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    Advice - should I have to pay?

    Appreciate everybody's replys and opinions. I'm not one to fall out with people so plan to pick the horse up and explain that I'm not happy with how the situation was dealt with. I live five minutes round the corner so bringing him home really would have been a better plan. Just nice to know...
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    Advice - should I have to pay?

    You will have to take my word for it that series of events were, phone call to say vet had been and taken teeth out, I was caught on the back foot and agreed to pay vets directly. I am not a confrontational person and should have said I wasn't happy at that point but thought I was being over...
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    Advice - should I have to pay?

    Not at all but what can I do now? It's been done.
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    Advice - should I have to pay?

    I think you are going off piste a little here and twisting my words. I believe that in *this case* it is not pain related. His most recent 'episode' he had been behaving very well and I took him to a little low key dressage competition and he napped, reared and fell over. I can't believe he...
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    Advice - should I have to pay?

    No contract, agree that in hindsight is silly. I know it is easy for me to say but it isn't pain related. It isn't consistent enough, it is a reaction to a situation that is the problem. Ie. Sees something he doesn't like out hacking and spins and rears. He can hack a whole route, school into...
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    Advice - should I have to pay?

    I sent my horse on full working livery, he is nappy and rears and wanted the professional to push some buttons and then I go back to him for lessons on how to deal with it. I said to him - I don't expect you to hand him back to me cured, I just want advice on how to deal with him. Without...
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    Is it worth me breeding in this scenario...

    I think if you put a good amount of time and research into bloodlines, temperament and soundness therefore reducing your chances of failure it is a good way of buying you next horse, sort of on finance. I bred my own foal, now rising four and she has been the easiest horse I have ever dealt...
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    Lunging my young horse

    if you do want to introduce side reins or similar go for a 'bungee' training aid. then they can play with the contact and be comfortable.
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    Is docking of non-working dogs still illegal?

    This is a bug bear of mine because I am now the proud owner of a docked, 7 month old Viszla who will work and show. Obviously I am aware we cant got o Crufts but I wanted a duel purpose dog and to show her and get some critique, also I think it is good experience for them What I don't...
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    Any Viszla experts on here...?!

    Thought you were all due an update....! we took the plunge in August last year when I found a fab puppy out of a bitch that works and has a good working background and by a dog that has shown at an ok level and he has qualified for Crufts. even with the fab advice and experience with puppies...
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    In need of some feed advice please!

    Just to add - also try Protexin Acid ease or probiotic. I had really good results from them but you won't see a difference for three weeks.
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    In need of some feed advice please!

    Hard to know without seeing him but some random suggestions to see if any might be worth trying I *think* fast fibre has barley in it which a lot of horses react to in the same way people do to wheat/gluten, I know C&C does. try swapping fast fibre for Lucerne pellets, either Simple Systems...
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    Recommendations for dry food?

    I recently found 'Shadow' grain free dog food and tried my lurcher on it, who typically doesn't eat much and burns at a high rate so needs a high meat content, she loves it, eats more than ever and my mum has switched her whippet to it who is even worse and they are both carrying a good amount...
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    How long do you soak Lucie Nuts for?

    if it is SS Lucie nuts then they MUST be soaked as per feeding instructions on the bag!!!! I used to feed them and soak for 12 hours minimum, in winter they last about 4/5 days in summer I soak daily as they go off quite quickly. Dengie also to Alfalfa pellets which don't HAVE to be soaked and...
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    How much to do with a yearling?

    I took my yearling to a little show last year and had a great day out. If you don't HAVE to get results I would just pick a low key, local show where you can both go and have a nice relaxed day out. Using a pro is unnecessary pressure IMO. You have years to practice and at this stage I would...
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    Helpppp ????? Horse feed

    Don't agree with this. Dengie Alfa-A can make horses fizzy as the majority of their feeds have molasses added but Alfalfa which is what Alfa-A is made from really shouldn't. Alfalfa is a very fibrous, low starch and low sugar so is very good as a bulk for anything. We have all of our horses...
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    Any Viszla experts on here...?!

    Looking to get a Viszla so looking for advice. Very forward planning, not looking for right now but later in the year, maybe next year. ..! We are looking for a KC reg bitch, who is from a strong working line as she will be worked and I would love to do FT with her but also want to do some...
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    Tell me about lurchers!

    I have a Bedlington x Whippet and I can say that she is the opposite to everything everyone says!! She has a good recall, she doesn't chase cats (apart from one - her friend, she chases him at a trot if he doesn't stop to talk to her out on a walk, even though she is bound to see him in the...
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    Why would a breeder not register a pedigree?

    Im not sure he comes on here much anymore but Eothain on here is BVS (Brosna View Stables)
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    Advice on a stallion for my CCI** mare sire Porter Rhodes

    Depending on what her conformation is like it sounds like you have got a lot of options if she is good in all three phases! If she is full TB then you also have more to play with regarding blood %, but try to get to one of the stallion shows such as Hartpury (Don't know if there are any local to...
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    Bedlington x Toy Poodle - Advice / Do you have - know one ?

    nothing to add other than I have a Bedlington x Whippet and she is the EASIEST dog EVER!!! I am a terrier person and she has just enough terrier about her without being a toerag!! One to consider, she can run all day and is happy or she can have a 15 minute game of fetch and sleep for the day...
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    Lucerne Hay - Is it ok as supplementary forage?

    I haven't fed Lucerne hay but have had massive success feeding my TB Lucie Nuts made by Simple Systems which as the name suggests are made from Lucerne. He has got a layer of fat for the first time in four years and is a much happier horse for it, it is the first thing that has added condition...
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    masterclip clippers

    That might have been me...!! lol!! note taken ;)
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    Masterclip blades

    I have them, I have changed who sharpened them, I used to send them off and have done for years, 2 or so sets a week(!!) but recently they have been coming back blunt or only lasting one clip which is useless, I have changed sharpener (?) and they are miles miles better but still only reaaly do...
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    equestrian management jobs - where to look

    I would make a list of places that you would like to work, ring them. ask who is responsible for recruitment, speak to that person. Explain what you are looking for and her presto you have a telephone interview! You might not get a job from it but you wont get one from not doing it either and...
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    How to get my cats used to being in a house again?

    If it was me, I would move them back into the house for a week, just so that they get used to being in the house then after that only feed them in the house. Make sure they have their own room/space where the dogs cant go so that they are happy, my dog is very similar in that she LOVES the...
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    How do I stop her grazing?!!!!

    HELP!!! I have a small breeds lurcher, she has a good appetite for a lurcher. She grazes, I mean she eats anything and everything that her little snout comes across. poo (any kind, not fussy) edible stuff, non edible stuff, so far (furiously touches wood) nothing major or dangerous, no...
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    Dog Attack - Advice Please

    Sounds rubbish! I actually leave my dog off the lead, being a lurcher she can out run anything that is mean and doesn't make friends until she is sure that they are friendly!!! She has a good recall (I know, lurcher with a recall! :) <- smug face!) She always runs back to me so if anything is...
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    Bath before clip?

    a bath a day or two before does help with grease, which can be a real pain and blunt the blades. If you cant/don't have time hot cloth will take out some of the grease, the worst spot is the top of the bum
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    My gorgeous Decanter baby :))

    We bred our two out of my TB eventing mare but I have been an avid fan of Treliver so I'm sure you have/had a stunner!!