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    Should I get the cat?

    I'm about to do the same! Currently have one (very spoilt only child) cat and I'm about to introduce a rescue cat. The rescue cat is 19 and I felt so sorry for her I wanted to give her a home in her advanced years. My boy cat is very chilled out so i'm hoping he will accept her ok but to be...
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    An early "Next weekend" thread - a hot one!

    I'm all good, just a sore thumb where I think I caught it in my reins. Had a little jump yesterday to check confidence was ok and we're all fine. A pic of the chubby handsome man before it all (with my anxious 'can I remember the course' face :D)..
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    An early "Next weekend" thread - a hot one!

    Just dented pride mainly! It wasn't a great set up really, you can't tell from that angle but when you approached the double all you could see in the get away was that huge wing and pole fence line set up so although I didn't ride it well (I was trying to fit a one stride in as it was set on...
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    An early "Next weekend" thread - a hot one!

    We had a little mishap out SJ this morning.. First time in over 20 years of riding that I've actually fallen off at a jump! But now I've got it over with hopefully my confidence issues may be gone (wishful thinking perhaps?!)
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    Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend Plans

    Good luck J&S! Took Buzz to Eland today for some schooling and he was an absolute star, I'm just so pleased with him recently he jumped everything I asked of him - aside from one, will explain in a bit! - with enthusiasm and a little spring in his step, so different to the backwards little pony...
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    Help with Eventing Dressage

    I have exactly the same problem with Buzz so i'm here in solidarity! Eland is a big problem for him. It's the SJ going on the other side of the hedge, he can hear it and spot it through the gaps so he spends most of his time focusing on that instead... He's also nappy to other horses so he...
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    Is Everyone Staying at Home

    Lovely hack on Saturday, I'm very jealous of my friend's hacking, 3 hours with no roadwork! New bit also seems to be working, hooray! Just need to practice with some jumps now...
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    Is Everyone Staying at Home

    I did wonder if i'd missed the thread! Back from holiday to a ginormous Buzz who has been stuffing himself so he's on bootcamp, have another new bit to try out today but not holding out much hope anymore, will probably stick to the pelham if this one doesn't work. Tomorrow we're boxing up to a...
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    Field Farm, Mumby?

    I've been a few times (including driving up and back in the same day - not recommended 😅) and also planning a trip at some point this year with some of my friends, maybe I can try and coordinate?! The beach is great, buzz doesn't like the top half where its a bit deeper but closer to the sea...
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    2nd weekend in May plans

    New bit was a fail, back to the drawing board! Luckily I'd kept the tag on so it could be sent back 😅
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    2nd weekend in May plans

    Ooo new bit has just arrived, what a great service after only ordering yesterday! Fingers crossed we don't have a repeat of the Beval experience :D
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    2nd weekend in May plans

    I saw photos of the Chester zoo ride on Facebook, i'd love to do it so i'm very jealous! It's a little bit far from me though :D I'm off on holiday! Super excited, it's been ages. Buzz will be looked after by my fellow liveries and a friend is going to have a little play with him so he can...
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    Weekend plans 1st full weekend in May

    I'm exhausted after this weekend, yesterday was so incredibly busy I was flat out handing out freebies! Even having to climb into the bin to grab the packets at the bottom 😅 Friday was a bit more civilised... Managed to catch a few dressage tests, a couple of horses on the xc at the lake (great...
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    Weekend plans 1st full weekend in May

    I'm also at Badminton...but slightly less fun as i'm working on our company stand Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. I'll have a little bit of time to wander around though!
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    Henry James bridles

    I also found them on the slightly smaller size, I had to exchange my cob sized noseband for a full size. Everything else fits fine. I'd never thought my 14hh pony would need a full sized noseband!
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