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    List for crufts

    Go and see the Hovawarts :) I met an absolutely darling one at Crufts and it made me really want one, despite vowing never to have a hairy dog (short haired all the way for me!).
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    whippet wardobe

    These are really good, I've had a few from them over the years - fast delivery and lovely coats https://togsfordogs.net/
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    Living out over winter- worried

    That would depend entirely upon which track system it is. I had an extremely poor experience with one, resulting in me having to rescue my crippled horse. Feel free to pm me.
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    Schnauzer..really bad news .

    So sorry to read this. There are no words to make it easier. Sending love and strength.
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    Holiday riding (beach preferably) in Cornwall

    We're going on holiday to Cornwall soon; I usually try and look out a local riding school or trekking centre to have a blast on the beach while I'm away. We're staying near St Austell (so south coast) - would be willing to travel an hour or so to get to somewhere decent though. Doesn't HAVE to...
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    Is this a horsefly bite

    My boy used to react like this to horsefly bites - they were the size of dinner plates. I ended up putting him in a sweet itch rug in summer as a normal fly sheet didn’t stop them 😕
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    What is the most stupid thing said to you by another dog owner??

    Oh my GOD! Why ever would they do that?! Not to mention the fact that their dogs may have attacked the puppies (if your bitch had let them get anywhere near). My dog would have probably tried to eat the puppies, he absolutely detests puppies! Absolute recipe for disaster in so many ways...
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    Pointy ears HELP!!

    I tried coins. They got launched at high velocity like little bullets when he shook his head. Also tried snoring strips... They didn't work for fixing the errant ears, but wish I'd kept them for OH!
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    Petition

    Gosh this makes a mockery of my Amazon Smile donations to Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust! Signed.
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    Pointy ears HELP!!

    They might sort themselves out in time. My Manchester Terrier had the most perfect, show-worthy button ears as a pup. They went pointy when he hit adolescence - and especially at shows, so we never did place. I did try a couple of tricks to try and train them down, half heartedly as I didn't...
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    What the hell?

    I remember being horrified at seeing a Boxer puppy in a tiny, bright fluorescent-lit glass cage in an animal feed store in the Valencia region in Spain, probably about 15 years ago. I think they still do this over there now (along with all sorts of other horrible things). Yes, we do have issues...
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    Pictures I cannot believe I am posting this - RIP Arizona

    So, so sorry to read this awful news. Your second post about your husband had me in tears sitting waiting for the obligatory 15 mins after my Pfizer jab - I must have looked very odd but I don’t care. The utter devastation you must be feeling! Heartbroken for you. So glad your hubby has had the...
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    Should I hit the panic button?

    Aww congratulations! What a rollercoaster for you! Glad mare and foal both doing well.
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    Run free, Gypsum, May 2, 1993 -June 2, 2021

    So sorry for your loss. Tears in my eyes reading your beautiful words about your beautiful horse. Sending love x
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    Odd things you’ve found in a field

    A severed lamb's leg. Presume fox (?) had eaten the rest :(
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    A Very Sad Day In The Life Of A Work Rider 😭

    So very sorry, Elf. Devastating for you and all who knew him. Rest easy, Borris.
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    update - abscess - vet visit

    How terribly sad, but very brave of you to make that decision. I hope you manage to have a nice few days with her, spoiling her rotten and telling her how much you love her. Thoughts with you at this devastating time.
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    Throwing me off

    I would walk away if I were you. In fact, I'd run. I've had too many experiences part loaning where a horse has been clearly in pain and owner not willing to investigate - I just won't do it any more, it's riding lessons or nothing until I can get my own again. I don't know if people are...
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    Missing horse rider - Omberlsey/Droitwich

    This is not too far from me. I’ve been sharing it on FB; her poor family must be beside themselves. It’s really got under my skin, perhaps because she’s a fellow rider or perhaps because she’s vulnerable and it just makes me think how vulnerable my sister (who’s got additional needs) would be...
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    Cut paw.

    Yikes that looks sore! Hope she's on the mend very quickly and the enforced rest isn't too difficult, bless her!
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    I lost my Spud.

    So sorry for your loss 🖤
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    Colic - healing vibes please

    So sorry for your loss 🖤
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    WWYD?

    He's replied to my email accepting the deduction from his invoice. Apparently I signed a contract saying that he wouldn't be responsible for any vet bills incurred whilst in his care, but stupidly I didn't keep a copy of it myself so I can't check this (he only gave me one copy and I clean...
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    WWYD?

    Yes, I plan to take it very steady on the walk. I've let the organiser know he can be nervous, I'll keep my distance until he relaxes. Fingers crossed it's a positive experience and we can start to build on that on each walk we do! :)
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    WWYD?

    He was charging £47.50 per day... insanely expensive but hey, if it had worked and F felt more confident around other dogs I’d have happily paid it. We’ve had so many negative experiences now, I just want him to be back to his old, playful, confident self. Trainer’s remit was specifically around...
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    WWYD?

    Precisely what I shall say to him if he argues with me!
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    WWYD?

    Just to be clear, I was never going to let F go to this trainer again anyway. I sacked him after the second time F got injured - not immediately, but once I was better enough to think straight and string together a sentence! Clearly thought he knew my dog better than I do 🙄 I’ve only just...
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    WWYD?

    Yes, he did seem to talk the talk as well on our first meeting/assessment though. Should have trusted F's initial assessment ;) he's usually right! Yep think I will deduct the vet bill from the total he wants. Just need to write a well worded, assertive message to accompany it.
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    WWYD?

    I'll try to keep this as short as possible... Hired a dog walker/trainer to get F's confidence up around other dogs after many negative experiences. Seemed really good, ex police dog handler, all the relevant qualifications etc. Had a very lengthy assessment with me and F, went through all his...
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    May bank holiday weekend plans

    Nothing for me this weekend (although I have started having a weekly lesson at the riding school I used to work at, so will be doing that on Monday evening...) but I'm taking my little boy for his second ever pony ride on Saturday afternoon. Cute pics will follow ;) hope he enjoys it as much as...
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