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  1. equi

    Opinions?

    Vet is involved before I go further. In May my 20yo horse took an abscess, he had it drained and recovered well. I brought back him back into work (by Work I mean a few walks about the arena/fields and trots with about 5 mins of canter, which is basically all we do - we do t jump) and he was...
  2. equi

    Topline on a non-ridden?

    So a little history first; ive had my newest gelding (13yo) for about 8months, he needed very unbalanced hooves sorted and horrific teeth sorted, so over winter could not be worked and ive just been so busy this last few months with the youngstock i havent had a chance to start anything with...
  3. equi

    biotin query/advice?

    Ah horses! Monday evening horse was fine, nothing out of the ordinary. Tuesday afternoon - horse has three legs. Now horse is ever so slightly dramatic when it comes to his feet and when i inspected him i found a red line on his hind heel which i assumed may have come from standing on a stone...
  4. equi

    Just a reminder - check your floors!

    I posted earlier about towing with no floor in a trailer. I didn't post this bit cause i was a little weary about it but frankly its to educate and if one person reads it and goes out to check their floor, thats great. My box has been sitting about since November when i moved Jed to new yard -...
  5. equi

    Towing with no floor?

    Box getting a new floor. Can it be towed to the shop with no floor in it?
  6. equi

    Traveller colt at asda

    Its on FB recently, not nice viewing. RSPCA took the colt to a vet and then released it back to owner now the mob is out and going to go "get" him. I assume they will attempt to buy him and the charity will foot that bill. So im in two minds about that. But i do hope the little thing gets away...
  7. equi

    Older yard cat qu

    I took my friends yard cat while she was moving house, cat never left :rolleyes: Anyway, she was about 11 then so i estimate must be about 14/15 now. Shes not a friendly cat but shes not quite feral - i can sometimes pet her forehead on her terms if i sit for long enough and be quiet/calm and...
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    AHAR to close

    Well according to this article anyway. https://www.rte.ie/news/investigations-unit/2019/0319/1037357-tax-defaulting-animal-charity-to-close/
  9. equi

    I got 99 problems

    But a horse/saddle ain't one! :p Since moving to my new yard im incredibly lucky to have a highly trained instructor as my YO, she is fab in both walks of life. I usually have a lesson once a week with her in a group and we work on all the usual group lessony stuff which i adore - i have...
  10. equi

    Horrible teeth

    New gelding, 13yo. Highly likley to have never had teeth done before. Another month and we could have been looking at an even more serious issue. Will take a fair few goes every few months to make his teeth totally normal, but he is feeling a hell of a lot better now after getting these...
  11. equi

    Mud mud mud

    Ive forgotten what my pony looks like when shes not a total tramp.
  12. equi

    Making the call

    It’s getting to the time to make the call on my old boy. It’s hard cause he’s technically still bright and interested in life but his pain relief isn’t helping with his arthritis much anymore. He struggles to get up and down and over the last week or two he’s began struggling to poo properly...
  13. equi

    Nothings happening

    Here is a post for the posters who have nothing happening. Nothing to update about, nothing to share, nothing to really feel anything about :p The most exciting thing that has happened in the past few weeks is i gave Jed a treat ball, that he adores. He now looks for his ball every evening and...
  14. equi

    WWYD - Beginner rider

    My little cousin (9yo) has showed interest in going to a riding lesson. Shes completely animal obsessed and for many years has been called "my" child cause were so alike. Her mum has asked if i mind sorting that out for her and of course i don't, but im trying to decide the best course of...
  15. equi

    Seriously peed off at vets!

    In July I had two mares scanned. I paid by card at the clinic and my bank system t shows it was taken. A month later I get a letter asking me to pay - I ignored it thinking it was a receipt (I’m a bit dim that way) the next month I got another and so I phoned the clinic to say it was paid and...
  16. equi

    The big move/ideas?

    My life has been a bit hectic lately and in the middle of it all a yard i had put my name down for ages ago rang to say they have a stable free, and i had to act quick cause the yard rarely ever has a stable free. I was panicking about telling old yard i was leaving cause its all ive ever known...
  17. equi

    Anyone up to PM re hormones/ovaries issues etc (horse)

    Just looking someone to chat to about my filly. Preferably someone with experience in hormonal, ovary issues etc (or vet type experience) and is experienced with young stock. Only reason i don't want to post publicly is i think its the type of thing that would get a lot of "have you tried" type...
  18. equi

    Young jockey paralyzed after fall

    Just came across this on the youtube. Thought it would be of interest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voPlqTOdVU8
  19. equi

    New boys elvis in the cart

    Been so busy the last few weeks the new boy Elvis got totally neglected in that he was reduced to being chief babysitter and only given mere snuggles now and then. Anywho, trial was long up and since i haven't actually "trialed" him yet i thought i best get to it before forking out for him lol...
  20. equi

    End of an era

    I?m sad to inform the masses that after 20 years loyal service, my first ever shavings fork has passed away due to a broken neck. He died doing what he loved. He was hard working, reliable and a crucial part of the team since 1998. He will be sadly missed. Rest easy forky - life won?t be...
  21. equi

    rookie mistake :D

    Was adjusting the eletric fence. My mares are very weary of it, but clearly knew it was off for that ten mins, so away they went into the winter grass. Caught the two older mares easy cause they can tell when im being serious..but the 2yo filly? Nah. This was fuuuuuuuuun. Moral of the story...
  22. equi

    Confidence nostalgia / friend finally sent horse away

    Essay/blog type post and i dont expect any replies unless someones wants to but hey ho. Its here for me to look back on in future years. The "What bit of advice from HHO members" post just put me in a nostalgic mood so i combed through all my old HH posts - from the one that had me at my...
  23. equi

    They grow up so fast :')

    My filly has had seasons before obviously, but im not sure shes really known what its all for. She would lift her tail a little but thats all. This season shes gone full whack into proper slutdom! She can't walk more than two steps without her arse being on the floor to anyone and everything...
  24. equi

    New horse oops..

    Long story short, this boy is my loan horses half brother. Owner said he needed a new home and it just happens my boys owner would like him back now but was happy to wait for me to get something suitable for my colt. As i already knew him and love his brother it was just perfect! The big bonus...
  25. equi

    Mini leather harness for sale n.ire

  26. equi

    Tooth bumps on top of nose

    At a show recently a judge said my filly?s tooth bumps were starting and she was very nice about it but also honest in saying that they make her look rougher - so I?m not really showing her again this year. Obviously they come at the top when teeth?s coming in but they look pretty extreme to...
  27. equi

    Personal and public liability

    My friend was a livery at my yard for a few weeks but now she?s home (and still wishing to join in lessons with me) she needs personal and public liability. Was hoping to have a lesson tomorrow! Anyone know someone fast and cheap for this as it will only be once a month or so.
  28. equi

    So chuffed (mini driving)

    First ever show for both me and my mare. We got champion driving mini :D judge said she was a real credit to me and it made me nearly weep cause I totally broke her myself.
  29. equi

    What a day :)

    Yesterday my friend let me ride her new horse in a lesson. He was a riding school horse, lovely boy, but a lot of work. Got fed up after half an hour hard work and got my own horse and practiced cantering a course after warming up. He was brilliant and made me love him a bit more. He?s not a...
  30. equi

    Stressing out.

    This weather is killing me. My hay has ran out, my supplier is 800 bales short and thus no hay coming in until i can find another supplier NOW...fields crisp and dry with no growth so its likely i wont have any in winter if this continues (my good doers are loosing weight...thats fab...but my...
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