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    FacePlant Selling - Am I missing a trick?

    Am I doing something wrong with FaceBook selling? I listed some tack and caggage on FaceBook Marketplace and clicked all the groups. A lot of it I thought would be hot potatoes - Neue Schule bit, Prestige stuff, all very low priced. Have had tonnes of messages 'Is this still available?'' To...
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    Horse shopping... Anyone have some time on their hands?

    Not for me. Sadly. Looking for a friend. 15 year old girl, off ponies, moving to horses. Has been going great guns. Has a fabulous instructor. Currently doing 90s and competing to Novice in riding club stressage stuff. Has just, sadly, lost one of her horses. The other is a youngster and being...
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    Oh Lord what would you do?

    Am trying to get hold of the vet, obviously. But on top of everything else (my father is dying and everything/one is falling apart) i have a very hopping pony. She's in a field (lives out) about half a mile from stables. Eating happily, of course, but walking to stable is going to be difficult...
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    >>>>> Are we buying the 'dun' or the blonde?

    https://classifieds.horseandhound.co.uk/classifieds/horses-and-ponies-for-sale/all-rounder/w/republic-of-ireland/galway/aughrim/161hh-dun-gelding-for-sale-503912.html?_ga=2.128017097.436145239.1534085441-62531976.1481118600 What a shame, he looks, from what we can see of him, quite nice. In...
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    Done to death: Arthritis Management - Cartrophen, Bute, etc.

    I've had a search on here for Cartrophen but posts are mostly more than 5 years old. My little mare is struggling more than usual with her hocks and it's time to talk options with the vet. She's 17, an ex brood mare and probably suffering from EMS although we haven't confirmed. Cushings negative...
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    Who was it who was looking for something around £5k

    with potential? Considering I spend my days helping websites to get found by google, I seem to be extremely inept at finding threads on here. Anyway, I've found something that might suit... although every time I find something on this site, it disappears from view so here's hoping...
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    Can anyone remember who rode a horse called Jam?

    Apart from me. Mine is Jams. She was an off the track TB bought to fill in while someone's 'proper' horse recovered. A little dark bay mare that was extraordinarily easy to train up. Supposed to be sold but the more that was done, the less likely it was that she was going to be sold. :D...
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    Stolen from Caldwell, N Yorks at 1200 yesterday

    *******STOLEN******** 30th January 2018 from Caldwell, North Yorkshire. Bay Mare 13hh Seen by residents around 12.00 being lead away by a blonde lady in a green gilet, and a man in a black cowboy style hat, and long dark coat. The pair have been described as looking quite scruffy, and...
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    Canter transitions - hollowing and rushing - any suggestions

    Bit of a background. In 2015, we were going great guns. 66% plus consistently at Novice; a crack at elementary. Doing some medium stuff at home in our lessons. She's a 15.1 Connie, ex broodmare. Willing as anything, although we wouldn't go much higher, nor beat the world. I moved up North in...
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    The EMS (?) Native, the clip and the rug... help please

    My Connie is being clipped today. She has grown her winter woollies fit for the northern climes and the weather has not been obliging. We're currently enjoying 15 degrees and a light breeze. This means she is getting absolutely soaked after 40 minutes in the school. Not an issue at weekends but...
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    Equestrian Clearance - final bids email... 20 hours left

    Just had an email saying that there are just 20 hours left to bid if anyone is interested. Obviously a lot of it is bulk goods but if you are looking for a Champion Hat, e.g. you could get lucky. Here's the catalogue: http://www.walkersingleton.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1686CatV1.pdf...
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    This is doing the rounds again, but it's still hilarious...

    She bought another horse. Turmeric. Coffee. Keyboard. https://youtu.be/PeOcCs7SbnI
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    QQ: When you put rugs up for sale do you...

    ... think it's essential that they are washed first? As in before you stick them on FB or wherever? Just a pondering. Hypothetically, if I had a rug up for £10, and I sent it to be washed (at a cost of £7), the rug's technical value would be £3 and it's not really worth me getting it washed...
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    Tack for sale...

    Am in Barnard Castle, County Durham if that's at all helpful. I have a load of tack for sale - some recent, some older. Can provide photos on request: 1 Equi Ami lunging aid - slight tarnishing on rings but otherwise intact. Comes with bag but no DVD - you can view fitting on YouTube...
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    Just imagine if HHO forum users had access to this emoticon...

