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    Waterproof fly rugs?

    It's soon that time of year when the midges are out. We are stables next to a brook so it gets really bad. Can anyone recommend a fly rug with a waterproof stop over the back for those cooler/showery days? So horse is still dry to ride but protected from midges?
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    Grooming Brushes

    See I don't rate the Haas brushes- for their price they don't do anything more than my regular ones. In fact I have a lovely goat hair body brush that produces a better shine and it was only £9.99
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    Help- gelding obsessed with one particular mare

    I have a rising three year old. He's a really chilled out character in general. I've had him a year and In that time he's been turned out with mares/next to mares and with gelding and currently a colt of the exact same age. The yard I'm at had originally put him in a paddock next to a mare...
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    Swish rugs

    Love, love my swish rugs. I've never had a problem with them leaking or falling apart. They are decent, mid-range rugs.
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    Which Haas brushes do I really need?

    Can anyone explain what each brush aims to do? When you read about the brushes they don't actually explain - I have a budget of £40 so which two would I need for a Welsh D bay?
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    Yet another weight question. 14.1 Haffy cross

    There are so many factors. Length of back/ and therefore size of saddle that can be accommodated for- bigger riders often need larger saddles that small compact types can't take. Height of rider and therefore centre of balance will be more tricky. My youngster is a Welsh cob so a bit...
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    Will Hunt backing & schooling: anyone used him? Feedback please?

    I wouldn't send a horse near him. I always say that trainers who need to advertise do so because they don't have enough custom by word of mouth.... You need to ask yourself why! (He pays for a sponsored page on FB for example) A friend sent her horse to him and said it was a big mistake.
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    The usual Yard A yard B question..

    See the way I see it yard A is inadvertently restricted- coming in at 2pm means if you add up all the stables hours in a year it would actually be fairly similar to having 24/7 turnout in summer and two months on 3 day a week turnout?
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    The usual Yard A yard B question..

    See I'm for yard B. I hate having money worries and that would make me feel both guilty and unhappy spending it on my horse. £300 is what I paid for part livery. If what you said is true that it's only 2 months of the year that it's restricted to 3 days a week that's not bad- I've been on...
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    Before I go ahead, am I being fair enough?

    Thanks guys- I've just left her a message on her phone (no answer) letting her know and asking for her details to drop the money over- hopefully she won't be too annoyed with me as may need the yard end of January!
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    Before I go ahead, am I being fair enough?

    Last month I went to look round a yard for my 2 year old due to issues with current yard (love the yard just not the set up for when my baby will be born in the middle of winter) Anyway, said to YM of new yard that id like to move first weekend of September. However, last weekend an...
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    Cattybrook Bristol. Any experiences?

    Friend went to see one for her daughter last summer. Nice but about £2k overpriced. They didn't buy it as didn't feel it warranted the £4K price tag (their max budget was £4K) the main rider was quite a strong rider who 'held' the gelding in a lot and in reality it's schooling wasn't great just...
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    Bespoke Hack up

    Not actually very bespoke! It's a good gimmick mind. I used it for 12 months didn't make an ounce of difference and expensive too- why did I try it for so long? I wanted to know if the seasons were having an impact on the grass and if the supplement would regulate it. Nope. I tried the bespoke...
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    Boots has arrived!!

    Too cute!!!!!!! Such a love 😍
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    Effects of a Change of Yard

    Yes. I had a lovely youngster who was generally mega chilled. My instructor used to describe him as a horse you could put your Gran on! I moved him into full livery and it was like I'd shipped a different horse there- he snapped his leadropes pulling back, was so so so unsettled to ride...
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    Planning for a new dog- Japanese Akita?

    Nice looking dog! I'd never even heard of them before! I'll have a good read about them. Thank you.
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    Am I too big for my pony?

    Most sec B ponies are quite fine ; if yours is more old fashioned and thicker then should be OK but personally I wouldn't. But that's because I'd 'feel' oversize and therefore not enjoy it as much.
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    Planning for a new dog- Japanese Akita?

    Yes it will wear a leather collar with studs and we will walk it on a chain. No- of course not. We are not looking for an aggressive dog- just something with independence and something about it. we are not set on an Akita but on paper it ticked a lot of boxes hence the post asking for people...
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    Planning for a new dog- Japanese Akita?

    She does exactly what you say without question. She's almost waiting for a command - she watches my OH with her eyes constantly. She's not nervous- just ready- you could (if you wanted to) never put her on a lead and you'd not have to worry. For example she doesn't go through doors until told...
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    Planning for a new dog- Japanese Akita?

    Yes we have a 2 year old and I'm pregnant- due November hence why we don't want a new pup until about this time next year. The thing is we don't like yappy, whizzy dogs (the type with nervous high energy like collies, whippets etc) I don't want a dog with droopy jowls like a rottie or mastiff...
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    Show makes overweight riders dismount

    If it's true then it's fantastic. About time shows put the welfare of animals first. A good show pony should have manners and be long lived. If it needs an adult to warm it in that is so heavy it's knackered before going into the ring so it behaves then it's not a child's pony. If it's joints...
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    Planning for a new dog- Japanese Akita?

    Yes sorry! I meant we are looking for a breeder who is planning on breeding their bitch in the next 12-18 months. I'm sensing they are more likely to show aggression than the two breeds I'm used to. I'm not to keen on the face of a rottie hence why we have a Doberman. It needs to be...
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    Planning for a new dog- Japanese Akita?

    Next year we would like to have a new pup. We will need to pick a breeder with a plan on breeding in the next 12-18 months so need to make a final decision on the breed. We are currently considering a Japanese Akita as the next dog. Does anyone have any experience of them as we can read about...
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    Should I stay or should I go?

    Good idea about the note! I will do that tonight. This is baby number 2 so I have some memory of doing it last time with my eventer (now sold due to pregnancy) it is manageable as long as I can always see pushchair or car but can't do that on current set up. Both yards offer services at pretty...
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    Should I stay or should I go?

    I have a 2 year old gelding. I'm also pregnant. Due mid winter 😬. I'm currently liverying on a farm where there are only 4 stables and currently 5 horses. My 2 year old is turned out 24/7 and he can remain 24/7 through winter as they have 16 acres. However I know at least 3 of the...
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    AH Saddles

    Could give them a try to see? In the end I had an ideal made on a hoop tree. Cost £1400 but had it to my spec. I will say the AH saddles are very nice to look at!
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    AH Saddles

    The problems I had were basically that when I tried it, it seemed fine because the pony went OK in it in walk, Trot and canter. They give you a week to test run it but you can't ride it in rain and the stirrups must go under the flaps- due to it being February the arena was either frozen or it...
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    AH Saddles

    I had one - it never quite fitted correctly despite 3 of her fitters including her coming out to fit it. After 9 months I gave up and sold it online. They hold their value really well and the leather is nice- it just wasn't 'round' enough for my fatty
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    Another potential horse another disaster!

    Oh no! She should give you the deposit back if it was subject to vetting! Well at least you knew and had the opportunity to get out of it - likelihood is because vet was aware it would be on vet certificate and therefore exempt from his insurance. Poor horse.
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    Another potential horse another disaster!

    Wow there must have been either very little grass. Do you know where they sourced their hay as its more palatable in hay. Would the seller have take. A substantial cut off the price? I'm guessing he will be readvertised with no mention of his underlying issues.