Recent content by Pearlsasinger

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    When is time to move up in dressage

    Do you really need to be placed? Surely you are doing it to improve on your own scores, when you think you have improved enough at intro, move yourself up a level to Prelim and avoid those people.
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    Ear cropping, please read.

    I really don't understand why anyone would want a Rottweiler without a 'handle':D As for ear cropping, it's a barbaric practice. Petition signed.
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    Using curb strap on elevators and universals...

    I used a NS Universal with a curb strap and 2 reins, as you say the bit can rotate without the strap, I used to have it adjusted quite loosely.
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    Bald patches under mane

    I would suspect lice. The best treatment I have ever found was Cooper's Fly Repellent Plus but I'm not sure if it is still available
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    Moving day!

    That's excellent! Definitely the right thing to do and pony knows it too:).
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    Rats in stables :( how to get rid

    Ferrets and terriers, the rats won't return while there is still a smell of ferret lingering
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    Gordon Elliott

    If someone had been photo'd sitting on a dead person, there would very likely been all sorts of unsavoury, sexual connotations, so that isn't comparable. If it had been a rare species that had died of natural causes, as this horse did, I would have thought pretty much the same as I do about...
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    Life in the old dog yet

    He is looking very well - a real credit to you!
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    Are some horses just naturally upside down?

    You can help him to develop better neck musculature by feeding from the ground, rather than from a haynet, if you don't already but you are definitely making an improvement.
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    Problems with my new mare - should I keep her?

    Unless you are going to ride her and need her to be clean, can I suggest that you don't brush her, keep grooming to the bare minimum of checking her over and picking out feet? I wonder if her owner hasn't brushed her much recently. Has her feed changed at all, does she get plenty of forage...
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    New pony, threw daughter - do I keep him?

    Every horse does not spook, bolt and buck! I have owned horses for almost 50 yrs and during that tie I've had plenty of horses that did none of those things, even when startled (rarely) they would 'jump on the spot' with their feet barely leaving the ground if at all. ETA, posted without...
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    Gordon Elliott

    I think this is exactly what everyone should do. I really wish people would not post speculating what figures in the public eye, for any reason, would do in various circumstances, when they/we can't possibly know. Quite apart from anything else it weakens the argument for anyone to respect...
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    Some are saying kissing spine, others saying wrong fitting saddle?

    Ulcers very often happen as a result of pain caused by something else.
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    Head/neck shaking while riding

    I would want the vet, rather than a physio to have a look at her.
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    Up at 5.30 for the second time in 3 nights...

    He's a Labrador, the vast majority of them 'wolf' their food down. Ours savour a treat but barely seem to taste their meals (unless, of course, they decide they don't like it). Of course dogs don't chew their food like we do, they would tear it off the bone and swallow, if they were in the...
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