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    (Original post by LauraWalker)
    Yes its really interesting, is n't it! That Geoff and John Video Coss mentions sounds fab. I expect a lot of good riders don't over do things at home. I have 'Milton Simply the Best' and 'Nelson Pessoa' and Thrills and Spills. :tsr2: Not bought one in ages!!! Need a DVD one.
    i have thrills and spills (1 and 2). have got vids of anky van grunsven and all the vids with milton (as far as i know) its all the one's in Robisons catalogue (again, i think). Love watching the professionals way of doing it. Sometimes they'll say something and i'll think, i already do that and it is so reassuring. i hope to get the 2006 dressage to music championships for my birthday.
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    cool, yes its fabulous- gald someone agrees. My friends used to think my video collection was sad. Also you can copy some of the grids and try and lay them out at home.
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    (Original post by coss)
    This what you were thinking of:

    from the way dawn goes i don't think its circulation. think its more arthritis or joint related although saying that when i pick her feet out she's fine and antiscipates (sp?) picks the next hoof up, doesn't lean, holds it there, she does pull it right in and close to the other leg though.
    Dawn currently has natural balance shoes on the front that look a bit like this (will post photo when i can):
    and clipped ones on the back (don't know if they are anything specific). She was fine when the farrier just trimmed her. as i previously said, its when the nails go in so i'm worried there hitting some strange nerve but i don't know. She is getting tense when he approaches with the hot shoe (to test for size etc) so she knows what coming.
    Thank you for your research, anymore thoughts will be much appreciated.

    Does anyone know about shoes that are glued on - any good etc.

    They're the ones I was on about, yes indeed!! If it's not circulation and it's the actual handling then yes consider pain in the hoof but also nb the noise- many horses don't like the sound of the hammer on nails and the smell as burning hoof does smell vile. She may have developed a dislike!! Are you with the farrier the whole time, because (and of course I don't know) he could have got cross with her/smacked/shouted etc. if she moved/stepped on him and is now nervous?? But of course I have no idea and hope that's not it....Does your farrier smoke? Some horses cannot abide smokers anywhere near them... Maybe if she's used to a routine and an order to her hooves being picked out with you, then he should stick to that but a routine is definitely a good idea....Is there any chance that there is anything else wrong with her feet- thrush etc. ?(I know this is highly unlikely as you would know am just brian storming!! ) I am sure I have heard of shoes with glue/some other sort of thing....but I can't nb....I think you said she can't go unshod-is there really no chance? Maybe you could try and stick those mac boot things on with glue.....*knows is being stupid!!* ummmmm....as your vet/saddler if they know of any remedies bootwise or in supplements if you think it could be arthiritc etc. I think Bluechip has a range for older horses....sorry I can't be helpful..... :confused:
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    (Original post by LauraWalker)
    BTW Does anyone on here have any instructor qualifications?? I would like to study something horsey related when I have time.

    I don't have any qualifications, but would like to do the stages at some point. I don't know about studying wise, but at Wellington Riding Stables, you can take the exams there for all of the stages and up to being an instructor, with something they call TP (Teaching Practice) where you would teach other trainees/people working there for the summer as practice in flat/jumping etc. You can live in there too, it's a very big stables with over 150 horses and poines, over 100 acres of woodland and fields and something like 10 sandschools and 2/3 cross country courses. You would probably be known as a WP, working pupil and could go on to teach there if you wanted.


    Here is the link to the main website:
    http://www.wellington-riding.co.uk/
    And here is the careers section link:
    http://www.wellington-riding.co.uk/d...m/loadindex.66


    Hope this helps
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    my mum is an AI, not me though.
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    Im doing an NVQ2 part time.
    For BHS stages they recommend that you do it FT, as 100 hours has to be completed.
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    Apologies in advance for the really long post
    (Original post by loser88)
    They're the ones I was on about, yes indeed!! If it's not circulation and it's the actual handling then yes consider pain in the hoof but also nb the noise- many horses don't like the sound of the hammer on nails and the smell as burning hoof does smell vile. She may have developed a dislike!! Are you with the farrier the whole time, because (and of course I don't know) he could have got cross with her/smacked/shouted etc. if she moved/stepped on him and is now nervous?? But of course I have no idea and hope that's not it....
    She used to be shod and is fine with front feet so wouldn't have thought it was to do with noise or smell. with farrier whole time and he is really good with her. as i said before she sits on him, ears go back etc (no kicking though) and he said he thinks she does this to show she isn't comfortable with something. he said if he thought she was doing it out of spite or to be naughty he would have smacked her by now but as that isn't what he thinks he is really patient. tries to help her out as much as poss. he has never shouted at her

    (Original post by loser88)
    Does your farrier smoke? Some horses cannot abide smokers anywhere near them...
    Yes, he does smoke but she has had smokers near her before and didn't seem to mind. farrier had trainee with him and dawn sat on her too.

    (Original post by loser88)
    Maybe if she's used to a routine and an order to her hooves being picked out with you, then he should stick to that but a routine is definitely a good idea....
    I start with the offside fore and work clockwise (ie fore, hind, hind fore) farrier shod fronts then hinds originally. third time (ie wed) he tried her near hind first - no difference. Dawn doesn't care about which feet you want up.

    (Original post by loser88)
    Is there any chance that there is anything else wrong with her feet- thrush etc. ?(I know this is highly unlikely as you would know am just brian storming!! )
    Would have thought farrier would have mentioned if he'd noticed anything in particular.

