Recent content by Tyanilth

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    Welcome to HHO Towing Clinic

    Thanks. I’ll start peering at manufacturers spec sheets :)
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    Welcome to HHO Towing Clinic

    Hi there - looking for recommendations as finally retiring my old Bahill sportsman and looking for a modern trailer. Tow car is a Saab 95 2010, tow capacity 1800 kg B & E license. Horse is a 17hh ISH, approx weight 700 kg Only towing 1 horse. Budget of about 4 k to buy trailer. What trailer...
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    'I could go out tomorrow and buy a Novice level dressage horse for £6000 if I wanted.' Discuss

    The old wisdom used to be this. Any horse with a good enough rider can go as far as Medium. This becomes the point at which poor conformation will limit any further progress. Any rider can go up the levels given a good enough horse, but most amateurs will stick at Elementary. That is the...
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    Why would anyone want to own a tb?

    I look at my 15 year old TB and I think Because he's game enough to take for a good gallop, sane enough to stop when asked, mannerly enough to carry a novice rider round the school and produce a polite walk trot and canter with her somewhat wobbly aids. Because he's hilariously pathetically in...
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    The 20% rule

    Not sure if this has been posted before but there's a good article here about the 20% rule -
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    How to feed a hay bale in the field?

    They're huge. Probably came off one of those giant tractors that look like something out of Star Wars. I never measured them but one big bale just fits nicely in the hole :)
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    How to feed a hay bale in the field?

    Best solution I found is big tractor tyres, I have one in each field and the farmer just drops an unwrapped round bale of haylage into each ring. Some mess, but much less than feeding it loose, my mare and gelding eat about one bale between them in a week in the winter and the two year old in...
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    Estate Cars and Towing

    Saab 9-5 diesel estate, old Bayhill aluminium trailer (2 horse but I only tow 1 in it), B+E licence Copes well, and well within car's towing capacity, but wouldn't want to have to get it off a muddy field :)
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    Welcome to HHO Towing Clinic

    Thank you again. I've only just bought the trailer so will ask them to check the plate. Bahill designed these to carry two 16.2s and I believe the MAM was about 1900kg but that is hearsay from someone else who used to have one. The firm's been out of business for a long time so hard to get...
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    Welcome to HHO Towing Clinic

    Hi and thank you so much for this thread. Prospective setup is as follows. 1. I have the B and E licence, test taken before 1997 2. Prospective towing vehicle Saab 95 Vector Tid. This is my regular car, and I want to be able to tow one of my horses with it, on short trips only. We are...