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    Riding centres (for hacking) near surrey / Berkshire

    wow thank you - that is exciting! Def off to look this one up!
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    Riding centres (for hacking) near surrey / Berkshire

    I want to get back into riding again (my horse lives at a retirement livery). Did have a flexible part loan for a while but i can’t commit properly as my partner works shifts some weekends so don’t want a regular day thing at the moment. can anyone recommend riding centres that do small group...
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    Facebook equestrian pages for south west London?

    Have moved to this area a while ago and want to get back into riding / perhaps loaning. Does anyone know of Facebook pages (around Wimbledon / Richmond/ Hampton etc) Thanks
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    Riding stables in SW London

    Thanks - will have a look at them both ����
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    Riding stables in SW London

    Can anyone recommend a good riding school in SW London (I live near Wimbledon so in cycling / bus ride radius) Moved this way in Nov from the other side of London so don't know any places at all. Would like somewhere that does hacking as well as lessons. Thanks
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    Hi. Thanks for the offer to chat. I'm going to see my dad tomorrow (he lives in Yorkshire and I...

    Hi. Thanks for the offer to chat. I'm going to see my dad tomorrow (he lives in Yorkshire and I live in london) and trying to stay positive while he is feeling well.
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    Hi. Thank you for your post on my thread about my dad. I'm sorry to hear about your dad too...

    Hi. Thank you for your post on my thread about my dad. I'm sorry to hear about your dad too. Unfortunately they won't operate and are not even offering chemo - they don't think it will give quality of life. Just radiotherapy. It's very hard to get my head around. I don't know what we can do...
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    Rehoming jack Russell's

    I live in London
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    Rehoming jack Russell's

    I am having to look at a possible new home for my two dogs. I have contacted two organisations who are breed rescues but wondered if anyone knows of any others or ideas on organisations who may help (I'm in the south east) I don't need any advice on alternative ways of keeping them. This is...
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    Short riding holidays?

    Can anyone recommend somewhere suitable for a teenager to go unaccompanied for a weekend. It's for my friends daughter who has been having lessons at a riding school for a few years. They live in Hertfordshire.
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    Rule #1 of going to view a horse...

    I went to view a horse whose owner was very odd. She turned up at the yard in a denim mini skirt and sandals - so clearly didn't plan to ride first. I got on, had a nice hack (was just looking for a happy hacker at the time) and decided to buy him. Contacted her later in the day to arrange...
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    visiting your horse at the vets

    My horse was at the vets for 10 weeks cross tied when he fractured his leg. I had a lovely sharer so between the two of us, one of us would visit most days. Never to check up on him or the vets however, as they are much more knowledgable than me. I just wanted to see him, give him a groom and a...
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    What do you call "big"??

    I'm quite short and mostly ride ponies (14.1 ish). I think 16hh is big - in fact when looking for a part loan (as mine is now retired) I wouldn't consider a lovely horse who is 16.3 just because I'm a scaredy cat! I'm currently riding my friends 4 year old con who is about 15hh - and growing. So...
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    Non horsey but would this offend you?

    I'm a secondary school teacher and this is a common boy thing! Nice to hear some don't grow out of it 😃
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    When to retire?

    My horse is 22 this year and was retired 2 years ago. He broke his leg when he was 18, recovered after a long time at the vets and on box rest and came back into gentle work. We were hacking gently and even did a little walk and trot dressage test. He was never lame but started to stumble a...
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