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    Holiday riding (beach preferably) in Cornwall

    We're going on holiday to Cornwall soon; I usually try and look out a local riding school or trekking centre to have a blast on the beach while I'm away. We're staying near St Austell (so south coast) - would be willing to travel an hour or so to get to somewhere decent though. Doesn't HAVE to...
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    WWYD?

    I'll try to keep this as short as possible... Hired a dog walker/trainer to get F's confidence up around other dogs after many negative experiences. Seemed really good, ex police dog handler, all the relevant qualifications etc. Had a very lengthy assessment with me and F, went through all his...
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    Yet another idiot owner thread!

    Today, walking the dog with my mum and her two Maltese (they've all moved in here temporarily while her house is being built) we had TWO ridiculous run ins with owners with out of control dogs. My mum's Maltese, Alfie, has been reactive since puppyhood (he's 10 now), I suspect it's in his...
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    Dog chased by other dogs and bolted

    Last Thursday, I had an alarming experience which could have ended very badly. I was out walking F on a public footpath through fields, on our way back, at this point around 15-20 minutes walk from home. It was thick, freezing fog that day. Through the fog appeared a man and his son with a...
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    Wirehaired viszla or BC breeders

    Hello all - not looking for myself, but a friend. She's just been conned by a puppy farmer and ended up with a pup with parvo, who sadly didn't make it. She's reported it to relevant authorities etc. So sad and infuriating that there are such unscrupulous people out there just waiting to take...
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    Storing saddle long term

    I've finally got round to going through some of my boy's stuff, deciding what to sell and what to keep. His saddle was bought brand new for him; it's a Kent and Masters GP with adjustable gullet. If/when I get another horse, I'm hoping it might fit - or if not and I need a different tree shape...
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    Dog fight and bite

    We’re on holiday, staying in a cottage - owners live in their house on site. Owners have a dog, black lab X type thing. Our dog stays on lead all the time here as per the rules, not that I’d let him off anyway as there’s chickens and he hates black labs after several experiences as a puppy. On...
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    Tell me about keeping ferrets...

    Anyone on here have them? I've been thinking of getting one (or two, if they do better in pairs) but I don't really know much about them. How large a run do they need? Do they prefer to be indoors or outside? We have a Manchester Terrier, is this a ridiculous idea altogether? Once he accepts...
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    Washing an Equi Ami?

    Stupid question time! Has anyone put their Equi Ami through the washing machine? Did it come out ok? Selling mine but it’s pretty grubby, and I’m too lazy to wash it by hand.
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    Horrible riding lesson report 😂

    Bit of a moan... well not a moan exactly, just sharing my strange - not particularly great - riding lesson experience 😂 I was just left thinking “wtf was that?!” afterwards! I’ve been missing my horsey fix, so I booked a lesson with a local riding school. I thought I’d give one Ive never been...
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    Boring insurance question

    Having had several claims in the last 2 years, my insurance premiums are now pretty high. Kissing Spines, laminitis and osteoarthritis (whole body) are now excluded. Cushings would be covered, but laminitis resulting from it would not be. Horse is nearly 17; I've pulled his shoes and sent him...
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    Barefoot rehab / track livery

    Posting a new thread as my mind is made up (I think..!). Looking for barefoot rehab track livery - in or around Worcestershire preferably. Any ideas?
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    Turnout poultice boots? (crossing fingers that it IS actually an abscess)

    I've had a panicked call from my friend I share a yard with, she was going to exercise my horse today as I can't get up there, but when she brought him out of his stable he was extremely lame. He was treated on Friday for lymphangitis in his near hind, seemed to be responding well to treatment...
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    Thinking of whipping shoes off again...

    My horse came in from the field yesterday with a chunk of hind hoof missing and a raised clench (on the outside), my friend sent me some photos (I haven't seen him since Tuesday, eek! Friend and sharer have done him the last few days). I had been thinking his feet, hinds especially, looked...
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    Dobermann x GSP

    Arrrgh just seen a fb post that has me wanting to bang my head against a brick wall! I know this guy and I know he’s doing his best to find a suitable home that he can trust for the dog; just a shame it’s got to that point anyway 😔 I mean for starters, why create that cross?! And then...
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    Dog bite

    Someone I know has posted on FB to say she was bitten by a dog whilst out running. The owner pulled the dog to the side of the path to allow her to run past, and as she did so, the dog - a GSD - lunged (whilst still on the lead) and bit her thigh. It has left a huge bruise and a small puncture...
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    George the rescue JRT - help!

