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    Gelding this time of year?

    To risky re flies? Yearling needs gelding so he can go in with other horses..
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    The last straw

    I think.... if you are the main repro vet at a practice, maybe have your holidays before & after the breeding season? Tbh, Our practice has 2 very good repro vets, so always one available with general equine vet also good at washing out etc. Lucky to have a decent local practice with plenty of...
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    The last straw

    Argh! Its a shame you hadn't got someone local with some chilled available for the mare that ovulated. Both my mares caught after ovulation this year. How disappointing. Fingers crossed your other mare took.
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    Irish Draft mare to x or not

    I personally would go for something lighter, TB or TBxWB to produce a nice eventer type. I have an IDxTB (Embla) who is my horse of a lifetime. They sell well as have a nice brain usually & can turn a hoof to most things.
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    Traveling infoal mares

    I agree but had people in my ear. My foals are 3 months old.
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    Traveling infoal mares

    Not yet, just working out when we can move her next month.
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    Traveling infoal mares

    Cheers, Ive travelled a mare at about 40 odd days for a scan, she carried fine but this is moving to a new place. If I needed to wait I would but planning on moving one at about 30 days
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    Traveling infoal mares

    Its more to do with the mare being in foal again, ie when is ok to transport without risk of abortion?
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    Traveling infoal mares

    When is considered safe to travel in foal mares with a foal at foot? Ie, showing or moving them to different grazing?
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    2017 Foals

    Mine are living out, bit muddy near the fence but not too bad. They both definitely are looking in foal now. Even with nearly a month between their due dates. One due in mid April, one mid May. Looking forward to seeing what they produce. Cannot wait to see all the foal pics :-)
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    Brexit and pound to euro effect on breeding costs

    If you register your foals with KWPN or other foreign societies, would that allow movement? Or would you still need the updated passport?
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    British Stallion Event 7th January Bury Farm LU7 9BT

    Looking forward to it. Had hoped some foreign studs may present again but still coming for the dressage stallions.
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    where to look for "old fashioned" stamp of a warmblood

    I am hopefully breeding one for myself, a chunky mare with a beautiful head & movement put to a german sire. I'm also breeding a dutch mare to a german sire for a more moden type, fingers crossed. Although until next year will have no idea what we come out with. I am not a fan of some of the...
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    Stud Books, preferences & benefits

    For Foal registration. Went with KWPN for one, as dam KWPN, will go Oldenburg for other. I know some people won't look at KWPN youngsters as they think they are all sharp pro horses...
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    Stud Books, preferences & benefits

    In the process of choosing studbooks. Who do you think are the better ones, for breeders, buyers etc? I'm talking, KWPN, Oldenburg, Hannovarian etc
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    The colour genetic lottery?

    I've just looked at both sides of both. The chestnut mare has 5 chestnuts going back to G.dams/sires on both her & the stallion. The bay has 3 chestnuts that are G.dams/sires. Both have Donnerhall in the mix
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    The colour genetic lottery?

    As we are on the colour theme... I have a chestnut mare, out of a chestnut mare by a piebald in foal to a black stallion. I also have a bay mare, out of a bay by a black in foal to a black.... any ideas? Won't hold you to it tho ;-)
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    Stallions to improve neck/head

    Thankyou Kathy657, yes, I am looking for a certain stamp, with train ability as that's important for dressage, with a nice temperament, confirmation etc.., there are stallions out there with these qualities & stamp their offspring too. I only asked on here on the off chance someone had...
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    Stallions to improve neck/head

    I am aiming for a dressage foal, depending on what it is will depend on me keeping it. Have a few stallions in mind just wanted to see if anyone had any they know stamp well. There may be one I hadn't thought of..
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    Stallions to improve neck/head

    Sorry, what I meant is she could do with something with a good neck. Has very good movement, so athletically I'm looking to improve the offspring. Ie, something "built on the bit"
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    Stallions to improve neck/head

    I have a mare who needs improvement in front. WB by Gribaldi, has a plain head.. any ideas? I have a few choices but interested to see any others. Needs to be a compact stallion under 16,3..
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    OCD in a youngster

    If you search OCD on here you will find loads of advice and info. My youngster was also labeled as dangerous, so he didn't have the correct treatment for his OCD. He should have had pressage boots on but my vet at the time said not worth it... if only I had ignored him! He had both hocks cleaned...
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    Nutrition advice please! Brewers yeast doesn't smell of marmite.

    I have just taken delivery of some Leiber yeast, from Charnwood Mills. Its the pure stuff, not the mix I had by mistake. Its orange in colour. My two have eaten it so far... but are fussy.
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    Nutrition advice please! Brewers yeast doesn't smell of marmite.

    I too have a sack of the sour BY, my two will not go near it. The new BY they have sourced it fine and both will eat that, so I am happy not to have to order form elsewhere. CM have been very good, emails flying back and forth. If anyone wants the sack of the stuff mine wont eat, I'm near...
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    Nutrition advice please! Brewers yeast doesn't smell of marmite.

    How interesting, I have emailed the company I get mine from as my horses will not touch the new stuff. They had sent the wrong stuff at first then sent a bag of the 'right' stuff which they will not go near. I have wasted 3 days of feeds as they will not touch just tip over and jump in it! I...
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    Young horse with arthritis

    Hi there, my youngster at aged 3 showed lameness, he has OCD, in both hocks and stifle. He had arthroscapy and they cleaned up the hocks but the damage to the stifle is untreatable. He is now rising 5, in gentle work, ie schooling 3 ish times a week and has started hacking again. He has been...
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    Castration wound

    That doesn't look very nice, I would be tempted to speak to the vet that did the op, send them this pic and ask them? Mine had a swelling, after castration, it went a bit manky. I cold hosed it and kept it clean. The problem had been he had tucked up the left testicle, making it really hard to...
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    A & P Ride and Relax??

    I make my feeds for the afternoon and the following morning, it seems ok. May need to rethink in summer as may go off.
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    Would you buy a horse with sweet itch?

    Having read this post, I am amazed that some people think its too much like hard work to care for an animal with an allergy to midges. My homebred developed this, much to my dismay. He wears a sweetitch hoody and a fly mask, when I can keep them on and has brewers yeast. I wouldn't swop or...
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    Selling Broodmares

    If you pt her details on here, bloodlines age etc and who she is in foal to, you may get someone who knows someone.....
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