Recent content by Micky

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    Jaw crossing advice

    Check your tension isn’t transferring to your hands/reins in competitions, try using body and legs more and keeping hands still. Certainly dont go down the route of clamping her jaw shut anymore.
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    Any ideas on why my cat won't stop licking the wood burner?!

    Its called it, and chat with your vets on the phone, something else may or may not be going on with her..bloods and an examination would be needed..
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    Do ride and drive horses 'wear out' quicker?

    Mine was 9 when i bought him, front feet weren’t great, but a good farrier and diet helped, certainly wasnt bombproof with lorries and tractors but training helped with that, did everything, pleasure rides, xc, jumping, dressage and hacking, one of the most well mannered polite horses ive known...
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    My boy had just been diagnosed with stomach cancer :(

    I’m sorry to hear this sad news, I had my old boy (23) pts two months ago, cancer,, it had spread, he went downhill very quickly in 4 weeks, no option but pts, they cannot cure the cancer, it’s a horrible decision but it’s about quality of life in the end..
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    Cushings pony dropping off

    Linseed and speedibeet
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    My new horse has turned into a hamster!

    Has he had a dental check recently?
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    Using your leg on a sharp horse

    Try using your weight instead of putting your leg on ?
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    How hard to pull reins

    As above but you pull and give back, pull and give back with your reins, if you just pull you won’t win the strength contest! You’ll come on in leaps and bounds in private lessons.
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    Leftover Prascend

    Thank you all for your responses I’m sorted
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    Leftover Prascend

    After losing my old boy yesterday, I have 95 Prascend pills leftover! My vet won’t take them back..anyone know what I can do with them? Or anyone want them reduced (as long as you’re already getting Prascend for pony/horse)!
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    Innovative ideas for keeping horses on small acreage?

    Does depend on the land, well drained, sandy, clay or peat like mine, which is a nightmare (with 15.1 and 11.2).. as said get rid of walker, open up a couple of the stables for storage for hay and feed. Take it there is a water supply there? Go for it..
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    paint and colours for stable

    Just bog standard masonry paint I for colour, whatever colour you want!
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    Haylage or wrapped hay?

    Wrapped hay user for the first time last winter, was unsure as I have to soak for my ppid horse and fatty pony, ended up feeding straight (no soaking) as the weather was so bad it kept freezing in the trugs, worried re high sugars but ended up being not as dusty as hay, not as wet as haylage and...
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    Any 'Happy Hackers' on here?

    Love hacking, but hacking where I am is limited unless you have transport, but you def have to be on the ball hacking, I can’t stand the degrading looks you get when you say you ‘just’ hack...I used to compete locally, and have done pleasure rides (which are fab on a horse that’s that doesnt...
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    Neighbour Burning Muck Heap

    Unless it’s smoking into your house and garden, id leave well alone..