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    Dressage Team Quest - idiots guide needed

    Thanks very much! I'll pass it on x
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    Dressage Team Quest - idiots guide needed

    Hi there, can anyone please explain the Team Quest dressage events to me please. My friends are so confused! Are there unaff classes as a warm up to TQ regional etc? Many thanks in advance
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    BD on a pony as an adult

    Thanks everyone! 😊
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    BD on a pony as an adult

    Been out of the loop for a while, but can you do BD on a pony as an adult? My friend has a lovely new forest that is very capable. Thanks!
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    Farrier v's Barefoot Trimmer

    I've thinking for a while about using a specialist barefoot trimmer as opposed to my usual farrier. Is there a big difference in how they trim? What are the advantages? Is the cost vastly different? Also, any recommendations for a trimmer in the Tamworth area? Thanks folks
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    Help please - Laminitis, barefoot vs shoes

    Thanks everyone, much appreciated
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    Help please - Laminitis, barefoot vs shoes

    That was my gut feeling too. Going to try and avoid it if possible. Thanks
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    Help please - Laminitis, barefoot vs shoes

    My horse has had two bouts of laminitis since Feb this year. Owned him for 8 years and never had any trouble before. Diagnosed with EMS and PPID and currently on the meds required. He's always been barefoot, even before I owned him. He's now 15. What are your thoughts on heart bars/shoes to...
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    Please help me decide what lorry

    I wouldn't go for a 5t or 6.5t. I owned one and wouldn't again, I'd go for 7.5t every time. Lovely lorry but not enough pull or poke for 2 horses. They generally come with lots of payload, but the engines just don't have enough oomph in my opinion. I've had a 7.5t before and would definitely...
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    Hoof abscess in barefoot horse. Help please

    Thanks everyone. Vet and farrier both out tomorrow at same time. Vet will X-ray and then farrier will pick up from there. Will keep you all posted. Thanks :)
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    Hoof abscess in barefoot horse. Help please

    HashRouge, I'm thinking this too. A lot of people with cushings horses leave them well alone! Hope you can sort hours too, I know how frustrating this is and it's his first abscess ever. He had his first ever laminitis in late February. The hole is tiny but he had to dig quite deep to find it...
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    Hoof abscess in barefoot horse. Help please

    The vet has checked the toe. It was the first place he looked. How frustrating this is. Calling the vet tomorrow and asking advice. Farrier due on Tuesday and I'll book the vet for after that. I've got to sort this, poor horse has so many issues. I just want him comfortable again :(
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    Hoof abscess in barefoot horse. Help please

    Perhaps worth a mention that he's also a cushings and EMS boy and had his first ever bout of laminitis in February. Any connection? When he first presented lame, laminitis was my first thought, apart from the swelling up the cannon bone. He did have a whopping pulse, again, only in the one leg...
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    Hoof abscess in barefoot horse. Help please

    cptrayes, you've just said exactly what I've been thinking. I'm worried that he's got a little stone in there or that it's damaged the structure of the foot. My farrier is due on Tuesday so I'll start there, but looks like it's the vet again. He actually looks lame on the other leg but vet says...
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