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    Need a good parelli trainer covers north beds

    Susan Coade probably covers your area. Good luck :)
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    Horse Insurance dragging their feet! HELP PLEASE

    Hi. My heart is breaking for you because if I had had to deal with this when I lost my girl I don't know what I would have done. My boyfriend is a claims adjuster and says you need to make a written complaint (keep a copy) then leave it 4-6 weeks. They are hopeless and the only thing they will...
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    Selling a problem horse (definitely not an advert)

    Well you're moving soon so that will be the end of the 60mph road and 2 hr winter turnout if you pick well. You are clearly never going to sell him because it will make you sad but a university student who left their horse at home might be a great sharer. It will all be fine and lots of lovely...
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    Can anyone name this racehorse?

    That's him. Thank you.
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    Can anyone name this racehorse?

    I'm out with my family at the minute and we are trying to think of the name of a particular racehorse. He was famously huge and had lung problems (roarer? tie back?) he would have been successful in the 90s I think. Thanks in advance :)
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    Petplan beyond useless!

    I was with them for fifteen years until last month and found them excellent. I had a number of claims over the years (lost count!), more than one up to the £5k limit and usually at least one on the go at any one time, especially in her later years. They always paid up and normally paid the vet...
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    Taking on an older horse

    Is it a gift or a loan? Who is going to pay for the prascend? Prascend is really expensive (about £1/tablet) and the horse will require regular blood tests to ensure the medication is working. It is extremely unlikely this will be covered by insurance. Cushings is incurable but treatable and...
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    Advice needed :-( warning this is long....

    The thing is there are lots of options, which makes it harder and more rubbish. Ten minutes before I made the decision I was debating cartofen injections with the vet and wondering if she would be better when the mud cleared up. In the end though, I knew I would only be doing those things so I...
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    Advice needed :-( warning this is long....

    Hi I just went through this with my beautiful mare. Is she sound when turned out? I think the bottom line is that if she's lame, she's in pain, and that's what helped me to make the decision. Keeping mine in work helped her to be less stiff but once she was too lame to exercise I knew we were...
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    Had vet today and could do with some advice

    I lost mine to arthritis a few weeks ago after four years ago. She had spavins. She was treated medically with tildren, adequan and steroid injections and my vet wasn't concerned about the order as we had repeats of the steroids and tildren just before the insurance ran out. She had adequan...
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    Pony with cushings?

    I kept the shoes off mine so I would see earlier if she had eaten too much sugar. I soaked all her hay. I was extremely careful with her diet - just because something is laminitis trust approved doesn't mean it's safe to feed. Always check the ingredients. It's a good idea to do the royal dick...
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    I lost my best friend - now what?

    Thank you all for your kind words. When I get on the PC I will post some photos. I like the idea of fundraising - I have joined a running club so perhaps I can put the two together. I will also do some volunteering with stray cats.
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    I lost my best friend - now what?

    As for the advice, when you lose your horse and don't have another, what do you do to fill the hole in the practical sense? I don't want another (not yet anyway). So I have lots of evenings and weekends. I don't want to be around friends horses. I need suggestions please! Secondly, what of...
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    I lost my best friend - now what?

    Two weeks ago today I had my beautiful mare put to sleep. She was twenty four and suffering from cushings and arthritis. The vet suggested retiring her when she got very lame very quickly, but I realised that much as I would have loved to put her in a beautiful field, she was still cushings and...
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    Barefoot for a year but still footy?

    I am trying to pm you but can't on my phone. If you pm me I will try to reply.
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    Horse has died *need hugs*

    It's utterly ****. I had my pony put to sleep yesterday after fifteen years, so I know how you feel. They're in a beautiful grassy field somewhere Hun, that's all I have. X
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    Is there such a thing...

    I just sold mine for £300. Look second hand.
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    Thrilled! Wildcard for CS!

    What stunning horses you have. Well done :)
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    Advice on selling my saddle

    I sold mine on Saddles Direct - it was a really old Albion Style - beautiful saddle with just marks on the leather from wear, still great to use for many years yet. Martin Wilkinson told me I should get £350 second hand for it and no one was biting for £250 on ebay so I sent SD pictures and they...
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    Recovering from the worst day of my life

    I am so sorry x
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    Anyone had a lesson with Kelly Turner (Milton Keynes EC)

    My friend used to have lessons with her and really rated her.
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    sold horse

    Are you a bhs member? If not join for the legal helpline.
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    Getting inspired to go barefoot

    Lucy trims my pony too and she is absolutely wonderful. I have learnt so much about feet since going barefoot and we have finally found put that my pony's recurrent laminitis was down to cushings. I think you are local to me (se Essex) so if I can be any help let me know.
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    Worst case scenario Buzz update

    Gosh so sorry, was really hoping for good news from you. My horse was at Rossdales for surgery a few years ago and they were amazing, if that helps. Stay strong xx
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    My pony is going to bankrupt me :(

    I have a 14hh Welsh pony who you might think would be an easy keeper. However, her cost has just gone over £700 a month!!! I got home from holiday last night to a letter from the livery yard that my rate is going up from £100 to £120 a week. This is five day which OH insists on as I have been...
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    antis will have a field day.....

    Thank you.
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    antis will have a field day.....

    Someone was saying about drafting a hound - what does that mean, please?
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    New horse - WWYD?

    When mine had her chip removed from her fetlock it was £2500 from rossdales, plus the aftercare. It is an arthroscopy and involves several months off. PM me if you want any more information.
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    New horse - WWYD?

    If you buy I would talk to someone about having the chip removed. Mine had one before I bought her then ten or fifteen years later she became lame on it and we found she has abraded much of the cartilage in that joint. She is 23 now and still does pretty much everything I want.
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    First Time Out With EABH - Wow what fun!

    Haha you will have been chasing my other half, who is the fox for them and was also out on Sunday. I am thinking about going out too but it is quite far north for me and my pony is 23 - not sure if 23 is too old for first time hunting, especially as the first meet we would have any chance of...