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    How do I discipline something that retaliates worse when told off?? Long post!

    The rug will slip off the back if the chest isn't buckled up. No way do you want a semi fastened rug to stay attached to your galloping horse! Leg straps will break a lot easier than the rug itself.
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    Competitive spark and living out.

    I think the reason you're filled with horror at a horse being asked to work off grass is because yours most likely stuff their faces on the few hours they have. Those that live out don't tend to do that.
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    How do I discipline something that retaliates worse when told off?? Long post!

    Agree with the others, your attitude is a bit off. Headcollar on for now, do what you need to do and leave her alone when eating. Same with changing rugs, the last thing you want to do is have the horse charging off with a half on rug. My mare is full of character; when leading her she air...
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    Delete if not aloud

    They also don't batter an eyelid.
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    Farrier issues...

    I think most of us would be quite surprised to be charged £25 for a refit if we have the shoe that was thrown.
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    Farrier issues...

    Did you have the shoe he'd thrown? If so, I'd expect a £10 refitting fee. If not, I'd expect £15-20. Maybe your farrier doesn't appreciate your loyalty, maybe he's milking you. 20% price hike is quite steep, though mine put his prices up recently by a similar amount. Though that was a...
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    Abscess :-(

    I think it's safe to say that most of us wouldn't choose to use pain relief for an abscess. But if you feel your way is right then you crack on. I would prefer a farrier to come out straight away and drain it from the sole rather than let it do its own thing and burst out the coronary band...
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    Abscess :-(

    YCBM's post above shows why bute shouldn't be used. Call your farrier first if you suspect one, I wouldn't try digging around in a horse's hoof.
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    Hubby just had to say it! Grrr!

    It's nice to see a sport clydie! Good luck with her, as said elsewhere the feet picking up is a joint effort between you and your mare. Not many people would be able to pick up an uncooperative horse's foot, clyde or not.
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    Other horse on my turnout ?

    A relative of YO has been kicked off another yard and is now using your friend's grazing. I doubt YO is going to kick out a relative any time soon and I also doubt the relative will poo pick. Your friend has been had. I suspect she'll lose two of her turnout fields to the relative and will...
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    2nd horse ? Should I get another?

    I asked my farrier this as my horse is now 20, full of beans but I had the crazy thought that she should slow down a bit. He said it wasn't a good idea, because of the health implications should my current horse be pushed to the sidelines. They do a lot better in work than retired if they're...
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    Let’s find a horse for SLH

    But they'll cost at least £10k in the process unless it's what you do for a living.
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    Horse having a nervous breakdown

    You say he's on Alpha A lite, but you also mention a supplement. What is the supplement?
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    Can’t catch horse!

    You're going to have to make the time, most problems with horses are caused by rushing and impatience.
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    Advice on loading & loading issues

    Do you know anybody that practices Parelli WELL that you could ask? I taught mine, with the help of a non-fluffy non-scared Parelli enthusiast. It's a method to get horses self loading, I stand to one side of the ramp, she walks on and I do up the breech bar. The trick is to encourage the...
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    Galvanised wire instead of electric tape?

    Galvanised wire and a clumsy fence jumper? Err, no. That stuff won't break and will deglove her legs if she gets caught up.
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    Ok folks....the wait is over (hopefully..!!)

    I spent time and effort on researching what I thought were insults! Only to find they could have been typos? Goddamnit. I quite like the Gold Bar one. Apparently Goldstar can also mean glittering up one's butthole.
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    Ok folks....the wait is over (hopefully..!!)

    I've been busy on google attempting to find out what the insults mean as I've never heard them before. Maybe they're a new level of insult. Anyway, here you go: Goldstar - a homosexual person who has never slept with a member of the opposite sex Melt - an absolute complete f*****g idiot...
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    Ok... Try this situation!

    I tend to agree with Leandy on this one. Child 2's parents probably have no idea that their kid isn't as good a rider as Child 1. They see Child 1 getting the opportunities while their kid sits on the sidelines, they've tried paying you for more and I'm not sure they really know why their kid...
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    Ok folks....the wait is over (hopefully..!!)

    That's a proper 'orse. Great find!
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    Viewing today..!!!

    Oh no, a heartstrings puller. Well done for walking away, he must have a lot wrong now to have been a £12k horse.
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    Im in quite the predicament

    She sounds like my cup of tea, big and buzzy! Find someone to show her off and sell on. Consider sales livery if you think your liveries may jeopardise a sale.
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    for those with a large..........................

    PAS 015 and this seems to have made hats even bigger. Just avoid mirrors or photos.
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    Child riding horse- saddle?

    I like this image, I believe the saddle has to fit both the horse and rider. Swimming around in a saddle too big with multiple rolls in the leathers may be OK for lead rein but is only going to hinder progression. https://shoestringstable.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/big-shire-small-child.jpg
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    A 'which yard' dilemma!

    Does the fencewalking not ease if she's in a group turnout situation? What's the reason for individual turnout?
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    A 'which yard' dilemma!

    Even summer turnout wouldn't be enough for me. I doubt that a yard with less fields than liveries would be appreciative of a fence walker in winter. I have one myself, she managed to dig a trench over winter right across the gateway. That would annoy other liveries using the same field.
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    Pregnant or not?

    Comedy ears! She's such a beauty but she definitely has a spark of naughty in those eyes.
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    How quickly do horses lose/regain fitness?

    Some people will do as they please, regardless of recommendations.
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