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    Rehab routine for small driving pony

    T Thanks for advice. Rehab is after steroid injection for arthritis, not after injury. Pony is aerobically fit and happily doing 45 minute hack as ride and lead. We are "past the longreining stage" for the simple reason that the lameness only showed up in trot in the carriage. Experienced vet...
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    Rehab routine for small driving pony

    Maybe later on. Vet doesn't want pony to travel yet.
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    Rehab routine for small driving pony

    Brilliant. Had not thought of that.
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    Rehab routine for small driving pony

    QUOTE="ester, post: 14664843, member: 57538"]Ok, in which case I struggle to understand your post, how is it impractical, just the pulling of load? Or something else. 'now he can start back in carriage. However, the physio's normal plan of hacking (straight lines in walk, as much hill work as...
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    Rehab routine for small driving pony

    Injection was in stifle joint, not hocks.
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    Rehab routine for small driving pony

    We are past the walking in hand, long-reining and ride and lead stages and now he needs to go back into carriage or frankly he doesn't have a job to do! I realise this sounds a bit heartless but I am thinking of him as much as myself. Poor pony loves his job and does not enjoy being off work. We...
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    Rehab routine for small driving pony

    Pony had steroid injection into stifle joint and has been through box rest and some rehab. Now he can start back in carriage. However, the physio's normal plan of hacking (straight lines in walk, as much hill work as possible before introducing trot) is totally impracticable for a small pony in...
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    Melanomas advise

    Ask your vet about melanoma vaccine. It is still experimental but we are getting good results. Pony would definitely not still be working and might well have had to be put down without it.
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    Devilla Forest

    Thanks for info on Devilla. Plean isn't far from us but was shut last time we checked. Also, paths aren't great for carriages apparently.
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    Starting out as an adult

    OH had never sat on a horse until he was 30. Has owned and enjoyed 4 horses of his own, currently riding another livery's cheeky Highland and backsteps for me on carriage. Go for it. Try and find a riding school that caters for adults rather than just kids. Makes a big difference
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    Devilla Forest

    Can you still take horses in there and do you need a permit? Also, what is parking like? Beyond current 5 mile limit but planning ahead when we are allowed to go further afield.
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    Horse has melanomas - Advice please

    No experience of this behaviour but it might be worth asking your vet about melanoma vaccine. My pony would not still be alive (and working hard) without it. It is experimental but last time I asked, consultant said it seemed to be effective in over half of cases. Not cheap, I warn you.
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    Transport

    Thanks everybody. I will start phoning around
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    Tranport

    Does anyone know of a reliable transporter in central Scotland who is currently working? Or a firm which does self-hire? Pony is due at Dick Vet on Wednesday and lorry is giving problems. This is also in Regional forum.
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    Transport

    Does anyone know of a reliable transporter in central Scotland who is still working? Or any firms still doing self-hire? Pony is due at Dick Vet on Wednesday and lorry is giving problems.
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