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  1. BethanT

    Should I buy a horsebox...

    You should be able to pick up a decent Marlborough Hunter for that budget. Plenty of those second hand :)
  2. BethanT

    Should I buy a horsebox...

    Depends what the budget is to buy something. Prices are crazy stupid at the moment, I sold my 7.5ton for £2k when I would have struggled to get that for it a year or so ago. A friend of mine has just advertised her 98 Reg one for £7k! But if you are savvy with the buying, and look after it well...
  3. BethanT

    Buying a puppy at a service station

    It's all really scary that some people have that much spare money and yet are so unaware of the checks that should be carried out. I know someone who has just bought a puppy, they got it the day after they moved out. Apparently the kids (18, 21 and 23) had done their research and were adamant...
  4. BethanT

    Hunting breastplate?

    I would look at a Breastgirth/bridge breastplate with martingale attachment if you are using it because of the saddle slipping back, by attaching it to the D rings on the saddle you will create more pressure on those points and pull the front of the saddle down. The brestgirth style ones attach...
  5. BethanT

    How often do your horses lose shoes?

    Possibly every two or 3 shoeing cycles for one of mine. That was until I removed him from the HUGE field with all the playful youngsters, placed him with my more sensible horse and put over reach boots on all round... No he just loses them if his feet go really crumbly, which they don't now...
  6. BethanT

    Clipping with Fine Blades...

    Is there a knack to clipping with Fine Blades as opposed to Mediums? I bought some fine blades for my thin coated TB, and I used them on Wednesday for the first time as it was probably the worst clip I have done in a long time in terms of tram lines! Am I missing something? Do they need to be...
  7. BethanT

    Hi Form v's Science Supplements

    We stock Science Supplements in my shop. The company is one of the only ones to carry out scientific research into their products. I asked one of my friends to trial it with her veteran and she saw a massive difference being on the Flexability Plus. Some other products don't have enough active...
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    What to look for when buying a foal?

    So my aspirations would be BE80/90 level. But Dressage I would like to get up to Ad/Med maybe? Full sister to one I really like is PSG, and full brother is BE 90/100 I think.
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    What to look for when buying a foal?

    Yes he seems like a nice sort, and funny enough a fellow livery is picking up her new horse tomorrow, who is by this stallion! So that could be interesting to watch. Full sister siblings to one are out competing and doing really well. My trainer and another friend who knows the breeder both...
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    What to look for when buying a foal?

    So by completely by accident, I am going to look at some foals/yearlings this weekend! My plan was always going to be, that the next horse I buy would be a foal/yearling, as I would really like to get up the levels in dressage, but the only way I will ever be able to afford a horse that is able...
  11. BethanT

    IFor Williams Eventa Trailer

    Anyone on here have an ifor Williams Eventa trailer? If so, what do you use to tow it? We are looking to change from lorry to trailer (much to my dismay), but the compromise being that I still would like a living area. Not a fan of the Equitreks as I don't think the build quality is all that...
  12. BethanT

    So when does your BE season start?!

    Planning second weekend in April with my lad, though not me riding. He will be going to the pro rider for a few weeks in the run up to the event to brush up on his XC. I was going through the calendar for this year last night, and it dawned on me that we will have a really busy year as I want...
  13. BethanT

    Can you change a horse's jump technique?

    Not me in the photos, I am almost the opposite and don't get low enough :) Oh he can be lazy, I was going pole work with him last night and I could count on one hand the number of times we went over them without clipping a pole, unless I specifically placed him correctly.
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    Can you change a horse's jump technique?

    Funny you mention that actually. So the horse pictured standing outside is the horse in question in my thread - also see pictures of him jumping a showjump vs a cross country fence. The other horse is my Welsh X TB mare who has a super jump and is very clever, and rarely touches a pole.
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    Can you change a horse's jump technique?

    Ha, no the pony is the Avatar was my first pony, she was wicked over a fence! I think that is exactly his problem, he gets a bit complacent! We do lots of lateral work, as we compete BD as well and trying to work Elementry/Medium! Has definitely made a difference, but still working on...
  16. BethanT

    7.5t or HGV test

    I did my HGV, with split gears! Initially went to do 7.5t but the guy on the phone told me it was the same cost thereabout as the HGV. I did mine in 3 days with the test on the fourth. One instructor, but two of us in the cab learning, so you got about 7-8 hours cab time but only driving for...
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    Can you change a horse's jump technique?

