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    bridleway with horses grazing on it

    there is a bridleway near me that takes you through a field with horses grazing in it. Ive been through once before and the horses ran away from the gate and never bothered me again but the next time I went through there were different horses and they cantered from the otger side of the field...
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    anyone elses seasonal headshaker...

    ...headshaking a lot lately? Mine normally headshakes april-oct or thereabouts but wears an ear veil and nose net which contrils it to the point where I don't really notice it. Shes always keen to rub her head when ive taken the bridle off. Lately ive noticed shes got really bad. Shes just got...
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    grazing around cirencester/northleach/cheltenham

    I am desparately looking for a field to rent within a 10 mile radius of chedworth as the field I currently rent is up for sale. Does anyone know of anywhere? Failing that i am also looking for grass/ diy/ assisted diy in same area if anyone knows of anywhere with spaces. Thank you.
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    Painting stables - which paint?

    I am going to be painting a block of stables soon. They are made from breezeblocks and will be only painting the insides of the stables. Does anyone know if it is safe to use limewash for horses and if it works well on breezeblocks. What else can I use - masonary/emuslion.. Which are...
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    today i saw some.....

    Grass!! ( and some weeds) After raining on and off and an increase in temps, our field has transformed from a dead dust bowl to green colour with new shoots :) looking forward to not having to feed hay already!
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    going out 24/7 a quick question....

    I need to turf my horse out 24/7. She has been stables from 4pm til 8am all winter and has been wearing a medium lite for most of it, a medium on really gritty days. She has a thin coat but is a good doer. There's not much grass and I can't suppliment with hay but she will be getting her normal...
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    diy livery cirencester

    Hi I am looking for diy/assisted diy in the cirencester area or towards Cheltenham for 1 mare. It must have 24/7 turnout in the Sumner and all year grazing. Also must have plenty of off road hacking and a school. Xc course on site or within hacking distance a must. Ideally want...
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    do you feed the recommended amounts of chaff

    So I was just looking at dengie healthy tummy as an alternative to feeding hi fi molasses free and vits and mins as she is very grumpy and was concerned about ulcers but in order to get the right amount of vits and mins I would need to feed 5 scoops a day. I currently feed one and that goes...
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    Dentist- power tools or manual?

    Inspired by a post off facebook. What to you have for your horse and why? Are you/were you made aware of the implications of power tools and has that influenced your decision? Personally my horse prefers power tools and I have been pleased with the results and I was not aware of the...
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    bone spavin and joint supplements

    My horse,has bilateral hock spavin and has had 3 steroid injections and one course of tildren over the last year. She was coping fine until the last few weeks where I have noticed her increasing reluctance to work in the school esp when its wet and deep. She gets daily turnout but this has...
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    cordless clipper body harness

    Hi, my clippers are cordless ans have a battery pack but they were second Hans and did not have a body harness with them. What does everyone use instead to hold the battery pack?
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    weatherbeeta equalize combo

    I just thought I would post to update you on my purchase of yet another rug my horse probably didn't need. Well this rug is prooving to be very handy indeed. I think of it more as a waterproof fly sheet than anything eulse but its coming in very handy over the last couple of weeks with chilly...
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    can someone talk me out of/into....

    ....buying yet another rug :) I have 3 rainsheets (one is too small and not waterproof so may just keep for repairs, and one is brand new ready for when my current one breaks). Also have brand new fly sheet which hasn't been needed yet but only put on when really hot as keeps her cool...
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    what should breed would be good?

    I have a tbxcobxshire she's 50% tb and think the cob aspect is welsh. She's not very chunky and is 15hh. Ideally I would like to produce a slightly bigger and chunkier foal. What breeds do you think I could consider?
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    Injured AGAIN!

