Recent content by picolenicole

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    Anyone been to Liverpool International Show?

    Me and my other half went on Sunday (He won the tickets at your horse live) so it was really good for us! As Pippity said there are a few kinks, such as the type of shopping (I couldn't understand why a fortune teller was there!) and the traffic at the warm up was bad, the shopping bit was small...
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    Reassurance please - out naked

    I would talk to her, and remove the rugs from the yard. Mine is out nude and he is a 10 year old cob unclipped and he much prefers to be nude :) The other is a 22 year old and he has a rain sheet on, only when it's none stop rain. He's a loan pony and his owner came yesterday to see him and...
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    Who takes shoes off over winter?

    I did the same for about 4 years pony was barefoot, but as his work load increased and we did more "off road" hacking he couldn't manage and became very footie. So I shoe in late spring and he will be having his off on the 12th November, I work full time and he's not one for just weekend or the...
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    Reproofing Rugs In A Washing Machine?

    As Goldenstar said if they are very dirty I use the hose and a brush let them dry a bit (so I can pick them up) then put in the washer. I use a water proofer from B&Q their own make about £20 a bottle, it's for brickwork but also does fabric (says so on the back) I have done three rugs with...
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    Ouch. Possibly most ridiculous horse related injury ever.

    Oh bless hope you get better soon :) I was riding with a friend when she said King has that grass all wrapped up around his bit (he snatched a massive mouth full, when we were waiting for friend to get on) lent forward to remove grass and ripped my finger nail right off, best thing was I had...
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    Just two horses??

    We had two years ago and they didn't mind being apart, after our old horse was PTS King was alone for a long time (he could see other horses and rode out with friends as much as we could) but was in a field alone. After getting a better paid job, OH said I could have a second pony :) I now have...
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    Ad - Free to good home ----------> Seriously

    I would have him if he was closer :( I have just signed a years loan contract for a 22 year old 13.1hh pony, that the owner still wants riding and just having time spent on him as she has moved to Spain. I wanted a friend for my horse, anything extra (riding etc) is a bonus to me, and after...
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    Barefoot to shod

    My cob's is very similar, he has fab feet no abscesses ever but can not deal with stones. I have tried everything to help him (hes been unshod for 5 years) but is getting worse on stones. I can keep hoof boots on in walk and trot but any faster and he pulls them off!!! He's also very good at...
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    New Pony CC and a little advise re unshod back feet please?

    He is lovely, a cannot believe it's the same pony!!! My pony (King) is unshod all round we hack every day on lanes sometimes 30 mins to hours, has his hooves trimed 6 - 8 weeks depending on grass growth. King is schooled once a week but we have to hack to get there, best thing to do is just...
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    What do you feed your beasts?

    9yo 14.2hh cob x recovering from injury so only ridden for 20 mins a day in walk. Gets fed ad lib straw and 7kg of soaked hay and 6 foot of meadow grass a day. I hardly feed him at all if I do he gets a cup of Fast Fibre and a scoop of Oat straw chaff, he does really well on just grass (too...
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    Advise needed please on hoof boots and tendon injuries

    Brightbay, my pony is the same he'll only come to you and eat what he thinks is worth it. For example he would gallop across the field for a bucket of chaff, untill he figured it was just chaff and it wasn't worth the energy coming in for it. He is a very strange cob :D Never heard of...
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    Advise needed please on hoof boots and tendon injuries

    Thank you for the reply Orangehorse :) King is used to his hoof boots I've had them two years (I think) but only used them before he got injured so I may have to start again, but we'll only be doing short rides to begin with anyway as he needs to build his fitness up again.
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    Advise needed please on hoof boots and tendon injuries

    I'll keep this as short as I can. Also if I don't answer questions it may be I'm out on site as I'm at work (lunch time, at the min) In June last year King got tied up in his rug, no injuries to be seen or lameness just sore in his back for walking sideways for a day. Still didn't seam...
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    Bateson trailer owners - breech bar falling off?!

    I have a Bateson Ascot we got it a few years ago now its about 12 years old, although looks brand new :D It's the best trailer ever, King loads without any question where as with other trailers we have to "talk" about it ;) King sits on the breech bar and it's never moved, bent, come undone...
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    Help me find the perfect cob... ?

    I dont know were abouts you live, but I got my cob from cobs 'n' plods (Manchester) he was just as they said he would be and the deeler was lovely.