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  1. Gloi

    Animal Cops Houston

    I've just been watching the programme and have been horrified. The SPCA officers went to a site and there was a horse there with an obviously badly broken front leg. Rather than just organising getting the poor horse PTS where it was they made it walk to a trailer and manhandled it up the stp...
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    Pictures New photo comp thread 25/4

    It looks like it's my turn to start a thread so let's see how your beasts thank you for all that time spent grooming and pampering. Most votes by 10pm next Friday night, May 1 , wins
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    Black flies :(

    Great. Spring is here and the horses have gone in the summer fields. Came to my lad today and he had a swollen sheath due to having several black flies stuck to it sucking his blood :( I tried lots of things last year to try and put them off biting him there without much success I left him with...
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    My pony threw me :p

    With such fabulous technique :D I was leading him back to the stable this morning and I felt he had an eye on a patch of spring grass we were passing so I got tight hold of him. With a deft aikido technique he pushed his head down behind my leg pulling my arm with it then as I was bent forward...
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    Karma

    Out this morning on my lad going up a country lane. A car coming towards us pulls in and I thank them and trot up the lane towards it. As I get nearly up to it another 2 cars come and the first one passes the waiting car without slowing and cuts me up on the pony, the second one pulls in behind...
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    Ice studs

    Having had my hack curtailed today by ice on the roads has anyone used the new ice studs on their Scoot Boots (or any other boots) ? Are they easy to put in Do they work well, especially on roads where there is only ice in patches Are the boots still ok to use if you take them out after winter.
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    freestyle prelim

    I'm just working out my floor plan for my first prelim freestyle test. Can I do walk to canter in it? Pony finds walk to canter easy and gets more balanced canter than from trot.
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    Hoof supplements

    My pony has been having Pro Balance in some chop for quite a while but has started to leave it. What other low iron hoof supplements could I try, a pelleted one would be best so I don't need to be giving much extra feed.
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    Pictures Let's see your ridden stallions.

    Following on from Courbette's thread, why not show some pictures of your ridden stallions. To start off here are my two Fells from the 1980s
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    Flu

    Does anyone know whereabouts in Lancashire the recent Flu outbreak is? Lancashire On 18 April 2019, AHT confirmed an outbreak of EI on a premises in Lancashire. There are two unvaccinated non-Thoroughbred laboratory confirmed positives from one premises that presented with coughing, nasal...
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    Flu

    Does anyone know whereabouts in Lancashire the recent Flu outbreak is? Lancashire On 18 April 2019, AHT confirmed an outbreak of EI on a premises in Lancashire. There are two unvaccinated non-Thoroughbred laboratory confirmed positives from one premises that presented with coughing, nasal...
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    Scoot boot endurance gaiters.

    Who uses these? I have some trail gaiters which are fine. Tried the endurance ones today on a 9 mile ride and the tabs on the outside of the gaiters (the bits extra to the trail gaiters) wouldn't stay where they should. The whole tab worked its way out of the boot on all 4 tabs on the front...
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    What can I feed his minerals in?

    All winter I fed my pony pro hoof in molasses free chop with no problems. He was stabled with just a short daily turnout. He is now out at night and comes in for the day, with a haynet that he eats very little of. He is the correct weight, is barefoot and being hacked around 30 miles a week...
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    Blandford flies

    My horse has just gone out at a new place and when I fetch him in his sheath and inside his thighs are covered with these horrible blackflies dangling from him sucking his blood. :( I'm trying all the things in my repellent collection to try and keep them off but has anyone with experience of...
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    Fastening for crupper

    I use a crupper on my pony when we ride on steep hillsides. One of my saddles has a brass loop on the back to attach the crupper to but my other doesn't. I want to buy a brass footman's loop to put on the saddle but I can't find a UK supplier to buy from. This is roughly what I want...
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    Fastening for crupper

    I use a crupper on my pony when we ride on steep hillsides. One of my saddles has a brass loop on the back to attach the crupper to but my other doesn't. I want to buy a brass footman's loop to put on the saddle but I can't find a UK supplier to buy from. This is roughly what I want...
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    When do feet reach adult size?

