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    Appaloosa Breeding - coat pattern change - long!!

    1. Not for sale, he is my little troll. 2. Not a 2010 baby 3. Isn't he a strange colour now??? chestnut with a white blanket at birth Then went liver chestnut at about 4 months, but still white blanket 6 months 8 months, going back chestnut 10 months - going roan Just over a year...
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    Seeing as I've not been on in ages... spotty "baby" says hello!

    He's maybe changed a bit since I've posted on here last... With Mum (usually in a different field as he is weaned properly!) Pink pony Tired out... (Mum is 15hh, he's not 2 until July as he was a late one, so we think he'll make 16hh... OMG!!! That was so not the plan!!
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    Pedal bone rotation and worse - what does it look like?

    Does anyone have a picture, or links to pictures on welfare or veterinary sites, as to what you are looking for in changes to the sole of a foot if the pedal bones have rotated and are dropping through. Given I've always watched mine like a hawk with possible lammi to prevent it - I need to...
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    Ages for being fertile - help please - AP about???

    What is the youngest you have known a colt be to sire a foal? Not just hearsay but honestly known a colt manage to cover and impregnate a mare. If a colt was gelded in March at 8 months, with only 1 ball down, one in the canal, both about the size of walnuts, and not at all developed - would...
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    Finn does Futurity (Richmond)

    Laura Barber Riley (LZT on HHO) took some pics and has let me use them... how about this for a cracker? As a one off breeder I'm pleased with his scores, got an 8 for Vet/conformation, and mainly 8's and 7.5's for everything. Main comment was he lacked sparkle on the day, but this is the...
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    Pick up trucks as (domestic) tow cars - who do you insure with?

    NFU have changed my policy and its going to be no use to me AAAAARRRRGH!!!!! I need a domestic policy that covers business use - but not me as a business/my own business - me as an employee using my car for business purposes if I have meetings off site. NFU have changed my normal policy to a...
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    Showing classes - what class could you put this in?

    She's 16hh, 5yo, Welsh D x TB. Answers on a postcard... Seriously though, she's too big for a Small Hunter. Are the bigger hunter classes governed more by measurement of bone? We're talking local shows, but decent sized local shows I guess - so would she get away with a basic Ridden Hunter...
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    Has anyone built an outdoor school up over rather than digging down?

    We've had problems in our yard with flooding as we're at the base of a range of hills and some days no matter what the drainage, if theres a big thaw, or stupid amounts of rain, with the best will in the world the drains can't cope! To an extent its been fixed as much as they can upgrading the...
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    Hopefully last few numpty Futurity questions!?

    Is the assesment/walk/trot round cones/loose bit done indoor or outdoor please? (Richmond, North East if that makes a difference) Bridle numbers both sides or just one? With the white trousers malarkey (I'm so going to look like the staypuff marshmallow man out of Ghostbusters) I can...
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    Finn's 1st birthday today - and what a difference a year makes!

    I can't believe it was a year ago today that I introduced this little bundle to the forum! Well here's a few off the phone from the weekend, really must get over there with the camera but with the mental weather I've not managed to get any proper ones... Who me? Itchy itchy I love his...
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    Futurity entries/payment - Ciss about or anyone?

    I've been online and bitten the bullet and entered Finn at Richmond but not yet paid - does this reserve me a place and for how long? Just trying to get to payday before I pay it! I did try emailing them to ask but as I'm sure its madly busy there, its been missed... Or is it a case of until...
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    BUGABOO!!!!! Look!!!!

    Sorry, not a fab pic, will add some later off my camera... Ickle black chap, bit squished, but oh so cutesome! Though Flight is VERY foal proud and not too happy about anyone near, even just looking!!
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    Latest colour change appy pic - Fading fast!

    'scuse the angle, trying to show just how white he's going on his back and face... VERY roany-pony!!! Never the same 2 days running, this appy owning is very amusing!
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    Another futurity - Yes? No? Which section?

    Photos not fab and he's having another growth spurt and filling out more again. Appy x TB, mare is 3/4 TB allrounder, I do dressage, endurance and showing with her but only low level with me - though BSPS champs and PC champs eventing when I've lent her to the kids. Dad is a graded appy, out...
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    Finn's first solo showing effort - do we scrub up OK?

