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PICTURES OF YOUR FAVOURITE OLD HORSE.
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Kirbs



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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 5:55 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Nooooooooooooooooo!!!! It had to be...................Folly Foot Farm  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVgyxhe849k
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone remember this??

Used to be on every day of the holidays when I was a kid..about 9 am, then I'd be off to the stables! Its dubbed of course....!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xWGz0mNuo4
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey Kirbs thats taken me back!! I remember having a huge crush on the dark haired boy (Steve???) in Follyfoot and shouting at Dora for being so wet and sobbing all the time. Must be 35 years ago... Love Lizzie
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Richard Bailey



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:31 am    Post subject: St. George? Reply with quote

"In comes I, be at the wenches and damsels, for I cometh with my weapon in my hand, for to ravage thee!"

"So madam, protect thy virtues, as tis my want to harvest thee all!"

Me on Nelson, eighteen and a bit hands, of docile lovliness, for St. Georges Day in the village of Duns Tew, through to the White Horse Inn, of which I was the landlord at the time.

("Things you see when you haven't got a gun!")

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey thats some horse! Mind you I think you could stop a train with that bit. Did you have to be winched on board like Henry V111?. Love Lizzie
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that's definitely a horse and a half!

This was my beautiful old 'White Horse'







I bought him from the bargain basement at a dealing yard, and his breeding was unknown (I.D/Tbred? Welsh cob/Arab?) He had wonderful paces and a ground covering trot and excelled at Endurance becuase he'd got attitude a'plenty, yet was the most genuine and honest horse I've ever come across.




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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One comes along once in a life time.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Six nice legs there Seabird!

XX  :smt103

Sign in my back window says: "Warning - I slow for horses and great legs!"  

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Take heed my fellows, wenches a plenty, verily I have captured one!"

Another photo of the St. George day antics on Nelson. Must have had five different people up with me for photographs, in various degrees of mount/dismount clumsiness, Nelson, didn't bat an eyelid.

                                 However......

On the way down to start, we passed along the back lane, at this point I also had a shield, so was riding pretty much knees only. Just as we passed Sharon's back gate, her lovely lurcher suddenly barked right next to us.

Exit stage right Nelson, at warp factor seven, into the wheat field (thankfully no fence at that point) with metal clad idiot with hands full , helmet visor slammed shut,still attached (remotely), atop! Once we dropped to sub-light speed at Nelson's discretion of course, I decided to hand over the shield to someone else and get at least a loose association with a rein.

Reset dignity meter, turn helmet around the right way, give said lurcher a good bollocking, continue.... at least ony a couple of people saw that part!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

           

Would love to have seen that! One of the downsides of associating with horses is the frequent loss of dignity.
Telstar would never have put up with all the clothing Nelson was wearing. I rode up to the secretary's tent at a cross country event once and someone passed me my number bib before I'd dismounted....we did a demolition job on the Pony club tent and sent its occupants running for cover    
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh richard PMSL!!!!!! you have cheered up a dreary sunday.thankyou!!!!!
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Richard Bailey



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are most welcome Mandie darling, I do quite often get myself into embarrassing positions, but if you are proactively "doing stuff" gaffs will happen!
Better than being bored or boring?
XXX

PS: What does PMSL stand for?
Oh Hang on.... just worked it out!!!!  
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's taken me ages but I've just worked it out too  

which brings me to the question - did you utter Eric Idle's immortal lines from Monty Python and the Holy Grail?

'I've soiled my armour now!!'


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

     
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Certainly not Madam!
I hold Her Majesty's Royal Commission and Officers and Gentlemen would never do such a thing!

Outraged Commanding Officer of RAF Milcombe.

PS: Actually it was authentic armour and kit from an old mate who teaches jousting and puts on big shows, etc.

The plates are then fitted with leather ties and straps which, apart from being bdooly uncomfortable, cut off the blood supply to your legs, and other bits & pieces. It hadn't dawned on me until the big dismount much later, that with the armour AND chain mail I weighed a lot more than usual, coupled with totally numb/dead legs, the dignity meter took another wallop as I landed in a crumbled heap on the floor and couldn't get up! Even Nelson looked round with a raised eyebrow!
XXX

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