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    How long is this going to hurt for??

    Done this a few times, actually a few weeks ago, still painful and swollen now but I just get on with it. I did it very badly last year and I had a limp for a month! That was soft tissue damage.
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    How to teach horse flying change???

    Is it for dressage or show jumping? You can teach them by using a small fence/raised pole, just canter over it and give the aids for the change and they'll start to associate and you can then change without the pole but this does encourage them to jump into the change and sometimes not do a...
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    John Whittaker breastplates- any good?

    Yeh I've got a V check one with the martingale attachment, very good quality.
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    Really worried about big boy.

    Could just be tightness somewhere. Mare I've just taken on was dragging both back legs quite badly, looking arthritic etc as she was so tight, two sessions and she is moving fantastically. I wouldn't panic just yet, just see what happens.
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    Bad behaviour you put up with !!

    None! You let one thing go and it'll snowball!
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    Building top line in youngster

    Long lining on a circle (lunging with two lines), start with 10 mins and build it up, never do more than 3 circles without changing pace/direction and don't do more than 20 mins at a time, its brilliant, I swear by it. Currently doing 20 mins 5 times a week with a horse I have for reschooling...
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    Introducing jumping to a youngster

    I'd loose school him over a few so he gets the idea if you can. I wouldn't start with one at the end of trotting poles, you'll get an awkward jump as its much more difficult for them to jump from trot as their legs are in the wrong place. With unbalanced ones I set up a canter pole just...
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    Reputable Irish Dealers in North East Area?

    What are you after?
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    Equi-ami/ Pessoa/ Similar..... what do you all reckon?

    Long lining (lunging with two lines) for 20 mins 5 times a week will do the job if done properly :).
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    Will hogging make it thicker?

    I really don't know, I don't have much experience with these breeds, but I would definitely say my Welshies mane grows back better every time, whether that's just me thinking that or not I don't know. It won't do any harm to hog. Mine has a full mane again (pulled/plaiting length) by March/April...
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    Will hogging make it thicker?

    I don't know the scientific answer, but I hog my gelding's mane every autumn as it gets really thin from him itching etc and it always grows back really thick and lovely, so I would recommend doing it. Don't listen to people who say it grows back horrible, not true at all! Its still the same hair!
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    advice regarding green eyed monsters

    I know I'm a bit late to this thread but that is absolutely disgusting, what kind of people are on your yard?! I just cannot fathom someone doing that, absolute scum! Is there another suitable yard you could move to at all or is this definitely where is best for you and your horse? If there's...
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    i feel like im taking 2 steps forward and 3 steps back with my youngster....help me!!

    He's a youngster, he's going to test you, they take a lot of work, patience and persistence. Just give him firm boundaries, make sure you are very clear about your personal space and use your elbows/rope to make it very clear if need be.
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    Whats the best way to deal with a spooking horse.

    Always ignore, I'd never pat a horse while it was spooking, sends mixed messages, horse just thinks you're praising it for being scared. If you think it about it from the horse's point of view. He looks/spooks at something, rider praises with a pat/soft voice. Horse thinks I was right to do...
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    Olympic Eventing XC Thread

    Really hope Japanese horse is okay, how absolutely gutting. Not going to lie Mary's round is making me nervous, do they normally look so haphazard? Someone reassure me haha I don't follow eventing much!
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    Olympic Eventing XC Thread

    Eventing people, can I ask, is it a huge disadvantage to the riders that are now being held up on course? I can imagine they've totally lost their rhythm etc now.
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    Olympic Eventing XC Thread

    :D I think the Russian guy looks really good! Not that I know much about eventing. I love seeing all the different countries having a go.
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    Olympic Eventing XC Thread

    ARGH I've lost coverage, BBC1 has stopped and BBC2 isn't on yet.
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    Olympic Eventing XC Thread

    Not going to lie I have no idea what's going on, watching this is actually stressful! Don't know who anyone is or where they area!
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    Olympic Eventing XC Thread

    Have we seen anything go through the water yet?
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    Olympic Eventing XC Thread

    I've just nearly vomited at that drop!
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    Olympic Eventing XC Thread

    Oh I've been sat waiting for it to come on for ages, its just started and now I'm desperate for the loo! Typical!
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    Olympic Eventing XC Thread

    What a stunning horse!
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    What on earth just happened!

    He's probably picking up on your nerves, just relax and keep them small until you get more confident. Don't over-ride as he'll know you're nervous, just come in a nice, rhythmical canter.
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    what do people do in the school?flatwork,gridwork etc..

    Depends on the horse and what I want to achieve.
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    Richard Maxwell

    Train Your Young Horse is basically the techniques he uses now, good buy, From Birth To Backing contains things he probably wouldn't do/has improved on now. I do use quite a lot of his techniques, very useful stuff.
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    VIDEO what could be causing the mini bronk

    Also what's she like if you lunge her without tack?
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    VIDEO what could be causing the mini bronk

    That's definitely a pony saying ouch! Sorry I'm not sure I understood fully, is she not lame now? I would get a good chiropractor out if vet thinks its a good idea then take it from there. Mine is very good and can pinpoint where problems are coming from so its helpful to the vet to have...
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    Help with cold-backed horse please

    Why do you say its cold backed?
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    New saddle needed, good fitters in North Yorkshire??

    I use Andy Wheals, he comes from quite far but he's the only one I've found so far that I'm happy with. He only sells new but he will fit what you've already got if he can.
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