Recent content by bubsqueaks

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    Can you refuse part of vetting- seller

    If your yard isnt suitable for a vetting ie no flat surface for trot up or hard surface to lunge on our vets prefer you to take to their yard so the vetting can be carried out on proper & fair surfaces for the horse & both parties.
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    Badminton Campsite

    Thats fab thank you - obviously the grey areas are the most popular spots but cant fathom why!?
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    Badminton Campsite

    Did anybody on here camp at Badminton this year? If so interested to hear how organized it was please as desperate to go next year. Were the pitches marked out - was it noisy & chaotic - did you get an allocated space? Thank you
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    Selling advice.

    Ive just sold mine & found the most useful thing was asking people to send me videos of their child/themselves riding using the Covid excuse too - saved so much timewasting as well as ensuring the advert spelt out all the facts & had videos & photos on it too - I used the pony club classified...
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    Mark Todd - what would you have done?

    At the end of the day whether you would or wouldnt smack your horse, these clinics with the best in the world professionals are blooming expensive & tbh if that's the only solution he could have offered to the issue I would have left the clinic - its one thing for your friend to use that ploy...
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    Professional Pony (14.2) Backer South East/East Anglia

    Many thanks havent heard of Simone but will take a look.
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    Professional Pony (14.2) Backer South East/East Anglia

    Oh yes Ive heard of Claire Fielding just hadnt thought of her for backing - many thanks will have a look.
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    Professional Pony (14.2) Backer South East/East Anglia

    Hello, Does anybody have any recommendations for a professional backer - 14.2 New Forest
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    Kent and Masters Saddles

    We had one so called fitted by local saddler - rubbish fit - tipped forward - trouble is changing headplate doesnt adjust the gullet which is far too narrow to fit the back correctly - cheap & imo a con sorry
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    Loading help needed

    My Irish Cob was the same with planting at the ramp - I bought a Richard Maxwell halter & read his book - it was all about getting her forward, listening, & obeying, before presenting to the ramp so lots of working on a small circle, forwards & backwards, then present her to the ramp & worked...
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    Mother and daughter share?

    Ive got a cracking Mother/Daughter share & it means just that - my daughter competes & schools her & I happy hack her - shes 14.2hh & has the temperament, versatility, & stamp, to step up or step down
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    Horse started rearing

    Sorry with such extreme dangerous behaviour I wouldnt take the Vets word for "doesnt think its kissing spine" - with my life on the line & possibly others I would want an xray asap - your life is worth far more than the cost of the scan.
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    Buying unseen ... tell me your good and bad experiences

    Absolutely Not & I wouldnt let anybody buy my horses unseen either - so any reputable dealer should think the same.
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    Pictures Update on my oops moment...

    She looks beautiful filly Interesting to hear peoples views on herd turnout as will be in the same boat soon! Its not easy when at a yard but hopefully some options will open up for you:)
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    Book Recommendations for Foals & Youngsters

    Many thanks for all your helpful recommendations - Ive managed to find 2nd hand cheap copies of both Foal to Five Years & Richard Maxwells so am going to start with those for now!:)