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  1. JanetGeorge

    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    Te new thread about alternatives to BHS for insurance really shows how bad it is. Membership department apparently in melt down over member cancellations.
  2. JanetGeorge

    WHW and BHS

    It's been a ver bad week for everyone involved. Of course theconcern started here - on HHO - last September. The thread is now huge - it brought people together and made sure the attempt to change the AoA to give yet MORE power to selected (not elected) Trustees and Chairman. The former CEO...
  3. JanetGeorge

    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    Absolutely spot on. We finally had to 'mute' Fred Horges on the FB Group - as he proved without doubt that he was definitely suited to FRED! We know they are 'mates', both 'enjoyed' trips to China, and were even 'connected' via a horse (Johnny Irish - eventer.) How the FRED was dim enough to...
  4. JanetGeorge

    Thoughts South Herefordshire hunt.

    That's certainly my view, Clodagh - and I've met a lot of professional huntsmen in my day. Professional huntsmen have wholeheartedly condemned this incident and I don't think the chap who did it will EVER get a job in a registered hunt again.
  5. JanetGeorge

    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    Well - a result. We knew the Vote woud not be passed - the Chairman has full access to ALL members. When you consider that a mere 5% of members bothered to vote, that makes the figures even more of a warning to the BHS. 829 members - 15% of the members who had bothered attending or giving...
  6. JanetGeorge

    How do I discipline something that retaliates worse when told off?? Long post!

    I confess I wouldn't run ONE stallion with my mares, even if they were all in foal to him. Some people do so - safely enough. Some stallions are smart enough to accept a 'no' from a mare who might be showing in season but not quite ready. Oters are smart enough to figure out the safest...
  7. JanetGeorge

    How do I discipline something that retaliates worse when told off?? Long post!

    lol, but at least it might make people think a bit more. I guess there are alternatives I could offer based on experience with a stallion who'd been abused (and killed 3 stud grooms as a result!) Be polite to a stallion and ask his co-operation or you are likely to end up dead! But the most...
  8. JanetGeorge

    How do I discipline something that retaliates worse when told off?? Long post!

    EXACTLY! And at least one of the reasons mares' bad behaviour - especially when you KNOW that mare should NOT do that (VERY hard for a new owner unless former owner was VERY honest). Just in the past two years I have 'retrieved mares bred and backed by me - I confess - the actual backing and...
  9. JanetGeorge

    How do I discipline something that retaliates worse when told off?? Long post!

    Exactly!! I have spent - um - more years than I care to remember - putting rugs on horses. And hell - at one job I had in Australia I was at first a bit appalled to be told there were usually - in winter - around 30 horses at grass I would have to remove rugs in morning- and put back in the...
  10. JanetGeorge

    How do I discipline something that retaliates worse when told off?? Long post!

    And which bit don't you agree with, Leo? And may I ask how many different stallions you've handled both when teasing and coveing mares. And how would you cope with a mare who habitually tried to kick a stallion - no matter how nicely he chatted her up? And how many mares have you foaled? Of...
  11. JanetGeorge

    How do I discipline something that retaliates worse when told off?? Long post!

    There is a very old saying that everyone should remember: @You ASK a mare; you tell a gelding - when necessary; and you negotiate a suitable agreement with a stallion." It is VERY true - believe me, I've had the lot - and a number of stallions, and worked on studs with even MORE stallions...
  12. JanetGeorge

    Thank you Pammy Hutton - and Horse & Hound. You're a great team!

    I confess I'm the mingy sort who has a quick look at a magazine I follow before I take it to the till. If nothing catches my eye, I tend not to buy. Spotted the Comment bit - Pammy Hutton this week - always a good read. I was VERY glad my local newsagent hadn't run out - as he had by Thursday...
  13. JanetGeorge

    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    ViolettaTears - you are so right. And I guess that maybe the BEST thing we can do - via this thread, and the FB Group, and the Vote of No Confidence - is impress on new Trustees, a new CEO, and Trustees that remain - that bullying staff, members and volunteers is NOT the way to head the BHS...
  14. JanetGeorge

    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    A couple of updates for those of you who are not on FB. This was posted n the BHS Members' Group (by me) this morning. Thank you to a member who prompted me to have another look at the most recent letter sent by the Chairman to members who had asked questions in the run up to the GM. Page 3...
  15. JanetGeorge

    Back on board.

