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    Barefoot hoof help...

    So my gelding has been barefoot most of his 6 years. He had a short stint in shoes in 2018 after he was x-rayed due to a stubborn abscess and they noted low heels and thin soles and to shoe him to support this. They also noted slight reverse rotation in the hinds but this has improved and noted...
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    Young horse - Cushings?

    Short history: horse is a VERY good doer so not typical of a Cushings horse and at only 6yo vets have said he’s unlikely to have it. However, for the last 2 years now, we’ve struggled with laminitis. Now last year could well easily have been down to him being overweight and the access he had to...
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    Not PSSM...

    So after posting this a few weeks ago: https://forums.horseandhound.co.uk/threads/possible-pssm.786822/ I have had hair sample test results back from CAG Animal Genetics for both PSSM1 and 2 as n/n for my 6yo ID gelding. Short story he felt ‘not quite right’ but not lame. Sort of like he was...
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    Possible PSSM...?

    I am concerned my horse may have PSSM, I will be contacting the vets this week to test him but I wanted to post here for some advice. He’s a 6yo Irish Draught I’ve owned since a yearling. He was backed and ridden away at 4yo and has always been pretty laid back but can also be quite forward...
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    Best stable sheet for summer

    Thinking ahead to summer 😅 I have a grey and although he will be turned out most of the time in summer as he has laminitis he will still be spending some time in the stable for a few hours each day and I’d like him to not be covered in poo stains 🙈 I’m looking for a cooler/stable sheet that...
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    Strange back issue - also in Tack Room

    Sorry this is long but wanted to give some context, explanation which gives a better picture. My gelding has been in work over winter 4/5 times a week. X2 hacking and the rest a combo of schooling and poles/jumping. He’s a 6yo but green and had most of summer last year off due to me having an...
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    Strange back issue

    Sorry this is long but wanted to give some context, explanation which gives a better picture. My gelding has been in work over winter 4/5 times a week. X2 hacking and the rest a combo of schooling and poles/jumping. He’s a 6yo but green and had most of summer last year off due to me having an...
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    Are big shows YHL, HOYs, Olympia struggling for ticket sales?

    This year more than ever, I have seen an increased amount of marketing on social media to push/sell tickets right up to the wire. I know HOYs had a bit of a boycott from traders due to increased stand costs but what about the others? I remember years gone by really struggling for tickets for...
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    Financing to purchase grazing land

    I have seen a few discussions that were posted a while ago, just post 2008 crash so things may be a little different now. Is there any way of financing an individual purchase (ie. Not commercial use) of a 6.92 acre plot of land. Currently sat waiting for auction in June with asking price of...
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    Gaining back confidence

    Just after a few tips/advice. My boy has been perfect to hack out, not put a foot wrong in quite heavy traffic, lorries, tractors, bikes etc. However, the other week out with a friend from the yard, a quad bike came scooting behind us at about 40mph. He slowed down when he saw us but a...
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    Livery stoke-on-Trent

    Any suggestions for livery in stoke-on-Trent? Ideally nearer to south Stoke ie: hanchurch, Newcastle etc. Looking for turnout all summer, DIY or part livery in the winter. Need excellent hacking and a ménage, storage for bedding/haylage or option to purchase from the yard.
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    Cost spreadsheet

    I know this topic has been done to death and from my past posts you will see I'm a bit of a thread-killer :( I must give off freak vibes! Anyhow if your still alive now and I'm not now talking to myself I wanted you to critique my fictional budget. Don't currently own my own horse but I am...
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    Pram-pusher coming through!!!

    Hi.... Newbie here :D I am a self-confessed lurker...I had been riding for around 10 years but at 22 years old I recently returned after a 5 year gap (college uni etc got in the way). I have loaned previously, worked in RS', schooled friends horses etc and mainly done alot of hacking but...
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