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    Whisper, Shetland stolen from Biggin Hill!

    https://www.facebook.com/HELPFINDWHISPER/ Hopefully the above link will work. Grey/roan 25 yo Shetland Mare stolen from stable in Cudham/Biggin Hill area last Friday night. Someone, somewhere must know something!
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    DIY livery North Lincs

    Hi, I'm moving to South Somercotes, a few miles north of Louth, and need to find livery (or a small yard to rent) for my two horses. Ideally I'd like a few weeks of grass livery (I realise that maybe nearly impossible approaching winter) while I get moved in and house sorted. Although I've...
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    Forums list

    Not really a Tack Room question, but I've not been on here for a while, I'm definitely logged in, but the Lounge, local rider pages etc are not showing in the list, as if I were just a visitor. Any ideas?
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    Anyone use the Intelligent Worming programme?

    I've just been having a look at their website, and can understand and agree with the policy of FECs to avoid unnecessary worming, but those of you who do use the programme, do you have the vet out for the ELISA tapeworm testing or do you just give an additional wormer for tape worming?
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    Dressage Sheets... what do you do with yours?

    Two questions! Firstly, can anyone recommend a folder/ring binder for the A3 dressage sheets? Haven't seen any in the usual stationary retailers. And also, who keeps their old sheets? I have sheets going back nearly 40 years :o ... do you keep yours for ever or just those from your current...
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    Getting more "forwardness"

    I apologise for the length of my post, but don't want to drip feed information! :o I have a six year old that I have owned from 18 months. He's by an ID out of an untouched section D hill pony. He's quite a sensitive chap, and there is sometimes a fine line between keeping on top of...
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    Our Dog Skip

    Today we said goodbye to our JRT Skip.... he has lived his 13 years serving us as a loving and faithful companion, champion footballer and canine Victor Meldrew. He has licked away our tears, kept our secrets, and asked for nothing in return other than a bed, a bowl of water and ad-lib dog...
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    Saddle Co' question...

    When Saddle Company saddles are altered is it the whole gullet or just the front arch which is changed? I'm asking because my youngster is having frequent growth spurts, and I bought him an adjustable synthetic, it came with the medium gullet, which was too narrow, but the saddle sat level on...
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    Unwanted Visitors Biggin Hill

    I was just finishing off at my yard tonight when a white transit type van pulled up on my drive. I went to see what they wanted, and they were getting out of the van when my dogs ran up so they jumped back in. They said they were looking for "Petronella", I said no-one of that name there. They...
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    Livery Yard Question...

    I'd like to hear responses from people who keep their horses at livery, and also from livery yard owners or managers. Who does the responsibility of repairs to damage caused by horses lie with? I don't mean the day to day running repairs (fence damage, roofing repairs, dropped hinges sort of...
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    Saddle suggestions needed please!

    Hi all, I have an ever growing ID/Welsh D who is 5 in April. He is prone to sudden and massive growth spurts and has just outgrown his 5th saddle over the last year. I need a new saddle for him now, but until I know he's stopped growing I don't want to spend masses if I can avoid it! So I'm...
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    I found someone to ride my youngster...

    For anyone interested in the outcome of my thread... http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=480413 A friend of mine has moved his youngster (5yo but recently backed) to my yard for a few weeks, he's going to ride my youngster in return for me doing ground work with his...
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    Point 2 question...

    A friend of mine fell off his horse out hacking whilst wearing a point 2, and broke some ribs landing on the gas cannister. I didn't think to ask him whether he was wearing a normal bp, but is this a common risk? Sorry if I sound numptyish.... :)
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    Think I'm offering a good deal, why no takers?

    I'll try to keep this brief, apologies if it turns into an essay.... :) I have a 19yo horse and a 4yo. Due to my own health problems plus starting a new job next month (which involves a time consuming commute) I reached the decision that I do not have the physical capabilities or time to do my...
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    Ouch!!

