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  1. RubysGold

    Can I get some feed recommendations please

    I have two horses. Both prone to being overweight. One has cushings and suffered laminitis badly a few years ago I need to feed them so that Roo can have her prascend and also they both have think fly supplement because my boy is sensitive to flies. my mare doesnt seem to like her feed at the...
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    Summer issues

    Im thinking ahead as I remember being told last year that the best thing to do was start before the symptoms do at the start of spring My boy really struggles in summer with itching. He is constantly scratching on anything he can and that even includes laying down and rubbing himself along the...
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    Uh oh!! Worried now

    That feeling when you ring the vet. Tell the receptionist the problem and she replies with a concerned... Ohhhh.... I am rather worried this could be a big problem. I lunged Jimmy this morning. When I asked for canter he struck off left rein fine. But then both back legs bounce together a...
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    Do you keep anything in the stable?

    So I've always kept my stable empty of anything that didn't have to be in there. Several others on my yard have rug racks and tack boxes with their saddle and things in. I always preferred to keep as much space as possible for the horses. However my tack room is now not really usable. The...
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    You know those horses who drag their owners to grass.....

    Well my horse takes it one step further than that! I walk across an area of grass to get to his field. He used to drag his head down to eat (and the naughty beast would push me with his shoulder or bite my knee to stop me getting his head up) Now, having realised I won't tolerate that and...
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    Bloody horses! I have fallen out with mine

    Jimmy went lame, on and off, about a month back. Vets have been out to look, they nerve blocked and found the lameness was in his foot. So they did x rays. They showed that he has sidebone in his front feet. My vet sent the xrays to my farrier who spent ages making him some shoes that would...
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    Ever presented a lame horse to a physio?

    I feel so bad, like I've wasted this womans time. I booked an appointment for a physio to come look at Jimmy. We went showing yesterday and he was a good boy. Got 1St and 3rd place and he was not lame. Physio comes today and after asking me some questions about him she asks to watch him...
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    So much pain with no actual accident

    Two weeks ago today I went showjumping. Had a brilliant day, and came away happy. Following day my bum was sore. Strange place to hurt but I figured I'd pulled a muscle. Over the following few days it was a constant pain, and then it moved down to my leg, above the back of my knee for a...
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    My cushings laminitic horse has a rubbish coat

    Roo has cushings. Which is treated with one prascend a day. Her coat is terrible. She is moulting but it's coming out in patches. And the hair that comes out has like scabby scurfy roots to it? I know cushings horses can have poor coats but is there anything I can give her to help her...
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    Going out in the trailer

    So doing my trailer test was scary. But I did it. When they told me I'd passed I was shaking so violently I couldn't sign the paperwork haha!!! Yesterday I drove my trailer home from being serviced, first time with no L plates but still had dad with me. Now the scariest thing, I now have...
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    Took my niece to play with my horses

    My niece is nearly 9 and is pony mad. On Friday I took her to see my horses. She absolutely loved it. And went home bouncing around like she'd had skittles haha She gave roo a good groom for me and led her in from the field (no pictures of them together) Then I let her ride Jimmy. I...
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    Cannot understand what I'm doing wrong

    Everyone seems to wash saddle cloths in their washing machine My last machine broke every time I attempted it. Which meant ringing a man to come fix it!! This new machine really doesn't like them either. It stops working half way through a load. I even bought one of those orange bags to...
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    Food for a dog with no teeth

    So tomorrow my dog has to have more teeth out He won't have any back ones, possibly one or two top teeth left. He only has three of the bottom teeth between his canines. They might have to remove his canines too Last time he had teeth out, we were in and out of the vets for a week...
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    He's ruining his teeth!!!

    I had the dentist out a couple of days ago. He pointed out that one of Jimmys teeth was inflamed and red (well the gum anyway) It's the one in front of where the bit sits. I know exactly what has caused it. He grabs the hinge of his stable door and then pulls back and twangs his tooth...
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    She may be 23...,,

    But the girl can still move :-D This time last year Roo was crippled with bad laminitis. I never thought I'd see this again so I love these pictures
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    How would you show this horse?

