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 Topic: Horse riding lessons
Horse riding lessons [message #3229566] Fri, 31 October 2014 19:51
  JLC88  is currently offline JLC88  
Messages: 58
Registered: May 2011
Level 4
hi all

Just wondering if someone knows where we can get lessons on a riding school horse in Ballarat. We need an academy not just someone's paddock Razz

Thanks all!
 Topic: WIN 1 of 2 double-pass tickets to UNBRIDLED Festival of Horses
WIN 1 of 2 double-pass tickets to UNBRIDLED Festival of Horses [message #3229555] Fri, 31 October 2014 19:24
horsetalk  is currently offline horsetalk  
Messages: 9
Registered: August 2013
Location: Sydney
Level 5

Head over to Horse Talk TV's Facebook page to WIN 1 of 2 double-pass tickets to UNBRIDLED Festival of Horses, Music and Food in Canberra 15th Nov. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Horse-Talk-TV/166407466414
Horse Talk TV is offering you the chance to win a double pass ticket worth $80 to the festival. Competition closes 12 midnight Fri. 7th Nov. and the 2 lucky winners will chosen and notified by email and phone on Mon 11th Nov.
UNBRIDLED which will be opening its gates for the first time on 15th November not only celebrates the majestic glory of the horse but will also be a celebration of fantastic music and delectable food. Unbridled brings you a jam packed program, with something for every-one. There will be amazing equestrian displays, engaging and informative demos and talks, a full day of brilliant music and a Grand Bazaar packed with unique wares and foods from across the globe. For more info and to book your tickets visit http://www.unbridledfestival.com/


Katie
www.horsetalktv.com.au
 Topic: Does anyone know Oscar?
Does anyone know Oscar? [message #3228954] Thu, 30 October 2014 10:17
prettylittleponies  
Messages: 10
Registered: February 2012
Level 5
First post to the forum but long time lurker Smile.

I am trying to find any background information about Oscar. Just for curiosity sake.

He was purchased by our family off the forum from the Canberra area. He is roughly 15hh, 26 years old, black/brown gelding.

He has a small white sock on his near hind and a tiny star on his forehead. He also has a minor scar on the inside near hind.

His brands are SS over wavy line (Segenhoe stud) and 71/8.

From the verbal history we got on purchase, he was a former school horse and confidence builder for an older lady.

He is a fantastic old man. He has attitude and still struts his stuff every morning and will keep going all day if you ask him (we don't, he is semi retired only used for light riding once a week). Certainly doesn't act his age.

He has no health issues and no joint issues. His front teeth are very warn in a peculiar way, so he may have been a crib biter at one stage. We have only seen him bite the fence once so cant be sure that is the reason for the unusual ware.

He panics if he feels pressure on his pole when tied and will pull back until he is free, but will not run off after. He doesn't like being stabled although he uses his shelter as long as he can stand with his head out the door.

He floats beautifully and takes everything in stride. He was standoffish initially but now follows the kids like a dog.

He doesn't seem to interested in other horses. He is happy to be taken out alone.

He will do back flips for licorice and is very food motivated.

http://s271.photobucket.com/user/ashgrove1109/slideshow/Osca r

Any information good or bad would be welcomed. He is our baby and in his forever home.

PS please excuse the dopey look in the head shot he was blissed out on licorice.

 Topic: Need horse transport
Need horse transport [message #3228779] Wed, 29 October 2014 18:22
  easysmum  
Messages: 493
Registered: December 2005
Location: Riddells Creek
Level 1
Horse was booked to come over but transport company let them down at the last minute
Owner flys out on weekend so very desperate any suggestions ?


Thats not a new horse in the paddock its a New rug
 Topic: Fixed ring sweet iron snaffle with lozenge?
Fixed ring sweet iron snaffle with lozenge? [message #3227784] Sun, 26 October 2014 21:28
  BelleWarcraft  
Messages: 611
Registered: August 2011
Level 1 - Advanced
Anyone know anywhere that sells this? In 1/4 sizes would make me extra happy too, but otherwise it'll be fine Razz

Thanks
 Topic: ......
...... [message #3227762] Sun, 26 October 2014 20:23
  Daggles  is currently offline Daggles  
Messages: 406
Registered: September 2011
Location: Gisborne ARC
Level 1
No Message Body

