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  1. RoobyDoobs

    Sore hips :( any ideas????

    Ideas welcome :) I came to riding late in my life and have a 16.3 ID x cob (chunky monkey!). I had to have a saddle made to measure for us as he is very big in the shoulder and I am lanky... We have a straight cut Farrington working hunter saddle which is longer than usual top to bottom and...
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    Olympic Travel Rant....

    I have Olympic tickets for the 8th and 9th... showjumping and dressage. I'm so excited I'm beside myself!!! However.... To be prepared, and well in advance, I booked travel tickets for two (Flitwick to the London Games) for both days as my daughter and I were originally staying at my sisters...
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    Ugh... A worm in the schnoz?

    So today I walked my boy out in hand. ( shoes off a week ago, and although he's worked in the school, I wanted to see how he would cope on different types of terrain). We were wandering along a lane, chatting away, and he 'cleared' his nose...I turned and looked at him, and just on the inside of...
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    Well, what a surprise

    :eek: So, Ive been deliberating for weeks about taking my boy barefoot. Are his feet good enough? Do I know enough? What about his diet? Will it affect our trips out? He's a big boy, will he be ok? Will he have any pain? La de dah de .... You've heard it all before! So today the farrier...
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    A question for the BF Taliban.....

    Apologies in advance for the novel!!! I bought my boy last July. He is 14 (15 this year), a 16’3 ID x Cob, and weighs in at around 750kgs. That is him in my profile pic. He is broken to ride and drive, but had predominantly been used as a driving horse. History is as follows: First...
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    Has anybody ever tried

    Diatomaceous Earth? Apparently half a cup a day keeps those nasty worms away... Naturally!!! Considering giving it a go but before I buy it wondered if anybody uses it daily???
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    Grrrrrr bl**dy insurers

    So, when i bought my horse last year, I couldnt afford the vet fees cover so went with everything but. Today, I called my insurer and asked for a quote to upgrade my insurance. I was told quote We can quote you, however to upgrade your insurance you will have to have a 2 stage vetting...
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    Have to tell someone....

    Hey everyone. Wanted to share today's experience with you all. Consider myself to be a novice rider.... Horse owner for 18 months... First horse ISH, 14yo chestnut mare. Bonkers... Killed my confidence completely. Totally over-horsed, but took me nearly 12 months to admit it and do something...
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    Hello!

    As a newbie to the site, I wanted to tell you all what an absolute pleasure it is to find a forum full of experienced horsey people who are willing to offer helpful advice to each other! Especially the regulars who seem happy to help with constructive, non-judgemental advice. After...
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    Very itchy Horse

    Hello everybody, I'm new to the forum and hoping for some new ideas. I bought a gorgeous red and white coloured ID boy back in July this year, who at the time had a very itchy bottom. The lady that owned him had bathed him with an insecticidal shampoo which had made his pink skin round his...
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