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    What Insurance do you have? Full or third party?

    Evening all I am just thinking about my insurance premium and wondering if I should just put the money to one side every month as a horse veterinary fund tbh. Anyway, I will ponder some more about it all and consider it carefully but just wondered what kind of percentage of people have full...
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    More confident riding alone or in company?

    I was thinking today (though I have thought about this previously too) that I usually feel more confident riding alone then I do with others. Saying that, I am ok with one other horse, but the idea of many more makes me feel more nervous, any one else the same? I grew up hacking alone and do...
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    The new pussy cat :)

    Afternoon all I have finally pulled my finger out to get some pictures of our lovely new addition to our household. We have 3 male cats already and I had been asking my lovely OH if we could get a girl cat as I felt out numbered in the house ;) He kept saying no, but I felt my constant...
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    Which riding hat?

    I am after a new riding hat, and I would like one with ventilation. I do not have a massive budget and would prefer not to have to pay more than £70 if possible, a big ask perhaps It has been a little too long since I bought a new hat :o and am thinking Charles Owen again like my current hat...
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    So pleased with Nell today :)

    I sat on Nell in the school with a saddle for the first time today! I am so pleased, I tried not to think about it too much otherwise I may have started to panic! I have only sat on Nell bareback while in the barn eating hay, but today with help from my friend after a very brief lunge I got on...
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    4 months on...a little update

    Well Nell arrived with me on 22/1/12 so we are 4months in and have come so far already. When she arrived she was wary of me in general, did not want me to touch her when out in the field and was very jumpy etc. She also did not like having her feet picked up and would kick out or not even pick...
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    Is it sweet itch or rain scald gone wrong?

    Hello everyone, hoping for some advice on the above. I have had horse's of mine in the past suffer a little rain scald on their body, mainly backs, but how extensive can rain scald be, can it present itself as sweet itch if you know what I mean? Nell has rubbed the top of her tail sore on...
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    Nell mini update *pics*

    For any one who would like to see her I have done a little picture and mini update of Nell in PG Here... http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=525826
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    Interested, thoughts please

    Hi guys I took some pictures of Nell today, and just thought it would be interesting to see what you think re the whole age thing. I know its hard to tell, and I will be getting an EDT, and I have stopped flapping about the whole situation. I find that sometimes she looks more mature than...
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    Feel a bit sick and angry

    I have had the vet to do Nell's vaccinations and after much suspicion they have confirmed her as 2yrs old not almost 3. I have just listed her for sale as I cannot have a two year old, 3 was the youngest i wanted. I miss riding. I feel like an idiot too for being so stupid, this all feels very...
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    New baby pony has arrived

    Well it has all gone pretty well today. She was delivered at about 12.30 and has been a very well behaved little girly ever since. She arrived very sweaty bless her, but she let me bath her a little, just to get rid of all that crusty sweaty stuff :eek: Bought my friends mare on the yard...
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    Well here she is

    Not the best pics but this is my new filly Had my second viewing today, she just comes across as so kind and willing that I am braving an unbacked young girl. So 2012 is bringing on this sweetie Just 3yrs traditional filly, yet to be named. I will take some nicer pics when she arrives next...
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    Think I have fallen in love....

    with this mare! She is just my cup of tea, argh, if only I had 1500 quid! She is older than I would prefer but just gorgeous. http://www.dragondriving.co.uk/search.php?k=Bess%2C+14.3hh+Ride+and+Drive+Mare&button=Go If any one knows of something very similar I would love to hear from you ;):D
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    Gah, so frustrating

    Yet another horse I was hoping to see has been sold :( Annoyingly the advert had not been updated to say it had been sold, as I have found with quite a few I have inquired about. Does anyone else find that quite frustrating that adverts are not updated as sold? So the search goes...
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    How far did you/have you traveled to view a horse/pony?

    I am just wondering how far did you/have you traveled to view a horse? This is fairly new to me. Only horses we purchased were fairly local or at an auction of an hour away. I have seen a nice filly and am so tempted to view her, but it's 3hours away :confused: I did ask at what cost they...
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    Would you/Have you borrowed money to buy a horse?

