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  1. Dave's Mam

    How horses think

    Very interesting!
  2. Dave's Mam

    Thunderbrook Feeds - your thoughts & experiences please

    Holyshit, he's a proper creep though.
  3. Dave's Mam

    Thunderbrook Feeds - your thoughts & experiences please

    Ossi do a lovely chaff that is chopped hay & straw with some oil. It's all made on their farm.
  4. Dave's Mam

    Ribbleton training - what is it?

    It's about finding people who are stuck, feeling down & lost & struggling & then dangling a carrot. So you go investigate the carrot. It looks good. Then the carrot asks you for a 4 figure sum of money once they have your commitment.
  5. Dave's Mam

    Bathing what do you use and how often?

    I rarely bath. I slosh off if he's hot after riding with Hedgewitch Lavender wash. If going to a show, I'll do a bit of a sponge off & tidy up, but like @Tarragon , Exmoors do come in lovely low maintenance colour schemes!
  6. Dave's Mam

    In-hand show advice

    Charity shops are your friend.
  7. Dave's Mam

    Smelly stable

    It's also not absorbent at all.
  8. Dave's Mam

    Non horsey other halves?

    This sounds very similar to us & it works for us too.
  9. Dave's Mam

    Non horsey other halves?

    When I met my husband, I didn't have a pony. It was him who put me in touch with a work mate's wife who needed some help with her ponies. He knew from then what it involved. When he saw how much it meant to me, he bought Dave for me & I don't have to justify to him, as long as I'm not spending...
  10. Dave's Mam

    Shitlands - Stardom calls......

    I'm sure there's an Exmoor out there that would fit the bill too!
  11. Dave's Mam

    Post lockdown head funk

    I've just entered my first show, in hand M&M & novice ridden. The show is well run & keeping to no spectators, everyone sticking to their groups. I'm really looking forward to going out, even if it is our first ridden outing & I'm bricking it a bit.
  12. Dave's Mam

    Bucking pt 2…

    I would walk away from this loan, especially if you are paying for the priviledge of getting bucked off & lunging their pony.
  13. Dave's Mam

    Advice needed

    Having had Dave on a yard 20 miles / 45 minutes away to now 2 miles / 5 minutes away has made a HUGE difference for me. Pony will make new friends & yes, there will be a settling in period, but you will be a constant & if you are relaxed & happy, it will rub off on him.
  14. Dave's Mam

    Advice needed

    I think it's a no brainer. Move.
  15. Dave's Mam

    Should I hit the panic button?

    Congratulations, he's gorgeous!
  16. Dave's Mam

    Should I hit the panic button?

    Good Luck!
  17. Dave's Mam

    Because You Like a Dave pic.

    I'm showing from home for now. Loving that we can submit vids & pics. I'd never be able to attend the breed show in person as it's so far away.
  18. Dave's Mam

    Because You Like a Dave pic.

    He was an absolute star today. We had a clinic with Tanya Bridgeman, then a bath & then posed his pants off for Breed Show pics. Super pony.
  19. Dave's Mam

    Should I hit the panic button?

    Ponies foal on moors & fields all the time. I'm excited for your new arrival. Fingers crossed!
  20. Dave's Mam

    Should I hit the panic button?

    Oh my days, so gorgeous.
  21. Dave's Mam

    Just playing ponies (rant alert)

    Me to boss - "Can I have a half day please?" Boss - "You want to go play ponies?" Me - "What else?" Playing ponies is the best & that person is missing out big time.
  22. Dave's Mam

    Because You Like a Dave pic.

    Posing for the Spring Breed Show,
  23. Dave's Mam

    Should I hit the panic button?

    Ohh. I really hoped it was grass, but also sort of foal. I have no knowledge but have to say don't be hard on yourself & with help this will be ok.
  24. Dave's Mam

    How do you ask a sleeping horse to stand up?

    I rarely get to see Dave asleep, but he's very fond of a snooze. As soon as he hears me he's up, so I rely on other's pics.
  25. Dave's Mam

    That belly.

    Did some school work, a little hack & a bath. That tummy gets me every time.
  26. Dave's Mam

    Tangent thread - are long manes dangerous in your opinion?

    Have to throw this one in here. Not really long as such, but today it had a mind of its own!
  27. Dave's Mam

    Lameness update

    Oh whilst immediately crap, the outlook seems positive. I've had bone bruising myself, it's excruciating. Fingers crossed for a good & speedy recovery.
  28. Dave's Mam

    Unexpected arrival

    Oh my goodness her wee fluffy ears! She's beautiful & so cute.
  29. Dave's Mam

    I can't wait to .....

    The rain to stop. We did need some, but enough! A pint from a pump.
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