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BACK ON THE ROAD

I wouldn’t recommend riding 6 dressage tests in a howling gale but it didn’t go too badly after all! Thank you West Wilts Equestrian Centre for your efficiency and superb facilities despite the appalling weather. It was good to be back after … Continue reading

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Worming advice

I understand from Nick Thompson that you don’t use conventional wormers. I was wondering what wormers you do use and your success with them? When worming my horses I use Multiworm from Science with Nature. In an ideal world I … Continue reading

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Keeping weight on

Any tips on keeping the weight on a 30year old TB x Welsh pony who’s not a big eater would be gratefully received. I would advise looking into having a worm count and using a product like Multiworm from Science … Continue reading

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Separation anxiety

My horse Jack is sound (although he may be a bit short-sighted in both eyes). The problem I have with Jack is that I’m no longer able to cope with him: he goes mad if either of my ponies go … Continue reading

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Escape artist

Now she is retired, I can’t turn my ex-competition mare out because she jumps out of the field and I can’t leave her in a stable all the time. I was asked to remove her from the retirement yard as … Continue reading

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Lost confidence

I have had my gelding now for 3 years and I keep getting to a point where I get scared of putting my foot in the stirrup to get on him. Usually over the summer, when he is more chilled … Continue reading

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Neurotic horse

I have a lovely horse but she is positively neurotic. Nothing terrible ever happened to her in training, however I had to pull her out after six months when she was labelled to dangerous to ride. I have to look … Continue reading

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Dynamics within the herd

Do you always let your mares foal outside within the herd and do you ever have any problems with other mares being jealous of the foal? My TB mare is very much the dominant mare and she foaled last year … Continue reading

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Restricted grazing

What I should I do about a really ‘good doer’ who will live out on year round grass. We will have access to a stable but that will really only be for emergencies. ******* The field may have to be … Continue reading

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Does my horse need shelter?

In winter we use one of the sloping fields that also has a shelter in. By the fence and gate it’s really muddy. Most of the liveries have decided not to put their horses out due to this but I … Continue reading

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