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    Grief due to loss of horse

    I did the same wondering if she didn't have enough turn out whether the change from hay to haylage caused it (she had inflammatory bowel disease) etc etc I think it's natural to think about these things but at the end of the day it's just something that was beyond our control. Try not to beat...
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    healing vibes for my boy

    I'm so sorry that you have had to go through this when you are already having a bad time. You did everything you could, hugs to you.
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    Grief due to loss of horse

    Saskia I totally get your grief. I'm not sure if Shida was before your time at Anne's but the grief when I lost her was no less than when I lost my mum especially as she helped me through that time in my life. She was my world, my life revolved around her and similarly to your situation it...
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    Hobbies after giving up horses

    I still have the horses but do far less with them. I do more training and agility with the dogs as well as finding new walks to go on. I've also got into Koi fish which is a very therapeutic and timewasting hobby!
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    Fat horses, this weather, frazzled grass

    My two are fat and on similar but by the amount of poo I assume they are getting plenty. Also if you are giving them hay in the day I wouldn't worry about the night. Mine come in during the day but they just get a small feed so they get their supplements and then some hay at lunchtime.
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    Catlips Farm sad news

    So sorry for your loss but what a great age x
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    Catlips Farm sad news

    That is going to be some task...
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    Catlips Farm sad news

    I was in Kevin's year, were you OBH North?
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    Catlips Farm sad news

    I know a lot of you had the pleasure of frequenting the shop at Catlips and others like me had the privilege to keep their ponies there for many years. Sadly Sheila passed away at the weekend at the age of 93 after having a stroke. Sheila was the ultimate horse woman, she had forgotten more...
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    Should there be a weight limit for people at shows (and if so, what and how?!)

    I can relate to this as last year my weight had slowly crept up to 11 stone, i'm 5/6, so I decided to try Noom. Well I lost the grand total of 2 pounds which went straight back on so I decided to accept that this was my new weight. This year I was going in for an op and discovered my blood...
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    So - If horse riding was banned......

    I'd carry on as i am as hardly ever ride anyway, two are non ridden and I struggle to find the motivation to ride the ridden one. I definitely wouldn't get any more though so once i'm down to one she'll have to go on livery.
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    Please help, herd turnout!

    The yard I used to be at had a large mixed herd and 99% of the time new horses went out had a run round and then were fine. Until mine went out, she got chased and bullied and had to live in doh. I did have three others living in the herd with no problem. I then got a new mare who went out...
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    Hay / grass alternative

    Soaked grass nuts or fast fibre? My old boy can't eat grass so he has those as a grass/hay replacer as well as speedi beet and veteran vitality
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    Moving an Old Horse

    My old pony came home to me this year, he is 28 and settled in straight away and had a 2.5 hour journey. If he is usually chilled about these things i'm sure he'll be fine.
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    This must affect someone here.

    High street shops are going to be a thing of the past so why not turn shops into housing, keeping the restaurant's, coffee shops etc who will have plenty of foot fall from all the new residents. Often within walking distance from a station. Offices will be needed less as we now know a lot...