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  1. HappyNeds

    Sand school build

    Ours too was ‘cut and fill’ or half-and-half. Both the cut bank, and the fill bank are each over 3 meters in drop/height. But the advantage to this is it gives a fantastic drop down to the lower soak-away, and we have never had even so much as a puddle form - fab drainage as gravity helps you...
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    Horse eating stones/rock's and mud

    One of mine also kept ending up with mud lipstick as he would scratch his bum on the salt lick holder enough to knock the salt block out, and then chase it all over the dusty ground licking it all covered in dirt. I found a net lick holder instead on ebay, which I've tied up in their paddock...
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    Best/cheapest wood pellets bedding? (& discount code)

    Oh, I didn’t know that. I know I used a code that someone had posted on here for 5% off my first order (back a few years ago), which I appreciated, so assumed it was ok.
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    Best/cheapest wood pellets bedding? (& discount code)

    It was from a recommenation from a thread here several years ago that I started ordering wood pellets bedding from White Horse Energy - I've always been happy with them. I just ordered a full pallet now (65 x 15Kg Bags) and it was £275 with free delivery. I can't find anywhere cheaper than...
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    MudControl Clip & Ride - surface slabs

    Hi kerilli, I’ve sent you a private message, thank you
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    MudControl Clip & Ride - surface slabs

    Hi kerilli, I won’t be at Hartpury unfortunately, all your information has been useful though, thank you. I’m going to go for it - I will measure up a section and place an order. Is there any advantage to you if I order through you as a sales rep, otherwise I will just use the phone...
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    MudControl Clip & Ride - surface slabs

    Hi kerilli, Thank you so much for replying, I’ve been checking the thread hoping you would! Can I ask how they lock together, I can’t really tell from the pictures (and unfortunately we are too far away from you for me to come and have a look!) but presumably they must connect...
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    MudControl Clip & Ride - surface slabs

    Thanks for the posts so far guys, this sounds really promising so far! I’d love to hear from Kerilli if she’s used them. I was assuming this winter was too late, and that we would lay them on dry ground after we’ve harrowed in spring. To those that have used them, did you...
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    MudControl Clip & Ride - surface slabs

    Has anyone bought and used these? What are they like? http://www.mudcontrol.co.uk/ We feed hay in our winter paddock, against a hedge and the last few years it's been so wet and the mud is beyond terrible. I was thinking a square section of these for where the horses stand to eat would...
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    Best place to get grass seed?

    Thank you! The gateway repair mix from the Grass Seed Store looks promising
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    Best place to get grass seed?

    I've got some very large bald areas by the gates in the winter paddocks that will soon be harrowed and rolled, but there's just no grass in these patches at all this year so will need to spread some grass seed around between harrowing and rolling. Any suggestions please as to the best place...
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    20% off Pro Hoof - ends 1200!

    Thanks for sharing this, I didn't know but I'm going to stock up early. It's brilliant stuff, really improved things for one of my horses.
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    No poo, when to worry?

    Hehe! Made me laugh Glad all is ok now though
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    Why did nobody ever tell me about 90 degree stirrups before?!!

    I use them, bought a pair from eBay cheap years ago and love them so much! As you say they make life so much easier, it's a doddle to find the other stirrup when you get on or in any other situation. I loved them so much I kept swapping them to the other saddle when I rode our other horse so I...
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    Better wood pellet bedding?

    I don't know if I've coped the link ok, but there was a really useful thread recently discussing bedding, I know I bought some on the recommendation of the thread, so thought it might be helpful. I hope this link works...
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    Sleep well beautiful boy . . .

    I'm so sorry, just heartbreaking reading your message about what happened. Try to look after yourself, and give yourself time to grieve. Thinking of you xxx
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    Best bedding

    Some great experiences on this post - I've just ordered my first supply of White Horse Energy Platinum Plus pellets thanks to the recommendations from this thread. If anyone wants the 5% off code for their order, they sent me one, it's BaxMar24242
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    Best bedding

    Do you mean their Premium one?
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    Best bedding

    In my research and reading old threads on here I've noticed that Verdo doesn't have a fan club! Thanks for the tip - but please can I ask what brand/supplier pellets you do use?
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    Best bedding

    I'm very interested in this thread, we've literally just bought and laid rubber mats, and now trying to decide what bedding to get - as will be stabling this winter for first time in a decade! Have you tried things other than wood pellets before you went to pellets? Can I ask why they are so...
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    Those with hairy cobs - feather mites: should I clip? *please help*

    Hi, it was me that started this thread back in 2011 when we had this problem, and we've found a solution to manage this that's worked brilliantly all these years. I did post about it on another thread in 2012, I'll see if I can link to the thread here, and if not I'll copy the info in here...
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    Arena Surface recommendations

    Hi FunTimes, we are more than 3 hours away, so I'm guessing that's probably a bit far! However, when we were choosing we phoned the Combi-ride company (and a couple of others that we'd narrowed it down to) and asked if they had previously had any customers near us who wouldn't mind us looking...
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    Arena Surface recommendations

    We've got Combi-ride, they delivered it and installed it too. We've had it a few years now and we love it. It rides great, doesn't get deep, rarely needs levelling and doesn't freeze, and although other half says this bit doesn't matter it does to me - and that is it looks great too! When we...
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    Combi-ride dual stabiliser anyone? Or Recommendations

    We've got Combi-ride, nearly 4 years now, and we think it's brilliant. It rides well, it doesn't get deep, we level it very rarely, it doesn't freeze or get loose in the dry weather, it's really good stuff. We did loads of research before we chose our surface, we went to see quite a lot of...
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    Offering DIY livery - what to include in contract / yard rules?

    Thanks MiJodsR2BlinkinTite, some really very helpful things there to include and think about, brilliant post. Surely declaring the income is separate though, that's a tax issue (and we will declare it), but that doesn't make it commercial just because you have to declare income to the tax man...
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    Offering DIY livery - what to include in contract / yard rules?

    We do have this condition on ours too, not to use it commercially. But as we aren't providing any services at all, just renting the premises, I assumed this doesn't count as commercial. A bit like if you start a B&B then you are running a business because you are providing services, but anyone...
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    Offering DIY livery - what to include in contract / yard rules?

    Ooooo - thank you! I was hoping for some actual examples of the wording used, thank you for including your contract, very very helpful :-)
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    Offering DIY livery - what to include in contract / yard rules?

    Thanks flow, really useful - there are a few things in your list that we had not even thought of! Wondering though - things like poo picking, dogs/children - should these kinds of things be in the contract, or do you have these things as general yard rules, or is it best to just have everything...
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    Offering DIY livery - what to include in contract / yard rules?

    I know ithis is probably a minefield but we've finally decided to have a couple of DIY-ers to rent stables on our private yard. It will be stables, use of outdoor arena and paddock. We are trying to make sure we've thought of everything up front to include in either the contract or yard...
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    Windows for new stables - anyone used Alfako?

    Hi Cat&Mouse, We got a price to get them straight from Germany and the price was 274 euros, which is about £200. Seems quite good price in comparison with others we've found on the web, but not sure of the company as we've not dealt/heard of them before, and also it would have been nice to see...
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