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  1. PetalPower

    Idiopathic lactation in mare - treatment options?

    I have a 12 year old ISH mare who has had idiopathic lactation for 14 months. She has never been covered nor previously had a foal. It is not just an occasional drip, it is full on leakage some of the time and a slow drip the rest of the time. I cannot recall her having a 'dry' day during this...
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    Lactating mare

    Has anyone come across this before? Mare (11yo) came into milk about 8 weeks ago. Is not in foal and has never been covered. She is in good condition. Vet advised to leave alone, cut feed and grazing, stop all exercise and wait it out but it's been 8 weeks and she is still dripping milk. I'd be...
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    Loss of horse and the one left behind........

    I would really appreciate some advice please or how you have dealt with the same situation. I am facing the loss of my beloved 19 year old whom I have had since aged 5. Her stable mate (9 year old ISH) has extreme separation anxiety in the stable (fine in the field) but is a naturally stressy...
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    3.5 ton Horsebox - no breast bar

    Just wondering what people's views are on 3.5 ton boxes with no breast bar. Having witnessed horses attempting to jump over the breast bar and owning a horse who potentially could (probably not but erring on the side of safety!) try to climb over the breast bar how do people feel about the horse...
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    BE Registration of Horse Question

    Hi there, hoping one of you knowledgeable BE people can help me out here - I'm hoping to register my newbie with BE later in the year with a view to doing a couple of BE80s. I am aware that I have to send a copy of her passport for her details to be registered but what happens if there is no...
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    GS Equine - Horse Dealer - experiences?

    Has anyone used Graham Sugden in Huddersfield (GS Equine) to source or buy a horse from? Would like to hear anyone's experiences please, PM me if preferred. Thanks in advance for your help.
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    Tacho in Iveco 75E15 - not working when came back from plate....

    Wonder if anyone could shed some light for me please? When I bought my lorry the speedo didn't work and quickly found out that if tacho paper was put in this started it up and have had no problems since. Until........it went in for it's plate this week and has come back with the tacho not...
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    Vale View Entries

    So I thought I might enter the Combined Training taking place tomorrow at the above venue. Entries closed on Wednesday but said late entries may be accepted with a £2 surcharge so rang them yesterday and was curtly told that the class I wanted to enter was full. To my surprise I had a look at...
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    Lorry servicing/repair in Lincoln/Newark area

    Hi there, if anyone remembers my previous posts (few and far between!!) I have taken the plunge and bought a lorry. So far so good and the dodgy traveller has taken to it well so thanks for the advice and reassurance you gave me prior to purchase! I wondered if anyone had any recommendations...
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    Lorry servicing and repairs

    Hi there, if anyone remembers my previous posts (few and far between!!) I have taken the plunge and bought a lorry. So far so good and the dodgy traveller has taken to it well so thanks for the advice and reassurance you gave me prior to purchase! I wondered if anyone had any recommendations...
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    Going from trailer to lorry with an iffy traveller.....

    Hope someone may have experienced the same so here goes! I have previously posted about my horse having difficulties travelling in a trailer with the partition in and was given great advice and other experiences of the same which has resulted in me travelling her in the middle of the trailer...
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    Will I look daft??

    Whilst more of a lurker than a poster, I would appreciate some honest opinions. I'm (slightly!) over 40, had a big break from riding due to career and have now been riding again for several years. I've a lovely 16.1 Swedish WB/Shire (and yes, she's coloured!!). I'm thinking of doing the...
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    Bute/rehab following accident last week

    For those that remember, we had a car accident last week that resulted in the much beloved one coming through the breast bar of the trailer and damaging her chest. Vet diagnosed muscular/soft tissue damage (doesn't think there is any neurological damage) and gave bute at standard rate and a...
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    Trailer accident this morning..........

    Trundling along to jumping lesson this morning when young man in hire car travelling at a rate of knots decided to bury said hire car in the front of my Land Rover Discovery. Fortunately horse had breast/breech bars in as she has to travel in the middle of the trailer without partitions - we...
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    Travelling Miniature Shetland....

    Probably a numpty question but just wondered how to safely transport a miniature Shetland in a trailer? Since I normally only carry horses I'm a bit at a loss with the diddy ones! Do you cross tie, leave loose, put bedding in, etc? Would really appreciate some advice on the safest way to...
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    Pony Club Rules?

    Sorry if this has been discussed before but I'm still stunned! To cut a long story short, I went to a Pony Club ODE last weekend and got disqualified for wearing Mountain Horse Richmond High Rider boots and their matching ridged stirrup treads! I fully appreciate that it is in their rules...
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    Lucinda Green Clinic DVD

    Did a fantastic 2 day clinic with Lucinda Green at ArenaUK/Newton in March but have never received the DVD. Has anyone else had this problem or just me? I've contacted PetPlan who have passed me on to the DVD maker but have had no reply. Gutted as the clinic was a birthday present from OH and...
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    Travelling Trouble........

    For the past 6 years my mare has travelled in a trailer with no problems whatsoever. The last year has been in a Bateson Ascot and the 5 years before that in an Ifor Williams 510. She has always worn travel boots. For some reason, on my last 2 outings there has been a lot of banging in the...
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    Dressage - Hanging Cheek Snaffle Question

    First ever post! I wonder if I could pick the brains of the more experienced dressage people - I currently ride my Prelim level mare in a hanging cheek, French link snaffle. I recently overheard a dressage trainer and a dressage judge discussing the belief that on seeing such a bit being used...
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