Recent content by pocket

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    Saddler Frogpool

    I've always used David, often late, but worth it.
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    Bringing a horse back into work after tenosynovitis?

    Ralph developed tenosynovitis in May of this year, he was on box rest for 6 weeks and then restricted to a small paddock. After 5 weeks, he was given the all clear to be ridden; however, I was then informed that I required surgery which will include a 6-8 wk recovery, so I decided to give him...
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    Equine you use practitioners?

    I'm considering a career change, having worked in the NHS for too many years I need to change and do a job that can incorporate my hobby. How many people use massage as a form of therapy for your horse?? If so, do you see a benefit in your horses well-being/performance after the massage? Is...
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    Best 4x4 for towing?

    My trusty old discovery died last year and I had a wee accident, so was out of action for a while. I now need to get back into showing and have a great trailer, but nowt to tow it? What do you guys recommend?? I was considering an old defender as I've always had Landies, but even old ones are...
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    Ridden Hunter Classes

    Lord, I didn't realise I was going to cause such a debate...I have a French link Rugby and a French link pelham, will give both a go and see how he goes, tends to over bend a little too much in the double and is a well schooled beast, so sure the French link will be fine... Thanks for your...
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    Ridden Hunter Classes

    Not competed in Ridden Hunter classes for a few years and hope to have a go this year....My question is, is it ok to use a pelham bit instead of a double?? I think my horse will go better in one, rather than his double. What's the general consensus?? I hope to get back to PUK events and maybe...
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    Cost of running 3.5t lorry and Co2 emissions

    I have always had a Landrover and trailer, however, it has become expensive to run a landrover on a daily basis, plus it has died :( I am thinking of getting a 3.5t lorry for Ralph my 16.2hh hunter type (stocky) and wondered what would be the best type of lorry to buy?? I live in Kent and...
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    Wear High Vis - even in the summer...

    Very well said and as my friend on FB said yesterday in her post, we need to be mindfull of all the St Georges Flags that are flapping in the wind at the moment, very patriotic but not horse friendly......
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    What is GOOD about your livery yard?

    Nice people and horses are well looked after when you cant get there :)
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    Fractured patella....has anyone ever done it?

    Blimey, didnt realise it would take that long....:(
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    Who Keeps Their Horse In 24/7 ?

    Ralphs on restricted grazing, goes out for 4hrs a day, would love for him to go out longer, but I worry he may get laminitis, he lives on fresh for his own good, seems quite happy with this, once the grazing has gone down a bit, he will go out for longer
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    Fractured patella....has anyone ever done it?

    Thanks for the replies guys, unfortunately I know all about knee injuries as this is now my third! But, never a fracture so a new one on me!! Hey ho, just go with the flow again :(
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    Welsh section Ds

    You can never go wrong getting a Welsh Cob, they are so versitile and good doers. I bought Flyer as a 2yr old, he stopped growing at around 6 and filled out into a nice chunky beast. I backed him when he was 3yrs old, he was very naughty but settled into dressage and showing (county level)...
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    Fractured patella....has anyone ever done it?

    Having just got fit after 2yrs off of riding, I managed to have another accident and fractured my patella (knee cap)! Has anyone ever done this and how long was it before you was back riding??
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    thought i was having a bad hair day !!!

    Now that is just the cutest pony I've seen in ages, bad hair day or not :)