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    Sidebones - Gigantic! Ridden career?

    Hi, my 6 year old cob who has exceptionally low mileage has massive sidebones that fractured. She is lame front right. She was diagnosed in April and has been off work since then. MRI yesterday showed no ligament damage. She was to be my show horse. The vet isnt very optimistic and I agree she...
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    Hock arthritis

    Hi, please can you post your success stories of horses with arthritis that you are still able to compete and at what level. And how you manage them. Thanks
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    Traditional shaped numnah - not hi wither

    So I’ve been searching the internet hi and low for a traditional non high wither numnah shaped to a dressage saddle. Can I find one - no! is there just no call for them now? Is every horse Hi withered? Am seriously Considering making them.
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    Aberdeenshire livery

    Hi, am looking to relocate to Aberdeen shire. Probably rough areas Inverurie, Turriff, Huntly. would be looking for livery that would include - direct off road hacking - shavings bed - an arena (indoor nice but not essential) - small and friendly (not big competition yards) - individual...
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    Livery/ Stables near Carlisle

    Hi, potentially moving to North Cumbria next year around Carlisle area or just to West of Carlisle. Am looking for DIY livery with assistance and may Full livery occasionally when working away. Looking for - individual turnout - Arena (prefer indoor but an outdoor is fine) - Off road hacking -...
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    Horsebox parking Hampshire West Sussex border

    Hi Am looking for places to park a 7.5t lorry so I can hack with wonderful scenery. I go to queen Elizabeth country park and the beach. I’d like to ride on Kingley Vale, is the bit by the barley mow pub the only parking? Any other Horsebox parking to go hacking? I am based in...
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    Livery yards in Chichester

    I am moving to Chichester and am looking for livery yard recommendations. Full, part or assisted livery, must have a school, off road riding and preferably a hot shower (not essential as long as I can bring a portable one). Prefer a small adult yard. Are there any yards that meet some or...
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    Recommendations for livery yards chichester

    I am moving to Chichester and am looking for livery yard recommendations. Full, part or assisted livery, must have a school, off road riding and preferably a hot shower (not essential as long as I can bring a portable one). Prefer a small adult yard. Are there any yards that meet some or...
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    How many of you would use this service??

    So with the different anatomical bridles and girths on the market and most unable to be hired would you be interested in a service that lets you hire only without purchase the farifax bridle, PS of Sweden Bridles, Micklems etc and with the option to hire the Fairfax and other girths plus some...
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    Gypsy vanner - what do I need to know?

    So , I am on the look out for a new youngster and I am going for something completely different. I fancy a gypsy vanner for showing and dressage. Please can you knowledgable people give me hints and tips for buying one, what to look for, what not to have etc Any tips on breeders etc would...
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    Rugs for living out

    I have two tbs and a foal. I want them to all live out. What are the best quality rugs for living out in the wet weather?
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    What to do with my yard?? Suggestions please

    I rent a yard with 8 stables, 3 are for my own horses. I have 10 acres split for summer and winter. Arena is being built in the coming months once planning is done. However, I have found that liveries are somewhat troublesome no matter wether DIY, or FULL etc. I cant afford the yard on...
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    What to do with my yard?? Suggestions please

    I rent a yard with 8 stables, 3 are for my own horses. I have 10 acres split for summer and winter. Arena is being built in the coming months once planning is done. However, I have found that liveries are somewhat troublesome no matter wether DIY, or FULL etc. I cant afford the yard on...
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    How much would you pay for 8 acres of grazing in West Sussex?

    I am wondering what the going rate is for an 8 acre field with trees around perimeter. Has water and natural shelter. We are based in the South Downs National Park. Please tell me what price you would pay per month for this. Thank you
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    spain - info please if possible

    So i am a little tired of getting wet in the uk and am considering spain as an option for me and my horses. Can anyone give any advice, info, best locations etc. Much obliged.
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    Anybody live and have horses in Spain?

