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    Can we talk food intolerance and behaviour issues?

    My older mare reacted really badly to anything with high levels of plant oestrogens in it. Soya was the worst offender but she also reacted to many other feed ingredients. It made her come into season all year round and her ovaries were very swollen and painful, which made her very grumpy and...
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    'I could go out tomorrow and buy a Novice level dressage horse for £6000 if I wanted.' Discuss

    Links to articles would be really helpful, thank you!
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    'I could go out tomorrow and buy a Novice level dressage horse for £6000 if I wanted.' Discuss

    It arose as part of a compensation claim. I can't really go into too many details as it looks like it is going to end up with lawyers involved :(. The comment about the novice dressage horse was made as a comparison to the horse involved in the claim, who is actually schooled to...
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    'I could go out tomorrow and buy a Novice level dressage horse for £6000 if I wanted.' Discuss

    It was a hypothetical horse but I think the person concerned was imagining one with no health issues or temperament quirks.
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    'I could go out tomorrow and buy a Novice level dressage horse for £6000 if I wanted.' Discuss

    As per title. Or, if you prefer: 'Ill-fitting saddles don't cause lameness'. These comments arose during a rather heated discussion I had with someone today.
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    Saddle fitter recommendations

    I have used Sue Paine at Dragonfly Saddlery in the past and found her really helpful. She also does Bit Fit consultations. I've also used a couple of other qualified saddlers who were not so great but don't want to give out names here (none of the ones mentioned so far by other posters).
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    boundary issue

    I had a very similar situation a few years ago, but I was the owner of the hedge and my neighbour's horses were doing serious damage to it, partly due to dodgy fencing which the neighbour did nothing about. I spoke to the legal helpline provided with my house insurance and according to their...
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    Homozygous black stallions in the uk??

    How about Devivio? There's also Eros, but he might be too small.
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    BBC olympics

    For anyone who's limited to the BBC, they've just shown Carl's test and they going to show the end of the competition live from around 12.30, CDJ is due on around 12.40.
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    BBC olympics

    Mine too.
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    BBC olympics

    According to my friend, it's on BBC 1 at 11.15am. I've no idea where she got that information from though, so don't blame me if it's wrong!
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    To those who make hay, hows it going?

    I feel your pain - I was let down by my contractor when we had the hot spell a couple of weeks ago as he had booked in too many people (and they all had bigger acreages than me!). Everyone else I tried was similarly busy. He's promised to come back as soon as the weather goes dry again but we...
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    To those who make hay, hows it going?

    Our grass only really started getting going last week, so I'm hoping that now that the weather has finally warmed up, it will be looking a lot better in a couple of weeks. At the moment, it's pretty patchy.
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    Olympia ‘21

    I've just booked tickets for friend and me for the puissance - we're also row B, so we'll give you a wave!!
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    Humphries and Swain Holistic saddles

    I bought a Barry Swain Semiflex for my Anglo-Arab about 10 or so years ago. It was the most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden in and my horse loved it too. She was able to move under it in a way that she couldn't with any other saddle. She retired several years ago, and I haven't used the...
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