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    Feeling like you can't do a horse justice?

    Ime, it is often the most capable people who question their ability the most. If they didn’t think you were up to it they wouldn’t have offered! I hope you go for it and have a ball :)
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    Equitop Myoplast

    I have never noticed any effect from it. The yard has turned inside out since adding a dollop of oil to their feeds but honestly I don’t know what is suitable for a Cushings horse
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    What is a 'normal' age to lose a horse?

    My own horse was 15, suspected Marie’s disease and ongoing lameness. I’m a groom and we had a bad patch a couple of years ago. 4 - colic 9 - broken neck 24 - pts as couldn’t keep field sound 13 - dropped dead others I knew: 18 - colic 29 - found dead in field 32 - pts age related...
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    You have to *love* the equestrian work community

    Link? The Costa del Sol tour has been cancelled, afaik the Sunshine tour is still going. There are good employers out there, but stunts like Ellen’s sure do overshadow them 🙃🙃🙃
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    Badminton XC day

    Not at all, the stats would be really interesting!!
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    Badminton XC day

    Don't think he has much of a case really
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    Another question for grooms: what's your feeding system?

    Yes, that's basically what I do. Always in my ear to do individual buckets, "that was done in the past and it worked brilliantly" (apparently!) but it just doesn't work for me. I think it's just a job that will take a long time to do it right but I'm always interested in seeing if I can do it...
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    Another question for grooms: what's your feeding system?

    I'm trying to find ways to become more efficient at feeding the yard but I'm quickly running out of ideas, so I'm interested in hearing how other yards are run! When feeding by myself, it takes an hour on average (inc. mixing feed, steeping pulp, sweeping feed room, preparing lunch and field...
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    Brown Dressage Boots

    I second Celeris - fully custom, hard wearing and minimal breaking in! Definitely worth the money imo
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    Please fill me in on Irish horses Green ,Blue ,White books

    Yes, that's what you're looking for. Before HSI took over the passporting IHB was in the same building anyway so you're sorted :) re: the OP, I think the blue/white might depend on when it was issued. My 3 were foaled in the mid-90s, all unrecorded breeding, all blue passports. I first saw a...
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    Your best ever horse/tack/feeding/grooming/stable tips!

    This will be mostly from a show groom perspective, but it can be applied to everyone :) • On the topic of thin tails: I’ve personally found that the ‘don’t touch tails rule’ actually increases breakage. Avoid mane and tail sprays with silicone, and tease carefully with a plastic wide-toothed...
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    Bespoke riding boots

    Another vote for Celeris! I got mine two years ago and they are the comfiest boots I've ever worn, right from the get go. Mine are Diogo in light brown, so they're not suitable for competing obviously, but they are fantastic and are aging very well! They have an unbelievable amount of custom...
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    Cruising Clones

    Not only theoretically, but in reality that is happening - e.g. Gem Twist has Gemini and Murka's Gem (I think Gemini offspring will start to come through next year), E.T FRH has E.T Cryozootech, Tamarillo has Tomatillo, Rusty 47 has Rusty Clone 1 and Rusty Clone 2...I think I've made my thoughts...
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    Cruising Clones

    I'm too late to edit it into one of my earlier posts, but there's a nice little video about them here, by Irishsport.tv https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3ckX-PdUnI
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    Cruising Clones

    Sea Spray was Sea Crest's dam :)
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    Cruising Clones

    According to what was said on Ear to the Ground last night, because "he's the only horse in Ireland that has five stars for his eventing progeny and for his show jumping progeny [...] and the traditional Irish horse which has been phenomenal over the last 70 years in putting Ireland to the...
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    Cruising Clones

    See, I'm finding it very hard to find accurate information on how the cloned genetics actually work in the horse. Some say this, some say that, some have issues and some don't, shortened telomeres seem to be behind cell aging, but then again they might not be after all...I know that cloned...
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    Do grey's have more hair or does it just seem that way?

    Certainly seems that way! I used own a fully greyed-out 14.2hh pony. One year we got people in for clipping and they said that they'd never clipped that much hair off any animal! :lol:
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    Cruising Clones

    I'm going to copy/paste what I wrote on another forum, I don't have a great knowledge on where we are with cloning so I'd love opinions/info etc. :) _____________________________ I'd like to throw my thoughts out there, a major ramble but any input is welcome whether you agree or disagree...
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    Horses with "human" names

    Never owned one with such a name myself, but a yard near me names the horse after the previous owner if it didn't come with a name and they're stuck for one! Then there's a few well, just because - the usual Paddy's, Danny's, Charlie's and Betsy's etc., plus Elvis, Barry, Humphrey, Malcolm...
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    Cruising clones!

    That's an important point. Cloned horses go straight into breeding really and these two are no different, but what is the long-term survivability, soundness etc. of clones and their progeny? Do we even know? The risks far outweigh the benefits for me.
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    Cruising clones!

    I think it's awful. Aside from my concerns about cloning itself (of which there are many), we're not exactly short on the Cruising bloodline. What about genetic diversity? Stallions must die to make room for up and coming sires, that's progression. I really feel that this is a step backwards...
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    Denny Emerson book

    Thank you both! I haven't read Reflections on Equestrian Art yet, but I'm glad you say that about it as I ordered it this morning! Getting 101 schooling exercises and the sj book by Paalman too. Will stick the others mentioned on to the wishlist for future splurges :)
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    Denny Emerson book

    Recently I've been visiting the Tamarack Hill Farm facebook page quite a bit, and after a glimpse on Amazon it turns out that Denny's had a book out for some time - 'How Good Riders Get Good'. Anyone read it? What were your thoughts? I have a frightening number of horsey books on my wishlist...
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    Boxing Day Sales

    Just spotted a pair of socks on Horse Health, were £10.95, now £36 inc VAT...what a bargain! :lol:
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    If you could have one horse under the tree..

    Ursula or Richi Rich, for sure!
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    olympia - speed stakes

    Bertram is just superhuman, what a round!!
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    puissance

    There are no words for how much I adore this mare, I'm so pleased she could win outright this year. Yay Annie!!!! 😁😁
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    HOYS today - shocked at 'professional's' behaviour

    Was it not Wings Sublieme?
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    Kentucky coverage for those without an FEI sub

    Interesting that you have the same problem though- I'm told that the stream is perfect and the problem is my laptop, my internet, etc.
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