Recent content by Starzaan

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    Coconut oil....

    Proving my obsession for skincare here (yes I am a skincare nerd) - the molecules held in coconut oil are too big to be absorbed by the skin. Rather than being absorbed it will sit on the surface and block pores. It’s fantastic to eat, but rubbish as a moisturiser.
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    Bates and Wintec - Old vs New

    Saddlery Brands International. They own and make Wintec and Bates.
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    Bates and Wintec - Old vs New

    Try calling SBI and asking them. They’ll know.
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    Anyone having issues with WB rug surcingles coming undone?

    No PM so please go back to the place you bought the rugs. They can contact WB and get things sorted for you. Fixtures and fittings are covered by the 3 yr warranty on turnout rugs.
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    Riding schools near Cirencester

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    Tips for removing loose hair after clipping?

    Flicky brush then a proper hot cloth.
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    Why do so many people own/ride horses they dont enjoy?

    Because my horse is so effing quirky and difficult that he didn't sell, even after being advertised for almost two years! Luckily I love him, but there are times when I really question why I do it to myself and wish I had something a little less opinionated.
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    South West/Cotswolds people - Saddleries!

    I love Colne, and Maurice has been my saddler for years, but it isn't a big store to spend hours wandering round. The only real "day out" store in the vicinity would be Wadswick, or MAYBE Oldfields of Ombersley, but that is only about half the size. If you're after a proper day out with lunch...
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    South West/Cotswolds people - Saddleries!

    I live in the Cotswolds and am a sales rep for an equestrian company covering the right hand side of the country haha. The best "day out" kind of store near the Cotswolds would be Wadswick. Sadly we have lost a lot of our saddleries in the area. If you're looking for an Ingatestone-esque...
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    What the hell is wrong with some people!

    Holy mother of god, that is just unforgivable.
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    What's the obsession with buckskins and duns?

    Yep - he's passported as dun but he has no dun markings. He's just big and yellow and opinionated.
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    What's the obsession with buckskins and duns?

    Mine is an absolute toad so helpfully dispels the belief that there is no such thing as a bad dun. However, he is beautifully put together, and very lovely to look at... and I’ve never met another dun as big as he is - 17.3hh is a lot of yellow!
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    Haylege v Hay

    Haylage has a much higher water content than hay, so you actually need to feed more of it than hay. Neither is better than the other, it just depends what works best for your horse. I’m interested to see that you say his feed will need to be supplemented by forage - this should be the other...
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    non-horsey parents

    I was very lucky to grow up in a very horsey family, but the grass isn't always greener. Being taught by your mother isn't always the easiest thing in the world (think dandy brushes flying at you when you forget your dressage test, and stirrups being hidden for weeks on end to improve your...