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    I just bought my first cob! Introduction + feed advice + photos!

    Second comment sorry. Mallenders And salenders cream helps with the scabs. Google it!
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    I just bought my first cob! Introduction + feed advice + photos!

    Due to his age ( plenty of life to go, my mare is 21 and loves a gallop) it might be worth getting his hormone levels checked as mild laminitis without any obvious triggers could be an indicator of cushings. My pony who had had previous bouts of laminitis and was kept on a strict diet would go...
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    Dog owner being sued for £5m after rider was thrown from horse

    My welsh mountain pony was spooked by a doberman that came rushing out on to the road as my husband walked her past in hand. The following week the dog did the same thing but the pony was ready for it and gave it both barrels, never saw the dog again.
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    Badminton XC thread

    Will the young lady ( Molly?) whose horse stopped at the water and then proceeded to wallop it three times before putting it at the jump again get reprimanded for It. It was clearly dished out as punishment rather than as encouragement. The horse refused again.
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    Laminitis and Ventipulmin (with a side of box rest ideas?)

    Do you soak your hay or just spray it with a hose. We jus used to damp it but our vet recommended soaking for 20 minutes for dust/ spores and over half an hour to reduce sugars. We have two that have breathing issues and a fat one so have to work on timings.
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    Shod to barefoot photos

    We have a mare whose front feet were described in her vetting as not a pair! Our farrier has done a wonderful job, only problem we have had was when he was ill and another farrier did them and tried to make them match which made the horse lame.
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    A little rant!

    As someone who is a chronic asthmatic, coughing/ moving away to avoid a massive coughing fit, I can tell you isn’t always avoidable and not very pleasant at the best of times. Although I would have turned away. My daughter had the situation of a building being demolished just outside the arena...
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    Cheeky/ridiculous posts you see on Facebook.

    We have a local woman who claims to rescue horses and is looking for various donations, she sells on the rescues, leaves colts running with the mares and has a clause in her sales contracts that if the mare is pregnant she still owns it and needs it returning after weaning. There is also a...
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    Have you ever disliked a horse based purely on 'vibes' when it wasn't doing anything actually wrong (or not worse than a horse you do like)?

    I had a buckskin, who had a blue streak through one eye, you could only see it with the sun on. He was lovely
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    Have you ever disliked a horse based purely on 'vibes' when it wasn't doing anything actually wrong (or not worse than a horse you do like)?

    Wonder whether it was a gelding/mare thing in this case. Horses do have opinions about people, my old gelding who I bought from the riding school where I kept a pony, really disliked the guy who had been riding him regularly whereas he was fine with everyone else. I think that this particular...
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    Riding and the Menopause

    .If you are on Facebook can I recommend joining Menopause warriors. Lots of women sharing their different situations, other people who have the same issues offering advice. We also have a lot of useful advice pinned to the top of the page, might not help with the riding to start with ( I was...
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    Muck heap

    Have you got any local allotments. They might be interested and can usually rustle up a trailer and a few volunteers to load it.
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    Buy my first? (after 30 years)

    Lots of people manage children and horses but it is important that you don’t underestimate the pressure on your other half, they can get very resentful about the third party in your relationship, if the horse is perfect but the timing not quite right, perhaps you could get someone to share your...
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    Oh, look, a treeless saddle thread

    Can you put up your findings if possible. We have a 4 year old that are saddle fitter looked at when we were having the other two having a refit,she said we would have an issue getting a treed saddle to fit, we have backed and worked her in a treeless saddle that is more saddle pad than saddle...
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