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    Converted to Scoot Boots...but a question

    Hi All, I am a new convert to hoof boots (after only one ride LOL). It was a toss up between having the boy's shoes back on or the boots and he seems very happy with them too. His frogs/sole are coming back lovely again, so I wanted to keep him unshod if poss, we are only hacking really a...
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    Muck Spreaders: Does anyone have one of these?

    I'm thinking of getting one of these: http://www.elitegroundproducts.com/index.html It looks great on paper, a simple efficient design with not much to go wrong, they seam more widespread in the states. I wondered if anyone has one, and whether you have used it with wood pellet bedding...
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    Instructor recommendations for children Queen Camel, Somerset.

    Hi all, I'm looking for recommendations for a freelance instructor to come out and teach my son (we have a pony), and probably his friend i.e. As a shared hour with them getting 30mins each. Son is currently on the lead rein, so it would be pretty much from scratch. We are not 'born and...
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    Any Farmers out there?, I may have done a bad thing....

    Ok, so here is the thing. I've sprayed my winter paddock, with my little tractor and boom sprayer. I do this on one or the other paddock most years (as needed to kill any baby ragwort and the docks etc.), and I always use the same herbicide, in the same concentration and obviously the...
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    Maroon horsebox travelling north on A37 Mon between 6-7am....

    Maroon ABI 3.5 Tonne horsebox (YF 07) travelling north on A37 between Shepton Mallet and Bristol at 6-7am this morning. Possibly returning from Aldon? Your rear light (Drivers side) flashes whenever you go over a bump......
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    Ideas for teaching small children to rise to the trot.

    I am currently trying to teach my son (Age 5) to rise to the trot...and failing! We have had a pony on loan for the winter to gauge how keen he is and the answer is very, which is yea! I'm stating to look for something more permanent for him (as loan pony was only for 6 months and has to go...
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    Orphaned Foal

    This has been posted on a Facebook group I am a member of. I don't know the people, but thought it was worth passing on the information https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204363876756692&set=gm.789060477792264&type=1&theater In case the link doesn't work here is the text of the...
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    Hedge cutting Yeovil\Wincanton area.

    Hi, I'm looking for someone to cut my hedges. We are near West Camel, which is on the A303 midway between Yeovil and Wincanton. My biggest issue is that some of my internal gateways are only 8ft wide, so lots of people just can't fit! Does anyone have any recommendations? Its only...
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    Spent last night spot spraying 2 acres......

    I'm sure that I've sprayed half the things twice and missed the rest. I wish they'd put some red dye or something in the spray so you can see where you've been. I normally strip walk to the middle down the hill and then come back up on the other side. Does anyone have any cool ways of...
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    Anyone still after Equestrian Olympic Tickets

    www.cosport.com have just released the rest of their tickets (they are the official retailer for USA, CANADA, AUS and some EU countries. You can purchase the tickets from a UK Address. They have some eventing dressage tickets for 100 - 150 euros. It doesn't say how many. Lots of other...
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    Looking for a hacking buddy - West Camel (Nr Yeovil)

    OK, this is a very long shot, but is there anyone out there in my area who fancies hacking out with me? Since my livery relocated I am back to hacking out alone, and its so boring! It would have to be Sat or Sunday, when OH is around to babysit, and I don't mind riding a couple of miles to...
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    Does anyone have a Mouting block which attaches to a Trailer?

    I'd really like some kind of flip down step which I could permanently bolt to the side of my trailer that I could use as a mounting block. This kind of thing: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/d-journal/6339/designs/4017127.html I know I could have a portable one, but its one more thing to have...
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    Recommendations for Rug Cleaning in South Somerset

    Can anyone recommend a rug cleaning company in South Somerset? One that offers a bulk discount would be great as I have lots of rugs from my pony (who sadly passed away last winter) that need cleaning before I sell them on. She was easy on her rugs so they are in great condition apart from...
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    Does anyone have a copy of July's Sussex Life magazine? After the RIHS Voucher.

