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  1. buddylove

    I need a dog

    That is really sad, and it is so frustrating knowing that you are an experienced dog owner, and you are being turned down on something so minor. So many of these rescue centres lack a holistic approach and are too concerned about covering their a***s. As much as I would have liked to rescue a...
  2. buddylove

    Getting tongue over bit

    One of my daughter's ponies is a nightmare for messing with his bit on the way home from a hack or standing around at lessons/clinics. Once he has got his tongue over once he loses all concentration and manners! The only thing that makes a difference is a grackle noseband, although he is also...
  3. buddylove

    Field with oak trees - manageable or not?

    My ponies are on a track and we have a few Oak trees on the boundary. Does anyone know why none of mine graze the grass underneath the Oak trees, at any time of the year? They tend to stand underneath them for shade and often use these areas for toilets, but never graze them?
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    Pictures What would you name this horse?

    Hollywood Hangover
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    Joint supplement for old dog

    His Lordship Buddylove has Riaflex, which has done him wonders. He has also started Aktivait for his senior moments, which also seems to be helping him. He's 15 now and we will keep going with the supplements as long as he is happy. (The lab also has Riaflex more as a preventative measure).
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    Why do we rug horses but not cows ?

    The babies get rugs!!
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    Husband says he wants to get a horse

    Pro Proof positive that they are just like having another kid!!!
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    Serial Fence Buster, help!

    I had a section a that would use his mane as an insulator, it's a bit mean but I cut short lengths of electric fence tape and tied it at intervals through his mane and forelock. I left it in for about 4/5 days, and he didn't escape through the electric fence again!
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    “Seen at livery”

    Horses I've sold in the past have been via sales livery because I don't have the facilities for trials and neither the time or inclination to deal with it. As long as you check out the reputation of the sales livery it should be ok. My last horse I sold, the sales livery did checks on me and the...
  10. buddylove

    Self preservation

    I don't think we will ever know 😊
  11. buddylove

    Too much to expect?

    It's a no from me.......
  12. buddylove

    Waterproof trousers recommendations

    I have these, haven't ridden in them, but assume you could if you got the fitting right? They are 100% waterproof, I wouldn't be without them in winter.
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    Just been told off by a stranger!

    They are working dogs, microchipped, I would rather them have no collar, than get caught up and injured in the field. They are not pootle down the street type of dogs and are not in "public" spaces they stay on private land, thus I think you will find, within the law.
  14. buddylove

    Just been told off by a stranger!

    My dogs are rarely on leads, and don't have collars on. I have an assortment of rope leads that I can chuck on them if I need to, and they work fine for a JRT and the lab. I am thinking of getting a mini long haired dax though in the future. I think she will be too dainty for the rope lead!!!
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    Just been told off by a stranger!

    I did say to my sister, err, you do realise she is a sled dog don't you, she is going to get in that harness when she's bigger and delight in dragging you around the neighbourhood!!! Hopefully she will get her on a proper lead and teach her to walk nicely before she gets too big!
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    Just been told off by a stranger!

    I would only ever use a harness on teeny tiny breeds that may sometimes need physically hauling out of harms way. I had to have a little chuckle at my sister, who hasn't had a dog since we all lived at home together some 25 years ago. Has given into family pressure and bought a pup, she's a very...
  17. buddylove

    Self preservation

    I too don't think it is dire as it first sounded, but I also still think the OP is not attached enough to the mare to get her where she needs to be training wise. Perhaps her best chance would be to sell to an experienced rider/trainer with full disclosure of the events. Likely to be a...
  18. buddylove

    Shopping help please......

    I need a welly rack, that will hold 5+ pairs of wellies, that incorporates a boot jack and is free standing. I can't seem to find what I'm looking for anywhere, so some HHO shopping skills would be much appreciated! Thank you 😊
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    Self preservation

    There are worse fates potentially awaiting this mare than PTS. She would need a full vet check up and all clear, probably treating for ulcers after an extended stay at the vets, and then probably some time off to fully recuperate. She would then need starting again from scratch, by someone you...
  20. buddylove

    At my wit's end with pony

    Please don't think there isn't a happy medium between RS ponies, and uneducated, green ponies, because there is. Well educated, responsive but safe ponies are out there, that will do your son's riding and confidence the world of good. Yes, you have to be prepared to jump on them quickly, and pay...
  21. buddylove

    At my wit's end with pony

    The problem is (and I know because I have just been through it), the pony's needs conflict with the rider's ambition. The child wants to crack on cantering and jumping and progressing their riding, but the pony needs more work/education than the child is able to provide. To be honest I think it...
  22. buddylove

    Shopping help/advice.....

    Thinking of trying a seat saver on my daughter's saddle. Saddle fits pony perfectly, it's a nice neat 15" Albion on a compact 13hh pony. But it's not the most comfortable saddle to ride in, and she has issues with sitting on her bottom, she tends to perch on her fork, and thus destabilising her...
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    How secure is your tack room?

    I have a solid metal tack locker, the ones that can only be lifted by a machine, which has barrel locks so nothing external that can be cut, squeezed into the corner of a normal tack room. Plus it's right outside my bedroom window! I used this as well when I was on a livery yard, on the basis...
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    Douglas Horse Transport
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    Tips for keeping a grey clean!!

    I am in grey horse rehab, two years ago I had three of varying shades, I now have a bay, a coloured (with not too much white) and a grey dun. I think my recovery is going very well!!! I also agree with keeping them out as much as possible, my grey mare was a tramp in the stable 🙄
  26. buddylove

    'ansom is as 'ansom does

    Oh bless him, I wasn't prepared for that head either!!! I think if you could get some decent neck on him it could be a better, balanced picture 😊
  27. buddylove

    Wits end with feeding Equimins!

    Mine eat it happily mixed in with speedi-beet, they also have aloe Vera juice, brewers yeast and micronised linseed. I have to mix it with oat straw chaff to slow them down or else they would inhale it
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    Wits end with feeding Equimins!

    I find the powder smells a lot less potent than the pellets, which smell like fish, yuck!
  29. buddylove

    What do you feed?

    Speedi-beet (tiny bit) to carry equimins vit and mins, micronised linseed, aloe Vera juice, brewers yeast, and plain straw chaff to slow them down. They are out 24/7 on a grass track system of poor grazing (all the good bits have been got by the sheep before the horses get there, and sheep...
  30. buddylove

    How are y’all coping in this heat?🥵

    I might have to be scraped up off the floor later. PC camp in 30° heat, with 2 ponies, and 2 riders that are still a bit wobbly and need mum close by. So lots of running and jumping, arena, cross country and a massive hack across open fields and woods. Thank the good Lord we decided to just do...