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    Stressy Lurcher

    My 10 yr old beddy x whippet lurcher, has always been a bit of a stress head. She is not a great traveller, nor does she like storms, but last night she had me worried. Crying and whiffling in her crate, obviously a hot day, but next door were having yet another loud party in their field, and...
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    Article about horse loss grief

    Very poignant for me this weekend. I spoke to my vet this morning and asked her to come out next week. Pony is only 15 and outwardly appears fine. BUT he has PPID, EMS and suffered a prolonged bout of laminitis this year. Just as he came sound and I started riding again he bucked me off...
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    Arena Maintenance Advice

    Apparently the sand is crusted and gone hard, the rubber sits on top but now gives a slippery surface. My gut feeling is it needs a deep harrowing ( the farmer in me) but I think the friend and her team are a little hesitant they might do more damage.
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    Arena Maintenance Advice

    A friend has a 20 x 40 Out door arena, sand and rubber. It was a re-surface about 4/5 years ago. However, it is now in serious need of some attention. Is there such a person as an independent consultant/contractor who would go and give advice on how to repair said arena? The last re-fill...
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    Hay Prices

    If you can get hold of hay at a good price at the moment I would, The price will go up. Whilst last year was a good crop and this year has been fair, the current state of the weather means some of us farmers who make later hay are having to use the grass for grazing or feed the current years...
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    Riding School proprietors/managers..... Help Please

    We are running out of wall space!
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    Riding School proprietors/managers..... Help Please

    Tried these most just don't fit the system!
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    Riding School proprietors/managers..... Help Please

    OK i am sorry to be a nuisance but would be grateful if someone could read the following that I have written as a basis for a staff training policy and let me know if I am on the right lines. Currently there is no outside instructor coming in to give the girls regular lessons as has been in the...
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    Riding School proprietors/managers..... Help Please

    I don't appreciate this comment. If you knew the yard concerned you would realise the welfare of everyone and everything was of paramount importance. It is the paperwork that struggles. No one 'leaves' their horse there it is not a livery yard.
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    Riding School proprietors/managers..... Help Please

    I appreciate the idea but the yard owner is in her 80s, hence my involvement" I have a pretty good idea of how thigs work, but i am not there more than once a fortnight.
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    Riding School proprietors/managers..... Help Please

    Everything is written down just not in a form that was acceptable to the inspector. Both members of staff have First aid certificates and are DBS checked. I have looked at the BHS templates and it just doesn't seem to be the correct thing to put into the file. I don't understand what is...
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    Riding School proprietors/managers..... Help Please

    A family members riding school has just had its inspection from the city council and failed on the basis of paperwork or lack of. Everything with the ponies passed with flying colours, there were NO problems but Inspectors are wanting paperwork for every time one of the ponies sneezes. This...
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    walking fresh horse on rehab

    Walked mine out after 3 months. Bridle, overcheck with lunge line, roller and side reins. Hat strudy boots and gloves for me.
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    Advice re ridden showing

    That implies the show organisers have some say in how the judge judges the class and I am sure you didn't mean it the way it appears. A judge should judge what appears in the ring in front of them at the time of the class. I avoid looking outside of the showring when waiting for my class to...
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    Advice re ridden showing

    A ridden class is not about the rider, that would be best rider, The ridden class is mostly about performance, manners and confirmation. A beautifully turned out combination, could look lovely on the walk/trot around but canter on the wrong leg unnoticed by the rider. On the other hand a...
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