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    Horse now seeming to feel the cold?

    I have booked a cushings test for next week as I won't feel happy if I don't get him checked. It is very odd weather lately and seems to switch quickly between horrid and rather lovely and sunny so quite tricky to feel sure I'm getting it right! Hopefully the test will clarify things.
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    Horse now seeming to feel the cold?

    Sounds like I need to book a test!! I didn't realise that was a symptom.
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    Horse now seeming to feel the cold?

    Yes, I should have added he's seen twice a day and I get messages every day from the lady I share duties with, and the property he's on the family keep an eye out too.
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    Horse now seeming to feel the cold?

    I've only really got experience of looking after my one horse and he's always been bombproof in terms of not needing to be rugged etc as he's a hardy, decent build 22 yr old 16h shire cross. He's increasingly seeming to feel the cold over the last couple of years but esp last 12 months - is...
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    Balancer supplement or not?

    My horse - arthritic 22 yr old shire cross, so big shouldered and heavy, has lost weight he needed to and looks about right now. He's out at grass 24/7 with one other. Occasionally taken out for a potter. Fed morning and evening. Been feeding him Dengie Alfa A Molasses free chaff (amount...
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    Diet for senior horse that lives out

    I have a 22 yr old shire cross. He's 16 hands, usually a good doer. Vet has said he has start of arthritis on top of some existing old ligament issues and side bone so he is not in work as such but vet said some more movement/exercise would be good - guided by his reaction to it, just in walk...
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    Barefoot trimmers / podiatrists near Canterbury ?

    I've just moved my horse to the area and just wanted to check if people had any recommendations for equine podiatrists / trimmers that are near Canterbury ? Thank you :)
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    Decent Transporters with larger vehicles in Kent/Beds area.

    Any recommendations for transporters in the south - In the process of moving my boy from Cumbria to Kent he's been in Bedfordshire with a friend till I could find somewhere for him where I live near Canterbury which I finally have, but now need to get him there - he came down in a nice big lorry...
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    Heavyweight combo rugs for horses with big shoulders

    My shire x needs a new heavyweight - any suggestions - it needs to be a combo and heavyweight because of the lovely Cumbrian weather - and although he only needs a 6ft9 but also accommodate his rather large shoulders - so am thinking he would be better off with side gussets in the shoulder area...
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    What weight could an unfit 16h shire x horse carry?

    Thanks for all your input! When I next manage to see him I'll have another look at his feet and see what they look like now. He does definitely seem to have massively changed in size between when he went lame and stopped being worked and when I arrived on the scene about 3 years later - I...
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    What weight could an unfit 16h shire x horse carry?

    The photos of his hooves was a while back, he's def not had lami and nothing to bruise them - is it the colour that makes them look like this? They've been great with no shoes and he's not had any signs of being foot sore etc... He's usually had the farrier wherever he was give him a trim, but...
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    What weight could an unfit 16h shire x horse carry?

    Sorry - yes I didn't mean to imply I thought weight of rider caused his lameness or sidebone - merely that the weight of the rider along with being asked to do too much couldn't have helped his pain and would have probably encouraged him to buck - my other half once decided to eject himself last...
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    What weight could an unfit 16h shire x horse carry?

    He's had a farrier and an equine podiatrist and they've all universally complimented him on his excellent feet - saying he has good quality hoof and he has been on pink powder senior and various other mineral supplements through the years. I'm not saying his lameness was caused by heavy riders...
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    What weight could an unfit 16h shire x horse carry?

    These are the best shots I have of his feet - am curious at them being called interesting, so would love to know why! :D He was bought by my other half in Ireland at about 4 years old I think - his original lameness began in 2004 with sidebone when he was 5 years old - not uncommon given his...
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    What weight could an unfit 16h shire x horse carry?

    No idea if the above image will work - if not - please tell me how to upload pics successfully! I can only speculate that was why his lameness increased in the past, as he used to try and buck his riders before he was diagnoses and put on rest and remedial shoeing - he's barefoot now - but...
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    What weight could an unfit 16h shire x horse carry?

