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    How many people on here own Duns?

    I have one too...
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    Shires Stormbreaker Last Season

    Just had a quick look thank you - not a bad price at all but still this seasons, last time I bought one I got a brand new one for £35!! (Admittedly it is bright pink but at least I've got a mare )
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    Shires Stormbreaker Last Season

    Does anyone know anywhere I can buy a Shires Stormbreaker from last season (so its a bit cheaper ) I have had a hunt around on the internet but can't find any sales at the moment and Ebay only seem to have combos at the moment - I'm just after a mediumweight one, 6 foot, with no neck. Cheers...
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    To all of you with horses out of work long-term....

    ...did you take up any other hobby/sport to keep you going in the meantime? I did purely to stop myself from stamping my feet and sulking Just made me wonder if anyone else did the same and what did you take up and how are you getting on with it?
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    Insurance Company recommendations please

    Following my post below can I now ask for recommendations for horse insurance other than NFU as I have already tried them. Many thanks
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    Insurance problem - any suggestions anyone?

    [ QUOTE ] Call them up and speak to them and request their reasons and if possible try and get the exclusions lifted [/ QUOTE ] I have just done exactly that and they said they will not consider lifting any of the exclusions unless I have a 5 star vetting done - which will cost more than the...
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    Insurance problem - any suggestions anyone?

    I will try and make this as short as possible but my mare has a recurring tendon injury which I claimed for on my insurance the first time it happened. They paid up but excluded firstly the injured leg, then they excluded the other fore, then at my last renewel they excluded all of her legs...
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    Anyone know of any places that do grass livery in Surrey...

    Thank you but that's a bit further out than I was planning to look.
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    Anyone know of any places that do grass livery in Surrey...

    ...Warlingham/Woldingham/Chelsham area preferably but would consider further afield. Looking for an organised type of place which offers daily checking, haying in the winter and with some shelter, natural or otherwise. Everywhere that I know of that used to offer grass livery now doesn't...
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    Recurring Tendon Injury - Long!!!

    Well I'm about 99% decided on option 3 now so thanks for the replies. I'm so bl**dy indecisive when it comes to my own horse!
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    Recurring Tendon Injury - Long!!!

    I have already posted this in veterinary but did not get a huge response (although the ones I did get were very much appreciated). So I am risking a telling-off by posting it again in here! I have almost made my mind up what to do but am still dithering a little which is why I am posting...
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    Recurring Tendon Injury - Long!!!

    I'm glad someone else agrees with option 3. And yes, I would anticipate that the walking would go on for 9 months i.e. the same amount of time as if she was field rested. That's no problem, this has been going on for 3.5 years now so I am in it for the long haul! Hydrotherapy was not...
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    Recurring Tendon Injury - Long!!!

    I would appreciate any thoughts on the following which I will keep as short as poss. My mare injured her inferior check ligament approx 3.5 years ago. As she does not box rest well (runs round and round box) she was turned out for 6 months and was then successfully bought back into work...
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    Companion Homes - do they work?

    Thanks for all the replies - exactly what I was after so keep them coming! For those who had to find a companion home - how did you find one? Did you advertise or was it through word of mouth? Was it a hard decision to make? And how far away did your horse go?
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    Companion Homes - do they work?

    I am doing some research into companion homes and would love to hear your stories good or bad. Have you had to find a companion home for your horse? Why? How did it work out and did you stay in touch? Or have you offered a home for a companion? And again why? And did it work out? If you...
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    Some words of wisdom needed please...

    Yes I know I'm getting way ahead of myself - the problem is my brain doesn't have an "off" button! I wish I could stop thinking about it until the vet has been but.... And the mare involved is 13
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    Some words of wisdom needed please...

    Will try and keep this as short as possible. Got my first horse at the age of 29 after 20 years of riding/sharing, and have now had had her for 6.5 years. She means a hell of a lot to me and I have been on a huge learning curve since owning her. She damaged a tendon around 3.5 years ago, had...
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    Is there any way of achieving my horsey ambition?

    Hi Weezy - I am in Surrey And JoBo - I haven't got access to a TB to borrow I'm afraid!
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    Is there any way of achieving my horsey ambition?

    I have always longed to ride a racehorse on a training gallop. I would really love to experience that power and speed just once in my life. I have always considered it to be a pipedream - I am just a regular rider, have never sat on a racehorse in my life and no trainer is going to put a...
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    Exercise regime for old tendon injury

    Hi Lucyfer, Totally agree that you should be asking your vet this question, but having been there myself this should give you an idea. I also progressed straight to ridden work rather than in hand and I rode my mare 4 times per week. I started riding at walk for literally just 5 minutes, and...
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    If you were no longer able to compete your horse...

    Thanks for all the replies - they were very interesting. I was half expecting to be shot down in blames for being an ungrateful so and so! Being without my mare is definately not an option so it will hopefully be happy hacking all the way for us. I like the idea of maybe competing someone...
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    If you were no longer able to compete your horse...

    ...would you be happy to be a happy hacker? To cut a very long story short, my mare is recovering from a tendon injury and my best hope is that I will end up with a light hack. We love to compete in all disciplines, just at local level, we wouldn't have ever set the world on fire but we both...
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    Really self-indulgent, but for those that are following Honey's story

    I hardly think I've been having as hard a time as you - I just had to turn mine away for 6 months. Pretty easy really considering what you had to do! Anyway, I may have some pictures soon who knows but I found this one of her doing what she used to love best in the meantime...
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    Really self-indulgent, but for those that are following Honey's story

    Hiya Debradley. This may be something to do with the two glasses of wine I have had tonight but seeing that picture of you riding Honey after all you two have been through has actually bought a tear to my eye! And I don't even know you!! I'm not surprised to hear you have a great big smile...
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    Update on Honey's progress with footage - hopefully!!!

    Hi Debradley - how are you doing? What a fantastic idea to post a video, and how wonderful to finally see Honey "in the flesh" so to speak! You must be over the moon - she looks amazing and as for her movement - well if my mare looked half as elastic and supple as that when I lunged her I...
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    Following on from who has a "broken" horse....

    ...what did you do? I am particularly interested in people who only have the time and money for 1 horse and have now got an unridable horse for whatever reason. Have you kept your horse? How long are you willing to pay for and keep a horse that you cannot ride if you cannot afford another? I...
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    Update on Honey

    Oh wow her legs look soooo much better! Thank you for putting an update up - I was wondering the other day how she was and if I had missed one of your updates (been spending all my time in the Operation Esther part of the board!) I'm glad you are finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel...
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    HONEY PICS!! - can still have the power to make some barf***

    Oh wow the difference is amazing! Thank you so much for posting them, and sorry that I upset you with my post yesterday. My horse injured her tendon for the second time just before Honey had her accident, and I had been feeling a bit down about it all and rather sorry for myself. Reading...
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    Request for Honey pictures please?

    To Honey's owner: I don't often post on here, but I read the forums a lot, and have read the whole story about Honey's accident from the beginning. Your dedication, commitment, attitude, courage, determination and love for Honey have truly humbled me. I wish you all the very best with her and...
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    Depressed horse?

    Thanks for all the replies. She is turned out with lots of other friends by the way! I would like to spend more time with her but there's only so much you can groom a horse... and bearing in mind she is not supposed to be very active (by rights she should really have been box rested) what...
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