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    To sell or would you regret it?

    I’m in need of some advice from those who’ve sold horses before - I’ve never done it and really on the fence about whether I’d regret selling this one. Good points: -6 years old -fantastic paces on the flat been told she could happily go advanced medium. -great hack in company, doesn’t...
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    Headpiece for large ears and narrow poll

    Hi all, Hoping someone has encountered this configuration before and found the solution: I’m after a headpiece for ears which are large at the base but the horse also has a narrow poll. So far I’ve tried a micklem, shires velociti and horsemanship saddlery avante with no success. They are...
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    Sheepskin/wool saddle pads?

    Hi all, Currently looking for sheepskin/wool lined saddle pads and in need of reviews from those using them! My saddle fitter has recommended the le mieux half lined ones but they’re three figures (gulp) so trying to see if I can find a reasonable alternative/find them second hand if they...
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    Mare just not quite happy?

    I think I need a bit of a sounding board if others don’t mind. You may have seen from previous posts that my mare and I have been through the wars since I’ve had her and she’s finally in ‘proper’ work for the first time. There’s a few niggles remaining that I can’t work out if I’m being hyper...
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    Recommend a girth?

    Gloria the hippo (aka my lovely 70% blood mare) is finally slimming down now in full work and winter 🥳 This means however we are currently in the market for a new girth. We’ve got a few requirements though: - must be super comfy as she’s previously had ulcers and whilst not girthy anymore...
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    Talk to me about boots

    I’ve just had my birthday and one gift was a gift card for repost equestrian to out towards some new (watertight, non cracked) riding boots. I try to not wear them out to the field but needs must occasionally so looking for something nice and field boot style but that I won’t cry over having...
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    Jumping after injury?

    Hi all, I’ve been slowly plugging away at bringing my mare back into work since she was kicked back at the start of July. We were cleared by the vet last month for all activities and are now on week 12 of structured ridden work (previously lots of in hand work and a bit of hacking for the...
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    Lunge aid for SI

    Hi all, I’m currently bringing my mare back into work (8 to weeks back in now) following 10 weeks box rest, hand walking etc for a nasty kick injury. She’s always been a bit sensitive over her back since I got her but having x-rayed/worked up/physio’d we think she’s sore over her SI area...
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    Livery price

    Hi all, I’ve had the offer of renting more grazing with the YO where I am currently and am a bit unclear on what a reasonable price is. I think the situation could be great for the horse as she could have close to 24/7 turnout over the winter but don’t want to be a numpty paying a high price...
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    Pro or go elsewhere

    My tricky mare is once again being tricky! Today we had the text that we officially need to find a new home - I knew it was coming and it’s totally fair, but I’m not 100% made up on what to do next. Our problems/reasons for eviction: - separation anxiety from others (Happy to leave them but...
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    Finally good news!!

    Hi all, just wanted to share some good news after a very long 7 months and many down-in-the-dumps posts on here. After almost exactly 7 months with my mare, grade 4 ulcers, reactions to ulcer meds, cellulitis, an huge abscess, 2 rounds of stitches for 3 kicks, 5 bone chips and more miles...
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    What to do about tack storage

    I’m currently looking at two options for tack storage and want to be sure I haven’t missed something through rookie error. It will house my saddle/bridle/etc. which whilst not not the most expensive are worth a reasonable amount and I’d prefer not to have stolen! The locker will be stored in a...
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    Talented yet tricky

    Hi all, Slightly loosing the will to live with horses atm after having what’s been described by a number of friends as the worst luck they’ve ever seen buying a horse! Basically I keep circling round as to whether I should be looking at selling her. We’ve had ulcers, allergic reactions to...
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    Increasing turnout time?

    Hi all, I seem to have an endless stream of questions for H&H atm! I’m due to move my mare to a new yard this week and she’ll have a big jump in turnout time - I’m trying to work out how much of a risk this could be and how to manage. She’ll be going from 5.5 hours daytime turnout to...
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    Keep looking or wait and see?

    I’m finally back riding my mare! I’ve had her for 6 months now but it’s been one problem after another (see previous threads!). We got cleared for walk work at the start of last week and she’s been good as gold. The thing that is niggling at me though is despite scoping clear following ulcer...
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    Recommend me a bridle?

    I’ve just started bringing my mare back into work this week after 4 months off 🥳 (see previous posts for the saga!) and have decided I need to think about a new bridle. She’s currently in a micklem and it fits well apart from behind the ears. She doesn’t have particularly large ears but it...
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    Bringing a horse back into work

    I’m after a bit of advice weighing up different options with my mare. Due to needing treatment for grade 4 ulcers (found shortly after I brought her) and subsequently segueing into an injury in the field my ‘new’ 5yr old has now had 3 months off work. She’s due to be rescanned and hopefully...
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    Walk/ground work suggestions

    Hi all, My 5yr old is currently on box rest/walk work having been kicked 4 weeks ago. I’ve just been told she has to have another 6 weeks to help subsequent bone chips settle, with walk work and turnout in a stable sized pen possible. The idea is she can do things to stay sane but must stay in...
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    Yard or horse?

    Hi All, I’m currently in a bit of a conundrum - I need to decide whether problems I’m experiencing can be helped by moving yards or whether they’re just bad luck to do with this horse. I brought my new mare in April and since then she should have been renamed calamity Jane. So far: -...
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    Does it get better?

    Hello all, I’ve written before about my hunt for a horse and do now have my new girl! It has been a rather rocky start though and I’m rather hoping for ‘it will get better’ reassurance. In the 8 weeks I’ve had her so far it’s been: - 2/3 weeks of frantically panicked unsettled horse on...
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    Ulcers?

    Hi all, Since my last post I've recently got a new mare!! She is fab so far but has a couple of behaviors that are making me think of ulcers in the back of my mind. She looks great condition wise, is happy to work if a bit sticky on her right rein (She is just 5 though) and is generally a...
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    Insurance, x-rays and LOU

    Hi all, I’ve had a look around (extensively!) at the threads on insurance etc. And was hoping to pick the collective brains on the issue. I’m currently in the process of buying/vetting a lovely 5yr old and trying to weigh up x-rays or not. As far as I understand it I would need to X-ray to...
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    On the fence pony shopping

    Hi all, I’ve had an account here for a long time and tend to read a lot of the posts but haven’t posted for a very long time! I’m currently looking to buy and have a bit of a ‘what would you do’ question seeking impartial advice. I’m looking at a horse I originally wouldn’t have picked out...
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    Advice about loaning and competing

    Hello all, this is my first time posting so I hope I do it all correctly! I am looking for advice as an experienced rider looking to do more competing somehow! I have ridden for 10yrs and am now looking to get into competing again after a long break from it since I was very young. My question...
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