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    Am I overreacting... someone fed my horse and I don't know what.

    Thanks all. Yes her neighbour is very dark bay. She's black and mainly Spanish so fine. The two seem to have been confused. I'm still not sure why or how. As you say that's the worrying bit really... I've put a note on her door saying DO NOT FEED ME... better than nothing right?!
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    Am I overreacting... someone fed my horse and I don't know what.

    Well. I'm genuinely shocked at just how nasty people on this forum can be but lesson learmed i guess. I wont be rushing here for advice anytime soon! I don't even know why I bothered stopping in here tbh but I thought some people may be worried. Obviously not all of you .. a good portion might...
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    Am I overreacting... someone fed my horse and I don't know what.

    Friend just called me. She's down in the field and seems quiet. I'm going to see her. Staff are on yard so I can find out what she's been fed. I can't believe this is happening.
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    Am I overreacting... someone fed my horse and I don't know what.

    Not seen any staff and I needed to vent somewhere. They weren't on yard yet when I was and now I'm at work and can't use my phone. I'm sorry it's upset everyone so much that I had to get something off my chest. My horse has colicked before so I actually cried finding this and am very worried.
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    Am I overreacting... someone fed my horse and I don't know what.

    Currently trying to calm down as upset... I visited my horse on part livery this morning. I see her every day and feed her. The staff do not, and have never fed her and are aware to leave her bucket in her box where I take, clean and refill usually on an evening. Today I found a strange...
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    Goodbye Kempton Park

    Let's hear it for the ducks!! http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/15042594.Kempton_Park_redevelopment_plans_may_hit_buffers_due_to_wildlife_concerns/
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    Heartbreaking news

    I'm so sorry this is terrible news. Was it a complete shock? Not that that makes it easier. Horrible thing to go through.
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    Are YOs and YMs people to be feared?

    Can I please emphasise that I personally haven't found crazy YOs? I have got on very well with most of them, not that I've ever been especially pally with them. Just I don't think too demanding, willing to let certain things go and not too keen to charge into a heated discussion. It's mutual...
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    Totally insignificant horsey pet hate

    What's your biggest (but also most insignificant) horsey petc hate? Basically the thing you wouldn't loose sleep over and no one else would even notice probably but still... niggle... like... mad...! New reins for me. Stiff and uncomfortable. Chafe hands and miscommunicate with the horse. Get...
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    Are YOs and YMs people to be feared?

    Sadly it's very common I think- based largely on the tales of friends and associates. Because demand will always exceed supply. There will almost always be someone willing to move to the stables you've just left- around here anyway. I adored the owners at my last yard. Will tell anyone and...
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    Do people not realise riding is a partnership anymore?

    OK this might sound a bit ranty but I am seeing this more and more on my Facebook, Twitter and free horse ad pages. Main offenders are teens aged 15-19 though I am sure older people do it too.. they're good riders from what I can see but not exceptional. They want to compete. They advertise for...
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    Cheeky/ridiculous posts you see on Facebook.

    What's that saying about if you can't be a good example you'll just have to be a horrible warning or something...?
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    What does your farrier charge for a trim?

    £20. Does a good job. Many other barefoot owners on the yard get a trimmer who charges £35 a time. I'm quite happy with my trim and charge thanks. Feet look good horse is happy...
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    Cheeky/ridiculous posts you see on Facebook.

    Oh my... Asking for a fiend (really hope they mean friend) What little horses do you have for sale? 11-12hh and no more than £300. Tia. Errrr you mean ponies....?
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    Do others ride your horse better than you ?

    Yes. I bought my mare for dressage and somewhere along the line found she loves to jump instead. I found her a rider and they are doing amazing together. I love to watch them and she is a better ride for me because of the extra work.
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    Do PC ponies really cost that much?

    As others have said, it's worth what people will pay for it. A good safe pony that's a solid packer around jumps and well behaved in all ways a parent is worried about holds its value well. And to be fair, while age may slightly increase the risk, the 'spent all that money and it could go lame...
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    Cheeky/ridiculous posts you see on Facebook.

    Another head-desk type one Looking for experience rider to come and re school my 12/2 hWelsh section a pony as he is keep bucking my little girl off? Vet could not really see any think a matter with him but also sed could be his back but need an experience rider to find out this problem to...
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    Cheeky/ridiculous posts you see on Facebook.

    Someone on now asking for advice. They bought a gelding from a reputable dealer. Today they found out it has a willy. What can they do about this disaster?
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    Cheeky/ridiculous posts you see on Facebook.

    There's one going round our local fb pages now. Bay mare 14.2hh it's strong, nuts, rears and has bolted in traffic several times. Interesting the excuses that subsequent owners are coming up with for selling it!! **head-desk**
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    Goodbye Kempton Park

    I work in housing and the biggest worry is the government push to prioritise house building. Many local authority building plans are incorporating green belt land now and it's not only more acceptable it seems actively encouraged! So what was unfeasible before... could be feasible now. I hope...
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    How not to get your horse on the trailer! Shocking behaviour

    This was just a display of bad temper directed at the poor horse. There wasn't really any logical attempt to use the whip in a way that would encourage the horse forward into the trailer. It was purely a thrashing because the girl had lost her temper. Not one action on the horses behalf changed...
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    Any model horse fans? Need your help!

    Maybe a long shot but I used to be very involved in the model horse hobby- memberships etc. Even showed! I had a horrible accident where my artists resins shelf collapsed and all my horses were broken. I'm now hoping to sell some models to get my favourites repaired but don't know where to...
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    Does your livery stable limit who you can get lessons from?

    I hope it won't be a massive issue as I don't lesson that frequently, but I always enjoy having a session with advanced coaches that visit and thoroughly enjoyed the last lot of lessons. I am going to ask the person who arranged them if they've been told they can't come back. I hope not! It was...
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    Cheap rubber mats from ebay

    Used them for a winter and managed fine... moved a little bit. Horse quickly got used to them. Were light enough to lift to let the floor dry and put back down every day. Had spares so swooped if very wet. Only don't use now as moved yards and new stable has rubber matting floors already installed.
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    Does your livery stable limit who you can get lessons from?

    Thanks all... worst case scenario I can pop horse on box and go to a trainer but I'm definitely a bit taken aback at this turn of events... Yes I can see that there's an income stream there for the instructors and owners but as I say several of the liveries have 20+ years in the saddle, compete...
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    Does your livery stable limit who you can get lessons from?

    I'm trying to make sense of this one so bear with me. I part livery at a riding school facility. Last year we had a couple of visiting instructors- quite advanced- I took lessons with. This year no one has visited but when a fellow livery booked a (different) instructor to visit she was advised...
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    Don Cossack retires- gold cup winners 2015 & 2016 now out

    The undulations worry me a bit.. Cheltenham is pretty unique.
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    Don Cossack retires- gold cup winners 2015 & 2016 now out

    He is so handsome isn't he! I understand he's retiring to Gigginstown stud but not sure what, if anything he'll be doing.
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    Livery yards ... feeling frustrated!!

    I don't think it should be an issue moving yards... just give the current one correct notice, explain that this other situation will suit you better, ensure you're paid up, leave your stable and storage areas clean and tidy and thank them very much for their help. I hate the thought of leaving...
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    Don Cossack retires- gold cup winners 2015 & 2016 now out

    Don Cossack out as well. Happy retirement to him! https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jan/11/cheltenham-gold-cup-winner-don-cossack-retired-injury-setback-horse-racing Coneygree already out due to injury...
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