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    Teaching children to ride in other countries

    I know someone, in the UK, who took her children to he Pony Club riding her 15.2 Morgan, which was a big show winner, beautifully schooled, and and a very kind mare. Pony Club had a fit and insisted that Mother (who was a Morgan trainer too) had to get a pony - she remarked to me that her...
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    Teaching children to ride in other countries

    From the thread from the lady with the pony on working livery and asking how her child should progress ........... How is riding taught to children in other countries. In Germany do they put 5 year olds on a large horse and lunge them until they develop "a seat" and then progress to very well...
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    Volunteering

    It depends on what you actually want to do. Help at a show - contact the secretary and offer to help, as a beginner you could ask to do it with someone more experienced. For RDA just contact the local branch. For fence judging you need a bit more experience, but again, ask to do it with...
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    Buying youngster for pro to produce

    Yes, you are correct. Never do business with friends ...................... In fact the vendor can't be that anxious as they haven't sent any details about breeding or even the price they want yet. My first thought was to help them both, as well as the youngster being a nice looking horse...
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    Sleeping in a pickup for overnight stays?

    Rather cramped and cold, how are you going to manage if there is rain? Making a trailer into a camper isn't so much trouble, some Trec people who are camping well into autumn use one of those pop up tents for extra insulation. Put a rug down over the trailer floor to cover the hay. You can...
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    Blenheim Horse Trials

    I was a grateful recipient of a freebie pass, thanks Lexi, but you are correct, really it was a bit overgenerous if you could give them away like that. I hope that the event is a success for everyone.
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    Buying youngster for pro to produce

    That's a sensible reply, thanks. The owner/breeder is fairly desperate to sell, as they are loosing grazing and has the mare, dam of the youngster, that he has had for a long time and doesn't want to sell, a young horse that had an injury and is not actually lame at the moment but not great...
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    Buying youngster for pro to produce

    I know this has been discussed before, but the youngster is currently quite desperate for a new home. It is very well bred dressage horse (aren't they all) with relations with nationally known riders and competing right now. I don't know why the current owner/breeder hasn't just advertised in...
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    Hunt coming through yard

    Last autumn I was out on a hack and went slap into the hunt emerging from a bridlepath. There was nothing for it but to do a brisk trot to keep up and hope horse didn't buck, holding him back was obviously a waste of time and effort and much more likely to lead to injury to me and horse. Once...
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    Hunt coming through yard

    If they have permission from the land owner they can use the footpath.
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    How much is a reasonable rent for field and stables?

    I poo pick my small paddock daily in the summer, but in the autumn/winter they go out into an orchard and I do not poo pick that, but it gets harrowed in the spring.
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    How much is a reasonable rent for field and stables?

    Yes, or she might sub-let to cover the rent. I have known of people who used to have double the number of horses and one was in the field while the other was in the stable!
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    Bicton 5*.

    AH, OK. I didn't see it, just from the comments after the round.
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    After flu and tet

    That's what I have been told, not to let them get hot and sweaty for 3 days. I give mine the day off after the jab.
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    Bicton 5*.

    Think I'm agreeing with Oli about the frangible pins though. Cross country horses do learn to put their hind legs on a drop fence.
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