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    Should I hit the panic button?

    Congratulations on your surprise foal, he is a beauty!
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    What would you do?

    I would ask your manager if they had any concerns about how you rode when you first started working there. If they say no, then ask for more opportunities to ride if possible as you really enjoy that as part of the job.
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    Injured horse on weeks trial period

    Poor horse.
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    Because You Like a Dave pic.

    He is really beautiful.
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    Should I hit the panic button?

    Hiugs to you Caol, you have had a really tough time. Fingers crossed she is not pregnant. Wait til you get your vet out before worrying too much about a possible foal. Take care of yourself xxx
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    Has anyone moved in with partner for a better life for their horses?

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I think you should give it a go, it would be a shame to stay on your island and always wonder what might have been. If you have your own place you can rent out, you are in a very good position. I wish you all the very best with your partner.
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    That belly.

    Very cute :)
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    I've booked my horse in with the vets to be PTS

    The waiting really is the worst part. I was with my friend this morning when he had his horse pts. The horse went quickly and peacefully and my friend within a couple of minutes said he felt a weight lift off him. It is so hard getting through the leadup period. From the sound of it you have no...
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    Astra Zeneca jab

    I had my first AZ vaccination 17 hours ago with no side effects so far.
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    PTS

    There are so many worse ways for horses to die than humane euthanasia. I've been present for several of these endings with different vets and am eternally grateful for their expertise in quickly and quietly dispatching my much loved horses. If the horse had a peaceful ending there is nothing...
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    A tribute

    RIP Coop, what a beautiful horse and heartfelt tribute.
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    Colic - healing vibes please

    So sorry you lost your mare.
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    Pictures Day one of the track system is going well...

    She is having a great time :)
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    What does it mean to be confident?

    Just go to the interview and be honest about your experience and be yourself. Personality and trainability may also be important qualities as it is an apprenticeship you are seeking. Presumably the successful applicant will be trained on the job. Good luck.
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    Steroid induced laminitis-thoughts?

    I have a tb that got cortisone induced laminitis. He was prescribed cortisone shots for 5 days due to severe hives. On the 6th day he was showing clear laminitis signs. Pain and heat in front feet. We spoke to the treating vet and immediately removed him from pasture and only fed soaked hay and...
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    What age did you start taking your child for lessons?

    Mine had lessons from age 5 on our own pony with a lovely instructor who used to travel to us.
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    Would you take offence at this?

    You don't need to justify your feeding to this lady at all. You sound like you manage your horses weight carefully and with a vet on board, there is no further discussion required. I would tell her your horses are well managed and mind her own business.
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    Tell me not to!

    Congratulations ycbm, he looks like a real cracker, have fun!
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    Tell me not to!

    Oh Catembi I love him, he looks really nice.
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    How long have your owned your horse.

    16 years
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    Would you get your horse stuffed?

    Each to their own, but I would never do this even if it was free.
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    Dog coming home !

    How lovely :)
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    Ex-racehorses and hacking

    I think it comes down to personality and early training. My OTTB had a little retraining by an eventer before we bought him as a green 5 year old and he was always fine hacking alone. He was actually better alone than in company because he would always want to be in front when in company. Not...
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    Children on yards

    I think parents need to be responsible for their children in this situation OP. The kids are 3 and 6, which is alarming in itself, that they wander around freely approaching strangers and horses. I have a 3 year old granddaughter who occasionally visits our barn. When in the barn she is with me...
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    Do you remember the date you lost your horse(s)?

    I deliberately forget the dates so I don't think about the actual death each year on that day. The last horse I had PTS was about 6 years ago and I know the season that's all. I remember our years together with great joy and find PTS anniversaries for me are best if I let them go.
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    Get physio, get vet and physio?

    Vet first.
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    Wasp nest removal?

    I had 4 paper wasp nests removed from around my house by professionals. I was stung twice and it was really painful, I hate the rotten things. We currently have lots of bees hanging around our garden, hopefully they are less angry!
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    Pictures She needs a name

    Matilda, Maggie or Maddie
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    RIP Sox...my heart is broken

    RIP Sox, so sorry for your loss cblover xx
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    steroid hock injections led to laminitis, now diagnosed with EMS, help & advice please

    My athletic tb developed laminitis after cortisone injects for severe hives. This was about 8 years ago now and I have managed it ever since. He will never have cortisone again. Fortunately he had no pedal bone rotation, but does need reduced grazing in Spring. He is retired now not related to...
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