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    Do you think a rescue would rehome to me?

    Hi I would wholeheartedly recommend this charity:, they are based in Edinburgh. We have the most wonderful dog from there and they are pretty sensible to everyone's 'real' lives, the rehoming officer is straight forward and practical, I can't recommend them enough.
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    Looking for help/ideas on what is going on with my collie.

    When our dog started changing her behaviour from being a strong confident lady to one that shook with anxiety/fear when out on a walk for no obvious reason, I went to see a lady called Samantha Lindley at Broadleys vets in Stirling, she's a behaviourist and pain specialist who got to the bottom...
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    I may be wrong but I think I saw soft soap in my local m&s the other day........... May go back for a look
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    sourcing haylage in and around Glasgow area

    Timage haylage is near Stirling, £6.50 a bale bit bigger than horseage......... I've used them when I needed some recently, they've got plenty, all different bale sizes too
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    Can you purchase a Weatherbeeta neck cover separately?

    I got one from Equestrian Clearance, it wasn't the lightweight one but they might still be your best bet. Hope this helps :)
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    Blair Horse Trials

    Hi asset2004 have PM'd you about the parking pass...need it from Thursday so if its still available can we arrange payment and super quick posting? Thanks
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    Has anyone else considered planning a pregnancy around riding??!!

    Think I will probably try to do this, again not in any rush to test this out mind!! I don't ride much in the winter so would plump (boom boom) for this to be the most pregnant time then have an early spring baby to be able to get both it and me out for the an ideal
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    Tell me about Connemaras please

    Since buying my Mum one a few years ago I promised myself they would be the next pony I got, so two years ago I bought a lovely Kirtle Connemara yearling from the Hodges in Lockerbie who, if I am totally honest, I picked on gut feeling and I thank god I did as he is the nicest, cheekiest (now) 3...
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    Mud fever

    Just wondered what people do with horses that live out 24/7 that have got mudfever? Mine has got scabs around the sides of his fetlock not at the back on his heels, they are crusty (not red or weeping), he comes in each day for about 8 hours so this would be the time I would treat him. Keeing...
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    CALMERS -why??

    This is very interesting, I feed magnesium oxide as a mineral (much more cost effective this way), try . I find it a good addition to his diet and cheap to feed. He is barefoot, lives out all year (comes in for a haynet for a few hours in winter), and is as happy...
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    Feeding advice for ponies that live out for the winter

    Thanks guys, I thought I was on the right lines but you know sometimes when you swither....well I had one of the times this mornnig. They are looking just right just now and they can have hay in the field when the weather turns, our grass is still growing a little bit so no need to put hay in...
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    Feeding advice for ponies that live out for the winter

    I am looking for some advice on what/if anything I should be thinking about adding to my ponies diet. They are living out in Scotland, one native 2yr unrugged, the other 12yr old PBA (rugged) (who has had laminits in the past due to steroid injections) so have them both on a low sugar diet...
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    Para Olympic dressage tickets

    Just checked and I got all four stoked! Just need to not tell Mum until her birthday in January......that's the hard part! Can't wait to see our riders in the flesh, am very inspired by them and am more excited about this than I am about the able bodied Olympic dressage.....
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    Para Olympic dressage tickets

    Me too! Hopefully its for all 4 sessions I went in for....I cannot wait! Its a surprise birthday present for Mum next year (and as shes now an OAP her tickets were half price at £5 each so total bargain)
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    NFU insurance premium hikes - what was your reaction?

    I got my renewal through from them last month and they wanted to add £20 to my premium so I phoned them and got a pretty standard it seems for them at the moment response giving me the distinct impression they weren't bothered about keeping me or to be honest any equine clients. I shopped...
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    Help find riding near Stirling/Callander?

    Wouldn't touch drumbrae with a barge pole.....try castle redknock at port of menteith....
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    Now its raining on such parched land, what to look out for e.g. GS and Lami?

    OK so we've had no rain for a good 3/4 weeks, lots of sun so the ground is totally dry. Now its going to rain (well its already raining up here in Scotland) so I am concerned abuot the effect the rain is going to have on both the amount of grass (problem for my Laminitic) and also the danger...
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    Cow print rugs??

    Derby House had them last girl at our yard got one for her horse, my horse flipied when he first saw the other horse in it.......but then he is a bit 'special'!
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    I'd recommend the Albie Stud in They are lovely people and ponies and have several for sale, I got my now 2 year old from them as a yearling and adore him. Hope this helps
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    Dressage instructor recommendations - Central Scotland

    Hi I'd be interested in finding out about instructiors in Central Scotland too as next summer hopefully I'll be on the look out for one.....
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    History Wanted - Riversdale Sparky Dew (Sparky) - History wanted

    My Mum has a Connemara called Riversdale Sparky Dew (Sparks), she is 60 in January of next year and for her birthday I am trying to get his history together for an album with a picture of every owner Sparks has had and any stories about his past. I was wondering if anyone had heard of him...
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    My horse had tildren treatments last year for bone spavin in his hock joints and I have to say I found it worked, it was used in conjunction with cortisone injections and also had a strict fitness programme and lateral extensions for his hind feet to help. He went from being shuffly and...
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    'Footy' lame (prev Laminitis) - thoughts?

    Thanks for the replies, it has made it much easier knowing I'm not alone in this.... He's muzzled 24/7 and back out as of Sunday, I'm watching him very closely but he is sound and there are no pulses, so I guess I get to play it by ear with him and the first sign of anything I take it from there.
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    'Footy' lame (prev Laminitis) - thoughts?

    Thanks so much for your all your replies, its great to hear other similar stories and how you're all coping. I feel like I'm not alone now in this situation. I turned him out on Saturday morning with a muzzle and kept him in again Sat night on soaked hay, turned him out Sunday again with the...
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    'Footy' lame (prev Laminitis) - thoughts?

    I guess I too think it is a mild case of laminitis, and I have caught it as early as possible and I guess to this sets the pattern for the rest of his life with him being susceptible and me being on tenterhooks for any sign of tenderness in his feet. Any ideas for keeping him calm while on...
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    'Footy' lame (prev Laminitis) - thoughts?

    I was wondering if you coudl have a think about the current situation with my horse is a bit long so please bear with me...I am looking for advce and opinions as I feel a bit lost just now.... I have a horse who reacted last autumn (Oct) to steroid injections to his hocks for...
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    Help I need to find a job.

    Hi what about the 18th advert down in the link above too?.....sounds great....
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    Molineux Livery & Competition Yard nr Driffield - Good/Bad?

    I was wondering if anyone had any good/bad experiences of this place. I am looking at a youngster bred from there and wanted a bit of background info.
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    We are in danger of losing something very important

    Donated, bought a calendar and registered for the 100 Club Keep them coming people....
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    Silly question about fittening horse

    I've always been taught and follow the mantra of a weeks walk for every month off. So if it was me then I'd not trot her at all yet, the soft ground may not be too bad but it is worth being perhaps a bit impatient for the sake of a few minutes trotting or wait until she is definately fit...