Recent content by TTK

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    Retirement livery in Worcestershire or Shropshire

    Can recommend Hivron just over the border in Powys.
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    Western pleasure??! Whaaaat??

    Please don’t judge all western riding by a terrible pleasure horse video. If you ride a reining, cow or ranch horse, you need to be able to ride and those horses certainly move on out. I’m not going to defend pleasure, it’s vile and a fancy dress parade but don’t dismiss western until you have...
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    how much does your saddle weigh.........

    I do not want to argue but just to say that an English master saddler fitted one of my western horses who was 16 for an English saddle and said he had never seen such a perfect undamaged back. The western saddle must have been doing something right despite its weight.
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    how much does your saddle weigh.........

    About 12kg, a Circle Y trail western saddle and the same for a Crates Lady Reiner. They are both ‘lightweight’ saddles bought as I am old & feeble and I can swing that weight up onto the horses. Some old fashioned roping saddles weigh nearly twice that. Though to be fair western saddles do...
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    Tell me about your Quarter horses

    I have 2 QH. Hardy, intelligent, gentle, willing, brave, and many other fine qualities. Good well bred QH are not cheap but can turn a hoof to anything. You must ask for n/ n 5 panel testing to eliminate pssm and other nasty genetic issues.
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    Hunting is in a spot of bother

    Palo, a gang of terrier men and a reasonable size pack are not 1 dog. I have followed for years, I know what I am seeing. Don’t try to defend the indefensible.
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    Hunting is in a spot of bother

    So the judge called BS on the hunt. Good. My local hunt were digging out cubs in a spinney above my fields last week, bold as brass. Trail hunting my aunt fanny.
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    Jacket zip - would you bother?

    I’m trained as a tailor (female) and I make great curtains. Does that help or hinder the argument?
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    Sports Bra

    Shock absorber every time for me. They recommend going up a band size and down a cup so, by that logic, a 36c would be a good fit for you. Check out their website for sizing tips and there is also a good Reddit thread around somewhere about sports bra sizing - a quick google will find it.
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    Importing horses post brexit

    I have just imported one and the paperwork post-brexit is a nightmare. I used John Lovett who did the transport and he got Parker’s to do the paperwork for him. Costs are vat + duty, cost of having paperwork completed, cost of transport. Don’t be put off though as it can be done. Oh and I...
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    Ewell Village Stables

    Also a Facebook group, Epsom & Ewell past & present may have some useful photos
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    Ewell Village Stables

    Yes, the poor man only had one leg. Also remember that in, probably, the late 1980s, it became a builders yard. So sad.
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    Ewell Village Stables

    I used to hang around Ewell Village stables and ride there in the mid 1960s. At that time, we could ride up to Epsom Downs and all round the back of Nonsuch Park. There was a lot more farmland then. Shep had his favourite horse which, possibly, he may have brought from the army. I remember the...
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    Fly mask for riding?

    I have the Equilibrium with ears and it is an essential piece of summer kit. I wouldn’t ride without it.
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    Ride on fly rug

    I’ve got a Kramer one and it works well.