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  1. buddylove

    Shopping help please......

    I need a welly rack, that will hold 5+ pairs of wellies, that incorporates a boot jack and is free standing. I can't seem to find what I'm looking for anywhere, so some HHO shopping skills would be much appreciated! Thank you 😊
  2. buddylove

    Shopping help/advice.....

    Thinking of trying a seat saver on my daughter's saddle. Saddle fits pony perfectly, it's a nice neat 15" Albion on a compact 13hh pony. But it's not the most comfortable saddle to ride in, and she has issues with sitting on her bottom, she tends to perch on her fork, and thus destabilising her...
  3. buddylove

    Ouch, that hurt!!!

    And it's a good job no one was watching.... did a proper moron trick this morning and tripped on a stick or tree root as I was tipping up a wheelbarrow full of poo, and full on face planted the edge of the metal wheelbarrow, bashing my nose and cheek, and now I have a sore neck so suspect I have...
  4. buddylove

    Pictures Ponies past and present

    I did a little collage of ponies past and present yesterday, just for fun/FB. Not a bad looking bunch really, I have been very lucky! Anyone else fancy doing one?
  5. buddylove

    Would a WOW fit (potentially)

    I used to be the owner of a beautiful WOW saddle that I loved like a child. 12 months ago I decided to sell my horse and give up riding, so the WOW went to a new home. Lo and behold, I have bought another horse (well I did manage 12 months, I blame lockdown). He is a 3 year old HiPo, so I have a...
  6. buddylove

    A good dog bed.......

    Looking for recommendations for a small-medium size dog bed for elderly JRT who looks very stiff in a morning. He likes to curl up when he sleeps, so was looking at the plush donut style beds, but not sure if they would be supportive enough for his joints? He refuses to sleep with the lab...
  7. buddylove

    A good dog bed.....

    Looking for recommendations for a small-medium size dog bed for elderly JRT who looks very stiff in a morning. He likes to curl up when he sleeps, so was looking at the plush donut style beds, but not sure if they would be supportive enough for his joints? He refuses to sleep with the lab...
  8. buddylove

    Can anyone find me (rug shopping)

    I am at my wits end with rug buying for my naughty sec A. He needs a 5ft as he is quite long (and I like good bum coverage), but every 5ft rug I have bought him (pony cut or otherwise) is way too deep. Even on the tightest the surcingles are too long and he gets his legs caught when rolling...
  9. buddylove

    Giving up your own horse so the kids can progress?

    We currently have 3 equines, my 6 year old mare, 7 year old pony and a companion Shetland. Currently my girls share the pony, but one is more confident than the other, and I think the less confident child would benefit from an older more experienced pony to show her the ropes, whereas her sister...
  10. buddylove

    Fencing sheep and horses

    Hi, I need to re-fence a large field, and I would like to split it into 4 paddocks with a central walkway from my hardstanding/field shelter area. We also have sheep, so the fencing has to work for both sheep and horses. I have one escape artist section a, so I am leaning towards mains electric...
  11. buddylove

    Fal Pro Sale

    Would be sorely tempted if I hadn't already bought another bucas.... https://www.falpro.com/offers.htm
  12. buddylove

    The dream is going wrong.....

    Disclaimer #1 horse is going for full work up asap. Bought lovely mare in March, only 5 and broken in Ireland, we had a lovely summer getting to know each other, had a tooth problem and is rather hormonal but we rubbed along ok. Gradually as summer has passed she is becoming more difficult under...
  13. buddylove

    Anyone want to take a guess on the cause of this behaviour?...

    Potted history of new mare. 5 yr old ID, backed by a pro, arrived beginning of March from Ireland, very sweet and easy in the stable, liked to prance around on back feet when being led in and out but never got away or put that much effort into it. Took a few weeks to get saddle fitted so spent...
  14. buddylove

    Getting stressed in the stable

    I have had my new mare for 6/7 weeks now, she is a 5 year old and came over from Ireland. She is an absolute sweetheart to deal with and lovely under saddle. I am looking for some advice on the best course of action as she can get herself in a right state if I bring her in to ride and she is...
  15. buddylove

    PS of Sweden Nirak anyone?

