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    Rugs, rugs and more rugs

    Rambos for my herd, they fit well and never let me down. For economy and ease of cleaning I prefer a lw outer and liners which covers all eventualities.
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    Dressage People - Flashes/Grackles

    I understand that. But people say they struggle to find them. If you just google cavesson bridle, zillions come up just in the google shopping ads. It's not like they've stopped being made, thats all, so the struggling people can't be trying that hard 😅
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    Dressage People - Flashes/Grackles

    Fwiw I've never found it difficult to buy a bridle with a cavesson noseband, I own several different brands 🤷‍♀️
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    Steep fields

    yeah, he's pretty old to be changing to that kind of environment too. it would be different if he was 18 and had time to get used to it, but it might be pretty tough going especially if it's slippy in the winter.
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    Good bye Pete

    so sorry :(
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    Steep fields

    how steep is steep? my oldies prefer not to go on the steep bank in their field even though the grass is better there. they will graze it but they clearly prefer the flatter areas.
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    Dressage People - Flashes/Grackles

    I'd say, because it's in the rules that it's allowed, so why wouldn't you if you have a horse that tends towards opening its mouth. whether it should be in the rules or not is another matter. In the last 10 years I've ridden one in a drop, she does yawp on the bit occasionally so I'd rather she...
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    Stopping Diy...any yard owners out there?

    I think that depends on the freedom permitted to do individual management tbh. I totally appreciate what you're saying- I have 2 very different horses at the moment and one of the reasons I'm looking to move them is because the welsh does too well on the YO imposed management and the TB doesn't...
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    Stopping Diy...any yard owners out there?

    I'm not sure it's necessary to decide what kind of yard you want to run down to the discipline, unless you're running a very specialist operation. Happy hackers can rub along with competition riders quite happily - in fact it probably reduces pinch points for facilities if not everyone is trying...
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    NS turtle top sizing

    thanks - will do some investigating :D
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    NS turtle top sizing

    thanks. it's irritating that they don't do normal sizes. he's not got masses of room in there and I don't want to end up with something too big that pulls across his mouth.
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    Short, Choppy Canter

    um.. i do think you can improve a horse's natural paces with correct training. what you see in the field isn't the finished product. Don't give up, you will not turn her into a loose and prancy warmblood but provided there's nothing physical going on you can certainly teach her to move with more...
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    NS turtle top sizing

    planning to hire one for Darcy to see if it helps the chomping problem we have... he's currently in a KK which is 135mm I think, which would put him in a medium do people find these come up true to size?
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    Stubben Equisoft or other anatomical short girths?

    agree you need to wash the prolite frequently, i scrub mine off quickly after every ride. they don't rub my thin skinned TB. I sold my fairfax and have 2 prolites now :p
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    wanted adverts for broodmares

    i think this kind of thing plays into the hands of people wanting to palm off a lame knackered mare for cash rather than do the decent thing by her :(
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