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    3.5T Van Conversions

    Hi I'm potentially looking at getting one built as the second hand market seems all over the place - would anybody have any feedback on the more basic conversions specific to a builder, good or bad? I don't think budget will stretch to coach built unfortunately. I'm so far initially...
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    Nuumed

    Just wanted to post something positive, I needed to get a shim pad ASAP so called Nuumed yesterday to check how long delivery might take as no option for next day postage on their site. The lady on the phone was super helpful, checked her stock list and then her physical stockroom before...
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    Hints Quarry - Lichfield

    Does anybody have any info. on riding here? I.e. where to park/go/is it signed etc? It's near enough for me to nip up and have a nosey in the car one day before taking horses but obviously not whilst we're in lockdown. Just pre-planning for a bit of freedom!
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    Le Chameau/Aigle/Wide calves

    Sorry to post YET another welly question thread! I'm finding myself wearing wellies more and more often and my Barbours just aren't up to the job so I'd like to buy a pair of LC's or Aigles. I'm leaning towards the LC's as I have vouchers for a shop stocking them about 45 mins away, but their...
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    Vet recommendations - Derbyshire

    Hi I'm desperately looking to change vet practices - current vets are a large group and have a poor reputation locally, they haven't made any major errors for me but a catalogue of small/annoying errors over the years that have been a pain for me. I've just had to cancel horses physio appt...
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    Girth suggestions

    Hi Just looking to pick some brains - when I had the saddle fitter out last month she recommended I change my girth to something shaped to give a bit more room behind his elbow. Suggestions she gave were Mark Todd or Collegiate, from what I can see the Collegiate is only synthetic and the snob...
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    Fitness Trackers (Human)

    I've been considering buying a FitBit or similar for a while, however I've seen a fair few reviews mentioning a lack of compatability with horse riding so wondered if anybody can offer recommendations on devices you've had success with? Price wise I don't want to go too far over the £100 mark...
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    Burne Bloodhounds

    Does anybody know what happened to them? They seem to have stopped all activities over the last couple of years bar one NYD meet in January. Nothing on their FB page to confirm anything other than an old post about the master moving house. I liked the odd day out I had with them and they were...
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    PSOS noseband alternatives

    Hi Looking for some shopping advice really - I splashed out on a PSOS High Jump bridle for my fussy welsh D a few months ago and whilst he loves the headpiece, he just isn't getting on with the noseband so we're currently back in our old Stubben hunter bridle. I've been trying to sell the PS...
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    Medical Armbands

    I'm potentially entering a local HT next weekend (pending lorry MOT) - and medical armbands are compulsory. I have one but no insert for it and can't find a riding specific template online, having never used one I don't want to put the wrong thing in (although I imagine they're pretty standard)...
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    Unaff ODE - Derbyshire

    Hi all After a spate of bad luck we aren't going to make it to the planned ODE at Eland this year so I'm looking for alternatives - can anybody recommend any other venues with well built courses within 45 mins or so of Derby? Looking for late July onwards. (Also does anybody know how Eland's...
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    Sports Bra's

    Can I have some recommendations please? They're not something I've any experience of as not being particularly blessed in that area I've never felt the need, however we're doing a bit more now we have transport and I need one for some physio sessions anyway so thought I'd bite the bullet. I'd...
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    Premier Equine Breeches Sizing Q

    Hi all Can anybody tell me how PE breeches come up size wise? I usually take a 30 and always thought this equated to a 12, however PE size chart says a 30=14 so I'm stuck with which size to go for. Help!!
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    Horsebox - floor covering

    Hi all Just looking for a bit of advice - I've just purchased my first 3.5t box and it's had a new double layer ply floor installed but not yet covered so looking at options. I've found an old post on here that suggests painting with non-slip yacht paint, which I like the sound of as it seems...
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    Olympia Puissance Tickets

    2 tickets for sale for Weds 19th December PM (Puissance night) Block 5, row P so cracking tickets. Cost around £76 each and would like to get my money back in full as they're sold out Collection from Derby or Olympia on the day (if paid for in advance)
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    Hi Viz T-Shirts in The Range

