Recent content by Paint it Lucky

  1. Paint it Lucky

    Ifor Williams door catch- Am I just really clumsy?

    Mine snapped not long after I got the trailer, as have many of the other fixtures and fittings. Really disappointing :( The newer ifor williams trailers just aren't made as sturdily as they used to be.
  2. Paint it Lucky

    Gutted about my young horse and thinking of just giving up

    I completely agree with riversideeu about how stressful it can be for young horses to be sent off somewhere new and then ridden. Had anyone apart form you ridden him before he went? It was probably a big shock for him to go somewhere different, be ridden by someone he didn't know and probably...
  3. Paint it Lucky

    Starting a horse bridleless?

    Try riding in a neckstrap, with a bridle initially but trying not to use the bridle, use all your other aids instead! Then when you feel he is happy take the bridle off and see how it goes. Start somewhere enclosed and start slow. It's certainly a good test.
  4. Paint it Lucky

    Looking for unaffiliated one day events in the South

    Thanks everyone, I will look up the ones people have suggested. I'm north Surrey, very near the M25 so Kent isn't too far.
  5. Paint it Lucky

    Best turnout rugs?

    I really like the Bucas rugs and the lightweight ones aren't too expensive. If you have a bigger budget Premier equine ones are very hard-wearing.
  6. Paint it Lucky

    Looking for unaffiliated one day events in the South

    Struggling to find many! Does anyone know of any coming up over the summer/autumn? I'm based in Surrey but will travel a reasonable distance. Thanks.
  7. Paint it Lucky

    Irish draft feet

    Thanks :)
  8. Paint it Lucky

    Irish draft feet

    I've recently bought an young mare who has a lot of Irish Draft in her. Her feet had been very neglected when I got her and were really overgrown and splayed out. 5 months later after regular trims they're a lot better than they were but are still quite flat underneath and wide, a bit like...
  9. Paint it Lucky

    Help me choose..?

    Agree with the above comment. Do the showjumping for now and get her listening more, otherwise she might think she always does cross country after showjumping so can storm round!
  10. Paint it Lucky

    Is a stock/tie essential?

    I think it depends a bit on the judge. I've managed to forget my tie before but get away without anyone noticing (and this was affiliated). But equally I've written for a judge who is very strict on turnout and will pull the rider up and the end and tell them off if they haven't got a tie on.
  11. Paint it Lucky

    Good colours for a chestnut?

    Bright green and grey used to really suit my old gelding, he was a skewbald chestnut and white.
  12. Paint it Lucky

    Saddles to fit a flat backed wide horse with low withers?

    As title! My horse has no curve to her back so most saddles tip. Need something designed for a flat back with low withers, she is currently in a riser but it's not ideal. She is also quite wide as has a lot of irish draft in her. Thanks
  13. Paint it Lucky

    ODE ideas for a beginner

    You're a bit north of me so I don't know your local venues but if you know of places that have xc courses sometimes they will list ODEs on their websites that might not be on other sites. Also look in local tack shops etc, it is still quite early in the year so some places won't have their...
  14. Paint it Lucky

    Hyundai Santa Fe for Towing

    I have a 56 reg Santa Fe, I like it a lot. Mine is a manual and can tow up to 2.2 tonnes, I have towed two small horses with it comfortably though I wouldn't want to take two large ones. I find it smooth to drive, it does cost me a bit in diesel as I drive around a lot but when I bought it it...
  15. Paint it Lucky

    myler combination bits - anyone tried them?

    I've used it on my warmblood who can be a tank, it did work but he is quite clever and managed to get his tongue over it, so I had to ride with a drop noseband as well in order to keep his mouth shut. A bit of a faff but the only way to have brakes!