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    Belated Burnham Market Novice Report

    Burnham was my first ever outing at a BE Novice and taught me several things. Firstly, don't expect to be able to communicate with the outside world whilst in Norfolk. Secondly - never try and sleep with puppies in the lorry. Thirdly, there is seemingly no limit to the number of pringles one can...
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    Mucking out fork (straw) for bad backs?

    I really struggle with mucking out and not ending up with the joint(s) inflaming at the bottom of my back. I've been to the doctor, a good sports/riding physio and a chiro, but it appears the issue is here to stay :(. I'm sure I remember seeing at some point a fork with a long handle with...
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    Best way to get mud covered tack clean? Tips and tricks please!

    I have started hunting regularly for the first time this season and whilst I am enjoying it immensely, I am enjoying less so the cleaning of my inevitably mud plastered tack afterwards! Does anyone have any tips, tricks or miracle products they would like to tell me about please? So far the...
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    Fairfax or Prestige girth? Opinions please.

    Sorry if this topic has been done before, I searched and although found links to both couldn't really find any comparing the differences between the two girths! I'm looking for a new dressage girth for my two girls since my current one has just started to rub one slightly behind the elbow...
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    Anyone used ecogrid under a loose surface on horsewalker please?

    Hey all. I am just looking into surfaces for horsewalkers and wondering if anyone has used an ecogrid type product under a loose (sand) surface on a horsewalker? From what I understand loose surface is the best option for the horses' legs, but reading threads from years ago it also seems to be...
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    Prestwold Hall Competition Report &few pics of other competitors

    This weekend saw us popping down the road to the newly reestablished BE at Prestwold. I'm not entirely sure the novelty of having an event a 5 minute drive/ short hack away will ever wear off as it was FAB not having the usual long drive there and back for a tired jockey! :D Typically I...
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    Eventing reports and update on (now-not-so-new-horse) Big Mare.

    Hello again *waves*, I first posted about my new girl back a few weeks after I bought her in February, and thought those that kindly posted then might be interested in an update since we've been cracking on now I've finished my Uni finals. Unfortunately *BOO!* theres no new...
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    Help! Jump saddles for lanky eventers?

    Suggestions gratefully received for monoflap jump saddles suited to riders who have exceptionally long thigh bones, and/ or reviews/opinions on the saddles I've found below would be fantastic please as I am really beginning to struggle and get a bit bamboozled! I currently ride in a 17.5 inch...
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    Best cool boots for post competition use?

    Hey guys, just wondering if anyone could recommend me some cool boots for use after eventing. I currently have some old freezable ones (that I bring in a plastic bag with freeze packs) but they just aren't cutting the mustard barely being cool by the time I've finished the XC phase. I also...
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    Which RS for 5yo just starting? - Park View, Mere Lane, Witham Villa, Hardwicke Lodge

    Hi guys, I wonder if anyone local with experience of any of these Riding Schools could help advise the best one for a 5yo just starting to ride really. Hardwicke and Witham are the most convenient, but others listed are a doable distance. I want to start taking my cousin's little boy to...
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    They grow up so quick! Big ginge turns 4!

    It is the 4th birthday of my big ginger girl today, yes she is an April Fool :o, so I thought I would do a quick update of how she has changed between when I bought her as a 2yo and now for anyone interested :). I had a lot of great help off this forum when I first bought her, having previously...
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    Charges for knowingly allowing people to hunt illegally on your land?

    Hi Chaps, I am currently tramming through my dissertation and have come to discussing the part of the Hunting Act in which "A person commits an offence if he knowingly permits land which belongs to him to be entered or used in the course of the commission of an offence under section 1." Of...
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    Brass Tacks Leather Headcollar sizing question?

    Its my 21st birthday coming up in May and I've asked for a pair of nice leather headcollars with engraved nameplates for the girls. Mum has asked me to tell her exactly what I want so she gets it right and I think I've decided on brass tacks headcollars, but I'm a little hesitant on what size to...
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    How to store spare tack to stop it going mouldy?

    Calling all tack hoarders ;) I have a selection of tack thats currently being unused at the moment as it belonged to a horse that was sold, however I don't want to sell it/get rid of it as its all fully functional and my rising 4yo will start to be backed this summer so theres a good chance I...
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    First jump lesson with new mare

    I had a lovely new mare join my little band of miscreants a couple of weeks ago, and decided it was time to take her out to a jump lesson to get to know each other before eventing starts! Video evidence and my ramblings below for those interested ;). Diva has been an absolute delight over the...
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    Changing Horsebox Partitions?

