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    Horse unbalanced and leaning in trailer - advice please!

    Silly thing but with our horse it was the tyre pressures, make sure they are correct
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    Pony Trekking Buisness Help!

    Don't forget several hats and body protectors - several of each in various sizes of course, that will need to be replaced (hats after every fall) and when the regulations change.
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    Cost of Euthanasia Query

    Total for me was just over £600 - no ashes - my daughter couldn't bear the thought of her pony being shot.
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    Cost of Euthanasia Query

    I suppose it was just the shock of seeing it in black and white - having spent time this morning cleaning out her stable (in this heat :( :( coming home to the bill and seeing the word just seemed to be the last straw. Again I cannot fault the vet or the disposal guy, both were efficient...
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    Cost of Euthanasia Query

    Having re-read my original post - I realise that it may come across as querying the cost of euthanasia which was not my intention - more as to the way the bill it set out - after all the 'medication' for the euthanasia is what it is - I don't see it as being necessary to set the euthanasia out...
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    Cost of Euthanasia Query

    Yep - same sort of figure -just surprised that it was set out the way it was - the vet was wonderful, as was the disposal company - the pony was my daughter's pride and joy for 18 years and she was given time to say goodbye before the pony was taken away.
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    Cost of Euthanasia Query

    Ok so just wanted to query something. First off let me say that I am no way complaining about the vet, who was superb when dealing with the planned euthanasia of my pony. I just wanted to see what other people paid for the service. Just a little background - much loved older pony with problems...
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    Dutch Microchip

    If it begins with 5281 it belongs to the NRPS - if you want to pm me the full number I can try to see if I can help
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    Poorly Pony

    Do not panic, 8 years ago our dwb mare fractured her splint bone into 5 pieces, (x-ray photo in my profile album) after box rest/bandaging and care the leg is stronger than ever. She has competed at all disciplines since and has never looked back.
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    Essential things all horse owners should know

    Whether you have enough money available to pay for everything - including that 'final decision' (did you win the lottery :) ) That every yard has at least one person who knows better than you/the vet/farrier etc but is really 'all the gear but no idea' That there will always be people who will...
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    We're Moving!

    Good luck with the move, I hope Dave settles well. It is the one time you realise how much 'stuff' you have though :) :)
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    Andrew Nicholson and loose dog at Bramham

    Another dog owner here - IMHO ideally ban them or if not a very hefty fine at least £100 - Imagine if a dog with a long lead got loose, chased a horse and got its lead round the horses legs causing it to fall and break its leg resulting in euthanasia, what about injury to the rider. Would the...
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    Badminton XC!

    Me too - actions will tell if he is genuine
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    Anyone Others Still Living Out?

    Our WB is out 24/7 currently with a rug - she has access to as much hay as she wants and access to a field shelter which she never uses.
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    What horse did you set out to buy and what did you end up with?

    Definite want list that we were not going to budge from: British bred maybe welsh or welsh/tb at least 10 yr old Gelding Bay/Chestnut - absolutely not grey No bigger that 15.3hh Well schooled and with experience Absolutely no going over budget and preferably with tack Ended up with...
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    Anyone know what it could be?

    One of ours has one, she has had it for over 20 years - it is on her chest and is known as her 'lucky pea'. the vet said it was nothing to worry about.
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    Gentle warning if you have a dog

    I have to say I think you just need to take responsibility for your own dog. I DO take responsibility for my dog - I don't give him chocolate which is poisonous to dogs - I just don't like other people taking that decision away from me. I hope you never have to watch a dog die because someone...
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    Gentle warning if you have a dog

    Update: email response from Sainsbury's contains the following: However, We know chocolate with a high cocoa content is unsafe for pets to eat. This is why we had measures in place to safeguard against pet owners receiving this promotion. Our gift box contains 3 small, milk chocolate, which...
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    Gentle warning if you have a dog

    Update: email response from Sainsbury's contains the following: However, We know chocolate with a high cocoa content is unsafe for pets to eat. This is why we had measures in place to safeguard against pet owners receiving this promotion. Our gift box contains 3 small, milk chocolate, which...
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    Gentle warning if you have a dog

    Our dog also ignores all other post but chocolate is such a pull to him - I appreciate that some people think that I am whinging about nothing but this is my dog and chocolate will kill him - all because of an advertising ploy.
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    Gentle warning if you have a dog

    I'm not complaining about free samples - but chocolate can be fatal for a dog - it's not as if they haven't done this before and agreed not to do it again. Luckily I have an outside on the wall postbox and my usual postie uses it but on occasion we have other postmen who put things through the...
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    Welshie experts, tell me what you know!

    They are never too old to learn dressage - we didn't start ours to do dressage until she was 16/17 years old - she has a half pass to die for and lovely floaty feet.
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    Gentle warning if you have a dog

    I knew I had seen in on here somewhere. Yep still doing it - so much fr their 'making sure it doesn't happen again' especially as we purchase dog food, biscuits and the like from them. We are lucky in that our postman knows we have a dog and puts our mail into the 'on the outside wall' postbox...
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    Gentle warning if you have a dog

    Posted a comment on their Bookface account - I'm sure either them or another store sent out chocolate before and got slammed for it. Loads of packaging as well.
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    Gentle warning if you have a dog

    Gentle warning if you have a dog and shop at Sainsbury's. They are sending out treat boxes which contain chocolate coins and 'gold pearl' cake decorations. Luckily we have an outside on the wall letterbox otherwise the dog would have destroyed the packaging and eaten the edibles.
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    Gentle warning if you have a dog

    Gentle warning if you have a dog and shop at Sainsbury's. They are sending out treat boxes which contain chocolate coins and 'gold pearl' cake decorations. Luckily we have an outside on the wall letterbox otherwise the dog would have destroyed the packaging and eaten the edibles.
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    Welshie experts, tell me what you know!

    Lot of Nebo on the Sire side - we have a welsh mare with also a lot of Nebo also mainly on the sire side although ours also has some on the dam side - lovely paces, typical welsh bolshy temperament if she feels like it, easy to do and kind with very young children and inexperienced riders - she...
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    Horse Insurance Query

    I currently have one of our horses insured and is due for renewal at the end of December. I have today received a letter from the company informing me that my current insurer has ceased writing new and renewal business. So any recommendations - the horse is out on long term loan, will be 17 in...
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    Public Liability

    Slightly different but one of our horses is out on loan - as part of the loan agreement I strongly recommended the loanee had personal insurance, rode and handled the horse with the correct safety equipment - hat, gloves, body protector etc. I discussed various points with the loanee after she...
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    Items you need when you get your own yard

    More than 1 fire extinguisher - at least two and preferably three depending on how big the area is. The local Fire Brigade will often give you lots of advice. Don't forget they need to be serviced regularly.
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