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    Newton Stud slurry death

    I had read this thread with horror, there is so much wrong and in so many different ways. I do feel qualified to comment on the tractor video, these produce so much dust and spores it is common for the tractor driver to wear a mask, and like rabatsa, everywhere I have been with them being used...
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    The best news

    So, so pleased for both of you.
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    Rest in Peace my beautiful boy

    I'm so sorry for your loss, take care of yourself x
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    I just bought my first cob! Introduction + feed advice + photos!

    That is why I haven't done it yet 🤣 a friend has and it worked although I think I'm more likely to set fire to them or something ridiculous! From various things I've read I do think the back t bar being to tight seems to be a common problem. The annoying thing is he only sort of needs boots...
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    I just bought my first cob! Introduction + feed advice + photos!

    J fits into Cavallos size 5 but they are a pain with his feathers, Scoots size 7 seem to fit foot wise but the back t bar is far to tight, 8's seem to fit foot wise ok, but might possibly be too big if they give at all, and the back to bar is a lot better but still slightly neater than I would...
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    Measuring out a dressage arena

    I would definitely make it bigger than you want to ride as others have suggested. I don't have a school so all my schooling is done in the field, I have a half acre shut off for use in Spring until this time of year when I start using it for grazing and work all around it so no areas get...
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    I've a 14.2 traditional and a 5' 9" friend has ridden him and looked fine and fitted comfortably into his 17" saddle. One thing I would say is that all 17" saddles do not have the same footprint, I've found the panels on K&M and especially Wintecs extended far further out on his back to be far...
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    I just bought my first cob! Introduction + feed advice + photos!

    Urgh, that picture is grim! My mare had steroid induced lami, very lame and at one point I gave her 48hrs to improve or call it a day, and had to be on haylage due to severe equine asthma. I used Horsehage high fibre mainly, occasionally other branded 'light' types hroughout the rest of her...
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    I don't know if the equihaler makes a noise at all but when I used a babyhaler with my mare I coughed to disguise the puff of the inhaler as this was what bothered her at the start. A few days in and she was used to it and tolerated it well.
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    Question for those who were horse owners in the 1970's

    I 'worked' as in helped at a riding school/competition yard through the 80's and remember the excitement when the owner bought 3 red and navy quilted rugs with cross surcingles for some of their competition horses. They were also given a prototype rug and travel boots to trial by a manufacturer...
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    I just bought my first cob! Introduction + feed advice + photos!

    " I used to say that my private business was to help nice people help nice horses to go nicely." I absolutely love this, all I want is for my nice cob to be the best he can mainly to keep him strong and healthy but also so that we can have the most fun possible together.
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    “Erm excuse me?”

    Lovely to hear that he's enjoying himself.
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    Countryfile “horse whisperer”

    I had a horse that I had put forward and had been accepted to be used in a demo. 3 days before demo horse was not right so on vets advice I pulled them from the demo. I was put under a lot of pressure from the team to take them to the demo and was spoken to extremely rudely when I wouldn't. In...
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    Lung cancer in horses?

    Sorry, I didn't mean to worry you re length of time for recovery, more just that was so surprised that it could take that long. Her bloods were about as wrong as they could be which is possibly why vet could say from the outset that it would take a long time. Everything crossed that he makes a...
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    Lung cancer in horses?

    That's really positive that he's feeling better in himself. I'll admit I was completely thrown when I asked the vet at the onset of my mares illness how long it would take for her to recover and was told around 6 months but it did prepare me. Hopefully he will make a steady and more speedy...
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    Budget jump ideas

    If you are at all handy you can make stands. We used 6ft Square fence posts, and I think it was 3" x 1 1/2" inch for the feet and attached them like this. These are ones I found on ebay, but we cut the ends of the base pieces on an angle so there were no square edges. We used screws rather than...
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    Lung cancer in horses?

    It's a bronchalveolar lavage, it's done the same way as a trach wash but uses a longer thinner tube and gets samples from deeper within the lungs. Infections and viruses can leave horses with equine asthma but have just reread your post and it's 12ish days from infection? I would think it's more...
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    Lung cancer in horses?

    My mare was left with equine asthma or COPD as it was called after a bacterial infection which followed on from a virus. The only signs she showed after the initial virus and infection were raised breathing rate and complete intolerance to exercise, she was also stressed and anxious which was...
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    Cob can suffer with loose droppings especially if having a lot of haylage, he needs to have haylage as has equine asthma, and I've had the most success with Baileys Digest Plus.
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    Feel so guilty all the time

    I have my shetland companion on loan as he is dangerous to turn out with other shetlands and can be a problem with bigger horses bigger horses but has been fine with my cob since he put him firmly in his place on first being turned out. With other shetlands he'll fight, and properly, causing...
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    Pictures "THROUGH THE EARS"

    My favourite view, there is nothing else like seeing an open beach. I love his stripey ear.
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    My local bike shop has had very restricted stock on bikes since the start of Covid and just before Christmas when I ordered something they had a message on their website stating that they expected limited stock to continue until 2022. I understood it at the start of the pandemic as a lost of...
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    CHRIST LAMMFELLE Bareback pads

    When pony was off proper work with breathing issues I started playing around bitless partly to see if it made any difference partly to see what we could learn, both inhand and ridden. I checked with NFU who I am insured with and although it was a slightly woolly answer it seemed to be if the...
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    Hunting is in a spot of bother

    I can only speak of the two packs local to me, one afaik from close friends isn't too bad but has a few times that they know of gone onto land they should not of. The pack that hunts in my immediate area went on land both that they were specifically asked not to by the land owner who's land they...
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    CHRIST LAMMFELLE Bareback pads

    I love my Christ Lammfelle pad, I originally got it when I was having saddle fit problems and used it for around 5 months for hacking and flat work. It was used on two cobs, both with a small amount of wither but both x wide in saddle fit, with no stability problems. I always use a breast plate...
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    Hunting is in a spot of bother

    In my immediate area the hunt was allowed purely as goodwill towards the hunt as they had hunted there for an extremely long time and there was a much loved and respected local ex farmer involved with the hunt. They do not provide a fallen stock service covering our area. After he sadly passed...
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    Tow car- Toureg or Jeep Grand Cherokee

    We had a Jeep Grand Cherokee about 10 years ago so they may be a lot different now but it was the one vehicle we got rid of as soon as we could afford to. It drove like a boat and although only 3 years old cost us a fair bit of money in repairs, mainly electrics.
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    Yard rule for wearing hi viz

    This was how a previous yard I was on operated, first time I'd been on a yard that was bothered and really liked it although the YO was not one of the older set.
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    Mobile field shelters

    I can't help with recommendations but as regarding making them as safe as you can regarding wind we picked a shelter which has the top 2ft of the back wall Yorkshire boarded rather than solid so the wind can pass through. We've also put in fence posts and screwed it to them.
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    Tell me about sidebone

    A friends cob had sidebone, they were intermittently lame when it was forming then sound. It was diagnosed through x rays.