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    what to do at a bsja show?

    Are you a bs member? If not, you will need to contact the Secretary to day for your day ticket for the British novice.
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    XC training riding school Scotland - without own horse

    I had a lesson at ISEC recently with Ian stark on my own horse and I would totally recomend it, I learnt loads . They have school horses so that may a possibility. I haven't been but heard good things about High dyke and they have a xc schooling field.
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    non-horsey parents

    You haven't missed out, you can do it at anytime. I'm in my 40s and now having the horsey lifestyle I dreamed about as a child. Join a riding club, volunteer, go to camps and you’ll meet loads of people. While it would be nice for someone to drive me and pay the bills it's even better to do...
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    Bold career change - part time instructor training?

    Well done, impressive to go straight in at that level.
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    Dressage to music -Help!

    I've just mixed some music using audacity. Wouldn't work on phone or tablet so I used work laptop. The venue was accepting memory sticks. What I failed to realise was that the laptop was encrypted so I couldn't download it :( total fail.
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    xc - landing on a slope/drop fence

    Look forward, if you look down it tips you that way. Be ready to slip reins if necessary. Breathe :)
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    Throatlatch or lash...

    Was always taught lash, haven't heard the term latch before.
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    Cheeky/ridiculous posts you see on Facebook.

    Posted on a Friday evening, can anyone recommend a dentist who can come out tomorrow morning. Seems a little optimistic to me, surely if it's that much of an emergency it's a vet job.
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    Need advice and also an intro 😊

    If you used to be ok with the stirrup length, it may be that you are a bit tight in the hip flexors at the moment. Have a Google as there are lots of exercises online that would help. Worth getting a decent instructor to help as well.
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    Anyone else with fibromyalgia?

    Don't be hard on yourself. I haven't got fibro but after going to a jump lesson, Im also on the sofa and don't really want to move. Fibro must make it a lot worse for you though. Winter is tiring for everyone, hopefully spring will be along shortly.
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    Just a livery moan... Done to death probably

    Irrated by the people at the yard who are most likely to fall off making the most ridiculous safety decisions. Eg. Horse hasn't been rode for weeks, naps and spooks normally despite rider being off all day hacks out in the dark with a string of fairy lights wrapped around them..... Horse scared...
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    Travelling question

    I go through the Tyne tunnel regularly as my yard is close by. Never had any issues in a trailer or 3.5t. It's the normal car price.
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    Sympathetic health issues!

    Neither of us understand portion control and get scruffy even when there is no dirt around.
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    What do you hate that everyone else loves?

    And that people would be terrified to take hunting
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    Showjumping Refusing at 3rd jump at shows!!

    Is it definitely napping eg always when turning away from others or could it be a lack of impulsion from not riding corners effectively? Either way I would stop competing for a while and focus on getting the issue resolved as it's easy to accidentally reinforce the behaviour in a competition...
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    Confidence boost needed!

    Stop stressing, its dressage the worst that happens is that you get feedback that you need to work on stuff. Most of which you probably know you need to work on already. Take a deep breath, smile, something good might happen.
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    Umm

    Nope that's definitely a first.
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    Hips and Mounting Problems

    I also have dodgy hips. I have been doing loads of pilates which has really helped me. There are some exercises on dressage rider training that might be worth trying.
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    Thoughts on these rugs?! (Have I been a spectacular idiot?)

    I have the derby house turnout in a different colour. Decent rug for the price.
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    I never thought I'd enjoy hacking again...Summer update

    Lovely to hear of all the improvements. So pleased that you are enjoying your self again. Onwards and upwards ☺
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    Boxing Day/NYD hunt meets

    The hunts near me always meet at the same place every nyd and boxing day. Might be worth a Google you find where they have been before
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    Red Cell - out of stock everywhere?

    I think haemovite b from equine products is similar to red cell, would that be worth trying?
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    Independent Seat

    That's perfect though. If you slouch most of the time you will revert to slouching when riding. If you are straight, you will be straight riding. I was dreadfully wonky but have really tried with pilates this year and according to the simulator there is a huge difference in my position .
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    Is it possible to have a non-horsey Christmas Gift??

    The money I was given for a none horsey gift went on a weekend away. Away with my horse to riding camp 😀😀😀
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    Still not good enough

    Would it be possible to get a video of you riding? Things often look different to how they feel when you are riding and watching a video of yourself and comparing it to ones on YouTube may help you look objectively at your riding. It may be something like fitness or relaxation techniques that...
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    Marvins music dressage

    Out of interest, what was missing from the required movements?
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    Pictures Would you turn away/give a holiday?

    I would just keep him ticking over. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Normally the weather will enforce a break at some point.
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    your most equestrian unsuitable car.

    I had an mg midget. Couldnt fit a saddle in anywhere - passenger seat was too narrow and boot barely fit a pair of boots in. Minimal heating and would steam up if you got in wet. Wipers werent strong enough to remove snow if it snowed while driving. But it was great fun. Sold it to pay for a...
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    Dressage Bleedin' nora, Kira does an Inter 1!

    Brilliant, good on you for giving it a go and showing how well you can do xx
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