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    3.5t Horseboxes - builders, designs, materials.

    I did a lot of research when I bought my latest one. I have owned a Chaigley before, but this time I went for an Equihunter. I had collapsible breast bars put in it. It has a separate grooms area, which means the hay dosent go everywhere and it is robust and lightweight and very well made. It...
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    Bury Farm

    Thank you for your reply, Carefreegirl, much appreciated
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    Bury Farm

    I hope to watch friends show jumping tomorrow at Bury Farm. Does anyone know please if you can take dogs on a lead or do they have to stay in the car. Website dosent say. Many thanks
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    Bury Farm

    I would like to go and watch friends show jumping tomorrow at Bury Farm. Does anyone know please if you can take a dog on a lead or do they have to stay in car. Website dosent say. Many thanks x
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    Equi-Hunter / Bloomfields Horseboxes - Experiences

    I have a 3.5t Equihunter and I absolutely love it. It gets noticed wherever I go, it's sturdy and horse travels so well in it. It looks like a mini big lorry, if that makes sense. I have had a Chaigley before and I have a friend who has a Bloomfields, but I think the Equihunter looks so much...
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    3.5 ton lorries

    I looked at their horse boxes and thought they looked very sturdy but wasn't sure about the payload. I eventually bought an Equihunter which is made up North but they have a southern agent based at Felbridge Showground near East Grinstead. They seem very well built, and the after sales service...
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    Stressy mare

    My mare is exactly the same. She has worn a trench in the field where she paces up and down. She has horses in next field but is too bossy to put out with anyone as we don't want any injuries. Luckily my mare only seems to do it in the winter, so I only turn her out for about an hour a day...
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    WWYD if you were me? Sorry long!

    Hi The Fuzzy Furry. I am also Sarf in the UK! Not in any hurry to get rid of her as can still manage to get on (Just!) and only because I have taught her to stand while I faff on a high mounting block so may be able to sort something out in the New Year as willing to keep til Easter if right...
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    WWYD if you were me? Sorry long!

    Yes.she is lovely and so much fun for the right person. So if someone suitable comes along then they will get a free horse and all her wardrobe. Wish I was younger and as brave as I was once, and then I could do some sj and xc along with the dressage (which is about all I am capable or confident...
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    WWYD if you were me? Sorry long!

    Thank you Buddy'sMum. I do realise that she may come back, and if she did, then I would probably turn her out on grass livery somewhere and keep her as a pet. Only problem is, if she is returned at this time of year, and fully clipped and in work, it would be too much of a shock to the system...
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    WWYD if you were me? Sorry long!

    Thank you for the replies. Moving isnt an option as where I live there are very few DIY yards and both she and I are very happy at my friends. Obviously she would move if I full loan. I enjoy the schooling most but horse needs to hack and compete more. Really dont want to sell unless I loaned...
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    WWYD if you were me? Sorry long!

    I have a 15.1 lightweight coloured mare who is 7. She is quite well schooled and does a really nice dressage test and is a very honest jumper. Will hack, although I havent done much as where she is kept it is very busy roads only. Problem is I am nearly 60 and this mare needs to go out and do...
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    Winter turnout - How much/how long does your horse get?

    Mine is out 24/7 in the summer but as soon as the weather gets cooler, she wont stay out. She walks the fence line constantly even though she has company next door and a hay hutch full of hay and haylage. She managed from 7.30am til 10am this morning but just wants to be in her stable, even...
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    Ideas for Feeding Hay in the Field?

    I also love my hay hutch. I bought the bigger one which is really roomy They are expensive but its so nice to put hay out and know it isnt going to blow away or get wet. I only have once horse, turned out in a field next to others so it means I only have to fill it once a week. Others at the...
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    Surrey Livery

    Heathfield Equestrian near Chobham is lovely. Horses are very well looked after, they have school, good turnout, hacking etc and the owner and staff are very friendly. They have a website.
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    Countrywide Recreation Haylage - anyone used this?

    I have used Countrywide's haylage in the green and black bag. I have a good do-er and she really liked it. I stopped using it when someone on my yard told me the sugar content is higher than HorseHage's High Fibre as like you I dont want to overload her system with too much sugar. I did ask at...
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    Extra Tooth!!

