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  1. EmmasMummy

    Manual of Horsemanship

    Is the 14th Edition the latest one? Are they even continuing with it? I noticed on the PC bookstore lots of broken out reference books, is that the new plan? Daughter asked for a more in depth book about horses and whilst I have one from 1994 I was looking for a newer one, if any point in...
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    Mountain horse high riders. Size 2

    Mountain Horse High Riders. Junior size 2. Fabby boots in fab condition. Daughter prefers jod boots though, so need to sell. Comes with extra pair insoles. Only used for riding, not puddling or mucking out. Can provide pics. Looking for £50 + postage if not local enough to collect...
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    Pony Club Centre plus question

    I just wondered if anyone had been in a similar situation. We have our pony, and daughter does ride but I wouldn't feel happy with her riding him in a group lesson just yet. YO niece rides him also and she is a lot further on. Look at the centre membership, and the new option of the...
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    Havana jeffries atherstone girths

    havana Jeffries atherstone girths in excellent condition. Never submerged in water or clarted in mud. 48" double elastic. 52" non elastic. Open to reasonable offers on these.
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    I need to get a ball park figure of ponys worth

    So, looks like we need to sell E's pony. How would be the best way to get a price without having to pay someone to evaluate said pony? Also don't want to alert people that we are selling just yet. I have a local person in mind but no way I could get them to see pony without raising suspicion...
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    15" Saddle too big for toddler?

    Would you say a 15" saddle is too big for a toddler to sit in safely? Namely a Thorowgood PC one. That is what we use for the pony as it fits DD, who obviously rides the pony more. But my son has taken a keen interest and we had a wee incident today resulting in an upside down toddler that...
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    Scubby pony....which method given the weather

    So pony still has lots of scubby bits. I've started using Stinky stuff but there are still patches. I am pretty sure that he had not been touched for weeks if not a few months before I bought him :(. He was unrugged until Dec and so has a winter coat. What would you smart bunch advise...
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    Help please with how to word this...

    I gave notice on the 6th December to owner that loan pony wasn't suitable. YO said no rush as pony is a good companion. I've asked owner a few times and she told me her friend was going to take her...then an hour later an advert appears for the pony for sale - which I'm not bothered about, it...
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    Feed bin advice

    Feed room is chokka (as they usually are when everyone gets the round bins). So I am looking at the stackable type - mainly advertised as recycling bins. Has anyone used these before? If so, hod did they hold up and dd you use the 30ltre or 50litre? I have seen Ikea do 60l ones. Roughly...
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    Feeding an oldie 20+

    We have a new pony. He is a 20 yr old sec A and has come to us a lot thinner than I would like a pony that old to be given that its winter. He is currently in his quarantine period so in a field on his own which has a good covering of grass. He was just receiving a feed of fast fibre and a...
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    GFS genesis extra long girth straps

    Have a GFS Genesis for daughters new pony and I see it has al the girth straps can be moved. So, DD complained before about the girth buckle under her leg with current pony and so I was wondering about changing them to longer straps and using a dressage girth. They are never going to be...
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    Riding a pony in side reins...

    Now, maybe its me but I always thought it was a no no - due to the fact that it is interfering with the rider to a degree. Am I right? And if so how happy would you be if someone was riding one of yours in them? Would it depend on the circumstances? What about for a kids pony??
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    Now we have the opposite issue - no brakes!

    So.........pony has now woken up, in a big way. I think she prefers the cooler weather. I currently have her in a French link snaffle but DD cant stop her. Pony just puts her head up and pulls back. I am not one for gadgets, but DD was really trying,- heels down, weight in saddle, pulling...
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    Valuing a pony for insurance purposes

    How do you all come to the figure you use in your insurance when it comes to a pony that you bought as a yearling? Said pony has very good breeding - but is not show worthy as 2 blue eyes. Is 7 and currently seems to be progressing nicely and doing general Activities and PC. I have seen a...
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    Lazy pony and little legs

    DD is now riding off the lead rein and seems addicted to trotting everywhere! BUT, the pony is a tubby shetty, and DD is struggling to get her going - I am usually helping with an extra firm voice aid and sometimes a wee chase behind. But I don't want to have to keep doing this - not from...
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    LOOKING FOR - Flat/House for rent in

    My friend is making a big move and is currently house hunting for the following: House or flat. max £1000 a month rent north side of city 2+ beds and 2 bathrooms And must accept cats! She is also looking for a livery yard as well.
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    Totally rookie Question re bits....

