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Hobby horse championship held in Finland

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Goblin, May 2, 2017.


  1. Goblin

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  2. lymorelynn

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    Love it! I spent many happy hours show jumping my hobby horse round my grandmother's garden (it was bigger than ours) when I was a little girl. My horse was made from an old sock though :D not as posh as the Finnish ones
     
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    That looks like fun. What a novel idea & a way to get fit too for those girls. I have never seen anything like it before.:Joyful:D.
     
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    Or at least, strong leadership from the stable.:Smuggrin

    MrsZee happened to mention this 'odd' phenomenon the other day and wondered if she should buy two, just so that they could keep each other company. :Wacky

    'We could ride them to the shops' said she......o_O

    Someone should bolt the toy shop door before the craze gets completely out of hand.:Stop

    http://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/new_film_shines_light_on_finlands_hobbyhorse_sub-culture/9541172
     
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    You don't buy them, you make them yourself to your specifications.:D:D
     
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    Nyt on lelukauppoissa.:p
     
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    Translation please? If it is printable that is.:D
     
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    Now in Toyshops. :)
     
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    They have always been in toy shops, but the ones they use for the hobby horse shows are custom made, not mass produced so to do it properly you'd have to make your own individual hobby horse:D.
     
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    I loved the dressage. I wonder if any of the hobby horses ever have a refusal in the show jumping or a bucking fit at the dressage.

    And most importantly do they do cross country ? At least hobby horse poo mist be as rare as rocking horse poo so not too much mucking out required. :D
     
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  11. Zaros

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    In England, perhaps.
     
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    Anywhere, Zaros.:D
     
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    o_O I live in Finland.
     
  14. Valanita

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    Doesn't matter where you live. You'll need broom handles, two if you are going to make one for your Misses as well, Material for the head & neck. You could probably find a pattern for making one.
    Lots on the net.
    https://uk.pinterest.com/explore/stick-horses/

    :D:D:D
     
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    Are momories, I just used the garden broom.:D
     
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  16. MrsZee

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    The thing I love most in hobby horse-trend is that it promotes girl power and freedom to do what you like. It´s healthy too, as have to fit in order to do the jumps, they have teams, and above all, they do it just because they want to. This wasn´t promoted by global trendy companies either, it was just something the girls (and some boys) started doing.
     
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