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    Rushy ex racer - should I try a different approach

    Let go. I have 3 exracers and have had more before them. The best thing I ever learned is to just let go, especially if rushing. Long, loose rein. Walk and let them stretch while you just move around the school as a start. Also you must keep your leg on. The instant reaction is to hang on and...
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    Are riding tights very flimsy?

    Have a wee look on here.... you can buy direct from NO themselves. https://www.nobleoutfitters.co.uk/womens/clothing/breeches The basic riding tights are £60 and the 5 pocket and full seat are £70. I have found them a few quid cheaper on ebay and in other shops online. They are a heavy yoga...
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    Are riding tights very flimsy?

    Totally depends on the brand. I have Noble Outfitters Balance Riding Tights - 5 pairs in different styles inc full seat. They are not flimsy at all. Flattering fit, tough, wash brilliantly, comfortable and worth every penny (£60) but I have bought other brands and been disappointed. I wear them...
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    What to feed thoroughbred

    Perfect. Start there and see how you get on. If you find you need more calories get a bag of Keyplus and give a mug a day, two if really required. Simples!
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    What to feed thoroughbred

    I've currently got 3 exracers and have learned a few things about TB feeding over the years. Avoid cereal and molasses covered mixes unless in hard work. They often heat up on this plus it can upset their bellies and contribute to gut problems. Poor diet also affects their feet - often feet...
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    How much bedding do you use a month?

    Just swapped to chopped rape straw and have seen a big saving in time and money. 20kg bag is £7.40. My two mares get one a week each, sometimes they don't need it so I could probably get away with 3 bales every 4 weeks but I always put them in. So £30 per month each. Big gelding, who pees a...
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    Current crop of riding tights ...

    The material is different between brands so you do have to be careful. Noble Outfitters ones are like thick yoga pant material. Not at all see through but still light and stretchy. They are very flattering imo. I'm a size 14 and very comfortable in mine. I had the Dublin Cool It summer tights...
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    Current crop of riding tights ...

    The Noble Outfitters tights are the first 'breeches' I've had that I haven't destroyed in a year. They are very heard wearing and wash brilliantly - mine look like new still. I have 2 pairs I rotate daily and have done now for 2 years. They never shrink or stretch either. I absolutely love them...
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    Can a two year old stop growing?

    Mine had periods where she didn't go up. At 2 she was about 13.2, at 4 14.2 and at rising 6 she is now 15.1/2. I had hoped for taller but having spent 4 years worrying about her not getting big enough I am just happy with her how she is. It's highly doubtful yours has stopped growing at 2, I've...
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    Science Supplements Gut Balancer change in ingredients etc

    Vicky, thank you for the reply, I will email you later. My horse has been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease and his management has to be taken very seriously. On the SS gut balancer I do notice a difference but I absolutely hate feeling like I am being tricked by a company, especially...
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    Dog discrimination ... is this now a thing?

    I've been in the same position with my horse three times over the years - once was a husky, once was a collie and once was a French bulldog. I certainly don't use it as an excuse to look unfavourably at a breed or suggest they are prone to it. I have a staffy cross rescue of my own, he would...
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    Ariat paddock boots - do any other brands compare?

    Tonics. The company was set up by an ex-Ariat person. The paddock boots are incredibly comfortable and mine have worn really well even though that have been worn a lot and in all weathers/conditions and with very little care. They are neat and stylish, have a good feel in the stirrup and...
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    Science Supplements Gut Balancer change in ingredients etc

    Yup, 100% absolutely agree. I've had great success with this product as it was but the feeling of smoke and mirrors surrounding the new formula has annoyed me no end. I'm now only feeding a 2/3 dose of the new formula to one horse rather than full dose to two horses. The cost has gone up from...
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    Science Supplements Gut Balancer change in ingredients etc

    The ingredients have changed and SS do say they have improved the formula, however the feeding rate has increased to match. Re the price - SS themselves have changed the rrp and a 1.5kg tub should be £34.99. Unfortunately a lot of their stockists don't seem to know this and most are still...
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    Rice bran feeds: Saracen equi jewel or keyflow key-plus?

    Having used Equi-Jewel, Omega Rice and Keyplus over the years my preference, and long term choice, is Keyplus. I'm not sure if it's the sugar and starch levels or the manufacturing process - steam extruded - but I find it makes a difference quickly and using less. I have fed it to youngsters...
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