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  1. Meredith

    Happy Sunday

    Some of you may know that Finan had ulcer treatment and 2 scopings. After the injections were finished I moved him to full livery. He had over 3 months off so exercise began slowly 12 weeks ago. 3 weeks ago we tried canter for the first time. Today I took him home and rode round ‘our’ woods. We...
  2. Meredith

    Ring Fit ad again

    Any one else getting this at the bottom of the page again?
  3. Meredith

    Horse Passports

    A screenshot because I couldn’t copy and paste to explain and 2 surveys. https://consult.defra.gov.uk/equine-id-and-movement/improvements-to-equine-id-and-traceability-in-engl/?utm_campaign=882537_West Midlands April 2022&utm_medium=email&utm_source=British Horse...
  4. Meredith

    Rights of Way cut off date scrapped

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60418555
  5. Meredith

    Survey—Governments response to landscapes review

    I found it complicated but apparently the use of 4x4’s and motorbikes on BOATs and green lanes could be banned. The relevant sections are 13–17. You might wish to respond. https://consult.defra.gov.uk/future-landscapes-strategy/government-response-to-the-landscapes-review/
  6. Meredith

    Another haynet question

    Help needed please. I bought a Shires soft mesh haynet with 1” holes in the 6kg / 40” size. It seems fine for overnight use but I need another smaller one for evening / grooming / in the horsebox. All sizes of the Shires nets now seem to be out of stock everywhere. As many threads indicate...
  7. Meredith

    Shattered Saturday

    I went for a ride on bridleways today. Left at 10.30am, got back 2.45pm! There were 22 gates. I couldn’t open any without dismounting. I had to get off 17 times. Some were close together. Screen shot of ascent and descent. Plotaroute estimates 13 3/4 miles. Pony not bothered, kidded me he was...
  8. Meredith

    Anoher calmer question, clipping

    I saw the other thread about calmers but decided not to join in and muddle it. I haven’t needed to purchase a calmer for many years so am out of touch with the latest choices. I need one I think for my pony when clipping. He is fine to clip for a while but gets irritable after about 20...
  9. Meredith

    Battlefield fun ride last week / tomorrow

    Thinking of going tomorrow but have some doubts. Did any go to this last week? What was it like ? I need hills and not being able to see horses in other fields! thanks
  10. Meredith

    Lusso equestrian riding leggings

    As above Has anyone bought these? Are they true to size? The sizing is 10/12 ….14/16 and I am, of course, more like 12/14! https://lussoequestrianapparel.com/es/products/technical-riding-leggings-storm-grey Thanks
  11. Meredith

    Reproofing ‘waterproof’ fly sheet

    I bought a waterproof fly sheet second hand. It had not been used as it was in its original bag with the folds intact. It was used last night for the 3rd time so I could ride this morning. F was pretty wet so I could not. I know if the waterproof layer deteriorates the proofer will not work but...
  12. Meredith

    Road safety survey

    https://r1.dotdigital-pages.com/p/51LF-7HA/equestrian-road-safety-survey?fbclid=IwAR0dc0YC306OlPAkh4vn7OrzqBdiR80nb5BNHNo65TT3NcvCWsv0jYx6w3g
  13. Meredith

    Numnah suggestions please

    Saddler came recently and reflocked and balanced my saddle. I was told that my numnahs are far to thick, even the Griffin quilt which is donkeys years old. Also not to buy Le Mieux ( definitely ) or Rhinegold. (I think, well it began with R) and suggested something like an old fashioned Cottage...
  14. Meredith

    Shires Highlander waterproof fly rug sizing

    Finan has a Highlander sweet itch rug 6’ which I have been using as a sheet under his turnout. It is a little large. I am considering buying a waterproof one for summer use but am unsure whether to get 5’ 9”. Sometimes sizes vary in rugs from the same brand. Has anyone used both these rugs? Are...
  15. Meredith

    Riding kit for granddaughter ( Newbury)

