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  1. EllieBeast

    Importing pups- any experience?

    Has anyone here had any post brexit experience of bringing a pup over from Europe? Our breed of choice is very thin on the ground in the UK, we’re hoping to get a pup from our chosen breeder here but are looking at other options too in case things don’t work out. I think my main worry (apart...
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    Used trailer prices

    This is just a random pondering post, I have an ifor 511 2015 trailer (mk2 after they ironed out the issues!) I adore it, and it’s going nowhere! But I’m seeing some of the same age and older being advertised second hand (and selling) for £1.5k more than I bought it for brand new 6 years ago...
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    Nose nets- help!

    I’ve been very happily using the le Mieux comfort shield nose nets for the past few years for my mare who headshakes- these have been amazing as conform well around her upper muzzle and nostrils, don’t flip up out of the way and she’s totally comfortable and shake free whilst wearing it. They...
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    Hereditary test for arthritis?

    I wasn’t sure whether to post this in veterinary or breeding sorry! Is there a genetic test available to ascertain whether the arthritis a horse has is due to its genetic makeup, or due to previous trauma? I have a lovely mare who has severe arthritis of the right hock, but only the right...
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    Showing and nose nets...

    Hi guys, I have a lovely Appaloosa x tb mare who is very mannerly, has lovely paces and I’d like to have a go at a bit of showing with her. However, she head shakes. A combination of hackup bespoke supplements and a nosenet control this completely. But without the net she is still slightly...
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    Adult horse training camps- recommendations please!

    Hi guys, me and a friend are on the lookout for a training camp to attend this summer (the 'take our own horses, have jump/flat training and then laugh at our misdemeanours whilst drinking cheap prosecco in the evening' type 😂) . We're based in Suffolk and are happy to travel for a...
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    advice on leaving pets alone whilst I work?

    Hi, I'll try to keep this as short as possible!! I have a lovely 2.5yo dalmatian bitch and a 9 month old bengal x kitten(indoor cat). 4 weeks ago my other half left me after 4 years together. I have always had to leave a good two hours before he did on work days so the pets are having to be...
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    loading problems, can anyone recommend someone to help?

    Hi, I have a 5yo appy x tb mare who I have owned since she was a yearling. I have an ifor Williams 505 trailer. The horse always loaded fine up until Feb last year when I travelled her to the forest with her field mate and the other mare was aggressive to her on the way There. My mare ended up...
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    loading specialist in Suffolk??

    Hi, I am having an issue with a very stubborn loader and am looking for recommendations for someone who could come out and help me? Has anybody used a professional for this in the Suffolk area and had success? Would really like to go via word of mouth as don't want to just make the situation...
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    loading specialist in Suffolk??

    Hi, I am having an issue with a very stubborn loader and am looking for recommendations for someone who could come out and help me? Has anybody used a professional for this in the Suffolk area and had success? Would really like to go via word of mouth as don't want to just make the situation...
  11. EllieBeast

    Shoppers!!! Help needed if you're up for the challenge?

    Hi guys, I have recently bought a gorgeous new bridle for my mare from the english bridle company. Really pleased with it! However I need to find a drop noseband to match as it seems this company dont make them... the bridle is Havana, lovely quality and has all brass fixings. I am having an...
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    Bridle recommendations please?

    Hi guys, am on the lookout for a nice new brown bridle for the beast in the pics below... I have a budget of upto £120 to inc reins and would like one with the comfort/cutback headpiece if poss but with a standard noseband, I really dont like cranks! No flash required, just a snaffle...
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    residential training weekends? any recommendations?

    Hi, im on the lookout for any centres that do a 'bring your own horse' training course around east anglia? Me and my friend fancy a weekend away without the OH's and thought we might aswell drag the horses along too. Eventing based (all rounder) would be ideal, my horse is a green just turned...
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    mark todd air mesh combo fly rug?

    Hi, im looking for a fly rug (with belly wrap) that wont rub my horses mane out. Mark todd is generally a very good fit for my horse but was wondering how people have got on with this rug? Mine arent rug trashers but have heard mixed reviews. Has anyone tried them, and how have you found them?
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    sprenger kk ultra (16mm)- any good replicas?

