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  1. mandwhy

    Bog spavin and lameness experiences?

    Hi everyone! Long time no log in :-) My haffy has developed some bog spavin squishy swellings, mostly on the outer sides of her hocks. I thought I would rest her and see how they go before calling the vet a she has just been turned out this winter due to daylight. It initially appeared on...
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    round bales in the field

    Does anybody have any good recommendations for round bale nets or have you used them? I have my haflinger and Welsh in a big but likely to become boggy field, and I need to start feeding hay for the haffy but the last bale we put in made the Welsh bloated as it was a bit early really, there's...
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    motivating stubborn mares who dislike work

    I have a 7yo very stubborn haflinger mare who is essentially a 15hh naughty pony. I have had her for two years and our relationship has been up and down, I think we had a honeymoon period but then it was mostly 'have you got food? No? Then go away' but that's fine. When I first got her she...
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    do you think a calmer will help for hacking alone?

    Hey everyone, I have recently moved my 7yo Haflinger and her little companion to a new field (well 3-4 months ago), in with my friend's horse. Much less road work, loads of low calorie old grass and herbs for them to nibble, and several off road places for hacking. At the last place the...
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    Preventing dogs repeat marking/pooing in house?

    Hi everyone, we have had our dog for 2 or 3 months now and we didn't really have initial settling in problems, there was one wee in the kitchen on the first night and that was it, and since then he has been on rampages kitchen counter surfing but nothing I didn't learn to be tidier from or not...
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    dog flaps/doors

    Hi everyone, I was wondering how many people have dog flaps these days? My poor dog ended up getting left for twice as long as he normally does yesterday :-( there was stress diarrhoea involved, poor boy I felt so bad whilst scrubbing the carpet. We have a nice secure garden and I would really...
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    clarino seat jods that are stretchy?

    Hi everyone, I quite fancy some clarino seat jodhpurs as I believe you can never have too much stick (especially as I fancy trying bareback a bit more soon) but the ones I have tried in the tack shops seem to not be very stretchy and therefore come up quite small :-( also as I am a size 16 I get...
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    dog activities

    Hello, I have recently acquired a border collie from rescue and he is simply the best thing on 4 legs. He loves people and is very happy, he is 3 or 4. He is also very good with other dogs and was tolerant of the snappy little blighter I had to look after for a couple of days last week (they are...
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    dressage saddles for cobs/round horses!

    Hey everyone, long time no post, I need a new saddle for my Haflinger and would like to know what you all have on your round cob shaped horses! I've sold my GP which was a Kent and Masters Cob, which we had fairly consistently in an XW gullet although it was adjustable. It was professionally...
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    costs of pet sitting - how much would/do you pay?

    Hi everyone! I've asked on here for your help with the idea of a dog walking and pet care business to help me make money whole I am studying. Thanks for all your help as I have now started, got my insurance sorted and started walking my first client! I am just not sure how much to...
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    questions about driving (a pony)

    I have a little welsh pony on loan with option to buy who is just under 11hh and quite fine. She is only 2, doesn't do much but I am going to start long lining her at some point. I have been thinking it might be fun to drive her when she is older! I don't really know much about driving so...
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    last resorts for permanent tail stains!

    Right I've tried all kinds on my haflinger's tail and she has a big show this week. Is there anything else to try that will remove wee stains that are essentially permanent? I've tried many shampoos - horse, dog and human, including the purple toner one. I've also tried vanish bar and...
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    my horse does not respect poles

    I am trying to incorporate a bit of polework and small jumps with my horse's schooling as she is very easily bored and needs as much variety as possible! Her last owner said she likes jumping but I only saw video of teeny tiny crosspoles, but that's fine as I am not particularly keen on jumping...
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    how bombproof is your horse?

    Just wondering really. If you have a fairly bombproof horse do you think this is due to experience and training or more down to temperament? Obviously a combination of the two! If your horse is very nervous out and about, have you found that experience has made them better, in which case...
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    Rider Confidence courses at the centre of horseback combat!

