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    Experience with a horse going under general anaesthesic

    Hello all My friends horse is going in for a procedure to her tendon stealth next week and she’s just been told it’s going to be done under GA. Horse is 22 so friend is obviously concerned and the vets haven’t run through the risks involved. She’s quiet happy to retire the horse but chose the...
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    Disappointed with new saddle wwyd

    I ordered a new jump saddle which was fitted yesterday but what I ordered was not what was delivered. The saddle fitter is very good and used them for a while and they always do a good job. I ordered a branded saddle however what was delivered although made by the branded company (have to take...
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    Tips to help a pony settle in a warm up arena

    Hello all I’m hoping all you wonderful posters could help me with some tips on trying to get a young pony to settle in a warm up arena at competitions. The pony in question is very sharp and bold, always has been, and can be incredibly strong. Ive been taking him to lots of clinics and...
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    Recommendations for new menage surfaces

    We are in the process of looking for a new arena surface. The YO doesn't want sand/rubber surface and so we are looking for recommendations for other types of surfaces and companies used. Arena is a 20x40 outdoor school. Thanks in anticipation
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    WWYD Electric fence

    I moved to a new yard in December and up until now everything has been fine. I currently have my ponies on a track system which has been up all summer. It is set as I have always done it and its the same as others on the yard who also have a track system. On Saturday I had a very strongly...
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    Questions for those who have taken the trailer test

    I'm looking to take the trailer test after having some lessons but I was wondering what parts of the test that concerned people prior to/during the test and what people wished they knew before taking the test?
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    Tow bar for horse trailer

    Hi all I hope someone can help. I'm having a tow bar fitted to my next car ready for when I've passed my trailer test. The company have given me some options for tow bar. I know I want a fixed tow bar rather than detachable but they've given the option on 7 pin or 13 pin electric plug...
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    What to expect - first time hunting

    Evening all My mare and I and going to the local newcomers meet and it'll be both our first time. I know what to wear and read all the do's and don't on the hunts website but what can I expect on the day? Is it a bit stop start or is it flat out the whole time? Also I normally...
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    Barefoot Notting Hill Saddle

    Does anyone have a Barefoot Notting Hill saddle? Looking into getting a treeless saddle and borrowed a friends old barefoot saddle and pony moved so much better than in her treed saddle. Looking at the website this saddle is better for longer rides and jumping as pressure from stirrup bars...
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    Horse transporters in the New Forest

    Hi Can anyone recommend a horse transporter in the New Forest as I need to pick up my mare from her loan home and move her to a new yard. I have tried those advertised on NFED with no response or used before and bad experience. Thanks
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    Horse transporters in the New Forest

    Hi Can anyone recommend a horse transporter in the New Forest as I need to pick up my mare from her loan home and move her to a new yard. I have tried those advertised on NFED with no response or used before and bad experience. Thanks
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    Can anyone recomend a good bad person in New Forest?

    Hi Can anyone recomend a good back person who covers the New Forest? My mare is having problems picking up the correct canter lead on one rein, she has only started cantering in the school a few weeks ago. I've been having regular lessons with her and today my instructor had a go in case...
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    Saddle advice

    I have a very wide flat backed New Forester who was broken last year and schooled/hacked this year. She had her saddle checked and reflocked in May however she has muscled up since then and eaten lots of grass and changed shape. Her current saddle is fine when in walk, trot and canter out...
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