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    Grumpy mare!

    My mare has always been a bit of a grouch occasionally, but recently she been worse than usual. My mum was looking after her over the weekend and was backed into a corner of the stable after my mare tried to kick her. She also took off with her twice over the weekend when brought in from the...
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    Advice on sharing my horse...

    I'm thinking about finding a sharer for my horse as I really need more time to concentrate on university. I have never shared before nor known anyone who has, so was basically just looking for some advice on how I should go about it and where is best to advertise? A bit of a stupid...
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    YO doesn't like our youngster..

    Between us, my mum and I have 2 horses, one of them being a 2 year old cob x irish sport horse which we keep on a small yard with 2 other liveries. The YO is or was a dressage judge whom we get along well with. However from the get go, she has never liked our youngster. She thinks he is not...
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    Recommend some winter must haves...

    I have some money left over from my birthday last week and got some put aside for some winter stuff for me and the horse. Just wondering if anyone has bought anything recently they would like to recommend? Can be anything at all from rugs to winter jackets to gloves to tack etc etc!
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    Feeding Youngsters

    After reading another thread I have realised I'm not too clued up on feeding. We have a 2 year old 15hh (ish) cob x sport horse. He is on good grazing (out from 7.45am-3pm roughly), soaked hay at night and one feed comprising of sugarbeet (about 1/3 of a round scoop), small amount of Hi-Fi Lite...
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    What height do you think he will make?

    Inspired by another thread. As per the title really. He has just turned two and standing around 15.2hh. His sire was a full cob standing approx 14.3hh and piebald. Dam was a sport horse, approx 16hh and palimino. This was taken in January (sorry about the quality, taken on phone :o)...
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    Horses leaning in trailers

    Had my mare for just over a year now, but haven't travelled her much as no transport until recently. We moved yards today and she loaded perfectly along with our youngster. My mare was on the left hand side. As we were starting to pull away, there was a massive commotion in the trailer. A...
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    How do I know if my jeep can tow?

    Hi, Was wondering if someone can explain how I work out whether or not my jeep can tow? I know the unladen weight of my trailer, the weight of the jeep and braked/unbraked towing weight. That's all I know :o Thanks
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    How many of you are single?

    If so, what age bracket do you fall under? How do you feel about being single? I understand if people don't want to answer. I'm just curious. I am currently single and will be 22 this year. My last serious relationship was just over a year ago. Since then I was in another relationship for a...
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    Finally!

    ... I have managed to save up and buy my very first trailer :D I am a full time student, so this is officially the most expensive thing I have ever bought on my own. I'm not always the most efficient with my money when it comes to saving, so I'm chuffed at my achievement. Pointless post...
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    Is this a reasonable price for a Ifor Williams 505

    £2350? It's from 2003, has aluminium floor, good tyres, all electrics working, no signs of rust, no scrapes/dents/rips on the inside etc. First time buying a trailer, so I don't really have a clue. Going to view it today, so will obviously check all the above.
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    How long does it take you to travel to the yard?

    My previous yard was only a 7 minute drive. New yard takes me around 25 minutes. Just wondering how long it takes for everyone else?
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    Given a week's notice to leave our yard!

    My mum and I have been at said yard nearly a year now. Previous to that we had been there for around 5 years until 2006 with no problems. A new livery came about 4 weeks ago with a loan horse. New livery seemed really nice and so did her mum. Loan horse was only here about a week then sent...
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    Will be moving asap, so desperately needing help. Preferably DIY or part livery with

    Will be moving asap, so desperately needing help. Preferably DIY or part livery with grazing and arena. Any help much appreciated! Also posted in NL ETA: Sorry, forgot to enter a title. Livery required in Stirlingshire/Central Scotland
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    URGENT: Livery needed Stirlingshire/Central Scotland

    Will be moving asap, so desperately needing help. Preferably DIY or part livery with grazing and arena. Any help much appreciated!
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    Advice re bolshy youngster

    My mum and I have a 18 month, 15hh, cob x gelding. He is a good lad but has recently become quite bolshy in the stable before he is turned out. As soon as I open the stable door he barges right out. He has no patience. I've tried making him back up in the stable so that I can get into his...
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    What is your favourite horsey book?

    Just as the title says!
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    Respiratory problems? Should I be worried?

    I've had my mare just under a year now. We had a 5 stage vetting done which she passed with flying colours. She is a 10 year old connemara x highland. In the first couple of minutes in trot (in school or out hacking) she will cough a couple of times (no more than twice). For as long as I can...
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    Dressage instructor Sarah Fox? Based in Scotland

    Think she is based West Lothian area. Thinking about getting a lesson with her, just wondering if anyone knew of her, would recommend her etc?
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    It's all a struggle - Rant!

    I'm in my second year of university doing a law degree and I feel like I am really struggling to make time for everything. I live at home so commute to university (only 10 min drive). I have two part time jobs - first is a weekend job as a carer for the elderly. I basically go from door to...
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    What/how much do you feed your good doers in winter?

    As the title really!
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    Slavering... cause for concern?

    I have noticed for a while now that whilst my horse eats, she slavers quite a lot. I haven't had her long (around 3/4 months) and thought she might be due a visit from the dentist. Had him out, he filed down a few sharp ones and told me all was well. But she is still quite wet around the mouth...
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    Thoughts on single trailers?

    I'm looking to buy a trailer soon and wanted your opinions on the ifor williams single (think it's the 403). I've only the one horse and she fairly small (around 14.1/14.2hh), so thought it would be more economic. Thanks in advance for any replies.
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    Dusty wood pellet bedding...

    Completely uninteresting post I know, but.... For the past 2 months or so, I have been using wood pellets as a bedding and it's been great. However, for the past week or so, it has become extremely dusty. When I go into the stable in the morning there is a covering of dust over the whole stable...
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    New mare trying to test me, but getting dangerous..

    Hi, Had my mare at her new yard for around 2 and a half weeks now. First week she was perfect, not a foot out of line. Since then she has been trying to find out where her boundaries are (as all new horses do), but is starting to get quite nasty. It started off as silly little things like...
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    Fly Repellent

    Last week, there was barely a fly in sight - this week, they are everywhere! So I am going out to get some fly repellent tomorrow. I was just wondering what everyone uses? I've heard a few people use the Skin So Soft from Avon and some people make their own. What is the best option? Thanks...
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    Best place to buy jumps? Also in NL.

    I'm moving my new mare from the yard I bought her from to a yard closer to home that I was previously at. Lucky for me they have a nice, new outdoor arena, but unfortunately, it doesn't have any jumps. No one really minds - most people have youngsters not broken, happy hackers, retired...
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    Where to buy jumps?

    I'm moving my new mare from the yard I bought her from to a yard closer to home that I was previously at. Lucky for me they have a nice, new outdoor arena, but unfortunately, it doesn't have any jumps. No one really minds - most people have youngsters not broken, happy hackers, retired...
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    How many of you use wood pellets?

    What are your opinons of them? Do you prefer using them to straw or shavings? Do you have rubber matting in addition? I am moving my new mare from the yard I bought her from to a yard closer to home and I am thinking of using wood pellets. They would be used on their own, without rubber...
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    Advice Please - Discovered my new mare rears...

    I bought my mare just over a week ago now, but have been riding her on and off since October last year; I rode her in weekly lessons with the university. So, as you might gather, she was owned by a riding school (a well named one at that) and used for intermediate classes. She is super in...
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