Recent content by Bojingles

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    retirement livery wanted in/around cheshire

    It's not what I'd call retirement livery. He turns them out on grass for a short while and then on to stubble with hay. It's miserable.
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    Anyone use their 3.5T as only vehicle?

    Ooh, that's a good point; thank you!
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    Anyone use their 3.5T as only vehicle?

    As title, I'm trying to reconcile my finances with owning a horse but in an area where the hacking is crap and dangerous. I've tried before and I can't afford a car and a wagon, so I'm thinking of buying a low-mileage Renault Master conversion or something like that and use it as my only...
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    Quivering/flapping lower lip - meaning

    Normally anxiety
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    What sort of dog WOULD you have?

    If I had a big house: Irish Setter and a Flatcoat. Not likely, so Russian Toy and JRT
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    Grain free food suggestions

    This is excellent and a 12kg sack lasts my 2 terriers about 3 months
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    How do you refer to your horse?

    Tubby :)
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    Can people hack with friends during COVID 19?

    *Sigh* If you say so, know-all. Let me put it another way then. The risk of someone having any kind of horse-related accident is higher if we ride than if we don't. Surely you can't dispute that in your inimitable way?
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    Can people hack with friends during COVID 19?

    The difference is that, statistically, horse riding is a high-risk activity. If we all carry on riding it's inevitable that some of us are going to end up calling on the emergency services. For that reason alone, just stay at home!
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    Livery near Tarvin

    Chapelwood is lovely but doesn't do DIY. Brown Heath is good value and has all-year turnout but dreadful hacking - really fast roads and no circular routes. Tile Farm in Guilden Sutton (Ardens) is a lovely yard but for the fact they don't do winter turnout at all. There's Totty's in Great Barrow...
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    Riding a Driving Horse!

    Ha ha my ride/drive does exactly this!! I wouldn't worry about the lean thing; she's certainly never done that and is also a skilled dressage pony. The only thing she does do is a funny little hop into trot - a momentum thing I think, to get the trap going.
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    Straw is the best bedding

    I much prefer rape straw to wheat straw - much more absorbent and less smelly.
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    Rural peeps on bad broadband - a solution?

    Vote Labour, obvs.
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    Any experience with PetPlan Equine insurance - do they pay out?

    Yes, they were brilliant with my claim but not cheap. Even more expensive than NFU.
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    Overwhelmed new owner.

    Cornish Becky she looks an absolute sweetie and I can see a bite or two but is there something going on with her right eye?