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  1. Meredith

    Fly spray…. Is it me?!

    I bought the one without the fringe. It worked in as much as my pony wasn’t bothered by flies but he got so hot he became overheated. I used it twice.
  2. Meredith

    Foal name inspiration needed!

    Melusina.. a French water sprite
  3. Meredith

    Fly spray…. Is it me?!

    I have been to the feed shop today and looked at some sprays. If I have remembered correctly NAF Deet and Carr Day and Martin Extra have 20% Deet w/w. ( whatever that means ) Phazer has 5.5ml per 100ml. NAF is £18.90 for 750ml. 500ml CDM costs £14.98 and 500ml Phazer £16.50. I have ordered...
  4. Meredith

    Fly spray…. Is it me?!

    I bought a 6’ Busse zebra fly rug and neck last year. Still have it, used twice, horse not impressed.
  5. Meredith

    Fly spray…. Is it me?!

    I have used Biteback Neem with reasonable success for a couple of years. I have just ordered this, a newish product. I will try and remember to post how effective it is.
  6. Meredith

    Is there a way to 'manage' rubber mats to minimise them getting icky underneath?

    I used rubber matting with some shavings on non draining concrete. It stank. Underneath was rank. I couldn’t lift the mats and OH, who is the most helpful and obliging a non horsey person could be, eventually rebelled and refused to help move them and clean underneath. I changed the bedding to...
  7. Meredith

    What to do with rug bags?

    No need to dispose of bags here.😀 When my rugs are washed at the end of the winter / summer season they are put away in their bags for storage.
  8. Meredith

    Base layer short and long sleeved.

  9. Meredith

    Base layer short and long sleeved.

    I bought some long sleeved wicking tops in the sales. One was for running, one for riding, the other, cycling. I did have to stitch a collar on one otherwise the air jacket rubbed my neck.
  10. Meredith

    Omeprazole Injections Cost?

    No firmness intended.😀 I had to look it up again to make sure I had remembered correctly.
  11. Meredith

    Omeprazole Injections Cost?

    This is what I meant. Explained in paragraphs 2-6 I think.
  12. Meredith

    Omeprazole Injections Cost?

    My pony had 6 injections in his rump. He was also given sucralfate. The first, which was done after scoping, cost £250. This was fine as he was still dozy. The last 5 I took the pony to another vets. The next 3, £170. The last 2 were 1/2 doses and were cheaper. The second and 5th injections were...
  13. Meredith

    Attacked by a stallion on our hack 😡

    How frightening. I am glad you are all OK though. I had a fright caused by a stallion too. I rode with friends on an open hill. The other horses were geldings. The local hill stallion, we had no idea he was loose, decided to try to mount my mare. Fortunately one of the geldings was very good at...
  14. Meredith

    Clean Travellers

    I have a skip, rubber gloves, short handled plastic shovel and a stiff hearth brush in the horsebox. My pony, so far, has happily whiddled into the skip shortly after loading to come home. Usually there is one poo per journey. I will have had the ‘box for 4 years soon and I doubt it has been wet...
  15. Meredith

    Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend Plans

    Rest day today, gardening instead. Hacking tomorrow and a brief lesson on Saturday. Maybe we will manage a trot this week. Probably another longer hack on Sunday then on holiday on Monday, hopefully flight will be fine. Finan will have a week or so off unless he begins to get plump in which case...
  16. Meredith

    Who wants Shetland photos…?
  17. Meredith

    Happy Sunday

    I don’t think it’s clear from my first post but Finan is still at livery and will probably remain there.
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    Happy Sunday

    Some of you may know that Finan had ulcer treatment and 2 scopings. After the injections were finished I moved him to full livery. He had over 3 months off so exercise began slowly 12 weeks ago. 3 weeks ago we tried canter for the first time. Today I took him home and rode round ‘our’ woods. We...
  19. Meredith

    What to do...

    My vet wouldn’t prescribe gastroguard or sucralfate without scoping first unless the horse had previous ulcer history. He said he needed to know he exactly what he needed to treat.
  20. Meredith

    Core strength exercises

    Thank you. That explains a lot. My balance is not great, inner ear I guess as I am always travel sick. I have left side lower back pain from horse accident 20 years ago, doctors only prescribed painkillers, and my body spatial awareness is poor. It was only recently that I realised I had been...
  21. Meredith

    Core strength exercises

    Sorry @sbloom I ‘ve been following this thread in the hope of finding what to do. I have back pain and ride lopsided. However I need a translation for this.
  22. Meredith

    Run free Flicka

    So sorry
  23. Meredith

    What to do...

    My pony colicked 3 times. His other symptoms puzzled my vet. I had the pony scoped. He had grade 2 ulcers. After 4 injections he was scoped again. The ulcers were nearly healed so 2 more injections were given. The investigations and treatment took 5 months. He was restarted 2 months ago and all...
  24. Meredith

    Ring Fit ad again

    Any one else getting this at the bottom of the page again?
  25. Meredith

    Chances of colic after scoping

    I expect each horse may react differently but my nearly 17 year old Connie has been scoped twice this spring without any apparent concerns.
  26. Meredith

    Cabotswood boots - sale

    Oh, tempting. I have wide feet, any good?
  27. Meredith

    Badminton - traffic / queues?

    Just saw this. Will it affect Badminton?