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  1. ruscara

    Help please with weird winter behaviour

    A friend has a ten year old Cleveland Bay x Welsh Cob who is a kind, genuine but quite dominant horse. He is in a herd of six, who go out in the day in winter and in at night, and the reverse in summer. In summer, he's no problem to turn out or bring in, but as soon as he has to wear a rug -...
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    A short survey about hay prices - please please complete

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QLWCF6N This is a very short survey for my daughter's uni work. Please if you can, take a little time to fill it in. It's about rising hay prices, so I guess is relevant to us all! :)
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    A question for driving bods

    I know nothing about driving so forgive if the question is numpty I saw a two wheeled cart thing with a young chap in it, being drawn by a nice coloured cob (I leave you to fill in the description of both horsey and man ). The horse was bowling along the road at a spanking trot with his...
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    Not horsey .................

    An observation, and a sincere question: An increasing number of threads in the Lounge announce that they are 'not horsey', even though the New Lounge 2 is for 'general equestrian posts'. The Soapbox is for 'non horsey news and views'. I wonder why people don't want to post in Soapbox I...
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    Anyone any experience of Cushings?

    A friend's horse has just been diagnosed, and she really needs some reassurance Any experiences would be really helpful for her
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    Rug waterproofing products

    I have used several waterproofing products - spray and paint on - including stuff for tents. And NONE of them has worked. Does anyone know/can recommend any that actually do what it says on the tin?
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    What does 'field sound' mean to you?

    My boy is 24, happy and cheeky, but has arthritis and is becoming quite lame. He's on one bute a day and the vet can't say exactly where he's lame without nerve blocks etc. He walks out well and happily to the field (out at night, in during the day) and generally seems fit and well. But he is...
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    Bareback Pads

    Has anyone any experience of using these bareback pads? I have the offer of a second hand (good condition) one to use for my horse. He's 24 and his back is dipping, so hard to fit with a conventional saddle. My daughter rides him bareback mainly now, and I thought one of these might be...
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    Founderguard

    Has anyone used/is using this? I have asked my vet to get me some, but she says it is hard to get hold of now She is going to try. I know it's only available in this country with a special licence (Lord knows why?) but freely available in Australia at least. Has anyone got any? How did you...
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    The Welshman (adultish joke)

    A Welshman was washed up on a beach after a terrible shipwreck. Only a sheep and a sheepdog were washed up with him. After looking around, he realised that they were stranded on a deserted island. After being there a while, he got into the habit of taking his two animal companions to the beach...
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    Puns (don't blame me!)

    Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, but when they lit a fire in the craft it sank -- proving once and for all that you can't have your kayak and heat it, too. Two boll weevils grew up in South Carolina. One went to Hollywood and became a famous actor. The other stayed behind in the...
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    Asking the right question (joke)

    Asking The Right Question While visiting England, George Bush is invited to tea with the Queen. He asks her what her leadership philosophy is. She says that it is to surround herself with intelligent people. He asks how she knows if they're intelligent. "I do so by asking them the right...
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    Where there's a will ...........

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    Found this - list of foods poisonous to dogs

    Alcohol Do not give your dog sips of any alcoholic beverage. Ingestion can lead to injury, disorientation, sickness, urination problems or even coma or death from alcohol poisoning. Some dogs may be attracted to alcoholic drinks so don't leave one setting where a dog can reach it. Anti-freeze...
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    Talking Pug

    Here
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    'Coloured' showing classes

    We occasionally take Marius to local shows, and he does very well in Unregistered Native, Riding Horse, and Coloured classes. Just local showing, nothing posh. Next month we want to take him to a show and want to do the Veteran and Coloured classes. Somebody said to check whether a dun would...
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    Fabulous freestyle dressage video - love it!

    Here
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    Smart doggie. Short video

    Here
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    Another happy ending

    2-day old filly rescued by Good samaritan on coldest day in indiana "I am proud to introduce all of you to our newest member of the USERL family—a two-day old filly! This filly had the unfortunate luck of being born on the coldest day in years in Northern Indiana, when temperatures were...
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    Talking dogs

    Here
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    Poor pony in Daily Mail today - happy ending

    Seeing him gallop across a field, it's hard to believe that only four months ago Charlie would have been in too much pain to do this. The six-year-old Shetland pony's hooves were so overgrown they were curling up, causing him to rock back and putting pressure on his lower limbs. Sparky had...
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    Funny dogs - video

    Here is a video someone sent me, of funny dogs!
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    If you can .......

    If You Can.. If you can start the day without caffeine; If you can get going without pep pills; If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains; If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles; If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it; If you can...
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    Equestrianism for Ladies in the mid 1800s

    Here are pages from a book all about riding etc. for Ladies. Here's an example: I am fascinated!
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    Can your doggies do this?

    I expect you've seen it before, but I loved it. The dog was obviously having such a great time: Video
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    Brilliant dog video

    Here It's got horses in it, too!
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    I went to Hickstead and I got ....

    A pair of Jodhs for a tenner, a Stubben Trevira girth for £20 and a FREE fleece rug from Horse and Hound (I took out a subscription for Horse mag - which I buy anyway - and they gave me a beautiful fleece rug!) I had the most yummy strawberries and marshmallows with hot chocolate sauce. And...
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