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    Fetlock joint problem

    Would rubber overreach boots velcro-ed on ABOVE the fetlock joint work? Unconventional perhaps but who cares.
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    Tetcott or South Tetcott Foxhounds

    Ah, thanks for confirming spacefaer - and Arzada, pleased to have a contact to the Tetcott at last - well done, many thanks.
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    Tetcott or South Tetcott Foxhounds

    Oh, and thanks Arzada btw!
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    Tetcott or South Tetcott Foxhounds

    Thanks Tiddly, I did find them both in Baily's but unsure if this source is up to date these days and googling both doesn't help in clarifying matters. Arzada, tried twice over past six weeks or so to contact the latter via supporters' club site to no avail which left me wondering if they're...
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    Tetcott or South Tetcott Foxhounds

    Is this one and the same pack or are they two separate packs please? Maybe they were once two packs but now amalgamated. If anyone can throw any light on this I would be grateful. Thanks!
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    Is there a better way to sort this electric fenced track issue?

    https://www.electric-fence.co.uk/voss-farming-gate-handle-set-with-tension-spring-expands-up-to-5m.html As tda said, attach non-hook end to a point on the post and rail fence with a baler twine loop. Place the hook touching the electric tape the other end.
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    North Devon farrier recommendation wanted

    Thanks for taking the time to reply, dunthing. I've managed to find a farrier about 10 miles or so away who is willing to add me to his books so pleased to say I'm now sorted.
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    North Devon farrier recommendation wanted

    Please could anyone recommend a farrier between the Bideford - Bradworthy - Bude line and the coast in North Devon please. I've just moved to the area and need to book in horse and pony. Thanks.
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    Best Long-Term Fly Repellent?

    And Tri Tec 14 here too. I slightly water it down in the bottle and spray it on (but sponge on faces). On initial application, after a few days it's built up enough to last a good week or so if weather is dry. Fabulous stuff. I've used it for several years now.
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    Twisting, turning, high banked Devonshire lanes

    A kind offer neddy man, but if advertised on Rightmove ( keywords 'equestrian, acres, smallholding'), ZooPla, OnTheMarket, Prime Location, News Now Classified and Facebook Equestrian Property sites and any equestrian/country living/leisure sites specific to our areas of interest ie. East Anglia...
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    Twisting, turning, high banked Devonshire lanes

    Tiddly - can reverse car no problem but Jeep and trailer's another matter. Yet another thing to consider for sure. Paddy, we're in no way tied as about to retire. Just makes sense if we're uprooting anyway, to live nearer to young grandchildren in Plymouth. Today I shall google-stroll around the...
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    Twisting, turning, high banked Devonshire lanes

    Paddy - you're more gung-ho than me. I really don't trust cows en masse, nor pony herds after inadvertently getting in a sticky situation between a herd of conservation ponies (all mares) when riding my own mare on a heath local to me. I had a battle to get out of the gate by the cattle grid...
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    Twisting, turning, high banked Devonshire lanes

    Thanks everybody for your enlightening responses. On the whole this sounds encouraging, and Dixie, I know what you mean about rat run tiny roads. They've become a problem in Norfolk too. That, and the rate of development around here are turning tranquil on the buckle hacks into 'glad I've got...
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    Twisting, turning, high banked Devonshire lanes

    Contemplating buying a property in Totnes region. Are the typical high banked narrow roads a nightmare to hack on, or do vehicles tend to drive with an expectation of meeting something round corners and drive accordingly? Love the look of the wealth of little lanes and picturesque hacking routes...
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    Advice on which Smart Phone to buy for hacking out.

    Cubot King Kong Mini. If I can use it, believe me, anyone can. I'm technologically inept. I specifically got it for What3Words, WhatsApp and I can even work the camera and video thingy all by myself. So proud of myself to have come this far at my age!!!!:p I admit that I've my own phone number...
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    Result of inbreeding or.......?

    "Owner must be glad his anonymity is protected" Ah, that'd be Pixel the pony. Pixel'ated having his photo taken :p
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    Result of inbreeding or.......?

    I was merrily 'driving' around the Shropshire lanes on Google maps (equestrian property searching) and came across this gelding. Nothing like a horse with a fifth leg. Would make an ideal hunter, perhaps?
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    any experiences of putting a surface on grass?

    OP, be very wary of using that grass mesh you've linked to. I trailer my horse to ride on a heath and one of the car parks is surfaced with that. The first time I went I rode my horse across the corner of the car park to get out on the heath. I quickly found out that the surface was like ice...
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    Girths!

    Stubben Trevira. Nice and broad and should hold the saddle in place without being excessively tight.
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    Hacking out in Lincolnshire

    Looks as if there are some good circular routes including lanes and bridleways from Ropsley, at least a dozen loops I can see on an OS map, each up to about 10 miles long. Looks a good area for hacking, although I'm not familiar with this part of Lincs myself. Good luck with your move- and get...
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    Foggage query

    True HashRouge, will have to watch ground conditions carefully as certainly don't want it poached if I can avoid it. I shall come out of this winter far wiser as to the land I've got!
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    Foggage query

    Mine are cobs too Surbie. The little pony hoovers up anything without question, including the rank areas, given the chance. It's like owning a goat. The bigger riding cob is more discerning. A sea of lush-looking grass there Tiddlypom. I so sympathise with you over your PPID. Do hope she...
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    Foggage query

    Oh Lawkes... I'm gathering that even foggage feeding isn't as straight forward as I'd imagined/hoped it would be. I had wondered how it works when strip grazing if one hits a patch of grass that's flattened and manky. Do the horses merely avoid those bits?
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    Foggage query

    Seems it may be prudent to offer a small amount of dry hay (I normally steam it) alongside foggage. If they need it I guess they'll eat it, if not I'll give up putting it out until later into winter and then try again. Hopefully the foggage will satisfy.
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    Foggage query

    Country Mouse - 'Fog Fields' is a great term - I may just adopt it!
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    Foggage query

    southerncomfort, if it wasn't for the fact that there have been ample poo piles I'd have been quite concerned at how little hay my two are consuming this past week or so, considering their meagre strip grazing strip. The grass is clearly still very satisfying. I'm going to get them off the...
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    Foggage query

    Thanks windandrain and meleeka. Sounds perfect. I'm an avid counter of poo piles too and over the years have trained hubby up in this essential skill.
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    Foggage query

    Thanks Hash, it'll be very interesting for me to see how this winter pans out in terms of feeding. After a highly restricting grazing regime since April I'm so looking forward to easing off over winter and letting them feed more naturally. I do have a decent supply of hay too so not an issue if...
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    Foggage query

    Soon to be moving to acres of plentiful grazing with good-doer cob in light work and small non-ridden pony. Highly excited at the thought of strip grazing foggage all winter. They live out 24/7 with good shelter and will continue to do so. So long as they maintained weight, is it possible to...
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    Why do so many people think its fine to have fat horses?

    And Goldenstar, how true. My pony thrived on a long, narrow piece of rough grazing land alongside a railway line. Never clipped or rugged, small field shelter and hedges for shelter (didn't possess a stable), ridden daily with friend who kept pony in similar circumstances. Hacked to hunt meets...
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