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    Buying unbroken 2/3 year old, hit me with questions to ask

    Temperament, temperament, temperament. As someone else already said, this rarely changes. What you see is what you will get.
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    What to do - too many horses and too little land?

    Thanks - that seems to be the overriding message - put in hard-standing!
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    What to do - too many horses and too little land?

    oh thanks. That's an interesting idea about a barn instead of stables. I shall investigate! If you use gates, what happens during firework nights or thunderstorms. That's the only reason I would want to be able to shut mine in securely in a stable. Also interesting to hear what you have used...
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    What to do - too many horses and too little land?

    Thanks for replying. That's encouraging news. I'm planning woodcip turnout too - it worked well for my previous place. I'll look at track systems too.
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    What to do - too many horses and too little land?

    Thanks for replying. I'm planning something similar. At my current place I scraped off the topsoil and then put chalk down, compacted the chalk, then put cushionride on top. It's great so hoping to do similar. It's encouraging to hear you manage two on one acre. Thanks
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    What to do - too many horses and too little land?

    That is SO kind. Thank you - how generous. Unfortunately, I'm down south otherwise I'd be very keen.
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    Can someone interpret these x rays please?

    Sven Kold is an expert vet specialising in kissing spine. This is his website. Hope he can help you find some answers. http://www.svendkold.com/clinical/
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    What to do - too many horses and too little land?

    Thanks. That really useful when would be the best time to reseed? Is there any point in reseeding in September before the autumn flush of grass?
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    What to do - too many horses and too little land?

    Thanks for posting this. I won't have an arena, sadly. Have to sort out a number of planning issues - current stables are illegally placed and current renter is taking them with her. I think I'll have to have mobile stables to start with until I get proper planning, but at least I can tow them...
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    What to do - too many horses and too little land?

    Thanks, that useful know about the rolling v harrowing
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    What to do - too many horses and too little land?

    Thanks for that detailed reply. That's really useful. I'm trying to find somewhere to stash the horses for a couple of months but no luck so far. The land has not been poo picked in monthe grrrr. How long do you think I need to leave it having cleared the field of the poo to avoid picking up...
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    What to do - too many horses and too little land?

    Thanks for replying. I'll look at the Equicentral system. I might see if I can find a local livery for the connie over the winter. It'll do him good to see a bit more of the world anyway.
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    What to do - too many horses and too little land?

    Thanks. That's a really useful post. I'm trying to find somewhere for the horses to go for a few weeks while we do the work - no luck so far. The previous user of the land did not poo pick, it seems. There's also an enormous manure heap from her stables - I'm guessing several years worth. I'm...
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    What to do - too many horses and too little land?

    Thanks for your thoughts. I'm trying to find some land nearby that I could rent for a couple of months so I can get on with sorting the land. No luck so far. The connie pony in this post is the spitting image of the pony in your avatar!
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    What to do - too many horses and too little land?

    Thanks. I'll have a look at the Equicentral system and mats
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