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  1. Queenbee

    Damp Breeze Block wall - stables - Recomendations please

    So a little update - had a good look this evening, the two outer breeze block walls are 5.5 blocks high, there are various tide marks on the walls from past drenchings, but for the most worst tide marks are on the 3rd and 4th full block, the final top full block remains relatively dry in most...
  2. Queenbee

    Damp Breeze Block wall - stables - Recomendations please

    I can 100% say that in this case it is not condensation -I have had him in stables with condensation issues, this is not the case here.
  3. Queenbee

    Damp Breeze Block wall - stables - Recomendations please

    Gosh, I wouldn't know where to start but I suppose that is an option to bear in mind, thank you!
  4. Queenbee

    Damp Breeze Block wall - stables - Recomendations please

    Trust me, there is enough pee to cause this. The partition is old wood, the only time it is dry is when the horses are out in the summer, the owner puts a thin covering of sawdust on the floor and their mucking out practice is very different to most... their bed is pretty damp to start. The...
  5. Queenbee

    Damp Breeze Block wall - stables - Recomendations please

    I do have the concern that painting would cause the paint to bubble from the wet underneath, whatever I do do, my plan will be to use a sealant around the bottom of the walls to ensure water doesn't get in at the bottom, I can't totally moisture proof the stable but I can reduce it for sure
  6. Queenbee

    Damp Breeze Block wall - stables - Recomendations please

    I would say this is definately not condensation, it *may be rising damp* although there is nothing really on the outside of the wall, it's just wall. We are in Cumbria and that wall is the one that get's battered by the elements. Don't get me wrong, the internal partition get's wet too, but...
  7. Queenbee

    Damp Breeze Block wall - stables - Recomendations please

    Nope that's perfet thank you :)
  8. Queenbee

    Damp Breeze Block wall - stables - Recomendations please

    Thank you guys! So many suggestions! I am really grateful... I know Mr Beast will be too!
  9. Queenbee

    Damp Breeze Block wall - stables - Recomendations please

    That is a really good idea. What did you use to fix the matting Peglo?
  10. Queenbee

    Damp Breeze Block wall - stables - Recomendations please

    That looks great! Thank you!
  11. Queenbee

    Damp Breeze Block wall - stables - Recomendations please

    The yard owner has agreed for me to paint the stable but I won't be painting his entire barn, TBH I am not sure he would be OK with me painting the outside anyway.
  12. Queenbee

    Damp Breeze Block wall - stables - Recomendations please

    Hi there, The Beast is at a lovely yard in a big barn. However, the barn has breeze block walls, these get damp and I have about a foot of damp bed around the stable. I am looking for some kind of sealant paint I can use once he goes out at night ready for prepping the stable for next...
  13. Queenbee

    Hunting is in a spot of bother

    I agree this is utterly abhorrent and entirely indefensible but also agree with L&M with the statement that please do not assume that all hunts/huntmasters behave this way... this is utterly sickening but not illustrative of everyone who is *pro hunt* I hope these two are strung up and quartered!
  14. Queenbee

    What a difference a year makes!!

    Thank you all for your lovely comments, I shall tell Mr Blu how much you all like him... when he finally forgives me for pulling overtime and only just getting home!! He has currently disowned me and is downstairs with mum ;) MW - I really don't find it a problem, I have been pleasantly...
  15. Queenbee

    What a difference a year makes!!

    And not just for the beast but for us all!! So hello guys, would you believe it - it has now been over a year since The Beast and I moved up to Cumbria, for me it was coming home, but for Ben... what a journey when the furthest he had ever been was under 50 miles away to Royal Cornwall show...
  16. Queenbee

    Not been turned out for 4 weeks...

    I would definitely be looking for other yards, there is always a little gem of a yard that few people know about. I had similar issues this year with ben, he has always been out every day but the YM was a tool and insisted they all be in. The owner of the yard kindly opened up a potatoe field...
  17. Queenbee

    Waterford vs snaffle

    If you do decide to try the loose ring I agree re: the nutcracker, I would actually chose a double jointed with a lozenge though not a french link as for some horses even the french link can be a bit of a thing. For my leaners, my old mare in particular a loose ring with a double joint and...
  18. Queenbee

    Waterford vs snaffle

    Well it is and it isn't, on the face of it you are totally right but I think what EJ is getting at is that of the two bits in the same set of hands the WF would be considered stronger. Personally I would say you don't know which will work best until you try. I would switch to the LRS and if...
  19. Queenbee

    Straw is the best bedding

    My suggestion would be to invest in some wood pellets. I cannot abide digging out a deep litter anymore. Also, no matter how 'clean' it smells I can't stand the thought of them breathing in the deep litter bedding fumes. I now do a normal deep bed with a layer of pellets on the bottom, I...
  20. Queenbee

    Straw is the best bedding

    where is the "love" button when you need it? The beast will lie down anywhere. my general approach has been shavings in summer and straw in winter but we have amazing straw on tap here and with a 14 x 16 stable straw is my go-to now and I suspect it will be all year. I love making a super...
  21. Queenbee

    Mental well-being

    More so at the moment since I have moved to Cumbria. It is pretty bonkers really, Cornwall has had way more rain than here but they are petrified of turning out in the rain, even though the paddocks are at least 5 x bigger! I am very lucky in that Ben bloody loves being in his stable, but I...
  22. Queenbee

    Goddangit... has to move the beastie

    Thank you everyone for your replies, update as of today. I have discounted 1 for numerous reasons, the primary two being that the turnout isn't exactly what I want for the beast and I really enjoy and value my after-work decompress mucking out and just spending 'horsey time' 2 currently has...
  23. Queenbee

    Goddangit... has to move the beastie

    Thanks guys xx
  24. Queenbee

    Goddangit... has to move the beastie

    I have to say I am pretty torn between all 3 right now, number two is very tempting. Basically, 1 is 340 a month and I enjoy doing the evening shift of mucking out, not sure how I would adapt to not doing that TBH. They have made the right sounds, they generally feed their own feed but would...
  25. Queenbee

    Need to strengthen my inner thighs!

    mate, I have no advice... I need to strengthen my entire body so if all you need to do is strengthen your inner thighs I say you are doing well!
  26. Queenbee

    Goddangit... has to move the beastie

    Well, after having been at the same yard for 7 years then moving to Cumbria I forgot how much of a pain it could be to livery! :( My old yard was far from perfect, YO put her horses in my stable all the time, using my bedding and left it for me to muck out but the beast had daily turnout...
  27. Queenbee

    Spasmodic Colic - poorly beast :(

    Thank you everyone- so pleased to report he is on form this morning :) had some hay and a tiny mouthful of speedie beet and chaff 🥰
  28. Queenbee

    Spasmodic Colic - poorly beast :(

    Thank you! Here's hoping he continues in this manner! x
  29. Queenbee

    Spasmodic Colic - poorly beast :(

    Just got back in from the beast... he had done another poo!! :D There were still some rumblings and the odd half arsed swipe at his tummy but he was in good spirits and trying to groom me, not hot or exerted. Rang the vets just to see what they wanted to do and apparently the buscopan they use...
  30. Queenbee

    Spasmodic Colic - poorly beast :(

    Thank you Shills, that is reassuring, I know things are seeming positive but I am so tense and worried and your words have gone some way to relaxing me I will leave it till midnight :) x There is no way I am letting him out tomorrow, thank god he loves his stable! This has taken me quite by...
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