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    Borstiq natural fibre brushes, anyone use?

    Im on the hunt for a new matching grooming kit and come across these, they look really nice especially the banana range. Does anyone have a set? Iv been using my trusty Equerry pig bristle brush every day at the moment and its lasted years but is slowly coming apart no matter how i will it to...
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    Which Showing Classes for this Mare?

    My friend has asked me to post on her behalf and ask your opinions on which showing classes her mare would be suitable for, and also any advice on turnout for both horse and rider. I jump and only do ridden showing with a cleveland so im not sure on which type fit into which classes! xD Its...
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    Advice needed on severe lead reactivity

    I took on a family members dog temporarily about six weeks ago due to her being seriously ill, going into hospital and being in there for a month, She has since come out of hospital but cant take her back due to continued ill health and has asked me to rehome her or place her in a rescue centre...
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    Possible silly questions about using wood pellets...

    I use woodpellets for my hens, quails and ferrets (i used them on my old mare briefly but they pulled the moisture from the walls as they were always very damp along the back so didnt use them long) and know how good they are for absorption and for making a nice solid bed, iv searched the...
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    3D/Double mesh/sandwich Fly Rugs?

    Sorry if theres already a thread on this, i searched but nothing specific came up. My boy is being mithered to death and bitten through his fly rug (lots of trees in field and you can hear the low buzzing almost contantly under the trees where they shade, they seem to be very bad this year!)...
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    Feet: Advice + How do they look in general? (pictures included)

    Iv just moved to a new yard and my boy seems to be a bit more footy but there are more stony areas to cross and go along before getting to tarmac. He is coping well with the use of hoof boots on his fronts and a few times iv had to pop them on his backs to make him more comfortable, how am i...
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    Corner Mangers with Anti-Waste Bars??

    My gelding keeps emptying a lot of his feed out of his bucket. Hes always been a greedy thing, opens his mouth wide, shoves his nose in and then of course, feed then falls out of his mouth as he has crammed too much in, but this usually falls back in his bucket. but... this winter he has learnt...
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    Fly Visors? Anyone got one??

    Can anyone who uses them, give me any feedback on the fly visors, the style like rambo have brought out, which looks like a beekeepers hat :D In comparison to the normal fly masks? My boy is very sensitive to flies near his eyes (they swell and run) so has to wear one and the visors look a lot...
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    Such a smart little pony! :)

    Had the pleasure of starting a lovely little pony a few months ago. I had her for two weeks to bombproof and lightly back (lots of background to this which i wont get into). She is such a smart little thing, took everything in her stride. Shame my bigger two werent as easy as she was...
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    Rehome, Loan or PTS?

    Iv been told two days ago by my field owner, when i approached him about improvements and extra storage, that he has been granted planning permission on the field i rent and so i would need to find somewhere else for my horses. Brings me to a bit of a dilemma, i had somewhere i was looking to...
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    Should I Stay or Should i go? Advice?

    This is going to be a bit long, so i apologize in advance! But want to state all the facts as im just so torn. and wonder if anyone can give me a little guidance. Its about moving my horses and although i know it has to be a personal decision, but money is a little tight and id like to know...
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    Temporary Surface for a round pen?

    May be a bit of a daft question really lol, so bear with me ;) I keep my horses in a trash paddock (sided on two sides by evergreens which they cant actually reach but break the wind) with an adjoining shelter in winter which they have free access too, plus a 48' square 'yard' of rubber matting...
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    Haylage Usage?

    I have one horse (15.3hh TB) and one pony (13.2hh ERP) This winter i have sourced some beautiful large square baled haylage to feed my two. They will have it adlib, well when i say adlib, its not on the ground or open, but put daily into a wooden hay feeder with a grill on the top to stop...
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    Barefoot TB, opinions/advice please?

    My boy had his shoes taken off around 4 months ago and, with the help of cavallos, is progressing really well. Hes not footy unless its over stones without his boots on but on tarmac and grass he is great, but as i have no experience with unshod feet, id like to ask for your opinions on how they...
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    Feed/volumes/weight... confused...

    Probably a totally numpty question lol, so please bear with me! and forgive me if it is hehe :o:o Im currently feeding my TB on Speedibeet (2 scoops a meal) and Soaked Grass Nuts (1 scoop a meal) with a few hundred gram of micronised linseed (Brilliant stuff! :D) along with three big jugs of...
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    Riding and Leading another Horse?

