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    Am I right to think this is rude?

    Can't believe 2 kids and 1 question was built up to 3 paragraphs.
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    Showing classes with eggbar shoes ?

    I competed at Olympia with double toe clips on the front and no backs!
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    Older horse becoming nervous :/

    Our horse is 28 and still going strong (competed at Olympia at Christmas) and really healthy. About 4 years ago he really started to look at things, and we think his eyesight is becoming a little fuzzy. We just take our time with him and make sure he feels safe. Out hacking he does look at...
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    What's your top speed?

    Yes they do. Easily. :-)
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    What's your top speed?

    Yes they do, easily.
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    How much do you pay for poo-picking service?

    I charge £10 an hour and get quite a bit of work.
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    Trailer buying rant

    Me too. I asked the trailer weight and they said -How would I know that? err... Then I asked another how old the trailer was and they said they didn't know. Seriously do they expect me to pay good money. I eventually bought from a trailer dealership which turned out great as we got...
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    Where has everyone gone?

    Thank god I don't waste my time on here anymore. Nothings changed.
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    How did you learn to use your core?

    Quite by accident really. Went to Pilates and that seemed to change things. Also rode without stirrups most of the time.
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    Where has everyone gone?

    I haven't posted for a long long time. Basically, lost Mickey in February this year. Husband gave me his show cob Shiney, and we've qualified for Olympia - Senior Showing Society. Shiney is 27 and still ridden. We also are SSDL National Prelim Dressge Champion, so what started a terrible year...
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    Oh heck..... New livery with "history"

    So Who's gossiping now. Maybe you're the yard gossip and worried about loosing your status.
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    Can someone help me with a falcon saddle?

    It sounds like a falcon hawk event. I have one. Second hand should fetch around £400, brand new they are £1100 ish. They are very hard to find now 2nd hand so don't give it away. x
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    Am I the only one who wears kids Jods ?

    Yes i wear decathlon12/14 year olds. I am 50. I think they were £12 too.
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    Horse won't stand still in trailer - kicking, biting and rearing!

    We had allsorts of issues with loading and travelling. Why don't you leave half an hour earlier and when you get to the comp get her out the trailer and take her for a wallk around so that she can see where she is then put her back in. We have one that will stand in the trailer but if he...
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    Am I wrong to be annoyed?

    Lesson learnt. I paid £2000 for an operation on my knee several years ago as the national health said I could wait 18 months but a private surgeon said my knee needed attention straight away. I wasn't insured and the owner of the horse said she wasn't covered for me, but she was happy for me...
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    Still seriously out of pocket!

    I'm in the same situation with Draycott. Only entered 80 as cheaper to run on a training ticket than do the 90 on a ticket - bit of a fun run. But I want my money back!! This really isn't making me want to join BE, think I will stick with BS and turn up when I want without having to hang...
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    The Dizzy Blonde - Rest in Peace my Beautiful Girl

    So sorry for your loss. I know you gave her every chance. xxx
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    ****Weekend Plans****

    Belton Saturday for a wander round and some shopping, hopefully pick up some bargains. Hacking Sunday.
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    If you could put anything on a tabard to hack out what would you put?

    If you crawl along up my horses arse for long enough, you WILL spook him!
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    The Forum FAQs.

    lol, brill post, but you forgot to mention the 'why do people dislike parelli' post. I noticed that was on the rounds again. :D
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    A musing on dressage tests in bad weather conditions

    Mine is, I just try my best and hopefully have a nice day. :D
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    A musing on dressage tests in bad weather conditions

    I'm a low level competitor, but I'm riding almost every day in rain, sleet and snow - whatever the weather throws at me. I've got my first event in 3 weeks, my money is precious so I'm not having my horse strop because its raining and ruin the day, he will just have to get on with it. :)...
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    Those who Jump in glasses - advice needed

    Sounds really positive for me that you can judge distances better in contacts. That's how this all started, me not being able to see striding until I was at the jump, by which time I could pop over, or be shockingly underneath it.
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    Those who Jump in glasses - advice needed

    Thanks for all your replies. Have definately given me lots to think about. I like the idea of contact lenses protecting my eyes from being itchy, I didn't know that and will be off the the opticians to discuss trying them out. thanks again. :D
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    Those who Jump in glasses - advice needed

    Ludoctro good advice thank you. I think I've been worrying for nothing and just need to get on with it. I will invest in a second pair though so I can always drive home safely. Thanks :D
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    Those who Jump in glasses - advice needed

    Have thought about contacts, but get such itchy eyes in summer I always think I wouldn't be able to wear them, but certainly something I could try. I have also been looking at straps to hold them on. Didn't consider what happens in the rain, which would really drive me mad, as I ride...
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    Those who Jump in glasses - advice needed

    Well, I've known for a while I have been having problems focusing on the take off spot when jumping. So, tonight I jumped in my driving glasses. Well what a difference. I could actually see the jump and it made a big difference allround. Now I need some glasses to jump in. Do I just...
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    Would you let your horse go to its new home without receiving full payment?

    So, you haven't even got the deposit yet? Don't let him go. ;)
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    Junior jumping in the olden days

    We jumped 4ft in unaff what they called intermediate and class on a 14.2. We always complained as they put the jumps down for horses as they weren't at the standard the 14.2's were. I also jumped 5ft in a higher and higher and retired at that as the ground was hard. Wouldn't do that now on...
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    Missing pony Derbyshire

    No, he hasn't been found yet. It's going out on tv tomorrow hoping to reach non horsey people.