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  1. PapaverFollis

    Recommend me a seat saver.

    I've lost all my lard padding on my backside! 😂 I can feel my seat bones in my treed saddle and I do not like it. I still haven't got my lovely treeless saddle to work on MrT so my seat is in need of saving! Help! I'm leaning towards the inexpensive Shires Supafleece ones. I don't think I...
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    Chews.

    What long lasting chewy things do you give your dogs? My older two can't have anything apart from nylabone type efforts. Anything edible seems to result in vomiting or horror poos. I would like to see if I can keep little Henry a bit more tolerant of variety in his diet. And I want to have...
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    The New Adventures of Henry Spaniel.

    Start with this thread. https://forums.horseandhound.co.uk/threads/springer-spaniel-rescue-useless-owners.815734/ I'm not sure how this thread will turn out but I'd like to share how we get on with Henry somewhere. And now he's landed in his new home with us it seems appropriate to start a...
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    Danger Ears (times two)!

    We were rather concerned but The Beast was brave.... She came back and showed MrT that it was OK. Walked past it twice and he got a biscuit and a pat for being "such a clever, brave boy". After all that adoration he decided that he could be the mighty horse that he knows he is inside and led...
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    Dog behaviour help!

    I think he's trying to communicate. But I can't figure out what it is he is trying to say! Any help? 😉🙄
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    Skull hat size. Confused.

    My current hat, Champion Jnr Jockey Skull, is size "57-58cm" or "2 1/2". I want to replace it. Going somewhere in person is not an option, I know it would be better but such is life. Looking to replace like for like more or less. But the sizing on the Champion skull hats I'm finding is...
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    Riding bridleless.

    How do people do this? 😆 I'm 100% sure I would literally poo my pants if I tried. I know, I know, reins aren't for control and seat aids and all that whatnot but oh my actual, no handbrake for emergencies? I have no idea what I would do with my hands (bar grab me some mane or possibly...
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    Hanging feed bucket but...

    ... circular? I know. Physics. But does such a thing exist? MrT has to have sloppy feed in a door hanging manger. Else there is, without fail, drama. And wasted feed. His rubber square door hanging manager is ok. But he can't get the feed out of the corners with his blunt chisel nose...
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    Driving ponies.

    How much can they pull? Just musing away, got a bee in my bonnet about driving at the moment. Don't worry I'm not impulsive so won't do anything silly, but my brain is tap tap tapping away so I need to find stuff out. 😂 my friend just got a Clydie and had her broken to drive and I'm insanely...
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    Will it never end?

    I just seem to be finding out about more and more threatening things in the horse's environment all the time. I feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of just keeping them alive. I've always just chucked them in a field after checking for big holes, ragwort and that the fences are adequate...
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    Why is this difficult? (Little and Large)

    The Beast believes that she is small and therefore the same size as Little Dragon. Little Dragon believes that she is huge and therefore the same size as The Beast. They cannot understand why mutual grooming would be tricky... but it is. 🤔 Anyone else got a little and large?
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    Pictures All the cool kids.

    I told them that only cool kids can pull off wearing matching clothes with their mates... they remain unconvinced.
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    Stablegraze.

    Has anyone got one? How is it? Has it stood the test of time? It looks a really good solution to The Greedy Horse Problem. But it's not something I've seen before or even heard of. And it's pricey, as you would expect! But I'm wondering if it might be worth the investment given how The...
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    There are two types of horses...

    1. The ones that panic. 2. The ones that... don't. 😂 He's a derp. But he's my derp. ❤
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    Breed recommendations.

    Can anyone recommend a breed for an active older couple? They are considering, possibly more than considering, a standard poodle. I'm not sure it's the best choice and want to suggest some other options. It's my mum and dad. Dad is very like me and will do his research with respect to the...
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    Place your bets...

    ... on what shade of chestnut MrT is going to be wearing this season... You'd think it wouldn't change but with the copper deficiency issue last year I'm wondering if he might go a deeper shade if liver chestnut with the copper issue rectified. He was quite orange last year even after he...
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    Prolite pad dimensions.

    Has anyone got a prolite pad they could measure for me? Have spectacularly failed with the nuumed pad I bought to get the right size so wondering if I could get actual dimensions for a prolite. Gullet length. And width across the back section would be really useful.
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    Straight herbs.

    Where would be a good place to buy unmixed herbs for the horses from? I won't buy from Equimins. I want to mix up my own magic concoction. 😉 Mainly I want them to eat their bliddy tea in a bucket without getting sniffy about the amount if minerals they have to have once the grass starts...
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    Need girth recommendations.

    I was thinking about a prolite but have just seen a couple of posts not in their favour and if I'm going to spend ££££ I do not want to be looking at it and wondering if it is right! The Beast needs a 32 inch dressage girth, possibly even a 34 inch if such things exist. Big barrel, forward...
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    Random injury.

    I think I have Scoot Boot Thumb (rather than Tennis Elbow). I sometimes get arthritis type pains in some finger joints so I just thought it was that at first. But I was rubbing it and the tendon started crackling under my finger so thats more tendinitis isn't it? It's my right thumb and it...
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    Long forelock + windy weather....

    Equals eye irritation? MrT has a slightly weepy eye in the side his forelock tends to fall. It's been so windy and the big divot like to stand facing into the wind, letting his mane blow around and glorifying in his own magnificence.... I'm wondering if the forelock is just at the wrong...
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    Pictures Show us your lockscreen...

    Cheer me up, I'm miserable as sin. Extra bonus points for a heartwarming story. Here's mine... And the photo it comes from...
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    Prebiotic/Prebiotic

    Can anyone recommend me a pro/prebiotic to feed as a gut health booster please? For horses in case that needs saying! Thank you.
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    Facebook banning horses for sale...

    That went well! My feed is FULL of horses 👀 for new 🏡 for mid four figures or 4️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ etc etc. 😂
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    Lifting the back legs exercise

    In hand. Classical in hand palaver type thing. As outlined in 55 Corrective Exercises book. Tried it with Beast today. Got a couple of half a second leg lifts which was fine because we can build on that. One or two annoyed kicks. Also fine, lighter pressure deployed. But mostly she just stood...
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    80:20 forage distribution.

    Just seen a post on Facebook but can't find it again... was from a feed company I think. Suggesting that forage should be split 80/20 day/night. Because forage deprivation during the day causes EGUS but during the night does not... Has anyone seen that? Given that I can't just feed mine...
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    This doesn't warrant a whole thread.

    But not sure where else to ask it. We need a "small questions" thread. Does that forearm need clipping as well? I mean we aren't about to win any neat and tidy prizes anyway. But it does look like he has a hairy ham hock stuck on him rather than a leg.... Answers on a postcard.
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    For people that "don't rug"

    ...or "try not to rug". If there a minimum temperature on your philosophy? So is there a temperature it could reach that would make you stick a rug on despite the horse usually not needing a rug? I very much try not to rug MrT. Last winter I didn't rug him at all but for various reasons he...
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    Wheelbarrow. Mud. You know. That.

    Barrows of poop, slight upwards slope, increasing amounts of mud. It's making me sad. Are two wheeled barrows better? Four wheel garden cart? One of those roller ball ones? Poo panniers on the pony? Woman the F up and get on with it? Give up completely and keep the horses on the hardstanding...
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    Sneezing Spaniel

    I'll be calling the vet on Monday because there's something else wrong with him too but the spaniel has been sneezing since yesterday evening. At first it was a big sneezing fit. Then it was a few little sneezes through the evening. Nothing noticeable overnight. A bit of sneezing this...
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