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    ANIMO BREECHES - dodgy sizing?!

    Does it really matter what size they are once they fit and are comfortable? Italian brands notoriously come up small but it doesn't really make a difference what it says on the label if they fit
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    Victoria Pendleton to train as a jockey

    Actually she was riding in an Amateur race in which professionals cannot compete and given that there was a huge question mark on whether or not the horse would get the trip you cannot assume he would have won with someone else. She rode a super, tactical race and jumped everything safely before...
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    Insurance claim Q

    You hold the vaccination record in the form of her passport which should have been filled out and signed every time she was vaccinated so you shouldn't actually need the Vet for this bit. In terms of clinical history just because the practice is gone the notes should be somewhere. Make...
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    Wax for rider's boots

    The specific on she uses is Sekur Grip
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    Horse is fitting after head injury- what are my chances?

    Thinking of you and your lovely mare. I too know only too well the euphoric feeling of turning a corner and the amazing sleep that you get when the dread lifts. My 19year old spend a week colicking horribly last was not an option and every time I thought we were at the end...
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    Reflective vest with zipped pockets?

    Go to a cycling shop! Best place for decent lightweight hi vis gear with pockets
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    Feeding for weight gain but ulcer prone...

    Another vote for Blue Grass Re-Leve. it has turned my 19 year old inside out. He always ran up a bit light and after a horrific 5 day colic in October (we nearly lost him) he was horribly skinny and weak. He has always been sharp and spooky but no issues at all on the Re-Leve. It's a feed I have...
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    Saddles - looking for a specific design

    Meyer Selles make a saddle with a cut back panel that doesn't impact on the shoulder at all. They are made to order so you could essentially get whatever you want. In the interests of complete transparency I will say that I am the agent for...
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    Disgusted with what I've just watched

    OP for the record the office is right beside the main arena and you could have easily walked in there and reported your concerns. It is manned 99.99999% of the time while a show is on! And I also think you should ask for this post to be removed or at least amend your OP as it is incredibly...
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    No energy update - not good news...

    Woah it's a big big jump from lame on lunge and suspecting suspensories to surgery. For a horse that hacks etc I would medicate suspensories before ever contemplating surgery. Far less invasive and success rates are good.
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    Sold a dangerous horse trailer!!!

    Great that they have refunded etc and best of luck in the search for the next one. I do think you should try borrow a good condition trailer and do a bit more towing before the next one though. With a front damper gone it would have been horrible to drive with and you should really have noticed...
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    AP to ride a dressage horse

    That is rather an unfair comparison. Send him off to win multiple Olympic and World Championship golds track cycling and see how he'd get on!! There's plenty of other amateur jockeys (some with serious racing credentials in terms of family) out there on higher caliber horses pointing that are...
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    LOVE my pony! Goof vids and pics....

    Aw wee Goofarkle is getting all grown up. Well done he is a credit to you xx
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    tendon injury/shoes

    Was the second vet doing a work up to give a second opinion and have they seen all scans etc? I would be slow to listen if they just said in passing oh take the shoes off. What rehab have you been doing for the tendon?
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    Blair Europeans on TV now

    Repair to a frangible was reason for hold but Camille Guyot was eliminated so would guess that was the fall that caused the damage.
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    Tips for first visit to Goresbridge!

    Commission is charged on all sales and is added on to whatever price you get in the ring. It is a percentage of what the sale price of the animal is. There is also VAT charged unless you have a VAT number. VAT is 4.8% and commission is 7.5% with the purchaser paying 6% and the vendor paying 1.5%...
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    Daughter pony so nappy she dangerous out hacking

    Sounds like pony is trying to tell you that daughter has surpassed pony's abilities and pony is well and truly out of its comfort zone. A dream leadrein pony is often not a great off lead pony. Perhaps it's time to put the word out to find a new tot to learn on leadrein and a pony that is ready...
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    Viewing an ex race horse - any tips?!

    Approach the horse exactly as you would any other horse you are considering buying. Few people vet them because they are so cheap. 2* definitely worth doing but personally I feel chiro doing a pre purchae check is a waste of time and money...if it has a problem in a months time that chiro should...
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    where to find a horse appraiser

    A high end dealer is probably your best bet
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    William Funnel at Bolesworth

    Having seen both William's horse and then Chloe Aston hammering her horse on Sunday in the GP I think her behaviour was far far worse. And given that she was summoned to the judges box as soon as her round was finished one would guess they may have felt similar.
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    Martingale clips?

    Any good agri store will sell a selection of clips. A carabiner clip should do what you want
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    pony trekking close to rail links fab place and not far from the bus or dart from Dublin
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    Lanfranco to Oliver Townend

    He certainly gelled with Fenya's Elegance very quick and she is not a simple mare. No reason why he shouldn't get a tune out of Lanfranco. He certainly seems to be good at adapting well to established horses and they do seem to go well for him in general
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    The Giant Goresbridge Pony has arrived!!

    Looks lovely but I would be riding him have a limited time for him to go back if there are any issues so I would always crack on and ride for a few days then give them a break. I know there's only a tiny chance of issues but still better safe than sorry
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    Badminton XC thread.....

    Ouch nasty puncture wound for De Novo News
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    Badminton XC thread.....

    Yikes that grey horses looks fairly crocked behind at the finish
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    How do I get written proof of horses sire?!!

    Usually a covering cert is issued on payment for the covering so perhaps that is why they never got one. You could contact the stallion owners but if this is the case then be warned they may refuse to issue the cert until the fee is paid. Which organisation issued the passport and which stud...
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    Rolex Kentucky 2015
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    Rolex Kentucky 2015

    Bloody hell Easy Target is really making Francis Whittington work for this round....really doesn't appear to be reading his fences well at all
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    Keeping a grey horse...grey!?

    I used to keep Dolly fully clipped out all year round then she could roll in mud to her hearts content and it flicked off easy with a brush. Hocks were coated in mane & tail spray to keep stains from getting ingrained there. The only time I ever enforced summer sheets in good weather is if she...