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Forum: General - Off Topic
 Topic: Superanunation
Re: Superanunation [message #3304432 is a reply to message #3304262 ] Thu, 26 May 2016 05:27
  storm horse  is currently offline storm horse  
Messages: 1305
Registered: December 2006
Location: Australia
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i always get a laugh at how much money the "experts" say our future retirement income will need to be. i live on less now and i'm working.......i guess they're factoring in those overseas trips i'm going to be taking once i have the time Laughing

my only concern with long term super is when the rules change and you've locked your money away for the next ??years. i conribute to my super but also have my own savings plan that i can access if i need to before i retire. you can always top your super up, you can't always redraw on it.

also, if you earn under a certain amount of $ the govt will match super contributions you make up to a certain amount.
Forum: Dressage
 Topic: presentation of tail
Re: presentation of tail [message #3304445 is a reply to message #3304357 ] Thu, 26 May 2016 11:12
  Prince Ali  
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Location: EA/Surf Coast
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My WB has the top of his tail pulled, alah Valegro Wink the tail is quite long, almost to his fetlocks when standing resting. He has a lovely thick tail and he carries it held quite out. The pulled top gives him more definition to his quarters, and makes his quarters look bigger than when he had the bushy top. Tail is still very full and has a swing like pendulum!
Re: presentation of tail [message #3304446 is a reply to message #3304357 ] Thu, 26 May 2016 11:19
  chopin  is currently offline chopin  
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I had a judge say you don't need a false tail in for dressage

There wasn't, it's just his tail, I wouldn't even know how to put one in/on. Embarassed

Our horse also had a hogged mane when we first got him. Nothing was ever mentioned.
Re: presentation of tail [message #3304447 is a reply to message #3304446 ] Thu, 26 May 2016 12:48
  Hastar  is currently offline Hastar  
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WBs as a general rule have a much heavier, coarser haired tail than say a TB or Arab and being a heavier boned horse suit a heavier tail. Clever pulling of the top is the way to go but I think the longer, unpulled tail was a ploy and maybe an accidental one to differentiate a dressage horse from a show horse.

Might add that I never banged any of my horses tails for the show ring any they always won the ribbons they deserved. Closer to the fetlock than the hock is always my preference.

If your horse does not have a heavy, swingy tail then I think plaited or well pulled sets the horse off better and regardless of performance an immaculately presented horse will always score better than a poorly presented one. It is human nature.
Forum: Advertising - Commercial
 Topic: Oaten hay
Re: Oaten hay [message #3304443 is a reply to message #3302499 ] Thu, 26 May 2016 10:54
  aussie12  is currently offline aussie12  
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 Topic: Custom made feed bins
Custom made feed bins [message #3304448] Thu, 26 May 2016 12:54
Indepth  is currently offline Indepth  
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100% Australian made steel feed bins. Weather and vermin proof comes in two sizes....3 bay and 4 bay bins. Located Hastings Mornington Peninsula!
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Forum: Advertising - Horses
 Topic: WANTED....16+ clydi or clydi x or similar Heavey types...under 14 yrs
Re: WANTED....16+ clydi or clydi x or similar Heavey types...under 14 yrs [message #3304440 is a reply to message #3304415 ] Thu, 26 May 2016 10:08
  cheveauxpark  
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kayenna wrote on Wed, 25 May 2016 18:46

We did see him, unfortunately just abit out of our price range but thank you very much for replying and good luck with selling him....it sounds like you have been through a lot with him and I wish you all the luck.... He looks like a lovely boy.


Your good..I must be blind..I cant see a price on that ad Sad


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 Topic: PRICED TO SELL - EVENTER
Re: PRICED TO SELL - EVENTER [message #3304449 is a reply to message #3303265 ] Thu, 26 May 2016 13:43
chelseadragt  is currently offline chelseadragt  
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This lovely boy is still available, welcome to message me for further inquires on 0477411496!
 Topic: Pinto 10yo Clydie X stationbred 16 hand Gelding
Re: Pinto 10yo Clydie X stationbred 16 hand Gelding [message #3304435 is a reply to message #3304341 ] Thu, 26 May 2016 08:52
  tarrleah  is currently offline tarrleah  
Messages: 122
Registered: December 2011
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What a lovely honest ad!!

I wish I was in the position to help a horse like him be sold to the right family and get the loving home your trying to find for him.

