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    Build up muscle

    Ummm I'm sure I typed polework... Sigh...
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    Build up muscle

    Pipework, and lots of it :)
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    Supplements/Balancers Recommendation

    She gets 500g of the balancer and 1/2 scoop of cool mix, to carry it as she doesn't like chaffs and the balancer pellets are very small. A bit of water binds the two together so the balancer doesn't drop out.
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    Supplements/Balancers Recommendation

    My mare gets equilibra and half a scoop of mix, with water added to make it a little mushy. She lives out 24/7 and gets this once a day. She looks really good on it.
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    Blister type sores on mouth?

    My mare has swelling - which has now gone down, and sores on her lips.Pretty sure it's the buttercups, but can't change fields. Do they learn to stop eating them on there own?
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    Pointy hips

    My mare is similar, even at her heaviest, which would definitely be called fat, she has hip bones which poke out, about the size of half an orange each side. She's relatively fit, she could build up more behind and we are working on it, however I expect they will always be more pronounced than...
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    bringing in £

    £2.50, rugs and boot change extra
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    Calmsden first Be100? Or wait till next season?

    I could do BCA but I was hoping for one run at 90 prior to doing a 100. Is it a nice course? I'm pretty sure if we went to a 100 tommorow we'd get round safely, but want to make sure I don't over face us both. Hence lots of extra xc schooling to do first. Can you xc school at BCA?
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    Calmsden first Be100? Or wait till next season?

    Over ambitious then? whether its 90 or 100, I just can't wait to get out competing! :) Thanks guys, Calmsden doesn't seem to be talked about often, didn't know whether it was an easy or tough one. I had heard it was big but with few real questions? I think we'll stay at 90 though :)
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    Horse Mounting Tack Lockers - totally out of character

    Slightly different issue but my mare tries to put her feet on things in a rear facing lorry. Because of the risk of injury I never leave her in there when we're not moving. Its not worth the risk if she gets stuck. So I have someone stay with her tied up to the outside of the box. Only...
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    Feed for barefoot, thrush and working

    5.5% sugar in forage and fibre. I've requested a sample to see if the picky beast will eat it :)
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    Calmsden first Be100? Or wait till next season?

    Hi guys, I'm so pleased, I'll soon be the proud owner of my first ever horsebox! :) For one reason or another though I'm not going to be able to compete/event again until the end of September. To tide me through this gap, and the disappointment of missing a summer of competition I've been...
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    Feed for barefoot, thrush and working

    I don't want to rely on sugar beet as my mare is out 24/7 and I'm not always the one to feed her. The person who does is doing me a favour, they already have to stand around while she eats slowly, soaking time would take longer, I dont want to take advantage of their kindness and have them...
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    Red horse products

    I've just invested in the hoof stuff (for deep central succlus) and the veiled paste for my needy. So far, so good. How thickly do you guys apply the field paste?
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    Hacking on roads

    I'm not a happy hacker, I hack because its good for my beastie. Hacking on roads is beneficial for bone density and foot growth (shoeless) so for us its a must. I know horses can be unpredictable but I would say my mare is good with most vehicles on the road. Yes the worst could happen, but the...
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    Feed for barefoot, thrush and working

    Thanks guys, I gave her feet a good clean out last night, they are not as bad as I first thought, only one is deep, the other three, while not perfect are not awful either. Only one frog is bad, its shedding, has a deep succlus and the heel has gone soft. Still no soreness, even when packing the...
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    Feed for barefoot, thrush and working

    As the deep central succlus is her only issue, I'm not sure we need to move over to more expensive supplements or balancers, love the look of forageplus, but not the cost unless she really needed it. - she's fully sound and still landing heel first. I will definitely think about moving onto a...
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    Feed for barefoot, thrush and working

    Hi guys, I'm looking for some advice. My mare has always been shoe-less and has always been sound over anything. I'm starting to get concerned with a deep central cleft in 3 of her frogs, extending back and down the heel. They aren't obviously infected or gooey, but I'm guessing thrush is too...
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    Unusual Sweat Patch, possible nerve damage?

    My tb mare had one on her neck near her wither, used to fade the hair during summer. Never caused any problems, chiropractor suggested it was nerve damage, to the nerves supplying the skin.
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    Equi-ami or pessoa?

    EquiAmi, love ours, doesn't get used nearly enough though.
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    Simple Systems Ltd....opinions/experiences please

    I considered switching over, but found them to be a little patronising and critical when I approached them for advice. When I mentioned my horse doesn't like alfalfa, they still recommended alfalfa rich products. Got put of so never gave it a go.
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    Does garlic really help with flies?

    I feed it for its immune system boosting properties, my mare has had viruses in the past. Touch wood, non since feeding permanently. Not noticed any fly repellent effects. Did try fly gone once - by global herbs, think that's what its called. That certainly seemed to work.
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    People with no transport how do you manage to compete?

    We hire from a friend, who's an hour and a half away. - the journey time is the reason why we only travel for eventing, its too much bother for a 5 min dressage or jumping round. We're lucky to have a xc course within hacking distance. However... This arrangement is no longer feasable as my mare...
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    i want a horse box!!

    Me too, going to try designing a safe 3.5 first but ultimately if that fails it'll need to be a 'big 'un' ... Where are all the compact lorries. All I can find are massive boxes with full living?
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    Boomerang xc

    I school my shoeless horse there too, with no issues. If you feel your boy isn't coping there is always the jump arena which is included in the hire price. Occasionally some of the xc jumps are moved onto the surface... But there's always several jumps with unusual fillers in there too... So...
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    what does this say about fitness?

    We are aiming for 100 by the end of the season. My worst nightmare is her getting tired and to hit fences or misjudge them toward the end of a xc round. Not sure my nerves could cope, lol.
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    what does this say about fitness?

    Meant to say 1.5 hours, sorry! :D
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    what does this say about fitness?

    Hi guys, after a little advice regarding my horses fitness. I would deem my mare fit, she happily hacks 10 miles to competitions or xc schooling lasting about 1.5 miles. And the journeys aren't slow. Including long bouts of trot or canter. She doesnt sweat from this exertion and is just as...
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    Dressage - take a risk?

    So we've chosen to do a Novice test, but not N28 but N27 - not half as bad :) Really feel like its the time to push ourselves to try a novice :D
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    Troublesome traveler

    I think you're right Nightmare before christmas, maybe a 7.5 ton is the way forward. Are they expensive to run? I will need to take a test? Where do I start?