Could it not have been the case that your daughter did actually go wrong? The last hunter trials I did, there was a dad going on about how his daughter walked the course and jumped the exact course she had walked and was numbered, but got eliminated for error of course. He was claiming the...
I’m definitely competing less. I used to go somewhere most weekends but I have only been out once so far this year. I don’t like the hanging around and the poor attitude of a lot of fellow competitors.
I have a 31yo and a 28yo, both in amazing condition. 28yo still in full work and no, I don’t feed them anything special. They get chaff, nuts and sugar beet in the winter only. I do soak the nuts for the 31yo as his teeth are smooth and a bit wobbly, so he finds it easier to eat them that way.
If your horse is cold and miserable, put a rug on it. If it’s not, don’t. It is clearly colder and more miserable elsewhere in the country and you can not treat every horse the same. The time of year is irrelevant, it’s the temperatures and weather conditions you need to go by. It’s colder and...
I put off rugging my lot but have given in this morning as they were all huddled in a corner, shivering and shaking and generally looking miserable. Put 200g rugs on and they have cheered right up! If yours are cold and unhappy put rugs on!
I did my stage 2 about 30 years ago and I also had a couple of disagreements with examiner but she was more than happy to listen to my reasons and I was the only one to pass that day, everyone else just churned out the ‘correct’ answers! (Back then you were informed of your result on the day).
I think that it’s fair to charge for a refit. My farrier doesn’t if I have the shoe, £10 if I don’t, but he lives up the road and I’m one of his original customers and I have 8 ponies. However I don’t think it’s on to suddenly charge more without telling you.
Yes, as long as you are covered for what you are claiming for and you are within the claim limit and time, it doesn’t matter what vet you use. Wouldn’t cover the same thing twice though, so 2nd vet would need to see all notes etc from 1st vet.