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    Advice please! Malvern Horse Sales 25th May

    Afternoon Everyone! I am considering heading over to the Brightwells Sales at the end of May and was wondering if anyone has any tips, or if the advice is to avoid it? Brightwells has a reputation as being a safe auction with minimal horses being dumped through there due to them being...
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    Nervous lorry driving!

    I need some help! I passed my lorry test about a month ago, I've just had my lorry mot'd and the first time I'll have driven it will be when I go pick it up. I have regionals on Sunday. I am terrified of driving it. I wasn't confident driving the lorry I learned in, somehow managed to...
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    Help! New Le Mieux Fleece Girth Sleeve Spinning Round

    *Also in Tack Room* I have a new Le Mieux (sp?) fleece girth sleeve, I used it for the first time this weekend and it span round the girth so the wool was on the outside and the straps were on the horse. Less than ideal really!! Between classes I took it off and put it on the girth...
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    Le Mieux Fleece Girth Sleeve spinning round- Help!!

    I have a new Le Mieux (sp?) fleece girth sleeve, I used it for the first time this weekend and it span round the girth so the wool was on the outside and the straps were on the horse. between classes I took it off and put it on the girth tighter- but it still did it again. I can't get the...
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    first show in 3 years on Sunday... Arghhh!!

    Help! I think i'm having a panic attack! Our first little show in 3 years is on Sunday. This is the first show after changing instructors 18months ago and completely changing our riding style, We're only doing a walk-trot test and a prelim. so last night I decided to practice in a 20 x 40...
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    Large Tack Shops- Ideas Please!!

    If you were going for a dream shopping trip to kit out a new horse where would you go? I am saving up madly and would like to be able to spend a day filling a trolley with all of the essentials and have a spot of lunch and enjoy the experience with a couple of friends. Obviously Derby House...
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    Which Licence Should I Take- HGV Question...

    I am the proud owner of a horse box that I can't drive. I have my medical this afternoon so I can apply for my provisional. Tres Exciting! I need to apply for an HGV class. What should I apply for? Should I go for the C1 (which would let me drive my box) or put my brave pants on and go for the...
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    Can you feed Pumpkin to Horses??

    a bit of an odd one.... My horse's guts work a bit too quickly, and his hind gut doesn't absorb all the water it should. After many years of vet checks, investigations and various feeding regimes we have come to a happy medium where by he has mostly normal poos all winter (with unlimited...
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    Long Spurs- how long are they, and which would you recommend?

    This is also in New Lounge/ Tack Room Can anyone help? I have been advised to get some extra long spurs (due to the length of my legs and the shape of my horse normal length Rollerballs or POW don't quiet reach effectively enough!) but before I go out and spend money on this I would like to...
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    Extra Long Spurs- how long and where to find them?

    Morning HHO! Can anyone help? I have been advised to get some extra long spurs (due to the length of my legs and the shape of my horse normal length Rollerballs or POW don't quiet reach effectively enough!) but before I go out and spend money on this I would like to know 1) How long are...
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    Horse box body swaps/ conversions- scrap metal values

    can anyone help me with this. I am considering getting an old horsebox body put onto a newer chassis. How would you go about off-setting the cost by selling the old chassis (and any metal). Do you think this is a viable option? How much do you think could be raised by doing this?
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    Belvoir Hunt Ball- Help me..... !

    I am stressing about an event taking place on over a months time (although I'm freaking out about everything right now!) I have been invited to the Belvoir Hunt Ball and it's really important for the new BF that it goes well; this is a career thing for him. BUT- Last year I know he took his...
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    what has happened to the saddle market?!

    Oh my goodness!! I am getting very exhasperated trying to sell my Isabell Werth. There's not been so much as a nibble of interest! I have listed it on preloved (on the advise of my saddler) and there's been nothing. I have even thrown in all it's accessories too!! Is anyone else...
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    Width of Albion Saddles

    Hello HHO! I have looked through the archive and have managed to confuse myself further... Also; yes I will be speaking to a saddle fitter in due course, I just want a bit of a 'fag packet' answer now. (because I am impatient!) I am looking to change my current Isabelle Werth Wintec...
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    Top Spec Feed Balancer- Scoop/ Mug Size

    Hello, wonderful people of HHO! I am starting to feed Top Spec Balancer tonight (i know to add new feeds gradually over 7 to 10 days...) I need to know how to measure out 500g of this stuff. Is it two of the bailey's mugs (which I have already)? Is it half or quarter of a stubbs scoop? or...
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    The Jeremy Bear Cup

    Hello HHO, I was wondering if you could help me? Back in the '70s my mother left Kent for Aberdeen and gave to her riding club a cup to be handed out to the most improved horse and rider combination each year. That riding club was disbanded about 2 years ago and we have the cup back at home...
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    Bump to the tendon- wwyd?

