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    For those who have both PTS and sold on horses

    i had my last mare PTS she was 6. purely as she was ill and nothing could cure her except living out - she was a field ornament who i couldnt afford for the next twenty years doing nothing.... nor could i risk giving her away. ive sold my first horse who was a nutter and should have been put...
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    Those with non horsey oh's

    first time i got him to muck out........ second time i got him riding my horse :D i love him but horsey time is my time :D i dont mind sharing horse time occasionally but hes not horsey and just does it to amuse me and irritate me as hes a natural rider :D
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    how to afford horses & children?

    Probably not qualified to selling my horse as i want a house/life etc - i cant afford even a house with a horse - so one has to go [horse] i couldnt imagine having a horse and a baby.... time as well as money... there are always horses - no matter how attached we are - my mare...
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    In the market for a 3 yr old heavy cob type

    preloved :D lots of coloureds tho....i knwo this as i have one - and id never get another :D
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    horses and OH's

    My boyfriend thinks my horse is 'cool'... probably as he only sees her every few weeks and dosent gethalf the crap that goes with it I did say a couple of weeks ago about selling up as i just had enough - i was met with a dont you dare... and suddenly more plans to see the horse.... He...
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    Colic Surgery - experiences, am I being selfish?

    mines insured - but a lot go over the insurance.... in all honesty i wouldnt put mine through colic surgery - even if it was an endless pot of money... but thats just me.
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    Increase in value post backing

    tbh i wouldnt touch a horse that had not been backed age 7..... even at 5 im wary about touching if it hasnt been backed. defo better value in backed v unbacked tho...
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    has anyone given up horses then regretted it?

    yes hated it... was miserable and had more money... was happy for about a month - then wondered wtf was i meant to do....... she went out on loan and circumstances as they were meant i got her back anyhow [i was plannign to buy another the following year and leave her there but didnt work...
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    What Are Your Absolute NO Points Re Horses?

    rearer and bolter If i had a true bolter it would be pts....
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    The 10 types of horses - funny

    i would have said a moody mare 12 month ago and i hated her now shes a ten..... i thought my last horse was a horse of a lifetime - this one is something else :]
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    Field 'divots' - do you stamp yours back down?!

    i have better things to do :D at an old yard a long time ago - the yo made us stamp them down, slightest bit of rain too they didnt go out - or if they were out they came in. Yard im on now, rolls and harrows so we have no need - and FWIW - we have tons of grass :D
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    Are you happy at your livery?

    yes. i love it. and id never move unless i moved areas. the facilites arnt amazing...but it suits - my horse is happiest shes ever been and so am i :D
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    What would you do if you ran over something in the car?

    some little cretin killed a cat a few years ago...he didnt even bother to stop. I pulled over and bundled the [unfortunately] dead cat into the car and took it to the local vets - for a chip...sadly nothing -but i think its the best thing to do i always stop - even that night i had my...
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    How often do you review how much your horse costs?

    never ever ever ever :D she gets what she needs.... and dosent go without :D
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    Cheshire Retirment Livery

    arley is better imo....
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    YOs, what are your thoughts on liveries doing favours for each o

    Im on a pure DIY yard - there is someone who charges for services [who i pay] yard owners are fully aware and quite happy for this to go ahead. personally, i dont care who gets my money as we don't do favours - at all... i pay then everyone knows where they stand...
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    WWYD… 3YO kicked handler

    this is literally my horse 2 years ago she booted me and someone else.... so the last time she did it - she got PASTED. and i mean pasted. she never did it again unless there was food around [was severely food aggresive] - now i can do anything with her with high value feed - including...
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    Livery with no grazing.

    no never, not even with arena turnout....
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    What are your 4 year olds doing? Mine surprised me yesterday....

    same i backed mine last yer [april]... and done sweet FA since.. she wasnt mature enough, then i got a longer hours job... shes loving being a lady of leisure...until march...shes being re-backed :D she is a late foal so will be 4.5
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    Yard owners! What do you do with liveries on Christmas Day?

    Mine was in today - i was in work all day and if anything went wrong theres nothing i could do about it Mucked out at 7am, skipped out and finished off at 6pm after work... works for us every year :D
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    How do you fit in family and horses?!

    I dont have kids,, but I think when i do - pony days will probably be over. Horse wont ever be sold but probably out on loan/share or field livery for a few years I work full time/have a bf, dogs, house etc and quite honestly god knows how people fit in kids with horses too.....superhuman...
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    Turnout - How Many Hours?

    about 7 hours a day - she wants in any more than that to be honest.
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    How long does it take to bond with a horse?

    erm sorry to disappoint - 2 years......... i feel like im slowly getting there - we have little setbacks mostly due to her fear which she cant deal with - shes bonded well with me - comes flying over to me in the field, lovely in the stable and over food aggresion n the stable :D
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    14.1 and a half, cob in a 6ft 3in Rug....

    my 14.3 sports horse is in a 6/3 - fits lovely...shes just 4 too :D
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    My goodness I've spent a lot of money!!!

    what a lovely thread :] My horse never has enough stuff either...i cant ride her at the moment [being re-backed very very slowly]... but nice to buy her things still :D no wonder we have no money :D black friday dosent help......... :D
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    Ordering from Abler...

    i have more than once...i dont anymore...they are from the seychelles [sp..] pm me if you want any help :D
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    New puppy feeding question

    mines are on james wellbeloved... its a good food :D
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    You have a budget of £200! What do you buy?

    pony. :D
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    Are your horses kept in on rainy days?

    no - unless its ice and snow - shes out... my yard do keep in if its torrential - which is fair enough, i dont mind her in as long as she has a net to keep her happy. She loves her stable anyhow but id rather her out She does get mud fever quite badly [4 whites] but I will treat as we go...
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    I'm writing my will...what to do with horse

    Ive left mine to my mum - and as it stands, the money in my horsey account with pay for euthanasia...sounds horrid but i always have [and will] 700 set aside for this..... i did this with my last mare and sadly used it. if not - the money is there for a nice retirement field for her... shes...