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  1. JennBags

    How often do you pick out your retired/ non ridden horses feet?

    Mine does get done daily but I my because his feet can get thrushy if left. I didn't even consider it when my old boy was away on retirement livery, he was out in a field so unlike to get anything in it, and I wouldn't expect them to look at his feet unless he was looking off/lame.
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    Why does my poo disintegrate?

    Thanks MM, I'll look at Protexin. Meleeka, I think he is, he has his haycube stuffed full, and he usually has a little left over. He doesn't kick it round as it's in the cube. Holeymoley, yes yes out on grass during the day (in the winter) and in at night.
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    Why does my poo disintegrate?

    Interesting. His poos are usually fairly soft so maybe a pre/probiotic is needed. Any recommendations?
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    Why does my poo disintegrate?

    Is there anything I can do to stop it? Even before he was on linseed, he didn't really have solid lumps, so I don't think it's just the linseed but it's definitely got worse since being on it.
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    Retirement livery or keep at yard or field

    Sorry OP but I agree with this. There are worse things that can happen to a horse than to go quietly and peacefully with their head in a bucket of feed.
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    Why does my poo disintegrate?

    In the stable? Overnight?
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    Why does my poo disintegrate?

    Ok not MY poo 😱🤣 But my horse's poo disintegrates, which makes it hard to pick up and my bed always looks horrible, brown and dirty. I feed him on chaff and micronized linseed. Yesterday I mucked out my friends horse and it was so easy, her poo remains in nice lumps which makes it quick to muck...
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    Devotion

    Me too, so sad .
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    Reputable Westie breeders South East

    Hello lovely AADers, it's been a while. Beginning to feel it's time for us to start researching getting another Westie, it's what Mr JB wants really, although Juno loves being an only child. I thought I might out some feelers out there so if anyone knows of any good Westie breeders in the south...
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    Percy (puppy pics!)

    He's so cute!
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    Pictures: Introducing Hobson!

    Welcome Hobson! He looks quite big.
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    Lost a dog today…so very sad 😢

    Catembi, I'm so sorry, how heartbreaking for you.
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    Overweight cob , best way to

    Brighteyes did give you great advice and you're being over sensitive if you think she was "ticking you off". You've said your horse does 35 miles a month, that's only just over a mile a day, you really need to up the work if you want to keep on top of his weight. Bring him in during the day...
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    Odd situation, stop cock being turned off

    Water has stayed on overnight so maybe it was just kids playing silly buggers.
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    WWYD, nappy horse out hacking

    Thanks, he's really fab. I hate it when people get loads of advice and support and don't update later, especially when they've found a solution 🙂
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    WWYD, nappy horse out hacking

    Yes I may do this come the winter although I'm hoping to be working fewer hours by then so should be able to keep the riding going. There are a few indoor schools locally that I can box out to, am planning on doing that too.
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    WWYD, nappy horse out hacking

    Wanted to update on this, in case it helps anyone else. I had the saddler out, whilst the saddle still fitted, his back had dipped further since she last saw him as he's not been using his core at all. She gave me some exercises and carrot stretches to do. Apart from the napping, he's pretty...
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    Odd situation, stop cock being turned off

    Silly buggers is what I thought at first but it being turned off again in a 2.5hr window made me more suspicious. My friend did report hearing some yobbos pull up outside for a minute then driving off tyres screeching so maybe it is. As you know, when on the yard you can't see the car park and...
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    Odd situation, stop cock being turned off

    Thanks DF, these look interesting.
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    Odd situation, stop cock being turned off

    Haha no, no Shetlands. If it gets turned off again tonight I'll camp up there tomorrow night!
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    Odd situation, stop cock being turned off

    I am on a country lane with only farm fields opposite me, and properties with horses each side and behind me, so it's definitely not a mistake or someone confused. The meter/stopcock is right outside my property. There is another meter there but I have checked with it's owner and he knows...
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    Odd situation, stop cock being turned off

    No-one else shares my stopcock, it's mine alone, I can guarantee it. We waited for a couple of hours but nothing, and Mr JB was getting impatient so back home now. My handyman is borrowing a wildlife camera tomorrow which he'll put up, and I've reported it to the police.
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    Odd situation, stop cock being turned off

    I'm sitting in my lorry watching the driveway to my yard as someone has turned my water stopcock off today, not once but twice, and also taken the key away. Luckily I have a brilliant handyman who only lives round the corner who's been back to turn it on, but it is odd to say the least. Every...
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    Grazing after field has been mown

    Yes it will be fine, as long as it's not too long it would be fine after a couple of weeks.
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    Kate Greenhalgh neglect

    Signed and shared.
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    Livery yard

    I think the problem would be grazing sustainability, without stabling them there's not enough grazing for year round living, and there's only one small stable.
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    Livery yard

    Unfortunately with so many yards closing recently, DIY spaces are very limited round this area. I do know of a field (just under 2 acres) with a small stable that's up for rent but no other horses around and you have to cross a busy road for hacking.
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    WWYD, nappy horse out hacking

    He's fairly fit now and I wouldn't call him green really. I really think he just doesn't enjoy hacking. I won't long rein on the roads, far too dangerous round where I am. I do long rein him in the field at least once a week. He's unknown breeding, just Irish sports type. I'll research the...
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    WWYD, nappy horse out hacking

    that's what I've been trying. Our hacking is limited, so fun exciting rides are not easily possible, once the lorry is back I'm going to start boxing him out Ok, I didn't realise that was a symptom, I'll look into that more deeply. Thanks. I had a (much lighter and very experienced) friend...
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    Kate Greenhalgh neglect

    Aren't they notoriously slow to respond? I don't know all the details but your questions are implying that you disbelieve the events. If that is the case, I can assure you that you are incorrect.
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