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  1. martlin

    Desperate attempt at finding - staffs/cheshire/derbyshire

    Also in regional board, but more people here. Please HELP, if you know of anything, anywhere remotely close enough to Uttoxeter, give me a shout, PM if you prefer WANTED: yard to rent, preferably long term. Minimum 6 stables, arena on site or close by available to hire, grazing, electricity...
  2. martlin

    desperately seeking...

    Please HELP, if you know of anything, anywhere remotely close enough to Uttoxeter, give me a shout, PM if you prefer :) WANTED: yard to rent, preferably long term. Minimum 6 stables, arena on site or close by available to hire, grazing, electricity and water a must, with or without...
  3. martlin

    3.5t Horseboxes - builders, designs, materials.

    I know that this subject gets periodically done to death, but forum searches are proving tiresome, so I thought I ask you lot my own questions :) I am planning to have a little lorry built, and have been driving all over the country looking at various builders - they all make the best, safest...
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    Thoughts? Advice? Similar experiences? Ideas?

    I'm a bit lost for what to do. Start with a bit of background: 10 year old WB mare, home bred, never had shoes on, up to about 5/6 weeks ago sound and in medium level work hacking, jumping, schooling etc on all surfaces. Pretty much self trimming with decent foot on her. 6 weeks ago on...
  5. martlin

    Colour genetics help - also in Breeding

    I've posted this in Breeding, but more traffic here, so I hope for some more answers :) It is a bit of an idle wondering, really, but it does have its purpose, you see my OH is a farmer and is adamant what he doesn't want in our foals... It might seem pretty ridiculous to you, and it does to...
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    Colour genetics help.

    It is a bit of an idle wondering, really, but it does have its purpose, you see my OH is a farmer and is adamant what he doesn't want in our foals... It might seem pretty ridiculous to you, and it does to me, for a good horse is never the wrong colour, but as time goes by I am more and more...
  7. martlin

    Vinnie's Venture into the Vide Vorld

    So, there we are the Master of Venice (Vinnie to his friends) is officially out. It was a tricky business, his wriggly self was not convinced about leaving the ''birthing suite'' ;), but we made it eventually. Now I had some oxygen and a lie down, I can supply you with photos: first a snack...
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    At about 5 am today...

    This arrived: after a bit of shuffling about, it looks like this: Everybody, meet Master of Venice, a grey colt by Casanova du Domaine Z :D
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    Help me shop, please :)

    I'm in need (or is it want?) of a bridle. Cavesson or flash, black, cob size with padded, ergonomically shaped headpiece and the noseband threaded through the top. It's for a horse with very sensitive ears :) All suggestions welcome and appreciated, ta.
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    Sea Heir

    ^^^ what do we think of him? Looking for a nice TB stallion to add blood to a Holsteiner mare.
  11. martlin

    Casanova du Domaine

    Has anybody bred to him? Could I see the mares you put to him, pretty please? :)
  12. martlin

    The Huntaway has arrived

    Everyone, meet Gavin :D Gavin is 15 weeks old and the most laid back creature on the planet: seen here with Stacie the border collie, otherwise known as mrs Robinson ;) he's a bit tricky to photograph, always busy with something else: anyway, you can now coo and aww for me :D
  13. martlin

    Sheepdog training help

    Hello all, I wonder if you can help me out a bit... I seem to have, ahem, acquired another dog. Where do I start, a bit of background: we have a mid sized flock of sheep and a sheepdog to go with it, border collie called Stacie :) We bought Stacie partly trained at the age of 15 months, she is...
  14. martlin

    Can you answer a simple (I think) question for me?

    Hello all, help me out with a blonde moment here, please :) How much salt do I need to add to a glass of water to make a solution suitable for washing wounds? many thanks :D
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    Talk to me about arena lights! Also in NL

    Talk to me about arena lights! I'm about to put some lights in my school and would love your experiences. Can't put standard floodlights on poles up due to planning restrictions, which means that they can be no higher than 8-9 foot from the surface, I also need to minimise light leakage. I'm...
  16. martlin

    Talk to me about arena lights!

