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  1. Bessi

    Brightened up my day..

    Felling miserable as I have spent today sniffling on the sofa with a disgusting cold when I should have been out Christmas showjumping and tonight I am meant to be out at my works Christmas do but instead I'm am still on the sofa with the dog. I did have a brief trip off the sofa to sort out the...
  2. Bessi

    Introducing the two newest members of the family.

    This has been a very exciting week as my two new additions came home, I am extremely fortunarte to be able to introduce my very special and matchy matchy new family members Zeke and Violet. Zeke is by WW Moonlight Venture and Violet is by Camlough Delphi, both are out of Primitive Rising mares...
  3. Bessi

    Connemara ponies breeder recommend actions?

    Title should say breeder recommendations... considering getting a Connemara or Connie cross foal to keep my other one company. Preferably a filly, not grey and to be a good height/over height. . Anyone got any breeders they recommend?
  4. Bessi

    Weanling Questions...

    My lovely ginormous weanling will be coming home in the next few weeks and I have a few questions... Ive never travelled a foal before, I have a 3.5 ton horse box and was planning on putting a nice think lot of bedding down in it when i travel him home (about 2 hours drive) as obviously...
  5. Bessi

    Does anyone know what width Freejumps are?

    I have free jump stirrups and love them and they are the perfect width for all the boots I ride in but need a new pair of stirrups for my new dressage saddle and can't afford another pair of free jumps so buying normal stirrups and don't know what size to buy. My stirrups are at the yard and...
  6. Bessi

    Fitness - Am i kidding myself?

    Horse has had a year off due to navicular issues, turned out 24/7 until feb then in during the day and out at night since, walked in hand for 30 mins 3-4x per week from feb - may, started walk hacking in may and has walk hacked 3xper week for up to 40 mins since and gone on horse walker for 1hr...
  7. Bessi

    Help me decide.

    I have a lovely QHxTB colt and I need to decide what to do with him after weaning, I have three options.. 1. He can stay with his breeder until next spring, he would winter out with the broodmares and at least one yearling, possibly two yearlings and some other foals dependant on if/when she...
  8. Bessi

    Barefoot Photos and Thoughts please

    Had posted this in backroom but realised more likely to get replies here so pleaseforgive repetition if you saw it in tack room. Im currently rehabbing my horse barefoot after he went bilaterally lame in front with a broken back hoof paster axis and some ringbone evident in the coffin joint...
  9. Bessi

    Barefoot Pics - Opinions please.

    Im currently rehabbing my horse barefoot after he went bilaterally lame in front with a broken back hoof paster axis and some ringbone evident in the coffin joint, we have the support of a barefoot trimmer. He had six months off in the field after diagnosis barefoot and has now been back on the...
  10. Bessi

    Thought I'd better say hello (and I want to show off my new foal

    Hey Everyone, Ive been browsing for a while now but thought it was time to introduce myself, plus as i said in the title I'm taking every chance I get to show off my new foal. I have a lovely buckskin tobiano 8yr old gelding who I have had since a foal, some of the older members may have...
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