Recent content by Nappy Croc

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    What to do with this horse?

    I propose survey radiographs to establish what is indicated, be that surgery, medical management or something different totally. Then, should it be established that surgery is the only option an informed descision can be made. I blame the breeders and whole industry actually, many of these...
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    What to do with this horse?

    Your horse, your money, your choice. I just hope some people reading this will think twice about taking on an Ex-racer if they don't want to deal with KS and poor feet. Horses (and humans!) are usually totally different out of spinal pain than in it.
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    Excited for tomorrow

    Exciting :D I'm getting a new pony today!
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    how to improve my riding on riding school ponies

    Step 1- get it off the leg. It's already warned up and you don't have long so don't waste a lap walking around, gallop if you need to (it might seem an aggressive warm up technique but if you don't the other teams will!) and keep revving it up until you are getting walk- canters easily. If...
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    Over bending when I ask to trott

    During the transition or actually whilst trotting?
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    Cobs vs finer breeds

    Some Arabs can winter out and some cobs are comfortable over 1m. Go and see the horses based on record not breed :)
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    Holidays and days off for your horse? How long etc...

    3 months after a hard summer, one day per overnight stay during the season. If not in hard work then they dont really need it so my riding horse just gets natural breaks (ridden approx 4 times per week, when not too busy).
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    Your horse's herd position?

    My Welsh D is top and my Partbred somewhere near the bottom, though in smaller herds he will take the lead if needed. He's quite submissive to physically bigger horses, and never really aggressive to smaller. Our herd is 5 geldings, a Shetland who is the bottom, 2x 13.3 MWs and a massive 14.1 HW...
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    Just stood my 2 in 4 feed buckets, no hay so not temptation to move head about etc. :)
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    Help please... Pricing a horse... COB - SJ -affiliation prospect

    Equally if she is under 148 that rules out cob showing for her....(including working cob class). Realistically the cobs doing well are over 15hh. Knowing what bracket she falls into will help :)
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    Driving pair update - with video this time!

    What's your aims with them? :) Are your reins the right way round? The left coupling rein looks like it needs to go out about 6 inches :)
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    Help dealing with stained feathers

    How much chalk are you using? Do you leave it bandaged the night before?
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    Ideas for an alternative for expensive plaiting spray

    I just 'dry' plait!
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    how much weight can a 13.1/14 carry

    Lovely cob Frankie cob :) Our 14.1 HW is a Frankie!
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    how much weight can a 13.1/14 carry

    Our 14.1 HW also takes 16 stone easily- 20% is over 18 stone and 15% is about 14. My 13.3 NF build pony takes 11.5 stone + tack all day, plus some when I've not been too careful.