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  1. PollyP99

    Moving a heavyweight traditional cob to spain... will she cope?

    I had a share of a Dutch warmblood living in France imported from UK and he HATED the weather there. his owner sold up and came back in the end and now he's happily back to his old self. It's the flies and lack of grazing that did it for her and that was in a region that wasn't mad hot (South...
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    Snotty nose

    Mines snotty with the pollen, as above, check temperature if normal not a problem. I called vet this time last year, I took pics of the snot (nice) they said monitor temp and call if changes, it didn't, same this year.
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    Horse going down in trailer, scariest moment of my life

    And me, mine suffered a severed artery so didn't come off as well it's the most hideous experience and God only knows how I'd have coped if mine too was on a busy road! The blood the noise her shocked face are still night,arise to me, I too have not yet tried to travel her again.
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    Summerweight short riding boots

    Didn't read this post beforehand but have actually just bought the ariat boots form countrywide, they were £70 and I LOVE them, just done a 3 hour hack and no sweaty feet or calves (also bought a pair of synthetic chaps).
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    Lazy pony

    My lazy mare has been turned around by getting great instruction to get her off of my leg. She is now quite forward in the school and a different "person" altogether due to getting fitter. Last year I asked the question on here about getting a lazy one fit and less fat and was told (Aimee may...
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    horse going down in horsebox

    I reported my horrible accident in here a few months back, basically exactly the same, mine scrabbled went down and servered an artery! The changes for me were, loading tacked up, changed sides to the right, tethered in a bungee. I'm pretty sure one of these,add the difference but I've just...
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    Horses and relationships

    My OH is golf, cricket and cycling mad, we arrange to meet in the middle sometimes that means not for long and we've been together 25 years so my suggestion, if he doesn't enjoy your hobby make damn sure he has one of his own! Forgot to say, his mates are envious as hell that he gets 'his' time...
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    I "might" be doing something naughty tomorrow . . .

    Aw sounds like a great day, maybe Aidan tomorrow then,, lol.
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    I "might" be doing something naughty tomorrow . . .

    So did she? https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=aidan+turner+seamus+horse&prmd=inv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiGyqif6o7NAhUsCMAKHS4NDnAQ_AUIBygB&biw=1024&bih=672#imgrc=LO1F6Fh7yIf4-M%3A
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    I "might" be doing something naughty tomorrow . . .

    I'm hoping you've sold your kids and run off with Aidan Turner (poldark) on horse back across the Cornish cliff tops!
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    New lead-rein pony one week on

    He is very cute! On the hens, I guess he sees them as after his food, I noticed they were in the feeding pic, I've seen the same with confusion a yard cat at one place would go in stables with horses and poke nose into feed etc, horses didn't mind, new pony thought no chance and actually threw...
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    Is there such a thing as an effective fly repellent for humans?

    I read somewhere that horseflies don't hunt by scent so nothing smelly is effective. I managed a hack without any by using pig oil on my mare, just on the bite they land on, if they can't land they can't bite I figure. So the suggestion of Avon so soft is probably a good one, make yourself a...
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    Rings on feet

    Mine has rings on field change as others have said, she's never been "foot" lame, had an accident to the fetlock which put her on box rest but she's come through that (which could have been mobility ending in others) so I don't think it would out me off.
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    Owners who never ride their horse? Competition livery

    I do wonder why more than one person On my yard keeps a horse they don't ride more than may be once a week at a push. They also complain about the winter/weather/general chores. They would be better just having a lesson or buying something they would enjoy riding (most have horses that are...
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    How much does your horse cost you?

    I put £500 a month in a separate account, only started this for the last few months, it's an interesting perspective, on the one had I know exactly what I've spent at a glance, on the other I know exactly what I've left so want to spend it! So far im surplus average £150 per month - that was...
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    Anyone use the LeMieux close contact saddle pad

    Damn you i had convinced myself the le mieux wouldn't work well with my solution now I KNOW it's looks fab I wil have to buy one!
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    Your favourite brand for jodhpurs

    I went four a few pairs of Anky breeches at badminton, all full seat and they feel wonderful. Such a difference from my cheaper ones, second skin.
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    We have come a long way (very long laminitis post with pictures)

    Wow, those early shots of her on the floor are just heart wrenching, but you've come through it and she looks fab, well done! As someone who had a nasty box ret filled winter I feel for you and am so glad you are back on board! I am too now and ovine my riding with a new found determination to...
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    Horse not responsive to leg?

    My instructor has done wonders with getting my lazy ,are moving off of my leg, so much so that we've gone from hideous canter transitions to in the button immediate reaction. She had me following the method of squeeze once, squeeze twice, if no reaction employ whip Behind the leg and mean it...
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    My Poor Horse

    Gosh sounds like you've both been through the mill, they put us through it don't they, healing vibes to both of you!
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    Short-term fostering to help rescue centers - does it exist?

    ^^^this, yes bluecross do this we had one for a few months and he was actually homed from our field, sweet hafflinger who I would happily have kept, watch out for that feeling!!
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    T/O after 5 months - for those who don't T/O in the winter

    As you've said, my mares first day after box rest was a calm affair, day two she went a bit nuts and I couldn't watch as she attempted to let off steam in a small area and did the hand break turns people have mentioned! Thankfully I stuck with it and she calmed down, timing is important, the...
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    So sad about how we still house horses

    Our vet hospital is pretty much dust free, they use cardboard shredded as bedding and I never saw any dust at all during my mares stay. Her own stable does have dust, it's actually caused by the farm vehicles mainly and like others requires a spring clean down of walls so that it can't stick to...
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    How are people coping with their sycamore seedlings?

    All quiet on reports around here too this year, we lost one possibly two (unreported and before more was known) 2 years ago and last year we had another saved - we moved soon after when it all became apparent but the paddocks have others in and have been fine (and were for 40 years or so before...
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    Travelling Issues - balance problem?

    Really interesting for me to follow since this is exactly what happened to my mare. She was fine to travel right side and secured via lead rope, switched to left and secured with a bungee and exactly what you described happened, by the time we came to a stop she was wedged legs up the...
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    Anyone else's horses lacking spark?

    At our yard too we've had a usually nutty TB complete a fun ride at a reasonable rate and his pal (native usually pocket rocket) being described as not feeling up for it and pulled up so I think it is this weird season we're having. My mare changes between eeeee to yawn over a few days, think...
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    Who has a solution saddle

    IMO you should NEVER mount without a mounting block in a treeless saddle, always going to slip unless you are very nimble, I wouldnt dream of trying. Second, the saddle should nit look tipped back, maybe over shimmed in front, simple to solve, remove the shim.
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    Jftd ponies missing

    Shocking and sick bar stewards to have such disregard for the welfare of the animals they leave in their trail, I so wish karma was more reliable and they get as bad back! Glad they are safe, what a hideous night you must have had.
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    visiting your horse at the vets

    Agree with this, I went daily (about 40 minute drive) my mare was so cuddly and needy during the time I was there I couldn't bear to not go as it seemed to be important to her and I could check on her for my own peace of mind.
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    24/ 7 turnout advice please - wet fields and no shelter yet

    As mine had very soft feet when first out at all after 10 weeks box rest I have applied keratex gel for the now 24/7 turnout she gets in wet fields, she's coping fine, it seems to work for us.
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