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superfluouscurves Fri 08-Mar-13 11:56:57



Littlebigbum Fri 17-May-13 17:59:32

Just been on the site, and banned click. I had to read it 'death threats' really. oh well.
My advice is vetting and if you are looking for the forever horse don't bond with it till you have had it year.

superfluouscurves Thu 16-May-13 11:34:48

grin LittleBigBum

had exactly the same reaction as you to his response.

Littlebigbum Sat 11-May-13 22:50:32

Well I was impressed by the answer, still wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him but it was what has been said on here.
I thought more peeps would have come forward with there experience, as yet nothing new.
And I do like the grey, oh and not sure if I should share this.

Before they open the lorry, for the part ex. I shouted with a tear in my eye, no don't NO. Yes I very sad.

lovebeansontoast Sat 11-May-13 19:24:23

Interesting comment on a thread on the H and H forum. David of Kelly's cobs is answering questions. If you're going to have a look, start at page 15 otherwise there's a lot to wade through.

superfluouscurves Fri 10-May-13 13:45:31

sorry - just found article and response on BBC Website

Can't say I am surprised

superfluouscurves Fri 10-May-13 12:55:37

Can someone please send link to Kelly Cob Watchdog prog .. can't seem to find it - thanks!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Thu 09-May-13 22:47:40

Agreed. The bbc didn't follow watchdog protocol at all. Just took the piss and left themselves wide open.

gallopingfoxly Thu 09-May-13 18:24:14

I think that they have had a lot of backlash for ultimately not covering themselves by getting the horses vet checked before point of sale. However they do what most people selling horses fail to do and that is offer a full refund after a 14 day trial if horse is unsuitable. I know dealers in Essex who sell horses and refuse to buy them back even when a horse is dangerous. That is more disgusting than what has happened here. Many horses are misrepresented when selling privately and most have hidden injuries undisclosed when sold with no recourse for the buyer. And for what it's worth i thought Watchdog presented a very poor and childish case, they gave no oppourtunity for the dealer to offer a refund. I would imagine kellys have a good case for libel against the BBC

Gingerfox123 Thu 09-May-13 16:11:25

Hi, I hope all the people on here talking about Kelly's cobs got to see watchdog last night. If you didn't please google it, they are rogue traders. Selling lame older horses as younger healthy horses. Please don't buy one of these horses before you have seen watchdog.

superfluouscurves Mon 11-Mar-13 17:18:46

Aw, Megan is gorgeous (and Big Nell!) 50Bales

Littlebigbum Mon 11-Mar-13 10:41:28

ohhhh 50 Love her, love them all

50BalesOfHay Mon 11-Mar-13 09:53:52

Nell the draft is the cheapest of ours to feed, she does indeed live off fresh air. Her saddle is truly awesome though, and you can't tell from the photos but even extra full headcollar etc are only just big enough. She's massive but devoted to dh, and vice versa.

50BalesOfHay Mon 11-Mar-13 09:40:40

My sh has a Belgian draft, she's lovely and ideal for him as a novice, but she does know her own strength so we do have to be very firm with her. Pics on my profile for Belgian fans.

Littlebigbum Sun 10-Mar-13 10:29:39

true just looked back either a very bad photo or???? We should be more cross that these heavy s are now in fashion. Just as well I would never have time in the weekend to drive 3 hrs to see them!

superfluouscurves Sun 10-Mar-13 09:30:29

I would love to own a cart horse (to ride and drive) but boy does she need to lengthen her stirrups and centre herself down and low in the saddle (shouldn't really criticise anyone else's riding technique though - being old and wobbly and out of practice myself!)

Yes Dikkertjedap eyes seem small and don't seem to match rest of it. Love him though - he's like a big woolly bear Littlebigbum

dikkertjedap Sat 09-Mar-13 23:39:16

Personally I wouldn't like to ride a cart horse, but then again each to their own.

Little how old is the horse in your link - eyes seem so sunken.

Callisto Sat 09-Mar-13 09:09:05

OMG that canter is horrible (and I'm not talking about the poor horse either).

Littlebigbum Fri 08-Mar-13 23:26:34

You are all wicked my fav is but I will have to change the name.

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Fri 08-Mar-13 22:55:58

She rides like dd when she was 10!

Kormachameleon Fri 08-Mar-13 22:55:51

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Pixel Fri 08-Mar-13 22:47:12

Oh Korma, he's just like a giant exmoor <swoon>. Mind you, he's only 2" taller than dhorse but looks a lot bigger, must be all the hair!
See what you mean about the video, pretty grim. She even has the obligatory small dog getting in the way.

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Fri 08-Mar-13 22:42:15

CRIKEY! Her rising trot!!! shock I know that is quite a forward cut saddle which doesn't help, but she is bad! She has no centre line!

Kormachameleon Fri 08-Mar-13 22:25:59

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superfluouscurves Fri 08-Mar-13 22:13:37

I adore heavies too Saggy [sigh]

Just wish I could find an honest 'd'!

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Fri 08-Mar-13 20:50:34

Actually though, you say about her being wide, but Affrick, my friends highland is built just like that in 14hh. He is totally square, but, his saddle is remarkably narrow! I dont feel stretched at all on him. I suppose it has to do with having a big neck and withers, which brings the saddle up a bit. The rider in the first picture doesnt look like her legs are stretched to their full extent.

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