Search results

  1. G

    Stifle surgery cost

    She's fine in the field - v athletic! She does vary a bit, but careering around on a steep hill probably stirs things up a bit sometimes. I just haven't managed to get her back into work.
  2. G

    Stifle surgery cost

    I had one done a couple of years ago, both sides, came in about 2.5k so not so far over your budget - horse hasn't come right though. Good luck
  3. G

    More saddle issues

    Thanks again, I've heard that saddles only 'slip back' to where they should be, but in this case they just keep on going! Think both tree'd saddles are fairly flat as she is quite straight along her back - an Ideal with a h & c tree (not the curved one) and a T/G jump saddle with the cob tree...
  4. G

    More saddle issues

    Thanks sbloom, saddler is booked but not sure how long before he can come. Not much choice for girthing on one saddle as all three straps are together, am already on 2nd and 4th on the other, could try the back two, am using a pro-choice girth for grip. Have tried various combinations of pads as...
  5. G

    More saddle issues

    Am underway with that, he's good but not very forthcoming with alternative suggestions. Thanks
  6. G

    More saddle issues

    Following on from the other thread, I have the opposite problem, everything slips back, drops down in front and moves at the back. Pony has quite big shoulders and not so much behind, needs to build up behind the saddle but this isn't going to happen if saddle goes back all the time. I have...
  7. G

    Experiences of Granulosa Cell Tumour

    My friend has a mare that had a huge one removed recently - keyhole through her flank to free it and then removed through the midline. She had six weeks box rest but did this with a small pen in the field during the day, the vets said the second three weeks is the most important to keep her...
  8. G

    Equinox Supplement

    Constance I tried Equinox for my tense, stress, possibly ulcery mare this year as she was getting quite difficult to ride. It didn't make any noticeable difference so I tried Aloeride (aloe vera powder) and the difference is incredible - so much more relaxed and ride-able. Something else to...
  9. G

    Phantom pregnancy?

    I had a mare do this years ago, went past her due date, looked massive, bagged up, even ran milk, vet came - def. in foal he says, until he did an internal exam - nothing! Sorry for your disappointment.
  10. G

    Anyone who's has had vertebrae fused. A quick Q

    Hi, sorry to hear about your accident. A bit different but my brother had some vertebrae in his lower back fused in March of last year and he has just ridden 4500miles off road across America on a motorcross bike with no problems!
  11. G

    Continuing the Spanish learning curve - 2 shows & 2 lessons!

    Just wanted to say thanks for posting these videos, I really enjoy watching them especially as I have some of the same issues with my half PRE mare. Armas is looking great, especially when he lets his neck out and takes the contact, so rhythmic - which I'm sure has taken a lot of work.
  12. G

    Split heels

    Thanks, I use their sole paint already.
  13. G

    Split heels

    Anybody have any experience of splits between the heel bulbs that don't extend into the frog? My horse has had them on both front feet for a few weeks and I haven't been able to get them to heal. I've tried washing with salt water, drying and using sudocreme, washing with dilute iodine and...
  14. G

    How to deal with my horse freaking out at other horses in fields

    For what it's worth I do think (from experience) that a led horse creates more interest from other grazing horses than a ridden one would, so you may not have the same problem when riding.
  15. G

    Barefoot advice needed, 2 shoes, 6 weeks, messed up feet.

    Cptrayes - That's pretty much what I was thinking, bruising wouldn't explain it then?
  16. G

    Barefoot advice needed, 2 shoes, 6 weeks, messed up feet.

    6yr old horse (PRE x TB), never been shod until this summer, had a pair in front as wanted to do a lot more longer hacks for a couple of weeks, all ok, feet grew rather fast as you would expect. Took them off after six weeks, farrier trimmed quite short (not frogs or soles) but neither of us...
  17. G

    Instant calmers??

    Thanks for that, The Global Herbs one was one I was thinking of trying. Good to hear that Protexin helps, I might try that as I think she may have some gastric issues. She's always been on a purely fibre diet to which I add yeasacc amongst other things and now I give her some alphalfa before...
  18. G

    Instant calmers??

    Actually Ribbons comments have made me feel better about tonight. We've just been out trying to do dressage on grass - same venue she really didn't cope with last week. The tests were still pretty awful - so tense, but she was better warming up and with the other horses. I carried on working her...
  19. G

    Instant calmers??

    Thanks for your thoughts... She's been going out to things regularly for the last two years, she can generally cope fine(ish) with places she knows (eventually!) but I think she's genuinely worried at new places. I agree that keeping going out to as many places as possible will get there in the...
  20. G

    Instant calmers??

    So Valerian is v. effective if rather illegal but as I'm only doing baby stuff (Still!) at the moment... Anybody have any other ideas/experiences?
  21. G

    Instant calmers??

    Hi, I'm looking for opinions on instant calmers. My six year old is not coping too well with going to shows at new venues, especially on grass. I am hoping an instant calmer before such occasions might just help her to settle. I'm particularly interested in non magnesium based ones as she is...
  22. G

    Fancy XC around Aston le Walls ? Headcam alert !

    Great video - I enjoyed your commentary! I'd be awful I'm always gabbing away.
  23. G

    Another hoof cc - pretty please!

    Oh yeah, I fairly recently swapped the brewers yeast for yeasacc. (don't think its in pro balance only pro hoof) we were already having problems by then. I was hoping the pro balance would have made a difference by now, although I struggle to get her to eat it.
  24. G

    Another hoof cc - pretty please!

    Most things are the same but she was on Baileys Lo-cal and Alpha A oil with brewers yeast until last summer, I then added linseed and magox and stopped the Lo-cal. Stupidly I didn't replace the general vit/min supplement until Christmas when I started the pro balance so am wondering if that was...
  25. G

    Another hoof cc - pretty please!

    That all fits, her feet are not good at the moment, hence starting this post. I hope that if I can get on top of the thrush and make a few changes to her diet, then her feet will be strong enought to do more out of boots and will improve generally. Thanks
  26. G

    Another hoof cc - pretty please!

    cptrayes - I'm glad you said that, I don't really want to have to do anything with the bars if I don't have to. As it has appeared relitively quickly I'm hoping it will disappear quickly too.
  27. G

    Another hoof cc - pretty please!

    Sorry - not very clear, that picture was from last June, the initial pictures were recent. So the bar fracture is new:(
  28. G

    Another hoof cc - pretty please!

    Wow - this is all fascinating stuff. Got me thinking about that off fore. The first hoof pictures I took were in June last year, generally they looked much better then and were performing better, but the off fore has always been a bit weird. I'd be interested on your takes on how this foot has...
  29. G

    Another hoof cc - pretty please!

    Yes I've been wondering about that - it is quite new, within the last month or so but the frogs have never been very good. criso - I was looking at your spreadsheet last night - very useful.
  30. G

    Another hoof cc - pretty please!

    Hey Lucy, have you any other comments on my girls feet (I know things can get a bit heated on here so maybe you stay out of it!) My farrier is not really supportive of barefoot so I mostly tidy her up myself.
Top