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    Clarendon Boots

    I looked at a few older posts about clarendon boots and they seem to have mixed reviews. What is the general opinion on them? How much water do they collect? Would they be better than sweaty neoprene?
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    Tell me about your first ponies/horses!

    My first pony was Sammy the Shetland. We got him when I was 5/6 ish. He was given to us by my godmother after her son died. They had, in turn rescued him from people who didn't have a clue. Sammy was a Shetland that lived up to all the stereotypes. I used to fall off every time I rode and he...
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    How long without forage is acceptable?

    Agree with smartie
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    Bit recommendations please! :)

    Yes you can
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    Bit recommendations please! :)

    Is your Pelham a Mullen mouth or jointed? If Mullen perhaps try a jointed 1 or even try myler, there are loads of mouth piece options and can get them in a variety of cheeks
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    Bit recommendations please! :)

    Second the Waterford suggestion
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    Coolest Fly Rug on the market?

    The premier equine rug is supposed to soften up after a little use. Spoke to them at BETA and they said that they had trialled it for a year before putting it on the market
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    Fly Rugs? Recommendations

    Shires also do one with a waterproof back and neck but that's £68.99 amigo ones are close to your budget would probs fit well too but certainly not shower proof
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    Where abouts in east Sussex and what type of livery?
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    Why do we not cross-tie our horses in this country?

    Lots of professional yards do cross tie. Especially as so many have things like solariums these days.
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    Dissertation Questionnaire - PLEASE help (will only take 5 mins!)

    Done. However I look after 14 horses on a daily basis but only have 1 of my own. Felt that question was a bit random as there were no further questions really relating to horses you care for rather than own.
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    Cleaning grooming kit.....

    At work I put all the brushes in the washing machine and then the tumble dryer!
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    Winter breeches for men?

    Pikeur winter weight ones, shower proof too
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    Does your horse have a funny habit?

    When on a hack my boy will only poo in the bushes and when I'm on the yard if I'm not with him he neighs the whole time. At work one horse rolls his tounge when he's bored!
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    Zumba Fitness

    Have just dance 1,2 and 3 and got zumba dance today! Love the just dance ones lots of fun!
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    Does your horse have an irrational fear?

    Drains and drain covers! Apparently to pass them safely u need to be the other side of the road or up the bank! And no he's never slipped on one as he's never got close enough
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    passport laws for horses at livery

    What do you do with your passport if your horse is at livery? Currently i have my passport at home which i'm sure most people do. However my yard has just asked to see all passports and photocopy pages of the passport to prove to any inspector that they have seen the passports. Surely a...
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    Cost of keep a horse, Help please??

    as above really but also hire of a school and if you have to have a permit for your local hacking or not. Oh and also time, they cost a lot in that ;)
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    What colour tack for showing?

    brown tack. For you tweed jacket and a shirt and tie.
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    Weather for Blenheim this weekend

    Anyone know what the weather forecast is for blenheim theis weekend? Do i need to go in full wet suit or will the sun shine (PLEASE!)
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    Yard Rules

    Most important:- Hard Hat must be worn whilst mounted, no exceptions other things to consider, what hours will your yard be open from and to. You need to have a set times as some people will come at very strange times (one livery where i used to work would still be on the yard at 1am!!)...
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    blue eyed horses, what do you all think??

    To be honest they scare me. Have done ever since i was a kid. Also cremello's as a child when i went to the riding school if i was put on the cremello pony i would scream the place down because i wouldn't ride it due to being so scared
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    Blenhiem Horse Trials

    I'm going saturday. So excited can't wait. Havn't been to anything since Badminton last year!
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    What Body Protector and Hat do you have?

    The most important things are the safety standards:- kitemark, PAS015:1998, BSEN1384:1997. I have two hats charles owen ultra lite skull cap and charles owen h2000 i think. I have an old style airowear body protector still BETA level 3 but not the nice new shaped ones.
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    Has anyone else gone back to riding after a serious injury?

    Yes! I fractured my back 2 1/2 years ago off my own horse (rotational fall whilst SJing) very nervous the first time i got back on but i ride him like normal now. Jumping is still an issue though (i get flash backs it makes me cry) but we are getting there! Also 9 years ago i dislocated and...
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    Eventing Question

    yes thanks
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    Eventing Question

    When looking at a horses record on the british eventing website there is something called TOTAL FP. Can someone please enlighten me as to what this is.
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    Knee blocks for kent and masters saddle

    I'm in big, big trouble. I've managed to loose one of my sister's knee blocks that i was borrowing. Can't seem to find anywhere that sells them online. Any help would be welcomed!
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    Ridden Coloured Class questions

    Tie only should be worn not a stock. Stock is only worn in championships
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    Any Vegetarians or Vegans who ride?

    I'm veggie but its because i don't like meat, i don't eat fish or eggs either but still eat dairy. So i have no problem with leather saddle etc. I get even more questions because i hunt as well.