Category Archives: Something Horsey

Classic Test

The next ten days is going to be very testing.  The RMPA Classic was to have been played at Taman Ekuestrian Putrajaya (TEP) but the field there is currently unplayable and the tournament has had to be shifted to the … Continue reading

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Caveat Emptor – How to Buy

Buying horses is an art.  Yes, there is surely some science behind it, but it is mainly an art.  At a time when I see newbies making some bad deals, I thought it is appropriate to write this article.  When … Continue reading

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Hookahs Charity

Last Saturday night, I organized a Hookahs Quiz at the Royal Selangor Polo Club.  We had seven teams playing a general knowledge quiz that had a smattering of polo and equestrian questions.  It was a very enjoyable evening and great … Continue reading

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Medals

Mindful not to live in the past, I have never consciously displayed the silverware that I have won.    Yes, there are boxes of it, from my 40+ years of competitive sport.  The trophies, medals and keepsakes are here and there, … Continue reading

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Dust to Dust

Ashes to Ashes.  That is the stable bedding situation in Kuala Lumpur, at present.  Sawdust is at a premium, because of the high demand from the chipboard industry.  Riding clubs are facing an acute shortage of sawdust for stable bedding.  … Continue reading

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Selamat Hari Raya

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Specialization

So often when I meet a new rider, they tell me that they are a dressage specialist, or a showjumping specialist, or an endurance specialist.  So many specialists.   And often, when I ask a showjumper of dressage rider if … Continue reading

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Hay You!

Many people still insist on feeding chaff to their horses.  I can’t understand why.  I haven’t fed chaff to my horses in over 12 years.  Instead of chaff, I feed hay, specifically Timothy Hay.  Not only is hay better for … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Win

The Royal Selangor Polo Club held its first club cup of the year.  It was nice to win the Winston Cup, even though it was not named for my 4 y.o. gelding that Hannah Daniels has been breaking in.  My … Continue reading

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R&R

The Chinese New Year public holidays last week meant that many horses had two days off work.  Rarely do we give performance horses to consecutive days of “stable rest” without working them.  Watching the horses come out for work on … Continue reading

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Season’s Start

The polo season has started.  A new year, another season.  It is a time that I check all my equipment and replace or repair whatever is faulty or about to break. 

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Rain Gauge

The start of the Thai Polo Open was rain affected, and the Thai Polo Masters that was supposed to happen this weekend has been postponed because of rain. It is unseasonal to have such rain at this time in Thailand.  … Continue reading

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