Recent content by Sparklet

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    Thought there would be Olympic fever in here as the tickets are being allocated but cant find a thread so thought I would start one Anyone got tickets to see any of the equestrian events?
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    Cheval Liberte - advice

    A friend of mine is looking for a second hand Cheval Liberte....she plans to tow it with her Octavia car so really wants a lightweight trailer. There are several models on the market and she wants to get the right size to fit her 16.3 warmblood (she only intends to put one horse in) She has...
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    TB schooling/dressage help

    Your piccie looks great, nice relaxed way of moving and your postion looks good. As for the shoulder falling out, thats best dealt with my an instructor who can watch what is happening, as it happens and try various ways to deal with it. As for a test.....go for it. Your horse needs to...
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    Is it possible to be height-ist??

    Actually you cant as it would be classed as indirect discrimination under the sex discrimination act because women tend to be shorter so you are excluding them. The Police and Fire Brigade were condemned for this. You need to specify the task that needs to be done i.e. confident and able to...
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    Experience with OCD and anaesthetic in large breeds

    Its a horrible situation to be in lochpearl because you have two issues...the general anaesthetic and managing the wound while it is healing. A general anaesthetic is always risky and I wish I could say something more reassuring on that subject but given that you have no other option because...
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    Experience with OCD and anaesthetic in large breeds

    Whats the prognosis if he doesnt have surgery....if you are making a decision and asking posters to comment it would be helpful to have both options.
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    Travelling Problem

    Have you tried him with the partition out?
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    I promise my horse is sane enough for him to ride.

    Sounds like the horse is for you rather than your other half......if you want another horse go with your friends horse, if you want one for your other half find one suitable for him. It doesnt seem fair to find something that meets your needs but not his but then expect him to accept that.
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    Genuine horse has become nappy rearing little git - Why

    There was nothing judgemental or scarcastic about my post...its was merely advice you didnt want to take hence the 'your horse' comment, as in you will do as you will.
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    Genuine horse has become nappy rearing little git - Why

    I'd go so far as to say there are no 'naughty' horses, there are just horses who have inconsistent or frightened owners. Napping is a refusal to go forwards, its a decision the horse has made, its a decision the horse thinks he can make, one he feels will be sucessful in making.....basically...
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    Genuine horse has become nappy rearing little git - Why

    Its not force its obedience and I havent found sitting it out works well because horse soon realises that disobedience leads to not having to work....but its your horse and if you have the time to sit about waiting for the horse to do what you want so be it.
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    What would you do if someone you new had lied A LOT (horse related)

    Why is any of it relevant....if you dont want to associate with her dont....but I stand by what I said about your other friends hen do, is it really necessary to spoil it by saying you wont go because this girl is going to be there. Personally think doing that is worse than what your ex-mate...
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    Genuine horse has become nappy rearing little git - Why

    I cant see why the horse would only suffer from pain on a hack out, probably wise to check it out but highly unlikely as you would expect similar behaviour during other riding work too. Personally I dont think bribing with polos, getting off and hitting is the way forward. The second the...
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    What would you do if someone you new had lied A LOT (horse related)

    I find it quite incredible that you have gone to so much trouble to check out her story!!......and I think refusing to go to someones hen do is very petty. A friend wants you to share her wedding celebration and you are refusing to go because you dont trust yourself no to ruin it.......I think...
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    Flash poll - what is worse?

    [ QUOTE ] My livery went mad and said I was trying to kill her horse as I gave it a section of hay and did its water. This is same livery that keeps moaning...I was like ARGHHHHHH thats thanks for you! I had to sit her down and explain that in cases of mild colic, having some roughage...