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    Mineral/Salt licks?

    It's been suggested that P has access to a mineral/salt lick in his stable. Because I'm, well me, I've got a couple of 'stupid person' questions: Is a mineral lick likely to have salt in it too, or will I need to buy a seperate mineral & salt lick? P is laminitic & on a strict 'hay is...
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    Tweed greyhound collars - where can I get one?

    My two greyhounds are quite quickly becoming country/stable dogs - so naturally a tweed collar is an obvious accessory :D I saw a lutcher type dog wearing one and really wish I had asked the owner where they got it from! Does anyone know where I can get one from? X
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    Premier Equine magnetic boots - sizing?

    I'm looking at getting a pair of fetlock magnetic boots for my boy, but they only come in one size. He's an approximately 14hh native pony and takes a pony/cob in boots normally, so I'm worried they might be a bit on the large size. Does anyone know how the sizing comes up? Thanks :-)
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    Devils claw & laminitic prone pony

    I've also posted this in the Tack Room, but thought I'd post here in case anyone misses it. It's been recommended by my horse's chiropractor/physiotherapist that I put him on a devils claw supplement. I will ask them tomorrow, but I thought I'd ask on here too - is devils claw safe to...
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    Devils claw & laminitic prone ponies

    It's been recommended by my horse's chiropractor/physiotherapist that I put him on a devils claw supplement. I will ask them tomorrow, but I thought I'd ask on here too - is devils claw safe to give a laminitic prone? I know some of the joint supplements contain glucosamine, so I would need...
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    Anyone been on an horse massage or similar course ?

    I'm seriously considering going on a course to learn how to massage, Bowen therapy (although possibly not Bowen as I believe you have to learn on humans first), accupressure or something similar along those lines - I was wondering if anyone else had been and if you found bit good value for...
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    Turnout rugs for a static pony?!

    Possibly the oddest question I will ever ask on HHO, but P seems to be such a static pony. He's had such bad shocks from his turn out rugs in particular, that it's becoming a real issue. I've worked out his Thermatex & cotton waffle cooler are fine, but had to get rid of other stable rugs &...
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    What's on your Christmas list?

    Just for a bit of light hearted fun, with less than a month to go for Christmas - what have you asked for Christmas? I'm just curious!
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    Requisite turnout rugs - any good?

    This is the first winter P has been clipped & previously, being a fluffy native pony - he was only rugged if it was really wet. He's now got an Irish clip, so I'm a bit more inclined to rug if it's just wet - but, he's a bit of a serial rug ripper, so loathe to spend ££££ on rugs. He's...
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    Cheaper alternatives to Muck Co style wellies?

    Or is it a case of buy cheap, buy twice?! I've already got a pair of Barbour wellingtons - but I'm finding them to be very slippery & already fallen over twice in them, so looking at alternatives before the real winter weather comes. I like the look of Muck Company boots - but they are...
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    Best place to buy micronised linseed & brewers yeast from?

    I've recently started feeding micronised linseed & brewers yeast & was able to get some small bags to try (P can be very fussy!) which he seems to eat, so I'm now looking to get bigger bags (especially of the micronised linseed) to continue feeding. Where is the best place to buy these from...
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    HKM saddle clothes - sizing?

    I've always said 'posh' and coloured stuff will look silly on my hairy, native pony who mainly does light schooling & light hacking *but* I recently bought him some rhythm beads which I thought would be brown. They are most definitely not brown. They are actually purple/lilac & clash with...
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    Micronised Linseed for a good doer?

    Has anyone use micronised linseed for a good doer/laminitic prone? I'm currently feeding tumeric, but my understanding is that it needs to be fed with an oil & black pepper to be absorbed properly. P is quite fussy about eating oil (I'm literally putting the smallest amount I can in, as I'm...
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    If you could choose any bedding, what would you choose?

    P is currently on straw, which I fully muck out every day, but I've recently moved house (I had planned to move yards - but alas, that won't happen now) & I'm now seriously changing bedding to A. save time in the mornings before work & B. to something slightly less 'fragrant' to muck out every...
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    Time saving/making life easier ideas?

    I'm now approximately 18 miles away from my horse on (assisted) DIY, due to a house move. The idea was, to move my horse to a yard closer to my new home - but for various, quite unexpected reasons, this is now looking unlikely. Monday-Friday, I work in the closest town & will be about 10...
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    Western Riding in West Sussex?

