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    Dressage Team Quest - idiots guide needed

    Hi there, can anyone please explain the Team Quest dressage events to me please. My friends are so confused! Are there unaff classes as a warm up to TQ regional etc? Many thanks in advance
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    BD on a pony as an adult

    Been out of the loop for a while, but can you do BD on a pony as an adult? My friend has a lovely new forest that is very capable. Thanks!
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    Farrier v's Barefoot Trimmer

    I've thinking for a while about using a specialist barefoot trimmer as opposed to my usual farrier. Is there a big difference in how they trim? What are the advantages? Is the cost vastly different? Also, any recommendations for a trimmer in the Tamworth area? Thanks folks
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    Help please - Laminitis, barefoot vs shoes

    My horse has had two bouts of laminitis since Feb this year. Owned him for 8 years and never had any trouble before. Diagnosed with EMS and PPID and currently on the meds required. He's always been barefoot, even before I owned him. He's now 15. What are your thoughts on heart bars/shoes to...
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    Hoof abscess in barefoot horse. Help please

    Over 3 weeks ago had a visit from the vet as horse presented very lame, literally fell out of stable when I took him out that evening. Vet came following day, tried farrier but no joy. Vet put the hoof testers on, positive result then excavated to find abscess. I've followed advice to the letter...
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    EMS and lack of exercise

    My 15 year old gelding has Cushings. ACTH test was 140 and is now in normal range - currently on 1 tablet of Prascend. He has just come down with laminitis for the first time ever! He is ok and its not bad, but obviously I am worried for him. The vet wants to test for EMS which obviously is...
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    It's all going wrong. A WWYD ....

    My 14 year old dressage horse has annular ligament desimitis in both hind legs and requires surgery at Newmarket. Does anyone have experience of this? One leg is worse than the other and the ligament in that leg needs cutting, whereas in the other leg it needs fraying. My poor horse has also...
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    What is wrong? Options and way forward advice please

    I'll make this short. Horse is lame on off hind. Had nerve blocks and we know that its pastern or lower. Vet out again next week to do the only two nerve blocks left known to man, pastern and coffin joint blocks. Had X-rays and they're really good. Tiny bit of side bone and tiny spot on...
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    Riding - neck injuries??

    To cut a very long story short, I have been diagnosed this week with a condition that could see me being told that I *should* never ride again. It's a brain condition, where the brain at the base of my neck presses too hard on the spinal cord. I am due to see consultant at the Queen Elizabeth...
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    Will and Ginnie Turnbull - tel number

    Folks, does anyone have a contact number for Will and Ginnie? Need to get a youngster backed and ridden away. They come well recommended and are pretty close to me. Please drop me a PM. Thanks :D
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    6.5t v's 3.5t horsebox - loading issue

    My William is a pain to load. He'll go on after a bit of faffing, but I am wondering if I should part with my 6.5t box for a 3.5t where the ramp will be lower. It puts me off taking him out because of the grief of loading. The ramp on my 6.5t is by no means steep (there's a small step up) but...
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    Cold water therapy / Hydro Spa - Midlands

    Does anyone know of a cold water therapy or hydro centre in the Midlands? William has a fetlock sprain (mild) and is 1/10th lame on trot up. Need to cold hose, etc but thought a session or two in a spa would be great. Sadly, there are no local big puddles to stand in, despite the deluge of...
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    Fetlock swellings - advice please

    My dressage horse had a very exciting gallop around his field on Saturday morning, due to another horse escaping its field. Thankfully the ground was 'giving' and not too wet, however the slide marks are at least 3 feet long and are a shallow 'S' shape! He came in with what I think is a...
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    Horsebox ins / breakdown recommendations please

    As title, I need horsebox insurance and breakdown cover for a new purchase. Any recommendations and 'avoid at all costs?' Thanks
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    Horsebox ins / breakdown recommendations please

    As title, I need horsebox insurance and breakdown cover for a new purchase. Any recommendations and 'avoid at all costs?' Thanks
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    Horse accidents in horseboxes at shows

    I'm just in the process of buying a 3.5t box and am wondering whether accidents involving horseboxes at shows happen in all sorts of vehicles or mainly 3.5 tonners? For example recently, horse at local riding club jumped the high breast bar AND weave grill in a 3.5t causing itself horrendous...
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    Marlborough or Regent Horseboxes??

