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    What makes your horse perfect for you?

    My girl was perfect from the beginning, she was exactly what I had always wanted/ dreamed of having (5 year old andalusian with bags of talent), and I was shocked when she became available to me :). She's funny, has a huge personality, quirky, cheeky, very brave, sensitive, willing, bold, moves...
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    Your horses imperfections

    T can be a typical baby spanish mare at times. Has the odd nip when she feels you aren't giving her enough attention. Likes to chuck in a huge buck when excited/feeling devious. Doesn't like standing around waiting for others. And can just be a cow in general. But... when she's good, she's...
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    Loan horse saddle/back issues - what do i do?

    Exactly the same as me :) I bought my (permanent) full loan mare a brand new wardrobe, including a new saddle. If her owner were to ever take her back, the stuff I bought her I keep, no doubt about that! We have stated in our loan contract the equipment she came with, in which I obviously...
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    Does the perfect horse exist?

    I think it's impossible to identify the "perfect" horse. Everyone's needs and wants are different, therefor so will their horses be. I have my perfect horse- Andusian x Arab 5 year old mare- fantastic alrounder with a huge scopey jump, moves like a dream, and does anything/everything I've ever...
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    Session 29 hot hot hot

    I still think he is doing far too many intense sessions without enough break in-between. How many sessions does Armas have a week with this trainer? Isn't this the third video in three days? Apologies if that's wrong, but it seems to be one after the other. I notice that Armas is uncomfortable...
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    Today's session lists of progress

    Out of interest, how many sessions a week do you have with this trainer? He looked tense and uncomfortable today, maybe he's being pushed too hard too soon? After all, slow and steady wins the race.
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    A teensy bit bitter and twisted...

    Massive hugs OP. I completely sympathise and was in a similar situation not long ago. Sold first horse in 2011 (I only had her 9 months) as she was a bit nuts and was just completely the wrong horse for me at the time. Bought my beautiful second mare shortly after who was perfect and a cracking...
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    How much time do you spend at the yard each day ?

    1-2 hours in the week after work. As much time as possible on weekends (mostly all day)
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    Arrow equestrian centre

    A few friends of mine have previously had lessons there and absolutely loved them! ...considering we're in kent too, it was a good few hours drive! So must have been well worth it :)
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    x-country, advice please?

    Thank you both for your replies, really appreciate it. Good idea about the change of clothes (I hadn't thought of that) ...will definitley use a neck strap too! I'm off to Bonfleur (Kent) :) ...I had a nose on the website and I can see baby jumps which is great :) ... I'm excited at tackling the...
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    x-country, advice please?

    Hi all, I'm off x-country training (me and a few friends are hiring a course) this weekend! But I am feeling incredibly nervous! Jumping/x-country has never been my forte! But I like to give everything a go and mix my 5 year olds training up a little (andalusian x arab). She's an absolute...
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    How old is too old to still be green?

    I think it depends really, what is people's classing of "green"??. My 5 year old andalusian can leg yeild, walk, trot and canter in an outline, will pop over a small jump/course of jumps with ease ...she has an older head on her shoulders though, and learns so quickly it's actually quite scary...
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    Yard boots?

    A few friends have had the same issues as me now (toe splitting at just under a year old). We were then told that Dubarrys have unfortunately followed a similiar path as the Hunter wellies- quality previously being fantastic, but they're now being made cheaply resulting in them being rubbish...
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    Yard boots?

    Hi all, I'm after a new pair of yard boots, but am un-sure to which are the best on the market at the moment. I previously had a pair of Dubarrys, but never again! They most certainly aren't "winter" boots. Any recommendations?
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    What are your horsey must haves?? :)

    - Ariat Bromonts (absolutely in love with them and can't ride in anything else now) - Eskadrom numnah (best numnah I've ever used) - Snuggy hood (My absolute life saver- I have a grey andalusian with a long beautiful white mane who doesn't wear a neck rug in the winter :eek::eek:)
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    tried potential new horse today:)

    I love connie's! They make fantastic alrounders! ...I think you look perfect on him!
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    how is she looking?

    What a beautiful mare!
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    Why is nothing what it says anymore??

    I have to agree! Things are becoming extremely expense, yet the quality seems to be getting worse! ...I find the only decent make out there these days is Ariat, absolutely fantastic and I wouldn't have anything else now (in terms of riding boots). In regards to the bits you bought from ebay...
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    Bell equine - wolf teeth extraction

    I've never had Rob for an extraction so not sure how much that costs, but in general he is pretty expensive because he is in such high demand. Your best bet is to give Bell-Equine a call and they will be able to advise you on costs!
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    For those with multiple horses - why?

    18 :eek::eek::eek: ...I struggle with just the one!
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    Bell equine - wolf teeth extraction

    Rob is fantastic! I would highly recommend!
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    Jumping or Dressage?

    Dressage all the way for me :) ...I was jumping mad a few years ago after having a talented jumping mare, but I sold her and bought an ex-eventer who was very experienced in dressage, and well I've been dressage mad ever since! She took me through the levels. I now have a beautiful, very...
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    Life without horses?

    I totally agree with the above, and that's exactly how my new girl has made me feel. I completely gave up horses after I lost my late mare last year, it was far too painful to even contemplate getting back into it again. I completely lost interest, and instead I sunk into slight depression and...
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    Amazing lesson

    Firstly, your boy sounds absolutely huge lol! ...but well done, that's fantastic news! I have a 5 year old Andalusian and it's taken months for it to finally just "click". I battled for months and at one point I felt like giving up, then one day she just went beautifully, and we haven't looked...
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    How easy are these horses to come by?

    I'd say your chances are pretty slim. A horse as you describe would be about £3000 plus.
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    New trainer in action 2.....

    Ouch!
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    New trainer in action 2.....

    Yet again I very much agree with your post. I'm not experienced enough to comment on the rider. But what I can say is that having an Iberian horse is very challenging, and can be very difficult- it seems as if OP is doing his very best by Armas, and only trying to provide him with the very best...
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    Andalusians - anyone own one and do they have any problems, eg lameness?

    I have an Arab x Andalusian and her feet are absolutely fine! She does struggle on stoney ground though so I will have front shoes put on her next month. Are you thinking of buying an Iberian then IzzWizz? :D I absolutely adore my mare! She is incredibly talented, bold, clever and brave...
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    eBay Experiences?

    I think it all really does depend on the buyer. I've always had positive experiences with selling items on ebay. Just make sure you're very honest- state if there's wear and tear, or if an item is a little grubby (and attach with it pictures). And make sure the items are boxed well (take...
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    Loan doubts

    My best friend used to full loan her horse through another full loan of the horse (if that makes sense). Actual owner of the horse was never around and didn't even know where the horse was eventually stabled (she just didn't particularly care). But then she knew horse was in extremely good hands...
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