Recent content by Crugeran Celt

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    Ok, it’s got to be done! The nickname thread (including cats!)

    Our springer Jess was Jooper, don't know why but she responded to it. Our new pup Daisy is called Crazy Daisy as she is a sprocker and lives up to the name completely, she is quite nuts.
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    Moving horse from livery to home - questions

    Have you considered two minis as when you ride your horse the companion will left on its own. They are easy to keep and will make you smile every day. I bought my first one purely because my gelding was afraid to pass a field with minis in so got him his own, I have three now and he adores them.
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    Posting pictures of horse that is no longer yours?

    I wouldn't like a previous owner posting photos of my animals. I can't understand why anyone would. I once had a girl come to see my cob about riding him for me, she took loads of photos and that same evening posted them on her facebook page saying she had found a new horse to ride. I...
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    Renting out land, legal responsibility?

    Thank you all, we are under no illusions of the cost of fencing and drainage already owned our small holding for nearly 30 years and are buying surrounding land purely to stop anybody else having it as we don't really need it for our own animals but it has been let to go by current owners for...
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    Would you buy a field near oak trees?

    All our fields have huge oak trees in all the boundary hedges. We have lived here 29 years and never fenced off the trees and never had an issue with any of our horses. The eldest now being almost 29, she was 6 months old when we moved here. My three minis hunt out the acorns which really...
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    Renting out land, legal responsibility?

    We are in the process of buying more land which is currently being rented out to a local couple for their three horses. They have been renting it for about 5 years and we are happy for them to continue to do so for the next year maybe 18 months while we sort out fencing and drainage on a another...
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    Hacking alone, let’s have some success stories please

    OP I could have written your comment, always used to hack on my own on my mare, preferred it that way. Loved just me and her up on the mountain with the sound of birds and not having to chat to other people. When I lost her and bought the cob things changed, he too is afraid of nothing that is...
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    Do you ever feel guilty…

    I haven't ridden for 5 years. I am quite sure mine couldn't care less. They are totally contented, well fed, free to roam and live in a little herd as natural as possible. As long as they are healthy and happy i don't feel guilty at all.
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    For sale due to our health

    We lost both our dogs last year and I decided to look for another one, husband wasn't so keen as we were having loads of reneovation work done but I missed a dog in the house. Saw an advert for a 10 month old sprocker that they were asking £1200 for. All the photos were of the pup in a crate. I...
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    Dogs Disliking Specific Breeds

    My springer/ collie cross hated anything that had a tail curled over their back and anything that had a lot of fur covering their eyes. She was a placid old thing but turned into a teeth baring, growling hound with any other dog like these and had to be put on a lead. She never had a bad...
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    Why are vets still consulting car parks

    We lost both our dogs last year, the first in March when our vets would not let us in with the old dog to have her PTS and I objected to having it done in the car park with other clients waiting for vets to come out and collect their pets. It was a very traumatic time and in the end I spoke to a...
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    Thinking of moving to wales

    We are a friendly lot, honest. My parents are both English, were evacuated to Wales from London and Kent as children and never went back after the war, their parents joined them here instead so Wales can't be bad. I live in South West Wales and there is fantastic hacking on my doorstep...
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    Horse prices

    I am just looking about at the moment, I have six horses here three minis and three elderly retired/injured so no room really but looking to a future when I will be able to get another to ride.
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    Horse prices

    I have been looking for a happy hacker between 14.2hh and 15hh, must be a mare and over 8 years old. Don't want anything special but must be safe and sensible in traffic and open spaces. i have just found one that states "home more important than price" but they are asking £12000 for her!! This...