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    People who frequently offer different horses/ponies for sale

    Like the advertiser whose daughter appears to grow out of a different shetland every week and "we can help with transport"
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    horsebox owners - go Coronavirus 'shopping' in your lorry's living

    I tidied my little lorry out last week before it went to MOT. In it I realise I had the makings of a Coronavirus survival kit: bottled water antibac floor wipes loo roll kitchen roll paracetamol tissues lip balm hand cream snacks liquid hand soap washing up liquid Have brought it all home as it...
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    What do you pay for full livery

    Round my way, part livery is often taken to mean weekdays only vs. full livery means full time. Probably not the correct definition, but it works for the options available as there's no-one doing proper 'full' livery locally.
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    What do you pay for full livery

    £416/month for daily turnout, straw bed, basic feed, adlib haylage, holding for vet and farrier, feet picked out daily, 20x40 outdoor school and moorland hacking on the doorstep. It's the most expensive place round here as not that much call for exercise, tarting up for hunting etc. locally...
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    Hock arthritis worse in cold weather - what can I do?

    Lots of the sensible advice on here echoes what I've found helps my 17yo (diagnosed at 12) lad with arthritis in both hocks and pasterns - no schooling except occasional 'mounted physio' to maintain muscle supporting the hock joints, a heavier rug than the weather would suggest (YM's recent...
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    Who is going to do the 6 monthly vaccinations then?

    Our livery yard and sister yard are insisting on 6-month injections for everyone, including the OAPs. We do have a few horses that are out and about a lot so it makes sense as if one of them were to bring it back it could spread easily as they graze in groups and social groom over fences too.
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    What sentence from a seller would stop you going to look at a horse.......

    When I was last looking 7 years ago I rang up about just over 50 horses over a 9 month period and viewed 9 of them. Eventually found a superstar, but I had to be patient! The kind of thing that put me off on the phone was: "Well, it's not technically my horse, I'm selling it for a friend" "We've...
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    I found a pic!
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    I used to have a van conversion and my Dad made me a Hay Hammock to catch most of the hay dropped from the net / my cob's mouth and contain it. Simply cut from a thick cotton dust sheet with a pole at each side with a hole at each end so I could tie it to the window bars which meant it was sat...
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    Spanish riding holidays (dressage focused)

    Los Alamos isn't a dressage holiday (beach and forest hacking), but they have a range of PRE and PRE-x that you could try and they seem happy to let you ride two or possibly three over the week (5 days riding) if that's what you fancy and they think your riding is up to it. The horses are all...
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    made to measure body protector?

    Thanks, I didn't know they did that, will give them a call.
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    made to measure body protector?

    Has anyone heard of anybody making made to measure body protectors please? I have a long term shoulder issue that means my arms mustn't sit out of place (I've found that the underarm padding pushes them out at an angle, which hurts after a short hack and isn't good for my shoulders long term...
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    Hock arthritis, symptoms, injections and after plan

    Sorry, I missed your reply to this. It was only available through vets when I started buying it so I assumed it was prescription, my bad. I've seen really pleasing results with it (far better than synequin etc.), but your mileage may vary etc. :) Xanthoria - I assume the work is to slosh the...
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    Hock arthritis, symptoms, injections and after plan

    My vets have always stressed that after hock injections (my previous and current horse have both needed them), as soon as you're cleared to work the horse, they need as much work as is safe/possible/practical to give the steroids a chance to do their thing - there seems to be a couple of weeks...
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    Child riding horse- saddle?

    Sorry! Long day! Will think before typing next time :)
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    Child riding horse- saddle?

    There are some lovely 15" saddles out there (my petite friend rides her 15.3 in one), but otherwise it's worth playing around with putting a queen (padding) on the leaping head to get her lower leg nearer to it. If you have a specialist saddler near you they may have some other useful ideas...
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    Yorkshire - H8GGE Ifor trailer & black 4x4

    We're down to 20mph max now up here so it's not too bad
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    Passed 5 stage vetting in October- now retired? Can I do anything?

    A friend has recently had to go down the legal route in a similar situation - be prepared for a long haul and legal costs (although if you win the vet's insurers will pay this).
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    Yorkshire - H8GGE Ifor trailer & black 4x4

    If anyone knows the owner of the above, I've just followed them up the A1 and one of their rear headlights is out.
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    Neurectomy and de-nerving - what can a horse legally take part in?

    When I researched it a few years ago, any UK Riding Club affiliated with British Riding Clubs (not all are) had to follow FEI rules regarding equine welfare so technically their events, shows etc. are out too :(
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    joint supplements for arthritis

    4cyte. Prescription only and not cheap, but I saw a massive improvement when all the retail suppliments had stopped helping. Every vet I know with an older horse in work has put them on it.
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    Most comfortable GP saddles?

    Agree with what be_positive said...but my Falcon Hawk Event XP is very comfy and I've moorland hacked, schooled and jumped in it and it's performed well for all.
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    ERM dressage - walk pirouette?

    I watched a few top riders do their Event Rider Masters dressage test at Chatsworth last weekend and the half walk pirouettes seemed to my amateur eyes to be quite laboured across the board - anyone know if this is a new movement in the ERM test for 2018 / for 3* horses generally? A quick google...
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    Adding toilet to lorry cost?

    Your lowest budget solution for a loo would be something like I have in my lorry - I just line it with a bin bag and chuck cat litter in so it doesn't smell...
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    Chatsworth - disabled access?

    We managed to see a fair bit - there were a couple of xc fences near to the disabled parking complete with handy viewing bench and both rings were just about staggerable distance for him with two sticks, but he was shattered by 2pm so he had a little nap in the car while I watched a bit more...
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    Chatsworth - disabled access?

    We've just got back and had a lovely day, just had to leave a bit early as Dad was exhausted. Thanks for all the info and advice everyone x
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    Horsebox Essentials...

    WD40 for if it should move and doesn't. Gaffer tape and bungee ropes for if it does move and shouldn't. (I read this on the forum in 2009ish when I was getting my first lorry and never forgot it!)
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    Welsh Sport horse as a spare...would you??

    Me too. My Welsh D an amazing ride and great to handle, but is also very, very bright, an escapologist, gets grumpy if he hasn't got a job to do and gets jealous if I spend time with other horses. He's herd leader which is definitely a breed personality thing - his second in command is a Welsh...
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    Ifor Williams Eventa M pros and cons

    I've set you up a google search that has all the Eventa forum posts on it x...
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    Chatsworth - disabled access?

    Thanks everyone, that's all been really helpful x