Thanks, am watching now, wish I knew more than 4 words of welsh.
Shame my sister has gone back to work today after her holiday, she'd have loved this as she has always had welshies and her current one did well at the Royal in his far-off youth. Do you know what time it finishes?
I was there today it is a fab show. I watched the ridden cobs and blimey they were fat - bellies wobbling as they trotted round (like me then). Cobs shouldn't be that fat surely - their bottoms were like apples - isn't that risking laminitis I wonder? I am of course used to sleek thoroughbreds
Unfortunately, in the showing world, being overweight is fashionable. There is however, a strong movement in protest againt this, and many campaigners. It will just take time and pressure to change things.
They are all fat. The show ponies, the welshies, the hunters, workers, cobs everything! All way too much weight on them.
As Saggy says, its become fashionable to have them overweight to hide the fact they havent got any proper muscle. Instead of building up their muscles through their neck, back and bottom through proper work they over feed them and whack a curb rein on.
Just wondering ... The class thats in now looks like a championship but they have over 100 in there BUT theres mares, broodmares, foals, yearlings, youngstock, geldings and stallions all in the same ring.
So far Ive seen Welsh A,B,Cs
Theres not a calm horse in there.
Oh and now theyve got ridden horses in there too so I take it its supreme of show or something but is it safe to have so many in the ring? They are all going crazy!
Ooh shame I missed it, I had to go shopping for teacher pressies. The only bits I managed to see yesterday were some pony club teams careering round the main arena with most on the verge of bolting. Then when I looked again there were some hunters cantering sideways and bucking. Just as I said to dh "Is there anyone under control at this show?" a loose horse galloped past the camera with stirrups flying.