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    What colour suits dapple grey?

    But what you really need is this...
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    What colour suits dapple grey?

    Yes that's very true, and she looks lovely in that picture!
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    What colour suits dapple grey?

    Just about anything suits a grey, apart from white, but I particularly like burgundy and teal. A deep purple can look lovely too. If you are going to do dressage I suggest you get a neat numnah which matches the colour of your saddle. I have a mainly white coloured horse, and a white dressage...
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    Shock absorbing Stirrup irons

    I love mine! I have a reconstructed ACL and was in pain jumping and whenever I got off my horse. With the flex-ons I forget I've even injured it 😀
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    Shock absorbing Stirrup irons

    This. I got mine from Shadow Horse and they swapped them over and left the footplates with the pins in the box in case I changed my mind.
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    Tack cleaning - how often??

    I take my bridle apart for a thorough clean once a week generally. That's slipped a bit during CV restrictions as we're on a rota at the yard so can't hang about there the whole day doing all those jobs....but I still do it pretty regularly. Saddle gets a good clean every couple of weeks. Bit...
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    Where is my money tree?

    I've got about £5 in each of about 20 currencies if that helps. Including some eastern European countries that don't exist any more. P!us about £20 in old French francs. Does that help? They're yours!
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    Thanking others when out hacking

    To be fair, it's not just riders. I have quite a long walk to our current field and there is a pavement and a grass verge along most of the road. Most people I meet on the way to and from the field are polite, but the runners! Oh, the runners. I will always go on the grass or into the road to...
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    Thorowgood and K&M Compact Saddles. Opinions please?

    I had a TG compact and never felt it fitted my horse well. She is half Welsh and croup high. Got an AH saddle in the end - fits her much better. Can't really comment on the seat size as I'm pretty small, but I've heard that the extra length is often in the upward sweep of the cantle, so not much...
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    Tall boots for someone with short legs?

    I have HKM kids boots. They may go up to a 5 given how big kids are nowadays
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    Anyone else having a rubbish week?

    Sorry you are having a tough time. It often seems to happen like that. A friend at the yard was all set to have a lesson with a visiting coach, who only comes once a month. Her horse was lame. Got that sorted, the next time he had a bruised sole. The third time he's been kicked in the field...
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    Stirrups for arthritis.

    Try flex-on. I have them for a repaired ACL and find them great, but somebody with a bad ankle found them very painful
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    Buying horses and compromising on what you want.

    I'd never have any expectations about gender, colour or breed. I am short with short legs so height/width are crucial. Behaviour, ability and health are important too and I'd never knowingly buy a horse with a health problem. That means I might have to try a lot more and wait longer, but the...
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    Selling A Difficult Horse

    It sounds as if he's in pain. Even if the xrays come back clear you need to get your vet to find out what the problem is. Then you can decide if you're prepared to put in the time, effort and money to fix him, if it's fixable. You may or may not want to keep him after that, but it's really not...
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    Whoops!

    Thanks Chinchilla. Given how filthy she got when rolling this evening after the rain I think I'll just let her make herself brown......:rolleyes:
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    Whoops!

    A bit mixed. 67+% in the Prelim but only 59% in the Novice. I don't think the judge penalised me, we just messed up both counter canters, which was very expensive. The other marks were pretty good, and fair.
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    Whoops!

    Big foot in mouth moment today :oops: Went out to a BD competition, did the first test then had a short break before hopping back on for the second one. There was a lovely brick mounting block just outside the indoor arena, but just as I was about to head over to it a car drove up and parked...
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    Making friends in a new yard

    Just be yourself! There will be different types on the yard as everywhere. Smile and say good morning. If you get a curt nod leave it there. If you get a friendly response introduce yourself and let the conversation take its natural course. Don't follow people round the yard to talk to them. If...
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    Boots for stumpy legs

    I have kids ones as I have small feet as well as short legs. You have to try a few because sometimes the ankles are too small or the feet too narrow, but I have some lovely HKW ones now. And only £99 :)
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    Changing a horse's name

    I changed mine. Left the passport name the same. Touch wood, I still have her 9 years later.....
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    How to dispose of the body...

    Surely a pyre of ragwort would be the most suitable? No incriminating remains either ;)
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    First dressage marks :)

    The only time I've challenged a score I had exactly the same mark as somebody else, and lost out to them on the collectives, which had been added up wrongly. Unfortunately they found the Secretary had done exactly the same on the other person's sheet, so I didn't improve my placing :(
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    Horse with competition anxiety

    Mine gets incredibly tense in competitions. Sometimes she is tense in the warm-up, sometimes she warms up beautifully, sees the white boards and goes "Oh what! We're not jumping?? Go on then, make me!". As Milliepops said above, it then feels like wading through treacle. Sometimes my pony...
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    First dressage marks :)

    Add up all the marks, including the collectives. Make sure you count double for the ones showing 10 x 2 (the collectives and the free walk). Make a note of the number. Add up all the marks available, making sure sure you count double for the relevant movements as before. The sheet may show the...
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    First dressage marks :)

    You did very well! Unfortunately the show Secretary didnt. You got 155.5 and that is 67.6%
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    Master Saddle fitter recommendations for Hampshire/ Berkshire border?

    I've just had Matthew Crippen out today and he was great! But I did book the appointment about a month ago. I think all the good ones are busy at the moment
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    Dressage saddles for Natives...

    AH Saddles. Mine is half Welsh, XW, 16.5 inches 😀 Worth a look. SBloom on here is a fitter for them and very knowledgeable.
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    Saddles Aaaarghhh Treeless or ridiculously spendy for a young Welshie

    AH Saddles are great for this type - I have two. The first one was new and would normally cost about £1,600 but I have short legs and needed a short flap, so that was extra. The second one I spotted on e-Bay, and although I'd normally never buy a saddle without the saddle fitter recommending...
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    Cheeky/ridiculous posts you see on Facebook.

    Just seen this and it's hilarious! Does your child say they want a pony? Do you want to make sure they’re serious? Do they have skin thicker than leather, and are you prepared to buy them some tiny steel capped boots? If the answer is yes then I have the pony for you!! Xxx is in desperate...
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    Running home

    One at our yard dumped his rider and galloped off. A few people jumped into cars and drove around looking for him. He was eventually found calmly helping himself to somebody's lawn. Scary for a while though!
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