Recent content by melissa1971

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    saddle help please

    My daughters pony is in a 15" saddle, my daughter is getting too big for this saddle and could do with a 16" Are there any saddles you can recommend that are short panelled Thanks
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    How many horses per acre of grazing do you all have?

    8 on 6 acres.. All ponies on track through summer let the middle grow really long then strip it through winter only 2 come in over night the others didn't need any hay until Feb so works well for me
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    Help, my mare needs to go on a diet tout suite

    When we first got one of our ponies she had quite a big tummy she was previously only fed hay as old owner wouldn't feed her as she was fat but it was only her tummy, we started giving her speedi beet with brewers yeast and the tummy soon went down.
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    What is the difference between running away and bolting?

    I get really annoyed when people say their horse bolted but they pulled it up after a few strides..thats not a bolt I have a bolter the last time he was ridden I don't know how we both survived the bolt that was when I decided he wasn't to be ridden again,I've had people say they will ride him...
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    Who's coming out of winter a bit to well?

    I have 2 that have lived out no feed no hay no rugs and still chunky..
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    How much am I looking at?

    Thank you I havnt started looking at adverts yet as I don't want to see something before I can afford it in a few mths I will have 2k so will start looking then thanks
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    How much am I looking at?

    I'm hopefully going to start the horse hunt very soon I will be looking for something 14.2/15hh native type Not bothered for colour age but must be safe and good in traffic Not for competing just a horse to love and enjoy So my question what sort of price do you think I'm looking at?
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    Xmas Day

    My kids get up about 6am so I let them open Santa presents then about 730 while they have breakfast I'll go let them out quick skip out and fill hays and waters then just ready to bring in later in the day
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    Soakable conditioning feed required - help!

    My oldie gets speedi beet with linseed and is holding her weight fab this yr
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    Age for backing

    I've backed mine this yr as a 5yr old he mentally wasn't ready before I'm glad I waited he has been no problem at all
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    Planning winter feeds

    Thanks I was wondering about either Alfa a or grass nuts along side speedi beet and linseed so I'm not having to buy loads of different bags in
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    Planning winter feeds

    I'm wanting to go next week to stock up on my winter feeds I'm a bit unsure best to get I have a 5 yr old cob in light work will be in over night out in day he will get small amount speedi beet micronised linseed & brewers yeast he did well on that last yr with a Rockies 5 star lick in his...
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    A 'what if ' question

    Ooh I like the idea of specialist livery I was thinking along the lines of retirement livery but rehab or laminitis livery would be good too. If it comes off my horses wouldn't be there they would be on my field at home this is neighbours yard that possibly might be coming for sale in a few...
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    A 'what if ' question

    What would you do if you had the chance of owning 6 stables and 6 acres of land and you really wanted to start up some sort of equine business what would you choose to do?
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    The Abscess Thread - queries, advice and tips

    Mine has just come in today lame slight bit of heat round heal so poulticed it up checked an hour ago and yuk it's an abscess lol burst on the heal so poulticed again and in tonight will turn out in morning unless still very lame