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    Just how hairy is my horse??

    Evening all, so today out came the clippers again to remove the yak coat from my horse. He is only 16hh btw, not a giant. And has been well rugged since his first clip. Im stuggling to believe how much came off him. Evidence: 30th October, with probably a week old clip: What i shaved off...
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    Sarcoid: what do you think the options are?

    So our old grey lad (now 19) has had a couple over the years. One at the elbow successfully treated with liverpool cream never to return, one flat one high on the back of a back leg and one on the front of his fetlock. Vets advice on the fetlock was to leave well alone unless something had to...
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    Shopping help: bridle!

    Heya all, looking for some help and suggestions as I really dont know what to buy and need one due to an itchy horse face and gate!! :) Said horse : He's got a fat short face and I need a flash (or something that works like one!) for hacking and jumping. Got reins...so budget of £100 - £150...
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    Colour experts... :)

    What is the proper name for this colour... :O I seem to have 2 the same!
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    Check ligament :(

    Argh. This is more to share with people who understand than for any real advice, but 2 months post check ligament injury Ive had to chuck my small brown pony back out with the herd. He injured himself on stable rest, so went in a pen. He injured himself on his own in the pen so gave him a...
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    1st stay away show - what will we forget?

    Good morning- please help. :) Question as per the title really, but with our Quest team heading off to Bury Farm this weekend we have lists a mile long but none of us have ever done a stay away competition. I know there are a lot of people on here who have and I am certain we are forgetting...
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    Turn out for inhand coloured?

    Morning all, looking to pick your brains! Im not even slightly serious about showing, but I am playing escort for the hack down to our local show for my sisters kids pony so thought I would enter something. I dont like not at least trying since the judge has turned out for the day, so have some...
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    Help - taking horse on holiday. Equipment and Travel q's!

    I am very lucky in that my friend and I are heading off for a 4 day norfolk adventure in a couple of weeks and I am so excited. We are fine with all the bits of kit needed for the horses, but we have been trying to work out what is the best thing to get in terms of bags to carry our stuff...
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    Chased by dogs hacking today. WWYD?

    Never thought Ineould be writing this as my horse has grown up around dogs of all kinds and as a general rule is completely unbothered by them. However, today 6 of us when out and were on one of the bridle ways, only about 10 mins from the yard, with me up front, and 2 long haired white...
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    Dressage: PB Prelim!

    Happy Mondays everyone, hope the weekend was good for you. I'm at the yard waiting for the physio to give my boy a routine check so I thought I would share a short report from my 2nd dressage this year with my (grotty, brown stained) lovely beast. So I have now had 5 lessons from the new...
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    Dressage report: Amazing return to the white boards!

    Special day yesterday for me as I took my lovely coloured horse out for his first comp since his in the field sesamoid chip (70% chance of returning to some work, much more guarded for doing anything interesting), surgery and a winter of complete box rest. Then a lot of hacking. A month ago...
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    Offroad hacking berks/hants and surroundings!

    Hello HHO, looking to beg borrow and steal some local knowlege for some new routes to explore. Have a small lorry, will travel. :) Looking for some routes to enjoy over the (hopefully) lovely summer within about an hour of Reading that have enough parking. Dont mind if its somewhere with day...
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    Wonderful day today!

    Hi all, just feel the need to share my day. My beautiful boy broke himself almost 6 months ago to the day, resulting in surgery, box rest, horrific in hand walking rehab and much more enjoyable miles of hacking. Today we did what he loves best! He was great, I was rusty, but i still cant stop...
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    Wide horse help...off the horse exercises?

    Hello, hoping for some advice! Unhandled cob i got august finally got a name...Moomin! He is turning into a complete super star and as hes been getting fitter ive been spending more time in the saddle. The problem is he is the widest horse i have ever sat on and after about 1/2 an hour i can...
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    Help! Lunatic on controlled rehab...

    I thought maybe the combined knowledge of H&H might be able to prevent an accident, all suggestions welcome. And this horse is not normally like this, its frustration and boredom and hes lonely. Short story. Full 2 months box rest. Now on the controlled (not really!) walking period and are up...
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    Sometimes its the little things!