    I'm about to put some lights in my school and would love your experiences. Can't put standard floodlights on poles up due to planning restrictions, which means that they can be no higher than 8-9 foot from the surface, I also need to minimise light leakage. I'm not looking at competition spec...
  17. martlin

    Please humour me - feeding bran...

    Can you list benefits of feeding horses bran? Without any additional questions about said horse :D What I want to know is, in what circumstances would YOU decide to feed it. Just humour me :) I would like it here in black and white, or more precisely in black on sort of beigy brown ;) Thanks...
  18. martlin

    Recommendations please

    *quietly looks in, a bit scared* I would like to breed again from my mare, and am looking for recommendations of places/studs/people who could handle the whole affair for me. As in, take the mare in, source the semen, AI and return mare to me scanned in foal. In other words, sports horse...
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    Over reach boot recommendations - also in NL

    I'm in need of good quality, strike resistant, no turn over reach boots that can withstand turn out as well as riding/jumping. There are soooooo many different brands around and it has been a long long time since I have bought a pair, though. So, lovely HHOers, what do I go for? And, ahem, what...
  20. martlin

    Over reach boot recommendations

    I'm in need of good quality, strike resistant, no turn over reach boots that can withstand turn out as well as riding/jumping. There are soooooo many different brands around and it has been a long long time since I have bought a pair, though. So, lovely HHOers, what do I go for? And, ahem, what...
  21. martlin

    I have a new project :)

    I seem to have acquired a new steed... Everyone, meet Buckers Beauty, 5 year old TB filly, just out of training :) She arrived this afternoon, delivered by the lovely Steeleydan :)
  22. martlin

    Howard Johnson loses his licence

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/horse_racing/14214611.stm 3 years for running a horse after neurectomy and 1 year for administering steroids... his defence? He didn't know running a denerved horse is against the rules :rolleyes:
  23. martlin

    Laysoft bedding

    Has anybody used it? Is it any good? Any thoughts/opinions welcome :)
  24. martlin

    Help me find a horse :)

    Hello everybody, I know I don't post here much, but I need a little bit of help. We have a budget of £4.5K and are prepared to travel up to an hour from Sleaford, Lincolnshire. The vital stats: 15-16hh, 8-11 years old (will go older or slightly younger for the perfect horse) Gender and colour...
  25. martlin

    A quick question, if you please :)

    Just wondering, does anybody know the seller? http://www.horsemart.co.uk/ex_racehorses_horse_3_yrs_1_mth_15_3_hh_bay_lincolnshire/advert/153374 PM me if preferred :) thanks in advance
  26. martlin

    RIP Grumpy

    I'm terribly sorry to let you know that, this morning, I have lost my future super star, Grumpy. He lost his battle to colic. Run free my miserable sod. And a picture of him:
  27. martlin

    Nocton Super Dairy

    http://www.farmersguardian.com/home/hot-topics/super-dairies/nocton-dairies-farmers-plan-to-press-ahead-with-8000-cow-dairy/35638.article It looks like it is going to go ahead after all, any thoughts?
  28. martlin

    Ebay help, pretty please

    HELP! I have been having a bit of a clear out in my tackroom, amongst other things, I have listed a saddle on Ebay - the auction has finished, it has made more money than I expected and all seemed good, until I opened the message from Ebay, the automated one just after your auction...
  29. martlin

    clippers...again

    Hello All, now that I have achieved the exceptionally fashionable ''half plucked chicken'' look on all of my horses, I thought it would be wise to get my clipper blades sharpened. So, where does one send ones Moser Avalon blades to be sharpened properly and speedily? :D Thanks in advance
  30. martlin

    Arrghh! Not looking forward to this!

    A bit of a pointless post, really... Grumpy needs his teeth doing, which in itself is not a problem, but there is no chance in hell of anybody coming anywhere near him with a dental gag without a full sedation. Fine, just sedate him then, I hear you say... well, there is as big a chance of doing...
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