Recent content by cowgirl16

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    Second piercing

    My ears are double pierced - never had a problem though.
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    Do you think horses find humans annoying?

    Definitely! The ginger ninja barely tolerates humans!
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    Donating a horse to science

    It may differ from area to area, (I'm in NE Somerset/Bristol area), but when I had my old boy PTS 3 years ago, I asked the vet if I could donate his body to a vet school. Upshot was - I could, but I would have to transport him to the facility, and he would be PTS there. I couldn't bear that...
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    Thin Gilet - purchase update

    It was the Requisite one. One of he cheaper makes I know, but looked OK for a lightweight summer extra layer. Didn't match the picture on the website which really annoyed me. I really want a double ended zip, or poppers, so you can loosen at the bottom when sitting down. All the gilets I've had...
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    Thin Gilet - purchase update

    Well it came yesterday - and it's going straight back! Doesn't fit ( and I went up a size as advised), didn't have a double ended zip either (it did in the picture!). Seriously miffed. Oh well - I had to try. Just seen a collar-less button up one by Freemans, might look closer at that. Looks...
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    Shopping help, thin gilet

    I've been needing a new thin gilet - just bought one on Sports Direct - 17.99, requisite make, double ended zip, 2 pockets, read the reviews and recommend buying a size up, colour black, (not the navy one which doesn't appear to have the double ended zip). Might be cheap tat - I'll find out when...
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    Tackroom security

    Would the YO be willing to buy an old shipping container? The ones with the recessed padlock are impossible to break into.
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    Diy livery Frome

    Some local FB sites for you Ellie - Wiltshire Horse Riders. Shepton Equine. Livery and Stable Yards South West. Bath Bristol and Somerset Horse Group. The "New" Bristol and South West Equestrian Site.
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    Non horsey other halves?

    I think the relationship can work, provided that the non-horsey half of the partnership is a genuinely kind, respectful and non-controlling kind of person. It's also extremely important that finances are not an issue - nothing causes more rows and resentment than money! Horse keeping is time...
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    Dry skin on belly

    Sure it's dry skin and not dried sweat?
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    Summer sores

    Warble fly? Never seen one, but they lay eggs under the skin don't they?
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    Would you buy a field...

    I now keep my ned on a track livery yard, with a campsite next door. There is a dry stone wall boundary, and electric fencing about a metre inside of that. A few trees, but no hedges. The site is very quiet, clean and tidy. Obviously, only used for a few months of the year. To the best of my...
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    Keeping horses on wet land

    The ponies of the Carmargue (not sure of spelling!) in France live on marshland.
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    How to convince friend a stallion is a bad idea?

    Some of the nicest, most respectful and well mannered horses I've worked with in the past have been stallions. The most dangerous one I've ever had to deal with was a gelding.