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  1. freckles22uk

    Galvanised feed bins

    We have a rat problem at the field to the point they have chewed through the wooden floor of the shipping container and have chewed the feed bins. So I’m going to buy metal galvanised bins feeds. I’m not sure wether to go for round dustbins or the square’ish feed containers. If you have the...
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    Flexi stirrup recommendations

    Hi I’m looking to buy some new stirrups. And as I’m now the wrong side of 50 where everything is starting to ache and creak I’m thinking Flexi stirrups, I tried some my daughter has at the weekend and really liked them. (I think they were stubborn ones) Ive looked at the sprenger bow ones but...
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    I said goodbye to 'Freckles' this week

    This week I lost my partner in crime, Freckles was my horse of a lifetime and I owned her for 20 years since she was 5 months old. She is where my H&H forum name came from. Some of the older members might remember me asking for advise when me and my horses moved to Spain in 2004, we moved back...
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    Moving back to the UK....from Spain..

    After 12 years in Spain its time to come back to the UK, the trailer has returned already with all my horse stuff, (how much stuff! including a set of poly jumps) all my belongings have gone bar a few things to going in the car.. The horses paperwork was finally sorted today and signed off...
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    Medium turnout rug ---- which one?

    Having lived in Spain for 11 years and with me bringing my rugs over with me *yes they have lasted that long, but they don't get used as much as they would in the UK, but it does get cold and sometimes snows in winter, but its time for some new ones, Ive always used Aerborn, but there are so...
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    Very Very needle shy horse... to calm, result! :D

    My horse Freckles is very very needle shy, no idea why as Ive had her from a foal (shes now 17 and has got worse over the years) shes a nightmare for vaccinations, 2 days ago she tried to bite and kick the vet why she had her booster, she then needed a 5 day course of inflammatory injections...
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    Advertising prices.... where are they!!!

    I'm thinking of advertising my house in the Horse & Hound, but do you think I can find the advertising rates anywhere... no! I don't want to go through the rigmarole of doing an advert to find out the price at the end, come on H&H get your act together and make it easy to find the...
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    DNA test results...

    So I got my results, I had her done using Wisdom Panel... The dog I had tested was a rescue 'Honey' (found wandering the streets).. so no idea of her breeding at all, so I had her done out of interest, I guessed Lhasa apso or perhaps dachshund x... as she long, little legs, golden blonde...
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    Dog DNA testing for breed...

    Has anyone had this done? I recently homed a rescue puppy, she was found wandered the streets so parents are totally unknown and we are guessing her age (3 months) a guy in the petshop asked if she was dachshund x... also suggestions are poodle x ... lab x so I would love to try to find out...
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    Raw food diet.... tips, advice please

    Ive got a 9 year old sheltie, and Im going to go down the raw food diet with her, she does like raw meat as she scrounges when Im cutting meat in the kitchen for scraps, and she has had the odd chicken carcass in the past, Ive been reading up on what I should/should not feed, and there is a lot...
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    The proper way to keep horses cool in the heat :D

    Well I know its been hot in the UK, and its been very hot here in Spain, but my lovely stally Harley has found the perfect way to keep cool Don your hat and shades and have a carrot cocktail round the pool... (and the silly b*gger never batted an eyelid while I dressed him up, didnt do much for...
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    Genetics people... blue eyes..

    I have a chestnut leopard Appaloosa, though he was born blanket, with a blaze, now one of his eyes is partial blue, and I was informed the other day that he must carry the splash gene to cause this, is this correct? as a baby, and 3 years go... now...
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    So my overseas lovelies... did you take you horse with you?

    Or... did you buy a new horse once you emigrated, or are you now horseless... and how have you found horse ownership different to the UK , if at all..... I moved to Spain 8 years ago (how time flies!!) and brought over my 2 Appaloosa mares (told the 'now' ex there was no way was I moving...
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    Homemade Tricklefeed nets...

    I was asked how I got on with making my own... well the netting finally came this week, it measured 4m x 2m, but you can get different sizes, the edges were wrapped and strong, so I used this part for the top, I made the nets approx 1..2m x 1m (so I have a bit spare to repair any holes) A...
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    The Medals Table... GB tops :D

    The medals table at the moment 9th August......... 1st China with 78 ~ 2nd USA with 83 ~ GB with 51..... now divide the number of people in those counties with the number of medals won.. and the the UK comes top... GB 1 medal for every 1,227,960 people.... the USA 1 medal for every 3,784,578...
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    Princess Ann

    How nice to see her give Zara and hug and kiss on each cheek when she presented her with her Silver medal, proud mummy moment me thinks :D I did wonder if she would after she shook everyone elses hand...
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    Horses in the heat of summer...

