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    Barefoot navicular help - boots/advice/books to read etc

    I know this a very overdone topic on the forum but could do with being pointed in the right direction of some useful threads or good advice groups for all things to do with barefoot rehab for a horse with navicular. I am already on barefoot horses uk and barefoot for navicular on FB. Apologies...
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    Wrong thread!

    Moved to Vet thread!
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    Foot balance query & wwyd?

    A bit of background: 13 year old Cob diagnosed with degeneration of navicular bone in RF (suspected since birth or v. young age) discovered using MRI last September after showing 1/10th lame on hard ground (took him for a poor performance work up). Also slight strain of DDFT and synovitis in...
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    (Wrong area) Foot balance query and a wwyd?

    Posted on the wrong section - now on Hoof care!
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    Wormng question

    Since moving yards a year ago, my horse's worm counts keep coming back over just over 200, meaning he needs to be wormed and he doesn't do well with wormers (fine taking them but they really upset his stomach) - is there any way I can reduce the need to keep worming? He is kept in a sectioned...
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    Lace up Jodhpur boots with zip

    My faithtful ariats paddock boots have given up on me after a wet winter and me not looking after them! I was just going to rebuy them and then realised they have changed them so now they only do laces or zips and not laces with a zip at the back! I like the lace look but want a zip at the back...
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    Clivers/Cleavers, hawthorn hedge shoots, cow parsley, nettles - how much?

    At my old yard, my cob had access to all of the above in his field and on the lane leading back to the stable so he would always have little snack but it isn't the case in his field now but he goes mad for them when i pick them and we have plenty surrounding the yard so i was going to pick him a...
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    Stirrup hire places

    Since my 30th birthday horsey plans have been put on hold due to the current situation, I am looking to treat myself to something I wouldn't usually buy. I just have bog standard shires stirrups and whilst I don't have any particular problems, I wondered if I should look at some new ones. I have...
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    Best plan for fitness/stamina

    Looking for advice on a couple of ideas I have to build up my cobs fitness. He's had a relaxed winter and a slow return to work after his navicular diagnosis and now we are back up to 5-6 days a week of work (unfortunately most of which is spent in the school as it's still too dark to ride after...
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    Dressage jacket advice please

    I am wanting to venture out to a few more venues for UA dressage this year and want to upgrade my show stuff to at least look the part (all the gear, no idea!) I currently wear my navy show hat, brown tweed, beige jods, black jod boots and black gaiters but I have lost quite a bit of weight...
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    Help with schooling after rehab/injury

    So after getting the all clear from the vets in November to "crack on" after our navicular diagnosis and rehab period, I have subsequently spent 2 months making a number of excuses to not ride and only do ground work. "looks a bit drizzly/windy/cold/sunny/Jupiter is crossing in front of Saturn...
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    Recommendations for things to do for the big 3-0

    Providing my horse stays sound and I can get him to a reasonable level of fitness before May, I would like to do something a bit special or different with him for my 30th. My family have kindly offered to pay for something (with reason!) so I am wondering what to do. I'd like it to be something...
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    How long for feed to get out of a horse's system?

    I've turned my cob into a full blown fire breathing dragon who is scared of his own shadow with too many Christmas treats and Speedibeet! He hasn't had any treats since Boxing Day and in hindsight feeding a horse who never has any sugary treats two stud muffins a day every day in December was...
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    Numpty question of the day..

    How do you check if your horse is warm enough? I clipped my cob with covercote blades about 2 weeks ago as he was getting itchy in his winter woolies but prefers to prefer being unrugged! He is out in the day and in at night and I like him to have his rug off for a couple of hours before...
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    Potential neck issues/wobblers/something else?

