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    How would you judge a foreign breeds class?

    I find most judges at the smaller shows know nothing of certain breeds, I have been asked if my pure bred Arab was a part bred Arab before, he couldn't be more typically Arab in the way he looks.
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    How would you judge a foreign breeds class?

    Fair enough I see your point we just have a real lack of classes unless you do AHS shows, I can do veteran with one of mine now which is a bit of a bonus!
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    How would you judge a foreign breeds class?

    I have done loads of foreign breed classes and most of the time I am in with warmbloods had the odd haffy friesian and Spanish, I also did a rare breeds class once and there was a woman riding a Clydesdale and the ring was quite small and he literally thundered round looking out of control my...
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    How would you judge a foreign breeds class?

    Why don't Arabs fit into a foreign breed class? And sometimes at smaller shows it is literally the only class an Arab can do so do away with it and we would have nothing. A lot of the Paso and saddlebred shows have open classes which Arabs can enter so they obviously feel Arabs have a place
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    Looking for someone to help with a pony that naps/rears - recommendations

    It could be pain caused by something more serious so the normal teeth, saddle physio won't throw anything up, in my experience rearing is quite a strong response I would be getting a proper vet check before sending it to someone, especially as you have limited history of the pony, had she been...
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    What weight for a 15.2 youngster?

    Agree with ihatework I have a 15h Arab his not a fine type but has not always had the best top line so I wouldn't put more than 10.5 stone on him, I was 9.5 stone when I backed him but I only weigh 9 stone now so it's fine for him.
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    New colours for old!

    Bays can have what looks like a dorsal stripe
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    Fun Show - How relaxed??

    It will be fine do both classes and wear your navy jacket and don't worry about it enjoy your day and good luck!
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    Bits (tack!)

    Try an eggbutt snaffle rather than a loose ring or a hanging cheek snaffle for the reasons mentioned above as they are sometimes preferred because they don't move so much, one of mine hates loose ring bits
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    Best New Owner Breeds?

    I wouldn't go for any particular breed if you just want a good alrounder most breeds and cross breeds are quite capable of doing that level, and it really depends on your budget and what sort of competing you want to do.
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    The pony quest continues - short tail eaten by a foal?! Hair Extenions?

    You can't use fake hair on Arabs at any AHS shows either.
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    I think it would be ok just might not be as powerful
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    Buying a yearling...

    If you like him buy him
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    Grumpy to tack

    A gut supplement will be fine to feed alongside what she is already having, I have used Easigut from natural horse supplies although it wasn't for ulcers his just sensitive but it is recommended for ulcer prone horses.
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    Update on my little palomino

    She is looking good definitely a bit slimmer I am sure she will grow a bit more, Arabi was about 14 .1 at 3 and fully grown his just 15h, I think Arabs tend to ride bigger anyway so they never feel small or pony like.
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    How do I discipline something that retaliates worse when told off?? Long post!

    I wouldn't leave stallions with a mare carrying and definitely not with a new born foal, I have looked after stallions had one myself most are very good but you just never know, we ran colts together so they could play and grow but if one got too aggressive they were separated I can't be...
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    Grumpy to tack

    If she has had time off saddle could need looking at but 4 weeks on ulcer treatment is not long they could still be painful, I personally would not ride until I knew the ulcers had completely gone.
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    How do I discipline something that retaliates worse when told off?? Long post!

    Well that's not a happy herd the stallion should not be subjected to bullying everyday that is just cruel, and she is obviously not feeling safe and happy or she wouldn't be so aggressive towards him, not my idea of how to keep horses poor bloody foal being born into that situation that's quite sad.
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    Suggestions for grazing muzzle horse can’t get off

    We tied the muzzle to a field safe headcollar it was the only thing that worked, one of my Arabs got very good at removing it from the pony and he quite happily stood there while he pulled at it, it's like he just knew that he would be free of it.
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    How much would you expect to pay?

    I pay £10 for each visit twice a day, hang nets 1 bucket feed either end if the day, top water up make haynets and feeds and maybe change rugs if needed, it doesn't take any more than half hour and she only lives about 10 minutes away.
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    First show of the year - not an all-out disaster

    Well done and a very pretty horse
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    Striped hooves - showing?!

    Nice pony one of my Arabs has stripey feet as well.
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    Wildlife when out hacking

    I think my horses would have a breakdown having to share a field with kangaroos, would be interesting coming across them out hacking :rolleyes:
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    Diluting pure benzyl benzoate

    Hi yes that's great I did think it was 125g to the whole pot thank you just couldn't get my head round it!
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    Diluting pure benzyl benzoate

    I have a 500g pot of aqueous cream I want to add benzyl to, it says on the bottle to do 1 part benzyl 4 parts carrier how many mls do I add please, I can't work it out being a bit dim!
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    Found stray dog... We might be having him!

    Great news so glad his coming home with you he looks lovely, I have a queen Anne legged terrier she is going grey in the face now as well.
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    Wildlife when out hacking

    We see pheasants, red dear, muntjac and a lot of red kytes they often swoop down right in front of you some of them are huge, saw a massive hare last week as well not seen one in ages, we have a resident male pheasant his always in my fields and we have 2 mallards on our pond they tend to hang...
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    Barefoot TB - to boot or not?

    I did a fair bit of in hand walking on different surfaces first then did short hacks on a mixture of stony track grass and road and he was fine, he feels the odd stone but in summer the tracks are very stony so understandable really.
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    Horse leg fracture

    That's amazing so glad it has healed so well.
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    How do I discipline something that retaliates worse when told off?? Long post!

    I was taught to always do the rug up in that order as well to prevent it slipping or getting caught, unfortunately a lot of people are not aware of the sequence.