[Updated on: Mon, 27 October 2014 11:35]

 Topic: Does anyone have riding opportunities for me?
Does anyone have riding opportunities for me? [message #3226974] Thu, 23 October 2014 11:54
MelanieL  is currently offline MelanieL  
Messages: 13
Registered: February 2013
Location: Yarraville
Level 5
Hi,

I am an experienced rider who has owned horses in the past, evented, been to pony club, competed in shows, etc but I haven't ridden much in the past few years. I am looking for someone to go trail riding with, a horse to ride weekly, opportunities to go to ARC, trail riding, pretty much anything that gets me on a horse! I would prefer to be out rather than riding in an arena and would need a quiet horse so that I can build my confidence back up.

I would be willing to drive up to 1 hour from Melbourne and could be available during the week or weekend.

I look forward to hearing from you Smile
Melanie
 Topic: labels under the flap on wintecs
labels under the flap on wintecs [message #3226707] Wed, 22 October 2014 10:35
  Blocky  is currently offline Blocky  
Messages: 640
Registered: February 2013
Level 1 - Advanced
right up under the flap of my wintec there are two white tags. One has the size (17.5") and the other has '06 Is this the year it was made?
 Topic: Attachable collars
Attachable collars [message #3225719] Sat, 18 October 2014 20:55
  fossill  is currently offline fossill  
Messages: 51
Registered: May 2009
Level 4
Does anyone know where I can get a clip on collar to fit a ratcatcher shirt? Need to wear a tie at a comp and have the shirts and don't want to have to buy a complete new set with clip on collar. Thanks in advance


All I pay my psychiatrist is the cost
of feed and hay, and he'll listen to
me any day. ~Author Unknown
 Topic: Wanted : Agistment in MORNINGTON
Wanted : Agistment in MORNINGTON [message #3225708] Sat, 18 October 2014 20:14
  Jazmeaner  is currently offline Jazmeaner  
Messages: 76
Registered: December 2013
Level 3
I'm looking for an avaliable paddock in mornington peninsula not in tyabb, Somerville , moorooduc etc.. Only in Mornington ! I will come over every night to feed and we will pay for agistment! Pls pm if you know/ hAve a spare paddock
 Topic: Ben Netterfield Show Jumping Lessons
Ben Netterfield Show Jumping Lessons [message #3225475] Fri, 17 October 2014 17:44
  Porge  
Messages: 1388
Registered: April 2008
Location: Warranooke RC
Completely Insane
Due to a rider having a fall today, we have a vacancy for Sunday if you're interested.

Ben is a well known and highly sort after coach, if you are not familiar with him have a look on google!

Private lessons only

First in best dressed

Contact Georgia on 0400 076 290

[Updated on: Fri, 17 October 2014 17:44]

 Topic: Water jump Geelong / Bellarine area
Water jump Geelong / Bellarine area [message #3225032] Wed, 15 October 2014 19:58
  saluka  is currently offline saluka  
Messages: 74
Registered: February 2012
Level 4
Hi does anyone know where we can practise water jumps in the Geelong Bellarine area? Drysdale and Elcho Park are empty.
Thanks
 Topic: Does anyone have a Horseyard account?
Does anyone have a Horseyard account? [message #3224988] Wed, 15 October 2014 16:23
  BelleWarcraft  
Messages: 611
Registered: August 2011
Level 1 - Advanced
Got the info, thanks!

[Updated on: Wed, 15 October 2014 16:28]

 Topic: Anyone know of this pony!!
Anyone know of this pony!! [message #3224771] Tue, 14 October 2014 20:19
  HorseCrazyLove  
Messages: 47
Registered: March 2014
Level 4
Hi, Had a lovely little mare as a child lost track off her although i do do know she was unfortunately put down last year! Sad

She was a grey pony (around 13 hands) with a brown marking on her face- called a Moroccan marking. Had a star with a small stripe and a small flesh marking! She was defiantly registered but do not know her branding although will look through pictures! Just wondering if anyone knew this pony around 6 years or so ago!! Will try to contact old owner but just thought i will try here Smile Will upload a pic soon!!

