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  1. Gloi

    Drama on the roads.

    I took my pony out today for a quiet hack out. Firstly I heard something coming fast behind me as I was approaching the river bridge. It was a local young farmer who is a pita,drives fast and never slows down. He had an empty cattle trailer on the back of his landrover, went over the bridge at...
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    Trailer breakdown insurance.

    Can anyone tell me what insurance I need that will rescue me and my pony incase of breakdown of car or trailer when towing. Currently I just have basic AA breakdown cover for the car. I have had the trailer insured with four counties for theft but I didn't renew during lockdown as it was...
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    Keeping gravel out of white line

    My pony is pretty successfully barefoot. However he doesn't move straight on one leg and puts more weight on one side of the hoof. This area tends to get a bit damaged and picks up gravel in the white line. I always dig it out but it leaves holes I want to fill to stop them picking up more...
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    Electric Yaris AVAS sound

    I was hacking out today on my normally very good pony. Going along the road I heard a car behind me and looked round to see two cars approaching. The first one slowed down and passed me rather closely but fine, but as the second one, which was just behind it reached me and was passing very...
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    Equine Flu.

    I've read on vet account on Facebook that equine Flu is about in the area, one case from a recent auction and another closer one with no details. Animal health trust used to have a web page listing details in the 2019 outbreak. Now they no longer exist 😥 is there anywhere to find information...
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    Micklem

    I have a micklem for pony. A while ago he managed to break the strap that is like a drop noseband strap. I cut it off and he goes fine without it I may be taking him to local unaffiliated dressage. Will he get away with the noseband not being fastened under the chin or to I need to sort him a...
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    To make you smile

    Oh to be this young and cute and confident
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    Turnout rug for my pony

    I need to find a turnout rug for this winter. As you can see he is thick through his neck and has not much chest below. I need a 5'9" basic no neck turnout with high denier fabric, 50g or no fill. Last winter's rug didn't fit him right, too tight round the neck unless chest straps loose when it...
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    Pony is in my bad books.

    One of those days today. Happily hacking out when pony saw a tyre that had been dumped on top of a hedge. He decided that today it was a monster and jibbed. Tried to send him on but instead he spun. I think some of his feet went off the tarmac onto the mud because the next second we were both on...
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    kings troop horses bolted in London

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/6-people-rushed-hospital-up-19602394.amp
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    Equine complex vertebral malformation

    I have just watched this lecture and found it fascinating and worrying Do watch this if you have time, her findings are horrifying for anyone with horses with TB in their bloodlines.
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    Bute.

    Does anyone know how long it takes from a horse eating a sachet of Bute to when it has its maximum effect and how long before it starts to wear off. Ta.
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    I'm on earth to be a warning to others 🤣

    I was out riding yesterday. I went through a gate onto a bridle path and there was bloke in a car who had been reading his paper in the gateway watching me. I tried to close the gate but it had dropped and I couldn't get into a good position to lift it back on the catch. I gave up, got off and...
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    Animal Cops Houston

    I've just been watching the programme and have been horrified. The SPCA officers went to a site and there was a horse there with an obviously badly broken front leg. Rather than just organising getting the poor horse PTS where it was they made it walk to a trailer and manhandled it up the stp...
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    Pictures New photo comp thread 25/4

    It looks like it's my turn to start a thread so let's see how your beasts thank you for all that time spent grooming and pampering. Most votes by 10pm next Friday night, May 1 , wins
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    Black flies :(

    Great. Spring is here and the horses have gone in the summer fields. Came to my lad today and he had a swollen sheath due to having several black flies stuck to it sucking his blood :( I tried lots of things last year to try and put them off biting him there without much success I left him with...
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    My pony threw me :p

    With such fabulous technique :D I was leading him back to the stable this morning and I felt he had an eye on a patch of spring grass we were passing so I got tight hold of him. With a deft aikido technique he pushed his head down behind my leg pulling my arm with it then as I was bent forward...
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    Karma

    Out this morning on my lad going up a country lane. A car coming towards us pulls in and I thank them and trot up the lane towards it. As I get nearly up to it another 2 cars come and the first one passes the waiting car without slowing and cuts me up on the pony, the second one pulls in behind...
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    Ice studs

    Having had my hack curtailed today by ice on the roads has anyone used the new ice studs on their Scoot Boots (or any other boots) ? Are they easy to put in Do they work well, especially on roads where there is only ice in patches Are the boots still ok to use if you take them out after winter.
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    freestyle prelim

    I'm just working out my floor plan for my first prelim freestyle test. Can I do walk to canter in it? Pony finds walk to canter easy and gets more balanced canter than from trot.
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    Hoof supplements

    My pony has been having Pro Balance in some chop for quite a while but has started to leave it. What other low iron hoof supplements could I try, a pelleted one would be best so I don't need to be giving much extra feed.
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    Pictures Let's see your ridden stallions.

    Following on from Courbette's thread, why not show some pictures of your ridden stallions. To start off here are my two Fells from the 1980s
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    Flu

    Does anyone know whereabouts in Lancashire the recent Flu outbreak is? Lancashire On 18 April 2019, AHT confirmed an outbreak of EI on a premises in Lancashire. There are two unvaccinated non-Thoroughbred laboratory confirmed positives from one premises that presented with coughing, nasal...
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    Flu

    Does anyone know whereabouts in Lancashire the recent Flu outbreak is? Lancashire On 18 April 2019, AHT confirmed an outbreak of EI on a premises in Lancashire. There are two unvaccinated non-Thoroughbred laboratory confirmed positives from one premises that presented with coughing, nasal...
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    Scoot boot endurance gaiters.

    Who uses these? I have some trail gaiters which are fine. Tried the endurance ones today on a 9 mile ride and the tabs on the outside of the gaiters (the bits extra to the trail gaiters) wouldn't stay where they should. The whole tab worked its way out of the boot on all 4 tabs on the front...
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    What can I feed his minerals in?

    All winter I fed my pony pro hoof in molasses free chop with no problems. He was stabled with just a short daily turnout. He is now out at night and comes in for the day, with a haynet that he eats very little of. He is the correct weight, is barefoot and being hacked around 30 miles a week...
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    Blandford flies

    My horse has just gone out at a new place and when I fetch him in his sheath and inside his thighs are covered with these horrible blackflies dangling from him sucking his blood. :( I'm trying all the things in my repellent collection to try and keep them off but has anyone with experience of...
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    Fastening for crupper

    I use a crupper on my pony when we ride on steep hillsides. One of my saddles has a brass loop on the back to attach the crupper to but my other doesn't. I want to buy a brass footman's loop to put on the saddle but I can't find a UK supplier to buy from. This is roughly what I want...
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    Fastening for crupper

    I use a crupper on my pony when we ride on steep hillsides. One of my saddles has a brass loop on the back to attach the crupper to but my other doesn't. I want to buy a brass footman's loop to put on the saddle but I can't find a UK supplier to buy from. This is roughly what I want...
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