    I'm having to advertise my 16 year old shire x for loan as I'm not well, but he's just recovered from injury and needs someone to be paying him attention and getting him fit to go for some gentle little hacks etc, but I have no idea what weight to say is ok for him - he is 16 h and used to be in...
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    Who's in Cumbria ?

    I'm shortly moving to Ambleside.....got a feeling there's not too many horsey peeps there?!
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    Grass livery required withing 20 ish miles of Aylesbury

    As the title says - I thought I had sorted somewhere in Lacey Green and now whenever I try to call to arrange a day to bring our gelding over there I can't get through. I'm looking for supervised grass livery for a retired friendly gelding - he has no shoes and is a very good- doer...
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    Transport between Stoke Mandeville and Lacey Green

    Thanks for the link - will check it out - I'm not sure he'd be up to a hack even though it's a bit under ten miles, it's been so long since he's been on the roads.
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    Transport between Stoke Mandeville and Lacey Green

    I need to move my boy next week to a new yard as his current yard is going down to only 4 hours turnout a day and he's better off out all year, so need to move him to Lacey Green - it's only about ten miles. Is anyone able to help or to recommend a company? Thanks :)
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    Grass livery/Grazing in Bucks/nr Aylesbury?

    Hi, am looking for somewhere to winter our retired gelding. We had somewhere sorted as we were moving house, but the sale fell through at the last minute and the place he's at now only does 4 hrs a day turnout over Winter. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know! Thanks!
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    Is my horse unhappy with his bit? Suggestions?

    When I put my horses bridle on he makes really exaggerated movements with his head shaking it up and down and stretches his mouth wide open a lot. I also feel like he's not really keen to accept the bit and sometimes feel he isn't listening. So I'm not sure if this is because he's really...
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    Horses on A41 last night?

    Blimey, how awful...poor things, hope they find their owner! That road is awful I'm always worried I'll hit an animal - though never imagined it would potentially be a horse. I was on that road only half an hour before my other half was....he has a big land rover but I only have a little...
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    Horses on A41 last night?

    My other half was coming home from work last night around 12.30am and luckily wasn't going fast and there was two horses wandering about in the fast lane of the A41 to Aylesbury - he did report it, but no idea what happened - anyone got any info - seems too far to be the MK horses? Or am I...
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    Scurfy/Dandruffy skin?

    My OH's horse is a big 14 year old cob, very good doer, shiny coat, picture of health apart from an old ligament injury and the odd bit of creaking here and there, he's very lightly used as a hack. He used to be on full livery and be a dressage horse and now lives out all year - yet he's always...
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    Contact Lenses - WWYD?

    No - especially if you're only storing in saline which isn't going to clean them in any way. It's far too easy to get an infection that can end up taking months to clear or even end up with you never being able to wear them again or damaging your sight. It's just not worth it.
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    Barefoot trimmers in Stoke Mandeville?

    I'm moving my horse up the road to Stoke Mandeville and it's a bit far for my normal trimmer - can anyone recommend someone who covers that area?
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    Livery/Grazing near Ambleside??

    We might be buying a house in Ambleside, but have no idea where we would put our horse - he usually lives out all year and is a very good doer -if google is to be believed there are no livery yards nearby - anyone know of any?
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    Good transporters for short journey in Bucks?

    I need to move one horse next Thursday morning from Ashley Green in Chesham to Stoke Mandeville - can anyone recommend good people to do this or tell me who to avoid? Also - how much should I expect to pay for this? Any info gratefully received :)
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    Best thing to do when separating two friends?

    I have two horses, Bob and Jester for many unfortunate reasons, I've had to sell Jester. He goes on the 20th and the two live out together all year round. Bob is to go into a new yard when Jester has gone, but I'm not sure however how to minimise the upset this is likely to cause. I...
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