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A Sunny Early Winter Day on the Beach

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November 14, 2011 at 7:02 pm

My Anglo-Arabian Princess in the Muir

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My wife, proud owner of a facebook profile, has told me that my recent topics aren’t nice. So now, for some nicer. It’s November, but surprisingly mild. Just the right weather for a classic-horsemanship training, late in the afternoon today.

Getting Started

Getting Started

Vaulted first…

some time later

some time later

… then on their own.

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November 9, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Redefin Horse Show

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The latest post was about ugly residential areas in Lower Saxony. The one before that showed you that the world is round, but not always beautiful. Enough! Let’s look at the bright side of life today. Paradoxically, that’s East of the Elbe. Redefin is that cute small place with the big equitation palace, some thirty or fourty km south-west of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s capital Schwerin.

Take a look at the bright side of life, as follows…

This is what many Squires incurred catastrophic debts for

This is what many Squires incurred catastrophic debts for

Tandem Riding

Tandem Riding

showjumping

showjumping

coach-and-many

coach-and-many

hussar-style

hussar-style

photo opportunity

photo opportunity

four more

four more

motion

motion

stable

stable

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September 27, 2009 at 7:06 am

A visit to an Arab stallion

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Last autumn I accompanied a friend to Aleppo in Syria. He was on a business trip, I did extensive sightseeing. As a history teacher and horseman, I couldn’t resist the opportunity. I had heard that there was at least one stud in or around Aleppo, but I knew nothing specific about it. But once we had arrived in town, it was easy to get there, and had to exercise a lot of self-restraint to keep myself from buying a stallion from the breed of an Arabian princess, or so they say. (No, not from Saudi Arabia. There, women aren’t even allowed to drive a car, and I guess that princesses are not exempted from the rule.) A beautiful stallion with a fabulous pedigree. The animal was for sale, because the owner didn’t want to bear the expenses any more.

It was a good time. Two former Syrian show jumping champions looked after the horses (or supervised their care). Besides discussions and watching the routine, a lot of jokes were cracked, and I feel it was the highlight of my stay in Syria.

Just that I returned with empty hands, even though consumer credits are so cheap these days.
OK. Maybe this year.

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March 29, 2008 at 8:44 pm

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