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    Alternatives to Flexible Filly muzzle ::sigh::

    Thanks very much, I'll look into these.
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    Alternatives to Flexible Filly muzzle ::sigh::

    Arrghh I was wondering about the Dinky muzzles! Sounds like they may not work either :rolleyes:
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    Alternatives to Flexible Filly muzzle ::sigh::

    hi, last year after much tinkering I managed to keep my youngster in a Flexible Filly muzzle. Sadly near the end of the summer he worked out he could shuffle his nose, stand on it, fling his head up and break it. I tried it again this morning with slightly different ties and he went straight...
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    WOW Saddles for Natives?

    I had a fitting for a Wow saddle yesterday. I've never ridden in one before. It was for my youngster so can't really compare how he went in it to other saddles. He is very wide and flat backed so I thought I would struggle with most saddles (and the saddler said I was probably right about this)...
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    Backing 3/4yr olds

    I had the saddle fitter out today. Duncan was excellent. We tried 3 different saddles and I hopped on and she led me around his field. This was only my second proper ride (well, ok, maybe 3rd as I popped on by myself on Saturday evening and we had a bit of a shuffle around for a few minutes ...
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    Where to find a nice coloured foal? Recommendations please!

    Not sure if she will have anything but Rosita Hamar at Hamar horses breeds Morgan/TB crosses, some of which are coloured. I know some of hers have gone on to do eventing and showing.
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    Bridle issues

    hmm, I can't offer much advice except maybe trying an osteopath who specialises in cranial work. I had problems bridling my youngster because he didn't like his left ear touched. I got an osteopath out a couple of times who treated him by standing by his wither with her hand on his back for...
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    What's your nervous riding song?

    I'm another one who has been known to sing Nellie the Elephant when nervous but I always forget the words when really worried so just make them up. I find I can sing (I'm in a choir and had lessons for a few years so I'm not too bad) or ride but not really do the two together.
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    Backing 3/4yr olds

    :D:D:D Super excited today. First proper ride!!! Duncan was so good, I'm really proud of him. Before tonight he has been sat on 4 times, all bareback (3 time last summer then again once last week) and we just did a few steps backwards and yielding with him each time. I have never even leant over...
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    Aaaagh, the midges have arrived!!!

    We've had midges for a couple of weeks and I don't really understand why. The field is not near water and we are in East Anglia and it hasn't rained for weeks and weeks. My horse hasn't been in this field at this time of year before so I wonder if it something growing nearby or something. I am...
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    Backing 3/4yr olds

    We've been making a bit more progress. My instructor came tonight for the first time since the end of last summer. She watched me long rein in the field and gave some tips but said that I had done a good job with him and should be proud. We then went on a short walk on the long reins with her...
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    Flexible filly muzzle fitting?

    I ended up doing something similar (I think after reading the above on this forum). I used a leather shoelace to sort of lace up the side. It did stop him eating out of the sides and he wore the muzzle all summer until he learnt to step on it and break all the cable ties at once by flinging his...
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    ground work

    I would recommend YourHorsemanship (Jason Webb). Lots of great videos and a very logical system. There are various bundles/subscription levels and I think it is very good value for money.
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    Backing 3/4yr olds

    Had another play with long-reining my rising 4 year old today and he was super. We're bumbling along very slowly as I have never had a youngster before or even been around them much. (Plus he lives out 24/7 and it's been winter and I don't really have any help on-site.) I did a little bit of...
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    Find me some long reins

    I bought some from here. Two different colours to help me keep track (I can get in a bit of a muddle!). I have reverted to lunge lines though as I found the rope I had selected was a bit too heavy over a long length and that also the part where the clip attaches to the rope is too big to go...
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