Thank you Very Happy and i know the chances are very slim that someone would know her on here! Razz


''Horses lend us the wings we lack''
 Topic: Does anyone have Don Hoffman's contact details??
Does anyone have Don Hoffman's contact details?? [message #3224761] Tue, 14 October 2014 19:38
pruecalvert  is currently offline pruecalvert  
Messages: 17
Registered: November 2011
Level 5
No Message Body
 Topic: Hicks Stables
Hicks Stables [message #3224106] Sun, 12 October 2014 23:55
  Last half  is currently offline Last half  
Messages: 2039
Registered: July 2013
Stark, Raving Bonkers
Any one familiar with this business? Interested in any feed back on the quality of work and dealing with this business. Of course don't write anything publicly that shouldn't be said publicly but I appreciate any of that sort of feedback by pm. Tks
 Topic: Boort show photographer?
Boort show photographer? [message #3224105] Sun, 12 October 2014 23:52
  romeo4life  is currently offline romeo4life  
Messages: 79
Registered: January 2012
Location: Bendigo
Level 3
Was there a professional photographer at Boort show? If there was can anyone let me know who it was Smile
 Topic: Looking for Surefooted
Looking for Surefooted [message #3223845] Sun, 12 October 2014 09:34
Hopeful  is currently offline Hopeful  
Messages: 1
Registered: June 2014
Level 5




I am wanting to make contact with member Surefooted who last visited the Forum in June 2011. I owned the dam of her mare Benalla Gardens.
Would be grateful for any help.
 Topic: Reputable goosenecks
Reputable goosenecks [message #3223429] Fri, 10 October 2014 14:19
  berryc  
Messages: 128
Registered: April 2011
Location: Bunyip
Level 3
I've read quite a few comments about what floats or goosenecks to avoid, but I'm interested in people's positive experiences with goosenecks, and what works well. What are the "must haves" and what brands have passed muster.
 Topic: Agistment near Tooradin?
Agistment near Tooradin? [message #3222874] Wed, 08 October 2014 15:56
  Jeska  is currently offline Jeska  
Messages: 720
Registered: February 2011
Location: Doongala
Level 1 - Advanced

Hi everyone. I will be moving to Warneet (near Tooradin) soon and will be in need of agistment for 2 horses. Can anyone recommend anything in the area? I would be after an arena and a large paddock for the two to go in together and wash/tie up area. Shade in paddock is an absolute must! Not wanting a group paddock. Also close to any trails would be perfect. Also any places I should stay away from? Thanks Very Happy
 Topic: good day for doing the washing
good day for doing the washing [message #3221608] Sat, 04 October 2014 12:07
  chopin  is currently offline chopin  
Messages: 6736
Registered: March 2011
This computer will self destruct in 10 posts
I've done everything by 2's this morning Very Happy
2 loads of poo picked up
2 ponies worked (1 ground, I ridden)
and 2 ponies scrubbed

(and 2 loads of washing hung out)
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 Topic: Riding buddies - Toonagbbie
Riding buddies - Toonagbbie [message #3221543] Fri, 03 October 2014 23:09
  BelleWarcraft  
Messages: 611
Registered: August 2011
Level 1 - Advanced
Looking for riding buddies in Toongabbie area. Unfortunately I don't have a float yet, but if anyone if interested to go for a ride let me know, I'm happy to go at your pace, my boy and I will do whatever. Just a little over riding on our own.

I'm 23, and my tb is 16, and we are happy to plod or hoon, or be the sensible one if needed.

Won't be ready for a week or so, as we are getting the boy shod =]

I can borrow a float for the occasion ride however.

Pm me =]
 Topic: Agistment & Insurance
Agistment & Insurance [message #3220854] Wed, 01 October 2014 20:06
  Spottyzebra  
Messages: 3991
Registered: January 2007
Location: TADARC
Step away from the computer,
The new place that I have moved my horses to is new to starting up agistment, and therefore they are querying where they stand in regards to insurance. I know that my children and myself are covered through the PCAV & HRCAV, but he is still stressing that he will be liable if something happens. Can someone tell me what the responsibilities of the property owner are, and if they need to take out special insurance even if the agistees are covered?


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 Topic: Vacancies this Saturday for Lesson with David Middleton in Bunyip
Vacancies this Saturday for Lesson with David Middleton in Bunyip [message #3220696] Wed, 01 October 2014 12:25
  mbqh  is currently offline mbqh  
Messages: 3105
Registered: August 2008
Location: BEC
Troppo. Loco. Round the twist.
Bunyip EC have group, semi-private and private lessons available with David Middleton this Saturday at Pound Rd Reserve in Bunyip.