    (Original post by loser88)
    I am sure I have heard of shoes with glue/some other sort of thing....but I can't nb....I think you said she can't go unshod-is there really no chance? Maybe you could try and stick those mac boot things on with glue.....*knows is being stupid!!* ummmmm....
    I had her unshod and she kept going lame (think soles kept being bruised) and her feet wore down too quick. farrier didn't need to trim her feet as there was no growth. if she was unshod she would have problems just bringing her in from the field let alone working her. I can't really consider retiring her as she becomes moody when i don't work her (bit depressed, he head goes down etc).

    (Original post by loser88)
    as your vet/saddler if they know of any remedies bootwise or in supplements if you think it could be arthiritc etc. I think Bluechip has a range for older horses....sorry I can't be helpful..... :confused:
    quality of horse vets in this area is not great. back specialists also not really any good. she is given a small quantity of soya oil to try helping with joints. can't give dawn too many supplements as she's a bit fussy sometimes and most are oil based which inhibits the absorption of selenium which is needed to produce vitamen E and the area i am in is deficient of vit E anyway so it is so so circular. :confused: thank you for all you comments though, they have been useful even if you don't think they were!
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    Thrills and Spills= legendary. I like the first one best though; it's such a classic.

    The other weekend Liam and I went up to Vermont for the championships. Don't get too excited, though, our dressage is atrocious (we were last out of 20... :/), but cross country was soooo much fun and he was an angel in stadium-- beautiful and steady.

    Here are some pictures from the weekend!

    dressage, thank god that's over with!

    being very brave into a coffin

    and out of it!

    in stadium, jumping probably higher than I stand!
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    Bugger, in a word then!! Maybe you could add oil and Vitamin E) or maybe just accept that as she's older she's allowed to be grumpy!!
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    (Original post by littleheadache)
    Thrills and Spills= legendary. I like the first one best though; it's such a classic.

    The other weekend Liam and I went up to Vermont for the championships. Don't get too excited, though, our dressage is atrocious (we were last out of 20... :/), but cross country was soooo much fun and he was an angel in stadium-- beautiful and steady.

    Here are some pictures from the weekend!

    dressage, thank god that's over with!

    being very brave into a coffin

    and out of it!

    in stadium, jumping probably higher than I stand!


    Great pics!! You look like you have a really secure lower leg position, particularly as it looks like he's put in quite a big jump out of the coffin- niiiice!!
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    (Original post by loser88)
    To coss:

    Bugger, in a word then!! Maybe you could add oil and Vitamin E) or maybe just accept that as she's older she's allowed to be grumpy!!
    :rofl: again thanks for the comments, they've been ace!!!

    (Original post by littleheadache)
    Thrills and Spills= legendary. I like the first one best though; it's such a classic.

    The other weekend Liam and I went up to Vermont for the championships. Don't get too excited, though, our dressage is atrocious (we were last out of 20... :/), but cross country was soooo much fun and he was an angel in stadium-- beautiful and steady.

    Here are some pictures from the weekend!

    dressage, thank god that's over with!

    being very brave into a coffin

    and out of it!

    in stadium, jumping probably higher than I stand!
    The horse look like her really tries for you over the fences. lovely shape.
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    Thanks for the rep coss was in need Just sorry I can't actually help!

    I was lucky with my old pony, who at the age of 36 only had a problem with dusty hay- a little soak in a dustbin full of water sorted that out!! Good luck with her.....Have you tried just doing a random treatment of purple spray or something, it can't do any harm, and may help...I dunno, you've got me stumped with this one....... :confused:
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    she has loads of purple spray down her hind legs at the moment where the flies have got to her, i hate flies!!! she hates purple spray and where would i spray it? anyway, i will continue as is and see what happens. will discuss with my instructor if i can. she's coming to my house to give me a lesson on harry friday so might ask her then,
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    (Original post by coss)
    she has loads of purple spray down her hind legs at the moment where the flies have got to her, i hate flies!!! she hates purple spray and where would i spray it? anyway, i will continue as is and see what happens. will discuss with my instructor if i can. she's coming to my house to give me a lesson on harry friday so might ask her then,
    I F**KING HATE FLIES!!!! And YES the language is required!!!! Particularly around horses.....:mad: I dunno where to spray it really- all over inside of hoof?? Instructor-asking is a goooood plan!!!!
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    Thanks for the rep littleheadache My pleasure for complimenting- its well deserved!!
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    (Original post by loser88)
    I F**KING HATE FLIES!!!! And YES the language is required!!!! Particularly around horses.....:mad: I dunno where to spray it really- all over inside of hoof?? Instructor-asking is a goooood plan!!!!
    flies :mad: lets just randomly spray stuff and hope for the best aye?
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    (Original post by coss)
    flies :mad: lets just randomly spray stuff and hope for the best aye?
    Precisely!!!! I reckon you should just coat the whole of Dawn in purple spray...a purple arab has just GOT to look good!!!!
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    then try and find a show to take her to!!!
    she'll just look fantastic...



    I know, find a fancy dress show to go to as one of those starla and the jewel riders or something similar, yee hah :rofl:
    this is so fun but such a shame really. Just pleased her recovery time is quick after the farrier has been
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    I love purple spray biscuit had a small cut on her back sock and oh well i just had to disinefct the whole area!!!! she looked ultra snazzy with her orange bandages!!

    Luckliy we dont get that many flies in the fens, too windy! and no midges like you scots up north, do they bother your horses coss or just drive you nuts?
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    Drive the horses a bit nuts too. harry with a touch of sweet itch gets itchy and if he can scratch on something he will which makes him itchier. the flies go around dawn near hind where she has cut her leg, they keep reopening wounds and adding to them so dawn has large purple spots on her leg. purple spray keeps flies at bay for about ooo, 5mins then they are back but not as fierce.
    Just cover dawn in purple spray, i really should:
 
 
 
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