    I havent done any showing (other then an in hand class before I backed him so he could see what shows are) But we are now going to have 5 shows a year at the riding school behind my yard so I'd like to have a go I just don't know anything much about it. I'll learn a lot as I go but how...
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    When would you wear these?

    I bought these new chaps because I love the look of them. But now I actually have them I don't know when to wear them. They are a bit too smart for hacking but with them being pink I don't think I can wear them for competing either. Maybe just lessons?
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    Heartbreaking :-(

    On Friday we had to have one of our border collies put to sleep. She had arthritis for a number of years but last week she stopped eating and drinking and lost most of the function in her legs. It was very quick, and we had to let her go. She was 14 so had a good life. Yesterday I got home...
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    One year since the laminitis

    Well it's very nearly a full year since Roo got laminitis. And it was such a tough time for us. We've worked really hard over the year to get her healthy and sound and to stay that way. I had to get the vet out last Monday to check her blood, make sure the prascend is doing its job. They...
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    Agility. A dangerous sport

    Ouch :-( My dog was on a mission to knock me out last night haha. He was supposed to jump the first jump towards me, run around the wing of jump 2. To where I was standing and then turn to jump 2. He jumped it but knocked the wing over directly into my path. It was too wide to jump over...
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    Absolutely amazing

    One of my dogs is absolutely terrified of fireworks, thunder. shooting. Bird scorers.Any loud bangs. I have spent countless times sitting with a wild eyed stress panting, shivering dog. Hes been on rescue remedy. Had plug in things, serene-um. All the stuff people suggest. I heard...
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    Minding my own business...

    Just lying on the sofa reading fb on my phone, When our youngest dog, jumps up on my back. Snuggles down and decides to sleep on my back! I already have a different dog laid next to me with his legs hanging off the edge of the sofa! Cheeky boys!
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    Some pictures from my lesson :-)

    These pictures are from last weeks lesson. I love them :-) Its very rare I have a photographer so it's nice to be able to see how we are progressing. Its nice to see that my heels aren't stuck up in the air too much. As that is something I have struggled with. He is only 15.2 and I am 6' so...
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    This face made me laugh so much!!

    This made me laugh! "ok I shall Stand here and wait for you" "what's in here" "I'll have a closer look" "oops mums back, I wasnt looking honest"
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    An update on Roo the laminitic

    For those who have read our journey this year :-) I took some pictures of her at the weekend. She is a very good weight now. 530kg on the weightape. She has steadily been losing weight but has now stabilised and hasn't lost anymore in a month. Her ribs are easy to feel and she looks great...
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    My dog scared the life out of me!!

    I was just locking up the house for the night. Counted the dogs as I always do before bed. One missing! No worries, he has several places he likes to sleep so I started going round the rooms. Couldn't find him. So I go to the garden. Not there. Garage, Can't see him. Back into the house I...
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    Laminitis set back :-(

    For those following mine and Roos progress. She has been doing so well. Over the past six weeks we were able to build her up to two hours turnout a day. Taken it really steady. But today she has pulses and is a bit slower in her walk :-( Im not sure what I've done wrong. She still has a...
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    We have come a long way (very long laminitis post with pictures)

    Roo got laminitis in January and I am just so grateful that she is still here. I just wanted to share our story so far This was the day the vet first came, a sunday. I got to the yard and Roo would not step off her bedding, she wouldn't move a single foot outside of the stable when the vet...
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    My laminitic girl

    It's been 3 and a bit months since Roo got laminitis. Shes lost lots of weight and looks great for it. She now gets one hour of turnout every morning. The farrier came last week and there is quite a lot of bruising coming out now and he found some old infection which he says will have...
  30. RubysGold

    Not sure what to do (hooves)

    Jimmy is 8 this year. Our hacking is miles and miles of hard tracks (like the canal) and Jimmys feet wear down making him footy. At the moment. He has huge frogs and then a tiny bit of foot before it bends round from the breakover (hard to explain) Anyway, last year I had front shoes put on...
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