Recent content by jaquelin

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    Asthma update

    Reading this with interest. My now just 6 YO cob has had asthma now for two months. We are at the beginning of investigation and treatment. He has been scoped and mucus cultured, no infection, just asthma. Neither anti-histamines nor Ventapulmin helped, and he is now on a course of prednisone...
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    The Oaks & The Derby

    I am not so sure the other jockeys could have stopped him, he got away fast! And then kept a cracking pace thru the uphill part, only slowing ever so slightly at the end. Big striding horse that seemed to launch himself thru the air with every stride. Give him, trainer & jockey full credit. I...
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    Irish auctions, Goresbridge, Cavan -any experience?

    Thanks, space, useful. I was thinking more along the lines of who are the breeders/producers, what progeny of particular stallions look like. The usual knowledge hoovering you can get from these. I think any sort of auction can be tricky unless you know the ropes. I went to the Royal Dublin show...
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    Irish auctions, Goresbridge, Cavan -any experience?

    Thank, all. Given COVID, it might be awhile. I might take Cortez up on the offer. We shall see. Does anyone know if all horses are in the catalogue, or do some turn up last minute? I’d like to study these a bit beforehand
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    Irish auctions, Goresbridge, Cavan -any experience?

    Cortez, thanks, very helpful. I recognise it might be awhile before things are back to normal, thinking to perhaps visit and observe initially, maybe later this year, and then return to purchase later, if I think it will work for me. Must track down an Irish companion....
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    Irish auctions, Goresbridge, Cavan -any experience?

    Charterline, so basically, you are a sitting duck? I suppose the trick would be to get an Irish person to bid for you!
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    Irish auctions, Goresbridge, Cavan -any experience?

    I am gearing up to look for a new horse & wondering about attending the sales- does anybody have any experience or advice? I don’t know their status ATM, with COVID 19, but I was thinking of going along when they are up & running to get a sense of how they work, pitfalls, etc. Looking for a...
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    Does your horse wee at particular times? (Sorry, gross topic!)

    Wees as soon as loaded in Horsebox - so annoying!
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    Riding instruction in Spain - Holiday Planning

    Hello all good people in the tack room - As H & H posters are a fount of knowledge, I thought I would start here for my holiday planning. I have arranged a holiday for late summer in Galicia (northern Spain) in the Lugo region. I have my accommodation, etc sorted, but I would have most...
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    How much £ for a Tow Bar with Electrics?

    Same for me
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    Racehorse abuse in Australia

    I hope this news report gets a lot of play and along with the latest horse death at Santa Anita causes changes to the industry. They are very close to banning racing in California. The US problem is out of control drug usage and to a lesser extent poor breeding. The Oz video showed some...
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    Tell me about Irish draughts

    We bought our current one as a 3 YO, now 11. I would disagree, re thick. But stubborn, yes, and a bit “make me” Pic below. Sire is Cork Arthur & dam sire is All The Diamonds. His ID sister qualified for Badminton Grassroots last year. Typical eventer has 1/4 -1/2 ID, certain stallions...
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    Update on Summer

    Hi, I have PM’ed you with some info, so check your messages. Good luck, whatever you decide.
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    Summer...ID bought unseen from Ireland...

    I have bought two great horses from Gerty, but the first one was a multiple exchange til we got it right. I would rate her as a dealer, she knows everyone in Ireland and if you want a particular type, and you like traditional Irish horses, she can find them. When our horse of a lifetime colicked...
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    Selling saddles

    Ditto Parcelforce, & no, typical price should not be more than £20. Very quick & reliable. I sell mine thru ebay - 4 to date.