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    Working student video?

    Hi everyone just looking for a bit of advice. I've been applying as a working student to yards for the summer and had a few yards come back asking for a video of me riding. Just wondering what I need to put in the video? I presume keep it basic and simple, wtc, jump a short course of 80-90...
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    Stirrups w/ a rotating base??

    Hi guys hoping ye can help me. I'm looking for a specific stirrup but can't find it any where. I rode in them on someone's horse but forgot to ask where they got them 😵 they look exactly like normal iron stirrups but the base rotates slightly. They took the pressure off my(V. weak and...
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    Ulcer symptoms? Or something else?

    I'm currently riding a cob at the moment for someone and need a little advice at the moment. He is displaying some symptoms that seem to point me, the owner and vet towards ulcers but we were wondering if anybody had any experiences that might help us pin point the issue. We are working with a...
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    Spend my money please!

    Lol, I'm heading to the Dublin horse show tomorrow and can't wait for the shopping! I've been working all summer so have a reasonable budget (for once-normally everything is bought 2nd hand or in the sales) and have been dreaming of everything I could buy. So please give me ideas! (I also have...
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    Working students...

    Hi guys, this might be a longish post but ill try not to ramble on too much... I have two years before I finish my leaving cert (like A levels for most of ye I think?) and head on to college. A gap year before the 5 years of college (I want to be a vet) doesn't seem likely due to younger...
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    Fitness?

    Just a quick query, how quickly would you expect a horse to go from combined training fitness (comfortably fit around 1m level but has slight grass belly) to ode fitness at the same level? I'm not expecting miracles or anything but it would be nice to fit in 1/2 events on a certain pony I'm...
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    watching badminton?

    Is there any way I can watch it here in Ireland? I have no fei tv or sky box and the BBC site isn't even giving me an option to stream it. 😭😭
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    What would you call a good farrier?

    As title really. Just pondering as a friend of mine questioned my faith in the family's farrier(who I have utmost faith in and will cry the day he retires!!) He doesn't explain why he is doing something unless I ask him, and unless it is an emergency will never turn up on time. He has shod my...
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    Define a schoolmaster?

    Just musing after an interesting talk with a friend and was wondering what ye would call a schoolmaster... I have always thought that it was a horse that insisted on the rider having perfect aids etc in order for it to teach the rider what the perfect aids etc were but my friend insisted on...
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    How much would you charge?

    Hi guys quick question, I've been offered the ride on a 6yr old mare in order to bring her on slightly(she's beautifully schooled but still green) and keep her fit for the owner's daughter (in boarding schools, comes home on weekends), normally I would do it for free but they straight away are...
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    So relieved I might cry! (pointless thread aleart!)

    Sorry for the pointless thread but have nobody at home right now and need to share my happiness! Old mare (retired) went slightly lame last Thursday(?) and got progressively worse since. First thought was oh cr*p! since it was the leg she has the most arthritis in (hock area-doesn't normally...
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    Is this something somebody would consider?

    After a year of trying to find a horse to buy and coming up with nothing but lame, not as described or plain crazy horses, I have decided to take a break from looking for the winter. However, I am without a horsey fix for a while since my return to school (I'm under 18) after the holidays means...
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    Too small?

    Hi all! First time poster here but long time forum reader. Apologises since I know that this type of question is done to death but anyway... I'm 5foot 4inches but rather leggy if you get me and weigh roughly 9stone. I've been horse hunting for a while with no luck but today saw a horse i really...
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