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  1. Vindaloo

    Everything but the horse (pretty much)

    Sooo, I’ve been away from here (grieving) for an age but...it’s time I let go. I have two Kent and Masters leather saddles one dressage and one jumping (adjustable gullets) bridles, Martingales, rugs oh you name it. Pretty much all but a horse. Grooming kits the lot. If anyone wants...
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    How to stop my dogs being overbearing towarsfs visitors?

    Brief introduced to my dogs. I have three, all came home with me from India. We lived there for 5 years and despite not wanting to take on any dogs, managed to come home with three. In brief, they are fear aggressive but have managed to get them to being able to walk off lead nd be very well...
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    All these dogs being stolen...

    This is totally Facebook driven... I am seeing posts every day of stolen or missing dogs, in fact the latest was of multiple dogs stolen from an address. I've been out of the UK for the last four and a half years and am utterly gob smacked at the level of dog thefts/losses etc what the...
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    Any riding in Leigh on Sea?

    So we are back in the UK following a four year stint living in India. Looks likely that we are moving to Leigh on Sea in Essex. Are there any yards in the area? I'd like to get back in the saddle at some point, maybe even buy another horse (bit wary following the loss of my dear Casper)...
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    German horses relocating to India.

    Just musing really. A rider I know out here is on a buying trip in Germany. The plan is to bring a few horses to India from Germany. India really has no option for competition horses other than TB rejects from the track. I am wondering how well a horse will cope with the desert temps in...
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    Never look a gift horse...

    You never know how long you may have them. Casper was bought for me as a surprise by my hubby. I had the pleasure of him for all too short a period of time. I lost him to colic and I miss him every day, life just is full of what if's and if only. I put this together, it gives me comfort...
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    Introducing a new dog into our house of two.

    Not really sure how best to word this so please bear with me, I'll try to keep it short and factual... Hmm, that said, I do ramble on at the best of times. Ok, first dog Pepper, bitch spayed approaching 3 rescued from the streets, was living in a pack environment, low ranking. Good...
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    Video nasty revisited cc welcome

    I don't suppose anyone will remember the video nasty I posted absolutely ages ago but I've decided to don brave pants and post another. This is a fairly typical schooling session and all cc is welcome. I'm not at all delicate and you can dish the dirt on me as much as you like as much as you...
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    We worm the nags, dogs and cats.......

    But what about giving ourselves a dose of wormer? Don't get me wrong, I am not rubbing my backside across the floor, neither do I have the urge to scratch my nether regions but living in a country which has all sorts of nasties I have been advised, in light of the animals I deal with on a...
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    Nasty video uploaded

    Ok so here it is http://youtu.be/ysXJ0AssDtc I'm no good at editing and all that so you get the full on nasty. CC away but please don't be too horrible. I'm 40 in a few days and feeling, well as you'd imagine...
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    Video nasty...

    I thought it would be a good idea to get a vid of my schooling session this evening to give myself an idea of how Casper and I are doing. OH MY GOD! I am so shocked at how bad it was I am desperate to put it on here so that you can all pull me to bits and try to help me stop, nagging with my...
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    Brown trouser hacking in Jaipur.

    The saying 'be careful what you wish for' certainly rang true this weekend. Up until a week ago, no one hacked out here. So, I have over the last month or so been taking my lad out for short walks around the area. It's not nice hacking at all, in fact it's horrid. There are no bridleways...
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    Lesson with Sue Eoff

    I never thought I'd find anyone to help me with training my lad out here in India so imagine my surprise in meeting this lady Sue Eoff quite by chance who is out here for spiritual reasons (has given up on all the wonderful things in life we take for granted and lives in an Ashram). She has...
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    Lab loose in Richmond park....

    http://youtu.be/3GRSbr0EYYU I was sent this clip and couldn't help but feel for the poor chap. I am sure many dog owners have had moments like this when your normally well behaved dog cops a deaf un on you. I don't doubt there will be plenty who will berate the owner but that's not why I...
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    Reckless, a brave little war horse.

    I was just shown this http://youtu.be/YIo3ZfA9da0 and I thought i'd share it. What a very special horse.
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    Recent lesson on my Tb cc welcome...

