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    Cob Lovers Question

    My personal opinion is that the heavy cobs over about 15.2ish look nice hogged and clipped out. Below this height I think they look much better natural with fairly long manes and full feather �� Its all personal preferance though I suppose x
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    When did your Traditional Cobs finish growing?

    Thanks everyone! Looks like I have a good 3 more years of growth left! Even if it is just levelling up and filling out. I can see me going through a fair few saddles to haha! Beth206, my boy looks similar to your mare, pre adolecent ponies :)
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    When did your Traditional Cobs finish growing?

    Hi, I know this has been asked previously, but I am a first-time youngster owner! I have only had adult horses, I now have a baby pony! He is 14.2hh currently, and has grown about a hand in the last 18 months. He is still bum high, and still not very filled out although you can tell he will...
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    Weekend plans :)

    Well done everyone, you all sounded like you did so well! As planned, we attended Ashby Show in the CHAPS and TGCA in hand class. I was SO please with Gary. Pushing our results aside, he is so well behaved. We were told to park right in the middle, next to food stands, busy walk ways, warmup...
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    Weekend plans :)

    I am at my first 'big-ish' show with Gary. OH is running him around the CHAPS and TGCA classes at Ashby Show as I am currently to waddley and with-child. Good luck to everyone x
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    Your 'swear by' grooming products and potions

    Thank you all so much, some of your answers have really made me chuckle 😂
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    Your 'swear by' grooming products and potions

    Thanks all! I will look into all of your great suggestions! I have definitely done that before and turned the cob blue *doh* Not a good look!
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    Your 'swear by' grooming products and potions

    What are your 'swear by' products for grooming, bathing, show prep, on the day touch ups? Mainly looking for amazing shampoo's for grey horses, the best dazzling coat shine for show days, stain removers and anything else you LOVE and have in your grooming bag/lorry/show basket. I am really...
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    Ashby Show!

    This weekend is Ashby Show! This will be my first big (ish) show, as opposed to local level, and I am already having restless nights. I am taking my cob in CHAPS class and TGCA class, in hand as he is just turn 4yrs. We are aiming for ridden next year. I have been to the show a few times...
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    Weekend plans ;)

    Super good luck to everyone competing! Gary and I are just doing some lunging with the pessoa and a gentle hack. Next weekend we have our first county level show so we will be doing a pre bath and some trotting up making sure he is standing square and listen to my voice. :)
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    What are your 4 year old doing?

    Ah I like this thread! I always feel like my boy is behind but he seems to be just fine! He walks and trots well in the school, however rushes. His canter is balancing but only gets his leads correct 50% of the time. He is worked 3/4 times a week with a combination of lunging with and without...
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    Female farrier

    My OH is a farrier, and regularly does days with a female farrier. Neither of them put up with rude or leaning horses, and why should they? It is a tasking physical job, and also with horses with no manners, dangerous.
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    Conditioning feed

    I feed my cob Saracen show improver cubes, these have no fizz and I find them great.
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    Your advice and experiences with cold splints (false splints)

    Hi All. As above really. My horse is 14.2hh and 4yrs old. He has 2 splints, a smaller and a slightly larger. Both between 12 and 24 month old splints which he picked up whilst in the field before he started any work. They were incurred from just titting about and catching himself, and no...
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    Keeping a horse clean after bathing - hot weather!!

    Thanks all! Luckily its not a big show, so it can be a learning curve for the county show in July. I will scrub him tomorrow and then turn him ojt at dusk in hock boots and a fly rug! I will let you know how he looks on Sunday morning lol x
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    Keeping a horse clean after bathing - hot weather!!

    Hi, After a bit of advice/your tips please! I have been showing my trad cob this year in hand (he is only 4 yrs) and he has been doing extremely well. We have a show this Sunday, it is the first one we have done since he has been living out. The weather this weekend in the West Mids is...
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    Jodhpurs/yard trousers for pregnant horse ladies?

    Im 6 months pregnant, and although my riding is now resticted to occasional light hacking with OH walking beside me, I live in jods normally. I am still at the yard and around our horses all the time but am struggling trouser wise! Jeans are not fitting and none of my jods are either! Im a size...
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    Fit vs fat for showing

    Thank you AdorableAlice! I do intend to get him a WH when he has filled out a little but he has so much growing to do I have just bought 2nd hand from my saddler to tide us over!
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    Fit vs fat for showing

    Thanks Cortez, yes, muscle we are working on. He was at his first walk trot test in the bottom picture, hence the dressage square.
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    Fit vs fat for showing

    I have no idea if my attempt at attaching pictures has worked, I have never done it before :( But I have tried to attach a selection of photos of my pony from over the last 6 months. He is 14.2, and born 2013. No dob in his passport so he is either rising 4 or just turned 4, so lots of...
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    Fit vs fat for showing

    Wow, thank you all for your points! It is a lot of food for thought - but at the end of the day, I want my pony to be in a healthy condition over 'he would be better, fatter for the show ring. I, as a novice shower, have also learn a lot from you all, as I wasn't aware of the rugging for...
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    Mane falling out... solutions please!

    I have a trad cob, and stopped using full neck rugs for this reason. Even in 6" of snow he only wears a standard neck haha! However, for someone in your position, and what I have done in the past is go to the haberdashery, or cut up some silk pyjamas or similar and sew an insert into the neck of...
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    Fit vs fat for showing

    Thank you all so much and I am glad most of you are of the same opinion I am! As an owner, and indeed he is my great pal, I am ultimately more concerned with his long term health. He is fed a good quality and kept a healthy weight so I will just stick with what im doing and see where showing...
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    Fit vs fat for showing

    I currently show my trad boy inhand, aiming for ridden at the start of next season when he is a 5 yr old. I have seen lots of different horses and ponies in shows, ridden and in hand, who do awfully well, but to me the look fat? My boy isn't fat, I am actually super pleased with his weight at...
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    Spirulina - have you used it and what are your thoughts?

    As above really.. It was recommended to me by my esmt for help with muscle development along side a correct work regime. Upon reading, I can see it supposedly has many health benefits especially with seasonal allergies and itchiness. What have been your results, and if you did have good...
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    General advice and grooming tips and help for greys/coloureds?!

    Hi All, I have a 14.2hh traditional tri-coloured cob. We did a few young stock classes last year as a three year old and we didn't do well at all, but he was very well behaved and we enjoyed it never the less! So this season, as a 4 year old, we are going to have another go! My local show...
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    How to not loose the easy marks in a walk trot test?

    Thank you this is so helpful! I have my time and it is 6.06pm tomorrow evening! Thanks I will update you on how it goes! I am expecting giraffe type movements, with a touch of elephant. Haha.
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    How to not loose the easy marks in a walk trot test?

    Thank you all! I think it is my 10m circle and serpentine's I will struggle mostly with on accuracy - so I will get practising those over the next few days! I am not expecting high marks, after all it is only for experience, but we all like shiny ribbons don't we? ;)
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    How to not loose the easy marks in a walk trot test?

    I have a (just turned) 4yr old pony. Very mature and level headed. We are going to a local dressage comp this week to just get some experience of being out and about! Obviously, we are not yet in an outline, but I am just looking for tips on how to not loose the easy marks (or pick them up) in...
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    When will he mature? Growth?

    Thanks all! I still have hope them! Adorable Alice - gorgeous horse!! Is he/she Shire cross? Absolutely stunning and I really hope Gary looks a little like that eventually.