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    We just went through Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita...

    We just went through Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita here, and I was feeling bad for the horses during the worst bit of weather, so I braved the wind and brought the horses on the porch (they'd be in the...
  2. It was featured on "Bones" in... season 3 I...

    It was featured on "Bones" in... season 3 I think? "death in the saddle" worth a watch!
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    From the rental scam page: There are...

    From the rental scam page:

    There are commonalities with all rental scam emails. Below are some tips when dissecting a rental scam email.

    Does the email start out with Sir / Madam?
    Are...
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    Steinbrecht - Gymnasium of the horse. Museler -...

    Steinbrecht - Gymnasium of the horse.
    Museler - Riding Logic.
    Mary Wanless - RWYM Masterclass (the OLD one).
    For a bonus point: Albrecht - Elements of Dressage.

    I wasn't impressed by Carl...
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    OP, Have a watch of these... Part 1...

    OP,
    Have a watch of these...
    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3
  6. Ol' Gloria and Sundust (of Spirithorse fame) made it to the telly!

    http://fox13now.com/2013/04/14/84-year-old-utah-woman-saddles-up-for-dressage/

    Appreciate that this clip is from April 2013 - but to my knowledge it hasn't made it on to COTH yet. If it did, and...
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    :cry: Hugs to you and your family

    :cry: Hugs to you and your family
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    Sorry, to add here: If you are getting the...

    Sorry, to add here: If you are getting the impression that I am a complete nonce when it comes to breeding, you are quite correct. I do NOT consider myself a "competent handler of mares and...
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    Thank you, Velvet is looking much happier today...

    Thank you, Velvet is looking much happier today (I think a gram of Bute in last night's feed tub and a cold hose over the udder helped too...)

    Today we had a big test - I took the aunt Mare away...
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    Thanks JWB, we are on the second day of "cold...

    Thanks JWB, we are on the second day of "cold turkey" and Mum is going to need a bath today as she has white caked milk legs, poor darling. The foal hasn't fussed much at all - if anything, it's Mum...
  11. I've got all the Jinny books, absolutely love...

    I've got all the Jinny books, absolutely love them! Kaolin paste is still very much in use, I've got a pot of it here.
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    Thank you all for your advice! I'm currently home...

    Thank you all for your advice! I'm currently home with the flu (sniffle) and have already separated the mare and foal for today, so perhaps I will just... leave them separated. I did find a research...
  13. Aww thank you! Pennywell Bay, it's our growing...

    Aww thank you! Pennywell Bay, it's our growing time right now. Being in tropical Australia we get no snow, and our spring is very dry. Our grass grows mainly in late summer and autumn, with the...
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    Weaning - self-doubt...

    Evening all,

    I have some questions about weaning. For those who recognise this user name, I put up the thread about the unexpected foal I found myself in possession of. The short version is: I...
  15. Taken last weekend:...

    Taken last weekend:...
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    The zapper I'm using is a DakenAg 35 km mains...

    The zapper I'm using is a DakenAg 35 km mains charger...
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    I had this problem with my young foal - she would...

    I had this problem with my young foal - she would just take the shock and go through anyway. My neighbours would be forever finding her outside the paddock. Solved the problem with going from a 4 to...
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    Sounds like I would love your saddle - I love the...

    Sounds like I would love your saddle - I love the older types and think these newfangled things are dreadful. I was looking through the latest saddlery magazine - split back saddles, coloured piping,...
  19. Toaster, are you talking about the unicorn...

    Toaster, are you talking about the unicorn trilogy? I acquired all three back in my teens - love them! Not many people ever read them. You can get them on Kindle now.
  20. Just throwing out another suggestion for you, but...

    Just throwing out another suggestion for you, but have you considered a temporary / experimental switch to say, reining or western hunter - where you ride one handed?

    Also I would look up Georgia...
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    I've owned one - it was FANTASTIC! He is very...

    I've owned one - it was FANTASTIC! He is very free with his information, so if you need to know something specific, email him.
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    There is "Flying Changes" by Caroline Akrill (bit...

    There is "Flying Changes" by Caroline Akrill (bit dark but good).
    "The Horse Dancer" by Jojo Moyes which I loffed.

    OP, the two books you mentioned - are they any good, worth acquiring? I'm...
  23. Oh gosh OP I'm so sorry! I used the Quick Reply...

    Oh gosh OP I'm so sorry! I used the Quick Reply option, not seeing your last post... =(
  24. Hello all, I've been a terrible updater!! I...

    Hello all, I've been a terrible updater!! I haven't even got any really recent photos to show off... sorry, but you are all getting the month old pics at this stage.

    Well, little "Polo" is now...
  25. I put up a thread last year with a similar...

    I put up a thread last year with a similar situation - only I didn't know the mare was in foal to begin with! She dropped a healthy filly five weeks after officially confirming that whoops! she's...
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