I haven't posted for a while but feel compelled to this evening.
I have been out watching my friends showing locally today and was slightly bemused by some of the tack I saw being used in the hunter and novice class I watched.
Flash nose bands on several horses ( I have always...
During a discussion on another forum a young lady suggested that a Pelham was allowed at intro level (and she had the rule book so how dare I contradict her!)
I don't believe this to be true, based on the tightness on the rules of BD as regards snaffle arrangements but know you can use a...
I've not posted for a bit, still undecided about the new look but have finally found the new thread button.
I put my boys out naked (oh the horror!) however at the moment it seems that an hour before I can get down it rains and so I have a wet coblet waiting for me.
I'm toying with the idea of getting myself a box as opposed to my trailer. I have grandmother rights on my license so can go up to a 7.5T, which I would be happy to drive. Hubby has HGV but I would want one I can take out on my own if necessary.
Could anyone help me with ball...
Felt like rubbish when I got to the yard tonight but really wanted to ride the boy. Decided to do a walk only schooling session. Began with lots of flexing and big circles then worked on much smaller circles. Moved on to 10m circles from the centre line (sort of figures of eight -...
Clipped my friend's mare this afternoon. She asked me to do a bow over her tail and lots of hearts. So....
I like it :). Wouldn't do it to my boy but my friend loves it.
Anybody done anything similar this year?
Do you do this?
I can understand how it would freshen up the horse and put pressure on different parts of the mouth, I've never really done it but my boy seems to go lovely when I switch from his Pelham and back, as if he likes the change. I might play with some of the rest of our huge...
As many of you know my boy had a knee op :( summer last year. So we have had a rough 18 months involving box rest and slow introduction back to work.
Today we went out for the first time and competed - admittidly only a walk and trot,intro a, test but this time 12 months ago I struggled to...
Has anyone here put a pony into harness?
I am seriously looking to do this with my little guy as I really feel he needs more of a job than he has at present.
Any tips, hints or thoughts would be most appreciated :)
This is why I have to clip my boy all year round.
I last clipped at the beginning of July! And he didn't look that hairy until I started clipping him.
He was much more comfortable out hacking tonight.
Was having a conversation with one of the other liveries and she said to me "I'm suprised you put your boys out naked; you don't seem to be that kind of owner!".
Cue my what the heck face, to which she replied "I mean the way you always groom, have clean tack and spotless beds just thought...
As many of you will remember my boy went to horsepital a year ago to have arthroscopy. I was devastated as he is my world.
He recovered well and I did everything by the book, including slimming him down by 50kGs . We had an interesting time when he came off box rest as he was a 'raging...
My boy suffers terribly from this chronic problem. Having read various papers etc I am currently in the middle of a four week programme to try and combat the mites and heal his poor legs, he yet again has an attack of salanders that I tried treating in isolation but to no avail. So what have I...
Do all fly rugs prevent sunburn?
I want to clip my boy as he is overheating whilst schooling but don't nt to risk him getting sunburnt on his white bits. Lots of fly rugs claim uv protection. Is this true of all fly rugs or do I need to buy a special one?
Avon skin so soft is half price at the mo - stock up on it now!
The bath oil makes fantastic flyspray (when emulsified and diluted) and the dry oil is excellent on it's own. You need the 'fresh' version.
Just thought I'd let you all know :D
My friend tried to order an xw Samoa from derby house as it fits her boy perfectly. problem is they wouldn't accept the order said they can't guarantee it!!!
anyone know of a very similar saddle in terms of style and fit?
Having been inspired by my new instructor I am beginning to think about becoming a member of BD.
What's the process to register myself and my boy?
Do we need FEI registration?
Thanks in advance x
My friend has a 6 year old TB x mare. She has had a rough ride (including my friend having her pelvis broken) with her really but is now being faced with a possible horrid descision.
My friend's mare keeps tying-up; we are talking the whole dripping sweat, red urine the lot. She...
I'm having a saddle made for my boy as I have finally found one that suits the both of us! As it's being made I can have any combination of colours, suede vs ordinary leather I want.
I'm toying with the idea of having brown with a black seat and knee rolls.
My boy is piebald...
My friend has a vetran heavy who has a little copd. she has previously used global herbs to help her through the winter. Was just wondering what others have used and if any are better than global herbs?