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    Sudden anxiety and field pacing

    My horse spent the winter on box rest, has been diagnosed, treated and given the thumbs up for turnout and to come back into work. She first went out in a small paddock next to another horse for a few days to get her used to going back out but she was a bit anxious in the paddock by herself so I...
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    Vets going over insurance limit

    My horse has not been right since October, had my vet out and followed his advice. She still wasn't right by March, I got him back up again, he took x rays, couldn't see anything so referred her to a well known and respected horse hospital to have further investigation. I took my horse, spoke...
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    Ongoing niggly lameness- WWYD?

    Hi, sorry for the very long post. My horse has had a niggling lameness and I'm just not sure what my next step should be. I have had her for coming up 7 years and apart from one severe abcess over 4 years ago she's never had a lame step. 17h 11yr old trakehner. Slow to develop dressage horse...
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    CAYLA

    I've tried to PM you, your inbox is full :)
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    Help please- dog needs rescuing

    Hi, I wouldn't normally do this but I don't really know where else to ask. I can't say too much on an open forum but I know of a young staff who is in desperate need of rehoming/ going to a rescue centre. The owner of the dog is willing to give him up, he will lose his home if he doesn't...
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    Bossy bibs mane protector- any good?

    As above really. I have the normal bib and have been very impressed, however every winter the bottom of my horses mane gets rubbed off and I am wondering if the mane protector is any good. It's a fair wack more expensive than the normal bib so don't really want to buy it if it doesn't work...
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    Slow release energy for sharp horse...?

    Hi All, my 17hh Trakehner is quite sharp and forwards, though has started to lack energy towards the end of sessions now I am asking a little more from her. She physically feels tired and like there is no petrol left in the tank. She is generally very forwards and in front of the leg. At a...
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    How do you progress when your horse lacks a trainable attitude?

    Hi Everyone, I am a longtime lurker of this area of the forum and occasionally post. I am at a loss with my horse/ seriously starting to run out of patience. She is a 10yr old Trakehner, I have had her since she was rising 4. I backed and started her myself which was easy, she was a delight...
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    Cracked hoof- whip shoes off?

    This is going to be an essay- apologies in advance! My horse has recently developed two cracks on the inside of her near hind hoof. They are both towards the back of the foot, one is about and 3.5cm long, horizontal and about 1.5 cm from the edge of her hoof where her shoe is at the back of...
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    Odd wound... Any ideas

    My horse came in last week very muddy legs, and to my shame I only hosed her legs off to the bottom of her joints and didn't go higher. I was running a little short of time and didn't brush the rest of her legs off. :mad: Anyway, the next day after another day in the field, I was grooming, I...
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    Feed advice please! Muscle building...

    I am currently bringing my horse back into work after a 6 week break. She has been back in work now for two weeks, the first week was spent just in walk, in the school a little bit but mainly hacking. I introduced trot in the second week, gradually building it up- again in the school with...
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    West Highland Terrier Breeders

    Hi All, I wonder if anyone can help? My boss has decided that he and his family are going to get a puppy and are trying to go about it in the best way possible. He has done a lot of research over breeds, what he thinks will fit into their lifestyle with children, the type of character...
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    Uvex Uvision Navy sold out?

    I have been looking all over and cannot find a navy Uvex Uvision in my size, have they stopped making them? There are some on Amazon but only if you have a teeny tiny or huge head! Has anyone else had this problem or know where I can get a s/m or m/l in navy?
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    Help please- Sasddle related, is this fair?

    One year ago, I bought a brand new saddle for £2000 from a master saddlers who shall remain nameless. It is an Albion Platinum Ultima and I bought it because of the adjustable tree, so that if my horse changed shape, it could be adjusted. I was intending for the saddle to last a long time...
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    Saddle not right... Would you ride bareback?

    My saddle is not right and it is going to take a while to sort as it is going to have to go back to Albion to be re adjusted. I don't have another saddle and am getting frustrated with not being able to ride again- I have had many things getting in the way ranging from horse trying to cut her...
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    Transporting older GSD safely?

