Recent content by SpruceRI

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    Phrases that get up your nose?

    That phrase is my absolute pet hate! Funny when you ask seller if they've had any other viewers of said horse.... and they have!!
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    Hobble for travelling-or any other options?

    Would it be worth, on your next drive home, to continue past your yard, turn round and drive back and forth down your home lane, in the hope that after a while your horse will stop getting so excited?
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    Unexpected hike in cost of field – wwyd?

    What you could do is state that you are a good tenant who has kept the place clean and tidy and not complained about the rubbish and the fencing. State that you're upset at the suggestion that you've 'diddled' him with the third horse as this is what was agreed at the outset, and woe, how you...
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    If you've had a horse that was 14.2hh at 4yo.. Did it grow?

    I think Rosie was 14.1hh at 3yrs old and 14.2hh at 4yrs onwards!! And now at 20yrs old she's shrinking! I'd have rather she'd have made 15hh like her dam or 15.1hh like her sire, but actually, it didn't matter at all and we've had a blast!!
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    Stolen/Missing. Beloved friend

    The first thing anyone will do (probably) when stealing this pony, is full clip him. Apart from the markings round his muzzle and eyes, does he have any other distinguishing features such as melanomas, lumps, bumps, strange or endearing habits? Something that anyone as an adjacent livery...
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    Keeping horses near bee hives?

    Thank you to everyone. I have been to look at said field and there are about 20 hives altogether. 10 in the field shelter and the others situated nearby. There was a strong smell of honey emanating! So I don't think the field will be available to rent. I was hoping the hives were in a...
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    Keeping horses near bee hives?

    It's more the fact that there is a field to rent locally and it has bee hives in it. Didn't know whether to risk it, and/or if the bee keeper would let me put some sort of solid fence (like garden larch lap stuff) around the hives between the horses and them. I will enquire with the bee...
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    Keeping horses near bee hives?

    Thanks both for the reply.... hmmmm, I was thinking more of a 10m gap away. Not 50m and two hedges. That sort of scuppers my idea! eek! Thanks ;)
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    Keeping horses near bee hives?

    I know that bees (in hives) aren't keen on horses But how far should hives be from grazing neddies? Would a larch-lap style 6ft high fence with vegetation on the hive side be enough to deter bees from flying en masse to attack horses or do you really need to be far far away?? Thanks
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    Fantastic Freya and Brilliant Borde Hill

    Once again, your videos are great ;) !! And it's not just ginger TB mares that are fab, little Welshie gingers are too :) xx
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    Looking for details re some of my pony's family tree The ones with the red star have photos attached I couldn't find Knockadteen Lady though :(
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    Feeding round bale hay in the field in winter to a 'cough-er'

    Thank you both..... maybe I need to construct a round bale hut and then fork it over the fence. Paddock owners may not like that though. Oh well, will have to ask.
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    Feeding round bale hay in the field in winter to a 'cough-er'

    I am soon moving house and horses. I have found a couple of small paddocks to rent near to my new home, which have no stabling/field shelter/hay storage.... (I hope to find somewhere else with storage facilities and stables before winter or be able to put up a moveable field shelter).... but in...
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    saddle woes causing loss of confidence?

    Have you tried riding her bareback? (If you have before and know she's OK normally?) As this is a good way of determining whether the saddle is actually the problem. It's something I tried with one of my youngsters who moved strangely on a downward transition. Having ascertained that it...
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    Fidleywood Fern II. 10yr old light chestnut/almost palomino New Forest mare.

    Would also like to trace Fidleywood Fern II (A New Forest Pony) whom I sold 7yrs ago to a lovely lady with 2 kids in the Coulsdon area of Surrey. They renamed Fern 'Spirit'. I would love to know where Fern/Spirit is and how she's getting on. I'm sure the children will have outgrown her by...