Recent content by lhotse

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    Too cold to ride? Yay or nay

    I would probably have ridden for a short while this morning as the wind didn't seem as bad, but I can't even get out of my gate for a big sheet of ice so waiting for the warmer weather!
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    Overcoming riding fear - what's your song?

    I sing Elation by The Levellers to my mare, I know all the words and it's one of my favourite songs so makes us both happy, although I'm not sure I sound that great to anyone nearby!
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    What length are cob size reins?

    Jeffries cob reins are 54 inches, which is what I use on a 14.2hh arab.
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    What length are cob size reins?

    Depends on how big the cob is to whether they will fit or not. A pony sized cob would need shorter reins than a 16hh cob.
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    Horse very strong when I ride.

    I would give up on any ideas of rescuing a horse until you have learnt to ride properly. It sounds like the horse is tanking off because you don't have an independent seat and are just hanging on the poor pony's mouth. No wonder he wants to get out of the school! You can purchase 'My Little...
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    Horse very strong when I ride.

    Has the vet been called to deal with his colic?
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    Who wipes their nose on the back of their gloves when riding

    I do, or rather on the fleece patch on the thumb which is designed for the purpose! Sealskin riding gloves, they have thought of everything!
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    To all the old timers on here...

    I've been a member for donkeys years, I miss the old troll posts, the days of Farthingwood Fox and the bloke with the TB in his garage. I can't remember when I last posted to be honest, although I do come on her for a read once in a while.
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    What are you looking forward to this Autum?

    I'm looking forward to apple and blackberry crumble, crisp morning rides with no flies and doing the Cotswold Way non stop in 30 hrs (without the horse!).
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    Seeing as the worst drivers I come across are usually female, I'm not sure it's bring directed in the right direction at all!
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    Stolen- Ifor Williams trailer bristol

    I would say it's pretty obvious who is taking these trailers. The police are supposedly increasing patrols in the Thornbury area due to a significant increase in rural thefts and there is a group of travellers making a nuisance of themselves in the town. Time the police got a bit tougher.
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    My Horse wont stop bucking!!

    Looks like the kids are getting bored of the summer holidays already folks!
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    Gentle shampoo/body wash

    Natural Equine do a great range of shampoos and no rinse body washes. Their Aromawash shampoo is lovely as is the warming slosh wash.
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    FEI ban on UAE removed

    I've been watching all the finishes at the Tevis Cup today on their FB page. What a complete contrast to races with Group 7 competitors. The horses at Tevis all look so fresh after one of the most gruelling 100 mile races in very hot conditions, and the riders have taken so much care over their...
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    UAE Withdraws Appeal Against FEI Suspension

    Looks like the suspension is about to be lifted, which begs the question, where will EGB go from here with the Meydan sponsorship? Looks like UAE are gearing up for Euston Park, but with whom running the competition...