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    Senior BS affiliated on a pony

    I did it with my Connemara in British Novice/90cm amateur classes but he did struggle in 2nd rounds in combinations if the second element was an oxer. Go for it if your pony is a scopy.
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    Aghh! Potential new pony failed vetting!

    What a shame, sorry this has happened to you. Is it worth going back to the vendors and talking to them? I have had 2 with heart murmurs - one had a huge murmer but it improved with exercise (the vet called it a lazy valve) and the other (a 3 year old) developed a heart murmer when she had an...
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    Another electric fence question

    That is what we have, brilliant piece of kit.
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    Gerty Tynan Irish Sport Equine

    if it is Connemara check the HWSD test results. A friend’s pony from Gerty is sadly positive despite being told verbally that it’s ‘blood’ test was ok. Friend was told that the Irish test for HWSD is a blood test.
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    Insurance needing a valuation after horse been pts

    Ask the insurers who they will accept a valuation from, otherwise you could spend a lot of time getting valuations that won’t be accepted.
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    Horse not quite as described

    He could be a Connemara that is positive to HWSD and so his passport has been 'lost' and so he is now non-pedigree passport. What are his feet like?
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    Quick question of the Day - what sort of planning permission do I need for stables?

    Definately one for a planning consultant used to dealing with listed building planning applications in your local area. Look on your local planning authority website at live applications and get some names of potential consultants from those or speak to a local country type estate agents to see...
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    Yard planning advice/experiences needed please!!

    I would say that you should store up your ideas, live there for a full 12 months and then decide. Yes, the first 12 months will be full of compromise and chaos as you make things work around what is there now, but I do recommend waiting. You need to see and experience what all 4 seasons do to...
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    Nice to see more professionals taking a stand..

    I was recently on a yard with a 'showing person'. Their horse was grossly overweight, was never allowed to be without food - 20kg haynets were the norm, and the condition of the horse was referred to an investment. Whenever weight came up I was told that I just didn't understand the showing...
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    Nice to see more professionals taking a stand..

    Or for all of the welfare organisations to work together and put an end to this. It is abuse. I talk to a person who condition scores horses and ponies as part of their job and they tell me that obesity is far far more of an issue for them than underweight horses. We see endless photos from...
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    Pony price for a cob. Unsure what to advise.

    Just sold very similar but 15hands, so I would say 4-5k easily. didn’t even need to advertise.
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    Badminton XC thread

    Ok up And walking
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    Badminton XC thread

    Screens all round the poor Horse 😢
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    Badminton XC thread

    It is very very very busy here. We queued to get into the car park at 0745 and there are rows of cars in front of us