At Aldon I was cursing my efficiency I had put cotton plugs in my studs over a week before and I could not get them out. Mud followed by a layer of cotton wadding was a nightmare to get out. I did eventually manage it but my back and my horse did not thank me. It is much easier to leave the stud holes empty and just let them fill up with mud and tiny stones as they are easier to remove with many of the tips mentioned on this site!
About the author
An amateur rider who produces all her own horses. I have competed at novice level and sadly never got further due to bad luck with horses but I am still ambitious to achieve a lot more. I have a riding qualification in UKCC2 and a diploma in NLP. Sports science and particularly the mental game fascinates me. For a day job I work for a large multinational brand.