    I have posted on here before about my OH's springer which has been aggressive towards my dogs. She was picked up as a stray so no idea of her history, and was fine with my dogs until she came into her 1st season. First she attacked the JRT (neutered, 10yo, all mouth absolutely no trousers). It...
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    Quick Sophie Update!

    Well Sophie's been doing almost everything she did when she had 4 legs... :D the only thing she hasn't worked out is how on earth can she dig Sophie sized holes in the lawn now :confused: ! Definitely the best decision for her. Went back for a check-up today. When the vet came into the...
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    Sophie's Home!

    Unbelievable! I thought I was going to pick up an invalid dog! The vet nurse said Sophie was running rings round her in the garden... she belted into the waiting room, pulled me outside, leaped into the car and did a bounce into the front seat :eek: ! I'm gobsmacked :eek: ! She's been running...
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    I've forgotten what it's called...

    ... when a foal is born and they have something in the mouth, if you're lucky enough to be able to get it out it's like a charm? It's driving me mad as I've forgotten what it's called!
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    Sophie update..

    Have I made the right decision... Quick recap, on Saturday my lurcher Sophie chased a horse, she was either kicked or just caught up and fractured the humerus. Had a long chat with vet, he's not done much of this type of surgery, but to go to a specialist would cost between 3/5k. Sophie is...
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    Dextella Clippers

    I have done a search on here but I'm after a little more info from people who own some. My trusty Hauptners have died after 30 plus years of good service, and my finances are stretched at the moment, so can't afford a new set. How long have you Dextella owners had them for? What sort of coats...
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    Sophie in Dogspital...

    Today my Dopey Sophie decided to chase one of the horses :( . Didn't see exactly what happened, whether she was kicked or just tangled up in the horses legs, but the outcome is a broken humerus. So after sedation and x-rays she is staying in dogspital until the plate arrives and having surgery...
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    I Am So Jealous....

    of anyone lucky enough to have been out riding in today's sunshine! :( I stopped riding at the beginning of December when the snow came, then had hand surgery at the start of January. There's been some complications with infection in my bone and it's likely to be another 3/4 weeks before I...
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    Please Reassure Me...

    .... that I am not the only owner of a 4yo who is still rather croup high! :confused:
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    Going Barefoot... advice please!

    Two queries re going barefoot, any help/ideas much appreciated! I have a ID/WD gelding, four in April, played about with and backed last summer but not actually ridden as very immature and croup high. Waiting for weather and light to improve to get cracking with him. Not shod,hoping to keep...
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    Yard Burglary Biggin Hill, NW Kent

    I got to my yard this morning to find it had been broken into. They drove in via a neighbouring farm, having crashed through their gates to gain access. Whoever it was probably had prior knowledge of my yard as finding your way to my tack room door is like discovering the way into the Secret...
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    Slippery Riding Boots...

    I've just bought a pair of 2nd hand Regent Graftons from ebay, fit like a glove :), but they are the slipperiest pair of boots I've ever had! I mean the leg, not the sole, by the way! Any ideas for "roughing" them up a bit? :confused:
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    Aggression towards other dogs...

    My oh took on a Springer with a view to training her up for beating (right now I want to beat her up with a view to training), this was at the beginning of December. History unknown but was one of several dogs left behind by travellers. She is estimated to be about 18 months now. I have an...
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    CLA Gamefair

    Does anyone know if you can buy tickets at the gate with credit cards? Never been before, I know some major shows you can....
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    Elementary 45

    Can anyone tell me what, if any, counter canter is in E45? Waiting for my copy to arrive but need to put my entry in soon! thanks in advance!!
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    2 Rotties need rehoming....

    I'm posting this on behalf of a work colleague, who due to divorce is moving into a flat and can't keep her dogs. The male is 5 years and neutered, the bitch is two and un-speyed. She would like them to stay together. I'm told they have top German pedigrees. If anyone wants more info could...
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