    Also posted in Tack Room My 7 year old grand daughter needs everything for her riding lessons. Hat, body protector, jodhpur boots, jodhpurs, gloves and a dark waterproof coat. Where is best to go in the Newbury area please? We don’t mind second hand for some items but need to be able to try for...
  16. Meredith

    Riding kit for my grandaughter (Newbury)

    Posting here as I am hoping more will see it. My 7 year old grand daughter needs everything for her riding lessons. Hat, body protector, jodhpur boots, jodhpurs, gloves and a dark waterproof coat. Where is best to go in the Newbury area please? We don’t mind second hand for some items but need...
  17. Meredith

    Thank you to those that helped, I chose a name

    https://forums.horseandhound.co.uk/threads/another-%E2%80%98-name-needed%E2%80%99-post.803070/page-4#post-14592844
  18. Meredith

    Monty is poorly

    Monty has a cauliflower ear. The vet inserted a catheter. We have to put drops in twice daily. Monty is not amused.
  19. Meredith

    Another pony has died

    https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/bridgnorth/2021/04/06/pony-died-after-being-fed-too-much-by-well-meaning-visitors-to-nature-reserve/
  20. Meredith

    More stolen dogs 5th April

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-56638028
  21. Meredith

    Harry Dabbs Anatomic Girth causing rubs

    My pony has a wide barrel and forward girth groove. My saddler has balanced, reflocked and added a point strap to the saddle and recommended a Harry Dabbs anatomic girth. All seemed well at first but now pony has bald areas behind his elbows. At my lesson today, HURRAY first one for 5 months...
  22. Meredith

    Another ‘ name needed’ post

    blitznbobs has found a name now so would the great HHO help me again please. My brain has frozen trying to find a name that doesn’t remind me of another horse somehow or other. What would you suggest as an original name for a, wait for it, 14.3hh 15 years grey i.e. white Connie gelding? I...
  23. Meredith

    Fat pony needs a balancer?

    Having read both old and recent threads re balancers and supplements I am, as a first time owner of a fat pony, ( owned a fair few poor and ordinary doers but never a fattie) now totally confused. I have fed Equimins Advance Complete Powder for a few years to others and have about 1/2 a tub to...
  24. Meredith

    Guinea pigs need home

    I know nothing about guinea pigs but saw this on BBC news website. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-55817009
  25. Meredith

    Other brands of mud mats? ( not grass mats)

    I have been reading about and investigating various brands of mud mats. Mud Control seem to be the most mentioned but I found these. https://www.ecodeck.biz/equideck-horse-equestrian-ground/ Has anyone used them? ( or similar) Can they be lifted and re-used elsewhere? Can they be laid on...
  26. Meredith

    Kuno

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-55063866
  27. Meredith

    HH update on Highway Code changes

    https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/cyclists-undertake-horse-riders-highway-code-changes-728185?fbclid=IwAR2qhjH7lI-murGrz7QyEjx7ikgAX9fzWQ9KbL07Qk8SZOucb5mWjKE6SVY
  28. Meredith

    for HGV drivers .. help needed

    This came on my Facebook page. It would be nice if the driver could be found. o https://m.facebook.com/pg/BRENDON-STUD-183003346643/posts/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0#!/story.php?story_fbid=10157339381091644&id=183003346643&ref=page_internal
  29. Meredith

    Government survey? New or out of date?

    This arrived via Facebook. Is it up to date? Should we all complete it? Does it really say cyclists can pass a horse on either side? https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/K736D5/?fbclid=IwAR1WP2C-IKE0Foi8vS332cxIyEsXTIh3gUdfcdai-P-9DHendQpafpgEjI4
  30. Meredith

    I think I might go Matchy...

    I bought a ‘technical top’ to wear during the hot weather. The weather, of course, promptly changed for the worse. But the top is a pretty colour and I thought ‘What about a numnah to match?’ All my numnahs are black or white, so HHO’ers who are knowledgeable about this, what will match with my...
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