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    Michael Whitaker may be banned from riding in Olympics

    Wait so Amy Tryon, whose thoughtless action led to the death of a horse, gets a very short ban, yet Michael Whitaker gets a fine, and is banned from the Olympics FOR LIFE, due to his horse being given the wrong feed, in a one-off mistake by his groom?? Doesn't seem to add up to me.
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    Kissing Spine

    Hi, just wanted to ask some questions about kissing spine, as a friend has just had his mare diagnosed with it. The horse is in her early teens, and hasn't the best conformation in her back (slightly sunken back and also slight roach back) but has never had any problems before. What is the...
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    Don't let your under 5 year olds touch animals....

    haha yes, i admit i often stuff down a breakfast (sandwich/cereal bar) while sorting out the horses... even mucking out xp never caught anything to date!!
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    Derren Brown!

    nope, didn't work on me or my sisters... bit of a let down really =p
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    Don't let your under 5 year olds touch animals....

    Exactly, the healthest kids i know are farmer's children, and the children of a riding school owner, and they EAT things they find on the floor of the yard, let alone touch animals...
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    Marcus the Sheep - Discuss...

    I'm all for letting kids know where their food comes from, but to describe how he was going to be butchered and taking the children on a 'last visit' to see him is unreasonably harsh, and the headteacher does sound a bit crazy. I think it is a good thing to be taught about farming and meat at a...
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    BHS Press Release - Carrot and Spud

    Good!!
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    Todays most important horsey news item......

    Wow they should have reining in the olympics, it's a fantastic spectator sport =]
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    Smiler Of Sheepwash

    Thankyou! =D
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    Newforest stallion - Smiler of Sheepwash

    I was wondering if anyone could help me find any photos or info on him? I know he was killed in a road accident but that's it. He's my pony's sire. I've also posted this in New Lounge, hope thats ok! Thanks =] xXx
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    Smiler Of Sheepwash

    He was a newforest stallion, and I was wondering whether anyone could help me find a photo of him? I've searched google and couldn't find anything, but I'm not great with this sort of thing =p Thanks =] xXx
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    I'm cross - A Rant!

    I've noticed this! I was at an indoor SJ a little while ago, and it was mostly beginners or tiny kids in the early classes which started from about 1'. Anyways, someone on a massive and very obviously experienced warmblood had entered all the classes from about 1'6 and up. They were about 23...
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    So I made a website...

    Okay thankyou I've fixed everything i THINK though my spelling's really bad :P Yes, for some reason photobucket doesn't like that photo... I'll upload it to a different site :P
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    So I made a website...

    Here Please tell me what you think, and if it works =P My screen's a funny size so if it's all squished up I'll have to change it xD
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    The photos from today =) Comments + Crit again please?

    "S6500 isn't an SLR, it's a bridge camera." Then I have a bridge camera :P
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    The photos from today =) Comments + Crit again please?

    It's a digi SLR - Fujifilm Finepix S6500 :P It's quite good, but I borrowed a school camera the other day and the images it took put my old thing to shame xP Thankyou for the comments
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    AQH's and Western Riding.

    I've heard that sliding stops can be quite damaging, especially as they break AQHAs in much younger then most. I think that's probably only if they're not conditioned properly, though? Or if they over-do it on a not fully developed horse. I've seen vids on reining and it looks AMAZING. Like...
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    One Month On New Filly - Do You See Any Difference ??

    Aww she's gorgeous I LOVE her mane xP She's grown up so much and looks even more adorable now :P
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    The photos from today =) Comments + Crit again please?

    Ooh yus I agree about the appy's bum, now I look again. I'll see if I can change that =) Hehe thankyou so much I will
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    The perversity of ponies

    Omg a stag attack?
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    Happy hackers/ low level competers, do you ever……

    Yep :P Would love to have a posh Show Jumper and transport and pretty tack... My beastie hasn't been ridden for nearly a year because of various soundness issues Would love for him to be sound, jumpable and talented xD
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    The photos from today =) Comments + Crit again please?

    Hehe sorry for all the posts these last few days Should this be in photo gallery? There's only a couple, the weather was nasty, very wet and windy and the ponios weren't too helpful :P They both look terrified :P They're not, I swear xD The grey is completely neurotic and wouldn't stay...
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    Okay you loverly lot =P

    I muck out for her :P Thankyou ^__^
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    Okay you loverly lot =P

    I am going up the yard tomorrow armed with a fully charged camera =D I'm taking my backdrop (old tatty sheet haha) and some polos. I've got a whole sketchbook full of ideas, so if I can get ponies to co-operate I should get some okay shots.... I'm praying for a bright day :P And taking the...
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    Some of my photos... Do you think people would pay? =P

    I doubt it... But ohwell xP Basically, I've just started AS levels and have too much school work to get a proper job... And I've completely run out of money... So I thought maybe I could try to sell prints/original photos to people at my yard? It's a huge yard, but I have no idea about prices or...
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    Strangles!! :S

    Thanks! Could get some overalls tomorrow.. All the yards in the 'valley' are accessed by the same small lane, so the straw should be quite effective.
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    Strangles!! :S

    Okay, thankyou! Only problem is we don't have enough stables per horses? We should have enough haylage to last a couple of months, what about cars and clothes and things like that? Can it be carried on wheels? And can we have our horses tested to catch it early if they are infected? Will phone...
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    Strangles!! :S

    A yard VERY local to us has had a horse come down with strangles... They are literally across the lane from our fields, and horses from a yard who has contact with them have been using our arena... What should we do? Thanks!
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    Amusing or embarrassing?

    lol I love sheepskin :P Would take it as a compliment!
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