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    European eventing championships

    Love Sarah Bullimores little horse.
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    I know of two Wilkismoor horses. Both coloured cob types. One jumping BS very well and the other a very capable lovely horse.
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    How much?

    I think she could easily get £6/7k for him atm but could be anything in this market.
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    Towing up steep drive

    Are you sure your trailer and horse after only 1200, that seems on the light side? Is the car automatic or manual? Does it have 4WD?
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    Loss of use

    I paid for loss of use on a mare I bought. She was with a dealer who had just imported her from Holland and therefore no history. NFU paid out within a few months as she ended up being diagnosed with kissing spine. I only paid £3500 for her and got back £3k and ended up only paying 3 months...
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    FacePlant Selling - Am I missing a trick?

    This happens on Facebook - a lot……. are you listing the items as a group or individually? I find I don’t read the group adverts where people take one photo of about 20 items which is difficult to trawl through.
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    Turnout rugs with belly flap

    my mum had this rug got her horse and really rates it.
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    Recommend me a bridle?

    I moved from the Micklem for the same reason. I’m now using a Henry James bridle which you can choose the different components with a noseband as below as it fits similar to a Micklem. It works really well and the leather is better...
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    Burgundy red saddlepad on chestnut

    No i wouldn’t either, think it clashes too much unless maybe a dark chestnut. i had a beautiful bright chestnut horse and navy set his colour off very well and bright blue. But I am a blue lover !
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    Low BE entries - what’s up with that?

    there’s a good point to this. Bicton used to have a tiny course and it was hired all the time. Now there’s nothing below 90 and I’m not sure you can hire it anymore. It filters through up the amateur levels as if there’s nowhere to start and get the xc bug, then it’s difficult to progress...
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    Feed for weak 5 year old still growing..? Where to start

    Equi jewel is fabulous for conditioning.
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    Loss of use

    I have once but only because she was with a dealer and had just been imported, so no history. just as well I did as she was written off within 3 months 🙄 Normally I wouldn’t though.
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    New bridle recommendations

    Henry James is nice and also you can build your own.
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    Selling for the First Time :(

    I'm similar to you in that I view my horses as being with me for life. However, I recently sold a horse I had about 2 yrs as felt he needed someone who wanted to do less jumping/competitions. It was the best decision I made in a long while. I found someone fairly local who adores him and he...
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    BS - total confusion, please help.
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    BS - total confusion, please help.

    Are you a member of a riding club? if so, you can can great deals when registering with BS. In fact it would be worth your while joining a riding club and then getting the deal with BS. I haven’t looked but a while what the discount currently is but have a feeling it was about half price.
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    The City of Horses

    Yes. I did. I was expecting to be outraged or sad for the horses but actually they looked very well cared for and loved. I actually enjoyed it. The main man they focused on with the Dun, it was great to see how much he loved his animals.
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    Equijewel vs Omega Rice?

    I've only used Equijewel and have found its done the job I wanted - which is to put on condition and no silliness. It does seem quite cost effective and you don't have to feed that much.
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    Sorry-tow car question

    Err, you put the back seats down and have a nice big boot to put bags of feed in or Saddle and dog etc etc. Or is it because they’re a bit long?
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    Do you get used to riding in back protectors

    I wear mine out from time to time especially when I’m on my own and I forget I’m wearing it after the first 5mins. I also have an air gilet that I wear sometimes, quite often actually. that might be worth considering as it’s just like wearing a gilet except for the gas canister. I tend to...
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    Do I need to test my HitAir jacket?

    whilst this might be ideal it’s not practical, else I’ll be sending them off to them every couple of months at the rate I’ve been coming off in the last few years 🤦‍♀️
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    Bit of a head scratcher! Thoughts welcome

    “ I don’t really have a question I suppose but any thoughts would be welcome in terms of best course of action? Hes fully insured so vet would be a realistic option, but there is also the possibility that the vets would find something and it not be the cause of his explosions. “ the best...
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    WTP bits

    You can hire them from here for 30 days so you don’t add to your collection !
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    WTP bits

    I bought one on a trial period but never used it and sent it back in the end. My horse used to get his tongue over and head toss (still does this a bit) but I found changing to a Micklem and a Bomber happy tongue actually helped so didn’t use the bit in the end. He’s now in a single joined...
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    Where best to sell saddle?

    I’ve sold one to Sheepham who bought it outright. The second is being sold on commission. They’ve had it a while but it’s not a popular saddle and have just sold it.
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    Pictures Five years of Mary and Flower's first time ridden

    Fabulous update and Flower is officially gorgeous and you look so at home on her !
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    Bicton 5*.

    37 entries now, so will now be a decent class.:)
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    Towing vehicle: Outlander or Rexton?

    Mine is 7 yrs old (I've had it 6 yrs) and done just over 100k miles. I haven't had any issues with it yet - apart from it telling me is 40 degrees outside all the time atm!! I have a brilliant local Rexton dealer and they've not had any issues getting parts for me - but then saying that, I've...
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    Towing vehicle: Outlander or Rexton?

    I have a Rexton and it is brilliant. I’ve had it about 5yrs now and it’s never let me down. I tow 511 and regularly tow horses and it doesn’t miss a beat. I can’t think of any negatives. Perhaps that the new model is a bit bulky as they’ve made them wider.
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    Pictures What are these things called? Photo

    😱. The things we think off to do with our horses 🙄