    As title really. What's it like, how does it work etc. Thanks
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    Winter Turnout - Suggestions

    So I have a yard of 8 horses. Summer fields and winter fields. The fields get very very muddy in this horrid weather. My options are: 1 = Leave horses in when wet weather and turnout on sunny dry days only. In summer out 24/7 March/ April - September. This means mucking out twice a day...
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    Grass Livery Prices?

    I am thinking of offering grass livery. I have 6 acres and the possibility of a field shelter. Was thinking of offering full grass livery so all water, poo picking, hard feed if required and additional hay in winter plus daily checks and rug changes. What would you expect to pay in the...
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    Chain Harrowing Fields instead of poo picking?

    I have 8-10 acres split into 8 paddocks. 4 used for summer and 4 used for winter so four are always rested. Poo picking is the job of the devil! So am considering chain harrowing instead. All horses are regularly wormed. So was either thinking of chain harrowing twice/ three times a week...
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    Livery in Hampshire/ West Sussex

    I have finally realised my dream! Have set up a livery yard on the Hants/ West Sussex borders. Don't worry not advertising, just very pleased to be offering another facility in the area and very pleased to have my own yard. It seems a good yard in this area is very much lacking. Shame I...
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    Blythe Spirit - And everyone who contributed to the 'YARD TYPES' Thread

    Hey all, That thread was very funny. I am writing a for a horse book and although my chapter is serious, I want to put in some comedy. I love this thread and I don't want to rewrite your types as they are funny in their own right. May I have permission to print these in a book? I will...
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    Link to Funny Livery Type People - Please

    A little while ago, we all had a laugh and added to a link about the types of people you find on livery yards. Can someone give me the link to that thread please. Thanks
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    Tongue lollers - Rockin S Helps!

    Just wanted to share my experiences. My mare is an exracer and since I got her from 3 rising 4 she has always tongue lolled and tried with success on occasion to get her tongue over the bit. I have tried so many different bits, noseband types etc that I now have shares in bit companies! (she...
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    Bit Bank - Do you use them?

    Musing over bit banks really. Do you use them? How often? What type of bit do you hire? What make of bit do you hire? What do you like about bit hire? What would you want from a bit hire service? Me personally, I like to try different bits occasionally and generally...
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    Bit Bank - Do you use them?

    Musing over bit banks really. Do you use them? How often? What type of bit do you hire? What make of bit do you hire? What do you like about bit hire? What would you want from a bit hire service? Me personally, I like to try different bits occasionally and generally...
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    Stable yard to rent or livery - Nr Chichester/Emsworth

    So, the management at my yard have finally pushed me over the edge! Long story but looks like its time to move on. Does anyone know of a little yard with a school to rent. Or someone with a private yard with a school looking for a sensible person to livery with? In the Emsworth...
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    Stable yard to rent or livery - Nr Chichester/Emsworth

    So, the management at my yard have finally pushed me over the edge! Long story but looks like its time to move on. Does anyone know of a little yard with a school to rent. Or someone with a private yard with a school looking for a sensible person to livery with? In the Emsworth...
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    Full Livery a dying trade? Livery musings

    Musings..... With the financial climate as it is, do you think full livery is dying out in favour of DIY to save money? What makes people have full livery? Even in financial hardship, do people still have full livery? What do you expect for you full livery? What would you...
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    Full Livery a dying trade? Livery musings

    Musings..... With the financial climate as it is, do you think full livery is dying out in favour of DIY to save money? What makes people have full livery? Even in financial hardship, do people still have full livery? What do you expect for you full livery? What would you...
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    Does the shape of a dressage girth make a difference?

    Just read Rowy's post and indeed her horse looks to stretch more in front. Noticed that she bought a new shaped girth and is attributing it to the girth. (looking good Rowy). My horse is never going to be a dressage horse (is a showjumper) but we do play with dressage and working at...
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