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    Novice 20

    Ha! Well, Im doing it on an ex-racehorse, so as my instructor rightly pointed out; if I aim for a 10m circle, I will inevitably end up with a 12m circle.... Thats the tactic Im going for anyways....
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    Novice 20

    Its the scales of training test and as a consequence is somewhat daunting. Has 12 & 20m circles. trot walk and immediately trot. medium trot two free walks. a canter trot canter transition over x. 'simple' change through trot, across the diagonal. stretch work in trot. Also the collectives...
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    Strangles

    They are immune, but only until the bacturium has mutated beyond recognition of the immune system. Mine had it as a 5yo and as a 12yo, so definitely not inifinite immunity!
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    VirKon E

    Virkon is very strong to be putting on a horse.... Having said that I think Im thinking of Virkon S... Either way you can get it from your vet, just give them a ring & they should post you some!
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    Jade Goody

    Thats horrendous. Never know what to believe when its in the press though - on that basis there is still hope.
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    Regent Graftons? Or other brown comp boots?

    I tried them on for fit - they were divine & really good looking in the brown. I didnt buy them though as I wanted black & the buckminster were virtually the same, but half the price.
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    Yorkshire Dressage

    Morning All! Wondered if anyone could help me out. Im organising a dressage competition for university riding and I need to find a judge, however I am somewhat struggling. As Im not from the area I have no idea who the "good" judges are; someone has suggested Marge Copus, but from what I can...
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    *STRANGLES UPDATE, YOU WONT BELIEVE THIS*

    What a bizaar situation. Your yard owners actions seem entirely irrational, surely the solution to the problem is just to keep the horse in its stable, this resolves all problems about the horse jumping out and infecting other horses etc. In terms of moving the horse - moving a very sick horse...
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    Trowel XCountry Schooling Course

    I think the course has planning permission to be developed for housing....
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    Hermaphrodite!

    It caught my eye too & was of particular interest as we had a horse/foal on our yard for 3 years that was one! Ours was born on the yard after a classic "accidental" pregnancy; she was a beautiful dun filly foal, but was always extremely bolshy & we often joked about how coltish her...
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    Rubbish BBC coverage of eventing sjing

    Thought it was fantastic myself!
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    Strangles Blood Test

    My horse has just recovered from bastard strangles and in my experience swabs are very fickle - my horse had several internal and external abcesses, however he never tested positive when swabbed. Because of this we relied fully on blood tests, I know that in a sufferer of strangles the blood...
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    marquis supergrip,old mac or boa??

    I had huge problems with my horses feet not being able to hold shoes at this point last year. So under advice, I took his shoes off & invested in a pair of Old Mac boots; from the research I did at the time, I would suggest that these are the best to use as I spoke to many people that had...
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    Final Baron update

    So happy for you! (Im mildly cheesed though because Im sure mine contracted it far before yours did & Sky is STILL on antibiotics ) Hope you're having a celebratory beverage!
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    Barleyfields clear round xc??

    Ive been a couple of times, I would say the website probably describes it accuratly there is a 2ft6ish course & 1ftish course. It isnt the best built course, but you wont have to queue, so its worth a gander if youve got an or so free & want to confidence build a very novice horse!
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    Muschamp Impala

    That sounds like it could be right. The horse has done a fair bit of pure dressage too. Was at the the nationals last September anyways...
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    Newbold Verdon 22nd June

    They have quite a good online chedule.... http://www.nvec.co.uk/page3.html
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    concours d'elegance

    Never heard of it being done at really local level, but there is a very specific dress-code at county, I imagine it is the same at local level. I cant tell you the specifics as I never pay a massive amoutn of attention. However I know Deefa did quite a bit of it at county level last summer -...
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    Draycott House, anyone been before?

    I did the unaffiliated combined training there last year. If it is the same as last year it will be perfect for your pony; it is not built to height & isnt technical! I cant remember it being particularly spooky either - but I dont tend to notice with my horse
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    Recommendations for physio/back person Notts/South Yorks?

    I use Kathy as my physio, shes wonderful!
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    Where can i get the BE dressage sheets from?

    Intro 101: http://www.eventriders.com/dressage/Intro/Intro101.php Good Luck!
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    Working Hunter turnout

    Hey! Welcome to the forum! Wear a shirt & tie; find one coordinates with your jacket; personally I have a burgundy one, & wear it with a natural yellow shirt - perhaps something similar would work with your jacket? Personally Id go with beige jodhpurs but it doesnt really matter, lots...
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    Folk who were at draycott

    Thanks hun, the rails shouldnt cause a prob, hes done lots of technical SJ, so thatll be fine. Ditches is more of a worry for him, but Im sure theyll survive! Thanks for the advice & well done with Godders yday, read the report but didnt post - sounds like hes coming on a treat!
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    Folk who were at draycott

    Thanks thats really useful; she is riding my old horse, whose done PN so should be fine - however if shes nervous, he'll panic too!
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    Folk who were at draycott

    Did anyone have a nosey at the intro course? A friend has just text me asking for some advice about which class she should go for at the PC HT there this weekend; was the intro relatively straight forward or tricky? Ta.
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    Ascott report

    Thats a real shame, hope your ok
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    I'm feeling sad and a bit fed up!

    Eurgh, you have every right to rant. You can be comforted in knowledge that he'll never find a horse that satisfies him & he will just continue to waste copious volumes of money in trying to find it! And TBH, I bet you'd feel worse if they actually brought her!
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    Prestwold Intro - Very chunky or me losing the plot...?!

    It was my first intro last year & I thought it was perfect, If they havent changed it, it was just lots of big inviting hedges! Suited my Irish bog-trotter down to the ground anyway!
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    What colour tack for new horse

    [ QUOTE ] Brown is correct for showing. Black would go well with grey but I much prefer dark brown tack, looks so much smarter. [/ QUOTE ] Think black looks tacky on a grey (no pun intended) - go with brown!
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