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    Riding, showing, hunting, work, my horses....the usual suspects! :)
  1. We have our first joust this weekend

    And some from our Eltham event this weekend in London I was grooming at. My partner is in the red this time ☺️
  2. We have our first joust this weekend

    Found some more pictures from the joust ☺️ And a random blog which we've featured in!
  3. We have our first joust this weekend

    Not really, it's quite standard over here to do that, just keeps the rider steadier. Never face planted yet :)
  4. We have our first joust this weekend

    Indeed. I was not happy at all. The jousting yard owner very kindly went and picked him up straight away for me. It was a recommended yard too. I thought I was being particular with it only going to one people had recommended and my winter yard had grazing banned for nearly four months due to the ground being too wet. I thought I'd send him away to a good yard with grazing and an arena to start doing stuff rather than be stuck stabled 24/7 with no facilities at my yard. Right intentions..... Bad decision however. He's in the right place now at least. Onwards and up.
  5. We have our first joust this weekend

    Just a King's squire, banner type person! Not too sure exactly as it was a Dutch event and all in Dutch lol. He could run fast anyway haha! We were guests invited there to participate. Solo had a little walk with someone leant over for the first time. The other yard caused him massive issues with the saddle and rider so he's getting there slowly. I'll never send a horse away to be broken again, but anyway, he's happy being home again and realising people aren't all scary. received_10156462788642495.mp4
  6. We have our first joust this weekend

    Still in the Netherlands for our final international weekend event, its an anniversary battle reinactment from the 1000's. Four horses from home have come over for it. MOV_4369.mp4 MOV_4370.mp4 MOV_4355.mp4
  7. We have our first joust this weekend

    I'm quite used to stalls now as a lot of the later historic shows we do all use stalls mostly and quite popular with the iberian horses and stallions. They had a mix of proper stables and the stalls out the back. And some room in the public park opposite. The tents are various medievil stalls and traders in the event.
  8. We have our first joust this weekend

    Added locations! I'm currently in Amsterdam where there is a riding house built in the 1700's based on Vienna Spanish riding school! They do demonstrations however it's mostly an actual riding school for the local public now and the majority of the horses are of mixed breeds. Still a very interesting find in the centre of Amsterdam!
  9. We have our first joust this weekend

    Young Solo got leant over today! I'm on holiday in Europe but got sent this photo today of him. Few other pics from Europe also. We planned a road trip through France Belgium Germany and the Netherlands, as my partner is riding in some international historic events over the two weekends so we're road tripping in between! reichenstein, rhein Germany butte de lionne, Waterloo, Belgium reichenstein Castle, Germany brandenburg Germany reichenstein Castle Germany rhein Germany brandenburg Germany Bingen Germany
  10. We have our first joust this weekend

    The smaller ones don't tend to have much feather, section a/b/c types..... Section d's tend to have small whispy feathers at the fetlocks like he does over here. He's got full Welsh bloodlines all the way back, then back to thoroughbred and Arab like the rest of them. His actual cannon bones are tiny, he's got big joints but tiny cannons!
  11. We have our first joust this weekend

    He's a Welsh section D, roughly 15-15.1hh now. They have a small amount of feather to them.
  12. We have our first joust this weekend

    I shall take that as a sincere compliment! He's very different to Coblet but a sweety none the less. What a difference Sparks was at his age..... 4 years of handling before really makes a difference compared to Solo who had limited handling.
  13. We have our first joust this weekend

    Yes it's all authentic to the time period to the best we can. It's around 20kilos extra in maille. It definitely takes some getting used to! The swords are blunted slightly to about 1-2mm. The lances are bolsa wood. Yes, it's all contact! It's veeeeery different to anything I've done before lol. Solo is a work in progress..... I sent him away to be broken however pulled him back early as wasn't very happy with them, so he's now at the Spanish yard with me and sparks being finished there. He's happy enough though and coming along.
  14. We have our first joust this weekend

    So we had an amazing time!!! We were decided the winner of the tournament on the final day! I ruptured my soleus muscle and achilles tendon last weekend from other horse jumping off the ramp unloading onto my leg,I'm not meant to ride for 6-8 weeks .. so it was particularly challenging physically.And thunderstorms scattered Sunday afternoon. Literally amazing time though. So proud of him!
  15. We have our first joust this weekend

    Thanks! We survived our first show yesterday he was epic! Second show today. I'll upload photos when I'm back home. It's 13th century open field jousting so in maille not plate armour.... Still heavy though!