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    Retitled “when I become an evil dictator”

    I use back country easy boot gloves on my ponies. They are such a good fit that sometimes I have to use a little wooden mallet to knock them on! They tend to stay put, but on the rare occasions they have come off I have gone back later and found them. I know some people use a bit of vet wrap...
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    Travelling in a trailer with no partition, good idea or not?

    Either, though front is preferred if possible
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    Travelling in a trailer with no partition, good idea or not?

    I use a long line and wrap it round the breast bar while I go back to put up the breeching bar. This way I can hold him in place without tying
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    Covid impact of our Equestrian Lives

    The two main differences to me has been that firstly I have gained two hours a day as I no longer have to commute and secondly I have actually entered in a few online competitions which is new for me because I don't really compete! I have found that being able to do something at home, where I...
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    Finally back on board!!

    Wonderful to hear! I am so pleased for you and you look so good together too. He is a good looking beastie! Onwards and upwards :-)
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    Blue at Fat Camp

    I have really enjoyed seeing these series of photos of fat (ish) to fit and lean. Inspirational.
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    Your Winter Daily routine?

    This is mine: 2 ponies field kept and I work 5 days a week. Up at stables about 7am, bring in for feed and fresh hay net. They have access to the stables from the field, so the net is hung up for them to pick at over the day. If it is nice, I will ride and turn back out on my return. If it...
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    Weight loss progress keeping a record

    What a lovely pony :-) She is looking great
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    Travelling in a trailer with no partition, good idea or not?

    I travel mine without the partition; he loves it. I had to buy proper full width bars, but now I have them I can have the option. The only problem I have is where to tie the haynet! Being only a little pony, he can't reach the haynet if it is tied to the front of the trailer, and if he is cross...
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    Bean of the week!!!

    Golly that is a beast of a bean!! He must feel so much more comfortable now
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    Struggling to fit in exercise

    A lot of people would consider what you do already sufficient exercise! What about running with your horse, and get you both exercised at the same time
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    The stupidest thing you did- horse wise.

    I went to Australia for about 9 months, after my A-levels at the start of the 1980's, and got a job working in racing stables. I think that my parents probably got 3 letters from me the whole time I was out there. I think that the world operated on the understanding that no news is good news...
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    What's your dream horsey holiday?

    I think that my ideal horsey holiday would be either a working ranch based one, or a classic Philippe Karl based training one or trekking in Iceland on those fab ponies. The reason why I haven't done any of these is because my OH is really REALLY not horsey and it wouldn't come with me and would...
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    Very good doers and muzzles.

    I tried a muzzle on one of my ponies, and I think he would have rubbed his ears off - he hated it! I manage without by always leaving them out 24/7, so that they don't have get into a starve/binge cycle, in as big an area as possible with always not quite enough grass so that they are hungry...
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    The stupidest thing you did- horse wise.

    I have got one, though it does seem fairly tame to most of these. I grew up in rural Suffolk in the 1970s, and I once galloped across a rape field which had been cut, jumping each cut row as I came across it. Pony started to realise that there was nothing substantial there and we ended up just...
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