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    Extremely annoying habit.

    My horse absolutely loves his food. So much so that I,ve nick named him Mr Dyson as he will hoover up almost anything you put under his nose. However, he has the very annoying and frustrating habit of either flipping his bucket or rooting around in his food like a pig does and chucking it over...
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    Those with ex racehorses......

    What is the best way to start to re-train them as convential riding horses, both from a schooling point of view and hacking out. My new horse is an ex chaser and allthough he has been out of racing for just over two years and hunted since, he has limited knowledge of ' school' work. Since...
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    My new horse

    My beautiful mare Tictac is now retired as she is no longer happy being ridden due to arthritis in her coffin joint and so I set about looking for another horse. I tried many and travelled a fair few miles in my search untill I finally found a fine figure of a beast called Spike. He ' passed'...
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    Feeling a little apprehensive

    I have just bought myself another horse. He's a strapping big irish TB and an ex racehorse over jumps. He's 11 years old and not without his lumps and bumps. However he did pass his vetting today. But it was mentioned that his ' jumpers bump' was probably caused by an injury at some point but...
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    Horses who,ve had a wind operation.

    Can you tell me about them and if you have ancountered any problems with your horse because of it. Thanks ( also in NL )
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    Horses who,ve had a wind operation.

    Can you tell me about them and if you have ancountered any problems with your horse because of it. Thanks ( also in veterinary )
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    Please recommend

    A good saddler who will come out to North Beds area to adjust/alter my saddles for my new horse. I will not use Martin Wilkinson for my own reasons and another chap I have used in the past is very good but danm near impossible to get hold of. I would much prefer to use somebody on...
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    When you bought your horse...........

    what was it about that particular horse that made you realise that it was the one for you. I am currently looking at horses and in the past 3 weeks or so have tried 6 or 7. Some of them were very well bred and in their own right, nice horses but they just didn;t have ' that something' that...
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    A bit of advice please

    I'd like to go and see this horse as she ticks all the boxes apart from being a chestnut mare!! I have attached a photo from the add, The only thing that stands out to me is the dip in her back but that may be just me being ultra critical. She's 10 years old. what do you think?
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    Tawneys Farm.......

    Rachel Matheson. What a rude woman! Went to have a look at a horse in her yard yesterday and it was a complete waste of time. Not only was the horse unsuitable ( not completely her fault but certainly not as described ) but she just about managed to give me the time of day! Certainly wont be...
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    Does anybody own a crib biter......

    As the title really. How do you manage them, does it affect performance and is it something you can stop?
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    My quest for a new horse.....

    is proving to be frustrating.! Some of you may be aware that nearly 2 years ago my beautiful mare had a kissing spine operation. She recoveed fully from this big op and was so much happier and a lovely horse to ride untill she then went lame. After many months of on off problems due to...
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    Show horses. Are they well schooled?

    Not ever having done showing above local level, I was wondering how well schooled county plus, show horse are. By this I mean do they just look nice but are a solid as a rock or are they schooled properly, ie to be light in the hand and work from behind. The reason I ask is that I am going...
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    Potential new horse.

    last week I posted about a trakehner I was going to see this weekend from the stud where I used to work. He would be a bit of a project as he was backed late and then had problems with his wolf teeth. I went and rode him yesterday and while is is very green he is by far the nicest horse I...
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    The current price of horses.

    I am on the hunt for a new horse and it's proving to be rather difficult! I do not have a massive budget, infact it's quite small at 3.5k but everything in that price range that I have tried has been rubbish! It seems to me though that some people are expecting un realistic prices for their...
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    Conformation faults in horses.

    What would you consider an absolute no no when buying a horse? I know that everybody would like a horse that is perfectly put together, wouldn't we all. But do we turn down horses for faults that dont really cause a problem. I'm talking about your average horse for the everyday rider that...
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    Would you buy

    a horse that had a knee operation as a foal and whos front legs are,nt completely straight? see below. Quote :- As a new born foal he had mild carpal vagus (deviation at the knee) and our vets recommended that we should allow them to do w procedure called a transphyseal screw procedure which...
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    Which horse dealers...

    are best avoided and which ones can you trust? I'm on the search for a new horse and dont want to caught out by some dishonest dealer. PM me if you like. Thanks
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    Hoof Boots. Which ones?

    I expect this question has been asked before but untill you actually need something, I find I dont read posts concerning such things! My mare who has arthritis in one of her front coffin joints had her shoes off nearly two weeks ago. She hasn't had hinds on for over 2 years. She is not...
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    Very impressed with my farrier....

    My mare was recently diagnosed with arthritis in her coffin joint in one of her front feet. Her shoes were removed for the x rays 12 days ago and thanks to the wet weather the ground is lovely and soft. So ideal for a transition to barefoot. I have used my farrier for over 10 years and he can...
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    Coffin joint arthritis. Shoes on or off?

    My mare was diagnosed with coffin joint arthritis last week. She is lame and has been for the best part of a year now allthough on and off. She has only had front shoes on for the last 2 years and had these removed for the x rays last week. So she has been completely with out shoes for a week...
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    A towing question..........

    Is a person who has passed their driving test, but a towing test, allowed to tow a trailer with horses in with an experienced person ( who is allowed to tow) sitting next to them?
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    Those of you who have horses you can't ride

    for one reason or another, what do you do with them? My mare recovered well from a big kissing spine operation 17 months ago only to be rendered un-rideable ( well at the moment) recently with articular ringbone of the coffin joint. She is only 12, has a huge personality and likes to be out...
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    Coffin Join arthritis. Absolutely gutted..

    Some of you may be aware that my mare Tictac had a kissing spine operation 18 months ago to remove 4 dorsal spinous tops. The outcome of that operation was very successful and she came back into work a better happy horse. BUT in april this year she went lame in her off fore. Today I picked...
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    Absolutely gutted :-(

    Some of you may be aware that my mare Tictac had a kissing spine operation 18 months ago to remove 4 dorsal spinous tops. The outcome of that operation was very successful and she came back into work a better happy horse. BUT in april this year she went lame in her off fore. Today I picked...
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    When oh when will it stop raining :-(

    I'm certainly not alone with my wishes for this awful weather to go away and give us all a break. My poor horses seem very subdued and as fed up with all this rain as we are. I have a friend who lives in Germany and she is moaning about the heat they are experiencing at the moment...
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    Long / popular posts on here

    Do you read through all of it or like me, read the beginning and probably all of the first page and then skip back and forth to pick up the general feel. Some of the really good or funny ones I have been known to go through most of it as there are some very witty and knowledgeable folk who...
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    Travelling advice please

    My mare travels very well in a lorry with no problem and untill last year I had the use of one whenever I liked ( belonged to my boss). Unfortunately for me that lorry has now been sold so I have bought myself a trailer. A 4 year old Ifor Williams HB510 As far as I am aware my mare has never...
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    Holme Grove Solomon dies.

    Today at the grand old age of 26, Holme Grove Solomon died in his paddock after chatting to his mares during a brief moment of sunshine. I had the pleasure of working for Holme Trakehners for 2 years which was split between Holme Park Stud and Holme Grove Farm where solomon was based. He was...
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    Holme Grove Solomon dies.

    Today at the grand old age of 26, Holme Grove Solomon died in his paddock after chatting to his mares during a brief moment of sunshine. I had the pleasure of working for Holme Trakehners for 2 years which was split between Holme Park Stud and Holme Grove Farm where solomon was based. He was...
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