Recent content by Kezzabell2

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    Herd dynamics - geldings

    Oh good, it's been a while since I've done this so had forgotten It only took my boy 2 weeks to settle in but he was here before, and only moved away when he was injured, so I guess he felt more comfortable and remembered my mini and the old boy, who he was stabled next too for a while before...
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    What are the odds of selling a horse to a loving long term home?

    If you sold a horse to me I'd keep it forever. I couldn't sell them. I'm be too worried about where they'd end up
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    Herd dynamics - geldings

    It's been a long time since I've posted but looking for your experiences in roughly how long it can take for a new horse to be accepted into a herd My set up is 5 arces, but set up as 2 tracks, to limit the grass and increase movement. No other horses on the farm. My big horse has been...
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    Oh my... saddle fitters!

    It tried 5 different saddle fitters in one year!! finally on the 5th person I found someone that actually knew what they were doing. she's now been my saddle fitter for 4 years and I wouldn't use anyone else. She basically trained because she had a young difficult horse to fit, and had loads of...
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    Champion hat and sizes

    I always wear champion and have always been the same size (7) luckily your head doesn't really getting any bigger! sure i was this size when i was 12 and im 36 now.
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    Horses on Footpaths

    the lane that goes through my farm is a footpath but has always been used by horses. i couldn't leave the yard without going down it. all other horse/riders in the village use it but i wouldn't ride on a footpath that I don't know, as you never know when you might get to a gate or a stile and...
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    Difficult decision, what would you do?

    could you move them both to somewhere that does grass livery, it would probably do the old one the world of good to be out moving more (I'm assuming that you aren't on grass livery at the moment) I had a horse on loan for 3 years who had arthritis and she wasn't lame or stiff the whole time as...
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    Body Protector all the time or not?

    I'm happy to share :')
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    Anyone use retirement livery

    Nope my mare lived her days out with me. Cheap grass livery with a big shelter and my other horses for company. Where she'd been on and off For 16 years. We moved a few times but ended up back there for the last 4 years of her life
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    Groundwork exercises

    I would use a bit and a slip head until he stops being rude. Would also carry a whip and use a long rope. I'm taking my horse from some inhand pole work sessions, starting next week. You could try doing something like that to get him used to be worked inhand more
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    Exercise Ideas for teaching patience/calm

    Just repetition, do it every day I remember years ago my old farrier moaning that people with young horses don't do enough. He said something like for every day you don't pick up their feet, it sends them two days back. So he said people should do it daily, so they are used to it
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    Body Protector all the time or not?

    I always wear mine. Mainly because my old mare was pretty wild and trampled on me when I feel off once. She got me on my ribs but no damage because I had it on. She also got my leg and even 16 years later I still have a hard lump on it Also I find my BP stops my boobs bouncing around, and I...
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    Sheath swollen

    My friends horses bits swell if he isn't working as much as he's used to
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    Tow bar grease - silly question

    Thanks all, forgot to check back for answers until now.
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    Tow bar grease - silly question

    When I took my trailer for a replacement ramp the guy put some grease on my tow bar for me and told me that I should make sure I keep it greased up. The only problem is, I get a new car every 6 months, so I need to get some grease of my own to make sure I can do each car. Now my silly question...