Recent content by tiga71

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    Vet Turnaround Time

    I have the same vet as OP and they were the same with me. Just had to keep chasing.
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    Do horses get bored of hacking?

    I think they can get bored of anything if you do the same old thing all the time. We have fantastic hacking on the South Downs but mine definitely have rides they love and rides they would rather not do. Mine hack a lot but we hack with different people, box out to meet up and explore and give...
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    People who use cartrophen - how often?

    My old boy is 23 and he has it every 3 months.
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    Help - I need a grazing muzzle!

    I have just started using the Green Guard muzzle with my unridden boy. I hate doing it to him but it is either that or moving him to somewhere else for a starvation paddock or track system. He has had a rub so I have made some adjustments to it. I am monitoring it for the rubs and his teeth as I...
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    Anyone else still riding their 25yo horses? ... and doing what!

    My boy is only 23 but still in full work. Hacks up the Downs twice a week, jumps once a week, goes to clinics, hunt rides, fun rides, beach. We do escort rides to the beach, Downs, endurance. I don't hunt him anymore and he only does up to 25km endurance now. He is doing a beach ride this...
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    Dartmoor Pony - laminitis prevention & rugging

    I would leave him naked and give him either oat or barley straw for more eating time without all the calories. Could you make a track system in his field and get him a friend? More exercise that way. I find getting them eating the straw really helpful in keeping the weight off but still giving...
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    Harry Hall Insurance - Not Impressed

    I had my show jumpers insured with NFU (one) and the other with Pet plan. When we sold them I received a refund pro rata for both. I paid the annual cost up front.
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    Getting weight on older horse.

    Smurf was put to sleep today. I am actually incredibly relieved as was in very poor shape. He started going downhill a month ago and I just couldn't keep weight on him, no matter what I fed him. This last week I knew something was wrong and I was giving him but twice a day while I could arrange...
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    Horse riding holidays U.K.

    Another vote for Free Rein here. I went on 2 holidays with them before I had my own horses and had a wonderful time on both holidays. I took my own horse on a cattle mustering holiday on Dartmoor with a guy called Phil Heard of Dartmoor Riding Holidays. He also has his own horses that most...
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    Children on yards

    We are lucky with kids on our yard, they are all well behaved. I take one of the young teenagers out hacking with me and she is coming to XC schooling with me. I also hack out with one of the little ones with her Mum walking next to her. Our yard is worse for uncontrolled dogs. And the dog...
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    Is your horse a morning horse?

    My old horse is always the same to ride, whenever we do something. My other horse is not happy to do anything unless he has had a few hours kip. So if we are doing dressage or competition in the morning, I keep him in overnight so has had lots of time for sleeping.
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    What do you feed your older horse that’s still in work?

    I struggle to get mine to eat the full dose of the pro hoof supplement too. I really need a very low calorie mash as I think it is easier to hide than in a chaff.
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    What do you feed your older horse that’s still in work?

    Mine is 23 and is ridden about 4 times a week. I jumped him this morning and he was in fine form. He gets a scoop of Hifi lite molasses free, joint supplement and hoof/multivitamin pro hoof supplement once a day. Out at night, in for about 6 hours, hay net and a big net of straw. He is a very...
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    What do you do when horse can’t compete/train anymore

    Have you thought about trying Trec to give you a competitive outing? My old boy is 23 now so he is starting to take it easier. I am going to do some Trec this year with him to give him some low impact parties to go to.
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    Can anyone help before it’s too late..

    Very happy to read that you are on your way to a solution for her. Hope you can sort whatever is causing her the pain. Poor girl.