    I have been asked to ride my bosses horses whilst him and his family are on holiday. In typical horse fashion their 14.1hh conny has scraped the inside of her front leg and there is a bit of heat in it. I think she did this on Sunday night- monday morning as when I went to ride her on tuesday...
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    HGV Licence

    Just a quick one... My HGV provisional licence paper work came through from the DVLA. It asks for my 'full drivers licence' to be enclosed. Does this mean the DVLA wants my paper counterpart as well as the photocard licence?
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    Scoping for Nosebleeds

    Hello! Further to my post a couple of weeks ago, I have finally managed to pin a vet down on the phone! I understood that a horse could be scoped for ulcers, but after speaking to the vets about my horse's recurring nosebleed (one nostril only, not a lot of blood, stops after 2 or 3 mins-...
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    Scoping for nose bleeds- advice please

    Hello! I understood that a horse could be scoped for ulcers, but after speaking to my vets about my horse's recurring nosebleed (one nostril only, not a lot of blood, stops after 2 or 3 mins- had 4 in 5 weeks now) they would be interested in scoping to try and find the cause. What is...
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    Bizarre symptoms- help please!!

    I have a 17year old 14.2 welsh sec d. I've owned him for 10 years now and in the past couple of weeks he's presenting with some funny symptoms. He's lost some hair under his face (between his cheeks) we have just moved to a new yard (he has been kept at home since i've had him) I put this...
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    Trailer Hire- Bury St Edmunds/ Diss/ Theford Area

    Morning people! I have booked my space on the livery yard in Grantham for Danny, and now all I need to do is find transport from Suffolk to Grantham. Ideally I'd like a trailer as my Dad has offered to tow the little donkey up and do some work on my house at the same time. I can't...
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    Huggly Horsemanship- Help Please

    Please help me! I have done everything right but I have not made the team yet. I always wear my velour riding tracksuits in powder blue, baby pink and white- I matchy matchy all my numnahs and brow bands, hats and gloves and whips and grooming kit to my tracksuit. I wear a bommer jacket...
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    Because it's monday...

    The winter seems to be dragging, the mud is almost knee high, hay, feed and bedding prices are hitting their peak, the horses are climbing the walls, three sets of rugs need repairing or replacing... so what do you do to make yourself feel better?!
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    Which type of straw

    This is a very stupid question (even more so if you knew how closely I work with the farming community!) What type of straw should you bed on. I like the idea of barley straw as it's a wonderful golden colour and soft and bouncy. I have always known wheat straw to be limp, dusty and a bit...
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    a bit sick- but how do you...

    This is a bit sick but there is no way I am going to afford (when the time comes) to get ashes turned into diamonds, I want a bit more than some jewellry made from tail hair (though that will happen too...) How do you go about getting a horses hoof turned into an ash tray, trinket box or...
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    Single back wheels on a 3.5T box?

    Happy Monday Everybody!! I have found an 3.5T ford transit box I really like but I am concerned that it only has single back wheels. (i.e. one on each side...!). Is this as much of a problem as I think it is? How much do you estimate changing the back axle to allow for double back wheels...
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    Any Spare Bits for the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust

    The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust are looking for spare bits to take out to their rescue centre and distrubute to the local farmers. This is a great charity who helps to educate the local population and offers education for the owners and free veterinary care for the horses and donkeys at the...
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    Bit of a strange one... but please bear with me...!

    I am not sure if this is the best forum for this, but in light of the recent debacle on faulty breast implants (...) and my own investigations into this- what are the risks of bursting your new boobs whilst riding. I have been considering implants for a while (to go from little gnat bits to...
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    Is there a Stable Powder that absorbs wee?

    I am trying to get my bedding costs down. Is there such thing as a powder that you can sprinkle on the wet patch area that absorbs wee? It must be compatible with Rubber matting and with Shavings. I have tried alternative beddings but my big horse is a total pain and makes a soggy mess of...
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