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    Supervet

    The only thing with that is that a dog who can't walk also can't poo or pee for themselves so has to either wear a nappy or make a mess everywhere, which isn't very dignified for them. They can also only wear the wheels for a certain amount of time so the rest of the time have to drag themselves...
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    Grief due to loss of horse

    Just to say that I used this service when I lost my dog last year and I found them really helpful. They also have a Facebook group where oyu can share your thoughts with other bereaved owners and the support on there is fantastic. The only other thing I can say is don't feel any pressure to...
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    Buying a polo horse with slight conformation issue

    He was five when I got him and I used him for a bit of everything - hacking, fun rides, camps, schooling and competing mostly eventing up to 90 and training at 100. I usually rode him about five times a week and tried to do a mix of stuff with him and not just go in the school all the time. I...
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    Buying a polo horse with slight conformation issue

    My horse is older now and basically b*ggered but I think if I had my time again with him I would do things very differently. I suppose we would all say that though wouldn't we?
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    Buying a polo horse with slight conformation issue

    Just to say that my horse is toe out and has a tendency to land laterally. I didn't have x-rays done when I bought him but he did pass a vetting with the toe out confirmation noted. He went lame when he was 12 and when I got x-rays done they looked quite similar to yours in terms of wonkiness...
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    Difference between Sprenger and Neue Schule bits

    Thanks for the comments. I know there are multiple designs within each brand which makes it even more complicated and they go on in the descriptions about how great each particular one is. There's just too much choice really and obviously have no idea which ones he might or might not like...
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    Difference between Sprenger and Neue Schule bits

    Can anyone enlighten me please? I've used NS in the past (horse hated them) but never Sprenger. This is for a new horse, an ex-racer who has learnt the basics of working in an outline in walk but that's about it. Generally he wants to go too fast within the pace so the main challenge is slowing...
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    A how much (sorry!)

    I was going to guess at 10k based on the fact that he sounds like an all round nice person and easy to do and you could easily pay 2k plus just for the tack and wardrobe. I went shopping recently and although I didn't see many horses I was pretty shocked at the prices people would ask and some...
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    Anyone jump in boots?

    I've done small jumps on fun rides in flex boots if that's any help. Probably two foot ish.
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    Insurance: yes or no?

    Thanks for all the comments - everything everybody has said is everything I think which is why I can't really decide what to do! I can afford to pay for something if needs be and am very well aware that I'm a sentimental fool who would probably dig deeper into my pocket than other people might...
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    Insurance: yes or no?

    I'm having a horse vetted next week and just looking online at some insurance quotes - the prices are eye watering for what you get in return! My current horse is no longer insured due to him basically being broken and nothing left to insure but when he was insured it did at least represent good...
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    Finding a home for a horse with sarcoids.

    As above but I see loads of adverts where it's mentioned that the horse has or has had sarcoids and they give the necessary information on them and just reflect them in the price. I don't think it would put me off necessarily so long as they weren't bothering the horse. I did go to see one...
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    DDFT injury

    My horse was recently diagnosed with a ddft tear too. In his case the vet said that the nature of the injury meant that surgery wouldn't really be helpful but she seemed to think that in those cases where surgery is an option it does stand a good chance of improving the outcome for them. I think...
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    Hock spavin, time for injections to take effect?

    Mine felt better instantly when he had steroids but they didn't last long with him sadly. He went on to have arthramid and that took several weeks to kick in but he's still good about 18 months later. I think it depends massively from one horse to the next though.
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    Horses that fail the vet

    I've only bought a handful of horses as I tend to just keep them and I haven't always vetted in the past. I think given the way the market seems to have gone and my recent experience I would definitely get any horse vetted from now on, unless it was a real bargain basement job. There are some...
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    Horses that fail the vet

    Yes I know what you mean. I'd hope she'd do the right thing by the horse but it's not my place to decide that or interfere if she doesn't want to do that is it? If I do send it I certainly wouldn't get into conversations beyond that. I don't particularly want to make my own life any harder...
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    Horses that fail the vet

    Yes fair enough. I did say I would share it when I first said I wouldn't be buying the horse and I wondered if it might help with future marketing but I take your point. I'll just leave it.
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    Horses that fail the vet

    Just to update this, I've had the vetting certificate through now and it says the horse is unsound. Is it standard practice to share these with the seller or am I best just to walk away? I have seen the advert updated to say the horse is fit and sound to do the sort of job I would have wanted...
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    Horses that fail the vet

    OK so I've obviously upset a few people and I apologise for that. I'd had a glass of wine and was probably being a bit harsh, plus I've not horse shopped for many years and things seem to have changed. I've got no problem with people selling a horse with full disclosure and at a reduced price...
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    Horses that fail the vet

    True, but if it's actually lame surely no vet would pass it and he told her and she just didn't care! I only wanted it for pleasure riding as well, it wasn't like it needed to be sound enough for high level eventing or anything.
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    Horses that fail the vet

    Sounds like you're an honest person who tries to do right by your horses then. Maybe there are more people like you around and my faith in humanity can be restored.
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    Horses that fail the vet

    What happens to horses that fail the vet? I had one fail the other week as he was a bit lame in both front feet on the lunge. He had rubbish feet so there was a chance that sorting them out might resolve the issue but the vet couldn't guarantee that and so obviously I walked away. The seller...
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    Horse footsore in front

    I think it's definitely worth doing with him being an older chap as well. Could be an easy problem to solve if it is that. Mine didn't have any particular symptoms other than that something wasn't right. I had bloods done for everything and that was what it came back as. He soon perked up when...
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    Horse footsore in front

    I can't really tell from the photo but that just looks like a bit of sole that's exfoliated to me and nothing to worry about. Have you had him tested for Cushing's?
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    Ddft tear and wedge shoes

    I'm so sorry to hear that but sadly yours isn't the only story like that I've heard. This is why I've decided I'll think very carefully about whether to ride again or not if he does come sound enough again. I'd love to be able to take him out again and he loves going out too. He's not renowned...
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    Opinions on horse please :)

    I like him. He's very handsome and looks genuine in the videos. The ad seems honest enough (not that that always means much!) so if he's the sort of thing you're looking for I'd definitely go and take a look. You probably wanted something a bit more critical than that but I'm not very good at...
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    Ddft tear and wedge shoes

    Thanks, I'll take a look at that.
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    Ddft tear and wedge shoes

    Hi, yes x-rays have been done and alignment is good, hence why I'm being awkward about it. If it wasn't good I probably wouldn't bother to argue and would just be careful about the type of wedge that went on but I'n feeling quite strongly about it in this case. Are you able to share the name of...
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    Ddft tear and wedge shoes

    I'm sorry you had this horrible outcome for your boy. I know there's a reality that this is a possible outcome and am trying not to think about it too much and just take one day at a time. I've had a lot of sh1t luck lately and it would probably finish me off if it came to the worst thing. I'll...
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    Ddft tear and wedge shoes

    Yes it's a exactly that, hence all the arguments about management of the current situation. Prior to this new lameness everyone agreed that barefoot was the best way for him and the farrier even said that he thought if he shod him again he'd end up in a bad way again like he did before. He...
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