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    Best lightweight rain coat for the rider!!

    Returning from my holiday to this awful weather has pushed me to purchase a new coat! Wanting one fairly light weight as it's not overly cold but must be waterproof!! Any ideas that won't break the bank would be much appreciated! :) (Note we spend £100's on our horses rugs but £50 on a coat for...
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    DIY and Freelancers

    A little bit of back of background first... I keep my horses on a livery yard. Primarily, it is full liveries, but there is a group of about 7 of us on DIY. We always help each other when we can and this has worked well up until now. We are all going on holiday around the same time so it leaves...
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    Stabled over night to out 24/7

    My girl is currently out during the day and stabled over night. When weather is some what tropical in the summer, she is out overnight and in during the day to avoid the heat. She is happy doing either as she was with her companion who are both very fond of each other. Due to a massive change in...
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    Feeling Proud, Relieved and Guilty all in one....

    Sorry for the happy, rambling thread everyone..... I feel like i have finally reached a point where everything is making sense and i'm happy. Work had hit an all time low at the end of last year. Money was awful, staff moral was even worse and generally getting up every day filled me with utter...
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    Treat Ball

    My little fatty mare really benefits from having her treat ball when we're having restricted turnout. I normally put some balancer in it (lo-cal balancer) but a bag of this is quite pricey. She survives on thin air and only has a handful of chaff and a cup of balancer in each feed, only feed to...
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    Farrier visits for shod horses

    Just curious as to how long people consider 'too long' between farrier visits. It's not that i'm tight and don't want to pay, but my girl is booked in for her shoes on Friday and that will be 11 weeks. This winter her feet seem to have not grown at all... she is sound and her feet are actually...
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    Leather half chaps for the less slim line leg!

    Firstly, i hope everyone had a fab Christmas!! As the subject suggests im on the look out!! I'm liking the look of the Ariat leather half chaps to match my boots... but i'm wondering if they cater for wider calves? Or if anyone has any other recommendations? Just need them to be smart, leather...
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    Equine related jobs.... where are they?!!!!!

    Its always when you're desperate to get out of an awful office job where staff moral is at an all time low and the management is dior - that NO jobs that involve horses are available!! I've considered freelancing but i can imagine it being quite hard to start up from nothing.. (Am i right??) I...
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    Wondering if such a thing exists.......

    Following my thread last week about my girl who was showing symptoms of pain somewhere..... Teeth have been done and are now perfect :) she has her second session with our lovely back lady yesterday and has said that she has improved more than expected and to resume normal work encouraging her...
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    Horsey Christmas presents!!

    So i am in need of some ideas for Christmas presents for my YM and very good friend. She has two horses of her own so was thinking of maybe something she could use for them? Or would you prefer something for yourself??? Personally i would be more than excited to receive something for the ponio...
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    Feeling abit lost/frustated!

    Where do I start... I am currently working in a horrible office job, good pay but I can't stand being stuck behind a desk 5 days a week 8 hours a day... My real release is my horse and being up at the yard (which I'm sure many of you will relate!!) My horse really is my world and I have never...
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    Haynets that last longer than a week!

    So working full time I like to make up as many evening haynets as possible on a Sunday. It saves so much time but I struggle to find a haynet that lasts! I wouldn't say my girl is particularly destructive but the strings just don't seem to last! They get worn down and eventually snap which...
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    Equine Superstore - totally useless!!

    Ordered a coat after my horse destroying my only winter coat and paid for next working day delivery (meant to be delivered today) I wouldn't normally be worried but at £8.99 I expect it to be delivered when its supposed to be! Never received a confirmation email so messaged via their live chat...
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    Winter Struggles...

    So winter is here! This means its a ticking time bomb for the turnout to decrease and stable time to increase!! Does anyone have any ideas of how to keep your horses entertained when they are confined to their stable? We already use a treat ball and Lucie bricks (which she loves). Just...
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    Horse displaying colicy symptoms.

    Ok so firstly, apologies for the mega long post and TIA for reading. A horse that is stabled on the same yard as mine has been displaying colicy symptoms on and off for a good few months now. He is in very light work, stabled over night and gets fed ad lib hay and a very simple hard feed...
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    Moving my horse.

    So my mare is 20 and will be moving to a new yard in May. She will now have access to all year turnout and a newly built stable. (her current yard has no winter turnout at all and is stabled almost 23 hours a day...) I was wondering if anyone has any tips to help me settle her into her new...
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    Tricky horse and turn out seperation anxiety.

    So please be prepared for a very long paragraph from a very desperate owner!! I am the proud owner of a 20 year old girly. Not that you'd believe she's a day over 5!! My current yard has no winter turnout at all so the horses are standing in all day and all night other than when they are...
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