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    Turnout rugs without leg straps

    ive bought a few from her, they are good quality and a good weight to hold the rug in please when windy. Much better than leg straps
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    Galvanised feed bins

    Thank you. How much do they hold?
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    Galvanised feed bins

    We have a rat problem at the field to the point they have chewed through the wooden floor of the shipping container and have chewed the feed bins. So I’m going to buy metal galvanised bins feeds. I’m not sure wether to go for round dustbins or the square’ish feed containers. If you have the...
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    Are Bates saddles really all that bad?

    I used to have a bates for my mare, fitted her well and I loved it, sadly it didn’t fit her son when he needed a saddle and I was gutted to sell it as she had passed away.
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    Has anyone bought a house with land and then relationship with partner not worked out?

    It could be worth asking the admin of horse groups on fb in the areas you are looking to post an anonymous post for you. That way friends won’t know it’s for you. Me and my daughter run a couple of groups on there and often post anonymous posts and tell the person who it’s for to keep an eye on...
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    Talk to me about....appaloosas

    I’ve had Appaloosas over 20 years now. Though I only own one now a home bred gelding, I kept him as a stallion until he was 10 (when I moved back to the UK from Spain) and he’s always been a big softy. His mum was very opinionated but intelligent and lovely natured. But I’ll sadly lost her as...
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    Car sick dog

    My sheltie is dreadfully travel sick which is unfortunate as I take them to the horses 3-4 times a week. (I used to live in Spain and hoped the 24 hour drive back to the Uk would kill or cure it) I’ve tried windows open, closed, air con on/off. Ginger biscuits, short journeys, pet rescue spray...
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    Is field shelter necessary?

    Mine didn’t have one and his field is very open to the wind and there is no natural shelter. He was ok in winter as I rugged accordingly. Summer on the hot and sunny days I would put him in with my daughters so he could share their shelter. But before this winter just gone, my partner...
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    Best Battery Powered Electric Fence Energisers

    You need one with a joules output of over 1.00. A lot of the cheaper ones have a lower output and don’t give off such a good shock
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    What is a 'normal' age to lose a horse?

    32.... melanomas 20..... going blind 4..... traffic accident
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    Body Protector recommendations

    Another vote for racesafe. I came off mine 15 months ago and broke my ribs. OH insisted I got a body protector (wrong side of 55 and no long Bounce) have to say I love it, moulds to my body, light and I dont know I’m wearing it.
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    Help - pop up ad

    I kept getting a “Google - you have won a phone” scam pop up. I cleared my history, blocked pop up’s and turned of Java. In the safari settings (iPhone) seems to have done the trick
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    What do you do for a living?

    I make horse hair and pet keepsakes (and human ones) I did fund the horses by just painting pet portraits for years, But added keepsakes to wha to do. Keeps me busy all week and earns a decent living
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    Hand hold needed

    Sorry for your loss
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    Are there things your horse just won't do?

    Freckles (sadly no longer with us) would not have a rosette put on her bridle, she would absolutely freak out. And solo combs or anything trying to pull her mane. Big no no Her son Harley he doesn’t really care about anything.