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  1. BorgRae

    A little advice??

    I?d like some advice please? This may be long, sorry!! So, I?ve had my ISH gelding for 4 years. My mum originally bought him as she felt sorry for him. He was neglected, skin and bone, covered in lice and had serious trust issues due to this neglect. Skip to now and he?s a lovely lad, a...
  2. BorgRae

    Rubbing girth! Advice please :)

    Hi everyone, So, my boy gets rather sweaty round his girth area andsuffered last year with his girth rubbing :( Initially I thought it must be his saddle, so got that checked, and had a new one fitted 5 months ago and it was re checked last month and that's perfect. I also searched and...
  3. BorgRae

    Will feeding a Balancer help mud fever??

    Hi all!! Ok so my lad has suffered from mud fever this winter (no surprise really I guess!), but after reading another post, someone mentioned that after feeding their horse a balancer, their horse didn't suffer anymore! My lad is a bit on the portly side, so all he gets is haylege, happy...
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    Selling a fizzy horse that might buck?? What to do??

    Hi everyone! Ok, so my friend is selling her horse and he can be fizzy and have moments where he'll spook, or chuck in a buck or bronk. We have people to come and view him this week and they are aware of this. BUT - Should we get them to sign something before they get on?? Is this normal...
  5. BorgRae

    How much to feed horse on box rest...

    So, my boy is on box rest for the next 4 week as he's got mild damage to his suspensory ligament and digital flexor tendon sheath... He has had steroid injections on his leg, which is fine, but the vet said to keep an eye on his diet as obvious fears of lami following the injections. She...
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    Recommend: re-schooling for sales livery ? North West (Preston)

    My friend has a 5 year old Warmblood that she has come to realise is far too much for her. It?s a VERY long story that I won?t bore you with the details... Basically the mare is very difficult and needs starting from scratch, schooling and selling. She was backed at 4 and turned away for 6...
  7. BorgRae

    Recommend: re-schooling for sales livery ? North West (Preston)

    My friend has a 5 year old Warmblood that she has come to realise is far too much for her. It?s a VERY long story that I won?t bore you with the details... Basically the mare is very difficult and needs starting from scratch, schooling and selling. She was backed at 4 and turned away for 6...
  8. BorgRae

    Bitless Bridle - Headshaking

    Hi, Ok so, my lad is a headshaker, he does it pretty much all year round so am going to try a bitless bridle to see if it makes a difference. My question is, before forking out a lot of money on one to try, does it make a difference which "type" of bitless bridle? I have no knowledge of...
  9. BorgRae

    Extream spookiness!! Help!

    Hi all! I really apologose this is long... So, all in all my lad is pretty laid back, or should I say WAS laid back. Over the last 6-8 weeks he's become really spooky when being led. And today was just a nightmare! Initially, he just started eyeing things up, snorting etc, but would...
  10. BorgRae

    Stringhalt - advice and suppliments

    So, I had the vet out on Friday and it turns out my boy has Stringhalt in his off side hind. Are there any good suppliments that help with this? Any advice on how to manage or what to feed greatly appreciated!! :D
  11. BorgRae

    Desperate... Bit help needed!!

    Argh!! Ok, so my boy goes best in a straight bar bit (and this has been recommended by dentist and instructor), but he has a really fat tongue, (he needs 13mm max). Does a thin straight bar bit exist?! If so what's it called and where can I get it?! Any replies or suggestions very much...
  12. BorgRae

    Recommend me a fly spray!!

    Hi everyone!! Ok, so fly rugs are purchased for this coming Summer (if we have one!), but I generally spray the fly rug as well to really keep those nasty bugs away! Last year I used Avon's Skin so soft, but that wasn't brilliant. Are there any good fly sprays on the market that you...
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    Ideal Suzannah and similar saddles?

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    What's wrong with my boy??

    Hi everyone! I?m looking for some thought?s or theories and some advice or experience please? I?ll try to make it as brief as poss but give as much info as I can? Ok, so I?ve been re-training my lad for the last 6 months. Previously he was a happy hack for a year and before that, left...
  15. BorgRae

    Mud Fever ? Best remedies?

    Hi all, Ok, so my lad has never had mud fever in his life… then low and behold, I get down to the yard yesterday and he has scabby legs!!! He’s not lame, and it’s not horrific at the moment, but as I’ve never had a horse with mud fever, I wanted to know your secrets for...
  16. BorgRae

    Exercises for stengthening Core Muscles??

