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    Planning permission question- building stables on agricultural land

    Has anyone built stables on land classed as for agricultural use? I'm looking for guidance stating the rules regarding the change of use and when the planners do or don't allow change of use for equestrian purposes. It's quite hard to find out what the rules are! 🤔
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    How to pronounce Loughehoe?

    Can anyone tell me how to pronounce the name Loughehoe? As in the stallion Loughehoe Guy. Is is Luff - e - how? Or Google translate says it Law- ho rhymes with How - ho Any ideas? It's in my new Irish filly's name, which is which is why I'm asking! Thanks
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    Dressage test accuracy question

    In a test when you have a movement on the marker, which bit of you or the horse needs to be on the marker? E.g, trot at C, is it the horse's head, riders body or ? On the marker when the transition happens? Thanks
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    How to remember SJ courses?

    I'm really struggling with remembering SJ courses, especially nowadays when you go straight in to the jump off after the first round so it's 14/15 fences to remember (yes I'm old!!) Any tips or methods people use?
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    Hunter trial tomorrow.. Hard ground 😩

    I've just been and walked the course for a hunter trial tomorrow, really disappointed to find the ground hard (expected) and in places quite poached/rutted (unexpected). There is sand on take off and landing, but quite a long course with lots of cantering between fences. I'm only entered in the...
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    Name of riding jackets with lines to show straightness?

    Can anyone remind me of the brand name of the riding jackets with lines on to show rider straightness while riding? I've had a quick Google but nothing is coming up. 🤔 Thanks!
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    Arena Eventing - Unfixed Portables?

    A discussion with a friend today about unfixed portable jumps being used at a riding club hunter trial has made me think about arena eventing.... Are portable xc fences safe in an arena? Is there a way to secure them to a surface? 🤔
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    Best long girth? tapestry girth, stubben, prolite etc?

    Does anyone have long girth recommendations? Have had a look at all of the above or any others? Thanks
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    Lemeiux gel-tek girth

    Has anyone tried the lemeiux gel tek girth and what do you think? I'm looking at the long version Thanks
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    Saddle recommendations, adult riding pony

    I have recently bought a lovely Connemara x Welsh B mare, she's 13.2hh, short backed and a little croup high. I can't find a saddle to fit her and me! I'm only small-ish, 8 1/2 stone, 5'3. So far I've tried Thorowgood and Kent&masters pony club, in 16 and 16.5 long leg. Tried a thorowgood...
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    Deleted duplicate thread

    I have recently bought a lovely Connemara x Welsh B mare, she's 13.2hh, short backed and a little croup high. I can't find a saddle to fit her and me! I'm only small-ish, 8 1/2 stone, 5'3. So far I've tried Thorowgood and Kent&masters pony club, in 16 and 16.5 long leg. Tried a thorowgood...
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    BS members, horse search?

    Hi all, could anyone search a horse's record for me please? Pm the name, thanks :)
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    Spooky fillers at competitions

    Feeling a bit disheartened. Took my 5 year old to his first little jumping competition yesterday. We've done loads of prep- jumping fillers/ tarps draped over poles/ flower pots etc at home, been to lots of clinics at new venues and we got to the point where he was spooking at nothing...
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    Does anyone have the Masta umbrella turnout rug?

    I'd like to know what the chest fastenings are please? Shop description just says 'twin fastenings'. Thanks :)
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    Whitaker changeable gullet saddles fit? Overton, Barnsley etc.

    Has anyone tried the new Whitaker changeable gullet saddles yet? Wondering what back shape horse/ pony they fit, considering buying one for a try....
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    Newly backed youngster, same day over again!

    So I've had my 4 year old Welsh D backed about 3 weeks but can't seem to move forward with him. Every day we go through our groundwork routine, he is a bit sharp/reactive, eventually he relaxes, I climb on and have a walk, small trot and leave it there as by then he has done a fair bit of...
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    Thorowgood Griffin saddle fitting

    I know these saddles are as old as the hills now! But has anyone found them a good fit? I'm thinking of buying one fairly cheaply as a stop gap saddle for my daughter's pony while he gets some weight off after being out on loan. Looking at a square cantle version which I believe is the flatter...
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    Surefoot stability pads

    Has anyone used these? If so, what do you think? I'm considering buying a set for my sick note horse!
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    Height certificate for BE? Eventing

    Hello all, I'm wondering if you need a height certificate for ponies to compete BE as the website says minimum height is 142cm? Thanks
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    Exercises to help develop balance, cob canter!

    I have started riding a little traditional cob who is great fun with a fairly good walk and trot but in canter she is very on the forehand and leans in motorbike style even on a large circle. Any good exercises/ tips to help her balance in canter?
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    Feeding Alcar PSSM

    I'm trialing feeding Alcar and Vit E to my horse and I have read I need to feed him 10g per day, does anyone know what this equates to in ml scoops please? The powder is very light. Thanks
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    Feeding Alcar

    I'm trialing feeding Alcar and Vit E to my horse and I have read I need to feed him 10g per day, does anyone know what this equates to in ml scoops please? The powder is very light. Thanks
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    Horse lame when on circles/surface

    I'd be grateful for thoughts /advice re my 6 year old horse. I have had various issues with him that has meant his work has been very stop start- cyst needing to be removed, tooth abscess, various kicks, respiritory infection, pedal bone chip, to name a few. He went lame behind in July last...
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    Horse going lame when worked in circles/on surface

    I'd be grateful for thoughts /advice re my 6 year old horse. I have had various issues with him that has meant his work has been very stop start- cyst needing to be removed, tooth abscess, various kicks, respiritory infection, pedal bone chip, to name a few. He went lame behind in July last...
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    Ear bonnets for extra large head and ears! Any recommendations?

    I'm looking to buy an ear bonnet for my youngster but struggling to find a big size; he is a 16.3hh Holsteiner x sports horse, in an extra full bridle with quite large ears! Any ideas anyone?? Thanks
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    Eventing/ Cross Country riding book recommendations

    Does anyone have eventing book recommendations? Eventing Explained looks to have good reviews on amazon?
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    Weighing up the risks and benefits of surgery dilemma

    I'm in a dilemma over whether or not to have an operation on my much loved 3 year old. He has a cist that has grown by his scrotum which leaks fluid and results in a lump about the size of a large plum. It doesn't cause him any pain or other problems and the vet tells me it's largly cosmetic...
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    Dummies guide to BE

    I fancy giving this eventing lark a go; I did a bit back in the day when pre novice was where you started but it looks like these days you get to start at 80 cm (thank goodness! ) I've had a google but can't find the answer: How much does it cost to register a horse and rider? How much...
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    Albion K2 jump verses Ideal impala

    I tried an albion k2 and loved riding in it but unfortunately it didn't fit the horse, so looking at an ideal impala. Has anyone ridden in a k2 and an impala? If so, how does the ride of both saddles compare? Thanks
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    How best to market large pony/ small horse 2 year old?

    I'm in a bit of a quandary and would welcome some advice. I have a lovely jumping bred 2 year old with very good breeding who is only going to be small. She may well only make 148cm but being young there's a chance she will grow a little bigger. I'm writing out an advert and trying to decide...
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