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    2 year old child dies falling from her pony.

    I also opened a post on this subject .I cannot find any reason why a two year old would be out hunting other than the vanity of the parents.
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    Magnetic Boots

    I tried magnetic boots on my horse but he kept swerving into scrap metal yards!
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    Low BE entries - what’s up with that?

    In a cold clinical way you are correct .However what gets riders to enter and what disenchants riders are entirely another matter. I think grass roots has been the best thing for eventing since sliced bread. However the distance one might have to travel to a "regional" is ridiculous . It nearly...
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    Low BE entries - what’s up with that?

    I come across disechanted riders regularly. They put in all the effort and training but their wonderhorse (absolutely blinding xc and sj but was born with four left hooves when it comes to dressage. You kind of loose heart when you see a dressae3 horse which can just about make it round a 100...
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    Mechanical Horse Session

    Hi, I,m mike,Bobs owner and I can so relate to this thread. Bob is dificult to say the least . I find it hard to trust him and give the contact and let him relax into it. Hi ,I,m Bob, Mike is difficult to say the least .He hangs on to me like he doesnt quite trust me and I throw my head up in...
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    Awful news

    You never get over it ,you just file it away in your "hurt locker" Nick is someone who I have for a long time considered a friend . Who else but Nick would remember a horsebox drivers name. I know him to be a caring and considerate person who has always had time for others. I am sure Sophie is...
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    Awful news

    What a tit.Bet his insurers were unimpressed
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    Would you?

    Yeah ,it got me 4 weeks in ICU
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    Would you?

    you cannot make a fool of your self out hunting except by disrespecting your fellow riders and associates . Everything else is just down to luck.
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    Losing Hope- please offer any advice

    Somewhere the right horse is desperately trying to find you .Dont give up hope on him (or her)
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    Cost of renting yard near London

    So thats about £100 a box Sounds about right wih the yight management. Its a hard job to make a living at
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    Have you ever known a horse that regularly gets rid of riders?

    My first horse. He had to put everyone who rode him on the ground at least once. It was a matter of honour. But he wasnt a violent or nasty horse and he always did it in a manner that the rider could cope with . For example 14 yo kid taking him hunting . He did the slowest lower himself onto...
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    Female jockeys

    So sad . Rest in peace girl.
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    Female jockeys

    Got to disagree with the last paragraph . Muscle ,and bone density is what keeps you from flailing in a fall and yes , the good old tuck and roll . The best thing about a racing fall is that the forward speed makes you skip like a stone on a lake PROVIDING you can keep tucked and rolling ,and...
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    Female jockeys

    Yes , its just speculation on my part,but as someone who has had the sh1t kicked out of them many times in falls , I owe my survival to my apparently rather unattractive shape. In the immortal words of one racecourse doctor ,"I,m sorry i didnt rush over more quickly but I thought you were dead"
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    Female jockeys

    The forces applied are going to be the same weight for weight . But men do have a higher muscle mass level so i am informed. This means that to be a successful jump jockey and meet the weights ,a male rider has to be short and squat . Mostly torso. Long legs and neck are just added weight...
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    Ideas to stop shetland getting to hay!

    Ductape his mouth shut!
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    Best management for tear in DDFT

    On advice from a rather good trainer I bought an infrared thermometer scanner thing to monitor local temperature compared with the sound leg . Its the contrast thats important rather than the actual reading . Also with hairy arsed irish draughts ,keeping both legs clipped is important . The...
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    Female jockeys

    OH Lord ,am I that old now. I can remember when the first 3 girls came to work in racing at Epsom . They came to our yard . Good riders and tough enough , soon simply blended into the pack . The trouble with the jumping game though is that up till recently it has been a male effort . And if you...
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    Advice on a trailer

    ASMP, £200 for 4 trailer tyres sounds rather cheap. Are you entirely sure they are the correct ply rating?
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    Make them big makes them safer .lOOK AT OLD GN PATHE FOOTAGE . i got taught how to jump those fences by someone who had. The public want softer fences but dont understand that this means faster jumping .
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    I just love this race. Its a shame that the jockey club had to take actions that were contrary to horse safety to apease the ignorant public. Ultimately the race is too fast . Lowering and softening fences has made it so. Bring back the stiff fences to slow the beggers down.
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    At around 1 metre /1.2 m , the ability of the rider to place the horse becomes important .Below that height a horse can get out of trouble. If they doubt that you ,(or they through pain ) might not get them to their take off point and be able to jump,they will stop. A good vet check and also...
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    Welcome to HHO Towing Clinic

    Hi Rog,I have inadvertantly double parked my container ship across the suez canal, Folk are getting a bit miffed. Can you confirm that my B plus E licence was all i needed!
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    How do i earth myself??

    No , exactly the opposite. You must wear shoes that Do conduct so the charge constantly leaks away. As cobgoblin says ,leather soled shoes will work. Its the saame reason why aircraft nose wheels are designed to conduct electricity .
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    Eventing Spooky side of the arena

    Our school has a "spookers corner" .
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    Delusional owners

    Sadly some peoples self confidence and sense of self worth is paper thin (usually destroyed by others ) . If it helps them survive from day to day ,let them get on with it .
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    Not fitting in at livery

    PS, Bob is totally paranoid when it comes to pigeons
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    Not fitting in at livery

    trust me on this , if you were on a bad yard you would absolutely know. You are just experiencing the jitters . Your horse is your baby and you are in full protective mode. Everyone else around you also feels the same. I am 65 ,had horses all my life , am totally paranoid when it comes to Bob.
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    Zoe Davidson. So humbled and so proud.

    If you had to go , go with a double .RIP