    As the title really... Can anyone recommend some exercises that I could do at home to strengthen my core muscles? I suffer with a bad back and hips, (although ride through it as we all do!) and I feel that strengthening my core stability would improve my issues immensely!! ? And improve my...
  17. BorgRae

    How long do your horses get 'out' in winter months?

    As Title - How long do your horses get to go out in winter months? Whether it's in a sand paddock, or grazing :)
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    Happy Hoof - is it really that bad?

    As title really... I seem to get very differing view on it?! What are the facts? Opinions? Thanks very much :D xx
  19. BorgRae

    Keratex / Bare foot - your experiences?

    Hi! My lad is barefoot (and has been for the past few months). His feet look well, but when walking on stones or uneven ground etc, he is a bit footy. What would you recommend? Friends have suggested Keratex, but before I buy, I'd like opinions :) Thanks for your help as always :D x
  20. BorgRae

    conjunctivitis / weeping eye...

    Hi all, Ok so a few days ago my lad had a weeping and slightly swolen eye. My YO said she thought it was conjunctivitis and to bathe it with tea. So I have been doing that the past couple of days, and gave him some bute to take the swelling down (he's also been wearing a fly mask). I...
  21. BorgRae

    a plee for help and advice - Getting very disheartened...

    Please offer me some advice? I seem to be getting absolutely no where with my lad. He?s so inconsistent and resistant, I?m becoming very disheartened. I?ve had him 5 years (since he was 3), he?s a stubborn sod, and if he doesn?t wasn?t to do something, he?ll fight me every inch of the way...
  22. BorgRae

    Intro A dressage test - Which one??

    Eeek, can anyone help? Ok, so the lad was out of work all winter due to injury, he hasn't been out for over a year, and a new venue near us are holding local dressage comps. He's a bit of a spooky fool, so I?ve decided to take him out, let him have a look and do the Intro test. Now then...
  23. BorgRae

    24/7 Winter turnout/grazing - Pro's & Cons!!

    Hi all, Ok, so I know we are coming into summer and i'm asking about winter, but I'm trying to prepare myself and neddy, and need your honest opinions and experiences about Winter 24/7 turnout/grazing as I have never done it and am considering it... I moved to a new yard that has this...
  24. BorgRae

    Livery Yards between Blackpool and Preston - Winter Turnout...

    Hi all, I am desperately searching for a livery yard near Blackpool/Kirkham/Wrea Green/Fleetwood/Lytham/Preston etc, that offer part livery/assisted DIY that have winter grazing! I have struggled no end to find a yard that offer this, and also have some facilities for me to be able to...
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    A plea for help - Winter turnout

    Hi all, I am struggling to find ANYWHERE in my area that has winter grazing and also provides some fairly decnet facilities :( I don't suppose any of you know of/stable at any yards near Blackpool/Preston/Kirkham/Lytham/Wrea Green/Poulton/Fleetwood that offer this?? It seems...
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    A plea for help - Winter turnout (Also in SY)

    A slight follow on from "Turnout 24/7 thread"... I am struggling to find ANYWHERE in my area that has winter grazing and also provides some fairly decnet facilities. I don't suppose any of you know of/stable at any yards near Blackpool/Preston/Kirkham/Lytham/Wrea Green/Poulton/Fleetwood...
  27. BorgRae

    Feed suggestions? Horse has dropped weight...

    Hiya! Ok, so my lad is dropping in weight ever so slightly... He is on Ad-Lib hayledge and has a scoop of Happy Hoof morning and night for his feed. Obviously the Happy Hoof won't help him maintain weight as there's nothing really in it, so need an alternative or something to add to his...
  28. BorgRae

    Green 10 year old... What would you do??

    Background - Back in May I bought a 10 yr old ISH for my mum from our old YO. He had been sent to her for re-schooling and selling on. He was pretty green in the school, not naughty, just unknowing and lazy, but a lovely lad none the less. (He had been in a field for years not ridden). We...
  29. BorgRae

    Horse Insurance - Who to go with??

    I?m looking to renew my insurance. I?ve been with NFU for a few years but their premiums have gone through the roof!! So am looking else where. I have a BHS Gold membership so am only looking for vets fees. I?ve done a lot of looking on the internet and have lots of quotes, and so far...
  30. BorgRae

    Torn pectoral muscles... (also in NL)

    Hi all, Has anyone had a horse with a torn pectoral muscle? It turns out my lad has done exactly this God knows how, but the physio said, he probably did the splits in the field one day?! The muscle has detached from the sternum, and has torn in the middle, where the right and left side...
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