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A wonderful mare and her "surprise"

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soniadevereux, 23 November 2011 22:05

I saw an ad that said "horse to loan wvtb" - that was the total wording in the ad. It was local to me so I replied to get more info. The owner said that she was scared of Roobee and that she wanted a good home for her. As she was so close I offered to go and see Roobee and see if I ...

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A wonderful mare and her "surprise"

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soniadevereux, 23 November 2011 22:05

I saw an ad that said "horse to loan wvtb" - that was the total wording in the ad. It was local to me so I replied to get more info. The owner said that she was scared of Roobee and that she wanted a good home for her. As she was so close I offered to go and see Roobee and see if I ...

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Horse lovers & Celebrities Unite to track down horses stolen in Hungarian raid

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Alison Grant, 19 August 2011 10:53

Horse lovers and equestrian businesses have joined forces with celebrities to help find a group of 4 horses stolen from British saddlers who live in Hungary. The four horses were stolen from their field late on Tuesday 16th August in what was clearly an organised raid."The fence had been dismantled, the electric fence broken, the horses removed and then the ...

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London and South East Championships at Ardingly. 16th of October 2010.

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Jessica Gill, 22 October 2010 09:11

Pinnerwood and District Riding club took four teams forward to the L&SE Championships this month.   Our show jumping team started the day off, with three out of four riders starting. Sadly, Joules Wickstead and Buddy had to pull out due to a field injury and there wasn’t enough time to find a replacement. First to go was Stephanie Brookfield ...

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Dressage competition at Pinnerwood Farm 25th of October

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Jessica Gill, 30 September 2010 17:27

Lisa Bluett rode Byron to a double victory at the Pinnerwood Riding Club Dressage Show on the 25th of September. Lisa, who has only been riding Byron a few months, gained a brilliant 79% in the Intro B test and an equally excellent 72% in Riding Test 12. Lisa was thrilled with her results and said “it’s great to have ...

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Twenty five horsey facts

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Rickrideshorses, 16 November 2009 11:30

General horsey facts Around 75 million horses are alive in the world today Mature horses will kick both colts and fillies out of the herd when they reach sexual maturity, helping to prevent inbreeding. Horses breathe through their nostrils - never through their mouths. The scientific name for the horse is Equus caballus. Equus come from the Greek word for ...

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Give them a chance!

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sallyannn, 27 September 2009 20:01

I bought my new mare Calypso 3 weeks ago. When I trialed her she threw me off and I hurt myself quite badly.  However I gave her a chance and tried to see through what had happened. I am so pleased I did as apart from not likeing freesian cows??  she had been brilliant and I am so pleased that I ...

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The Tree vs Treeless debate

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Anonymous, 18 September 2009 10:33

There is much debate on the internet on whether a treed or treeless saddle is better for your horse, I can only go by my own experience here. I had a very difficult to fit Welsh x Thoroughbred with quite high withers and a prominent spine. Due to a badly fitting treed saddle she had some muscle atrophy which was ...

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Treeless saves the day!

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Jan Wright, 12 September 2009 10:47

When I first got Sam, he was being used for vaulting. He was, (and is!) the most amazing character. However, we could never master a canter transition without bucking. He exhibited the most bizarre behaviour...... walking down a bank was impossible, we had to launch ourselves off it! Eventually I discovered he had a bad back.  I bought 4 saddles ...

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Difficult loader?

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Alibaba, 23 April 2009 19:14

I just thought some of you might be interested in knowing that there is ALWAYS hope for a difficult loader :) Firstly, I detest the majority of Natural Horsemanship, but I do believe that patience is vital.  When I bought my Danish Warmblood, he was a nightmare to load. I collected him with my trailer (which was an Ifor 505 ...

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Sometimes you have to stick with it.

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Anonymous, 10 April 2009 15:21

I bought my first horse 18 months ago. The first 5 weeks were great then he started napping. The first time he did it he just stopped sharp and span round. When i tried to turn him back round he reared, i was really scared at this point as it was my first horse and he was sold to me ...

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