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    Irish Setters

    Hi all, I've never been brave enough to venture into AAD so please be nice! I'm so very excited that we've started looking for an Irish Setter to join our family :D :D My partner and I will be moving into our new home next month, in the mean time we've been at my parents so our little...
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    Livery close to Chippenham - SN15

    Hi guys, I moved to Wiltshire last month and found a sweet enough little yard, but being brutally honest its not the right yard, so the search has begun again :( I'm after somewhere with a decent school, flood lights are a must (indoor is a bonus!) I can work with a 20X40 but bigger would...
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    Livery close to Chippenham - SN15

    Hi guys, I moved to Wiltshire last month and found a sweet enough little yard, but being brutally honest its not the right yard, so the search has begun again :( I'm after somewhere with a decent school, flood lights are a must (indoor is a bonus!) I can work with a 20X40 but bigger would...
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    Livery near Chippenham

    Good morning one and all, its not strictly a competition thread but I'm a competition rider and would like to canvas the opinions of people that post in here and maybe not in other areas of the forum!! I'm looking to relocate soon (no set timescale) I'm going to be moving in with my partner...
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    A Melting Medium Moment

    The Little Donkey and I have been merrily chugging along at Elementary for a while now, I was quite happy to call it as our limit but trainer 1 & 2 feel a bit different and have been slowly pressing me to try more. So I'd put my brave pants on and decided I'd give a Medium a try at the end of...
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    Inter County BD Report

    So I don't tend to write reports, but this time I have something really worth writing about (facebookers will already know) :D A fellow livery put my name forward to ride Elementary for the Inter County Team dressage. To be honest my elementary outings to date have been fairly mediocre...
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    Long boot recommendations

    I'm thinking about getting some quality long boots at some point in the future, I've been using short boots & gaitors for ages! But I'd like to have some worn in and ready to use when my little one is ready to compete...although thats many years off still! So recommendations for nice longs...
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    Vets near Hungerford/Marlborough

    I'm trying to be really prepared...possibly jumping the gun :rolleyes: I'm going to view a foal near Hungerford and I'd like recommendations for a quality veterinary practice who could do a vetting.
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    Vets near Hungerford/Marlborough

    I'm trying to be really prepared...possibly jumping the gun :rolleyes: I'm going to view a foal near Hungerford and I'd like recommendations for a quality veterinary practice who could do a vetting.
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    photoshop help

    I know its not really NL worthy but theres more traffic in here :D I need a photoshop favour :o I need 4 photos put together in a before & after style image, if anyone has 5 minutes free :confused::D
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    Great British Weather

    So this is our yard this evening... Hows everyone holding up :confused:
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    Dressage Double Debut

    Fellow livery was competing at Burrows Court and very kindly took The Welsh Cob and I along :) After a discussion with my trainer, I was pretty much told it was time I went out and tried him in the double bridle and that I was not aloud to do the easier non qualifier test...I had to do E57. It's...
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    Today I went to heaven!!

    So today I got the final part of my christmas present from my trainer/best friend...and I imagine I'm about to make a few competition riders a tad jealous :D Along with Miss_C, I was lucky enough to go to Mr Carl Hesters' yard for a ridden demo :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D The...
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    7 years ago...

    Can't believe it but today is my 7 year "owniversary" with one Welsh Cob :eek: Warning: the pictures that follow contain some hatless riders I was actually out looking at something else, but since this particular beast was relatively close I thought it wouldn't hurt to go have a look...
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    RC Team dressage report

    Its been a rather eventful lead up to the team dressage yesterday. Another livery and I made up the Novice half of the team with Miss_C and another RC member doing the Prelim. I was getting a lift with the girl from my yard, but she sold her lorry and it went to its new home last week :eek...
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    Trading Standards & wood pellets

    I have used wood pellets from a certain company for the last 2/3 years, I have no problems with them, in fact I am very happy. Yesterday my YO had a delivery from a local company, when they were delivered he saw my pallet of "rival" company pellets and said to my YO did we know said company...
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    Brushing boots or something!!

    I am at my wits end! The Welsh Cob is close behind so I like to use boots behind if I lunge or when hacking/jumping etc but I can't find any that don't rub! The trouble I have is that he has quite alot of bone so they need to be generous but he's got relatively short cannons so full size can...
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    Thoroughbred Horseboxes...Exeter

    Does anyone have any experience of Thoroughbred Horseboxes in Exeter (not the one in Cheshire)?
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    Miss C & Genie...serious vibes required!

    Some of you maybe aware that Miss C's Genie had a severe allergic reaction recently. After a few ups and downs & the results of blood tests things were looking up, but I have just had a text to say her temp is over 104 and she is shaking all over...so can we get some serious old fashioned vibes...
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    The Welsh Cob attends the Winter Champs

    A few people may remember I got a wildcard for the Petplan Area Festival Championships held at the Winter Championships at Hartpury. So yesterday I rose at the grand time of 4.30am :eek: to go get the Welsh Cob ready, I had plaited the night before (first time ever) to save time but it turns...
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    Aficionados of all things bling

    I can't believe I'm even thinking about...Im normally such a traditionalist when it comes to tack!! I have previously shown the Welsh Cob in his flat hunter cavesson, its the correct turnout for the breed so I continued to use it for dressage :) BUT now that dressage seem to be our mainstay I...
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    RC rally, CC gratefully accepted :)

    Didn't want to post all the pictures in here in case it got moved to PG and a more limited audience! I am more than happy with my trainer, his methods etc :) but when the RC has a rally at our yard I do go along, different set of eyes might see another way to improve things. CC would be...
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    Area Festival Championship

    Trendybraincell enters forum quietly *cough cough* May I have your attention please... I got WILDCARD :D:D:D:D:D:D:D That is all :)
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    Navigator Error, RC dressage report

    To say I went wrong yesterday would be an understatement :rolleyes: I went wrong 3 times in the same place, 3 different ways :eek: safe to say I was eliminated! It was a RC qualifier, so thankfully my tiny BD record remains untainted, but I was so upset with myself for letting the horse down...
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    Insurance (also in NL)

    I have asked in NL also, but would like the opinion of you good folk too :D My renewal came through and it seems to have rocketed up this year, but since Shadow is my first horse I'm not really sure if my renewal is exorbitant or not?! I have had him 6 years and been with NFU for the last 5...
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    Insurance

    Forgive me if this seems a slightly daft question, but how much are you paying for insurance? My renewal came through and it seems to have rocketed up this year, but since Shadow is my first horse I'm not really sure if my renewal is exorbitant or not?! I have had him 6 years and been with...
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    Attention those with good doers

    Hi all, to save duplicating posts if anyone is interested I've posted in NL about the slow hay feeder I made today :) no idea if it will work, but anything is worth a try when you have something with a larger waistline
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    Good doers & hay

    I've been trying to come up with some method of slowing The Welsh Cobs hay consumption down for ages :confused: it came to a head yesterday when I gave him his day allowance of hay at 7.30 I went home had breakfast got changed then went back to the stables at 9.30 to hack out...arrive to find...
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    Discipline specific saddles

    Having a discussion with a fellow livery this evening...I have been musing. I don't believe you need a discipline specific saddle to do well in that given discipline (up to a certain point). Obviously, with jumping once you reach certain heights then a jumping saddle does help alot, but this...
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    Sending a saddle

    I've just sold a saddle on behalf of my trainer on ebay...but he's struggling with how to package it safely! Its going to Germany so needs to be protected, how does everyone else pack a saddle to post?
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