Recent content by olop

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    Are your horses slipping more on the road ?

    I was going to post the same thing but thought I was going mad lol. Mine is slipping on the roads and on grass tracks, not our arena or our surfaced gallop tho. He’s shod in front and barefoot behind.
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    Stradivarious - One Final Song

    It was a great race I thought he was going to get there. Does anyone know why he’s got the huge scar down his tummy, presume he’s had some kind of surgery?
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    Catlips Farm sad news

    Oh how sad! Catlips was my go to when I lived over that way, she was always so helpful and literally knew everything about horses! RIP Sheila xx
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    Feather mites

    My boy suffers really bad from mites this time of year, I use frontline (the spray not the spot on). But you need to make sure the hair is short enough for it to get to the skin.
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    Omeprazole Injections Cost?

    I have a feeling it was for a months worth but don’t quote me on that, I just know they are very expensive!
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    Omeprazole Injections Cost?

    I was quoted £900 a time when my boy had ulcers, it’s very very expensive! I didn’t got for the treatment in the end and he was put on misoprostol instead which although very expensive as well, helped him.
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    Feeds that might make a horse itchy?

    Anything with molasses in. My boy used to suffer terribly with sweet itch when he was younger as soon as I stopped the feed with molasses in the itching stopped.
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    Being forced to sell...

    I was in the same situation as you some years ago, divorced and couldn’t afford to keep mine. He was 16 at the time and I just couldn’t sell as I couldn’t guarantee his future so sent him on loan to the local college. He actually hated it there and only lasted a few months but it gave me time to...
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    Windsor show parking FULL

    You could try the car parks by Eton college if there still there (used to live in Windsor many years ago!). Would probably be cheaper and the walk is shorter (just across the bridge) than from the town centre car parks.
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    Stopping ticks, how?!?!

    I’ve also used spotinor on mine as he was out in a field next to deer. I used the dose they suggested for a cow as he’s roughly the same weight as a cow bless him! I only used one application and I didn’t see a tick on him for a year.
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    Has anyone had there dog referred to Dick White’s Cambridge?

    Thank you appreciate it! Yes me too it’s been very frustrating!
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    Has anyone had there dog referred to Dick White’s Cambridge?

    Just wondered if anyone had any experience of Dick White’s in Cambridge? my little dog has been on and off unwell since January with breathing problems and swollen lymph nodes. She’s had every procedure under the sun (x-rays, ultrasounds, blood tests, biopsies) and no cause has been found...
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    Loaning to Hartpury

    Not hartpury but I sent my boy on loan to writtle a few years ago when I got in to financial problems and didn’t want to part with him. He is a dope on a rope and could literally be ridden by anyone but he hated college life, he lasted 6 months there bless him but I wouldn’t recommend if you...
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    What have you forgotten to take to a show

    I forgot my hat once…..didn’t realise until we got there and the show was 40 miles from home, couldn’t compete I was gutted!
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    Who on here used to work professionally with horses?

    I worked in a riding school straight out of school with the intent to teach, I did my stage 1 & 2 and taught my first lesson after I passed my stage 2 and realised I hated it (I got frustrated that I couldn’t preach what I knew!) and so ended up working in the NHS. I did dabble with freelance...