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    Anyone been on livery at Kingswood EC (shrops)

    Brilliant facilities, lovely people, great owners who are enthusiastic and encouraging.
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    Who will light the Olympic cauldron?

    My moneys on David Beckham!
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    All the queens horses jubilee - itv tonight

    I went - it was amazing night. However there were actually loads more horses actually involved but so far they have hardly shown any of them.
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    Mark Todd Summer Combo Fly/UV Rug

    Well been using mine since Thursday now and must admit its a nice rug - my coloured cob is not too hot under it despite the heat. It looks nice and neck stays up and in place but I do have the first clip not too loose to keep it up. Does not stop the flies around the sheath but dont suppose...
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    Mark Todd Summer Combo Fly/UV Rug

    OK TRY THIS LINK INSTEAD http://www.discount-equestrian.co.uk/shop-by-brand/mark-todd-equestrian-collection/mark-todd-rugs/mark-todd-fly-rugs-sheets/mark-todd-summer-combo-sheet.html
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    Mark Todd Summer Combo Fly/UV Rug

    Hi has anyone tried this fly rug - http://www.highoffleystud.co.uk/stableexpress/Product.asp?Item=Mark Todd Summer Combo Sheet&id=4924 Thanks
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    Royal Windsor Horse Show

    Am gutted. Going tomorrow and was so looking forward to it. Hotel booked the lot so could make the most of the day :-(
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    Cortavet v Cortaflex

    Thinking about putting my horse on a joint supplement Touch wood no problems at moment. Really stepped up his work recently and he is 14 now and a heavyweight cob. Am wondering along the lines prevention is better than cure. Am told cortavet ha is better than cortaflex ha - any...
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    What do people think of treeless saddles?

    I totally agree with all the points in sblooms thread. i tried a treeess saddle on my heavyweight cob and it was the worst money ever spent. Back to a treed saddle now and feel so much more secure, I was scarec to ride in the treeless and had no support at all plus the extremely wide twist...
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    Pikeur Washable Show Jacket

    Thanks all - i assume they are the 95% polyester versions you wear
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    Pikeur Washable Show Jacket

    Thanks Dotilas and Horseywelsh - thats what I like to hear!!!
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    Pikeur Washable Show Jacket

    Well I have started to dabble in a spot of dressage and need a show jacket. Tried on Pikeur Diana and Epsom. I prefer the Epsom as slightly shorter and know I need a size 42 (black ). However there seems to be alot of options for the material mix. Been looking at the cheaper washable version...
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    Girths - Girth Grooves...??

    Thanks Kezimac - is it the wintec cair or Aeborn one you use. I ordered a wintec 46" but it is too short (on offer £39 quid on ebay) but had to go back. My current string girth is was a 46" when I bought it but it seems to have stretched. It now measures more like 50" but is too long so maybe...
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    Girths - Girth Grooves...??

    Hi - any help gladly appreciated. I have a heavyweight 15hh piebald cob. Have had terrible trouble with saddles and saddles slipping back. finally accepted my horse is putting the saddle where he wants it and bought a Native Pony and Cob Glen saddle. Can honest say I am not entirely happy...
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    Smelly beds/stable deodorisers?

    Equimins Stable Disinfectant is good stuff - smells lovely http://www.equimins-online.com/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Equimins_Microlat_Stable_Disinfectant_257.html
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    ariat vs dublin

    Got to be Ariat - I tried on both and no ccomparison as far as I am concerned. Friend also has the Coniston boot and they are lovely too.
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    Native Pony & Cob Saddles - comments please?

    Very encouraging!! Thanks
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    Native Pony & Cob Saddles - comments please?

    Sorry - yes it would help!!! http://nativeponysaddles.com/
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    Native Pony & Cob Saddles - comments please?

    Hi do any of you have or have had a Native Pony & Cob saddle - opinions wanted - good or bad - pm me if you prefer. Thanks
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    Saddle Shopping for XW coloured cob

    TheresaF your coloured cob is gorgeous - absolutely stunning. Mine is well marked but hogged - if he had a mane and feather like his I would leave mine traditional. Mine is of a very similar build too. Oh decisions decisions - so many nice options to choose from!!
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    Saddle Shopping for XW coloured cob

    Great thanks for that - they look nice - think the Sienna looks nice - £1000 my max really so definitely an option.
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    Saddle Shopping for XW coloured cob

    Well I have finally decided that as I have moved yards and am now doing alot more schooling with a goal of doing the odd dressage test I should treat myself to a new saddle. After searching the forum is looks like Ideal, Thorowgood Cob or possibly a Farrington are the best options. So any...
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    Swollen sheath?

    Hi - don't want to worry you unnecessarily as it seems my horse is a strange case but please see link to the problems I have encountered very recently below. He is ok at moment - the swelling is no longer there but the lump is - he is very well in himself and for now the vet has decided to...
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    Scirrous cord

    Thanks for response - my horse seems very well in himself and the onset of the problem was very sudden. He is 13 years old and I have had him since he was 3 with no previous problems of this nature. He was already gelded when I had him so no of no complications with his castration. It was...
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    Scirrous cord

    Hi Regarding my previous post http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=455699 Vet came back yesterday and scanned my horse again - the lump had reduced and we disccused his condition - he referred to is as Scirrous cord. He said we will not treat further and see if it...
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    Sheath Infection - possible surgery??

    Does sound similar - I am hoping my boy has that sort of outcome!! Mine looks so well in every other way at the moment - just moved yard too so typical that as everything going so well and am loving my new yard that something has had to bring back down to earth with a bump!
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    Sheath Infection - possible surgery??

    Piebald - gypsy cob 13 years old 15hh
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    Sheath Infection - possible surgery??

    Thank you for replying - as yet I do no have to apply anything - he has to stay out 24/7 and gentle exercise, cold hose etc. He does not seem itchy however since this all started I did find quite bad fly bites in the groin area of the near hind however the get thinks that is just coincidence...
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    Sheath Infection - possible surgery??

    Hi - am hoping someone might be me some advice. Arrived at yard on Easter Monday and horse was holding near hind off floor - immediately assumed lame however on investigation his sheath was absolutely huge, rock hard and boiling hot. Called emergency vet who came out and sedated him for a...
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