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  1. SatansLittleHelper

    Girth confusion πŸ˜•

    Ok folks.. I need a new girth and am now royally confused. Previous saddle fitter was very keen on not using girth with elastic as she said they are not as comfortable for the Horse as they are purported to be. Forgot to ask current fitter πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ But every time I go looking for a non stretchy girth...
  2. SatansLittleHelper

    Dumb idea...or could it work..??

    My Shitland pony, ShitPig, is FAT. Obviously I need to find a way to get his weight down but it's hard, he is on poor grazing etc but he just never seems to lose it. I can't walk enough to make it worth doing with him due to Fibromyalgia, I don't do alot of walking if I can avoid it. He's not...
  3. SatansLittleHelper

    Fleece lined boots

    Are fleece lined brushing boots really safe to use?? I have 2 sets but am concerned about over heating tendons...would only be used for hacking at the moment πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
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    Pictures Random markings....

    Does anyone else have a horse with really random markings..??? This is Jack, my friends new pony...his passport says breeding unknown but pretty much every person who's met him thinks he's a Fell x of some type. Black all over with a faint white stripe and then this big white patch on his...
  5. SatansLittleHelper

    Pictures I won a prize...!!!!!

    I literally never win anything so when I entered a Facebook competition I did NOT expect to win...but I did and got a matchy set..!!!! I generally can't afford to buy all of the really nice stuff I like for the boys (we are on a VERY tight budget due to my disabilities) so winning this was a...
  6. SatansLittleHelper

    Sweet itch rugs/advise...please help..!!!

    Mini cob has started kicking his belly and itching his tail and face. His inner thighs and sheath are bitten to hell too :( He has similar last year and doesn't seem to get raw like some SW horses but he is driven insane bless him. Can anybody recommend a good sweet itch rug that actually works...
  7. SatansLittleHelper

    Talk to me about bitless bridles...

    Little cob is the sweetest soul in the world, easy in every way but very fussy in his mouth. This is the guy I have discussed in previous threads about his lameness and WLD issues. I'm wondering if the fussiness has been down to foot pain ( he was only ridden briefly a couple of months...
  8. SatansLittleHelper

    Lame pony update...vet has been..

    For those who commented and advised on this thread https://forums.horseandhound.co.uk/threads/thoughts-please.801901/ I wanted to provide an update. Our senior practice vet has been out today for a full assessment of the little guy. We took him to the local car park where there is some level...
  9. SatansLittleHelper

    Video Thoughts please....

    I'm having a debate over this guys movement and wanted some input, he had white line disease(now clear) and recently had front shoes (huge improvement)....say what you see..
  10. SatansLittleHelper

    Loaning "deposit"....

    Is it acceptable/legal/ethical etc to ask for a loaning deposit...??? I dont want to go into masses of detail but I'm trying to help someone out and *think* I have come up with a solution.... Owner is considering putting their horse on permanent loan with someone we both know well, horse has a...
  11. SatansLittleHelper

    "Cheap" cob - an update and a few more questions...

    A couple of people may remember this thread last year...I wanted to do an update and ask a couple of questions..... https://forums.horseandhound.co.uk/threads/hind-limb-lameness-thoughts.790704/#post-14322412 Cob had quite bad white line disease and it's taken my friend, farrier and I until...
  12. SatansLittleHelper

    Adding straw...numpty question 😳

    I want to add straw to my boys' hay but I'm not sure how to do it....do I mix it together..?? Put it in separate nets/places..??? I plan to introduce it slowly but is a 30/70 straw/hay ratio ok, or should it be more/less..??
  13. SatansLittleHelper

    Hay feeders for the field....

    Does anyone have any experience of either the Hay Hutches or Parrallax feeders..?? 3 biggish horses and a mini Shetland live out 24/7 and we are kind of sick of Hay being wasted by being trampled into the ground. We can't use anything that needs to be attached to anything as the feeders ideally...
  14. SatansLittleHelper

    Pictures Feeling so lucky..!!!

    I really feel like I've struck gold with this boy. Rex was backed etc earlier this year but, due to covid and not being able to get instruction/experienced help, he has been turned away just relaxing. In the 18 months I've had him he's not left the farm apart from 9 weeks of backing and can get...
  15. SatansLittleHelper

    Pictures What could this be..??

    I went to do the evening run on the horses tonight after not seeing them since Monday (friend been doing them) and noticed this weird scabby/crusty stuff all around one side of Rex's muzzle....I have literally no idea what has caused it πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€” He also has scraped the front of his face πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„, I have...
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    Pictures Horses' heads sure are hard...!!!!

