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    saddles - such a minefield and I need some advice please

    you have been great thank you. Frank at Acorn does also have a small selection of second hand saddles, I have tried a couple of them but they aren't even close with a re-flock but I wasn't in a position to buy new before! I have had Millie at the little tack room keeping on top of the reflocking...
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    saddles - such a minefield and I need some advice please

    sbloom I have been a lurker for a while and really hoped you would have time to answer me as you make so much sense! A good fitter is something I need to find you are right and the trouble is for everyone I know of down here, I hear good and bad about them all, its so difficult as I don't ride...
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    saddles - such a minefield and I need some advice please

    I need some assistance please wise people inside my computer. Previously with the childrens' ponies I used a saddler that I was happy with but during their last visit I was really unimpressed, then looked them up on here and seemingly, I wasn't the only one and I found out a few things that I...
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    Recommendations for reading/homework

    My daughter’s Connie mare has a strained suspensory and needs some time off. The decision was made to put her in foal. She has just backed and produced her first horse, a lovely 5 year old ish and they are having some lovely success together. We have a great team of instructors and health...
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    Cheval Liberté trailers - any horror stories or are they mostly reliable?

    Thank you for your replies so far :) I am hoping jsprince that you are right and it is just a lemon as it does tow beautifully, the horses travel so well in it and even a couple of friend's horses that are "non loaders" went up straight away first time asking. The side openings are just a...
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    Look at these plaits

    I'm feeling rather cr@p at plaiting now! wow, they are definitely incredible, I wish I had the first clue as to what I would need to do...off to watch a tutorial before I tidy up the mane of the youngster just in case there is enough there!
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    Towing 3/4 horse trailers???

    I have the top one, I tow it with a pick up truck no bother. It tows like a dream BUT and this really is a massive BUT I would avoid this make like the plague, I have literally just posted a thread about mine and I have had nothing but bother with it since we bought it. It is not fit for...
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    Cheval Liberté trailers - any horror stories or are they mostly reliable?

    I bought a minimax which is the three horse because on the face of it, I loved the idea that the side opens up for when the horses are stood around at shows as it gives them more room. I also loved the idea of the separate tack area so it would save my car from being swamped with horse stuff...
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    Has anyone ever had a 3 horse trailer?

    We have just taken delivery of the Cheval Liberte Minimax and omg I love it. What a fab trailer. We have always had ifors and then when the number of ponies increased, we went up to the HB610 which I think is actually stalled for 4 or 5 ponies but it had an argument with a tree when hubby was...
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    Saddle question

    Think I know the answer but would just like your opinions please... Bought a new pony for my daughter (beautiful full up 14.2 Connie mare) and the saddle we tried her in is not the one she came with when hubby went to pick her up :( lesson learnt - she was a friend of a friend and I thought I...
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    Good alternative please?

    Wow TPO thank you for a really interesting and thoughtful answer, I must admit I read the ingredients and my relatively limited knowledge thought it read more like rabbit food!😂 I’ve heard of the pink mash feed before and think I looked at it when we were at badminton. Just wonder whether...
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    Good alternative please?

    New pony arrives this evening and I’ve been given a list of feed that she is currently on. The speedibeet and gut balancer I can manage but she is on falcon fibre care-I can’t find anyone who stocks falcon feeds and when I’ve checked their stockists there isn’t one in Devon :( so please...
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    What age do you let them go hacking alone?

    Thank you all for your advice, honestly expected to be told I was being daft for considering it! I would trust the pony with my life he is literally perfect other than enjoying using his poop as a pillow!😂 right I will give her 15 minutes unsupervised before she has to phone and let me know...
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    What age do you let them go hacking alone?

    ONW great point! My parents aren’t horsey and although I rode at a riding school for a couple of years I know just what I’m learning now! Hubby rides so all this is his fault!! But he would let the 6 year old child out hacking too if he had his way, fwiw his nickname is calamity 😂
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    What age do you let them go hacking alone?

    Thanks fabbydo so many of the children from school make their own way home via bike or scooter so it’s just another means of transport just one you can talk to and cuddle 😉 I think it’s ok but then I’m only horsey because of the children so only been doing this for 9 years and...
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