Recent content by Gentle_Warrior

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    Bit to help with more pulling up power.

    Instead of going for a stronger bit, why not try a loose ring snaffle. When mine was ridden he would bulldoze in an egg but but with a bit of work went lovely in a loose ring. And far happier than a stronger bit (which we tried a fair few)
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    Vet or no vet?

    If you go to the website allaboutdogfood uk you can compare foods and make an informed choice. Food is definitely the key.
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    Stifle help!!!

    My old boy damaged his stifle. Bute worked to a point but was uncomfortable. We did not investigate due to his age and I know how he done it. We both then needed to retire shortly after. He looks sound living out and is happy. He pulls it every so often which we deal with Bute and then fine for...
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    Girth recommendations please

    Stuben string. Worked a treat for my round cob cross with no back or legs! Swear by them
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    Rugging question - for those who have horses living out naked

    My retired gent lives out naked. He is 27 years old. If it is very cold and wet/snow he might have a medium on for the day. Apart from that naked at all times.
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    Reverse sneezing

    All normal if not happening to often
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    Am I mad to try and get/keep this horse in work?

    I am going through this myself. Horse is in 20s and fell over beginning of year. Has been reluctant to ride, trippy, stumbling and withdrawn, no spark in him, this year after the fall. And just not right. His shoes are coming off. Am trying to find him somewhere he can live out. I have not gone...
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    Retirement Livery - Berkshire

    Thanks everyone, aus, have sent you a pm. Glous is a little far but .....
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    Retirement Livery - Berkshire

    Hi all, I need your help. I am looking for a retirement yard. Preferably Berkshire, Hampshire. Although will go slightly outside. Does anyone know of anywhere. All I have found is morewood stables in Newbury, but they don't seem to have a website. Don't want to pay a fortune. He just needs an...
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    Is anyone else always totally flat broke because of their horses

    Yes. I have an elderly horse that I can't sell and currently not poorly enough to pts. I work, have a mortgage and debt. I don't drive I don't compete I don't have lessons. Hubby has not been able to work due to ill health for just over a year . So live on my wage. Was not foreseen when I...
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    Goodnight Bren.

    Hi sweet pea. So sorry babe. I know without any doubt you have not let anyone down. Your love and care for him would of been 110% and will be after he has been set free. I am sorry you had to go through this so soon after the move. You know where I am. X stay strong. Love GW x
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    Raised Livery enzymes

    I had this after moving yards last year. My vet put him on milk thistle for 2 months and changed from hay to haylage. His second blood test came back much better. Will be getting re tested in June to check again when jabs are due. He was having soaked hay before and was blood tested for a...
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    Very small holed nets, can't be good for neck muscles

    Agree. Have no choice but to use one though as he would eat for England. Tried and tested. His neck muscles under neck have definitely grown. Roll on summer. Can't win either way
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    Winter Pigsty Stables - is it just me??

    You do realise that the damp in the air makes shavings go dark. Just because they are not pristine white anymore doesn't actually mean the horse has made them dirty. X