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    Back from kennels - lost voice and weight

    We've been away for 10 days and for the first time ever sent our Lakeland Terrier to kennels on his own. He's been before, but always with our other dog in a shared kennel. This is the first time since she was finally pts last year that we've been away and haven't had anyone move in to house...
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    5 stage vettings - cost of an xray set?

    Hi there - I wondered whether any of you had had a vetting set of Xrays done recently, and if so, roughly how much you paid for them? Many thanks!
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    Neighbours crying puppy......WWYD?

    We live diagonally opposite a pub in a very small town. We don't have a hugely good relationship with the landlord, but haven't had reason to complain about anything related to them for quite some time. Friday nights can be rowdy (but - if I'm honest also quite entertaining with the odd bit of...
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    Help with dominant dog now a single dog please....

    We had our ancient and pointless pointer put to sleep the week before last. She had a great life, but everything just wore out in the end and our lovely vet came to the house to send her to sleep in her bed at the grand age of 16. So - we have a single dog now. A rather dominant 7 year old...
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    Terrapins

    Read the tortoise thread with interest - just wondered if anyone has terrapins...? I've always fancied a terrapin, but don't know anything about them and can't find much online so would worry about having them in the irght environment and eating the right food. Just idle musings on a Monday...
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    Musing over insurance question

    My 3 yr old has a couple of sarcoids that I am getting some Liverpool cream for. With the repeated vet visits this round of treatment is going to be just under £500 which is ironically my excess. Insurance renews in February/March and I will have to declare the sarcoid treatment to renew and...
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    Would a BS member be so kind as to look up a horse for me please....?

    As title really - musing on a Sunday afternoon about the lovely mare that we have in our field at the moment carrying our ET foal for next year. Her BS name is Optimistic Lady II and her number is 352441. I can see she was a grade C - just curious really. Many thanks to whoever cares to...
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    Hertfordshire Hay

    Need to think about buying in some hay for the winter before it's too late (maybe it is already...just haven't got round to it yet!). Anybody have any recommendations please?
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    A new challenge for you all.....

    Can you recreate your dog in baked goods as well as my friend.......?
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    Dilemma....

    So - we have a fantastic horse that needs a new home. Not tooo worried about talking about him on here because he's advertised on H&H? Diffilculty is that we've rehabbed him from an SI injury. He's 100% now and fully fit - ready for anything. He's an eventer that has gone up to 2* and that...
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    Agent or dealer recommendations in or around Hertfordshire please?

    Hi As title really - does anybody have any recommendations of dealers or agents in or around Hertfordshire that could provide a good allrounder, perhaps an ex eventer looking for a less demanding life? Many thanks!
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    Nail test - names please....!!

    So I've just done the nail test on our recip mare and she's carrying a colt......LOL! Colt names then please - by Mill Law out of Jumbo x Rock King x Ben Faerie....... I have plenty of filly names but not yet satisfied with names for a colt and since the nail test says colt we'd better get...
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    What to do with (possibly) ex eventer....? (Also in CR)

    We bought a fabulous intermediate eventer just over a year ago with the intention of him taking my daughter around JRN. He started off just great with us but his dressage started to deteriorate slowly and things just started to go wrong over a few months ending up with her pulling up on her 1st...
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    What to do with (possibly) ex eventer....?

    We bought a fabulous intermediate eventer just over a year ago with the intention of him taking my daughter around JRN. He started off just great with us but his dressage started to deteriorate slowly and things just started to go wrong over a few months ending up with her pulling up on her 1st...
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    Before and after....

    Thought you might like to see these....... Nobby helped the builders pressure wash some old bricks from our basement.... and then he went to the poodle parlour.... Yes it's the same dog...I promise!
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    Dog to dog aggression question

    I'm hoping someone in here will be able to give me some insight on this.......? I have 2 dogs - a completely pointless working pointer who is now a bit senile at 15 yrs old but has never really had more than 2 brain cells to rub together, and a feisty, self opinionated little hitler of a...
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    Nerve blocks made him worse - ideas? (also in vet section)

    I'll say at the start that my horse has been referred to AHT for a bone scan and to be assessed by Sue Dyson, but just thought I would ask on here to see if the font of knowledge can shed any light or give us any ideas....... He's an eventer that has successfully competed up to 2* but didn't...
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    Nerve blocks made him worse - ideas?

    I'll say at the start that my horse has been referred to AHT for a bone scan and to be assessed by Sue Dyson, but just thought I would ask on here to see if the font of knowledge can shed any light or give us any ideas....... He's an eventer that has successfully competed up to 2* but didn't...
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    Recipient mare scanned in foal.......trying not to be too excited!

    Well, on first attempt Jasmine produced an embryo which was duly flushed and transferred to recipient mare who has today scanned in foal........! Yippee! She was AI'd again yesterday, so we're hoping for another successful pregnancy in a few weeks time. Then she can come home to get ready for...
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    Recording off the red button....?

    Not sure if this has already been covered, but we are out on Sunday at a SJ clinic so can't watch Badminton live on the red button. I know we can watch highlights on Monday, but would really like to have seen more. Does anybody know anyway of recording off the red button......? I have to...
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    Myler combination bits

    it's been suggested that our horse may go well XC in a Myler long shank correctional port combination bit. He's currently in a Nelson Waterford Gag and is an enthusiastic chap XC, especially jumping uphill when he can take a hold and power onwards - it takes my daughter a few strides to get him...
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    Cwmcae Comet Bach

    Does anybody know anything about this Section D Stallion? Is he available for use, or does he just stand privately? I rather like his progeny (Barum Silver Willow and Barum Peter Pan), but can't find a studcard online for him anywhere?
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    Horse share Herts vs Cambs or Beds?

    I'm looking for a sharer for my daughter's eventer - he's a lovely chap with great manners and fab on the road. He'd ideally suit a Mum with kiddies at school who wanted to ride term time as my daughter is obviously home school hols and competes him. We're stabled at a yard with an indoor...
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    Shocked at photos in BD magazine

    Genuinely shocked at photos of 'New Season Partnerships" on page 27 of current issue of BD magazine. Both photos show riders seemingly unaware that they are riding horses in different coloured numnahs and bandages. Words are just not enough - what on earth are we to think? I suppose we could...
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    Working livery

    Has anybody had any experience, good or bad, of having a competition horse on working livery?
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    Olympia SJ this evening....

    So - how do I explain to my non horsey husband the fact that one horse in the jump off this evening had a bridle with no bit, and one had a bit with no bridle....!?! If I can't explain it to myself - where the hell do I begin......?!?
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    Horse Share

    So - I'm thinking of offering up a share of my daughter's horse, but it's not going to be that straightforward and I was wondering whether anyone had any advice.... Basically my daughter has a really rather nice eventer that she will be (hopefully) doing JRN or whatever they are now by the...
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    Donkey Hire for Nativity?

    Slightly odd request on behalf sister in law........is there anywhere near Edinburgh that could supply a donkey for a nativity play in Dalkeith? Anybody have any idea where I might be able to find a donkey owner prepared to help? Many thanks!
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    Futurity eventing final Osberton

    Got a wildcard entry! Whoop whoop! Will soooo be there with Jazz - just need to get daughter out of school so she can show her for me........ Anyone else there on the Saturday? (We're also entered on the Thursday - anyone else?)
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    Gifing a horse at the end of competition career........any advice?

    This may get long, but I'll try to keep it succinct......! We have had a fab eventer on loan for the past 3 years, but we have been plagued by veterinary problems which has meant we have actually only evented 3 times over that period. I took the decision when she went lame again just before...
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