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    Introducing a hot horse to hacking

    Bit of a backstory: I’ve owned my 11 year old mare since she was 4 so I know her quite well now. Unfortunately I have never hacked her due to always being stabled on a main road and she never hacked with her old owners in the country I imported her from. She went to the beach when we were at a...
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    Can anyone with a stubben martingale check something for me please!

    Hi, can anyone with a stubben martingale check something for me please. Is there a size stamp/mark anywhere on it? And what size is your martingale? also if they do size mark the martingale what mark would they use for cob/medium size? I haven’t got my martingale to hand but my bridles aren’t...
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    Can anyone with a stubben martingale check something for me

    Hi, can anyone with a stubben martingale check something for me please. Is there a size stamp/mark anywhere on it? And what size is your martingale? also if they do size mark the martingale what mark would they use for cob/medium size? I haven’t got my martingale to hand but my bridles aren’t...
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    Insurance question

    Theoretical question here, If your horse was on competition livery and whilst being ridden by the rider kicked and broke an arena mirror (horse is known to be very sharp) (riders insurance does not cover this - not sure what insurance they have) What insurance would I need to cover this...
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    Ariat sunstopper tops

    Hi all, Has anyone had any experience of the ariat sunstopper tops? Do they stop you getting burnt? Are they breathable/cool? And most importantly are they worth £45? I’m actually allergic to suncream so I’ve been getting quite burnt out hacking. I saw these online and thought they...
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    Financial contributions for sharers

    Hi all, I’m posting on behalf of a friend who isn’t on here. Due to getting a new job requiring more travel time she doesn’t have as much time as she’d like for her horse and is looking for a sharer. She is hoping for a financial contribution to make costs a little easier but is unsure...
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    Horsehage feeding quantity - quick help needed please!

    Hello! I arrived at a stay away show early this evening and I ordered hayledge to collect on arrival. I’ve been given horsehage but I’ve never fed it before so would appreciate some quick advice! My mare normally gets 3 big nets of hayledge a day so she’s constantly eating. However, I...
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    Veredus v lemieux tendon and fetlock

    I normally buy veredus tendon and fetlock boots but mine always get appropriated/stolen and I always get a worse quality pair back. I’ve now been given back a shredded pair of boots so need to find new boots but I’d rather not get veredus again as I want to be able to easily distinguish my...
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    Eskadron rugs sizing

    Hi, How do eskadron rugs fit ? Particularly the dralon coolers? I’ve just picked one up for a good price, it may be too big but I can always sell it on if needs be. The only size quite I could find was in cm not U.K. rug sizes (which I understand as they european) which wasn’t much help!
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    Does this sound like ulcers?

    Hi, just looking for some opinions please. Before I start horse is booked in for a saddle fit check in 2 weeks (she won't be ridden until that point as I am back at University) and I am waiting to hear back from the osteo to get her checked again. I am based with my trainer but they are...
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    Borstiq brushes

    Having a bit of a dilemma as my grooming kit has been stolen so need to replace everything ☹️ I’ve spent quite a bit of money on it over the years so I want to replace it with quality brushes. I’ve been browsing and quite like the look of the borstiq brushes (I had their ‘natural...
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    Pikeur technical show jacket sizing

    Hi, I’m in need of a black show jacket and have my eye on one of the new black technical jackets they are bringing out in the summer. Now I’ve no idea what size I will be (I’m nowhere near a tack shop that stocks them) and as I will be pre ordering it I need to get the size right! I...
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    Wales and west / cricklands grass rings

    Has anyone jumped at wales and west / David broome event centre / cricklands on the grass rings? I’ve booked a stable for the derby show and was so excited to go (I’ve just started competing after a couple of years break) as I’ve heard great things about their shows so I mentioned to a...
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    Navy jacket and black saddle pads??

