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  1. Mrs B

    Right. Elf On A Shelf, a racing question ...

    WTF is happening here?! :oops:
  2. Mrs B

    Need to exercise your horse AND walk you dogs in this weather?

    No problem ... here's how: https://fb.watch/3zmV_Ntdji/
  3. Mrs B

    If you ride or walk dogs on Forestry England land, please help :)

    Had a post via BHS on my FB feed this morning about a survey being undertaken by Forestry England concerning how their land is used. It asks the usual questions about who are you, what age group, where are you etc but then asks what you do on their land and how often etc. There are several...
  4. Mrs B

    If you ride or walk dogs on Forestry England land ... please help :)

    Had a post via BHS on my FB feed this morning about a survey being undertaken by Forestry England concerning how their land is used. It asks the usual questions about who are you, what age group, where are you etc but then asks what you do on their land and how often etc. There are several...
  5. Mrs B

    Moulting already?!

    Mr Higgins has decided that Spring is On the Way. Face moulting in clouds, body following in dribs & drabs but about to go the Full Monty any day now. As he's rising 17 (although mentally about oooh! ... 7? on a good day?... God love him for his enthusiasm ...:cool:) so far this season, I've...
  6. Mrs B

    Dressage test numpty alert!

    Happy New Year all! A little advice please? I don't do New Year Resolutions but I would like to try some online tests (no transport) in 2021. NB I haven't ridden a test in over 5 years and then only a few :cool: So ... Prelim. When schooling, is there a progression of difficulty through the...
  7. Mrs B

    Too warm to rug, too grubby not to ...

    H has a neck & belly clip which is doing its job for this time of year. Happy with that. BUT. He's just started to come in at night and it's a good box, so no need for a rug for warmth with that clip! Prefer to leave a hunter clip to later in the season, so he can be out and about commando on...
  8. Mrs B

    New set of XC fences opening this weekend - Oxfordshire

    I used to livery at this yard for years before I moved south and thought you might like to know about their new XC fences which are opening from this weekend, with bookings live from today. Just off J11 on the M40 the fences range between 1'6" to 3', perfect for confidence & partnership...
  9. Mrs B

    Harvesting already!

    Just on my way back from the yard to see the barley field near my house has just been harvested ... :oops:
  10. Mrs B

    May Madness Giveaway on FB - until Friday 15th!

    Morning, all! If you go Hilton Herbs' FB page, there's a big giveaway running until this Friday 15th :D It's a group of companies who have all clubbed together (including mine, but not directing you to my page so it's not advertising!) to offer all sorts of horse/dog related goodies for one...
  11. Mrs B

    That moment at the yard when ...

    ... you know you're about to get wet. Again ... :rolleyes:
  12. Mrs B

    Nicked Ifor Williams

    Friend's blue 510 Ifor Williams trailer has been stolen from Stapleford, Leics. within the last 24 hours serial no 401734 ... Can you keep all your eyes out for it, please? Thank you!
  13. Mrs B

    Pictures Coloured's coat grows at different speeds!

    Anyone else find this? Just coming up to clipping time again and it's very noticeable that his chestnut patches are like a summer coat and his white bits grow out much faster ...
  14. Mrs B

    The 11.11am sunbeam ...

    ... arrived right on time ...
  15. Mrs B

    Mucking out musings ...

    You know when you're mucking out and your mind wanders a bit? ... and you suddenly realise something ... In my (sad) case, it's that I am a rather grotty version of the fairy tale 'The Princess and the Pea'. Even in my half comatose state, I can still immediately feel a rogue piece of poo...
  16. Mrs B

    *sighs* "I'm never having another grey, or one with white bits" ...

    ... said I, last time around. Y/O just sent me this:
  17. Mrs B

    Hay crop looks good, then ...

    They cut the field opposite my house on Thursday, turned Friday & Saturday and are baling today ... I've never seen the waiting rows stacked so high! One of the guys working was walking alongside them and the cut crop was piled as high as mid-thigh. So pleased for them after last summer's meagre...
  18. Mrs B

    Ragwort safe for horses, says rewilding authority ...

    In today's Telegraph: Ragwort has been unfairly branded as lethal to horses, Isabella Tree, an authority on "rewilding" has claimed as she has allowed native species to grow alongside grazing animals on her 3,500 acre Sussex estate. Ms Tree said: "We should love our ragwort. It's indigenous...
  19. Mrs B

    One of THOSE adverts ...

    ... just seen in my local feed/agri merchants. Gist of: "Need to find somewhere for my 28 year old TB as a companion only. Can live out. We're moving. Kind loving home only." I rarely comment on other people's ads but this makes me in equal parts angry and sad. Hell, I know there might just be...
  20. Mrs B

    OK: the 'last-clip-or-ruin-a-coat' debate

    I see a couple of H&H online news items this week are theorising that clipping from about now onwards will ruin a summer coat. Other HHO articles this same week talk about the substantial increase in obese horses and ponies, often due to over-rugging, over-feeding and under-exercising. It does...
  21. Mrs B

    Current crop of riding tights ...

    Are any of them any good for: a) everyday wear b) being warm & comfy c) not looking completely stupid on someone of my age (it's well known that I don't much care what I look like at the yard, but I don't want to scare the horses or the owners :p) I loved my Mark Todd jobs but you're only...
  22. Mrs B

    So, at Midnight on Christmas Eve ...

    ... it is said that animals can talk. What would yours say, d'you think? (Can't relay what H would say as it's still just before the watershed time of 9pm :rolleyes:)
  23. Mrs B

    Pads says ... (nutty Bengal warning)

    Happy Christmas, everyone! You ain't seen me, right?
  24. Mrs B

    The shortest day!

    Yippee!! Just that, really ... :D
  25. Mrs B

    Just for fun: what's your horse's soundtrack?

    'Raiders of the Lost Ark' is on the telly in the background and it struck me that when H is belting round his paddock, swinging his head in circles as he does so, the main Indy theme is playing in his head. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bTpp8PQSog Either that or (for even older fellow...
  26. Mrs B

    Loan or LWVTB

    Does anyone have a horse they don't necessarily want to sell but needs a new home? Maybe someone going off to Uni next term or similar? Looking for a friend in the South West: lost her horse recently. In turn, she's lost without one. Very knowledgeable person; nice quiet rider, great home...
  27. Mrs B

    That 3 yr old dun filly over there >>>>>

    Like :) Just sayin' ... (don't need another one, don't need another one, don't need another one ...)
  28. Mrs B

    Worried - no Hovis?

    As title really ... hope all is ok with the little feather-weight eventer and his Mum ...
  29. Mrs B

    So, I probably need a new hat ... Help?

    Mine is a Champion and I am going to guess that I bought it about 8 years ago. I am also going to guess that it's about time I had a new one ... not just because the inside probably smells like a wrestler's armpit but because I know they deteriorate over time and I have dropped it now and...
  30. Mrs B

    I love my yard owner!

    We were in the middle of the red warning snowstorm in Devon yesterday and no-one on our yard (which is in the middle of forestry land) can get there this morning - even those with 4x4s, as it rained on top of a foot of snow and has then frozen. We're all on DIY but we got a message to say not...
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