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    Introducing a hot horse to hacking

    Thank you for all the advice :) I’ll ask if we can meet at my yard but if not I’ll walk her I hand down to her yard and get on there. side note: has anyone got any brushing boot recommendations for fine legged types at a price that won’t break the bank!
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    "Discontinued" second hand stuff...what the hell..?!

    Yeah proper matchy matchy tends not to be cheap Secondhand as it costs so much to buy new and it’s often in limited runs so it does turn out to be quite collectible if we are talking about the cheap rhinegold stuff then it literally sells for pennies on eBay / normal horse fb groups so if you...
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    Introducing a hot horse to hacking

    Bit of a backstory: I’ve owned my 11 year old mare since she was 4 so I know her quite well now. Unfortunately I have never hacked her due to always being stabled on a main road and she never hacked with her old owners in the country I imported her from. She went to the beach when we were at a...
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    Warm Show Rugs

    You can’t beat the Kentucky fur lined show rugs imo. I bought mine from massive equestrian sale on Facebook for just under £80 Which was a massive saving
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    Jai Johnson

    having not personally used him i've decided he is not someone I would support due to some of the questionable and nasty behaviour I have seen him display towards other people on social media. i've seen one too many instances of this now - the most recent one including a string of very nasty...
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    Anyone else clipped already?!

    Ours are fully clipped all year round
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    Double bridle reins - how do you hold yours

    I ride holding the ‘normal’ way as it’s the only way I’ve been taught but I’m interested to try the fillis way. I have fibromyalgia and dyspraxia so my grip isn’t very good. Sometimes I find it hard to be clear with my hand aids and I feel like I’m using curb and snaffle rain at the same time...
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    Noisy breathing in canter

    My mare does the prft prft prft with every stride in canter. She’s always done it and I’ve had the vet out and she’s fine. I find it’s a great indicator for identifying when she is tense in canter (the only pace she gets tense in) so it’s a useful reminder for when I need to get her to relax...
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    Can anyone with a stubben martingale check something for me please!

    Hi, can anyone with a stubben martingale check something for me please. Is there a size stamp/mark anywhere on it? And what size is your martingale? also if they do size mark the martingale what mark would they use for cob/medium size? I haven’t got my martingale to hand but my bridles aren’t...
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    Can anyone with a stubben martingale check something for me

    Hi, can anyone with a stubben martingale check something for me please. Is there a size stamp/mark anywhere on it? And what size is your martingale? also if they do size mark the martingale what mark would they use for cob/medium size? I haven’t got my martingale to hand but my bridles aren’t...
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    Has your yard put any potential provisions in place due to Coronavirus?

    I’m currently not allowed to ride or go to the yard full stop. I’m the only livery on the yard too. I’m hoping I’m not going to have to wait 12 weeks to ride or even groom my horse as I won’t be impressed...
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    Facing major surgery - what to do with horse?

    I had a full ACL rupture, meniscus tear and tibial spine fracture that required 2 surgeries to fix. I didn't ride for 2.5 years. Like you it came at a really frustrating time as we had just stepped up to 1.30m tracks so it was quite frustrating. I turned her away for a year which was great for...
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    Traveling to Burghley 2020 from the states

    yes Peterborough 😊 - OP there’s loads of nice restaurants within walking distance
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    Traveling to Burghley 2020 from the states

    the bull hotel is lovely - about 15/20 mins from burghley. We stay in it every year and we are staying there for burghley 2020 :)
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