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    Car sick dog

    Does anyone have any experience with dogs that are really car sick and do you have any tips that might help? My mum had a 5 month old lab puppy who gets really car sick. She was hoping he would grow out of it but no luck so far. She has got him anti sickness tablets from the vets but these are...
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    Dog magazine recommendations

    Hi all, my mum's birthday is coming up and with lockdown we are a bit stumped for ideas. I have thought about a magazine subscription and I am looking for recommendations for a good UK working/gun dog/labrador mag that she would like. Any suggestions? My mum has 4 dogs. Two old boys, a 2yr old...
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    EMS experiences/ info

    This is a bit of a long story but in short my horse has just been diagnosed with suspected EMS and I am looking for advice/ other people's experience. Long story Background - my horse is a 15.2, 17yr old mare 3/4TB and 1/4 Connie. I've had her since she was 2 and we have evented up to novice...
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    Best long waterproof riding coat

    Hi, I am looking for recommendations for long, waterproof riding coats... The ones that cover the top of your legs and knees when it is raining. My sister would like one for xmas. I have one but not very impressed with it as always seems to ride up and I still get wet legs! She is always cold...
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    Cat can't pee!

    Hi, I know this is pretty common in male cats so I was wondering if anyone in here has any experiences they could share. Last week I noticed my 4yr old male cat was struggling to urinate. He tried several times in his litter tray but only a few drops of urine were passing. He then started...
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    cat swallowed horse hair - help!

    Hi, I am getting a horse hair bracelet for one of my sisters and it would seem that my cat has managed to swallow some of it. I had noticed that one of my cats had been sick a couple of time and had a bit of diarrhoea but I wasn't sure which one. Dobs came down stairs tonight and she...
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    Equisox

    Hi, I have an eventer who, following an injury 4 years ago, gets really filled hind legs. She suffers from lymphangitis and in the winter it is a lot worse than in the summer, especially if she has to stay in because of the weather. She is sound and in full work plus has use of a horse...
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    Horse sitter/ free lance groom needed near Alsager/ Betley

    Hi, I haven't been in the area very long and I have kept my horse on full livery back in Derbyshire where I am from originally. We are in a position where the opportunity has come up where we might be able to buy a house with land and stabling. I am worried about finding someone to...
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    Horse sitter/ free lance groom Newcastle-Under-Lyme

    Hi, I haven't been in the area very long and I have kept my horse on full livery back in Derbyshire where I am from originally. We are in a position where the opportunity has come up where we might be able to buy a house with land and stabling. I am worried about finding someone to...
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    Super Successful day at Solihull

    I don't really do any competition reports but after I have such a wonderful and surprising day at Solihull I thought I would share it with you guys. I also have a question to ask as well! I had pretty late times for Solihull and the event is fairly local and as I got all my stuff ready (bar...
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    Shocked by what I heard today!

    I thought I would share what happened to me today... I work for an agricultural feed company that specialises in ruminant feed. Today I had a phone call from a very nice lady who had been on our website and wanted some more information on our beef diets. I started by asking her which diets in...
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    Action At Aston UA

    Well I am normally at bit of a lurker but decided on this occasion I should really write my first competition report. Disclaimer, potentially this will be very long! Bit of background info... I bought Wispa as a 2yr in 2004 when I was 17 and doing my A levels to be my future eventer. In...
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    Interesting problem- ideas please!

    I have come across an interesting issue that I thought you guys might be able to help me out with. Bit of background: I work for a ruminant feed mill and a friend of our MD has a horse. This friend keeps the horse in England over the summer and then takes it over to Majorca for the winter...
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    Youngster really fussy in mouth...HELP!

    Hi I have taken on a 5 year old that was backed 3 months ago. He has previously been beaten up and as a result is quite headshy (to the point where you have to take his bridle completely apart to put it on him). When we first started to back him we realised that as soon as we put a bit his...
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    Triplets!!

