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  1. ImmyS

    Splint - light work or complete rest?

    *Just to say I will be consulting vet but just interested in other peoples experiences and opinions* Gutted that Finn has thrown a relatively small splint, he had such clean legs 😫. But horses will be horses. He moved to a new field a few days ago so can only imagine he has walloped himself...
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    Video Couldn’t not share! Warning - cuteness overload!

    It’s Finn’s 4th birthday today. Can’t believe I bought him over a year ago unseen and what a lovely horse he is becoming! He celebrated in normal Finn style this morning with a lay in. My OH decided to join him today! So cute I had to share ❤️
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    Pictures Finn’s first show report.

    I normally post Finn updates in the 3/4 year for year old thread, however I felt this update required a little thread of its own. After having a long winter break Finn has been back under saddle for nearly 4 weeks including a couple of weeks at my trainers yard. He came home Thursday and there...
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    Pictures Saddle suggestions please?

    So.. having saddle dilemmas with Finn. Had saddler out and tried a few AH saddles, Black Country and Harry Dabbs. The only tree shape that fitted was the freedom tree Black Country, with half front gussets but didn’t have one wide enough. I am reluctant to buy brand new as Finn is only coming 4...
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    Anyone else’s not grown a coat this winter?

    First winter with Finn so not really sure what’s normal for him, but have been really surprised that he has hardly grown any sort of winter coat. I know it’s been a relatively mild winter but he’s been out 24/7 naked and he still practicallly looks like he’s got a summer coat and little...
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    Has any one had this happen before??

    I feel like only I could have such a silly thing happen to me, but I hope maybe I’m not alone 🙈 I have a field shelter with a section on the side I use as a feed room/ tack room. It has a little twiddly lock and a shoot bolt. Minding my own business and pull the door to as always while I make...
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    How important is physical touch to horses?

    Finn and his new field companion have been together a few weeks now. New companion is a friends approx 12hh mare and 22 years old. She is here for probably around 6 months or until I decide on a more permanent solution. They are generally always grazing near each other and I have caught them...
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    Goals for next year? Please share!

    Finn is officially on his winter holiday and I am already twiddling my thumbs and already looking at him everyday with excitement to get going again! He is only 3 and a half and with no facilities and working daylight hours - a holiday is best but I just can’t wait to start again next spring...
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    A ‘what would you do?’ thread..

    So I keep my 3 year old RID gelding just a minute walk from my house. We have access to about 4/5acres, no facilities but am having a shelter and small feed room put up next month. The land is owned by a family member and no formal contract in place but told we can use it indefinitely and he has...
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    Pictures An appreciation post..

    Just a soppy appreciation post about being privileged enough to have animals in my life. Just the time spent with them, the fresh air and the peace it brings to the soul ❤️ Will probably feel very different in a couple of months in the depth of winter so wanted to share the good vibes now 😆...
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    Pictures First outing for Finn and a special guest appearance!

    Took 3 year old Finn out for his first little trip today. He had a proper bath for the first time and was a good boy standing still to have a good scrub! He then loaded without a fuss. It was his first time travelling in a trailer so I was quite nervous. He was a little fidgety on the way but...
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    Video Practice makes perfect…

    Trailer loading practice for Finn today. He’s never loaded onto a trailer and only travelled a couple of times in a small lorry in his life. He walked straight on and settled in there really well. Practiced backing off and getting on a few times and practiced having back bar and ramp up and he...
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    Turnout boot recommendations?

    I would like to take Finn to a couple of inhand shows this autumn before he’s turned away. He’s turned out 24/7 with no yard/stables etc so will be prepping him in the field. He has a lot of white on his legs so looking for recommendations for boots so I can wash his legs and boot to keep clean...
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    Problems with ‘plastic’ trailers?

    Hi, I posted another thread about Humbaur trailers. On that thread an interesting point was brought to attention about trailers that are made from ‘plastic’ materials, especially the front the trailer and how these may be less robust and unsafe. It’s not really something I had though about and...
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    Humbaur trailers anyone?

    I previously had an older Böckmann trailer which I absolutely loved but sold when I sold my last horse in order to save for a house. I am now in a position to buy another however struggling to track down another Böckmann and can’t afford new. I have seen a Humbaur Pegasus trailer advertised...
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    Do you think horses find humans annoying?

