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    Burn / sore on lip

    Giant hogweed can do that, make sure you deal with it if you do have some as each plant releases thousands of seeds and it can quickly get out of control. It's taken several years to remove all ours
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    Are we a dying breed

    For me it's the timing thing. I used to show alot but nowadays class sizes are really hard to predict. If the classes only have a couple of horses in need to get there early just incase but may end up waiting around for hours if the classes are massive and it really does vary. Having sat around...
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    WHW and BHS

    It was the non sense purchase of the horsebox and what comes across as shambles at the top that did it for me I'm afraid. I've been a member for many many years but with the way it's being run I don't see how the bridleway officers and other volunteers out there can do the fantastic job they do...
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    Swapping Compact Tractor for Quad (mainly mowing) - good idea??

    We have just changed back to compact tractor from quad after having various quads for a few years. We may have been unlucky but our quads weren't reliable and didn't seem To like the slow work we wanted them to do (ménage, towing muck trailer, spraying, seeding). We do however have full size...
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    Equiband..?

    I just use theraband with a roller and numnah I've cut some holes in. I use it on the lunge with just that and a Cavesson and I can see a difference in their use of their core/lift in back/wither. Mines just a home made version
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    Please help - getting really p'd off!

    The 'residue' may well be where they are heating the drugs on the foil. Definately needs to be reported to police especially as they are causing criminal damage to the gate
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    Please help - getting really p'd off!

    Having looked more closely at your photo it definitely looks like it could be drug paraphernalia to me. Make sure you wear gloves or use a scoop to pick it up. Worth seeing if there are scorch marks on the foil
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    Please help - getting really p'd off!

    I guessed that may have been the case. It may well have been a 'hang out' from before u had it and it was overgrown and more less visible and it's just continued on as a known area to go. I would definitely speak to police, get a wildlife camera and make it as inaccessible as possible. The...
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    Please help - getting really p'd off!

    How long have you been at this field horseytee ?? It definitely sounds although the rubbish being left could be drug related
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    What is up with my foot?!

    Hard to tell from that photo but to me it looks like it's coming from higher up and you are collapsing through your left rib cage, this in turn may make you collapse your left seat bone in and put more weight through your left stirrup which in turn may make your heel drop further and swing the...
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    My horse ate a sandwich bag

    I once found a whole Tesco's carrier bag in my horses poo that had obviously blow into the field and he had goodness knows how, eaten. It came out in a long wrapped up sausage shape in-between poo nuggets all intact. I couldn't believe it ! Whilst I would call vet for advice and monitor...
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    Abscess on gum

    Poor girl, doesn't look nice, I'm sure your vet will be able to give you a suitable antibiotic when they come out. I've seen some horrid things in mouths over the years where they have eaten sharp things and all have healed well. Fingers crossed its straight forwards for you
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    Failed kissing spine ligament snip - any experience? Next steps?

    Yes mine had lig snip and made no difference at all, if anything made him worse. It's not a surgery I would ever have done on a horse again, there is very little out there about long term cases and the long term prognosis. Mine was written off by vets after and even showing some neuro type signs...
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    Shivering weight off

    This time of year I'm more likely to put a light rug at a higher temperature in certain conditions. In the winter my unclipped ones will be out most of the time without rugs as their winter coat does it's job, however at this time of year when they have their summer coats through but we can...
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    Possible causes of lameness walking uphill?

    At the end of the day you can change your mind and go for diagnostics at any time. I totally understand the wanting to know as I'm the same but with everything you currently have going on it sounds like it's another thing both financially and time wise to add. If he is sound other than...
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    Possible causes of lameness walking uphill?

    What you describe I have seen similar with mine with hock/PSD issues. Mine had more issues going down (bum in air, didn't want to flex hocks) but on occasion it would be like something 'caught' and he didn't want to flex getting up and the legs stayed out straight under him even when the front...
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    Possible causes of lameness walking uphill?

    Bbp out of interest, if your happy to say, what was it he did that has concerned you ?
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    Possible causes of lameness walking uphill?

    The landing toe first is something I've seen several times with higher suspensory issues. It can be hard to see on the flat if bilateral. The swinging you describe also indicates not wanting to flex the hock and would make me want to investigate higher hind suspensories or possibly spavin. Hock...
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    Collateral ligament damage........any ideas?

    Another one that's had experience with collateral lig but again a front not hind. We removed shoes and have a year off turned away with regular 6 weeks checks/balance/trim of necessary by a remedial farrier. Horse came sound after 6 weeks of removing shoes and has now stayed sound unshod for two...
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    Rider biomechanics

    A couple of years ago I did a session with centaur biomechanics where you where the jacket and they put markers on the back of your saddle and horses bottom. I knew I wasn't totally straight but the video feed back was quite shocking in how unlevel I was in my pelvis even though to me if felt...
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    Pony reared when pulling mane, transferred to under saddle!!

    I know this is a bit out there. But is there any chance when standing you son could have held onto a bit of mane or got it caught in the reins or something and she thought you were doing her mane again ? I only ask as I have one I can't pull mane on and on the occasion I tried, everytime I...
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    Horse ripping rugs??

    Maybe she's too hot. It's been very mild lately, why not just remove the rug. Problem solved.
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    Paddock Blade

    Well that video proves why I decided against, it looks like it's just taking the tops of the poos and then wiping the rest across the grass, it actually at points looks like it's falling out the front on the uneven grass. I actually think clearing up after this would be harder than poo picking !!
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    Buying a pony with a mark on his side

    Make sure the vet carrying out the vetting is aware you intend to use him for top level showing then. Surely it would be cheaper and easier to get a vet out to tell you what it is rather than the cost of a full vetting if he will potentially not be suitable for what you want anyway ? ETA - re...
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    Buying a pony with a mark on his side

    If your intention is to try and qualify for hoys then you need the vet out to confirm if scarring or something else as it's unlikely you will fulfill your dreams with him if it is scarring sadly. I think you need to discuss with your parents what your aspirations are and if the is the correct...
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    Equine flu jab reaction video

    That's interesting. We changed to this brand from another after mine had the servere reaction and so far so good. However I see it was the combined flu/tet. That's also what we have issue with (the combined) and have had lesser reactions to the proteq flu-te but still get swelling. My vet...
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    Paddock Blade

    I looked at these but couldn't find much in the way of reviews and I can't see how it would get the poos from the long grasses latrine areas we have, even the heavy harrows on back of the tractor struggle not to go over the top so I doubt very much the paddock blade would go under and collect a...
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    Poles poles poles

    I don't lunge or do pole work in side reins either. On occasions it looks as though he tucks behind the vertical but hard to see as videos not that close. His rhythm looks good and he looks nice and relaxed which is lovely to see. I would give it a go without the side reins so he can stretch his...
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    planning question re stables

    And that's exactly why it wouldn't bother you.....it's not going to affect your privacy of make that much difference to you when you have that many comings and goings at your only place. If you lived next door and only had a few stables for your personal use it may well have more of an impact...
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