    Just wondering because I have a rising 3yo who I hope to keep barefoot but want to have some boots for when he starts work in the future. I currently have a set of size 0 Epics which fit my other pony but these are slightly too narrow to go on the youngster who has feet the same length and...
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    Weird extra tooth

    Has anybody ever seen anything like this. 5 year old gelding got his corner teeth a few months ago and has got his tushes growing in the correct place. He did lose his baby corner teeth as normal but now he has this weird extra tooth which has recently grown. I think he must be a vampire :D It...
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    Where shall we go on holiday this year?

    We go every summer with a few friends and our horses for a riding holiday in a new area. The past 2 years have been in Cumbria and I was fancying the Yorkshire Dales this time. We need a cottage to rent or B&B and grazing/stabling. I quite like the idea of riding the Settle loop of the Pennine...
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    Dead horses found in police raid at scrapyard

    3 dead horses were found during a police raid where police were investigating stolen vehicles. http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk...at_scrapyards/ Same family involved as this neglect case last September http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk..._infestations/...
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    Dead horses found during police raid at scrapyard.

    http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/14204993.UPDATE__Eight_arrested_in_huge_stolen_parts_police_swoop_at_scrapyards/ Same family involved as this neglect case last September...
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    Yet another height question.

    Can anyone give a rough guess at the adult height of a foal that is standing 11 hands at 9 months old. He was weaned quite early and has just been on rough grazing since and is a bit scrawny. I believe his mother is around 13.2 but not sure and don't know the father.
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    Accident on A63 :(

    A man has died after the horse and cart he was travelling on was involved in a crash. The man, believed to be in his twenties, suffered serious injuries when the cart and a small Ford panel van collided at around 7.45pm on Thursday, He was pronounced dead at the scene. Four other people...
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    Hoof colour

    I am buying a chestnut colt foal. He has no white on him anywhere but his legs have pale foal fluff on them and he has 4 white feet. Will he always have white feet or will they darken as he gets older. I've only really seen all white feet where there is white on the leg. My older pony has...
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    Any BOGOFs due this year?

    Just wondering if anyone has a surprise foal on the way this year. :) I'm going to be the new owner of a foal that was born as the result of an errant stallion getting in a field when he is weaned later in the year.
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    Ride & lead.

    I'm trying to do ride and lead with a Shetland off my 13.3 pony. Problem is that the Shetland likes to squash right up to my pony as we go along and I find it really hard to keep him away. I'm practising at the moment with no rider as when we tried with a rider she kept banging herself on my...
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    Travelling an unhandled yearling.

    I am picking up a yearling tomorrow for a friend in my Ifor single trailer and it isn't halter broken. It's only travelling a few miles. I was wondering the best way to set the trailer up for travelling it. It's about 12.2hh. We hope to get a headcollar on it in a box before we load it and...
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    Cross at the helicopters

    I was out with a friend earlier today and we were near the motorway bridge when we saw 3 RAF helicopters flying up the route of the motorway towards us. They were very low and my friend got off her horse. At first we thought there had been a crash on the motorway and they were air ambulance...
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    Where shall we go on holiday?

    Last year 3 of us did the Mary Towneley Loop so we're now considering where to go this year. Has anyone got anywhere they recommend in the North of England? We need B&B and stabling/grazing for 3-5 people/horses (not sure who's going yet). Don't mind if it's staying in one place if there are...
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    Christmas Presents.

    Has anybody got any good ideas for Xmas presents. I have three horse owning friends to buy for. They are all over 40 and they are the sort where they or their horses aren't really short of anything. I want to spend £10 - 20 on each present. They are the sort of people who often look round the...
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