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    Working the young horse

    Thanks all for your positivity and the confirmation that it’s good for him and me and therefore it’s fine
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    Working the young horse

    I have a just 6 welsh section d who I have had for about 18 months, he was weedy and very green when I got him, just before lock down I fell off him which knocked me a bit and then we couldnt ride for about 8 weeks but I did in hand walking and lunging and trt. We are now riding again but my...
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    Tightness in hips causing problems riding youngster, any tips?

    I am a 60 year old short and wide girl, trying to lose weight atm and also doing regular exercise but my hips are very tight when riding. I am finding this is affecting my youngster in his ability to turn as my inside leg is too far forward and therefore I am blocking the shoulder. He is a wide...
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    Young horse lost confidence hacking after lockdown?

    thats really interesting I thought it was just me he was very jumpy on our first walks in hand but better now. I did 3 short walks with another horse about 5 weeks ago but they were disasters the other horse (much older) was spooky and we had a couple of issues also his saddle was tight (now...
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    Young horse lost confidence hacking after lockdown?

    Yes thats a thought as this is the first time he has not been ridden for that length of time since I have had him going to do the same route on friday with the same set up and just keep chipping away at it
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    Young horse lost confidence hacking after lockdown?

    To add we were asked not to ride during the first 6 weeks of lockdown so it was ground work and lunging only
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    Young horse lost confidence hacking after lockdown?

    My nearly 6 year old welshie has always been pretty chilled out hacking but since lock down he seems really on edge and not settled. I have done lots of walking in hand, have been out twice with someone on the ground and tonight with another very steady horse and someone on the ground. He felt...
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    Getting help with your horse

    All very positive thanks all. Going to have a chat with the lady concerned also think having her there if needed will help me to stop worrying
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    “It’s an expensive way to be miserable”....I need a chat please.

    oh god reading this and thinking this is me, just put similar post up!! Had a great horse for 10 years did everything with him. Then was given a cob who was 12 and anxious, but I cracked on but he was nervous out hacking and never reached that confident stage with him before he went wrong at 15...
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    Getting help with your horse

    I have a young welsh d, he is lovely but green. When I first got him I had a professional rider schooling him once a week, they now seem to be working with another rider who I do not like or respect as she is hard and rough so I do not want him to go there anymore. There is a lady at our yard...
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    Calmer for young horse

    Oh this is all very positive, he will get his first dose tomorrow!!!
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    Calmer for young horse

    Hi all, my rising 6 welsh section d is very green but is normally pretty well behaved but he does have hysterical moments which I know are typical of the breed! We had no riding for 6 weeks but I lunged did pole work some TRT and long reining. We have started riding again but he seems very on...
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    Mane pulling

    Better invest in one! Also great idea about flipping the mane over
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    Mane pulling

    He doesnt like it and as soon as I start backcombing he starts to get edgy so I think its better to find an alternative
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    Mane pulling

    What size rake do you use, dont want to take too much out as he is a native but need it to look more in control! have started doing the shortening with scissors but also want to thin
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    Riding school still teaching in lockdown- poor form??

    Bhs guidelines say lessons are not essential also dont think there insurance will be valid. Think they should be more responsible
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    Mane pulling

    Have tried solo comb but it broke! Any other ideas?
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    Colic any advice

    How long was he on the chaff before you changed. My boy has been having this for a year
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    Colic any advice

    Well he is only having chaff with his supplement thinking I might swap to fast fibre as although I wet the chaff its prob not the same
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    Colic any advice

    Wormer done in November for red worm
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    Colic any advice

    Good ideas. Salt in feed defo
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    Colic any advice

    He has a salt lick but doesn't touch it. I get it this time but why did it happen before?
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    Colic any advice

    I have a 5 and half year old welsh section d had him for about a year and a half. About a month ago he had colic symptoms had the vet out and after buscopan vet said he had undigested matter so no food overnight and he was as right as rain. It has occurred again tonight vet didn’t come out but...
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    Hats

    All good points! I just find it annoying, do people that wear Beaglers think they are immune from falling off? Is it a fashion statement or vanity?
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    Hats

    I have today received my copy and there is a very interesting piece on headgear and angles which it can be damaged. A few pages on you have several hunt staff wearing beaglers and on the last page weekly columnist Tessa Waugh also wearing a beagler. I think that Horse and Hound as the major...
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    Hats? Should horse and hound continue to show photos of people not wearing correct safe headgear?

    I have today received my copy and there is a very interesting piece on headgear and angles which it can be damaged. A few pages on you have several hunt staff wearing beaglers and on the last page weekly columnist Tessa Waugh also wearing a beagler. I think that Horse and Hound as the major...
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    What are you doing with your just turned 5 year olds?

    I really need to work on the solo hacking.
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