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    Livery Yards near Exmouth

    I'm moving to the area later this year and am looking for somewhere to keep my little cob, preferably DIY. Doesn't have to be mega posh, just need a stable, turnout and a basic ménage. New to the area so looking for some help from you guys. Cheers
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    Horses4Homes - they don't check references

    Seeing as that's my horses' advert that was linked to at the beginning, I will share my experiences with them... We have been through the loan cycle once, and he is returning due to a change of circumstance of his loaner (it's not for me to share why but no fault of either her or the horse)...
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    Encouraging summer coats and moulting

    Mine is unclipped (youngster not working) but well rugged as he is a pansy WB, he decided the 1st of March was time to start moulting with force.
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    Big horses scared of mini shetland - will they get over it?

    My old shetland caused horror in large horses everywhere he went. My youngster was terrified of him initially but soon got over it.
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    Brewer's yeast as a calmer?

    It seems to help my youngster more so than the magnesium. I would guess possibly gut/digestion related action?
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    Safe way to lead out a sharp youngster??

    I've been here and would always recommend a longer rope/line (along with a hat and gloves!) to give you chance to be able to respond quickly enough. A short pair of reins and they can whip round and be off before you know it. I'm guessing if it's a large baby then is likely to be either a TB or...
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    Opinions on Monty Roberts?

    I like Warwick Schiller. Very blunt and seems to hate warmbloods, but he seems to get good results without too much flannel in between. Think this was the first one I saw -
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    Leading a horse who pulls away

    I've used all the methods suggested at various times When I bought my youngster he wasn't very well handled and I used a Dually to stop him rearing when he didn't get his own way. When he was a bit more settled I moved onto a halter to teach the finesse, which it was great for. Most of the...
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    breaking equipment

    Equi Ami do some nice accessories, even if you don't want the main gadget. Their roller has mahoosive D rings, good for long reining and they do a cavesson with bit clips so that if you are using gadgets you don't need both a bridle and a cavasson on at the same time.
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    Best bedding for a wet horse

    My stable slopes so I just put a sprinkle in the corner where it collects and remove it when I muck out, too much and it just becomes a pain. I did start from shavings though and just wound it down, putting straw on top.
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    Warm tough wellies? Under £100

    Thanks for all these, bit cautious about the muckboots as they do ones that are very similar to the Just Togs ones I bought first. Interestingly after returning them I found a bit of paper in the boot of my car showing that you're not supposed to wet them? How does that work?
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    Best bedding for a wet horse

    Straw with a bit of shavings in the wet spot if necessary. Miles cheaper :)
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    Horse out on loan... but needs new saddle, who pays?

    I bought a saddle for a loan horse I had. The one she came with didn't really fit her very well. I kept hold of it however, and had an adjustable one fitted. When she went back I returned her with her original saddle (which I had stored properly) and kept the adjustable which I then had fitted...
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    Warm tough wellies? Under £100

    Hello all! Please can I have recommendations for some nice and warm, but tough wellies. I have bought Joules in the past as they fit well and are comfy to wear all day, but they usually don't last very long, so no more. Had Ariat Mudbuster and they split very early on, despite me not...
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    Youngster has turned into a maniac

    It's always nice to know you're not alone! Think mine was ahead of his time, I had all this last year when backing/starting him, even binned me off in front of the saddle fitter! I've just started him off again and he is behaving suspiciously well so far. None of the usual exploding or...
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    2014 plans?

    Get baby M going again (he's officially 4 - but his real birthday is May) and find my brave pants and do one of the two things. Get on and ride or Sell!
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    How many horses have you owned?

    I've had a couple on loan, but have owned three in my lifetime (I'm 33) R - Shetland pony, originally bought by some of the girls at the yard for £40 as a foal at Beeston and brought home on the back seat of a car! I was given him at 4 because no-one really wanted him! I adored him even though...
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    Anyone have any horses related to the late Medoc?

    I have a Medoc baby, he was from the last but one season he was at stud, I think he passed away a couple of months after he was born. He looks nothing like a Medoc though, takes totally after his mother who is by Regazzoni (Rubinstein). Daft as a brush. Friend of mine has his full brother who...
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    Freezemarking, are your horses done?

    It's true though that people don't update them or check at sale. I bought my old boy without his freeze mark papers but we did give Farmkey a call to check he wasn't stolen. When I checked him out later after buying him the last registered owners were the ones who freeze marked him 14 years...
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    Freezemarking, are your horses done?

    My Shetland had his on his neck as he was skewbald and his back area was white. My friend had her piebald cob done at the same time and they did his on a black patch on his shoulder.
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    Sandy Lane Equestrian?

    It'd be weekends for me, no time after work after taking care of his nibs.
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    Freezemarking, are your horses done?

    My old boy was done in the early days of Freezemarks (before I got him) his number was 001G! I had my shetland freezemarked, but I can't bring myself to have it done to baby wb.
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    Sandy Lane Equestrian?

    Friend of mine rode at Sandy Lane and really rated it. I was/am looking into going myself as I am in a similar situation to you. Maybe we could go together? :)
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    Do I need to buy a warmblood to get a good dressage horse?

    Someone needs to tell this to my R line terror! On a serious note, I've done what you're suggesting (except mine has a buddy of a similar age) and I wouldn't do it again. He is beautiful and will be an amazing ride for the right rider, but that rider isn't me. I'm getting professional help in...
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    why did you leave your livery yard?

    Left my yard of 23 years after losing my first pony, I still had baby wb there, but couldn't face looking at first pony's empty paddock every day so needed a change of scenery. Left that place after 6 months due to attitude of some of the yard management and general interference in how I kept...
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    How long have you been at your yard!!

    23 years and 9 months, although there was a 6 month gap while I tried somewhere else.
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    Omg 18.3!!!

    It's not that unusual in Hanoverians, there are several Medoc babies that are 18hh+ thankfully mine is only 16.1hh!
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    who do you think are? horse verison!

    Deleted - seen the answer. Contact the Hann stud book they will be able to provide the names from the life numbers.
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    New NAF Balancer

    Have any of the experts here had a look at this? What do you think? I was quite excited until I saw the ingredient list....