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    Livery Yard Dynamics

    It’s sill I have engaged in the past. arranged yard outings, clinics, travelled others on my lorry. I don’t have the time or resources for this now, and it’s reflected in my yard ‘status’. Those who help the yard manager are also given heightened status. I have no capacity these days to meet...
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    Livery Yard Dynamics

    I call that clear communication. 🤣
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    Livery Yard Dynamics

    Boundaries are good!
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    Livery Yard Dynamics

    I feel you! I’ve been top of the in crowd when I had a posh lorry, organised clinics, won lots of things and had lessons with Olympians who liked my horse. 🤣 Life changes, but I’m still the same person and my boy is still here, albeit semi-retired after surgeries. It does hurt sometimes (that...
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    Livery Yard Dynamics

    A musing! Do you ever sometimes feel like you’re a spare part, or third wheel on your livery yard? Like you don’t really belong to a particular group, you’re not particularly close to anyone. That you find you just have to get on with things by yourself, because you’re not so popular, don’t get...
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    How far do you travel to your yard?

    Hi Bernstein, Are you full livery? How many times per day/week do you go? 🤔
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    How far do you travel to your yard?

    🤣🤣🤣
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    How far do you travel to your yard?

    I think 40 mins would be my absolute limit and only if the facilities were amazing 🤩 , plus had proper winter turnout.
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    How far do you travel to your yard?

    Hey there, I should have said - this would be for full livery for two horses. Hey there, I should have said - this would be for full livery for two horses. You honestly didn’t mind the drive? This would be my worry, as I’m used to having them so close. I’m now full time working from home, so I...
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    How far do you travel to your yard?

    Hi All, Obviously not aimed at those who keep their horses at home, but for those who travel, how far/how long is it to get there? My current yard is a mile away from my house. I’ve previously driven to a yard 20 minutes away. I think my limit would be 40 minutes, provided the facilities were up...
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    Compensation Advice

    Advice please. I ordered a pair of made to measure boots in early March last year. A present to myself after a good result at the winter regionals. Paid £570. So....the zips on said boots were faulty and failed on three occasions on the left boot when trying them on at the shop on...
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    Dressage Horses - Astrid Bolton???

    Hi - I posted the comments about the list of vets five years ago, when I had limited knowledge of AB Sporthorses. All true, but in no way negative - it was the policy at the time, but not sure about now. Since then I have met, watched, seen possibly hundreds of horses from her yard out on the...
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    Overreach & Bruised Heel

    My boy took a slice out of his heel bulb after hoollying around in the field on Thursday when a low flying helicopter spooked him. He took a slice out of his off-fore. Because it was a thin flap of skin, I've cut the piece off, cleaned it thoroughly and poulticed it. It's clean now, so I've...
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    horseless and keeping involved?

    Same. Making a conscious effort to sort it though, or there's no point having him! Diggerbez, they needed writers at the recent BD regionals @ Myerscough and for the forthcoming Premier League this week. x
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    horseless and keeping involved?

    Saddleworth PC. http://branches.pcuk.org/saddleworth/ However, a lot of the Rochdale RC crew are heavily involved. Oops, just seen Honey's post - pretty much says same thing!
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    Help with stiff joints...

    My border collie, Dylan, is 13 at the end of September and has recently started to present with stiffness in his back legs. For example, it takes him a little while to get moving after periods of rest, and needs help getting up the stairs or jumping into the car. Would like to know what...
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    Intruducing your horse to hunting...

    Ah thanks everyone for the replies, very information and shows just how little I know about hunting! Think perhaps it would be best for me to do more xc schooling rather than hunting to give him more xc experience. I don't really want to bit him up, and although I think he might be okay (he...
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    Intruducing your horse to hunting...

    Have you been? Just thought that it might be ok as you don't 'have' to jump everything. Why is cubbing better? Little bit ignorant, I know :-/
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    Intruducing your horse to hunting...

    I'd like to try eventing with my boy. His dressage is tidy but I don't think it's good enough to set the world alight doing British Dressage. His showjumping is really coming on (jumps 1m tracks with fillers no problem in training, but yet to test this consistently in competition - so this is...
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    SJ Fillers - Best Place to Buy?

    Thanks both :)
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    SJ Fillers - Best Place to Buy?

    Looking to buy some colourful, spooky fillers. Who would you recommend? Not overly expensive! Thanks. :-)
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    I've created a monster, eek!

    So I've moved yards at the weekend and hacked out tonight in our new surroundings. Previous yard was straight on to a main road, then on to quieter estates. This yard is metres away from the Pennine Bridleway. My hack started off nicely, then my boy became quite animated, lol!!!! Sheep...
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    Do you let anyone else ride your horse?

    As above! If you do, why? And if you don't, why not?
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    Moving yards...

    Hoping it's the same for me too! x
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    Moving yards...

    God, you could be me! Good luck with your move. x
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    Moving yards...

    Is it normal to feel gutted about moving yards, even if it's for very practical reasons? Feeling upset, but excited all at the same time, eek!
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    Turning out after injury

    Need some advice really. Pony has had a minor sprain and is now sound after a week of box rest. I know that when it comes to turning him out again he will turn himself inside out and leap around like a box of frogs which I clearly don't want! My plan is to keep him in for the time being...
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    Etiquette when moving yards.

    I completely disagree. She has given a reasonable amount of notice and had chatted with the yard owner previously to say that further price hikes would make her stay there untenable. I didn't say my friend wasn't sure when she was leaving. She also has good reasons for moving - not merely...
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    Etiquette when moving yards.

    When I moved from my last yard (which I loved), it was because they didn't offer livery, which I needed because I had just got injured (broken back) and I couldn't muck out, lift haynets etc. Ended up staying at the new yard as my boy settled really well and there was no reason to move back. I...
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