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  1. eekmon

    Giving rugs to charity ?

    A friend of mine has recently had her pony pts She has 2 really nice newish stable rugs & 2 turnouts all nice condition. If she has them washed & re proofed is there anywhere that would take them for charity? Either that or she will have wash ect sell & give the money to a good...
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    Iggy lost his stablemate/ pair bond today

    Well today his 'wife' was pts I was there with her and she went very quickly and quietly. I posted on here a few days ago as to what to do with Iggy when she had gone. After reading your experiences I took him to see her shortly after. He walked up the yard and obviously spotted her in the...
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    My horses stablemate/pair bond being pts on Fri, advice please..

    As title says really I have the unfotunate job of being there as I look after her & her owner is away. I have read on numerous occasions of people letting the remaining pair bond/stable mate see the body of the other horse as a way of accepting they are dead. My horse is old himself &amp...
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    This has probably been done a thousand times before so apologies in advance if you're bored of the subject! I'm a big TopSpec fan and been on it for years.....but with everything going up in price ive been recommended Ultimate Balancer as a cheaper alternative. If anyone has recently...
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    South Hants Peeps

    Anyone else in South Hants received a tx reading There have been 3 sightings of two suspicious men with eastern european accents photographing local horses. This could be a steal to order gang. These men have been seen at shows, events and even a horse owners field. They have a white van reg...
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    Burying a horse

    My YO has kindly said I can bury my horse in his field when the time comes ( been there so bloody long I could of bought the place ) I know I need a license from local trading standards and I know why I need the license, my question is has anyone applied for one and how easy is it to get...
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    Mountain Horse Field Groom Boots

    Anyone had any problems with these? I have had two pairs in one year I chose them for their thermal insoles as in winter my feet freeze ( I even get chillblanes, have bad circulation) These boots kept my feet warm and dry all last winter. They then split, I sent them back to Robinsons where I...
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    The start of Lami??

    I have a 30 year old TB x Polish Arab not fat but his neck is a bit cresty and quite hard. Fed 16+ cubes, veteran chaff, TopSpec balancer and sugarbeet.On haylage but have got hay coming on sat, which will be soaked. Turned out 4 days a week on not too good grazing. Ridden 4-5 days a week 1-2...
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    Following on from a cushings post, where is the best place to get Pergolide and can you get it on line if you have a prescription? And is it much cheaper is it than off the vet? Not for me but one of the horses I do has cushings and is on 3 tablets a day. Just wondering if its worth shopping...
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    bitless bridles

    what is the equvilent of a Dr Cooks bitless bridle (the cheaper version) any advice please.
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    Olympia Parking

    We are off to Olympia on Sunday and have tickets for the evening performance. Does anyone else know of any good parking ( not Olympia itself) Someone told me Homebase open up their car park? We don't want to train it will make it a very long night! We only live in Portsmouth so its not far to...
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    Soya / Veg oil

    This has probably been done to death but, I am thinking of putting my old guy on oil as he has lost a bit of weight over the last few weeks. How much to feed a 14.2? And what is the difference between veg and soya oil? Thankyou
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    Full Livery Question?

    How many people have the luxury ( for whatever reason) of having their horse/horses on full livery, seven days a week? If so how much do you pay and what do you get for your money?
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    Mountain Horse field groom boots?

    Thinking of getting a pair. Any good? Plus cheapest place to buy ( online) Getting a job looking after 5 horses, so would they be suitable for everyday work plus riding? Thankyou
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    Masta or Pennine ?

    Have got to clip my boy next week ( he was dripping today!) Need a new lightweight turnout rug. Don't want to spend a fortune But have found a Pennine high lighweight and a Masta lightweight turnout both for £33 each So which one do I get, any one have any of these rugs? Opinions please!
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    Proud of my old fella!

    I sent some pictures of my old boy to the TopSpec people ( I love the stuff) I explained about how fit and well he is and that I have used their balancer for about 3 years now, they loved his picture (he is with my part loaner) so they asked for it to go in their new brochure and it arrived on...
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    Soaked hay and Haybars

    I am thinking of buying/making a haybar! My horse has soaked hay and I have a wooden stable. I was wondering if I can put soaked hay in it or would it eventually go mouldy/slimey from having damp hay in. Summer would probably be ok as would dry out but what about the winter when my horse only...
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    Anyone in South Hants!

    If anyone keeps horses in South Hants, there has been a spate of tack thefts,heard last night from a friend, that a friend of hers had all tack, rugs, ect stripped from her yard early in the week ( Denmead area I think) Then this morning told that a yard 2 mins from ours had the same done last...