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    Are we really that wrong?

    We had a horse that learnt to rear to avoid anything he doesnt want to do . Its like a temper type thing , he only started doing it when he had settled in and learnt to trust us . I couldnt get richard maxwell , he was too busy so I looked up our nearest Intelligent horsemanship person who duly...
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    Arthritis and Tumeric

    I have been using it on myself and my dogs and horses for nearly 4 years . You do have to feed it right for it to do the best job . One of my little games ponies has nearly a cup full a day , others only have a sprinkle . If it upsets the stomach then it may be too much to start and reduce right...
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    Electric car shock

    I was out the front of ours yesterday and one came past , just didnt realise it was there until the last minute . Thought then how dangerous it was .
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    Fat or in foal

    Just got back from addington and looks like I missed all the fun . What a lovely pair , Mary looks very pleased with herself . Best wishes to you all
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    Accident/pretty shocking driving

    Thank goodness they are doing well . I watched the video very early on not knowing what it was about and I will forever remember those images . Lets hope the police investigations get to the bottom of the cause
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    Judge Rinder - horses and pigs

    I have some wild boar crosses which are pets , most of the horses and ponies I have had here get used to them and learn to ignore them . However one new forest loves them and will give them a good back scratch . I hope your horses are recovering Shell on a beach . the pigs have never been loose...
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    Spring has sprung springs...

    Our TB x was a twit today , so safe normally . Dragged daughter through a tree rather than walk properly . No show tomorrow now little sod .
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    Accident/pretty shocking driving

    I saw it , horrifying . Those poor people and horses . I hope they all make a speedy recovery and that driver gets severely punished . However shocked he was he took so long to do anything .
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    First lorry. Possibly. Any advice

    I love my van conversion , I have had it 4 years . You just have to be very aware of the payload . I mainly use it for ponies but have travelled a 17hh in it on his own . Never had a problem with any horse or pony . You do have to make sure they are well built as some dont have any reinforcement...
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    Equitrek trailers - experiences pls.

    We had one breifly to get our big lad out after he had an accident in a small lorry . He loaded and travelled well from day one . Mine seemed to love it but boy are they heavy . We liked ours and it sold to the first person who looked at it when we moved back to a lorry
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    Adaptil any one used one ?

    Thank you . We have 2 dogs already so just trying to help them all really . She arrived in the uk this morning and spends 2 days at the kennels being checked etc and then we get to meet her . We were on lists for rescues from the uk for over 6 months and nothing suitable . I saw a pictures and...
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    Adaptil any one used one ?

    Thanks , doesnt seem to be worth it . I will just get some rescue remedy at least I know that helps . WorkingGSD she is a 5 month old mutt from romania . She has been bought over from a registered rescue and we fell for her . She is very nervous so we just want to do the best for her . Very...
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    Adaptil any one used one ?

    Hi , has any one used an Adaptil ? They seem very pricey but if they work I dont mind . I have a rescue dog coming on sunday and if I can help her settle easier it might be worth it .
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    Trotting on the road

    If the increase in workload is gradual the horses will grow horn quicker . My kids have hunted barefoot and my daughter is working through the ranks with a TB x ISH, barefoot and very happy with it . Yes he does plenty of roadwork , we dont have a school !!! We have 4 bare , none of them have...
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    Problems taking two to a show

    Thanks people . Both horses hack alone and travel etc perfectly . We were able to leave the mare in the end but the younger horse was just calling and calling . He rears so it got too dangerous so we unloaded all of them and OH just had to stand and hold him . He didnt stop calling . Luckily...
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    Problems taking two to a show

    Took both horses with a pony babysitter to a show together for the first time yesterday . What a pain . They spent the whole time screaming to each other . Panicing when one was taken away . Rearing in the box . We thought we had it covered by taking the pony as well but didnt work out that...
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    Competing Spooky/Green Horses

    Can you hire the venues ? we did that quite a few times and sometimes taking someone else so he could stop being so silly and gradually he is settling down . Can you take an instructor with you ?
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    Thanks for the ideas - small child now whizzing around on pony!

    Is there a local pony club you could join , most run a mounted games team and they have lots of fun and make loads of friends . Glad he is happy
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    Horsebox parking

    I have rung and left a message but not heard back yet . It is a private box , no signwriting etc . I think that because of the lorry situation in our county there is loads of restrictions on HGVs so perhaps thats where we went wrong . We have spoken to our neighbours and have started cutting the...
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    For sale ad put me off because it was... cheap?!

    Only a pony but I put off seeing a 13hh PC pony for my daughter for 6 months that I thought was too cheap . We ended up buying him and will have him forever now . He took her to england trials countless county shows etc . I still get reminded regularly that I didnt want to go and see him . He...
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    Horsebox parking

    I have been looking further into this with the help on here and have realised that I was a bit stupid . We started with 3.5 ton and gradually increased through a 5.2 to the cargo we have now . We always talked to the neighbours and farmers and nobody had a problem so we just carried on . We will...
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    Horsebox parking

    Thanks for all you kind replies , catroo , we only upgraded to a 7.5 a year ago but have kept a box of some sort there all this time . We are trying to sort out other arrangements and have had a couple of kind offers so we will speak to them in the morning and see where we stand .
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    Horsebox parking

    Pearlsacarolsinger The layby is in a quiet country lane so we dont even have road names let alone signs up . The layby is used by many people to park , we are not stopping anyone else apart from the area where it is parked . If necessary we will have to rip out a lovely hedge and park it in...
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    Horsebox parking

    Thanks Lizzie The layby is big enough for us to park with plenty of room for other vehicles to use it . It doesnt have kerbs or anything just a solid surface which has been there for many years. I will have to ring them in the morning just a bit upset tonight .
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    Horsebox parking

    I have tried to do a bit of research and highways are responisble from one hedge to another so they area we park is being quoted as a grass verge . The lorry is used twice a week on average . They have said if we dont move it they will and they will charge us . We dont want to antagonise them...
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    Horsebox parking

    I will try and keep it short , we moved her 11 years ago and there is a lay by opposite the house . We have parked our horsebox over the road ever since. We did try and rent a space at the farm opposite when we upgraded to a cargo 7.5 ton over a year ago but the farmer didnt want to take the...
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    Second hand saddle websites

    preloved saddles . Run by a saddle fitter in kent . 2 weeks trial I believe
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    Very impressed with Global Herbs Alphabute

    I used this once . It was very effective and made me look into it more . Thats how I discovered turmeric and the groups that promote it . I started feeding turmeric with pepper and linseed and had just as good results with a fraction of the costs .
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    Any reasonably priced product for arthritis

    We use Turmeric and have done for over 3 years . If fed properly with pepper and a recommended oil then it is very effective . I was able to come off prescription medication . We use it for the dogs and horses as well as ourselves . Cheap and easy to feed . We still have bute here if someone is...
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    Olympia tickets (where to get 1)

    Last year my daughter had an accident and was on crutches , we got there and went to ask if there were more appropriate seats for us and they have a certain amount put by . We changed to a lower seat as she couldnt get up the stairs so our seats were available last minute ( we did try and sort...
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