Recent content by McFluff

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    New horse anxiety

    This, plus checking you are controlling what you can. Which it sounds like you are. So have someone there the first few times you ride. Give yourself permission to stick to walk for the first few rides and build that up as you gain trust in each other. Spend time on the ground with her...
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    Pictures I finally did it..!!!!

    Looking great together - he has such a kind face. Well done on the weight loss. I found Second Nature is a good programme to try.
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    Viewing a 2nd hand equitrek- what to look for?

    That is a fair point. However, I have a 13 year old trailer, that has been up and down the UK (not with me, I'm too lazy to go that far!) many times. I've had it for 6 years and have spent less on it and the work than I would have spent to buy a Bockmann - assuming of course I could have found...
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    Viewing a 2nd hand equitrek- what to look for?

    I have a 2008 show trekka. And to be fair, for a trailer that’s done a lot (previous owners did a lot with it), it’s not in bad nick. where I (or rather my service person) keep an eye on: chassis and floor in horse part has never been an issue - but the floor in the living is going to need...
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    Breasts the size of footballs!

    As others have said the measuring method of adding inches to your underbust measurements can be awful for fit and support if you have bigger boobs. As a first step I’d agree with all the posters above recommending that you go down a band size or two. You need to go up a cup size for every band...
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    Ideal saddle more info!

    Ooo, maybe I should get my butt in gear and put my Sankey up for sale...
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    Show Treka Wheel Lock

    Apologies. You are right. It is a QD13. I’ve found my original email receipt. I bought mine from this company. In 2015. Time flies! the second pic shows the sizes and confirms that qd13 fits Equitrek. You have to put the yellow part on...
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    Show Treka Wheel Lock

    I use this one on mine been in use for at least five years (outside) now and still works well.
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    How do you choose companies to spend your money with?

    I tend to get ideas for products that I need want from here. I then have a wee look at the company online and if it looks good I’ll buy. I like innovative products and things built to last. I keep things till they fall apart, so I need to really like them. I also tend to stick with the original...
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    Pictures Mimosa and those that ride seasonally with canines

    Such a gorgeous horse. Lavender face is the best :D
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    The new boy, video

    Nice. Hope you both have lots of fun. He looks awesome for 21.
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    Is this pot hunting??

    I support having a central database, but somehow I had missed registering with it. I've just done that and spent a good while updating things (thanks for sharing the link). It's actually a well designed website. However, despite me having updated the PIO when I had my mare put down, she was...
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    Weekend plans

    Good weekend all in. Lovely judge to write for on the Friday - really interesting and must try to do that more. Competition on the Saturday was interesting. Apparently judges boxes do not belong on the side of the arena (it was a championship set up, the first he'd seen) - they are fine at C...
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    Silicone seat breeches and suede saddle combination?

    I found my sticky seat gel breeches marked my saddle. Didn’t feel much more sticky than my (preferred) mccrown seat breeches. But stopped using them as didn’t like what they did to my saddle.
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    I volunteer at BD and Rc events. Selfishly it’s because they wouldn’t exist if there weren’t volunteers, and I enjoy competing so it’s the least I can do. I really enjoy writing, so much to learn. I’d love to help out at RDA (did when I was a teenager) but doesn’t suit my work schedule. Maybe...