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  1. JustKickOn

    Slow Motion Badminton XC

    For anyone interested, Centuar Biomechanics have captured another lot of slow motion footage from the XC yesterday :) it's intresting to see how the legs move, flex and what the riders do, and how the movement of the horse and rider affect how the saddle moves around...
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    Open fields and behaviour

    Afternoon all In the last few weeks, we have been lucky enough to have some stubble fields to ride around as well as our usual hacking, however my girl's behaviour hasn't been totally angelic. I can walk, trot and canter around the fields and my brakes are all in order and she will stop...
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    Attending talks at horse shows

    When attending horse shows (such as Your Horse Live, Olympia, Horse of Year) what do you enjoy most about attending a talk, presentation or lecture (not including demonstrations with horses/riders)? For example, a company talking about the work they do. What do you hope to gain from the...
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    EOTRH - experiences please

    If any one has any first hand experience of Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis (EOTRH), please could you share your experiences? Diagnosis/treatment/prognosis/recovery etc? Thank you
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    Best 'soft' chaff?

    Afternoon all As per title, although soft probably isn't the right word! My mare currently has Dengie Alfa-A, however I am looking to change to a softer chaff, with shorter fibres and without the longer, tougher stalks that are in the Alfa-A. I'm currently leaning towards the Spillers...
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    Punchy trot, not downhill & breathing difficulties (& pictures!)

    Little black mare has been behaving herself and working really nicely. She's been putting her brave pants on and hacking out on her own with total confidence which I am thrilled about. She has also been doing some super work in the school, and today we trundled off for an unaffiliated dressage...
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    Weekend achievements!

    I've had K four years now (it has flown by!!) and today I could not have been prouder of her. When I first had her, we couldn't even leave the yard on our own without rearing, spinning and eventually me giving up. She hacks out foot perfect with other horses, but really hates going out on...
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    Full cheek to hanging cheek

    K is currently in a full cheek double jointed snaffle with a rounded lozenge, however she has recently become a little unsettled in the contact. Saddle checked last month, teeth done recently and all ok with a minimal rasp, physio coming for routine work next week. I've done a bit of...
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    Tricky traveller - thoughts/suggestions?

    K isn't the biggest fan of the lorry. Loading her when she is on her own can take a little while. We don't put any pressure on her, sometimes she walks straight up the ramp and other times she has a dance/rear/backwards. Schooling whip to the side of her (not used however) and she tends to go...
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    Weekend plans scuppered. Plan B- your thoughts..?

    Entered a comp four weeks ago for tomorrow - two dressage tests (P4 & N27). Lorry went off to have a check on the clutch, came back and they have said it needs new brake pipe and definitely don't take horses in it. BUM. Can't afford to hire one (min £100 round here), and can't seem to find...
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    Can magnetic poll bands be used when competing?

    Afternoon all I've bought the PE magnetic poll band to try with the mare to see if it helps her settle in the lorry. Just a quick q, are they permitted when warming up and competing in dressage?? It's unaff running under BD rules. Many thanks L :)
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    Camera for hacking

    Afternoon all Having had some complete tosspot drive at us this morning, accelerating towards us when I waved asking them to slow down, I'm going to buy a camera to fit on my jacket or hat. Didn't get the plates of the vehicle :( they were going that fast and I'm short sighted that I didn't...
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    My horse makes me happy because...

    Thought a happy post after a sunny Sunday would be nice. My horse makes me happy because every day she puts a smile on my face. She gives kisses and loves a cuddle. Today she let me hop on bareback, just her head collar and pottered around the school but kept stopping to reach round and...
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    Split Patellar - as an injury, not from surgery...

    Does anyone have any experience of a split patellar that wasn't done as surgery for upward fixation of the patellar, but as an injury that the horse has managed by themselves ?? Can't seem to find anything on the internet for this. If so, how did you horse do it? How old were they? What...
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    Jumping after flexor tendon injury..

