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  1. Hippona

    what hat do you have?

    Same here....and as I have a peanut head I have a kids one, thus cheaper ;)
  2. Hippona

    Hacking out with someone on a bike?

    When I was introducing mine to hacking out my young daughter used to come with us....pink bike complete with handle bar tassels lol.
  3. Hippona

    Feeling grateful for what I've got, not just want want want

    I was the pony mad girl, working for rides and wishing for a pony every Christmas ( what do you mean, it can't live in the garden?) I was dissuaded from working with horses by my parents, who wisely told me if only be able to afford a horse if I got a good job, cos only rich people could have...
  4. Hippona

    How to sit up straight ...

    I recommend pilates too...fabulous for core muscles. Also check your stirrup length, it's easy to have them too long which means you get unbalanced and tip forward, especially in trot.
  5. Hippona

    Yeah Alf - very funny!

    Mine saw me coming yesterday and ran off, did a few perfect circles and figures of eight and when I decided to ignore him he crept up behind me in stealth mode and snorted in my ear!
  6. Hippona

    Eating less when hay is on the floor?

    Mine eat less when the hay is on the floor, all three of them. They just self regulate better. Feeding from the floor is so much better than using nets for so many reasons....back, neck, teeth, respiration :) ETA presumably she has no problems getting her head to the floor whilst out grazing?
  7. Hippona

    Comfy seat savers

    Acavallo "gel out" .....tis brill.
  8. Hippona

    Fashion Tips for the Discerning Horsey Woman

    I just popped into my corner shop apres-yard and for once wasn't the worst dressed in there. Large lady, wearing shocking pink dressing gown, PJ bottoms and leopard print slippers. That's gotta trump my fleece, breeches and boots. Although I was probably smellier.......
  9. Hippona

    so... im in hospital!

    Haha.......sshh;)
  10. Hippona

    Fashion Tips for the Discerning Horsey Woman

    I have two looks'.... Equi-skank ensemble involves breeches with busted zip, carrier bags lining my wellies a musto coat with ripped armpits (both so matching really). Plus an eye watering stench that I am immune to but which quite quickly fills the local shop, especially if there's a queue. I...
  11. Hippona

    Spring grass already?

    Yes....might not look like there's much there but it's definitely coming through. Mine was rodeo pony yesterday....possibly not good idea to ride a very fresh Arab, full of spring grass, in high winds but hey ho :)
  12. Hippona

    so... im in hospital!

    Just a thought....if you can be somehow winched into the saddle, technically that wouldn't be weight bearing? ;) Wishing you a speedy recovery x
  13. Hippona

    short stirrups good or bad?

    Depends on your saddle.....I've put mine up two holes recently and its a revelation, my position is better and I feel more secure.
  14. Hippona

    Horses with "human" names

    I have a Toby. I know a Phil, always makes me giggle.
  15. Hippona

    Individual or together......

    Together...all 3 of them. One mare, two geldings. Right now they go out into the winter trash paddock which is about the size of a dressage arena. They play, groom and snooze together and come in at night.
  16. Hippona

    Would u say anything?

    Me n you both :)
  17. Hippona

    Would u say anything?

    I was hacking out on my own at 12.
  18. Hippona

    Cheeky/ridiculous posts you see on Facebook.

    I was vilified for suggesting that if you have to beg on line for donations then it's not really much of a rescue... Apparently suggesting you fund it yourself is outrageous. Ps I really need a brand new pair of Bromonts. Regular fit, size 5.5. Black. Willing to pay up to £12 Inc delivery. Cheers.
  19. Hippona

    piriformis syndrome

    Thanks, I've bookmarked that :)
  20. Hippona

    Heart or head ... be honest

    Ditto. When I was having issues with one of mine, I thought well, even if I can't get on the ****** , at least he looks pretty in the field lol.
  21. Hippona

    piriformis syndrome

    Me too....pilates, stretches, physio and deep massage from a chiro all help. MRI was clear, which is good to know. I also have tight hip flexors ....daily exercises are a must for me, but on the plus side my core stability has increased and my balance in the saddle has improved too.
  22. Hippona

    photograph horse request

    Beautiful photos, you are very talented. I have an Arab, but I'm up in Yorkshire too.
  23. Hippona

    My obese horse

    Are you sure it's not all hair? Two of mine look fat, but I can feel ribs when I burrow under the hair.
  24. Hippona

    Am I being ridiculous?

    FF , warm water, brewer's yeast. Job done. :)
  25. Hippona

    Poo picking - is this reasonable?

    Same here. When 3 are out for 12-16 hours per day I get one barrow a day to clear the paddock.
  26. Hippona

    2014 has been a realisation, looking ahead to 2015.

    I'm so pleased for you. I always think....a horse doesn't have to be perfect, just perfect for you :)
  27. Hippona

    Katie price on mag cover

    Unless I successfully photobomb I'm not gonna get on the cover of anything :)
  28. Hippona

    Best car for towing and what trailer?

    It's a KX-2 CRDi sat nav with reversing camera..automatic.
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