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  1. Serephin

    Potential sharer for my horse - being a bit bossy already

    I am thinking of getting a sharer for my horse as he is not doing much at the moment and I have lost my confidence as he was a bit nappy when I first bought him. Its a girl I know and she is very keen, but its freaking me out a bit as I feel like she is rushing me and I want to take it slowly...
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    Treeless saddles - recommendations please

    I have been a long time Barefoot saddle user, I have had a Cheyenne for years. But I am looking to get something I can jump in. Plus my Cheyenne is an older style and I think the stirrup leather rings are causing pressure points on my horse's back. I am interested in the Ghost saddle, its...
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    Can't face looking for my soul mate again

    Just a pity post really. Lost my superstar cob 2 weeks ago and I feel bereft without him. I think I am still in shock as I just feel numb when I think about him. Really want another horse but the prospect of trying to find another like him fills me with dread. I found him through here, as a...
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    Being honest if new owner contacts you.

    Just musing really, as I already replied to the email I received from a new owner of a horse I used to own. But I was wondering if, as a new owner of a horse, you would appreciate honesty from a previous owner or prefer to live in blissful ignorance with your new steed? Reason being, I...
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    Best Jodhs for riding in pregnancy?

    Does anyone have any recommendations for jodhs or breeches that will be comfy for my growing bump? Currently 23 weeks pregnant and I can no longer button up my denim breeches comfortably so just keep them undone, which is not ideal. Someone suggested riding tights, I think they are popular with...
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    Hope

    There is a 1% chance my horse can be saved, depending on what a CT scan shows up next week. Vet thinks all is lost and CT is just to make sure it is what she thinks it is. My heart is broken, he is my forever horse, and now this has happened. I am clinging to the 1% chance, I have to. I...
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    Uncontrolled dogs at dog agility class

    I am still a bit annoyed about my experience at dog agility last night. We are still quite new to it, been going about 8/10 weeks now - dog is excellent, picked it up really quick and its great fun for both of us. But it seems that the people running the class allow people who have no...
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    Mucous on stools - colitis

    I have two mini schnauzers - our eldest is 2 in May. She has always been a bit sensitive when it comes to food. Having tried a few different diets (always the best I could find) we have settled on Natures Diet Lamb wet food trays. Before this she did have a bought of colitis which I noticed...
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    Annoyed with YO - reason enough to leave?

    Just wondering really, after another run in with mostly absent YO, is being fed up and annoyed with YO enough reason to leave if the yard is generally okay? She blatantly resents having to run her yard. Begrudges having to do anything for anyone and favours some liveries over others, so the...
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    Heather Moffat FlexEE saddle - any good?

    I am considering getting one of the new Heather Moffat FlexEE soft tree saddles. I have been riding in my barefoot cheyenne for years and love it, but I fancy a more conventional looking saddle and these look great and are at a really good introductory price (which makes my wallet happy too)...
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    Rye grass Hay or Meadow hay - which is better?

    Having always had to use the hay our yard supplied, I am bit ignorant to hay really and now we have to source our own. I have a choice so far of Rye Grass hay or Meadow Hay - which is better? My boy is a good doer cob type and does well on just hay over winter. The Rye grass is more...
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    Barking Mad - any good?

    Potentially going away at the end of May for 3 weeks - I hate leaving my animals, but this will be the first time for puppy (well she is one year old next week). I saw an advert for Barking Mad and like the sound of it, with dogs, going on 'holiday' to host's homes. Seems better than a...
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    Indestructible tail guard needed!

    It transpires that my boy seems to use his bottom to stabilise himself when travelling. I thought it was just in a trailer, as he is not keen on trailers, but at the weekend we went out in a lorry and he did the same thing. He was wearing a tail guard which is now shredded. It was a brand...
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    2 year owner-versary! Self indulgent post!

    Yesterday it was my 2 year owner-versary - 2 years of owning the sweetest, polite, well-mannered, cheeky, handsome, fast when he wants to be and safe horse I have had the pleasure to own. When I first met him, I wasn't sure I wanted to own a horse again due to a run of bad luck. I found him...
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    Trailer recommendations

    Having newly acquired a Disco the OH has agreed that I can have a trailer (wooo hoooo!) - so I have been perusing ebay etc but was wondering which brand of trailer is generally the most popular. Are there any makes I should avoid? There seem to be a lot of Ifor Williams trailers about - I...
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    Puppy come into season just before spey appointment -HELP!

