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Why Learning Dressage Now is Like Playing Video Games in the 90’s

  1. It takes hours of practice

Just like getting skilled at Columns (I once got to level 150, it took about five hours and I could no longer see straight), dressage takes hours and hours doing the same exercises and movements, developing the right muscles and hoping for the penny to drop in the horse and riders head and for the co-ordination to kick in so that you get the right result.

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Flashback Friday – My Little Pony The Movie



As pathetic as it sounds, one of my prized possessions is my collection of retro 80’s VHS tapes. One of the best has got to be My Little Pony the movie. I still have the first ever pony I got. My mum brought her home from me when she came home from work one day. Her name was Posy and she was yellow and pink and awesome.

There is a synopsis below for anyone who doesn’t remember the movie as well as I do.


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10 Horses We All Wanted To Own In The 80’s & 90’s


Milton mini book - Hosre & Pony Magazine 1992. Photo by Lorna Keogh

Milton mini book – Horse & Pony Magazine 1992. Photo by Lorna Keogh


If you read Horse & Pony magazine as a child you could not avoid being under the spell of British show jumping legend Milton aka Everest Milton., Milton, owned by the Bradley family and competed by John Whitaker, wowed the crowds in a career that spanned twelve years. The grey horse that could had a huge personality that won him an army of fans who stuck posters all over their walls, collected memorabilia and cheered him on over every fence.

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You Rode Horses Growing Up in the 90’s When….

The bible in the 90's

The bible in the 90’s

* The gospel was ‘Horse and Pony’ magazine and Freddie the chestnut pony was god. The posters covered every inch of your wall, the free stickers ended up on every school book and some of you might even remember the day the magazine went from black and white to colour!

* You wanted to ride and own Downlands Cancara the black stallion who was the Lloyd’s Bank mascot and Milton the ultimate show jumping gelding

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