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    Searching for HARVEY!

    Hi I'm looking to trace HARVEY, a 13.2 chestnut gelding with a thick flaxen mane and tail. He would be 13/14 now and he liked to nip and could be quite stubborn but was quite a good jumper. He was last sold in Malpas Cheshire in 2012, we miss him and would welcome any info xxx
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    "No martingale and a simple snaffle bridle"

    The kids at our yard are all hoping for five point breastplates, when I asked why the answer I got was because they look nice!!!
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    Would you be angry?

    Nope. I wouldn't be angry if my sharer chose to have a lesson with a four year old child or the devil himself if she or he so wished.....
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    What creature does your hose share feed with? Pictures

    She doesn't seem to mind..... https://www.facebook.com/clarestar.knighton/posts/10203880212857978:1
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    Pictures Improvement in four weeks!

    Trying again.. http://instagram.com/p/u8nOgHH772/
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    Pictures Improvement in four weeks!

    This is what she was like four weeks ago http://instagram.com/p/u8nOgHH772/
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    Pictures Improvement in four weeks!

    From my wild shire TBX with headcollar sores and dull coat To this in four weeks http://instagram.com/p/wbDvcBn7-9/ I'm so pleased with how she is coming on!
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    Your dream livery yard?

    I'm on it. We have huge brick stables, well lit. Floodlit arena, CCTV, 24/7 turnout in 200 acres in mixed herd with hedges, streams and woodland. Free tea and coffee, a great bunch of people that socialise together outside of horses. Amazing Xmas parties that get talked about forever! I could go...
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    How could someone do this?

    That's what happened to my mare when I got her. The sores were so deep they were oozing with pus. Thankfully I've now treated them all and I'm hopeful the fur will grow back ok. The most wonderful thing of all is that she's trusted me to put another (padded) headcollar on her. Aren't animals...
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    shire x tb - temperment etc

    God she looks just like mine! :-)
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    Putting weight on a worrier

    I swear by calm and condition it's ace plus ad lib hay
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    Rugging.....let's have a debate!

    My shire TB x will have a waterproof on all winter and nothing else. This is to keep her dry as I believe a horses warmth comes from the provision of good and adequate forage. There are people on my yard who's horses are already trussed up like Xmas turkey's so god knows what they will do when...
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    shire x tb - temperment etc

    http://instagram.com/p/vVp1M1H74X/ Here's my shire TB x at two years old. She seems to have a lovely nature so far
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    Charging through gateways

    No she's not used to a bit or bridle yet, she was untouchable four weeks ago!
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    Charging through gateways

    No there's never any horses nearby
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    Charging through gateways

    So my wild shire TB X has decided that she likes to charge through the gate when coming through with me hanging on to the leadrope for dear life! Things I've tried so far; 1. Sing 'the owl and the pussycat' as we go through 2.holding her tight with my elbow in her neck 3. Holding the end of...
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    Riding under the influence?

    I rode to the pub with my YO one day and I'd had Valium.....then 3 pints of Guinness on an empty stomach, I was wasted so YO insisted on clipping a leadrope on me and dragged me back home!!!
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    Update on new wild shire TB X

    Well Olwen had the farrier this week and he trimmed her fronts and congratulated me on the work I've done with her, as he saw how untouchable she was when I first got her. He is doing the backs next time so that she didn't feel over faced or stressed. She was really good. I bought her in from...
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    When you don't rug are you made to feel mean.......

    I have a basic waterproof turnout rug on my shire TB X and I'm not intending to rug her up anymore. She has 24hr access to hay, two feeds a day so her warmth is generated by good forage. The rug is just to keep her dry in the rain.
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    Beyond the call of duty! What does your YO do?

    I've mentioned before I have mental health difficulties. Having a horse does give me a real purpose (most of the time!) My YO holds and gives me my medication daily as I'm not aloud to hold my own medication and have to take it supervised daily. This is above and beyond the call of duty and I...
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    anyone not feed hay in winter. ....?

    My YO has saved 20 acres to turn the horses out in winter, I do give hay when she's on the yard, and feed, and the YO will hay the fields when frosty. There's hay rounds out in the field but they aren't being eaten much as there's still lots of grass x
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    What do you feed?

    Two year old has calm n condition and chaff n garlic, will be the same all year round just less in summer
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    How do you stop a horse playing in his water?

    Put a car tyre around the bucket he can't knock it over then
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    clueless about jumping....

    If following another horse doesn't work, take him over a small log a few times til he gets the idea
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    I am looking to buy some Shire foals... advice

    There's a guy near me in Worcestershire who is always advertising shires for sale, his youngsters start at about 2k upwards. I nearly bought one off him but ended up rescuing a 2yo wild shire TB X instead!!!
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    Depression and horses

    No it's definitely duloxetine xx
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    Depression and horses

    I take a drug called duloxetine and another called olanzepine and when I can get it, Valium which I LOVE!!!! I'm going to try to have a more positive day tomorrow and spend more time with the horse x
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    Depression and horses

    Phew. Not just me then. Thanks everyone. I managed to get to the yard and my mare had her fronts trimmed, it was her first time ever so he's doing the hinds next time so as not to over stress her (or me) I am on medication but just some days it's worse than others x
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    Wretched wretched wretched animal!

    Sorry things are so tough for you. I got made redundant in July and haven't been able to find another job. I will keep my fingers crossed that the lameness is quick and easy to resolve xxx
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    Depression and horses

    I suffer with mental health problems. Today I can't even open the curtains. The farrier is coming to our yard and my mare is supposed to be trimmed for the first time. I just can't face it. Does anyone else suffer crap like this??
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