Good luck with the sale Smile


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Re: Pinto 10yo Clydie X stationbred 16 hand Gelding [message #3304436 is a reply to message #3304341 ] Thu, 26 May 2016 09:15
  knycoa  is currently offline knycoa  
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What a beautiful boy, and such an honest ad! I want him haha. Great video you've put together.

I'm sure you will find a great home for him, can't see why someone wouldn't want to take him on. Smile
Re: Pinto 10yo Clydie X stationbred 16 hand Gelding [message #3304452 is a reply to message #3304341 ] Thu, 26 May 2016 14:24
  Talaheni  is currently offline Talaheni  
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Thanks a million, yes, hoping for a home that will keep up the TLC, he's such a kind old soul - I'm sure the original owner would be devastated if she'd seen his cond. Some of her video here as well as her old advert....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mhlE577uBI

http://australia.defipedia.org/au13/look-presence-and-moveme nt-super-quiet-gelding-93175/

Must amend the advert, sorry NO PRICE! Hoping for around $4000 for him otherwise he might go off to a trainer for sale prep.


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Forum: General - On Topic
 Topic: Trail riding Mt Doran
Re: Trail riding Mt Doran [message #3304431 is a reply to message #3303905 ] Thu, 26 May 2016 05:19
  storm horse  is currently offline storm horse  
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Brian and Melva Keep used to ride endurance and had a trail riding business at Mt Doran. you get to their property from the geelong/ballarat hwy at clarendon.

Re: Trail riding Mt Doran [message #3304433 is a reply to message #3304431 ] Thu, 26 May 2016 08:23
  chopin  is currently offline chopin  
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storm horse wrote on Thu, 26 May 2016 05:19

Brian and Melva Keep used to ride endurance and had a trail riding business at Mt Doran. you get to their property from the geelong/ballarat hwy at clarendon.




my friend used to ride there all the time and I went once and the horses were great to ride, soft and forward. I will ask her on the weekend when we see her if it's still going etc etc.

Mind you, I could barely walk the next day, but what a ride. Very Happy
 Topic: Buying a new saddle... Help!
Re: Buying a new saddle... Help! [message #3304437 is a reply to message #3304329 ] Thu, 26 May 2016 09:32
  sprintman  is currently offline sprintman  
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Location: ACT
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obsessed wrote on Mon, 23 May 2016 21:23

CapSilver wrote on Mon, 23 May 2016 18:07

sprintman wrote on Mon, 23 May 2016 11:46

Get a saddle that fits your horse, if it fits you as well that's a bonus. People here will recommend the best fitter/supplier in your area


If the saddle does not fit the rider then it is not going to fit the horse. Had a saddle that fitted the horse but not me put me in the totally wrong position throwing the fit off



If the saddle does not fit the rider then it is not going to fit the horse.


What saddle fitting planet do you come from..... Rolls Eyes



Guess I didn't explain well. Horse changed and while two qualified fitters said it still was as good for the rider as anything available it definitely didn't fit the horse any longer. Fits the rider, not the horse, consequently another saddle took its place.

[Updated on: Thu, 26 May 2016 09:33]


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 Topic: Spaying a Mare
Re: Spaying a Mare [message #3304438 is a reply to message #3304339 ] Thu, 26 May 2016 09:51
  Loki10  is currently offline Loki10  
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Happy to hear people's personal views on why mares are considered more difficult! If you'd like to feature in the article PM me with your story Very Happy
 Topic: Agistment?
Re: Agistment? [message #3304442 is a reply to message #3304387 ] Thu, 26 May 2016 10:28
EncoreEquestrianCentre  is currently offline EncoreEquestrianCentre
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Location: Australia
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knycoa wrote on Wed, 25 May 2016 11:07

EncoreEquestrianCentre wrote on Tue, 24 May 2016 20:36

We have availability at the moment, and we are only 25 mins from Melbourne CBD Smile

We have 2 outdoor arenas, lights for night riding, XC paddock, and there are some trails out the back of our place. We also have undercover yards, tack storage, wash bay x 2, hay storage and feed storage Smile




25 minutes? It's 40 even via M1...



My apologies, that was meant to say 35 mins not 25 Laughing Laughing i guess it depends on how you drive really ha, definitely closer to 35 though!

And according to maps, 19 mins from Chadstone shopping centre Smile


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 Topic: Warming up before a ride
Warming up before a ride [message #3304444] Thu, 26 May 2016 10:55
MainandCo  is currently offline MainandCo  
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http://www.mainandco.com/classroom/how-to-warm-up

How do you guys warm up?