    He doesn't have an issue spending time in the air in all honesty. His jump is that he goes above and beyond the height, but legs are left dangling down, upper forelimb and hoof almost parallel if that makes sense?
  18. BethanT

    Liveryman Clippers

    I have the Liveryman Red Rocket clippers, and I must say for medium duty clippers they get very hot very quickly. I have had them a number of years now - 5 I think and I always do a minimum of 10 clips a year -, and have built up a collection of blades so I can swap out if they get too warm, but...
  19. BethanT

    Going to yard straight from work, what do you wear?

    The amount of times I have done this is embarrassing, though I have now learnt to embrace the look XD I get changed in the yard toilet, or if that is occupied, my lorry.
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    Can you change a horse's jump technique?

    Yes, we have done lots to improve the canter, and he is so much more up-hill and can really cover the ground and make up the distance well - or even shorten etc. I find with him he just needs to loosen up his shoulders to really pull back on take off. He has regular physio and I do in hand...
  21. BethanT

    Can you change a horse's jump technique?

    As title really, is it really possible to alter the technique of a horse for jumping? My lad isn't the most careful of jumpers, and he has a tendency to get the height by jumping higher not snapping up his legs - his half brother and few other horses by the same sire have the same technique...
  22. BethanT

    Speedo not working on horsebox

    Mine does this. I have no found that if I leave the Tacho open when I turn the isolator off, then wait for the top needle to drop back down, in the tacho, and then shut the tacho it works. Mine is also an Iveco, 2002 HGV.
  23. BethanT

    Horses' value for insurance purposes, anyone able to advise?

    Thanks all. Horse is insured for vets fees, death and disappearances (so if he was stolen or went missing etc). He is with NFU. They were fine when I upped it last time. I might give them a call and find out what extra it would be for LOU, and what would be required. But for now I think I have...
  24. BethanT

    Is this pain related, or is it possible this is a mind thing ?

    Sorry, his rib-cage had moved forward? How would that even be possible. I don't buy that at all, like when people say a horses pelvis is out/twisted. If a horses pelvis was "out" the horses would be severely lame as it would affect the whole alignment along side the whole of the horses body...
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    Horses' value for insurance purposes, anyone able to advise?

    I don't really have anything in mind, just that if something were to happen to him, then I would be appropriately covered to be able to replace him if I wanted. I am just aware that as he goes and does more, then there is obviously a higher risk of injury or worse. As far as increasing the...
  26. BethanT

    Horses' value for insurance purposes, anyone able to advise?

    So my boy is FINALLY getting out and doing BE as well as competing BD. His work is constantly improving and he gets better and better. But, this has made me think that I need to up his insurance value. He was only insured for £2,000. I upped it a few months ago to £4,000. But since he has...
  27. BethanT

    Bit of Fun...what really annoys you on a livery yard?

    People who frequently don't turn up until gone 10am (11am at current yard) to see to their horses, then when they do get there first thing they do is go and have a cup of tea! People who offer up advise, and criticise others riding, when they have no clue themselves! (Mum of horsey daughter...
  28. BethanT

    Huish Horseboxes, or any other builder in SW?

    Has anyone ever bought a horsebox from Huish Horseboxes in Exeter? I have heard that they can be pricey when quoted to do work, but no idea how the prices of the vehicles for sale compare. Also, does anyone know of any other horsebox builder for 7.5 that are in Devon/Cornwall? Can't seem to...
  29. BethanT

    Lorry costs

    If it is a 3.5ton a normal MOT is all you need not plaiting, so bit cheaper there! I don't have a 3.5t but my friend does, and she went up to West Wilts from West Devon on £40! Running cost wise the 3.5T are pretty cheap in comparison to their larger counterparts like 7.5T. The most...
  30. BethanT

    Are we over reacting or is this not fair?!

    I highly doubt other livery with the one would swap fields. It is perfectly flat, and close to the yard, where mine is on a big slope and you have to walk that it further to get to it (no issue for me)
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