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    Yards in the Gower, Wales

    Hello. This is not related to competing or training but the forum has changed a lot since I last came on in October. I posted this on the Wales thread but I thought there may be some folk in here that used to live in Wales that may be able to help:- I'm moving to Swansea in the near future...
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    Livery yards/stables to rent in the Gower

    Hello Welsh peeps. I'm moving to Swansea in the near future and am bringing my horse with me. Does anyone know of DIY yards or farms in the Gower area that have traditional outdoor type stables please? My 16.1 BWB SJ gelding has had COPD/RAO for 8 years and needs to be able to get his head...
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    Dressage/eventing people - Training contact - competition contact - Q

    Hello, could you give me some advice please? I've done very little dressage and have been given the ride on the most fabulous little mare to event/dressage. She's only ever show-jumped but is very quick to learn. My horse went lame last week and I borrowed her for a ODE (her first ever)...
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    What is a "Good" canter for SJ?

    Can someone tell me the definition of a "good canter" please? BS coaches always make me do a slow canter and "sit and wait" is the mantra. (I call this the rocking horse canter and this is my most comfortable SJ canter). Also, "closer to the fence is always better", is what most of them...
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    Cross Country Boots

    My horse is very allergic to neoprene and I am finding it difficult to get him some xc boots. I had some NEW fleece ones with reinforced backs/fronts and they were fab but when I went to replace them, the sizing had changed - the mediums are too small and the medium/wides are too big. He is...
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    Fussy/crazy horse (also in NL - please read)

    My horse has been on green HorseHage for 7 years because of respiratory issues. He was fine on it for all that time but he suddenly went crazy 3 months ago and I had to stop riding him and get the vet because he was putting me and himself in danger. Blood tests were clear and I was advised...
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    Fussy/Crazy Horse - Your Thoughts Please

    My horse has been on green HorseHage for 7 years because of respiratory issues. He was fine on it for all that time but he suddenly went crazy 3 months ago and I had to stop riding him and get the vet because he was putting me and himself in danger. Blood tests were clear and I was advised...
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    Stomach ulcers - how do you know?

    I've just read the post about a horse turning violent and aggressive and a lot of people suggested ulcers. I've had mine for 9 years and he's always been sharp and wilful but he turned into a dangerous, unrideable maniac over the last few weeks. I had the vet, he had a full check over and...
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    Road nails/Advice for silly hacking horse

    I broke my foot a few weeks ago hacking out. I was trotting up the hill in the rain, my horse spooked, spun and slipped over, knocking me out and i broke my foot. It healed well (23 days in plaster) and I took him out again 4 hours after getting my plaster off. And it nearly happened again...
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    Eventers - BE number bib

    Don't laugh - SJ is my thing and we don't use such contraptions! I've just dug out my BE number bib to lend to my friend for a ODE on Sunday and I can't work out how it goes (I've never used it). I get that the criss cross bit goes at the back and the clip on elastic goes round your waist...
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    Snatchy Showjumper

    Advice please. My horse has a habit of snatching and putting himself wrong for the fence. I've got him on a nice stride and set up for the fence and, a couple of strides out, he will snatch and lurch forward, so putting us wrong. We end up in no-mans-land - too close to put in another...
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    I just got kicked off my yard today

    :eek::eek: I've been at my yard just over a year. Was really happy there. No facilities at all (except lights and electricity, but no school, not even allowed to ride in the field really) but it was nice and chilled and no rules. YO is a little eccentric (the other livery hates him) but...
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    How much can one person put up with in one weekend?

    :mad: Went to help my friend at the clear round at Weston Lawns yesterday. She has no transport and another livery offered to take her. Small lorry, side ramp. Some stupid woman pulls up with Disco and trailer right next to lorry. I say very politely, "Excuse me, you can't park there...
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    BS Leicester Peeps - What's Vale View EC Like?

    Hi I'm planning to go to Vale View this Sunday. It's a bit far away from me - I'm in Coventry - but there's been nothing on for a couple of weeks for me (nothing local with Amateur/Opens on) and I'm going stir crazy being just the cleaning/hacking out lady - so I was wondering what it's like...
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    Sarm Hippique - Beautiful Implements of Torture - How Long To Break In?

    Well I got my sexy new boots on Sunday. Been wearing Tredstep gaiters for years, love them to bits but they've worn out. Sold my saddle that I don't use, so I thought I'd treat myself. Got myself measured and bought some Sarm Hippique gorgeous boots. The first pair I tried on were so...
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    I got sexy new boots. And a 3ft 6 horse yay!

    Went to Weston Lawns unaff yesterday. Came 3rd in the 3ft 3 then went in the 3ft 6. First time in 2 years. Had a slight disagreement on stride so had a pole and a circle but stormed round the rest of the course no problem. Hurrah, what a good boy Teebag :) So I went celebrating today by...
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    Don't even bother to walk the course Weston Lawns Fun Report :)

    Well I wasn't planning on going anywhere today. Had 4 beers last night and that is definitely not allowed the night before jumping but, as I can't see a stride half the time anyway even with no beer, I thought - sod it, I'll go! Had Teebag clipped this morning and he looked so lovely and...
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    1 step forward, 2 back - grr - SJ rant

    Why is it so blooming hard to move forward? I've had confidence issues which I thought I'd resolved (long boring story). I've had some sessions with a fab therapist and thought all was cured. We won our last competition (3ft 3 Weston Lawns last Sat). Then some poor girl suffered an...
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    How do you stop mane rubbing away from winter neck rugs?

    Anyone know? Having Teebag clipped on Sunday as he looks like a big brown bear so I'll have to rug him up. But his mane has only just recovered from last winter where the neck rugs rub it out. Cold horse/nice mane or warm horse/manky mane - no choice really. Don't want a cold horse...
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    Dog Friendly Caravan/Log Cabin Wales/Derbyshire

    Hello, does anyone know of any holiday accommodation available for 3 nights next weekend (24 Sept) that will take 2 people and 3 dogs (2 jacks, 1 springer) in either North Wales or Derbyshire and does not cost an arm and a leg please? Caravan or log cabin type thing, not hotel or B&B. I've...
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    Soaking Haylage?

    I've had some manky HorseHage and it's made my horse huff and puff. I've doubled his inhaler and changed to normal haylage but he's still puffing. Someone on here (Jon - hi Jon, sorry, have deleted all my messages and can't remember your name, oops Blondie) said that he soaks haylage for a...
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    Difference between HorseHage and Haylage?

    I've been feeding HorseHage for about 5 years to my horse who has COPD. It's really expensive to feed (£7 per bale, 1 bale does 2 and a half nets) but I buy it because it's really moist and so keeps him well and not puffing and/or coughing. However. I bought 5 bales last week and the 3 that...
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    "Pincher" Boots For Jumping?

    Can anyone tell me about these boots? I was chatting to a friend earlier and she offered to lend me hers when she gets back from Scope. My horse has been a bit tappy and lazy behind for quite a few weeks now and my friend said that these boots would help. But I don't really know what they...
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    Confidence Crisis - Self Help/Hypnosis?

    I've just been reading a thread that mentioned self-hypnosis. I have a 1.10 phobia and it is such a pain. I have a lovely horse, I am not a rubbish rider and I have lessons with a very good trainer every week. We've had some bad times - long story, sorry - here goes:- Great start- from BN...
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    Natural Flake shavings

    Does anyone know where I can get Natural Flake shavings in the Warwickshire/West Midlands area please? My horse has COPD and they are the best thing for no dust (except for paper, which I can't use at my yard for disposal reasons) and Easibed (for wee running under the door). I used them for...
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