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    Advice please! Sedation without my permission.

    Yes ideally they should have waited or phoned you to tell you they were early, but i would more be questioning as to why the yard allowed them to start in your absence (it sounds like you are in a livery environment?) as they were holding your horse they must have greeted them and taken them to...
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    Sacroillialc? suspensory? help very unusual lameness!!

    you need a definitive diagnosis. I have dealt with SI problems and Suspoensories. what you have described is very similar to mine with SI problem but without a vet work up you will have no idea what is a primary problem and what is a secondary compensatory problem. You need to book your horse...
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    Hiring of Hoof Boots, name of company

    www.thesaddleryshop.co.uk Really helpful do buy and hire on lots of boots and help you pick the right ones for you
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    Insurance refusing to pay

    Always ask for exclusions to be reviewed after a year with a supporting letter from your vet. If for what ever reason they will not lift an exclusion get it as specific as possible that way it is clear for all parities. unfortunately for you I would imagine the wording of the exclusion would be...
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    Regumate questions

    mine had now been inseminated with Peanut oil first time mid summer last year and for the first time this year. so far as work on first insemination each time. she gets very difficult on coming into season and very distracted once in season. Its far cheaper than regumate. only down side I have...
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    Grazing Muzzle Woes

    I would try a greenguard one I persevered with a bucket one but my horse just stressed in it. much happier with a greengaurd one had to poke the grass though the holes to start but very quickly got the hang of it. she has it vet wrapped on her headcollar.
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    calcification deposit in suspensory ligament

    I think this is what mine has. It was found after a bone scan which showed hocks as a hot spot. x rays showed extra bone/calcification at the insertion of the SL by the hock. Was worse on one leg. Horse wasn't lame ( bone scan for back problem resistance to go forwards) blocking of SL made no...
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    Ovarian Cysts (Granulosa Cell Syndrome)

    hiya your sounds a little like mine was last year. she was scanned and all okay and blood tested and scoped for ulcers all fine. She was really bad coming into season. had short trial of regumate but not really long enough to make a huge difference. ended up having Peanut oil inseminated which...
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    Dually halter-Any good?

    very good and effective how ever you must do the training otherwise it will be as pointless. They come with a DVD and the best advice is get someone out to help train both of you. Go to the Intelligent horsemanship website and find someone local to you
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    And this is why you do not use sheep wire as horse fencing!

    Post and Rail not always better. As mine did just that in a post and rail fence. Took two people with saws to cut her out. Thankful she didn't panic as could have broken a leg. In some ways at least stock fencing is easier to cut with wire cutters than a thick wooden post.
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    Mare won't load- dually headcollar a few questions

    http://www.intelligenthorsemanship.co.uk/specialist-horse-training.html look here and find someone to help you. As previously said your horse needs to be trained to understand a dually (and you) otherwise you are on a road to nowhere. It worth doing things properly and not papering the cracks...
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    Hunting from Plumpton College

    No hunt went from Plumpton college last year and don't have any dates of one this year. Have in the past had think it was a drag hunt go out from here a few years back.
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    Alternative to Regumate?

    Peanut oil inseminated in to uterus. love it mine is so much better having been done lasts about 100days ask your vet- No I haven't lost the plot!
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    muzzle help please!

    yep horizontal
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    TopSpec All in One.

    if your horses isn't eating it your not going to see an improvement. Not all horses like powder. Quite agree with Jnhuk always helpful and not pushy sales like a lot of the big companies. I deal with quite a few companies and Top Spec are one of the better ones to deal with
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    TopSpec All in One.

    My horses are on and never had a problem getting them to eat it and they look good and as for hoof quality they are solid as a rock (both warmbloods) but hoof quality will take months to grow down and if your horse is not eating it then it wont make a difference. Also half the horses are work...
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    sinusitis

    Sinusitis defiantly smells!!! so do manky teeth but they smell a bit different but both rancid!
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    Fybrotic Myopathy

    depends on the horse. My horse has fibrotic myopathy she has it quite pronounced on one hind and mild on the other no idea why it started around 2 1/2 years ago. It is and has got progressively worse she doesn't worry about and nore do I but she is a retired field pet (for other reasons). People...
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    sinusitis

    oh yes it smells! many seem to respond well to long course of antib's but some don't. Think I put pictures up in the photo gallery of one I look after that had chronic sinusitis. After long antib course (over a month) and no let up in yellow smelly snot(been scoped already and teeth check) had x...
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    How do you stop a horse from door kicking constantly??

    Any persistent door bangers at work have bracelets on. Basically a spur strap with several heavy duty nuts on it. when they bang it bangs coronet they stop banging works well but put it on both feet as they will just do it with the one otherwise. Cheap and effective. And as other have said don't...
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    Grazing muzzles 24/7 ??

    I have two horses out in a huge field (just them) one had lami at the start of the year and since she has started going back out wears muzzle at all times when out. 4/5 days a weeks she is in during the day and out at night other days may just be in for an hour or two just to give her a break...
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    Advice Needed! Hormonal or Ulcers? Or just naughty?

    Mine went bit like this also used to get really bloated too. sensitive sides difficult girthing not wanting to trot etc. it was worse when she came into season but bloods showed hormone levels normal so then scoped and was clear. had 3 months out brought back in to work less sensitive until...
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    peanut butter and hormonal mares

    Think some other studies were done too on what type of oil to use. Works for mine and cheaper than regumate. I would recommend it
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    Myler bits

    mine only likes her myler 04 and 06 both have hooks but only use top one. She is very light and sensitive and just used to put tounge over everything else! she also have a micklehm bridle. only things she is happy with
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    peanut butter and hormonal mares

    lol i think getting peanut butter in to a mares uterus maybe a little tricky think ill stick with the oil!
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    peanut butter and hormonal mares

    its peanut oil. Mine was inseminated about 6 weeks ago and its been a transformation. its only a tiny amount they use but great result so far
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    Has anybody been on a Kelly Marks foundation course?

    yep loved it. Woul have liked to take my horse but is quite a long way from us. just booked my next course :-)
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    Flexiride for low use arena

    love our flexi ride surface we are a big yard with high useage but would use it were possaible. Very low maintaince ours does sit on top of the sand mostly great in frozen weather and snow. Only problem with it is harrowing it is a nightmare as the harrow we have is for the other two sand and...
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    supraspinous ligament damage/experiences please

    I have one that had damage to supraspinious ligament and then my other has damaged the interspinious liganment. The one with the supraspinious ligament damage also had arthritis of the facet joints which the vet thought was more lilkey to be the issue. It was a few years back but do seem to...
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    My horse is officialy 'interesting'

    I have two pronouced 'intreseting' by the vet and my second one has also been called 'intresting' by a thermopraphy person doing training and a massage person. Sometimes i think boring and normal would be good!
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