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  1. FanyDuChamp

    what is yours scared of?

    Captain it depends on the day, sometimes he is scared of his shadow others he is a big brave lad, and is only scared of his robin, he is 21 soon and I kept hoping he'd grow out of his spookiness, it is getting late for that! Fany is scared of nothing, except empty feed buckets but that is...
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    Rare Breeds?

    You would have to go a long way to find a better tempered, gentler horse. She is a one in a million mare.
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    Rare Breeds?

    If it is C.L. with Carol and her daughters then yes. I am glad you are enjoying her, she has an amazing temperament and is a real sweetheart.
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    Rare Breeds?

    Indeed she is on loan to a RS. They love her, and she loves it there.They are very caring people.
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    Rare Breeds?

    Thank you. Here is another just for you! That is her boyfriend in the background.:D
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    heavy horses

    This is Fany Du Champ, aka Doodles. She is an Ardennes and stands just 14-2hh but is a true heavy horse. At present she is on loan to a riding school and is loving all the kids. Sorry they are big, no idea how to re-size.:p Poor mare is on a permanent diet as extremely good doer. Hogged and...
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    Rare Breeds?

    This is Fany, and she is not an Exmoor but an Ardennes (Trait Ardennais.) A cold blood draught breed from Belgium, and one of the oldest breeds in the world. They are used for logging in the dense European forests, and generally the same way Shires and Clydesdales are used over here. And...
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    Who's in Cumbria ?

    I am on the southern end of the coast, Haverigg. Horses live further up. :)
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    How High Do You....

    Personally I'd be wary about teaching them to jump at all.My old one was an escape artist as it was, as are all the others I have know. Teaching them to jump is just giving them more opportunities! But they do look cute jumping,so if you do teach them please put piccys or a vid up.:D:D
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    Moulting!! It's official ...spring has arrived!

    My Fany is hairless, has been all winter.
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    Martin Clunes: Heavy Horse Power

    Certainly it is so with my 2, Caps, all 17-3hh of him, is a total wuss, but Fany my heavy horse, 14-2hh, is solid and stoic.
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    So... Where is everyone from?

    West coast of Cumbria just (2 miles)outside the Lake District, my horses are posher and live in the Lake District. It is a wonder they speak to me!
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    Coloured Horses - does nature ever get it wrong?

    He is lovely. Do you have any pictures of him grown up?
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    A sheepish hello and who wants Hovis back?!

    Of course, got to love Hovis and his outlook on life. Also he is one of my fav horses on HHO. :):):)
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    Hovis' Friday diary

    Hi Hovis, What you need now is some new wing horses/ponies, little ones who will help your mum keep her attentions on someone else so you can chat up Dolly. Where to find these small helpers, well ask mum she may know of some. Ever devoted Fany xx
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    Livery and work in askam in furness cumbria

    Welcome to Cumbria. Riding and horses are done very differently up here. No tfar from Askham is Greengarth Saddlery which has a notice board which may have some DIY places on. Myerscough is the nearest equine college. I think you will have to go to Barrow or surrounds for livery or there is...
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    Problem horses - is it actually even worth it?

    Imho no not for you but it could be for someone else. In the meantime why not just have regular, but very simple,contact with her? Take it right back and try just reintroducing you to her.Very slow quiet strokes and few to start with. If she goes for you don't let her bite but don't reward...
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    Problem horses - is it actually even worth it?

    In my opinion yes. Cappy was so bad he had his professional [as in they were all fully apprenticed rather than a young lass who likes ponies] grooms terrified of him. He reared, struck out, bit and was generally dangerous to be around. He threw his weight around when ever he did not get his own...
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    Livery Yards North Cumbria

    No you aren't you are in Brandon land :D
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    Woodlander Stud specifically Del Amitri and Rockstar

    Anyone know anything about the Woodlander Stud,someone I know is looking at some of their stallions specifically Del Amitri and Rockstar. Anyone got any info please let me know. His mares are RIDs Both proven and both well bred. Looking to breed a couple of sporthorses, all rounders but with a...
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    You can lead a horse to water...

    That looks like a ginger horse really enjoying his self.:D:D:D FDC
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    Chico colic surgery update

    Keeping everything crossed for you and Chico, hope you have some good news very soon. Keep your chin up. Chico is a superstar and there are lots of good vibes coming his way, he is my favourite horse on here, think I have told you that before! ((((HUGE HUGS)))) FDC
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    The warmblood from the wits end thread...

    I thought he looks Dutch, with the neck and the back. Silly people buy WBs thinking they are easy or because they are pretty! Anyway now he has you wee will be able to watch him progress, you will keep us updated won't you. I think we all like to watch the positive progress of a HHO horse. :) FDC
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    Profile pic????

    Go to profile. Avatar button upload picture and it should do it. FDC
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    Does anyone know where to buy a Mule from?

    I want a donkey and a mule. Just saying FDC
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    What's the worse horse care job????

    Trying to put cream on Captain's one dandruffy/eczema swirl whilst avoiding teeth and hooves, he would never dream of kicking but this time of year, every year, he get this one whorl that gets eczema in it. Fany is her legs she has very dense thick wiry, not silky, feather and an innate ability...
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    The warmblood from the wits end thread...

    He is lovely and you've made a huge difference already! Do you know his breeding at all? He looks familiar. FDC
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    Feeding grass cuttings

    Are they picking on you Fii? Naughty people! I hate being picked on, don't you? FDC
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    Feeding grass cuttings

    The thing is MC was right. No we are not all born knowing everything BUT it is your duty, and should be your priority, to know what is dangerous to a horse and why. I honestly don't care if you cannot plait or your clipping is dodgy or you put bandages on wrong, but fed a horse the wrong thing...
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