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    Bespoke Cross Country tops in technical/wicking material??

    Hi. My riding club is looking to purchase some new team colours but in the sort of material Musto use for their cross country tops rather than our current sweatshirts which are just too hot with a BP on top, any recommendations? Thanks for any replies :)
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    Feed shops in Cannock?

    Hi All I'm looking for a feed shop in or around Cannock but struggling to find anything on google - I'm currently working near to Cannock town centre and looking for somewhere I can get to and back from in my 45 min lunch break :) Thanks for any replies :)
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    Trying to track down some Fuller Fillies Field Boots...

    I think there is a problem with stock at the suppliers and I'm in desperate need of a new pair, current pair have been worn to death.. I've been searching on internet but can't find my size in stock anywhere. So if anyone knows of a shop that has stock of these in the Midlands or a shop who...
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    Cob length rubber reins... Brands?

    Hi Can anyone recommend some cob length or thicker pony length reins, preferably the biogrip / soft rubber type? I have some Shires in full length but they are far too long for my 14.2hh short neck plus the buckle keeps coming undone so are currently taped up.. Can't go for normal...
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    Livery yards in Worcestershire/Shropshire with no mud...

    Hi. My 4 ponies are okay at current yard at Alveley, Shropshire but as I'm going to be moving out of current home and renting in the summer it has got me thinking that maybe I could move ponies too and find a yard with more grazing / well draining soil available then find somewhere for me...
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    Ford Ranger XLT Thunder - towing capacity?

    Hi. There is a small possibility that I may be able to swap my company car to a Ford Ranger which would mean I could sell my own 4WD and save money.. However I'm struggling to check what the towing capacity is, I believe it's a XLT Thunder model, 2005, 2.5 diesel. Any ideas what it can...
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    Electric Fencing Items Stolen - South Shropshire

    Sorry for late post as this happened a couple of weeks ago but warning to people in the Alveley (near Bridgnorth) area that thieves are about.. My energiser, battery, about 10 plastic posts and even a gate handle were stolen sometime overnight on Thursday 6th September. It has been reported...
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    Sapey Unaff ODE on Sunday 17th...

    From their website.. Sapey News 2012??????????? Friday 15th June We had good conditions here yesterday but following 27mm of rain overnight we will have to review whether or not we can run Sunday?s ODE and this will done later on today. Please revisit here for an update this evening please.
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    Lincomb Hunter Trial Cancelled/Postponed

    Competition on Sunday 29th April has been cancelled due to weather. Being rerun on Sunday 10 June, details on website.
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    Livery yard ideas - Worcestershire/Shropshire borders

    Hi. I've got four ponies and will be looking for a new livery yard in the Autumn as my present yard doesn't have enough grazing to sustain them all living out 24/7 over winter which suits all of them better. I'm looking to purchase my own land locally but it rarely comes up for sale...
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    Trailer servicing Stourport / Kidderminster / Bridgnorth areas

    Hi Can anyone recommend a garage to get my Ifor Williams trailer serviced asap. The local IW dealer in Kidderminster is messing me about... Next nearest IW dealer is in Ludlow and is difficult for me to get to atm as busy at work etc. Not bothered if a IW dealer, just prefer someone...
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    First time mud fever..

    Looks like Toby has a spot of mud fever - small open cut in his heel about half an inch long, crusty around it, skin a bit red? Never had it before as far as I know. However electric fencing was down and dragged along a bit so he could have cut it on that but guessing best to treat as mud...
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    Pony Trekking - West Mids & surrounding areas

    Hi It's my birthday soon and my two non-horsey friends have agreed to go riding with me as a change to the usual celebrations :) Can anyone recommend a good local trekking centre that caters for beginners - was thinking perhaps of an hour's trek at walk? Can anyone recommend anywhere...
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    How to overcome our hacking problems?

