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    Advice please

    Having just come off working livery, that sounds a lot like the yard wanting more money out of you. Sounds very familiar.
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    An early "Next weekend" thread - a hot one!

    Meant to be taking ridiculous boy to a clinic, but I’ve got the dreaded Covid, so I’ll have to see if I’m feeling better.
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    Taking my horse to uni

    Maths. Was about 30 hour of lectures a week, and then another 20 or so of worksheets/assignments. I still had plenty of time to do social stuff, and I’ve never been much of a drinker, so I wasn’t sad to miss out on all the clubbing fun.
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    Taking my horse to uni

    I took mine to Uni. I did a very full on, busy course. Rode 3/4 times a week, did social things and still had plenty of time for my pony. it helped that I could afford to have him on full livery though. I’d 100% do it again.
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    For those with Welsh Sec D's.

    Mine is early twenties, had her 11 years. She is the stupidest creature you'll ever meet, but very willing and very sweet.
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    Do guys look bad in breeches?

    In the nicest possible way, people won't be looking at you. They'll be concentrating on their own stuff (or cooing over your horse). Wear whatever you find most comfortable.
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    Rio Eventing thoughts

    For 4 very experienced eventers to ALL mess up on the XC is just incredibly embarrassing.
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    literally don't know what to do... ideas please.

    Everyone around here has 8ft high deer proof fencing to try and stop the b***s jumping into the fields. It's pricey, but works wonders at keeping my escape artist in.
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    Olympics Opening Ceremony - anyone staying up?

    They're replaying it tomorrow morning, so I'll probably just watch it then.
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    Olympics streaming?

    Well then you'll have to suck it up and buy a tv licence like the rest of us. Then you can watch it all live on the BBC website. My friends at Uni have payed for one specifically to watch the Olympics (and they're typical students with zero money).
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    Horses and GCSES

    I didn't find my GCSEs that hard... So yeah, I jut carried on as normal (maybe rode them slightly less during actual exam time, but hey seemed to enjoy having a couple of quieter weeks).
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    Rio 2016 - how to watch equestrian sports

    Nope. BBC are doing the Olympics, Channel 4 are doing the Paralympics (as it was in 2012).
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    So demoralised :(

    Maybe you're just not as good as you think you are? No shame in that, but maybe you need more practice riding a range of horses.
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    Could I ride an 11.2hh pony?

    Zombie thread alert!
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    Please can I ask for everyone's help, we may lose our grazing :(

    This is why, sadly, you can't rely on rented land. If you want security, you have to buy it.
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    Can incontinent riders compete at the Olympics?

    Incontinence isn't a disability, so of course you can compete at the 'normal' Olympics.
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    Potential sharer for my horse - being a bit bossy already

    She sounds brilliant. You don't sound like you're ready
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    Whoops...just brought a yearling

    *bought (sorry, it's a compulsion at this point) He sounds lovely though.
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    Am I too big?

    what a ridiculous comment. If you are 5 stone, then you'll be absolutely fine on a pony that size. A bit tall, but as long as you feel comfortable then there's no reason why you shouldn't be just fine.
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    Road hacking & no shoes

    All I know is that it didn't work for our mare at all, she's got her shoes back on now and seems a lot happier. So maybe be prepared that it might not be the best for your horse and you may have to go back (ours is a wimp who's been shod for years, might have worked out fine for something more...
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    Am I right to think this is rude?

    I HATE children, but even I can't figure out how anyone could be so angry about such a small incident.
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    Are there ever any horse who TRULY enjoy jumping?

    My boy does. He purposefully drags you over the any jumps, which can be a bit tricky if you're trying to do calm 'proper work' and he's trying to gallop over to the poles on the floor.
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    Successful riders - why they succeed

    I've always thought that one of the most important things was having more than one horse to your string. More riding time, more ring time, and a backup so that you don't end up waiting around doing nothing for months if your top horse gets injured. I guess that's a care of money/luck/a LOT of...
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    Riding in the rain - advice please!

    With weather especially, it's very much a personal opinion on whether you ride. I don't like the rain, pony doesn't like the rain, so of its pouring down I normally can't be bothered. But riding in the rain is fine, pony isn't going to melt. Get some big towels, dry him off like you would a...
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    Badminton spectator question

    I'd recommend the 4x4. You'd probably be fine in your car, but if it rains, the ground in the car parks gets churned up pretty quickly (first year we went we had to wait for a local farmer to come and pull us out).
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    Working livery contract expectations

    Number 6 sounds very familiar... Some working livery contracts work brilliantly, others just seem to be a way for the YO to make more money without losing any of the benefits of the horse being theirs. Very much sounds like your contacts falls into the second group.
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    Absolutely Terrible Day

    He was probably mad at your friends' inability to drive her lorry...
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    Arena etiquette

    She's perfectly entitled to 'click' at her horse. If that upsets yours, that sounds like your problem, not hers. And are you sure she deliberately rode at you? Mine can be a nappy little so-and-so sometimes, and will try and follow his friend rather than work by himself (years of group lessons...
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    Elvis Vetting update - WWYD?

    To echo everyone else, get a second opinion. And honestly, take the vetting with a pinch of salt. Pony we bought many years ago had known hock problems, vet was quite worried about it, we decided to pay to have his hocks injected every 6 months, he never had a lame day. New horsey was...
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    How much would you pay for...

    If she's super safe, £1000ish If she's not, then however much the rugs and tack are worth