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    mum/daughter share horse

    I am horse hunting soon, as my main horse is now retired, and I want to get a horse that my little one can ride as well as myself if she shows an interest later on as she is only 15 months at the moment (but not a wasted purchase if she doesn't!). However, I am 6ft and daughter is obviously too...
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    heart failure in horses

    Has anyone had experience with their horse heading towards/having heart failure?
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    Atrial fibrillation

    did he have lone AFib? or a related heart condition too?
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    Atrial fibrillation

    is he at increased risk for collapse in the field? this is what I'm trying to figure out with my lad
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    Atrial fibrillation

    interesting food for thought, thanks :)
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    Atrial fibrillation

    was this the transvenous electrical cardioversion one?
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    Atrial fibrillation

    oh gosh it must have been horrible to see the heart attacks!
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    Atrial fibrillation

    Does anyone have experience of owning a horse with atrial fibrillation? My horse has recently been diagnosed.
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    new baby and horse in the winter

    thank you!
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    Rugless in this cold rain - have I ruined it all now?

    my old boy was rugged today and also yesterday as he is a poor doer with arthritis, but the two fatties were left out unrugged and have not shrunk today :D
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    new baby and horse in the winter

    Thanks everyone, I am dreading trying to coordinate the ponies and the baby!!
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    new baby and horse in the winter

    I am currently pregnant and am due in the midst of winter, when mucking out and haynet filling will be in peak demand....No option to leave out 24/7 for the worst of winter due to yard rules. Has anyone hacked how to juggle a newborn baby and looking after a horse?!
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    does anyone work with horses who is allergic?

    Question in the title really! I am looking at different opportunities to further my equine experience but I'm actually allergic to horses...has anyone worked with horses whilst allergic and built up a tolerance/found ways to cope? I'm not allergic to my own horses anymore, except for when they shed.
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    best hat for back of head/neck protection

    can anyone recommend a hat that is particularly good at protecting the top of the neck/back of the head? Freak previous injury means I must protect it - currently have a charles owen AYR but too little cover for my liking and doesn't quite cover that part!
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    joint supplements for arthritis

    I know this is a minefield but...has anyone found a decent joint supplement to help manage arthritis?
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    missing riding

    that's great news about your mare x
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    missing riding

    thanks :)
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    missing riding

    Through both previous ill-health of horse and rider my boy is basically retired and was last ridden April 2017. However I am really getting an itch to get on board again. He is sound just arthritic (regularly sees physio). He is a flighty ex-racer so I'm tempted to get some riding lessons again...
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    mud fever, arghhhhh

    thanks everyone :)
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    mud fever, arghhhhh

    fab, thank you
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    mud fever, arghhhhh

    anyone really suffering this year? My boy was ok with his last year but this year it's hot and swollen, I think where it's been so wet it's causing him some bother :( (yes I will get vet if needed) any management/recovery tips?
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    want to get into in-hand showing

    My boy is 18 this year and I want to do some in-hand showing with him. He's a ex-racehorse so also eligible for RoR stuff as well as veteran classes....where do I start?!
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    worming

    worm count and tapeworm test, worm when needed
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    cushings meds - how much a month?

    thanks all...sounds like a lovely bill I've got to account for...
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    cushings meds - how much a month?

    for those who have horses with cushings and are on pergolide, how much does it cost you per month?
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    DIY lighting for outdoor arenas...

    would a couple of these work? http://www.screwfix.com/p/ae0165a5-1-twin-head-led-site-light-2-x-20w-220-240v/6469d
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    DIY lighting for outdoor arenas...

    thank you!
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    DIY lighting for outdoor arenas...

    ...good point!!
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    DIY lighting for outdoor arenas...

    thanks! bit of an odd question but do they irritate the horses eyes if they're on the fence posts?
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