    I've always been quite tempted to have a go at western riding & my horse has struggled with traditional or classical riding methods, which is one of the reasons we stumbled across NH. Some of the ridden stuff especially, seems (to my basic knowledge) similar & my horse has never seemed happier...
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    Deep littering a straw bed?

    I'm currently debating if I could get away with deep littering a straw bed. I've absolutely no experience of this though, so I'm not sure if it would work? I'm currently doing a full muck out daily (wet & pop taken up, sweep up, stable disinfectant sprayed & a base layer of BedRap put down...
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    Leaving one horse behind on a yard?

    I'm moving house next month & not had a huge amount of luck finding a yard closer to home. I went to view a yard today & I can see us being happy there (although it's a big change from where we currently are) & it ticks most boxes, but P would routinely be left as the only horse on the yard - as...
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    Grazing muzzles - how do people stop them rubbing?

    P has had a mild case of laminitis this summer - a combination if carrying a but too much extra weight (which we are working on, he's lost almost 30kgs so far) a balancer not suiting him, the wet winter we had meaning our grass was just crazy full of goodness he just didn't need. He's on a...
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    Livery near Southwater/Horsham in W.Sussex

    I'm moving to the Southwater area soon & although my native pony and I are very happy where we are, the journey may prove a bit too far, so I've begun the tentative search for a possible new yard. Ideally, I'm looking for DIY or assisted DIY with a school & good hacking. Being a native, we...
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    Trickle Net Vs Hires Greedy Feeder?

    I've got a very good doer native pony & he's muzzled in the day when he's out & has double or triple netted haynets of soaked & rinsed hay over night when he's stabled. I just use normal haynets inside each other at the moment, but P's quite canny & is eating his eating the nets to make...
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    Pure Feed Fibre Balancer or TopSpec Lite Balancer?

    I'm considering changing P's feed - as he's currently just feed Allen & Page Fast Fibre, Spillers Happy Hoof, magnesium & Progressive Earth Pro Balance for his vitamins & minerals. He's a good doer, so doesn't need extra calories - but he's on Fast Fibre & Happy Hoof to get his vits & mins...
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    Trailer insurance & breakdown recovery - recommendations?

    As title, really please! We have just purchased a trailer (exciting times!) & are now looking for insurance and breakdown recovery. I don't mind if insurance & breakdown are two different companies, but ideally looking for some good recommendations. Thanks :-) x
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    Trailer Floor

    I went to look at a trailer today, which was described as having a 'rot proof' floor, so I was expecting aluminium flooring - but it was actually white plastic, albeit it heavy duty plastic. I know it isn't much to go on, but the owner couldn't give me any more information on the floor, so I...
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    Colligone - anyone used it?

    Mr P isn't quite 'himself at the moment & I've been recommended Coligone as a supplement, to try him on. I was just wondering if anyone had used it (I've never heard of it before!) & if there was any feedback? It looks quite pricey, but if it helps, price ( within reason) is irrelevant.
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    Coligone - Anyone used it?

    Mr P isn't quite 'himself at the moment & I've been recommended Coligone as a supplement, to try him on. I was just wondering if anyone had used it (I've never heard of it before!) & if there was any feedback? It looks quite pricey, but if it helps, price ( within reason) is irrelevant.
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    Olympia T.V coverage

    I'm going on Sunday, but quite enjoy watching it before on the T.V - does anyone know if it is shown on TV at all this year? Thanks :) x
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    Strides for jumps for a 14hh pony?

    This is also in the competition forum, so apologies to the moderators if double posting isn't allowed - feel free to delete/move as applicable! P is a 14hh New Forest pony & although I don't jump (well, I never used to although he loves it so much I might have to get some brave pants in the...
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    Strides for jumps for a 14hh pony?

    I hope it is ok to post in here - I'm not competitive, but it is a schooling/training related thread :) P is a 14hh New Forest pony & although I don't jump (well, I never used to although he loves it so much I might have to get some brave pants in the future...!), I do jump him online to keep...
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    What is your most useful purchase?

    We've had the most useless purchases ever, so what's your most useful purchases ever?! :D My short list would include: Milton baby steriliser - I use it as an everyday stable disinfectant & on Pete's feet. Lidl's waterproof trousers. Decathlon nut ball Somewhat...
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