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  1. Enfys

    What would you choose from the poll

    I just trail, happy hack or whatever you like to call it. Dressage bores me to tears, and I am not brave or competitive enough to jump, showing with my horse is very breed specific and there are no shows in Canada for us, anyway, he isn't good enough. I used to be pretty fanatical about hunting...
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    What do people think about horses living out 24/7 including winter?

    I will never keep horses in again, if l had one that would really benefit then it would just be in a crew yard. My reasons are plain and simple, l am lazy, I don't do mucking out or clock watching anymore, l haven't for 15 years. I hated having to turn out or bring in because l had to ( yard...
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    Would you use a poo picking service?

    If l had the spare cash l might in one field that is too steep to safely get a vehicle and trailer in, you wouldn't catch me going in there with a barrow. I harrow my dry lots though. Going rates? Hmm, minimum wage l guess.
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    Should you change your horse's registered name? Is it unlucky?

    I do not think it is unlucky, if something is going to happen it is going to happen whatever the horse is called. Do I think you should change a registered name ? No. Absolutely not. It is the horses identity, the breeders put time, money and effort to getting your horse on the ground, they...
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    I've booked my horse in with the vets to be PTS

    :( I think making an appointment and counting down the days is very hard, different from having to make an instant decision. Always a sucky decision to make, but I do feel relieved when I have made it. Thinking of you and I hope that you enjoy your days with her, and that all goes peacefully.
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    Buying a known lami pony

    If it is otherwise perfect yes, it is not hard to keep a pony on a dry lot and manage their diet and exercise.
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    If you have/had an equine career, what is it?

    I have done all sorts, trekking, riding schools, event yards, endurance, racing lastly had my own boarding facility for 8 years, great clients, my own boss, my own hours - the worst part, after 8 years, 7 days a week, and about 7 nights away (over that time) I was knackered. Hated horses. Hadn't...
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    I can't wait to .....

    Lucky you, enjoy, we are still in total lockdown, no eating out for us, unless it is a takeout :( Really not quite the same. Also, doubly lucky you because you have proper bacon, not the fatty skinny travesty that passes for bacon here. :D
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    I can't wait to .....

    It to cool down just a couple of degrees, and for the humidity to do one. It is only 28c but just moving today is an effort, I want to ride, horse hates the heat.
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    how to keep my ponies safe?

    I would keep them at home and feed hay if you have to supplement their forage.
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    Domosedan gel

    I use it all the time, as everyone says, get it under the tongue and it is very effective. I have never had it not work although sometimes it is trial and error on dosage. I always have a couple of syringes spare.
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    If not horses then what?

    Aha, thankyou! Sounds very challenging and a massive achievement, my legs would literally fall off, l can't walk a mile up a road without my knees threatening to fall apart. 3000' ! Trivia here, there is nowhere in my Province even as high as that.
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    Tangent thread - are long manes dangerous in your opinion?

    There was a video floating around a while ago of the rescue of a Welsh mare with foal at foot on the marshes ( which are tidal, she would have drowned) She had got a back foot tangled in her long and knotted mane, probably not a one off scenario with wild/ ferals.
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    If not horses then what?

    What is Munro bagging o_O it sounds kind of .... :eek:
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    Tangent thread - are long manes dangerous in your opinion?

    I keep his mane medium length and dirty, I spend a lot of time grabbing hanks of it, we spend a lot of time airborne :D I couldn't wrap my hand in a pulled mane. I have to say that I have shortened the carthorse's mane, and chopped all her feather off, she looks almost like a proper old...
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    If not horses then what?

    If we didn't have the horses (and hubby is angling towards this when he retires) well we would not be where we are for a start. I still love Belize, we actually would probably buy a property on Caye Caulker (read shack on the beach) where he could dive and sail to his hearts content, I would...
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    What is the minimum amount of turnout you would accept on a yard?

    Time or area? I wouldn't go anywhere without a 24/7 turnout option, or anywhere that l didn't have my own paddock ( lost one horse to a murderous co- boarder, not happening again) Area wise 1/3 acre is perfectly adequate, l do have more but it depends on weather ( big hill, sheet ice, bad idea...
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    Can you imagine life without horses?

    Oh God yes! I would be living on Caye Caulker doing absolutely sod all, just sailing and snorkeling. Just waiting for hubby to retire then l am so giving up and getting out of here.
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    Prices just went up another level

    Prices here are nuts too ( and let's not get into property sky rocketing) I was casually looking for a pony companion, all I wanted was a very small elderly blimp needing a soft landing and a permanent home, the sort you used to be able to pick up for a hundred bucks, $1200 is the cheapest I...
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    Tail Guard

    Oversized rug right over the bum, over a tail bandage maybe? I don't have that issue thankfully, my pony is so short that there is 2' of trailer behind his arse.
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    Best way to transport horse over longer distances?

    If she travels fine in your trailer, use that, can you get a driver if you are not happy doing it? Do you have a camera you can use to keep an eye on her? Get her in, hit the road and keep going, 4 hours is not long, stop once or twice and just check and offer water, although she will probably...
  22. Enfys

    Waterproofs you can ride in

    Well hell! You can wash them?! :D I have had mine for about 20 years, they only get rinsed off when they get rained on. They would probably disintegrate if I actually washed them :(
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    Waterproofs you can ride in

    Rambo chaps, hiking pants ( lots on Amazon) I just bung a dermoflex skirt on, covers me and the saddle, I have one permanently tied on the back of my saddle.
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    Shetland ponies in the garden?

    I kept my minis in a third of an acre year round, how wide is your yard? As long as they have room to have a bit of a zoom about at liberty they will be fine, and the sort of exercise you mention will keep them ticking along. Ponies like that do fine on a dry lot on hay year round, is yours...
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    Clipping a horse that doesn’t want to be clipped!

    I love that stuff, thankfully l can get it over the counter, and always have a syringe knocking about the place. l would rather sedate to do something that needs to be done than fight.
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    What jobs do you do??

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    What jobs do you do??

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    What jobs do you do??

    I work from home. Decorating whatever people will pay me to paint, and l also make custom riding skirts.
  29. Enfys

    When to pay?

    If I don't take the trailer when I view the horse I will pay a deposit just to hold, if I am buying unseen I will transfer a deposit then transfer the remainder when the horse arrives. I pay in cash when the horse is on my trailer, not before, did that once, the ****** wouldn't load. I took my...
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    Space at home for horses

    I have kept 2 horses on half an acre perfectly well, it is quite adequate. Where I live it is completely normal for horses to live on much smaller areas than the BHS suggests as preferable, but then, we feed hay year round and do not rely on the acreage to sustain the horses. Obviously it will...
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