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    Turnout rugs with belly flap

    Hi - I'm thinking about winter rugging and would love to find a turnout rug with a belly flap, like on most fly rugs, as I think this would be warmer and my horse wouldn't get so muddy! Do they exist anywhere? Thanks, Tash x
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    Is anyone feeding new hay yet?

    Hi - I've just ordered my first batch of new hay - called the supplier to order and he said he had some new hay so I ordered 2 bales (I order 4 bales a week as have limited storage) and 2 bales of last year's hay. He wasn't so keen on the last lot of old hay which was slightly different so I...
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    Recommendations of nice GP saddlecloths please!

    Hi - I've recently bought a new GP saddle after riding in VSD / dressage saddles for years and so I need some new saddlecloths as my dressage ones don't fit well or look very nice underneath. I haven't bought a GP one for a long time and the market seems to have changed a bit, so looking for...
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    Eskadron lambskin underlay - what size shall I get?

    Hi - I've decided to buy an Eskadron lambskin underlay as they look fabulous and have good reviews on here, but I'm not sure what size to get! It will be used with a 17.5in Thorowgood T8 GP saddle and ideally a GP pad or a close contact pad, like the Le Mieux ones. I used to have a VSD saddle...
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    Indiba machine therapy - has anyone tried it?

    Hi - another livery at the yard had a veterinary physio with an Indiba machine treat her horse a couple of weeks ago, and she has been impressed with the results. I'm considering having my horse treated as well, in the hope that it might help his stifles (chondromalacia), and reduce the need for...
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    What do you think of this? Infra-red stifle wrap

    Hi, before I buy one of these I was wondering if any of you have tried it and what your thoughts are? https://www.shadowhorse.co.uk/products/fenwick-liquid-titanium-stifle-wrap My horse has chondromalacia in both his stifles (right side worse) and is doing well in light work following...
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    Possible ragwort poisoning

    This afternoon my horse and his fieldmate broke through some electric fencing to a section of the field that had been fenced off because it has a moderate amount of dried ragwort in it, with plenty of grass as well. We think that they were only in there for a couple of hours max. Of course the...
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    Sand colic and psyllium husks - follow up treatment

    My horse, who has previously had ulcers and moved to turnout on sandy soil about 6 weeks ago, appeared to be uncomfortable last week but is much better after a 5 day psyllium treatment (100gm a day). The result was almost overnight and a couple of days after stopping the treatment he is still...
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    Stable camera recommendations

    Hi - this might seem a bit OTT but I'm looking into stable cameras and wondered if you had any recommendations? It would need to be solar powered as it would not run off the mains, and there is no wifi connection either. Ideally it would send videos that I can check on my phone. Thanks in...
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    Moving from individual to group turnout - experience?

    Hi - I'm looing at moving yards and this will most probably mean a move from individual to group turnout. My horse has lived out with others before I bought him, and I didn't necessarily want individual turnout (I much prefer group turnout for horses' mental wellbeing), it was and still is the...
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    Ongoing management of horse with stifle issue

    Hi - I'll try and keep this brief but I'm in two minds about moving my horse to a new yard and I'm v worried about making the wrong decision, as I have limited experience with stifle issues and ongoing lameness/rehab. My horse had an arthroscopy in September 2019 that was followed by an initial...
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    Ongoing management of horse with stifle issue - Chondromalacia

    Hi - I'll try and keep this brief but I'm in two minds about moving my horse to a new yard and I'm v worried about making the wrong decision, as I have limited experience with stifle issues and ongoing lameness/rehab. My horse had an arthroscopy in September 2019 that was followed by an...
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    Best basic balancer for horse returning to work

    Hi - my gelding is coming back into work following nearly a year off after arthroscopy surgery on his stifles. He seems to be doing okay (keeping fingers and toes crossed) and looks really well on Hifi Lite and a little Allen & Page L mix - he has never been laminitic but my YO had to use it up...
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    Best balancer for horse returning to work

    Hi - my gelding is coming back into work following nearly a year off after arthroscopy surgery on his stifles. He seems to be doing okay (keeping fingers and toes crossed) and looks really well on Hifi Lite and a little Allen & Page L mix - he has never been laminitic but my YO had to use it up...
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    Coronavirus and part livery yard bans - unique situation that I could do with some guidance on

    Hi everyone, I haven't been on the forum in a while and I know this topic has been done to death, but I think my situation might be slightly unique. The situation with C19 seems to be changing daily and restrictions are becoming tighter in terms of exercise etc., largely due to people's...
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    Cartilage repair after arthroscopy

