Recent content by LCobby

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    Best colour tweed jacket for roans?

    Dark-ish green with discreet burgundy overcheck, cream shirt and burgundy tie for me on a bay roan who is very pink and on a bright bay.
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    Equestrianism in Australia?

    Some sheep farming areas are very remote. My nrother does 'Flying Angels' to collect outback farming families for visits to hospitals - too far to drive. Have you though of taking time after graduating to visit various parts, and perhaps even New Zealand too? Also have a look into the entry...
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    Recommend a Vet in Preston

    Another vote for Gillivers
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    going to look at small yard on sunday!!

    Price for location looks ablout right. From the owners point of view, subdividing paddock may be ok but they might want a natural looking fence, not white posts and tape everywhere. (You can get good dark green posts and green or brown electric tape) Check access times too - in case the main...
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    Last 5 Years, Did you vet ever write "bute" in your horse's passport?

    I didn't vote as vet has checked and has on record that the Not for Human Consumption box has been ticked. Therefore recording of medication is not required.
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    Having a livery at home - who's done it?

    We bought 8 acres wiht 7 stables, told bank we currently had 4 horses but it was all to be private, and no problem with it being treated as private residential. (HSBC) Some other banks would not even look at more than 2.5 acres as private.
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    Horse camping - hints and tips

    I think you would need som overnight camp sites and grazing fields lined up for your overnight stops. Also good troutes checked out, as not all bridleways on maps are accessible in reality
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    Inexpensive Accomodations for Visitors? Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast, or even a farm holiday cotttage may suit you. If you are using a hirelings yard, thye may be...
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    Costs of building a menage

    manege or manège - is a riding arena ménage or menage - household
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    Costs of building a menage

    DDD's looks good- An advantage of having one specialist contractor do it all is that the correct levelling, drainage and membrane will be done. Many areana builders will also have sample plans to help with your Planning Permission. By choosing 25 x 45, you are almost at a 20 x 60 size, so...
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    An equestrian property WWYD?

    Option 1 or 2, more land the better. We keep 4 on 7 acres paddocks and have had 'spare' summer grazing made for hay by a contractor, which has been super saving. Also, do not underestimate the time and cost of putting in stables and a school. Mortgage rates so reasonable at the moment...
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    My lorry failed its MOT

    Only £100 for another years MOT sounds a good deal, compared to scrap value and having to find another lorry. I;d get the floor done too, for peace of mind.
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    Discussing the 20% weight rule

    For an accurate weight, I find weigh tapes underestimate the actual weight on a weighing stall, especailly for cob types- our 630 kg horse by tapes was 720Kilos on a vet weighing stall. However, I would not put 144 kilos on hm! By weigh carried though, this should include the rider fully...
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    STOLEN- Cream mini shetland colt

    That's Bury as nr Bury farm, nr leighton Bbuzzard, not Bury in Lancashire.