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 Topic: Hard to fit, roly poly horse saddles
Hard to fit, roly poly horse saddles [message #3292832] Thu, 26 November 2015 08:37
  pjayok  is currently offline pjayok  
Messages: 591
Registered: March 2012
Location: Geelong & Bellarine R...
Level 1
There is always discussions around which saddle to use for native, draft-cross, old-school Arabs etc so I thought I'd let you guys know that I've made the hard decision to put mine up for sale (on non-commercial).

I've learned the hard way that you get what you pay for and don't compromise on fit as it'll cost you more long-term.

I hope this gorgeous saddle finds a new home as I've spent many hours enjoying it but I have many expenses coming up so need to let this go.

 Topic: Awards night this Friday
Awards night this Friday [message #3292706] Tue, 24 November 2015 17:52
  Cyberhorse Mel  is currently offline Cyberhorse Mel  
Messages: 1263
Registered: October 2005
Location: Eastern Region
Completely Insane
I've jut got back to Melbourne /Australia and would love to come along and support some friends for the night
Can anybody tell me when adn where the awards night is happening and if thre are tickets still available and where i can get them from please



A canter is a cure for every evil
 Topic: booksonhorses.com.au ?
booksonhorses.com.au ? [message #3292622] Tue, 24 November 2015 12:03
  Dexy20  is currently offline Dexy20  
Messages: 661
Registered: May 2009
Level 1 - Advanced

Has anybody brought off these guys ? Seems to be an Autralian site and quite competitive prices ?
 Topic: AQHA Looking for Loan Horses for Youth World Cup 2016
AQHA Looking for Loan Horses for Youth World Cup 2016 [message #3292297] Fri, 20 November 2015 16:17
  bingochick2011  is currently offline bingochick2011  
Messages: 1053
Registered: March 2012
Location: EA, AQHA
Level 1 - Advanced
The AQHA are looking for more registered Quarter Horses to be used for youth riders for the youth world cup to be held in Tamworth May/June 2016 The AQHA pay for transport plus they insure the horse. Contact the AQHA in Tamworth directly for more information.
 Topic: Yarra Glen PC grade 4 XC jumps
Yarra Glen PC grade 4 XC jumps [message #3292181] Thu, 19 November 2015 10:32
  ingrid25  is currently offline ingrid25  
Messages: 115
Registered: February 2014
Location: Melbourne
Level 3
hi everyone,
Does anybody know what 'scary' jumps Yarra Glen PC have on their grade 4 XC course? if you have any videos or photos feel free to upload them too Smile
 Topic: Fibrotic Myopathy
Fibrotic Myopathy [message #3292100] Wed, 18 November 2015 16:04
  Dexy20  is currently offline Dexy20  
Messages: 661
Registered: May 2009
Level 1 - Advanced
Has anyone had any experience with Fibrotic Myopathy ? ( Scarring through the hamstrings )

My 8 Yr old QH gelding was diagnosed today with a very subtle case which has been causing some back pain.

Was told it will be manageable and is quite common in QH's competing in western events such as reining ( as he has )

Just wondering if anyone has any insights or tricks to managing it ?
 Topic: Anyone ride in a bates Allpurpose VSD (very slight Dressage) saddle?
Anyone ride in a bates Allpurpose VSD (very slight Dressage) saddle? [message #3292082] Wed, 18 November 2015 12:12
  Jess_DHAC  is currently offline Jess_DHAC  
Messages: 7639
Registered: March 2008
Location: Central Goldfeilds
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I'm looking at one of these, I ride a very compact QH I find my current dressage saddle has to much knee roll for me, and I feel he needs to be a bit more free in the shoulder. Considering one of these but don't know anyone who rides in one??

"I'm a self styled Bitch"
 Topic: Totalsaddlefit girth
Totalsaddlefit girth [message #3292012] Tue, 17 November 2015 18:30
Messages: 431
Registered: August 2008
Location: Mornington Peninsula
Level 1
Anyone have one ?

