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    Current market...

    I think it is tougher, I advertised my gelding before xmas and had loads of viewings but people were expecting a lot more for their money. I put him back on a week or so ago (horsequest) for slightly less and I have a second viewing today (think she is going to buy him). I did put him on for...
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    ***Weekend Plans***

    Today- have a lady coming back for second viewing of my horse, I think she is going to put down the deposit today so very sad :( Sat- Off to Dubai for the week so no riding for me :D
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    What mileage does your box have?

    I think my 3.5t has about 180,000 but it's a fab little box and I have been told it's quite normal for them to have such high mileages :)
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    How much do you pay for full livery?

    I am currently paying £820 per month for Full Livery! :eek: It is only a temporary arrangement and horse should be sold soon. It covers everything including exercise and the facilities are good but no amazing extras like gallop track or xc jumps. Hacking is great though and we are in such a...
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    is 15.3hh too small for me?

    My mum is 5'10 and has a 14.2 cob! She also only has a dressage saddle so her long legs are even more obvious! She doesn't actually look that bad on him! I'm sure you will be fine, I am 5'9 and had a 15.2 tb mare years ago who never felt small as she rode so big! :)
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    UNBELIEVABLE DARCO

    Thank you for all the replies! Rosiefan- I didn't know Frodo was by UD, from all your reports he sounded like a fab horse! Will definitely get in contact with Shirley, I haven't seen the horse yet but it's just nice to get a bit of info about the breeding etc. Thanks everyone :)
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    second / third / fourth? viewing

    I have only ever viewed horses once and it has always served me well up until I bought my gelding last year. He was not the one for me although has taught me a lot. My problem is that I always end up viewing horses 1.5/2 hours away which means second/third viewings with trainers etc is hard...
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    Bombproof Plod wanted...Sorry in advance

    http://www.horsetoloan.com/ This is a great website, I have found some great sharers through it when I advertised my horses. As other posters have mentioned, I'm sure there are plenty of owners that would appreciate the financial help and in return have a lovely horse to offer. Good...
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    UNBELIEVABLE DARCO

    Hi, Just wondering if anyone knew any Unbelievable Darco offspring, I am hopefully going to look at a gelding by him to event. Any thoughts/info would be very much appreciated, especially if anyone has any eventers by him :)
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    LIVERY YARD NEAR SUNNINGDALE? ANY IDEAS PLEASE!

    Parkview Equestrian, directly opposite Blacknest Gate entrance to the Park :)
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    Best way to sell a horse quick :(

    Well your horse sounds lovely and you can't really lower your price as I think that is extremely fair. It is just such a tough market, I put my gelding up for sale around October time (He has 19 BE points, 9 yrs old and won BS classes) I started at 10,000, then down to 9,000 and then had to...
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    Famous stallions' quirks

    Anyone have any info on 'No Complaints' as a Stallion? Mine is very sensitive to ride, the easiest horse to deal with on the ground but can be a bit nappy when ridden and needs a lot of confidence from the rider. Any info would be great, or on his half brother 'Up with the Lark'?
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    Getting back on after surgery

    I had to have knee surgery after my horse reared over on me, and whilst I should have been apprehensive getting back on said horse I was actually just so looking forward to riding again that I wasn't worried! My horse had been kept ticking over so wasn't going to be very fresh, I made sure I...
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    Am I way out on price? Why have I not had much interest in my schoolmaster?

    I don't think he's too expensive at all, the market is just very SLOW atm! Agree it would be a great idea to get someone to run him before the end of the season, maybe even an open PN to get a really good placing?
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    Anyone have a Welton bred horse??

    I had a Welton Mare who was extremely talented but it was actually her 'temperament' that held her back. She was lovely on the ground etc but just had this attitude that led to a dangerous rearing habit when she was pushed. I got her as a 7 year old and she had obviously been literally ruined by...
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    Boots Advice (Dalmar v Premier Equine)

    I have PE boots and although I like them and they've done well this season- I just don't think they look like they're built to last! For my next set I will look at NEW Equine :)
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    any chance of a sharer this time of year? please help also in NL

    I have just had to advertise for a 2nd sharer as I'm off to Uni again soon and that way horse can be kept on full livery. It's not ideal having 2/3 people ride him but it's better than having to sell him! My horse is stabled opposite Windsor Great Park so fab hacking, 5* facilities and we're...
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    BE100 debut at Munstead today

    Fab well done! :):) I would definitely recommend Propell Plus as an energy booster, it really helped with my gelding but not so much as too make him more spooky etc, it's really cheap too! :)
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    Learning to let go and sell that special horse, and in this climate??

    I would put up an ad and leave it to fate! I have actually done this with mine as I'm going back to uni and whilst I really don't want to sell him the money would be great and I would buy something early spring to event. I put mine up for a lot of money- he is definitely worth that but I...
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    Monoflap jumping saddle?

    Butet (xc model)- they are fab! Very expensive to buy new but they do come up on ebay and you can get 2nd ones from Sederholm Selected. :)
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    Fair price?

    I think that is more than fair, you have said it has no impact on his performance and you have the MASSIVE benefit of knowing the horse before you buy. Without the eye issue anyone else would be asking for 7-8k. However, in the current market you might get away with offering 4k? You say this...
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    What are your favourite breeches and why?

    Pikeur every time!! The quality is fab and I love them as they are one of the only brands I can get in a long length. They wash superbly and last forever. Would always recommend them! They really are worth the extra £££! :)
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    Advice needed, is it time to call it a day? Very long sorry

    Do not give up! Agree with all the above, you just need to have lots of lessons, twice a week if you can afford it. does grid work slow her down? Also try getting a bit specialist out to help you. You have the xc and dressage so don't let these problems put you off eventing! Good luck, you...
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    How big are you? How big is your horse?

    I'm 5'10 and weigh approx 8 stone so have had a 15.2 TB (although she had such a big stride she felt much bigger!) I now have a 16.3 sport horse but he's quite compact and I feel is the perfect size. Still ride my mum's horse sometimes though and he is 14.1! :)
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    Warm comfy Jodphurs???

    The cavallo winter breeches are AMAZING! Not heavy just really warm and comfy! Highly recommend! :) http://www.dressagedeluxe.co.uk/Shop.asp?viewmode=ViewProduct&productid=766
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    Dressage riders: velvet collars or not?

    I have the Pikeur Diana jacket in Navy with a Black velvet collar, it's very subtle and I like it! Do use it for SJ as well though :)
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    Proposed BE entry rule changes - Views please

    I also think that the withdrawal/refund/waitlist system needs to be looked at as a priority. Agree with the above, this needs to be looked at as a priority. The only time I have been balloted was when I was on a day ticket, however I only enter 1 maybe 2 events each month so can normally...
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    Recommend me a winter yard/riding jacket...

    I love the Pikeur jackets as they are one of the only brands that fit me on arm length! Other than that, as mentioned the Ski jackets are great and often warmer than the equestrian wear! :)
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    what would you expect to pay for this!

    She looks lovely and definitely worth that price IMO. Can you not hang onto her until next year as horses are just not selling ATM. I'm helping my friend look for an eventer (guess it's quite different as season is coming to an end) but there are just so many for sale and especially as so many...
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    Dressage Diva takes flight..

    Fab pics, very nice looking horse! He obviously wants to be an eventer!! ;):p
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