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    17-07-18, 12:11 PM
    I dont think you can call him an 'all -rounder' if he is green in the school. To my mind an all -rounder would pop a course of fences about 2ft 6ins,...
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    16-07-18, 07:39 PM
    But theres other threads where people say theyve been looking ages and cant find a horse to buy.........
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    16-07-18, 07:17 PM
    Getting a horse vetted is entirely meaningless then. You might as well buy the horse and see if it stays sound and if it doesnt send it back....
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    16-07-18, 07:04 PM
    But horses are different to cars, kettles washing machines etc. A car has to be fit for purpose- which is the same, whoever the buyer and whatever...
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    16-07-18, 01:01 PM
    stormox replied to a thread Jonty Evans .... in The Tack Room
    Maybe not. But do they really want to see in print what maybe a private fear? Keep it positive ycbm I am sure its what Jonty himself would want.
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    16-07-18, 08:13 AM
    stormox replied to a thread Jonty Evans .... in The Tack Room
    I prefer to look uncomfortable truths in the face. If Jonty ever rides Art again it will be a compete miracle. Maybe. But lets hope for miracles....
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    15-07-18, 07:14 PM
    stormox replied to a thread Dressage stigma ?? in The Tack Room
    I think it has to do with age too. As an older rider there was no dressage when I was young. No one had an arena, No one really schooled. Horses...
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    15-07-18, 06:42 PM
    Theoretically. In that case. But most decent dealers put a good bit of work into their horses before resale, and that has to be paid for, as does...
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    15-07-18, 05:48 PM
    I think its rather an unproven statement saying you pay more from a dealer than a private home. The selling and pricing of horses is not...
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    15-07-18, 08:10 AM
    And meanwhile, while all these expert opinions are being got, solicitors sorted, case built up, waiting for the courts (in my case 9 months) the...
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    14-07-18, 08:18 PM
    If you buy a used car off a dealer and the exhaust falls off 2 months later do you have the right to take the car back? I wouldnt have thought you do.
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    14-07-18, 07:48 PM
    I dont think it should have any bearing on a case who is the better able to stand the loss. In other words who is the richer!! Surely a seller...
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    14-07-18, 06:09 PM
    In that case whatever is the point of getting a horse vetted???? It isnt the dealers fault- the horse passed the vet. Put it down to bad luck and...
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    10-07-18, 08:36 AM
    I think that anyone who is finding it impossible to buy a horse is being too fussy. There are plenty of lovely sound animals around- but one might...
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    04-07-18, 03:54 PM
    stormox replied to a thread Small claims court in The Tack Room
    I wouldnt have 'left' her entirely but I would have spent at least 2 weeks running through the breaking process - lunging, laying over, sitting up,...
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    04-07-18, 07:36 AM
    After years of backing and breaking my own i decided age 65 i was too old - well actually I didnt decide, people kept telling me- to get another...
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    02-07-18, 06:35 PM
    Yes i agree i could harden up the soles of my feet, but i also think as some horses have thinner skins, thinner coats, and less keratin production...
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    02-07-18, 05:57 PM
    I think its like us though. I am sound with shoes but take my shoes off and walk on a stony track- id be hobbling. Some horses have (its their...
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    02-07-18, 07:33 AM
    stormox replied to a thread Small claims court in The Tack Room
    Why should she 'raise a stink' ? As far as I can see she bought a green recently backed 6 year old, which it was what she was told it was by the...
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    29-06-18, 05:52 PM
    stormox replied to a thread Small claims court in The Tack Room
    Yes Id say do this too. I think it would be more than 2-3 months before small claims hearing if the seller is slow returning his forms. Mine took 8...
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    29-06-18, 04:06 PM
    stormox replied to a thread Small claims court in The Tack Room
    I have done a lot of breaking and schooling and think it takes 6-9 months regular work before a horse becomes reliable. But even then you have to be...
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    29-06-18, 01:22 PM
    stormox replied to a thread Small claims court in The Tack Room
    How long was the horse with the backer/schooler/agent? Why did they wait til the horse was 6? That seems a bit fishy. Or maybe they didnt have him...
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    29-06-18, 12:12 PM
    stormox replied to a thread Small claims court in The Tack Room
    Have you only had the horse a week? I think any horse would take longer than that to come to terms with everything being new, especially one who has...
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    27-06-18, 10:09 AM
    She might be fine - dont worry too much. Suss the place out and find a spot beside a wall or something to block one side. Open front ramp down...
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