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 Topic: How much hay are you feeding?
How much hay are you feeding? [message #3304450] Thu, 26 May 2016 14:03
whitesox  is currently offline whitesox  
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I have a very well built 15.2hh Friesian who has her whole life been a very good doer -the weight tape clocks her at over 800kg. She is spelling at the moment and in a paddock that is approx 1 acre. I have taped about 1/3 the paddock to grow grass, the remaining 2/3 has grass coverage, but I wouldn't imagine she would be getting much from it.

She is an absolute gutz and for the last few years I have been experimenting with all kinds of slow feed hay net arrangements to try to slow her down so she isn't left with nothing in her stomach.

Over summer she was getting about 4 biscuits a day spread across multiple hay nets. She is now up to eating an entire bale a day from a doubled over slow feed hay net.

She also gets a small hard feed every second day.

When I can manage to source a round bale, she will go through it in under three weeks.

I see other horses leave their hay to graze and am always amazed - if there is hay available my horse literally won't move until it is all eaten.

I know they say horses should always have access to good quality forage and will eat as much as they need, but is my horse potentially over eating?

Thanks in advance.
 Topic: It does not have to *look* doped to *be* doped.
Re: It does not have to *look* doped to *be* doped. [message #3304434 is a reply to message #3304389 ] Thu, 26 May 2016 08:32
  chopin  is currently offline chopin  
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Its my party and I'll hoo haa if I want to
my boy is totally relaxed too, had him tied to the float at a comp near a footy oval, come back from doing my cards, he has his arse practically sitting on the rail, old fella hanging out and bottom lip hanging, looked totally doped up Laughing Laughing

Wish I had a camera.

But yeah, I've known people who have bought a doped horse, years ago my mum nearly got done too, but something made her go back and the lady wasn't happy cos of course she didn't get time to dope it did she? Mum went nuts at her, saying this is a pony for kids. She told me to get back in the car, I was all excited then when I saw this wild white eyed pony all spooky, I was upset.

I just can't believe people do it. Mad
Re: It does not have to *look* doped to *be* doped. [message #3304439 is a reply to message #3304389 ] Thu, 26 May 2016 10:04
  cheveauxpark  
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What lasts for hours and hours?
The sedation used for colts and stallions to be gelded doesn't last that long..so tell me what lasts?

[Updated on: Thu, 26 May 2016 10:05]


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Re: It does not have to *look* doped to *be* doped. [message #3304441 is a reply to message #3304389 ] Thu, 26 May 2016 10:24
  Alex@StElmo  is currently offline Alex@StElmo  
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You can be confident you are seeing the real horse in an hour generally, but if in that hour you have worked it, chances are you knocked the edge off it anyway.


Place yourself in the best company and your horses in the worst. It's the best recipe for winning I know.
Re: It does not have to *look* doped to *be* doped. [message #3304451 is a reply to message #3304439 ] Thu, 26 May 2016 14:22
  indi3068  
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cheveauxpark wrote on Thu, 26 May 2016 10:04

What lasts for hours and hours?
The sedation used for colts and stallions to be gelded doesn't last that long..so tell me what lasts?



There are different types of sedation. Ketamine is a powerful but short acting sedation. Xylazine is milder (the horse can still stand) and is also short acting. Acepromazine is a milder sedation but lasts longer and the horse can still be ridden jump and gallop. There's another that lasts for about week (forgotten the name) and is usually used for horses that don't stable well and need to be stabled due to injury

ETA: I just read you posted this question CP, you prob know this already Smile Also Tryptophan can last for a fair while

[Updated on: Thu, 26 May 2016 14:26]

Re: It does not have to *look* doped to *be* doped. [message #3304453 is a reply to message #3304451 ] Thu, 26 May 2016 14:31
  Finn  
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indi3068 wrote on Thu, 26 May 2016 14:22

cheveauxpark wrote on Thu, 26 May 2016 10:04

What lasts for hours and hours?
The sedation used for colts and stallions to be gelded doesn't last that long..so tell me what lasts?



There are different types of sedation. Ketamine is a powerful but short acting sedation. Xylazine is milder (the horse can still stand) and is also short acting. Acepromazine is a milder sedation but lasts longer and the horse can still be ridden jump and gallop. There's another that lasts for about week (forgotten the name) and is usually used for horses that don't stable well and need to be stabled due to injury

ETA: I just read you posted this question CP, you prob know this already Smile Also Tryptophan can last for a fair while

Rakelin? Which is more a tranq than a sedative.


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