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    Saddles for Welsh D's

    Ok... being new to Welsh D ownership, I have no idea as to the style of saddle that may suit them... are there any makes / styles that tend to fit them particularly well? I know with Clevies for example, Ideal saddles are a popular choice... I'm a little way off the saddle purchasing side...
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    Buying hats online... yay or nay?

    I've recently had a fall, during which I hit my head, albeit fairly lightly on a sand surface but feel I should replace my hat... The thing is, I can't find anywhere local to me that stock the same hat and I know how much trouble it was to find a hat to fit me before due to the shape of my head...
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    Nonsense posts on Facebook

    I don't usually go in for this sort of thing but they do make me giggle!!! The funniest one I have see to date is a photo of a horse lying down, with the question 'How old do you think he is?'.... PMSL :D :D :D Any better ones out there?
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    Cheap trailer camera... Reccomendations

    Anyone got either of these? or can recommend anything else? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331478032540?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D331478032540%26_rdc%3D1...
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    Nissan Navara or other 4x4 reviews circa 2006 Plate

    I'm looking at buying a tow car capable of towing at least 2.5tonnes preferably nearer 3 , got a budget of around about £5k. Will only be used for weekends and towing as will have a little run-around for commute. Have seen a navara which appears in good nick, however I have worried myself by...
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    Stones in White line - Red Horse products help?

    My 8 year old 17.2hh Cleveland bay gelding has been barefoot his whole life and currently his feet are looking pretty good all bar a little thrush and slightly shrivelled frogs due to wet winter and lack of exercise. I have been treating the thrush with success and there is only a little left to...
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    Kia Sorentos - the good, the bad and the ugly - Reviews please?

    Hoping to look at some this weekend - looking at about 06 / 07 plates (the newer the better but also lower milage the better) XE Manual Diesels... Anything I should look out for? Also any idea of costs to fill a tank of fuel and fuel economy? Anything else I should know re running costs...
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    Why keep them going?

    I don't want to go into any more detail, but there is more to this situation than just this so...If you have an old horse who is crippled with arthritis (hopping lame on two bute a day) and you can't / can't be bothered to visit them at least once a day to give them some fuss and attention and...
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    Just naping? How would you deal with it?

    My lad is a 17.2hh 7 year old who has always been a bit 'reluctant' about going forward but has always gone out ok. and his 'reluctance has always been worked through... He has (had) a few health issues. Firstly he has shivers so does suffer with muscle soreness / tightness in his back...
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    Shivers - herbal support?

    My 7 year old 17.2hh is a shiverer and suffers muscle tightness as a result, which he is treated for on a regular basis, however just recently he has shown an increased reluctance to move forward under saddle - just hacking at walk and trot - but up an down hills. We don't have anywhere flat to...
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    When you order an item online...

    What would you say is a reasonable timescale for the item to be dispatched for delivery?... I get frustrated when some companies seem a little lax on this front but not sure if I'm being unreasonable...
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    Anyone ride (hack) in the dark / dawn / dusk?

    For the first time since I have had a horse, I find myself in the position where I am really short of time / daylight to ride and since we have no arena, it's hacking only. The latest I can go out in the morning is 7am and be back in time to go to work so obviously, it is only just getting light...
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    DIY / Assisted DIY near Great Brickhill / Heath and Reach

    Hi! I'm looking for DIY preferably with assistance POSSIBLY part livery depending on the package offered for my 17.2hh Gelding. Must haves: Large stable All year turnout (ideally all day every day in winter and 24/7 in summer) Good access to good hacking Accomodating for laminitis prone...
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    Turning away beneficial when no real cause of lameness found?

    My lad shows intermittent hind limb lameness and thus far we haven't found a cause. He's 17.2hh and 6 years old. Not really had a prolonged rest since he started work a couple of years ago. Totally random time of year I know but I am due to have an op myself meaning that I will be off my feet...
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    How Much Hard feed?

    Just a mussing.. How much do you spend on hard feed per month and how big is your horse and what sort of work is he / she doing? Mine is a £17.2hh Cleveland Bay doing light schooling and hacking. 'Hard' feed comes to about £15 per month but his (hoof health) supplement is about £60per month...
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    Intermittent hind limb lamness?

