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    Fat eye :(

    One of mine has a fat eye on the regular, she's perfectly fine, we think she just whacks herself. Hope it's easily sorted.
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    How much to build an arena?

    somewhere between 15-18k, including levelling out and a new bank created. Its the surface that can really cost depending on what type you go for. Ended up at over 40k with surface included.
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    New horse reared :/

    When my lad first came, he reared a few times in stressful situations, previous owner was shocked and said he'd never done that. Like you, I wondered if he was the right choice but, when I thought some more I soon realised it was a new home, new owner, new horses, no wonder his brain short fused...
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    Concrete panels in stables

    I have them on all mine. Never had any issues, if you had a kicker, you could attach some kick boards.
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    Mild December

    I had frozen pipes a few weeks ago, so not that mild! Granted the temp is fluctuating quite a bit, supposed to be nearly into double figures again the next few days.
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    Giving up hard feed

    I tried this this year, 3 are fine (good-doers anyway), however, the TB looks like a skeleton so he's back on hard feed tonight. Normally he comes out of winter thin anyway so I thought that the feed wasn't doing much and maybe he'd eat more forage to compensate, but apparently it was doing...
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    Those who retired young horses

    I bought mine to retire him, he was 7 and struggling with physical and mental issues which his previous owner turned a blind eye too. He's 11 next year and now an expensive lawnmower and dedicated 'boyfriend' to my little cob. He's treated the same as my ridden horses, just without the riding, I...
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    Hacking at night streetlights

    I'd also contemplate the idea that fireworks go off after dark most nights at this time of year. Certainly ask the horses owner too, they're within their rights to ask you not to as well.
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    Saddles for no withered table top cob

    I don't know about specific brands but my table top cob has a hoop tree, that fits her when 'standard' trees were nowhere near.
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    Awkward pony?

    If you're absolutely certain theres no pain lingering, he just sounds very arena sour. Get him out hacking if thats where he shines, let him forget about the arena for a while. He's probably relating arena work with pain and punishment.
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    Do I need a 400 stable rug

    I got my fine TB one when I bought him since I live in a exposed area. Has never been opened and the most he's worn is a 220g. So I'd say probably not, easier to put two m/w on if you needed.
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    Winter mode?

    My lot started coming in overnight this past Saturday. They're all very willing to come in which is unusual so the weather must be getting to them too! TB is lightly rugged now and the hairy cob is getting clipped this weekend.
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    Hoof Bruise and Exercise

    My horse has small bruising on one of her hoof wall from a mild case of lami a few months ago. She's now completely sound and it doesn't seem to affect her. What would peoples opinions on starting exercise again? A large part of me says to wait until the bruise has gone to not risk further...
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    Unridden Fatties, how to lose the weight?

    I've a mare than is (unfortunately) a very good doer, she's also carrying far too many pounds. She's unridden due to multiple lameness issues, her ridden future is really uncertain at the moment. She's clipped on her belly and neck, on grassless turnout and on rationed hay. Still the weight is...
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    what rug?

    I have one that was fully clipped about a month ago but its grown back loads and she's fat and sweating, she's currently naked. My other cob has a belly clip and is also naked. The warmblood who's unclipped is naked but has a 50g for the heavy rain days. The last is a TB, unclipped but dropping...
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