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    Looking to buy - CC on conformation please

    As the title really. Am looking to buy a pony, have seen this connie and wondered if any of you could CC the conformation please as I am not too sure what to look for. Thanks http://www.leboncoin.fr/animaux/294702392.htm#
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    I'm so gutted... don't want to loose confidence jumping again!

    My horse is known for being very strong and hot head when jumping. I have just decided to give up taking him into group lessons as have just had such a struggle with him over the last two years. So I now have a lovely girl (higher level than me) ride him during her jumping lessons. I rode a...
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    Anyone ridden in a western saddle?

    Have any of you ridden in a western saddle? I am thinking of trying one for hacking, they look comfy and secure. So just wondered if anyone had tried one and if they felt more secure in the saddle when out and about? Thanks
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    Martingale or Market Harborough????? Jumping saga cont.......

    How very very annoying! Just when things seem to be getting slightly better it all goes terribly wrong again!!!!! I had a thread up the other day about relaxing my horse more when jumping and that he rushes. Well I didn't do my jumping lesson last week as we did dressage instead as my...
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    Tips for softening horse on approach to jump

    I have had lots of problems jumping my horse. Its has got slightly better as I have become more confident and better balanced. However, he is a great jumper thats for sure, but the only way I can describe it is he feels really tense coming up to the jump. I have been told to keep a tight...
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    Feeding question!!! people from France help also

    Have been struggling with my horse over the last couple of years with his feed. During the winter when they up his hard feed he gets very over excited when being ridden. He has turnout all day every day, so this doesn't really change much from summer to winter. I have managed to get the yard...
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    recommend a good girth please

    Can you recommend me a good girth please? Not overly expensive, up to about £50. I have a Wintec saddle, and the girth I currently use is a nightmare to do up and undo. I am just unsure as to which to get, and whats the difference of the ones which are much wider under the stomach? Many...
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    YO upped my horses feed without telling me!

    After my thread last night about hard feed versus hay, I spoke to my YO today and said I want him to have more hay (apparently ab lib out of the question) and keep his hard feed the way it is (infact I would prefer less but she won;t have that either). She then proceeded as expected to tell me...
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    views on Ab lib hay instead of upping cereal feed

    Last winter when my horses feed was upped he went loopy with it. He was fed hard feed twice a day and then some hay once a day. He is on full livery and I have asked to keep his hard feed as it is (he is calm as a cucumber) but to up his hay as he is doing more work than before. My YO...
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    Thinking of taking off back shoes.

    I would like to try and taKe my horses back shoes off. Just don't know what to expect and if its a good idea. I have always wanted to try it, and now my farrier has gone on sick leave for 6 months with a broken hand. The replacement is a lot more expensive, so thought this would be the...
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    Hope this is not a cataract in his other eye!

    Oh no, slightly worried as my horse has a cataract in his left eye. You can see it all the time as its a big white blob. However took a pic of my horse today and his other eye is white in the photo. Hoping this is just the equivalent of red eye, but what do you all think of the photos? If...
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    Help puppy hurt her leg!!!!!

    My 6 month old poodle was running around the garden when she ran into the fence around the vegetable garden. She made a very high pitched scream when it happened and held her foot up in the air. This was a few hours ago, and she doesn;t seem herself. She is just laying in her basket, when...
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    6 month old poodle hurt her leg running into a fence

    My 6 month old poodle was running around the garden when she ran into the fence around the vegetable garden. She made a very high pitched scream when it happened and held her foot up in the air. This was a few hours ago, and she doesn;t seem herself. She is just laying in her basket, when...
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    Best tendon boots

    What are the best tendon boots for jumping? Basically want to get some really protective boots for my horse for show jumping. Then a good cooling down, soothing boot for after maybe? Thanks for any help.
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    HKM THERMO RIDING MUCKER - anyone got them?

