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Its team chase and point to point season.

22/02/2012

Helpful hint; Post race, add witch hazel to their washing off water in generous measures, It's great for removing bruising and concussion.
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A horses intestines,

18/02/2012

A mature horses intestines are about 90 feet long
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anti rub brushing boots

16/02/2012

Shaking some baby powder inside brushing boots before fitting can help prevent them from rubbing, for some other anti rub hints read on;
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Grand National

11/02/2012

In 1981 the great horse Aldaniti, returning from injury since November 1979, won the Whitbread Trial Chase at Ascot, his next outing being the history making win in the Grand National. His trainer Josh Gifford sadly died in 2012
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showing tip

08/02/2012

On a show horse that has a slightly turned foot, a good farrier if asked will change the position of the toe clip, creating an optical illusion of the foot being straighter than it really is. Leaving the toe clip off completely also helps disguise the imbalance.
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Sweating Cobs

07/02/2012

The term sweating cobs is derived from pairs of cobs or vanner horses being used as work horses, they were left unclipped and of course grew heavy winter coats causing them to sweat profusely when working in winter, hence the term" Sweating cobs."
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