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    To win Endurance races of 140km, the horse must be used to any obstacle. Whether sight or sound.
    Cars or People.
    In sun, rain, snow or storm.
    This is from a headcam worn by Jerome, taking Vega out for a gentle 35km jaunt.
    He just loves this horse.
    And I guess, so do I.
    https://youtu.be/IUezxNSH-og

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    #463776

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    Wouldn’t like to meet them if I was walking along the narrow part near the water’s edge. Do you ride, Stinky?

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    Intensive cross-country for horses.

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    #463786

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    No can do, Tigre. Left hip and pelvis screwed together, them hosses is just too wide.
    Bar stool is about my limit.

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    Great video !

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    Yeah, not so far to fall either! :whistle:

    Have to say, I’ve never been horse riding, it does look exhilarating though.

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    I use to ride, a bit, with my friend you had Camarguais horses. They are small white horses, trained to work with cow herds. The horse I was riding was fat and unconfortable, but so gentle :heart:

    We also used Camarguaises saddles. Not one of my picture, but just to give an idea.

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    Wonderful video stinky , along the old rail track in which town ?

    What a place to live!

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    Uzerche, but not a great place to live. It is at the bottom of a deep valley. Beautiful for tourists in the summer. Houses by the river, damp and grey and cold in the winter.And having just spoken with Jerome, it was a 60km jaunt.
    And Vega was ready for more.

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    We were planning on getting out a bit more and thought the Correze could be a good start . It’s not far from us to Uzerche . Any good restaurants there for a Sunday lunch?

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    Have not eaten in Uzerche Chris, but will ask Jerome for recommendations on his return from racing in Fontainebleau this weekend.
    Have eaten in a nice restaurant in a village called Correze a little south of Uzerche. It is the only restaurant there and is in the centre of the village.

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    Found the village on michelin , thanks for that , not much further than Uzerche

    We bought some ewes in Donzenac last Autumn , so know the area a wee bit , lovely countryside.

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    Beautiful thank you Stinks

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    Jerome raced today on Aromat in Fontainebleau.
    She is a gentle horse but fierce in competition.
    90km, no back up team (some teams are 15 strong), no farrier, no water runners and sleeping in the horse box.
    And came second out of 151 riders.
    Outstanding.
    On the podium grinning, he said ‘She is a generous horse with her efforts’.
    Same again tomorrow, but on Vega.
    The man is a warrior.
    And his horses love him.

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    Obviously, the horses and he have mutual respect for each other and he is a brilliant horseman. I loved the video Stinks, on my bucket list is to just sit on a horse but that video is the nearest I’ll ever get to riding one!

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    Sorry folks, another video, put together by a friend. I prefer this one because hoof and wind noise is there and also a sense of the speed is so much more evident.
    Jerome and Vega. And she will do this for 160km in one day and clear all vet tests at the stations. And want more.
    https://youtu.be/TO847RxM6fs

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    Can’t really hear the hoof and wind noise because of the music Stinks

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    Sorry Fruity, should have replied earlier, but it has been a long day, too long for my bones. The music stops 2 mins into the video and the horse picks up the pace. Enjoy, I did. ( and then the music picks up a bit later, just realised as I watched it again, prefer the hoofbeats)

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    What was Vega result on the race Stinky ?

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    I did too Stinks, very thrilling, love the bit in the tunnel! (I prefer the hoofbeats also) :good:

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    Vega got ruled out by Jerome after temperature check on her front hoof by a vet.
    Higher than it should be, but within permissable parameters, the vet said ok to go on, but Jerome decided not to risk her and withdrew her.
    She is charging up and down her field at the mo, burning off excess energy.
    She has an inflatable sock on her hoof that we are periodically charging with liquid CO2 to improve the blood flow and aid recovery.

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    I really like Jerome!  :heart:

    Speedy recovery to Vega  :rose:

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