10 minutes away and a field of two horses next door to you:) its in west yorkshire and there are some great walks round there!
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        05-13-2013, 05:16 PM
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    Weanling
    * and a farm (goodalls) with shetland ponies which is open to visitors 10 minute walk away!
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        05-13-2013, 08:42 PM
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    Yearling
    Thanks for the advice!
         

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