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  1. Ludi-doodi

    Second hand equimats - a how much?

    My horse is out on a trial loan at the moment and things are looking good one week in! Should he remain on loan, I have a stable full of equimats to sell which a kindly livery has offered to buy... but I've no idea how much! I have about 6 and 3/4 mats - I had them cut to fit my unusual...
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    Badminton Trot up Q

    Just out of curiosity, what's the rule for who can trot up the horse. I've been following EWW and H&H twitter from the trot up and one said Ben Hobday was trotting up Claire Lewis' (I think) horse. I'm guessing it's special circs or otherwise grooms would do it?!?!! I tried googling but...
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    Equilbrium Massage Pad - if they're so good why....

    are there always lots* for sale on ebay and why are 2nd hand ones nearly as expensive as brand a new one:confused: I've been considering getting one of these for a while and I've been outbid several times on ebay, almost all of them going for £180+ If they are so good, why do people sell...
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    Bold Heath Abandoned

    Just spotted on Twitter then the BE website that Bold Heath has been abandoned. Now what will probably be the winner of the "Stupidest Question of the Week" Award, it says 10th and 11th is abandoned. I thought it was running 11th and 12th so is this just a typo, or will it run on the...
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    Vetting in Preston PR3 area - any reccomendations?

    A friend is looking at a 2yo dressage prospect and would like a vet to give it the once over. Can anyone recommend an equine practice or vet? What would a vetting of a just turned 2yo consist of?? Thank you
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    A question for Yorks People who've hired from Equitreck!

    Ok, I know this is a question aimed at a very limited audience, but has anyone hired the sonic 3.5t direct from Equitrek near Huddersfield? If so, would you care to share how much the insurance cover was? They don't include insurance in the hire costs buy it separately the cost of which I...
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    Keeping hands still - ideas please or I might need to chop them off!

    I have terrible flappy hand syndrome, can't keep them still, especially in trot. Sometimes it looks like they're being operated puppet-style on strings by someone other than me:)! In sitting trot it is truly awful, not that rising trot is vastly better :( I've tried the closed armpits (put...
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    Ruth Baxter - any views?

    Ruth Baxter is running a clinic at a local yard and as it's hack-able for me, I was thinking about going. Does anyone have any experience/views of Ruth. I've seen her website, but nothing like personal experiences. PM if you prefer.
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    Shoppers - experiences of ebay shop "got.horse?"

    Has anyone used this shop and, if so, what are your experiences? They have good feedback, but welcome personal views from fellow HHO'ers too:D!
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    Equine/Rider Tech - Recommendations please for Kindle, iPhone & iPad recom

    Not really competition related but this is the HHO board I visit the most and usually has the best info about everything :D The Ludi-doodi household has become gadget crazy recently. Mr L-D bought me a fancy pants, all singing, dancing wi-fi/3G Kindle for christmas. Hadn't asked for one...
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    An instructor conundrum - looking for recommendations

    I recently changed instructors for flat work as I felt I was going over the same ground lesson after lesson with the one I'd been using for last couple of years and needed a fresh pair of eyes on things. I've had 3 lessons with new person and whilst I think the basis of what I'm being told is...
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    What, if anything, do you give for coughing?

    Is there anything you can give for a coughing horse? Yesterday my horse has begun coughing - it sound dry, like a tickle in the throat. It's not lots but noticeable and again this morning. My horse seems fine in himself and appetite is normal. Obviously, I'll keep an eye on it and call a vet...
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    A 45 min lesson in 2.5 mins!

    In my attempts to improve my riding in time for next season, I've been having weekly lessons over the last couple of months. I've alternated flat with SJ. Yesterday it was the turn of jumping which I think was lesson number four of the knocky down variety. The improvement is going at a...
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    Drying out haylege - why?

    Here's something I've not come across before, but apparently few folks on my yard are drying out haylege to give to their horses as it apparently reduces the amount of protein. Is this right and why wouldn't you just feed hay :confused: What people feed their horses is entirely their...
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    First report of 2012 (or getting prepared for it!)

