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    Buying puppies by the litter from Ireland to sell in Scotland :(

    Guys! Looking for a bit of advice, long story short. A woman I know has been buying puppies by the litter from Ireland to sell in Scotland. I didn't know the ins and outs of it all, until a litter appeared at the yard where my horses are liveried. (Woman had told yard owner she had been 'given'...
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    Hunt ride at barskimming estate tomorrow ?

    Who's game?!
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    From shabby to..

    Chic! Thought I'd share some pictures of my little project pony. for anyone who doesn't know, this was the little guy who filled a space which was left by my previous project pony. Untouched, unhandled, rising 3 yo colt. I fell in love with his instantly.
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    Ringworm on the yard.. Advice?

    Hi you lovely lot! As the title says, there is 3 definate cases on the yard- confirmed by the vet (all horses belong to the same person - She owns 8). Closely inspected my 4 guys last night and cannot see anything on them, they dont come into contact with the other horses but want to be on the...
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    warning: I'm in need of a moan...

    To attempt to cut a long story short, The livery yard I am at is fairly new ( Owners havent been in it a year), and have done wonders already, fixing up the stables, fencing, 2 new arenas... Anyway, my moan- When I moved to the yard I was the only livery there, bringing a good few sets of...
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    CLEGGS...

    Anyone out there know of a fly repellent that actually works for the horrible ******s? Ponies are demented with them.. Apologise if this topic has been done to death LOL! mmx
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    Who is in the wrong?

    A bit a a dilema going on at the yard atm.. Long story short.. A girl (Girl X) at my yard wanted to sell her mare and foal ( 2 months old ) as quickly as possible. So she advertised them very cheap and a buyer came to see them (Girl Y)- deposite changed hands.. 1 week later said buyer...
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    Jumping Lessons? - East Ayrshire (also in Scotland board)

    Hi Guys! In serious need of jumping lesson, My Mare and I are parting company a little too often and feel I'm verging on a confidence knock Can anyone recommend anyone in East Ayrshire? I have transport but not wanting to travel too far.. All ideas welcome! Thanking you! mmx
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    Jumping Lessons? - East Ayrshire

    Hi Guys! In serious need of jumping lesson, My Mare and I are parting company a little too often:rolleyes: and feel I'm verging on a confidence knock :( Can anyone recommend anyone in East Ayrshire? I have transport but not wanting to travel too far.. All ideas welcome! Thanking you! mmx
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    3 years ago today...

    My beautiful Welsh X Wb mare gave me the most amazing present ever. A very handsome bogof baby! Happy birthday Jacob! Cannot believe he's 3 already! Had my first proper sit on him at the weekend! His Mums 15.2hh and he's standing about 15.1hh atm.. but we dont know what the daddy was...
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    Needing some sympathy!

    It's been one of those week I'm affraid guys.. Other diy'ers using my straw and hay, hitting the kirb and scuffing my alloy, my mare has spring fever, losing one of my jobs, resulting in me having to go part time, cant afford to run my car, now i can't afford to change it:rolleyes: typical...
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    Decided to turn the baby out in the school..

    for a little peace and quiet since hes been feeling a tad down with his teeth changing, and this is what he got upto... Looks under the weather to me...:rolleyes:
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    Whats everyones plans for the weekend?

    As the title says, Whats my fellow scots doing this weekend? My plan is to attempt to work all four horses in between showers:rolleyes:, gut my stables, fill alllll my haynets, do a feed run and spend some time with the OH since I'll need him to drive the box to Dundonald show next weekend ;)...
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    FOALS HERE! :D

    Warning! Gushing granny post! Well, a few of you wil have seen my posts on my little wild pony purchase, 7 weeks ago, well at the time i went to the farm to view the horses, My friend took pity on a blue and white wb X tb mare whom was in foal to a randy Wb X colt:rolleyes: ;) Anyway...
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    Feeling like a bad mother...

    :( Watching the rain bouncing off the office window.. and thinking Maybe turning the ponies out before work wasnt a good idea! they've been out from 7 and I wont be home until 6.. Ooooopsie. Bad Bad Mother:( Best go home via the shop for carrots and apples! Anyone else hating on the April...
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    Snotty 3yo!

    Looking for some advice guy:D One of my little 3 yo's seems to have the cold.. and a cough.. and snot! Had been reading up and a few people have used cough bottles or honey? Atm, He's on good quality hay (Im soaking it to be on the safe side), He was quite down over the weekend, but last...
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    Long over due update!

    Hi all! Not sure whether some of you will remember my last post (about 6 weeks ago:rolleyes:...) When I admited to possibly losing my marbles and purchasing a very thin, poor conditioned, unhandled 3 year old colt.. After 6 weeks of intense hard work and patience, yesterday I had my first...
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    Wild pony home!

    Just an update on my recent purchase.. Senator Sam! Went yesterday to pick the wee fella up, the breeder had him jammed in what i think was a stable :confused: with 3 gates, we eventually got the trailer inplace and we were ready to go.. the pny came out the stable and straight into the box...
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    Think i may have officially lost it..

    just bought a totally untouched 3 year old colt.. Pictures tomorrow for when i pick him up!! tips, tricks, advice and hints all welcome!
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    Bedding!

    Guys I'm at my wits end with my youngster, he's on straw just now but it's wet, and messy. I've tried bedding him deep, and tried giving him a small bed. Any ideas?! Shavings? Wood pellets?! HELP.
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    The 2 Year Old monster!

    Meet Jacob! He is my 2.5 year old lump. Decided to start doing some things with him now since we have more time- Moved yards! So this was hs first walk all tacked up! As you can see- He was fussed LOL! We met a wheelie bin! And a boy on a bike! He walked like an old pro, no...
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    Anyone ever used Archie Archibald?

    Had the dentist ( David Brown ) out at my mare yesterday as we thought her rearing and general faffing abot was coming form her mouth, but David said her teeth only had a few rough edges, nothing that would have caused much concern. He felt her back and said she was quite tight on one side, he...
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    Blood Blisters, anyone?

    Already posted in veterary, but no luck! Anyone? Last night as we brought my mare from the field, my mum noticed she had blood down the insides of her back legs and her tail was saturated in blood. We walked her to the yard and started sponging the blood off to try and see where it was...
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    Blood Blister inside mare vulva

    Last night as we brought my mare from the field, my mum noticed she had blood down the insides of her back legs and her tail was saturated in blood. We walked her to the yard and started sponging the blood off to try and see where it was coming from. After much sponging (and a few carrots!) we...
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    Hot Horses?!

    Just last week my 3 horses were all in medium weight rugs, out 24/7 in the cold and rain and now this week its roasting!!! :confused: My youngster doesnt seem too bothered- all he does is stand in the field anyway! My mare seems very switched off, and just cant be bothered. But generally ok...
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    First Time Travelling !!

    Considering starting to take my youngster out in the box! HELP! He loads and unloads fine, stand in it and munches. but we havent actually started the box and moved:/ I have a 3.5t, forward facing lorry ( Morrice! A trailer with an engine!) Should i travel him alone? or with company? tied...
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    Bitting Advice guys?

    My little fella just turned 2 today! So going to be looking into bitting him over the next few months. But I really dont know where to start! He's getting to that cheeky, pushy stage and needs work (something to think about!) I tried a rubber snaffle in him a few times but he didnt seem to be...
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    Who's the Daddy? *Pictures*

    Hi All! Was looking for thoughts on who or what might have been the sire of my 2 year old! Jacob was a surprise from my 15.3hh chestnut mare, tried contacting previous owners but they deny all knowledge of her running with any colts or stallions so i really am clueless! He'll be 2 this...
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