Linda PURVIS
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  • United Kingdom
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Ainslie Sheridan replied to Linda PURVIS's discussion How has riding and riding styles changed since you started riding. in the group Riders Over 60
"Yes, I remember Pony Club here in the US--very strict, sometimes too strict.  But now the pendulum has swung too much the other way with an excess of entitled "princesses."  These days there are plenty of riders but fewer and…"
Sep 25, 2012
Ainslie Sheridan replied to Linda PURVIS's discussion How has riding and riding styles changed since you started riding. in the group Riders Over 60
"To me it is remarkable how much riding has changed.  When I was in my teen--early 60!--a horse was old if he was sixteen and huge if he was sixteen hands.   Now veterinary care and breeding has changed much of that.  And how I…"
Sep 25, 2012
Dawn Richardson replied to Linda PURVIS's discussion How has riding and riding styles changed since you started riding. in the group Riders Over 60
"Where I come from the "Just get on and ride" attitude was very prevalent and new horses were broken in not started and this way of doing things is still happening to some degree.. Most of my mates rode by "the seat of their…"
Nov 25, 2010
Elaine Flintoff replied to Linda PURVIS's discussion How has riding and riding styles changed since you started riding. in the group Riders Over 60
"Certainly has ! and for the better too....I love that the emphasis in riding and working with horses has evolved towards communication in a non-threatening manner. It's so great to work with people who are thinkers as well as doers....the…"
Oct 27, 2010
Hazel-Ann Willson replied to Linda PURVIS's discussion How has riding and riding styles changed since you started riding. in the group Riders Over 60
"My first experience of riding was back in the late '60s when I went on a YHA riding holiday in the Cotswolds in England. After that I was hooked, but living in London there was no way I could ride regularly, so I just spent my annual vacation…"
Aug 30, 2009
Gail Morse replied to Linda PURVIS's discussion How has riding and riding styles changed since you started riding. in the group Riders Over 60
"Hi Linda: I grew up in the Pony Club also with a very military instructor. His name was Colonel Graffi. How military can you get. We did as we were told and there were not even outdoor arenas then so they put manure down on a track in the snow in…"
Aug 27, 2009
Linda PURVIS replied to Patricia Grant's discussion Older in the group Riders Over 60
"I am in my 60's but I too can't imagine not riding but I'm sure there may be a time when it becomes difficult due to health for some people. If this happens to me I hope I will at least be able to retain contact with hores and…"
Aug 15, 2009
Linda PURVIS left a comment for angelea @ HorseGirlTV
"Pleased to receive your photos, they are very good Linda"
Aug 12, 2009
angelea @ HorseGirlTV left a comment for Linda PURVIS
"hi linda. thanks for the friend add. in answer to your question about what type of horse do i like. i enjoy all horses but for my personal riding look for quality movement, mind and trainability in the sport horse world geared toward dressage. :)…"
Aug 11, 2009
Linda PURVIS and angelea @ HorseGirlTV are now friends
Aug 11, 2009
Marti Langley replied to Linda PURVIS's discussion How has riding and riding styles changed since you started riding. in the group Riders Over 60
"Hmm, interesting question. Our finances have changed, which means I can ride a better quality horse, buy tack I want, etc. I still prefer western riding stuff. I tried an Aussie saddle, but not quite what I wanted. I recently bought a beartrap…"
Aug 8, 2009
Eileen replied to Linda PURVIS's discussion How has riding and riding styles changed since you started riding. in the group Riders Over 60
"Well I guess that I am of the complete opposite end of the stick. I did not learn any of the strict riding rules, because I did not take lessons when I started riding. This was way back in my kid years. There were no nearby stables that taught…"
Aug 7, 2009
Linda PURVIS added a discussion to the group Riders Over 60
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How has riding and riding styles changed since you started riding.

I started riding many years ago and it was all very prim and proper, controlled by the Pony Club 'sergent major' usually called a Commisioner plus the British Horse Society. In the UK we ride what I believe people in the Americas call 'the English seat', but when I commenced riding the BHS dictated how people should ride. Even today most people have to have passed there BHS exams to get a job in the equine industry although college students are gaining quite a foothold too.Attitudes about how…See More
Aug 7, 2009
Linda PURVIS commented on Gail Morse's group Riders Over 60
"I live in England and used to live in the Western Isles of Scotland. I still ride and have a 25 year old Arab mare and a 5 year old Appaloosa. Over the last couple of years my health hasn't been as good as it was but my horses have kept me…"
Aug 7, 2009
Linda PURVIS joined Gail Morse's group
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Riders Over 60

Any horse person who has made it to the ripe age of 60 or more and is still active in the sport. Tell us your storiesSee More
Aug 7, 2009
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At 2:03pm on August 11, 2009, angelea @ HorseGirlTV said…
hi linda. thanks for the friend add. in answer to your question about what type of horse do i like. i enjoy all horses but for my personal riding look for quality movement, mind and trainability in the sport horse world geared toward dressage. :) join the HorseGirlTV fanclub if you haven't already and have a chance. it's at http://www.barnmice.com/group/horsegirltvfanclub
At 11:31am on July 24, 2009, Barbara Sky Horse said…
Hello There Linda,
Welcome To Barnmice!!!
~ Barby
 
 
 
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