Recent content by MiJodsR2BlinkinTite

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    Introducing a new horse

    What is the shoeing status of all members of the herd?? I'd be inclined to remove hind shoes before putting everyone together. If you want to know every good reason why NOT to turn out mares with "boys" too soon then just Google "mare kills stallion"........ (warning it is NOT nice to watch)...
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    No mares

    See I've always had this thing where I'd never ever in a million years consider a mare, then a friend let me have her lovely girl on loan (she later gifted her to me). So suddenly I had this very complex equine personage in my stable - all Welsh D of her!! - and we both looked at each other...
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    Awful lesson, any tips?

    OK so you're feeling a bit discouraged right now. Maybe the problem is with the horse you are riding?? It sounds like a typical riding school "plod" who knows exactly what it can get away with! I would be inclined to ask for a different horse, something perhaps a bit more off the leg, to give...
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    Feathered cobs?

    I've had hairy-feathered cobs for a good few years now. With my old gal (sadly no longer with us) on vets advice we clipped her legs as she got very itchy - vet couldn't find any feather mites - but she was a lot better off without her hot itchy feathers so we kept them short & clipped (had to...
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    Livery Contract Templates

    Well shock-horror go-and-lie-down-in-a-dark-room but I had a livery here for 10 years without a Contract; whilst we weren't close chums I'd known her from Pony Club days when she'd been at a local dealers yard. IF there were any issues (and there were one or two in that time) we'd just talk...
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    Premier Equine transport ltd

    IF the "Premier Equine" transporter is supposed to be based in Cornwall, might be worth posting on the Regional board on here?? I'm in Devon, and we have had a horse recently transported to our yard here from Cornwall and then back again a week later (t!ts-up loan - don't ask! Owner not pony)...
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    Just taken shoes off

    Ohh my days! Would just love to know who the "Mystery Farrier" is. There's one in Devon who's fantastic for barefoot, but sadly because he's just that little bit out of our area - and was cutting down clients - we had to lose him.
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    Rider/PL insurance: what's everyone doing?

    ^^^ EXACTLY why I'm looking elsewhere now. Object to supporting their pathetic toxic bullying. Time they all grew up.
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    Just taken shoes off

    Well done! There is a very helpful FB group for all things connected with barefoot called "The Barefoot Horse Owners Group UK". I found it invaluable when I first transitioned. Ehm...... word to the wise, I don't know whether you intend using a farrier or an EP (Equine Podiatrist); but if a...
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    Cost of Keeping at Home Vs Livery 2022

    I keep my girl at home and have a couple of DIY liveries; no way could I afford to keep a horse otherwise. Yes know I'm lucky, but the livery hardly breaks even after you've taken into account the additional insurance needed plus maintenance etc.
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    Rider/PL insurance: what's everyone doing?

    As title really. Am currently considering options right now........ can't say I'm keen to go with BHS Gold again; wondering what everyone else does. Have looked at Harry Hall and wasn't keen on some of the small print tbh - a lot of wind & p!ss but it looked like they were doing everything to...
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    Taking the leap to barefoot

    There's a very good FB group "Barefoot Horse Owners Group UK" which I found mega-supportive when I was transitioning. Without wishing to farrier-bash, unfortunately the vast majority of farriers think that a "barefoot trim" is the same as a "field trim". It isn't! No way. Your best way...
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    EQUINE ASTHMA: talk to me about it please

    After scoping, vet thinks my coblet has Equine Asthma. Our normal vet is away till Friday and we will be speaking more then, but this is the initial diagnosis after scoping. Just seeking wisdom please: what works for people's horses, supplements, etc., please chuck it in the mix! Have a...
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    Saddles for Fell ponies/natives

    I would suggest you reach out to "sbloom" who fits for Andrea Hicks saddles. I don't know what area OP is in but I have had Steph to my yard for a client in the past and would be happy for her to fit to mine. Just a word-to-the-wise, if you feed in anything like "native pony saddles" to Google...
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    Head shaking and raised

    I think you have to wait for your vet tbh. The behaviour you describe smacks of pain somewhere; I sadly have experience of trigeminal headshaking - and really hope that this isn't what your horse is exhibiting. But lets not go there yet. What have you been doing with your cob?? What bit is he...