    Just seen an ad for this confidence course, it sounds utterly awesome! http://www.horsebackcombat.co.uk/Rider-Confidence-Courses.html A review from H&H here http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/archives/review-of-the-rider-confidence-course-at-the-centre-of-horseback-combat/ I am really...
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    udder/teat covers and creams for fly protection

    My poor golden one is getting very upset about the flies congregating around the inside of her legs and all over her teats and navel. I bathe it often and slather the whole area in sudocreme or similar most days which seems to deter them and soothe any sore bits, but now its really hot it...
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    grazing muzzles and long grass

    I have had to put my ponies in some really long grass after my normal field has been sprayed for a couple of weeks. I have a welsh section A who has started putting on weight at a fairly rapid rate and I am worried now I've put her in there as it is over her head almost! My field was tired...
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    Shetlands and little ponies doing dressage

    So, in my insomnia it's late night YouTube time and I have come across this delightful chap, Zorro the dressage Shetland.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXqa9BC0rHc&list=PL94C1924AAA87ECB6&index=2 clearly I do not understand any of the language but I am fascinated and wish to see...
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    favourite horsey youtube channels?

    In my late night not being able to sleep I often end up watching horsey videos on YouTube and some of them have been surprisingly good! I have lessons so some of the dressage type vids really help to reinforce my learning as I find it hard to take it all in during a lesson! I have recently...
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    silly outside rein question

    I have just started having lessons on my lovely haffy who I got last year. At first I just wanted to be able*to get through napping which was resolved surprisingly quickly in two lessons and now we are quite happily able to school in the field in walk and trot and she works in a nice natural...
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    hiring transport

    My friends and I want to go to our first show in a couple of weeks and just trying to work out transport. The show is only 14 miles away and we know a couple of transport people who would probably find it better and work out cheaper to drop us off there and pick us up. Does anyone do this...
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    flaky chipping hooves

    I do not normally worry too much about the odd chip but I am a bit concerned my haflinger is loosing small chunks of hoof wall from her back feet. She has not had shoes on the backs for about 3 months, farrier says she should be fine without those but is shod in front. It is just coming up...
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    long mane but scraggly at the withers!

    My haffy has a fabulous long mane, I am generally proud of its lovely long blondeness, but it all starts to go wrong at the withers... What do other folk do about this if anything? Of course it is not a huge deal generally just wondering what would make it look best for in hand showing...
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    sensitive stomach after worming

    My haffy seems to have a bit of a sensitive stomach, which has got worse after being wormed about 2 weeks ago, and the grass coming through may not be helping. It mainly seems to be girthiness and not wanting to be touched on the sides especially prior to feed time (she lives out so always...
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    itchy pony again, has she got lice?

    The welsh A I have on loan has been itchy for a few weeks but nothing really major, she has barely started shedding her coat and is like a fluffy bear. There were no sore bits so I wasn't too concerned at first. I have been giving her micronised linseed in small amounts as my big horse has it...
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    bridle for sensitive poll and ears - cutaway design?

    Can anyone recommend a bridle that is not vastly expensive with either a comfort headpiece or even better the type that is cut away round the ears? Up to about 100 quid would be doable. I have seen a couple of the Jefferies IR for about 150 which is a bit tempting! We do have size issues...
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    need a new girth, wintec elastic too stretchy!

    I have one of those wintec girths with the elastic. I have to do it up multiple times because it becomes stupidly loose quickly, and now it is too big. Not sure if the girth has permanently stretched a lot but my horse has lost weight also. So I need to buy another girth, this is a 48 but...
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    think we've cracked hacking alone :-D

    Just a little happy post, had my lovely new horse 6 months and hardly ridden her really as I tended to chicken out unless there was company (not being on a yard and it being winter this wasn't that often) so I thought that's fine, I'm taking it slow after breaking my arm in a stupidly mundane...
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    fly repellent pour on stuff?

    So the flies have arrived once again, I had hoped they all froze to death (ok ok not all of them, biodiversity and all that) but this eve my horses were absolutely plagued with giant mozzies. The nearby river makes this horrendous. So I think I have seen on here someone speak of an expensive...
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    horse bit my ear!

    I went to see my friends new horse today, I spent some time hanging out with him and gave him strokes, he is cautious but seemed happy with this and I gave him some carrots. He had gotten into the wrong part of the field so we lured him round with a bucket of food as he is obviously scared of...
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