    Hmmm, have deliberated about doing this for long enough but since I am pretty much alone out here I thought i'd pop some pics on so that you can all see what i'm up to and can pull me apart.... Brief history, Casper is a 6yo TB gelding. Had been re-schooled for a few months before I got my...
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    What a rear!!!

    I was browsing youtube looking for training tips etc and came across this clip of quite one of the most incredible rears. I cannot believe the horse didn't come over backwards. Fair play to the rider. http://youtu.be/rPhx9ETxExk Clearly the horse had a bit of a history and was schooled...
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    Can re-flocking help?

    I finally got back to the UK and collected my new Kent and Masters high wither dressage saddle and armed with three different bars flew back to India and popped it on Casper. Finally settled on the medium bar, gave approx three fingers clearance in height and sat beautifully when viewed from...
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    Local news response to donkey killing (digger)

    In case anyone was wondering if the outrage in the UK has been echoed over here... Killing of donkey with digger in Churu sparks legal action September 8, 2011: Footage of a donkey being killed with a mechanical digger in Churu has appalled the British-based charity...
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    Mad mare on the loose.

    Not wanting to add to the "why do people own TB's" thread since there's good and bad in all breeds but have to say, my lads behaviour this evening must award him a huge brownie point (since he is a TB and ex racer to boot). I was schooling in the far end of the field while another was being...
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    Would a calcium supplement cause problems?

    Hi, I've just had a rather explosive ride this evening. Spooking at EVERYTHING and generally being a total knob. This is the second time he's been like this and it is hugely out of character for him. When I last came back to the UK for a short trip, Casper loast condition and was lacking...
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    Taking off spurs to increase leg aid sensitivity.

    Caspers schooling has been going really well, he's learning to sit more and is not having to try leaning on my hand for balance however, I was finding that when things got a little tough for him and I applied more leg, he was curling back at me rather than going forward. The more leg I applied...
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    Taking off spurs to increase leg aid sensitivity.

    Caspers schooling has been going really well, he's learning to sit more and is not having to try leaning on my hand for balance however, I was finding that when things got a little tough for him and I applied more leg, he was curling back at me rather than going forward. The more leg I applied...
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    Miracle fit anything saddle?

    Oh if only there were such a thing.......I posted a while back asking how on earth I was going to sort Casper out with a well fitting saddle over here. Thanks to those of you who replied with advice. I have been watching saddle fitting vids on youtube over and over, taking notes etc and am...
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    How to buy and fit a saddle over here (India)

    I've had Casper over a month now and so far so good, he is an absolute darling. At the moment I am riding him in a jumping saddle which belongs to the YO (in fact all his tack does since all mine is in storage back at home). I was thinking that I would really like to kit him out in his own...
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    Not something you hear every day...

    Thank GOD! I just got a call from the YO to say 'we found a huge cobra in Caspers stable. We killed it and not to worry, it didn't bite him' I was only in there less than an hour ago giving him carrots and cuddles. If I had seen that in there I don't know what on earth I would have...
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    I've been totally had....

    To cut a long story short, I ride at a yard in India where ex racers are retrained and sold. Some stay for life but most are sold on as eventers, dressage horses or showjumpers. I lease one horse, a lovely tb stallion and aslo have the ride on two others and thoroughly enjoy it. Not the same...
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    TB saint and a stallion to boot!

    Since moving to India I have been lucky enough to find a place to ride and have the pleasure of the sole use of three amazing but very different horses. All are TB's off the track and have been re schooled for showjumping, dressage, eventing or polo. Unlike the majority of the equines out...
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    Where you began riding? Me, Whiteleaf...

    Just sitting here with a nice G&T on the go thinking back into the VERY dim and distant past to one of the first riding schools I ever went to. It was Whiteleaf riding stables in Teynham in Kent. Just wondered if anyone here went there and remember any of the people/horses. I am sure the...
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    Keeping the OH happy....

    OK so I am guessing that there are many of us who have long suffering OH's who need a bit of TLC now and then to keep them in good humour and us in horses soooo...... Any good recipies which take mimimal time/effort but keep them happy in the tum department. I'll start with Chicken in...
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