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    New to lead rein showing; help please!

    So there are three types of LR classes at affiliated level - the M&M purebread (not plaited, tweed), the show hunter type (plaited, trimmed, pulled and tweed again) or the show pony (plaited, trimmed and tweed). Take a look at Equinational photography to see where your pony fits in - needs to...
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    Laminitis?

    I have a nearly 5yo highland gelding who is not over weight. Last June his old owner sent him to he broken professionally and they put fronts on him as he was footy on stony ground. Old owner was paranoid about keeping him v slim to the extent that prof said she was a bit OTT with strict...
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    Sore Fronts

    I'll cut out the top spec and swap out the happy hoof for something simpler. I always try to avoid sugar due to her other pony being a bit of a sharp sod. (welsh B) but him and the shetland are coping very well in the mud with their weight and feet. All of them get ridden regularly and we...
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    Sore Fronts

    Its good. Farrier is happy with him. His toes were a little long when I got him but a couple of trims later this is going in the right direction.
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    Sore Fronts

    I would have assumed that the Highlands of Scotland get pretty wet too. I have asked the lady who broke him the same question as it was her who put the fronts on so think perhaps they experienced a similar issue with him.
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    Sore Fronts

    I have recently (3 months ago) bought a 4yo Highland who lives out 24/7 and when I bought him he had fronts on. I had them taken off straight away as neither of my other natives are shod and do perfectly well without. However he is struggling on stony ground and looks slightly unlevel in front...
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    Cantering a v green pony

    I'm going to add here that it was not on a corner that he got upset. The school is 20 x 60. I don't really want my daughter taking him out on a hack yet until we are absolutely certain that this is not a 'bolting issue' . Do you have any other suggestions please?
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    Cantering a v green pony

    New pony is only a 4yo pony who we have successfully backed and is now comfortable in walk and trot. Asked for canter and pony panicked and shot off down the school, out and down a bank and then stopped (school does not have a fence round it). He has a very plain bridle with cavesson noseband...
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    Laminitis - Would you buy a pony that had it once 3 years Ago?

    Really depends on the pony - if it was the safest, honest, easy to handle pony for a child ever then absolutely yes. If it is just a raw project then no.
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    Advert - Poor conformation for broodmare?

    Did the advert actually say 'due to poor conformation' - if so that is a very strange marketing strategy
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    Would you take a LWVTB horse without having seen it?

    We have just bought a highland from Dundee unseen - he is an unbroken 4 year old. I suppose it depends what you want. We wanted something we could bring on so 'in the rough' was good. If you want a quiet pony then perhaps asking a local professional to ride it for you might work?
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    Shetland People

    Debbie Barr has a grey gelding for sale - her ponies are very nice. We have one and he qualified for RI in his first ridden year https://www.facebook.com/debbie.barr.16
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    Brave Pants or just sell

    LOL what a nasty little troll you are aren’t you.
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    Brave Pants or just sell

    She is actually a really lovely girl. She literally walks all over me but is usually calm and quiet. No ears back, loves a groom.
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    Brave Pants or just sell

    It will stop her running me down prior to the hoof waving. Pretty certain that a lot of top studs use them for safety reasons but as I said I don’t want to bit a yearling
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    Brave Pants or just sell

    She has two ponies in the field and both are her boss. Hoof waiving is I believe sheer exuberance. I feed first then try in hand practice. I’ll cut out her feed! I feel a bit of a wimp actually. Bought her for fun, bring on and ultimately break and ride but this is not fun!
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    Brave Pants or just sell

    Control!
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    Brave Pants or just sell

    Yes, the getting bigger is now a concern! Don’t get me wrong I’ve had many babies but before my own kids came along. What about bitting her. I don’t want to bit a yearling though
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    Brave Pants or just sell

    Yep tried the rope halter and yes working on the respect issues. I could cut out the feed. 👍
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    Brave Pants or just sell

    I’ve had a few very naughty ponies but they are little! She is out 24/7 but brought in daily for a small feed and handling. I’m only feeding her on advice of vet as she needs a youngstock balancer. I feel she is feeling too well now though.
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    Brave Pants or just sell

    I picked up a yearling ID a couple of months ago and she is not being easy. She is big and pushy. No respect for personal space and has now started to wave her hooves around on the end of a lead rope. I’m 52 and spent the last 15 years playing with small ponies with DD. Quite frankly I’m...
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    A numpty's showing questions - another 'which class' thread!

    I'd say riding horse/riding club horse (but you might have to jump a little jump) ridden hunter. Tweed is good for all of those classes. Take a look at Equinational or First Class images for turnout tips.
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    Wilkie for showing

    They are perfectly legal and very popular in showing circles. They are however not dressage legal (this could be where the equitation rule comes from). There is nothing wrong with any bit just the wrong hands!
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    Palomino showing

    My bad - there is ONE - I'll stand by my statement though that I don't feel that if you wish to show at an affiliated level a palomino will be looked on favourably by most judges. This could very well change though as Palominos in the M&M classes are now extremely popular.
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    Showing the unregistered cob

    Please don't hog your D type pony - there are three types of 'cob' the Welsh D, the gypsy cob and the show cob - all are completely different types and move in completely different ways. Quite frankly, if you are sure your pony looks just like a Welsh D but unfortunately does not have the...
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    Palomino showing

    Definitely no restriction on the palominos in any class (as far as the rule book is concerned) however, above RC level you would definitely struggle in all the ridden classes except perhaps workers.
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    XC Fences changed after course walk

    That is rediculous - when you picked up your number you should have been told and a large notice would have helped too. I'd ask for my money back!
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    How would you judge a foreign breeds class?

    Just the same as when you judge a mixed breed M&M class - you judge firstly on ride, then conformation and if you know anything about each breed you could use that information too. Definitely not on who has the prettiest mane .... Fjord pony!
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    Do Pelham’s get marked down in showing?

    Rugby pelhams are most definitely not 'out of fashion' if there even is such a thing as ring tack fashion. If they are then please do inform the judge who just gave my daughter her RI ticket as her shetland wears one. He is only a baby and a double bridle would be too much and a standard...
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    In-hand showing outfits.....Why so frumpy and 80s??!

    mmmm, its a horse show not a catwalk but you don't have to wear anything hideous if you dont want to.
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