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    Clipping

    I don't show mine but what will the summer coat look like if it "ruined" by late clipping?
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    Clipping

    My horse has a blanket clip at the moment and my instructor advised me today to take the rest of it off and just leave her legs on. She has started to moult already so is it too late to clip?
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    Lunging...is this enough to really do anything?

    I lunge my young mare twice a week for 20 minutes on a Pessoa to work on her canter and she is also ridden four days a week. It's better than doing nothing as they're still working and being exercised.
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    Laminitis

    I literally just turned her out onto the frost :( but I'm getting her in in like 20 minutes to ride. She also has apple chaff which has molasses in. I squirt the steroid onto her feed, do you think I could put a little bit of hay in her feed bowl and do it like that? So she's not having it with...
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    Laminitis

    She had them when we got her and she's only on chaff. She was very briefly on Topspec Original a few months ago so we don't think it's anything to do with what I've been feeding her. It seems to be something to do with heat IMO.
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    Laminitis

    Spoke to my vet this morning and he said as she will only be having a total of three or four doses over the week, the risk is very low and he's only seen two cases of laminitis with this, where the horses were on it for much longer. I'm going to keep a close eye on her and if there is any sign...
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    Laminitis

    Spoke to my vet this morning and he said as she will only be having a total of
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    Laminitis

    She's had them since we bought her. It was summer when we got her so everyone including the vet who vetted her thought they were fly bites. They used to be all over her body but as it got cooler they disappeared and are now mainly on her back and a few on her shoulders. I might try the clipping...
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    Laminitis

    We couldn't pin point what they were so he suggested a course of steroids to get rid of the flammation. I will speak to the vet tomorrow. Someone suggested clipping her again and then hot clothing her and then keeping a clean rug on underneath her at all times. I don't think they bother her but...
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    Laminitis

    She has already had one dose today. Can I stop them now and try something else and then go back to the steroids? Vet wrote 15ml first dose then 10ml every other day for a week.
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    Laminitis

    Don't worry she's not :) She was kept in a field like that for a week with her old owner before I had her. I was just using it as an example to show she's not prone to lami. Now I'm even more nervous about having her on these steroids.
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    Laminitis

    This is probably a stupid question, but my horse has just began a 7-day course of steroids for these bumps she has on her skin. The vet said that there is a risk of laminitis and I've been scaring myself with reading lots of cases where horses have had steroid induced laminitis:confused: She...
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    Getting on...

    i'm 5'7 and my horse is 15.2. She fidgets as it is at the block so I always use the block to get on, but once I dropped my glove on the other side of the school and I had blisters on my heels so after getting her to stand still I got on from the floor. I don't like getting on from the floor...
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    Schooling exercises

    Thank you everyone! I have the 101 jumping exercises book and will try all of those listed above ^ :) x
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    Schooling exercises

    She is 4/rising 5. I'm working on her accepting contact and working on the bit and doing lots of circles. She comes round in trot but her canter needs lots of work so any exercises that would help her canter?
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    Schooling exercises

    I think both I and my horse are getting bored with schooling so are there are any exercises (on the flat) people recommend to get her brains working?
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    When is a young horse ready to go showjumping?

    Don't shoot me down but what is the point of there being age classes for 4/5/6 year olds if it's too young to jump them? Edit: I'm not aiming to jump affiliate her anytime soon, just bringing it up.
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    Freejump stirrups - Pro or Lite?

    I have the black ones :) They don't do black in Lites either lol
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    No wonder I finding him small..!!!

    Think I need to measure mine! She's passported 15.3, we say she is 15.2, but I bet she's smaller!
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    Freejump stirrups - Pro or Lite?

    Yeah definitely for peace of mind, I think the Pros have nicer colours anyway ;)
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    When is a young horse ready to go showjumping?

    thank you everyone :) will hopefully be taking her to a clear round on 7th Feb
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    When is a young horse ready to go showjumping?

    She went to a couple of clinics before I had her and she's been to my instructor's yard and jumped there and she was fine. Will definitely take her to a show ground and ride/walk her round. Do you think it's best to do a clear round or a proper class? Or does it not really matter?
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    Freejump stirrups - Pro or Lite?

    I've heard of people having problems with the Lites (even adults who are within the weight guideline), I think it was because they're lighter than the Pros or something, I can't really remember, but it would be safer to go with the Pros anyway, as the Lites are generally for kids, who are...
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    Small Competition horses . . .

    My 4yo is 15.2 and I plan to showjump her! She's passported 15.3
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    When is a young horse ready to go showjumping?

    I have a 4yo and at the moment she's nicely popping small courses with fillers at home. When would you say is the best time to take a 4yo to their first show? And what height would you suggest?
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    Noseband covers

    Might be a silly question but can you put fluffy noseband covers on drop nosebands? Are they still effective in getting the horse to put it's head down?
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    Rolltack

    Anyone used / use one? They look good but are they actually any good? Does your bridle go in the storage bit under your saddle?
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    Best bedding

    Not read the whole thread but IMO the best bedding is straw. If you have a clean horse, then go for shavings, but they cling to everything (manes, tails and fleeces). I tried wood pellets but my horse is too messy and trashed it, so we're back on straw. It's warmer, cheaper and looks better.
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    Stirrup leathers

    I don't keep them at the yard because they're expensive to replace if they get stolen (insurance doesn't cover them with my tack) and I can't run them up the leathers so I just take them off the saddle, but now I'm thinking I'll have to leave them there for the YO because I can't find any decent...
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    Stirrup leathers

    What are some good stirrup leathers that aren't too expensive but don't rub the saddle? I have a Bates jump saddle with the Bates webbers (T bar ones) and Free Jumps, but I'm buying some ordinary stirrups (probably Compositi ones) for when my horse is exercised by the YO and the Bates webbers...
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