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    Happy post :)

    I rode for the first time in at least six years last night :D:D:D:D and I loved it! OK, I'm crippled today but it was fun - despite getting more and more nervous during the week to the extent I was feeling a bit sick by last night. I even cantered, it wasn't pretty but we did it. A few...
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    Advice please - new cat

    Just over 2 weeks ago I got a cat. I'd gone to the vets to pick up eeeevil terrier after his dental and came home with him and a 6yo cat that had been brought in for PTS and taken on by one of the vet nurses to rehome - to me as it happens :D. Full history comes with her, spayed, previous owners...
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    Anti social, Crime and Policing Act 2014

    https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/anti-social-behaviour-crime-and-police-bill https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/269155/Factsheet_dangerous_dogs_provisions_updated_for_Lords_Report.pdf This bill received Royal Assent on March 13th so will...
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    Ok, what now??

    Help, thoughts and any ideas please. I have a 10/11 year old rescue JRT who I got just over 2 years ago - I collected him the same day he came into rescue (the rescue knew I was looking for another dog at the time) We were told that he had been in the same home all his life, was good with...
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    Livery in Suffolk - Woodbridge, Earl Soham area

    Hi, I might need to urgently move 2 horses in this area, at least temporarily. I do appreciate how bad a winter it's been but the conditions they are in now are rapidly approaching unacceptable. Now, the problem is that one doesn't stable at all (goes berserk) and the other is very...
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    Thoughts and advice please

    Sitting at home at the moment musing... Two weeks ago I lost my beloved rottweiler to bone cancer - he was the subject of another thread here - and while I knew he wasn't going to make old bones due to an adrenal tumour and other issues I really didn't expect to lose him so quickly iYSWIM...
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    Thoughts please - more GA's for my rottie

    Hi, I'd really like your views on what I should do about my Rottweiler. Settle down, this may be a very long post :o He is 8.5 years old and has had various operations since he was 3 3 x Cruciate ligament repairs in 4 months at 3 yo as he wrecked the first op by hurdling a baby gate...
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    Contentious subject on here - and in the USA

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?t=308036 Chronicle of the Horse is an american forum that I read sometimes - it was interesting to see their attitude to unsound horses and what to do with them is very similar to a lot of HHO members. The odd thing is that it never used to...
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    Help please - delinquent JRT

    I have a rescue JRT, he's about 8 and been with me since February. Settled in well with my very old bitch, pushed his luck with her a few times and got a severe telling off from Lady Muck :D He's also good with my rottie, if a bit more inclined to be bossy as the rott is a soft boy who...
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    Thoughts/Advice please. Sorry, long.

    My little JRT died very suddenly last week at 13 years old. It was a huge shock and both I and my other two dogs are missing her lots. RIP Mo. But it has left me with a dilemma that I wasn't expecting to face just yet. I have a very old JRT (who I've posted about on here a few months ago) and...
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    My old girl - thoughts please.

    I have a very old dog. She has got very doddery over the past couple of weeks and just wasn't quite right but nothing I could put my finger on. So off to the vets we went last week as I wasn't trusting my own judgement, if that makes sense? Anyway, after a long chat with the vet about what...
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    Chatty Rottweilers?

    How many of you know talky rotts? 2 of mine have always been talkers :D wow wow wowing at everything and everybody but I have meet quite a few who don't. Is that because their owners discourage it - so many people think the dogs are growling - or is it only certain lines that are prone to...
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    Help - Judging

    :eek: I've been volunteered to judge at a riding club show next week. Looking forward to it but has anyone got any tips? My background is in M&M s but the ring I'm doing is all ridden classes, everything from family pony, LR, cobs and riding horse...I'm not used to plaits and blingy things...
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    Help, pretty please, South East Essex people!

    Does anybody in the South East Essex area (Basildon to Southend) know of grass livery available for a 14.2 gelding just for the summer? I really want to move off the yard I'm on and I thought that I had grazing lined up but it has suddenly fallen through. Grrr He's a nice easy pony that...
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    Harry Hall Yale Boots - Help!

    Equestrian Clearance have these at half price and I'm really tempted but do they fit fat legs?? 46cms plus wide calves TIA
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    How much? 4 wheeled exercise trap

    Hi Since my pony has retired from driving, I've decided to sell his trap but haven't a clue what to ask for it or where would be best to sell it! It's a 4 wheeler with pneumatic wheels (all new tyres) fits 14hh upwards with swingle tree. Driver and grooms seat up front, 4 seats behind. Foot...
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    Horse Transporters to do a trip from Essex to Suffolk.

    I have a gelding that needs to travel from South Essex to Suffolk. Now, he's a bit of a prat so needs very quiet patient handling and I want to travel with him so will need dropping back to Essex afterwards.Is this possible? The other thing is that some of the roads we have to go down in Suffolk...
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    Idiots guide

    Hi I'm moving to DIY livery after 10 years on grass livery so I have a week to organise myself to get everything ready!!! I've had a look through here for info on wood pellet bedding, very interesting but could anyone who uses please give me the idiots guide about how exactly to use...
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    Help please! Grass, recuperation, retirement livery in Essex

    Hi, Could I please pick your brains? I have 2 horses currently at grass livery in South Essex. Both geldings,one is a welsh d, 13 years old and effectively retired due to being very unreliable under saddle and sometimes difficult to handle due to his nervousness (is that a word? ). He can't be...
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    Hole in tendon - your experiences please.

    Hi I have a 18 year old 14.2 pony who has just been diagnosed after scans with a hole in his tendon near the sesamoid. He first went lame, only in trot in August and I had the vet out after a week of field rest. He had 2 weeks of bute twice a day with just walk work which made no difference...
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    Advice pleaseand a bit of a rant - sorry

    I've just come back from checking my horses and dog walking......and a horrible row with a really aggresive man! My horses are at grass livery and at the moment are on 48 acres that has a single public footpath at the far side of the field. As I'm going across the field looking for them I see a...
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    Help please. Clipper rash

    Hi, I'm new here and would love some advice. My rott is just back from the vets after a CT scan and keyhole surgery on his elbows. As you can imagine he's had a big shave and has clipper rash on both shoulders which is driving him mad. I'm using sudocream 3 times daily as advised by the vet...
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