Available to non members, if not an HRCAV member you will need to pay a day membership. Starting at $35.

If you are keen, please send me a PM ASAP for details. Or phone 0424 826 580. Thanks!!
 Topic: Could anyone help me solve the mystery?
Could anyone help me solve the mystery? [message #3219779] Mon, 29 September 2014 08:15
  vixshion  is currently offline vixshion  
Messages: 1903
Registered: September 2006
Location: Kinglake
Stark, Raving Bonkers
Of my old boys brand. He is a buckskin gelding I took on several months ago. He is about 14.3hh and is aged either 20 or 30 off side brands show 9 over 4. I presume he is a quarter horse but I could be wrong. Would really appreciate if someone could locate the brand (I've tried googling brands but couldnt find anything, clearly Im not doing it right!)

For those interested, who remember the ad I put up for him months ago, before I took him on, he came to me in very skinny, wormy condition. He is now fat, healthy, wormed, teeth done, feet trimmed, bloods all within normal range. I am very glad I have taken him on. he is worth every cent and has stolen my heart. he is a lovely, sweet old horse. I will post pics of him at some stage.

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I've lost one horse that gleamed golden like the sunshine,
one horse that gleamed with the silver of the moonlight...
 Topic: Are you a Parasite or a Rider.
Are you a Parasite or a Rider. [message #3219772] Mon, 29 September 2014 08:03
  TURK  
Messages: 3170
Registered: October 2008
Location: SEDC
Troppo. Loco. Round the twist.


http://www.peacehorse.net/peace-horse-blog/are-you-a-rider-o r-a-parasite
 Topic: How to add events to the calendar?
How to add events to the calendar? [message #3219520] Sun, 28 September 2014 08:02
  spana22  is currently offline spana22  
Messages: 106
Registered: September 2009
Location: Bendigo
Level 3
I have posted an event to the event section of the forum and was wondering how I add it to the calendar?
 Topic: Winding down
Winding down [message #3219488] Sat, 27 September 2014 22:06
  Fleurballs  is currently offline Fleurballs  
Messages: 363
Registered: April 2008
Location: Legerete Equestrian
Level 1
I've sold my saddle horse, retired my super dressage horse and leased my brood mares. I've sold my awesome float and now have some real treasures I just don't seem to be able to part with. Like the little pony double bridle I bought at 18 for $30 (heaps in those days) which is just so special and my PH pony dressage saddle.... does anyone else have problems downsizing? I've moved off our farm to the 'burbs and managing that OK but missing my lifestyle. I don't miss the endless work of pasture management or feeding up at dawn in the freezing rain but miss those faithful faces receiving their breaky....
 Topic: STABLE AVAILABLE FOR WERRIBEE HORSE TRIALS
STABLE AVAILABLE FOR WERRIBEE HORSE TRIALS [message #3218880] Thu, 25 September 2014 20:45
2222  is currently offline 2222  
Messages: 22
Registered: June 2009
Location: MENTONE
Level 5
Hi guys i have a stable available for this weekend at Werribee Horse Trials. please contact me if you missed out on getting one. cheers Chris 0418959375 Smile
 Topic: rip fisherman's friend
rip fisherman's friend [message #3218761] Thu, 25 September 2014 14:38
  mlpc2  
Messages: 7029
Registered: January 2011
Location: the club of me :)
This computer will self destruct in 10 posts
just saw this pop up on my newsfeed. rest in peace fishie. may you live on through your beautiful progeny
 Topic: 3 Horse Float Hire??
3 Horse Float Hire?? [message #3218669] Thu, 25 September 2014 10:39
Enzio  is currently offline Enzio  
Messages: 5
Registered: June 2012
Level 5
Is there anywhere that hires out 3 horse floats?
I need to transport 2 horses and a mini and would if possible like to use a 3 horse float rather than make 2 trips.

