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    Adjustable riding hats – go bigger or smaller?

    I ended up getting the 55-58cm Uvex (ie the larger rather than the smaller one) which is perfect. I do ride with a pony tail so I needed the extra space. The harness mechanism is brilliant – super-adaptable and easy to use. The hat itself is really light and well vented. I'm never buying one...
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    Adjustable riding hats – go bigger or smaller?

    That's very helpful thanks!
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    Adjustable riding hats – go bigger or smaller?

    I am after an adjustable hat as I much prefer the cycling helmet style for increased ventilation and lightness. My Ayr8 has always felt so heavy and bulky and hot.
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    Adjustable riding hats – go bigger or smaller?

    My head measures 55cm and I'm trying decide whether to go for the Uvex 52-55cm size or the 55-58cm size of adjustable riding helmet which, like a cycling helmet, has almost no padding. My Charles Owen Ayr8 is 55cm and has quite a lot of fabric/padding inside. It fitted when I bought it but has...
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    Ladies yard/riding boots for long thin calves and narrow feet

    I do have some Muck Boots. They're great for yard work but I need something more fitted for riding in. Thanks anyway!
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    Ladies yard/riding boots for long thin calves and narrow feet

    My last boots were Toggi Derby which fitted well but the stitching on the elasticated panels came undone after several months and customer service weren't interested. Can anyone recommend any others that are waterproof, sturdy, comfy for hours of yard work and suitable for riding? I have thin...
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    Narrow dressage girth for small horse getting rubbed inside the elbow

    Thanks for your reply. I'll have a look at the Aerborn Atherstone thanks. Sadly the H girth is beyond my budget. And yes, I have been through the Mattes diagrams but sadly there's no facility to try before you buy and it's impossible to know where the narrow section would lie on my horse without...
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    Narrow dressage girth for small horse getting rubbed inside the elbow

    Great - I'll look into those, thanks Milliepops.
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    Narrow dressage girth for small horse getting rubbed inside the elbow

    Somebody kindly sent me a picture of a curved girth on their horse a couple of months ago. I think maybe it was you? I subsequently asked my saddler about this as an option for my horse but she said to stick with a straight-sided one. So the search goes on...
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    Narrow dressage girth for small horse getting rubbed inside the elbow

    Thank you Red1. I'm impressed with your ingenuity but I'd prefer to find an off-the-peg solution if I can!
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    Narrow dressage girth for small horse getting rubbed inside the elbow

    The second image was taken after riding. The saddle is a sore subject. It had been made to my horse's template but it was an awful fit, sliding forwards and causing soreness to my horses withers area. As soon as I realised I reverted to my trusty old Albion. I'll check out that Albion girth...
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    Narrow dressage girth for small horse getting rubbed inside the elbow

    Yes, that's what I'm doing but it's not ideal as rubbing is still occurring and the saddle moves forwards. Thanks for responding.
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    Narrow dressage girth for small horse getting rubbed inside the elbow

    Thanks for your response, Whiteflower. My problem is also on one side only and my horse isn't totally straight due to weaker right hind (I'm working to correct this with my equine physio). The attached image shows the Ideal Affinity girth and even if it had been longer and the buckles higher the...
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    Narrow dressage girth for small horse getting rubbed inside the elbow

    Thanks for responding. Yes, I've tried this one and it's way to wide, even in the most narrow section :-(
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    Narrow dressage girth for small horse getting rubbed inside the elbow

    My horse is very narrow between forelegs with a forward girth groove and quite a large rib cage. Shaped girths (Fairfax, Ideal Affinity, Christ 'banana') don't work as the narrow bit is invariable in the wrong place and the narrow section isn't that narrow. She image of 'banana' girth attached...
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    Christ Mond [Moon] Integrated Sheepskin Girth - any good?

    That's incredible to see how straight it looks on the horse. Many thanks for going to such trouble. I now realise I have to factor in 'the bump' element as well as the extremity of the curve. A lot of food for thought!
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    Christ Mond [Moon] Integrated Sheepskin Girth - any good?

    Thanks for responding. Mine's a mare, so relatively long-backed with a forward girth groove. I think I need to do a bit more research.
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    Christ Mond [Moon] Integrated Sheepskin Girth - any good?

    Thanks for that very informative link! My mare is exceptionally narrow between her legs, too. I completely agree with your physio that the girth can be as important as the saddle fit but many saddlers don't seem to address this, in my experience.
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    Christ Mond [Moon] Integrated Sheepskin Girth - any good?

    Thanks Criso. I agree the Christ quality is excellent.
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    Christ Mond [Moon] Integrated Sheepskin Girth - any good?

    Thank you for replying, Wheels. I am on the case with core-strengthening and weight loss and every saddler I've ever had has struggled with my mare's particular shape. I wondered if you'd say that the curved shape of this Christ girth makes any noticeable difference to keeping the girth/saddle...
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    Christ Mond [Moon] Integrated Sheepskin Girth - any good?

    Has anyone used this and is it worth it's £129 price tag? My very sensitive mare has a forward girth groove and big tummy, which means the girth straps don't sit vertically. She is now loosing hair by her elbows despite using a sheepskin girth cover so I was wondering whether this girth would...
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    Livery recommendations for Seaton/Axminster/Chard

    Hi, I'm looking for assisted DIY/part livery for one mare ideally with the following: - a small-ish yard (ideally on a farm that supplies hay/haylage/straw) - year-round turnout, solo but always with a neighbour - an arena on site or very close by - decent direct hacking - owner/manager on site
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    Seeking livery in Sidmouth/Budleigh/Woodbury region

    Hi there. Great minds think alike. I've emailed the owner of Budleigh RS (who's back on Wednesday) and I'm about to contact SOVRC. Thanks!
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    Seeking livery in Sidmouth/Budleigh/Woodbury region

    Thank you for you kind offer. Yes, please do ask your Dad to ask around.
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    Seeking livery in Sidmouth/Budleigh/Woodbury region

    Thank you, Quigleyandme. Yes I've tried Bicton (full, sadly) but they did give me a couple of other places to try. I will try your suggestion of approaching the Exe EC secretary.
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    Seeking livery in Sidmouth/Budleigh/Woodbury region

    DIY or part livery wanted for my home-bred 10yo mare with: - solo turnout with neighbour - an arena onsite or close by - direct hacking with not too much road work. I'm a responsible, considerate owner. Any pointers gratefully received (I've tried all the well-known options).
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    Commutable to Exeter: seeking small livery yard + 20x60m arena

    Thank you for the useful tip about the road bridge, MiJods! I'm really not keen on roadwork - even on quiet lanes - after too many near misses in Surrey, so I've now moved bridleways/off road hacking higher up my list of priorities – above a 20x60 arena even... With this in mind, I'm going...
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    Commutable to Exeter: seeking small livery yard + 20x60m arena

    Thank you, Dixie. I will try this, although my Facebook skills leave something to be desired...
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