Recent content by whirlwind

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    Poultice to soften feet

    I would think it would help, otherwise we ride down to the river with hoof boots and then trim after they’ve ridden back, definitely softer. One of the fells is hard to trim at the best of times, never mind atm!
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    is this possible with a fly rug?

    I found one of mine in the field yesterday morning having managed to get out of just the neck bit of his amigo Aussie. Everything still done up, no damage and his body still in 🤦‍♀️ Also still with a mask on!
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    Anyone jump in boots?

    We use cavallos and they’ve stayed out on fun rides with jumps. Have flicked one off once over a fence but have done that with a shoe as well and it came off clean so no problems.
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    Vetting recommendation - area between Taunton and Martock

    Try Jane Greenham Anvil Equine she specialises is PPE and is based nearby.
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    Reviews for mobile shelters.

    I’ve just had some done by RME, haven’t been up long so can’t comment on longevity but look really well made and sturdy at a good price. My only gripe with them is they rescheduled delivery/ installation 3 times for a variety of reasons and I did start to worry at one point but all up and...
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    clipping legs - but not a full clip?

    I do quite a few blanket/ trace clips with legs off for people and whilst it’s not super traditional I think it looks fairly smart. Not my horse so had to crop the pic a bit but you get the idea :)
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    How do you clip your horses quarters (trace/blanket clip)?

    I use normal clipper to take a big swipe across and then you need adjustable blade trimmers (new liveryman novas are great for this) set down to the shortest blade and cutting into and down the line- so using them backwards to normal. I find this gives the sharpest line and finish.
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    Lister star clippers?

    Lister stars are infamous for heating up past the point of being usable. They’re categorised as a light use machine and the motors have a habit of blowing- I clip professionally and wouldn’t touch them. If you’re looking on a budget, Masterclip have a good range and the customer service is...
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    Show prep thicko questions!

    I’ll try find a proper in hand one but I find a decent flat noseband really sets the face off- even on quite a pretty head!
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    Show prep thicko questions!

    As above but clear hoof oil only on fells, they’re not supposed to have the ‘blue’ horn coloured so not the black stuff. Ours tend to show either in a white rope halter or a full double (or Pelham) ridden bridle. Depend how seriously you’re going for but you can straighten out any kinks in the...
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    Shogun towing

    I tend to use it on my LWB Shogun but tbh it doesn’t drive any different when I forget 🙈
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    Gp Prolite girth sleeve?

    No probs- because it’s on the girth really tight it doesn’t swivel round at all :)
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    Am I missing something - tow car question

    LWB shogun- my seats fold completely down into the footwell near enough so if you wanted you’ve got all the space from right behind the drivers seats!
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    Gp Prolite girth sleeve?

    I just wedged a normal le mieux one on, I did this as a temporary and was going to buy the proper one but haven’t bothered as this works fine! 80cm le mieux gp cover on a 48inch prolite narrow gauge girth
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    Gallopy Problems - Help!

    I’ve got another who’d like to do this! With him he’s generally fine if everyone sets off steady, ie a couple of strides of trot and then canter or if I can get him cantering a couple of seconds before the horse in front does. He’s fine on fun rides as long as you keep moving at a fairly sharp...