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Fearless Ron and Ollie Phippen

According to the old proverb, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. When it comes to training horses, the truth of that was never more clearly shown than by two men I knew who lived on the North Somerset levels. They lived less than two miles apart, but could hardly have been more different in their appearance, their manner, and their methods of horse training. The one thing they had in common was that both were almost monotonously successful at training…


Added by Jack Enright on June 22, 2011 at 6:27pm — 1 Comment

Where it all began

And Tabourba Came Down Like The Wolf On The Fold . . .

Some people started riding on a laid back, seen it all before riding school hack. The kind of horse who is willing to forgive a learner’s clumsy scramble into the saddle, and does his best to interpret muddled signals from reins and legs, as the novice tries to put shouted instructions into practise. A horse who takes his succession of…

Added by Jack Enright on July 18, 2010 at 6:47am — 6 Comments

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