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  1. Fluffypiglet

    Mctimoney versus physio

    I'm a bit confused about the best person to use and the difference between the two options and would be grateful for any help. The background: I'm trying to keep my horse well and fit by giving him reasonably regular treatment with a view to helping him maintain as much straightness and...
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    Silicon knee patches -help!

    I have some really nice riding tights ready for warmer weather. They weren't expensive so I thought they would be woryh a try. Tried them the other day in my jumping lesson and was really struggling to get my lower legs on because the silicon was sticking my knee to the saddle. I thought I could...
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    Kentucky rug fit?

    I'm toying with the idea of buying a Kentucky rug but am wondering about sizing. When I tried to buy some Kentucky boots they were too small for my horse so am wondering if the same applies to the rugs and they only fit nice dainty horses rather than my big boned ISH?does anyone have any idea of...
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    Has anyone used Pink equine?

    They do bespoke things suck as browbands and also they sell Mattes saddle cloths. Anyone used them? I’ve no idea if they are good? Any reviews out there? Also, Mattes saddle cloths are extortionately expensive (but I’ve designed a really lovely one!) are they as good as they should be for the...
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    Reaction to ear stuff (cat)

    Our car gets itchy ears. He has his spot treatment every 4 weeks and has been checked by the vet with nothing showing. I got some ear stuff by stinky stuff and did a spot check. All fine. Put two tiny drops in each ear tonight and his reaction has been awful. He’s used to having ear drops so...
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    Vet visit - WWYD

    Sorry if this is long. I would appreciate thought as to whether I’m approaching this in a reasonable way. I’m completely overthinking and second guessing myself. Horse isn’t right. Seems to have lost his bounce and not coming through from behind. Usual thing where it’s not so obvious that...
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    Melanoma experiences

    I am aware that many grey horses get these so it wasn’t a complete surprise to find the vet telling me my horse has one. However it’s not one that fits my usual understanding of these. My horse has a lump half way down his neck. In the muscle. It’s firm and doesn’t bother him in the slightest...
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    Hoof shape change

    Hi, horse is currently growing his feet out quite quickly so was shod at 5wks rather than 6. Before shoeing I noticed his front feet appear to be very slightly different shapes. I’ve had him 4 years and he’s 10years old (ISH). I have not noticed this before. He changed farrier about 2 years ago...
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    Stupid rug question!

    I have two stable rugs of different makes. Both are supposed to be 200/220gish. One is big and poofy, the other is quite slimline (fab descriptions I know!). I'm never quite convinced the slimline one is as warm as the poofy one but they are meant to be about the same. Can the same weight rugs...
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    Thinline pad

    Further to the thread about the VIP pad, has anyone tried the thinline contour pad from the comfy horse shop? Similar expense, same idea with promises of great results. Sounds perfect but I'm a mug when trying to get nice stuff for my horse! Any real life experiences? Does it actually work and...
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    Gatehouse hat

    I currently ride in a Gatehouse RXC1 hat. Having fallen off in it and dropped it onto concrete a couple of times I should buy a new one. Does anyone know if standards are due to be changed or upgraded soon? I would like the same again but am having difficulty finding one and wondered if there is...
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    Yard hopper

    What would you consider a "yard hopper". Just seen an advert of FB for a livery yard saying they don't want any yard hoppers. Do people really just do it for fun?! The only yard move I would ever make is if what I need can't be accommodated or it's just isn't working (eg yard changes to haylage...
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    BHS email

    I’m a BHS gold member and have just received an email thanking me for registering as a platinum rider. I have no idea what that is about and certainly haven’t signed up for anything. Anyone else had the same? I don’t know whether I can ignore it or need to contact someone?
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    Thyroid medication cats

    Hi all, I will be talking to the vet tomorrow but I’m feeling a bit like they aren’t listening to me and I would be grateful for thoughts. Our 11 year old cat was looking rather scraggy, eating and drinking loads and not looking great. He had a geriatric blood screen which showed his...
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    Dy'on bridle

    Does anyone own one? Are they nice? I am considering the x-fit to replace the scruffy old Micklem but I've never seen a dy'on in real life. Went and saw a schockemohle alpha and it was nice but it didnt excite me and it's not English leather. Im not that impressed with PS of Sweden leather...
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    Injection - always painful?

    My horse is usually brilliant with the vet, absolute saint. He had bloods taken a few months ago and wasn't bothered. Just had his flu booster and he tried to bite the vet administering the injection three times in the very short time it was being done. Is this jab always painful or is it more...
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    Following the vacuuming thread...

    Has anyone used a hairdryer on their horse?! I need to wash his mane at the weekend and wondered whether it would be worth trying! Thought I'd check with you lot first to avoid sniggers at the yard if it's a ridiculous idea. 😁😁
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    Trailer insurance and breakdown cover

    I'm getting a trailer on Saturday and need to get some cover in place. Any recommendations on who is best value? Am I best to get both together or separately? Any help appreciated!!
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    Towing (sorry)

    I know there are lots of numbers to consider but... can it be as simple as car towing limit 2096kg. Trailer weighs 1000kg. So we can put 700kg horse in and be ok to tow? I have read lots and tried my very hardest to understand I promise. Man at trailer place said yes but he’s trying to sell me...
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    Reluctant to turnout

    I’m concerned that I’ve gone mad. My idea on turnout seems to be at odds with many people I know and I don’t understand. I like my horse to go out, eat grass and generally mooch about doing horse things. Ideally with company in the same field, ok if in adjacent field. Liveries at last yard and...
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    Poo! (Sorry weird one!)

    I have owned current horse for about 18mths. He pooed under saddle when I tried him as I remember him doing it down their very posh and clean driveway! I’m sure he has pooed under saddle since but now I think about it I’m not sure how much. He seems absolutely fine in every other way but we...
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    Full livery - does what I want exist?

    I previously have had horses on DIY, it was a long time ago and I was single, broke and energetic. After a break from horses of over 15 yrs I own a gelding. I also work full time and can afford to pay someone else to be energetic on my behalf with mucking out etc so I can enjoy the finer points...
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    looking for a yard to rent

    Looking for a yard to rent. �� Must be local to Wisborough Green (school) �� Must be 8+ stables. �� Must have an arena with decent surface & adequate hacking (some roadwork is fine). �� Must have well fenced turnout. ��Decent...
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    Hard Painless lump on leg

    Hi The vet will be coming out on Friday and I will get him to have a look but just wondering if anyone has any ideas what this might be. Horse is a slight hooligan in the field and plays rough with his gelding pals. He came in Monday night, legs were fine, maybe slight thickening in...
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    Rug wrecker

    Hi If anyone has any very high denier/ ballistic, good condition turn out rug with no fill in size 6'9" I might be interested in buying it from you. I don't have a big budget unfortunately as I've been spending all my money on trying to keep the current rugs hole free and buying new ones...
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    I've got a new horse ...

    And therefore I'm buying him things. That don't fit. :rolleyes: For starters we have the following: 5.75" neue schule loose ring tranz angled lozenge. Yes that .25" smaller that he needed does make all the difference. In excellent condition. Cost £67.50. 17" VSD wintec saddle - this fitted...
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    Hello

    Hello everyone. I've been reading the forums for ages and finally decided to join. I have owned my new horse for just over 5 weeks after a 16 year break from horses. My, how things have changed in the 16 years I've been away - the internet and a wealth of information for starters. I'm currently...
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