    Didn't get placed, was a huge mixed class of "youngstock" and all the biggies seemed to be favoured, not the babies and ponies. Quite scary being in a tiny ring with several entires bouncing about waving appendages!!! Too posh to give mad mummy kisses... Don't ask me what I'm doing on this...
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    Another youngstock turnout question or two...

    11 month old, taking him in a general "youngstock" in hand class and also a "foreign breeds" in hand class. Will in hand bridle be fine? With small plastic bit and 3 way coupling to lead from. Can't do quarter marks as he has some built in, but I presume plaited mane and tail as he's still a...
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    Legal / YO question - re: outstanding bills

    Are you as a livery yard owner, legally able to refuse to return property until outstanding monies have been paid? Say an owner had more or less dumped a horse on you - you were therefore feeding it and looking after it and the owner never attended, but then sent someone to collect the horse...
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    Coat colour question for appy breeders - what do you think?

    Started out like this... Winter went darker Been getting lighter again But this is under the bit they clipped off when he had his op... And this was last night, scuse blurriness but he would NOT stand still! So whats he doing with his coat - are we eventually heading leopard????
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    BSPS Intermediate Show Hunter / Working Hunter - bit question

    For the BSPS Intermediate Show Hunter - should we be looking at a double or pelham with 2 reins? Or is snaffle OK? We did novice a few years ago and I know it was the rules to use a snaffle - which was fine, she prefers it, but in the intermediate is it more correct to go 2 reins? Is this the...
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    Finn at 10 months, post gelding saga and surgery...

    Took this the other day, he's still on restricted turnout during the day (with haylage as its winter paddocks with no grass) but hopefully he can go out full time on the summer field at the weekend. He had a huge abscess post gelding and had full surgery 3 weeks ago to remove it which left a...
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    Help with dates please?

    We have a new mare my friend has just bought, in foal. She was bought by the previous owner on 6th august 08 and at that point had a foal at foot aged 6 weeks. The buyer was told she had not been covered. About 4 weeks ago the mare (14hh connemara type) was in full work, being ridden and...
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    Shampoo for getting off blood and gunge?

    Colt had an abscess post gelding, and his back legs are covered in goo - any suggestions of shampoo that will get through it but not make him sore? I can vaseline him once dry to stop it sticking, but getting the gunge off in the first place would be good... Have tried gallop and aloe vera...
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    Is there a vet on here who would answer some questions for me?

    I've had issues with getting my colt gelded and I need some advice on whether to get a second opinion as to if this is just "one of those things" or if mistakes have been made (very costly ones!)
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    Chacco Blue / Diarado

    I said I'd do some information gathering for a technophobe pal (thinks I'm odd going on forums until she wants help!!!) What do people think in general about Chacco Blue and Diarado? And who represents them now - is it best to go direct to Shockemole or are we still better using (some) agents...
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    Swelling from gelding not draining - gory pic - anyone else had this?

    Finn was gelded a few weeks ago. All was not straight forward and he was very, very swollen and was on IM antibiotics and them more in his feed once the injections finished. The swelling is coming down a fair bit. Sheath is back to normal but behind it is still quite nasty, and for the last...
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    Bugaboo!! Can you send the pic of Flight to me?

    Can you pm me the pic you had on here yesterday? Might be coming visiting tomorrow... complete with trailer...
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    Best place to sell a carriage/trap?

    The short version is I shouldn't be allowed out alone as I bought a trap that is totally unsuited to my horse, not least in that its way too small!!! Its been gathering dust ever since! I've tried ad trader and zip, nothing, no responses. Am loathe to put it on Ebay as nothing much looks like...
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    Insurance requesting re-valuation of my horse - advice?

    My mare is just turning 17 and I've had a letter from my insurance regarding re-valuing her as they would only pay out market value. Now I think she's undervalued TBH, because no amount of money could replace her and if anything happened it would cost a lot to get something of a similar...
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    "Rider should be the correct age for the height of the pony" ???

    Friend has this on a schedule for the NCPA show, for a mixed height show hunter class. Also a local show has the same thing written on their schedules for the workers. Neither state whose rules they are using nor do they give any other details about age of riders - what should it be for a 15hh...
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    Poor little Finn, I feel so mean and horrible...

    Not only am I awful enough to get the poor scrap gelded... he's got an infection and I have to inject him with antibiotics. I know its for the best as it'll make him better, but he's my cute and fluffy foal and I feel terrible for hurting him. I always thought it would be simple, course I can...
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