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    Foal name inspiration needed!

    Mirabelle Mikado Majestée/majesty
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    Riding holiday in France

    The equirando in is in the bay de Somme this year, there will be access to areas that are not normally accessible to the public so you could try contacting them to see if they know of riding schools in the area that could take you : I am hoping...
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    Foal name inspiration needed!

    we will need pictures to help with ideas ;)
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    Foal name inspiration needed!

    Milady Marmalade Macarena Mimi (means cutie in French) Miou-miou (French actress)
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    Is there a way to 'manage' rubber mats to minimise them getting icky underneath?

    Do they still pee in if there is no litter at all, just the mats?
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    Ex-racers breathing

    is it what is called "roaring"?
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    Backing 3/4yr olds

    she's a real gem ;)
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    Using your core?

    I have the opposite and my pelvis tips forward whenever I ride in a GP saddle, it doesn't happen in a dressage saddle. I think it is due to the stirrups bar being too forward and my lower legs move back in a GP saddle but not completely sure. Would it make sense?
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    Using your core?

    I think a yoga/exercise ball can help, you can seat on it and go forward/backward and try to remain balanced. Then do the same while lifting your legs, etc...
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    WARNING DISTRESSING VIDEO: Mare kills stallion

    Not thoroughbred but when I helped out for breeding in hand, the stallion was put near the mare and if she kicked out/ didn't seem to accept the breeding they would each be put back in their stables and it would be tried again the next day. If the mare doesn't accept the stallion it's usually...
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    French proposals re. horse welfare at 2024 Olympics

    I thought the BTV thing was a bit harsh, but then I thought those people are at the Oympics, is it really too harsh to ask them to have the horse on the bit or nose forward? Is it really beyond their capabilities? or is it just a tool they use to get the horse more submissive or whatever they...
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    To sell or not to sell

    it's not that I don't want to ride him, it's just that with a full time job, 2 young kids and not the best of health, I don't have the time or energy to ride 3 horses. He doesn't need to be ridden though, that's why I am hesitating selling him.
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    To sell or not to sell

    To be honest, I would feel a bit resentful to have to pay for his retirement when someone else enjoyed his best years. I do hack him out from time to time as he is the best of my lot for hacking out (the 5 years old is very sharp and difficult and the 2 years old isn't ridden yet). I have...
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    To sell or not to sell

    I have put one of my horses for sale as I don't have enough time to ride him and it is a lot of work (and money) in winter having 3. The thing is that now that I have someone interested, I am having second thoughts. He is a lovely sweet horse and fantastic with my kids, I have had him since 3...
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    Shock Absorbing half pads

    I have now ordered the pad, let's have a go :) Everyone who uses the Invictus is still happy about it?