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    Cross country help

    weird, we are lucky here that there are tons of spring and autumn ones and the organisers don't particularly care what you do once you make it clear you are hc, you know what you are doing and they get the cash. when the warm ups are empty at the end of the day a lot of people turn up to go out...
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    Cross country help

    I would disagree with this personally. our hunter trials are filled with professional eventers/ olympic medalists going last in a pre novice class and schooling youngsters around a hunter trial. every single young horse I've had has benefited from getting used to busy hunter trial warmups. with...
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    Why is winter turnout not a thing!?

    it's all land related. I lived in a city area and used to be constantly hassling my yard owner for more turnout in all weather. when I got my old fields I totally understood the hassle yards have if they don't have enough acreage/right clay. I think yards will have to create more all weather...
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    Trying barefoot with a flat footed horse, flat foot photos included

    one thing I am mad curious is about why the top left part of this pic has a raised ridge part that isn't on the opposite hoof at all, is that a weird body imbalance?
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    Trying barefoot with a flat footed horse, flat foot photos included

    wow that's some difference in angle. icbm, that is crazy flat footed, delighted to hear horse went on to event successfully.
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    Cross country help

    question for people who have horses like this. If you hunter trial them do they act the same way? I'd usually get a load of hunter trials under my belt on any young horse, so I just assume once they are ok with hunter trialling it will be fine for events as they know the leaving...
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    Trying barefoot with a flat footed horse, flat foot photos included

    here's some fairly ropey shots of most angels. I'd be really curious if anyone had the time to let me know what information the hooves give them, as I really am clueless so I'd be be very grateful to learn
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    Trying barefoot with a flat footed horse, flat foot photos included

    that's not even as flat as they were, which is awful! that's after about three rounds of shoeing without wedges and trying to bring the heels up :(
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    Trying barefoot with a flat footed horse, flat foot photos included

    she had suggested that and I forgot to ask for recommendations. any one you find particularly good?
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    Trying barefoot with a flat footed horse, flat foot photos included

    he was trimmed 24th June, and then got shoes off 24th July.
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    Trying barefoot with a flat footed horse, flat foot photos included

    yeah I am totally clueless going into it.I've been lucky with the rest that they have just naturally rock hard hooves and even event with no issues. so I never had to learn the nutrition/ proper care stuff. this guy is really struggling hoof wise though and the shoes just seem to be causing more...
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    Trying barefoot with a flat footed horse, flat foot photos included

    I've four happily barefoot, but I finally made the jump to take the shoes off my flat footed older gelding who has always been a disaster physically (kissing spine, hock arthritis, copd, navicular). His vet history is that he was recommended to get wedges, but they destroyed his hooves after a...
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    Instructor changed his bit

    I've one in a bomber as she has a very fleshy mouth, she is 100% happier in it. I bet if you asked your friend the reason WHY to avoid a bomber straight, they wouldn't have a good or factually correct reason. I'm always open to listening to people's opinions, but now I really drill down to...
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    On and Off Lameness

    I had one similar and on hoof X-ray it turned out he had an internal gas pocket. it would only hurt him the odd time on certain surfaces and doing certain turns that put pressure on it. he had to get the air released from it and then he was fine
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    Breathing difficulties

    I had a similar one two weeks ago. did they take bloods or a nasal swab? that might be your best bet. mine sounded ok when they listened to chest but the nasal probe scope thing spotted the mucus. he went on antibiotics for six days, plus ventepulmin, and he sounds a lot better now. I've...
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