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    Missing: 2 Patterdale Terriers, Barnsley

    Posted on behalf of a friend, whose 2 Patterdale bitches have been missing for the past month, near Barnsley. They think they have been sighted and may be living rough. Link to poster: http://www.doglost.co.uk/poster.php?dogId=32558 Link to FB page...
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    Missing: 2 Patterdale Terriers, Barnsley

    Posted on behalf of a friend, whose 2 Patterdale bitches have been missing for the past month, near Barnsley. They think they have been sighted and may be living rough. Link to poster: http://www.doglost.co.uk/poster.php?dogId=32558 Link to FB page...
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    Stolen puppies - Berkshire

    Two black and white female springer spaniels stolen at 5:30 this evening (3rd June) from Hurst. Only six weeks old, man was driving green passat S reg please distribute around Berkshire area and let me know if you have any information.
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    Stolen puppies - Berkshire

    Two black and white female springer spaniels stolen at 5:30 this evening (3rd June) from Hurst. Only six weeks old, man was driving green passat S reg please distribute around Berkshire area and let me know if you have any information.
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    A sad Dippy update

    Hi all Some of you may have been following the AAD rehoming of Dippy the border collie. He came to me last Saturday, and he is fab! Very quiet, calm, just likes to sit/lie next to you, or play with a ball. Sadly he didn't get on with the existing residents (namely Poppy and 2 stroppy...
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    Toy recommendations?

    Well Poppy had just killed toy number 7.... She absolutely loves squeaky fluffy toys. It doesn't matter what shape, what sort of squeaker, she just goes mad for them. But she kills them. I wish she'd kill rats with the same enthusiasm, at least she'd make herself useful! She does the...
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    Rescue recommendations

    Can anyone recommend any rescues who look at the individual home, rather than based purely on a standard form? I know about Many Tears, but any other suggestions would be welcomed :)
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    Scary call last night

    Went out to dinner at a friends last night, leaving little Poppy settled down as usual (she's used to being left for up to 4.5 hours, thought she'd be fine!). Just finished eating and sitting down to pudding, when my phone went. Apologised and answered it (I'm selling a car at the mo, thought...
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    Blenheim - a report from the Start box

    Well, last time I posted a volunteers report, someone made the awful mistake of saying they enjoyed it :D So you can have another one :p It was another early start for me to get up to Blenheim - it was a 9.30 briefing, but I wasn't sure how the traffic would be, so got there super early...
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    Goring Heath - a volunteers report

    Well, at one point it looked in doubt that I would even get to Goring Heath to help out! In 1 week, we had - ill dog (vet), lame horse (vet), I poured a kettle of boiling water over myself (treating lame horse), dislocated my shoulder (treating lame horse), and sprained my ankle (walking...
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    Feeding help please

    More help needed from you knowledgeable lot please :D 5 month old terrier mix puppy. She's been having Hills Science Plan, but she doesn't *really* like it. She eats it begrudgingly, but usually only 2 or 3 of her 4 meals a day. Strangely, she eats it out of her Kong more willingly, but...
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    So proud of my little Poppy Puppy

    I don't post much in here so I hope you'll forgive a gratuitous self-congratulatory post :D Poppy is a black and tan JRT x something (we were told Yorkie but I can't see it, looks more Chihuahua or Mini-Pinscher to me, but I know nothing :D ), and she's nearly 5 months old now. She went to...
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    CareyR/Gazehound

    Is she still coming on here? I know she used to post quite a lot in here so thought it was the best place to put it. I'm sure I saw something in SB that she has decided not to use the forum any more. Anyways, I vaguely recall she fence judged at Hartpury last year (I could be completely...
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    Mattingley - a volunteers report

    A long and busy weekend at Mattingley for me! Started early on the Saturday - you wouldn't believe how long it can take 2 people and 1 small dog to get out of the house :D. But we were off eventually and popped over to sort my horse out before heading down to Mattingley. Luckily one of our...
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    Puppy classes?

    Hi all, my first post in here so hope you don't mind a silly question :) Having had horses and cats for years, I have now joined the world of dog ownership and bought a puppy. She's called Poppy, she's a Yorkie Russell (mostly JR!), and she's 9.5 weeks old. She's going in for her 2nd...
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    Anyone currently/recently studying at Hadlow College?

