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    Horse shop for me 😀

    Some really nice horses there thank you. I had overlooked a couple of them but actually see how they could be suitable. It’s great to get impartial help like this.
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    Buyer not collecting horse?!

    No idea what’s going on but agree you’re best off refunding if a good sensible solution including covering livery costs can’t be reached. Feel for you.
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    Horse shop for me 😀

    Love that Arab! I’m in Hampshire. Budget negotiable for right horse.
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    Horse shop for me 😀

    Hi. For those that have the knack of finding hidden gems here’s my wish list. No rush but will be shopping actively at some point. I’m 12 stone so up to weight any height up to 16.2 bigger if genuinely ticks every other box. Good doer not too hairy (fussy but this is a list of my ideals) quiet...
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    Lost a dog today…so very sad 😢

    They take a piece of your heart when they go. So sorry. Dogs are just such loyal faithful friends. Can’t imagine life without one even though they are so delicate sometimes. Sending love.
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    Los Alamos riding holiday

    It was fabulous. Thank you.
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    Los Alamos riding holiday

    Ten years ago I went for the first time to Malaga airport to be met to go to LA equestrian holidays. Just got back from my seventh trip. This place is so magical. Love it so so much. This photo is from someone’s go pro falling off but continuing to take pictures! So lucky it fell this way up...
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    Really missing riding... tell me your recent goings-on!

    Riding holiday in Spain been for the first time in four years after going annually for a while. Had the best week!
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    cob cross arab's...

    This little girl is cob x Arab about 14.3 so intelligent and completely rideable. Speedy but sweet. Currently used for holiday rides in Spain where I rode her yesterday
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    Holiday fun

    The best!
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    Holiday fun

    Loved him!
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    Those who don’t insure

    How long is a piece of string. I know people who have spent nothing vet wise for years and others like me who have stopped insuring because there are so many exclusions. Mine won’t have surgery or box rest now he’s retired so happy to chuck a bit of cash at a problem if necessary. Premiums were...
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    Any ideas?

    Folliculitis maybe? Which just means inflamed hair follicles. A good shampoo with an oatmeal cleanser or hibiscrub and rinse well.
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    Holiday fun

    He’s just so much fun. Straight as an arrow to ride and full of enthusiasm that just makes me smile. Proper pocket rocket!
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    Holiday fun

    I’m having a fab week at Los Alamos in Spain ridden a beautiful PRE but also riding a PRE X quarter horse. He’s so nice! Speedy chunky friendly canter like the proverbial rocking horse! If you wanted to try and find one in the U.K. where would you even start? I think this little chap has it all!
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    Help me make a rational decision!

    My old horse was written off by Liphook as a suspected wobbler aged 12. He lived to 22 having time off regularly but also being a really happy hack through the summers too. I sent him to Rockley Farm to go barefoot which definitely helped. He couldn’t bend for toffee and was dangerous to lunge...
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    To buy or not to buy.

    Susie T that’s a good idea but of course horses cost so much more than motorbikes and gardening. I am retired so would need to go back to work to contribute. It’s an option.
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    To buy or not to buy.

    I do share with one lady who has 11 horses funnily enough but she’s got her own busy life too so what I want isn’t a priority even though I’m paying.
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    To buy or not to buy.

    Mrs C it’s very hard. I really like the horses I share they’re fab. Their owners are lovely it’s just the whole thing of not my rules not my agenda never going to be my future with them. My other half has loads of hobbies. Motorbikes gardening walking cooking. He’s not really too worried about...
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    To buy or not to buy.

    Never had or wanted a competition horse.
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    To buy or not to buy.

    I don’t have a horse to ride of my own. I have a retired highland who is only 14 so could be around for a while. My other half thinks I’m insane having horses and is so relieved I’m home more and pony needs minimal care now I don’t ride him. He’s at a grass livery near home. I have a couple of...
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    First winter with new pony - give me all your tips please!

    Towel in the car for if you get wet. Ideally towel or paper towel in stable/feed area too. I wear Buffalo trousers and shirt. They are so warm and you can move in them. Very expensive but worth it. another vote for several pairs of gloves ideally waterproof. I often wear leather in the winter...
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    COPD/RAO

    Are there any good substitutes for ventipulmin?
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    COPD/RAO

    A friends horse has just been diagnosed. Well a few weeks ago. He responded well to steroids but has relapsed. I’m not sure what other protocols are being followed. Do some need steroids all the time? Is this an option and him be ridden still? She is discussing nebulising him at the moment...
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    Holibobs in 11 days 🤞

    Yes Los Alamos!
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    Buying from Ireland, recommendations?!

    My old yard owner bought all her show cobs from Reid Finlay in Ireland. Some of them jumped well. She always bought unseen only had good horses. One was particularly good. Dapple grey lightweight cob. Stunner.
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    Holibobs in 11 days 🤞

    I had a savings pot and saved for the flights for the last three years! Used some inheritance for actual holiday. Total cost completely inclusive of everything about £1550 for a week. Worth every Penny for me.
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    Boots for greyhounds

    I joined a greyhound walk on Sunday with my lurcher and two of the greys had boots on. Wish I knew what they were but obviously very much a thing.
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    Holibobs in 11 days 🤞

    If all goes well I’ll be in Spain a week Sunday in a fab riding holiday. Not been for four years. Used to go annually before I stopped working. 🤞
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    What's on your horsey bucket list

    Such a good thread! Icelandics in Iceland is now added! Bit of jumping again maybe not properly left the ground for years! peobably unlikely but have my own PRE one day. less likely. Try endurance.
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