Recent content by bouncing_ball

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    Rules... livery yards

    Surely it is all about reading the mood music as to whether yard is concerned about water usage and occupying space? Some are and some aren't depending on whether metered or not, and how they view water useage and costs, and how busy yard is etc. I've washed my car at yards, and not done so at...
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    Arthritic changes- supplement recommendations

    My vet recommended this (super concentrated devils claw) as a bute alternative that works. I think it is 7 times stronger than standard devils claw. I found it good.
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    Any value in 2nd hand saddles?

    Sadly what you paid new or second hand, is not necessarily any connection to what the realistic second hand value of a saddle is. I think it is possibly over priced for the secondhand market. If you look what that make and model is selling for on ebay / preloved. I bought a faded scruffy...
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    Any value in 2nd hand saddles?

    If you put in the advert willing to post of drive an hour in any direction to facilitate meeting up it helps.
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    Full livery price

    Full livery in Surrey normally means all accommodation, basic care, grooming and tack cleaning and basic exercise e.g. a combination of lunge twice, horse walker twice, hack twice, school twice; number of days to be agreed. I've seen full livery contracts that include exercising 3-4 times a week...
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    Rugs, rugs and more rugs!!!!

    I'd probably ask friends / other liveries if you can try their rugs on (providing similar size) to work out what brands fit her best. Or if you existing rugs fit her well, get light weights in the same brands. Ebay second hand is good if you are still experimenting. Or local facebook horsey...
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    Help... enormous sachets of antibiotics

    spearmint may help or yes, you can buy liquid molasses and add it to feed (assuming not at risk laminitis or getting a sugar high) Yes can buy dosing syringes work well for bute. Not sure large amount antibiotic would dissolve though. A vet in france recommended adding full fat coke a cola for...
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    Causes of wonky feet in adult horse?

    What might cause an adult horse, in regular work, no change of conditions, or farrier to develop wonky feet? Front feet are growing faster to inside than outside. Causing feet to look wonky by end of shoeing cycle. Farrier said something going on, but unsure what? Horse is sound, but...
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    Are YOs and YMs people to be feared?

    I think there are good yards, but they are outnumbered by the not so good yards. It is a challenge to find good yards. If you look for a long established yard, that is recommended by vets / instructors. Ideally one you have a happy friend at. Where the set up is such that the yard is...
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    Stable size - HELP

    Thanks, actually measuring one is 11 x 11 and other no longer available, but there is a bigger option, maybe for the bigger horse, bit complex. So think 6ft-6ft3 rug 16hh horse be okay in 11 x 11, and 17hh should get 12 x 12 in due course. Then 16hh would hopefully eventually move to...
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    Stable size - HELP

    Stable size for two horses, one is 16hh and short coupled, other is 17hh and long coupled. If you had a choice between: Yard A two stables 11.25 x 12ft in size (I think are standard 12 x 12 outside standard but inside are bit smaller when measure inside after cladding etc). Winter turnout...
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    Stress laminitis from shoeing?

    Echo this, I have seen it a few times, when young farriers have over trimmed. It looks terrible, but a week or two of bute, and stabling and they do normally bounce back okay.7 Laminitis - means inflammation of the laminae. It doesn't have to be any long term impact, if you haven't got pedal...
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    Increase in laminitis?

    Grass has gone mad! Vet said seeing grass colic and grass laminitis. Weather has been warm and wet, grass really flushing. I have my smaller horse in a muzzle which I have never needed before. Big horse still okay without, but he had a horrid 6 week foot abscess that has taken it out of...
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    Anyone use straw pellets? Which are most cost effective?

    Wondering about swapping from wood pellets? Thanks
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    Wood pellets and sole thickness?

    Does sawdust cause thin soles? What's the basis for that? Thanks