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    Okay so we have had most famous... now which horse off HHO would you most like to own

    I missed the first thread,so if it's not too late,I would LOVE to have owned"Super Ted"
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    The heady days of pony fun in the 1970s

    I cringe when I remember this but we used to jump our ponies over the arena fence,if they tipped it the PC instructor used to say"well they'll pick their feet up next time"! Going to PC rallies with the horses loose in the back of a cattle truck. Gretna Green races,when the pony was not keen...
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    how would you want these trimmed?

    Firstly.I would like to see photos of the pony standing on all four feet.
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    My boys' "Bromance"..Im going to strangle the pair of them...!!!!

    Gloves,Hat & BP,I also second the idea of a longer lead rope.
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    Hepatic help

    A treat is a treat,is a treat!It's not what it is,it's the fact that it's given in a certain situation. Dame Shirley Bassette is on such a retricted diet,you don't want to know about it! When "treats"are handed out,she gets a few of her diet biscuits,the other get something different but it's...
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    £52.25 for opening a gate!

    Why not go back to Vet School and ask very politely if they will have you back,then after you graduate you'll never need to call a vet again.
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    High risk breeds with adverse reactions with vaccinations.

    Sad to say,Parvo is raging in our area.The Vets are encouraging people do bring their dogs in ,for half price vax. Also,instructions on the door of the vet hospital,not to bring your dog inside if it has Parvo symptoms,the vet will come out to your car and check the dog out first. All ours are...
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    we have a new plan and tactics for Royal Cornwall.

    More slow work,less grain.
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    Those poorly pup signs you notice as an owner

    Update please on Ruby's vet visit.
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    R.I.P My Big Toe

    My foot was stomped on by a galloway,who meant it.I staggered round the rest of the feeds and ruggings,before I tottered into the house,when I removed my boot,I had a hoofprint of not only the shoe but the nail heads on the top of my foot.
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    Those poorly pup signs you notice as an owner

    Shirley Bassette sends Get Well Wishes to Ruby,so she will be recovered in time to enjoy her Birthday. PS:Feeling unwell is a good time to do some "training"of your "Humans",they tend to respond much faster when you are unwell and looking sorrowful.
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    Happy Birthday Shirley Bassette

    SB is very impressed that you would send her a WHOLE cake and wishes to say that her mean humans only gave her a tiny treat!!!
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    Happy Birthday Shirley Bassette

    Happy Birthday Evie
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    Happy Birthday Shirley Bassette

    I can't believe SB is 4,it seems only yesterday that I brought home a 5 week old puppy[rescue not wrenched from her mother]. As the top dog of the household,she is on the couch,under a blanket,with the heater going,as it's a damp,foggy day in OZ.
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    Strange names?

    Andrew[and it so suits him] PixieThePony Macaroni Steelo[he was the colour of steel wool,when he was born and never went grey] Richard Cranium aka ********,a good NZ racehorse,even though the race callers sometimes had trouble with his name Zippo[Fantastic Light/Strike Fire] Pin[Safely...
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    Puppy intent on catching chickens - help!

    Lucy,Parson JRT,has the strongest prey drive,I have come across[two brown snakes,mice,lizards etc]but completely ignores the chickens and peacocks but let one feral pigeon,sparrow or cockatoo dare to land and she's off in hot pursuit.
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    How to get horse to take Bute

    Bute paste and a dosing syringe.
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    Food for picky Jack Russell?

    I have one just like that,having given up trying to provide a healthy diet,I now just buy what ever's on special[in small quantities]and ring the changes. Our vet said to add a multi vitamin tablet daily. Some times but only sometimes mixing a bit of suitable human food works and the odd...
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    how quickly would you ? possible difficult subject

    Not horses but dogs,over the years there have been many,we always say "we'll wait a while"but a small person,knocks on the door and asks politely to come in.One of our current ones came back from the vet with me after an oldie had been put down.At four months old,she was emaciated and terrified...
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    Improving weight gain in JRT

    Spey her?
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    cage rest and separation anxiety

    We ended up,doing,'lead rest',no one could stand the noise and the caged antics were doing more damage.So with our vets' approval,she was put on a lead and taken from place to place with us,then tied to a suitable spot while we got on with the day. That did the trick and after 6 weeks she was...
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    Leaving horse out at night on Sand Paddock

    I would be most reluctant to leave a horse out for any length of time,with or without food in a sand paddock.You are running a major risk of your horse coming down with "sand colic",which can be very expensive to cure and at worst fatal. Why not ride/exercise the horse more in the day,then he...
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    Which theme tune?

    Given the size of Dame Shirley Bassette's vet bill,I think" Hey Big Spender" would be an appropriate theme tune,I know it brings tears to my eyes when I open the envelope.However her singalong,ranges from the "beep" of a reversing truck to most dogs,barking/howling on tv but the very best...
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    Can we fess up to our ages, and how we keep going??

    Personally I can highly recommend chocolate,red wine and Panadol Osteo.
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    A new one on me, SPRINGBATTS!

    Dame Shirley Bassette,[please note that she has now been elevated,if not to the peerage],after consultation with her humans,thinks they are rather special and would be happy to share her basket,in front of the AGA,with tricolour puppy.Bearing in mind,that in no way did she meet her supposed...
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    HELP!!!! One for the guys

    I well remember a "beginner"[male],who had just had his first lesson ,involving a trot. After he got off the horse[forget the word dismount],he crept across to us ,bent over,clutching himself and moaning"Oh poor posterity"
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    saddle slipping forwards

    A crupper!
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    Feeling very sad and angry :-(

    While I haven't read all the replies,I must say that your foal needed tubing,not with milk or formula but colostrum[500 mls]within the first few hours.Did you have a supply on hand in case of emergencys?
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    ahhh wish I had kept mare where she was!!!!

    Well,I haven't read through all the "Bull Dust" that has been posted BUT surely any one would think that the Owner,before moving their horse,might enquire,what time dinner was served and what was on the menu.
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    Asking others to pay your vet fees for a 33 year i the only one who thinks..

    I am perfectly willing to pay for euthanasia and disposal of the carcase. PM's please.