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    BSJA, what do you think?

    Yesterday I was having some random thoughts about BSJA, and my ponies! And have come to the conclusion, you can't do very well in affilated juniors unless you have a 11-14h speed pony! When I was jumping ponies affilated I was doing very well and getting double clears etc... However I soon...
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    Having to get rid of all 3 neddies- Sorry Self Indulgent

    Had some very very bad bad news today! I have been told that my 3 neddies, along with my pony on full loan are going to have to be sold! Due to family cirumstances, having to pay for heatlh care! My mum sold one of my affilated ponies about 5 months ago now, and now im going to loose all of...
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    Price of coloured horses :O

    Just been browsing trough horsequest and horsemart, and am shocked about how much some people/breeders and dealers included are asking for coloured horses. I know horse prices are stupidly high at the moment, but you seem to add an extra 1k on a horse if its coloured!! And coloured cobs, well im...
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    GFS Fieldhouse Bridles

    After watching Olympia today, I have used this as an excuss for bridle shopping. I wanted something for my exracer to go out competing in, but I am on a budget *sighs* so have decided on GFS Fieldhouse Bridle, a grakle showjumping one (clip to bit). And now I can't find anywhere to buy it...
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    Jumping Position Critisim!

    After jumping serenity yesterday, for the first time ages due to box rest, I realised in the videos my jumping position doesn't really seem correct. I am very anxious about my position, and was hoping someone could help me figure out what I need to do! One point I noticed straight away is im...
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    How much do you spend buying a horse...

    Just working out the amount of money I will have in the spring, to see wether buying a pony is even possible. And am amazed by the amount of money, you spend extra (Eg.. vetting, transport, tack etc..) How much do you spend in all this? For me to buy a pony to break in over the spring, im...
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    How much? Sorry

    Im realy rubbish at valuing horses so could do with some help, I am being given a 13.2/14hh 4 year old coloured cob, will no real talent (Eg. jumping etc..) but a great allrouder and an amazing temperment, a good build, even markings, easy to do in and out of the stable! Good family type. The...
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    Can you get/Have you go...... post

    Hello!! I am in the trial and error stage of bitting, and tried two bits today, a mullen mouth eggbut and a joitned chetlham gag ( i know a bit of a change, but have tried so many before) And the mullen mouthpiece worked, but the eggbut was simply not enough, and the chetlham gag was fantasic...
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    Runny eye?

    My mare is in a bit of a state at the moment, first problem is her eyes, they seem to be almost runny! Like a runny nose, at first i thought id was just the wind, but she has had it now for about a week and a half! I wash them when im down but them seem to discharge again straight after! Is...
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    Market Harborough - opinions

    I have seen a lot more people use these than before, and it seems to be increasing. Does anyone use one? because of a certain problem? Or just because you wanted to try it out? They seem to be a cross between draw reins and a martingale which I could really do with sometimes (Hate having draw...
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    Sorry!! How much!

    My friend has just been given a 4 year old 13.3/14hh coloured cob/welsh! Who has been lunged but not sat on! Not sure of bloodlines, but has defently got showing potentional, and a good allrounder. 100% in and out of stable, catch, load (not sure about cliping)! What do you think she is worth at...
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    Cobham Manor ... "South Easters"

    Hello Everyone!!! Need a little help, im off to cobham manor tomorrow, just for clear round in the morning and watch others. But I cant find my long leather riding boots, and the only ones I have now are short jodphur boots and chaps, will this be ok just for clear round on the show day! I...
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    Measuring Bit Question

    My mare is in a jointed snaffle at the moment, and am changing to a mullen mouth dutch gag for jumping! She is in a 6inch bit for the jointed (tb :O big mouth). But I was wondering do you keep the same size of bit when changing to a mullen mouth, I guessed you did but unsure. Anyone know of...
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    Can you full loan a horse out to...

    I am thinking about buying an ex racer, and then eventually end up with a showjumper (to an extent)! But ive been wondering and I dont think I will have enough time in the reschooling process! So i was thinking if it would be possible to full loan the horse out to someone who could school, bring...
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    Will sheepskin lined brushing boots...

