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    Edgemere Equestrian

    Delighted with Edgemeres customer service. I placed an order and after 10 days, I rang to see when the item would arrive. Felt a bit daft when Tom told me he'd left a voice mail for me, 9 days earlier, saying that the item wasn't in stock and would I like a much more expensive upgrade at no...
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    Can anyone recomend a free speech horse forum ?

    I think HHO is fairly relaxed until posters start getting carried away. Anyone remember when BHS society had a forum ? If my memory serves me well, it shut down because troublesome posters just wouldn't stop. It would be a shame to lose this forum, but in these days of litigation and the...
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    Association of Police and Crime Commissioners - Dog Theft Survey

    Done. While I'm not personally too worried, I think stealing a much loved member of the family is an awful crime and the justice system needs to come into the 21st century to reflect the gravity of the crime. I think that puppy prices should be capped and that the value of an adult dog should...
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    No photo, didn't happen:) Have to say, my farrier is pretty gorgeous too. Makes those cold winter days a bit brighter. He does speak English which is a bonus when discussing any issues though.
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    I can’t move, there’s a collie on the sofa

    Dear girl. Prepare yourself for a long night and a dead leg.
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    Are WB’s wimps?

    The DWB and Hanoverian mares I've had have been tough cookies with a no nonsense work ethic. Certainly not wimps.
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    Re-adjusting my expectations as a horse owner

    I think that's life as a horse owner. I'd count myself lucky if my one riding horse was in work throughout it's whole life. At one time I had one retired through injury, one semi retired and only able to do short light hacks and a third horse that was a filly. Even when you're able to afford...
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    Curiousity- How long do you walk your dog for without offering water?

    In winter, a couple of hours or so. In summer, in an unfamiliar area, I always carry water in case there isn't an accessible stream.
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    Hay Prices

    4' hay or haylage bales delivered for £25. He comes twice a week. Other supplier cones daily with small hay bales for £3.50. Price hasn't gone up on the small bales for the last 6 years.
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    If someone you knew

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    Bones - warning

    How sad. Same happened to a dog of mine with a bone from a feed store. Fortunately, the vets were able to remove part of her intestines and she survived. That was nearly 20 years ago and I've never bought a knuckle or roasted bone since.
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    Call the vet to examine horses with possible symptoms and if vet thinks it's a possibility, blood test horses affected, isolate immediately and start yard infection control policy while awaiting results. Ps. I wouldn't test the whole yard until strangles was confirmed, but any movement to and...
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    Rest in Peace my beautiful boy

    So sorry for your loss. What a devastating blow. Hope you and your other horse are ok x
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    Equine superstore

    I saw the rug I wanted last night on the site, but dithered for too long. It's gone this morning. Probably just as well....
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    Churchill ad dog

    Brilliant. We had a collieX lab that loved slides and roundabouts. He'd run up the steps of the tallest slide and whizz down. This was back in the days before playgrounds were fenced off to keep dogs out. The dear boy thought he was one of our kids. He also learnt how to surf.
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    A WWYD?

    For me, if the question was; 1) the weather is blowing a gale and I feel guilty for not riding for so long, so I ought to do this, the answer would be no. Or 2) The weather is blowing a gale, but I've really missed riding, I'm feeling positive that I can stay safe today in either the school or...
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    Clothes smell horrible after washing

    Depends how dirty the clothes are. If really dirty, soak and rinse before washing and don't overfill the machine. White vinegar in the softener drawer works well and whenever possible, hang out on the washing line to dry.
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    not sure what the headgear is on these horses

    A testament to the honesty and decency of thousands of years in which horses have been domesticated, despite being asked to do idiotic things by egotistical and self obsessed riders. I'm all for having fun, but just be fair.
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    Someone please tell me I'm being ridiculous!

    I don't blame you for calling the vet out either. Vets aren't there just to diagnose a problem, they're there to also say, it's ok, or it's ok now, but let's keep an eye on it and see how things develop. It's a bit like going to the doctor because of a cough. Usually a cough is a trivial...
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    Spring has come - apparently - anyone else’s horses a bit ‘fresh’ today?

    Oh, oh..following on from yesterday's post, the big lad was not quite so gentlemanly today. Again out in company and I think someone has transplanted his brain with a fruitloop. However, the good news is that he managed to keep his head together enough for us to return as we left, with me still...
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    Ground change😡

    Tell me. The big lad went out in a brand new rug this morning. Can't remember what colour it's supposed to be.
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    Oops ive done some panic buying

    What a little cracker. Have a lovely life together.
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    Spring has come - apparently - anyone else’s horses a bit ‘fresh’ today?

    Very much so. My horse is an utter gentleman, who politely suggests we would both enjoy a good blast by offering a jiggy trot every now and then. Had we been riding alone, we'd have enjoyed a good run and much laughter, but as we were riding in company, he confined himself to admiring the...
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    Why are bridles "flash" as standard?

    I've often wondered why it's easier to buy a bridle with a flash than without. For more than half a century, I've ridden in a simple hunter bridle with a simple bit for pretty much everything.
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    Would you and do you turn out on rough frozen ground?

    I've always turned out regardless of weather. However, it may only be for a short while, just long enough to check in with their mates, move freely and see if the grass is worth eating. Some horses I've had are happy to be out 24/7, while others just like a couple of hours when the ground is...
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    Mucking out shavings

    I do it by hand too. I hate using a fork to throw the shavings on the side, breaking the poo into a thousand pieces, but I do use a fork to scrape the surface where I know the wet patches will be and remove those spot areas with a fork or snow shovel. Most of the bed is undisturbed, there's...
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    Dog Suddenly Refusing to Walk / Anxiety Walking

    My Border Terrier is getting old and thinks his seniority gives him the right to refuse walks that he finds boring. However, the main issue with him, is extremes of weather. He now has a coat, which he's seemingly very proud of, but I think it's mostly his paws that suffer when its frosty or...
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    Is it normal to not have a livery yard agreement?

    Don't think I've ever signed a contract. I'm just impressed if I'm handed an information sheet about the yards routine. Do recall viewing yards where they were very organised on the admin side of things and saw copies of contracts, along with other info, but didn't chose to livery there for...
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    Terriers and cats

    Border terriers are great dogs. Mine loves the cats, free range guinea pigs, rabbits and any rehab baby doves. He even indulges the doves by allowing them to use his water bowl as a bath.
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    Grumpy farrier

    Don't mind grumpy farriers, it's a tough job, but I have stopped using an aggressive farrier and I told him why. I am my horses voice. It's a two way deal. My responsibility is to present a well mannered, safe horse with clean legs and a dry, lit area for the farrier to work in. It's his job...