Recent content by frostyfingers

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    Which yard boots again....but slightly different this time.

    That's all really useful. I've some walking boots but they cut into the heel unfortunately but have just ordered some insoles as recommended by the physio so will try those in my wellies to see if that makes a difference, it's a blooming nuisance that's for sure. There's no way I'd pass any...
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    Which yard boots again....but slightly different this time.

    Physio said better fitting, possibly zipped, I think the problem with wellies is that they are loose and give no heel or arch support. I’ve been trying to find some that don’t cost too much but anything more fitted is pricey which I may just have to suck up!
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    Which yard boots again....but slightly different this time.

    I know this comes up regularly but I have a more specific question. My Achilles’ tendon problem has flared up again but much more so than in the past and according to the physio is on the point of rupture. The physio has said that wellies of any sort are a complete no-no so what I’d like...
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    Alf v Paddling Pool!

    I was cold hosing the kicked knee of horse number one and horse number 2 marched up to the water bucket which is about 3ft across and quite high and put first one front leg in, waved it about a bit and then put the other and did the same. I wondered why the water never stayed clean for a day...
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    Horse potentially much older than what I thought I bought

    Mine was chipped and passported and sold as “9” but when I had him vetted the vet suggested that by his teeth he was more likely 11. It didn’t put me off and a bit of research has found that although he’s on a white Irish passport he’s likely to have been imported...
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    Horse for sale

    Having just bought a horse and trawled through 100’s of ads I totally agree with the comments on rubbish photos. (And don’t get me started on having a conversation with the seller, driving miles and getting there to see something bearing no resemblance to the horse discussed!)...
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    Sarcoids, your experiences good and bad please.

    Mine is grim I’m afraid. 10yo TB had no evidence of sarcoid when I bought him, however after about 1 year I noticed he had trouble urinating. On investigation it was discovered he had small sarcoid right up on his willy. It was surgically removed and all healed well, however about 2...
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    Massive insurance hike after claim

    I had an exclusion put on my previous horse for CoPD when he’d been treated for a lung infection. Granted, it was a bad infection and took a while to clear but I was unhappy with the exclusion and took it up with the insurer. I said he’d never had or been treated for a cough in the...
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    If you are advertising your horse for sale.......

    Yes, I tagged the seller in comments and said I’d messaged.....still no joy. So frustrating!
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    If you are advertising your horse for sale.......

    If you are advertising your horse for sale, by whatever means please do respond to people when they make enquiries. Two examples, one on FB - I’ve messaged privately with asking if the horse is still for sale and then with an explanation of what I’m looking for and a contact number. Another...
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    Long pasterns & their implications?

    Could you both expand please? I’m interested in everyone’s opinions and it would be helpful to have as many as possible.
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    Long pasterns & their implications?

    Yes, I’ve seen that - will investigate more closely when I view. These are from last summer so if it’s still there then it will be a cause for concern.
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    Long pasterns & their implications?

    Can I have opinions on these pasterns please - to my mind they're a bit on the long side? It's a 5yo ISH which was broken last summer, turned away and is now back in work - I'm looking at it with a view to bringing it on as a hunter. The shoulder is also a little straight, but I don't want...
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    Turnout after boxrest

    With mine I put him in a roundish pen in one corner of a larger area, with his mates out. None of them were fed beforehand and there was a decent amount of grass. The first time he went out, I grazed him in hand for a bit then quietly unclipped the rope but stayed in the pen - he was also...
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    When to keep horses in?

    My fully clipped hunter is out - he prefers it that way - and his little Welsh companion is out naked. The pony has actually put weight on in the last month so this cold spell is a chance for him to lose some of his podginess! Luckily we have a big field with plenty of hedge and tree shelter...