Recent content by Carlosmum

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    Aggressive neighbour - any advice?

    I would also add contact your insurance company too. If she damages something you may need to make a claim against her. Are you a BHS member? they may also offer advice.
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    Loading - when it doesn't go to plan

    I always (or nearly) refuse help. However last year after a fun ride I relented. I had been trying for 1 and a half hours, every one was leaving and in the end I had to accept help. One on the front and 2 pushing him in, he gave up, and went in.
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    Loading - when it doesn't go to plan

    Mine will load happily for any amount of practice. Its only when I want to go somewhere he refuses! Therefore it must be me!
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    When was the last time you rode?

    Really not ridden since October, but did ride through the village last week and frightened both of us with the amount of traffic. There must be a lot of people with essential journeys!
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    New Forest experts

    Personally, I think its just a bad picture of Fingerprint.
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    Fat pony needs a balancer?

    My gelding was diagnosed with EMS in 2019. Had him on metformin for most of last year and he lost a fair bit of weight. Clipped him out in October, then stopped ridding ( circumstances) and stopped additional bucket feed. Currently he is on meadow hay, unrugged turnout for approx 5 -7 hrs...
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    Washing legs? Hose them off everyday?

    I'll wash hooves if they are covered in sticky mud, might wave the hose up his pasterns but always done before he is in for the night so a chance to dry before going out again.
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    Can we talk body protector for hacking and schooling?

    I have a race safe, but it didn't stop rib injuries when i was bucked off. So i invested in a Hit-Air Jacket, Then discovered it was on a horse length lanyard on a 14.2 pony. Where the air jacket all the time unless I am in the arena. Race safe & air jacket when competing.
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    Trailer loading difficulty

    Practice, practice. practice. He is probably feeling claustrophobic. Dont put any ramps up until he will stand happily munching a hay net, then put the back up first, when he is used to that put the front up. If he is one to rush off forwards only allow him to back out.
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    Not wanting to extend a loan

    I had to do this, and send a pony back to his owner. I was dreading it, but she was quite happy, she found him a new home and I delivered him for her. Pony is happy in his new place and his new Mum adores him. I think I gave her about 6-8 weeks notice, though time was not really a problem for me.
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    (horse related) pet peeves...

    People riding with out hat Road riders without hi viz pony who comes into clean stable and promptly poos! OH who 'borrows' my shavings fork to scrap up silage and doesn't put it back
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    Feel so guilty all the time

    Having just skimmed through the thread ( apologies for not reading all the posts) I feel much better, I am not the only one! Pony is naked in muddy field, I sent his companion home just before Christmas. He has a pile of hay in the mud, the field is a mess, I am not riding its too wet & roads...
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    Air Jackets . . . .

    I have a Hit-Air, I wear it every time I ride except when I am in the school. I wear a cheap hi-viz 'jacket' over the top, and a BP underneath if competing. My only suggestion would be to make sure you are using the correct length lanyard for the beast you are riding. A horse length one on a...
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    Saddle fit question.

    Without stating the obvious, have you had a professional fitter to look?
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    How rare is it to have four dogs or more?

    We have 3, MIL has 1 (she lives with us but not in our house).