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  1. appylass

    Comberton Clancy - is it true? :-(

    I have only just 'heard' about this post and I simply wanted to give my heartfelt condolences to FMM, your sister and all Comberton Clancy's connections, such a sad loss of a beautiful horse, and one who was clearly very much loved. I enjoy FMM's posts and the over riding impression I get is...
  2. appylass

    Ava is FIVE Weeks Today! PICS

    Oh bless him, she is very lucky to have a nice Uncle :)
  3. appylass

    Ava is FIVE Weeks Today! PICS

    She's lovely! Charlie looks less than impressed though :)
  4. appylass

    How hard can it be?

    I am going to sound a bit weird now :o If it's a well grazed field and I can't find the offending shoe (and I seem to be lucky at finding them generally) I find lying flat on the ground, so you are looking at the ground sort of at eye level nearly always works. They seem to sort of stick up...
  5. appylass

    cant believe i am gonna ask but what colour?

    He looks very like my highland did as a foal, maybe a little greyer. Mine was more beige :) About 6 months old He is grey dun, parents both grey and I cannot find out their base colour. I think mine would be black probably, but he has dun and grey too. His dun is gradually fading...
  6. appylass

    Buckskin or Dun?

    Duns will always have a dorsal stripe, buckskins 'can' have a stripe,but it is called countershading and is not a true dorsal stripe. Dorsal stripes are very crisp and have clearly defined edges, countershading is usually less defined. Generally, in this country the only equines you'll see...
  7. appylass

    A question on punishment...

    The problem here is that she is pawing the ground to get your attention. Even telling her off is giving her that attention.I had a persistent door kicker who drove me mad at feed time. Each time he kicked the door as I got near him, I turned and walked away. Eventually he twigged and hasn't...
  8. appylass

    Colour Experts....

    He can't be dilute if neither of his parents are, though I guess mum 'could' be smokey black; it is often hard to tell by looking. A friend had an apparently jet black Section D who produced a palomino foal with a non dilute stallion, it was quite a surprise! Your foal looks pretty typical of...
  9. appylass

    appaloosa experts - colour Q

    I'm not an expert by any means but you are right,it is complex. My old boy stayed pretty much the same from when I got him until he died, he was a leopard spot (in my avatar). It will depend if he carries the varnish gene I think. Have the current owners had him long? If they've had him a while...
  10. appylass

    Highland crosses?

    Where's the watcher? We need pictures of her beautiful highland/Tobago crosses,they are simply stunning. I just have a ordinary highland so no help at all.
  11. appylass

    Highland filly: What height will she be?

    Mine was 13.1 hands at 2, maybe 13.2. He is now finished (probably!)at just about 14.1. She's lovely! She does look pretty tall for a 2 year old to me! Do you know her parents heights? The breeder I bought mine off told me he would be 14.0 to 14.1 and she was spot on.
  12. appylass

    Making a 'fat track' round your paddocks ?

    I do it, although not in the same way as the book, i.e I don't have lots of different surfaces. I have two tracks, one on 11/2 acres ish, one on about 3. Works like a dream for two porky natives. I do have to be careful in winter as they can get very boggy, I usually end up sacrificing one of...
  13. appylass

    World Horse Welfare FB petition - please read!!

    Signed and shared
  14. appylass

    Help with keeping poultice on!!!!

    Find yourself a tyre inner tube, if you don't have one try Kwikfit or any tyre place. Cut a big circle then a few slits from the outer edge as in as far as where the bottom of the hoof will be. Put normal poultice on (nappies are fab), an old sock will help hold the poultice in place then vet...
  15. appylass

    Foal Soon? PLEASE!

    Congratulations, lovely foal :) Well done Una!
  16. appylass

    Real saddlers??

    Might be worth asking cremedemonthe on here?
  17. appylass

    colour question please?

    I agree with crellow4, no chance of dun without a dun parent.
  18. appylass

    My homebred 3yo's first time out to a proper show this year!

    Well done! What a shiny boy :)
  19. appylass

    Track system/paddock paradise

    FWIW I think the zigzag fence is weaker, I know mine would go through it. I have wooden posts on the corners and at random points on the straight sides to give extra strength. I also think the track needs to be a complete loop ideally. If I sit and watch mine the ones on the track are constantly...
  20. appylass

    Rehoming a companion horse

    I think if you rehome him you have to be prepared to feel morally, if not legally, responsible if he causes serious injury to someone,or worse. If he was mine I would PTS if I could no longer keep him myself, if he really is truly unrideable, because as you have said, someone will probably try...
  21. appylass

    Track system/paddock paradise

    I have two, one on about 1 1/2 acres,the other on about 3. I wanted to be able to join them up but that hasn't happened yet. I haven't done any of the different surfaces a la Paddock paradise proper, I am not sure it would be a huge advantage to me really. I like the fact that the ponies are...
  22. appylass

    Tetanus injection - can it be given before the 2 yr mark?

    Yes you can do it early, no problem at all.
  23. appylass

    Track system/paddock paradise

    Absolutely, I wouldn't be without mine now.
  24. appylass

    Pepsi ends sponsorship of Walking Horse Celebration

    I found this site which has a petition campaigning for change:
  25. appylass

    Leominster sales, transporter

    Oh fab, I'm sure you'll be pleased, they moved a friend's horses a few months ago, one of them was 17 hands of pure nervous wreck, their patience was amazing!
  26. appylass

    Leominster sales, transporter These people are very near to Leominster and I would wholeheartedly recommend them. They are very kind with the horses and nice people too. There are a few transporters locally, have a look on Hereford Equestrian site. Also, there are always people at the sales who...
  27. appylass

    Royal Windsor 2012 a day to remember :-)

    Fabulous, well done, he is absolutely stunning.
  28. appylass

    Box rest... Horse leaving food... Appetiser?

    I've used apple juice with great results for my fussy oldie. Grated carrot works for her too, I think she can smell it but the pieces are so small she has to eat the food to get the taste if that makes sense. Marmite diluted in hot water can tempt some too - if they like it!
  29. appylass

    What do you think of this horse?

    I will keep my ears open :) Go and see the big guy, you'll always wonder, what if, if you don't!
  30. appylass

    What do you think of this horse?

    No idea about the dealer but he looks a cracking sort of horse, I'd go and look at him any day :) Have you still got grey boy?