Recent content by skint1

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    How long have your owned your horse.

    6 yrs for gelding 18 months for ID mare, 14 yrs for TB mare
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    Best gut balancer - NAF Pink Powder or Horslyx?

    I've had good results with my mare on Lincoln Yea-Sacc 30, but not sure how it compares to the Protexin one, which I am interested in trying as well. Tried Ron Fields and Coligone but tbh my horse seems to be best with the Lincoln Yea-Sacc 30
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    Plastics and mindless landfill - equestrian products

    We have a wheelbarrow graveyard too, but I have to say manufacturers don't help. I bought a large blue barrow (not from one of the better known wheelbarrow businesses) It got a puncture that couldn't be repaired. I must have bought half a dozen different tyres, each time measuring carefully...
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    Urgent advice needed

    I was going to write about my mostly retired gelding who turned into a devil over this winter after I turned him out with my mare, but I have since read your update, really so sorry, your boy is very lucky to have you x
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    Lemieux glacé

    I think it must be difficult to be innovative with saddle pads :) they're not terrible. I was once given a lovely green ombre effect one from Kramer Equestrian, said "Xplosion" on it which I felt rather ruined it, and my horse took this as a directive hahahaa
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    Children on yards

    I do have some sympathy with parents trying to juggle childcare with horse care and generally don't have issues with kids (or dogs) on yards. It's everyone's space, but because it is everyone's space there really needs to be a balance between kids being allowed to be kids and the impact that...
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    Fencing nightmare

    That's fair enough, at least you tried. Hopefully the YO will help you out, but be prepared to take action yourself to keep your own horses safe and ignore what she's doing.
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    Fencing nightmare

    Goodness me, she's worried about your cobs but happy to have that horrendous sounding fencing, people are weird. I guess you can't make her change if she's happy with it, and presumably the YO and YM are happy with it. I am having trouble picturing the set up but is there anything that you...
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    Are these sycamore seedlings? Pic...

    I would happily attend a bonfire featuring every sycamore on this island. I hate them. I lost my mare of a lifetime because of them.
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    Would you buy a horse knowing it’s had SI & Hock injections..?

    Bought my mare for £4K just as a happy hacker, she’s got SI and hock issues and before I turned her away for the winter my physio said with consistent and considerable rehab and treatment she MIGHT stand up to hacking when we start off again this year, so sadly I think you’d be better to leave...
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    Do you remember the date you lost your horse(s)?

    28th April 2015 at around 4pm I lost my beautiful mare to EAM. She had been in hospital for a couple of days and had been showing positive signs before very suddenly taking a turn for the worse. I was at work about 30 mins from her, not really tuned in but it beat climbing the walls at home...
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    Early morning riders

    Used to ride regularly in the early mornings. Always gave hay or haylage (if in during winter months, they had ad lib hay) My current horse has had ulcers, I would feed her chaff or fibre beet before as she's fussy and won't eat chaff
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    Who's in a muzzle already?

    My PPID gelding has been on restricted grazing since early March, he was a bit colicky one night which is very unlike him, and I took that as my warning that things were beginning to stir. As soon as summer turnout starts he'll be in during day most of the time, it works well for him. He has...
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    Talk to me about the essentials...

    Congratulations on your new horse, new horse day is always the best day! What about a wheelbarrow and a poo scoop? They are useful tools to have.
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    Can't work out what is best with this mare

    I think it's kind of you to try and help this mare and her owner, but if you aren't feeling confident I think it's not unreasonable to reassess the situation, not worth getting hurt for. Good luck with whatever you decide!