    Just wondering if anyone has tried one? Quite like the look of it but can't really find much feedback online?
  16. buddylove

    CK Equine?

    Does anyone know what has happened and if the closure is likely to be permanent? I was just taking measurements for a bridle for my new mare when I saw the FB post, do I hold on or look elsewhere?
  17. buddylove

    Snuggy Hoods Sale

    https://www.snuggyhoods.com/ Turnout hoods are pretty much half price! Ordered one as I have my first grey arriving next week!!
  18. buddylove

    Does no one back small ponies properly?!!

    It is so frustrating looking for a small pony!! All I keep seeing are ponies that are "perfect" on the lead but a second pony off the lead. Surely if these ponies had been backed properly there would be little issue with them coming off the lead? My section a has been backed by my kids riding...
  19. buddylove

    Contrary ruddy beast!!

    I had a saddle fitting on Friday, some adjustments made and he went very nicely thank you very much! However saddle fitter wasn't happy with the fit of the prolite girth I was using as it was gaping a lot at the front. So once again to the shops I go and purchased a pro choice ventech girth...
  20. buddylove

    Wow saddle and Equisoft Girth?

    Just wondering if anyone has the above combination, and how well it works? Just taken delivery of my new WOW which I love, and would like a new girth, I really like the concept of the equisoft. I always use girths with elastic but have never used anything with central elastic. Is it likely to...
  21. buddylove

    Bit of a "lame" April fools

    http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/cant-wait-valegro-aimed-new-career-616524
  22. buddylove

    Because only you guys will understand....

    The excitement of ordering a new saddle - and the gruelling 6 week wait until it's ready!! Super excited to have trialled and ordered a new WOW. It has the new firmer flair 2 panels and equitana flaps (with the external blocks); I have resisted all the Bling but gone for some nutmeg piping...
  23. buddylove

    Wanted - sharer south of Shrewsbury

    Looking for someone to share my 15.3hh 7 year old gelding. Ideally 3 days a week including one weekend day, but can be flexible. Contribution required and duties on share days, good facilities and lovely hacking on large friendly yard. Not suitable for a novice. Please pm me if interested ☺
  24. buddylove

    Le Mieux with Eskadron Underlay?

    Does anyone team up their Le Mieux saddle cloths with an Eskadron underlay? I am so bored with my sheepskin pads and hanker after some pretty colours, but his lordship does love his dead sheep, so if anyone uses this combo does it work ok before I splash out? (2 weeks with the kids - online...
  25. buddylove

    Ear Bonnets - what am I doing wrong?

    The blummin things won't stay in the right place! I use the le mieux x large ones as he has big ears, and put it on before the bridle. We set off with it in the right place, but before I know it, it has wriggled out from under the headpiece and is just perched on his ears. Any top tips...
  26. buddylove

    Success stories please - nappy hacker - plan of action needed!

    Having settled into our new yard, and slowly but surely regaining my confidence in the saddle, I now need to tackle hacking alone. In company he is great, but he very much relies on other horses for confidence. We can hack out with other horses and leave half way round and get safely home...
  27. buddylove

    Bridle - rant alert!!!

    Why does every retailer seem to think we only want black bridles?!!! Now I have my eye on a beautiful Don Harry bridle for "best", but I would like something similarly designed for everyday use. Padded cut-back monocrown head piece and a cavesson with no flash. I see lots on t'internet of...
  28. buddylove

    Rigcalm or General calmer?

    Morning all, Have been at new yard for a week. Horse is settled and happy in his stable with (boy) company either side. He has been on individual turnout and has been ok apart from a bit of charging around when others are walked past. He was then put in with another gelding but next to...
  29. buddylove

    Confidence Workshop - or something else?

    Afternoon all. I am looking for a bit of advice, specifically if you have ever felt the way I do and have conquered it. I love my horse, he is as safe and well behaved as any 7 year old. He can be a bit of a sod on the ground, but no issues under saddle. My problem is that I dread...
  30. buddylove

    Flexible Fit Bridles

    I have been mooching around the internet for ages looking for a nice bridle. I don't need a flash and I want Havana, but i still want a cut back padded monocrown headpiece, so options are somewhat limited. FF seem to offer everything I need at a decent price (£136 for bridle with reins and...
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