Are sizings comparable to normal dressage girths ?
 Topic: Seeking a riding companion Ballarat, Geelong and Melbourne.
Seeking a riding companion Ballarat, Geelong and Melbourne. [message #3291724] Sat, 14 November 2015 21:21
  ewepootoo  is currently offline ewepootoo  
Messages: 147
Registered: June 2012
Level 3
60 year old bloke looking for a Sunday or midweek riding companion, l have a beaut riding buddy for Saturdays that l met here through the Forum.
l have a float, 4WD and a property set up for horses. Two of my 3 horses are rideable, the other is a lame TB who was destined for the Killers. The last person to ride my QH mare was Bruce O'Dell and she is too green for me and he said she could be quite a handful.
l ride a friends horses on Saturday and trail ride north of Melbourne on a week day. Not interested in joining an organised group as l prefer to ride with only a few people. l am involved with a horse rescue and will eventually stumble across my dream STB Gelding. l am located 50 k's south of Ballarat.
lf you have a spare horse you would like ridden or a day free midweek and dont mind paying for a 3 hour trail ride at an established trail riding venue, then feel free to PM me. Smile
 Topic: Photo gifts of past /current horses
Photo gifts of past /current horses [message #3291445] Wed, 11 November 2015 17:52
Messages: 1548
Registered: July 2011
Completely Insane

[Updated on: Thu, 12 November 2015 12:22]

 Topic: TTT Dressage
TTT Dressage [message #3291238] Mon, 09 November 2015 21:08
  jk123  is currently offline jk123  
Messages: 283
Registered: June 2013
Level 2
So I've entered ttt dressage. I had someone coming with me but they are unfortunately un able to come and me being a red p plater I need a fully licenced driver to come with me. So I'm on the hunt for one if some one is happy to come with me or a spare spot in there float (I'm happy to chip in for fuel) I would be really great ful. There'll be a little present involved. I'm in hamilton south west vic. I'm not on till Sunday morning but would be looking at leaving either Saturday morning or Friday arvo. Thank you if you can help

[Updated on: Tue, 10 November 2015 16:47]

 Topic: Horse paradise
Horse paradise [message #3290956] Fri, 06 November 2015 13:53
  Delilah  is currently offline Delilah  
Messages: 806
Registered: March 2014
Level 1 - Advanced
Just moved my three into their new paddock for at least six months. It is not on my property but it is a lovely horsey area. Paddock is large 10 acres I would say with a huge dam and plenty of green pick. They didn't even run around when I put them in they were straight into the grass. It is weird not having them here but this will be so much better for them, grazing instead of standing at the gate. And green grass to eat not just hay. It is near my work so will check them and brush them either before or after work. So works well. 😊
 Topic: Half chaps falling down when riding?
Half chaps falling down when riding? [message #3290782] Wed, 04 November 2015 22:04
Messages: 1548
Registered: July 2011
Completely Insane
So I've started having lessons on some really educated horses (very lucky to have a wonderful instructor with wonderful horses near me) and I haven't ridden such educated horses before so I am obviously learning to ride differently, and my chaps constantly get pushed down to near my ankles! I asked my instructor and she said it's fine, I have small lower legs and if I wasn't used to having so much leg contact previously I wouldn't have had the problem before. So she doesn't seem too worried but it annoys me - other than buying a new much smaller pair, anyone have any ideas? I was thinking maybe electrical taping the top Embarassed ?
(I will eventually get a smaller pair, these are a S but thinking X or XXS and really stretching them to just fit? But these ones are only a few months old so I have a while to go before they get worn out enough to warrant a new pair ).

 Topic: Chiro-Vets who travel to Ballarat?
Chiro-Vets who travel to Ballarat? [message #3290585] Mon, 02 November 2015 21:04
  Sheridan  is currently offline Sheridan  
Messages: 194
Registered: July 2006
Level 2
Hi All,

Yes, I know this has been done before and I could look up old threads, but I want to get up-to-date information.

Could anyone tell me please, if there is a chiro-vet who travels to Ballarat? I believe there was one who travelled from Geelong periodically, does she still do that?

