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    Fly Mask to fit cob head with very good eye clearance *Recommendations please*

    After a week, Frankie's eye is all better. However he has managed to rip it to shreds last night , may have had help from my other horse. I'm furious and the special offer is no longer there.
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    fatality at Solihull?

    I was a FJ when someone had a rotational fall, BE event. Rider was not fully conscious and not breathing welll. I'm not first aid trained so there wasn't much I could do except talk to her and stop her parents who were panicking from trying to move her. It was the last jump so everyone...
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    Ever found a random picture of your horse on the internet ?

    Not on the internet but on a calendar, jigsaw and birthday card. Years back when I was a kid, someone took a photo of me and two firiends. Gave us £1 between us for our time.
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    fatality at Solihull?

    It was on the BRC official FB page
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    Equilab issues?

    I use Runtastic which gives you a variety of map options. It's free unless you want the premium version but that doesn't really add much. Only thing I would say is that it is hugely optimistic about calories burned on a gentle hack. Endomondo and Mapmyrun both kept getting lost in the woods...
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    Equilab issues?

    I have the opposite, it routinely reads trot as canter. It tracked my hacks in terms of direction and distance and average time but I have several other options for that. It cannot identify my horse's gait so that side is useless to me.
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    NFU won't offer insurance if you'd claimed in past

    One of the ways that NFU differs from other insurers is they have local offices. They may be interpreting guidelines on who to take on in different ways. I don't think they want to actively encourage horse insurance except maybe as part of multiple products and some regions may be more...
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    Fly Mask to fit cob head with very good eye clearance *Recommendations please*

    I didn't think of that, I can imagine my ym moaning. My worries were that the field mate wouldn't be able to resist grabbing it or could get caught when its wearer stuck his head in a hedgerow. Fortunately the Shires is doing what I wanted and not rubbing his eye.
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    Fly Mask to fit cob head with very good eye clearance *Recommendations please*

    Online for equine have good pricing on the shires at the moment https://www.onlineforequine.co.uk/shires-deluxe-fly-mask-with-ears and the rambo.
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    Fly Mask to fit cob head with very good eye clearance *Recommendations please*

    Not as big as the Rambo ones but the Shires deluxe have much better clearance than standard and I found their sizing very generous. My tb wears a cob where he would normally have a full and they go up to extra full.
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    Why do some horses not get fat?

    That's why mine are interesting. Both the same breed - tb. Both ex racers and had a similar early life going into training and would have been restricted in terms of forage. Both useless so didn't have much of a racing career, one rame last twice, one ddn't run at all as too slow to waste...
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    Do people over supplement

    Depends on what they are. If they are pre-formulated supplements that each contain multiple ingredients then I would worry about duplicating and possibly overdosing on ingredients. If they are blending their own out of straight ingredients, then they may well be feeding fewer elements than if...
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    Why do some horses not get fat?

    As well as the above, some eat more. I've got 2 tbs, one overweight and one I just about keep weight on. Fat one is constantly on the look out for food, inhales a haynet in seconds, hoovers his feed up and in hand if i let him graze, eats enthusiastically. Other picks at his net, in hand will...
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    Written prescriptions

    Yes I made the same mistake with some Bute, miscounted months. This was with Vetimed. This ties in with the vet having to see the horse every 6 months to keep prescribing. My vet is good though about writing it out with only a quick glance and short conversation if he's on the yard without...
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    NFU won't offer insurance if you'd claimed in past

    If it is a policy, it's a new one as I have got a quote several times from them for my current horse despite multiple claims on a previous horse. However what I find with them is that if you have claimed on another horse, then they raise your premiums significantly as you are seen as a high risk...
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