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    Rug for young horse!

    l bought my youngster a rhinegold rug although l’d never used them before l didn’t want to pay out on a really good rug incase she was a rug wrecker. Apart from that she was on the slender side so it was a nightmare finding a suitable fit. l was presently surprised it fitted her well & found...
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    Very excited

    That’s fantastic news Abi hope all goes well at the weekend so
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    Sarcoids and Newmarket Blood Root Cream?

    l used it over 10 years ago on our nf pony & it did it’s job perfectly. It isn’t pleasant stuff & it looks worse before it gets better. She never had one grow back and if any of mine ever had a sarcoid l wouldn’t hesitate using it again.
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    A Day In The Life Of A Work Rider - A Lot Can Happen In A Year!

    l wish l could come to the open day but abit too far for me. Love open days at racing yards as l love TBs. Went to Colin Tizzard’s on Bank Holiday Monday whilst on holiday & thoroughly enjoyed it he’s really down to earth & l got to finally see Thistlecrack who was simply more gorgeous in...
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    Will she never stop growing?!

    Nothing to add only that Flower is definitely growing more gorgeous!
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    Warm riding gloves

    l got a lovely pair of heated gloves for christmas & they are fan. Sure he got them off ebay.
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    Alf's retirement...

    Glad Alf is so active l try & ride my old girl asap but not had much chance as l’ve been doing more poo picking than riding due to the awful weather we’ve had this winter.
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    Bathing and clipping

    l try & bath mine a couple of days before clipping & l prefer to do this if l can. As when l’ve only groomed thoroughly on the lead up to clipping my clippers have found it harder to go through the hair & the blades have sharp & the right tension setting. On the three yards l was on always used...
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    Alf's retirement...

    Totally love Alfie & glad he’s still enjoying Not being retired. Enjoy the updates about him :-)
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    ARGH!!! Midges ....

    l’ve seen afew round our field near the stream & they’ve begun feasting on me had two rather large sore bites to contend with :-( Not seen any near our muckheap but it’s getting big so need that removing before the midges have a birthday!!!
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    Did you drive behind a RDA trailer recently?

    Nothing to add but just wanted to say that l hope it’s found soon.
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    new horse, after loosing horse of a lifetime.

    So sorry that you lost your mare losing your best friend is never easy. l lost my pony of a lifetime in 2002 after 12 wonderful years together. To me nothing could compare to him although he wasn’t the boldest of jumpers he was a trier & you felt safe. He was so affectionate if l was down he’d...
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    Happy xmas

    Merry Christmas to you too Downton Dame & everyone else. Hope everyone including equines & other animals have a great day. Going to be busy as cooking for 10 & won’t be able to have a tipple until night but looking forward to supporting our local hunt on boxing day
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    Worrying behaviour, wwyd?

    Like the others have said separate your boy from your mare asap. It’s an accident waiting to happen on my last yard a girl moved her welsh cob and at first everything went ok then out of the blue afew weeks late her mare kicked mine for no reason my mare was minding her own business...
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    A Day In The Life Of A Work Rider At Harvest Time!

    You definitely had a busy & eventful day. l hope all goes well tomorrow & enjoy your day off the yard :-)
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    Shianne the missing shetland pony

    Keeping my fingers crossed that this pony is found safe & well.
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    Hay suppliers in South Yorkshire/North East Derbyshire

    After many years using a really good farmer l've just found out that he's sold up & retired. It's my own fault for not approaching him soon but waited until after harvest time & returned from holiday. Does anyone know of anyone in the South Yorkshire/North East Derbyshire area who sells good...
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    Cheeky/ridiculous posts you see on Facebook.

    Probably want someone to pay & care for cob during the winter months as they don't want the hassle or cost over the cold, dark wet months. A soon as spring comes round they'll want it back!
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    I have just had a massive scare.

    Horses love to scare us at times! My scare isn't like yours but years when l was bringing the mares at our yard in mine wasn't to be seen. Although it was a dark winter night l thought l'd looked everywhere in the field for her but must have missed her as when l went back to look around the...
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    Tomorrow is his final journey :(

    Really pleased everything went ok for yesterday your boy seemed happy to hear and see the hounds. You take care & look after yourself you've been through a lot Hugs
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    The most horrific morning. Heartbroken

    So sorry for your loss & the tough time she had. Please don't beat yourself up about it, it was one of those things. When my boy was pts he was a pain to sedate for his operation he fought the drugs. When he'd been operted on and it was to no avail l knew he would fight the injection so...
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    Is it just me

    I have always been taught to wear an hat whilst lumging as anything can happen so l'd ignore the other livery's comment. As someone has already said you only have one head. Even the most relaxed horse can have a moment resulting in an accident. I tend to wear an hat whenever handling youngsters...
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    Tomorrow is his final journey :(

    I hope everything goes ok, your boy has been lucky to have you as his owner. It's never an easy decision but it's part and parcel of ownership. Hugs
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    Sarcoids - Reccomendation : Feedmark Sarvoid

    One of my ponies had a sarcoid at the top of her hindleg several years ago my vet gave me blood root cream to use and advised l fed her global herbs sar-x. Within a few week it dropped off and never returned. Last year l noticed a small sarcoid growing on the ear of another of our ponies so my...
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    Alf has had a GREAT day!

    There's only one word that sums up Alf, Auslander & that's ACE! Think he's fab.
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    New arrival! :)

    Hope your son has alot of fun with her my first NF pony travelled up to Yorkshire from the Isle of Wight in 1991 and since then we've gone down to the new forest twice in the last 13 years to buy from forest bred ponies from vendor. It may have been over a 220 mile journey but it was worth it...
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    Running out of space...

    Oh! Auslander you forgot the hock boots & remember you need sime arm & knee pads for yourself plus some volunteers to follow you around with bubblewrap. Although l know someone has already mentioned bubble wrap & a parachute. What we do for horses
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    Racehorse "Rollercoaster"

    ^ Totally agree with this!
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    I'm going to cry

    Sorry to hear about Robin hope he makes a full recovery soon. Horses who'd have them!!!
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