    You may have seen my thread a while back about the 11 yo JRT, George, that we found running about in the road, and ended up rehoming with us. Well, unfortunately it's not going as well as I had hoped. Sorry for the essay, wanted to get all details in, probably still loads I've missed though...
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    Wanted: Ice boots

    Anyone have a pair of ice boots they'd like to sell?
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    Found stray dog... We might be having him!

    On Sunday, we were driving along on the way to a family meal (running late, as always) when a little terrier ran out in the road in front of us. He nearly got hit by two cars coming in the opposite direction, I scream at OH to stop the car and frantically looked for anything to catch him with...
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    What do you think caused this injury?

    Bruce came in with a horrible injury on his near fore yesterday morning. Got vet out as it was so swollen and he was so lame on it, good job too as when he probed it’s 2” deep in one place 🤢 vet doesn’t think fractured as he’s weight bearing well, however if he’s still very lame...
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    Sudden lameness off hind - what now?!

    Turned out as normal this morning, no issues then. About to leave the yard 1.5 hours later and my friend shouts and points to B, who is holding up his off hind leg very high - we thought it might be caught in a leg strap, he was some distance away so couldn’t really see. When I got over...
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    Crimble: 13.2hh strawberry roan

    Posting on behalf of a friend. Looking for a pony called Crimble, passported and chipped. 13.2hh approx, 8 years old, strawberry roan with spots. See photos. My friend rescued this pony and rehabilitated him. She rehomed him last year, on the proviso that if it didn’t work out she would have...
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    Kissing spines rearing it’s ugly head again?

    Sorry, it’s a long one... Trying to give some background (have probably missed loads out!) My horse was diagnosed grade 1 (mild) KS last May. I spent the summer and autumn lunging him in an Equi Ami religiously on vet advice - I was also pregnant and suffering all sorts of horrible related...
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    Palatable joint supplement?

    I currently have my horse on Science Supplements FlexAbility Plus. I say I have him on it - he will only eat a feed with the supplement in it if he is starving hungry. Even then he doesn't finish it. I cannot tell you how much feed (and supplement) I've wasted over the last couple of months...
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    Saddle suggestions - post kissing spines

    B has been given the all clear to start ridden work and as luck would have it, I have a friend who is a competent rider who is horseless at the moment. He'll benefit much more from straight line work/hacking/hill work than the endless lunging he's getting at the moment - so, I need to get a...
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    What clip for thin skinned but good doer EMS fatty?

    I know, another clipping thread, zzz.... Don't want to hijack someone else's though. Horse has EMS, needs to lose some serious condition this winter to give us the best chance of managing his weight in spring. He's thin skinned and sensitive, doesn't like the rain on his back and doesn't...
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    Horse rehab/pregnancy conundrum

    Looking for advice/ideas/sanity check from you lovely people - another of my long rambling posts, sorry! Bruce had the vet out today for a reassessment of his back and hocks (mild kissing spines and hock arthritis). He hasn't had any medical interventions - all I've done is have him shod...
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    He fell over :-/

    The groom at the yard I have Bruce at told me when I got there tonight that he fell over today. She said he was standing there in his hard standing, and suddenly his back end went - his right hind buckled and the rest followed. He scrambled back up fine and seemed ok afterwards. I checked...
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    Lumps on horse’s forehead, EMS?

    Bruce has come up in some weird lumps on his forehead. They are not bothering him and he’s behaving normally. Someone on an EMS group on Facebook posted that her horse had the same thing a couple of days ago. He’s been going out on grass for a bit longer this week (muzzled, up to 4 hrs per...
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    Neighbour sticking hand over garden fence

    .... right in the face of my dog, who doesn't like it and is growling. She claims that when she did this the other day, he went for her, but didn't make contact. I mean, who leans over a fence and tries to pat a GROWLING dog on the head, really? I've seen her do it - she comes out of her...
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