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    To give Prascend or not?

    I have one who was borderline Cushings who's been on a half a prascend for 3 years now. He's TB and barefoot. Whilst he didn't have any real issues other than the odd bit of footiness and drinking a lot it certainly seemed to pick him up and gave him a new lease of life. We've not had any side...
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    Girth Recommendations

    I recently bought the Collegiate anatomical girth for 2 of my horses and I've been really impressed with it. No rubbing, it fits both well even though they are totally different shapes, can be wiped down or hosed off as its synthetic and its, imo, much nicer than the Prolite as its softer. Also...
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    Adjusting Equipe saddles

    Hi! It was Keith at Equitogs. I'm sure he still does it, though I believe it's a little bit more expensive now.
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    Pictures Producing 5/6yr olds

    Really nice to see everyone's updates. Raisin went to his first sj last weekend. We'd been to the venue twice before for arena hire, but this was his first time hacking there alone and going to a show. He was a star. Coped with the other horses, people, dogs, warm up, everything like a pro...
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    Best 50g Rug

    Rughles 50g for us. Have 3 now, first one is 2 years old and hasn't lost its waterproofing. Great fit and a reasonable price.
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    Winter mode?

    Are people clipping already?! We're still in summer routine.... and in total denial. I've put a rug on my 23yo, but the others are still out naked 24/7. Our stables are being moved, so no chance of changing routine for a few weeks until the work is done even if we wanted too.
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    Pink mash

    I feed Pink Mash to all 4 of my horses, and have done since it was released (4 years or so ago). For a couple I feed it with chaff (Dengie meadow grass) and a balancer, others I've fed with additional feed - linseed, keyplus, ease & excel or sensicare. It's just depended on the horse. I find...
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    Best supplement for arthritis

    We've two exracers on Vetrofen and have been really pleased with it.
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    Canter explosions and other stories

    Sending him out into the world as a 'companion' risks him ending up in the wrong hands and someone else being in your shoes with him in the future. He's your responsibility. You either continue to find the issue, or PTS. I bought young tbs when I probably shouldn't have. It was a learning...
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    Loosing a loan horse

    Jealousy is a horrible, ugly trait. It would be incredibly selfish of you to inflict the effects of it on other people. I suggest you end the loan and, if you really cannot cope with sharing, work towards a horse if your own. I'd also suggest you seek help, personally, and learn how to deal...
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    Another "what car should I buy?" thread

    Haven't read all the responses, but here's my tuppence worth anyway... I'm just selling my Tiguan, and honestly it's been fantastic. I have the 140bhp 4wd, it does tow two and it's been the cheapest 4wd to run that I've ever owned. It's basically a jumped up Golf in size and costs, and is...
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    Looking for Suggestions to encourage better use of shoulders

    I've had something similar with my 6yo exracer. We've spent the last 6 months doing lots and lots of in hand and lunging over poles and small, wide fences to encourage him to rotate up through the shoulder. This was backed up with regular, ie fortnightly, massage as his neck was crooked and very...
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    Calm healthy horses grazezy

    I got some from Sue this week, I guess the order she was waiting on has come in.
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    Thunderbrook Feeds - your thoughts & experiences please

    Good idea. Think I left that group but I'll rejoin even if its only until I get banned!
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    Thunderbrook Feeds - your thoughts & experiences please

    The guy in the posts is the main guy, and the guy I personally had the issue with.
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    Thunderbrook Feeds - your thoughts & experiences please

    Folks, I've downloaded the screenshot from page 6 of this thread and shared them on Facebook. Let's share the hell out of this and make sure the wider community is aware.
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    Thunderbrook Feeds - your thoughts & experiences please

    Honestly, I'm not surprised in the slightest by the most recent information that has come out regarding the male employee. He gave off those vibes years ago. Another man that's clearly gone unchecked over the years while bullying and degrading women, as many on here have experienced. Appalling...
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    EMS/PSSM/Grass affected... What is going on?!

    I would genuinely recommend speaking to Calm Healthy Horses. I spent thousands trying to pin down what was wrong with my boy. I thought I was going crazy. I could see a pattern emerging that seemed to be grass related but nothing we tested for was conclusive. He had crazy symptoms - lami, hind...
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    Knee pain!

    I use the cheap composite stirrups too to help with my dodgy knee and hip. Have definitely found they help. Two other things I do; Devils Claw tablets daily. Work on keeping my leg soft when riding. Jamming my heel down or grabbing with my knee both cause tension and make things hurt.
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    Pictures Producing 5/6yr olds

    As I'm sat here with a power cut and can't do any actual work.... here's a Raisin update. His report card currently shows an A*. He's been absolutely fantastic these last few weeks. Not just under saddle but on the ground too. Like the penny finally dropped that this is his life, and it ain't...
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    Pictures Producing 5/6yr olds

    Can I play? I got a 5yo exracer, Raisin, last year, 2 weeks after his last race. We started well, then lockdown happened, and given his age and the fact I was concentrating on keeping my job and sanity, I gave him time out to grow and adjust to his new life and routine. We did bits and pieces...
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    Walk exercises to lighten the forehand

    Time. It takes time. I work on the assumption that it'll take a year to change a horses way of going. Some think they will do a few exercises and that's it, but it takes steady, progressive training. I've been doing lots of pole work with my 6yo who is very front heavy. Lots of slow, steady...
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    Walk exercises to lighten the forehand

    I love this as a walk exercise. Great for straightness too. Been using it a lot with my little mare and can feel a difference.
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    Pink mash

    I read a study, a while back, that said the soya hulls aren't inflammatory, it's other parts of the bean. Trying to find it to post it.... I've been feeding Pink Mash to my exracers since it was released, and the other Keyflow feeds since before that. One has inflammatory bowel disease/hind gut...
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    Baileys Ease and Excel any reviews please

    Neither did I tbh. Thankfully he recovered and is doing well. Thank you.
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    Baileys Ease and Excel any reviews please

    I'm feeding it to a big 6yo exracer after reading recommendations on here last year. He is fed it mixed with Pink Mash to help gut health and has done well on it, he's holding weight well and has put muscle on (obv he's been worked to create the muscle, it's not just feed). He's also barefoot...
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    Has anyone ever had a youngster that has just been, well too good to be true?

    Yup. Homebred mare, she's 8 now. Just took to everything first time. Is an absolute pleasure to be around, if a little too full of personality at times!
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    Yet another feeding thread!

    I've used Keyflow Maestro on and off for years to give a bit more oomph to horses, and I really rate it. Its palatable and processed in the same way as the other Key flow feeds which makes it more digestible. I've never had a horse get too 'much on it, either. Have also used it on horses with...
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    Albion K2 Jump- honest opinions?

    Possibly too wide in the twist? I had a Kontrol once, was nice and not a huge, blocky saddle like the K2, however it was way to wide through the twist, pulled my hips about in a way I didn't like, and eventually I ached every time I rode in it. Was a shame as it fitted the horse perfectly, but...
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    Albion K2 Jump- honest opinions?

    They are absolutely a marmite saddle. I know folk who love them, but personally you couldn't pay me enough to ride in one. Absolutely hideous. Waaay too much saddle. Too blocky. I've refused/declined to get on horses with them on. If you like the blocks, and they are in the right position for...
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