Thanking you Smile
 Topic: Pls delete
Pls delete [message #3290532] Mon, 02 November 2015 13:07
Messages: 1671
Registered: October 2005
Completely Insane
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[Updated on: Thu, 05 November 2015 14:03]

Cedar Lodge Equine Products
11 Kiernan Road
Macclesfield Vic 3782

(03) 5968 9672

Stephen & Kylee Russell
 Topic: Velcro Knee Blocks, where to buy online?
Velcro Knee Blocks, where to buy online? [message #3289594] Thu, 22 October 2015 21:09
Messages: 5999
Registered: November 2006
Step away from the computer,
I'm trying to find some large dressage knee rolls (brown). Anywhere online (Aus) that anyone knows of to purchase them from? Thank you Smile
 Topic: Anyone up for a trail ride on Mornington peninsula today?
Anyone up for a trail ride on Mornington peninsula today? [message #3289357] Wed, 21 October 2015 06:40
  wonderland_x  is currently offline wonderland_x  
Messages: 391
Registered: February 2013
Level 1
My plans have fallen through and wondering is anyone would be keen for a ride today?
 Topic: If anyone who has a round pony/horse is looking for...
If anyone who has a round pony/horse is looking for... [message #3288946] Sat, 17 October 2015 14:52
  pjayok  is currently offline pjayok  
Messages: 591
Registered: March 2012
Location: Geelong & Bellarine R...
Level 1
.....a dressage saddle, I saw this while researching.

I've already got one but this is a good price.

Ad on ebay

 Topic: Virbac Stop Crib
Virbac Stop Crib [message #3288818] Fri, 16 October 2015 11:48
  mississippi  is currently offline mississippi  
Messages: 955
Registered: April 2008
Level 1 - Advanced

Hi everyone,
I have a young horse who is a windsucker who is driving me mad!
He has a mostly hot taped paddock, wears a collar, has plenty of mental stimulation and is treated for ulcers, but he just loves to do it. It doesn't effect his weight but he's only young so I'm trying to curb the habit as much I can. As a yearling he had a severe injury that landed him in a yard where the habit started.
I've tried all the pastes and sprays, and none of the work except for the Virbac Stop Crib which looks like it has stopped being made! I've done a lot of googling and can't find any in stock, or even an ingredients list which would be helpful, although I'm not sure they'd give away there secret.
If anyone see's some still in stock I'd love to know where, or any other options that people have had similar success stories would be great, he's driving me crazy! Smile
 Topic: Bates Caprilli question?
Bates Caprilli question? [message #3288769] Thu, 15 October 2015 21:25
  sprintman  is currently offline sprintman  
Messages: 1955
Registered: December 2010
Location: ACT
Stark, Raving Bonkers
Anybody know the last year of manufacture for Caprilli Show or Caprilli Dressage?

UNDERSTEER is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. OVERSTEER is when you hit the wall with the rear. HORSEPOWER is how fast you hit the wall. TORQUE is how far you take the wall with you.
 Topic: Ballarat Horse Trials Photographer???
Ballarat Horse Trials Photographer??? [message #3288294] Sun, 11 October 2015 20:08
  anfieldpark1  is currently offline anfieldpark1  
Messages: 196
Registered: June 2011
Location: Denver
Level 2
Hi, does anyone know who the photographers were over the weekend.
 Topic: saddle fitter mornington peninsula
saddle fitter mornington peninsula [message #3287077] Tue, 29 September 2015 10:48
Messages: 57
Registered: April 2011
Level 4

looking for a good saddle fitter that works with western saddles in particular and shimming pads.

already have the saddle, just want to get the fit right by shimming.

on the mornington peninsula please as I can't take my horse to them and don't want to be paying for high travel costs.

thank you in advance.
 Topic: Excalibur floats?
Excalibur floats? [message #3286810] Sat, 26 September 2015 14:51
Messages: 10231
Registered: April 2008
Location: Elm Park ARC
Out of my way, I am in the midst of a hoo haa monologue

Hey, just wondering if anyone has reviews on this float?

I know some brands such as the float that can't be named (the bingle special) have a bad wrap, but the boyfriends been float hunting and hasn't heard of this brand, so i thought id pop in and ask if anyone has any experience with them. cheers.
 Topic: Riding instructors Southwest region
Riding instructors Southwest region [message #3286571] Wed, 23 September 2015 16:26
  EagleWings  is currently offline EagleWings  
Messages: 250
Registered: October 2010
Level 2
Does anyone know where I can find a list of qualified, experienced instructors in the Southwest region? I am looking for someone that would be willing to travel to us in the Colac area for lessons on our own horse.
Thanks for your help!
 Topic: rainbow stock saddles
rainbow stock saddles [message #3286462] Tue, 22 September 2015 15:02
  bevie  is currently offline bevie  
Messages: 129
Registered: July 2011
Level 3
hi guys
have any of you brought one of these saddles
 Topic: Tooradin Estate Closed due to Strangles
Tooradin Estate Closed due to Strangles [message #3285724] Wed, 16 September 2015 07:19
Charlie's Angel  is currently offline Charlie's Angel  
Messages: 11
Registered: May 2014
Level 5
Hi all
I have been asked to post the following:

