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    Equiami experts - help/advice needed please

    I've been advised by my equine chiropractor to begin lunging my horse in a pessoa type aid. After much consideration and reading reviews on here I bought an equiami. I tried it yesterday and its definitely set up right, have watched the instruction dvd over and over!! but the back piece seems...
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    Loading problems- are they ever solved?

    As the title really, horse used to travel fine, just before Christmas started being a knob to load, no rhyme or reason for it. A month ago got a fab monty Roberts RA down who had him loading like a dream in no time. For the last month he's literally been trotting up the ramp no problem at...
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    Brown Dressage Saddles?

    Gelding No 2 had the saddler out to get his dressage saddle sorted, and after the fuss with Gelding No 1's gp from k&m (all sorted out no problem) we thought we'd be going with a k&m dressage, all fitted fine and suits his tabletop back. Only to find out that it's only available in black, now...
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    Equetech Vision breeches sizing

    Just wondering if anyone can advise what the sizing is like of these breeches? I'm a size 12, currently I've got cavallo's which I find spot on for sizing, Dublin which I find generous and ariat which are pretty snug and generally have to go up a size. Do the Equetech compare to any of these...
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    Clipping help!

    Last year I bought myself a set of clippers, with 3 horses it was costing nearly as much to pay someone else to do it. Anyway, last time I clipped (had done 3 full clips and 3 re-clips) I noticed the blades not cutting as well as they should so sent them off to be sharpened with another set...
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    IH/ RA covering Cornwall

    Can anyone reccomend a Monty Roberts practitioner who will travel to Cornwall? My 9 year old has gradually been getting worse with loading, we had a lesson this morning at 8.30, it took 20 mins to load him at home and then 2 hours to get him back in afterwards, and its only getting worse. He's...
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    Which xc boots? Lemieux stealth or Woof Wear Ultra?

    Am looking at getting a new set of boots for the bubba as hopefully we'll be getting out and about this year, and all he has is a set of hand me down woof wear club boots which must be knocking on for 15 years old if not more. I'm a bit flumoxed for choice really, my other horse has trizone...
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    Faulty Kent & Masters saddle? Help please

    So, I bought a K&M s series compact on the 23rd of Dec, i've ridden in it about 10 times so far and have only used the leather balm supplied with the saddle and am using Albion calfskin leathers. After the first few uses I noticed the skirt on one side was marking, this morning after riding I...
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    Everyday riding hat

    Just wondering if anyone has a champion x air and what your opinion is of it? Currently looking at one as an everyday hat as I have managed to wreck my hs1by sweating so much that no amount of cleaners or anti-bacterial stuff will stop it giving me a bright red blistery rash on my forehead...
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    Kent & Masters saddle owners advice please

    Just took delivery of the youngsters k&m today and its lovely, but seems a very dark Havana brown, just wondering what stirrup leathers you all use on your k&m saddles, which are the closest colour match to the havana? Currently I'm using the bates ones off his old saddle which I like as they're...
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    Fly Rug Newbie

    Hi All, jsut wondering if I could get some advice please? I moved my boys to a new yard back in January and at the new place we have a lot more gnats and also horseflys than where I was previously (good old cornish coastline with a year round wind!). The baby has started itching his tail and the...
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    Foot / laminitis experts help please?

    Just after some advice or reassurance please! I got a new horse a couple of months back who'd previously had laminitis a couple of years back but had been sound ever since. Anyway, i've been riding him now for about 7 weeks building him up gradually as he wasn't 100% fit and the ground here...
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    Foot / laminitis experts help please?

    Just after some advice or reassurance please! I got a new horse a couple of months back who'd previously had laminitis a couple of years back but had been sound ever since. Anyway, i've been riding him now for about 7 weeks building him up gradually as he wasn't 100% fit and the ground here...
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    Best Boots for close moving horse??

    Just wondering if anyone could recommend some boots for my youngster. He's ended up whacking himself a couple of times now after working in the school even though he's booted up all round. We videoed him, and especially on a circle he seems to move quite close in front and brushing his front...
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    Allen & Page L Mix

    Just wondering if anyone feeds Allen & Page L Mix and what your thoughts of it are? My part Welsh D is currently on D&H safe and sound (only a token amount while the others are fed and to give him his vits & mins) but just recently he's started turning his nose up at it and would rather just eat...
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    Derby House - any better than before?

