Recent content by SlinkyMinxy

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    Moving to north Devon question....

    Despite its reputation as a really horsey county, off-road hacking in Devon is actually really patchy and if you're anywhere other than Dartmoor or Woodbury Common, in most other places the hacking is around the local lanes, with very few bridleways available. My family is originally from the...
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    Badminton XC thread

    But at least there was the option of recording the red button footage and watching it at a more convenient time. I paid my subscription this year but couldn't watch most of it live as I was busy and won't be able to see it now before the show-jumping and the final results are out. If I'd known...
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    foaling boxes

    My foaling box adjoins my tack room and I had an observation window put into the wall between the two so that I can stand in the tack room and see what's going on without actually being in the mare's space.
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    Can we talk food intolerance and behaviour issues?

    My older mare reacted really badly to anything with high levels of plant oestrogens in it. Soya was the worst offender but she also reacted to many other feed ingredients. It made her come into season all year round and her ovaries were very swollen and painful, which made her very grumpy and...
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    'I could go out tomorrow and buy a Novice level dressage horse for £6000 if I wanted.' Discuss

    Links to articles would be really helpful, thank you!
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    'I could go out tomorrow and buy a Novice level dressage horse for £6000 if I wanted.' Discuss

    It arose as part of a compensation claim. I can't really go into too many details as it looks like it is going to end up with lawyers involved :(. The comment about the novice dressage horse was made as a comparison to the horse involved in the claim, who is actually schooled to...
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    'I could go out tomorrow and buy a Novice level dressage horse for £6000 if I wanted.' Discuss

    It was a hypothetical horse but I think the person concerned was imagining one with no health issues or temperament quirks.
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    'I could go out tomorrow and buy a Novice level dressage horse for £6000 if I wanted.' Discuss

    As per title. Or, if you prefer: 'Ill-fitting saddles don't cause lameness'. These comments arose during a rather heated discussion I had with someone today.
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    Saddle fitter recommendations

    I have used Sue Paine at Dragonfly Saddlery in the past and found her really helpful. She also does Bit Fit consultations. I've also used a couple of other qualified saddlers who were not so great but don't want to give out names here (none of the ones mentioned so far by other posters).
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    boundary issue

    I had a very similar situation a few years ago, but I was the owner of the hedge and my neighbour's horses were doing serious damage to it, partly due to dodgy fencing which the neighbour did nothing about. I spoke to the legal helpline provided with my house insurance and according to their...
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    Homozygous black stallions in the uk??

    How about Devivio? There's also Eros, but he might be too small.
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    BBC olympics

    For anyone who's limited to the BBC, they've just shown Carl's test and they going to show the end of the competition live from around 12.30, CDJ is due on around 12.40.
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    BBC olympics

    Mine too.
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    BBC olympics

    According to my friend, it's on BBC 1 at 11.15am. I've no idea where she got that information from though, so don't blame me if it's wrong!
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    To those who make hay, hows it going?

    I feel your pain - I was let down by my contractor when we had the hot spell a couple of weeks ago as he had booked in too many people (and they all had bigger acreages than me!). Everyone else I tried was similarly busy. He's promised to come back as soon as the weather goes dry again but we...