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    To muzzle or not to muzzle...?

    I have a 7 year old JRTx. He's quite a neurotic character as well as being bossy and strong willed, and since he's been an adult dog has not been good with other dogs unless he knows them well. He was bitten badly and completely terrified by a large dog when he was 6 months old. We have his...
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    Riding gear for little ones

    My 4 year old keeps stealing my pony ;) this week she's discovered pony games. She has a riding hat but that's it - wondering where the best place is online for little jods and boots? She's tiny so she's in age 3 and has tiny feet (however, she is big on attitude :D) she'll probably want them...
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    Terrier owners...

    If you have terriers, just wondering how much exercise they get each day and what type of exercise? I have two jrt crosses (crossed with a bit of border terrier so longer legged and hairy!). I think I'm walking them enough but nearly all on lead Street walks and I'm getting the feeling it's...
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    If you have dogs and small child(ren)...

    How do you manage long walks? We have a 3.5 yo and 2 jrts. Weekdays are fine as I work from home and can walk them but at weekends we've got used to doing 3-5 mile brisk walks with our little girl in her pushchair and we all really enjoy it. However... She's soon going to outgrow the...
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    Castration question...

    Our puppy is now 5 and a half months old and we'd always intended to castrate him at 6 months. We have his older brother who is quite a dominant dog and we want to avoid the little one getting a bit ballsy and taking him on (so far older dog is firmly in charge and would not take kindly to...
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    In the last 12 hours...

    ...my two dogs have done 12 poos between them!!! We must be getting something wrong with their food? They are both jrt x boys, one is 5, the other is 5 months. I think the older one did 3 of the poos and the puppy did the rest. They are eating Fishmongers dry food ad lib. We changed to...
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    Adult dog and new puppy...

    We have a 5 yo jrt x and a week and a half ago we got his little brother who is now 13 weeks old. So far they are getting on pretty well most of the time, but every so often dog gives pup a real telling off, usual for pestering him/jumping at his face. He pins pup and snaps at him and the...
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    introducing new pup to current dog. tips?

    We have just put our names down for a terrierist pup... She will be a half sister to our 5 y o JRTx. She's 5 weeks old now, and will be coming home to us at about 12 weeks old. The plan is for our dog to go to his breeder for a few days (he goes quite often ananyway) to get to know new pup, and...
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    struggling to ride, need advice/kick up the bum...

    I have a lovely pony who I have owned for 8 years. He's a reasonably safe, sensible sort and I'm a numpty novice... Nevertheless we've managed to do various things together over the years but I've never been able to hack him alone. 3 years ago I had my first child and he went on loan where...
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    Barking

    Any ideas for reducing barking in a terrier?! He is small but very loud. I work from home and need to take serious, confidential phone calls two days a week and need him to be quiet. I can shut him away in the kitchen but can still hear him. Obviously when I'm on phone for work I can't go...
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    Naughty nappy pony - thoughts?

    I've had my pony for 7 years and he's just comeback from 2 years on loan to a riding school, moved to a new yard, settled in fine. For the first 3 weeks he was an absolute angel. Did everything I asked, worked nicely in the school and even managed a walk down the lane on his own a few times...
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    Badminton with a toddler...

    We're taking our 23 month old little girl to badminton (Friday and Saturday). Any tips for keeping her happy/keeping us sane? She loves horses and loves days out so I'm hoping it'll be OK...
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    Off road hack - East Leics

    I'm looking for somewhere to meet a friend for a hack and wondered if anyone has any suggestions. She is coming from Melton area, I'm coming from just south of Market Harborough, so I'm looking for somewhere roughly in between. We'll need somewhere with space to park two 4x4s + trailers to set...
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    18 days to go...

    ... Until I get my pony back! He's been out on loan for 2 years (because I had a baby) and has had a great time and been really well looked after.... But I've missed him so much! Have found a lovely yard for him, and I am SO EXCITED! :D Just wanted to share this with people who...
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    Any advice for a wimpy dog?

