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    It isn't only the UK.....

    These horses are near New York, US. Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary (in Argyle, NY) was contacted this weekend about 70 horses (between 2 farms) needing placement. The first 30 are located at a Palomino/Paint breeding farm. They range in age from babies to adult. They are...
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    Horse desperate for help

    Can anyone help? We have recently seized (under the Hampshire Act 1983) a horse that has been regularly tethered on council land. This horse has not been reclaimed and I urgently need to find a good home for him to prevent him from going to the sales. He is a piebald cob, approximately...
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    poor boy

    Can anyone help? We have recently seized (under the Hampshire Act 1983) a horse that has been regularly tethered on council land. This horse has not been reclaimed and I urgently need to find a good home for him to prevent him from going to the sales. He is a piebald cob, approximately...
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    Fractured vertebrae and riding...

    I had a nasty fall and have a compression fracture to one of the verterbrae in my lumbar spine. After eight days in hospital bed I've been fitted with a back brace and can now walk with the aid of crutches, though admitedly not very well or for more than a few yards. Has anyone had this sort of...
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    Bretons

    Does anyone have experience of riding Bretons? Do they make good allrounders? Nothing to do with Franch Rescue, the one I'm looking at was born and bred in the UK :))
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    Huge bouncy trot

    I've been riding for a few years but have never experienced this problem before. Yesterday I rode a lovely Breton mare. She was gorgeous but I found her trot so huge it felt as though I was being thrown a good foot into the air!! Can anyone , please, tell me how to ride a trot like this? Is it...
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    Age of Brood Mares

    How old is tooo old to breed a mare? I've just heard of a 25 year old Shire who is expecting her fourth foal shortly. Is she too old?
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    Spring has sprung

    A coupleof years ago one of our old hens hatched a very late chick. Sadly she died soon afterwards and we found the distressed chick standing on its mum's body cheeping for its life. We managed to get a similar tiny baby, a young bantam cockerel, from a neighbouring farmer and it was love at...
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    How is the stoated chicken?

    Can't find the thread and had to ask....how is that poor chook who was attacked by the Stoat?
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    megazorb

    We've just purchased a supply of magazorb. The bags don't have any instructions on use and I wondered if the beds needed to be dampened before use? Can anyone advise? Thanks.
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    menage costs

    Can anyone give me a ball park figure re costs for a 40 x 20 menage? And any suggestions for a reputable company to do the work? Many thanks
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    platinum sports horses

    Does anyone know anything about these dealers?
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    minor panic!!!

    I've stabled my mini Shetland mare whilst her seven month old foal is weaned. I had been concerned that the mum was feeling a bit bony around the withers and pelvis. Whilst I was grooming her today I had one hand on her loin, just behind the ribcage and I could swear I felt some...
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    mastitis?

    I'm weaning my seven month mini Shetland from her mum. The foal is very plump but over the past few weeks I've noticed that the mum, beneath her hairy mammoth coat, is losing weight. I've stabled the mare and she seems quite happy and is eating well...but I've noticed her teats are rather...
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    piebald x skewbald

    I'm not well versed in equine colour genetics...would a piebald mated to a skebald produce a piebald foal?
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    Too Old???

    Is a maiden mare of 13 years too old for breeding?
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