Recent content by moosea

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    Livery yard issues am just been grumpy or should I say something to the YO

    They played whats known as a massive multiplayer online (MMO) game - usually over 1million active players. You tube videos - two or three a week, involving lots of organising, lots of editing and sound countrol. I doubt the guy had time to eat let alone own a horse!! Think he was making that...
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    Livery yard issues am just been grumpy or should I say something to the YO

    I used to know someone who made £8-10k per month playing online games.
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    Improving leisure horse welfare

    I think one of the biggest problems with leisure Horses welfare would be teaching most owners what low, medium and hard work are and how to feed appropriatly. The amount of obese horses is shocking. I knew someone who wo9uld do 1/2 hour walk hack and then feed the same amount I would have fed a...
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    Unpopular dog opinions

    I'd like to try to drag this thread back on topic. Unpopular dog opinions People who can't or won't exercise thier dogs should not have dogs People who are afraid of big dogs should not get dogs People who do not realise that number one is cruel and deprives dogs of social contact with their...
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    Contact - arms by side

    I'm sorry to tell you but you won't stop him reacting with the reins. He is stronger than you are :) Rein contact is a funny thing, and hard to teach because it is individual to each rider and to each horse. You can't have a good contact without having enough impulsion created by the leg. If...
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    Pets in long-term rescue?

    I think that IMHO lots of rescues put unrealistic rules on potential adopters. They would rather have a dog in a kennel 23.5 hours a day rather than sleeping on a sofa for 8 hours a day while their owners are at work. I bent the truth when I adopted my last one from a well known charity. The...
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    Hunting is in a spot of bother

    Chasing an animal with a pack of dogs until it is too exhausted to run, then letting the dogs tear that animal to bits is not a human right. It's ridiculous that anyone would think it was. But they need to be controled?
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    Hunting is in a spot of bother

    Isn't a democracy majority rule? therefore bending to the will of the majority is not playing pouplarity games. I know you are going to say the majority are not anit or dont care so I'll just point out that the majority of posters on this thread seem to be against fox hunting in its pre ban...
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    Hunting is in a spot of bother

    You confuse me greatly Palo. I understand from your post that you would support a return to traditional fox hunting with a mounted field and a pack of hounds and you would support the law being changed to make this possible? One of the reasons for this is to control fox numbers? But flushing...
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    Hunting is in a spot of bother

    Maybe the new law could state number of riders allowed and max number of hounds allowed?
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    Hunting is in a spot of bother

    There would not be any need to disband hunts from running P2P or fun rides. In fact they could run more of them because of all the extra time freed up from trail hunting. Fallen stock could continue. The hunts would not need as many employees so would be able to save money there. how would it...
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    Talk to me about stringhalt please

    As far as I was aware string halt is a mechanical lameness rather than and pain related lameness? If the horse is currently in work and doing its job ok then proceed with a vetting on the condition that vets records are released? It is considered an unsoundness and should be declared when...
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    France to impose certificate of knowledge

    I would guess that the content of the course would be updated periodicaly. In regards to remote owners, such as racehorse owners, Where the owner is not caring for the horse directly, there would probably be a clause that would cover registered facilities or staff to care for the horse and...
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    France to impose certificate of knowledge

    I think it could be a very good idea if it was a test like the stage one and that management of each horse could be modified to siut. I also think it will make prosecutions for neglect of cruelty easier because people won't be able to claim they didn't know about the animals needs.
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    Tendon and Fetlock Boots / Brushing Boots

    What is it you are trying to protect the legs from?