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  1. Brummyrat

    Another Headshaking One!

    Sorry I know its been done to death but i cant find anything exactly the same as my boy. I’ll keep it brief but Sec D 10 yrs old, perfect health and in the 8 years ive had him he has never been a headshaker. Then the farmer next door planted rapeseed and he’s had a miserable two months. All...
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    Strange "attack"?

    Im not expecting anyone to come up with a solution to this but thought Id ask anyway. Our JRT x Corgi rescue did a weird thing in the summer, he’s a very quiet boy but loves coming out in the car to the stables with me because he gets lots of fuss. He sits on the passenger seat, on a saddle pad...
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    Blocked tear duct - to leave or not to leave?

    I had the vet out yesterday to look at my boy's recurring watery eye, just the one eye and if left (like recently when I hadn't been able to get to the yard for three days because of snow) results in black gunk in the corner of his eye. She checked everything and thankfully nothing untoward was...
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    Soft Food Diet?

    Hi, posting on behalf of a friend/work colleague who isn't on here. She has a gorgeous 8 year old collie type who is healthy in all respects however she, like a lot of dogs, can be picky with food. She was on the Hills Complete dry food for a while but now won't touch it. She has decided...
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    Bridle numbers

    I opened my Equidiscs yesterday to put on my bridle for a competition and two of the little rubber attachments them were broken! Id lent them someone recently so can only assume she hadn't realised when she gave them back :-( I want to replace these but don't want to pay £15 for a new number...
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    Sudden collapse

    Haven't been on here for a while but this is an odd one and I wondered if anyone had any thoughts. We rehomed an 8 year old cross breed terrier back in March, he really is a lovely dog, so laid back he's almost horizontal, acts about 80! He just potters about and enjoys a very slow walk in the...
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    Strange lump

    Hi all, long time no see! Ive not posted in ages and am now doing so on behalf of a fellow livery who doesn't yet have a HHO account. I've told her that you're a well informed bunch and I'm sure you can shed some light. She has two horses, TB types, who have lived out for years and do very...
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    Reaction to flu/tet jab?

    Ive had a quick search but can't find a similar previous thread, I just want someone to put my mind at rest. My five year old had his booster on Friday evening, its the second year Ive had him and he's always been absolutely fine previously. I know the modern vaccinations are synthetic and...
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    Any tips for keeping shoes on (horse's not mine!)

    As title really, Im at my wits end with my four year old. He's only been having fronts on since the Summer as Ive been doing more with him hacking wise and its quite stoney by us and he was feeling it. He's great with them on but almost every month or two he gets rid of one in the field...
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    Teaching a young horse patience!

    Evening all. Im sure this has been done before but I can't find the original thread. I wondered if anyone has any tips on teaching a young horse to stand still whilst mounted. My four year old Section D has only been started gently this year and I couldn't be more pleased with him. He hacks...
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    Muzzle for a Jack Russell?

    Hi everyone, can somebody please recommend a muzzle for our JR? When we go for long walks he has to have one on as he came to us as an 8 yr old rescue and just doesn't do other dogs, he is much better than when he first arrived in that he doesn't get hysterical when he sees another dog but if...
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    Can somebody please explain clicker training?

    As title! I have had my baby Section D two weeks, he's not actually 3 until next month and quite weak but adorable and has settled in brilliantly. I don't want to overload him with new things but I really want to be able to pick his feet up because he'll need a foot trim soon and I don't want...
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    Another "what's wrong with him" thread!

    It would seem that every October my veteran Sec D comes up with a mystery illness. Last year's was eventually put down to a virus, he seemed to get over it eventually...or did he? Two vets found absolutely nothing, despite blood tests, so we put it down to a virus. So to now. Over the last...
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    Horse Transport - West Midlands

    I just wondered if anyone can recommend a company in North Birmingham/Staffs that will take me and my neddy out to a show or for a half day hack somewhere. Ive tried the local company, Ellmoore, but they dont do shows or hacks anywhere so now Im at a loss. I dont have my own transport...
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    Nobody knows what's wrong with him!

