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    Hoof Armour

    I've used it ,look up hoof armour UK on Google for the UK supplier. It does work quite well for soft or thin soles.
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    Newly backed pony won’t move forwards

    Please get some experienced help with her before you end up hurt or with a problem horse or both.
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    Tack cleaning - how often??

    There's an awful lot of people at the stables who clean tack as a way to avoid actually having to ride their horse.
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    Tack cleaning - how often??

    If I've got soaking wet or if I'm off to a show.
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    Thoughts on these Hooves

    Have you sole pictures? On the front hooves the heels are starting to collapse as can be seen by the curve in the event lines towards the heel, seen best on the front foot with the black spot.
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    Thanking others when out hacking

    On a weekend when there are a lot of tourists about I feel like the Queen waving at everybody as they pass :D How heavy does the traffic have to be before you can stop waving at everybody that doesn't pass you at 60mph.
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    Feeding advice for Veteran with poor teeth

    He looks a different horse. Here's hoping he continues to improve . He must feel so much better.
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    Stick to the rehab plan you galactic moron..

    They really don't help themselves :(
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    Sore after trim

    What is the farrier taking off the feet? I must admit that after my farrier left my pony sore after a trim several years ago I never let him do them again and have done my own since, without any problems. I would treat her as low level laminitis though especially with the flat soles.
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    Do you rate magnetic products?

    Need to do a blind test against the same wraps without magnets.
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    Do you rate magnetic products?

    Yet another way of separating people from their money for magical thinking
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    Help with stallion

    Now that the stallion has got a sniff of the mare lon your property when you hopefully move her away it will probably take a little while, maybe until winter, before he goes completely back to his old self.
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    Show make up

    I thought this was going to be about make-up for the horse :D
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    Hoof Boots?

    I have Scoots which I like and they aren't clumpy. Which you get will depend partly on the horse's hoof shape.
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    Strange skip in trot - help!

    I hope you get to the bottom of it.
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    Cost to re-felt stable roof

    The guy that does that sort of thing for me charges £20 per hour. Materials won't be expensive.
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    Do people just not recognise lame horses?

    I hack out with a few people whose horses really struggle walking downhill. Usually they just say the horse doesn't like going down hills but I'll bet there is bilateral artritis going on.
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    Do people just not recognise lame horses?

    Not quite to the same extent but there is a lot of the same in Fell Pony groups. Pictures with people saying how well there youngster is thickening out when it is really pig fat
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    Strange skip in trot - help!

    It's the hollowing as he tries to pace that causes mine to do that. To do it he needs to change the tension in his back muscles so maybe that may be somewhere to look for a problem if he's just started doing it.
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    Strange skip in trot - help!

    That's an interesting article. My pony does this but it doesn't worry me because he is gaited and it is just one of the many varieties of things he throws at me. To get him out of it I concentrate on him working down onto the bit and lifting his back, which helps keeping his trot clean...
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    Buying horses and compromising on what you want.

    If I can't find or afford what I want as an adult horse, I get what I want by buying a youngster that will become what I want in time. Fortunately I have always had the opposite experience to what Lex2009 just posted.
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    Ideas for taking a horse on holiday

    We've been on several holidays in the NW with our horses most recently http://www.scalesfarmcottage.co.uk/ more places here :) http://www.cumbriabridlewayssociety.org/where-to-stay.html
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    Cheapest footwear for ponies?

    Treating his feet to a layer of hoof armour may do the job.
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    Cheapest footwear for ponies?

    No. They aren't made for easy on and off
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    Looking to buy mother/daughter share - advice wanted

    It is more likely that you just don't know the right people yet. Have patience, get involved with pony club, something will turn up especially later in the year. And as people have said you are in no position to buy one unseen or without someone with you.
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    Cheapest footwear for ponies?

    If you buy second hand boots you should get most of the price back if you resell them at some point
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    13h cob, rider height/weight

    She will likely manage perfectly well.
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    My yearly Q... harvest mites

    What about trying one of the pour on insecticides like Switch or SpotOn
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    Stabling during the winter thoughts?

    Until the last couple of years I have always kept my ponies out all winter at a friends place. I was lucky that were they were had once been a poultry farm and there was a lot of grassed over concrete and areas of hard standing in the field where buildings had been. We are in a heavy clay area...
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    Rug washing business

    https://www.comparethemarket.com/business-insurance/content/public-liability-for-small-businesses/
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