    Mwahhahhahahahaaaa.... It would be perfect for the 'As seen on FaceBook' post. Why no updates? There must be some amusing things to state. Actually, it could probably be quite useful in the political posts in the Club House.
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    Competition Report: Of fish and zebras

    Am not going to put this in Comp and Training - it's a little light-hearted entertainment. Monday 8th August was Gymkhana day at the Aldbrough St John Feast. We looked at the programme and took the plunge and entered. Teddy, my son, has been riding on and off for a couple of years, on a...
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    Dales Pony Society Centenary Procession through Barnard Castle

    Were there any HHOers on this fabulous string of ponies? It was wonderful. I was very choked - that sort of thing always makes my eyes leak. My son videoed them coming up the hill past the Barney Butter Cross before they headed over to Streatlam Park for their show. If you click on the...
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    A saddle for a Shetland...

    Hello... My dinky daughter (9) is a lucky so and so and gets to ride a Sh-1-tland as many time a week as she'd like. Now I know that we should all learn to ride in what we're given, yadayada, and under normal circs, I'd be on it like a shot. However, said Shetland has an old felt saddle and...
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    Vet recommendations in North Yorks/Co Durham

    I hope I am allowed to post this. Please p.m. me responses if you feel posting them would contravene the HHO Forum guidelines for recommendations: I am looking for recommendations, please, for barefoot amenable/friendly/tolerant/understanding equine vets (specifically, please, not large...
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    On the subject of Hi-Vis...

    Has anyone made a tabbard with a 15 sign on the back, yet? I am so glad I have a relatively traffic proof pony, especially when I bung my 8 yo pipsqueak of a daughter up there on the way to and from going to collect the pony she rides (it's only 0.5 miles away, it's easier to do this than the...
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    Caught between a rock and a hard place - unhappy feet got those

    unhappy feet... Forgive me BFT, for I have sinned. It has been 6 weeks since my last confession. And it's not a happy story. Taking those shoes off has revealed a whole host of issues and there have been times when I have wanted to cry and run back to the farrier shouting all is forgiven...
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    The name of that thread about ridiculous things on FaceBook

    What is it? I want to rant on it. I don't normally get involved in these sorts of things, one's ignorance is another's bliss, and all that kind of ting, but the lentil knitters have really made me hopping mad this morning. :mad::mad:
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    Oh Katie Price you horrid, cruel, evil woman... how dare you

    clip pretty patterns on Princess's pony's bum? You are so cruel...
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    2 Weeks on - Barefoot Comments and suggestions welcome

    Following on from here: http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?724826-Taking-the-plunge-going-barefoot-just-checking-a-few-things Where you'll find a few pics - pretty hopeless ones, so am hoping yesterday's efforts are an improvement. To recap: 15.1 hh 15 yo Connie, ex...
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    Taking the plunge...going barefoot: just checking a few things

    Beloved Barefooters I follow your posts avidly (and read the Rockley Blog, etc). When the gurt big doofus in my avatar broke, I took his shoes off. I gave him as little sugar as possible in the form of A&P's Fast Fibre, Dengie HiFi Molasses Free, micronized Linseed and some Brewers Yeast. I...
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    Got a moment? Need a bit of inspiration?

    This has probably done the rounds before. Or you might have seen it on Facebook. In case you haven't, and would like to feel a little inspired (although if you are like me, this feeling comes mainly after a massive blub fest so tissues at the ready), this is worth a watch. The video is at...
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    Pony selling - advice please

    I am currently drafting an advert for putting on our hosts' site but wanted to ask for some advice. The advert is on behalf of a friend who, thanks to an extremely messy (expensive and somewhat nasty) divorce, wants as little social media exposure as possible other than her number. This...
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    Gah. What do you understand by the term 'Working Pupil'?

    Are you expecting to get paid in pounds? Am I just old fashioned in expecting the term to mean 'you work for me in return for tuition and experience and free/reduced livery rates for your horse'? Please tell me.
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    Equine college students - which FB groups are you members of?

    As in title, really. Do you use those that are specific to your college, or alumni, or are your memberships more generic? Many thanks.
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    Sitting on my fingers... horse for sale.

    Sitting on my fingers so I don't comment with something antagonistic or just plain bitterness. I opened my FB newsfeed yesterday to find my* old mare plastered across (well, posted in various groups) it for sale. As a broodmare. She has also appears on H&H classifieds. I totally accept that...
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