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    Balmaghie holiday lodges Dumfries and Galloway

    Hello I have just been looking at these as possible holiday destination next year and I have in my mind that someone on here went here this year or last year for a holiday or am I imagining that? Was it Levrier ? I cannot find any of the dog holiday posts mentioning this place on search...
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    we won!

    Ripley won first place in one of the categories of the FOSTBC xmas photo competition. I knew those cardboard boxes would come in useful :D We win a digital portrait of Ripley I think. 132494599_3821411344555831_1797109977676903696_n.jpg (480×640) (fbcdn.net)
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    back leg collapse on walk then ok

    so any thoughts on this. 18 month old border collie. very energetic dog and highly anxious. Her back end was weak as a puppy but now she has good strong musculature on hind end. Walked this morning on a long line, a little bit of ball catching but she wasnt as keen as usual today so did less...
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    Throwing down the gauntlet

    Well In sense of a glove challenge - anyone got any suggestions on waterproof gloves with good grip for holding a BioThane longline in winter? They also need to be not too bulky so that I can still manipulate poo bags and get treats out my pocket . Best grippy ones I’ve found are workmen’s...
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    What’s the best thing about agility training?

    Well according to Ripley (7 month old bc doing puppy agility) its when you spot a small table full of goodies in corner and you tip them up on the floor and a huge great turkey neck falls out of a packet and you nab it and run into the middle of a tunnel where no one could get you and eat it...
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    Food for puppy failing to put on weight

    Hi, just a bit of background first. Ripley my BC pup is now 6 months old. She was the smallest in the litter and has always been a skinny minny but I have raised weight issues with my vets on 3 occasions and just been waved away with words such as' BC, hyperactive, healthy pup, don’t...
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    Advice needed - Resource guarding issue (amongst other things)

    Advice needed! Ok this is a bit long so apologies for this but I need some advice. Context is that I have had my BC puppy since she was 9 weeks old, she turned 15 weeks old today. She is a lovely friendly outgoing puppy who loves people and just wants to play with other dogs. My in laws have a...
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    Laproscopic Spey

    Didn't want to jump on Pistolpetes Spey thread, but reading it made me think about laproscopic speying. My puppy is a long way from needing to be speyed (she is only 14 weeks old) but I have heard that laproscopic surgery involves a lot less 'down time', pain etc. Has anyone had this done...
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    New puppy

    So I am very excited as I will soon be getting a brand new BC puppy (hopefully piccy below sorry if too big ). It is over 20 years since I had a puppy – all my dogs since then were rescue dogs so Im as anxious to get it right as I am excited to have a puppy. I am also new to BC’s , its...
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    Another rug question

    Apologies as there seems to be a few rug threads at moment but didn't want to jump on anyone else's! My problem is that I have a 14.1 NF cross who, due to large shoulders , cannot fit into anything smaller than a 6'3" but the sides are then too long and she flaps about in her 'maxi skirts' :)...
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    Does anybody wear..

    Or have worn short lace up riding boots? There appear to be a few styles around based on trainers or walking boots but are apparently ok for riding. The reason I'm asking is that following a fall and an open dislocation to my ankle, I'm going to have a swollen ankle for sometime to come...
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    And slimmer of the year is...

    This is my girl who arrived a tad overweight in August And this is her this morning ..weighing in 60kg lighter at her target weight. Just a proud mum post :) Suspect the crest is here to stay but am happy with how she is shaping up.
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    Help-horse not eating enough

    Just a few quick facts first: Horse is under care of the vet who is due back out on Friday Horse is a cob and a good doer who does not normally have anything but hay and grass. She is 16 years old and at beginning of May started coughing. Has been scoped and treated for IAD. Meds were stared...
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    Reducing road speed limits

    Just wondering if anyone had had any success in getting speed limits reduced on rural roads. My main hacking route is a totally inappropriate 60mph aswell as a cut through for lorries to access an A road. The road narrows in many places and there are lots of bends. The route is on the...
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    Stirrups not hanging level on saddle

    so I have a problem with losing the left stirrup and its clear to me that I put more weight in my right stirrup and that I dont hold my left leg in same position as the right - it keeps moving back too far (hip replacements means I will never be quite even on this score) - and that is probably...
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    Behaviour, Pain or Pilot Error?

    Firstly the history and some facts. Sorry this is long for some simple questions but hopefully will give the full picture. Horse is 15, diagnosed with bilateral hock arthritis - arthritis is mild. At the time she was also slightly lame on right fore but after 6 weeks rehab after hocks...
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    Why dont instructors like giving lunge lessons?

    So Im not the most balanced person in the world, and I am a novice rider and silly old me thinks that having lots of lunge lessons is a really good idea. I did have quite a few last year when the riding school where my horse is stabled was open (cannot have lunge lessons on my own horse due to...
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    Edited..What Apple bum? So last winter my cob went into it carrying a bit of extra weight...don't worry YO said, she will lose it over winter. Did she heck as like! Came out fatter I reckon..I hadn't had her over a winter so didn't know what to expect. She got even fatter last summer due to box...
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    First hack of the year

    Unashamed happy post! Lovely hack with four friends, no traffic! Pony behaved. Finished with champagne and cake afterwards. (This was my first hack in six weeks as lost my confidence again when cob decided to tank off with me on the road when we met a huge lorry (no one hurt and didn't come...
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    Progress

    I'm very happy ! I've only been riding for a a few years and had my mare for 18months. Today I had a brilliant lesson, instructor helping me to work her from behind. Result after half hour lesson was very sweaty me and mare....pony very resistant but with a lot of work we managed some short...
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    New Horse no Brakes ...update

    Hi, some while ago I posted about my new and first horse and apparent lack of brakes. I thought I would update those kind enough to give me advice. So firstly I did not put her in working livery as I couldn't bear to share her or possibly ruin her, even though my then current instructor advised...
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    Does bullying exist?

    I'm intrigued by a thread today about bullying. I am asking the question out of pure ignorance and have no agenda about the current thread, but my question is ..is it right to call a horse a bully and where do we draw the line between normal horse behaviour in terms of establishing and then...
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    New Horse..no brakes

    Hi hoping for some advice here. Short version is had a 14yr old for one month, first horse, novice rider (riding for two years). Lovely manners on the ground, settling in well. She came with bridle with Pelham and Flash. Have put her in a snaffle but kept the flash. She is settling in the...
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