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Recent content by Mister Ted

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    Straw is the best bedding

    I have found straw definately encourages a horse to lie down. A clean well made bed with the sides banked up..Ive nearly fallen asleep in it myself.!
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    Am I ready for a horse?

    You havent mentioned one of the most important aspects, being knowledgeable enough to look after one.! If you do and are just nervous about the expense of looking after a horse or if something goes wrong I am sure that will pass in a few months if you are confident everything is in place to...
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    Straw is the best bedding

    Nothing nicer than a fresh springy straw bed.Its easier to handle and lighter than shavings without the dust. My liverey make their own straw and its easy to tell a good year as the bale opens to nice bright yellow long straws.
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    As you get older what is the most important thing you have learnt

    That you are in charge,know your own mind and what feels right and have the confidence to act on it whether others think it isnt. Dont ignore your instincts,horses never do.!
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    Your Horse Ghost Stories.

    When we moved house we took our beautiful tabby cat with us and decided to keep him inside for a few weeks as it was the city and until he was used to his surroundings. My dog was recovering from hepatitis at the time and got a bit more extra care than the cat I suppose. One day as I was...
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    Your Horse Ghost Stories.

    It is comforting to know animals can still visit us on earth and I am sure they were helping you. I occasionally see my deceased terriers.The most recent was on wakening in the morning my oldie who was a very devoted dog was sitting on the armchair opposite my bed and was staring intently at...
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    Do terriers wear coats?

    Mine has the Equifleece outfits .They keep him dry and absorb most of the muddy wetness around the belly.
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    Low calorie dog food for just spade spaniel

    If you choose a dry dog food the carbs are all tied in with the meat content. I f you want to lower weight you would need to lower the carb content. I dont like dry food for dogs personally, my dog eats 90% meat content top quality tinned meat and no biscuits. His weight is fine and healthy and...
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    PTS needle phobic horse

    Whatever was wrong with him I for one dont like your comments on him.Your comments are not helpful to anyone.End of.
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    PTS needle phobic horse

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    PTS needle phobic horse

    Hopefully it was a rare case.
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    PTS needle phobic horse

    I chose the needle over shooting as I was worried things might go wrong with that method and the whole experience too violent. If you choose an experienced vet who treats horses only things should be ok.I am reassured my horse went peacefully.
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    PTS needle phobic horse

    That must have been very upsetting. I changed from a regular vet.teaching hospital because of their practise on using young vets in training not specialised in horse care to come out on their own and often not even examining the horse just giving advice and charging full rates, waste of time ...
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    PTS needle phobic horse

    I had a small treat in my hand he could smell which switched the mind from the needle going in.The sedation is heavy and very quickly took effect.
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    PTS needle phobic horse

    Its up to the owner to decide.I personally wouldnt dream of shooting although as others have desrcibed it may not be as awful as I imagined .My oldie was sedated and p.t.s without stress or drama by a horse vet.You can be there all the time stroking and saying goodbyes although I held it all...
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