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    How difficult to find a reliable groom?

    Having shared my own groom nightmare, now for the other side of the coin. I helped a young friend 20 years ago to get a job when she relocated, she ended up working for a reasonably well known eventer who thought it was perfectly acceptable to start early and finish at ten at night, as a special...
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    How difficult to find a reliable groom?

    Always a difficult one, I’ve had some good grooms and some terrible ones, but had friends who have worked as grooms for shocking bosses. My worst experience was the groom who I phoned up to see how she was getting on, to be told she was just tacking up my horse to ride him out, when I was on my...
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    Yard owner doesn't let us use trailer locks!?

    Bl**dy Hell - yet another YO who fits into the megalomaniac basket. I’d be asking him if he would be prepared to give me £5.5K because sure as hell your insurance company won’t. And for all the YO’s who’s hackles have risen 6” I’m fully aware of just how awkward clients can be wanting their...
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    Trailer & yard anti-theft ideas

    What Ive done before is bolted a tow bar onto a building hitched the trailer too it and then put a hitch lock onto it to prevent someone unhitching it. I have seen these -...
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    Teenager thrown off horse, dog owner refuses to call off dog – Devon 7th Jan

    In case anyone hasn't seen it - Update
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    Teenager thrown off horse, dog owner refuses to call off dog – Devon 7th Jan

    Does anyone know any more about the incident, that horse and rider are OK and whether the individual has been identified?
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    Teenager thrown off horse, dog owner refuses to call off dog – Devon 7th Jan

    Just seen the report in H&H about this incident, does anyone know anymore about it?
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    Which side of the trailer

    Not a daft question at all, only daft if you don't ask it! Right hand side for single horse/biggest horse, I once followed a trailer that went over on a particularly tight bend with a stiff camber after driver took the bend too fast with a horse loaded on the left. Not pleasant !!
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    Sports insurance

    Does anyone here have general sports insurance? I have cover for my riding through my horse policy, but this doesn’t give me the level of cover for loss of earnings I’m looking for. I have been using Sports Direct to cover my other sports, I’m interested in what other people use if anything?
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    Owner shares shocking video footage of near-miss in lorry - Why hasnt she reported it??

    Just seen the dash cam video Why the hell hasn't the owner Linda Faulks gone to the police with this she has dashcam footage, albeit not great quality - pointless having a dascam if you cant read...
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    When did it become acceptable to allowdogs to run free across other peoples land?

    Only read partway into the thread - But yes it is illegal if the posted speed limit is under 30mph - And yes we've all done it at some stage, consciously or unconsciously, I personally would have no issue with being pulled for doing over 30 if I was in the wrong, Id chalk it up to my own...
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    How to pay for a horse

    Online payment, but do a test payment of £10 the day before and get them to confirm that they have received it and at what time, then compare the receipt time to the send time and you know if its going to be instant or take upto 4 hours. Don't use paypal the fees are astronomical. I've done it...
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    Selling saddles

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    Positive experience with cyclists

    I don't, I will see if I can google it and turn up the event it was passing through the village of Winterbourne Bassett in Wiltshire and they were heading towards Avebury. I agree it would be great to give them some positive feedback and thanks.