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    Umm, well, actually, nonsteroidal...

    Umm, well, actually, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), such as bute, are a class of drugs that provide analgesic (pain-killing) and antipyretic (fever-reducing) effects, and, in higher...
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    Another way of looking at this is that pain is...

    Another way of looking at this is that pain is caused by a problem. Hiding pain by using bute has the potential to make a problem into a disaster. Yes, treat if there is an issue after the event but...
  3. 99% of people riding western don't rope angry...

    99% of people riding western don't rope angry cows either! Imagine Western Pleasure riders chasing anything.... what a concept.
  4. Try the UK ebay site and look for 'tatterstall or...

    Try the UK ebay site and look for 'tatterstall or tattersall check waist coat' and see what is there for a couple of quid.
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    Definitely get a Members ticket and book early....

    Definitely get a Members ticket and book early. Camping, I think, is already sold out (according to a friend this week but that might have been caravans, specifically).

    It is less than 15 minutes...
  6. That 'little is more' with horses. It took me...

    That 'little is more' with horses. It took me years to discover just how responsive a horse is to the very smallest and subtle aids - which means I wish someone had told me sooner that it is not...
  7. I have no personal knowledge of this company but...

    I have no personal knowledge of this company but it certainly has interesting things for sale, including unique waistcoats http://thehuntingshop.co.uk/

    This company will make them up as you wish...
  8. Heck, I have been filling in fall report forms...

    Heck, I have been filling in fall report forms for the past 15 years and the FEI form is based on the BE one. Yes, stats are available...
  9. Absolutely!! I am too old and too fond on my legs...

    Absolutely!! I am too old and too fond on my legs to damage them by cutting off their blood supply.
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    Lots of good ideas and comments already offered....

    Lots of good ideas and comments already offered.

    In my experience, the length of stirrup increases as one learns to use one's seat. This is the result of working without stirrups, ages and ages of...
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    Really useful video - how to hunt

    I found this http://rockyforkheadleyhunt.com/videos/ giving a hunting demo and what to wear advice when I was wondering around the internet.

    IMHO many hunts are missing opportunities to use...
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    If the sign of a good stallion is babies who look...

    If the sign of a good stallion is babies who look like him... well a lot of chestnuts with white faces! He is being put to some really good mares (Oscar, for example, is a top class National Hunt...
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    Tina Cook certainly blamed herself for De Novo...

    Tina Cook certainly blamed herself for De Novo News falling at the lake and she was kicking herself because the horse was enjoying itself and going really well until she made her mistake.



    The...
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    So, Sir Mark Todd in Horse & Hound (7th May)...

    So, Sir Mark Todd in Horse & Hound (7th May) said:
    "Apart from the couple of US riders in the top 10, the Kentucky results showed that the standard of eventing in the US is way behind that in...
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    Absolutely! Dressage is training. European...

    Absolutely! Dressage is training.

    European breeders are looking to put more hock movement back into their horses because it is becoming recognized that the WOW! trot in young horses does not...
  16. It takes time and requires quiet and consistent...

    It takes time and requires quiet and consistent riding but try riding her in collection for gradually longer and longer periods. Don't over ride her and give her plenty of breaks on a long rein so...
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    Ah, you should wait until I start my...

    Ah, you should wait until I start my equestrian-focused guided tours of England. Something different to see every day: eventing, shows, studs, racing, go for a hack or pub ride, hunting at the right...
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    The problem with any TV/video coverage is that...

    The problem with any TV/video coverage is that the camera flattens distance. In reality, there is a lot of ground between the fence and the crossing point where some mum was pushing her child over -...
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    OK, so my in-built travel agent can not resist...

    OK, so my in-built travel agent can not resist giving a reply. As I'm in the UK I cannot help with the costs of flights etc.

    Prices of tickets and the booking website are always up well in...
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    If he can do the job well, don't school him at...

    If he can do the job well, don't school him at home over the same patterns. Give him different tasks, make him think, stop him from 'knowing' what comes next so he has to listen to you rather than...
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    The UK has a different racing culture: a lot more...

    The UK has a different racing culture: a lot more variation in distance and running mainly on turf, all year round (therefore highly variable going) and the race courses are each very different from...
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    According to Channel 4 racing, Balthazar King is...

    According to Channel 4 racing, Balthazar King is due to leave hospital next week and will spend the summer turned out to grass, back with his owner.
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    I've never had any problem with half chaps and...

    I've never had any problem with half chaps and boots in even the roughest country, in fact, they are my preferred choice on exotic riding vacations. They are also a lot more forgiving around the...
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    I regard jump racing as the savior of the TB...

    I regard jump racing as the savior of the TB since it proves they still remain a tough, sound and competitive breed that can take the work and have good minds. Particularly when compared with the...
  25. Horse riding in France is really well organised...

    Horse riding in France is really well organised and generally of high standard in horse care and riding skill. The whole country is sub-divided into regions that promote horse sport of all kinds...
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