    I just feel the need to share with people who will understand. Silly horse has just finished 2 months of strict box rest for a broken sesamoid and today he started his walking...just five mins for this week, but his face when he came out of the barn was just so lovely. Thankfully he managed to...
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    Chipped sesamoid bone.

    So...does anyone have any good outcome stories to share? My lovely coloured lad managed to break the bottom of one in his hind a week ago friday in the field. Dog lame coming in that night, box rested, pretty much sound the next morning so we moved yards thinking it was the cut on his leg...
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    Water and electric costs for a small yard?

    Hiya, only ever been on livery, so no clue on the annual costs of the above for a small 5 box and one tack room yard...trying to work out costs for a potential oportunity if anyone can help? To give you an idea horses out 24/7 8-9 months of the year, work full time so lights on maybe half an...
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    Oups! New horse fell into the lorry.

    And he needs a name. The one he arrived with just does not suit him. So he is about 15.1, gelding, 4 years old and a complete baby. Love him already! :) It was this face that caused the small accident. Just need to kiss that nose.
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    Cost of renting grazing?

    Looking for some help. Might have a very exciting opportunity coming up, but as with everything ££££ always play a part! Have found someone who is probably prepared to rent 'part' of a 15 acre hay field for grazing in my local area (hants/berks border). I know it doesn't have - water...
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    Nerves (almost) overcome. Happy post!

    I just had to share my amazing weekend with my lovely boy and maybe provide a bit of inspiration. I have battled with nerves ever since returning to riding in my early 30's after a break since uni days. I was happy in an arena, and would jump (small) coloured poles , but i hated hacking, and...
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    Feather Mites

    Hi all, hoping for some insight and help and advice on the above. Now this is not my horse (at least not yet), but I strongly suspect that a former hairy (now full clipped and hogged) probably has mites. It defo did last summer as was treated using the injections. Now this horses legs...
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    Advice please? Great hacker to napping monster.

    All of sudden i have developed a huge empathy for those people who buy a new horse then post about how fab it was hacking when they tried it then being unable to ride it off the yard as my horse is now doing the same to me after a yard move! So 3 weeks ago my sister and i moved our herd of 5...
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    Flatwork trainer recs Berks/North Hampshire?

    Hey all, as above really! My lovely (if slightly lazy) horse and I need a bit of inspiration. I think we have both got a bit stuck in a rut with our flat work (jumping is going much better and he likes it more), and thinking I might really benefit from another point of view and some fresh...
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    Finally moving!

    Just felt the need to share my great weekend, when for the first time ever my lovely horse decided to actually be forward in a test. Ok, so we are pottering about at the heady heights of prelim but his tests have been around 60% before, full of comments such as 'lacking inpulsion', 'needs to be...
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    Sitting overjumping?

    After your horse jumps like this! We cleared the fence by a mile, but he catapaulted me out the saddle on the landing! He backed off a fair bit going in hence the duff stride. Just a bit of fun, but seriously, how are you supposed to go with this properly? Thankfully its not his normal style...
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    1st proper ODE and a suprisingly spooky horse - suggestions?

    Well, what a good weekend i have had with both me and my lovely 6 year old horses at our first proper ode and the massive height of 80cms. :) Did 2 last year at 2'3", but they were smaller affairs in every way. I set out with the goal of finishing...which i did all be it on a 3 figure score...
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    Area around Wellington Riding - yards.

    Hey all, looking for some help in trying to locate somewhere for 5/6 horses. Must haves: school, electric, water. Horses have lived out 24/7 365 days of the year for the last 4 years, and would love to continue with this, and obviously if so dont need that many stables. Prepared to travel...
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    Teeny tiny riding hats?

    Hoping there are some people with horse mad tiny tots. My sisters baby is coming up on 11 months old and adores the horses, and they are so good with her! She has a little sit every so often, but we both want to install the no hat no riding rule asap. Problem is it seem hats (even bike ones)...
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    Coming back after time off. Happy day!

    Its been a long, long year with my small horse. Trying to find out what was wrong, treatment, rehab. Not helped by the weight he put on given he couldn't work ( which is still trying to be shifted). Got some pics of him schooling today. He's feeling strong and buzzy and like his old self and...
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