    Please forgive me if this sounds stupid but... I have a 10.5 yr old GSD who is just starting to feel his age a little :( I travel him in the boot of my car very regularly and he is now starting to struggle with jumping into the boot so am going to start putting him on the back seat as he...
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    What is the 'going rate' for a sharer in Herts?

    Does anyone know what the going rate is? Nice dressage horse, 3 days a week (one weekend day DIY, 2 weekdays on Livery) Yard has lovely big outdoor arena, good hacking, really nice yard to be at, trainer on site, very near train line into central London. Would have freedom to compete if...
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    Would you consider getting a sharer for your dressage horse?

    I mainly lurk in comp roders, but have found it to be a mine of good advise in here. I have a lovely, talented but very opinionated and tricky mare. She is a 17hh Trakehner, rising 8 but is way behind in her training due to enforced time off and not picking a good trainer until the end of last...
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    Fire works night...Would you go out?

    As above really. I have 2 dogs, one GSD and one JRT. The GSD is not in the slightest bothered by fireworks at all, he would sit out in the garden and watch if I let him! The JRT is not happy, she won't settle and barks a lot. I am taking her to the vets tomorrow to see if they will give me...
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    Too much protein? Which balancer?

    Hi, I haven't posted in here before but need a bit of advice. I have a 17hh 7yr old Trakehner. She is in medium work, dressage horse. Currently she goes out for 6.5 hrs a day on good grazing, and has 18lbs of good quality hay in the afternoon/ night. (always a bit let over in the morning) She...
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    If you had £2k to spend on a dressage saddle...

    What would you buy? I have to get a new saddle as my horse is now too big for her Albion SLK :( She is 17hh 7 yr old Trakehner and is a big, wide girl. The saddler said that the old style SLK is too angular at the back of the panels for her and is making her a bit sore. So... I need a...
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    What else to do when I can't ride?

    I had a my saddle checked the other day and it no longer fits my horse. Unfortunatley (:D) I need to buy a new saddle but the quickest appointment I could get is 10th August. They have advised me not to ride until I have a new saddle as my current one is making her a bit sore. I want to keep...
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    Do you obsess about you horse being sound?

    ... Or is it just me? Due to some pretty bad luck on our yard, there are lots of lame horses. 1 with navicular, arthritus and side bone (10 yrs old), one just done a check ligament (30 yrs old), one with DJD (9 yrs old), one fractured shoulder, another one just been diagnosed with navicular...
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    Help please- Really worried about my dog

    I'm worried about my dog, I will be taking him to the vets on Tuesday but I am wondering if anyone on here knows what might be wrong. He is a 9yr old GSD dog, uncastrated. Have never bred from him. He seems ok in himself, is eating normally and seems happy but he has blood dripping out from...
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    Lost confidence after bad accident- will it come back?

    Sorry if this is long... I had a bad accident in September and broke my back. Fell badly from a young horse at work. The accident was very painful, I spent weeks on my back in hospital, the break was unstable, so even when I was allowed to move around a bit in my back brace, I had to be...
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    Bringing a dressage horse back into work...?

    I need a bit of help, not really sure how to bring my horse back in to work the best way for both of us. She is 17hh 6yr old Trakehner and has been off proper work since July. I went on holiday for a month in August and she had a holiday too, I started bringing her back in and then had an...
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    Very low pain threshold? Foot abcess...

    My horse had been very slightly intermittently lame for about a week, near hind. No heat, swelling or anything else, so I guessed that she had probably bruised her sole and box rested her for a few days. She was just resting that particular leg a lot and looked uncomfortable on concrete but was...
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    Shocked and horrified

    Some people are just sick. It takes a lot to shock me, but this has. http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/397/305377.html I hope they find them and that they rot.
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    A pelham AND draw reins?!

    I was driving along this morning when I spotted a man, out on a hack. He was riding on a busy main road, no proper hat, no hi-viz and draw reins with a pelham. I just don't get it! I have been known to ride in both draw reins and a pelham, but never ever together! Surely if his horse was so...
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    Anky saddlepad and matching bandages

    Hi, I want to get matching pad and bandages in the colour fog but can't find them anywhere. Does anyone have any ideas of where they are on sale? The closest I can get is a fog pad but rock bandages from throstlenest. Is rock and fog the same or is there a difference? Any help would be...
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