    Ok... Just a bit of back history... Horse hasn't been right since around Christmas. No noticeable lameness but reluctant to work, argumentative (bucking and rearing when pushed) which is totally out of character. Consulted vet who suggested a bute trial, discovered nothing from this (no...
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    Verdo Wood pellets...

    I know this sounds like a stupid question but does anyone use the 10kg bags intended for wood burners as horse bedding? Is there any actual difference between these and the 15kg bags labeled as horse bedding except for the weight and price? There just seems to be a considerable saving tp be...
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    Bleddy Weather!!

    I have a show next week so was planning to bath my boy in advance this weekend and keep him in a lightweight turnout to keep him clean all week as he has been rugged for the last couple of weeks... only now the weather has warmed up, it's probably going to be too warm to rug him but the field is...
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    Energy providing feeds for a lami prone shiverer

    Any ideas? I'm really pulling my hair out!! My boy is rather large and rather lazy and I'm struggling to find anything that gives him a bit more oomph that is safe for his feet and doesn't agrevate his shivers. He can't have Alfa-a as it turns his skin scurfy. Oats do provide him with a...
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    Are tiger oats better?

    My big lad really struggles with his energy levels. He is currently on a round stubbs scoop of bog standard feed merchants own crushed oats a day (He is a 6 year old 17.2hh Cleveland bay) together with 2 mug fulls of Soya bean meal (protein) and 1 mugful of micronised linseed. He has more energy...
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    I have just recieved my new bridle...

    Further to this thread: http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=615685&page=3 I have just recieved my lovely Gough Bridle and I am absolutely THRILLED. I cannot rate them highly enough for their polite nature (you would think that would be standard customer service but...
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    Hunter Bridle Help!

    Ok... I need to get a flat hunter bridle for my boy but I'm in a real quandry! Do I get a clencher brow band or a plain one? How thick a nose band? He is Pure CB but quite a pretty one rather than handsome! and while he has an Extra Full brow and noseband, his cheeks are only pony / cob...
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    Extra Full or made to measure bridles..

    Hi... I am looking for reccomendations for a bridle for a big 'ead! Horse is currently in a Stubben XF which fits (although has pony sized cheek pieces!) need to get a plain double bridle for showing and don't particularly want to spend a fortune but want good quality ENGLISH leather (was...
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    Livery wanted Welwyn Garden Direction...

    Hi, I'm looking for a livery yard with a current vacancy with a big box (12 x 12 minimum) suitable for a 17.2hh... all year grazing with option to turn out overnight in summer ideal, arena and ideally good hacking. I can get to eastern St. Albans, as far north as south Harpenden, wheathampstead...
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    Any tips for twins?

    I've come across a post on a local FB group whereby their mare has had two live twins... a colt and a filly. Full term. - well two weeks early... They are now a day old and the colt is struggling a little. He's the smallest one and is being bottle fed (formula I think) every 45 minutes or so...
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    Acavallo Gel Rear risers

    Please can anyone tell me how deep the rise is on these pads? and or if anyone can reccomend any alternative rear riser pads. Many Thanks!
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    Hanging cheek Snaffle a good dressage legal alternative to a dutch gag?

    Bit of background - my 5 year old CB is a big strong gobby lad who has shown much improvement since ridden in a dutch gag (would lean and evade requests for a lighter contact in a full cheek french link snaffle). Obviously this isn't dressage legal but I would like to get him out and about this...
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    Feed companies changing ingredients without telling people...

    Just a little moan following on from the post the other day about ERS pellets and the change in ingredients, it came to light that I am now feeding my horse an ingredient that he has previously shown sensitivity to, having gone out of my way before I fed this product to ensure that it didn't...
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    Weymouths - tell me all there is to know!

    Hi, I am starting to look at riding my horse in a double in prep for showing this year but this is something I have never done before, and while I understand about the different effects, different cheek and mouthpieces have on most bits, I am completely oblivious when it comes to Weymouths and...
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    WWYD?... Schooling home or away?

    As some of you know, I am out of action for 6 weeks due to a broken foot. Given the stage I am at with my youngster's schooling and fitness I would really like him to continue to be worked while I am out of action. Thankfully a friend and my instructor have agreed to work him for me 2 days a...
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