    I had my suspicions last week, but it was confirmed this morning at the vets when we took her in to be speyed. She is in season. Only 7 months old, but vets said there is no way of knowing when they are going to have their first season. So, how do I manage the next few weeks of her season...
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    horse being a spooky tw*t!

    My usually sensible confidence giving cob has turned into a spooky idiot and I have no idea why!! Has anyone else got a sppoky tw*t for a horse at the moment?? I am wondering if it is the grass, as I think the plants think it is spring again at the moment - or it could be that he has come in...
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    Raw food and kibble

    Currently I am feeding the mini beast fish4dogs, as James Wellbeloved made her disgustingly farty - on a recent trip to the pet shop I spotted in the freezer section Nature's Own Raw Dog food - it comes in cubes and there are various different types, ie: chicken and veg, etc. I chose a bag...
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    Farty Puppy - help needed, or a clothes peg

    My 4 month old Mini schnauzer came to us with Royal Canin food - she ate it fine, but was scratching a lot and I read somewhere that it can make them itch, so I switched to James Wellbeloved as I feed my cats this and they do very well on it. Scratching has stopped, so I was pleased about that...
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    When to spay?

    It is a few months off yet, but after reading the spaying at 8 weeks thread, I thought I would ask when the best time to spay our puppy will be? She is currently 15 weeks old. I had heard that it is best to wait until they have had their first season, but the vet said this is not necessary and...
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    Cats and Dogs - new puppy, need advice!

    I have two cats, one is 10, the other 5, have had them since kittens. The 10 year old is a bit neurotic, and runs from the other cat (he does chase her, he is a little bugger sometimes!). The 5 year old is my baby, he is half egyptian mau and I love him to bits and he knows it! OH has wanted...
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    How important is a YO's attitude?

    Is it important for a YO to have a good attitude? Does it bother you if your YO is rude and seems uninterested in the business, if you are happy with everything else? Would you expect to be treated as a paying customer (within reason obviously) or it is reasonable to be spoken to like...
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    Barefoot Hunting Vid

    http://vimeo.com/23758696 Looks like fun, almost makes me feel brave enough to give hunting a go! :)
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    Hayfever/Pollen Allergy - ideas?

    My cob wears a nosenet for pretty much all of the year, as he seems to hate not wearing one. I rode him yesterday and he was tossing his head and snorting despite having his net on, so I am thinking that he is really sensitive to tree pollen, as the rape hasn't grown yet. Does anyone know of...
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    Is it possible for a Horse to have sweaty feet?

    My cob is shod on the front - backs have been off for about 12 weeks now. He can be a bit footy on stones but feet are looking so much better and he is coping well. Question is - I have noticed that he sometimes leaves sweaty hoof prints on his rubbing matting in the stable when i sling him...
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    Too soon to move?

    Due to an unforeseen circumstance I had to move my horse to another yard last weekend - he settled in pretty much immediately, and I continued riding as I didn't want to disturb our routine too much. He is a bit anxious but seems okay, although he doesn't really show much outwardly like some...
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    Thrushy Feet

    After the last farrier visit, last week, my boy seems to have thrushy feet - the farrier cut back the frog as usual an they didn't look bad at all, but since then seem to have got a bit stinky and crumbly in places. I have been spraying his frogs with Frog Health disinfectant spray for the...
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    Wind Galls - what are they?

    I think my boy has a wind gall, quite a large one it seems, about the size of a golf ball - He isn't lame and doesn't mind me prodding and poking it. What are they? Should i be worried? Any info very appreciated, thanks!
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    I found the bean!

    Sorry, just had to tell everyone! lol My boy stands like a rock, I swear i could do anything to him as long as he has some hay to munch on - after reading a few posts on here about the elusive bean I thought I would have a hunt for it as I want my boy to be happy and comfy and clean. So I...
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    Yard dilemma - how far do you travel?

    Just curious really - my livery yard is 12 miles from my home, so I am worrying a bit about winter and the potential for soaring petrol costs getting to the yard and back. There is a yard 5 mins from my house, but the set up is a bit different to what I am used to and no chance of wintering...
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