    Hi. Sorry long.. I need some help working out the best way to help my horse Toby to be better out hacking, especially alone. He is 8yo, I've had him 18mths, a lovely willing horse who is generally fab to school, jump and XC (he has been great starting off my competition dreams) and all of...
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    Ideas for introducing good doers to winter grazing..

    Hi All What timescale would you recommend for moving very good doers from virtually non-existant grazing that has to be supplemented by hay to what I would consider good grazing, grass that was topped in the Autumn and hasn't really been grazed for at least a year? I've got access to...
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    Mild colic - what to do?

    Hi. I think Chum has mild colic and want to just check I'm doing the right thing for now... and should I be calling the vet now or seeing how he goes? Noticed Chum looked a bit off colour this morning, he lives out and called to me when I went to check them but walked over slower than...
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    Shops similar to Saddles Direct where I can try before I buy?

    Hi Anyone know of places similar to Saddles Direct for second hand saddles where I can try before I buy for a premium or pay upfront etc but they will have it back straightaway if it doesn't fit? I've got my saddler out again next week with more options but I know the type I'm looking for...
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    Saddles with similar fit to Farrington?

    I have 5 saddles at home and not one fits my l/w cob and trying to get some ideas together while my saddler has another look to see what she has. If I understand my saddler correctly, he has normal wither, big shoulders but is short-coupled, quite broad and then his back curves up towards...
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    Horrible mane, can't plait - could I get away with hogging...?

    Reading recent threads about hogging has got me thinking about my boy again.. He has a horrible coarse mane that's be made worse by my solo comb butchering as he hates having it pulled, had to wrap rope over nose which bruised him so not keen on doing that again. It's totally on the wrong...
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    Storing round hay bales outside?

    Hi Any tips for storing round hay bales outside - was thinking raised on pallets under tarpaulin in a sectioned off area - is it that simple? I've been told about proper fitted covers for round bales but can't seem to find them in the UK unless I'm searching for the wrong thing on google...
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    Saddle problems - remembered pain?

    Hi - Just wondering if anyone has any experience of remembered pain and does it sound like this is what my horse may have - I wont know for definite until next week until Mctimoney lady comes back if he still has a sore back but I'm trying to get ideas together on what to do next if she says it...
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    Worth insuring the older horse?

    My insurance is due for renewal this month and I'm contemplating what to do about my older pony regarding vets fees etc. Money is tight as I have 3 other ponies so every penny counts at the moment. He is 18yo and is semi retired with Bone Spavin - gentle hacks up to an hour is all I think he...
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    Taking feathers off the easy way.. recommendations

    Hi I want to give my horses a tidy up including taking their feathers off - however, it will take me literally forever to use a comb and scissors on Chumley as he looks like a miniature Shire horse but the blade on my current clippers (Moser Artiko) will take them off too short I think...
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    Sand school maintenance?

    Hi I've just moved to a new yard that has a nice small school that will only have me using it most of the time :) Just wanted some tips on how to best look after it, it has bits of grass growing in it at the moment as has barely been used.. Not sure what the surface is, some sort of black...
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    My little boy is in Horse magazine!! (pic)

    Issue out now, page 10, pictures of horses in the snow, there is a picture of my Miniature Shetland Norman! Of all of the lovely horses I know my little bandy legged ginger boy makes it big time I nearly cried when someone told me he was in the magazine Here is the picture that made him...
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    Daily bute for Bone Spavin - does he need a supplement too?

    My 18yo 14hh pony was diagnosed with Bone Spavin a couple of years ago - the injections etc worked at first but the last lot this summer only lasted a few weeks so me and my vet decided the best thing to do was retire him as a light hack on minimum Bute he was happy on (one bute a day) and keep...
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    Freezemarking - do you keep up the membership?

    Hi All I had 3 of my ponies freezemarked last year but haven't renewed the membership this year yet, it's not that much money really but I seem to have bills coming out of my ears atm Do you renew the membership as you think the recovery service the companies offer is worth the money or do...
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