    Good afternoon all. This is a bit of a long-shot but Ive got nothing to lose so here goes….Does anybody know where I could get online veterinary advice with regards my horse, or it doesn’t even have to be online, just advice? Its sounds crazy I know but I feel Ive explored every avenue. Ive...
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    Clipper Repair Query

    Ok just when Im completely broke my Wolseley's decided to give up the ghost over the weekend. Ive checked everything but it would appear they've properly gone :-( So, can anyone recommend a repair company that I can send them to please. I know the place down South where Ive sent my blades...
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    Walkies advice needed!

    Hi, Im new to this section and dogs in general so bear with me please! The weekend before last, myself and my parents re-homed a gorgeous 8 year old Jack Russell. He had been living in a flat, or more to the point, on the balcony in all weathers, and although he has obviously been loved at...
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    Need a good vet - Birmingham/Staffs

    As title really, I have tried my local one but wasn't impressed at all with what he suggested, I think my horse has something potentially serious and need a vet to give him the full works, scans/scope whatever it takes. I know there are a couple around the Solihull area but dont know their...
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    Cold backed? Any advice?

    Im wondering if anyone has to deal with the joys of mounting a cold backed horse and how they manage it. Ive had my boy 18 years, from a baby and he's had a problem on and off all his life and Ive thought he's probably slightly cold backed. He has had his back checked and his saddle etc but...
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    Trailer Service - West Mids/Staffs

    Does anyone know anyone who is able to service an Ifor Williams trailer? I was due to go to a comp next weekend but the only trailer I have at my disposal is a friends, which has sat stationary since last September! So obviously, Im not going to risk it with all the rain etc we've had but once...
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    BD Day Ticket

    Well that's what they used to be called! Looking at somewhere to take my unaffiliated boy and there are more BD events in the next few weeks than unaffiliated, can someone please tell me how I'd enter for one if that's all I could get to, assuming its still allowed. Im not looking for...
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    Novice 36 - anyone?

    Bit of a cheeky question but Im doing this test at the weekend and haven't got a copy as Ive lent it to a friend, should get it by the end of the week but is there anyone out that who can just read it out to me on here just so's Ive got an idea. Think it has a serpentine and rein back but I...
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    Flu Vaccination Reaction?

    Forgive me if this has been done before, I don't usually come into this section! Just wondering if someone can put my mind at rest. I had my boy vaccinated on Friday, he's 21 this year and he's been vaccinated every year Ive owned him, since he was 4. I always give him a day or two off etc...
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    Do Balancers Make Horses Go Nuts?

    I only ask, because mine has! He's 20, Section D, in what I'd call medium work, schooling (medium level) four times a week in the evening, jumping/hacking at the weekend, doing the occasional dressage comp. Just lately his energy levels have dropped off a bit which isnt really like him, he's a...
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    Clipping in Summer

    This is a question I never thought Id ask but here goes... what is everyones opinion? Ive always thought it was a complete no-no but my 20 year old Section D has got such a thick coat at the moment its like he's going through an early change! He gets schooled or jumped about six times a week...
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    Novice 20

    I ordered a test sheet from BD three days ago now, it may have come this morning but if it hasn't, can someone on here give me a clue about what I should be doing in Novice 20, anything I should have a practice of over the weekend. The comp isnt until next weekend but would prefer to know what...
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    Odd Lumps

    Im posting on behalf of a friend who doesnt get to go online very often but she knows I come on here and have been helped muchly in the past. She has a problem with her boy. Her 17 yr old TB developed a strange rash over the winter and her vet never really got to the bottom of it. It...
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    Towing query

    For a mate....told her someone on here will know, you've never let me down yet! She's got a shogun and trailer but passed her driving test after 1997 and was under the impression that she could drive as long as she had someone old, like me (!!) with her. She's since been told that this isnt...
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    Bunny Rabbits

    This isnt horsey and it isnt soapbox, but i'll put my question here until im told otherwise! Can anyone recommend a bunny breeder or reputable shop in west midlands? A good friend of mine has just lost hers which she had from a certain well known store, and has set me the task of finding...
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    How's Little Stig today?

    Are you there Jo? Anxious to hear how the little fella is before I start work, sorry to hassle you Im sure you've got better things to be doing than updating us lot xxx
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