    So, I've narrowed my search for a 3.5t box down to either a Marlborough Hunter or Regent Duo horsebox. I've done quite a bit of research and these two come out well. Anyone heard otherwise or have a preference? PM if you'd prefer! Thanks :)
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    Ryegrass Hay - I'm confused

    Please point me in the right direction! Local farmer has brought up some meadow hay for our yard, but its super sweet smelling and I cant risk giving it to Will because he's prone to colics and is a good doer. He normally has a rough and ready meadow hay with not a fat lot in it. The...
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    Those with 3.5t boxes - what do you have?

    I'm currently looking for a 3.5t box and with all the choice out there I'm curious as to what you have and more importantly, why? :)
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    Richard Wilkinson horsebox

    Anyone had any dealing with these people? I am looking into buying a box from them and wondering what their reputation/build quality was. PM if you prefer. Thanks in advance :D
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    Good jump saddle for short legged rider

    Any suggestions please? Recently sold my Albion K2 CC as I had to ride jockey length to get 'into' the knee blocks. Not looking for super forward cut, but enough support. I'm only 5'3" and feel that most jump saddles suit the lovely long legs that I can only dream about! Thanks :)
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    Problem horse - what to do for the best

    Bit of a long story. Friend has a horse, rising 8 year old TB gelding. Owned for 6 months or so. He has a lovely temperament, loves cuddles and is a very nice looking boy. However, he was backed late and is sharp to ride and unpredictable. He has been treated for sarcoids and everything is...
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    BD Report - Naughtiness and Name-Dropping

    Well, I did my first BD of the year today - just a prelim test at Swallowfield. Was a bit worried as we haven't competed in absolutely ages due to his eye operation and numerous other things which I wont bore you with. The weather started off rubbish and rainy but improved by the time we...
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    Horse Hero Membership Renewal

    Just heard that from 2013 their yearly subscription is going up from £17.25 to £54 if you pay monthly and £43.20 if you pay annually. That's a hell of a price hike and a real shame in my opinion as its a great site. A sign of the times I suppose ;)
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    Best sized horsebox for tricky loader?

    So, I am hoping to compete again within the next month. I am also looking for a horsebox of my own again. Will is a tricky loader - not scared at all, but goes on when he likes despite 'coaxing' on my part. Which sized horsebox should I go for? I would like a 3.5t as normally only go out...
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    William's eye op - update

    So, yesterday was the day that Will had his third eyelid removed due to pre-cancerous Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Prof Knottenbelt at Liverpool recommended removal at my own yard in our indoor school under general anaesthetic. Well, the HHO vibes worked a treat so thanks everyone!! I had no...
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    Some fabby HHO vibes needed please

    William is having his op today. Can I have some lovely HHO vibes please? He's having a knock down general anesthetic in our indoor school to remove the third eyelid! Would have had it done in hospital but he'd be under GA lots longer apparently. Fingers crossed all goes well x
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    Horsebox stability - 3.5t v's 7.5t ??

    I am now in the lovely position of looking for a new horsebox again. I am unsure of which way to go - 3.5t or 7.5t. I have previously owned a 7.5t box and it was very nice, no complaints. However, it did have quite a bit of a 'rolling up and down' feel to it whenever you drove over uneven...
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    Cancer of the third eyelid - any experience?

    Hi all, as title really. Has anyone had an experience of their horse having a small tumour on the third eyelid? Vet is recommending removal but has not confirmed if its cancerous yet. How would they do this? Treatment would be removal at the yard under local anaesthetic and then up to...
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    Tumour on third eyelid - any experience?

    Hi all, as title really. Has anyone had an experience of their horse having a small tumour on the third eyelid? Vet is recommending removal but has not confirmed if its cancerous yet. How would they do this? Treatment would be removal at the yard under local anaesthetic and then up to...
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