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  1. sportsmansB

    No events to score this weekend, so I actually got OUT SJ & XC

    With a break in our region for Tattersalls international next week, we had no events for me to score so I finally got my own horse out for the first proper time this year outside of clinics. We went SJ on Sat to the local unaff and did 2 rounds at 90cm. The first was a bit grim as he was quite...
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    A timely reminder - proper boots!

    Folks Spent last night in A&E with a friend who fell off and landed on her feet But she landed hard (in an indoor, on a surface) Broke both bones in her ankle Doc said her proper leather riding boots saved her fracture being displaced Displaced would have meant more complicated pinning /...
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    It's why Ireland is so green...

    So disappointed Glaslough Eventing Ireland cancelled tomorrow due to so much rain this week 😟 Aim for this year was to do an EI 90 on lovely Bella, despite the fact that at Easter I hadn't been cross country more than once a year for about a decade, and she was still running away at...
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    Bit help please

    So... My lovely mare and I did our first Eventing Ireland at the weekend The parts I used to worry about - SJ & XC - she was fab, double clear & straight as an arrow & keen as mustard. Delighted with her However despite trying for a long time now, I still haven't got the right bit for...
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    Retraining a show jumper??

    Hi All I have recently acquired a lovely new horse. She is a 9yo mare with decent ISH breeding and has a great step and a decent jump She has had a couple of years of difficult riding with an amateur show jumper and basically just goes WALK TROT CANTER JUMP She has made decent progress in...
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    Tango makes his NI Dressage Debut

    Mostly I lurk, and try and reply to the odd post, but I thought finally I would introduce my little horse and our first competition report! So my current little project, who arrived about 12 weeks ago all ribs and rainscald, was finally fit for public viewing He is a 5yo by Jupiter du Thot...
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    Injury to extensor carpi radialis (LUMP ABOVE THE KNEE!!)

    Hi Folks Just wondering if anyone else has experience with damage to the above tendon- at least I think its that one from looking at pics....? My horse got tangled in a wire fence about 6 weeks ago, had 6 internal and 8 external stitches and the wound has healed up perfectly. It was...
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    You know you have too many horses in when....

    You don't have enough boots and studs for them all!!! We have 3 gone to Hartpury, 2 going to PC eventing champs, and 4 going to local One Day Normally we dry and share SJ and XC boots between the first and last horses... this time I still won't have enough for the four on Saturday at the one...
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    Job where you can take horse...

    I know there were a few people looking for a wee job like this - they are out there!! I am still signed up to career grooms despite working in an office and being an accountant - sometimes I still think I would like to go back to it.... Groom required on private hunt/event and small SJ stud...
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    3.5T 2 Horse Boxes

    We are getting one of these 3.5t 2 Horse boxes, and I was wondering if those who have them already could share their views on what they like about the layout, chassis, Horse power and so on, what they would change if doing it again, etc etc? There are so many options when getting them built...
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    Anyone in Northern Ireland....

    fancy helping out at Tullylish on Saturday??? We are short a few fence stewards and any help would be greatly appreciated (only_me and Fiona I think are already roped in!!). Weather supposed to be better by then and it is a lovely event, XC doesn't begin until 1.30 so not even an early start...
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    Pocket Camcorders

    We are considering getting a pocket camcorder (like a Flip similar) mainly for recording horses at shows and if we go to look at them to buy etc. Possibly also for for sale horses to put on the internet. Especially at competitions, it is so much handier if you can have it on you and just nip...
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