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  1. martlin

    Ringworm!

    She's just being difficult, but I don't think there is much you can do about it... people are weird.
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    Uttoxeter

    Hello, sorry, I never noticed your post before now :o I didn't know about this yard, have you any details? I *think* I'm sorted, but not certain yet, so considering all other options.
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    rain scald....

    Possibly, but equally, he might get a bit warm and damp under a rug and his skin will be compromised that way.
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    rain scald....

    Rugging doesn't prevent rain scald.
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    Baileys Outshine....

    Outshine is a high oil feed, not too sure how that would help muscle development, tbh as it's protein you need for that. It will, however, have beneficial effect on coat and general ''bloom''.
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    Horses Vs Work

    Most people who have horses work, they manage to ride before/after work depending on their work pattern :)
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    Green jumping horse - advice please?

    I mean the oxer itself, and keep it really small, like 2 feet high, but as wide as you dare. You might want to put a pole on top across to discourage from bouncing it, though :)
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    Green jumping horse - advice please?

    I second low wide oxers, I generally start with one, with a placing pole in front of it at 9 feet and jump it from trot; gradually increase the width and eventually put the placing pole at about 11 feet and jump from steady canter.
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    lime on field

    Don't get disheartened, I never pay anywhere near as much as Polos Mum for my hedge cutting, it averages around £100 per year, but I don't see how overgrown hedge would be a problem for horse paddock anyway. Get soil samples done, you can do it yourself and send for testing, Google will bring...
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    Saddle and Supplement Suggestions for a VERY special horse :-)

    Great news for Tyne! and you :) I like the LeMieux range of lovely sheepy squishy pads, my horses seem fond of them, too. As to joint supplement, mine are on Forever Freedom and doing well on it.
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    found the breed of horse I want to buy, but I cant find any...

    Holland would be the right place to look for one?
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    why have a horse if you have it on full livery?

    I like riding my horses, quite enjoy grooming them, too. Not fond of shovelling poo, despise filling haynets and would rather have a lie in, that's why if i don't have to, I don't do the mucking out. Nowt to do with lack of time, international travel or very hard work I'm afraid. I suppose I'm lazy.
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    A strange post...

    I think you just feel lonely, and it is quite common in the modern world of social media and distanced interaction. I suppose if you want more people to interact with you and support you, you need to open up a bit and share more things about you. It's not easy, there is no easy answer and I sort...
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    Honest opinions wanted on how this horse looks please?

    Other than being cream coloured, I quite like her.
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    Best option for youngster re yards?

    Option 3 for me, I like my youngsters to have playmates their own age.
  16. martlin

    Stretchy Denim Jodhpurs

    HY Performance do them, too. I have 2 pair of the Horseware and the blue denim are super stretchy, but the black ones aren't - go figure :)
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    Looking for Grazing - Heckington Area South Lincolnshire

    There is a yard in Howell, Loveday Equestrian or something like that? They do grass and diy livery, I think.
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    Looking for Grazing - Heckington Area South Lincolnshire

    I'm in Heckington Fen, the place you are talking about Midlifecrisis is Millview Farm and it has been sold, private yard nowadays. What sort of grazing arrangement are you after, OP? My neighbour might rent you some, but not sure.
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    Possibly stupid question...3.5t horsebox

    regardless of the licence, 3.5t lorry can't weigh more than 3.5t.
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    Recommendations for cordless clippers please

    I have Wahl Avalon and clip numerous full/hunter clips on a variety of horses throughout the winter. 1 battery charge does me 2 full clips on well behaved horses or 1 and a bit on naughty ones :) I've had a brief acquaintance with liveryman harmony and they were rather disappointing.
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    Which stallion for my mare?

    Well, she is considering Baloubet du Rouet, but not Kannan. OP, why is that?
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    Which stallion for my mare?

    Well, there is no such thing as flawless horse...
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    Which stallion for my mare?

    This, and also there are some established Kannan sons available, with some nice stock already on the ground :)
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    Which stallion for my mare?

    What's your mare's temperament? If she is sharp I would go for the Kannan bred stallion, Baloubets can be fiery and I always like to have an ''insurance policy'' should my youngsters not be talented/good enough for the top pro, they at least will be nice people :)
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    3.5tonne lorry has a plate stateing 4tonne?

    What does it say on the V5?
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    How Old Is Your Saddle?

    The Stubben is about 25 years old, the Euroriding is 15 years old and the Lemetex is about 6-7 years old.
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    Yes another towing question - sorry!!

    Depends on your licence, if you have category B+E on your licence, it's the actual weight that matters.
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    Aloe Vera Juice for Ulcer horse

    No problem :) I can be pushy when I need to, it generally doesn't extend to Aloe, though :D I find that if you pester people, you just get them angry, I have an on line shop and people can buy stuff from it, or not, it's not that I'm not bothered, more that I'm all for free choice ;)
  29. martlin

    Aloe Vera Juice for Ulcer horse

    LOL, I am a distributor :p The gel costs £20.80 per litre, I use 2 bottles a month per horse, either of plain gel or Forever Freedom, which is also a joint/mobility supplement.
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    Aloe Vera Juice for Ulcer horse

    I don't know the Equimins one, I use Forever Aloe which is 100% stabilised inner leaf gel. It's a bit more expensive, though. The outer layers of aloe leaf have purging and irritating qualities, so bear that in mind.
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