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    Livery/grazing near Bridgwater

    Hi, I’m looking for livery for 2 geldings, or stables and grazing for rent or sale, near Bridgwater. Preferably near Cannington/ Nether Stowey/ Holford. Thanks
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    Difference between two control halters

    Another vote for the Dually halter. Well worth the investment and something you can use as a normal halter when you don't want the control action. I am only a slight 5''3 and when we got our 17hh 5 year old ID last year he had no manners and would happily pull me around. Got the Dually, had some...
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    Trakenher advice

    Thanks everyone for your comments and advice. I don't like to pigeon hole horses by breed, as they are all individuals, but the comments here seem to sum up what we were thinking and what some other people have said to me.Great competition horses, but can be sharp and sensitive. If this was just...
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    Is anyone happy with what they have got?

    Yes, very happy ATM. Rode my lovely cob for the first time in 9 months following illness and then surgery for a brain tumour. You can't wipe the smile off my face. Got to build up my riding fitness slowly, but already planning training and comps for the spring. And looking for a new horse for my...
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    Trakenher advice

    Hi, we are currently looking for a new horse for my husband to ride and have found a lovely 16hh Trakehner x TB. We need a horse who is keen to compete up to BE100 but also happy and relaxed when out hacking. We are a little bit cautious because we have had no past experience of Trakenhers. Can...
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    Riding trousers for men

    Can anyone recommend riding trousers for men as my OH wants a new pair for Christmas. He has a pair of Equetech ones that he bought about 18 months ago, but they don't seem to be on their website now. He doesn't like jodhpurs, but likes riding trousers as he can wear them with chaps and his...
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    Indoor school with show jump hire? Somerset / Dorset / Wiltshire

    Cannington College, near Bridgwater?
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    Becoming a vet- help

    Tell her to ask her own vets for some work experience time - they are usually quite helpful for people who want to study. Not just needed for vet school application but also just so that she can go and see the reality of working in practice - and to talk to the other staff. It's not all fluffy...
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    DIY Livery Yard - Taunton

    I think Mill house Equestrian is for sale; and avoid Comeytrowe like the plague - I don't think they do DIY anyway.
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    18 teeth pulled out by my vet!

    Dentastix are full of sugar - I was told it was the equivalent of giving a child a mars bar every day. For tartar control a hard crispy Bonio is just as good (and far healthier) or a raw hide chew. To the op, whilst very distressing for you at the moment, once her mouth has healed your dog...
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    Found the ideal livery yard - happy post!

    very happy for you - hope it all works out for you. It sounds perfect. I too am desperate to move yards - going to see another local one next week. So far every place I have looked at has something wrong with it. It has got to the point that I have told my OH that if I can't move soon I...
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    lying/ exagerating..more common in the horse world?

    Yes, on our yard we always tell new owners not to believe a word the YO says. She is a pathological liar, but not just about horsey stuff but also personal stuff about people in the village. It is a very small village 'though, and she has become very unpopular for spreading untrue rumours about...
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    horse "not right"

    I would get his back checked by a proper physio and then also his saddle.
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    Festival footwear

    Well it is currently as dry as a bone in Somerset, but that will all change as Glastonbury approaches I'm sure. I would buy cheap as possible wellies, so that if you lose them it will not be end of the world. I like Countrywide own brand.
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    I am sure this has been covered many times... How much do you pay for a set of shoes?

    Somerset - brilliant farrier and £66 for full set.
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    Lost Cats in Surrey-Vibes Needed

    Hope they turn up soon. The yard cat at my last yard went missing one day - after several weeks of no sightings the YO saw him when driving back to the yard. She jumped out of her car, grabbed the startled cat and threw him in the boot and took him home. Don't know where he had been, but he was...
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    Penicuik Rideout 2013 *PICS*

    Looks amazing and what a surprise to have some sun! I grew up in Dumfries and the "Riding of the Marches" was a highlight of our year. These photos bring back happy memories. I have been tempted to take my horse up to Dumfries and stay on my brothers farm and have a go at the marches...
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    not infront of the children!

    When my son was doing GCSE Spanish he had to write about his family. For some reason he said that I took drugs (and sold them) and that his father was an alcoholic. (We're not - in case you were wondering). When my OH and I had to speak to his Spanish teacher on parents evening she asked if we...
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    long term weather forecast - :(

    Well if you look at some of the terrible things that are happening in the world, then a bit of rain really isn't that it?
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    Heatstroke in dogs at home,event or in a car.

    It's not really been that hot here in the South West yet, but at my OH's vet practice they have already had their first dog death from a hot car of this year. Sadly, there will be more to come. Why do people take their dogs out for the day and then leave them in the car? The dogs would be much...
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    Who's at badminton?

    was there yesterday - no bargains at all!
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    Planning for trekking?

    I would imagine massive public liability insurance. And proof to prospective clients that you or lead rider are qualified to lead treks. Not sure about planning as don't live in Scotland.
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    Should emergency services slow down?

    We have to hack past a small rural fire station when we leave our yard and before we get into the village. I have met the fire engine coming out twice, but they have always turned off the lights and sirens until we have passed. I have also met ambulances on the 60 limit road that we sometimes...
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    What's the most important lesson you have learnt?

    That it never stops hurting when you fall off - after 40 years of riding I can confirm this. Although, I think when I was younger I got over the aches and pains a bit quicker. Now I am limping for days :(
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    Finding competitions

    Pigeon - where are you and how far are you willing to travel?
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    RSPCA prosecuting the Heythrop hunt

    Brontie, The first rule of doing research for surveys is to ask the questions to an unbiased audience, to prevent the results being skewed. If you wanted the results to be predominately "no", then fine carry on with your survey. If however you actually want to get a true picture of the general...
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    Getting over the counter meds for horse!

    Just please be careful treating eye conditions with anything if horse has not been checked by a vet. A friend did this and when she eventually got the vet out to have a look the horse had a nasty scratch on his eyeball. Luckily the drops she had used hadn't caused complications, but if left...
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    Things that your " Horsey Kids " Say that make you laugh!

    I like the funny ones where the kids are saying cute things. But I would have been mortified if either of my two shouted out rude and demeaning comments to other riders. Really not something to be proud of and laugh at. From a young age children should be taught that saying rude things to people...
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    Petition - think horse and rider

    Certainly a good idea, but TV adverts are so expensive that I doubt anyone will be rushing forward to do it. I also think that a lot of problems caused on the roads are the responsibility of the horse rider. I think there should be a compulsory Riding and Road safety course for all riders...
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    So who's starting to dry out?!

    No i'm with you - we are in south west and our fields are almost too dry. Need the grass to grow a bit now. We have been so lucky to have turnout all winter as the fields are on a hill and so good drainage. A lot of other livery yards near here have had their fields shut for months - although i...