I have been asked by Sally Francis owner/operator of Tooradin Estate to inform all of my students, friends & horse owners that The Tooradin Estate has been put in lock down due to an out break of strangles.
Please do not go to the Estate & if you have been there in the past week please contact your Vet for advise re-treatment.
A good time for everyone to check vaccination dates.
We do ours here on the horses birthday every year so it is easy to remember. 1st of August.
Cheers Kerrie
Tooradin Equine Service

 Topic: Looking for Agistment
Looking for Agistment [message #3285139] Thu, 10 September 2015 09:49
suzanneclayton  is currently offline suzanneclayton  
Messages: 23
Registered: May 2012
Level 5
Hi All, I am looking for somewhere to agist my beautiful broodmare once she is in foal. Looking November/ December time, somewhere she can be turned out in plenty of space with one or more other horses hopefully near Boneo/ Rosebud way. Must have water and shelter.
Can anyone help?
 Topic: Barn hacks creative little tips
Barn hacks creative little tips [message #3285093] Wed, 09 September 2015 19:47
  BoyDari  is currently offline BoyDari  
Messages: 132
Registered: May 2014
Location: Ararat
Level 3
http://www.proequinegrooms.com/index.php/tips/grooming/the-b est-barn-hacks-save-time-and-effort/

Just stumbled across this. It has some cool little ideas people have come up with, for around the stables. I know people have asked fortime saving tips and things in the past. Sorry if it's already been put up!

Sorry I can't make the link work properly, just have to copy paste.

[Updated on: Wed, 09 September 2015 20:05]

 Topic: Campermate floats?
Campermate floats? [message #3284615] Fri, 04 September 2015 16:22
Messages: 11699
Registered: December 2009
Out of my way, I am in the midst of a hoo haa monologue
Noticed one in HD, anyone have any feedback? Know anything about them?

~ My treasures do not clink together and glitter...
...they gleam in the sun and neigh in the night ~
 Topic: Want to work in the horse industry in Vanuatu?
icon6.gif  Want to work in the horse industry in Vanuatu? [message #3284533] Thu, 03 September 2015 18:07
  Ange B  
Messages: 2810
Registered: January 2007
Troppo. Loco. Round the twist.
This is not a hoax Very Happy For those who want a three month all expenses paid holiday in Vanuatu in the horse industry.... applications close today!!
http://www.abv.org.au/volunteer/upcoming-assignments/avu0101 77/
 Topic: Stallion service for sale
Stallion service for sale [message #3283796] Fri, 28 August 2015 15:06
  edensgofer  is currently offline edensgofer  
Messages: 64
Registered: February 2007
Level 4

I have one dose of frozen semen to Alegria Asombroso. I won't be using it & it's just for this 2015 breeding season only. It does not include a LFG just the semen.
I'm happy to sell this as a best offer over $300. I paid $1000 for the service last year. All transport of semen & vet costs are to be met by the buyer. Could be a very cheap foal if you want to make an offer. Check him out on www.spanishhorsestud.com. He's a lovely free moving horse, great over a warmblood mare to breed an impressive spanish warmblood which was my intention.

 Topic: Wilson equestrian
Wilson equestrian [message #3283617] Thu, 27 August 2015 08:01
  Tartini  is currently offline Tartini  
Messages: 596
Registered: November 2007
Level 1
I'm looking at breeches from this online shop and I'm just wondering if anyone has dealt with them and if so, what are your thoughts on their stock? Breeches are a great price.
 Topic: Info wanted please Stable mats Surefoot Surecushion and Horsemat UK
Info wanted please Stable mats Surefoot Surecushion and Horsemat UK [message #3283488] Wed, 26 August 2015 07:33
Rhonda424  is currently offline Rhonda424  
Messages: 5
Registered: August 2015
Location: Sunshine Coast
Level 5
Hi just wanting some feed back on surecushion and Horsemat UK stable rubber.... Have narrowed it down to these two but want some info on good or bad, likes dislikes with either brand.
Also anyone know about Shore hardness in rubber, I read that it should be 60 for horses to stand on in stable but is that anything to do with cushioning or just slip. Surecushion is 70 and Horsemat is 65

