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    Bournemouth Horseboxes

    Hi All, Anyone got or used one of these lorry's? Thinking about going down for a look, all info welcome good or bad... Many Thanks, J
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    Bournemouth Horseboxes

    Hi, Thinking about having a look at the above company ..... any info? Anyone got one of their lorries? Thanks
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    Huntsman 6.2t horsebox

    Huntsman 6.2t horsebox - Has any one had any dealings with the company, own one of these horseboxes or have any information re build quality as looking for a side loading lorry to carry 2 horses with a small living and these seem to fit the bill but can not find any reviews.....
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    Huntsman 6.2t horsebox

    Huntsman 6.2t horsebox - Has any one had any dealings with the company, own one of these horseboxes or have any information re build quality as looking for a side loading lorry to carry 2 horsed with a small living and these seem to fit the bill but can not find any reviews.....
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    Herringbone loading

    Is there a recommended width for the horse to turn in? The reason I ask this is that I have bought a trailer rated for up to 2 X 16.2hh horses, my boy is 16hh and will load fine but when it comes to making the left turn into the herringbone position struggles. I have measured both horse and...
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    Ifor Williams Eventa M pros and cons

    Has anyone got any experience of owning and running an Eventa trailer? We are thinking of taking the plunge and buying a 2nd hand one...... All information gratefully received... Thank you in advance..
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    Ifor Williams Events M pros and cons

    Has anyone got any experience of owning and running an Events trailer? We are thinking of taking the plunge and buying a 2nd hand one...... All information gratefully received... Thank you in advance..
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    Ifor Williams Events M pros and cons

    Has anyone got any experience of owning and running an Eventa trailer? We are thinking of taking the plunge and buying a 2nd hand one...... All information gratefully received... Thank you in advance..
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    What's the best air jacket for hunting?

    Thinking of buying an air jacket for hunting as getting older and don't bounce so well...
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    Multisystemic eosinophilic epitheliotrophic disease (MEED)

    Has anyone had a horse with this condition. If so I would be interested to compare notes. Thanks in advace
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    Training break young horse

    Hello everyone, just looking for a some thoughts on giving an 18hh ID aged 5.5 years old a training break. He is not particularly forward going and was really hard work in a prelim test last week. Someone said it may be worth laying him off for a couple of months to do some physical and mental...
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    Help - Travelling issues

    Hi Everyone, Just looking for some help and support. My 5yr old Irish Draft has become difficult travel. Up to a month ago he loaded every time first time and stood like a rock on on my 510 Ifor Williams trailer. I first noticed he was getting a little sticky to load to come home would just...
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    Trailer 'v' horse lorry

    Hi, We are considering changing from a 510 trailer to a horse lorry as my husbands horse is 18hh and still growing. I am wondering what experiences others have in making the move. Thanks
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    Multisystemic eosinophilic epitheliotropic disease

    I was wondering if anyone else has or had a horse with Multisystemic eosinophilic epitheliotropic disease (meed for short). If so I would be very interested to compare notes.
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    Youngster - How much work?

    I bought a very large ID gelding in November who is destined to be my husbands hunter and an all-round RC horse, he will be 5 in June and must be nearly 18hh. He is very willing but clearly a cumbersome baby but one of the most delightful horses I have had the pleasure of owning. I am trying...
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    spots, rash, bites....

    We have an old hunter whom we think is in his early 20's (passport says 17) he loves to live out and was working really well until the New Year when he developed what I can only describe as spots rash bites on his off side girth area a patch about a foot sq. The rash was pimples with swelling...
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    Laighlands Stud

    I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge this Irish Draft stud and what their youngsters have gone on to become. Thanks
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    resurfacing drive and yard

    Hi, we have reached the point where we can no longer put off resurfacing drive way and yard. I am seeking advice re good none slippery surfaces for horses to walk on, if you have any recommendations or surfaces to avoid please let me know. Also any recommendations re good contractors would be...
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    yard and drive way surface

    Hi, we have reached the point where we can no longer put off resurfacing drive way and yard. I am seeking advice re good none slippery surfaces for horses to walk on, if you have any recommendations or surfaces to avoid please let me know. Also any recommendations re good contractors would be...
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    pros and cons of leather hoof pads

    My ex race horse has been bare foot for 18 months due to feet not growing at all when shod. Unfortunately he had laminitis in March and his feet have not recovered there robustness and can only work gently on grass for about 30 mins. (no school). We have done the boot thing 3 different types...
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    laminitus and hot shoeing

    Hi had my black horse shod yesterday with pads on the front the farrier hot shod him with lots of smoke horse has thin soles and now sore. Did ask him not to put too much heat on as horse obviously felt it. Horse now very sore and on Bute. My question to you good people is what is the advice re...
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    Teeth problems 2yr old

    Hello everyone, Things seem to be going from bad to worse with my poor little 2yr old, not only has he got OCD in the hocks, one of which still has a bog spavin that will not go away even 8 weeks after surgery! But he now has lumps below his jaw that are getting larger and larger, and...
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    Bog spavin in a 2 yr old

    Hi, I bought a 2 year old British warm blood gelding med weight standing about 15.2 predicted to make 16.2+ he was checked by the vet just after purchase no issues. 5 weeks later developed a bog spavin in one hock, investigation showed fragments in the capsules of both hocks fragments...
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    Bog spavin 2 year old

    Hi, I bought a 2 year old British warm blood gelding med weight standing about 15.2 predicted to make 16.2+ he was checked by the vet just after purchase no issues. 5 weeks later developed a bog spavin in one hock, investigation showed fragments in the capsules of both hocks fragments removed...
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    Difficult Decision!

    Hi, just wanted to run this one by you good people out there! I have the most fantastic TB who is now 21yrs old, had him since he was 11yrs been a great hunter, cross county, riding club and show horse, all low level but a really good fun all rounder. For the last couple of years been in on and...
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    Thunderbrook - peoples experiences please

    Just started feeding Thunderbrook base mix and gut restore and wondered what experience people have had with it. I am a little concerned due to the price but am getting to the end of the road with my ex race horse - feet issues had to go BF a year ago as hoves wont grow with shoes on. Has just...
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    Laminitis & coronitis

    Hi, Has anyone got experience of Laminitis & Coronitis? I have a 9 year old ex race horse whom I have owned since he was 5 years old. He has never coped well with shoes and having had issues with lack of hoof growth despite proper hoof care additives and feeding program he would not grow any...
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    Hoof problems

    Hi Everyone, I have an ex race horse who has just turned 9, I got him straight off the track at 5 1/2. He is one of those horses who is a bit of a disaster area, very sweet but always getting into some sort of bother - a bit of a self harmer! The recurring feature we have is poor hoof...
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    Saddlewise-southwest

    Hi, Has anyone used this saddle fitter? If so what was your experience? She appears to have a very large range of second hand saddles but I can not find any independant reviews on line by anyone. If you can help that would be great! Thank you!
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