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    Loved this story

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/04/a-real-miracle-dog-saves-injured-hiker-stranded-in-croatian-mountains
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    If you feed your dog Forthglade...

    ... the owner of our local pet shop has just told us that there will be supply problems as half of the Forthglade factory has burned down.
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    European eventing championships

    Does anyone know (a) if these are going to be on TV, BBC red button or similar, and (b) if there's a live website with scores on? Thanks in advance, oh knowledgeable ones.
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    European eventing championships

    Does anyone know (a) if these are going to be on TV, BBC red button or similar, and (b) if there's a live website with scores on? Thanks in advance, oh knowledgeable ones.
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    Feed for older mare - do I need to change it?

    My mare is 23 and in light work. She had a dental check yesterday and the dentist mentioned a loose tooth that she might have to take out at mare's next appointment, and that got me wondering whether I should change mare's feed to something softer. Currently she has conditioning cubes (Spillers)...
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    Andrew Cotter and his dogs

    Remember Andrew Cotter the sports commentator doing commentaries on his 2 Labradors during lockdown last year? I think you can see them on YouTube. I saw in WHSmith today that he has a book out about the dogs,, called something like Olive, Mabel and me.
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    Andrew Cotter and his dogs

    Remember Andrew Cotter the sports commentator doing commentaries on his 2 Labradors during lockdown last year? I think you can see them on YouTube. I saw in WHSmith today that he has a book out about the dogs,, called something like Olive, Mabel and me.
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    Mare being bullied, what can I do?

    My mare's just beginning to have some turn out after a period of box rest (she was lame). Yesterday I just put her out for a bit while I did her stable, haynets and water. While I was doing this, another livery told me I might want to trot mare up when I got her in as another one had been...
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    Heat in hindleg (no other symptoms)

    Brought my mare in from the field today, she was fine, much as usual, happy, walking well. I took her rug off, groomed her and when I reached her near hind, found it was quite warm. No swelling, no lameness, no reaction when I touched it, just heat. I thought it could be mud fever - she's a...
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    What has Blue been up to?

    Today on our walk we met a 13-week-old puppy who was the spitting image of Blue! Same shape, same colour and texture coat, even the same white patch on the chest. Has Blue been creeping out at night through the dog flap, over the wall, for assignations with local girl doggies???
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    RiP Chilli Morning

    Sad news, he wasn't very old. https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/stallion-chilli-morning-dies-723326
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    Flying horse

    Saw this and just had to share it. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/03/emotional-support-horse-flight-american-airlines
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    An update on Blue

    Some of you might remember that we adopted a little jrt cross from a friend of Clodagh about 7 months ago. He is absolutely fabulous, merry, lively (I'd forgotten how much energy young terriers have!), affectionate and generally no trouble at all. He has worked out how to use the dog flap...
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    European eventing championship scores

    For those of us following from afar (or in an office surreptitiously glancing at updates!): https://live.rechenstelle.de/2019/luhmuehlen_euro/leaderboard01.html
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    Horse wormers, manure and dogs

    I read (on here somewhere) about not letting dogs eat horse manure because horse wormers are toxic to dogs. A number of the horses on the yard where I keep my mare have recently been wormed. I was planning to pick up some manure for the allotment from the yard but then thought of our dog - we do...
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    Introducing Blue

    So here's Blue, he joined us at the end of January (it's taken me this long to work out how to put photos on here!) He came from a friend of Clodagh. He's very happy here, wags his tail, raids the garden for windfall apples and found his way to the biscuit cupboard very quickly.
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    The importing rescue dogs question

    I know this has been discussed a lot on here, but thought I'd share this link anyway: https://www.theguardian.com/global/2019/jan/08/they-look-cute-but-should-we-rescue-romanias-street-dogs
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    Couldn't resist sharing this link

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/nov/17/zoe-williams-fit-in-my-40s-horse-riding
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    Couldn't resist sharing this..

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/nov/02/pet-sounds-why-your-dog-loves-listening-to-bob-marley
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    Trying not to get too excited...

    ... but OH and I are planning to go on Monday to meet this little fellow, if he's still up for adoption. https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming/dogs/dog/filters/lou~398~~~~n~/1180591/zippy Feeling excited and nervous all at the same time!
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    Animals in need, Northants

    Has anyone rehomed a dog from Animals in Need, Little Irchester? OH has agreed to us having another dog (!!! yippee!!!) and I've looked at the Animals in Need website (mainly because I picked up one of their flyers at an event yesterday). Just wondered if anyone had any experiences of them...
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    Eventing team for WEG announced.

    http://www.britisheventing.com/asp-net/news/item.aspx?id=7776
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    Charlotte Dujardin is in the Guardian

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/may/19/charlotte-dujardin-olympic-dressage-champion-horses
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    Homeless people and their dogs in shelters

    After our old terrier died at the end of December, I said I was thinking that while we were between dogs, we might foster homeless people's dogs to enable them (the homeless people, not the dogs) to access winter shelters and all the associated help. Heard today that I won't be able to do that -...
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    Out of hours vets

    I found this article online the other day. https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/jan/24/vets-now-fees-out-of-hours-bills Would be interested in people's thoughts on it. Vets Now are the people we took our Parsons too in the small hours of the morning last month and it was expensive, but they...
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    Lost our old Parson Russell terrier this morning

    As the title, really, he was fine yesterday morning, vomited once during the day while we were out and was a bit fidgetty afterwards - we put that down to him having snaffled some rubbish off the floor on a walk (which he did a lot!) and he seemed to get better and back to normal during the...
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    Do you need to limit access to salt licks?

    I bought a Himalayan salt lick for my mare, which she loves. She just licks it while tied up being groomed or after exercise. She lives out 24 hours at the moment. My question is, can horses lick too much salt? (Is too much salt bad for horses as it is for humans?)
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    WFP's horse Fernhill Pimms

    A while ago someone on here posted asking what had happened to WFP's ride Fernhill Pimms. According to the British Eventing website, he won the Open Novice at Calmsden on it recently. http://www.britisheventing.com/asp-net/events/results.aspx?meetingid=4933&section=200 (Apologies if I've...
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    European showjumping championships

    http://www.equestrianteamgbr.co.uk/news/great-britain-showjumpers-selected-for-europeans/
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    Bruised foot on stirrup iron??

    Two days ago I woke up with pain and soreness in my foot, on the side around the joint of the big toe. When I looked, there was extensive bruising along the side of the joint and going into the ball of the foot. I honestly can't remember having any kind of accident or anything to cause that size...
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