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    Towing with a van

    Hi Does anyone tow with a van? How do you find it? We have a Ford Transit 2.0 litre and an Ifor Williams 401. Would be towing a 500kg cob. Thanks Tegan
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    Wobblers

    Hi Please can you post your experiences of horses with Wobblers. We have a 4 year old with grade 2 wobblers. Hoping she will be comfortable as a companion (although hugely disappointed as she was meant to be for my mum to ride).Do you feed any supplements? I have read that vitamin E can help...
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    Barefoot diet?

    Hi I have a horse with very poor feet due to coronary band dystrophy (an auto immune problem). We have had to take his back shoes off as there is literally no wall left to nail to. He is being seen by our vet and farrier but I am wondering whether a change in diet could help. He is...
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    Is it ok to use the Barefoot London saddle without a pad?

    We have borrowed a Barefoot London saddle to sit on our youngster for the first time as none of our treed saddles fit her. Is it ok to use this saddle without a pad underneath it? Thanks Tegan
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    Best small 4x4 for towing

    Hi Your recommendations please..... Needs to be as economical as possible as will be used as an everyday car doing 60 plus miles a day during the week. Will be used to tow an older Ifor Williams 401 (I am estimating 1000kg?) and a 550kg cob. I like the look of the Kia Sportage and...
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    Coronary band dystrophy (also in TR)

    Hi Posting in here in case anyone doesn't see this in Tack Room. Does anyone have any experience of this condition and it's management. I know that it is an auto immune problem and that we need to manage it rather than being able to cure it. Currently we are treating it with Zorac gel...
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    Coronary band dystrophy

    Hi Does anyone have any experience of this condition and it's management. I know that it is an auto immune problem and that we need to manage it rather than being able to cure it. Currently we are treating it with Zorac gel which is a human treatment for psoriasis. This got rid if it for 6...
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    BRC HN1 Dressage Test

    Hi Does any one know which British Dressage level this test is equivalent to? We are currently competing at BD Novice and I am wondering whether it would be okay to enter this at an un affiliated comp. Thanks Tegan
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    Using lawn grass seed for paddock?

    Hi I have a couple of kgs of lawn grass seed spare. Would it be okay to sprinkle it in a poached gateway? Thanks Tegan
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    Trotters

    Hi Has anyone had any experience with retraining a trotter? We have a 3yr old with unknown breeding although said to be out of a trotter mare. She has previously been ridden and driven. Was brought from a friend of ours who brought her in poor condition with shoes on and fully clipped at less...
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    Hemsted Forest

    Hi Does anyone know what the car park is like at Hemsted Forest. Do you need a key to get in? I am a TROT member so am allowed to ride in there but it will be a one off so if you need to get a key I will give it a miss. Thanks Tegan
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    Pemphigus coronitis (also in Vets)

    Hi Does anyone have a horse with Pemphigus coronitis. How do you manage the condition? My horse is currently having tests but it looks like this is what we are dealing with. I have read Dr Knottenbelts article. Does anyone have any links to other articles? Thanks Tegan
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    Pemphigus coronitis

    Hi Does anyone have a horse with Pemphigus coronitis. How do you manage the condition? My horse is currently having tests but it looks like this is what we are dealing with. I have read Dr Knottenbelts article. Does anyone have any links to other articles? Thanks Tegan
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    BD Summer Regionals

    Hi We got our final qualifying score today so hoping to get to the regionals at Oldencraig. I am relatively new to BD so have a few questions: What do I need to do to enter? Are there any special rules for the regionals e.g. regarding callers, whips etc? Do you have any tips for the day...
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    BD Winter Regionals

    Hi Sorry if this is a silly question but.....how do I know whether I have qualified for the BD Winter Regionals? Do BD write to you? Thanks Tegan
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    Advertising for loans

    Hi Has anyone got any recommendations for websites for advertising a pony for loan and also a loan pony wanted. Looking for a good loan home for a 13.1hh pony and looking to loan a 14-15hh pony for riding club activities. Thanks Tegan
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    BD Qualifying Rules

    Hi I am finding the qualifying rules for BD really confusing. In July we have had the following scores: N22W Restricted 65.17% N38WQ Restricted 65.48% N22W Restricted 66.89% N38WQ Restricted 65.16% Have we qualified for the winter regionals? Also has anyone been to the...
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    BSJA Horse Search

    Hi Please could anyone who is a BSJA member do me a big favour and look up the record of Wilma III for me? A big thank you. Tegan
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    Where to advertise pony for sale?

    Hi My mum is looking to sell her pony. Which websites you would recommend to advertise on? The pony is priced at £1000 so not anywhere too expensive to advertise please. Thanks Tegan
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    Wintec 500

    Hi I am looking for an old style Wintec 500 gp due to my horse having an accident which has resulted in a broken tree. Does anyone know any sites still selling the old style (need 17" brown)? Thanks Tegan
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    Growing out hogged mane and feathers

    Hi Has anyone grown out a hogged mane and clipped feathers. How long did it take to look reasonable? Any advice and pictures would be great. Also any tips on keeping feathers in good condition and mite free would be appreciated I have a lovely hogged and clipped out cob but he is very bad...
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    Tracing Pickles

    Hi Would love any news (good or bad) on Pickles. She is a 13.2hh newforest mare, freeze marked U2C3. We sold her approx. 12 years ago and she would be in her 20's now. She may have been sold on to the Crowborough area. I have contacted Farmkey but she is still registered in my name...
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    Help! How do I enter BD Comp?

    Hi I have decided to have a go at some BD comps. I have registered myself and my horse. Have picked a show and filled in one of the blue entry forms that came with my registration stuff but can't find out where to send the entry or who I make the cheque payable to. Is it BD or the venue...
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    Making the move to affiliated dressage

    Hi I'm trying to decide whether to register with British Dressage and try some affiliated tests. Can anyone explain to me the differences between affiliated and unaffiliated competitions and how I can know whether I am ready to make the move. We have been competing at unaffiliated...
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    Rope Twitch

    Hi Does anyone know where I can buy a good (soft) rope twitch. My cob has to have his legs clipped to control feather mites and is very difficult to do due to the fact that the mites have made his legs sore in the past (although under control with regular dectomax injections now). The only...
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    Stud Question for this evening

    Hi This may be a silly question but can you use studs in a sand school or is there a risk of damaging the membrane? I have two dressage tests today the first in a school and the second on grass, the warm up is on grass too. My horse needs studs on grass and as the ground is hard they would...
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    Headshaking

    Hi My mums pony has started headshking. He is 4 years old and this is his first summer in work. His teeth, saddle etc have been checked so I think it is pollen related as he is particularly bad near the trees and bluebells. We have beeen given a nose net to try so will give that a go...
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    Studs?

    Hi. I'm doing a dressage test next Sunday and the warm up is on grass and the test on a surface. I will need to walk a very short distance on concrete to get from the warm up to the school (max 10m). I will need studs to warm up. Would you put in studs for the warm up and then take them...
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    Half travel boots

    Hi Does anyone have any recommendations for soft half travel boots. My horse will wear brushing boots okay but hates long travel boots. Thanks Tegan
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    Decahedron

    Thinking of getting one of these for my boy. For those who have these. Which size do you have and what do you fill them with? Thanks Tegan
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