Recent content by jofwigby

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    Borrowing a pony?

    Quite a few charities are appealing now for winter foster - Essex Horse and Pony and Lluest etc - find out who is close and ask.
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    HOYS Breeders Award

    No shame in Showing - David Hinde not only received an award but they sent him a Certificate and Tankard ! Can't work it out - did they not know, turn a blind eye or just condone ?
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    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    This ^
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    Whispering Willows and Alternative sanctuary

    Do you know said ex-racehorse people ? I do. You couldnt meet more professional ladies who would do anything to help any welfare situation not just TBs. All this spite on half a story, about people you know nothing about.
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    More horse neglect/welfare issues
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    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    Most of the questions were scripted at the Forum - none of the charities have been remotely interested in the CED and have only recently jumped on board now that it seems there are money making and training opportunities - its all aimed at High Health Horses who have everything in order anyway...
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    Equine Flu Update Monday 11 February 2019 6.45 a.m.

    70% of UK horses are not vaccinated - so anywhere ? Staff, equipment, snot - went to thing the other day (no wonder the vet was twitchy) and her main point was we should all know our horses normal temperature - she was emphatic about it . . .
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    I asked this too and did not get a satisfactory response. I think that the Chip No. & UELN is visible on the end of the CED that the public don't have access to but the Authorities do, Food Standards and those Trading Standards who have applied to use. If you had access to both numbers it could...
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    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    I am looking from a purely Welfare position on the new Database - the Breed Society etc information should be, as it is, separate and searchable by Members.
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    Another British Horse Society c**k-up

    I have to take exception, although not personally - having met the people who set this up, Equine Register - I am totally appalled at the lack of support this project has received from all the horse charities, breed societies & PIOs. Feet dragging, sabotage and a wholesale failure to educate -...
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    Of course local authorities do not give a rats arse about illegal horses when they are so overstretched, however, Police Forces and Councils that spend thousands on loose and flygrazed horses, are now more aware and can be made more aware of, the Legislation. It can also be used to persuade...
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    Unfortunately our Horse Market is on its arse - anything worth less than £5K is more or less worth nothing. No one has any clue how many horses there are in the UK let alone how many are illegal with no paperwork at all. Lots of people believe that if you sign your horse out, it is signed out...
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    The lack of Enforcement is one of the biggest arguments about Microchipping - however we have never been in the position that we are in now to, if not Enforce, but to ask questions as to why not - which we were not in before. Its a really good position, if only Compliance could be driven up...
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    The Politicians did not understand the first or this second raft of Legislation, neither do the people advising so I wouldn't hold your breath for any last minute reprieve. Retrospective Microchipping was included in the Legislation at the behest of the Horse Charities, who of course, we all...
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    Straw Poll - Microchipping Regulations / Updating Passports

    Many thanks everyone - if anyone wants to chat further, please don't hesitate to PM