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    Are there any insurance companies that don't cost the earth and will pay out a claim?

    I know they have a bad rep but i have used E&L and had 3 big claims which they paid out with no problems.
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    Tips to improve my trot to canter transitions

    Someone recommended looking back over my outside shoulder when asking for the transition which has helped but would look a bit silly at a competition!
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    Tips to improve my trot to canter transitions

    Does anyone have any tips to help me make better trot to canter transitions. I've watched videos of my dressage tests and I tilt my upper body forward - once in canter I'm fine and downwards transitions are fine. I don't do it in walk to canter.
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    Help - advice needed for healing wound/scab

    I second this - its amazing stuff
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    Managing horses on less than an acre? Or am I crazy?

    I keep a Shetland and 2 horses on just under an acre. It is doable if you are prepared to hay all year and keep on top of maintenance, I have split it into 3 paddocks so I can rest each one. The Shetland has to be restricted and the other two are good doers which helps and it also is good ground...
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    Aargh, vasculitis and reactions to every treatment

    I battled this with my mare for year and like your horse she was worse in the summer - I tried steroids, antibiotics, flamazine and in the end I stopped everything and used Silver Whinnys socks and within a week the improvement was huge - I cant recommend them enough and my vet was really...
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    Equ aide for proud flesh or anything else??

    I've used Equ aide and its amazing stuff. My mare had proud flesh after cutting her leg open on fencing, I had the vet out and she had antibiotics and flamazine and once it was healing I starting using the Equ aide. My instructor recommended it as she had used it for a similar injury on her...
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    Dressage saddle recommendation for slightly roach backed horse

    Thanks this is really helpful info :)
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    Dressage saddle recommendation for slightly roach backed horse

    She came with a Kent and Masters GP but it just moves to much, will have a look at the Ideal. I think you are right about the shorter panels which is probably why the monoflap saddle seems to fit her well.
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    Dressage saddle recommendation for slightly roach backed horse

    Hi My ISH mare is built downhill and has a very slight roach back, luckily she has decent withers but she is also narrow at the shoulders. Trying to get anything to fit that doesn't move forward is a nightmare, I have found a lightweight monoflap jump saddle that fits for hacking/jumping but...
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    Dragging feet?

    My TB mare did this and it turned out she had hock arthritis and SI problems
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    Can you fit at Elevator bit to Micklem

    Thanks - I didn't think it would, may have to invest in a PS bridle.
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    Can you fit at Elevator bit to Micklem

    I spoke to the Horse bit shop and they recommended the Neue Schule Elevator bit which I now have on trial but my mare wears a Micklem bridle, has anyone used the two together as it looks like it will be to big?
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    How are your 2016 foals looking

    Yes used the second link . I can see the photo in the thread - Im useless at this sort of thing!
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    How are your 2016 foals looking

    Escada - can you view it now?
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    How are your 2016 foals looking

    Its the first time I have tried to upload a photo but Ive obviously done something wrong :(. You should be able to view the photo in my albums He is expected to make 16hh - his dad is 16hh P R E and mum is 16.1 ISH X ID
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    How are your 2016 foals looking

    https://forums-secure.horseandhound.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=29813&d=1485185203 Mine is 8 months and 13hh. He has been weaned and is very lovely but very annoying and not afraid of anything!
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    Ginger mares' reputation: fact or fallacy? Discuss!

    I have two chestnut mares and both have given me confidence and would look after me when I've had a melt down with nerves at competitions. They are both kind, fun, talented and genuine
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    Advice please

    I emailed the previous owners when the turnout problems started and they said she was institutionalised from being on big racing yards (she was a hurdler) and that they had been keeping her in all year round with just a couple of hours turnout in the summer. I have moved her to a much smaller...
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    Advice please

    I would like people's advice and opinions on my mare as I am struggling to make a decision. The back ground is I bought my little 13 year old TB mare last summer and was aware that she cribbed when in the stable although was told never in the field, initially I had no problems however when the...
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    Travelling Issues - balance problem?

    A mare I had started doing this after years of being a great traveller. I swapped sides and for the first few journeys put a deep straw bed and she never did it again as long as she could travel that side.
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    2016 Foals Due

    I really hope her foal just pops out, im quite anxious about it!
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    2016 Foals Due

    My ISH mare is due mid May, the Sire is a PRE. This is her first foal, I didn't think it would be so easy with her being 15 but she took first time.
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    Weird behaviour in the field

    There is a huge pylon in the field behind hers - in the rainy weather it will buzz - do you think it could be that?
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    Weird behaviour in the field

    I agree with you that they don't copy but most people at my yard unfortunately disagree. I have a friend with a herd and will have a chat with her about trying what you suggested. Thanks
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    Weird behaviour in the field

    I have just received an email from the previous owners and she was previously stables with just a few hours turnout a day - could she be struggling with living out 24/7, this behaviour started in the autumn so maybe she isn't used to being out this time of year
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    Weird behaviour in the field

    I would be happy to try her in a herd its whether people would be happy to have their horses out with a cribber. Although when she picks her 'corner' it is often away from where the other horses are.
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    Weird behaviour in the field

    No but good suggestion, I have the vet out for vaccinations next week so will get him to have a look. She really isn't in any other way strange or difficult - she is a dream to hunt/xc/hack/school.
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    Weird behaviour in the field

    Thank you - I think you are right about something subtle upsetting her - she is very sensitive. I will give your suggestion a try.
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    Weird behaviour in the field

    She cribs on the fence posts - the fencing is post and electric. Thats a good idea but She has done it in 2 different fields and the invisible line changes - at first she wouldn't leave an area by the gateway, then randomly after 3 weeks there she bolted when I let her go one night to a...
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