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    Top tips for keeping bum in saddle in canter?!

    As well as no stirrups work, I suspect you are unconsciously gripping upwards. Instead of thinking about keeping your bum in the saddle, think about dropping your weight down through your knees into your ankles. Just seen your reply to PaS. Ask a physio to devise a plan for you to help with...
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    Any idea how..

    I can't help with removing the diesel from the numnah, but for cleaning your washing machine afterwards - well, I've had too much practise (middle son is a bus mechanic, and we've had two batches of contaminated diesel in a year that he has had to drain from 100+ buses each time. I swear he...
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    Having a bit of a wobble!

    Hope you're having a great day.
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    Aaaand, we're back in the game...

    aw, it's always a wonderful view through those happy ears. Obviously nothing better than an Alf snack on the go.
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    a good productive weekend

    Isn't it good to see all your efforts being rewarded. Love his tache!
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    Child riding horse- saddle?

    It may not be ideal, but as a child from the age of 5 I regularly rode 17HH horses - but not heavy build. I used the saddles that fitted the horses, and managed just fine. From the age of 9 I rode an IDxTB (more of the chunky stamp), and as he was shared with my Dad, the saddle had to fit my...
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    Prone To Tying Up - Getting Competition Horse Fit Again

    The first thing that pops into my head is has she been tested for PSSM?
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    Rest in Peace Flick

    Ah Lev, so sorry. RIP Flick
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    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    PM sent.
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    Who would have thought it

    She's such a sweet, willing girl. It's such a shame that this type so often end up being pushed too far in the wrong hands because they will keep going and the signs that they are uncomfortable are so very subtle.
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    Jumping position weak ankle

    Having broken my left ankle twice (the first only diagnosed 24 years after the event), I can ride flat or slow hacking in long boots, but find that I am better with short boots and gaiters for jumping and fast hacking i.e. shorter stirrups. Just a thought.
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    This week's Horse & Hound

    OH has just informed me that mine has just been delivered.
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    Benefits of no stirrup work

    Another benefit of work without stirrups is that it's useful for those riders who throw themselves forward in upward transitions as the rider is more inclined to stay balanced by remaining upright and not in front of the movement. I'm another of the old school who spent lots of time without...
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    feeling like a beginner all over again

    Aw, so glad you found each other - it was obviously meant to be. See, when you find the right partner it's just so good. So happy for you (and so jealous as I am horseless and will be for a good few years).
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    Sleep well, big dog

    Aww, CT, so sorry. Sleep well, Brig.
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    Any ideas what this could be?

    Yep, another one thinking it sounds exactly like an abscess.
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    Sleep well Aled

    Sorry for your loss. Enjoy your ball, Aled.
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    Euthanasia thoughts?

    Of course it would not be unreasonable to PTS given that he can’t go to a familiar person. I would not put a veteran through the stress of a move. We lost our beloved cat to renal failure - she deteriorated in 48 hours, we got her to a vet, got the diagnosis and she didn’t come home. Quality...
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    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    Fortunately, I will be visiting family in Scotland and have already booked to attend the Convention at Morris EC, so will be attending the meeting there. Makes a change for something to actually work out like this for me.
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    First lesson for Ludo

    Oh didn't you do well finding him. And I see what you meant about his paces! He is such a sweetie, and for his first time out - fantastic.
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    My next equine project horse

    Oh AA, that is fab news on the 5 years. Love the update. I hope your herd realises just how lucky they all are to have you.
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    Yard wellies that dont slip in the wet

    Mine (Grubbs Frostline) are warm, yes, but I've never found them damp on the inside. However, what works for one doesn't work for the next person.
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    Yard wellies that dont slip in the wet

    Yep, Grubbs Frostline. My pair are on their third winter, and I have yet to slip in them, despite slippy/slimy concrete, compacted leaves on roads, snow, frost.
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    New Year's resolution to complete my BHS Stage II

    As I understand it, you only have to redo the outcomes that you didn't pass last time. Please ring the exams office and they will take you through what you need to do. Don't worry about the pathways at this point - all will become a lot clearer one you have stage 2 care and ride.
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    Lethargic flatwork sessions

    Having a school was pretty rare until recently. Schooling doesn't need to be done in a school. What happens if you school during hacks?
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    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    Well I have sent my proxy form in by email, and received confirmation that it has been assigned as requested. Thank you to everyone for rattling cages and bringing this out into the open.
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    Your mission....should you choose to accept it...

    I really rate the Grubs Frostline wellies. Mine are on their third winter, very comfy, supportive footbed, warm, waterproof. Excellent value for around £80.
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    Tense in the canter! Help!

    If I need to get someone to relax in canter, I get them singing Nelly the Elephant, and I join in. If necessary I pop the horse on the lunge line for 10 minutes or so until we are through the issue.
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    Decent yard boots like Ariat Terrain (but cheaper!)

    If you don't need to be able to ride in them, I recommend Bates Boulder 4 1/2 inch tactical boots teamed with the waterproof spray from Tuffa. About £75 for the boots. I use them for yard work, teaching duties, walking, and my full time job around buses.
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    Sleep tight, sweetheart

    So sorry. Hugs.