    My mare has just been for her 16 day scan and has scanned in foal with triplets! This is her first foal and our vet has said she has never seen one with triplets before. She has got one small one on one side and two larger ones the other side that are very close together. At the moment...
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    Ringworm (Warning long)

    Hi Posting in here as normally get more response. Does anyone have any experience of ringworm in horses on livery yards. I am sat here really upset. I recently moved away from home for work (my first job since uni) to an area that I didn't know at all. I bought the house with my OH...
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    Horses and donkeys

    Not strictly CR but wasn't sure where to put it. I have got a 5yr old gelding on loan and I have just moved him from being at full livery with my friend to a livery yard just down the road from my house. He has only been there since saturday and has settled very well so far apart from he...
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    Connemara stallion recommendations

    Hi I am looking for a connemara stallion in the midlands area, any colour other than grey. Must have a good, calm temperament, plenty of bone and a good neck and shoulder. Any ideas please let me know! Thanks
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    Flash photography at Chatsworth

    I was fence judging at Chatsworth horse trials today and overal had a fab time. But despite hundreds of warnings over the speakers people still insisted on using the flashes on their cameras. I was at fence 7 and a 8, which in the world cup class was a narrow upright on a bounce stride to a...
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    Livery yard needed in Audley- Help Please!

    Also in NL Hi I am looking for a livery yard in or around Audley, (near stoke-on-trent, junction 16 of the M6). I am moving to the village in about 7 weeks and need to find a DIY yard for my 15.2h mare. Looking for a yard with a stable, floodlit menage and "accident prone horse" proof fencing...
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    Livery yard needed in Audley- Help Please!

    Also in Stable yard. Hi I am looking for a livery yard in or around Audley, (near stoke-on-trent, junction 16 of the M6). I am moving to the village in about 7 weeks and need to find a DIY yard for my 15.2h mare. Looking for a yard with a stable, floodlit menage and "accident prone horse"...
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    First competition report with pics- BE90 at Stafford

    Well, this is my first competition report and it isn't even about me! My little sister did her first BE90 at the weekend and I was very proud of her and felt I should tell everyone all about it. We bought Sadie (previously known as Lady) from BroadfordQueen a few years ago and have been...
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    engraving on leather headcollars

    Hi I want to get my little sister a leather headcollar for christmas and thought it would be a nice idea to get her horses name engraved on a brass plate on the headcollar. Does anyone know the best way to get this done. Done I need to find a headcollar with a plate already on it and then...
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    Help! Horse shoulder spasming

    My sister is at uni and has taken her horse. The horse (corrie) arrived last thurs. She is a 17yr old ID x TB that we have had for 7 years. She is currently on box rest for a chipped side bone after badly over reaching but is sound in walk andtrot and on an exercise programme of 40mins walking...
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    Help! Horse shoulder spasming

    My sister is at uni and has taken her horse. The horse (corrie) arrived last thurs. She is a 17yr old ID x TB that we have had for 7 years. She is currently on box rest for a chipped side bone after badly over reaching but is sound in walk andtrot and on an exercise programme of 40mins walking...
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    Advice needed please! RE postman

    Hi Please could someone offer me some advice! (sorry rather long) We have 2 dogs: a JRT 4yr old bitch that is very protective but in a nervous way and can be quite stroppy and snappy when wound up or with people she doesn't know and a JRT x collie dog who is 2.5yr old and a bit of a rescue...
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    Best Budweiser advert

    Someone just posted this on my facebook wall and I just had to share it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP2PixShNeU
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    Feeling a bit sorry for myself...LONG somerford report

    Well, I don't normally post on here...normally much more of an observer but after being bound to the sofa all week I am now bored and fed up. Bit of a long story and having never done anything like this before I was really just wondering if anyone has done something similar and could offer...
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    Buckminster BE- what do people think of the ground?

    Hi Just wondering if anyone has walked the course at Buckminster. I am meant to be doing the Novice tomorrow but so far the 2 people I have spoken to that have walked the course have both withdrawn because of the ground being so hard. I haven't got time to go all the way over there and look...
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    Selling on broken down horses

    Right, appologies from the start...I haven't done this before so who knows what might happen and I can't spell!! Also quite a long story, this may go on for some time, sorry Bascially I was wondering if anyone had any advice or tips for me. I have a 15 year old, 14 hand pony who severely...
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