    Just wondering if anyone has done an Equine course at Hadlow since 2004? I've heard a rumour my old horse was/is there and would love to hear how he's getting on. Can PM details if anyone thinks they may know a bay gelding called Triton. Thanks
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    Saddler recommendations Berks/surrounding

    Can anyone recommend a good saddler based in/would travel to Reading area? Need a complete reflock done on my saddle (maybe just a top up, but unlikely). Need someone who will do a good job, sensibly priced, and who definitely won't attempt to sell me another saddle. Any suggestions? Any...
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    Help, confidence crisis/sharing dilemma - advice please

    Sorry, this could get long! I currently share a friends horse, 1 day a week. I've been riding her for the past few months, and was getting on brilliantly with her - she was safe, ploddy, exactly what I needed, and my confidence grew. She was always quite nappy, especially in the school, but...
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    Huge stable - bedding/matting Q

    May be moving to a new stable soon, which has a MASSIVE stable (sorry to shout but it's huge ). Not sure of exact dimensions but prob 20' x 20'. Currently have rubber matting down in an 11.5 x 11.5 stable. I keep a full shavings bed on top of this (I know, I know, horses don't nest, she...
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    Should I do it?

    Hoping for some opinions here. Firstly some background - I'm a reasonably competent rider coming back to riding after a break. My background is in dressage and polo. I've jumped (literally!) 3 times in the past 7 years, and only twice since having a 4 year break. I've just started riding a...
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    Mudfever or Sunburn

    Ok, slightly odd question lol Chestnut mare with white socks behind. Very prone to mudfever (needs antibiotics, bute, etc. when she gets it). Also suffering from very mild liver failure (vet not concerned - just old age). Prone to sunburn on her muzzle. She's recently come up with a couple...
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    Can't catch horse - what next? (sorry, long!)

    Ok, so a bit of background...horse is 27, retired polo pony, chestnut mare (and a typical one at that!). I've had her for 13 years. First year I had her, I couldn't catch her from May to August. No kidding, not once. Since then, she's been better. Until now.... So, this is what I've tried...
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    Trying out share horsey tonight

    As above, I'm trying out a horse to share this evening. I know her and her owner well, as they're on the same yard as my retired mare. Horsey is lovely - right height and build for me (I don't think I'll squash her lol) and a proper confidence giver. Owner is lovely too - we've been friends...
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    Burghley - hotel recommendations

    Having talked my OH into going to Burghley this year , he's suggested making a weekend of it and staying overnight. So, any recommendations for hotels/B+B's in the general area?? Also, would we be better off staying on the Friday night, so we can get there early for X-C on Saturday (it's a...
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    Hat help please

    So having returned to riding after a 4 year break, I decided I needed a new hat, and toddled off to the tack shop. I bought a Charles Owen skull cap, which is the same type I've worn for years. I bought the same size as my last one (should point out I'm an adult and haven't grown since I...
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    Tips please (position related)

    After 4 years out of the saddle, I finally got back on a horse yesterday (riding school). Had a fab time, and the horse really looked after me and my shattered confidence I did get a bit nervous , but just took things slowly and felt loads better at the end than I did at the beginning, so...
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    I have just....

    booked a riding lesson! Sorry, I know this sounds silly - I have my own (retired) horse and have been around horses for 23 years. But I haven't ridden for 4 years, after having had a nasty fall and then put on too much weight I've been losing weight for nearly a year now, and really close...
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    Jods sizing

    Just wondering if anyone knows how the sizing of jods compares to dress sizes? Been a while since I bought a pair and a I'm bit out of touch Been on one website which reckons a 32 inch waist = a size 18. Does that seem about right?
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    Loose horse in 3 mile cross

    Had an eventful journey to the yard this morning, and came across a scared looking policeman looking at a loose horse on the road. Stopped to help of course, and ended up dragging OH out of bed at 6am lol. Fortunately he keeps electric cable in his car, so I made a headcollar, and we managed...
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    Tracing - Kingsleys Triton (not stolen)

    Just wondering if anyone knows where this horse is now. Pure bred, registered, Cleveland Bay gelding. Foaled 1996. Sire Ramblers Harbourmaster, dam Kingsleys Dora. Classic bay, no white marks. Probably made 17hh plus (I sold him as a 4 year old and he still had some growing to do). I do...
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