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    Hoof Armour

    Who can tell me more about hoof armour? Where can I buy it in the UK and is it easy to apply? I bought a horse in March who was shod in front and whipped his shoes straight off, I'm really pleased with how they've changed but we have very stony tracks out to the fields which he is stoic about...
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    Intensive training

    Try Summerhouse when lockdown is lifted a bit more? They do a range of options and I'm sure will customise something for you if you want?
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    Who has a Pivo?

    That's really helpful MP, thanks! Horse is having blind wolf teeth out this week so by the time he has recovered the Pivo should have arrived and hopefully I'll have figured out how to use it :)
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    Who has a Pivo?

    Oh well now you've all made me buy a flippin' Pivo!!! Our school is 60 x 30 though so not sure how well it will manage, hoping I can site it at B or E and it may work? Does anyone know if it's compatible with the little screw attachments on tripods? I have a grip tripod that I'm hoping it...
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    HHO virtual clinic week 5a + b

    If you just search HHO virtual Clinic then they should come up :) Last week's has been really helpful for my green horse to get control of his shoulders and improve the canter. I must use this one more as it's very simple but effective.
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    Clicker training

    Just read your post properly(!), if he isn't getting it then I wouldn't bother with the target until he understands the clicker. I use "head away" to load the clicker but some people prefer to reward for a straight but lowered head position which I actually think is better as this is a calming...
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    Clicker training

    A couple of 10 minute sessions is all it has taken with the 3 of mine I have used it with. Are you using simple exercises to load the clicker?
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    Polo lesson recommendations

    Thank you! I will look them up online :-)
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    Polo lesson recommendations

    Can anyone recommend somewhere for a fun polo lesson for 2 competent and confident riders? We have no aspirations to play polo but would love to try something different as a birthday treat. If we could also get afternoon tea afterwards then all the better! We are near Cheltenham so within...
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    Daf Brake Warning Light

    Yes, agreed, comes on as soon as I apply either handbrake or brakes and goes off as soon as I release them. There are discs on the rear but the garage specifically said that these are fine as the fronts were badly corroded. I'm hoping it's nothing serious after replacing most of the brake...
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    Daf Brake Warning Light

    They did do a test drive, I picked it up about 10 mins after they had got back with it! Unfortunately because it was after hours I paid and they left. I filler up at the fuel station opposite the garage and the light was on when I started it again. It may have been on before but I only drive it...
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    Daf Brake Warning Light

    I had my lorry serviced and thoroughly checked over 3 weeks ago, I had it back for a couple of days after that and during that time I had a brake warning light come on whenever I applied the brake or handbrake, it went off immediately the brake was released. I took it back to the garage and on...
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    Trailer floor replacement?

    If it's not too old you may find it's fitted with a plastic planking floor. If this is the case the floor will probably be sound. Well worth getting it properly checked though obviously.
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    Staffordshire horseboxes

    I thought they built them in house too but I haven't yet been to see the workshop. I think I am slightly concerned as the pricing is so good, but I would be going for a used chassis which I know some of the other builders don't do.
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    Staffordshire horseboxes

    Thank you so much for your feedback, that sounds very promising!
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    Staffordshire horseboxes

    That's good to know, thank you
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    Staffordshire horseboxes

    Oh really? In what way? PM if you prefer, I'd be very grateful!
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    Staffordshire horseboxes

    Has anyone had any dealings with the above company? If so can you let me know your experience of the build and the quality of the finished box? I will be looking for a new lorry in the summer and ideally I would like a 4.5t with some living. I would also consider anything from 4.5t to a very...
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    Lunge Pen advice

    Thanks, the surface moving is my main concern :-( Unfortunately it's either put it in on the concrete or not at all but if it's going to be useless then I just won't bother. My issue with the fencing is that it will also have to be on concrete so I'm not sure how we could secure it.
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    Lunge Pen advice

    I have a few questions for those that know about building arenas or lunge pens. I think I can fit in a lunge pen at home of about 18m diameter, is this big enough for a lunge pen? It would be for 1 horse and would be used twice a week at most. If the size is suitable then there are still a...
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    Best internal boarding for wooden stable

    Thanks all, sounds like we will just go for the most cost effective option.
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    Best internal boarding for wooden stable

    I have a couple of old fashioned wooden stables that I want to start using this year. They are basically solid but the internal boarding is either missing or damaged. What do people usually use to board out the inside of stables? I would be using them for one well mannered horse and one...
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    Best complete food for Dachshund

    Oh go on then... I think this was the day we brought her home. I've just had a look at Tails.com as I have seen it recommended elsewhere. I really like the delivery options but am slightly less keen that you can't easily review the ingredients as it is bespoke. Although I see that you...
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    Best complete food for Dachshund

    I have a 4 month old mini daxie who is currently on Eukanuba as this is what te breeder provided. I am not a fan of the Eukanuba and would like to change her onto something better quality. Grain free if possible. I have used the all about dog food website but there still appears to be lots to...
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    Stirrups for dressage

    That's it, I am defo going for the Opera, I might even sell by sprengers and get 2 pairs ��. Horse is (hopefully) coming back into work after the ks op so I *need* them to cheer me up. And surely they will make me ride better?!?!
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    Stirrups for dressage

    It's the Opera I've been looking at, they are quite reasonably priced too. Are they lighter than the bow balance do you find?
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    Stirrups for dressage

    So, it's nearly time for Badminton shopping and I fancy some new stirrups on my dressage saddle. I just have plain fillis irons on there at the moment and Spenger Bow Balance on my jump saddle. I would really like some much lighter, more modern stirrups, if they have a safety aspect then...
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    Sticky half pass

    As above really, travers, travers, travers. Mine can get a little set in the neck so if I'm losing the forward or anything else actually then I move the neck a little, often changing the bend and leg yielding half way through the movement. Don't just stay in the hp if it isn't happening, change...
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    Yay Kira! First medium test in the bag

    She looks fantastic! Those are great scores too. Mine is at much the same stage, we have done a couple of mediums but taught him the changes last month and now all the work is ruined! We are back to basics working on the canter and I have no right hp anymore :-( I do have quite nice four times...
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    Report - BD convention, please add your gems to it!

    Thanks for the brilliant write up, I'm gutted I couldn't go as it sounds like there was a lot of very relevant and accessible stuff :-) I had 2 lessons with Ferdi at BD camp a couple of weeks ago, he was brilliant and made small changes that made a big difference. I found him to be a very...
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