    Got my little one back and as i have two and they both suffer from seperation anxiety (only about being left lol, they dont care when they are actually leaving the other behind!) Its a shame that im not able to do anything with the little one because im spending so much time with Darcy Boy. I...
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    Little pony is looking much better now! :D

    I dont know whether any of you remember the post about my little one: http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=531136 But im happy to say she is looking much better, she has put on weight and is rounding up nicely, now its going on slowly but surely :) Shes like a...
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    oops moments caught on camera... xD

    Been through my files today and found a few right good photos which made me laugh! not the most impressive as pics go, but i like em :rolleyes: Enjoy my foolishness and facial expressions!! :D By the way this isnt my or my horses normal behaviour :o -Ginny throwing me off, typical...
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    Decided to take the Barefoot Route... (Advice Please?) :)

    Iv got bits and pieces of new knowledge from reading barefoot posts and have been toying with the idea for a while, but have decided to take the plunge! I have talked it over with my farrier and he backs it 100% as he is such a pain to keep shoes on, he pulls them off (every week it seems!) in...
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    Im So Upset... My Poor Pony :(

    I went to collect my pony from her loan home today as they had lost the grazing and was moving her pony to a yard where she wouldnt need a companion. She was there from November as a companion to an older pony. Iv kept in regular contact about how she has been doing over the winter etc and...
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    Pulling Off Shoes / Over Reach Boots...

    Ggrr... Orange Boy has come in again with a shoe missing and has totalled his over reach boot too (the third one!). Seems to enjoy pulling them off while playing in the field lol. Maybe he just likes me buying new boots...? :rolleyes: Iv tried neoprene over reach boots but they just turned...
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    Gel Bandages??

    Iv been looking for some new bandages as my boy seems to have destroyed one of every set lol and of course he has to match ;) So therefore im donating them to somebody who will make use of them (a rescue centre i know of) and buying him a new set. Yay, more shopping! :D But on my search i...
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    Anyone Recommend me a Hoof Dressing? :)

    Taken off my boys back shoes as recommended by my farrier, but they are starting to chip a bit round the edges with this rock hard ground and want something to help harden his hooves in the long run. Hes not footy at all, but every little helps right? I used to dress hooves with...
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    Acavallo Tendon Boots? Anyone Own Any?

    In the market for some tendon boots for my boy for when hes jumping, and iv always loved the acavallo gel range of products. I have their seat saver and underwraps and have found them fab, also very tempted by the over reach boots. But has anyone tried the tendon boots they have on offer? Im...
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    Missing Dog in North Wales! Please share...

    Its not my dog, but the more people on the lookout for him the better! Please please be on the lookout for a black and white border collie ,short hair dog 2 years old . castrated wednesday still stitched. Puds is a rescue dog whho has just gone to his new home. apparently puds has jumped the...
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    Animal Print Accessories??

    As i feel the need to be totally different lol, i was thinking of getting my boy some tiger print gear (or making it!) as a change from the lime green... (just for everyday use mind, hes in green and gold for shows, although i was thinking of making some tiger liners for his showjumping...
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    Keeping Chickens With Horses? Advice?

    Im wanting a few chickens to give my horse a little company and for a few other reasons too, but i have a few concerns which i could do with some advice on. There are two gardens backing onto my field, im a bit worried that they will go over the fence and dry stone wall and cause a nuisance...
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    Making/Buying Field Safe Headcollars??

    Usually i will refuse to keep a headcollar on a horse while turned out, due to the added risk of getting caught on fences and legs through it but he escaped onto the road a while ago spooking at fireworks and although i found him he ended up miles away with someone who had no idea where he came...
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    To Shoe Or Not To Shoe??

    I have a 14 yr old TB and as he has been off work for two months and the farrier wanted to whip his shoes off but because of the hard ground we never actually got lol i kept them on, he has said three times now about him going barefoot as he says he has good feet and doesnt see why he cant even...
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    Field Shelters and Planning? Confused :S

    I know that (depending on council) you can build a field shelter on skids as that would make it mobile and therefore doesnt require planning permission. But my question is, if it can be easily dismantled, not on concrete or hardstanding would that require planning permission...
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