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    Gatcombe CIC 3* withdrawals

    I'm wanting to know the same thing - about the person who got trampled by the loose horse x
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    How old to spay?

    Absolutely no scientific basis behind this, but we had Chlo done at 6 months, before her first season, on vet advice. She had horrendous hip dysplasia and all sorts of other problems (allergies, stomach upsets, eventual organ failure) and I do always wonder whether spaying early was a...
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    When to change from puppy food to adult food?

    We moved at 18 months for the first and 13 months for the second.
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    Was-january-now-february meet: roll call!

    Would I be welcome? Would love to tag along!
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    Alternative to "lampshade" style collar

    Blow up collar seemed like an amazing idea but my Labrador just seemed too long for it - she could reach her scar after her hip surgery with no problems whatsoever!
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    Silly post. Really miss my boys.

    Aah, thanks guys. Just having a really low day (had a kidney infection last week and still feeling very poorly) and it's just not getting any easier. I expected that it would become less painful over time but it doesn't. It's a bit less sharp I suppose, in that I'm now not sobbing in my car...
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    Silly post. Really miss my boys.

    This is a really stupid post, sorry. My ex and I split up not quite a year ago. We had two beautiful, incredible black labs together. He kept them and is doing the most amazing job of looking after them. I still see them (and him, obviously) weekly at least, and either we go for lush long...
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    How do you rate the extendable leads?

    I use a flexi lead for BigDog whilst LittleDog is off lead - if they need to be on lead then I keep BigDog on the flexi because I can lock it so much shorter than the other lead so he actually heels! I know people hate them, but without them he simply wouldn't get the exercise he needs as he...
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    Buying a lab puppy

    ...as in £600 each, not £600 as a job lot!
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    Buying a lab puppy

    We paid £600 for both our boys. Just whatever you do, check hip scores, elbow scores, eyes etc etc. My boys go back 9 generations and that's still not enough to quieten the scarring I was left with when my first girl had such severe dysplasia from shocking breeding. There are lots of good...
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    Vaginal infection in puppy

    My girl had this. It was white, and sometimes it wasn't a problem and sometimes it was awful. We never really got to the bottom of it, and eventually we lost her at 2.5years old anyway. But so many of her problems (skin conditions, ear infections, itchiness) was linked and we always wondered...
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    Tic Toc found. :(

    So sad, and so sad that it was the outcome expected all along, I was so hoping for something unusual which would mean he could come home to the little boy.
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    What beds do your dogs have?

    I love all these photos! Both my boys are pains in the arse when it comes to their beds. At the moment, Bracken is on a rectangular padded mattress thing with some vet bed on top, and Willow is in his crate with two things of vet bed. I have tried every arrangement of beds, nice or...
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    Leaving My Boys :(

    Grr why won't the pictures show like they used to?
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    Leaving My Boys :(

    Thanks for the support everyone, I've really appreciated it. I moved on Monday, and the boys coped quite badly with that, particularly my older one who seems the most confused and upset. I took them for a walk on Tuesday and then again today - today they were SO excited to see me which was...
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    What age do a labrador puppy's legs 'set'?

    My 8month old is still very gangly, not cocking his leg and very bum high. I'm not worrying about him, he's on good food and reasonable exercise amounts so he'll be fine. Worth getting him xrayed at 1year though anyway x
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    Leaving My Boys :(

    No because where I'm moving won't allow dogs :( Thanks everyone x
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    Leaving My Boys :(

    Sorry to post this, I'm in a mess tonight and I didn't know where else to post that people might understand :( I have two beautiful Labradors who are my absolute pride and joy. One is nearly 3 and one is still under a year. I love them to pieces. We've had three during our relationship and I...
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    PTS for behaviour issues

    Never had one put down purely for behavioural reasons, but had two put down where their behaviour would have made rehab/training etc too risky for those around them. In both cases we had the health conditions fully assessed, looked at the various options, had the 'if this was your horse'...
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    Dirty Dogs, Clean House?

    Hi everyone, I would really appreciate some help with this! We have two fantastic, but crazy, black Labradors, in a smallish country cottage. They are almost never allowed upstairs, but they have full run of the downstairs when we are there. Downstairs consists of: the 'dog room', which...
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    Sorry, not a nice subject

    Was £150 for bullet and removal with one hunt, £200 for the same with another. Never have them cremated so cannot comment on that. Much prefer the idea of them being part of the hounds as they run across the countryside!
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    PTS- its been asked a million times sorry

    I have had two done by the hunt (coming to us) in the last year. For both, I did not hold their heads but stood very close by. As soon as they were safe to go back to, I did, and I find it a necessary process for me to say goodbye after the deed is done, so that it sort of clicks in my head...
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    Bulldog cross Great Dane

    They're also ugly as sin.
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    Serious accident at Somerford park? Does anyone know anything?

    Awful news for his poor parents to wake up to. Such a young guy too bless him. Makes you think really, and puts our niggles and moans about 'bad days' totally into perspective.
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    Hartpury Horse Trials Horse Hit By a Car

    I don't think it's a massive leap - I've been at (much much much!) smaller events where particular fences are causing chaos for whatever reason, and when you stand in the lorry park or on the course you hear all sorts of obscenities and threats of complaining and making sure people know what's...
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    Hartpury Horse Trials Horse Hit By a Car

    It is nothing short of a miracle that the horse didn't break something. I can't even imagine how scary that must have been for Tom. I agree though, assault never justified. Would she have hit a fence judge if they'd had a nasty fall at a tricky fence? You'd hope not but..! I would...
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    Hartpury Horse Trials Horse Hit By a Car

    Yes of course it was. Event director driving according to Tom. Not looking.
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    Hartpury Horse Trials Horse Hit By a Car

    Where exactly did I suggest it was his fault?! The total opposite in fact. Don't put words in my mouth!
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    Hartpury Horse Trials Horse Hit By a Car

    Post about it on e venting. Think more car hit by horse and rider! Tom Rowland riding. Both walked away apparently, but.....
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    Farrier recommendations Gloucestershire

    Ralph Blatchford is absolutely awesome. Pm me if you'd like his number. He keeps all of ours on the road, from our eventer through to our retired oldie, and from full sets to a trim. He's extremely thorough, knows our horses inside out and is always willing to take time if there is an issue...
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