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    Feed advice

    Something we are working on. I have a lot of personal stuff going on so we are a bit behind on it. Hacks with someone on foot so they are going to start disappearing at points on a ride so we can get that sorted as it would make life easier!
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    Feed advice

    Hacking is tricky as my hacking companions pony is semi retiring and a lot of people at the yard I dont feel safe with as they only think about themselves which doesnt suit me or my horse. I am doing my best to up the hacking. Point taken about school work.
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    Feed advice

    Here we go another feed question! I have a just turned 7 welsh section d, he is on reasonable grazing, he comes in during the day with a haynet and has a small scoop of hifi molasses free chaff with a supplement for calmer and digestion. He is worked 5 to 6 days a week, 3 sessions in the school...
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    What to do about Horsebox?

    It was definitely coach built
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    What to do about Horsebox?

    Oooh I like your thinking I lost my husband last year very suddenly and there is a level of life is too short but also I dont like parting with my money too easily!
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    How do I say “no” to potential buyer?

    Perhaps suggest that they come again, take it for a supervised hack or a lesson with their instructor, maybe they would take the advice from someone else, or voice your concerns to your friend and get advice on the best way to move forward
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    What to do about Horsebox?

    So here are my 3 options: Sell with no mot for what I can get for it and buy a 4 wheel drive and trailer Get it mot'd and keep on running it Trade it in against a much newer version which is going to cost but that would probably be the last box I would have to buy as am now 62! Going to look at...
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    What to do about Horsebox?

    Just asking for some input as cant decide what to do atm. I have a 6.5t Iveco stalled for 2 which I like driving but it does have a corrosion issue on the chassis, the mot has run out and I have sorned it atm. Do I get a new chassis and transfer the body over which is very nice and well built...
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    Spooked at umbrella and fell

    Just returned from similar incident! Cheeky little mid week hack with my friend, mines young hers old and pretty reliable apart from motor bikes. It was school lunchtime, reception in one playground kicking tin cans around, mine went past but very anxious about it, then round the corner juniors...
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    Gassy colicky pony

    Interesting noone else has had this problem! My feed on welsh section d forum on fb is full of similar scenario's!
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    Gassy colicky pony

    Also happened earlier in the year when on a mud patch with no grass!
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    Gassy colicky pony

    Just wondered if anyone has experienced colic symptoms like these. 6 year old Welsh section d good grass wet hay shavings bed wet chaff feed once a day. 3 times this year has come in stressed sweating bucking in the stable very unsettled. Vet came out the first time and gave him danilon and...
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    Calmers for humans?!

    Sunday night nerves? Is that going back to work or school?
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    Calmers for humans?!

    So an update I tried rescue remedy didnt really make any difference have booked Hypnotherapy for Wednesday evening. I didnt even get on in my lesson tonight just worked on lunging. I am also finding that now everyone is back at work I am a bit stuck for support and therefore I have a hacking...
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    Calmers for humans?!

    I already have a fab instructor who totally gets it and helps me load, but this is all in my head!!
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    Calmers for humans?!

    it is just riding not even sure why, getting older young horse lack of confidence in my ability whatever it is ruining my lessons and time with my boy as I am so busy thinking what if and not getting on with it!
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    Calmers for humans?!

    yes alcohol sounds good but have to drive to and from horse!! might try the rescue remedy, will let you know how i get on!
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    Calmers for humans?!

    ok so does anyone recommend something to take the edge so I can concentrate on the job in hand and not all the little worries I have about what is going on outside of the school
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    Tack Room Storage

    Think plastic boxs with lids is the way forward! Hate throwing stuff out but I am sure I can streamline stuff, I mean how many sprays rugs brushes etc does one horse need?! I dont notice the dust etc in the winter but when summer comes you realise how mucky everything has got. Sort out starts...
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    Tack Room Storage

    Looking for ideas for the above, have a room at the back of my stable quite a good size but we are now having hay in large bales so it can get quite dusty. Have a set of drawers, mice getting in! baskets with stuff in but covered in dust and various hooks etc that everything is also getting...
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    Working the young horse

    Thanks all for your positivity and the confirmation that it’s good for him and me and therefore it’s fine
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    Working the young horse

    I have a just 6 welsh section d who I have had for about 18 months, he was weedy and very green when I got him, just before lock down I fell off him which knocked me a bit and then we couldnt ride for about 8 weeks but I did in hand walking and lunging and trt. We are now riding again but my...
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    Tightness in hips causing problems riding youngster, any tips?

    I am a 60 year old short and wide girl, trying to lose weight atm and also doing regular exercise but my hips are very tight when riding. I am finding this is affecting my youngster in his ability to turn as my inside leg is too far forward and therefore I am blocking the shoulder. He is a wide...
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    Young horse lost confidence hacking after lockdown?

    thats really interesting I thought it was just me he was very jumpy on our first walks in hand but better now. I did 3 short walks with another horse about 5 weeks ago but they were disasters the other horse (much older) was spooky and we had a couple of issues also his saddle was tight (now...
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    Young horse lost confidence hacking after lockdown?

    Yes thats a thought as this is the first time he has not been ridden for that length of time since I have had him going to do the same route on friday with the same set up and just keep chipping away at it
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    Young horse lost confidence hacking after lockdown?

    To add we were asked not to ride during the first 6 weeks of lockdown so it was ground work and lunging only
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    Young horse lost confidence hacking after lockdown?

    My nearly 6 year old welshie has always been pretty chilled out hacking but since lock down he seems really on edge and not settled. I have done lots of walking in hand, have been out twice with someone on the ground and tonight with another very steady horse and someone on the ground. He felt...
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    Getting help with your horse

    All very positive thanks all. Going to have a chat with the lady concerned also think having her there if needed will help me to stop worrying
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