    Hi all, I bought a gorgeous black fly veil/ears at Olympia and I’m aiming to get a matching saddle pad for shows. My only issue is my showjackets are navy and grey, will these look ok or will I look silly? Has anyone got pictures of themselves with a navy and or grey show jacket on with a...
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    Burghley first timer!

    hi, My mum yesterday surprised me with a 4 day pass for burghley horse trials for a little girly weekend away. I'm so excited! I've never been to burghley before but have done badminton Xc day. I've no idea what to expect as i've never been before, has anyone got any tips for while...
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    My First Puppy

    After years and years of wanting a dog my family were finally in the position to get one. Me and my mum went and saw some puppies on Saturday and bought home the sweetest puppy. His name is Alfie and he is a 9 week old Maltipoo. He's been very good so far, there was no crying on the first...
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    Timewasters Rant

    I've had someone come to look at my mare 3 times over a period of a month. The horse is not advertised at the moment as I have broken myself and I am not going to be riding for some considerable time. This person had been begging and begging to come so I explained the situation to her and made...
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    Cwd/passier/stubben/lemieux/ eurostar tack for sale

    due to downsizing I have a large collection of tack for sale (Prices don't include postage, I am happy to meet with people locally --> I am just outside of Watford, Herts) - CWD Black leather buckle fetlock boots SIZE 3 (BRAND NEW WITH TAGS, only tried on and are too big) lovely soft leather...
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    Private Sports Shop

    Just a heads up to anyone thinking of ordering from them. I was slightly hesitant putting in an order as I hadn't heard any reviews from them but the bargain prices tempted me. I ordered a CWD breastplate, CWD leather tendon boots and CWD fetlock boots all for the cost of one breastplate...
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    Ruptured ACL and torn meniscus - What do I do with my horse?

    I posted a couple of weeks ago that I had managed to tear the meniscus in my knee. Unfortunately last week the consultant decided that after reviewing my MRI I needed to be booked in for an emergency arthroscopy and debridement surgery over the weekend. What was meant to be just a 'day...
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    Company refusing to give me my money back- HELP

    hi, I bought some boots from an online tackshop waay back in February which turned out to be unsuitable (they split first time using them for a 10 min walk round the school). At this point they where communicative and seemed helpful and agreed that that should not have happened and must have...
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    Introducing a new pair of rabbits to my house.....

    And will this cause referred aggression in my current pair? I can't seem to find the answer online so would be grateful if someone can help (can only find an answer for trying to bond a trio which isn't what I want) I have always wanted a pair of mini lops and the opportunity has arose...
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    Has anyone got sprenger bow balance stirrups

    Hi, I've just torn the meniscus in my knee and am dying to get back on but in the meantime I'm just doing a bit of window shopping as I think I need to get some better stirrups so riding is comfortable on my knees I've found some sprenger bow balance stirrups and they look similar to flexi...
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    Torn meniscus in knee - how long until you were able to ride?

    Had a bit of an incident last night. Was sitting on my sofa and managed to tear the meniscus in my left knee. I have no idea how! Ive had a run of bad luck with my knees in the past 2 years (dislocated my right one twice and now done this to me left knee) I can safely say that I am finding...
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    Horse hotting up the more she works

    Hi, I have an absolutley fantastic warmblood mare who has given me so much confidence in jumping the bigger tracks and really is my horse of a life time. However, she has some downsides. She is very very sharp, incredibly sensitive and 'hot' I really struggle to get her to relax when...
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    gifts for friend who helped my horse when it was colicking?

    Hi, Recently my horse colicked when I was away at university right in the middle of exams and my non horsey parents where both away at work so we where powerless on our part. Luckily my friend who was at the yard at the time noticed she was colicking and called the vet, kept me updated and...
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    Nightmare buyers-help!

    Hi, having a bit of a nightmare with selling. Found buyers but they are honestly just so stressful I'm not sure if it worth it. Deposit was put down at the viewing and he was vetted 3 days later. Horse easily passed with only a couple minor points (2 of which where made aware of at the time...
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    Can anyone recommend any dealers in the South East?

    Hi, I am looking for recommendations for dealers that will sell 2 of my horses for me on my behalf. Both horses have FEI records and are competition horses and so someone specialising in selling competition horses are ideal (priced between 10-15k so preferably looking at ones who do sell...
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    Is getting a dealer to sell on your behalf worth it?

    hi, Just need a bit of advice really. I currently own 3 horses and since starting university in September I do not have the time to ride them and nor do I enjoy it as much as I just find the whole thing a bit stressful. We are looking to downsize to 1 but currently we are not having much...
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    People Viewing a horse that they know is overbudget

    Morning everyone As a seller what would you do if someone rang about a horse you have for sale knowing it was up for x amount (which you confirmed on the phone call and was written in the advert) and they were fine with the price on the phone call so arranged a viewing for a few days time...
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