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  1. Ella19

    Where do you keep your keys??

    Hide them somewhere, hope you spot a friend with helpful other half in tow or last resort beg the poor secretary to hold onto them for half an hour!
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    Vet recommendations in w/Sussex / surrey area

    There's a lot of choice round here. Most yards use a combination of Mayes and scrine or/and shotter and Byers as their vets. I really rate Alister Mcvicar for vettings, old school vet who will explain any findings to you from all angles so you can make up your own mind.
  3. Ella19

    Feeling disheartened!

    I agree with festive fuzz, why would anyone give up their horse for summer when evenings are light, horses cheaper to keep and better weather. They'd then have all the chores and cost back for winter, let alone trying to find a stable at that time if year when everyone is wanting to bring their...
  4. Ella19

    When do you swap your horses round

    We're on sand, ours turned around 3 weeks ago. I've just swapped my mare back to in at night though as the grass is too sugary and has upset her gut again.
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    Slightly concerned

    How did you teach her? my mare won't go at stay away days or shows either!
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    Carrot stretch routine?

    With mine I was told down in front where you would place a feed bowl, then toes, fetlock, knees and chest. Then we do round to knees on both sides and then round to just below the shoulder both sides. I do all twice and finish with the feed bowl one. She then has 20minsof walk work long and low...
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    Tips for getting antibiotics into horse

    Squash! As in fruit squash. They still don't like it but makes it a bit better. I'll get shot down in flames for this but if they're really bad grab the nose like a twitch syringe it in job done. Much easier than struggling holding a headcollar or getting thrown off the floor!
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    Tips for getting antibiotics into horse

    We have one like this at the moment, I've resorted to Syringing it in three doses
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    Horsey item you can't live without but hardly anyone else has?

    A grooming kit! People always comment how clean and shiny my pony is. They ask what on earth do I do to keep my ponies so clean. the answer is a full groom every other day and a curry comb and body brush on the other - simples! you'd be suprised how many people don't know how to full groom a...
  10. Ella19

    Fairfax girth alternatives... (Not small enough)

    Message Fairfax, they hand make them so may be able to make you a smaller one. It's worth a try!
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    Help...Prolite girth problems

    They should replace it as long as you have proof of purchase or they will mend. Failing that a saddler should be able to pop one on for you.
  12. Ella19

    Full Livery - bucket feeds

    The yard I'm on offers mollichop, hifi, own brand nuts or own brand mix. You can pay extra for Alfa A oil. I use none of this! I have Alfa a molasses free and Bailey's lo cal balancer. I have to suck it up :( which at £510 soon to be £525 for part livery (muck out, hay and rug change) I find...
  13. Ella19

    Choosing a bit is confusIng, Help

    Well that's confusing and conflicting advise! A gag like a universal will raise the head, a pelham or kimblewick will lower the head and work on the bars. The turtle top works across the whole of the tongue. What is your horse doing that you want to change? If the head needs to come up and...
  14. Ella19

    Trouble washing wool numnahs

    Human hair conditioner does the job!
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    How many poos?

    14.1hh mare does 8-12 a night! In at 3pm, out at 8:30am
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    Trailer Breakdown and RAC dispute

    I'm afraid RAC are within their rights. It's a bit like calling up your horse insurance after an injury and wondering why they won't help because you didn't take out vets fees and your horse is in pain. As stressful as it was it is your responsibility to make sure you're covered correctly. They...
  17. Ella19

    Cream/pale yellow ladies collared shirt

    Showquest or Equetech
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    Hacking in Surrey - Need Ideas!

    Blackheath is sadly now teaming with dog walkers, I've started to avoid it. Winterfold and holbury are quiet. You can park in walking bottom car park peaslake or the one on the hill up from Ewhurst and get to both.
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    Fairfax girth

    Cover is a bit of a gimmick I think. Some people want them but it's very much a fashion thing. My mare used to squash other anatomical girths behind the elbow, with the Fairfax she doesn't and is much happier. They are extremely stiff to start. I've conditioned mine lots and I've also had to...
  20. Ella19

    NS Verbindend vs Turtle Top

    Verbindend is designed to work on the side of the tongue and "lift" the horse that is heavy in the hand. The turtle top is an all tongue action good for fussy horses as shaped to the tongue and very mild. From what you've described I would go with the verbindend to help you get her lighter in...
  21. Ella19

    Ankle pain/discomfort when riding with shorter stirrups?

    You're probably ramming your heels down. If you have mirrors have a look and if so work on lifting your heel. Are you on a whizzy jumper? I find I do this when I brace against a whizzy horse. The other thing I've found is I'm now suffering from plantar fasciitis and do wonder if my ankles were...
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    Reasons to use a Pelham and opinions please -

    No wouldn't bother me. If the horse is schooled in a pelham I would have concerns not only for control and schooling reasons but also because the likelihood if being able to do dressage is slim. Jumping and hacking in a pelham in my eyes is fine.
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    Part livery around Woking, Surrey?

    If you're into hacking then have a look out towards chobham or horsel area. Also pirbright ranges are fab but only when the flag is down! We are further out towards shere, out hacking is incredible but it will take you a good 40 mins to get to us.
  24. Ella19

    how many people wear body protectors/air vests for show jumping?

    I wear a racesafe bp and hit air for xc and just my hit air for show jumping.
  25. Ella19

    Saddles for cobs?

    Mine has an AH saddle before that she had a barnsby and gfs
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    Sticky bum breeches? and grippy stirrups?

    Best grippy stirrups I have found are cheap and cheerful shires cheesegrater type. I've gone for the shires reflex as I wanted some give in my stirrup for shock absorbing. They're amazing. Never lose a stirrup and only £20!
  27. Ella19

    Warm/comfy boots for yard work for sore feet

    I have ariat derwents. They are very reasonable at the moment as discontinued so selling for £120. Waterproof all the way up. Warm and comfortable. Red footbed to support arches and gel at heel and ball of foot.
  28. Ella19

    Shoppers - looking for old fashioned summer sheets..

    I know what you mean but can't for the life of me remember the supplier. Equitogs in billingshurst west sussex stock them. Give them a call.
  29. Ella19

    Recommend me an everyday riding jacket please

    Regatta professional jackets, cheap at only £30 but warm and waterproof! I prefer the men's style, I'm a size 8/10 and the small fits great!
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    Which size!!

    You could try a Shetland but perhaps try other makes too. Jeffries pony caverson bridle comes up small. Or English bridle company will do made to measure or pick and mix of bridles.
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