    Bloody hell - that WAS fast (and probably strictly against doctor's orders, lol.) I KNOW I have to have a hip replacement sometime - but keep putting off the idea of that being essential. It almost certainly IS if I want to get back on a horse before I die - but trying everything else before...
  16. JanetGeorge

    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    Eek! What the BHS wants for its next CE is now 'official' - the advert alone would be enough to scare me off...
  17. JanetGeorge

    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    That's being kept for the meeting - I don't think we'd get an answer to a letter on that subject, lol.
  18. JanetGeorge

    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    Too Little, Too Late?? This 'offer' appeared on the BHS Facebook page yesterday. I have to wonder how honest the answers will be.
  19. JanetGeorge

    Numpties guide to "The BHS Situation"

    Too Little, Too Late??? This appeared on BHS FB page yesterday. It would be interesting to hear how honest the answers are (or how long the phones take to be answered, lol.)
  20. JanetGeorge

    25 acres... management?

    That sounds a sensible plan - but based on my experience, I would advise to tread carefully. Have a back-up possible sub-plan for at least a year or two while you get to KNOW your land intimately. It might tke at least that long to KNOW how the natural drainage goes, how good it is and how bad...
  21. JanetGeorge

    Getting rid of rats without using poison

    That's certainly my worry - bloody Labs will eat almost anything! I tried several different methods - the only one that was 'safe' was throwing them on the floor of my stocks, which the dogs cannot get into as they're fully clad to the floor. Gave that one up when rats appeared to have their...
  22. JanetGeorge

    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    lol, how on earth did you find it - I haven't yet! The 'search' function on Companies House is useless - searching for BHS International brought up nearly 70,000 so-called 'matches'. The first 10 appear irrelevant to this BHS.
  23. JanetGeorge

    Getting rid of rats without using poison

    Just a warning about these: I tried a few and kept finding the baits outside - often several feet away - it appears rats might like to take them with them - then decide they are more trouble then they're worth - or get disturbed and drop and run. TYat is a serious concern if you have a...
  24. JanetGeorge

    Getting rid of rats without using poison

    Mmm - not necessarily, just a bit of organisation depending on the size - and room either side (or front and back.) You'd need someone with about 4 terriers divided between sides. One released and the rats hear the threat and scuttle out the other side where terriers held back are released...
  25. JanetGeorge

    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    lol, don't worry, ihatework, I think I have plenty of proof of the latest lot too. Including the messages between myself and the ex-Trustee when I tried to explain to him in words of not too many syllables why I deleted his post and what my nest steps where, and he just answered with insults...
  26. JanetGeorge

    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    Thanks ViolettaTears - I just wish we didn't have to do it. In the interests of total transparency (from a disgruntled ex-member with a vendetta, lol) I have e-mailed the Chairman with details of his 'friends' misdemeanours. Only fair to give him a chance to wipe the blood off the carpet.
  27. JanetGeorge

    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    Very good questions Kaylum - still trying to find answers. It appears to be an attempt to discredit the information provided about the REASONS for the Vote of No Confidence - but why? I wonder (but not a lot.)
  28. JanetGeorge

    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    Why the heck am I awake at 4.13am; probably because I am in shock at the actions of a couple of members who seem to think there should be no restraint in fighting against the motion of No Confidence. Last night, on the FB British Horse Society Members Group, a former Trustee posted a redacted...
  29. JanetGeorge

    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    This letter has already been sent to the Chairman today by many of the signatories to the petition for a Vote of No Confidence. Any members of the who are happy with and support its content, might like to sign and send to david.sheerin@bhs.org.uk There has been a LOT of work go into its...
  30. JanetGeorge

    Here it all is for BHS Members

    This letter has already been sent to the Chairman today by many of the signatories to the petition for a Vote of No Confidence. Any members of the who are happy with and support its content, might like to sign and send to david.sheerin@bhs.org.uk There has been a LOT of work go into its...
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