Search results

  1. P

    moving good from Devon to wisbeach.

    Hi guys, just wondering if you guys could help me. My family are moving to Gorefield near Wisbeach. Im also thinking of moving not long there not long afterwards for a bit of a fresh start etc. I would be moving my horse with me so will be looking for livery/fields to rent nearby. What's it like...
  2. P

    Help pony trashed muzzle within 1 day!!

    I bought a Roma grazing muzzle yesterday, put it on him and he seemed to get the hang of it really quickly so left him to it. This morning I arrived to see the muzzle in 3 pieces in the field he had completely ripped the whole muzzle off then the headpiece and the nose band . Any ideas on which...
  3. P

    Clip grown out can I turn out naked?

    Just wondering. I had my lad fully clipped at the end of October. However he is now being turned away for the rest of the winter. His clip has now grown out however it's not like a huge wooly winter coat yet as he has been rugged. He does however need to lose weight. Could I turn him out naked...
  4. P

    Pros and Cons of Sharers ?

    I’m thinking of taking on a sharer for my 6yo 16h welsh sec D x gelding. He is green and a little bolshy when he thinks he can get away with it. However he is just testing you as if he considers you not worthy enough as a leader then he loses confidence. This is purely on the ground however...
  5. P

    Is 12 too old to break.

    I have a 11.3h dartmoor x welsh gelding. He is not broken as he has always been used as a companion although he was shown in hand as a youngster but done nothing since. Is 12 too old. What things should I keep in mind when backing an older pony?
  6. P

    How long for horses to settle?

    Last weekend I picked up a companion for my gelding who has all of a sudden decided that he can’t possibly live alone anymore. I didn’t want a mare as he gets stupidly attached to mares so I picked up a little 11.3 dartmoor x welsh gelding who had been the boss in his old home. To start with...
  7. P

    keeping a horse and 2 ponies on 2.7 acres

    Hi just wondering what the practicalities of keeping a 16h gelding an 12.2 exmoor and a 12h moorland type pony on 2.7acres, All are very good doers on restricted grazing over the summer. But I only have 1 stable for the 16h horse. The other two would be fenced in a smaller area over night in the...
  8. P

    Talk to me about Exmoors Ponies

    I'm possibly going to be taking on an exmoor pony for a companion pony. Ive had Haflingers and and a couple of native types. My gelding has decided all of a sudden that he can no longer live on his own after being perfectly happy even with horses nextdoor as when they disappear out of sight he...
  9. P

    How do i stop him taking the p*** out of other people?

    I’m having some issues with my bolshy, bad mannered horse. Well not me actually as I don’t seem to have a problem with him but anybody else and he can and I’ll take the pee. He is very clever and you only have to let him get away with something once and you will have the problem. When I got him...
  10. P

    How and i stop him taking the p*** out ot other people?

    I’m having some issues with my bolshy, bad mannered horse. Well not me actually as I don’t seem to have a problem with him but anybody else and he can and I’ll take the pee. He is very clever and you only have to let him get away with something once and you will have the problem. When I got him...
  11. P

    gelding eating bedding is it harmful?

    After much thought I decided to try my gelding on Happy Jacks bedding (chopped wheat and rape straw). He is a greedy horse and after looking into it decided that as its coated in pine oil and a friend now has her whole yard on the stuff greedy ponies and all I would give it a try. So I made up...
  12. P

    Horse throwing himself on the floor!

    Have you ever had experience with a horse that throws himself on the floor cause he was having a strop both on the lunge and under saddle on the lunge. All checks carried out. It's defiantly a strop. He was being a bit nappy and as he was not allowed to go back to the yard and he just fell...
  13. P

    Has anybody ever had any experience with ...?

    Have you ever had experience with a horse that throws himself on the floor cause he was having a strop both on the lunge and under saddle on the lunge. All checks carried out. It's defiantly a strop. He was being a bit nappy and as he was not allowed to go back to the yard and he just fell...
  14. P

    Gelding wont leave injury alone help!

    My gelding came in a few days ago with a cut on the front of the fetlock joint on his off front leg. I treated this cut and it scabbed over nicely however he won’t leave it alone and he keeps pulling the scab off and licking it so it won’t heal. Has anybody go any ideas of how to stop him from...
  15. P

    Where are all the 2nd Hand saddles?

