Recent content by Littlebear

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    The things I have learned.....

    Ah its so annoying viewing horses I agree, also hated being the seller even though I was lucky the first 2 I sold went to friends, and the 3rd most recent had 2 people look through word of mouth and both were in love so I had the choice of 2 amazing homes. One horse I went to view for myself was...
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    Showjumping versus dressage

    Definitely dressage, I prefer showjumping but the whole day is too much aggro, when I was last doing bs I would turn up and often declare only to have to hang around for hours, try and warm up in utter chaos a lot of the time, then if you have a pole that's a massive amount of time wasted for 0...
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    What is it with kids thinking it’s cool to jump high?!

    It was very many years ago now but when I was a teenager I was jumping around foxhunter level so not small on a pony! There was always a bit of a competitive thing amongst the other girls that competed at my yard to jump higher, its certainly not what we did all the time of course but I don't...
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    Looking for a kind and EXTREMELY patient instructor in Essex

    Hi Liz Is your name the same on Facebook? There is a msg option on this forum if you want to exchange contact details that way, have a look for the envelope at the top right of your page x
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    Looking for a kind and EXTREMELY patient instructor in Essex

    I’m an instructor and not far from you feel free to msg if you like x
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    Looking for a kind and EXTREMELY patient instructor in Essex

    Where abouts in Essex are you x
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    Anyone want to look at horse confo for me?

    I have had a Spanish horse, not an expert but happy to have a look :)
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    Owning a horse and having preventative double mastectomy and possible reconstruction advice!

    One of my horsey friends went through similar, in addition to chemo etc, she was unable to do anything horsey for several months recovering but did heal well. She has reconstruction much later on. When we went to the initial meetings at the hospital (she didn't have a partner so I was with her)...
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    A "tainted" yard

    If I ruled out every yard in my area because of previous outbreaks there would be none to choose from! Unfortunately it goes on all the time and you won’t always hear about it. As long as there are reasonable procedures in place I would go for it. Any yard that allows horses to go out to shows...
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    Competitive spark and living out.

    Ive been there a few times, there have been a few horses in that I guess will be ridden that day but normally lots out, I don't know him or his set up to comment further but its a very calm and peaceful place, if I was a horse I wouldn't mind living there (actually scrap that ill take a stable...
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    Getting a Canter lead correct, top tips please

    I was also going to suggest the above x
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    What would you pay?

    i thought the same, this is the exact type of horse that will be taken in by a dealer and usually sold on to someone quite likely highly unsuitable.
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    feel dreadfull - I am a timewaster

    It’s just the way the stud arranges things for the youngsters there as the summer grazing is further away it just works out well this way, but everyone there are all people they know it’s not advertised so you would prob need to do some asking around or advertise what you want and see what comes...
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    feel dreadfull - I am a timewaster

    If its a youngster it doesn't necessarily need to be close to you, my baby horse is over 20 miles away living out, all the owners have rota days to check them so I only go once a week.
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    feel dreadfull - I am a timewaster

    If its a youngster can you not buy it and put it on field livery with other youngsters until things free up a bit?