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    Is it even worth a try?

    Personally, I'd only sleep at night knowing there was absolutely no chance of him falling into a bad situation. He's owed that much. Playing devils advocate - could you not loan one of the ridden one's out so you can keep the cob?
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    How is he looking?

    I think he looks much better :) What's his story? X
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    William Fox-Pitt

    Whilst I am pleased for WFP - I must admit, I was hoping Andrew Nicholson would clinch this time after so many years. Many congratulations to WFP & all connected.
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    Pessoa/Whitaker Training Aid - Opinions

    If you already have side reins, why not just use elasticated bandages around the bum & attached to the roller?
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    Do you wear your hacking jacket .......

    I'm 26 & have never worn a hacking jacket for hacking ... !
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    Mane woes. *sobs*

    This happened to my New Forest last summer - if it's any consolation, it's growing back nicely & not too far of it's original length now. It's actually thicker this time around :) Hopefully your girls does the same!
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    How far do people travel to yards?

    I live 20 miles away from my DIY livery (although with assistance available) - it does make it harder work, being further away, as I used to live 2.5 miles away & so notice the extra travel in both time & petrol costs!
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    My concerns from previous thread have taken twist for the worst

    Poor owner & poor horse :( I'm another that hopes she doesn't find this post, however.
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    Badminton horse trials... What to wear?

    To be fair, I think it's a bit harsh to say you'll look a prat in jodhpurs - I've gone to Hickstead and agricultural/county shows in jodhpurs before. Hickstead is close to my yard & if I've ridden before & going straight from the yard, I'm not driving in the other direction to change for what is...
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    Who/where do you keep your horses passport?

    By me. Personally, I wouldn't be comfortable handing over the original to a Y/O when on DIY livery - I'd happily give a photocopy of the relevant pages though.
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    What direction to face stables?

    If it makes you feel better, I once had to ask my boss how you can go clockwise or anti-clockwise around the M25, as surely you were either going up or down it ... :D I've just found my iPhone has an inbuilt compass - I'm going to have a look tomorrow!
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    What direction to face stables?

    Thanks :) I hadn't thought of using a compass - god, I'm SO stupid at times! :D The sun rises in the East, right? I'm going go look tomorrow - I'm intrigued now !
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    What direction to face stables?

    How would you know which way they are facing ...?! I'm intrigued by which way mine are facing, but no idea how I'd know :D
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    Cheeky/ridiculous posts you see on Facebook.

    Or, put lots of effort into a horse to have him/her taken away at the owners whim ... Again, 2 sides & just playing devils advocate. It doesn't bother me, I won't loan personally - but the amount of loans I see advertised where the owner wants someone to improve their horse & take it back...
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    Cheeky/ridiculous posts you see on Facebook.

    But presumably you'd be happy for the person loaning (so doesn't even own the horse) for their tack to decrease in value when the horse goes back to the owner? I can see both sides to the tack/no tack argument - so just playing devils advocate here!
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    Lovely day ... Pointless gushy post

    Lovely! Days like this make all the early starts & being rained on worth it :) X
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    Rodney Powell body protector vs others

    I third the Racesafe :)
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    Balthazar King - on the mend.

    So glad! I was wondering how he was getting on. Shall keep my fingers firmly x-ed for his continued recovery.
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    nettex try it club

    I had trouble the first time - I had selected 'Visa debit' which it didn't like, despite the fact it was a visa debit card! When I changed it to 'Visa' it went through - have you tried that?!
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    Barefoot trim ... how much do you pay?

    For me, cost isn't the main deal breaker between choosing which hoof care provider to use. Not because I've got so much money I can be complacent, but because hoof care is still one of the most fundamental things - 'no foot, no horse', after all :) I'd rather pay a little more for a...
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    nettex try it club

    I'd never heard of this before, but thank you HHO! I've never tried Nettex, but just ordered some half price fly spray & wipes :)
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    Barefoot trim ... how much do you pay?

    I think it depends who you have available as a farrier and your own circumstances. To put it into perspective: I've used farriers in the past, I was happy enough with their work but more often than not they were at least one of the following: not the most reliable in terms of lateness or...
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    And let the torture commence

    Yep! The last two weeks or so now - if another livery tells me they don't think I need to muzzle as they don't think there is much grass out there, I might scream :D To be fair, there isn't much grass if you own a poor doer TB type - but for my metabolically challenged, insulin resistant...
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    please don't shoot me down.....

    Nope, definitely not hoping for rain! I've got a laminitic so rain & sun is the last thing I want - personally, I'm hoping it stays super hot & sunny so the grass burns off :D
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    Barefoot trim ... how much do you pay?

    I pay £45 for my EP barefoot trimmer. Worth every penny to me! I personally wouldn't want to go back to using any available farrier locally since swapping, despite the difference in price :)
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    Which one is more valued working pupil or Hartpury equine course

    At your age, I would suggest Hartpury. It gives you more qualifications, which you give you something to fall back on at a later stage too. I'd consider NVQs too - they are universally recognised as a national standard (e.g NVQ3 will give you the equivalent of A levels & UVAS points, should you...
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    Mineral/Salt licks?

    It's been suggested that P has access to a mineral/salt lick in his stable. Because I'm, well me, I've got a couple of 'stupid person' questions: Is a mineral lick likely to have salt in it too, or will I need to buy a seperate mineral & salt lick? P is laminitic & on a strict 'hay is...
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    You know summers coming when......

    I've had to order two replacing grazing muzzles, as he's trashing them at alarming rates ...!!
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    Neds Show Report!

    Ned is one of my HHO online favourites :) Well done both of you - a great day out!
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    Best Overreach boots

    I like the Premier Equine over reach boots - they are hard wearing & reasonably priced :)
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