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    secondhand wow saddle parts?

    I have been searching for a while now for some secondhand parts for my saddle, does anyone know of any saddler's, website's other than ebay, or the wow website which sell wow parts? Thanks
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    Field fencing?

    What is the best type of fencing to fence a field in two? At the moment it has been divided with wooden posts and two strands of poly rope to keep mares and geldings apart, this is fine but when the filly is in season and flirting with the gelding they tend to strike out at each other catching...
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    Depression in horses?

    Do horses suffer with depression? My girlie Lizzie lost her pair bond April last year, she seemed ok at first but then went very quiet, un interested in anything going on around her and was just 'lost' She had no interest in the other horses in her field and was often seen stood in the field on...
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    Ainsley saddles?

    Does anyone have one of these saddles or know anything about them? I have just picked up an Ainsley vanguard optima dressage saddle from my local saddlery, it has an adjustable front on it with you can change by using a key and has made in Walsall England stamped on it. Have search the net but...
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    Is this some sort of evasion?

    I have always struggled to find a bit my horse is happy in, but now am using a sprenger dynamic RS and she seems to go really well in it. I have also struggled to get her off her forehand and not to lean which we are slowly cracking, but the past couple of times i have schooled her, i have...
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    Unsettled mare, what to do?

    My usually very dependable mare has totally changed since losing her pair bond in April last year. I didn't think it had affected her too bad untill she became quite depressed. I had a 'horse whisperer' to her and she seemed to settle for abit, but not to long after she got kicked in the field...
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    Would you be happy with this?

    Some of you may of read my other post about my mares fighting as the way their stables are, one keeps invading the others space. You should be able to see what i mean with this pic! As some people suggested i have swapped the girls around so the grey is in the corner stable and the black in...
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    Full grills on stable doors and idea's?

    My girls have recently had to move into stable where i have to walk through one stable to to the other ( if that makes sense! ) They were ok to start with although was abit concerned about my mare, Liz, as she does like her own space. Normally my 2 year old, Bella, respects Liz's space and keeps...
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    Backing/breaking yards in south west?

    My filly will be ready for backing and breaking next year and i want to start looking around to find somewhere to send her. I'm in the Dorset area but don't mind travelling a reasonable distance for the right person. Would love to find someone with an interest in dressage and/or showing as that...
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    What times AM and PM do you do you horse?

    My husband has started a new job today, i have to be back home for the kids by 7am and may not get back down the yard till 7/7.30pm when my husband gets home, which means the horses have to be out by 6.00/30am and won't be brought back in till 7.30/8pm, (both my girls are stabled) am abit...
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    My bl@@dy clipper broke....

    ... halfway through clipping Liz today!!! Poor horse, Finished clipping one side apart from her head then felt the clippers go 'pop' que a funny burning smell so thought best not put them on again One side she has a lovely chaser clip and the other side she is still a hairy beastie, Poor...
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    Turning horses out after box rest?

    My mare has been on box rest for the past 8 weeks due to a bone chip just below the stifle. Her rest is up on Wednesday so i need to work out the best way for her to be turned out. She had the physio on Friday who said that obviously she is in quite soft condition and has muscle wastage over the...
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    Sprenger Dynamic RS, anyone tried?

    Has anyone tried these bits? am thinking of getting one for my mare but as they are quite expensive i thought i'd find out other people's view's first! My mare is usually in a sweet iron JP loose ring which she gets on ok with. A while back i tried her in a sprenger bit and she was nice soft...
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    Which yard would you choose?

    Myself and the_stropster have been thinking about moving our horses but don't know if we will be doing the right thing for ourselves and horses, so which yard would you choose? Yard 1 (current yard) Fantastic 60 x 30 sand and rubber school American barn style stables Locked tack room and...
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    Young horses outgrowing their owners!

    I have a two year old filly who currently stands around 16/16.1hh. I often get comments on her being big and how i should get myself something smaller but personally i am really pleased with her, i know that when it comes to me riding her things could go pear shaped, but so far everything we...
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    Youngsters in fields on thier own?

