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    Update on my horse

    Got a positive update on my horse that might encourage people that are seeing no end in sight for medical issues on their horse. Long story short, mine had issues for ages before he got finally diagnosed. He got diagnosed with ks, operated on and we thought he was better. Wrong. He went lame...
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    Insurance value

    Sorry saw a thread by someone else and didn't want to hijack it but seemed like something to think about for my horse too. Obviously since he's had kissing spine surgery and surgery on both stifles, diagnosed with chondromalacia, he's worth about ****** all now. Doesn't bother me but he's...
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    Should I bother trying to find a sharer?

    So as some may remember, my horse has had numerous issues with him, pain wise. Long story short, he's had kissing spine surgery and surgery on both stifles and diagnosed with chondromalacia in both. This has been treated and will in the future as well if required. He's currently going through...
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    To stable or not?

    So my horse was diagnosed with chondromalacia, basically arthritis in both stifles. He's currently out in a small paddock as was box walking with his stable. He's calmer outside, fine being alone too as long as he can see other horses. But come to winter time, I dunno what to do. I have a...
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    Equ streamz

    Can anyone give me some insight into these? I'm a bit sceptical. They sound too good to be true which usually means they are. They have backing from a lot of big names though, who I know are probably paid to say it. Can't find any scientific evidence for it, is there any that I just can't...
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    Stifle surgery cost

    So my horse is getting both of his stifles operated on soon. One is worse than the other. As a rough ball park, what have other people been charged for this? I know it will depend on the vet, how long the horse stays at the vets, how bad the issue is etc. But I am really worried that I...
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    Who else is giving up riding for winter?

    Come on someone's got to be with me on this. :D Its not the cold that bothers me to be honest, it's the bloody horse. Can't ride him anywhere during the week as he freaks out in the dark in the outdoor arena (even with the floodlights on) and it's too dark to go for hacks not that he would...
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    How much do you pay for floodlights?

    For use in an arena at a livery yard? Or how much would you expect to pay if you hired an arena?
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    Help me find this product?

    I need help finding this product. May not exist, may not help, but I want to try it if it exists. Been told about this hood that showjumpers are putting on fiesty/anxious horses now that comes down under their head like the throatlash and over their ears but not far down the head. Can't find...
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    Used saddle websites?

    I know of saddles direct/preloved/ebay but anyone know of any others? Wanting a Thorowgood Jump saddle (T6 or T8, I'm not keen on the T4), 17" seat and finding it very difficult to find a used one. I may end up having to go with a GP, but I figured the Jump one would provide a bit more...
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    Anyone accidentally given their horse another name?

    Dunno about anyone else but mine gets called a lot of names, mostly when he's being bad. But I've been calling him donkey now for a while, don't even know why really and he's answering to it now. He looked up at me when I shouted over donkey. Feel bad but at the same time it's funny. :P
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    Thieves on yards

    More just a rant than anything else, join in if you're as sick of them as me. I've had it with paying for other people's horses. I've lost count of the number of buckets, haynets, shampoo bottles, fly spray, tail spray, brushes, gloves, hoof picks, brooms, shavings forks, lead ropes etc I've...
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    Do you like seeing other people ride your horse?

    As the title says basically. I do on jumping really. I'm not good at jumping, I dont have the nerve for it thanks to having a bad childhood experience where every time I jumped at my first riding school, I fell off or the pony would bolt. (Yes not a very good riding school at all). I...
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    Bloated horse - ideas on diet?

    My horse is looking bloated again on all of the grass he is gorging. When he was at the vets recently, they must have kept him in for a day or two as he came back looking slim and lovely. However few weeks on he is now back to looking huge, but I rarely see him not eating and he's always...
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    Hunting - bad behaviour?

    I know not all hunts are like this (I hope not at least) but what's in this video I just saw is for the most part pretty bad: https://youtu.be/bOvMcOwOLQ0 Now the foaming in the mouth and on the body, they are wrong there to me, you get that in 3 day eventers all the time, it's just what...
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    I need advice - am I being unreasonable?

