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    Help please with weird winter behaviour

    Thank you everyone. I'll print this off for my friend. I am not sure whether it's rug related or Winter related, tbh. We just wondered if anyone else's horse behaved like this. I'll find out if he's the same if he's not rugged but it's winter weather. :)
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    Help please with weird winter behaviour

    A friend has a ten year old Cleveland Bay x Welsh Cob who is a kind, genuine but quite dominant horse. He is in a herd of six, who go out in the day in winter and in at night, and the reverse in summer. In summer, he's no problem to turn out or bring in, but as soon as he has to wear a rug -...
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    Those of you bedding on straw . . .

    I put a layer of Aquamax under my straw. The bed is mucked out daily, poo and wet straw, and the Aquamax is dug out once at the weekend. I use about a quarter to a third of a bale per week, and there is less straw to move/dispose of each day as the wet is soaked up by the Aquamax. My horse is...
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    what rugs are you putting on tomz 14 degrees?

    My horse is fully clipped and will wear what he's been wearing for the past few weeks, which is a lightweight rug with no filling and no neck. He's more than capable of keeping himself warm in these temperatures, and a medium weight rug would be far too hot. I really only rug him at all...
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    Look what was in my garden! A peregrine falcon!

    It's beautiful and well captured. But it's a Sparrowhawk, not a Peregrine. Peregrines have dark eyes, not yellow ones. I made the same mistake myself earlier this year (proudly announcing the visit of a Peregrine Falcon) and was put right :) Gorgeous bird, all the same.
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    Extreme girthiness - what could be wrong with him?

    My horse did the same - he stood perfectly to be mounted, rode fine, but objected to the girth. It turned out (despite my getting people in to check everything) that the saddle tree was broken and digging into his back. As I said, he was a saint to mount and ride, bless him, and for quite a...
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    will the pain ever go away??

    Huge hugs, Trixie88 xx I do know what you are going through, because I have lost cats to cars outside my house (2) and one I'd had for eight years just never came home one day and I don't know what happened to him. :( And last Monday I had my beautiful cat that I'd had for 15 years pts...
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    Erm - I wonder if you would be so kind ...

    Done! Good luck! :)
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    A short survey about hay prices - please please complete

    Interesting views - and a big Thank You for the responses! :)
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    A short survey about hay prices - please please complete

    Thanks everyone :) Rowreach: Changes made, thank you :) Spot the Risk: You are very lucky. I am paying £7.50 for a small bale and £60 for a large one!!! :mad:
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    A short survey about hay prices - please please complete This is a very short survey for my daughter's uni work. Please if you can, take a little time to fill it in. It's about rising hay prices, so I guess is relevant to us all! :)
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    The 'treats' you buy in small bags are identical to the Badminton Horse Feeds High Fibre Nuggets. I buy a large feed bag of this, and it's ridiculously cheaper than buying the same thing in the 'treat' bags. They sell special Christmas packages of these 'treats' for five pounds, when a large...
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    Daughter doesnt want her horse anymore!

    Sell him now!!! I had a very similar situation with my daughter and her horse - fast forward twelve years and I am still looking after him, he's 26 years old and my daughter comes to the yard very occasionally when she feels like it. I do love the horse, but he was never for me - too sharp...
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    Can you stop this behaviour or is there nothing to worry about?

    I absolutely agree with this! A sensible, informed reply :)
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    Would Anyone Be Willing To Fill Out A Feed Related Questionairre????........

    I will do it if you need some more :)