    At what age do you leave youngsters on their own for the first time and how do you go about doing it? At the beginning of the week my other mare was kicked by a horse who should never have been in her field and it has left her with a bone chip and box rest I also own a 2 year old filly that...
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    Tips on long reining

    The vet came out yesterday to x-ray my mare after being kicked and she has a bone chip, so now has to stay on 6 weeks box rest thought i could now use this time to start long reining my 2 year old so am looking for any tips and experiences to help me out. So, how have your horses taken to...
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    Is it still muscular?

    My mare Lizzie usually suffers from a sore/tight area in the muscle's just behind where the saddle sits. When i first brought her she has quite alot of muscle wastage to her right side and this has got better through the years as long as i get her freed up as soon as i feel her getting tight...
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    The high's and low's

    Took Bella out to her 1st CHAPS qualifier on Saturday, and couldn't believe it, she won I was soo pleased with her and her handler The_stropster, they were both fantastic. That's the high Went down the yard tonight and Lizzie my other mare has been kicked, she's now lame with quite a nasty...
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    Equine Communicators/healers etc?

    Has anybody had a equine communicator/whisperer type person out to see their horse or had a reading done via the phone? If so, how accurate were they? did you believe them? and if you don't mind telling, why did you feel you needed them? pm if you prefer My mare hasn't really been herself...
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    Mare's seasons?

    About 2 months ago the gelding my mare lived with for 3 years was put to slepp during the time she lived with him i never use to notice her coming in and out of season, now she is living in a field with just mares she has turned into a nightmare!! She is normally such a good girl to ride but...
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    Passport question?

    Am trying to enter Bella for the BEF, but where is the passport number!!! Is it her breed no? Her mircochip no? Struggling to find any other number!!!! It's an AES passport Also they don't have the breed socitey that my filly sire is registered with, should i contact them or just put other...
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    Transport?

    Those of you without tansport what do you do? I have 6 shows this year i want to take Bella out to and most of them are quite far away, well between an 1hr and 2hr drive. I am trying to decide if it is actually going to be cheaper to get my own transport rather than hiring each time? I'm...
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    Q's about my livery yard!!!

    Bit concerned but in the last few days we have had some work going on at our yard. Basically when the school was put in there was alot of earth removed and just piled up at the side of the field. YO now has decided that the sloping field at the yard is to have the top layer of soil scraped back...
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    Backing and breaking in the Dorset area?

    Still alittle way off yet but am starting to think about who or where to send Bella for breaking. Does anyone have any good recommendations for anybody in and around the Dorset area? am happy to travel further if need be. I am hoping to do mainly dressage and some showing with her in the future...
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    Hunter or sports horse?

    This should probably be in New lounge but here goes! Apart from the obvious coloured class what other classes can i enter her for? All the local shows in my area seems to have only hunter classes but i don't think she's heavy enough? She is now 2 years old and is a Dutch Warmblood x Friesian...
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    Coughing?

    In the past few days all 3 of my horses have deveopled a cough. It started with my mare coughing in the stable last Friday, it sounds like a dry cough and she dosen't seem distressed with it. On Saturday my 2 year old filly started, again just in the stable. I decided i would contact the vet on...
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    Can i be charged anymore!!!

    Came back from my yard last night with a letter saying we now have to poo pick the fields (which is fine by the way!) but we have to use the poo hoover and pay to do so! When i first went to my current yard with my two horses and shetland i was paying £15 a week per horse, shetland was for free...
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    Introducing new horses? Long, sorry!!

    As there has been so many horror stories on here just recently about horses mixing badly, what is going to be the best way to introduce new horses in the field? Am asking because we have a new mare arriving on Friday and want to know the least stressful way of doing things? We are in for alot...
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    Is she really that bad?

    This is Bella my rising two year old filly. Mum was a Dutch warmblood with Ico Sun and Samber lines and daddy was a pure friesian competing at advanced/medium dressage. I have asked a few people's opinion on her and most have just gone quiet and not really said alot, nothing good about her...
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