    My little dog (4 yr old JRTx) is such a wimp. He used to be quite a brave little chap but he's scared of so many things now and I don't really know why. He's scared of other dogs and has been for some time - so he reacts by barking and seeming aggressive which is a shame because we have to...
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    Unresponsive pony - what to do?

    I posted about this in the TR the other day but didn't get many constructive replies so wondered if you guys in here might be able to help with my (embarrassingly small) competition issues. I have a lovely 14hh pony who can be awesome and can be a nappy little swine. I took him xc schooling...
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    What would you do...pony ignoring aids?

    I took my pony xc schooling last sunday in preparation for doing a mini express eventing competition this weekend. I've owned him for 6 years, and he's currently on loan to a riding school (who look after him brilliantly and he enjoys his life there) - I can ride him on his days off, so...
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    To the poster who said...

    "Heels down, bum back, shoulders down"....when jumping on the recent thread about jumping positions.... THANK YOU!!! It made so much sense to me. I have ALWAYS struggled with jumping and never been able to find my balance but this made me realise exactly what I was doing wrong and what I...
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    Cats - following wwyd thread...

    Following my post the other day about my cats - well, I'm still stuck. I have decided things can't stay as they are. They have weed in the house again. They are all over my home office. The litter tray is a nightmare with a baby who is about to startwwalking. I rang the cats protection...
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    Cats...WWYD?

    I've posted about my oddball, awkward, neurotic cats before - last time because their poo was stinking out the house and you guys fixed that for me by suggesting different food, so I'm hoping you may be able to help me again now because I am nearing the end of my tether. Background is that...
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    Really stupid trailer question... Quick answers needed.

    If you park up car and trailer and go off for a ride, do you lock up the trailer? If so, how?! Mine just has a hitch lock so I'm guessing I can't lock that while it's hitched up?
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    Trailer breakdown cover recommendation

    I've just bought a trailer and tow car (:D :D :D), and want to get breakdown cover. I'm happy to change my car breakdown cover provider as I need to upgrade the cover anyway. Any recommendations?? Thank you :)
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    Going to view a trailer - what to look out for?

    I'm going to look at a trailer for the first time tomorrow. Any tips on what I should look our for, things to avoid, question to ask would be much appreciated :)
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    Expert online shoppers...can you find me a...

    ...lightweight trailer!! I'm looking for a trailer to tow one pony on a B licence, ideally want one of the Ifor Williams or Cheval Liberte single/mare & foal trailers, or a Bateson Derby, within reasonable distance of Leics (or from someone who will deliver) for around (ideally less than)...
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    B licence tow-ers... What car and trailer?

    Those of you towing on a B licence, what car and trailer do you use and how well does your combo do the job? What weight horse are you towing? Thank you :)
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    I miss horse poo!

    My pony is out on loan as I've recently had a baby. I'm really lucky that he's happy and well looked after, and I get to ride him every few weeks :) BUT I really miss looking after a horse! I miss 6am at the yard in the freezing cold and the dark, and mucking out. And filling up haynets and...
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    Your horse's quirks?

    What are your horse's odd quirks? Murphy has to load himself - you can't lead him on to a trailer/box, you just have to point him at it and let him go. Saved a lot of trouble when I worked this out! He is very unflappable and un-spooky, except when it comes to donkeys...he is genuinely...
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    Advice pleased - nipping puppy

    Would be grateful for some advice for my mum pretty please... My mum has recently got a puppy - a 14 week westie x jrt, who is her first ever dog. She's generally a lovely little thing, quite chilled for a terrierist pup, learning basic commands, and doing a good job of keeping my mum company...
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    You know when you've not ridden for a while...

    ...does anyone else get sort of twitchy and restless and just desperate to get back on board?! I've just had 8 months off riding because of having a baby and then got back on my pony 3 weeks ago and it was like I'd never had a break (I was cantering round like a loon :) ) but haven't ridden...
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    Help....complete disaster :(

    Just had a really horrible experience and am absolutely gutted. Stan has been really good with other dogs recently - he can be a bit barky but has been much better lately. But today he has been really nasty to another dog - I had to pull him off :( He has never done that before, it was...
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