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    No mares

    I love mares at one point we had ten horses they where all mares then we sort of slipped into geldings and now we are an all gelding yard. I will stick with geldings now the turnout is just easier .
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    Schooling livery

    Did you have the back and hocks xrayed and the hind suspensories scanned ? I would also advise some foot xrays before you start paying out for schooling livery .
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    Muck removal ideas?

    You really need a plan for winter that does not include having to go onto the fields . The trailers that fill from the front might be the easiest way to go . I bed one horse with equinola this really composts down fast and would be a good choice if you need to reduce bulk .
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    Opinions please on the subject

    I would simply find a horsey case lawyer and set him on the farmer
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    Comparing/analysing jump seats

    Blyth tait is an interesting one to slow mo and watch
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    Horse started traveling badly

    Yes a few times it’s usually turned out to be the first sign of hock problems .
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    Dressage Interesting Article Written by a Retired International Judge on Whether Potential/Paces Should be Rewarded Over Correctness

    I think he was probably chosen for his extraordinary canter which was always out of the ordinary and his price he was an economic choice .
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    Horses in your life without riding commitment conundrum

    I think fostering youngsters from a charity is something you would really enjoy , yes they would leave you at some point but the reward of watching them being ready to lead a good life after a horrid start would be huge . If you feel totally in love with one their would nothing stopping you...
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    Interesting comment from vet re cost of living

    You can do either, at our hunt you can leave them in stable at ours and they sort after you are gone if you don’t want to be there .
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    Interesting comment from vet re cost of living

    Knackerman and local hunt are options for those who meet resistance from vets . Just do it if you meet resistance . There’s never a welfare issue with a dead horse . Some Vets will treat to the detriment of horses welfare as an owner you have to be aware of this . I have fallen into this trap...
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    Interesting comment from vet re cost of living

    It’s not my hip situation I am not yet eighty(61) and already have two nice new hips , I made it up for comparison purposes .
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    Interesting comment from vet re cost of living

    Wait till your eighty no ones notices you are sore and when eventually someone’s does they refuse a hip replacement because you are too old . Hip replacements are easy ops that’s an healthy eighty year can easily withstand and get greatly improved quality of life . But costly work up is not...
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    Desperate need of advice, horse not right after two surgeries! At my wits end.

    Yes the both worked showed no poor behaviour in work except tongue acrobatics. Three muscles attach the hyoid . This is why we can influence the horse so easily with the bit , it’s why when the horse relaxes in its back the contact feels better . The muscle that is the canary for upper ( top...
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    Desperate need of advice, horse not right after two surgeries! At my wits end.

    I know this and I also know it produces very very varied results , it acts like Neurectomy and that makes it difficult to predict the outcome . I would be thinking is the outburst that had linked to nerves returning to function ,this could produce bizarre sensations it’s bad enough for humans...
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    Farrier trimming too short.

    Eight weeks is too long a farrier can’t keep most horses feet right on eight week trims .
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