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    Showing - County versus Local Show differences

    Thanks everyone. Useful stuff! I shall leave extra time for walk from lorry park and getting number. Class is at 8 am so setting off before 5!
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    Showing - local versus county level

    Yes, i am
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    Showing - County versus Local Show differences

    So ... I have entered youngster for an inhand class at a county show. This will be my first county show although we have been reasonably successful at local show inhand classes. The class is Competition Pony youngstock (he is a buckskin German Riding Pony type). Looking for some tips on what...
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    Showing - local versus county level

    So ... I have entered youngster for an inhand class at a county show. This will be my first county show although we have been reasonably successful at local show inhand classes. The class is Competition Pony youngstock (he is a buckskin German Riding Pony type). Looking for some tips on what...
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    Video Arlo goes cross country schooling

    Brilliant! Happy horse having fun. He looks very chilled about it all.
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    Should I rug the ponies? Opinions please!

    It's acually unseasonably cold. Mine are all rugged in this rain I sleep better that way!
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    Farrier issues...

    So glad to be barefoot and not at the mercy of farriers!
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    German Riding Pony registration?

    QUOTE="Lindylouanne, post: 14016862, member: 109573"]OK I see now. I would try the British Sports Pony Society and see what they say. If they can't help they may know who can but I can't see why they couldn't be able to. Let us know how you get on. I contacted the Sports Pony Studbook Society...
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    German Riding Pony registration?

    Thanks so much for your reply. He was bred in Britain. His sire is a graded German Riding Pony stallion and his dam is an registered Oldenburg (Royaldik) x TB, so I think he could be registered as a German Riding Pony? The small stud (now closed) that bred him usually bred bigger horses and he...
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    German Riding Pony registration?

    Adoes anyone know how to register a German Riding Pony as this breed? Ier Ems but no reply. He is a gelding, 3 years old and currently has an AES passport. Many thanks to anyone who can help with advice please.
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    Hoof boots

    I have a horse out of shoes for 3 weeks now. I boot front and back for riding/walking out. Same boots work for all 4. You won't do any harm booting all 4 and if it makes you feel more conident in your rehab work, then why not? I use Equine Fusion boots and they are brilliant for my horse, good...
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    In-hand showing outfits.....Why so frumpy and 80s??!

    Surely it's up to handlers themselves to modernise the outfits that handlers wear. If you don't like tweed, don't wear it. Wear something you feel is comfortable, stylish and suitable and may be others will follow. There aren't many rules about what you can wear in showing, just conventions. No...
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    Can I please introduce....

    He looks gorgeous! Perfect weight and condition. I too have one this age I'm backing myself later this summer so I'll be watching your progress with interest!
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    Ragwort safe for horses, says rewilding authority ...

    Is it inidenous/native? I thought it wasn't
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    FOR THOSE THAT HAVE LAID GRASS MATS AROUND MUDDY GATEWAYS ETC...

    I put scalpings under the mats and this works perfectly. I have " hippo" bags delivered into gateway, split bag down the sides with stanley knife, then rake out, leaving the bag underneath. Saves a lot of shovelling effort!
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    Ok folks....the wait is over (hopefully..!!)

    The photos in the advert showed a horse with an incorrectly muscled neck so other posts of origin of problem in neck may well be right. Last time I bought a horse, two failed vetting. So upsetting. Sorry this hasn't gone well, but don't give up. Your horse is out there. It may just take a long...
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    Farriers - bit of a rant!

    I just wanted him to REPLY to any of the following that I left for him: texts, a voicemail and an email so that I could have some kind of time scale for when he was next nearby and could attend to my horse's feet. Then I would know whether to wait for him or ask someone else as a one off. I...
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    Farriers - bit of a rant!

    Not saying at all the I'm being ripped off, just that that's reasonable and not underpaying
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    Farriers - bit of a rant!

    Someone earlier was suggesting perhaps i deserved such poor service since i was making my farrier work for too little. £80 seems a reasonable amount for two x natural balance and two ordinary, nothing extra or special except 4 x road nails.
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    Farriers - bit of a rant!

    I think that's at the heart of it. Taking on so many clients that you can't fit in an emergency or answer calls.
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    Farriers - bit of a rant!

    I was paying £80 per set plus tip at xmas. Too little?
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    Farriers - bit of a rant!

    Yes, as I said earlier I already have an excellent very well qualified barefoot trimmer who is efficient always turns up on time and will attend if there is a problem. I have used him for years. I'm not an idiot, honestly!
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    Farriers - bit of a rant!

    Shoes came off yesterday, hoof boots fitted, lunged her today and she seems pretty comfortable. Fingers crossed that I'm farrier free!
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    Farriers - bit of a rant!

    Just not even going to respond to this!
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    Farriers - bit of a rant!

    Yes, sorry!
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    Farriers - bit of a rant!

    But he doesn't answer his phone!
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    Farriers - bit of a rant!

    Yes, I left a message on his answer machine two days ago
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    Farriers - bit of a rant!

    I realise some may mess them around but i'm a really good client and never do! Made a call to the very good barefoot trimmer who does my young horse, he replied within hours, and is coming on Friday to take shoes off and trim. Hoofboots ordered. Barefoot trimmer NEVER messes me around and is...
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