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    rubber mats...

    Thoughts please? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Horse-Stable-trailer-wall-Mats-equestrian-EVA-RUBBER-blend-30mm-thick-/221559020057?pt=UK_SportingGoods_StableAccessories_SM&hash=item3395f25a19 I am going for the 6*4 17mm thick ones if not - but these are cheap but seem ok? only thing...
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    Ai - help needed

    I want to put my mare in foal. By AI only due to the stallion I want to use. Im looking at process of booking and costs... Ive got the costs [providing she takes first time and nothing goes wrong... dont laugh ;] ] as to just a shade under 1k for 2 weeks livery and stud fee [plus another...
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    Food aggression?

    I did write a long thread. But without giving too much background as i'm still processing it in my head, so deleted it. ' Can you ever fully cure food aggression? Meaning in the field or stable...? physical attacking, kicking etc Is it a ground work thing or am I fighting a lost cause?
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    Breakers/schooling/eventers?

    in cheshire i asked this before - but would like updated suggestions please I am after someone to re-break a horse for me in mid- Jan. She is tricky [opinionated], so absolutely no-one who will bully her as this is totally the wrong direction to go with her...so firm but fair? She...
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    How would you handle this?

    Youngster [4] always been very bolshy /tricky... [ had her since a yearling] Been backed early this year, turned away, brought back into work, going fairly well. If she dosent want to do something - she wont - simple as. I have started to use side reins on her as im fed up of her...
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    Full loan -visiting?

    Just curious... Those who loan out horses - how often do you visit your horse? same with loanees - how often do they owners rock up? :D
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    Horse on loan

    Just some advice needed really and no horror stories ive heard them all :D my horse is on full loan, have a contract ready to go.... i will visit when i want/can [ i dont intend to step on toes] hopefully this is a permanent loan BUT i have dated the end of loan 2 years from now and plan to...
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    It is worth sending away?

    Have pony up for sale Had a lot of Interest from quite frankly idiots. Wanting her for nothing and not the types of homes I'd want for her So someone said to me why not send her away for schooling - cost me about £400 (4 weeks ?) and she's easily a 3k mare after a couple of shows. As it...
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    How do you sell?

    Ive made the decision a while ago to sell my beautiful 14.2 mare who is almost 4. I then took her off sale, had her backed and hacked her out etc then turned her away after she was happily walking/trotting out on hacks. Ive now realised im done with horses...i was/am only keeping her as i...
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    What to do?

    I have a 14.2 rising 4 year old.....however...rising 4 in november... so technically 3.5 she has been backed, and started schooling done really well - we can trot pathetically unbalanced [as expected] but god love her she tries...on both reins, turns, stops and more recently gone wayyy more...
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    noseband needed?

    My rather freshly backed rising four year old has been always worked/ridden in a noseband and snaffle. Over the past few weeks she has been messing about with the bit (tongue ), resisting majorly and just being a bit of an idiot...which as a baby is perfectly fine...! but i wanted to make...
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    Backing in Cheshire! (some questions about cost)

    I have contacted a few - CJC equestrian, inc who seems the best as shes reccomended by several people? i have a few questions... Obviously I will go view the yards before I send my horse, but when do i pay? week in advance? When does the owner start to be involved/ride? (im assuming...
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    What am i DOING!?

    oh god. i put my lovely little ponyhorsebeing up for sale. I talked myself into selling her yesterday.... decided it was for the best - got SO excited with the lovely horses out there.... recieved a load of interest from complete IDIOTS..... talked myself into virtually saying pony is...
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    How much to spend?

    Im after a 14.2+ chunky cob type, 4-10, preferably green as grass (but broken! walk/trot/canter without falling over) Mare or gelding, any colour! how much approx should I be looking at spending?? Its been a LONG time since ive been horse shopping and it was never ever for a cob... :o Ive...
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    selling up?

    Felt guilty about this for a long time. I have a 3 year old youngster who I have always tried to do the best for. Ive had her 18 months now and as much as i think the world of her, shes currently living out elsewhere as Id like a break from horses as ive lost the spark. I had another...
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    schooling/breaking recommendations?