    My horse had an arthroscopy on both stifles on Tuesday morning and came home yesterday, with instructions for 6 weeks box rest then 6 months paddock rest and an area of 20 x 40m recommended. I was there to watch the procedure and the vet spoke to me afterwards. He said that my horse has a...
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    Cartilage repair after arthroscopy

    My horse had an arthroscopy on both stifles on Tuesday morning and came home yesterday, with instructions for 6 weeks box rest then 6 months paddock rest and an area of 20 x 40m recommended. I was there to watch the procedure and the vet spoke to me afterwards. He said that my horse has a...
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    Has anyone claimed for ulcers and a soundness problem at basically the same time?

    My horse has had a few issues for about 6 weeks - general unhappy demeanor and reluctance to go forward with some right hand lameness behind when not going forward properly, also clearly uncomfortable when I do the girth up. After some dithering on my part and trying different things I had him...
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    Arthroscopy for stifle lameness - stories/advice please

    Hi - I posted a few weeks ago about my horse who was negatively affected by eating grass and backwards thinking. He passed a five stage vetting when I bought him just over a year ago and his improved loads since then with having back/teeth/saddle etc. sorted and some over the counter ulcer...
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    Does anyone else have a horse whose gut reacts badly to grass and hay? Advice needed please.

    Hi, just looking to see if anyone else has this problem and how they deal with it. My horse (gelding, 8yo but rather immature as backed at 6, cob x) doesn't seem to react well to grass. I've had him just over a year but in his previous home he lived out, and didn't perform too well. When I...
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    Coopers fly repellent - unavailable?

    Hi - I want to get some Coopers fly repellent for my horse who is out 24/7 but on every website I've tried it's unavailable! Does anyone know if it has been discontinued everywhere or whether I will be able to buy it in the future? If it is the former - I would welcome any alternative...
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    Opinions on cheaper riding hats?

    Morning, I have had a Champion Ventair kids hat for years and have bought the same model twice as I liked it so much, plus it looked just like the adult version was just cheaper! However now it needs replacing after quite a few falls in the last few years, and after whacking my head a couple of...
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    Is anyone else horse shopping at the moment?

    Hi, I haven't been on the forum for ages so I doubt any of you will remember my 'story', but a couple of months ago I made the very difficult and sad decision to retire my lovely WB x TB. He is still in my care and enjoying a life of leisure. I have just started the search for his little...
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    Dressage saddle shopping - suggestions please!

    Afternoon all, Will try to keep this brief as I am meant to be working... This is also in CR and I hope there aren't any rules against posting twice. My 11 y/o WB x TB has changed shape significantly and his saddle is now too tight. He has a much bigger shoulder now and needs something to...
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    Saddle shopping - suggestions please!

    Afternoon all, Will try to keep this brief as I am meant to be working... My 11 y/o WB x TB has changed shape significantly and his saddle is now too tight. He has a much bigger shoulder now and needs something to accommodate this, so I guess I'd need something that's cut away at the...
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    Best reins for riders with tiny hands?!

    Morning all, After a rather unfortunate incident out hacking yesterday evening when my reins snapped, I am looking for some new ones. The problem is most reins (like standard rubber ones) are too wide for my hands and I can't hold them properly and as I will be buying online I can't go and...
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    Grooming at Windsor tomorrow - what to wear?

    Hi all, just looking for some advice on what to wear tomorrow as a groom at Windsor. I am helping in one of the ridden cob classes and will be going into the ring for when the grooms go in to spruce the horse up/help the rider when the judge rides etc. This is my first season of helping at...
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    Horse very reluctant to leave the herd after routine change

    Hi, some of you will remember I posted recently about some problems I was having with my horse, and whether I should just give up. I've decided not to for the time being; he has been given a clean bill of health after having the vet out to check everything and I am not ready to give up on his...
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    Talk me down - thinking of buying a second horse

    This could potentially be a very long post so I will keep it concise and then answer any questions that you have, although I will try not to drip-feed! Here is the situation: I've had my lovely WB x TB for 4 years, during which there have been LOTS of ups and downs. He didn't have a rough...
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    £500 to spend on a snaffle bridle, what would you choose?

    Hi - I am thinking of upgrading my horse's bridle this year and would like some opinions before spending lots of money! At the moment he is wearing a Dy'on basic comfort bridle with a drop noseband, which he is quite happy with. However after a few years it is starting to look a bit tired and I...
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