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Tuesday 7 August 2012, 10:41

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Morning all. If it's Tuesday, it must be somewhere else. Horseguards again I think where the scrapping in the sand is still going on. Fortunately no trains needed today so minimal risk of me ending up somewhere I shouldn't be. Yesterday I was too engrossed in my paper to notice that I was going to the wrong part of London. Wrong line, wrong direction. Fortunately there were lots of confused visitors around so I mingled with them.

Finally all was well and Greenwich was as beautiful as ever. We filmed some madcap bits for the website on the Cutty Sark, had a team meeting in the pub and wandered home (right line, right direction).

Loads of blog mentions yesterday, thanks for the tunes. I lost the Facebook and Twitter names so it was a walkover for you guys. Today we should salute the mighty EQUESTRIAN team getting their first gold since Disraeli was Prime Minister or whatever stat Matt had yesterday. That jump off vs the Dutch was a nailbiter even when you knew how it finished. And Nick Skelton's story is amazing. To win gold at the age of 54 after breaking your neck and getting a new hip after a fall is quite something. His horse Big Star was getting plaudits too so lets raise a tune to for Ben Maher, Scott Brash, Peter Charles and Nick Skelton.

EQUESTRIAN oldies if you have a moment (and maybe don't bother with the Racing Cars tune, fine though it is).

Have a controlled and fault-free Tuesday, see you after 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Good Morning Simon and 'Lympic Poppeteers

    RIDE ON - CHRISTIE MOORE

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    Comment number 2.

    Good morning all!

    I can't believe how well the GB team are doing. Ben Maher is a local lad, so I expect all our local papers will be celebrating GB's triumphant equestrians especially.

    Oldies?

    All The Tired Horses - Bob Dylan

    Eagles And Horses - John Denver

    Wild Horses - Rolling Stones

    Wild Horses - Nik Kershaw

    Riding High - Bob Marley

    Ride Like The Wind - Christopher Cross


    Our little pony at just over 12 hands high can only dream of such success. Although, having said that, we took him out at the weekend, and he pulled his little cart brilliantly, not flinching at all at passing cars. At only 3 years old we thought that was pretty good.

    x

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    Comment number 3.

    CRAZY HORSES - THE OSMONDS

    LOW RIDER - WAR

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    Comment number 4.

    Good morning (again),

    A my parents' silver wedding party the DJ asked my father to suggest a romantic song for the first dance. This was his choice:

    A FOUR LEGGED FRIEND by Roy Rogers or Gene Autry

    My mother has ALMOST forgiven him (they celebrated their 43rd anniversary in May and time is a healer)

    Sir Kitt, Do tell...

    Coffeebuzz, Belated Happy Birthday and welcome back.

    Have a good day. x

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    Comment number 5.

    Hi Simon and everybody

    Surely not the 1st?

    Well done to all the BLOG mentions last night a truly GOLD winning performance by this here BLOG!!!

    I would love to take up horse riding but my Eczema won't allow me to as horses aggravate my skin! :(

    So Equestrian oldies here they are:

    1. HORSE WITH NO NAME - America
    2. RUNAWAY HORSES - Belinda Carlisle
    3. JUMP - Van Halen
    4. JUMP - Pointer Sisters
    5. CRAZY HORSES - The Osmonds
    6. DRESSED FOR SUCCESS - Roxette ( Closest toonage to Dressage)
    7. SADDLE UP - David Christie
    8. JUST A LITTLE BIT - Gina G ( isn't a bit an equestrian term...help ponyclubmum your wisdom is needed!)
    9. HI HO SILVER - Jim Diamond
    10. SIDE SADDLE - Russ Conway ( Blimey this is old toonage!)

    Oh well must crack on

    Laters folks

    Mandy ;)

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    Comment number 6.

    White Horses - Jacky

    Bring On The Dancing Horses - Echo & The Bunnymen

    One Trick Pony - Paul Simon

    Saddle Up - David Christie

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    Comment number 7.

    How about the theme from Black Beauty?

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    Comment number 8.

     
    Faster Horses (The Cowboy & The Poet) - Tom T. Hall


    Keep it Country!

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    Comment number 9.

    Morning all

    Am loving the 'lympics so far - there's been some truly inspiring moments.

    First thoughts on horsey choons:

    'Let Me Show You' - Michael Jackson
    'Jump To The Beat' - Stacy Lattisaw
    'Walls Come Tumbling Down' - Style Council (hopefully not for team GB!)


    N xx

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    Comment number 10.

    SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND - Giddy Up A Ding Dong

    STATUS QUO - A Softer Ride

    MUSIQUE - Keep On Jumping

    K T TUNSTALL - Black Horse and a Cherry Tree

    Back later to spill the beans...

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    Comment number 11.

    Morning Simon, DT team and bloggers

    Rain? How did that happen, the forecast was for sun, tuts.


    My Lovely Horse - The Divine Comedy

    Black Horse And The Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall

    Horses in My Dreams - PJ Harvey

    Jump - Van Halen

    Four Horsemen - The Clash

    Ride a White Horse - Goldfrapp

    Jump - Kylie Minogue

    Wild Horses - The Rolling Stones

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    Comment number 12.

    I can't over-emphasise my happiness (and surprise) at yesterday's result. A great tribute to the memory of Harry Llewelyn and Foxhunter. I'm a big equestrian sport supporter (as you have all probably realised by now), although mainly of eventing and dressage, and I hadn't even heard of Scott Brash before the Games. I know who he is now !

    Today is dressage day, with the team in first place and Charlotte Dujardin in individual first place. We've neve had a medal in this - today MUST be the day to make it a full set.

    Tunes ?

    MUSTANG SALLY -WILSON PICKETT

    That will do for a start.

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    Comment number 13.

    Good morning all and thank you Simon for playing Double Barrel last night.

    First thoughts for today

    CHESTNUT MARE - THE BYRDS

    RIDE YOUR PONY - LEE DORSEY

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    Comment number 14.

    Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Stones

    Poor Old Horse - Kate Rusby (maybe not...)

    And, not wishing to intervene, but a bit is indeed a fairly crucial part of equestrian tack.

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    Comment number 15.

    Trivial trivia

    Although written by Jagger/Richards, the first recording of


    Wild Horses
    was by The Flying Burrito Brothers


    >8-D

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    Comment number 16.

    #4 My Dad would often sing 'A Four Legged Friend' to me when I was little. It is one of my treasured memories.

    ...but I can understand how your mum felt - hardly romantic! ;-)

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    Comment number 17.

    Good Morning Everyone!

    Sweet Baby James - James Taylor
    Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses - U2
    A Horse With No Name - America
    Don't Spook The Horse - Neil Young & Crazy Horse

    I want a kayak!

    LB, x

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    Comment number 18.

    Or maybe:

    'I Get a Kick Out Of You' - Frank Sinatra

    Too early for punnage?

    'Hold Me Tighter In The Rein' - Billy Griffin

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    Comment number 19.

    Good morning everyone.

    Apologies for absence; been really tied up with planning a trip to the Metropolis.

    Theme:

    THEY SHOOT HORSES DON'T THEY by RACING CARS

    but let's hope not on this occasion :0)

    Be back later with a little luck

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    Comment number 20.

    @Judo41 (from yesterday's blog), leotard not chafing at all although, after wearing it for a whole week now, I think it will have to go through the washing machine more than once :0S

 

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