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    How much hay/haylage do you actually feed?

    Now that the grass is dropping off my 16.3 TB gets 2 x bucket feeds a day of un-molassed chaff ( 3 sccops p/feed) 1/2 scoops nuts , speedi beet and a mineral supplement and in the evening he gets 10lb high fibre haylage as well. My 15.1 TB cross just gets 2 bucket feeds a day of un-molassed...
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    Failed vetting - what would you do?

    if he's what your mum wants and is not too expensive I would go for it. At his age his he bound to have some small issues. It may mean he might need a but a day every now and again but older horses do have their uses. If your mum doesn't buy him somebody else probably will. It's always a gamble.
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    Just A Racehorse Name Quiz... :)

    Ive got one. Albeit he is retired from racing now but he is named after a famous old steam train. Stockton Flyer........I quite like it :-)
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    Thoughts- un-straight foot!

    Oh if we were all perfect! I dont know if you have noticed but Valegro is slightly conformationally challanged in front. IMO there is no guarantee and you have to make your own mind up. Take into account age, current level of fitness and any previous problems with said foot and then go from...
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    Extremely annoying habit.

    I like the rubber matting idea. Might give that a try. Thanks everyone for your tips and advice :-)
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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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    Horses that won't hack - WB trait?

    A majority of imported warmbloods have rarely done anthing other than go from their stable to an arena an back again. Hacking and turnout doesn't seem to be high on the agenda in foreign yards. My imported dutch warmblood mare was not a good hack on her own, allthough funnily enough not a...
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    Livery in Bedfordshire

    Is Backnoe End at Thurleigh any good? It is a riding school but they do take liveries as well.
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    Recommend me a 200g + turnout rug with detachable neck!

    Any of the Horseware range especially Rambo's and Amigos. They go on forever and fit well.
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    Wow - how would you repair that!!

    I totally agree with you!
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    For those pulling trailers with Landrover Discos

    How old is your Disco? Mine is a 2001 and does the job just fine with a HB510 and horse, allthough I do have to toe it a bit before the start of a hill but it never overheats or cuts out or anything like that. Maybe yours needs a bit of an overhaul.
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    Feeling Awful- Horse PTS today

    Sorry to hear about your horse but for whatever reason you have decided to have him PTS it is obviously the best one for him. Be strong and remember the good times you've had. (((((((( hugs)))))))
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    Bought breeches - so are these right for me?

    Are they comfortable and roomy enough for the errrm..... (shhh tackle, if you get my drift ;-) but have to agree with the other ladies on here...........lookin goooooood
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    Why won't he lose weight?

    Well I wouldn't say he was grossly overweight at all. He's a small native pony that nature designed to pile on the pounds during the summer months to see them through the winter lol From the sounds of it you are doing everything right. Maybe take him off the grass all together and give him...
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    Does anyone use Biotin as a supplement?

    I agree. Heard good things about a supplement called Pro Hoof.
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    best probiotic supplements?

    I feed my horse Equine Gold http://www.horsehealth.co.uk/supplements/well-being/digestion-aids/equine-gold I have used it foe several years on different horses and thinks it's very good.
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    strangles- is it a notifiable disease?

    So is it not transferrable via human's ? ie on clothes or unwashed hands etc?
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    need help with my new 13 yo

    Hmm I sometimes wonder about posts like this from ' newbies' that seem to be a little bit ' odd ' shall we say. But I'm willing to be proved wrong!
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    How clean should your horse's things be?

    Ewww some people are really skanky! My fly rugs get washed once a week . One on,one in the wash as do my stable rugs as well. All my rugs are lightweight so I can layer accordingly and wash in my own machine. Numnahs get washed every single time they are used, more so in the summer than in the...
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    Owning an ex-racer - experiences please!

    Here's mine. 16.3 of ex National Hunt racehorse. Lovely fella. Hacks out on his own. Good mover. Forward going but not strong or silly. Does need to have company in sight when in the stable or field. He is intelligent and willing. Have just started ' formal ' education with him and so far he's...
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    So proud!!

    So emotional and so amazing. We truely are a Great Britain and this Olympic Games will go down in history as possibly one of our best ever. Hats off to all our equestrian competitors both young and more mature lol Great to see that the older generation have given as much as the up and...
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    Get rid of Mike Tucker

    Totally agree!!
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    Hay prices - West Sussex

    here in Bedfordshire I am paying £3.50 p/bale delivered and it's reasonably good hay.
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    Sodding weather!! getting a bit nervous now!

    I would be happy to go on bridlepaths so long as they weren't overgrown and rutted. I agree this sodding weather is downright frustrating and miserable. I hope all goes well.
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    ex racer struggling with canter? What could it be?

    Would have to agree with this. My mare would persistantly buck going into canter both on the lunge and under saddle and she was diagnosed with kissing spine. Either get him checked out or leave well alone.
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    The high withered thin skinned thoroughbred recommendations thread

    Heavens, me too. What have I let myself in for as my 16.3 TB fits the title perfectly! Fortunately I only have horseware rugs, mostly Rambo's as I have always found these rugs to be a good fit for most types of horse. However his fly rug, which isn't horseware I can't leave on for too long as...
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    Those with ex racehorses......

    Thanks guys, your advise has really helped and also put my mind at rest re ' slipping' behind. Yes, the muscle behind the saddle is weak and I know that's where he needs to gain strenght. Think I will lay off the pessoa and start to lunge him without anything and do work over poles as he did...
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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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    Ulcers? Or Something else/Taking the P!?

    Hmm. You say this horse has history but dont say too much about it. However from what you are saying it sounds more like a discomfort or confidence issue. I would probably start by taking the horse out for walks in a bridle without a rider to build up trust and confidence while out and about...
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    You have a horse wow you must be rich!!!

    Wish I was!
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