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    Straightness training

    I have had a few ST lessons with my previous mare, and also a few with Diane T-B with both my previous mare and current mare. I did enjoy the ST work, and it definitely helped with getting my previous mare to slow down a bit and start to use her body correctly. When I then had my first session...
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    I found the following via a quick Google search.... Puffa is undergoing something of a renaissance. The British outerwear brand, which describes itself as “the original duvet clothing company”, has been around...
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    Mare kicking out when leg is used

    Vet for a lameness/loss of performance work up would be my next step. Good luck.
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    New neddie in waiting

    Good luck for the vetting!! Fingers crossed your husband will have his own horse soon. :)
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    Canter Transitions

    I've replied on your thread in C&T as have several others. Good luck.
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    Canter transitions

    Every now and then I lose my canter transitions too. I did with my previous mare occasionally and it also happens occasionally with my current one. If I fluff a transition, I get a bit flustered and then I definitely overthink it the next time I ask, and it becomes a bit of a vicious circle...
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    Going medieval

    What amazing hacking you have around you! It's also lovely to see you having fun after a few stressful months. xx
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    Early September weekend plans

    Hope all goes well, always a stressful time. xx
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    In at the deep end... Lottie goes to camp!

    What a fab post! I think you and Lottie are going to have a ball together. :) x
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    Early September weekend plans

    Nothing for us over the weekend. Maddie is still only hand grazing until her rescan next Wednesday. Thankfully the swelling seems to be almost gone, although I know I will worry about it for a while. I am considering getting her some boots to wear in the field at least in the short term -...
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    Just a happy post!

    What a lovely post!!
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    Update on Rose

    I am so sorry to read your latest update. It's such a shame after all the work you put into her when you first got her, and how great she was looking. Keeping everything crossed for you that time and mooching about for a few months in a field is all she needs. Hope she settles well with her...
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    So sorry. Losing a horse unexpectedly and suddenly is just so hard. Take care of yourself. Big hugs. xxx
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    August Bank Holiday Weekend Plans

    Thank you both! I love that picture of Amber and Lottie plotting AE. Well done j1ffy for your first test with Chilli - he looks fab and I can't wait to meet him soon. Some great reports from lots of others as well! Generally it's been a rubbish week. Eldest son had Covid symptoms on Monday...
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    Equimins advance pellets feeding tips pls

    All three of mine eat the pellets quite happily, mixed in a variety of other feed, and they have all turned their noses up at other things in the past. And my little welshie who I lost last year ate them as well no problem, and he could be really fussy - he refused to eat polos full stop for...