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    Electric fencing along foot path

    I have electric fencing along a footpath. The path is 2 metres wide and I have signs up warning that the fence is electric. No one has ever commented on it.
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    Walking with dog treats - what are your views?

    I take treats on walks. Sometimes I give them, sometimes just a pat or a good boy. Gotta keep on top of these pesky terriers. And I don't mind if other people give my dogs a treat either.
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    If Dubarrys aren't the best boot, what are?

    I wanted Dubarry Wexfords. Couldn't get them in my size. Considered Tuffa Norfolks and almost ordered some until I came across Le Chameau Jameson boots. Ordered them yesterday. Fingers crossed they will keep my feet warm and dry!
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    Best colour hi viz

    I have to wear orange high viz as work as apparently that's the best!
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    Which do you love more - your horse or your dog?

    I love them all but my dogs definitely. I could be without a horse but not my dogs.
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    Doggy Day Care

    20 - 30 dogs!! That's insane. If they had a fight and a few joined in there is no way one person could stop a dog being seriously injured or killed. I wouldn't consider leaving any of my dogs in a place like for one second.
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    Dog been attacked :(

    I tend to walk out of the way places now as get a bit sick of it tbh. I have a large staffy X who isn't great with all dogs but loves small dogs and all females. If I see another dog,he goes on the lead. The amount of people who let their dogs run up and jump on him, try to dominate him etc. We...
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    Dog been attacked :(

    My youngest terrier was attacked a few weeks ago. Large Lurcher picked him up and threw him. Then ran over and pinned him and started biting him. We got the big dog off and no actual damage done. However since then he's been a little git with other dogs. Getting in there first. He's ok with dogs...
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    Mo Farah!

    His 10k PB is 1 min 46 secs slower and that was in a 10k track race. Not a triathlon it says. Still an incredible time. He's obviously a strong runner and his 10k times in a tri aren't much slower. That time is almost 2 laps behind though.
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    Good arthritis supplement for dogs

    I've just started a thread about this. Should have scrolled down! Doh!
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    Joint supplement for elderly dobie

    Has anyone had success with any? Or are they as hit and miss as horse ones. My old girl is 11 and I've noticed her back legs getting stiff. In the last month she's had trouble jumping in the car after a walk. She can still run and is full of life, walks have been shortened etc but just wanted...
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    Horse killed dog

    Firstly I'm so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Fudge. If my horse killed a dog I would be devastated. An apology would be the least I could do. I have a footpath through my field and it's fenced off. My horses are generally very good with dogs as I have 5 of my own, but you just never know. I...
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    How much do you pay for large round hay?

    I get the massive rectangular ones. £40 delivered. I usually get 2 at a time. Lasts me around 10 days. Buckinghamshire.
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    Bucking Bronco Dog?! Strange Habits while playing.

    That's funny as my dobie does stuff like that too. She's very horse-like. She rolls a lot on walks and never in stuff like fox poo. She bucks and Broncs and at dinner time she rears lol. Also have a little terrier that stands on his back legs and waves his front 2 paws at you. The faster he does...
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    Doberman or German Shepherd

    I have a dobie so would say get one! We have 5 dogs and I wish the others were like her! She's very laid back and gets on well with the others. On walks she has a good recall and isn't interested in other dogs or people. Just wants to do her running in big circles lol. She's 10 now so has slowed...
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    What's with all 600d turnout rugs?

    I've got a Ruggles and it's really good. Also for a H zone and I love that. One of mine is a destroyer of his own and my other 2's rugs. The H zone has stood up to a lot so far.
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    field left to grow all summer by winter would horses need hay?

    I have 3 on 7 acres. It had never been grazed before and just used to get 2 cuts of hay from. When I moved them in during August the grass was knee high. By December I was giving them hay as it had all gone!
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    Lakeland/fox terrier?

    I think every dog is different. We have 2 working lakelands. Full brothers just a year apart in age. They couldn't be more different. One has a great recall and gets on well with every dog he meets. The other is the most stubborn terrier I've met, not a great recall and likes a scrap. They have...
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    Why can't people freeze mark their horses?

    None of mine are and I don't want them to be. They are all microchipped though.
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    annoyed by the overuse of 'KWPN'

    I have an ISH with a green book. To me apart from the hairy pasterns, he looks like a tb. Although his Sire was, so that would explain it Luci07. He also has a very bushy forelock!
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    Giving up smoking - anyone vaping instead?

    I have a Segeli 75w with various Aspire tanks. Can't fault it.
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    Giving up smoking - anyone vaping instead?

    I've been vaping over a year now. Was on 30 Malborough lights a day. I Vape 3mg nicotine now. Started off on 24. I can use nicotine free and be fine but my favourite liquid didn't taste as nice in 0mg. I love all the sweet juices, custard cream, donuts and cookie style ones!
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    How many horses and how did they come to you?

    Yes. Started with one. Then 2, now 3. First one is retired, so bought another to ride, then thought the retired one would be lonely when I was out riding, so adopted a companion from WHW. I'm sure I will get to 4 over the next year or so!
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    So who else's feild has turned in to a bog this winter ?

    By the field shelter is a bog as it blew over during storm Barney and the tractor had to come in, get it out of the hedge and spin it round. That trashed the already wet field. The middle bit is ok though. Still have plenty of grass to eat and its re-grown in the field shelter a little.
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    Stabled horses and the Animal Welfare Act...your thoughts??

    All I know is that when my horse was on a "posh" yard where he was, what many consider pampered, he was as miserable as sin. A bit of rain and he had to stay in all day. I dread to think how long he would have been kept in this winter. Now he's living the life of an actual horse and free to...
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    Any tips on coping with knee deep clay ?

    I'm no help I'm afraid. I've given up on poo picking. I gave 3 on 7 acres and am just pretending I can't see the mounting poo piles!
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    How to encourage a dog to work

    I've never encouraged any of mine, you don't need to, it's bred into them. My jrt won't tug or play games of any kind. But show him something he thinks he can kill and there's no stopping him. The fell terriers love a tug and a rag and whilst they have just as high a prey drive, I think the jrt...
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    Tail docking info please

    My jrt is the only undocked terrier we have. He does a lot of bushing and his tail gets shredded and bleeds badly. So I wish he had of been. The other 2 docked ones don't get that issue. Terriers don't just go to ground 😆
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    Tail docking info please

    My dobie's tail is about the same length as the terriers. So probably docked too long for her breed. I really dislike dobie's with tails. Although unlike spaniels and terriers there is no actual reason to dock a dobie's tail other than looks. And I've seen a litter docked. Tbh my horse showed...