Recent content by lme

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    Anyone have experience with volunteering/lessons at Lee Valley or Mudchute? (aka moving to London, should I sell my car...)

    There is a riding club organised by people who ride / used to ride at Lee Valley. A lot of members are east London based. They arrange quite a wide range of riding activities (some with v nice horses)
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    Keratitis in Horses

    One of ours has a microsporen implant - lasts 18m to 2y then needs replacing. It was straightforward to put in and has worked really well. With the implant you would not know she has a problem with that eye to look at her. The only downside is that the implant supresses the immune system in the...
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    2021 Foals .. what have you got cooking ?

    That's good news. Our mare with the same injury is now over 6 months in foal and so far so good. We put her in foal based on advice both from our vet and the Vet at he vet hospital that did her MRI.
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    ‘Giving up horses’, anyone done it?

    Gave up for 10 years while working full time, living in London and having children. Sold one to my trainer and loaned another out. Then the old girl came back from loan, we put her in foal, moved a few miles out of London and got ponies for the kids. Horses are by far our biggest expense and I...
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    When should a foal see a farrier?

    As everyone else said ‘as early as possible’ Mine came out wonky and has had the farrier from when he had his first of 2 sets of plastic shoes at 2 or 3 weeks old. He’s getting there now. Just one hind fetlock that doesn’t have enough extension. He went from too lax to too stiff and is now (we...
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    Riding mid life crisis - long but pls read & advise...!

    Can’t you get something could do both? It doesn’t have to be either / or. My favourite horses have always been well bred competition types that are happy to be family ponies.
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    Foal Friday - 2020

    Hera looks very happy with the new arrangement.
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    How did you find the most recent horse you bought? Word of mouth, online ad, etc?

    Advert in H&H, home bred, advert on horse quest x 2, stud reduction, home bred. Haven’t sold any on.
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    Foal Friday - 2020

    Here’s Oz in his winter woolies
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    Amber is lame

    Pretty much what everyone else had said.your reasons for not bringing Amber back into work were similar to mine with My girl. I would always be worried she was in pain and not able to let me know. I think you are doing absolutely the right thing. And you still have Toby to ride.
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    Rough handling of someone's horse wwyd?

    I would have a quiet word with the yard owner and ask that this particular groom not handle your horses unsupervised. If you have 4 horses on full livery and are generally not a difficult client you are worth more to your yard owner than a freelance groom who isn’t good with horses.
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    Amber is lame

    So sorry AE. Mine's got similar damage to Amber (we MRI'd in May). Was also considering Rockley but timing didn't work (she is in foal) and I don't plan to bring her back into work anyway unless it is going to help her. ATM she's happy out in a hilly field with a mare herd. She had an equine...
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    Would you ride horse that had reared?

    Yes - and My children did. She reared because she had strained her superspinous ligament and certain movements hurt. A steroid jab and a rehab programme stopped the resting.
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    Foal Friday - 2020

    Oz was windswept and incredibly lax behind when born and needed foal extensions at 2 weeks. The laxity resolved (I took regular photos and it was incredible watching him unfurl). and he has straightened up but what was his better hind leg is stiff up to his hock. X-rays are fine (was X-rayed at...
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    Foal Friday - 2020

    Late as usual. Oz is such an odd colour atm.