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    Monte Carlo KWPN temperament

    Hello Anyone out there with youngsters by Monte Carlo? I’m just interested to know what temperaments are like and whether they’re quirky/tricky? I have a 4 year old mare by him which I’ve backed this year and I’m into about 5 months of ridden work. Trying to get inside her mind a bit! She’s...
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    Spooking 4 y/o - help!

    Thanks Maserati - the first time I came off her the saddle slipped so I know this frightened her. This must be why the spook on Monday was so dramatic. Back properly checked yesterday, teeth done last month and I’ve got saddle fitter tomorrow at last so everything else is down to me!
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    Spooking 4 y/o - help!

    I’m happy to go back to 4 times per week! It’s just difficult to know what to do with conflicting advice around - and it’s her owner/breeder who keeps urging me to work her til she’s sweating! (I’m ignoring the owner on this bit of advice!) I keep her out at night and give her hay during the day...
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    Spooking 4 y/o - help!

    Thank you, my yard owner is loaning me hers, but I appreciate the offer!
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    Spooking 4 y/o - help!

    Thank you, I will have a look at him
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    Spooking 4 y/o - help!

    Looks perfect for what I need - I can’t hold the neck strap without affecting my rein contact.
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    Spooking 4 y/o - help!

    I will look at the rs tor....thanks KittyH - I was trotting at the time and her trot chucks me out of the saddle so I figured the speed and power in her is the reason I can’t sit her spooks. She is dressage bred (not my choice, I’m an Irish fan normally!) so what you say makes absolute sense 🙂
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    Spooking 4 y/o - help!

    Neck strap has been on from from day one - I wasn’t quick enough to grab it yesterday 😱
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    Spooking 4 y/o - help!

    Hi, thanks for your quick replies - I’ve been considering stepping back a bit with her and getting more help so these echo my thoughts. It’s good to get some confirmation! I got back on after yesterday’s fall so at least we ended on a better note ... today, though, I need to let my back recover 😬
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    Spooking 4 y/o - help!

    I backed my 4 y/o Dutch Warmblood mare nearly 5 weeks ago and she made a good start. I’ve been hacking her in company, riding her around the farm solo and schooling her/getting odd lesson - in all approx. 5 times per week for 30-40 mins. She’s now cantering nicely up the long side of the school...
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    4 year old lazy lunge-er

    Ok, thanks. I haven’t tried to get her to canter on the lunge yet. I don’t think there is anything physiologically wrong with her, she’s fit, healthy, free-moving and as sharp as a young horse should be! She’s also only been fed grass/hay and haylage all her life - I’ve been showing her since...
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    4 year old lazy lunge-er

    Hi everyone, about 11 years since I last used this forum...! I’ve just backed my friends 4 yo Dutch warmblood mare and started riding away. I will be lunging her once a week and so far she’s been really well behaved in walk/trot and stand but lazy/unenthusiastic/too laid back! I seem to work...
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    Livery yards Surrey 2011

    Many thanks Warbank, I will try your YO tomorrow.
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    Livery yards Surrey 2011

    Hi All, Not been on here for ages but I need some helpful suggestions from everyone with one of those tedious "Does anyone know of a livery yard in .......?" threads - sorry! I have checked related posts but they are all a bit bit dated so, here's what I need... I'm moving to Oxted area...
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    We're Going To Try Again-Which Bit?

    I was going to post the very same question til I saw this thread. Livery yard where I keep my field ornament (resting having done her check ligament) have very kindly let me have use of a 16 year old Percheron x Irish mare that needed bringing back into work. She's incredibly forward going...
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