    Last July, my girl went lame after a one day event. Rested but Vet called a week later as lameness worsening. Lots of x rays, with diagnosis of a tiny hole and bruising to the right fore flexor tendon. Few months of field rest as she is calmer out than in (panics when shut in the stable...
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    Ignore, wrong room!

    Ignore, wrong room!!
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    Equine flu in Balsall Common, Midlands

    608 vets have a confirmed case of equine influenza in Balsall Common, as of a statement they released on Facebook yesterday. They have not yet confirmed which yard it is though, so anyone passing through the area, walking, hacking etc, be extra vigilant and don't approach unknown horses...
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    Successful ODE - targets met, smiles and injuries

    Well it seems progress is finally being made. Yesterday LBM and I competed at Offchurch. I attempted an ODE there two years ago, and got eliminated at the 3rd fence SJ, so that was lingering in the back of my mind as soon as we got there. I walked off to get my hats tagged and pay my...
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    Prancing, pinging, popping and prizes! 2 reports in 1.

    It's been a while since I last posted a report, and there is lots to update on!! Life has been bit hectic these last few months. I started a new job in March so have had a lot going on with learning new things there! I'm able to work flexi hours though, so that will be a bonus in winter with...
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    Depo provera for mare - experiences please

    Hello Has anyone taken the route of Depo provera for their mares in season? And if so, could you please tell me your thoughts on it to alleviate the hormonal effects on your mare and her season!? My loan mare has very odd behaviour when in season, and really seems to suffer with them. She...
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    Competing on Sedalin?

    As per the title really, with specific relation to dressage.. Have you ever competed your horse on sedalin, or would you? Have you used another form of sedative or calmer? And what would be the circumstances you would do so, if at all? Just curious :)
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    Anyone in racing?

    Afternoon all. A friend has asked if I will post this message for her. For Emily's dissertation, she is looking at the performance of Thoroughbred racehorses and racehorse trainer preference. She is primarily interested in trainers with a flat, or combined license. This is her survey...
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    A little update and centre line woes

    Things have slowed down a bit with the horse and I now the darker evenings have set in, but am still managing to ride most days and fit everything in which is a bonus. There has also been a bit of a slow in the work we have been doing. My trainer has stripped everything right back, and we are...
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    Would you enter HC?

    Evening all I am planning on to go an unaff dressage next weekend. Horse has been working well at home, but we haven't been to any parties for well over two months due to lack of planning and funds! We usually do two novices, or a novice an elem. We are a little bit ring rusty, and have taken...
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    Help with some equine ancestry, please.

    I have been having a bit of a google, researching the breeding of my loan mare. There is a very clear family tree on sukuposti.net, and it lines up with other info about her. Her sire is Landwind. I have found some information on him, and one blurry picture on superior equine sites, but not...
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    Your latest horsey purchases!?

    It's come to that time of year again, where the winter wardrobe is being hauled out and everything put back on their hangers, and working out what needs to be replaced, but that's just for the horses rugs!! I'm currently walking round with holes in my breeches and a leak in one or both of all 4...
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    Teaching leg yield

    Evening all, I haven't really been on the forum for a while, life took over (as it has a tendency of doing), so hello! The little black mare and I are both doing well, enjoying life hacking and having a few sessions in the school three or four times a week. In my last riding lesson, we...
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    Ideas on how to tub a hock?

    Pony at yard has an injury on a hock, vets have suggested tubbing it if we can think of an idea of how to do it! :eek: Pony is 14.2 if that's any help, so not got such long legs, but we can't think of anything suitable that is high enough to fill to reach the joint yet easy to get said leg...
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    The Biomechanics of horses at Badminton XC

    I'm sure many of you will have seen this video, but thought I would share it. It's really interesting to see the movement of the limbs and muscles on the approach and over the fences. The stresses their joints, tendons and ligaments etc go through must be enormous...
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    Elementary debut- giraffes, grins and frillies!!

    So Saturday was elementary debut day. I've been getting so fed up of not doing very well at prelim as it feels like ky's focus goes and she gets bored, that we would up our game and go straight in at the deep end. The snow came down and we thought the comp might be cancelled, but the wind...
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