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    Free Dobe on NFED.

    I wish I could help, but my current doby would take much offence at having to share HIS home. Hope he finds a nice home.
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    holiday with dog...locations!?

    Couple of years ago we took my boy with us to Devon, he loved it! We stayed at Woolacombe bay in a caravan, but they also have chalet/cottage things. They provide a little doggie pack with toys and biscuits when you arrive. Right by the beach, and lovely countryside nearby to explore too.
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    First horse reccommendations needed!!

    Please explain these terms for me, it's been so long I seem to have forgotton what they are... lol.
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    Has anyone here made a 'breaking dummy'?

    We made one by sewing up a pillowcase, I can't remember what we filled it with, I think it was at least partly sand. We tied it up around the middle too. It was then lashed around the saddle with a sursingle. It weighed around 4 stone, it was only to break our donks in with so only needed to be...
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    oh dear..more bad press for staffies

    More to the point, poor sheep. I'm suprised the farmer didn't shoot on sight, all the ones I know would have done without question. There are far too many attack on livestock, regardless of breed.
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    No bad dogs only.....Scotland sheep attacked

    I'm suprised the farmer didn't shoot the dog on sight. I have a 3 legged sheep because some ***** of a woman couldn't control her dog and chased my boy for 10 minutes, biting him repeated times including through the knee. She scarpered, I'm left with an £800 vet bill and a sheep with a...
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    Yard with no winter turnout- should i run for the hills?

    I would NEVER consider a yard where there was no turnout, let alone for 5 months of the year. Just asking for physical and behavioural problems IMO. An extra 10 mins travel is a bargain in my eyes, your horse will be so much happier. I keep my horse 35mins from me so he can be out all year, and...
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    Little one went into Town... :)

    Wow, he is striking with 2 wall eyes. What a well behaved boy you have, think my boy would love walking around town. Except peoples pockets would get mugged for mints! The pics are lovely.
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    Grass livery prices?

    I pay £110 a month, includes ad lib hay (and for my shire boy thats a lot) and all food. Also includes poo picking, changing rugs etc etc so it is full grass livery the same as your pony, for almost half the price! And I am in the expensive south east! So yes, it is expensive (I think mine is...
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    Keeping Chickens With Horses? Advice?

    Yes, some chickens are stupid enough to drown themselves. They may also wander. You may also loose some to foxes. TBH it doesn't sound like a great set up for chickens, if you really want some you are better off fencing off a small area of the field and then creating a pen around their shed with...
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    How Long Does It Take You To Get To Your Yard

    I think you need to add more options! I travel 35 mins. The reason? I live in built up north kent. It's the only way I can truely get 24/7 turnout for my boy. Tried yards closer in the past (although the closest has still been 15 mins!) and have been told my grass livery horse HAS to come in...
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    HELP: Haylage = runny bum, what can I do?

    Add some cornflower to his feed everyday, will help bind him up. Old of my old boys had to have it everyday due to internal problems, and it helped a lot. Start off with a small ammount, as some horses don't like the taste, and gradually up it.
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    A question about goats!

    Sorry, realised in my last post I was talking about wormer! You will need insecticide for suitable for sheep.
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    Shocker.....Vet just been out to colicking horse & found.....

    Blooming heck! What a suprise for you. Fingers crossed the rest of the pregnancy goes okay and mumma and foalie are both fine.
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    not stricktly a horse but....

    We took our 3 out together, one behind another. The best one went in front, so that when she walked off the other two got a tap on the bum, and that, combined with seeing Dora walk off encouraged them to carry on. We would treat them half way around the walk, and at the end, so that they know...
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    A question about goats!

    I agree, use sheep wormer. The wormer I use for my sheep is for sheep and goats. Most sheep wormers are liquid and so you will need a drench gun too. Mine is pellets though, which is much easier, if you can get it!
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    not stricktly a horse but....

    Patience, patience, patience. Oh, and ginger biscuits. Bribery is always the way forward with donkeys. One of mine was almost impossible to catch, it took me 6 months of working with her to make her catchable most of the time, and in another 6 months time she became clingy! If I walk off she...
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    Spare pony!

    I saw someone posting on preloved in the last few days looking for a pony to keep their shetland company after they lost their other one. Obviously you would have to vet homes carefully etc, but maybe it would be a nice ending for 2 ponies?
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    Chiffneys

    I've only ever used a chiffney in one mare, who was the most stubborn mare I have ever met. If you put her in the chiffney she would be like a lamb, never had to use any pressure whatsoever. If you led her in a headcollar, or even a bridle, she would bolt. True bolt, she would run straight...
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    Rug - how much?

    I've got brand new in bag m/w's with necks for £40, so I would say no more than £40.
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    People in the Kettering/Northants area - dogs thrown from van!!!!!

    Still no sign of either dog. It was confirmed this morning that the dogs were tied together by their necks with a blue rope, one dog is tan and is missing a front leg, and was struggling to keep up with the other dog who is blue.
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    Now, I know I'm cheap but...

    Deary, deary me...
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    bits for a strong horse?

    I am a fan on kimblewicks, great bits and much underused imo. Only thing that could hold my last boy back after I got him back from the hunt master!
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    Rehoming - 10mth old cocker x pointer

    When I loose my old grumpy boy, he will be exactly what I look for! Good luck finding him a new home, I can't imagine you will have much trouble.
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    Help again please

    I agree with whoever said about looking into getting and NH person out, or failing that, do you have an instructor who could work with you? Having him on his own is going to create a lot of problems - how long does this have to be for? When are you re-worm counting? Does he have to be in at...
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    Help again please

    Is it possibly pain related? Worth getting checked.
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    People in the Kettering/Northants area - dogs thrown from van!!!!!

    Last night 2 greyhounds were thrown from a van in the Kettering area of Northamptonshire. One only had 3 legs, both appeared to have blood on them and they were tied together. People have been out searching for them last night and today, but no luck so far. If anyone in the area could keep an...
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    People in the Kettering/Northants area - Dogs thrown from van!!!!!

    Last night 2 greyhounds were thrown from a van in the Kettering area of Northamptonshire. One only had 3 legs, both appeared to have blood on them and they were tied together. People have been out searching for them last night and today, but no luck so far. If anyone in the area could keep an...
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