    Because I’m pretty sure I irritate Finn with my antics… 😆 On a serious note though, I often wonder if horses find our interactions and interference irritating at times? Or whether I am personifying them and they don’t real have feelings of annoyance? Just a weekend musing! Feel free to share...
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    How do you keep your youngsters entertained during down time?

    Finn had been enjoying a spot of tennis… I think he needs to work on his form! 😆
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    Pictures A little Finn update…

    So Finn went away for a couple of weeks to my trainer back in May. He had a super time there and did really well. He then had some down time in the field. I posted a thread regarding his vet visit a few weeks ago, due to a bit of an unusual lump above his eye. Good news - x rays and biopsy...
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    Pictures Finn goes to the vets 🤒

    So poor Finn had a trip to the vets on Wednesday. A couple of weeks after he arrived from Ireland I came up to do him one morning and he had a sudden hard lump form above his left eye and his upper eyelid was swollen (I posted in the veterinary section at the time). So vet came out and was a...
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    Land Management for Horses with Dr Lisa Schofield..

    This is a group on facebook - a lot of you maybe aware of this already but just wanted to put it out there for people who may not have seen it before as I’ve found it so helpful and informative in how to manage grassland better for the horses etc. Well worth having a look! ☺️
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    Pictures Help me name Fin 😃

    Anyone on here imaginative at coming up with names? Fin is officially ‘unnamed’ in his passport so need to think of something and get it sent off ☺️ He is by Fintan Himself and out of Clandonagh Misty Morning. Picture of the chap for inspiration!
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    Video Fin goes to ‘school’

    Fin has gone to my trainer for a couple of weeks just to install some basics. Plan is then to lightly hack over the summer and maybe some in hand shows before he is turned away in the autumn until next spring. Just a bit of a proud post. He walked straight on the lorry to head over there and...
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    Pictures A little Fin update ☺️

    I can’t believe I have had Fin a month already! How time has flown already! So Fin has already experienced his first vaccination with the vet, his first dentist and now also seen the farrier and he has been good as gold. He really is a character and makes me laugh every day, always trying to...
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    Hard lump above eye

    Found Fin with a new boney type lump above his eye. Turned out alone, no sign of trauma or foreign body - he is eating, drinking and his normal happy self. Eye looks fine, no discharge from eye or nose. Seems a bit sensitive to touch but he did try and rub his head in me for a scratch so not too...
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    Pictures Fin has arrived...

    ... and he’s just a lovely lovely chap! Strolled off the lorry, walked passed the cement mixers going next to the entrance to the field. Handled him for a little while, groomed him and then just turned him out. I think he’s going to be a cheeky chappy!! Just seems really lovely and people...
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    Pictures Ahhh! He’s finally on his way and I am terrified/ rather excited!!

    I have done something I thought I would never do and have bought unseen from Ireland. After countless hours spent scrolling through horse ads and trying to enquire about FB posts I wanted to give up, the horse market had just gone totally mad and it was hard to even get a look in plus I...
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    Tell me everything about Irish Draughts...

    I have just put a deposit down on a beautiful 3 year old Irish Draught gelding by Fintan himself. Probably been done before, but just a light hearted post about people’s experiences and stories with their Irish draughts. Pictures always welcome!! 😃😃
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    The horse market currently...

    Just a little bit of a rant.. I know it is a dealers job to buy and sell horses but can’t help but feel a bit sad when I see a beautiful 2 year old ID filly advertised for sale - then see it readvertised a couple of weeks later after just arriving in a new home for nearly double the price...
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    Buying a youngster...

    Hi guys, Been a while since I’ve posted on here. Some of you might remember I had the lovely Arlo. He was sold to my lovely yard owner early this year and they are getting on great. I sold him in order to save for my first home which I am now in the process of buying one, which is rather...
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    Any one own a ‘sporty’ Shire horse??

    Wasn’t really sure how to word the title. I window shop horses a lot and have seen a few adverts recently for full bred Shire horses as all rounders/riding club types which I’m sure some are probably capable of this, but my question would be about long term soundness of heavier horses doing such...
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