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    Natural horsemanship for dogs

    Thank you Skib, really grateful
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    How to improve position? / Classical dressage inspiration

    Following with interest. I really like Mary Wanless but could do with more help with my position.
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    Natural horsemanship for dogs

    I've been on HHO for donkeys years but rarely venture into the dog section as I don't have a dog. I'm here for my sister .. My sister (who has had several working dogs previously) now has a male springer spaniel puppy from a strong working line. He's about six months old and, as I see it, has...
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    Turnout rugs with belly flap

    I had a wonderfully warm foal rug with a belly flap which fitted my pony (4'6") but I don't know if you can get them for horses.
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    Late cut hay

    I'd never heard of it before this year either!
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    Rugs keep falling to one side

    I have this problem with Amigo rugs but not Mark Todd.
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    Drag hunting - could we do it?

    Thank you for all the replies - really helpful.
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    Drag hunting - could we do it?

    We've been out on hound exercise with the drag hounds a couple of times this season and last but never been autum hunting. We both loved hound exercise and would like to do more. My horse is 20 years old and up for anything but not very fit. I know that the drag hounds follow a scent and...
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    Worst thing the cat's done.

    Another Ragdoll owner here (two brothers). I've had other cats but these are in a class of their own! Why do they eat plastic bags? I simply can't work that one out o_O
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    hoovers for dog hair....gtech air ram k9

    I'm always interested in hoovers as I have long haired cats and their hair is a nightmare. I currently have a Vax which is pretty useless. I've heard Shark are good but exorbitantly expensive!
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    DIY livery and sharers

    My arrangement is that my sharer has my horse for two full days a week. My horse needs feeding twice a day, so my sharer has to go to the yard twice a day.
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    Tack cleaning - how often??

    I wipe over with tack cleaner after every use and take apart to clean every few weeks. Can anyone recommend a good saddle soap/tack cleaner or conditioner that doesn't make the leather look dull - or rather actually makes it shine please?
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    Welsh section a feed advice

    Low sugar, low starch and fibre, fibre, fibre. As said above, grass and hay should be enough, but if he needs a feed, I'd give him a handful of Dengie molasses free chaff and/or fast fibre.
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    Which insurance company do you use?

    I no longer have vet cover as my horse now has so many exclusions, but previously I had insurance with SEIB. They were brilliant - couldn't fault them. They paid out far more than I ever paid in.
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    Remedial Shoeing in Thoroughbreds - How practical and how successful?

    As previously mentioned, Pro Hoof by Progressive Earth is brilliant. My ISH with dreadful TB feet (flat, no heels, laminitis, corns) now has great hoof quality which has enabled my farrier to keep her sound and comfortable.
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    Is there no such thing as a horse who won't hack alone?

    There are probably some horses who will never hack alone .. but only because they were started by a rider who lacked confidence, kindness and leadership. Horses only respect confident leaders they can trust.
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    Hock arthritis

    My horse has had hock injections and although we don't compete, she jumps enthusiastically and dances a beautiful dressage test at home. I do additionally feed Devil's Claw Root granules which is an anti-inflammatory and I really rate very highly. As long as your vet approves, you are always...
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    please join in a rain dance...….!!

    I'm amazed at the amount of hay making going on - so early! I've seeded my paddock so really need rain, but I feel mostly for the farmers who need rain for their crops.
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    Stallion on bridleway

    Absolutely terrifying. I have a mare and always carry a whip purely as an arm-extender in case of bogey men, dogs, nettles etc but never thought I might need it for stallions
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    Selling due to Covid

    Now is not the time to make any decisions as you can't do anything about it anyway. Wait until this virus is over and all is back to normal, then see how you feel ..... you not him. I split up with my partner not long ago. Part of the reason was that he wanted me to get rid of my beloved...
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    Texels are lovely :). I'm so envious!
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    Lightweight rug recommendations?

    I find the Amigo rain sheets are great for the summer. They are also fairly cheap so can be replaced after a couple of years without feeling too guilty.
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    Sacroiliac Problems

    I haven't read all the replies but here's a positive one for you: Mine had her back injected twice. The first time failed and I think this was because I didn't put the work in afterwards. After the second injection I had a professional rider come and school her regularly (you are probably a...
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    Most ridiculous/amusing thing your horse has spooked at?

    Me farting :oops: It was only a little one :oops:
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    What tried and trusted things do you always go back to?

    Myler bits. I've tried so many others but keep going back to Myler.
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    Vacuum Cleaner Recommendations

    Absolutely agree with using a brush - hoovers just skim over the top of it!
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    Joint supplements

    I also feed micronised linseed but I also think Devils Claw Root is very good.
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    Vacuum Cleaner Recommendations

    Marking my place here. I need a new one that can cope with fine white cat hair that sticks to absolutely everything.
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    How to clean hi viz?

    I spray the dirty bits with Vanish and then wash at 40 degrees. I do this with jackets and leg wraps etc and everything comes out really clean.
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    Feeling seriously fed up with this weathernow!

    My field is already trashed and yet more rain. We are on the second slippery field induced mishap but she can't stay in the entire winter :(