    Back in August I attempted BE for the first time and it was a disaster! Some of you lovely folks kindly gave me some advice on what had gone wrong on the SJ round (in case you need a reminder :o Beckwithshaw SJ round. Since then I've has a few lessons from a local eventer and on Sat I...
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    *not CR* FTS Rugs - opinions

    I had an F.T.S Rugs leaflet stuck under my windshield at Allerton on Sunday and I've just had a quick look at the site. They have a couple of rugs at very reasonable prices and as I've never heard of them, wondered whether any of you lovely folks had and what you thought of them? I've put...
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    Has Baydale's training methodology gone national?

    Spotted this on my way into work this morning and wondered whether Baydale had gone national with her training methodologies? Can't work out what the ladder is for though :D;):D [/IMG]
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    SJ/Eventers -what went wrong here? Help and guidance please

    I've only today just managed to bring myself to watch the video of my woeful attempt at eventing at Beckwithshaw a few weeks ago. Dressage turned out to be the best of the 3 phases with a 32.5. Eliminated XC with refusals (totally my fault and being horrifically underprepared in XC practice)...
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    XC Voucher for Thornton Watlass going spare

    I was given a voucher to school around Thornton Watlass as part of the fence judging goody bag. It's valid for this Sunday from 8am until dusk or by arrangement any day between 1 Aug and 12 Aug. I'm unable to use it but happy to post on to anyone who wants it (or can collect from...
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    Gutted but looking forward... Beckwithshaw any thoughts?

    I had planned to do my first ever BE event this weekend at Thornton Watlass which by all accounts is a excellent 'first timers'. However, Ludo decided to have a bit of lie down in the road today on top of my friend who was helping me keep him fit. So, badly grazed knees, stifles, fetlock and...
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    Bute and BE - a query

    *struggling to word this correctly - hope it makes sense* How long does Bute take to get out the system? Or what is the time between giving a horse bute and it being able to compete legitmately? I know Bute is a banned substance so if a horse had some today and tomorrow for example (2...
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    Are dressage saddles selling?

    I'm contemplating selling my dressage saddle - its about 18 months old - but as I am competing less and less these days and hacking more and more it seems sensible to move it on. I've looked on ebay, pre-loved and horsemart to see what sort of price I could get. I could only find a few...
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    BE Breeches Colour Rule and a mixed wardrobe. What's a girl to do?

    Righty-ho I have my first BE event next weekend and not sure which combo to go with! I have a Navy Blue Jacket and a Blue Tweed Jacket. I have a white stock and I have some breeches which I think are technically canary (but not poke your eye out yellow ;)!). I do have some Jods which are...
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    Oyster Bay Sauv Blanc......

    Is on offer in Sainsburys at £6 instead of £9.97! Just thought I'd mention here as its favourite of comp riders (a tenious link I know!)
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    Shoppers - experiences of Head to Hoof online?

    http://www.headtohoof.co.uk/productDetails.cfm?ProductID=486&Source=2 I discovered this morning flicking through the BE Rules that I am now in the market for a new body protector:) My current one is more than 10 years old and can't be used at BE events!. They are by far the cheapest for...
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    Crazy mental or just go for it???

    Short Version To do Thorton Watlass in 3 weeks having never done a BE before. My 18 yo is feeling pretty good at the moment and is sailing over our 3'-3'3" xc course with batting an eye. SJ is fine, I just need to man it up a bit over 90cm courses! Dressage always a work in progress but...
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    Worm Count Vs Worming pastes - pros & cons please

    YO is thinking about moving to worm counts for yard rather than chemical wormers. Worm count would be done through a local vet, although not my vet they are used by a significant number of people on my yard. I've never used them it's not that I think they aren't good Background- For the 10...
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    Navicular/Denerving - what would you do? (sorry quite long)

    A friend has a 16.2hh 16yo TB X Warmblood who has recently been diagnosed with navicular. Upon MRI they found the tendons/ligaments in the feet to be quite badly damaged too. The vet has said denerving or retirement on bute each day to manage the pain are the only options. He indicated that in...
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    *not CR!* Diet tips needed horse not human but...

    then again human tips might be useful too:p Although not CR I feel the most sensible answers are given in this section of the forum!:D What else can you recommend to slim down the waist line of my horse? Here's the background Ludo is a 18yo Dutch Warmblood and generally a good do-er. At...
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    Willingly throwing myself into the lions den of CC!

    Rather foolishly some might say ;) I am very out practice show jumping so attempted some at home last week. The idea being to see whether I'd improved my position over jumps since last june. For a real life example of how bad I can be - Check this out The Husband came and videoed...
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