    I have been back and forth about posting this, partly because all of the professionals I have spoken to have said not to worry but sadly that is just not in my nature. My cob has been coming back into gentle work after his navicular diagnosis and treatment (walk hacks a few times a week, some...
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    Your Horse Live Parking

    Just on the off chance anyone has been today, was it OK to park on the grass today or is a total mud pit? I am taking myself and 2 friends in my hairdryer Citroen C1 tomorrow and it's the first time we have driven (we usually go via coach and park near the main entrance) and I am worried we are...
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    Silly question - horse carries head quite low

    Something I've noticed over the last few weeks is that Buddy walks out to the field with his head quite low, not touching the floor low but his chin is probably in line with his knees - I don't think it's always been this low but I am racking my brains to remember. I haven't ridden for a bit as...
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    Eazigrazer/haybar with haynet tied in?

    I want to try and give my horse a more natural way of eating whilst he is in the stable over winter. I can't give him loose in a haybar as he will guzzle it down so wondered if people still tied haynets into haybars or whether an Eazigrazer would be a better option. Haybar is much cheaper but...
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    Bedding driving me mad!

    The clocks haven't even gone back and I'm already counting down the days until they go forward! I My horse is stabled at night (4pm-7am) and he is unbearably messy! Poo is not a problem, he poos all in one corner and doesn't squash it in but he just drags the rest of his bed (mainly the middle)...
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    Feeling like giving it all up!

    I recently posted about dropping down to seeing my horse once a day in a bid to regain some sanity (and sleep) but can’t shake this horrible feeling of just wanting to give it all up. He’s currently on the sick after being diagnosed with navicular disease and some ligament damage. We have...
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    Clipping and not rugging

    My cob is currently not being ridden due to lameness and should hopefully get the sign off on Wednesday to come back into some sort of work. He is usually fully clipped all year with covercote blades and I would have usually done him earlier than this but the weather has been all over the place...
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    Dropping down to once a day

    In a bid to save my sanity and my purse, I am trialling only going to my horse once a day in the morning. He is on DIY so I currently go in the morning to turn out and do my jobs and then I pay to have him brought in as they need to be in by a certain time and then I usually go up after work to...
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    Horse refusing to go IN field

    We have moved fields today and it took me an hour to get my horse in and would have been the same amount of time getting out if I hadn’t blindfolded him. He just planted at the gate and refused to go in, I tried everything and blindfolding him was the only thing that works but this isn’t...
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    Musing over pain and eating

    My cob had some time in the vets for all sorts of things with his front feet and he's been back about a week. In this time we have rotated back onto summer grazing after a week off to have the fields sprayed so there's still some grass in the field (enough but not so much that I have to muzzle)...
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    Front feet issues

    I will post here as didn't have much luck on my MRI post. Buddy had his MRI scan on both front feet and right pastern yesterday morning and now anxiously waiting the results which should come through on Friday but I am worried :( The x-rays came back clear on his pedal bone, navicular bone and...
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    MRI scan experiences

    Hi all, I took my cob in for a lameness work up today after not being happy with him after a couple of trot ups. My assumption was that it was hind limb problems (because thats where all my experience is in!) and he is a heavy cob so assumed arthritis or similar but it was obvious today it is...
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    So I called the vet..after some thoughts

    Ok so after my initial overthinking post last night, I had another look this morning and still wasn't happy and he sounded very odd on the trot up. I sent a video to the physio who said there was a definite head bob so he is lame left fore so vet required anyway (or rest but she wont treat him...
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    When to call the vet

    Having a mild panic.. lunged Buddy tonight and he looked quite short behind in trot. In walk he seemed fine, tracking up etc but I could hear a clicking noise which sounded like it was coming from high up on his bum on the right side (rather than in his hock or fetlock) so moved him into trot...
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    You could say things are getting pretty serious...

    ....Ok so I don't think I will be worrying the pro's anytime soon but this weekend I donned my brave pants and went to a local yard to do a very informal showjumping competition. I went through a massive confidence knock and refused to even get on him back in January as I was a nervous wreck and...
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    Soft poo after worming

    I had to worm with Eqvalan on Saturday after worm count coming back at 300 and he's had quite soft poo with liquid before and after. He's fine in himself, bright and eating but soft poo is very unusual for him. I have tried doubling his gut balancer and feeding his chaff a bit drier but I got...
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