    As the title says really, as I know last time I ordered anything the delivery took forever, (before it changed hands?) but there are a couple of things that I'm after at the moment and they seem to have the best prices on them (abeit it says available to dispatch within 2-6 days?) So has...
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    Are Ariat Bromont Short & Wide fit a myth?

    I've been looking for a little while for a new pair of long boots, and really liked the ariat bromonts, but the full calf was still a little snug on my (apparently fat) calves, and was told that Ariat are/ were bringing out the bromont in a short & wide fit. Tonight, my current boots have...
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    Possible New Horse, lamintis people advice needed

    I’ve got a bit of a ‘what would you do’ type question, and hopefully the laminitis experts can give me some advice please? The back story is that after a nasty experience with another horse I’ve not really had the confidence to compete for a couple of years, and with my youngster coming on now...
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    Possible New Horse, lamintis people advice needed - Also in Vets

    I’ve got a bit of a ‘what would you do’ type question, and hopefully the laminitis experts can give me some advice please? The back story is that after a nasty experience with another horse I’ve not really had the confidence to compete for a couple of years, and with my youngster coming on now...
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    Livery Yard Advice

    Ok, so a couple of months ago I moved my horse to a livery yard, I didn't have any facilities at my old place, and we're now at a place which has everything I want, but we have an issue. Originally my horse was turned out with some others and one horse in particular (who I've since discovered...
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    Can you help? bright ideas needed!

    Hey guys, Just wondering if I can pick your wonderful HHO brains! Have just been to the riding club AGM, who have decided that unless we as a club can come up with some ideas that they will be shutting up shop, as we've had such appalling turnout this year. This is a real shame as the...
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    Can you help? Bright ideas needed!

    Hey guys, Just wondering if I can pick your wonderful HHO brains! Have just been to the riding club AGM, who have decided that unless we as a club can come up with some ideas that they will be shutting up shop, as we've had such appalling turnout this year. This is a real shame as the...
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    Mears Victoria Show jacket

    Does anyone have one of these jackets, if so can you tell me if the Poly/wool lycra version is dry clean or machine washable please? I've looked everywhere and i can't find any info on how they are cleaned, I've emailed Mears and Derby House but no reply from either. Thanks!
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    Does this dressage test exist?

    I've got my youngster entered for a little one day event in just over a months time, and the dressage test given is BE Intro 200 (2001). I've looked all over (dressage diagrams etc) but I can't find any such test, am I just looking in the wrong places, or have they made a mistake on the schedule?
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    Mattes correction or Lemieux prosorb?

    My ex-racer is a nightmare to fit a saddle to, however, we have it sorted (by a master saddler) who has said the only way we can get a saddle to clear his wither is to use a rear riser prolite to lift the saddle up and keep it level (everything is downhill behind his huuuge wither!!) This is...
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    Bridle to match Bates saddle?

    Anyone know what make and colour match the bates saddles, mine is the VSD brown, but its quite a reddish brown? Some of the john whitaker and mark todd bridles look a similar colour in pics but none of our local shops have either make in for me to see in the flesh. Any help appreciated!
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    Wychanger Barton Saddlery

    Just wondering if anyone has used Wychanger Barton Saddlery? I'm hoping they'll be able to help me with my awkward ex-racer and his saddle? Or are they just like the others I've come across in the last few days and tell me (over the phone) that there's no point trying to alter his current saddle...
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    Cornwall Peeps, saddler help please!

    Just wondering if any of the cornish members can reccomend a good saddler in cornwall, please try not to all fall about laughing at once!! I'm having trouble with my exracer's saddle fit, and I don't seem to be able to find anyone with a clue what to do about it, and I have had them off the SMS...
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    Land Mortgage

    Just wondering if anyone knows if its possible to get a mortgage/ loan to purchase land? I'm looking at buying a few acres to put stables up on. I've spoken to the local planning department and they've said that they wouldn't object to me putting stables up on the land. I went to my bank but...
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    Supplements for headshaking

    Just wondering if anyone has any reccomendations for supplements for headshakers? My lad is a seasonal headshaker, he's ridden in a nosenet which stops the problem altogether when he's being ridden, but the rest of the time from April to October, he spends rubbing his muzzle and chucking his...
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