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    Mickey Gavin horse rider

    I used Mickey to re-back a 7 year old who was sold to me as competing and turned out to be a very sensitive soul. He did a brilliant job with her and taught me very well too. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him but as mentioned above, he doesn't take prisoners when it comes to telling you how...
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    Idiopathic lactation in mare - treatment options?

    She's had all of the blood tests and they have all come back normal. I agree that there must be an imbalance somewhere though! Nope, she's never been near either of these. I'm flummoxed. She had a sample taken of the milk from the infected teat and despite it being smelly, lumpy and...
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    Idiopathic lactation in mare - treatment options?

    No, there's no clover in her grazing and she has been on a couple of different fields since it began. I'm not so worried about the lactation as the mastitis as I'm concerned it will happen again if the milk doesn't dry up. I'll definitely look into Equinaturals to see if they can offer a more...
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    Idiopathic lactation in mare - treatment options?

    I have a 12 year old ISH mare who has had idiopathic lactation for 14 months. She has never been covered nor previously had a foal. It is not just an occasional drip, it is full on leakage some of the time and a slow drip the rest of the time. I cannot recall her having a 'dry' day during this...
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    Horse lorry breakdown cover

    I've used Equine Rescue through my Anthony Evans insurance last week - mechanic out within an hour and problem sorted in a few minutes, great service!
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    Lactating mare

    Thank you for your replies, much appreciated.
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    Lactating mare

    Has anyone come across this before? Mare (11yo) came into milk about 8 weeks ago. Is not in foal and has never been covered. She is in good condition. Vet advised to leave alone, cut feed and grazing, stop all exercise and wait it out but it's been 8 weeks and she is still dripping milk. I'd be...
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    Mark Todd Winter Riding Gloves

    If it's the leather ones with the Thinsulate linings I love them. Have had a pair for years and they are still going strong. Lovely and warm, only downside is not the best for dexterity as are quite thick but I've never encountered any problems riding in them. Big thumbs up from me.:)
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    Sleep tight, sweetheart

    Don't often post but couldn't pass this without saying how sorry I am x
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    Just for fun ....

    Brilliant, sums it up!
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    Where to buy your worm count kits

    Another vote for Westgate, very helpful.
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    3.5t vs trailer

    I love my 3.5t - easy to manoeuvre and lots of space carrying only one horse. Sold the Discovery and bought a little runaround for work, so much more economical. Would not go back to trailer or 7.5 ton and it's whopping bills!
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    So glad I kept Ted's rug!

    Looking at his tiny hooves poking out cute xx
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    Hello from Scrappy - a little update!

    Ooooh, just a little bit fallen in love!
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    Loss of horse and the one left behind........

    Thank you all for your advice. I agree that I would not like to keep a horse alone and never have when I only owned one, there have always been other family horses on the yard. I have every intention of getting another horse but with the oldie suddenly going from fine to very poorly I didn't...