    So will be long I'm afraid to get all the points across and show both sides fairly. My horse, as some know, has probably been in pain for over a year now due to undiagnosed kissing spine. This has now been diagnosed and treated and he's on rest before exercise starts again. Along with this to...
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    Update on my horse - we finally found his problem!

    So most know about the issues I've had with my horse since last year, had the vet out I dont know how many times, the saddler, the physio, he's had everything. Everytime he had an issue (usually it started with he didnt like the saddle going on his back again, so I got the vet out to check him...
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    Thinner stirrup leathers (help with shopping)

    Can anyone recommend some thinner stirrup leathers? Currently using Windsor ones that I got from Amazon, and they are really difficult to adjust, impossible when I'm actually on the horse. The leather is just too thick to pull through the bar easily. Need some thinner ones, good quality, no...
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    Riding horse showing

    So I have entered my horse into a show soon, just a local one and its really just as practice to get him out and about and have fun. But the only ridden class I could do is a riding horse one. Not sure fully on how to present him for that. This is him: I read online that I would...
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    Windy weather

    Anyone else dealing with the windy weather and ultra spooky horses? Ours are going a bit crazy at times. I still rode today but went sideways a few times when he spooked at stuff. I feel bad about the fact that yesterday too I was bringing my horse and another in and mine started playing up...
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    Question about passport and breeding

    Kind of at least regarding the title but I figured here is the best section. Sorry I know its probably a stupid question, but he is my first horse so never seen a passport before. I was just looking at my geldings passport and saw on the front page it says "covering certificate on file: yes'...
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    If you could have any forum members horse..

    Who's would it be? :D Ok so this hopefully wont cause fights, but I was just looking at horses for sale (as you do) and thought, as I often do, it would be so nice to have a horse that I could get on, take for a hack by myself and gallop it knowing its not going to go sideways at a road sign...
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    Exercises for teaching extending

    So having difficulty getting my horse to understand how to extend properly in any gait. Collection is easy enough but not extension. He does a decent walk and trot, canter needs work but trying to do collection and extending in walk and trot only currently. What happens now is when I ask for...
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    Rigcalm - does it work?

    Does anyone use rigcalm on their geldings and does it work to calm them down basically? My horse is mounting the geldings in his field again. I thought the first time might have been a one off thing, but as he has done it again and probably more than just those two times, I would like him to...
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    Horsebox vs horse trailer

    Yes I know its been done a lot but I have a couple of specific questions. The horse box I buy would not be new or even close, so keep that in mind. It would be old, lots of mileage, but good quality. 1. If you have a horsebox, what type is it and what mechanical issues have you had with it...
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    Back and hooves questions

    So after a recent post some people suggested that my horse has maybe been in pain and I am now questioning if he still is perhaps, but is no longer showing it as drastically as he had been. I'm worried that I maybe havent spotted signs or have been ignoring them because other people more...
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    This is the previously 'dangerous' horse

    So ages ago I said how my instructor called my horse dangerous and told me to sell him and get an easier horse. To be fair my horse was making attempts at training for the lipizzaner stallions when my instructor got on. Others at the yard told my mum as well, not me, that maybe I should give...
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    How much for used rugs?

    So basically the title how much would you pay for used rugs? Going on the basis that they are clean, re proofed if turnouts and any repairs done? Think I have priced mine too high and wanted to get some opinions. Will leave my pricing unknown for now. Brand wise it's a mix, amigo shires rhino...
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    What are you proud of this year? What are your ambitions?

    I know the year isnt fully over, but considering most people have pretty much finished competing and some arent even riding much/at all (damn the weather), I kind of wanted to go over what I am proud of. Proud of the fact that I have finally gotten over my fear of even getting on a horse...
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    Lesson from a teenager

    Now I know a few people here wouldn't dream of listening to a teenager on horses let alone get a lesson from one. But I had a brilliant impromptu lesson from one today. I get him to school my horse at times too and he does a brilliant job at that as well. Actually he rides the horse better...
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