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    I must be mad, part 56,457

    Someone earlier suggested Lola, definitely pop culture and may be she will "look like a woman and talk like a man" as she grows up. Seriously nice looking pup
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    gain nutrition statement

    I have a vague recollection of something similar happening at Spillers many years ago, except that in that instance it was contamination from poppies which had got into some of the raw materials, I think the wind had blown seeds into the crop fields and enough had got into the cut to cause an...
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    Do you bring your horses in during bad weather?

    Mine do, more to save the ground really as they both hate getting wet and stamp about in their gateways turning the entrance to clay soup!! Interesting that one or two of you say your horses drag their hooves going out if the weathers bad, my highland is the same, to the point that I start to...
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    Rubber mats on half the floor?

    Looking to buy so neither as yet
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    Rubber mats on half the floor?

    Hopefully its more to do with the quality of the mat then and how heavy the horse is!! My big lad just drags his hooves so they slip if not tightly packed, maybe the little pony will be less clumsy :)
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    Feeding turmeric

    I used to mix it with flax oil but it is very messy. Much easier to buy one of the branded supplements and feed mixed into the feed as it is. I just chuck a scoopful into the feed, stir and serve up!
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    Rubber mats on half the floor?

    Is there a way to successfully secure them so they dont slip? Really dont want to do the whole stable as it has a leak on one side which Id rather leave clear so it drains through, pony doesnt need the whole area bedded either. Is there a good way to secure the front edge so they dont slip...
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    Vet visit yesterday for teeth and jabs so scanned both ponies. 1 had been done (suspected he was as he came from the kind of home where things were done thoroughly) the little one wasnt but as he was 15 that didnt surprise me, decided I ought to do him as he is a childs pony and I would never...
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    Im sure its been discussed before so apologies. Is this a fait accompli now. Vet due this week for booster and dentals and not sure whether I absolutely need to chip them? I know its "the law now" but I also strongly suspect there will be an awful lot of horses who wont ever see a chip or a...
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    Saving the world from fat middle aged women in see through white breeches (me).

    Well the jods are a 32", if you are close to Mk you are welcome to try them on
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    Saving the world from fat middle aged women in see through white breeches (me).

    Because depending on the size of your bum, I have a pair of Derby House, unworn, white jods that I bought and never wore, you could have had a long loan
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    Saving the world from fat middle aged women in see through white breeches (me).

    Dont suppose you are near Milton Keynes are you?
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    Do stallguards work with Shetlands?

    We have made an extra door for out Sec b who had to rest his head in a very uncomfortable position to be able to see out of his standard door. the normal door is pinned open and we made a slightly lower version for him which fits just inside, the only issue is it has to open inwards but as he...
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    I just adore Cctv

    Numpty question, my boys are in stables next to each other, can you set it up so that you can watch more than 1 stable, not at the same time ,but switch between them
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    Free to any home.......

    My 3 will sleep quite happily until my boss phones me, then all 3 decide we are being attacked, burgled, invaded by aliens or some such disaster and start synchronised barking. He has got used to me shouting "BE QUIET" or words to that effect half down the phone and no longer takes offence!
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    I think it’s the end of the road!

    It certainly is...a friend of mine ended up with 4 horses as she had to buy a companion for the companion. She had 2 in work and initially only 1 ever went anywhere, hacking, competing etc. When they started to take 2 out together the companion got upset so they had to get another as they had...
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    I think it’s the end of the road!

    Just one other thought re keeping her as a companion for the two of them get on, can you leave Scrappy behind without issues? You might sell her, get another companion and that causes its own issues, If you are going to stay where you are ie not move to a yard with facilities and...
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    Ex townie JRT catches a rabbit

    My jrt is useless, hes country born and bred and his father was a proper working ratter. On the one occasion he came face to face with one he backed off and it was left to Mr Spangle to do the business, He has neither the inclination or the ability sadly. In his favour he makes a fantastic...
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    Applying deosect

    I used it last year but to be honest, I didnt think it worked any better than anything else. I made up the solution and used a garden mister spray bottle to apply it
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    Best feed for a treat-ball for a laminitic/PPID pony

    Following with interest as wondering the same. I was wondering whether chopped up strawberries and a few grapes would be OK as pony likes them both. Trouble is fruit is sugary so probably not
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    Colin ❤️❤️❤️❤️ One more week to go!!!!

    Is it only me that can see a paw print and a koala on his nose :) Our springer girl was fab at keeping HRH the terrierist in check when he was a pup, she is still the one to put him in his place now he is almost 7 when he occasionally oversteps the mark. In fairness to him, he will happily be...
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    Building 3.5Tonne Horsebox!! What to include?

    I think it would be a good idea to test her first, I love my litte 3.5 van but I have a 14.2 and he travels with no bother. I would agree though that a grill to stop her jumping over would be less claustrophibic than a solid wall. As I only ever travel one we have fitted a small kitchen area...
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    When the unexpected happens in life......

    I CANNOT believe it has been a year since you adopted him!! Im like you except Im a confirmed spaniel person, but our particular little terrierist arrived via my best buddy at our yard who has his mum. She is just the most adorable little bundle of fluff with the sweetest nature of any dog Ive...
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    Heatwave measures!!

    I hate the heat and my pale skin dosnt do well in sun so I am hiding indoors, tiled floors downstairs which help, fans on, curtains and blinds drawn!! ponies are both out, they both have natural shade, littlest pony has a ditch and hedge combo on one side, he stands in the ditch with the hedge...
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    Thanking others when out hacking

    My horse and I have built up quite a following on our regular weekend routes :) We always speak to everyone we meet, dog walkers, cyclists, runners, walkers etc and even have one lady who we meet who always carries a carrot with her just in case! Im just starting to take my granddaughter and...
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    Stolen Daschunds

    I know thats spelt wrong but just in case anyone hears anything. A friend had 3 little daxxies stolen on Friday night, all girls and 1 due to pup yesterday, Oswestry area. They are all over social media with them, dog lost, ports, police and anyone who they think mught be able to help. Im...
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    Lovely pics...

    Perfect pictures, that little girl must count her blessings every day and how lovely for you as well. Does the lorry have a name, it looks as if it should!
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    Who is responsible?

    In this case I would think that the yard should be taking some responsibilty, assuming that a) they maintain the fencing and it isnt something you have constructed yourself and b) they were aware of the previous incident and continued to turn her out at their behest, rather than because you have...
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    All not quite as hoped...

    Having always been a confirmed spaniel person I took on a terrierist almost 7 years ago, he was a pup bred by my best friend and his mother is adorable. I remember the best piece of advice I gave my OH (who had never owned a dog before he met me and was used to my lovely spangles).."Treat him...
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    Field or Paddock what’s the difference?

    Ive always thought that a paddock is an enclosure within a field, so no natural boundaries but little squares, sectioned up by post and rail and quite sterile. A field is the whole thing, no sectioned off bits and hedges and trees forming the boundary.