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    horsey hoodys!

    Let me see yours ! I really want one but have to design it myself ..... would love to see some inspiration :)
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    who has horses our 24/7 through winter? reassure me!!

    Hi, basically current yard offers no winter turnout at all so for 6/7 months of the year they are confined to their box! I am really not willing to do that so have found a new yard that has a horse for sale...so when it goes i can have their box! However, until then I can have 24/7 turnout...
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    weight gain for dogs?

    My Mother has an middle aged (not old, 6!) greyhound X. I know these breeds are on the light side but he has always been a poor doer! Does anyone have a dog similar? if so, what do you feed them? He doesn't do very well on biscuit meals, and never eats very many of them. He is fed on a diet of...
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    can anybody recommend a bib?!

    As title. My slightly scrawny youngster needs something to stop his rug rubbing his chest. Does anybody use one and can recommend... Or.. does anybody have one ;). Also.. What sizes do they come in? pony, cob and full I presume? in which case... He may need a cob?
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    would it make you cross....

    if one of your horses was on a yard, you had never met the farrier so had specifically requested your horse not be done until you can arrange your own time when you are around and yet the horse is done along with the others regardless. Then to top it off you are not happy with the job and yet...
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    Dog hiding food?

    Hello, I have lurked a bit and now have a question that you can hopefully help me with. :-) I have an 8 month old doberman puppy bitch. She is absolutely fab in most ways, she has always been in a crate but now due to space etc she only has a crate upstairs for over night. She used to be fed...
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    mounting blocks. Anyone given up with finding a cheap one and made their own?

    As title! I am looking for a mounting block and all the wooden ones are about £70. Has anyone made one with success... I'm thinking of getting the OH to make one out of some old decking.. ? Any ideas and pictures would be appreciated :)
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    where to find cheap but DECENT saddle :)

    I have been on a saddle hunt for aggess now! I just want a nice leather saddle, not a harry dabs or anything as it's ponies first one! Can anyone recommend one? 16ish inch wide fit Also how do you go about getting the saddler to assess? I mean without the horse being ridden, would I just get a...
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    where to find cheap but DECENT saddle :) also in stable room

    I have been on a saddle hunt for aggess now! I just want a nice leather saddle, not a harry dabs or anything as it's ponies first one! Can anyone recommend one? 16ish inch wide fit Also how do you go about getting the saddler to assess? I mean without the horse being ridden, would I just get a...
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    where to find cheap but DECENT saddle :)

    I have been on a saddle hunt for aggess now! I just want a nice leather saddle, not a harry dabs or anything as it's ponies first one! Can anyone recommend one? 16ish inch wide fit :) Also how do you go about getting the saddler to assess? I mean without the horse being ridden, would I just get...
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    we all know fox gloves and ragwort is poisonous how much?

    I am the first to go hunting round my paddocks for the blighters but... how much would a horse have to consume of foxgloves or ragwort before they were caused harm? i once heard that ragwort was only poisonous when it was dried, how much truth is there in that? also i have never directly known a...
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    dreading the winter months!

    my horse got so bored last winter! his turnout is severly restricted but i at least try to turn him out while mucking out (moving yards is not an option sadly!).is there anything i can do to make it better for him? he has haylage 4 x a day when hes in and his hardfeed, i give him swedes but they...
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    things to ask/mention/see/do...

    when viewing a yard/trainer that will potentially be breaking your youngster in!! what can i ask? what do i need to ask? im new to this!! :) thankyou in advance for any help! much appreciated!!
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    Joanne Shaw Equestrian - Warrington

    anyone used her? reviews? thinking of sending my boy for breaking there.... thanks :)
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    measuring the seat for a saddle?

    this may be a silly question but how do you measure what seat size you need for a saddle. i know it cannot sit further back than the ribs etc etc and that its for the rider to sit comfortably. my horse is 14.3 welsh X and im a lightweight/short rider. iv tried a 17" on him and its too big as he...
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    need advice with rugs please :)

    hello, i have got a warmblood x native horse (but more warmblood!), he is nearly 4 now. he has never really had a rug except for being outside. i was wondering whether i should rug him up this winter. i used to share him but the other lady has dropped out now leaving him to me. she has always...
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