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    Livery North Leeds- I need contacts!!

    If you’re willing to come as far out as edge of Harrogate then there’s Crain Sykes in North Rigton, Beavers in Beckwithshaw and Harrogate Riding Centre in Burnbridge.
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    SJ training West/North Yorkshire

    I’m in a similar area, but at a much lower level - instructors I’ve used who could suit your criteria: Christie Batty (‘B Equine’) does various clinics, both independent and through York & district RC round York area. Hazel Towers? (5* eventer and fairly gung-ho!). She does a fair few things...
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    any american quarter horse owners on here

    That’d be amazing! I’m fairly certain that the name Stacy came from the owner but one before me (who I think got her as a 2yo?). There was a bit of drama over her transferral from that owner to her previous owner however so I’m remembering casual conversations from over 15 years ago here. I...
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    any american quarter horse owners on here

    OMG, I don’t care that this is a zombie thread, that’s amazing! Do you/your mum have any photos of them? Or even photos of Stacy - as I’ve always known her - as a foal? I still have her, though at 27 she is now retired and happily spends her days mooching round the field with a companion pony...
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    'learn how to fall'

    The thing is it’s not just about learning the technique, but then practising it enough so that in a fall situation your body does it without thinking. I credit knowing how to breakfall, and having practiced it enough that I did it without thinking, with how I was able to limp away from a hit and...
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    How old is too old? Driving horse

    One of the horses in Boyd Excell’s team at Olympia this year is in her early-mid twenties (one of the leads I think) according to the commentators. Admittedly I’m sure all his horses are under exceptional management, but if she can be crushing the opposition at the highest level of...
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    My horse really really needs this!

    Another one who needs this for my welsh dragon (conveniently black, so goes with all colours!)
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    Worth a look?

    Surely it’d be a circus minimus!
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    B+E Trailer test.. do it yourself?

    Definitely worth doing a least a days training in my opinion and hiring for test (I passed at the end of August). What you need to know/ do to pass the B+E test do not necessarily match what you need to know/ do to safely drive a horse trailer! There’s a lot of little points that are...
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    Urgh - selling a trailer shouldn't be this hard

    I think less people towing has more to do with having to take the B+E test if you got your license post 1997, if only as it adds an extra £500-£1000 to your initial outlay.
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    Is it boring for a horse of the right temperament though? I don’t think you can assume because it seems monotonous and boring to you as human another animal finds it that way. Certainly, I’d find it pretty boring just to mooch around a field all day but my horses seem very content to do...
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    Body protector recommendations / xc gear

    Depending on how long you’re willing to wait, Your Horse live is at the start of November and at Stoneleigh which is practically next door to Leam! (Also an opportunity to shop around hat fits too!)
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    Body protector recommendations / xc gear

    All 2009/2018 L3 protectors will meet the same minimum testing requirements but I think point previous posters are trying to make is not necessarily buying the most expensive one but buying the one that fits you best. That may be the £100 shires one or £300 dainese but you won’t know what...
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    Festival of dressage Hartpury Gal evening

    Overall sounds fab, wish I was closer to Hartpury! Interesting that you say that about CDJs music. Having watched the test online, I thought it looked lovely and obviously was ridden brilliantly, but the music really didn’t sparkle and wondered if that was an artefact of the recording or how...
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    Urgent ideas required

    If horse is pulling it off/ itching it, you could put anti cribbing or biting stuff on it like this: