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    Advice needed for difficult mare

    Hi, if there are a few of you at this yard, is there another horse that doesn't mind being in on its own that you can bring in with yours when you tack up and ride, then you can turn both out again when you have finished, I have to do that with my horse's companion as she won't stay in the field...
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    Advice needed for difficult mare

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    Please watch this video.

    OMG, what stupid drivers, the roads are so much more dangerous these days, and all the riders had hi-vis on so the motorist could see them, so good on all those riders for sharing this video, I have two horse I have to ride on the road every time I hack out, and we have been lucky to have so...
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    Hacking- What do you take with you?

    Just a phone but I wish they would make bigger pockets in breeches as always have to wear fleece or waistcoat even on a hot day with a zip pocket, I also have a dog tag attached to my saddle with my phone number on it just in case horse dumps me and bogs off home.
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    Another Yard WWYD

    I had to move when owner passed away, I only had a field to use but managed to hunt every weekend, I used to clip with a generator, wash on small area which wasn't used by the horses, night before hunting horse had neck rug, and leg bandages to keep clean, I did this for 5 years, it was cheap...
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    Eye tumours and one eye horses... your experiences please!

    I have bought a horse with blindness in one eye due to two traumas, one in the lorry another with a metal hayrack, I got him relatively cheap because of the eye condition, I have no problems whatsoever he brilliant in every way, hacks out alone and in company, hunts perfectly, not particularly...
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    Turning Out after Box Rest

    when vet said I could turn out, I took my horse for a walk first, and grazed in hand while his field companion went out and got settled to eating some grass/hay, then when I got back from short walk (he was a calm horse anyway) I popped lunge line on held similar to a headcollar rope, then let...
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    Turning out after box rest.

    Hi I have just turned out my horse after box rest, it wasn't as long as yours but I started by taking him for a few walks up and down our quiet lane in is headcollar, he is very sensible but a bridle would do too, letting him hand graze, did that for a couple of days, then took him in the field...
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    abcess

    My horse had been intermittently lame for over a week, took shoe off couldn't find anything, vet thought strain or twist or bad bruising, after box rest and still not right vet called in again and we found an abscess in the bulb of the heel, I have been poulticing for 1 week now and still...
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    box rest

    Thank you for all your comments and the list is fantastic so will print it off and put it in our tackroom, My horse was sound as a pound when I walked him out this morning, still hosing and support bandage and I am keeping him in for another two days while he comes off the Danilon, he's seems...
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    box rest

    My horse was shod last Tuesday, rode Wednesday, fine Thursday, came in lame Friday, hosed puffy fetlock, he's a bit of a wassock in field so thought he had been galloping about and ground now quite hard, Friday evening still lame, so hosed again and ice tight, Saturday morning little better, so...
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    Best way of managing weight over summer

    I have two 16.3 horses on 2 acres I split them in 4 sections, then they have a 'bald' section that they go into at night with hay, walk in to a section with some grass to keep them happy during the day, then other 2 sections are resting and alternate them as the grass grows, so all sections get...
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    Harrowing yourself?

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    Too cold to ride? Yay or nay

    Hi, Quite agree, why go if you don't enjoy it, don't need to, and haven't got a nice cosy indoor school to use, we can only hack out so riding is a no no just now, I managed to get out on Saturday, but its too risky on the snow and ice to even think about it just now, horses are toasty warm in...
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