Recent content by ribbons

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    crows-doing my head in!

    We get loads of magpies in the trap but only the odd crow, never had a raven or jackdaw. They are dreadful, raiding the birds nests. Poor blackbirds are so brave trying to see them off but with so many they don't stand a chance. We also use soaked dog kibble, much cleaner and easier, I don't...
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    Andrew Nicholson wins Badminton............

    Over the moon for him, almost as pleased as I was for Skelly. Its a bit of a lump in the throat moment for me, seeing these guys finally achieving the one thing that had eluded them for so long, especially as both of them had come back after terrible injuries that had been predicted to end...
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    Update - horse with blood in urine

    What I find really odd is the claimed vet attitude and advice. I know I can be a tad cynical at times, but I have never heard of a vet not wanting to attend for a few days when owner concerned, or being half hearted about testing for anything. They are a business, why turn custom down. I...
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    Red Marauder Sleep well brave horse

    I agree, the conditions wiped out the opposition. He was as hard as nails, just like most of Gunner B stock, which I have been lucky enough to own a couple of. Tremendous stamina and courage. Sleep tight Red.
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    Even more livery yards moving towards banning winter turnout?

    Agree with every word. I have stables standing empty and land that now has sheep on. The only equines i'll have here now are my own.
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    Tying a horse to a solid object

    To be honest, using baler twine of years ago made sense. These days its nylon and very tough, the very thick stuff from big bales is pretty much unbreakable. I always split it 3 or 4 times and then it will break under pressure, but I often see horses tied to a loop of full strength twine...
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    One sex only yards?

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    The Peel case horses - the lost ones

    No, its Rachelle. AKA spirit13
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    affordable wellies for winter - recommendations please

    A few years ago I made the decision to stop buying high priced wellies that failed to deliver on their promises. I moved to Dunlop bog standard farmers wellies, thinking that if they only did one year they were still cheaper. In winter, if I have anything on my feet at all, its wellies. (Sad I...
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    The Peel case horses - the lost ones

    Moving the spotlight was the objective of the poster joining this forum under the name of bare hoof, who is clearly the same poster known as spirit13 (recently joined then removed from AL.) Both of which, in my opinion, are Rachelle Peel, or at the very least, someone posting for her and under...
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    The Peel case horses - the lost ones

    Or the other alias, spirit13 perhaps
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    The Peel case horses - the lost ones

    Rachelle is an intelligent woman, she is a skilled writer of fiction, as historical posts on AL show. She seems to be doing an excellent job here, mascarading as a lesser educated poster with poor spelling and grammar. Nice try Rachelle.
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    Overnight charge for keeping little dogs at my home

    Short of the low life in the back streets of towns and cities, no one intends the dog in their care to bite anyone, yet, it happens on a regular basis according to the news, which only reports the serious attacks, and frighteningly they are all to many. It doesn't need to be a pit bull, a nip...
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    Overnight charge for keeping little dogs at my home

    Bonkers, I'm not surprised you struggle to earn enough to be liable for tax, I'm only surprised you have any customers at all. Gardening is one thing, but I can't understand why anyone would leave their pet in the care of a **** and tintacks set up with no insurance and an obvious dislike of the...