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    Good bye Pete

    So sorry, what a beautiful horse x
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    Ground poles 😠

    As above. I echo that any rehab to bring back in to work is normally all done out and in straight lines (the old fashioned way!) and it works. I absolutely wouldn’t be doing circles of any sort in the school.
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    Thoughts on these Hooves

    Yes I agree that the toe’s possibly been too long and that’s gradually getting brought back. That would certainly answer the tripping problems and marry up with the under run heel.
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    Ground poles 😠

    It just sounds a heck of a lot for him to go through and to be expected to return to normal work. I know you’re doing it gradually with ground work but if it’s all been done within the last few months he’s bound to not be quite right. Has he seen a chiropractor, masseuse etc etc? These are all...
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    Ground poles 😠

    Are you sure he’s not sore?
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    Thoughts on these Hooves

    I would actually say too that he has a bit of an imbalance especially on the off fore.
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    Thoughts on these Hooves

    The heels are contracted which is not really what you want. However he’s not overly long at the toe which is good.
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    Thanking others when out hacking

    I’ve always waved or verbally thanked people for slowing or pulling over. I’ve been out with others though who don’t say or acknowledge anything. However recently I find myself actually not smiling or waving but instead giving a growler for driving to close or a mouthful if they can hear me...
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    Tortoise found in a cardboard box

    Omg this riles my blood. In this day and age and with the power of social media I’m sure someone would have taken him in. Absolutely no need for that. Poor wee soul
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    Should we be worried? Slightly silly question, sorry!

    It just looks like a very very big lump of grot from the sheath. My guy is pink skinned and his Yukky stuff is that colour. He’s never had a bit that long before though. I’d say it’s normal, just looks like he could do with a clean, probably longer as it had the straw up there too!
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    Le Mieux fly mask

    Yes very strange. I bought a medium for my 14hh and it didn’t even meet the Velcro at the other side!
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    Ride on fly rug

    The zebra Busse one is fab, not a fly on is the whole time.
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    I just don't know what to say - please help.

    Just say after being on the lunge x y and z happened and I think he is possibly slightly lame or off. Be very careful they don’t blame you though! Make sure you add something like ‘ I was asked’ or like ‘tonight when you asked me to lunge...’
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    Rain scald in august ?

    Demoline medicated shampoo is great stuff for it and only costs about £7/8. Mine got it once while I was away for the week. He had a rainsheet on the day I left as it was chucking it down and they never took it off him for the next few days when it was sunny 🤯 the rain was so bad it went through...
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    Hairy cob - clip now?

    For me personally it depends on the horse. I wouldn’t fully clip it if it was then going to be out in the rain with no shelter. But then depends how quick it grows the hair back. No point clipping out if you need to rug. But then again if it’s standing sweating doing nothing then yes I’d clip.
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    Digital Pulses - interesting chat with farrier

    I was referring to the poster further back who asked about it being an old post.... I just forgot to quote it. 🙂
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    Yard Dilemma

    This 100%, make sure everyone is truely in the same boat. Some folk will agree for a bit of chat or gossip for the easy way out and in actual fact theyre neither here nor there about the matter.
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    Digital Pulses - interesting chat with farrier

    Sorry didn't realise this was an old post!
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    Digital Pulses - interesting chat with farrier

    The bit in bold is correct- laminitis is the inflammation of the laminae. However I disagree with the second part of the quote. If a strong digital pulse is felt, it's not necessarily an indication of inflammation in the laminae, so therefore would not directly be laminitis, there could be...
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    Yard Dilemma

    In the meantime I'd check out other yards to see where the spaces are, and then all of you get together with YO and explain that you won't be paying for silly extras that are not required, if she's still stubborn then you all give notice and leave.
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    Yard Dilemma

    Sounds mental. Time to leave! I don't have any other advice unfortunately, if she's not listening and doesn't bother with her clients when there's a problem that's been raised then there's not much else you can do I'm afraid.
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    Anyone else’s changing their coat?!

    👀dare I ask? July has been pretty meh for us, the majority of it has been wet and overcast days. It would seem our summer is April/ May! I’m not ready for winter woolies yet though 😩
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    Stirrups for arthritis.

    Sprenger's definitely. I can't remember the model I have but they definitely help.
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    Have read so much stuff about tow bars and still confused!

    Not all swan necks are detachable. I have a fixed swan neck.
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    NEW MICROCHIPPING RULES & VERY OLD EQUINES

    I'm not intending to do my 18year old either. We used to do area qualifiers but we won't be doing them now if we need a microchip number. The passport system is already flawed, so how will this be any different? Yes it's easier and quicker to scan, but who will be out doing the scanning? The...
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    Horsebox Storage. how much?

    Nothing thankfully. At the previous yard we weren't allowed to store them there so it was kept at home. I looked at caravan and boating storage which roughly worked out at £5 per week. So yes, I think that is a ridiculous amount. Where did they get that figure from?
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    WWYD: Difficult decision re: dangerous horse

    Sounds like he could be sore somewhere if it’s generally out of character and he’s never showed signs of that before.
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    Hay prices

    We’re currently £20 for last years so thinking this years may be £30. He just got it in in the nick of time before the heavens opened. Still a great price compared to last yard that wanted £45 per round and didn’t allow you to buy elsewhere!
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    Ad lib hay replacer?

    Try the simple systems range of hay/grass replacements. They have haycare and I’m sure the other is just grass pellets. They’re free from any added nasties.
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    Celebrities buying ponies.....

    Nah, wouldn't sell them it for a couple off quid. lol. I'd rather it went to a pony mad little person that would love it, not just because it was called 'Frozen' o_O why not call it Olaf?
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