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    Trace: "Woodpecker" chestnut gelderlander known as Woody

    If you look on Trace My Horse UK on Facebook, you'll see the OP did track him down :)
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    Weekend plans - clocks go back 😳

    Fig is looking phenomenal. Look at that muscle! And the extension. You must be chuffed with how he's doing.
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    Dog bit me - my fault - then I kicked it - need (much) better strategy

    OP I hope the visit to the vets goes well and you get some answers. It’s funny how you can overlook that sort of thing in different animals; if my horse tried to bite me I would immediately assume pain. If it were my dog I’d assume my training has failed somewhere!!
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    Dog bit me - my fault - then I kicked it - need (much) better strategy

    sorry, I wasn’t suggesting you said the poster should have her dog removed. I was meaning to say I thought it was cruel of another poster to make that suggestion. I agreed with you that bullying isn’t on, but I was saying I thought the knee jerk reaction that someone should have their dogs...
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    Amber is lame

    I’m gutted for you. I was really hopeful for better news. horses are such troopers. Amazing how she masked that level of problem and was only subtly lame. I’m glad Toby is working out for you so well. I think you’ve been lucky there. Sounds like he is a lovely person, and not lacking in...
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    Test sheet de-mystifying

    I got a "maybe you should try eventing" after my horse pinged out of the arena on my first prelim attempt 😂 I also like the subtle hints you get from judges sometimes. "Irregular footfalls" = lame "unstable contact" = you're socking him in the teeth "could have more cadence" = your horse is...
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    I like the professionals choice girths on my round, flat backed cob.
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    Dog bit me - my fault - then I kicked it - need (much) better strategy

    I do agree with you, but I also think it was cruel and uncalled for to suggest that this poster should have her dogs taken off her, when she posted here as a safe place to try to learn from her mistake. I’m afraid I see that as bullying, particularly when what we are talking about is a small...
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    Test sheet de-mystifying

    I once had "the rider typically smiles, not the horse". My little cob had the habit of halting at the end of the test, flicking his head up and flashing his teeth, Flehmen-style 😄
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    Dog bit me - my fault - then I kicked it - need (much) better strategy

    I don't see the benefit of banishing the dog later on, after the event. The dog won't know what the issue is at that point. To allow one dog to interact and be with you, and to ignore the other dog and not let it in the room because you needed a break and your hand hurt is not appropriate...
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    Buying a puppy

    I applied to several rescues for a dog, but was rejected every time. I tried over the course of a couple of years. but because I don't work the same hours every day they weren't interested. That is despite the dog wasn't going to be on its own. In the meantime I was researching my dream breed...
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    Recommendation for an equine solicitor please

    Mary Ann Reay Charles at Shaw & Co is excellent
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    Blue- Introduction + Photos

    Oooh he's just my type. Send him my way 😄 Congrats he looks lovely. That photo of him checking on you is adorable.
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    Does everybody use full necks on their horses now?

    Both of my fully clipped cobs have PE rugs with detachable necks. The necks are currently attached. The little cob who lives out is in 100g because he felt cold in his detachable neck lightweight. He just feels comfortable now, room temperature, not toasty. Admittedly my main reason for a full...
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    weekend plans

    I saw the girl's post on FB. 6.3 dressage is insane! I've never seen a sheet with so many 10s. I looked at the results and the same judge gave one rider a 53. So she wasn't afraid to use the full range of scores! Dolly looks fab. That's a decent fence. Hope the winter of dressage goes well!