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    Michael Marino Madison Equine Services

    We sent our horse to him some years ago to be sold. After six weeks he hadn't improved it one bit and said his groom had fallen in love with it so could she buy it for a quarter of the price, stressing it would have a permanent home etc. We agreed and saw it advertised by him three months...
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    Professional help with difficult loader. Near Bristol.

    Garry Stephens (Horsemanship Garry) on facebook, highly recommend, we use him to train all our youngsters to load.
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    Has anyone used Equine America Blackdraw?

    Yes it is an old remedy packaged as something new. It works well.
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    Not CR - any of those who have built an indoor tack room?

    Ours is made of middle price block and each block is also glued making it harder to destroy for a burglar. The inside is lined with insulation boarding and the roof was thick plywood and lined on the inside with the insulated stuff. Just a standard flat roof but if you need storage on top you...
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    Stage 3 - horse wouldn't move

    In my experience you will be wasting your time. My daughter got mixed up with another girl when they were told to go out of order. Despite having a watching BHSI and BHS Int tell them afterwards they were mistaken and posting them a photo they would not change their minds and admit there had...
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    Arena build - membrane or blinding?

    Having done it both ways I can promise you a membrane is essential not an option. Oh yes it works without but over time the stones loosen with the impact from the hooves and they start working their way up through the surface to the top. A few other tips are do not store the membrane in...
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    Arena mirrors- pics of yours/ advice

    Don't whatever you do glue them to the backing boards, it makes them warp. It cost us far more to pay the builders to install them and they warped them than it would have been had we used the professional mirror people. Lesson learned.
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    Caught trespassing in a Devon field.

    Very ancient bottle green small single axle horsebox with a yellow/gold coloured stripe going higher towards the back. Two men eyeing up horses were chased out of the field late one evening earlier this week, no number plate possible as they had covered it with something tied on with string...
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    Help me write a notice to keep interfering local out of my field

    Put a notice up "Beware adders seen please keep your dog on a short lead" He probably won't enter the field ever again.... We have a footpath through two fields and the best way is an inner electric fence with low strands so dogs respect it . Provided you stick a sign on the entrance to...
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    what the...????

    I think as this appears to be alleged not proven and sounds vindictive in it's wording it disappeared earlier today due to the legal nature of the claims. Possibly removed by admin.
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    Opinions on these feet please?

    I'm loathe to comment really as I know zero about barefoot trimming, but the angle of the hoof looks all wrong, far too sloping and with all the weight on the heels. Here the retired horses get rare trims as their feet wear down on the granite soil naturally into the shape that best keeps them...
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    We made horse and Hound!

    If you can't see anything here try facebook Narramore Stud page, there are loads on there. (this may get deleted though honest I'm not advertising just trying to show friends a photo)
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    We made horse and Hound!

    It's the curse of Henryhorn and pictures, that always happens to me!
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    We made horse and Hound!

    It will appear eventually, I persuaded the Fuzzy Furry to post it on my behalf, as I am pants at posting photos other than on facebook!
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    We made horse and Hound!

    Some of the long time forumites will remember the story of Narramore Musicman or William who was seriously ill as a foal and was given little hope of survival. Well survive he did and he is now 6 and busy competing, today he has a write up and photo on pages 68/69 after he won his last three...
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    What is the purpose of Breeding for you?

    The first aim is to breed horses for ourselves to compete. The next is to breed horses that will have long useful lives, so trainability and soundness are top of the list. Next comes talent because to fulfil the first three they need a fair bit of that too, as although I have nothing against...
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    advice - hysterical stallion

    We have found stallions take longer to settle than any other horse. I think it's something to do with being territorial without them even realising it, and you can reckon on a few days at least to settle. I wouldn't put anything in with him but try geldings or colts next to him with a very...
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    Looking for K Leggett- Devon

    Try contacting the stud where Bandmaster was standing at the time, they often recall mares and their owners.
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    Black lab found in Hawkshead today

    No idea where Hawkshead is, there is a lab cross with a greying muzzle lost here in Devon, wonder if he got in someone's car? Can you email me a phone number and I will pass it on to them please.
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    Trouble with qualifications

    As someone else has said, please do not feel downhearted, you can succeed without having qualifications. My daughter grew up on a professional yard and competed successfully from an early age. Aged 16 she went off to college where she won the dressage prize for her year. If anything college...
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    breeders - how do you cope with the worry?

    I think it's much worse if you only have one brood mare. We have up to 9 so you have to accept by the law of averages on some occasions there will be problems. Four of my mares are now getting to the end of their breeding lives so every foal is a bonus. I don't worry before hand at all, if...
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    Stallions and turn out

    I would put the colt next to him, and watch for a bit to ensure no fighting. Our late stallion Harpers Bornival spent his days next to one of his adult gelding sons and they were best friends. Until we did this he stayed alone and spent hours fence running. I wish we had tried it years ago.
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    New job in Aylesbury, where to live inside the M25

    My son bought a house in Aylesbury last year, he says it's steadily improved with more café culture etc since then. He commutes to Heathrow from there. I drove through Tring and agree it looks a super little place , probably where I would choose and yes, there seem to be lots of rather nice...
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    Would you breed from a mare

    My vet is of the opinion that if you X rayed the entire horse population of the UK, a huge number of them would appear to have kissing spines! There are various reasons for the condition (we have had several retired here so seen them over a period of 20 years) and it can even be caused over...
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    Shamelessly judgemental thread!

    Ha ha showaddy1, well said! 99% of the time I read a post and think "Here we go, another "expert" whilst knowing full well there are many ways to keep horses and not just their way.. There is usually one on every DIY yard in the country, fussing about, hinting to everyone else their...
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    Any Thoughts on AMOUR G?

    Yes, I watched him under saddle at the Stallion Showcase and he impressed me hugely. He is light on his feet like a cat with a good length of stride, he's proved himself in competition and will I believe end up doing Grand Prix in time. His jump is powerful and when I met him afterwards in...
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    Retirement Livery - Cambridge

    Thank you Mandy, the place wouldn't be the same without Caspian!
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    Liz Jones has a pop at Clare Balding

    Every time I see her wedding pics I think how lovely Clare looked. That coat was simply beautiful. Liz is a bitter jealous woman, every week she bleats on about how she has no friends, well until she learns that you don't talk publicly about your friends and relatives all the time she won't get...
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    Retirement Livery - Cambridge

    We offer retirement livery here in Devon on 110 acres. Lots of references available from owners who have been here years! Think you need to pm me for more details as I don't think I am allowed to say more than this.
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    Stallion Fertility Questionnaire for Breeders and Studs

    If you do this via survey monkey it would be an awful lot easier to do...
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