    OK, so I know you have not had the best weather in the UK, but here this week (Spain) its been reaching 40'c/ 104'f in the shade and 49'c /120'f in the sun, flipping hot! (its cooled down today to a more respectable 30'c) Now the horse all live out at home, a 22 year old welsh sec A, 2...
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    Bit the bullet tonight... :-/

    Well, I had to do it... Stallion (Harley) has his own paddock, lives out 24/7 ....in the paddock next door is his mum, his son Aramis, whos a 2 year old colt, my old welsh pony and other appy mare..... (where they can all touch each other) the mares are starting to come into season.. and the...
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    Likits and Uncle Jimmys..

    Has anyone tried the Uncle Jimmys Licky things?.. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNCLE-JIMMYS-LICKY-THING-CRUNCHY-CARROT-GREAT-TREAT-/110807090243?pt=UK_Horse_Wear_Equipment&hash=item19cc9e0443 Ive heard they last a lot longer than the likits and are more healthy, the horses get so bored, no...
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    Vet bills.. what would you pay?..

    My horse (6 year old home bred appy stallion) got colic 2 weeks ago, (no idea why) called the vet out, and she said it was a displaced colon... best thing was to get him straight to the vet hospital incase he needed an op, as its an hour drive from here, down in Alicante (Im in Spain) So we...
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    Backing a 2 year old..

    Friend on FB has backed her 2 year old, ( with her saying... but hes big and strong and didnt mind at at.. and racehorses are backed at 2...) plus photos yesterday of it being jumped on the lunge..(riderless) can anyone give my link to why this is bad... growth plates not fused etc...
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    Horse prices over the years.. madness...

    I was looking through a old H+H from 1991 (as Im painting the cover photo) and cant believe the horses are cheaper now than they were 22 years ago!... example... 16.2 mare, done dressage £4200 14.3 cob £1500 12.2 Welsh pony £750 and just flicking though...
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    RIP Sherry....

    Just had a message from my mum, shes had to have her beloved horse PTS today.... aged 31, and mum had owned her for 28 years... and we both had many happy years with her.. and she was a horse in a million, *cant believe she bought her when I was 18!! and im 46 nearly now.. even rode her until...
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    Inappropriate clothing... when with horses..

    Ok so ive just fed the horses, all live out, 1 stallion (own paddock) 2 mares 3 yearlings and 1 pony... (all share a paddock) Its been a hot day here and ive been in the pool so still in Bikini bottoms, a little towel that wraps round and fastens with velcro (primark special) and flat...
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    aww.... love my Stallion...

    Well ive been in my new house 3 months now, and not took the stallion out, been SO busy, but he does live out 24/7 next to the 2 mares and 3 yearlings, and they can touch over the fence... which is 100 times better than most stallions over here that are stable 24/7 so tonight decided it was...
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    Alfalfa...

    Ive recently moved from a lovely big farm house with barn, to a much smaller place with no barn... aghhh.... Ive always fed the horses alfalfa, which comes in bales like hay (which is very hard to get here in Spain) now, because im going to have to stack it outside, and cover it, im thinking...
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    Polyjumps fading... anyone else had problems.?

    Polyjumps and blocks.... has anyone got them, Ive had mine a while, some I bought in 2004 and some 2006 (I think) Ive got the blocks, multi-jumps and the 8 integral uprights, and all the 'red' ones have faded and are now white, though the blue ones are fine, and the poles are fine too.. anyone...
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    Looking for livery.. Arnold, or surrounding Nottingham

    Looking for livery, Pony is 14hh Appaloosa Gelding, 5 years old, to live out 24/7 all year round...would prefer somwhere with nice off road hacking and a school, needs part livery where pony could be fed and checked 4 times a week, due to daughters college and work commitments, easy reach of...
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    Well hes left for the UK :-(

    Well a day mixed with saddness and happiness today... Moonshine who we bred 4 years ago, left for the UK, my daughter now lives there so he is off to join her... He was such a star tonight, we had to meet the lorry down the track and it was dark, so I led him down with a friend in a car...
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    Thats all my foals arrived....

    Well my last foal for this year arrived 1am Sunday morning.. and another spotty... here they are in order of arrival.... they are all Appaloosas (even the solid one) Mariola Aramis born April.. Solid bay colt.. may colout out. Mariola Amethyst... Bay near leopard filly.. Born May...
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