    Long story short.... Rocket gave Rex a piece of his mind last night in the field and Rex leapt sideways...head straight into mine. Paramedic visit later and I'm declared fine (they even did all obs and said I was "normal", first time for everything 🀣🀣). Today however........πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈπŸ™ˆπŸ˜³
  17. SatansLittleHelper

    Clipping for weight loss

    I know that exercise is the best way to get the weight off with horses but I really need to find something else to help. Horses all live out together 24/7 on currently poor grazing but with ad-lib hay. They have both natural shelter and field shelters. Rex, as on previous thread, seems to be ok...
  18. SatansLittleHelper

    What am I missing..?? Help needed please..

    The same thing happened last year as the winter came but I just need help. I feel like I'm missing something with Rex. He seems a bit tucked up/drawn on his belly/flanks. He's not in work (and won't be til Spring although I'm trying to get him out in hand and hoping to long rein). He's living...
  19. SatansLittleHelper

    Would you buy this..??

    Currently looking for a laid back happy hacker for a friend. Relatively novice rider but has been around horses and owned for quite a while. She wants something a bit different and is really taken with Highlands and Norwegian Fjords. Needs to be a good, sturdy, 14.2ish gelding. Any age...
  20. SatansLittleHelper

    Pictures How's he looking..??

    Rex is living out and has started to get his winter coat with a vengeance now. He's not rugged and no hard feed, literally just grass. I can feel his ribs but not see them, he's not fat but I feel he looks poor...?? He lacks muscle as he doesn't work but should I feed him something now..?? I'm...
  21. SatansLittleHelper

    Going the whole hog....

    I keep having it suggested to me that I hog and de-feather my big cob (loan horse). Im not usually a fan as I like them hairy lol but I admit to being curious and thinking he'd look smart :) BUT I have questions... * Can he be hogged and de-feathered without having to clip the horse part...
  22. SatansLittleHelper

    "Discontinued" second hand stuff...what the hell..?!

    I innocently wandered into a couple of secondhand Matchy Matchy FB groups looking for cheap stuff (emphasis on CHEAP). What the hell is going on..?! Someone selling a nice, but clearly well used, Le Mieux saddle pad with ears. Oooh thinks me, nice colour...."how much are the pretty...
  23. SatansLittleHelper

    Rain sheets...yay or neigh..???

    Horses live out 24/7 unclipped. I need to be able to ride the Fat Hairy One over winter but rugging drives me nuts. He doesn't need one but I absolutely detest riding a wet horse. How can I rug appropriately without boiling him or preventing his natural coat from working correctly..?? He's only...
  24. SatansLittleHelper

    Definition of a "weight carrier "

    Ok, while this may seem fairly obvious on the surface of it, I'm wondering how people actually define a "weight carrier"....it seems that cobs and heavy horses are always classified as such but apart from bone what makes a horse a good weight carrier..??? Only asking as I know someone who is...
  25. SatansLittleHelper

    Towing, have I got this right..???

    I still don't really understand all of the towing jargon so I'm hoping I have this right... I have a Ford Galaxy that weighs 1728kg. It's towing capacity is 2000kg. I 'think I have read that the vehicle shouldn't tow more than 85% of It's own weight..??? 85% of It's own weight is 1468kg.....is...
  26. SatansLittleHelper

    In hand showing....what classes..???

    I'm really keen to have a go at in hand showing next year but not sure what classes my boys fit into..?? The mini Shitland is straightforward. Rex is Connemara x Cob, approx 16.1, 9.5" of bone, gelding, sooty buckskin, not a particularly hairy type. Rocket is Cob, approx 15.2, 10.5" of bone...
  27. SatansLittleHelper

    Wacky hat silks

    So, forced by my ridiculous head shape, I've had to buy a (very expensive by my standards) skull cap type riding hat (my Great Dane ate my last hat 😳😳😳)..never had one before and usually hate them BUT I have decided to make the best of a bad job so to speak and look for some novelty hat...
  28. SatansLittleHelper

    Absolutely gutted....

    My Cobs owner has messaged me this morning to tell me she needs to sell him due to a huge changein her circumstances. She's offered me first refusal at a very sensible price. However, I have just had to buy a new car due to my last one needing to go to the great scrap yard in the sky and I just...
  29. SatansLittleHelper

    Sarcoids..???

    My friend's "cheap" cob is turning out to have several issues bless him. He has WLD which is being treated and he's slowly but surely coming right. Farrier is pleased with his progress snd cob looks infinitely more comfortable. He seems to have mild sweet itch which is being dealt with but now...
  30. SatansLittleHelper

    Vented hats

    I need to buy a new riding hat due to mine meeting a sticky end at the hands (paws, teeth..?!) of my 18 month old Great Dane πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„ I get really hot esp in lessons and was looking at the more "vented" type hats. I really like the fit and feel of the Dublin Silver Pro graphic hat but before I commit...
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