    Just checking these out on the internet and wondered if anyone else had them? If so are they comfy, good grip and size wise do they come up big? Thanks
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    Follow on - Animal Communicators - recommendations please

    Just following on from the animal communicators I would love to do this. But of course don't want to pick the wrong one by just searching on the internet. Could anyone PM me some recommendations of animal communicators they have used please. Thanks
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    Which NS bit would go well with a Worcester Noseband?

    As title...... am looking a getting a worcester noseband and wondered which NS bit would go best with that noseband? Or any other kind of bit, am open for suggestions really........
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    Tips for toilet training a 5 month old puppy please!!!

    We just got a 5 month old puppy, she arrived last night. I walked her about 5 different times up until midnight last night, but not once did she do her business. I was not too surprised as all very new, so expected a few surprises this morning, and she didn't let me down!:) She has eaten and...
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    cut not healing what to do now?

    Last week my horse cut himself, there is a thread on here already. It was healing really well, scabbed over, no heat or swelling, however he has managed to get the scab off and it is yellow now and open again. I am having a real problem keeping the flies off as well. What should I do...
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    Soft coronet, following possible thrush... would you still ride?

    My horse had a thrush/fungal infection in his front hooves due to very wet, unexpected weather. He has never suffered with this before, despite being out in wet weather. Anyway, following lots of tips from h&h'ers it was on the mend. During all this his coronet on his fronts hooves turned...
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    Very embarrassing horse willy question!

    OK, I feel like I have OD'd with horse and hound in the last few days with one question and another. It all seems to happen at once!!! But this one is rather embarrassing...... Recently my horse has started dropping his willy whenever I brush or stroke him. More so since he cut his leg...
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    First aid kits for horses, whats in yours????

    Following on from my previous thread I thought it would be interesting to find out who has what in their first aid kits. And what are the must haves!!!
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    Horse has cut his leg open, what should I do now? Pics

    I can't believe it!! The other day I posted as my horse has what appears to be thrush on one frog. This is being treated. However, got home yesterday to find horse had cut his leg open. I went to get my neighbour who runs/owns a race stables and asked him to have a look as he is a lot more...
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    Is this a fungal/thrush infection ?

    I have noticed the frog on my horses foot changing over the last 3-4 days. It is just one hoof, it smells slightly and has a white fluffy appearance. The field is wetter than usual, am thinking of moving him to the higher field especially if this is caused by the wet. I have washed it in...
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    Can anyone recognise if this is a hoof fungal infection?

    I have noticed the frog on my horses foot changing over the last 3-4 days. It is just one hoof, it smells slightly and has a white fluffy appearance. The field is wetter than usual, am thinking of moving him to the higher field especially if this is caused by the wet. I have washed it...
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    can horses eat lettuce?

    Sounds crazy but can you feed horses lettuce? I just read somewhere that no, as it will give them colic. Is this right? I occasionally give mine lettuce as he loves it, but now worry that it has been a bad call!!!
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    Horse back at mine, first hack out and getting to know the dog. Vid attached

    I am keeping my horse at mine over the summer, I have a lovely big field full of grass for him. Took him out on our first hack yesterday, first bit of which I took him in hand as the main road has become a lorry run now as he is still young I want to gage him reaction first. All things...
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    Who here rides in shorts when its hot?

    Its boiling today, already 30 degrees and getting hotter. I need to pop down to the yard to practice my dressage test for Thursday, but was thinking of just wearing my shorts with long boots. I know we are not allowed to do this, but no one will be there at lunchtime today so no one would...
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    Another question re bitting, going lighter not stronger??

    Following on from 2 previous posts, one being his rubber bit making the corners of his mouth sore. The second being our jumping problems, my hands and him running from contact. Changing his bit was suggested, however, I am thinking of going for a more sensitive bit for him rather than...
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    Help me please....... jumping vid at last!!

    My horse has always been a bit over exicted / bolshy whatever you want to call it when jumping. I have struggled over the past year especially during the winter when it was near on impossible for me. I have a new lease of confidence and really really want to progress and am just getting so...
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