    Just nipped in to The Range on my lunch and they're selling hi-viz Regatta polo shirts for £3.99. Can't find them on the website so seems to be instore only.
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    Saddle Fitters - Derbyshire

    Already posted in the regional boards but they're dead - can anybody recommend a saddle fitter that would cover Derbyshire - just north of the city? I've used 4 locally over the last 10 years or so and not been particularly impressed by any - looking at needing to replace so hoping to find...
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    Saddle Fitters - Derbyshire

    Can anybody recommend a saddle fitter that would cover Derbyshire - just north of the city? I've used 4 locally over the last 10 years or so and not been particularly impressed by any - looking at needing to replace so hoping to find someone with a broad selection of mid-range second hand...
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    More impulsion, less speed

    After our recent venture into the dressage world, our feedback is getting pretty consistent now - 'tactfully ridden', 'nice pony, shows potential' and 'more impulsion, less speed' - yesterday he was particularly hot as I had to do P12 between two SJ classes, not ideal as I really didn't have the...
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    Tipping forwards in trot

    Can anybody suggest typical reasons for tipping forwards in the trot? I got my OH to take some photo's video's of me schooling yesterday and I'm horrendously tipped forwards. Halt and canter I look to be nicely straight but my trot work was horrendous and has left me feeling very...
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    Cleaning grooming brushes

    How does everybody do it? I've never been too fussed in the past as always bought cheap, but have treated myself (my horse?) to some Haas brushes and at the moment I'm avoiding going near the dirty bits of him with them for fear of getting them mucky :D Is a good old metal curry comb...
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    Chaff Storage

    Can anybody give me an ingenius way of storing my chaff securely from rats? I usually just leave it in the bag as I use chopped oat straw and I can't see anything being particularly interested, however YO is having a crackdown on feed being left lying around so I need to find something to...
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    Hunting - plaiting for m&m's?

    Can't seem to find an answer for this online - would I plait a section D for hunting? We've only done summer rides before so never been an issue. Want to be as correct as possible.
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    Horsey Car Boots

    Does anybody know of any car boots/table top sales etc. coming up around the Derby area? I missed the last one at Scropton RDA and can't seem to find anymore - I have a hoard of stuff to get rid of and not having much joy with the usual selling sites.Anywhere within 20/30 mins of Derby itself...
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    Dressage to music ideas

    So we're having a fun show at our yard soon and it's been arranged as basically a freestyle dressage to music. Walk/trot required, canter optional. Can anybody suggest a shortish tune that would suit a fairly choppy mover? I was thinking along the Disney lines might be fun, but Cinderella's...
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    Thrush Treatment

    Hi Horse had shoes off for winter and has a bit of thrush that needs treating - what do people recommend? Not something I've dealt with first hand before - not a bad case, just a bit black around the white line. Hoping to keep shoes off long term this time around so really keen to get this...
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    Thrush Treatment

    Hi Horse had shoes off for winter and has a bit of thrush that needs treating - what do people recommend? Not something I've dealt with first hand before - not a bad case, just a bit black around the white line. Hoping to keep shoes off long term this time around so really keen to get...
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    Pikeur vs Eurostar sizing - breeches

    Can anybody help with a sizing comparison? I have a pair of 40 (12) Pikeur breeches that are snug but still comfortable - how do Eurostar come up in comparison? I've seen a pair I really like but can only find in a 14 and worried they may be a little loose. TIA
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    1/4" bits

    Hi I'm looking for a magic bit (cambridge mouth) in a 5 1/4" as my 5" is just slightly too small (lose ring has nipped his lip) but struggling to find them in 1/4 sizes - can anybody point me in the right direction? I think 5 /12 will be too big. TIA
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    Old Wheelbarrows

    How do I get rid of one? Our local tip is a nightmare, my YO won't allow rag & bone men anywhere near and I don't think my neighbours would appreciate me leaving it in our communal garden for the occasional (less than fortnightly) trip past us. Any ideas? Otherwise I'm just going to have...
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