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    Trailer Insurance

    Thank you for the replies, unfortunately, my accident prone horse had so many exclusions on his policy that I didnt renew the insurance policy. The Harry Hall looks good but maximum value of trailer is £5k and my new one was a fair bit more than that. I think I will phone around tomorrow...
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    Trailer Insurance

    Having just bought a new trailer, I decided to insure it just in case, I haven't done this before. Does anyone have any recommendations on best company to use? I just went on one site that quoted £350 and was a bit shocked tbh!! (Am I really that out of date lol?)
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    I'm going to have to do it (Rambo rug)

    I remember my 5 year old son letting the cat out of the bag by saying I had gone to the horse shop and bought a very very expensive rug, it was the Rambo purple turnout with neck. Such a good buy, it's still in use, has never leaked in monsoon conditions, and same son is 30 this year!!
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    Wind/gut problems

    Many thanks for the replies. I dont have a horsewalker but could lunge before riding, i will definitely try that, as well as getting some charcoal and pink powder. Yes, Red 1, she hasnt had any turnout on grass for months, and I was introducing it gradually, she was only turned out for an hour...
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    Wind/gut problems

    My horse has been on box rest for a while and is now sound and going well. However, on the days when she is ridden after having been out at grass for a short time, she is definitely gassy and uncomfortable when ridden. Easier after passing copious amounts of gas! Any suggestions please?
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    Acavallo Gel pads/pad to stop saddle moving

    It was the actual skin! I havent seen anyone else with this problem, will have a look at those, thank you!
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    Acavallo Gel pads/pad to stop saddle moving

    Thank you, I am waiting for the WOW saddlefitter to come and put some air in it, at present I am using a wither pad and it's well balanced, will have a look at the limpet too :-)
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    Acavallo Gel pads/pad to stop saddle moving

    Can anyone recommend a thin pad that would stop my saddle slipping forward (a temporary measure as horse has lost weight and awaiting fitter). I tried the Acavallo gel pad but it left little suction-type dots all over my horse's back where the air had pulled through? If I put in between saddle...
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    falling out through shoulder on left rein

    Yes, I really have to focus on not pulling inside rein, mine is a v green rising 5 year old so not easy!
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    falling out through shoulder on left rein

    I am having this same problem at the moment, so glad to read I am not alone!! Will also try these exercises, such a great forum for this type of thing :-)
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    Steroid injections & laminitis - the risk?

    I lost my much loved mare 12 months ago due to steroid induced laminitis. The Vet had injected her hocks due to arthritis and had said the risk was small. She was also a good doer (and had also come out in hives a few months before). In hindsight, I don't think I would take the risk. It...
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    Dressage report - a good day for the cart horse

    Well done, sounds like a fab day! Lovely to read.
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    Youngster putting head under trailer breast bar....

    I'm afraid I am one of those people whose horse got head under front bar of my IW trailer last year, then I braked and horse slid under the bar and tried to stand up. It was the most frightening 10 minutes of my life and I would not want to go through that again. I now cross tie horse.
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    From Foal to Full Grown!

    I remember her being born too, as my foal was born in May 2012 as well. Ava has turned into a lovely horse :-)
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    Sending a horse for backing...

    Hi, My circumstances are very similar to yours with a home-bred and I can highly recommend www.horsetrainingnorthwest.co.uk Absolutely excellent care and attention and happy horse!
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    Horse named Clyde, show names please?

    The Outlaw Bonnie's Boy Gangster Trying to think of a word with cob in but failing miserably!
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    Adding fibre to an arena

    I cant remember exactly how much fibre I added, but an awful lot! It didn't work and I kept adding more as I didn't want to take it all up as i had bought the wrong (beach) sand the first time and I didn't want to admit that I had been 'diddled' a second time! After all this fibre (and rubber)...
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    Adding fibre to an arena

    France1 - I added fibre to my arena which had coarse sand in and rode deep. Also added rubber, still deep and loose. I wasted my money on this and in the end, took it all up and replaced with silica sand, fibre and later topped with rubber. Unfortunately, if the sand isn't right, nothing will...
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    Which saddle for backing?

    Thanks for your comments. I do mostly ride in a dressage saddle so agree with all your points. I just wanted to check, as I see people mostly using GP saddles and wondered if I should be! ;-)
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    Which saddle for backing?

    Hi all, the time has come for my baby horse to be backed and I am humming and ha-ing over whether to get her a GP saddle for this, or use one of the dressage saddles I have. One of them is a bit wide but fits with padding, I also have an older dressage saddle which fits her quite well. I see...
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    Saddle Tree Mystery!

    You can usually find out whether trees are flat or not, but most brands have a variety of trees so you need to know the model, in some cases, like Silhouette and Farrington, most are custom made so you have no way of knowing which tree is in it. A good fitter should be able to explain how...
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    Saddle Tree Mystery!

    That's a good idea, FrankieCob! I'll do that; I need to find something flat but not wide, this is the problem!
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    Saddle Tree Mystery!

    Maybe we should get a petition going to ask the saddlemakers to stamp the stirrup bar with the type of tree :-) And that the trees are displayed a bit more widely than they are at the present time! It is difficult to find out this tree information, even in this age of internet googling! I...
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    Saddle Tree Mystery!

    I am mystified as to why one of the most important parts of saddle fitting seems to be kept a bit of a secret. When saddlemakers advertise a saddle for sale, they always state the seat size and the width. I think they should also let customers know what type of tree is inside, it is surely the...
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    medicating hocks

    Thanks applecart14, I'm devastated :-(
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    medicating hocks

    As long as you are aware of the risk: today I lost my horse to this.
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    medicating hocks

    I've had the same issues with my horse, was sound but with issues going forward, discovered to be the coffin joint at the front and hock also. Discussed with my vet and decided the best way forward would be to medicate. We did this last week and unfortunately my horse now has steroid induced...
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    Stocks of some sort?

    Thanks for the replies :-) That's a good tip about Sedalin, I will ask the vet for their advice before they come.. I would probably be better with some posts for cross ties on reflection, I am always on my own so don't have anyone to help me and the youngster is always pretty well behaved for...
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    Stocks of some sort?

    Where would I be able to buy those stocks that I could put a horse in to contain when wanting to worm/bath/clip etc. I'm not looking forward to Thursday when the vet is coming to do my youngsters teeth - she is nervous of vets as she had a needle bent in her neck last year when being vaccinated...
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    Do small puppies remain small?

    I'm collecting my puppy tomorrow, he is the smallest in the litter, but the bossiest! Interesting thread for me, thanks :-)
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