Horse buying was one of the most stressful, upsetting and disappointing experiences ever and I nearly gave up by the time I went to see my mare! It took nearly a year, but that’s including Covid lockdowns.
just keep looking and the one will come along ☺️
I bought a fly rug which was also a great deal compared to others... the reason being that it was designed by someone who’d never been near a horse!!
The belly straps were placed too low on the rug, so they were so low to the ground even once done up that it was dangerous and my mare would...
Oh no! I’m sorry to hear about your horse, AE 😞
in my experience, the water treadmill has been really beneficial - the one near me is operated by a team of excellent vet physios, which I think is really important. From what I’ve seen on Instagram, the operators of different centres have...
I had one recently and it was great! I have very limited knowledge of how bits actually work though so I needed an expert 😊
mine talked me through the confirmation of my mares mouth, what she would probably like, how she was going in the bit etc. Really useful!
I find that even driving in my car is scary these days. People rarely drive at the speed limit, drive right up behind you, change lanes without any regard for others - and people are so, so angry to be held up for a matter of 5 seconds because I’ve judged it not safe to pass the bus, or to turn...
There’s not a huge difference, but gym leggings are thinner and tend to get more rubbed than riding leggings. Riding leggings (depending on the brand) seem to have a slippier material. I do still ride in gym leggings occasionally, but I do notice a difference in comfort!
Fern Wrighton Eventing
Flo Carter Eventing
Kate Sanderson Equestrian
I also watch a lot of the names mentioned above and really enjoy their content and appreciate the effort that goes into it! 😊
I’m so sorry this is happening to you - I’ve spent a huge amount on money on my horse’s sinusitis, and I’ve only had her since September. I’d never come across it or possibly even heard of it before I bought her.
I don’t want to give you false hope, but please do get a second opinion - I was...
Do you get your rugs washed? I’ve heard that this can ruin the waterproofing, even if done professionally. I’m now trying to avoid it and spent a good while brushing my rug with a dandy brush the other night!
you may well know this already but thought it was worth a mention!
Glad it went well for you! I am currently dealing with a horse with sinusitis and the total is around £6,000 🤪 so he isn’t wrong!
I hope your worries are over! mine is only so bad as they had to do the surgery twice!
I have just bought some premier equine Chiswick field boots and they are the best fit I’ve ever had on my short, skinny legs! Not as high end as you’re looking for but they look really smart and I’m amazed at the fit! 😊
I’m sorry you had such a stressful experience with RVC. I just wanted to say that my horse has been at the vet hospital twice this month and my experience was very different to yours - both times I was able to take my mare home without paying. I had to chase them for the first bill and I haven’t...
I have Rhinegold elite Brooklyn boots and I really like them! They’re not sold as waterproof but I use them to walk through deep mud and have no issues, I’ve even tipped out water buckets over them and they’re fine. Their waterproof style is the elite Vermont boots, which look nice but I’ve not...
I really enjoy watching several “influencers” in the evening - I return to about 5 but watch a few others occasionally, too. It’s just a nice thing to watch in the evening, some are really informative, and it satisfies my nosiness too! I’d probably skip a video like the above, but I know This...
I’m also keeping everything crossed for you. My horse is also currently in the RVC so I know how stressful it is, but just remember they have such a lot of expertise and round the clock care so it’s the best place for him x
I broke my collarbone about 10 years ago - mine was a simple break and I remember it hurt for several months (I think 4 months and I also think that’s what they predicted at the hospital) and I had a slight ache for about 2 years. It doesn’t hurt anymore though and I don’t notice it at all...