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    So where are all the good competition yard grooms hiding then?!

    Just a view from a different persepective :) I am comp groom recently looking for a F/T position (tried the whole multiple P/T thing - not really financially viable). I have worked with horses for many years and except that long hours, low pay is part of the job -its a lifestyle and one that...
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    would you buy a horse with a substantial scar??

    Another vote for buying horse with scaring - i bought a 4yr old with a scar to his hind fetlock and extends down into his hoof making shoeing a little difficult (odd size feet and difficultly placing nails at first) but its all cosmetic and its mainly other folk that have a problem with it...
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    Neptune Collenges

    ditto, you could just imagine them bouncing around and nipping each others faces. I bet they are three proper cheeky chaps :rolleyes::D Just what they deserve after their loyality:)
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    Playground mats for stables?

    ditto what SophieBailey I have mine in my field shelter they are fab; thick, durable and warm. Like it has been said, the only downside is they do absorb water/urine but do not turn 'squeltchy' just need washing off every few months :) It would be shame to turn down a freebie :D :D
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    masking the taste of bute - ideas?

    thank you for all the helpful suggestions:) I will persevere with it for another day, may try mixing some cider vinger and then ring vets for some danilon as an alternative if no joy.
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    masking the taste of bute - ideas?

    thank you for all the replies. i am not sure how successful syringing the bute in a solution would be as worming him is already a bit of a battle. the vet has issued me with sachets of bute, so cant really use an alternative either. Any other suggestions would be gratefully recieved:)
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    masking the taste of bute - ideas?

    Long and short of the story one of my horses has to be on bute for 2 weeks am and pm, however little problem he doesnt like the taste - cue feed bucket going flying across the stable :mad: :rolleyes: So any suggestions how to mask the taste? i did think apple juice but not sure he is big fan...
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    Does anyone have a horse/pony that has been diagnosed with Equine Metabolic Syndrome?

    Bump :) Anyone else who may be able to assist me with my investigation please PM me, all help much appreciated:) Thanks, Jenna
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    which le chameaus to buy

    I have the ones from the first link and LOVE them!:D They are on their second winter and still look healthly, despite being unloved :o:p. They put up with me wearing them every day for work, my own horses and when i am on the farm. (so in theory on my feet from 6am until 7pm except for riding...
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    BRC and vaccinations rule

    YAY!! thank you, this has just made my day:) I was really worried that i wouldnt be allowed and would have to ride my other horse for the teams qualifer (no offence to him but he is about as useful for dressage as chocolate teapot) :o :rolleyes:
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    BRC and vaccinations rule

    ok so i am a little confused for the vaccination section of the BRC rules. so if anyone could explain it to me in simple terms i would be very grateful! my horse should have his vaccs at the start of october but i missed it so restarted: vacc1: end of October vacc2: month later Vacc3: is...
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    Does anyone have a horse/pony that has been diagnosed with Equine Metabolic Syndrome?

    Thank you for all your replies, i am really greatful! HHO never fails to be of help:-) I have PM'd you all with further details. Thank you again chocolate brownies and a good old brew for all :D Jenna (aka pancakes)
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    Does anyone have a horse/pony that has been diagnosed with Equine Metabolic Syndrome?

    please feel free to PM me if you have an EMS horse/pony and wouldnt mind getting involved in other ways :) oh and hot chocoate and mashmallows for windy THURSDAY!!...........wishful thinking it was friday:rolleyes:
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    Does anyone have a horse/pony that has been diagnosed with Equine Metabolic Syndrome?

    Hi everyone, I am a final year degree student at Warwickshire College (and long-time lurker on the forum, I prefer to read than post :)). As part of my degree I have to complete an undergraduate dissertation on: 'A survey of body condition scores within the UK horse population and its...
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    Thorowgood T6 Saddle ..

    i bought the T6 for my youngster with it being a interchangable gullet. I found it very comfy and he seemed to be happy with it :) Although i dont use it anymore i decided to keep him (long story :rolleyes: :p) so bought him a proper leather saddle. sorry to hijack the thread but how much are...
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    Towing a bateson trailer - what vehicle?

    At the moment i am towing with a Landrover Discovery however i have to share this with the parents, so wanting to get my own vehicle. I am looking at 4x4 preferably something economical (yes a economical 4x4 :rolleyes:) capable of towing two 15hh horses in a bateson trailer not overly...
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    Horses with Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)

    thank you for those replies, very helpful and thought provoking. Passes the chocolate brownies......:D My main concern with the condition is the difficulty in initially identifying a horse has EMS with laminits often acting as a mask. I feel this may make my dissertation a lot harder as i need...
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    Horses with Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)

    Has anyone have/had horses with EMS? how long did it take to diagnose and what routine do you undertake to manage the condition? i am currently in my final year of uni and doing my dissertation. I am looking at EMS and whether the use of Body condition scoring would provide an indication of...
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    stupid question but....

    thank you i will have to get back to the paper review now instead of roaming HHO as an excuse for a distraction:D
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    stupid question but....

    I am doing a paper review at the moment and am i right in thinking it is mandatory for all foals born in the EU have to be microchipped? If so when did this come into force? Please feel free to tell me this is some crazy twaddle i have dreamt up:D
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    question for those who use myler combination bits

    Thank you for all your replies:) I couldn't remember the name of the material when origanally posting, but i have the short shank one with rawhide over the nose. It hasnt started rubbing yet but i was worried about it doing so. Similar to you Enfys i have had a battle with trying to find a...
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    question for those who use myler combination bits

    do you put anything over the piece that sits over the nose to provide extra cushioning/ padding? The material that sits over the nose just seems a little servere and wondered if any of you think the same and have used sheepskin padding or something else, if so what? Or please tell me if i am...
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    Anyone else's horse do this?

    mine has a habit of pulling shoes off a day before comps, clincs etc. Needless to say he lives in overreach boots and i have my very nice farrier on speed dial :D :D
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    survey ~ please fill out if you have a spare 2mins :)

    thank you everyone really appreciate it :) EIMG - take the whole jar, u can be HHO cookie monster :D :D
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    survey ~ please fill out if you have a spare 2mins :)

    Hi i am in my 2nd year of completing a BSc in human & Equine Sports Science as part of one of my modules i have to gather data on a chosen topic.......Does gender influence a horse's performance. if you have a spare 2minutes i would be grateful if you could fill out my survey Thank u :)...
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    jonty evans~ what is he like to work for?

    sorry did not mean to come across rude:S i will try in that section of the forum, just thought i would get a better response from here that is all :)
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    jonty evans~ what is he like to work for?

    well i posted in the NL because i wanted replys in regards to what he is like to work for which is why i thought it would be more appropriate asking in the general area of the forum. i know he does teach for pony club, but i was not interested in this or his riding :)
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    jonty evans~ what is he like to work for?

    just wondering if anyone has worked for him or heard along the grapevine what he is like to work for? please feel free to pm me. thank you in advance for any replys.
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    Please fill in my dissertation questionnaire, will only take 2 minutes

    done - Q5 i automatically touched wood so i didnt jinx myself when i read it
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    Michael Peace - anyone used him?

    i havent personally used him but saw him do a demo and was very good. Patient and got the result wanted, didnt preech about natural horsemanship just got on with it.
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