Recent content by sunleychops

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    Feed to aid topline without the fizz for kissing spine rehab

    A stud balancer, high in protein and AA to support muscle growth & repair and a basic chaff if shes a good doer.
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    Arthritis in welsh d

    So mine went lame behind, 5/10 on the lunge, about 3 weeks ago. vet came out and suspected hock OA so booked him in for xrays and injections if necessary. Fast forward 10 days and we arrive at the vets and he trots up perfectly sound, nothing on flexion, in fact they videoed him on the lunge for...
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    Yard drama

    cut your losses and cut your ties
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    The price of horse feed

    Top Spec has been 15kg bags on all but comprehensive for ages now, literally years. You'd be better off feeding both something like D&H Suregrow and save yourself a fortune on yellow bag marketing
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    Asthma update

    Nigela is also a good one for asthmatics
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    Splint - light work or complete rest?

    mine threw one a few weeks back, never went lame and only noticed by chance as he cut himself just below it. I always tend to err on the side of caution however and did field rest for a couple of weeks as its still technically a fracture and therefore still bone activity and remodelling taking place
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    What do you feed your poor doers / your thoroughbreds?

    top line cubes, dengie performance fibre and omega rice in the winter. Summer tend to play it by ear and normally just end up using the omega rice, fibre and a cheap stud balancer.
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    What human products do you use on your horse because they are better/cheaper than the horsey version?

    lidl dandruff shampoo for any scurfy skin issues, about 50p a bottle and miles more effective than horsey brand sensitive skin stuff!
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    Quad bikes for poo picking paddocks

    We used to have a little honda ride on mower with the blades taken off to tow a poo trailer, cost a fraction of a quad bike! Now use a Kubota compact tractor which again still probably cheaper than a quad and a lot more practical as has both ball hitch, 3 point hitch and pto
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    Polytunnels as field shelters for summer

    if they are open both side I cant imagine it will build up an excessive amount of heat to be fair, our wooden shelters get bloody warm in the summer but they still go in them to get the sun off their backs and into the shade away from the flies so I wouldnt hesitate. Mine would absolutely shit...
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    The price of horse feed

    I haven't noticed to be honest as I need to buy it so its not an escapable cost so I dont look!
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    Chaff options

    Sugar and starch under 10% is a bit of a mythical number. 10% of what, 1kg, 5kg, 100g? Please bear in mind horses do not eat percentages and hay and grass will be higher than most if not all chaff
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    Part/Full Livery Stigma- Does it happen elsewhere?

    Normally by people who absolutely despise mucking out etc and barely have time to ride by the time they've done it all but still pretend they love it all and look down upon others for it
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    Hat Indecision (Karben, Air Rider, Do I stick with a Skull Cap?)

    i have the Uvex exxential as my everyday hat and its great, keeps my head nice and cool but I do tend to use my HS1 for any XC and my Ayr8 for competing
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    Chances of colic after scoping

    We were told there is a very very slim chance of colic post scoping. So of course ours colicked after all 3 scopes