    I am having a really bad year with my horse well and me but somehow that doesnt seem to matter! So far this year my horse has had the following: bruised feet due to taking shoes off splint and sore back kick to hock kick to fetlock spavins She has been in and out of work all year...
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    Barefoot medium pommel insert

    I am desperately seeking a medium pommel insert for my barefoot cherokee saddle. Mine came 2nd hand with a wide one but I need a medium one too. Does anyone have one for sale, if so please can you pm me. Thanks :)
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    Barefoot saddles

    Hi, does anyone have a 2nd hand Barefoot cherokee (pref classic) size 2 for sale? If so, please can you pm me as I can't find one anywhere. Thanks
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    Cair saddles and uneven sweat patches

    I am about to give up with my wintec saddle and get a kent and masters instead but before I do I thought I would give it one more chance but I need some help. I have the right size gullet in and the saddle has been fitted and checked by the saddle fitter but I have no idea what is going on...
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    Can't find a saddle to fit - please help me...

    Hi all, I am having an absolute nightmare with my horse and saddle fitting. I have owned her for nearly 3 years and I am on my 6th saddle. She is a TB x cob and I have had a kensington, albion k'2's, a thorowgood t4, a thorowgood cob, wintec 500 and wintec 2000. I have tried several...
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    Shires fly masks

    I love my shires fly masks as they are the only ones I have tried that seem to stay on my horse however I have a big problem with the fine mesh ones - they dont last very long. The mesh seems to come away from the edge at the top on first /second wearing so the flies can still get in! Does...
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    Is 7 miles to far...

    To hack to a mini ODE? I'm thinking this is a no go but if I cant get any transport then its my only option - I really want to go! Its in 14 weeks and my horse is currently not fit enough for the job - can probably hack 3 hours in mainly walk with the odd trot and canter at the mo. Jumping...
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    any vets in? puffy leg advice needed

    Hi, I will try and keep this short. My horse has been barefoot for a month now, both forelegs initially went puffy and warm but resolved within a week. Wasnt worried. However, one of her legs has continued to puff up - it goes down when shes turned out but comes back up about 10 mins after...
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    Barefoot feed advice needed

    I'm probably getting on peoples nerves asking so many questions about the barefoot horse but I am keen to try and get everything right. I was just going to feed my horse kwik beet to mix her supplements in but she's not keen on it without chaff (not surprised really as she likes the sweet...
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    hoof boots

    Hi, I'm thinking about getting some hoof boots but dont really want to splash out on a new pair as not sure how long will need them for. I love the look and design of the easyboot glove but my horse is borderline on the biggest size so I assume if they did fit her now after a trim then they...
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    Barefoot help needed - very long!

    OK so I went for it and had my horses front shoes removed yesterday, she has had her backs removed for over a year now and they are looking great so we decided to try her without the fronts. Just a bit of history - she was barefoot when I bought her 2 and half years ago and she was fine but...
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    Going barefoot?

    I know this has been discussed recently but I would just like some experiences from those that have managed to go from shod to barefoot, good and bad experience please. My horse was barefoot when I got her as she wasn't really doing any work but I shod her within the first couple of weeks...
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    who hasnt got any snow?

    I dont in South Glos - well the yard is 4 miles away and has about 1/4 cm! Not that i want any - just wondered if we were the only county without any?
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    Bedding woes

    My horse is currently bedded on cushion bed on a deep litter basis. The bed has been going for 5 weeks but I just dont seem to be able to get the base established and every day i am faced with mush. The stable is a bit smaller than the last time i tried this system so she is walking around in...
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    Poo picking - no need with my invention!

    Whilst spending endless hours poo picking I often think of ways to make the job easier and yesterday came up with a marvellous idea (well it wouldnt actually work with most horses but still a good idea for the trainable few!) anyway - you know how lawnmowers and baskets to collect the grass...
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    Thorowgood T4 - a fishy question!

    Hi, I have just received at T4 which I thought came with fish but it didnt. I cant see where they would go and so I looked on the website and cant even see they are mentioned anymore - does anyone know if have they stopped this feature? Thanks
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