Recent content by SVMel

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    Dearest button pusher

    Lol, I'm not surprised, I've just come back here after a couple of years away, and nothing has changed!!! Doesn't make it a bad place, but there will always be certain individuals I take with a bucket load of salt. Have a giggle if you can, and enjoy your clearly gorgeous neddies. I'm very...
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    Dearest button pusher

    Lovely pics!!! What a gorgeous lot :) Never mind the button pushers, you carry on :)
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    They say things come in three's

    How quickly things can change with animals :( So sorry for the owners involved, and hugs to all . What a night for you
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    happy happy happy :)

    Another happy post :) So glad things have taken an upward turn for you, fingers crossed for the scan.
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    My confidence is returning! Very happy, proud post!

    Well done you!!! It makes such lovely reading - nice to sees people giving their horse every cahnce. Hope you carry on having lovely times for years to come :)
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    An old user saying hello with a new account

    Yes yes I realised that after I said about anonimity. DUH!!!!! I was still asleep and trying to hide form the boss whilst posting :D
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    In need of some inspiration schooling...

    Interesing discussion with very good advice, I have to agree with the majority. I do also have to agree that showjumpers do a very different change to a dressage horse and that it not 'correct' in dressage terms.
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    Strange names?

    My friend used to ride one called 'Finger' and as a kid my mum rode 'Babycham'. Ones I've known over the years include Cowenbeg Brasso Tiddler Trampus John Piglet Bumpy Uranus (yes really, on a riding school...) Piccolo Bamba Just a few.... I now realise how many horses have had odd...
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    A photo that wil make you think twice about Hi-Vis

    I have to admit I agree hnmisty. There's no excuse for it. So many things invalidate insurance for car drivers, motorbike riders etc, why not horse riders?? But then it should be mandatory for all to wear a standard riding hat at least on the road and it's not.....
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    A photo that wil make you think twice about Hi-Vis

    No need to wait for winter for a hi viz ex sheet - I got a brilliant mesh one from Lidl last year so use that in summer!! Can't believe people still ride without hi viz tbh...
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    Toe dragging in trot - anyone else had this experience?

    I rode an anglo arab for about 15 years who did this in front. Never solved it, eventually found out he had develped arthritis in his withers but didn't have that from the start of me riding him so wasn't that. Best he ever was came after he had accupunture, but still dragged them.
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    An old user saying hello with a new account

    Welcome back, I have done the same although not because anyone on here knows who I am in real life. Sometimes anonimity is peaceful :D
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    leg yielding down the motorway!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

    Always helps on the motorbike to use your outside knee and thigh when cornering. Discovered by accident - realised what I was doing when me and OH were discussing bike riding techniques lol
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    Ex-Racer Help Alert!! Changing legs behind in canter...

    I would be inclined to agree, if you have had all the checks done and nothing is showing up it could just be age / lack of balance/ lack of muscle etc. I used to ride a well established mare that would do it, took so long for me to realise I had too much inside bend. Rode her straighter and the...
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    Clipping Time! Is this naughty...

    Only you can tell whether she's warm enough or not by checking her every day!!!!! All depends on the horse, in the past I have had a shetland who felt the cold badly and would shiver despite only having a neck and belly clip, in at night with a polywarm on, and a TB who never felt the cold...