    As title really, we are off to the show next Saturday and have 3 people and only vouchers for two. If you have a copy of the magazine and you are not intending on using the voucher on P177 and you wouldn't mind posting it to me please PM me. Thanks in advance..
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    RIP Tinker

    My pony Tinker sadly passed away quietly at the weekend. She had reached the grand old age of 36 and had taught many a child how to sit a buck, drop the shoulder and spin move! She was mine for 27 years, we rescued her when I was 10 from someone who beat her. Took us several years to gain...
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    I won a prize! :D :D :D :D

    Really excited, got a call from Kate at 'Manage My Horse' last night to say that I won the Equilibrium Massage Pad give away. I never win anything, and I can't wait for the parcel to come. I only ever get baby stuff in the post at the moment, so to get something horsey will be ace. BTW...
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    Vickijay - Your PM's are full!!

    Here is the link to the pics of my horsebox you asked for: Horsebox Pics If you make some space in your inbox I can PM it to you as well.
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    The hunt just went past my window at speed...

    I'd rather be doing that (well actually anthing) than sat here working . Just popped out to check the horses, and they are jumping up and down going 'the hunt, the hunt' . And one of them has never even been! Was gonna go out and ride in a bit, but that may be a bad idea. Its a wet day to...
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    An evening with Jenny Loriston Clarke... Is anyone else going?

    Is anyone else going to this tonight? I'm really looking forward to it. If its half as good as the Mary King evening the same riding club ran a couple of years ago it should be a good nights entertainment.
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    Converting a saddle to Flair\Cair

    OK, my leather saddle needs reflocking, and I am thinking about getting converted to Flair/Cair instead. I took me so long to find something that fitted us both that I don't just want to change to a different saddle that already has it. Has anyone got any experience of having this done? How...
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    TREC Level 1 - Byranston 9th Aug - Anyone fancy doing pairs?

    Does anyone fancy having a go at the TREC level 1 pairs at Byranston nr Blandford with me? Its on Sunday 9th August. I've had a go at one before, but my horse hated doing the orienteering part on his own. I just want to enter for fun and I'm not going to get stressy if we don't come...
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    Tips to get rid of weeds in arena

    Does anyone have any good tips for preventing (and getting rid of) weeds in arenas. Mine is a sand and rubber crumb surface, and in previous years I have got rid of the odd weeds that have come up by pulling them up, spraying and then harrowing regularly. However this year iots driving me...
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    Toomer Farm XC (Long)

    I went to Toomer Farm to a Hunter Trial on Saturday, its a new venue around here (Sat was only their second event I believe). Anyway someone asked me to post a report on the course and here it is! First let me say that it felt like a really friendly place. Its not a BE course, but they have...
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    Postive Thinking Required Please.....

    OK, so I am supposed to be off to Badminton tonight to camp for the whole thing in my lorry with a couple of friends. Only problem is that the lorry died on me on Monday . It cut out on the motorway doing 50, and although I managed to get it home, you can only do 25mph in a low gear or the...
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    Moreton (Nr Dorchester) XC Course open for schooling - This week only.

    I was at their hunter trial yesterday, and they announced that the course is going to be open for schooling, for this week only (unless it rains then they will close it again). They don't often allow people to practice over the course, so I thought that someone on here might be interested in...
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    eek ! No Brakes!

    Took my horse XC yesterday, it was the first time he had been anywhere in the lorry, let alone to a competition for 10 months due to lorry issues and both of us being unwell. I did the smaller class than usual which was good as he was sooo excited ! The first 5 or 6 fences he was really green...
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    Southcott Farm, Nr Exeter...

    Has anyone been there? I'm doing my calendar for the spring hunter trials and they have got loads on. Always dismissed it as being too far to travel, but my list is looking empty, and the course pictures look pretty good. Anyone got any ideas on how long it would take to get there from the...
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    I Love Waterproof Gloves.....

    Seriously, after 2 days of being on the yard in the snow I have fallen in love with my waterproof gloves , the best Xmas present ever. My hands are lovely warm and dry, and no sign of the cracked skin I normally have all winter. I want to meet the person which invented them and give them a...
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