    My mare has an extra tooth, which sometimes got in the way of her french link bit. I now ride her in a straight bar happy mouth as it dosent hang down in the mouth so far, and she seems more comfortable in it. If your horse needs something stronger, then you can get mullen mouth bits in all...
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    Surrey Livery

    If you are prepared to travel to the other side of Chobham , then there is a livery yard called Heathfield Equestrian. I have kept my horse there on part livery, and it was excellent. The standard of care is great and all the people are lovely. It has good hacking, school,jumps, turnout etc...
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    Horse getting over breast bar 3.5tn

    My horse has tried to get over the breast bar in my 3.5t so I put a tie ring down low (if you have a fixed, solid breast bar) and tie her head to tie ring and the low ring, so she cannot get her head high enough to raise her front feet and clamber over. This works very well for her as she can...
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    Barefoot and never been trimmed. Is that ok? WWYD please

    The reason the horse was shod was that the vet said the egg bar shoes would take the pressure off of the enlarged suspensory. I spoke to the yard farrier and he agreed that they worked well for suspensory problems. I am worried though that they (and now the PLR shoes) will cause other problems...
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    Barefoot and never been trimmed. Is that ok? WWYD please

    Thanks for replies so far. When you say professional do you mean farrier or barefoot trimmer. Have no experience of trimmers but my farrier is very experienced,
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    Barefoot and never been trimmed. Is that ok? WWYD please

    I bought a 5 year old mare who I had known since she was 3, and she is now 7. Up until 9 months ago she was barefoot and had never had her feet trimmed. Her hooves never grew long, never cracked and she seemed fine as mainly used in the arena and just did a bit of jumping on grass and minimal...
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    Healed suspensory - now lame on other leg! Any ideas help please

    Thank you for the comments. When I lunged her for the vet our arena hadnt been levelled, and as we have had no rain, it was quite deep but we levelled it today. I lunged her after very lightly(because of the suspensory) in front of my instructor who is very very good at spotting unlevelness in...
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    Healed suspensory - now lame on other leg! Any ideas help please

    I have a mare who had an enlarged suspensory on her right foreleg. She has been rested, had shockwave and has now been re-scanned and everything was looking good. Vet had me lunge her in the school, after she trotted up sound in a straight line, and she is now lame on left foreleg! Had...
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    Reluctant to trot on right rein

    My horse was the same as yours. It turned out she had tweaked her suspensory branch and was stiff and reluctant to go forward when the affected leg was on the outside of a circle or corner. Also she was reluctant to trot. If I was you I would rest for a couple of days in case she has strained...
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    Any idea what else this could be - re fetlock strain

    Am taking my mare into vets surgery for yet another X-ray & scan with her fetlock flexed as she hasnt had that done yet. By what I have read, and the fact that after hard exercise her fetlock swells over the sesamoid area, I think that she may have sesamoiditis which has a very poor prognosis...
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    Any idea what else this could be - re fetlock strain

    Am taking my mare into vets surgery for yet another X-ray & scan with her fetlock flexed as she hasnt had that done yet. By what I have read, and the fact that after hard exercise her fetlock swells over the sesamoid area, I think that she may have sesamoiditis which has a very poor prognosis...
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    Any idea what else this could be - re fetlock strain

    I have a mare who strained/sprained her fetlock late last year. I had it xrayed and scanned then and nothing showed up. She has been left with a very swollen fetlock, which according to the vet is synovial fluid. She has been back in work for a few months now and whilst working well, has...
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    Are You Happy At Your Yard

    I think its a shame that the liveries/yard owner didnt do more to make you feel welcome. I moved yards a few months ago, after having kept various horses with my friend. I only moved cos of the distance to the old yard and am now on part livery. Within the first week, the yard owner organised...
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    Does anyone own a Bloomfield Leisure Vehicles horsebox?

    I am sure a friend of mine has one. Its a 3.5t and she has had it a couple of years and is very pleased with it. I think, although it is a Bloomfield make, it was originally ordered through the company that I bought my 3.5t Chaigley Duo from. The company was Select Horseboxes in Nottingham. I...
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