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    Teeth and Vaccinations

    Brilliant, just what i wanted to hear! She hates the vet so i'm sure he'll be over the moon he doesnt have to see her twice lol
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    Following on from 'dying breed' - are we all competing less?

    I feel so guilty for losing the love for competing... my horses have always loved being out and about! I just don't get the pleasure out of it anymore I love the day to day loving of my horses and wouldn't care less if i never competed again!!
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    First time out overnight - nervous!

    I've told this story before but i feel like you'll benefit from it lol... My girls second night out last summer, i woke up at 4am to hear an awful storm. Thunder, lightening the full works. Laid there for about half hour tossing and turning and worrying like something chronic... Got up, ran to...
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    Teeth and Vaccinations

    Ponio is due to have her teeth checked at the end of the month. She has to be sedated to have them done, so my very experienced vet does them. She is also due her 6 month booster next month. My question is; can i combine them? Will it effect her to have the vaccination when sedated? Money...
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    Horse crossing jaw when bridled

    Sounds strange but you could try warming the bit first? My old boy hated having the cold bit in his mouth. He would cross his jaw, move his tongue alot and generally look really unsettled in the mouth. Would stop after 3/4 mins once the metal was warm in his mouth. We used to dunk the bit in hot...
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    Going to view a young horse who hasn’t jumped

    I rode an 8 year old national hunt gelding a few years ago. Serious amount of scope, conformation and temperament to die for. Yet wouldn't go near a coloured pole. I don't think free jumping will achieve alot for you if he genuinely has never done it before. If the horse is willing and eager to...
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    Feed Balancers

    I feed Bailey's no.14 Lo Cal and my girl looks fab on it. She's a porker so she only gets hi-fi light and lo cal to get supplements in. She's super shiney and general very well.
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    Almost at my wits end

    It was a scary difference! Although many other people on the yard feed it and have had no adverse reactions so i thought it was me going crazy haha. Never again will i feed t!!
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    Straw pellets

    I've never used straw pellets but i love the woodpellets. When mine are in over night i do a full muck out each day. When they go out overnight, i deep litter and it works well. To buy a pallet they're not overly cheap but once the bed is made, keep it big and i only add 1-2 bags a week...
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    Bhs stage 4 tacking up fail!

    From my experience, they are fairly good if your answer isn't exactly what they would mark as correct on paper, if you are able to discuss why you've done it and why others may do it differently. Also its good to discuss what you would do at home and why and what differences, if any, you would...
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    Washing rugs

    I never touch the turnouts.. rain washes the excess mud off and avoiding a washing machine means they stay waterproof! Amigo rugs fit so well and arent overly cheap so id rather them abit smelly and muddy AND waterproof!!!
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    Her Majesty's Cavalry

    Got it! Thank you. Can't wait to watch it.
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    Her Majesty's Cavalry

    Ah that's annoying, i was hoping it was called something different as i can't find it on ITV Player!!
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    Her Majesty's Cavalry

    What is it called please? Hoping to catch up on ITV Player :)
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    Almost at my wits end

    It may be completely off the mark but when i fed magnesium to my mare it blew her brain. She was on it for 3 weeks and she was awful. Ridiculously spooky, extra hot under saddle, horrible to walk to the field and back again (I have always prided her in her manners when being handled on the...
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    Best lightweight rain coat for the rider!!

    I have a long padded coat that is super warm and waterproof just too warm for this sort of damp muggy weather... i have found a really nice mountain horse coat for sale on facebook, woman said it is abit snug for her at a size 14 and is selling it for £35 and it has only been worn 3 or 4 times...
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    Best lightweight rain coat for the rider!!

    Honestly, i can't believe the difference in price for a 'horsey' coat and just a bog standard waterproof... You just pay for a poxy label!!! All i want is to stay dry lol i couldn't care less whether i have a horsey brand logo slapped on my back :p
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    Sharer

    Does he wear boots to be ridden? Woof Wear now do loads of different colours of brushing boots at a reasonable price!
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    Best lightweight rain coat for the rider!!

    Returning from my holiday to this awful weather has pushed me to purchase a new coat! Wanting one fairly light weight as it's not overly cold but must be waterproof!! Any ideas that won't break the bank would be much appreciated! :) (Note we spend £100's on our horses rugs but £50 on a coat for...
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    Horse knocked me out

    A horse i was schooling used to do this alot. The owner 'apparently' had all the checks done.... One day he did it and put my front teeth through my lip. Stitches for me and i insisted a vet, dentist and physio to come out and see him before i got back on. Dentist came first and it turns out the...
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    Please help - getting really p'd off!

    Please please please report this to the police. My best friend keeps her mares in a field on the outskirts of the village. The padlocks were cut off multiple times a week, rubbish left everywhere etc etc. She didn't report it until she had to have a vet out to remove part of a broken beer bottle...
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    Getting worse in the stable

    I had this a couple of months ago. Was really doing my head in and hated the thought of my old girl being stressed. Went through the whole check list and just couldn't put my finger on it. I bought a camera that i can watch on my phone and it turns out it was deer were coming into the barn at...
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    Dressage boots for super wide calf ?

    I also compete BD and have never had an issue with short boots and chaps. Someone actually commented last weekend how smart they were and you could hardly notice that they weren't long boots. I guess its all down to personal preference.
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    Dressage boots for super wide calf ?

    I wear Ariat short boots and Just Chaps premium gators. Look so smart and clean up beautifully. Very flattering and soooo comfy x
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    Sports Bra's

    I was unfortunately graced with boobs that are way too big for my body lol. i love the gym shark ones but i also have a couple of lonsdale sports bra's from sports direct that do the same job and cost half the price. I'm an F cup and they don't squash them down just hold them firmly where...
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    Burghley first timer

    Yes definitely get there early to shop. That way you can get out on course before the crazy rush of people. Shops get really busy around lunch time so the earlier, the better. Have the BEST time. Burghley is my favourite and we go every year!
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    Hoof pick monthly subscription service? 😂

    I'm another one that is completely puzzled by this... Surely this is considered as quite a vital part of horses care?? (it is in my opinion, anyway..)
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    WWYD? Feeling deflated

    I'm afraid as he is such a good doer, retirement would likely be unsuccessful. Really, our horses owe us nothing. As a ycbm said, it is our job to give them a good life and a good death. If he was mine, as horrible as it seems, i would PTS. I have always said my horses will always go with...
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    Hoof pick monthly subscription service? 😂

    I'm stabled in an American Barn. I bought magnetic hoof picks from Burghley a couple of years ago. I attach them on the top bar outside high up. No one pinches them and they're still there!!
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    New Ariat boots looking scruffy already

    Mine are as good as new under the mud lol. I also polished them within an inch of their life when i first bought them and i wear them every day for bits and bobs round the yard before and after riding!
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