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post #13231 of 13236 Old 12-28-2019, 07:16 AM
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[QUOTE=avjudge;1970808405]My apologies if this is a typo and I'm reading too much into it, but is this a direct translation from your language? I ask because I believe the standard English construction "my friend's horse" is short for "my friend his horse" - but the full form with "his" disappeared from the language many centuries ago. Interesting if it's still around somewhere.

Also interesting to read about the emphasis on body protectors. While helmets are becoming de rigueur here in the US, at least for English riders, very few riders on the flat - at least in my experience, in my area - use body protectors. Jumpers/eventers use them, and I've heard of trail riders with previous injuries using them, but that's about it.

In my language both constructions are used. You can use the ' sign with an s to indicate that the horse is owned by the friend or you can write her horse. It's the exact same construction in my language which is a germanic language like English. Mijn (my) vriendin (friend, female) haar (her) paard (horse) OR mijn (my) vriendin's (friend's) paard (horse). You're welcome. I like languages too. :)

I am one of the only adult riders wearing a body protector. In the western riding sports most people don.t wear anything but a cowboyhat and even in english riding lots of riders think you are uncool or not a good rider when you ride with a helmet. But that's starting to change... :) I am a not so good beginning rider so I definately wear protection. :) Yesterday I went riding in the western riding school and I same some trainers with a hit air vest and body protector so I guess some professionals do use protection?? But I see more adult riders and kids without helmet or protector of any kind... I think you should protect your kid... Come on now, they're kids... If an adult wants to ride without protection it's your own decision... but a tiny 10 y old kid.... hmm...
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post #13232 of 13236 Old 12-28-2019, 07:20 AM
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@blue eyed pony waw! I like that purple on your horse! It's fresh but still very stylish! A daring choice! It would be really pretty if you had a shade of plum pants on and something contrasting for your top! (I am really into fashion too :p)
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I used to religiously use a body protector when I was working with a young horse, and then I had a fall because my body protector didn't let me move in the way I needed to, and I promptly sold it (I didn't land on it, I landed on my feet). Now I'm going to be working with a young horse again, I looked at getting a body protector again, but the ones that flex the way I need them to are prohibitively expensive. I do not have $600 for something I'm only going to use for a couple of months at best!
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post #13234 of 13236 Old 12-28-2019, 07:33 AM
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@blue eyed pony I bought a Komperdell body protector. It's quite flexible (but maybe still not enough for you?) it was Ä190.
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post #13235 of 13236 Old 12-28-2019, 07:39 AM
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okay last spamming post for today:

2019, the year I crawled (in august) on top of a horse and decided to become an equestrian! Best decision of my life! 47,5 hours in the saddle! On a great year and another year in which I will progress (hopefully) and become a better rider!

I found (back) a bit of the joy I used to have (in life and in general) through horseback riding. In 2020 I will take life by the balls.
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post #13236 of 13236 Old 12-28-2019, 11:15 AM
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Closing this thread as itís been having problems.

Please use Confession Time part 2
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