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    A Clipper blade question

    So I had a fab pair of aircool clippers which served me well for 12 years till they died after years of no care & overuse! I have also accumulated about 30 sets of the A2 blades that fit these. So last year when replacing I got a Wolsesley clippers which fitted the same blades beautifully! Fast...
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    A Racing Perspective...

    I will preface this thread by saying I have no interest in starting a row, I am posting in part for selfish reasons in that I'm guessing it will feel cathartic to write it all down and maybe it will be of interest to some. Very often on this forum there are negative posts surrounding racing...
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    RIP Pacino

    Sadly Clem McMahon's beautiful horse died today. Mixed reports at the moment...some say kidney failure, some say colic due to kidney issues. Either way it is a horrible loss for poor Clem and his family
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    Not strictly competition riders but a beautiful tribute

    This beautiful song has just been released in tribute to jockey Campbell Gillies who died in an accident in June. All proceeds will go to the Injured Jockey's Fund from the iTunes downloads. Everyone take a minute and think of EKW and all of Campbell's family and friends. RIP...
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    Has anybody any experiences of canine pancreatitis?

    Poor Rory dog is in the vets this evening and they suspect pancreatitis. He has been with my parents for three weeks as I've been away for work. He came home last nite in super form and full of the joys of life. This morning he was a bit peaky but nothing major. He stayed with oh for a few hours...
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    So I went shopping yesterday....

    And bought a fab four year old at Goresbridge!! Have been looking for a nice project to get stuck into and after having tried a few and then had them fail the vet I headed for the performance sales. It was very difficult to really pick out nice horses there yest. I was looking for something to...
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    A Rolex Grand Slam musing...

    So William Fox-Pitt is on target with two four star wins and if he won Badminton he gets the bonus which should have been awarded this year. What happens if Andrew wins 2013 Kentucky....only one of the two could win Badders yet technically both are in line for two seperate Grand Slams so what...
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    Complaints to FEI

    I have seen a number of posts here and on Facebook re the FEI deleting posts off their Facebook page. I feel they are actually sensible in doing this. Equestrian sports are under threat of not being included in future Olympics due to the cost of staging them and these kind of public complaints...
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    Portersize Just a Jif update

    http://www.horsesportireland.ie/eventing/olympics-update-on-camilla-speirs-and-portersize-just-a-jif.12706.html Poor fella....fingers crossed he'll be grand after a few weeks rest
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    Denis Lynch

    Apparently he has left Aachen after a breach of rules with Lantinus....anyone know any details?
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    A massive thank you to the best mare in the world

    I have sadly had to retire my darling mare Dolly today. I have had her seven years since last Sunday and what a star she has been. I got her and started jumping with her straight away in May at 90cm....by September she had taken me to 1.30m - my first time anywhere near this level! We had some...
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    A suggestion for Horse and Hound

    So hoping if TFC reads this they may direct it to the relevant people at the mag. No doubt there is an enormous amount of pages to fill this week with Badminton cancelled. Having followed Claire Lomas on Twitter and seen the fab pics every day I then wondered could H&H not fill some of their now...
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    RIP Camilla Enemark

    Danish show jumper Camilla Enemark died on Tuesday. She has been suffering from an aggressive brain tumour since 2006 yet still jumped top flight Nation's Cups and at the Europeans last year while undergoing chemotherapy. It has also been announced that George Morris is having treatment for...
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    lucky lucky girl

    Much as Mathias Rath and Paul Shockemohle have been criticised over the demise of Totilas credit where credit is due they have given this kid a fab lifetime memory!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TxD2VDy07w&feature=player_embedded
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    A very self indulgent moan

    Dolly my 16year old jumping mare is fit and well after being injured for most of last year and having a foal the year before. I keep her at my oh's farm where he also trains racehorses but we have no arena so I do all of my work on the roads and in fields. For the most part this is great but now...
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    Effects of anaesthetic?

    Rory had to go to the vets yest for a scale and polish on his teeth and some investigation as he has had very smelly breath lately and very rapid plaque build up. He has had an anaesthetic before just after I got him when he was castrated and came round with no issues, was bright as a button and...
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    A how much of sorts?!?

    i have a beautiful black Elevator double bridle which has been used once and is in immaculate condition. Was thinking of selling it as I want a new Elevator grakle bridle for shows...my current one is starting to show it's age. So what realistically is the double bridle worth? Or and I am aware...
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    Good Man Kauto

    What a comeback! Jumped brilliant....almost seemed to scare Long Run from upsides him with some of his leaps! Them that know the horse done good...bringing him back was definitely the right option!
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    And I thought Ellen Whitaker's punishment was light....

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/1018/mcardlek.html A poignant discussion on radio this evening prompted one Irish broadcaster to refuse to refer to this incident as a road accident as he felt that this fool getting behind the wheel was no accident and he should be made alot more accountable!
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    A clipping question of sorts...

    What are the finest blades anyone uses. I clip alot of horses and a standard A2 blade which is perfect on absolutely everything bar my own mare. On her they never seem to do as fine a cut. She was clipped ten days ago and needs done again despite lights on to help reduce regrowth and she is...
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    Corrine Collins stolen yearlings....

    How on earth have they only been able to reduce the timeframe in which they were taken to 12 days???? Surely anybody responsible checks their stock daily?
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    A tip for de-stinking dogs

    Rory has a serious fetish for fox pooh....he cakes himself in it. I have had to take the high power dairy hose to him to get it off...he loves baths so unfortunately this does not put him off getting stinky. My mother went googling and said apparently washing them in ketchup de-smells them so...
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    A categorisation musing

    My jumping mare was orginally bred as an eventer...and did belgian young horse event champs but was more suited to pure sj. There are numerous horses out there that switch disciplines and are not referred to as ex-eventer/ex-showjumper-ex-dressager etc so why do we call ex-racers by that title...
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    They are making a film about HHO....

    Went to the cinema last nite and saw the trailer for the new hho film: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740707/ Tee hee
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    Just back from the vet with Rory...

    When we came home from the yard his tummy was bloating and rapidly looking more and more swollen every minute. I brought him out to the toilet and despite much sniffing and squatting he didn't seem able to urinate or pooh. Rang the vet and they said get him in asap so off we went with him doing...
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    I seem to attract sick orphan kittens!!!!

    Was driving home from a friend's this evening and saw a little scruffball at the side of the road. Opened the window and heard it crying so went to investigate and found a little tabby kitten curled up petrified and shaking. Evicted Rory from his crate and popped the kitten in the crate and Rory...
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    Tack Room Design

    So not specifically a CR topic but this is the least scary place! While Dolly is on box rest OH is letting me redesign the tack room ( a long overdue job) to quell my boredom! Ourt current tack room is quite small and cramped but has so much scope for improvement. It has one main door but is...
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    What a class horse Frankel is

    Made the pace...had to coz nothing else would go and what a display he gave! As soon as he pushed the button Canford Cliffs was left! Brilliant brilliant horse and a super ride from Tom! Henry Cecil is a genius
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    A big thumbs up for Charles Owen

    Having been seriously let down by a UK tack shop from whom I bought a hat Charles Owen have gone above and twenty miles beyond their call of duty to resolve things for me! I ordered a new hat early June and was told it was dispatched quickly as I requested. Ten days later, no hat and tack shop...
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    I is feeling very sorry for myself

    ;-( mammy forgot to give me my breakfast this morning and no matter how much I tried to remind her including carrying my bowl around the house now breakfast appeared. And then we went to work...well she went to work but abandoned me in the needle place. But today was yucky....instead of needles...
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