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    Monte Carlo KWPN temperament

    Hello Anyone out there with youngsters by Monte Carlo? I’m just interested to know what temperaments are like and whether they’re quirky/tricky? I have a 4 year old mare by him which I’ve backed this year and I’m into about 5 months of ridden work. Trying to get inside her mind a bit! She’s...
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    Spooking 4 y/o - help!

    Thanks Maserati - the first time I came off her the saddle slipped so I know this frightened her. This must be why the spook on Monday was so dramatic. Back properly checked yesterday, teeth done last month and I’ve got saddle fitter tomorrow at last so everything else is down to me!
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    Spooking 4 y/o - help!

    I’m happy to go back to 4 times per week! It’s just difficult to know what to do with conflicting advice around - and it’s her owner/breeder who keeps urging me to work her til she’s sweating! (I’m ignoring the owner on this bit of advice!) I keep her out at night and give her hay during the day...
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    Spooking 4 y/o - help!

    Thank you, my yard owner is loaning me hers, but I appreciate the offer!
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    Spooking 4 y/o - help!

    Thank you, I will have a look at him
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    Spooking 4 y/o - help!

    Looks perfect for what I need - I can’t hold the neck strap without affecting my rein contact.
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    Spooking 4 y/o - help!

    I will look at the rs tor....thanks KittyH - I was trotting at the time and her trot chucks me out of the saddle so I figured the speed and power in her is the reason I can’t sit her spooks. She is dressage bred (not my choice, I’m an Irish fan normally!) so what you say makes absolute sense 🙂
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    Spooking 4 y/o - help!

    Neck strap has been on from from day one - I wasn’t quick enough to grab it yesterday 😱
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    Spooking 4 y/o - help!

    Hi, thanks for your quick replies - I’ve been considering stepping back a bit with her and getting more help so these echo my thoughts. It’s good to get some confirmation! I got back on after yesterday’s fall so at least we ended on a better note ... today, though, I need to let my back recover 😬
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    Spooking 4 y/o - help!

    I backed my 4 y/o Dutch Warmblood mare nearly 5 weeks ago and she made a good start. I’ve been hacking her in company, riding her around the farm solo and schooling her/getting odd lesson - in all approx. 5 times per week for 30-40 mins. She’s now cantering nicely up the long side of the school...
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    4 year old lazy lunge-er

    Ok, thanks. I haven’t tried to get her to canter on the lunge yet. I don’t think there is anything physiologically wrong with her, she’s fit, healthy, free-moving and as sharp as a young horse should be! She’s also only been fed grass/hay and haylage all her life - I’ve been showing her since...
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    4 year old lazy lunge-er

    Hi everyone, about 11 years since I last used this forum...! I’ve just backed my friends 4 yo Dutch warmblood mare and started riding away. I will be lunging her once a week and so far she’s been really well behaved in walk/trot and stand but lazy/unenthusiastic/too laid back! I seem to work...
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    Livery yards Surrey 2011

    Many thanks Warbank, I will try your YO tomorrow.
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    Livery yards Surrey 2011

    Hi All, Not been on here for ages but I need some helpful suggestions from everyone with one of those tedious "Does anyone know of a livery yard in .......?" threads - sorry! I have checked related posts but they are all a bit bit dated so, here's what I need... I'm moving to Oxted area...
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    We're Going To Try Again-Which Bit?

    I was going to post the very same question til I saw this thread. Livery yard where I keep my field ornament (resting having done her check ligament) have very kindly let me have use of a 16 year old Percheron x Irish mare that needed bringing back into work. She's incredibly forward going...
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    Loss of Use/Breeding

    I take on board your above points and believe me I have turned over the whole issue of indiscriminant breeding in my head again and again and I can assure you that I am not just some rose-tinted-spectacle wearer wanting to breed a cute foalie-woalie out of an old knacker. I have owned her for 8...
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    Loss of Use/Breeding

    Thanks Spotted Cat, I couldn't get my refund for Borde Hill because it was only event I have got in that wasn't wait listed but I take it you meant my membership fee can be reclaimed? I wasn't intending to claim on the basis of my decision alone but in consultation with vet who thus far has...
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    Loss of Use/Breeding

    I am currently seriously contemplating putting my mare into foal. Reason being she is off work again following an injury - this time to her check ligament in her near fore. Up until this point she was being prepared for Borde Hill PN, had recently been placed at a pairs HT, so I have been...
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    Days to find the right event stallion - opinions please on these 4?

    Thank you all for your comments/links - I am grateful to have a few more ideas. The list is narrowed down and I will choose over the weekend. Ben-and-Jerrys, I take it that's your grey in the pics by KC, he looks fantastic. Thanks again everyone!
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    Days to find the right event stallion - opinions please on these 4?

    Hello all, this is my first post on H&H forum in over 2 years! I would appreciate some thoughts on a few stallions I am short-listing to cover my mare......which I'd like to do when she next ovulates in 10 days or so. My mare is IDxTB (1/2 bred) 13 year old maiden and has evented to...
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    Shooting in Rayleigh

    My brother in law used to get the train from Rayleigh station evry day, he has just moved to Maldon. I think the guy is going to be fine. I hope people don't start knocking him, saying he was foolish to intervene in an armed robbery. I think he was brave and had the b*lls to do something...
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    Help!!! Plaiting problems! Any tips appreciated!

    Don't try to plait a clean mane or use conditioner on it either!
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    Buying a horse that brushes!

    I saw your post in the veterinary section and have posted an answer there. lizstuguinness makes a valid point, weighing up confidence over getting placed at a county show - I know which I would choose! Conformation is very important and if you are crap at it you must have at least one other...
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    Buying a horse that brushes.....advice please!

    If you are still checking this post, my mare brushes quite badly behind, she is base narrow so to speak. She is so bad that the inside of her feet below her paster and above her heels are permanently bald! I have shown her at larger shows in ridden and working hunter and it has never been an...
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    Can anyone recommend a 100g turnout rug?

    I have a Bucas which has lasted my girl for six winters, only the lining has needed patching. They are quite expensive but mine was a second so I think I got it for about 35 quid, mind you that was six years ago!
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    Vile people part II *disturbing*

    Just had a thought. If we attached the same social stigma to those who watch gratuitous real (as in not action films)violence to animals and people on youtube as we do to paedophiles, maybe we wouldn't have this problem?
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    Vile people part II *disturbing*

    I am gald I have not seen it, or any other the other sick films floating around these days. CNN should expect lots of complaints in this case and should be made to donate to amnesty or something. I'm a bit of an IT biff so haven't really used youtube yet but if this sort of stuff is being...
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    More vile people making UK an unpleasant place to live!

    re airedale's comments - surely this sort of thing shouldn't be on u-tube? if sites choose to allow disgusting acts of cruelty to animals or humans they should be shut down to stop nasty little b*st*rds like this broadcasting their cheap thrills.
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    Vile people part II *disturbing*

    The evil that men do. Aside from the hiddeousness of these acts, I think it is so worrying that children can see all this stuff when they are surfing the web, it's going to steal their innocence. I get very depressed when I think of how evil some humans are both for committing such atrocities...
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    De Gogue

    Can he do lateral work? This might help. I had de gogue once but sold it cos it didn't really have any effect. Harbridges are good because the riders hands can't interferebut you can't use them when jumping.
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