Recent content by 05jackd

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    Horse market has simply gone nuts.

    I absolutely take your point - no it hasn’t sold. I think the issue I have is that someone believes it’s worth anywhere near that. I also have a serious issue with it being ‘a fantastic ridden or broodmare opportunity’. A horse that has shown so many issues at such a young age is not a broodmare...
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    Horse market has simply gone nuts.

    Now - I have no problem with nicely produced horse making good money, but recently we seem to be bordering on ridiculous. Today I saw an advert for a warmblood. Has been in and out of work for 2 years. Not a novice ride. Kissing spine op, hocks injected, tendon strain and only 6 years old but...
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    I am the first to admit to not being a passport expert. A friend is interested in purchasing a horse and although able to identify all the other types in the warmblood breeding this one has me stumpted. Any ideas? Is it for when they don't have a type like Hann / Old / SF.
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    Has anyone successfully disputed an insurance companies decision?

    Thanks for the opinions guys it helps to have some impartial views.
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    Has anyone successfully disputed an insurance companies decision?

    Firstly I have to clarify that this isn't a rant on my insurance company. They have actually been pretty good over the past year and have paid out on time (mostly). However, we now have a slightly sticky situation and just wanted to see if anyone had dealt with something similar. Horse had...
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    Oliver Townend Fence 4 (Shallow Springs)

    Having judged BE and actually had this exact same argument with one of the riders mentioned in this thread - whether the horse is inside the flags can be very tricky especially on courses which are not videoed to the same level as Badminton. Ultimately had he represented he is admitting that...
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    Another "how much" question (sorry!)

    If it Helps I have just sold a 14hh 5 year old. With no vices or medical problems who does hack alone for £3.5k.
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    Badminton predictions

    Ballaghmor Class would be my choice but would be nice to see a newbie do well!
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    Online dressage

    Have you looked at 'Dressage online'? They are on facebook and have a website. They run 3 competitions a month both Affiliated and unaffiliated.
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    Are there really that many mis-sold horses?

    I think people are thinking more and more that horses are just commodities and you push x button to get Y. They don’t allow that they are living breathing creatures. I think that is compounded by the high prices at the moment. I think that by paying more money people think they should be foot...
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    Mares v geldings

    Having said that - anyone can ride and handle my geldings. Not the same with the mares!
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    Mares v geldings

    I have 4 mares and 3 geldings. They all have their own personality but the geldings are all definitely happy go lucky. ‘No problem mum’ types. The mares although not hormonal are a lot more ‘I’ll think about doing what you ask’. Having said that my top mare is so competitive because she does...
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    Selling advice.

    Agreed! This is how I bought my first horse.
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    Selling advice.

    Some really interesting thoughts here. She is unshod and has absolutely no need of shoes at the moment as she has excellent feet. She measured in at 14.1hh but we could definitely put the stick on her again as she has muscled up over the past few weeks. I’ve have adverts up on Horsequest and...
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    Selling advice.

    I think you have a point here. I see so many ' dodgey dealer posts' where I believe the pony just hasn't been allowed to settle and no allowance has been made for the fact its a living animal and buyers are calling sellers all sorts of names. (to be clear I am not talking about those that...