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    Horse sold and not collected.

    You sold the horse and the buyer paid the requested amount. They have not collected the horse, despite your goodwill and communication and requests for them to do so. I'd keep the money they transferred and re advertise sale. Sell your horse to another buyer and let the people who have messed...
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    Can you pass a poo?

    Is your therapist my therapist?
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    Can you pass a poo?

    I'm just disappointed about being mislead by this thread title.
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    It’s official... my husband hates me

    But seriously, who actually needs a husband?....
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    Horse catching/ knocking elbow when jumping

    Is she shod (obviously a metal shoe knocking off the joint isn't ideal) and so can she go barefoot in front for the interim? I'm no expert in unteaching a horse to be less careful but perhaps she needs training work on her bascule, working from the hindend, or perhaps more importantly the back...
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    Most stupid horsey thing you've ever said, asked, done etc.!!!

    Stretched out forelimbs and as that horse was a general chilled dude, got lazy/complacent and held the foot over my knee instead of in front of it. One wayward kid kicking a football off a tin barn door during said stretch.....my kneecap dropped like a Black Friday discount
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    Turning out colts

    At near a year and a half old, if it were my 'just weaned' colt I'd happily put it in a herd of geldings. He's not a baby, he can figure things out, he knows interaction/body language. As long as there is plenty of room and good grass/shelter I wouldn't even question this. Unless the other...
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    Feeds to disguise supplements for excitable horses?

    Traq dart in bum.
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    To shoe or not to shoe?

    It comes down to several factors really. The feet are what they are depending on genetics, diet/correct and timely trimming/weight management through initial development/growth plate closure as a youngster. So the question really is are the feet good enough to not need shoeing..... Specific...
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    Can I compete in tall boots at the age of 14?

    You would need to contact the relevant show/class/competition/pony club organisers to confirm the dress attire required for any particular event in case they have specific regulations. However, I competed in long boots younger than you, but then again I also competed in short boots with chaps...
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    Borrowed a friends bridle but can't get hold of her?

    I'd just be worried someone may lift the bridle (and choccies) if OP did that. I'm not sure how trustworthy the yard might be. Or am I just paranoid?!
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    Borrowed a friends bridle but can't get hold of her?

    Give the YO a call and say you've not been able to get hold of your friend and hope she is ok, that you wish to return some property of hers, so would they mind passing on your number/leave her a note.
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    No grazing in paddock

    Had mine on an otherwise great yard but there wasn't enough grazing/very small paddocks, although there was some extra forage put out he became frustrated and started being aggressive to other horses in his herd. Moved him and now he has more grass/space than he could possibly need and is...
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    pts or keep trying

    Death comes to us all, hopefully before the suffering becomes unbearable. Sometimes there is nothing else that can be done but give the dignity of a humane death. By doing so you aren't letting him down but providing him with the kindest act you possibly could.
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    pts or keep trying

    If he was mine, I'd PTS given the clinical history, lack of diagnosis and effective treatment plan, his age and mostly the fact the sparkle is gone from his eyes. It's so tough but in your shoes I'd feel I was making the right decision for my faithful friend.
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