    BE OK FOR SHOWJUMPING! I have lost her jumping boots moving yards in the past 2 weeks, and have a show on the 28th! Cant really afford a new pair of verdus, jw, treadstone etc... Should sheepskin lined brushing boots be ok? Never jumped in them before, will have to make sure they are extra...
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    Do you change bits for different disiplines

    Just starting showjumping again properly, after having to sell ponies and mine injurying herself! And am now in the bitting your horse game again, she is ridden in a mullen mouth eggbutt snaffle on the flat, and sometimes could do with more breaks! Am taking her to her first away show in 2...
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    NEW BLING MARTINGALE -- THOUGHTS

    Found this on ebay, and am very willing to buy it, would be great for showjumping! It would match with my browband? Would you buy one of these ( no nasty personal comments please )
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    28th unaff sj at cobham manor

    Anyone going to the unaffilted show jumping at cobham manor on the 28th, just worked it out and im off there! Not sure on classes yet though, probably the 65 and 75cm depending on how she goes!! No-one probably knows what they are doing yet on that weekend, but thought id have a look?
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    Anyone reccomend some boots

    Brushing Boots, full size, but on a limited budject only willing to spend about £15.00 as just brought pessoa, and new stubben bridle! Also any open fronted tendon and fetlock sets, under about £20.00! Thanks
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    Can exracers become good jumpers?

    I am thinking about buying an exracer, and have had one to reschool before! However there is a lady at my yard who just buys and sells exracers, she has just brought one which she thinks has the poientional to do BSJA jumping and be successful. However I was under the impression ex racers, didnt...
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    How much would you pay for

    A 15-16.3hh horse, between ages of 3-4 (poss 5) unproven, but with good start in jumping, or shown scoop over jumps! Gelding or mare.. Been looking at the horse market, but there are so many varying horse prices it would be good to see what you would pay! Sorry about the lack of details, but I...
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    HOW MANY HOURS DO YOU...

    TURN YOUR HORSE OUT FOR DAILY! I have just moved yards, and the amount of time some horses have out is totally different! At my yard horses were put out at 9 and brought in at 6 every horse, however at this yard some owners will only have their horses out for 3 hours in the morning! Mine are out...
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    Sorry - Bit advice

    I am really stuck, you may of read my other bitting posts! And am now back to sqaure one, my 9 year old tb mare is currently in a jointed loose ring snaffle with bit rings! When riding, everytime I even half halt she comes off her natural outline! I believe this is the jointed mouthpiece, and am...
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    Should this plan work? Business people out there

    I have quite a bit of cash that I have saved over the years and now feel it would be a good idea to invest it! About two years ago, I brought a pony which I then had for a month, taugh the basics, and then sent her on short term loan to a very capable friend to give her experince! Brought her...
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    What would you buy on ebay? Pay more for?

    Some of you may know from previous posts I am trying to start an ebay shop and have been looking at the horse section for a while now! Rugs seems to be what a lot of people buy from there, as well as saddles. What would you pay more for? Explain your answer if you can, or say how much you would...
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    What would you do after ...

    Purchasing a new leather bridle, got my new bridle today! Picked it up from its packaging and the leather is very sticky, and black comes off onto my hands. Do i need to oil it, is there any home made products which I can use! Thanks
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    What would you like to see more of...

    I was on ebay today just pondering about, wondering what I could buy next. Then I realised that some aspects of equestrian items are in demand on ebay, the recent one being hackamores! But is there anything you would like more of on ebay mainly for your equestrian needs, but normal needs aswell...
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    Do you have this problem with

    YOUR HORSE ..... my tb mare just started getting back into full time work, been in work for over year now! However she is working on the bit nicely, but whenever i seem to take up more of a contact to bring her down into a transition, she will stick her head straight out like a giraffe! I am...
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    MONTY ROBERTS DUALLY HEADCOLLOR

    How much would you be expecting to pay for a second hand one, with no leadrop. I have one, and was wondering what type of price I would be looking at. Anyone interested, or have sold one of these before. Also exercise rug if anyone wants. PM ME.
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    Hackamores - Anyone know were to buy, or have one?

    I have been trying to find an english hackamore for a while now. And cant seem to find one for cheaper than £25, is this the minium they will come. Does anyone have one they are willing to get rid of, or know a place where I could find one. And opinions, if you have used a hackamore. Many Thanks
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