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  1. BuzzyBea

    Schokermole breast plate sizing?

    Our mare is in between sizes generally - cob and full. We bought a Schokermole bridle recently and she needs a full for her nose but everywhere else she is on the tightest hole. Just bought her a racing breastplate (it is the simplest of them all as prefer not to have fussy tack) but the full...
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    Would a hay bar work?

    Thank you for all your replies! Teeth wise she wasn't done long ago so don't think there is a problem there. Do think that FOMO is part of the reason as she is very nosy so am going to try a hay bar but hopefully put it up a little higher so she can eat and watch out the window at the same...
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    Would a hay bar work?

    Our mare is very picky and doesn't eat a huge amount of hay. The quality is good and all the others eat it but she just picks. Luckily she is a pretty good doer but it's frustrating that she isn't eating it and we have to throw lots away. The matter isn't helped as she's started pooing in it (we...
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    Bespoke bridle

    Any suggestions anyone?
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    Bespoke bridle

    Can anyone recommend someone to make a bespoke bridle for our mare please? Having trouble finding something I like online as want something anatomical, without a flash (but a fully removable one might be handy) and a noseband that isn't too chunky. Can't find anything that fits the bill so...
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    Rider chiropractors

    Thanks for the replies! Going to give Courtyard Osteo a ring as Maldon is only about half an hour away. Hopefully they can straighten her out!!
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    Rider chiropractors

    Thank you. Was the issue for you just in the hips or was it your whole body? My daughter thinks it is an issue with her shoulders too.
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    Rider chiropractors

    My daughter is currently riding wonky!!! She is collapsing through the hip and putting more weight into her left stirrup...she needs straightening up!!! Can anyone please recommend back specialist for riders in the Essex area please as she needs sorting asap!! Thank you.
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    Missed vaccination advice

    Thanks all so much for your comments!! Frustrating isn't it and to be honest i'm surprised that the vets don't send reminders like my dogs vets do!! Much as I am loathe to put more drugs in his body than I am sure is necessary I don't want to be in a position in years to come to potentially be...
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    Missed vaccination advice

    I'm kicking myself but have somehow managed to miss our boys vaccination date! In my head it's due in December but then realised it was 29/8 - such an idiot!! :O Phoned vets who told me he is still covered immunity wise but for the show ring he needs to restart. We don't do anything other...
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    Running out of bedding ideas for 2 very wet boys

    We had our boy on a really deep bed for the first few months - didn't take much wet out at all just added to it. Also tried taking lots of wet out and having a smaller bed that didn't work either :(
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    Running out of bedding ideas for 2 very wet boys

    Emilieu what shavings do you use? Shavings have always been manageable but it is the fact that we were having to put so much new in that it got so expensive!! Ideally I would like something that can be delivered!!
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    Running out of bedding ideas for 2 very wet boys

    It's a matter of getting rid of it to be honest. We are at my friends house and because we only have 3 horses between us we bag up the poo and bedding and take to the tip twice a week/ Straw would be too messy and bulky to bag.
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    Running out of bedding ideas for 2 very wet boys

    My friend and I made the decision to try wood pellets for the first time this winter for our 3 boys. 1 of them is doing well on them but he isn't badly wet. The other 2 are an entirely different story!! We have tried all different approaches - deep littering, taking wet out daily, adding new...
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    Best fork for wood pellet bed???

    Our horses came in for the first time last night (winter is coming :() to find their new pellet beds that we have decided to try for the first time. Mucking out was easy enough this morning but we would like a better fork than our old shavings fork. One that will pick up the smaller bits of...
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    Sar-x - anyone this treatment for sarcoids?

    Do you keep the supplement going as a preventative or have you stopped now sarcoid gone?
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    Sar-x - anyone this treatment for sarcoids?

    That's really interesting - thank you! Our boy only has one in between his thighs too. It's flat as well therefore banding is not an issue. Will have a look into the thuja/toothpaste as wanted to leave it until after the heat of the summer as always a warm/sweaty area. Want to avoid harsh...
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    Sar-x - anyone this treatment for sarcoids?

    Has anyone tried this natural sarcoid treatment? Don't know anyone personally but would give it a go if anyone has any positive experiences.
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    Meet my new Horse! - Name needed

    She's lovely :) Have lots of fun with her. I like Shanti too!! :)
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    First winter on pellets - advice needed please!!??

    Thank you all so much for the advice - a great help!! I need to invest in a new fork as well by the sounds of it!! :)
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    First winter on pellets - advice needed please!!??

    I've tried most bedding types over the years with various horses but this year my friend and I have decided to move from shavings onto wood pellets for the first time. Our boy is at their house with her 2 so only the 3 of them on a yard together. Have decided on White Horse Energy Platinum...
  22. BuzzyBea

    Products to deter fence chewing?

    Cribbox sorted ours out when they went through a phase of nibbling. Last bought a pot about a year ago so fingers crossed it is still easy to get hold of :) As has already been mentioned though you need to remember not to lean on it anymore!!!
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    Adequate insurance for vet cover?

    Sadly can't explain it and they appeared to give it very little thought but simply referred back to the document wording stating that it didn't matter that the incidents were unrelated. One vet wrote saying that it was ridiculous and like comparing a mare experiencing stomach pain (colic) whilst...
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    Adequate insurance for vet cover?

    For colic we ended up down £15k :( Had to go to Rossdales once for a twist (non surgical,) then back for a laparoscopy less than a month later where IBD was diagnosed. Required 2 long courses of steroids then antacids, plus months and months of tests and trials. 9 months later he was PTS with...
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    Tell me about show cockers

    I've had 2 show cockers over the years. Lost one 4 years ago and now have a nearly 12 year old. My brother has a working cocker of the same age so they have almost grown up together. Hopefully I can answer your questions helpfully!! Are all show cockers built on the heavy chunky side? Our boy...
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    Please reommend an instructor in Essex for my friend xxx

    My friend is struggling with her instructor and has lost a lot of faith in her. She really wants to progress both herself and her boy but she is finding this tricky with the girl that she currently has. Unfortunatly the instructors that my daughter has are more advanced than she needs so not...
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    if you didnt have a horse (horses) what would you do?

    We've been without a horse since having our boy PTS 4 months ago. Was a huge shock to the system time wise and took some getting used to. On a positive note I have beautiful regularly manicured nails, don't have to rush when going on a night out, am always clean and tidy and the interior of my...
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    RIP Fella.....

    I am so sorry to read this :( Our boy was PTS in early September and I understand what a heartbreaking desision it is. Sending big hugs <3
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    I Hate My Horses Name.....

    Our first boy was Freddy and although not a name I would ever have chosen it suited him. He was my daughter's pony and she liked, it so it stayed! We then got her first horse who came to us as Larry!! By this point my daughter was 13 and it really wasn't a fun, cool name for a teenager's horse...
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