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    Your Winter Daily routine?

    Mine live out in 13 acres so this is my routine at the moment. Upto the yard at 7. Fetch in the one to groom, tack up and work. Then cool down, groom, feed both horses and then back out they go. Back home for 8:45 for work at 9am. That's it!
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    Planning for some mares sharing field with geldings

    My YO's notified me that two mares are coming to the yard. I asked if they would be separate from ours which they explained they would be initially in another fenced off paddock but explained that their owners want them to go in with my geldings ideally straight away. I'm not massively pleased...
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    What do you do for a living?

    I have average GCSEs, had a baby aged 18 then went on to do a degree in Law and a Master's in Social Work. I've been a Child Protection Social Worker for 2 years and just looking at a complete career change. Although the money is OK the job is soul destroying at times. I've owned horses since I...
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    Fly rug recommendations

    The Equilibrium one has a good write up with Your Horse. Premier Equine look to be generous around the shoulders too.
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    Stirrups under £80?

    These look a good imitation but I'm wondering if they would work as well. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OFFSET-EYE-FLEXI-SAFETY-STIRRUPS-OPTIMUM-LEG-POSITION-HORSE-RIDING-SILVER-BNWT-/113906407218
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    Stirrups under £80?

    I was just about to ask the same question. I've been looking at these from Belgium recommended by H&H https://www.mycompositi.com/en/performance-range/38-eole.html
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    Wwyd re yard move

    Thanks for your suggestions. There's other horses on the main field already and yo has said I can make them have their own field if necessary and can always bring them in during risky times.
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    Wwyd re yard move

    We also have a convalescence paddock that I'm sure the yo wouldn't mind us using.
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    Wwyd re yard move

    Yeah I would be able to have them in during the day in spring/summer. So I would have a weanling and a rising 3 year old (3 in the autumn)
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    Wwyd re yard move

    Not suitable for a naughty cob boy who thinks electric fencing is the crystal maze whether it's on or not.
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    Wwyd re yard move

    No grass at all, overcrowded fields and paying too much for not a good enough service imo. I've done pros and cons the new place has more pros but i don't want to start getting any lami issues, neither have ever had it so don't know if there's any issues that may come along eventually.
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    Wwyd re yard move

    I've found a lovely place to move to, I'm just a bit anxious because the place I'm at now is relatively bare as far as grazing is concerned whereas this new place has good grazing for equines (old racing yard) which could be slightly too good once my two cob geldings are fully grown although I...
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    Why are there no good livery yards?

    In my experience livery yards have good and bad aspects, the best option is owning/ renting your own land. What's ticking my off at the moment is seeing my yard advertise for grass livery when there's no flipping grass left! We have to hay all year round.
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    How much bigger did your youngster get after 2?

    Interesting thread! Op my traditional cob very similar to yours is a late baby to make 14.2 and is currently 2.5 years and the same height as yours too. I bought him last July as a yearling and the amount of growing and changing he's done between then and now is unbelievable. Vet estimated 14hh...
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    Show you your cygnet to swan transformations

    Ghost in February this year, apparently all of the most recent photos are too large!
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    Show you your cygnet to swan transformations

    Ghost when he arrived in July last year as a yearling.
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    Would you buy your horse's foal?

    Thanks for the suggestions and joining in with my excitement! 😂
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    Would you buy your horse's foal?

    Yes there's a few youngsters for him to play with. Well Dad is Ghost, so we were thinking something along the spiritual line, so far the one option I like is Taurus which is nice.
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    Would you buy your horse's foal?

    As he's not even a day old he doesn't have a name yet so I'm happy for suggestions!
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    Would you buy your horse's foal?

    It won't let me upload the photos but he's a gorgeous blue Blagdon too with one blue eye and more of a white head.
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    Would you buy your horse's foal?

    Lloyd's on his dad's side and I don't know actually on mum's!
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    Would you buy your horse's foal?

    Deposit has been put down on him, he's coming to live with daddy in 6 months time and WILL be gelded, and not continuing the bloodline!
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    Would you buy your horse's foal?

    I've asked the owner how much they want for it. I must be cracking up but I know as a second horse it will be what I want and match my gelding aswell so what driving pair they could eventually be too.
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    Would you buy your horse's foal?

    Thanks for the feedback, it's just that I wasn't looking for one right yet, wrong time scenario. I could give it the life it deserves it's just about whether I want to take on this youngster or another at a more convenient time, experience doesn't come into the equation at all so that isn't a...
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    Would you buy your horse's foal?

    I mean I would constantly be wondering afterwards where he went, whether he would be looked after or misused too, so that's what I could possibly be faced with.
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    Would you buy your horse's foal?

    Whilst I agree, how does that help me to make a decision on whether to buy it or not?
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    Would you buy your horse's foal?

    So basically before my boy was gelded he was running with a mare who's had a foal that he is the father of. Now this mare has had the foal which is a lovely colt, the spitting image of his sire. I feel partly responsible for this foal because he's a result of indiscriminate breeding and...
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    Laminitis with no improvement

    Thinking of you today x
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    Laminitis with no improvement

    So sorry PSD, it's a debilitating condition to manage at times and you did your best for your dearly loved friend. Mine was pts 3 years ago along with his elderly friend who had COPD, after an 18 month battle of managing the laminitis for one and COPD for the other. Wishing you all the best at...
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    Laminitis with no improvement

    Thinking of you, stay strong which ever way this goes. All the best x
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