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    Breeches! For the love of god why is it so difficult!

    Third vote for MT gisbourne :) I also have a pair of Caldenes that meet your requirements, they’re a few years old now and were end of line when I bought them but maybe worth having a look see
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    Loaning - what happens to tack?

    If you can’t trust them with your saddle which is ultimately an inanimate object, I’d be worried about trusting them with the pony tbh! As above, take clear photos, include in the contract and outline expected condition upon return and maybe take a deposit.
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    Pictures I cannot believe I am posting this - RIP Arizona

    Oh crumbs, how wonderful of him to have tried and I’m so glad he’s ok (relatively speaking)
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    Pictures I cannot believe I am posting this - RIP Arizona

    I am so sorry to hear this, how utterly heartbreaking for you
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    New hat

    Retail therapy complete. I bought a uvex exxential ii. The lady didn’t think the gatehouse was likely to fit so I pretty much just tried that one on tbh. Feels a bit weird wearing something that feels like a cycling helmet but hopefully I’ll get used to it. And of course today the weather has...
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    For anyone searching for a Fell Pony

    On FB there were a few comments about hoping lot 1 gets turned back out on the fells. I’m presuming it’s an older mare but does anyone know to save me having to go off and hunt to satisfy my curiosity!
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    How much hay?

    Thanks @Polos Mum thats handy to know. That was worst weather on a very wet field and with a bigger pony, as a general rule a round lasted 4-5 weeks so my theory was I would average a big round every 4-6 weeks for 2 smaller ponies on a drier field. I’ve never had to order in a whole supply at...
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    How much hay?

    I think certainly the existing one would pop with that much :o he got 2-3kg per day max last winter and was not exactly slim on the way out! I will supplement with straw/straw chaff if required mind you. Edit - I also misread and thought were suggesting half a bale a day EACH, my apologies! For...
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    How much hay?

    Hmm, ok possibly a bit more than I thought. If I could fit the big rounds in I know exactly how much I’d be likely to need and it would be so much cheaper, grr. Will aim for 2 bales a week then, I hope I won’t need it all but if I have to carry small amounts around it’s not impossible, just not...
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    New hat

    I need to invest in a new riding hat. I currently have a champion skull cap with some vents down the front, not an overly fancy one. I really want a lightweight one, uvex look like they might be a bit lighter weight and comfier, are there any other brands to consider? I think my options will be...
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    How much hay?

    Basic small rectangle bales, the ones that are usually about £5ish a bale with 2 strings. Both 12hh, both fat/good doers, 1 is a Heinz 57 slightly chunky boy and the other is a Welsh a. They will probably get their hay in nets presuming they play nicely, or in big tubs if the weather is really bad.
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    How much hay?

    I have 1.5 acres, most of which is being rested and there will be 2 small ponies on it 24/7. Access to my hay store is across the fields so I have to buy hay in before mid-September, I’ve got quite a reasonable amount of storage space. Annoyingly the door frame is just under 4’ wide so I can’t...
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    Hypothetical "how much is he worth" please

    Ah if he’s been out of work for a while that might impact price/interest unless you were happy to lwvtb. That said if he seems happy and you enjoy having him about the place there’s no harm in him staying put.
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    Hypothetical "how much is he worth" please

    My mum is looking for similar (so if he is for sale please do PM me!) and is struggling with a £5k budget which would have been more than enough 18 months ago so I’d agree with the posters above around that mark as he is a touch older
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    Persistent diarrhoea in cat

    Based on your reply shady I’m reply quite hoping it’s not giardia, it sounds tricky to get rid of. We’ve had the vet report through, it mentions a tritrichomanas (spelling!) pcr test, which subsequently came back negative. Frank had had 2 wormers already (his routine one 10 days before all...
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