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    Breaking a pony to drive

    yes you can drive in a snaffle. please don't buy really cheap harness .. you will just have to buy better as you get into it. look for 2nd hand zilco, rene schoop, tedman. dragon driving has harness for sale and carriages. as he has already got steering and brakes, and is reliable to ride (?)...
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    Advice please - new cat

    just leave the doors open and alow her the freedom for the next couple of weeks. you cant rush time!
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    What should I feed my welsh D 2year old filly?

    slow grow on grass and hay is the best option for horses. if worried give a handful of blue chip or other good balancer 3 to 4 x a week. they would grow on the hills on grass and hay! maturity isn't until 5/6 yrs so no rush!
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    Best feed to feed for weight gain without fizz! !

    linseed. add lib grass t/o 24 hrs a day and consistant work. and be strong and put some manners on him.
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    suggestions on good quality bridle

    the john whitaker have a nice range reasonably priced. I have a black f/s grackle bridle for sale as a wrong order. pm if you want more info.
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    A food question for those used to big puppies

    if you feed rottie puppies too much good food/puppy food they grow too fast and can end up with lameness issues as the growth plates get out of balance. if your puppy is hungry I would give him some low protein/low cal bulk with his food. they are better to be on the light side whilst growing...
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    Mr Clipper man

    wolsley blades don't fit on lister machines! would think its an old wolsley machine. plenty of oil and screw tension down til the noise changes then release about half a turn. did the person who serviced/PAT tested them not know what make they were? make sure you have a breaker fitted on your cable!
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    Permitted development rights - how do I find out what mine are?!

    you can put stables up within the garden curtilage without planning. permitted development rights allow you to extend the house by 4 metres without planning but with building control. all the relevant planning should be on the household title deeds.
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    Clipping foals with lice ... advice please!

    just give them a good brush to get loose stuff off then apply coopers fly repellent along mane and back bone and tail repeat in a few days. or tri tec 14. get them in the sun lice only appear at this time of year. but worming as well is also good.
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    Help! Hay/Grass alternative for thin 40+ years Shetland

    fast fibre and kwick beet are good for the golden oldies and a glug of oil
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    Intensive training for pony club a test

    where abouts are you? I take it you have done the lunging one?
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    Planning permission to reduce roof height

    I wouldn't think you would need planning p. I would just do it as a re roof mend and wait for any reprecussions. just my opinion.
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    female farriers?

    Caroline woodward is very good! she is in derbyshire
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    Should I clip Shetland pony

    I have a Shetland. he is hunter clipped from August til march/april. he always gets too hot. he is in at night out in day and never wears a rug. he is never cold even when temps are minus. he gets sweaty itchy and grumpy when due another clip. I would clip and wash. rug if req but it is very...
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    correct attire for kids hunting?

    mars bar or similar in her pocket. if you follow when they pull up you could have some quick snacks/drinks available. picnic and flask of soup/tea for on way home in lorry and a change of clothes in case she is wet. rug and haynet for pony