    Im Cheshire based but horse is south Cheshire atm and im willing to travel for somewhere good. Horse is 14.2 approx and light build so need a small jockey - had basics done but very opinionated so someone firm but fair? (been sat on/lead and long reined but this all needs re-doing!)...
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    Breeding Colour

    i KNOW that the last thing to consider should be colour but just for curiosity..... I would *love* to breed a full ginger ninja off the below horse (one day <<<< note ONE DAY)!!!.... said horse isnt going anywhere she just needs a bigger double...! she stands at 14.2ish (shes just turned 3 -...
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    Capped hocks

    Has anyone got a horse with capped hocks that has caused an issue? Mine has ended her showing career very early on....but im just wondering if it will cause an issue in her next career (dressage)! shes not lame and never has been. I chose not to have them drained for purely cosmetic...
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    Youngstock livery

    Anyone know of any good Youngstock livery-/ retirement livery etc basically 24-7 turnout ? Cheshire or within 30 mins Must do daily checks and come recommended as I've been stung in the past!!! Thanks
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    Dog onesies?

    I do not own a onesie, however, it had crossed my mind a dog one may contain some mud after walks!? Wouldnt be sure if to use one ON walks or just when they finish a walk, pop one on to save the mud pasting my car and then the house!? Do you use one?! or is this a bad idea? :D if good...
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    Breaking in- what age and whats your process?

    As title. I have a very bored almost 3 year old, whos done most basic *basic* groundwork.....long reining/walk lunge/bags/seen trains/cars/motorways/traffic/been thrown bags at etc... nothing phases her. Im planning on starting long reining/lunging properly again in the next month...
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    Opinions on these legs....

    I think it could be a simple knock but... swelling around the hock point's - squidgy but no heat - on the inside of the leg a little further down is warm... they have been a little "up" for a few days but seem to be quite large today (compared to y'day) Ive put ice bottle stuff on them and...
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    COPD...how do you deal with it?

    My horse was coughing a lot, choked twice in 2 weeks... so had the vet out Been told she has COPD so on stuff the vet gave us (im sorry i cant remember the name.. vent..... you get me!) soaking her hay, on mats already so limited the bedding/going to try get dust extracted one... she goes out...
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    Choking/raspy horse

    Im more of a lurker nowadays but i do value the opinions of others unbiased views as im a serial worrier/overreacter... :D so...pony choked last week on her brekkie, dislodged it by massaging her throat... did it again a few days later....again no nose runs etc - just a block. She did this...
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    Vaccinations....yes or no after a certain age?

    Ive always had my pups 1st and 2nd injections done and then their boosters... and so on up until they pass away.... However my dog is coming up 7 this year and I am 80% sure my decision is to vaccinate this final year and thats it - no more ever. My reason? ive heard far too many stories...
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    Buying Unseen?

    Im not talking riding horses as this isnt something i have the experience to do,,,,or want too tbh!! But.....would you buy a foal/weanling upto 3 years old - unseen?? If they are on the other side of the country and due to work etc you couldnt get there - would you?? ive always been...
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    Anyone buying....

    a foal this season??? I know its not quite foaling time yet.... but ive had (yet again) another mooch at some breeders/babies due :o - im really enjoying owning a baby (whos now rising 3 :( )- even though everyone said i wont have time etc and they are hastle - ! totally wrong...! Anyone...
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    Would you use this?

    Saddle cost almost £1000.... sat unused at the moment so plopped in onto youngster a few weeks ago... almost fits. babypony still too young yet to work ridden wise.... would you use said saddle for breaking? as im thinking £2-300 for a breaking saddle would be a waste as it fits *but*...
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    Mites

    Ive no idea if anyone remembers or not but my pony had bald patches on her and we were baffled as to what they were etc - i had bloods/skin scrape done etc - turns out they are some rare mite on her body which were making her bald so ive been treating her with that skanky yellow stuff (i...
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    ...and then he ate a sock......

    this is the same dog that had an operation in december to remove a massive stone from his intestine..........and more recently munched my hairdryer..... so...last night the little darling threw up 3x on my settee and mat - fine no problem, dogs do chuck occasionally and he was quite happy...
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