Recent content by mini-eventer

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    Sure clip clipper help

    So I bought my self a pair of sureclip clippers. I know they are cheap, but I clip one horse once per year so thought I would take a punt. Clipped about a third of a blanket clip on my fine coated tb. Clipped ok impressed for price. Took the blades off cleaned and put them back on. Now they...
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    Tragic horse deaths from contaminated food

    Haylege appears to have a reputation to being a better feed round here. One livery really panicked about feeding her horse hay incase it lost weight/ energy when haylege was not available. I much prefer hay and find all my horses do well on it. Haylege always seams to make them a bit squitty...
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    Renting field & stables advise please

    I'd be very clear about what you expect, maintenance wise and how the land is managed. if you need them in over night to preserve land over winter, stipulate it. Even basics like must be checked minimum 1x per day or 2 x between October and April. and stick to your rules. The last thing you...
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    Silly question about haynets and tacking up

    If mine is loose with a haynet. I put pressure on his chest and ask him to step back away from his net to enable me to put his bridle on. If he does not step back I would be a bit tougher. They should always respect your space and it is good to practice asking to step back. Also try when you go...
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    Got a hedgehog in our garden, the dog wants to attack it!

    We have loads of hedgehogs, 3 of our own cats and several neighboring cats. I have yet to see a cat bother a hedgehog mine will share a bowl of food with them. So moving to the cat hunting ground is probably a safe bet
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    Ride and lead...

    Ride the slower one. If you are on the naughty one and it plays up, it makes it twice as hard if you are a attached to a lump of wood.... :D
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    Something is digging holes in my field

    I fill my holes with my poo picking 😳 saves me taking it to the muck heap😂
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    Moveable field shelter DIY ideas

    If it was me I’d save the £500. 2 months will go quicker than you expect. My two live out 247 this time of year no shelter no problem. I would only build something if I would need it for hay/ straw storage later on
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    Snazzy new rug

    Ohh where’s it from? 😀
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    Let's play consequences....

    Hide! said Ponio1 a shetland
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    Implications on horse care. Coronavirus.

    My plan is to have a large bale put in the field and they can live out worst case scenario. If I am ill all liveries will pull together and vice versa. If I really had to go down for welfare reasons, I would go after everyone has left and not use anything communal, spray the gate with...
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    Round bale small hole net hack cheap £18! Or make large trickle nets

    I would be interested in seeing your trickle haynets, i am tempted to have a go
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    Anyone else lost their motivation in this continual rain

    Im always on it :) minimum 4 times a week.... My horse has lost a shoe and i haven't even contacted the farrier :eek: I've got a lot going on (as have most people this time of year) I can easily justify that i cant ride due to missing shoe....:oops:
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    Gelding looks pregnant and not losing weight?

    He probably finds more than 30min tiring and stops concentrating because he’s not used to it. I would push for 40min once or twice per week He should get better once fitter. I would also go for some good long hacks. Up the trot and canter work that usually get the weight loss started.
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    Feeding Straights

    Thank you that is very useful. I'm down to the last few scoops of current feed at the moment so feed shopping tomorrow