    Hi all. Im looking into potentially swapping the partitions in my lorry as I'm having problems with mine, and wondered if anyone else had done the same? I would like to swap to a different style of partition I think they might be called 4 pin? Like the ones in the gallery on here...
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    Travel rugs - colour? and thermatex or other?

    Slightly matchy matchy esque post :o but since thermatex rugs aren't cheap to make a colour clash mistake on I thought I would ask for advice on here! I have just become the proud owner of a beautiful dark bay (pretty much black) mare and am trying to sort out a lighter travel rug for her...
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    Warmth of old style Bucas Power Turnouts?

    Having just bought a lovely new mare :D, I went rummaging through my spare rug collection to try and find a rug to fit her until I could buy her PE rugs like my others. I stumbled across an old silver full neck (all in one) Bucas which I think is a Power turnout? It is in the old style with 2...
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    Ideas on surface for playpen type area ?

    A couple of years ago when we had our manege built we had a playpen type structure put in behind the back of part of the stables and accessed through one stable which has a rear door. It was put in for my cushings retiree who has to spend quite a bit of time off the grass, so that he can still...
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    Argh! Selfish rider rant!

    Just driving home now and came upon a woman on her horse pottering down the country road. She was wearing high vis :) which is about the only thing positive I can find to say about her! We slowed down well in advance & followed her staying way back as we met her just before a corner, she...
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    Stallion suggestions please :) *Pic to help*

    Ive always said I would love to put my mare in foal at some point, and have discussed it with instructor and vet, but due to circumstances I'm starting to think it might be best to put her in foal sooner than I initially thought so I would like to get some ideas on stallions :). I have some...
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    DR saddle buying? - riding in a dual flap after using mono flap saddles?

    I've started shopping for a DR saddle for my mare. I've only ridden in mono flaps for the past 4+ years, jump mono on my mare, DR mono on gelding. I've put together a shortlist of saddles that I like the look of as a starting point to trial BUT, 6 of my on paper top 10 saddles are dual flaps. My...
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    Lets hear it for the wonderful horse support (aka family/friends)out there!

    So today is day 3 of the wonderful stomach bug/ flu/ food poisoning which kindly onset on my friday evening and ruined this beautiful weekend for me. Whilst feeling slightly sorry for myself I feel exceptionally guilty for my wonderful mum and dad keeping the ponies happy whilst Ive been sat...
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    Long competition boot help! Really struggling to find brown long boots for long legs!

    As title really. Beginning to despair with more competitions looming! I was delighted to find gorgeous looking boots in my size in the colour I wanted last Autumn and promptly ordered them (DeNiros). However after a rather long wait they unfortunately weren't worth it :(. As soon as I had...
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    Tie rings fixable to metal stable bars???

    Hey I'm really struggling to find the above mentioned in the title so posting on the offchance somebody else has looked for, and managed to find these! :) I need 3 tie rings which I can attach to my internal metal stable bars; 2 for cross tieing and 1 for a haynet for under the solarium...
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    Feeding advice for young warmblood please?

    Hey guys, I'm looking for a little advice about feeding my turning 3yo WB filly. She's currently on adlib haylage overnight, is usually out grazing in the day (just done a silly so 7 days box rest for the dozy thing). She has been being fed 1 handful chaff and 1 handful badminton hifibre...
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    Has anyone used a fmbs activo-med combi pro? Any reviews please? :)

    Im really interested in getting some supplementary help for one of my horses (and for helping prevent issues and just spoiling the others :p), and I liked the look of the combi pro (magnetic and massage). I like the rug set up particularly as the main issue with the monster its primarily for is...
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    Recommended barefoot trimmer Leicestershire & advice please?

    I did a quick google but nothing much came up and thought recommendations were probably best anyway :). I want to go completely bf with my 16.2hh TB now since he's coped amazingly well since going bf behind. He's in very light work atm which will gradually be increased - he does DR. I will do...
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    50g rug liners/under rugs?

    Im looking for some 50g rug liners/under rugs to go underneath my stable and turnout rugs. I currently use fleeces but they are driving me wappy! they slip slide, appear out the edge of rugs and never seem to sit right. I can easily locate 100g liners but am struggling to find any under rugs...
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    Anybody have anything out of Wanninger or Quattro b?

    My 2yrs 8 month old filly is out of Wanninger and a Quattro b mare. Wondered if anyone owned any out of either of these stallions? would be interested to see how they turned out, if they are older what disciplines they are used in etc :) and also how big they turned out! my filly is already 17hh...
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