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  1. horseaddict

    Lunge Pen advice

    Hi. I have a round pen/arena. Mine is 20 metres diameter and plenty big enough to lunge. Its large enough to ride in as well. I'm not sure about putting a surface directly on to concrete, I would be concerned about it being unstable underfoot.But having said that, if your surface was deep enough...
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    Best way to keep vicious dog out of field that is attacking the

    I would shoot the dog as then I would be preventing injury to my horses. I would then deal with the consequences regarding classification of 'Livestock' and necessity of protecting my animals.
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    Meet Flossie the......

    She is lovely. I have a Ford 4000 😊
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    Fibre cement board for stable roof?

    My stables and husbands barn have this. It was built using reclaimed materials and so mine are on their second roof. Yes a few were cracked, but with careful positioning it has been fine (with the odd leak to resolve). Our budget was tiny so in was a question of cheapest long lasting option. If...
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    At what age!? ...... Musing......

    Crikey, this post could have easily been written by me! I'm a couple of years older, but this year particularly the winter chores and maintenance seem to be much harder. I read your post to my OH and he commented that your dad is likely to be around 70 and so perhaps he is finding it hard...
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    Who has a round pen?

    We constructed a 20 metre round pen last spring. Used Doulting stone for base layer, then road plannings. The surface is reclaimed sand/rubber/soft plastic wire coating mix (not sure what it's called). I chose not to use a membrane. I use it for liberty, lunging, riding and occasional turnout...
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    Best cheap turnout

    Another vote for Axiom.
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    Beaches I can ride on - Somerset

    Brean beach. Parking is good (fee payable)
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    Has anyone else been riding on stubble? Pics & pony matchy!!

    Lovely pics. Kings is stunning (and very bendy!)
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    Heather Moffett Saddle Delivery time

    Totally agree. Regardless of personal situation the customer has paid for goods and not received either the goods or an explanation. The OP has implied that she is sympathetic to the personal circumstances, she is only seeking reassurance that all will be well.
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    How can I stop a horse in a parelli bridle trying to eat grass

    A Parelli bridle is made from leather and is used with a bit. I think you might be using the rope halter.
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    Horsey holiday recommendations near a beach

    http://www.beach-house-holiday.co.uk/ This place in Brean Somerset is fantastic. I went there a few years ago. Beautifully presented human accommodation, stabling and direct access to the beach.
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    Wow saddles

    'Expands' when wet ! :)
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    Request to users of Charnwood Mill Brewers Yeast

    When I first introduced it to my horses diet I strarted with a small amount and gradually increased it to the required amount. Mine weren't that keen to begin with but now eat it fine.
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    Physio (human) recommendations

    Fiona Phillips (Downhead Cranmore) Can highly recommend.
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    Horse box plating- why oh why do they HAvE to fail them.

    Absolutely agree with this. Those of you complaining about cost should consider the safety of your precious cargo. You get exactly what you pay for - a proper and detailed examination to determine the safety of your vehicle. If its deemed to be unfit by a qualified tester, then it IS unfit...
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    Any Irish Draught x Arabs out there? Show me your pics!

    Aw sorry about that. I uploaded the pic into my profile (couldn't work out another way!) So you might be able to see it if you check there.
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    Any Irish Draught x Arabs out there? Show me your pics!

    Not a very good picture, but this is my 5 year old. Dam Arab Sire three quarter ID. http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=24369&d=1408531550
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    Planning consent for manage - permitted development?

    No tootsietoo, they didnt. To be honest im desperate to have the arena and so am going along with them, but it does seem unfair/silly. The girl i spoke to said i was changing the appearance/use of the land so need full planning. Im already using that area for riding only, so technically it will...
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    Planning consent for manage - permitted development?

    Going through the same :( My council told me the "development" was a change of use (from grass to modified surface) and so i need full planning.
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    Gotta be impressed with this!

    He's a Parelli instructor
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    Britsh Horse - suggestion of £100 licence

    Yes it was a good article. But i don't support the idea for the £100 licence. If it was true that all horse owners were super rich, then i would happily pay, but, many people, myself included, keep their horses very well on a restricted budget and to be honest i would resent paying a fee. People...
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    I am a sentimental fool!

    Beautiful
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    Leyland Daf dash warning light

    Oooo keep your knickers on Mike - only trying to help ! Checked it with HGV engineer, but happy to be corrected.
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    Leyland Daf dash warning light

    OH says its a power steering warning (fluid level low)
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    worth mentioning? traffic police's attitude towards horsebox

    The police do not do roadside checks on lorries - VOSA do, so OP will be safe there. I feel from the OP description that the police driving standards fell short of what i would expect. To stop or slow too much would create a static obstruction, far better to move on and pull in in order for the...
  27. horseaddict

    I am Prince

    Im shocked. Would it help if you ask the organisation that helped you save Prince to write to the RSPCA. You are doing a wonderful job with Prince and if he could talk he would have told the inspector how hard you are working to give him his life back (and tell them to sod off!) I understand how...
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    Feeling responsibility but not affection towards horse.

    Fabulous advice. You have just described me ! I had a potentially life threatening/changing condition, from which happily Ive made amazing progress, but the knowledge of my own vulnerability has changed me and my outlook on life. I have agonised over all the same things and eventually concluded...
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    The proper way to keep horses cool in the heat :D

    http://horseslovers.com/horse-splashes-around-in-a-kiddie-pool/
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    Any one see Silke Vallentin on Horse & Country last night?

    Silke is amazing. I met her once after a demo and she was so nice and down to earth.
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