Recent content by Lolo

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    Hello, just been poked about this! Al was a WP, and found her calling as a groom and now works for the event rider she was based with as travelling groom and loves it. She gets to go all over and I've never seen her happier. Or more tired by October! But then she's chomping at the bit after...
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    A WWYD question re horse's future

    Two bute and medicated hocks for just field sound is a lot tbh, and the medicated hocks will wear off after 18 months/ 2 years. He's had a full and physically trying life, and has now had a nice chilled out time. But this isn't a situation I would see as a long-term thing because of the amount...
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    Taking on a "loan" horse to sell, risk/value etc?

    Sadly not, although Al says he couldn't have hoped for a nicer or more perfect home- they are going to have such fun together. Al was offered the truly amazing opportunity to be travelling head girl for the yard she moved to. Which means she could be away for huge chunks of the season- currently...
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    Update on my Injured Gelding - Leg Wound

    We went cold turkey on massive pressure sores (they covered pretty much the whole cannon bone), and they did heal up nicely with mega applications of manuka honey. His knee has healed up so nicely!
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    Update: deep breath, pulling socks up and continuing to sparkle.

    RIP CS. I like to think he's causing merry hell with Bee somewhere- you did all you could for him, and he had such a happy time with you.
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    Talk to me about Show Hunter Ponies please?

    She isn't really to type for that class- they tend to be less chunky and more refined (like, they wouldn't suit a hog). But her ear wouldn't be an issue! This is a really useful link :)
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    Taking on a "loan" horse to sell, risk/value etc?

    Al sold Smokes (was in training, and then went on to be a polo pony too) for pretty much triple what you're envisioning selling your mare for. He is talented, and has a great brain and attitude, but on paper he's done one season of BE90 and one 1m ODE, with no top ten placings. He sold to the...
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    Ovarian Cyst - What are the Symptoms?

    Our mare started showing very aggressive and concerning behaviour. She put her head through a window to try and attack her reflection, she was exceptionally nappy and her behaviour became very unpredictable in the stable too, to the point that you had to have her tied up and the door open for an...
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    Opinions on Norton Disney BE90 for first run...

    Smokes did it as his first 90cm ODE earlier this year, and it was nearly identical to the BE90 from the previous October. It took quite a lot of careful riding on Al's behalf, as it was a fairly big ask- lots of related lines, skinnies, spooky fences, and all well built. It was a really nice...
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    Is 7k reasonable or ludicrous for a well bred 5 year old?

    For some perspective maybe, my sister sold a 6yo who had done a few 80cm ODEs, a few prelim dressage tests, and had seen hounds and was generally a 'nice person' for £5k. He sold within a fortnight of the advert going up and had lots of interest. His breeding was good, though nothing overly...
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    Dressage on a grey pony

    If you're not doing PC stuff, white with a navy binding will look very smart I think :)
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    Would you buy?

    Windgalls wouldn't bother me at all, but I'd want the melanoma checking out first just in case.
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    Pony Club horse and pony care comp/achievement badges

    For our badge rallies our instructor had a list of things you needed to be able to do to get the badge, there were 4 or 5 stations and we were in groups and we just went to each station, were taught about the thing and then demonstrated it, and were awarded the badge. For my first PC, badges...
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    How many of your horses...

    I am so torn over whether its luck or a good upbringing! Reg is one of those unflappable types. He just can't get himself worked up, which is good because when he does he is completely unreachable... Al and mum worked hard to set his life up so he had everything right all the time, and made sure...
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    How many of your horses...

    Reg can have months off, then have his shoes back on and behave like a dream. He is one of those horses who just is very calm and level-headed about almost everything, and his 'moments' are exceptionally rare. I can honestly count them on one hand from the day he stopped being a racehorse to...