    As per the title really. Have you ever and would you ever borrow money to buy a horse. I have to say it has never been something I would have considered previously, and in truth I would not borrow much. But having lost my girl and being horseless I am desperate for another and am considering a...
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    Auctions not too far from Bristol

    Morning all Can anyone tell me of any horse auctions not too far from Bristol and when they are, say up to an hour or so away. I would not mind popping along to a couple potentially as I have previously purchased two absolute gems at auction so they are worth a look imo Thanks :D
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    Gutted, rotten month, rotten year in fact....

    I just had to have my lovely old cat Ernie pts, she was an utter sweetheart, she was 19 and her heart started packing up suddenly. RIP Ernie, we will miss you chatting to us as you did, a truly sweet little cat.
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    Cant help window shopping....

    ....for a new horse, just cannot seem to stop myself, my lovely old girl has left such a big hole and I miss having my own lovely neddy to care for. I am not realistically able to afford one just yet,well unless i spend peanuts on one, but it should not take too long to save i hope, but if I...
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    Had a strange dream about my old girl...

    Last night I had a strange dream about my lovely late girl. I dreamt she was still alive but in a retirement home. It was this really peaceful, beautiful place and she was in this field with one other horse. She was very happy, relaxed, had the sun on her back. It was so strange, she came...
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    What do you think of this mare?

    What do you think of this mare? She is unusually coloured for a heavy but the more I look at her the more I would like to see her in the flesh. I may go over next weekend with my friend to see this place as they seem very lovely and I think they have plenty to look at too, but I do quite like...
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    How soon is too soon do you think?

    As some of you will know I lost my beautiful mare just over a week ago. I have to be honest, it does not seem real still, that she is just gone :( She was a beautiful soul and I miss her dearly. After having horses for over 20yrs I do feel at a loss. I would like to get another, that was...
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    I lost my beautiful girl last night

    I am in bits, it was all so sudden. My beautiful girl developed colic last night and I had to have her pts at 8.45pm. I cannot believe I will never see my beautiful girl ever again, she was my world for the last 19years. She had never had colic before, laminitis was her weakness. Thank you to...
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    I did ask a while ago, but does anyone use..

    Hoof boots on a shod horse? It was a long time ago I asked and I do not recall anyone using them with shoes, just a couple who rated them. What I mean is old macs or boas etc. I know they are meant for barefoot but my mare cannot go barefoot with the rotation but she really feels the...
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    Opinions on head rubbing (horses on people)

    What are your thoughts on a horse doing this alot (Not relating to my horse btw) Personally I see it as rather cheeky and a bit disrespectful to their handler. A little rub is one thing but full on continual rubbing I personally see as the horse treating you as lower in the pecking order if...
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    Rhinegold lightweight turnout? Any good?

    Hello all Can anyone advise if these rugs are any good. I am trying to find a cheap rug as Seren has a tear in her lightweight and I need to order another one. I want a full neck lightweight this time. My current rug is an amigo lite with no neck which I have found brilliant, its never...
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    Anyone clip using an inverter off the car?

    As title really. I am desperate to clip seren and I think perhaps I could just get an inverter, don't really want to have to spend the money but its getting ridiculous. We could get electric by next week powered from a generator but there are no guarantees, it was supposed to be done a month...
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    Hmph...not terribly happy....

    Well I cant move yards now :( I was so looking forward to going back to my old yard, thought I could do it financially, but then suddenly my car has decided it is on the blink. If it broke I would not be in a position to buy something even cheap. So I had to call my old yard and tell them I...
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    What would you suggest? Moving dilemma

    Hello all :) As your always brilliant for advice I really would love your opinions on my dilemma! Well our house purchase should be completing tomorrow or Tuesday, so a new and serious responsibility. At work we are all having to apply for our own jobs again, Higher education cuts and all...
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    Any experience of silica/rubber pads/infills for horses?

    I had the farrier this morning and we discussed trying silica/rubber infills next time he shoes seren, she really feels the ground at times, and it would be nice that she could cope on a wider range of surfaces so we have a bit more freedom. So farrier said we could try this next time...
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