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  1. TrasaM

    My next equine project horse

    Oh Ted you are indeed a splendid fellow now. Look how you've grown into your skin ��However green snot is not a great look so get on and get properly recovered. Thank you for putting up a recent photo AA
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    My next equine project horse

    Join Date Oct 2017 Post I've taken a small (3 year) break from HHO, forgot my passwords and email account, got a new login, caught up on the Ted story with utmost priority but..... I can't see any of the pictures :'( """ Hi fellow returnee.. I've just done exactly the same as you. Dug out...
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    Hello after long silence.

    What ..you allowed yourself to be talked into buying a horse by forum �� Could do worse I suppose as there's a lot of experienced people on hand. Great that it worked out. Hope the sarcoids clear up.
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    Hello after long silence.

    Faracat ..how are you doing ? Ohh like the pussy cat.
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    I decked it and am feeling a bit sorry for myself this morning!

    I took a similar dive a few years ago but unfortunately I was still nicely seated in the saddle when we both crashed to earth. With us it was an oncoming motorbike who made no effort to ease off the throttle and tarmac and metal shoes are not a good recipe when fast spinning TB is involved. Hope...
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    Hello after long silence.

    Only dogs now I'm afraid. I put riding on hold due to my concern that the horse I was being given was overdue for retirement. Dipped back and very stiff in the shoulders and took ages to warm up. Unfortunately as she always behaved with me and I handled her well I didn't get any other choice. I...
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    Hello after long silence.

    Finally found password and though I'd pay a quick visit and see what's happing in HHO world. Caught up on Adorable Alice and Ted adventure. They're all grown up now! Seems a bit quieter here than it used to be though. All well in our life. Cyprus Sam has become a veritable paragon of virtue...
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    Horse bolts when mounting

    I had an ex racer as a share once and he was a pain to mount. The saddle he had was too small plus he had a bit which was 3/4" too big. He would fidget and fuss and as soon as you were on he'd dash forwards then when I stopped that he'd run backwards. He took off with me one day when I was half...
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    Introductory Post...Hello All!

    Welcome and I hope you enjoy and get loads of support.
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    Aggressive dog issues

    However we chose to refer to or name them there are good people about who do understand how dogs operate and communicate. I had huge help from a trainer with my fearful abused rescue. He gave me hope and reassurance when at my lowest point and showed me the way through the minefield that was...
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    I could burst with pride...!!!

    Huge well done to you and your horse. I've been there - took friends horse out on my own fir first time and it's an amazing sense of achievement. Didn't have to deal with all the scary things you encountered though :-)
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    My next equine project horse

    So pleased to catch up on Ted and Alice's adventures. He looks amazing and so grown up ��
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    I love this dog!

    Well done to you both.. Looks like fun..almost :D I've got a GSP who would probably love this ..well apart from the ditches but even then he'd probably be ok as long as the water was filthy or bog. :o
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    Petition for the law to value animals properly

    X signed. And thank you CPT for kicking this off.
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    Really troubled spaniel. I need help!!

    Really don't understand how someone can have a dog and not walk it. Well done for trying to help her. I'm sure they will have a much happier dog on their hands with a few boundaries in place and some manners. She is small for a SS? It does sound like her energy needs an outlet and her brain a...
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    Riding schools

    When I first started riding the horse was fully tacked up and was always led back to his stable after the lesson. As I got more experience I started to collect the horse ..usually tacked up in advance, check girth and untack and if required put rugs on afterwards. As far as I know the some...
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    Bruised pelvis after lesson.

    The problem with trying to keep your heel down or trying to keep your toes up is that it will result in muscle tension elsewhere in your leg and cause another problem for you. Try it whilst sitting down and try to identify which muscles are used in order to achieve it. Ifvyiur ankle remains soft...
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    Nobody warned me it was this addictive....

    Masochists the lot of us :D There is just so much to take in in the initial phase of learning. It sounds like you are doing really well and still well and truly hooked.
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    Going to be a horse owner again I think!!! Eeekk!!

    I'm sorry you've lost your grand ma but it's a lovely legacy that you can now finally get Your Very OWN Horse :D insert happy excited sounds :) Am also from a non horsey family and one of my dads last pieces of advice was to 'keep away from horses, they're dangerous' Huh! What type of Irishman...
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    Lee Pearson vs Monty Roberts

    Using the Masterson method licking and chewing are indicators of stress / tension release in the horse. I'd imagine this is why it's one of the indicators used by MR that the horse is relaxing as would be with the head stretching down. Maybe relaxation and acceptance are better words than...
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    Stifles :-(

    My friends horse went through a similar process including him trotting up sound but vet kept on advising bute rest then start again. He was taken to newmarket eventually ( August this year) for a full diagnoses. He had developed bony growths on both stifles and because he was compensating for...
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    dog will swollen belly and excessive thirst

    Fingers crossed for you and her ..at least she's now in a safe place.
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    Are dogs today less sociable

    Oh yes..f e c k entered the banned list recently :o I've just returned to dog ownership having avoided it whilst the kids were small and I was working full time. I took on a rescue GSP who'd been mistreated and starved and it would appear was never socialised to boot. I accept that there are...
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    connemara...... pleasantly surprised !

    Dun dun dun lol.. �� But here's a nice grey one http://www.donedeal.co.uk/horses-for-sale/connemara-x-4yr-old-15-2-158-cm/7851878
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    connemara...... pleasantly surprised !

    There was one recently I loved but getting nearer to 16h .. I've already got my friend waiting to visit as she wants to go horse shopping too. Think that'd be fun Atlantis ��
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    connemara...... pleasantly surprised !

    I'm moving to Northern Ireland soonish .. I've started looking at horses there and now have my sights set on a dun Connemara X TB. There are lots on DoneDeal.ie at the moment too. I often go to the annual pony show in Clifden and just ogle them :D Maybe I should offer B&B for horse hunters once...
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    What a disgrace

    I was seated next to an ID judge on a flight to Ireland last year. She said that it was kept quiet prior to the show that she would be a judge so that no one could 'contact' her and offer inducements! :o I went to the shire country show in Belton in the spring and just for fun and knowing...
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    How did you learn to use your core?

    By accident :D I got knocked over by friends horse and landed heavily on my sacrum. For two weeks after I was stiff and very sore so when I had my riding lessons I was trying to hold my pelvis very still to minimise the pain. Most miraculous riding improvement ever :D beautiful controlled...
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    Im sore but happy

    Well done RG. :) having had to fight through brambles and hawthorn to rescue my own dog..stupid enough to get tangled in undergrowth in his eternal hunt for blackbirds! It's not nice but nothing like what you went through. Can't imagine loosing my dog and then just abandoning it and going home...
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    My Toggi canyon boots leak......grrr

    I had the Calgary and the fabric holding the zips fell apart. Hadn't even worn them very much.
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