Recent content by Chex

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    Anyone else snowed in again today? *pic*

    *looks outside at sunshine smugly* Nope But we had our fair share in dec and jan, so I feel your pain.
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    Anyone else struggling to get back into it after the snow break?

    Yeah, me too. I've still not ridden, the snow was a handy excuse for 6 weeks but finally melted and just can't be bothered doing anything.
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    Toggi Calgary Boots

    I found them tight around the calf ( I have average calves I would say), and also a bit long. Which is a shame cos they're nice boots.
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    Anyone else get snow last night?

    Yeah, here too. It was quite depressing really, finally some grass was starting to peek through but now it's all covered again
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    yard rules

    None, unfortunately. There were some, but were completely ignored so now there doesn't appear to be any.
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    Whats the best joint supplement to use?

    I use cosequin, however if my horse was just clicking occasionally then I wouldn't use it. I'm sure that's not the correct answer though!
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    A poll:Bute and Riding

    I believe my oldie is happier and healthier if he's hacked regularly. If he needs the odd bute on days his arthritis is bad then so be it. But on the whole he's sound on just his joint supplement.
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    Anyone still got snow?

    Yes . In the more exposed areas it's gone, but still a good few inches in a lot of places, 6 weeks after it first fell! It's been mild too, blooming persistant snow
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    How long to muck out a bed?

    Depends on how clean the horse is. My bed takes about 3 or 4 minutes, but my horse doesn't pee in his bed and there's only ever 2 or 3 piles of poo. Which is nice
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    Do older horses sleep more?

    My oldie certainly sleeps more than he used to. Not so much lying down, but if you leave him standing for more than 20 seconds he falls fast asleep! Quite worrying really but doesn't seem to bother him
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    Is anyone elses horse crazy at the moment?

    Mine too, which is weird cos he's in exactly the same routine as usual. I think its just the constant snow has sent him round the bend (ditto for me!). He keeps doing things out of character for him like escaping and breaking gates and being a general menace to other horses. Or he's just finally...
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    Do you ride with whip and/or spurs?

    [ QUOTE ] Don't ride with either a whip or spurs. [/ QUOTE ] Ditto this. But I only ride my own horse and going forward is not a problem! When I used to use a stick it just made him worse, he went instantly from being slightly reluctant to go forwards to point blank refusing to go anywhere...
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    Xray photos of my fractured ankle if anyone is interested

    Bones seem to do that, around my broken bit its hugely lumpy . Mine isn't near a joint though so apart from being slighly odd looking and really sensitive its not caused a problem.
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    How quickly will a horse lose muscle definition without exercise?

    I'm quite shocked how much muscle mine has lost from doing nothing for the past month, esp as he wasn't doing that much work before. I think the snow means he's not moving much in the field so making it disappear faster . He's also dropping weight which isn't helping *crosses fingers for snow...
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    Well i have given in!

    Not wanting to be the one to disagree but I always imagine they're warmer with their own fluffed up coat than with a lw squashing the fur down. Now whether thats true or not I have no idea