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    which wellies would you recommend?

    I have Le Chameau and they are fantastic, warm comfy and should last for many years :D
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    What do you pay for livery??

    so ours is quite a bit more expensive than your two's. I wonder what others are paying?
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    is something wrong?

    yeah get someone to look at it!! does anyone on your yard use a physio? :D
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    is something wrong?

    tweaked his back?
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    playing with other dogs advice please

    Hi everyone, well I've not been in here or on HHO for a while! Pickle is now a gorgeous 2 year old and is adorable in every way, she is fab with our friends kids, is obedient and ADORES her Daddy..... and I think this is where the problem lays. Hubby takes her to work with him most...
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    OMG Clayton Fredericks Burghley XC

    I have just watched Claytons, Sam's and Will's falls and I have to say that Will's made me cry. I do think that some of you are being hard on Clayton, jeez he hit that floor at great speed, in fact when he first sits up he wobbles, like he is going to pass out. He looked totally disorientated...
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    My farrier is soooo rude!

    I tried to ring my farrier a few Saturday afternoons ago as my mare has twisted her shoe so badly she couldn't put her foot down, he didn't reply but it was the weekend and fair enough in my opinion, I ended up having to call my emergency vet out to get it off. My farrier is great and he came...
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    Messing about when it comes to mounting

    put the mounting block in front of a wall so they can't move off! lots of praise when you get on and slowly move the block back as she gets better.
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    Be careful - Tying up/Azutoria

    Thanks Aran, I didn't look at Saracen feeds I must admit. I will have a look at your link though for the future. I spoke to Dengie feeds yesterday and my mare is now going to be on Alfa A Mollases free with Naff Selenium & Vit E supplement and Dengie Performance Vitamins, she should have more...
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    Be careful - Tying up/Azutoria

    I am sure your mare will be fine if you ensure that she has a startch/sugar free or very low diet and do things very slowly. All you can do is your best, if its going to happen then often there is nothing you can do to prevent it. Just be aware of the symptoms and if you are worried then act...
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    sprenger kk ultra bit. Any good?

    My girl goes really well in her kk, I used to use it for schooling only but now I have 2 and use them all the time :D
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    Be careful - Tying up/Azutoria

    Thank you for that link, I'm going to read it now :D My vet was passing the yard today and popped in to see how she is. Her quarters are still really quite hard and look almost fluid filled :confused: the vet said that it was too be expected and it would go down with time. I've started...
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    Be careful - Tying up/Azutoria

    this is just my understanding of it!! it is a build up of lactic acid in the muscles and this makes the muscles spasm, like us having bad cramp. It tends to start at their back ends and the toxins can permanently damage the muscles. They are not sure what always causes it but too much high...
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    Be careful - Tying up/Azutoria

    Thanks Mrs M, I havn't heard of Shape Up, I will have a look at it. I was planning on feeding Alfa A Oil which is recommended for horses prone to tying up and i've ordered some Naff supplement which has Vit E and Selenium in it and of course keeping her on hay rather than haylage. I was...
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    Be careful - Tying up/Azutoria

    Thank you, i should of said that the vet is going to retest her bloods in 2 weeks before we even consider riding. I have found out that her levels were literally off the scale, I don't have a level as they were that high :( i'm going to speak to the vet again today, I did leave him a message...
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    Be careful - Tying up/Azutoria

    Was he on box rest at first? my vet suggested 2 weeks rest before I start to ride her again and slowly build it up. My girl has a back check booked for Monday anyway so I will keep that appt and maybe she can have just a little massage :D She has been on 2 bute a day for 2 days, then from...
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    Be careful - Tying up/Azutoria

    I hope he gets back to normal very soon too :( I gave my girl a nice groom tonight and her back end was still quite hard, did you have that with your boy too? just wondering what treatment you had for him?
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    Be careful - Tying up/Azutoria

    There is a lot of it about at the moment :( its SO painful for them too. You are lucky that you have been able to keep your girl ticking over, our yard was thick solid ice, no way could we get them out. Fingers crossed its over now though :rolleyes:
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    Recommend me a veteran feed please

    My girl is on D&H 16 plus and she loves it :D
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    Be careful - Tying up/Azutoria

    I just want to warn everyone to be extra careful with their horses this week when everyone is bringing them back into work after the snow & ice. I have a fit 20 year old Appy and during the bad weather she has been in her stable as we couldn't safely get them out and certainly couldn't ride...
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    Elementary 40

    its long :D
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    Which Wellies?!

    I had Muck boots and they were pretty good, lasted me 2 years but I have now got a pair of Le Chameau Viezernord (very generous Christmas pressie from my mother in law) and they are OMG gorgeous!!! worth every single penny and they will last me for years :D
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    Yard Feeding Regime, Fair??

    I am on a small diy livery yard and we have the 1st up feeds all thing too. Its not a problem for me, there are just 5 horses to feed, the buckets are all outside their doors and there are no haynets to hang up. To be fair YO normally beats me to feeding during the week, they are fed at 6am and...
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    What are you all paying for small bales of Hay?

    £5.50 a bale on the Essex/Suffolk border, should be £6 apparentley, that is delivered and stacked.
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    Update from the girl who is 'ruining her horse' part 2

    well done you :D you certainly have worked very hard and it looks like it finally paid off last weekend. She looked like she was having fun and you too!! You should be very, very proud xx
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    Does anyone on here have a bad back, and do you continue to ride?

    I've had back problems for many years, degeneration of my L3/4, L4/5 & L5/S1 and it used to give me loads of problems. Again I am lucky that I have a brillant physio and he knows that not riding is not an option :D I find that Pilates really helps, I had to go to several classes before I found...
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    Hay prices

    £5.50 for a small bale :O(
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    Yet another car accident

    petition signed. RIP little horse and I really hope your friend is ok xx
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    HOOF MOISTURISERS..ARE THEY NEEDED ?

    My appy has horrendous feet, she has a very good diet but her mane, tail and feet are just rubbish!! I have tried every supplement going, the only one that has made any difference is Newmarket Hoof Supplement. I also used to use Keven Bacon but I don't think it helped at all. I have...
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    No winter turnout??

    Thats what I agree with, you have to do what is right for your horse, horses for courses as they say :D
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