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  1. sarahann1

    Competing at the GYS

    Great info, thanks a grooming bag water bottle will be added to my list. I’m intending on having as many folk as possible from yard standing twirling umbrellas and pushing pushchairs round our arena for a good spot of desensitisation before we go.
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    Competing at the GYS

    Fab, thanks so much! Can the public access the stables area or are they closed off? Im already far too overexcited about it all!
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    Competing at the GYS

    After much humming and haaaing, I’ve decided to take the baby boy to the GYS for the PB CB class and Hunter Breeding 2yr old class. I’m aware we’ll likely be hopelessly outclassed, but I’m willing to spend the money to come last (and it’s an excuse for me to buy a new better fitting tweed, don’t...
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    What happens to our horses if there is a WW3?

    If it really goes to poop, we’d have approx 20mins warning of the warhead coming our way according to the article I’ve just read. My anxiety is through the roof today.
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    Hi viz for hacking

    V-Bandz products are great, I’ve got a few things from them and would happily buy more. Equisafety as a company can get in the nearest bin.
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    Recurrent abscess burst through coronet

    Speaking as someone who’s got a horse who’s been stuck on the abscess merry go round for the best part of 3yrs and is now approx £10k poorer for the experience. X-ray X-ray X-ray….keep poulticing, keep in touch with your farrier and keep it as clean as you possibly can. Even if you think it’s...
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    Carpet gallop as a top up on Flexiride?

    You may want to search the Equestrian scammers FB page for them before parting with any cash.
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    How do you decide what to buy…!?

    He’s lovely! My new guy did this when I went to see him. Wasn’t a difficult decision 😂
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    How Much Do You Spend At The Vet A Month ? 😳

    I qualify for my vets ‘large client’ discount, I only have 2 horses.
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    What to do when there is not turnout HELP!!

    How long is your turnout going to be restricted for? If it’s a few days to let the fields dry up then stick with it. Hang up a few small holes haynets round your stable to encourage your horse to move around. Invest in a treat ball and buy cheap as chips ulcer friendly nuts for it. Walk out in...
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    Breeders Scotland

    Friends of mine have bought from him. What you see is what you get, if you’ve a good eye, you could pick up a cracker for a good price. I had been planning on a trip down to him, but a youngster came up closer to home.
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    Breeders Scotland

    Brackenbrae Cleveland bays are lovely.
  13. sarahann1

    Rehab for horse with fractured tibia

    Thanks, unfortunately the closest to me seem to be about a 4hr drive away. :(
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    Rehab for horse with fractured tibia

    I’m resurrecting this to ask how your rehab went OP? I’ve got a yearling with a fractured Tibia tuberosity currently on box rest. His follow up x-rays are next Friday, I’m really hoping he can come off box rest asap.
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    Gyspy vanners

    Love a hairy. As for ‘having no use’ this girls brings me endless joy.
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    My farrier

    I’d be delighted.
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    Equine residential rehabilitation services Scotland

    Has anyone made use of/have any recommendations for a residential rehabilitation service in Scotland? I’ve got one with a fractured tibia and another about to have a second op for recurrent abscesses. Pondering the best options for all us to best manage their needs and my sanity. Ta
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    HOYS - Showing the world that a lame and obese pony can be a champion

    In-hand showing is much more than simply appearance, it’s the horses way of going, how true to type it is or not, how correctly it moves for the type, a check on manners.
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    HOYS - Showing the world that a lame and obese pony can be a champion

    Definition of sport according to the Oxford dictionary; “an activity providing diversion, entertainment, or fun; a pastime” also “an activity involving physical exertion and skill, esp (particularly in modern use) one regulated by a set of rules or customs in which an individual or team...
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    HOYS - Showing the world that a lame and obese pony can be a champion

    Dons tin hat. I love showing, I love the prep, I love the process of schooling on to be as correct/the best we can possibly be as a pair, love seeing the polished horses and riders all beautifully turned out, love being in the ring showing off my horse, love love love it!! I’m very sad/angry...
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    Leigh animal rescue

    Figures, they’ve got a good sob story going.
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    Leigh animal rescue

    Am curious, does anyone know anything about this place? Currently selling off colts at 8weeks old up to 4months purchased from an unnamed breeder for £600. They’re calling themselves a charity, but not on the charity register.
  23. sarahann1

    Rubber matting

    I always use mats, with a good straw bed on top. My horses have all been very willing to lie down and relax in their stables.
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    Sewing Machines for saddle pads

    I have had a shot of an industrial straight stitch sewing machine, you’ll be fine, they’re definitely faster, but not so much that you can’t control it. I want one badly now but have no space for one 😂
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    'Commercial Livery Yard'- Definition, help please!

    Yes as long as all the correct insurances and health and safety measures are in place.
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    For anyone searching for a Fell Pony

    I want one! Am away to see if online bidding is possible. It’s going to be live streamed with online bidding available. So, those of you better versed in Fell ponies, how much are these likely to be? Ball park figures for youngsters?
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    Shoppers - new hi viz

    Another vote for v-bands here, lovely, well made and well priced products. I have a few bits from them in the combo-bright range.
  28. sarahann1

    Sanity check please, trip to the beach?

    Unfortunately not, not even within a couple of hours drive away :(
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    Sanity check please, trip to the beach?

    Soul destroying is about right. Vets are being a bit vague just now to be honest. We’re throwing antibiotics at her in the hope of getting it cleared, if it doesn’t, they’ll take swabs to see what antibiotic might work best. Then shoes on to help reduce concussion on the area if we get it...
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    Sanity check please, trip to the beach?

    She hasn’t, the vet thinks very unlikely as it’s always the same hoof and she’s otherwise showing no symptoms at all. I’ll mention it again and see what the vets are saying.
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