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  1. Illusion100

    When you think you've heard it all....

    At a notorious yard well known for poor management, yet somehow BHS approved an elderly horse was found in the field with a hole in its head. An elderly horse that wasn't receiving appropriate care, or needed veterinary care. The horse was euthanased shortly after, although I doubt just due...
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    Do I need to test my HitAir jacket?

    How long can an "active" cannister be safe for? Had mine years and still has original cannister in it. All looks in great condition. Can't find any info online about when to change them other than when they are set off. Tried setting it off today for a test but failed. Friend tried. They...
  3. Illusion100

    Who knows about hoof boots?

    I have no idea about them. Are there ones that fit well and don't rub etc? For the front feet of a TB, if that makes any difference!
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    Contact issue

    So, I finally started to finish backing my horse. Some of you may remember he was very difficult, but however has come a long way. He has always been worked in a fulmer. The 1st 5 times I rode him where in the fulmer with no noseband and although extremely green, didn't put a foot wrong...
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    Blinded in one eye in stable

    I was told a horse had blinded itself in one eye in its stable. However the issue was coincidentally picked up by a vet when called out for a different issue. I'm not quite understanding the logic. Surely the eye would have had trauma signs of caused by a stable accident? The owner was...
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    Euthanased due to tail plait

    Apparently there is a viral vid regarding a horse euthanased due to having a tail plait beneath dock, that because caught, ripped the dock off and had to be PTS? Does anyone have a link to this video or have experiences of a below dock tail plait being dangerous?
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    Difference between a yard manager and yard supervisor?

    What is the difference, does anyone know?
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    Opinions on backing youngster with crooked pelvis

    As title really. Bought unvetted. For some reason buyer then had a vetting a few days after buying horse. Failed vetting before it started due to significantly crooked pelvis. Vets advised xray at least to investigate. I do not know if this has done. However, buyers saying it's probably just...
  9. Illusion100

    Made to measure headpiece

    Has anyone had a made to measure headpiece before to accommodate very large base of ears and did you find it worked? I don't want an anatomical bridle as prefer to be able to swop bits/nosebands without fuss, just need a cut back headpiece. Also, it appears difficult to just buy a cut...
  10. Illusion100

    FAO: Janetgeorge/ID breeders

    Hi Janet, In a rush and couldn't find you quick enough to PM! A while back you really liked a stallion a friend bred and I said he sold him to America decades ago and he's probably dead by now, Rockrimmon Silver Diamond (Jack), well I was speaking to the breeder and he's not! Long story...
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    Suing someone in another Country?

    Via Small Claims Court? (Equine Related) I would be the one initiating the claim, for an incident that happened in England but due to poor health/personal circumstances I haven't put together my official case and it will be impossible for me to persue this in it's entirity before I move back...
  12. Illusion100

    Horse is a Bully!

    Been out in a field of 3-4 other geldings for the last year. He was 2nd in command and when the 'Boss' moved to a different yard just very recently he has taken over and become even worse of a bully to the others, to the point YO stated he has had to go into individual turnout. Fine by me, the...
  13. Illusion100

    Vet issue: WWYD?

    Ok so a friends horse has had ongoing bilateral forelimb lameness issues. Diagnosis was LGL and mud fever/oedema issues, think cankles! X-rays had been taken etc and nothing was going on with the feet, i.e nothing major of note/no rotation/navicular etc. This lameness claim (although with a...
  14. Illusion100

    Rearing in general.

    I've just realised I've never actually owned a horse that hasn't reared on a few occasions, either on the ground, under saddle or both. There is an essay coming, so either get yourself comfy or hit the 'back' button! :D The below is of course just my perspective and please feel free to put your...
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    What prompted this reaction in your eyes? Not only falling off (rider) but booted by the horses knees on the way down to the ground, Ouch! Apparently this horse was given away free after several years off due to surgery. Do you think this was a pain reaction, a...
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    Passport/travelling Query

    Okey doke, so taking my horse 'home'. Bought him as a weanling 5 years ago and was given the Vet identity sketch sheet (which is completed, signed, stamped and dated) plus another smaller document that is filled in but is in German. As he was 5 months when I picked him up, his passport hadn't...
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    Recommend a transport comapny please?!

    Planning to move my horse from East Yorkshire to Co. Down, NI. He's never been on a long journey and certainly not on a boat before. He does travel well but would prefer his first experience like this to be in the company of other horses. So has anyone used a particular company for this...
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    Spinal Stenosis/Wobblers and pain.

    First off, I have suffered from advanced spinal canal stenosis that affected the lumbar region. I can truly tell you without any exaggeration it was the worst kind of pain I've ever experienced and it was constant 24/7. I've had the offending bone growths and other parts of vertebrae removed via...
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    How much do saddles interfere with your riding?

    Just musing over a few points over the week. One rider keep mentioning that they were struggling with getting what they wanted from their horse and their riding position. Agreed to have a nosey and the saddle fitted the rider so badly it was no wonder they were having a tough time. Yes, there...
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    For free?! Lucky duckies!

    Lovely vet friend will be visiting for a w'end catch up soon and has generously decided to not only give my lad a free MOT but also free chiropractic and acupuncture treatments......AND a free session for anyone on the yard who wants one! We are spoilt! :)
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    Yard Owners that do what they say on the tin.

    Currently, I have a fab yard owner. A rare find in my experience. Never a yard atmosphere, no 'big' decisions made without first checking in, horses are the absolute priority as are the owners needs, no strops or tantrums if a livery needs the horse looking after if they have an emergency...
  22. Illusion100

    New XC Safety tech (EQRI) - Eventing Ireland - I like it! :) I think this is a very clever idea. :) Better than many the FEI have come up with lately............ Thoughts?!
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    Why can't/don't people fit tack correctly?

    Just why? Especially with the low, floppy noseband and the high, tight brow band. Don't get me started on martingale fits, in particular the lack of stoppers. I appreciate in the grand scheme of things it isn't the worst sin in the world but what is the point of using tack if you don't...
  24. Illusion100

    Brilliant, just Brilliant! Really made me laugh! :D Enjoy!
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    Horse acting out of character.

    So when I went today to sort my lad he was already in (by a few mins) and just watching goings on over the door. Sounds normal enough but something was amiss with this picture, he didn't have a mouthful of hay. As I walked onto yard, I didn't get my greeting whinny, again unusual. He had hay...
  26. Illusion100

    How was this allowed to happen?! Pony abuse. Where to begin on this one?! *Goes off to calm down*
  27. Illusion100

    Happy New Year to you all!

    Wish you all every success and joy! Have a fabulous night with whatever you are doing and look forward to reading of all your experiences in 2016. Lots of love and best wishes. xx
  28. Illusion100

    Bite Dodging!

    Ooof, close call this aft! Seen the damage this horse has done to others, yet managed to stupidly get distracted and walked close past stable door while I was in on way to tack room. That moment when the last chance your peripheral vision can work, you see a horse lunging over the door at...
  29. Illusion100

    Is this my imagination? Farrier/foot query.

    My lad has cracking feet and is barefoot. He gets trimmed a couple of times a year (previously regularly while growing but now rarely needs anything other than a tidy). A few horses on yard were being seen by farrier that day and YO happy to hold mine for a trim instead of a 1hr 30 min...
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    The Digital Pulse.

    You do know your horse IS supposed to have digital pulses.....right?! :p I'm going to go ahead and blame Vets for, what seems to be, this general confusion.... :D Had a lightbulb moment just now after thinking about how I had managed to offend someone the other week....... They had a...