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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
Andrew[and it so suits him]
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]
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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"
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?
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.