 Topic: Cowboy Conman
Cowboy Conman [message #3218422] Wed, 24 September 2014 17:19
  indi3068  
Messages: 303
Registered: December 2011
Level 1
This guy use to live around the corner from where my horse is. I always heard rumours he was shifty, suppose they are true!

just posting this for a warning as he appears to have screwed a fair few people over

http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article/8906790/martin-king-catche s-up-with-the-cowboy-conman
 Topic: Agistment around North/East Suburbs of Melbourne?
Agistment around North/East Suburbs of Melbourne? [message #3218130] Tue, 23 September 2014 20:36
  kyabra  is currently offline kyabra  
Messages: 285
Registered: February 2010
Level 2
Just wondering if anyone can suggest Agistment Properties around the North/Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne?
General area of Warrandyte/Wonga Park/Croydon/Kangaroo Ground. Happy to look around.
Thanks in advance! Smile
 Topic: Student looking for jobs in stables/studs
Student looking for jobs in stables/studs [message #3218083] Tue, 23 September 2014 18:37
  missbeautie  is currently offline missbeautie  
Messages: 72
Registered: December 2011
Location: LDARC
Level 4
Turning 17, looking for a full time stable hand job for end of this year, next year.
lots of horsey experience as i have 5 of my own, i compete dressage.
next year i will be doing my cert 2 & 3 in animal studies to become a full time vet nurse.
happy to do anything from feed ups, rugging unrugging, walking, cleaning boxes, prep, cleaning or any miscellaneous job.

Please contact Aimee on 0400070068 or 52811490
or feel free to email me at aimeework2014@outlook.com
 Topic: Horse float shower
Horse float shower [message #3217996] Tue, 23 September 2014 13:28
  tocap  
Messages: 590
Registered: December 2007
Location: Rimini
Level 1
Just wondering whether anybody has put a shower in the back of their float.

I am particularly interested in the installation of the shower base. I have seen a couple of variations including a steel shower base built into the floor, but I have also seen a fold up checker plate base which I am particulrarly interested in as it doesn't appear to require a great deal of installation. I saw a picture of this somewhere online, and simply can't find it again.

Any pictures of any examples would be most welcome.

 Topic: Northern Suburbs - Chiro recommendations..
Northern Suburbs - Chiro recommendations.. [message #3217802] Mon, 22 September 2014 21:04
  Angela99  is currently offline Angela99  
Messages: 96
Registered: July 2014
Location: Melbourne
Level 3
Looking for Chiro as think horse needs a good once over.

[Updated on: Tue, 23 September 2014 06:37]

 Topic: epsom salts
epsom salts [message #3217371] Sun, 21 September 2014 17:16
  **splash-61**  is currently offline **splash-61**  
Messages: 331
Registered: September 2010
Location: none
Level 1
I have a 16.3hh thats around 640kg. I have been putting in one tablespoon (20grams) into his feed. I was told today that it was not enough and I should up it to 100 grams which I think is a little too much.
How much should I feed?
 Topic: funny comments - see Do IT IN A DRESS in Off topic
funny comments - see Do IT IN A DRESS in Off topic [message #3217277] Sun, 21 September 2014 08:01
  chopin  is currently offline chopin  
Messages: 6736
Registered: March 2011
This computer will self destruct in 10 posts
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For every funny comment I get today of Flynn holding my dress, I will add 1.00 to DO IT IN A DRESS.

My instructor sent a funny comment last night and it got me thinking Laughing

"oh no, he's eaten Michelle!"

(1st dollar for the day Very Happy ) plus the $5 I put in for each ride Very Happy

 Topic: Clipping
Clipping [message #3217235] Sat, 20 September 2014 20:34
  rustyboy  is currently offline rustyboy  
Messages: 60
Registered: April 2009
Level 4
Have clipped my horse and now she has gone bald in her coat change is there a reason for this she has never done it before

[Updated on: Sat, 20 September 2014 20:44]

 Topic: matching up for DO IT IN A DRESS
matching up for DO IT IN A DRESS [message #3216716] Thu, 18 September 2014 15:14
  chopin  is currently offline chopin  
Messages: 6736
Registered: March 2011
This computer will self destruct in 10 posts
another city barn saddleblanket, which got lots of comments how smart it looked and how nice on Flynn - Thanks to the lovely VH'er who kindly got this for me last year, I love it Very Happy

Bit hard to see, but Flynn had little red pony tails in his mane and then of course I had the red dress on.

Red overload, but I think he looked cute.

He was awesome yesterday, soo rapt with him Very Happy
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