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    Stables/Livery Yards in Bath

    I'm looking into moving to Bath from Cheltenham which means relocating 3 horses. I don't know much about the horsey activities in the area so was wondering if anyone can suggest anywhere worth looking for stables in the area? Ideally I'm looking for DIY or Part Livery for 3 horses. An arena...
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    using turnout rugs

    Think of a turnout rug like you wearing a winter coat. When the weather is cold, you will put a thicker coat on. If it rains you will want a waterproof coat. On spring days you will wear a light weight jacket or even not wear a coat at all. Horse rugs are are same. When it is cold they...
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    should i change my ponies bit ?

    I would change her noseband - if she is putting her head down to tank off chances are she is crossing her jaw/opening her mouth, a grakle will stop this. I don't like seeing small ponies bitted up so IMO I think the best approach is for her schooling to be improved to make her more responsive...
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    Lessons at Talland

    I trained with Marie Smith for a couple of years who was fantastic but may be a bit tough for you if you are wimpy when it comes to being shouted at. Justine is very good & I don't think she is quite as tough on her pupils as Marie. Some of their lower level instructors are also very good
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    For Angua2 - Such Sad News

    How horrible! To go from feeling excited about having Sidney home to making such a tough decision must have been awful and at this time of year it will hurt even more RIP Sidney (((HUGS))) to Angua2 & all Sidneys friends
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    advice needed - buying a foal

    Talk to Mrs Burton at Stockings Farm Stud, Wolverhampton. She isn't too far from you & stands Thethingaboutitis. She breeds a few herself each year & they are nearly all event types with nice temperament. I bought a mare from her a year ago & she is a sweetie! Mrs Burton doesn't...
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    What clippers?

    Sorry, I'm sure this question must have been asked dozens of times already but I broke my Lister Neon's this morning. Having sworn lots, had a minor temper tantrum & jumped up & down a few times I have now decided to buy some more - and quickly! My poor horse has 1 1/2 clipped legs...
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    Recommend a wound cream please!

    I like Vetguard's version of intrasite gel. Puts a nice protective barrier over a wound & really helps with healing. Not the cheapest but effective.
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    TB types who get fit quickly

    My anglo-arab keeps himself fit charging around the field as they are all turned out on the side of the hill & he is the herd boss - lots of trotting around required! When he has had time off work I've always found that he just needs a couple of weeks of steady work (road work) before...
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    Ridgeback Question

    A friend of mine breeds ridgebacks. Her bitches are beautiful! They seem quite intimidating when you walk in because they are big dogs with a big bark but once you get to know them they are big softies. They seem really cuddly & proper 'friends' but they can be cheeky, however the ones...
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    the best bridle?

    Pink Equine
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    dressage critique

    To be honest is is difficult to tell much from the photos. I do think a topline will make a huge difference to him - in the first photo where he was going through a ribby phase his neck looks worse than it does in the photos where he is carrying more weight. In the first photo he does appear...
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    WHY CANT I SELL MY SADDLE!!! HELP!!

    [ QUOTE ] I'm also in the same boat and been trying to sell a Kieffer dressage saddle ... had it on ebay for £475 with no bids. It's a £1400 saddle and can't believe it won't sell. [/ QUOTE ] I'm amazed that hasn't sold! If only I had a spare £475 I'd have snatched your hand off as that...
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    Jordan talking about horses & Olympics

    [ QUOTE ] perhaps she is inspired by "International Velvet" . . . . you know, where she hops over a couple of 2ft showjumping fences and *hey presto* is invited to the Olympic eventing squad training camp! [/ QUOTE ] PMSL!!! If only! I think half of us on this forum would be on the long list...
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    Bl**dy Rugs!

    Just you wait, you will soon be joining the compulsive rug buyers clique
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    Jordan talking about horses & Olympics

    [ QUOTE ] jumping and eventing look a bit dangerous but dressage looks 'easy' [/ QUOTE ] Hmmmmmmm! I wonder if Katie's horses are pre-programmed so they don't behave like normal dressage horses? I've had my worst injuries coming off my dressage horses including a cracked knee cap &amp...
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    Little 'Friends'...

    Personally I couldn't imagine anything worse than having to de-fluff a cutesy gorgeous baby! Their fluffy coats are so lovely - unfortunately that is also why they get rather popular with their 'friends'
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    What you do with your horses Christmas day??

    I get up early (but only an hour or so early) to make sure the stables are all done ready to bring the mob in later. When you do 7 a day it's a very nice feeling to know that all the mucking out is done & you can enjoy the rest of the day! That way I can have a small drink with our...
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    I went and bought some pigs ears....

    Muppet can't get enough of them! He can get through them in a matter of a couple of minutes or at least he does with the ones he doesn't bury in the sofa/under the tv/in the firepalce
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    Little 'Friends'...

    Depends on the types of 'friends'. Obviously the usual flea/louse powder is a good starting point. Worming Strongid P is meant to help get rid of lice (according to my old vet) so if you need to worm might be worth trying this - seemed to help with the very 'popular' polo ponies I looked after...
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    Loaning A Horse...........

    Congratulations! I'm pleased for you. Check out the BHS website as there are sample loan agreements on there.
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    Is this cruel?

    Can you send her to Cheltenham so she can be squeezed into my Christmas Stocking please? She is stunning! I love baby horsies
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    Credit crunch and your 2009 plans

    I'm planning on winning the lottery! Whatever happens, I will be returning to affiliated competition in 2009 with my two experienced horses & hopefully get my 4 year old to at least the regionals - hopefully the Nationals as she is proving to be a bit special
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    Anyone got Premier Equine sport boots?

    I got a pair a few years ago. Not bad for the money
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    R.I.P. Bamboozled 2002-2008

    RIP Boo
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    NOW this is a REAL bargain!!!

    What's wrong with it? springs to mind!
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    What one thing would you change about your horse?

    Fox - my old boy is rising 23 & I've had him since he was 6. Wish he was 16.2 instead of 15 hands & 3. Best horse I've ever had the priviledge of owning/riding & I dread the day we have to say goodbye. Forever - make him less bolshy but then, he is warmblood! Beemer - less nappy...
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    Riding after a serious injury.

    A few years ago I came off my 17 hand WB dressage horse & broke my back. Against medical advice, I got on my 13.2 welsh section c gelding barely a month after my accident which I think really helped my get back to my old self. I felt pathetic ambling around a school on the verge of panic...
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    risky?

    Who is to say that you would hear anyone trying to nick him if he was attached to your house? If people really want to steal your horse they will take him where ever he is stabled. Decent security like CCTV so they are more likely to be caught helps.
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    You Tube Video Of Amersham horses released.

    I saw it a few days ago. I was in tears by the end of it.
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