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post #21 of 25 Old 11-21-2013, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
So most of the people I actually see out riding are doing some variant of Western, while the English riders are spending most of their time in indoor arenas.
That's really interesting James, I can sort of see how that would come about. You guys are very lucky, I have enjoyed some great beach and forest riding over here but we're just a small island and lack the wide open spaces. Wish I had some desert and mountain ranges where I could ride for hours. Wouldn't be able to herd cattle obviously but maybe I could improvise and become a hedgehog wrangler.
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post #22 of 25 Old 11-21-2013, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Linny Blue View Post
I have enjoyed some great beach and forest riding over here but we're just a small island and lack the wide open spaces. Wish I had some desert and mountain ranges where I could ride for hours.
Well, a few years ago I spent about 3 days biking the southern half of the Ridgeway, from around Princes Risborough (sp?) to Avebury. IIRC you could do most of it on horseback. It seemed that there were quite a few other tracks & bridleways, though I was mostly on bike and so tended to stick to minor but paved roads.
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post #23 of 25 Old 11-21-2013, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Saskia View Post
I'm in Australia, our horses live in "paddocks" and we ride in arenas. A yard to us is just a small enclosed area to keep a horse, usually not too much bigger than a stable.

A stable to us is literally the individual stable or "stall", stables refer the stable block, not the property.

Agistment isn't really boarding here, because we have boarding as well. Boarding includes extras, like feed or someone who cares for the horse, like feeding it daily and cleaning the stable. Agistment is just paying to keep your horse somewhere, they take care of the fences and provide water, but you feed and care for your own horse.

We go on "trail rides" and if some does "hacking" it means they compete in sort of "standard" shows with turn out, horse, led and rider classes.

We have floats not trailers. We rug, we don't blanket. We use halter for rope and webbing halters, "bridle" for anything with a bit.

And we never call them "Aussie Saddles" just stock saddles and they never have horns.
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post #24 of 25 Old 11-28-2013, 07:46 PM
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Location: I'm an American girl living in southwest France
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I'm having to learn all my lessons in French. That not only includes gaits, but every part of the horse, every piece of tack, and everything having to do with stables, grooming, diseases, food, vitamins, products, EVERYTHING.

Talk about making something already hard fifty times harder!! I wish US - UK language differences were all I had to deal with. :)
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post #25 of 25 Old 11-28-2013, 08:38 PM
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I love how the Aussies called a horse trailer a float, sounds like you are taking your horse in a parade!

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