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    Do I buy...

    Thank you - I will give that a whirl; I loved it and felt a right twit for shrinking it to pony size!!
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    So, what do I need?

    Congratulations! For steady energy and weight maintenance nuts are great as well (chocolate covered is optional!) . Tinned rice pudding, tinned fruit and custard, plenty of pasta lol. As well as a microwave a slow cooker is cheap and can be incredibly useful; you bung everything in and leave it...
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    Golden retriever/golden doodle pups

    @Bernster - Goldies are lovely dogs :) Irish terriers don't shed though...I don't think it would be quick to find one however if you were considering the breed as waiting lists are long and the breed association shut their puppy finding service at the height of the pandemic. I had to wait over...
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    Golden retriever/golden doodle pups

    They are fabulous fun @Bernster; born clowns! I am certain an Irish pup would settle very nicely with a cat for anyone who was thinking of that. :)
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    Golden retriever/golden doodle pups

    My Irish chap is very well behaved with chooks, sheep, cattle and other dogs. I wouldn't hesitate to ask him to be polite to cats :) I know of several that happily live with cats too. I too agree that the list of dogs able to live with cats should be far longer - my sight and scent hounds...
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    Barefoot Trimming

    I trimmed my own (5 horses at that time) for nearly a decade. Depending on what you have got, what issues there are etc it may not really be rocket science and as others have said farriers and trimmers can make things worse in fact! I had a brilliant trimmer help my horse and me deal with lots...
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    May bank holiday weekend plans

    She is stunning and will only get more beautiful. What a very lovely head she has and how nice that you are so enjoying her!! :)
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    Can I have a quick opinion please?

    Endurance vets sometimes say that every hour of travelling is equal to 10miles work (at endurance pace). I am sure that travelling on a lorry is easier on a horse than in a trailer so there are lots of things to consider; not least how your horses travel, how fit they are and what their work...
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    Thought I'd heard it all with crossbreeds but .........

    I don't know much about breeding but words fail me...:( :(
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    Golden retriever/golden doodle pups

    If you want a fun, non-shedding dog that will be endlessly cheerful, affectionate and entertaining get an Irish Terrier!! I am joking slightly as you are clearly more headed towards the gun dogs type but truly, my wiry ginger Irish is the dog of a lifetime. :):) Here is a good article about...
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    May bank holiday weekend plans

    Lesson this morning; both Alw and I were somehow all over the place (and not together). I was not feeling the best having drunk 2 glasses of wine last night (very unusual for me lol) and Alw came in like a small angry bear for no apparant reason this morning! Nevertheless it was very positive...
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    May bank holiday weekend plans

    What a fantastic gift! :)
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    Competition Long Riding Boot Recommendations

    Second Tredstep - they are well made and blissfully comfy! Ariats are good but always seem to crack over my toes - Tredsteps just don't seem to do that. :)
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    Do I buy...

    Am I the only one to say 'no' to the VIP pad? They seem to have a brilliant write up but my horse loathed his. I sold it easily though! So yes, buy one and try it, then sell it if need be!!
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    Do I buy...

    Yes buy one if you are certain that you won't shrink it in the wash like I did...They are lovely but higher maintenance.
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