Recent content by micramadam

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    Update after a long time away.

    It's been over a year since I last posted here and I thought it was about time for a quick update for those who know and remember me. After the awful time we had with Ruby and Four we are now content and happy with the 5 retrobates we have at the minute. Norman, our Fjord and my...
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    Make your own..........

    It's been a while since I posted but I've lurked now and again. Been too busy with life. Anyway what I wanted to ask.... Who on here is very handy and makes their own stuff? Talking about rugs, bandages, headcollars, saddle pads etc. Show me pics of your makes. I started out repairing my...
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    Project Pony Now Permanent Pony

    Oohhh yes! We bought Breitlingh as a project horse whilst Ruby was out of action with Four. 5 years later she is still with us as she is too quirky to sell on and we don't want her falling into the wrong hands. She is going better than ever and my daughter hopes to try her back out on the...
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    Anyone fed cayenne?

    Are you sure it was cayenne and not curcumin you were advised to feed?
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    How stupid am I?

    Just a quick update for those interested. We have been working very hard the last few days on this problem and it is getting better. Now at the stage when I can stand in one stirrup with my knee on the saddle or on her back. I have also been swinging the stirrups around so that she doesn't...
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    Anyone NOT use fly spray/rugs/masks?

    I have fly masks and fly rugs and fly spray but only ever use them occasionally as we live near the sea and always have a sea breeze which seems to keep the flies away. My daughter on the other hand has to have her 2 covered from head to tail as where she now lives, they have the biggest and...
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    I had a mare who would colic every 3 - 4 days. She was hospitalised and after a colic operation, she was diagnosed with chronic active eosinophile colitis/typhlitis. Unfortunately the diagnosis came too late for her and she although she came out of the colic operation with no problems she died...
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    Aftercare for Gastric Ulcers... advice needed

    Camomile flowers. That are really good for the gut as well as having a calming influence. Plus totally natural. You can buy them in 1.5kg tubs so they will last a while. I usually get mine form Pegasus Health.
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    I need a like button for the post above!
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    How stupid am I?

    Haven't tried getting off on the wrong side but maybe worth a try. Today's training was good. She wasn't so stressed and I actually managed to hang over the saddle with my foot in the stirrup and lying over her back and then stepping back down to the mounting block and that was no problem. Even...
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    How stupid am I?

    Thanks for the ideas about the air cannisters. Definitely will include this in her training.
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    How stupid am I?

    I am so angry with myself as I have unintentionally caused a huge problem with my young mare. I ride with an air jacket as I no longer bounce but break when I fall off. (Body keeps reminding me I'm not a teenager anymore) Mare was coming along very nicely in her training and we had even...
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    I'm officially pathetic

    Nope not alone. Reminds me of our gorgeous boy we lost so suddenly 6 weeks ago. Can't watch it anymore.
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    Help! pulling my hair out over pastern dermatitis.

    My palomino mare also had this on her 2 back legs which are white. My vet told me to rub Vaseline into her legs every couple of days and within a week it was completely gone! Now if I discover a small crust on her fetlocks and pasterns I immediately get the Vaseline out.
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    Skin problem - Nodular necrobiose

    Does anyone else have a horse which suffers from this? How did you treat it? Did it come back or have you managed to keep it in check? I have a 5 yo Fredericksborg Palomino mare who has had this since I bought her. She seems to have very sensitive skin as she can get terrible dry skin on...