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  1. J

    WOW saddle owners

    Well at least I'm not alone I suppose. Not sure if that doesn't just make it worse though. Hopefully will get it sorted tomorrow as I love my saddle and my cob. And more to the point it's the only one I have so no saddle = no games :(
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    WOW saddle owners

    Hmm I thought as much. Bummer. To the best of my knowledge it is girthed totally normally. Poor cob :( Will ask the fitter to come back and look at her again. It's probably her enormous driving horse, legs flying everywhere, trot which is doing it. She moves a lot in the shoulder!
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    WOW saddle owners

    I have a bit of a conundrum. Mine is roughing up the hair at the front on the poor cobs withers. Fitter came out on Tuesday to have a look and re balanced us but it's still doing it. I know that it is supposed to move laterally at the front but I can't believe it feels nice and it didn't used to...
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    Rescuers create horses that need rescued.

    To be fair I have just looked at WHW http://www.worldhorsewelfare.org/Emerging-Horse-Crisis and they do, in their PDF, talk about euthanasia of confiscated horses if no suitable home can be found. No they aren't quite advocating taking them to Potters but they aren't saying they all have to...
  5. J

    Team Reggie: Smokey goes to Burghley! An odd day out...

    why can't I see videos?! :(
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    Mirrors in horse box

    I've had mirrors work for two mares now. One in the stable and one in the trailer. No experience with mirror on a roll stuff, I use normal stable mirrors. i'd blue tack it up and see what neddy thinks before fixing it permanently :)
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    Really bad traveller...any success stories?

    will he travel in company? Try a mirror. It has miraculously cured my horse. Literally. It was a trembly sweaty mess travelling. With the mirror it is as quiet as a lamb.
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    Dear Vendor

    A lot of people seem truly terrible at guessing the size of horses. I think a lot of people assume any horse over 15.2 is at least 16hh and anything over 16hh is 16.2. It should be mandatory to use a measuring stick when advertising!!
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    Rescuers create horses that need rescued.

    Couldn't agree more.
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    Anyone been dissappointed with Arc Equine?

    Is there no regulation for this kind of kit, surely it is a medical device and should be tested as such. Such (seemingly) common and severe reactions sound like something which should be investigated properly in a regulated environment before being passed safe for use. Has this happened...
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    Schedule states no first aider or paramedic

    Agreed. I am also a trained first aider. I am trained to basically not touch you and call for an ambulance. True story. After a slight run in with paramedics I am even a bit wary about them touching me after an accident. Just cart me to the hospital thanks very much! (if they ask how much it...
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    Stubben reins, where to find them?

    I am after a very specific set of Stubben reins. They belong to the 'Royal' bridle (stubben number 161) and I need them in black. I can't find the reins on their own anywhere, just a whole new bridle. Anyone know a tame Stubben dealer or where to find them?
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    Cambridge Uni draghounds

    Yes, exactly like that. There are some hedge meets, Lindsey and Gidding both have decent sized hedges I think. They are on facebook and are usually pretty good at answering questions (although they may have all gone home for the summer by now!). They go a fair clip, much faster than the...
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    People riding your horses without permission - URGENT!

    Whilst I totally and utterly understand you are incandescent surely a stern ticking off is the best course of action in this instance? What would a prosecution actually achieve? It would just cost a load of money and likely as not have exactly the same outcome (ie retard doesn't ride your...
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    eBay sellers 'making money off postage'

    I'm not a business. I am a private seller and I can't see where it says that. But I am probably just searching really badly. Anyway, I have 100% positive seller feedback and ebay haven't banned me yet so I'll just carry on doing what I'm doing!
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    eBay sellers 'making money off postage'

    I can't see anywhere in the T&Cs that says no petrol. There is shipping cost mentioned which is the money to Royal Fail and handling cost. I would argue strongly that fuel is a handling cost.
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    eBay sellers 'making money off postage'

    Ebay will also have suggested the postage amount OP has queried. Go and type in a description of dress. Their predicted postage will be £5.60 or something like that. I literally did this two weeks ago. I really don't see that OP has much choice but to get on with it. Petrol is part of packaging...
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    eBay sellers 'making money off postage'

    You knew what it was going to be before you bid. So tough really. I sold dresses recently. Ebay now predicts how much it is likely to be from your description and that amount is what Ebay will have come up with. She could have changed it, as could I, but I didn't bother. It is almost certainly...
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    Hydrotherapy... Fergie style ;)

    You know if you ever didn't love J anymore you could send him to live with me. He could do trailer nannying for me! He is awesome :D
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    what do you class as a horse that travels badly? !

    I hope they aren't big horses if there are two on a 3.5T box! I would say that whilst your horse probably isn't a bad traveler as such, as someone who had to skrimp and save for transport I might not want to take it. What I will tolerate from my own and what I will put up with for someone...
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    Hydrotherapy... Fergie style ;)

    Poor J. You are so neglectful. He will think you don't love him! O and she looked like she was going to pee her pants the first time she did too. Just incase you were all concluding she is too cool for school :p
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    Shires Huntingdon jackets

    I have one and I do like it. It isn't thick, hairy tweed so not perfect in winter but smart in the summer. I think mine is a lot bigger than my Caldene in the same size. Don't know if my hunt coat (the Caldene) is small or the Shires one is big though!
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    Showing: How do you give yourself 'room' in the ring?

    Don't ride small circles, you need to ride a big loop so that you get a nice clear line to trot in front of the judge. Try and do it on the side the judge isn't really watching so you can find the space before it is 'your turn' to be under observation. It's hard to explain and I am out of...
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    So Frustrated! please can I have some advice.

    To be honest if she has always been like it I would conclude she doesn't enjoy showjumping and not do it. They don't all have to do everything in my world, many horses have a preference. I know that is probably not a popular opinion and people will say keep going with the vet, lessons, picking...
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    Horse tug of war

    I don't see why it is any worse or better than expecting a horse to jump showjumps or get in a trailer or chase a polo ball about or run in a race. They are all weird things horses do to suit us because they are marvelous like that. I can't see they will have done him any great harm.
  26. J

    DIY people (as in home DIY rather than livery!)

    I would just cement/concrete but I am probably odd.
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    A question for those who are/have been "over horsed"...long

    This entirely. They can be quite different to ride :) My old gelding was a total tosspot on the ground but really never caused any problem ridden. Go figure.
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    What colour breeches do you wear for general yard duties/riding

    If I bother to put on breeches they will be loudly checked ones. Mostly I just wear the arse out of whatever pair of trousers I happen to have on :p If you want cheap, comfy, sticky bum ones try ebay for HKM ones. My last two pairs were about £30 each and they wash well and are reasonably...
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    So fed up! Poor BE record stopping my talented Mare selling!

    I did think of YP as well as my own whilst I was writing my last post :p He's a good chap :)
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    Best Cooler

    I have one of these for really hot situations https://www.gibsonsaddlers.com/product/horseware-rambo-net-cooler/#.U4zNUvldXv0
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