Recent content by alibali

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    Hosepipe ban

    Soaking a summer sheet in a bucket of water (or any old sheet if the horse is sensible and can be trusted to stand) putting it on them, standing the horse in the shade in a breeze (or fan if necessary) will do an excellent job of cooling a horse without wasting loads of water hosing them down...
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    Getting a green horse to canter

    None of us here can see either your riding or how your horse is moving. There may be a reason your instructor has stuck to trot with you as a combination. They may feel either your horse is not yet balanced or strong or coordinated enough to perform canter within the confines of an arena. Or...
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    Poultice to soften feet

    Can you stand them on a big piece of soaking wet carpet while you feed some hay? Won't do much for the walls but may help loosen the false sole
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    healing vibes for my boy

    I'm so sorry for your losses. Take care of yourself x
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    healing vibes for my boy

    Thinking of you and sending healing vibes to both of you. Hugs
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    Vet missed multiple things on the vetting certificate

    As far a the VDS goes I found them reasonably straight forward and polite to deal with. My case was not quite as black and white as yours. The offer was on the low side of fair in relation to costs I will incur, I evidenced this and the offer was increased to cover the additional costs. They...
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    healing vibes for my boy

    So sorry to hear this, dreadful at any time, awful for you trying to deal with the emotions of both at once. Fingers firmly crossed for a positive outcome for your boy and hoping tomorrow goes smoothly for you.
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    Goodbye sweet little Beata

    I'm so very sorry FL. What a lucky girl Beata was to have you making hers the best life possible. Hugs
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    Do you think this winter and price hikes will mean an abundance of loan horses?

    I am seeing a huge increase in share horses now but not in full loans being offered. Things may change as the economic reality continues to bite
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    Coronavirus and petcare

    OP I wouldn't worry too much, either about your animals catching it from you or the above poster who is brand new on the forum and I doubt will around long. My advice is to do the bare minimum to ensure animal welfare and rest as much as you can. I hope you feel better soon
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    Personal Space?

    Invited behaviour = ok, uninvited invasion of your personal space = not ok. I will allow a gentle (no teeth!) reciprocation/mutual groom if I'm scratching them, I do not allow head rubbing on me at any time. Basically they can come into my personal space but only when I allow it. I expect them...
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    Disappears to look up equibiome........ 🙂
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    Dogs and instinctive behaviours

    I had always thought my dog was a pretty useless guard dog. He rarely barks when people come to the door when I'm home. That was until several friends informed me that on the odd occasion they'd popped round when I'm out he turns into a barking maniac despite knowing and liking them when I'm at...
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    Thanks for this info, I will keep my fingers crossed for fly bites for you! Thanks for your reply, purchased this horse end of February, stress made her stop eating and she ended up with, we presume, ulcers (didn't want to add a scope to an already stressed out horse). Omeprazol immediately...
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    Just wondering what success people have had using this? Did you use it alone or with other products? How long before you saw changes (if at all)? Thanks ☺️