    Which is harsher for a pony. A straight bar loose ring snaffle or a Cambridge snaffle? When pony was broken in they used the latter as they said it fitted him better. I have continued using it as he went well in it and it is quite thin so good for his little mouth. Would using a...
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    Horses with CPL..experiences please

    So, I went to see a horse today and it is PERFECT in so many ways. However it has CPL due to previous mite issue. I have done some googling and its the general, keep legs clean, keep the horse exercising and fit and mentions the use of pressure bandages - Basically the same as I have to do...
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    How to know a saddles value?

    A bit daft question. I have a 15" Cardanel pony saddle that I am going to have to sell but I don't really know its value. Is it best to just ask the saddler and whatever she would offer, I would double it? As they usually offer to buy at half or 3rd of the price if they do? I have found...
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    How to get liquof makeup out of a fabric sofa and carpet

    Wrong forum!.
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    best quality lead ropes...who??

    The piddly Sec A has yet again managed to break a lead rope...Its only 2 months old :( and all he did was jump backwards. Why are things getting to be such bad quality yet the same price! So, recommendation for a lead rope that wont snap, and wont rust (I have one thats a year old but is...
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    teaching stopping to a child

    Ok, so DD had all of a sudden done a wants to groom, sweep up, ride. All because I made her this seat saver as she says she would pretend she was tired as saddle was too hard! She still doesn't want to venture out of the school, and I'm still leading her but at a distance of about 4 to 5 ft...
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    What weight for this sec a

    Still trying to find a rider for Daughters Sec A. But I am not sure what his limit would be. I had thought 8 but is that too high or could he maybe go to 9st? I admit we have not yet measured him! He was to make 11.2hh (He is Waxwing X Tiffwyl so I am imagining he will be up to...
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    Am I being cheeky?

    Pony has been professionally backed. Doing well and a quick learner, seems pretty bomb proof as you can have him out in all weathers and he just plods along but DD isn't doing much with him so I thought that there must be someone out there who would like a FREE pony to ride....I reiterate...
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    Good quality hard wearing bridles

    Wee pony is off being backed...but I dont have a bridle for him. So, as he is nearly 7, I assume he isnt going to grow any more, I figure I would rather spent a bit more and get one that is going to last with care, rather than the cheap ones which I know from experience dont last, even with...
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    Starting a Sec A

    Right, first off...I acknowledge that a number will have a field day with this one for various reasons. Basically, we have the pony back as it couldn't stay where ir was, and after OH offshore stint we have monies for it for a while...so....I have started working with it as no where local...
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    I just saw this on a bike article and thought of folk on here!

    Might I guess be viewed as trying to get a rise out of folk but hey, its true........ http://ipayroadtax.com/shop/
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    Really disappointed in what I have just read on another forum

    Horsey folk are usually quick to be up in arms about a car etc driving too close to their precious animals when out on a hack etc. I have just read a post regarding a woman in a horsebox who - fair enough she didn't know - crushed a buggy, but thankfully not the child. But when alerted was...
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    Tumors/spinal paralysis and toxins.

    In 2012 my horse was PTS as he lost motor function, due to a tumour or lesion on his spinal chord. Just over a week ago my dads neighbours horse died of the same thing. About 4 years ago their other horse died suddenly, in my dads field. It has got me thinking. What if something is...
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    Anyone lodged a complaint with Police Scotland before?

    Has anyone had to lodge a complaint with the police in Scotland - now or before they all merged? Was it easy? Do they actually bother to investigate? And also.........a question re witnesses.........say someone accuses you of something and says they have 2 witnesses, but they are lying...
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