Recent content by lucy_108

  1. L

    Check ligament rehab

    After getting three events under our belt this season, the little monkey of a horse I have decided to have a hooley round the field and tweaked his check ligament so our season was cut short. Although we’ve still got 6 weeks of complete field rest to go, I’m just thinking ahead to when he starts...
  2. L

    Maiden mare pH confusion

    Just through sheer luck and chance I have been involved with quite a few pregnant mares/foalings in the last couple years but this one is confusing me! Maiden mare at 321 days today. Has been waxed up for at least three days now with a fair bag. Still pale/almost clear liquid. pH tested on vet...
  3. L

    Maiden mare - low pH test for a few days??

    Sorry should say low pH for 3 days!
  4. L

    Maiden mare - low pH test for a few days??

    Just through sheer luck and chance I have been involved with quite a few pregnant mares/foalings in the last couple years but this one is confusing me! Maiden mare at 321 days today. Has been waxed up for at least three days now with a fair bag. Still pale/almost clear liquid. pH tested on vet...
  5. L

    The minefield that is... joint supplements

    Ugh, I have given myself a headache reading up about literally 100s of joint supplements on the market and I still can't decide. The horse I am buying for is 21. He is still eventing and I want to give him something to support his joints and mobility. For a horse of his age, I'd be shocked if he...
  6. L

    Lymphoma in horses

    Just wanted to post an update for anyone who may look at this in the future, and I hope (so bad) that your story will turn out better than mine. Just two short months after posting this I held my big dude for the last time as he was put to sleep. The lymphoma spread like wildfire - possibly...
  7. L

    Video Getting more *ping* jumping (or am I worrying unnecessarily?)

    I have a horse exactly like this - he tip taps his way round a showjumping course but rarely takes one down. He is so laid back he's almost horizontal, but he does the job! He doesn't give a spectacular feeling over a fence, but he certainly gets it done and I don't have to worry about him...
  8. L

    Marks on either side of the mouth

    It can be where a bit is sitting too high and therefore the skin is wrinkling around the mouth and causing friction which usually leads to the hair loss. Make sure you're bit isn't too high and no skin is folding back against itself, hair in that area takes a lifetime to grow back too so don't...
  9. L

    Hay replacer for a fussy toothless horse...

    Looking for recommendations and opinions of hay replacers for my older dude. He is growing old gracefully and is still eventing, however, he had two teeth out in January this year and is now finding hay/haylage a bit tough (he's previously had more teeth out so only has 2/3 of his grinding...
  10. L

    Missing tear duct?!

    Rising 2 year old rescue pony (rescued over a year ago, came to me 8 months ago). Struggled since we got him back in the spring/summer with weepy eyes - we tried all the eyedrops and ointments from the vets (steroidal, non steroidal) and vets had a really good look in his eyes with nothing to be...
  11. L

    Unsustainable, elitist sport... how have we made it here?

    In our area, UA are either the same price give or take (as they are usually run at BE venues) or the ground/course isn't ideal as it doesn't have the same maintenance as a BE course (understandably). I certainly enter UA where I can!
  12. L

    Unsustainable, elitist sport... how have we made it here?

    I'm in no way shape or form underplaying the fact that I am in a very privileged position - people are very quick to jump on the ''be grateful for what you have'' bandwagon - I absolutely am. I'm actually referring to our sport becoming EVEN MORE elitist than it was before, to the point where it...
  13. L

    Unsustainable, elitist sport... how have we made it here?

    I was reading the latest statements from local BE centres and from BE themselves about the situation with abandonment insurance, and it got me thinking. I'm studying at uni whilst trying to hold down a job to pay for my horses, something I don't at all resent as it is a choice and I love it...
  14. L

    Have you ever disliked a horse based purely on 'vibes' when it wasn't doing anything actually wrong (or not worse than a horse you do like)?

    I don't think it's dissimilar to people...there are some people I meet who can be pleasant and do absolutely nothing to offend or give me any reason to dislike them but I just don't get a good vibe (maybe that's just me haha!). I have the same with horses. I remember getting a little mare on...
  15. L

    Lister star clippers?

    Wouldn't buy them again. I don't clip professionally as such, but I do a lot of clipping for friends and I really don't like them. They get hot, even with the finest and cleanest of coats and they are VERY loud. I have also clipped with the cordless version (Liberty) and they are a pathetic...
Top