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An instructor's view

If it were not for Katherine I don’t think I’d have Soldier today. She has been our trainer and friend for many years and she’s been with us through all the highs and lows. This is what she had to say; “I first met Jo when I was teaching her at Pony Club camp. My lasting memory of her at that stage in her life was as a slightly uncoordinated but enthusiastically determined child riding a bay pony who often haired off in the opposite direction to that which was required. Even then she made an impression on me with...

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Welsh Classical Riding Club Review

In October 2007 a number of members of WCRC came to see Soldier in action. I was delighted to be sent a copy of their newsletter reviewing the day. I have since been down to South Wales on a number of occasions and have worked with some of the club members and their horses.

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Memo - the best behaved of them all!

Memo is not technically mine as he belongs to my mother but he has been ‘brought up’ by my and lives with my two horses. We’ve had him since he was 3 years old and backed him ourselves. My first ride on him was with a headcollar and two leadropes - and it really was that easy. He has a great temperament, is not at all nervous and loves everybody. You could liken him to being hand-reared - the biggest problem we’ve ever had with him is his over familiarity! Despite having an excellent and laid back temperament, Memo has...

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Florin - who taught me about living with Sweet Itch

Florin came to live with me in September 2009 at 17 months old. He is similar breeding to Soldier, TB x Highland, and he should end up about the same size, 15hh. He has been exceptionally well brought up and had already seen quite a bit of the world with his breeder. 11th June 2011 - Lunging and Riding in the Sandchool Florin hasn’t done anything for over a week so I took advantage of the nice weather and took him over to the sandschool for some lunging. Mum had come along to help so I asked her to lead...

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Soldier - My Greatest Teacher

Soldier - My Greatest Teacher

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