    Well my saddle was condemned by the saddle fitter on Wednesday as it had a twisted tree. So im on the look out for another saddle. She told me to look for a Farrington VSD or similar wide 17" with a wide channel. I've had a look and cant seem to find many for sale, esp in my area. What...
  16. P

    Horse eating Poo

    Just been up to check on my horse at lunchtime and found him standing in the field tucking into a pile of poo. Ive done a search and all I can seem to find is that he must be lacking in vits and mins. He has been fed in hifi and spillers light balancer with hay at night and out during...
  17. P

    Equipilates

    Has anybody had any Equipilates sessions? If so did you find it useful? I have been recommended to go for a few sessions as i dont tend to sit straight in the saddle due to a riding accident years ago. I have my 1st session booked later today but i was wondering what to expect.
  18. P

    How long would you give him to settle?

    I moved to a livery yard at the end of January, It’s a really lovely place and the people are all lovely. My boy has been a bit of a nightmare to handle (needing a chifney) and pulling faces at people. I had an incident a few weeks ago where when riding out in a group he was kicking out at...
  19. P

    Very eventful hack yesterday!

    Well moved to a livery yard about a month ago with my boy, Since then he had become quite pushy when being led to and from the field, now that he is turned out with others he has improved. However he seems to have become attached to a little mare that he is stabled next to (even though she is...
  20. P

    Went to A&E last night.

    Completely my fault though as I knew what mood Taio was in as he had been in for a few days. During a lunging session yesterday evening were he had several bucks after he seemed to settle and work nicely I asked him to stop and walked towards him to change the reign, sent him out on the circle...
  21. P

    Does anybody have the Cabotswood Adlington boots?

    If so what are they like? Are they any good, i tried to buy the burford boots but they no longer have any in stock. I really dont have much of a budget at the moment, But i dont want to buy any boots that will be rubbish. Editied to say the title should read Aldington
  22. P

    A couple of questions about wood pellets?

    Ok so I've decided to move to the livery yard. So will be moving onto wood pellets, however I've never used them before. I've been told to put them in and wet them so they go all fluffy etc and don't take the wet out only the droppings but what about when it comes to adding fresh pellets. Do you...
  23. P

    WWYD

    I have a choice now on what to do. I currently rent a 3 acre field and have done for about 3 years or so. I have a double field shelter that i use as a field shelter. There is no running water and electric but i collect rainwater and have a generator. For this i pay £25per week and then i...
  24. P

    GPS microchips

    Just musing really but if there were GPS microchips available for their horses/pets would you have them I was wondering on the practicalities and if there were any issues with having a GPS chip where animals could be tracked via a computer. My thinking is that it would really help with list...
  25. P

    Finally got my 5yo out hunting :)

    Well I bit the bullet and took my 5yo hunting on Saturday 3 weeks after my disaster attempt at going to opening meet. I woke up on Saturday morning unsure if I should to go as the weather was awful as was the forecast of heavy rain and gales. However as the meet was hacking distance and the...
  26. P

    Finally made it out with my 5yo :)

    Well I bit the bullet and took my 5yo hunting on Saturday 3 weeks after my disaster attempt at going to opening meet. I woke up on Saturday morning unsure if I should to go as the weather was awful as was the forecast of heavy rain and gales. However as the meet was hacking distance and the...
  27. P

    Do I or Dont I?

    I'm suppost to be taking my 5yo for his first days hunting today on Dartmoor. However I'm looking at the weather and I'm not sure if I should go or not! The is the second time I've spend ages getting ready to go!!
  28. P

    barging up against stable door

    I have a young horse has always had a tendency to barge up against his stable door with his chest. He has stopped doing this in the spring however since the clocks went back he has been doing it again. I started bringing him in early in October so that he was getting used to it before the clocks...
  29. P

    Disaster for opening meet

    Well after building up to taking my 5yo hunting on Saturday getting up at 6.30 to get him and his tack sparkling he refused to load into the trailer. He managed to get away from me and decided to go galloping across the field fully tacked up. I only managed to catch him when the saddle slipped...
  30. P

    Argh I hate my horse sometimes!!!

    Well got him ready mostly yesterday. Got up at 7 this morning to finish him off before going to opening meet this morning spend 3 hours getting ready this morning and he refuses to load and gets away from me in the field oh and to put the icing on the cake pulls a shoe off at the same time just...
Top