Recent content by Cowpony

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    Dressage

    You need to get a proper correct medium trot first. Sorry if you're already doing that and I'm misreading, but extended is just "more" once you get a really correct medium.
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    Unpaid Livery

    Great result, but I fear that won't be the end of it. If this is the way she behaves she won't change and you'll have to chase her for everything, including future payments. I'd be giving her notice now, but if you don't want to do that I suggest writing some pretty firm terms (with deadlines...
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    Getting grass stains out of knees and hocks

    When the legs are clean spray mane and tail spray on the hocks. It won't solve all your problems, but it does help.
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    Bucking pt 2…

    So they've had saddle and hooves looked at, but don't know where else the pain could be? :eek: Erm....... And you've told them you don't want to ride the horse again until it's been looked at, and their response is to tell you to ride it in the field, just don't canter :eek: Don't walk...
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    Pigeon toes

    I almost bought a pigeon-toed horse but the vet warned me off. He said that it wasn't a question of if, but when, she would have problems caused by it. And he would have to note it on the vetting certificate so I wouldn't get insurance cover for anything to do with the condition. She was 7...
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    Thunderbrook Feeds - your thoughts & experiences please

    Tax person here, working for a big drinks company :D. I feed TB products to my horse, as she gets very itchy if she has any soya at all in her feed, and I found it impossible to find any other brand which doesn't have soya or alfalfa in it. I've never had to call them, so can't comment on their...
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    Saw this on Facebook...

    An agent must act in the best interests of the client and pass on any offers to the client. So if the dealer had the horse on sales livery, received an offer but didn't pass that on and instead offered to buy the horse with the intention of selling on to the person who made the offer, then yes...
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    Calming cookies - experiences?

    They do take the edge off. unfortunately they seem to have changed the recipe in the last couple of years and my mare won't eat them any more
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    Is field shelter necessary?

    Ours are out in a big herd in a huge field. There are no artificial shelters, but plenty of trees and hedges. The field dips down towards the back fence, and I often can't find my mare because she's down in the dip and you can't see them until you get close!
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    Hera is one year old today :p

    I can't believe it's a year already! She looks lovely and I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun teaching her
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    Novice - elementary

    N37a is hard and it includes the halt down the centre line on entry. I haven't dared try that test yet!
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    Itchy pony- what's your usual process of elimination?

    Second cutting out the feed. Any soya products make mine itchy and it's very hard to find feed which doesn't contain it!
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    Inspirational/motivational neck strap quotes?

    Emergency exits unavailable No unauthorised dismounts
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    Inspirational/motivational neck strap quotes?

    Probably put their chin up, heels down and stop blubbing. Sorry, that's what the kids in a P-T novel would do, not Toddy :D
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    Horsebox Inspection- Pre Purchase

    Peper Harow may do it. They are based near Guildford. Bought my lorry from them and they are very good. They recommended someone to do the inspection for me, as clearly they couldn't inspect their own vehicle, so even if they don't do it they will be able to give you a name. Aha! Found the one...
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