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  1. LauraBR

    Best place to look for second hand kids riding stuff?

    Thanks WelshD, will check the group out!
  2. LauraBR

    Best place to look for second hand kids riding stuff?

    Just had a look on ebay for some second hand childrens jodphur boots- thought I'd be spoilt for choice given how fast little feet grow but was surprised to find hardly any in the sizes I'm looking for! It's probably just a case of trawling the usual FB, Gumtree, Preloved et al, but I thought...
  3. LauraBR

    Very very proud mummy post :)

    How lovely! Very well done to your son, he looks so happy!
  4. LauraBR

    Further to not going according to plan....

    I'm not sure sure the term 'well sat' needs to be taken so literally... I don't think people mean 'that's the perfect example of how to ride xyz nightmare situation' when they say it; more a token comment to say 'I'm glad you didn't fall off'? Maybe that's just me though!? (I definitely would...
  5. LauraBR

    Quick question re food intolerances and timescales?

    Does anyone know how long dermatitis type food intolerance symptoms can take to show up? Our beautiful little JRT has been shedding a lot more fur than usual over the last few weeks, we put it down to the warm weather or something but it has now reached the point where you can start to see some...
  6. LauraBR

    Hello East Midlands!

    I'm in Lutterworth :)
  7. LauraBR

    'The Horse in Art 2012' Exhibition, on in London

    Glad your friend enjoyed it Seafarer! Cathy has some lovely work there this year, her drawing that the won the prize was also shortlisted for Artists & Illustrators magazine 'artist of the year' so she has done brilliantly with it! Mildred has sold at least one of hers already! :D I wish I...
  8. LauraBR

    'The Horse in Art 2012' Exhibition, on in London

    Hope so! The usual date clashed with the Olympics hence new venue too :) Reminds me, forgot to mention that the whole catalogue can be viewed online too here- www.equestrianartists.co.uk (although all the work is so much more impressive in the flesh, some of them are absolutely huge!!).
  9. LauraBR

    'The Horse in Art 2012' Exhibition, on in London

    I just wanted to bring to peoples' attention this exhibition which is currently on in London, until the 1st December. There are over 200 works on display by leading and emerging equestrian artists; the standard is fantastic this year and with such a wide range of styles, mediums (and...
  10. LauraBR

    Back in the saddle - jennifer saunders programme....

    Thoroughly enjoyed it, can't wait for next weeks!
  11. LauraBR

    Juggling baby and horses - can this work?

    It's a thread about juggling babies and horses, people are going to have had different experiences to share. If it was a thread about motherhood in general than I am sure the vast majority of people would be waxing lyrical at length about how incredible it is and how their children are the...
  12. LauraBR

    Juggling baby and horses - can this work?

    Another one who agrees with Booboos here! I ended up selling my horse when my eldest was 6 months old- he wasn't at all happy to sit cooperatively in a pushchair, never slept longer than about half an hour at a time, and rushing round trying to get all my horsey jobs done while he was...
  13. LauraBR

    Which sky channel is showing the whole of the XC?

    Not sure about TV but I have been able to watch all the eventing so far live via the Olympic App on my iPhone.
  14. LauraBR

    Amy Tryon has died.

    Very sad news indeed, her poor family :(
  15. LauraBR

    Have you given up keeping horses?

    I sold my last horse 3 years ago, when my eldest child was 6 months old. Non-horsey husband, high maintenance baby, and no local family to support us... I struggled to juggle everything, didn't have the time to ride or enjoy my horse so decided I couldn't really justify the time or the money...
  16. LauraBR

    WAR HORSE

    I have won tickets to a private advance screening on Sunday in London- can't wait!!!! :D
  17. LauraBR

    Art first attempt - honest opinions

    I'm another who thinks there is room for lots of different types of art, would be very boring if we all liked the same! :D I think the composition is very nice and especially like the space you have left for him to canter into :) I am utterly hopeless at doing anything digitally, I...
  18. LauraBR

    Paralympic events equestrain, anyone going?

    I have applied! Opted for the Monday as all the other dates clash with Burghley. Fingers crossed, getting some might ease the bitter disappointment of not getting any olympic eventing tickets :(:D
  19. LauraBR

    Thoe of you who have had portraits commissioned of your horse(s)

    DH1 that is beautiful! I suppose it is the same as with horses- a painting is only worth what someone is prepared to pay for it. It is very subjective. Some paintings (especially very realistic ones) can take weeks to paint so time spent has an influence on cost. It is also, sadly, very...
  20. LauraBR

    Thoe of you who have had portraits commissioned of your horse(s)

    I quite agree Pilar, have never understood why so many artists charge more for a full body than a head if the canvas is the same size, makes no sense to me.
  21. LauraBR

    Thoe of you who have had portraits commissioned of your horse(s)

    Thanks very much for the mentions Enfys and Thistle :) There are so many talented equine artists out there, you really are spoilt for choice. So many different styles, mediums (and prices)! You just need to find one who is right for YOU! What you are looking for is a really interesting...
  22. LauraBR

    I saw this and thought of you...

    That IS funny fallenangel! :D On the plus side though it's good that there are people out there that care enough to make a call if they are worried... better a fed up owner of a healthy horse than a genuine welfare case ignored eh :) It doesn't let me scroll ellis9905? :confused:
  23. LauraBR

    I saw this and thought of you...

    Glad you enjoyed it too! I love The Poke :D
  24. LauraBR

    I saw this and thought of you...

    This made me smile this morning and made me think of many threads I have read in the good old HHO NL over the years :D :D :D http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2011/08/11/enough-with-the-ill-horse-comments/
  25. LauraBR

    'The Horse in Art' Exhibition, Mall Galleries London Aug 2-7th

    Quick reminder that this starts tomorrow :)
  26. LauraBR

    'The Horse in Art' Exhibition, Mall Galleries London Aug 2-7th

    Thank you Herpesas and Buffy! The SEA is great Herpesas, apart from the exhibitions they also run a number of great workshops paintings horses from life and so on- I get lots out of the Society, well worth joining if you haven't already :)
  27. LauraBR

    Equine Artist???

    Thank you Jade, and Katt! :) Annoyingly my website isn't working for Firefox users at the moment, some server issue with the provider apparently:rolleyes: it should work on other browsers though. As Katt said, The Society of Equestrian Artists is a good place to start- there are so many...
  28. LauraBR

    What happened to Shergar???

    Good film :D MzDOokJkI8A
  29. LauraBR

    'The Horse in Art' Exhibition, Mall Galleries London Aug 2-7th

    Hope all Mark's exhibition's are going well Katt, he sounds really busy at the moment from his Twitter feed! I was really pleased to scrape two into this exhibition this year, the standard was very high indeed if the quality of a lot of the work that didn't get in is anything to go by...
  30. LauraBR

    'The Horse in Art' Exhibition, Mall Galleries London Aug 2-7th

    The website is here saddlebags :) http://www.equestrianartists.co.uk/
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