Recent content by Happytohack

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    New endurance rules This is horse abuse pure and simple.
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    Making feed / speedi-beet more palatable.

    Another vote for horse quencher. It is sold in the UK by Lucinda Stapleton who is herself an experienced endurance rider. A pouch is relatively cheap and worth a try.
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    First hack of the year and 7 1/2 stone down :0)

    14.2 with some decent bone can easily carry you :). Well done on an incredible weight loss. What diet did you follow out of interest.
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    Saddle for a PRE horse

    I am riding in andalucia at the moment :) The horses here all have barefoot saddles (treeless). However, I personally don't find them that comfortable. I also own a very short coupled horse and ended up with a solution saddle for him. They are rather pricey, but certainly money well spent in...
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    Equine Careers

    Have a look at It specialises in jobs within the industry and will give you an idea of the sort of jobs available. There are lots of different jobs, not just hands on with horses.
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    Tic Toc found. :(

    Very very sorry to read this sad news. My thoughts are with the family. Let's hope they are left in peace. RIP. Little Tic Toc - you captured our hearts.
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    do genuine people ever buy unseen?

    I've bought unseen. Paid quite a lot of money too. First time I saw her was when she stepped off the lorry after a 300+ trip. That was nearly 3 years ago and I would never sell her. Definitely the best decision I ever made.
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    Icelandic shows its pace

    Another Icey owner (aka addict here). I've got several - all beautiful colours and at the moment very hairy. Wouldn't have any other breed :)
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    Wind sucking question?

    Wind sucking can be a symptom of gastric ulcers caused by too much stomach acid. It can also be learned, stress-relieving behaviour. I'd try a ant-acid in his diet (any of the ulcer supplements) and also cut down on all cereals. Make sure he has plenty of hay.
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    Daft things told when viewing a horse..................

    Drove 200 miles to see a supposed saint of a happy hacker. Turned up to find horse loose wandering on the yard. Seller says he won't tie up. I ask if we can see him in a stable then. Horse proceeds to do wall of death round stable. Eventually seller manages to get fire breathing, sweat...
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    Daft things told when viewing a horse..................

    At well know horse fair. Possible buyer of pony "is that pony backed" Seller ties up pony & calls over young lad & instructs him to get on pony. Once pony has stopped thrashing about, seller turns to buyer and says "well it is now".
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    3.5t horsebox questions

    It is very important that you follow Rog's advice & get it weighed on a weigh bridge. I bought a box from a supposedly reputable horsebox dealer & was told it had a payload of 1100kg. I later had it weighed as I wanted to sell it and it had a payload of 800kg! I now have a sonic & it has a...
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    Best Place to sell a second hand saddle for the best price?

    I've sold a couple on eBay. And I bought one from preloved. Unless it is a particularly sought after make, you probably won't get as much as you would like for it. If you sell on eBay, make sure you include all marks, signs of wear & tear etc in the description and don't offer to accept a...
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    Treeless saddles - help please

    Is there such a thing as a treeless with knee rolls? I have a flat backed native pony, but saddles seem to slip round him. I like my old treeless on him - but I don't feel very secure! Any advice will be very welcome!
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    How much would this annoy you? Am I overreacting? :\

    She would now be an ex- friend.