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    Yesterday, 02:56 PM
    The term 'all rounder' encompasses a lot! At the bottom of the scale you might have a 18yo happy hacker who can pop a small jump or two and trundle...
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    15-05-18, 10:55 AM
    It is all very odd and if you read the original FB post by the dog owner it doesn't really add up. Even if the rider did deliberately ride at the...
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    13-05-18, 05:03 PM
    In our area (South East) they start at the very beginning of June and disappear about mid July - the reason why I know this so precisely is because I...
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    12-05-18, 02:09 PM
    Have you had his teeth checked recently? Dental problems are common in older equines, and would explain why he is not eating much hay.
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    11-05-18, 01:39 PM
    What a constructive, sensible and inspiring post, rara007! Hope the OP will follow some of your suggestions.
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    11-05-18, 06:08 AM
    Agree a Thermatex or Thermatex style rug is probably what you need. If you can't afford real Thermatex prices, you will find there are quite a few...
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    10-05-18, 07:10 AM
    We've bought several, always been good quality. You can learn a lot from them as well. This is one of daughter's from last year: ...
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    09-05-18, 02:07 PM
    I think the conditions at Badminton this year were fairly unusual, as you had the combination of sticky ground and hot, sunny conditions. Usually...
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    09-05-18, 12:00 PM
    Yes I think that is a good point, I know one event horse who is registered as 16.1 but was advertised for sale recently as 16.3hh, and he certainly...
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    09-05-18, 11:37 AM
    TGM replied to a thread Badminton XC! in The Tack Room
    How can you report 'horror stories' to the relevant bodies if you have no proof? If someone you know very well and trust tells you that they have...
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    09-05-18, 10:48 AM
    Actually, you make a good point there. The trouble with giving a reason for refusal is that often people will then come up with various ways to...
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    09-05-18, 10:42 AM
    I enjoyed both Toledo's SJ and XC rounds, he finished the XC still bouncing which was lovely to see. And his SJ round was very classy indeed and I...
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    09-05-18, 10:37 AM
    TGM replied to a thread Badminton XC! in The Tack Room
    Personally, I'd be quite happy if he lost some of his sponsorship due to this. He has had warnings before and has still repeated the behaviour, but...
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    09-05-18, 09:24 AM
    TGM replied to a thread Badminton XC! in The Tack Room
    I agree this is a worrying trend, that is particularly prevalent in animal based Facebook groups. I've seen some terrible vitriolic comments...
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    09-05-18, 08:47 AM
    I did let someone use ours for a while, but caused problems for similar reasons. The pony is allowed to graze the grass margins around the arena...
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    09-05-18, 08:21 AM
    Are they private yards just used for the owner's personal horses? If so, it might be because they won't have the same sort of insurance that a...
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    09-05-18, 07:20 AM
    TGM replied to a thread Badminton XC! in The Tack Room
    I'm not sure that criticism of his behaviour is just limited to 'ladies that lunch'! I have heard several old school, hunting types criticize the...
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    08-05-18, 08:25 PM
    TGM replied to a thread Badminton XC! in The Tack Room
    Well I suppose a comparison to that is saddles, and he does have a saddle sponsor, so I suppose that is similar in he wouldn't want to change a...
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    08-05-18, 08:15 PM
    TGM replied to a thread Badminton XC! in The Tack Room
    I have no idea! But if, for example, a horse feed company sponsored him, he would probably get their feed for free, plus money towards his competing...
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    08-05-18, 07:52 PM
    TGM replied to a thread Badminton XC! in The Tack Room
    But his statement obviously wasn't enough to convince the BHS! And you have to think why top riders are sponsored in the first place, and that is...
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    08-05-18, 07:34 PM
    TGM replied to a thread Badminton XC! in The Tack Room
    I'm afraid that statement was so obviously not genuine and not written by him, coming as it did after his 'win ugly' interview, which more truly...
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    08-05-18, 05:58 PM
    TGM replied to a thread Badminton XC! in The Tack Room
    Interesting to see what sort of effect the BHS statement will have on his sponsors, some of which must be wavering a bit anyway. Surely you don't...
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    08-05-18, 03:11 PM
    I think people who specifically want a 5 yo will generally expect a certain amount of experience under the belt. Walk, trot and canter in a nice...
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    06-05-18, 09:46 AM
    Are you buying this pony or loaning it? I would be very cautious about buying a Cushings pony, but would consider loaning one. I would be asking...
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    03-05-18, 06:17 AM
    TGM replied to a thread Pasture mix in The Tack Room
    Not only is Pasture Mix high in sugar (molasses is the 4th highest ingredient on the list!) it is also fairly high in starch from cereals, containing...
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    01-05-18, 07:41 AM
    I would suggest that you don't put in permanent fencing to start with, just electric fencing (with strategically placed wooden corner posts to...
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