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    Muck heap emptying - new rules

    What extra work? What are the new rules?
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    Muck heap emptying - new rules

    Does anyone know any more about these new rules? The farmer who has taken my muck away for many years has just said he can no longer do so. I feel he is fobbing me off with the reason he has given me and wonder if it's to do with these alleged new rules. Could do with knowing where we stand as...
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    Winter faecal water syndrome

    I have tried just about everything for my veteran gelding including veterinary tests/ supps and nothing has worked. He has COPD and has always had soaked hay but I have even tried switching to dry hay just to see if it helped - it didn't. I think it's just something they and we have to endure...
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    Another vetting on Thurs...wish me luck

    The Pointilliste's usually have good temperaments. Fingers crossed for you!
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    Racing injuries

    Ah ok. Just with the way the leg was freely swinging around as he was pulled up, it looked like a clean break above the hock. Either way, grim and very sad.
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    Those who retired young horses

    Event horse retired at 5. Now 7 (coming 8 in the new year). Out to grass 24/7 April - end Nov. In a barn Dec - March. Far too sharp to do anything other than the basic horse management with - too much of a competition brain. As long as he's happy with the arrangement we will continue, otherwise...
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    Racing injuries

    I have been wondering this too. I'm an avid NH racing fan and watch most that is on TV and have seen multiple of these horrendous catastrophic leg fractures. One happened once just after the horse crossed a sanded road crossing and I couldn't help wonder about the sudden change in surface. But...
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    Bit recommendations- need lifting action

    I have used a cheltenham gag with great effect in this situation. I have used with and without double reins.
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    Bicton 5*.

    When you take into account inevitable withdrawals for the usual reasons as well as horses selected for the euros, surely it won't be worth running as they'd have to expect to lose around at least 10 entries?! Seems a little bizarre to me. I think when certain people were moaning about there not...
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    Grass on clay soil

    I would agree with coblets. Usually, as clay tends to be wetter land than say, sandy soil, clay tends to retain moisture for longer and therefore grass grows better during dry periods than it would in drier soil types.
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    British eventing ODE times

    All info in the schedule but usually the Thursday before a weekend event.
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    everyone enjoying the heatwave

    If I were sat by a pool with a cocktail in hand then yes, I'd be enjoying it. Alas, I am pulling ragwort and getting eaten by horse flies, so sadly I am in the moaning about it camp! ;-) 20 ish degrees is fine, 30 ish degrees is not!
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    Something like a pelham ...

    For a lifting action I have used a Cheltenham Gag with great success. You can then either use it with one (straight on the gag rein) or two reins (with one on the snaffle and one on the gag rein). I have done both.
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    Non horsey other halves?

    It was the cause of my long term relationship coming to an end. The horses were there before he was, and despite being supportive in the early days, I think he thought I'd eventually give up and settle down to have children - which was never going to happen and I made that clear whenever we...
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    Import tax on horses

    This. Ring around the transport companies and they will fill you in on the options.