    Hi, I have borrowed one of these bits for my young mare and she seems to really like it. Unfortunately I don't really like the price tag!! I know that you generally get what you pay for and will be keeping an eye out for second hand ones but wondered if anyone has tried any of the'copies' and if...
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    mare with bulging supraorbital fossa (dip above eye)

    Hi, just after a bit of info really. My 4.5yo mare came in last night with the dip above her right eye bulging slightly- its much more apparent when she is eating. She is happy for me to prod it, doesnt seem bothered by it at all and is perfectly fine in herself.* She is due the dentist and he...
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    mare with bulging supraorbital fossa (dip above eye)

    Hi, just after a bit of info really. My 4.5yo mare came in last night with the dip above her right eye bulging slightly- its much more apparent when she is eating. She is happy for me to prod it, doesnt seem bothered by it at all and is perfectly fine in herself. She is due the dentist and he...
  18. EllieBeast

    NAGS Essentials website- great service!

    I posted yesterday asking if anyone had bought from this website as they have some very good deals on HKM saddlecloths etc. One person replied to say that although they hadnt ordered online, the company had a goos reputation. Well I went ahead and ordered at 2pm yesterday and by midday today...
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    NAGS Essentials website

    Has anyone ordered from the above? They have a huge range of the Hkm saddlecloths and I thought I would treat the ugly one but wanted to check that my money wouldnt disappear! You hear so many horror stories! Any info greatly appreciated :)
  20. EllieBeast

    Hacking etiquette?

    Just a quick one- when riding out on the roads on my 4yo yesterday (with sensible companion as it was her first hack since october having had time off with saddle issues!) We came across another rider trotting towards us on the other side of a single track road. To pass us he didnt slow down...
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    paddock pillows, what did you use to make yours?

    Hi, I have decided to make up some of these to help with feeding hay in the feild. Those of you who have made your own, what sort of mesh did you use? And where did you get it from? Any tips greatly appreciated!!
  22. EllieBeast

    Alfalfa free chaff?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew of a reasonably priced alfalfa free chaff? My youngster is half appaloosa and seems to have inherited the alfalfa intolerance. Am not feeding her a chaff at the moment but would like to have the option!! Cheers!
  23. EllieBeast

    Showing class query

    As both my horses are currently out of work (one permanently, the other whilst her new saddle is being made)- I am bored and musing about what I can do with the youngster this year once she is back in action. She is rising 5 this summer and has had an easy life so far! I plan to get her out to...
  24. EllieBeast

    colour change in passport- help needed!

    I have a 4yo tb x appaloosa mare who was born (and therefore passported) bay. As time has gone on the appy breeding has come through and I can no longer get away with calling her a bay horse! She is much whiter in summer and turns dark bay with a white croup in winter. She is still totally...
  25. EllieBeast

    Best supplement for bone growth/joint support?

    Hi guys, after my horse was diagnosed with a fractured fetlock today im looking for anything that might aid her recovery! She is on pen rest with no bute to try and keep her quiet but any suggestions v much welcome! Im looking at Newmarket joint supplement at the mo- any experience with this...
  26. EllieBeast

    Alphabute vs devils claw?

    Hi guys, I was wondering whether anyone had an opinion on this? I have always used devils claw root by d&h in the past but have been recommended alphabute also. Im especially interested in any anti-inflammatory properties. Also if anyone knows anywhere that sells pure MSM for a good price please...
  27. EllieBeast

    I know this has been done before but any idea on if she will ever decide on a colour?

    At two- 3- And now at 4- Her dam was a bay tb and her dad is a few spot appaloosa. Also any opinions on her conformation would be appreciated!
  28. EllieBeast

    food for weight gain?

    Hi guys, am after a bit of advice if you dont mind :) I have an 8 month old dalmatian bitch, she was recently spayed and is generally a very happy, healthy little dog. The only trouble we have is with keeping weight on her. She is currently on eukanuba medium breed junior, and we give her as...
  29. EllieBeast

    safety stirrups, which are best?

    Hi, I haven't posted in ages but have still been lurking. I saw the thread on polymer stirrups shattering and although I dont use them it did get me thinking. I currently have a newly backed 3yo and am using peacock stirrups with her 'just in case'. However I am above the 9st limit for them so...
  30. EllieBeast

    Spotty girl today - anyone else have one as unphotogenic as this?!

    Here she is, around 16.1hh and will be 3 in may. Seems unable to keep her eyes open for pics and hasn't quite lost the winter beard!! But let me know what you think of her, feel free to be brutally honest - I'm a toughie :p
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