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    Spaniel puppy name

    A friend ;)? Can you give any more context in relation to your "friend"? Other pets names, names of beloved pets gone to Rainbow bridge? Will the dog require a registered name? etc etc
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    Is it just me, but....... 🤞

    It’s 16.15 and it doesn’t seem quite as dark tonight... Lighter nights and shedding costs can only mean one thing. Come on summer :cool: ;)
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    That moment of horror

    An orca pod to me means a group of whales?!? *pottles off to google wondering if he is now a seahorse*
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    Burghley Head Cam Footage

    Some of those branches were really low. There seemed a good 2 or 3 times he got face slapped
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    Northampton people- I's like to ask a favour

    JennBags - would it be ok to ping you a PM. I am Horsham, and horseless :)
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    Bob Champion is asking for help after Liverpool fire

    Just seen this , such a shame, really hope people can help http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5289005/Grand-Nationals-Bob-Champions-photos-destroyed-fire.html
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    Hovis - can't believe it...

    Hi Can't believe what I have just read, poor Hovis and poor Hovis family http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/blog/hovis-friday-diary-time-next-week-going-one-way-another-636490 Keeping everything crossed, wonder if we can collectively send some famous HHO vibes
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    Lily dog is poorly :(

    Hugs to you and gentle calming strokes for Lily dog. Sending all positive vibes
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    What horsey thing can wedding rimgs be carried in??

    Hobby Horse, he can't have a minature, but a hobby horse on a small broom handle should still pack into a case for transportation and can be kept as a keep sake. You could loop the rings through the reins or looped into a velcro detachable browband as some dressage bling. Go for fabric in...
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    Jumping in a dressage saddle

    I used to do everything on my Arab in a dressage saddle. She was an Arab that could, not didn't so we showed, dressaged, showjumped, evented and hacked in it. I loved it, now don't feel settled in anything other than a dressage saddle.
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    Hogging but leaving forelock?

    I always think if we get summer weather longish forelocks can help as a natural fly fringes so I'd leave on
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    Gold medals and now golden rings....

    What a day for Charlotte http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3741889/Love-horse-pieces-Charlotte-Dujardin-defends-dressage-Olympic-title-win-gold-Team-GB.html
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    Arab Horse Society Magazine 1988 & 1989

    Hi This is a real stab in the dark but would anyone have copies of the Arab Horse Society Magazine from 1988 and 1989 that would have had the write up of their national summer shows. For those years it was Ascot and then Kempton Park I'm trying to locate copies for a surprise for my mum. I...
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    How fit do you need to be to do agility?

    She will hate me for typing this, but ... My mum is 66, a double breast cancer survivor and a stubborn old goat She reguarly complains she is not as fit as the youngsters and she will never win again But at the weekend she won 2 classes and had a second in another. One win was on a course...
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    BHS Gold membership - coverage abroad

    To answer my own question, because of the way French law operates, no BHS Gold doesn't cover me in France
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    BHS Gold membership - coverage abroad

    Hi. I am looking at taking the BHS gold membership to cover me when riding my clients wifes horse in France. This is recreationally, and my client is because of my consulting work here, not an equine client or anything similar. I cannot easily tell however if the BHS Gold membership covers...
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    Does it ever stop hurting?

    Thanks for the advice on the flies. Maybe I should bulk buy some stuff through the other half in the UK and he can ship it over! I'm still getting used to the equipment differences, are fly sheets and fly masks used much here to help the horses out? I've yet to find the equivalent of a tack shop...
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    Does it ever stop hurting?

    Thanks everyone for your contributions, glad there will be some light and the end of the tunnel And believe me the unending homesickness, limited English conversation and 12 hour days are the balance. The other half is over for the weekend but the riding will be a welcome distraction cos as...
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    Does it ever stop hurting?

    I'll set the scene... Up to mid 20's full on rider, worked full time but kept 3-4 up to county standard showing as well as riding for others and judging, then career got in the way and it stopped. Anyways, working in Southern France and my client says come meet my wife and horse. She (wife)...
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    Stopping me missing home (France)

    Does anyone know of anything equine going on this weekend within an hours trip from La Grande Motte? I'm working here and need something to take the mind of the homesickness TIA
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    The Giant Goresbridge Pony has arrived!!

    It's gotta be Goose, everyone needs a wingman!
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    Badminton Grass Roots updates and ground conditions

    I have my fingers crossed for all H&Hittes and looking forward to hearing how they did, and was just wondering if the awful weather we have had here today has been replicated at Badminton? It has chucked it down all day and am concerned if it caused any problems, as well as how the ground on...
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    Mum crashed my lorry...

    I too have a Bertie, I embarrassed myself when we went to look at him to buy by blurting out "Can we take Bertie for a test drive?" and my husband then had to explain to the seller that it was ok and I was safe to be let out into the community :)
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    My MSc research project , please can anyone help me.

    Hi. I would suggest getting in touch with the Kennel Club for some contacts of local dog training clubs (or even not so local so as not to impact your statistical population on reflection) who may also be able to help contribute. They have working dog commitees for agility, field trials etc...
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    a weekend of small successes.....

    And........... :p
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    Ridden Pairs Showing. HELP!!!!

    Good luck ill try and find a photo an pm you if you'd like. Feel free to let me know if you have any more questions
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    Ridden Pairs Showing. HELP!!!!

    Have just seen your other post. It is likely you will asked to do a show, so it's better to be prepared. We would walk out from line and turn, face the judge, halt and salute in unison. We would then halt to trot, and then do a half loop, extended trot across diagonal, trot second half loop...
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    Ridden Pairs Showing. HELP!!!!

    Hi Try and match as much as is possible. At the basic level if you can, and I appreciate its not always possible and would be expensive if its just a one of, but at least the same colour tack, possibly the same coloured browband, and then the same colours as best is possible jacket, breaches...
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    URGENT NED IS MISSING

    And although she can't see it, thanks to an old HHOer D_D for her facebooking
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