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    Rehab routine for small driving pony

    T Thanks for advice. Rehab is after steroid injection for arthritis, not after injury. Pony is aerobically fit and happily doing 45 minute hack as ride and lead. We are "past the longreining stage" for the simple reason that the lameness only showed up in trot in the carriage. Experienced vet...
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    Rehab routine for small driving pony

    Maybe later on. Vet doesn't want pony to travel yet.
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    Rehab routine for small driving pony

    Brilliant. Had not thought of that.
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    Rehab routine for small driving pony

    QUOTE="ester, post: 14664843, member: 57538"]Ok, in which case I struggle to understand your post, how is it impractical, just the pulling of load? Or something else. 'now he can start back in carriage. However, the physio's normal plan of hacking (straight lines in walk, as much hill work as...
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    Rehab routine for small driving pony

    Injection was in stifle joint, not hocks.
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    Rehab routine for small driving pony

    We are past the walking in hand, long-reining and ride and lead stages and now he needs to go back into carriage or frankly he doesn't have a job to do! I realise this sounds a bit heartless but I am thinking of him as much as myself. Poor pony loves his job and does not enjoy being off work. We...
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    Rehab routine for small driving pony

    Pony had steroid injection into stifle joint and has been through box rest and some rehab. Now he can start back in carriage. However, the physio's normal plan of hacking (straight lines in walk, as much hill work as possible before introducing trot) is totally impracticable for a small pony in...
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    Melanomas advise

    Ask your vet about melanoma vaccine. It is still experimental but we are getting good results. Pony would definitely not still be working and might well have had to be put down without it.
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    Devilla Forest

    Thanks for info on Devilla. Plean isn't far from us but was shut last time we checked. Also, paths aren't great for carriages apparently.
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    Starting out as an adult

    OH had never sat on a horse until he was 30. Has owned and enjoyed 4 horses of his own, currently riding another livery's cheeky Highland and backsteps for me on carriage. Go for it. Try and find a riding school that caters for adults rather than just kids. Makes a big difference
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    Devilla Forest

    Can you still take horses in there and do you need a permit? Also, what is parking like? Beyond current 5 mile limit but planning ahead when we are allowed to go further afield.
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    Horse has melanomas - Advice please

    No experience of this behaviour but it might be worth asking your vet about melanoma vaccine. My pony would not still be alive (and working hard) without it. It is experimental but last time I asked, consultant said it seemed to be effective in over half of cases. Not cheap, I warn you.
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    Transport

    Thanks everybody. I will start phoning around
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    Tranport

    Does anyone know of a reliable transporter in central Scotland who is currently working? Or a firm which does self-hire? Pony is due at Dick Vet on Wednesday and lorry is giving problems. This is also in Regional forum.
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    Transport

    Does anyone know of a reliable transporter in central Scotland who is still working? Or any firms still doing self-hire? Pony is due at Dick Vet on Wednesday and lorry is giving problems.
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    What sentence from a seller would stop you going to look at a horse.......

    Actually, did buy horse under these circumstances. However, we had been told by instructor that he would suit us for ride and drive, which he did.
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    How do you groom your horse? and do they like it (following the article in H&H today)

    Loan horse loves it, own horse hates it.
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    How do you groom your horse? and do they like it (following the article in H&H today)

    Have had two who adored being groomed, one who wasn't bothered either way and two who would put up with what was necessary to get harness on.
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    Would you buy a horse with an allergy?

    No. Sweet itch sufferer had to be put down eventually as nothing we could do made her life tolerable
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    Older cats and Whiskas

    Sounds awful. Current cat is moggie but has never been much of a hunter. It is only within last year or so she has had this problem. With the other two cats, it was in the last couple of years of life that they started being sick with the Whiskas.
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    Older cats and Whiskas

    Is it something they have always had a problem with or did it start as they got older? Just curious, really. Never had a problem with Felix.
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    Older cats and Whiskas

    Has anyone else found that Whiskas isn't well tolerated in an older cat? Last two cats we had were always sick after eating it. I wondered if it had a higher protein content than other types of food and this didn't work well with their reduced kidney function. However, current cat has no kidney...
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    Melanoma vaccine

    Inda - Have messaged you
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    Melanoma vaccine

    Racebuddy - I have messaged you back
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    Melanoma vaccine

    We have had fantastic results with my pony. Regrowth after initial surgery and treatment was horrendously quick. However, two years on, he is on annual boosters. Vet came out for six month check up and was struggling to find any trace of melanomas on sheath or round dock. Goldenstar - not sure...
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    Acupuncture

    I have seen it done although not to my own horse. I am not sure how a muzzle twitch would work when the vet wants to look inside a horse's mouth? I have also seen a professional clipper do this.
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    Acupuncture

    Interesting. The acupuncture was to help the horse relax while the chiropractic vet worked round his poll, rather than as part of the treatment. She also finds it is better than a twitch for ponies with small ears.
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    Acupuncture

    Has anyone else's horse had acupuncture? My horse reacted as if he had been given a hefty dose of sedation. The only difference was he came round as soon as the needles were removed.
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    Melanomas - boswellia/frankincense and/or turmeric

    Pretty negative to say nothing works. You have obviously been unlucky. My pony is responding to vaccine. He would probably have been put down last year without it. Vet says it seems to be effective in roughly half of the cases given it. Although it is still pretty experimental, the insurance...
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    Perils of being an adult beginner rider

    Please, no! Having started as an adult, I would say forget about jumping for at least another year. It isn't going to be fun for you or the horse. Go hacking as much as you can as you can learn so much in a more relaxed way. Then, when you are secure in the saddle, think about jumping. Sorry if...
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