[Updated on: Thu, 27 August 2015 17:43]

 Topic: Win a Heath Ryan Lesson
Win a Heath Ryan Lesson [message #3282840] Thu, 20 August 2015 10:13
  carriage diva  
Messages: 6178
Registered: August 2009
Location: GPHS
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As part of the Berwick and District Dressage Club's Grassroots Initiative, a fantastic opportunity for current registered members of HRCAV clubs has become available.

In 50 words or less tell us why you think you deserve a free lesson courtesy of Berwick and District Dressage Club with Heath Ryan!
Include your current graded HRCAV riding level and the name of your club in a message straight to the Berwick and District Dressage Facebook page.


To be held at Oakwood on the 20th of October later this year. Must be available to ride at any time during the day. Good luck to everybody! To be drawn Monday 5th of October.

 Topic: Carriage driving competition @ Victoria Park Inverleigh
Carriage driving competition @ Victoria Park Inverleigh [message #3282366] Sun, 16 August 2015 16:38
  JulieM  is currently offline JulieM  
Messages: 232
Registered: August 2011
Level 2
For those of you who have expressed an interest in carriage driving, you may like to spectate at the competition being held at Victoria Park Inverleigh on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August 2015. 10.30 am start. Should finish approximately mid afternoon. There will be driven dressage, cones courses and marathon obstacles. A bit of precision and a bit of fun. The event is being conducted by the Bellarine Harness for Pleasure Club.
 Topic: Mt cannibal reserve or akoonah park
Mt cannibal reserve or akoonah park [message #3282335] Sun, 16 August 2015 08:58
Messages: 286
Registered: May 2014
Level 2
No text

[Updated on: Sun, 16 August 2015 15:39]

 Topic: Stock saddle recommendations
Stock saddle recommendations [message #3281931] Thu, 13 August 2015 11:32
Messages: 575
Registered: December 2009
Location: BEC
Level 1
Can anyone recommend a brand/style of stock saddle suitable for a short backed galloway?
 Topic: WWC Selling Off?
WWC Selling Off? [message #3281587] Tue, 11 August 2015 12:32
Messages: 531
Registered: May 2009
Location: EA Victoria
Level 1

This has popped up on my news feed a few times now (couldn’t remember what groups so have taken this off his page with is set to PUBLIC).

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 Topic: EA coaching study group EOI
EA coaching study group EOI [message #3280616] Tue, 04 August 2015 14:40
EncoreEquestrianCentre  is currently offline EncoreEquestrianCentre
Messages: 22
Registered: May 2015
Location: Australia
Level 5
Hey guys!

I'm looking into running a coaching study group. I am looking for expressions of interest of anyone who would be interested in catching up on a regular basis to work through our EA coaching qualifications whether it be the horse management, riding or coaching books.

I figure it will be alot cheaper to get a coach educator in to assess a group of us rather than us paying separately, and i have the facilities here to be able to run all the practical components.

Anyone who wants to participate can either bring their own horse or can use one of my school horses for a fee.

I dont think it would matter which certificate you are working on at the time, im just trying to figure out a way for it to become more cost effective for everyone and to provide a situation where we all may be able to assist each other.

I wont be charging a fee for this, im not looking to make money out of it, we will all just divide the cost of the coach educator services equally and pay directly to them on the days they come out.

I am personally doing my Level 1 at the moment but i dont think it would make a difference what level everyone is working on.

If you think its something you would be interested in participating in please contact me on 0433808071 or sam@encoreec.com.au.

It will be based in Dingley Village.

Sam Smile

Encore Equestrian Centre
Providing serviced agistment, riding lessons and training facilies in Dingley Village, Victoria.
 Topic: Mini horses stolen from pound
Mini horses stolen from pound [message #3279285] Tue, 28 July 2015 09:00
Messages: 1931
Registered: June 2011
Stark, Raving Bonkers
http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/mini-horses-st olen-from-vic-pound/story-e6frfku9-1227459674148

Hoping the thief isn't the person who was mistreating them..... Makes you wonder about the security at the pound too...

It's easier to get forgiveness than permission
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