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    Putting certain items on 'for the look'

    ^ Agree. Why do we as a sport put so much energy into slating hat others are up to? It is madness.... Same here. If things go t*t's up I like to have somewhere to grab that wont hurt the horse. Having a neck strap has saved me from a couple of nasty falls out hacking in the past when horse...
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    Horsey or non horsey OH?

    I have had both, husband is non horsey and I would not have it any other way! Horsey OH's just had to reaffirm they were the better horseman all the time,which is fine for a while but it got grating. I wanted to just enjoy the horses together, but oh no- a hack was not a nice afternoon...
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    Noooooooo... really? (pink thread)

    What size is it OP? I think it would be a bit too TOWIE for an adult, but a young girls dream come true :)
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    Check this out for a blingy hat!

    You could do it yourself for a fiver in Hobbycraft ;) It is too much for me though,I'm normally pro horsey bling but there has to be line! :p
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    findus!

    We do have a surplus of some native ponies, many of which come to a nasty end. Perhaps looking at the excess Welsh ponies as livestock to be used for food would solve a few problems. I certainly think the question of consumption of horse meat needs discussing,we have an over abundance of...
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    Equine Clothing That Closely Resembled Police Uniform

    I agree. And not wishing to pick on them, but surely the RSPCA uniform which has unquestionably been designed to give a police like authority to it's staff is more in breech of the legislation then a hi viz jacket. I have seen riders wearing the Polite vests while driving and if you are...
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    Patey Corne

    For £500 they had better be!
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    robert whitaker kicking a security guard

    I think it is disgusting. He has been punished by the powers that be, so clearly they did consider it an accident and I truly can not think of any situation where it would be OK to kick or hit someone. I can think of thousands of reasons for wanting to do it,but to cross the line and last out...
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    Pets at home

    Well :mad: Although I must give credit where it is due and admit that not all of their stores are as abysmal as others, I do not think this is a positive move for us as consumers. If they can't get small pet advice right how on earth do they hope to cope with equine bits and bobs? At least they...
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    Teaching without qualifications?

    Bad BHS instructors are thankfully few and end to fall into two "camps". First, the "got the BHSAI t shirt 20 years ago and have no done a thing to develop my skills since" who I really dislike, and then the "I have my AI don'tyaknow so obviously I know more then you"(normally very young and...
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    Kauto doing dressage

    13 is not too old to learn a new job and while KS might be past it for racing he is not an OAP equine just yet for other activities. I don't think anyone expects KS to earn a crust at GP or show up in Rio,but I feel a working retirement is probably the best thing in the world for him. Anything...
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    What practices in the Equine world have shocked you?

    Ahh, so that is the look the rollkur lot are after :rolleyes: Like others have said, little shocks me now. Too many cases of abuse for vanity have left me convinced there is no depth that some will not sink to for a ribbon and a cup. Some things,like rolkur do disgust me. Lack of turn out...
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    Socks (for people) colour choice - Opinions please!

    A woman after my own heart- and sock collection!
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    Riding in the rain?

    Unless the weather is so bad that it could make riding dangerous(and I am thinking blizzards and thunderstorms- not wind and a few drops of rain!) I ride. Why would you not? We live in a country that is more wet then sunny, staying home because it is damp would mean never riding !
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    What is your definition/idea of a 'novice rider'?

    I think your description is the best here. It is very difficult to put into terms, but to me below stage 1 is a beginner. Stage 1 is a novice(basics are here and solid) stage 2 is a competent novice(able to do most things well but not great at them yet) and sage 3 is an intermediate rider(can...
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    Am I an Advert Response Snob?

    Perhaps because I have dyslexia and it is bloody hard for me to spell everything right I get very angry at those who don't try! I like email for first point of contact,it feels less rude to me then a phone call. In an email you can outline you horse experience, perhaps even attach a video or...
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    Non-horsey terms!

    In defence of non horsey people, coat is more logical- wrong, but logical :p
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    Anyone watching Crufts on more 4?

    But it is an excuse to exclude it and and be seen to be doing something. I feel next year will be better, the regulations are new and there will be pressure to show the public the KC mean business :(
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    Anyone watching Crufts on more 4?

    ROFL! You could have a WWE style entry to a race :p :D
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    Anyone watching Crufts on more 4?

    The numbers rule sucks :( that was a perfectly good idea :p And clearly Ricoh knows the difference between a civilian and a citizen-very useful if he ever does the KC good citizen awards :D I have come to the conclusion that fit labs are a myth :p (working homes excluded and tounge firmly...
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    Anyone watching Crufts on more 4?

    NCC 1701 Dax :p Add a Curzon or Jadzia in there. Cat is cuddled up snoring despite all the barking, yet if ONE cat pipes up on the TV and he spends 3 hours hissing :D
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    Alternatives to labs/ GR's.

    :o :( There do seem to be more bad about then good examples now, victim of it's own success I guess :( Thanks for the suggestion :) I go for a 2 to 3 hour walk on weekdays and have a young boy so exercise is not going to be an issue :p Little brother has mentioned a dalmatian, have always...
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    Alternatives to labs/ GR's.

    yes...sadly, OH has spent a lot of time with my aunts lads over the years and while he is very fond of them, is also very glad that he does not live with them :D :p I may do, but I had really hoped to buy a purebred this time. All my dogs in the past have been foundlings, so never had the...
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    Alternatives to labs/ GR's.

    ROFL! They were first suggestion,but think poor OH would have a heart attack at the thought of all the slobber near his PC :p I don't dislike them as such Galaxy, if I tried i would not be able to find a bad word to say about them..... I guess it's just that if I was buying only for...
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    Alternatives to labs/ GR's.

    I have nothing against them and they will fit my family like a glove, they just don't "do it" for me. Any more unusual suggestions with the lovely qualities of them very welcome!
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    Pedigree Dogs Exposed Three Years On

    I think it is fine to allow breeds to evolve over time, no one really wants a Bulldog to do what it was bred for any more (not anyone who should own a dog anyway) but we do need to include some sort of physical testing. Perhaps breeds who no longer have a sporting or working purpose should...
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    Pedigree Dogs Exposed Three Years On

    Got halfway and OH started moaning he cant hear the TV :p but have shared it on Facebook so hopefully it will get out to a few more :) What I saw was very good!
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    Pedigree Dogs Exposed Three Years On

    Baaaaa :p However, the puppy buying public would also need to do their part- if those looking to purchase say a Bulldog go to a breeder who health tests and is trying to produce a more natural,healthy skull then those breeding Bulldogs who sport the chasing parked cars look would find...
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    Pedigree Dogs Exposed Three Years On

    I really liked him too!
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    Pedigree Dogs Exposed Three Years On

    I have no idea, I had assumed the BBC had commissioned at least since they aired it. None the less, I stand by my point. If I as a non media savy member of the public assume BBC air time equates to BBC stamp of approval the damage is done surely? Everyone in the UK has grown up with the...
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