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  1. GreyMane

    Captions on photos of horses in the paper (I despair!)

    Equine welfare issues aside; Mike and Terri-Ann really need to run their copy past a sub-editor, or go (back?) to journalism college. The writing is so extraordinarily dire, it's hard to believe it would be accepted by a school teacher, let alone by a national newspaper. I gave up at; "This...
  2. GreyMane

    Dental problems in greyhounds

    I read a bit today about extracts of seaweed which are supposed to be helpful in tackling plaque build-up; one of the horsey herb companies sells some seaweed/rosehip powder for dogs. although a) the study I saw was funded by the manufacturer of one of the products and b) relative's dog has...
  3. GreyMane

    Dental problems in greyhounds

    Why does this affect greyhounds in particular? I imagine racing diet may be different from pet diet, or is that irrelevant?
  4. GreyMane

    Dental problems in greyhounds

    Just saw this: "Bad teeth revealed as biggest problem for pet greyhounds" - University of Bristol A relative has a 13 year old lurcher cross who has bad teeth, coincidentally (no pun intended) Do people clean their dogs' teeth? And how do you train them to tolerate this?
  5. GreyMane

    Coconut oil....

    Re Aloe Vera; if you can't find a plant, Holland & Barrett sell 100/200ml tubes of pure aloe vera gel (own brand) which are not expensive. I always keep some. Most other AV products tend to be more expensive and/or contain only a small amount of AV
  6. GreyMane

    I have to sell my pony

    For what it's worth, a friend of mine who's long term ill has been through the whole PIP process and has just had a Tribunal. The DWP will try and get you off their books any way they can, as those are their orders from above; however at the Tribunal stage you are dealing with a very different...
  7. GreyMane

    I have to sell my pony

    Have you heard of Barry Hook in Andover, Hants? Maybe he could help you search for a new owner - if that is what you decide. If I was in your situation I'd be calling him for sure. http://www.horsedrawnpromotions.com/
  8. GreyMane

    I have to sell my pony

    So very sorry to read this. Sending a hug (( )) and best wishes This page is for the RNIB Sight Loss Counselling team, maybe they could offer you and your partner some support https://www.rnib.org.uk/services-we-offer-advice-and-support-services/sight-loss-counselling-team
  9. GreyMane

    What's the obsession with buckskins and duns?

    Thanks for that. "How to photograph horses without distortion" would be a useful thread... My digital camera is rubbish for this, it seems to double the size of the horse's head while the back legs shrink :(
  10. GreyMane

    Hobby horses + felted animals

    A couple of other favourite artists... Charles Tunnicliffe - see his book "how to draw farm animals " or any of his wonderful bird paintings http://www.thecharlestunnicliffesociety.co.uk Colin See-Paynton - gorgeous wood engravings of (often) birds http://www.see-paynton.co.uk/shop/categories.asp
  11. GreyMane

    Hobby horses + felted animals

    They're wonderful aren't they? I don't know how much they sell for, but the contact page has a link you can click to email for a price list... http://www.heatherjansch.com/contact.php I believe she does open days... no dates posted yet. I expect many will also know that her late husband Bert...
  12. GreyMane

    Hobby horses + felted animals

    Ooh must mention Heather Jansch, many of you will know her work (esp if you have been to the Eden Project.) Many people imitate her style - but they are not achieving anything like this standard. The lines in her work are perfect! http://www.heatherjansch.com/
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    What's the obsession with buckskins and duns?

    People who breed for colour ignore other vital things - like conformation! Read more at https://forums.horseandhound.co.uk/threads/whats-the-obsession-with-buckskins-and-duns.775570/page-2#ltvwP6Qr1mYaVfLU.99 Hear hear. Maybe even more in the USA than here! Am no expert on conformation but this...
  14. GreyMane

    Hobby horses + felted animals

    They're great, I think it's the eyes that bring them to life!
  15. GreyMane

    Hobby horses + felted animals

    Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but; crafty corner... please feel free to add horse/animal art/craft work you have admired Just saw these very nice hobby horses online. Great work Lynne. I love that the sticks are short "especially for jumping" ! :)...
  16. GreyMane

    Would You Like To Kiss My Snozz Round 2

    Mwah. Thank you !! that has improved my day.
  17. GreyMane

    What's the obsession with buckskins and duns?

    Passed this field ages ago and had to take a picture - love the dorsal stripe and ears. Would I have done this if the horse had been a different colour? I wonder .
  18. GreyMane

    Do people not want the business? (Rant)

    We wanted a fire damaged tree cut down and a burned fence mended. A very pleasant garden guy came and looked, but he doesn't do the quotes, it is the boss in the office. Waited several weeks, emailed to remind the office about our quote, still nothing. Assumed they did not want the job, and...
  19. GreyMane

    Omega 3 supplement

    Dohh. You meant for the horse, didn't you ?! Where's that blushing emoji. Oh well, maybe someone will find it useful! (Ahem). Carry On.
  20. GreyMane

    Omega 3 supplement

    I take a vegetarian Omega 3 called NuIQue (used to be called V-Pure) which is made from capsules of algae; eating algae is how fish acquire their Omega 3! I presume it may be pronounced New-Eye-Queue, but I tend to think of it as New-Eek. I am terrible for buying supplements and then taking them...
  21. GreyMane

    Bottom (of a cook) Appreciation Thread.

    This one's even better! he's not even swallowing one mouthful before shaking down the next! :D:D
  22. GreyMane

    Bottom (of a cook) Appreciation Thread.

    A well-upholstered bum also comes in useful when you have a fruit tree but no grass...
  23. GreyMane

    Bottom (of a cook) Appreciation Thread.

    My little niece and I discovered by accident a new game to play with my sister's car (which was in reverse gear but not moving). We found things held close to the reversing camera appear hilariously colossal in the dash display. Including faces and - well of course - bums. Give it a go; but...
  24. GreyMane

    Bottom (of a cook) Appreciation Thread.

    Loving all the beautiful pert/huge/fluffy/frosty/dappled/airborne equine posteriors! :D Anyone else been told that the "Head of a lady/bottom of a cook" also applied to them, ha ha? *sigh* One can't help being an English pear! We women are like hourglasses, they say. Eventually all the sand...
  25. GreyMane

    Bottom (of a cook) Appreciation Thread.

    Not mine - but stupendous! 2010, Sherborne
  26. GreyMane

    Horse Name Ideas

    Laddie (LaDolce ...) Bruno Oscar Cola Otto Gino Rocco Rico
  27. GreyMane

    Your "must read" horsey books

    Reference/instructional books definitely. Mark Rashid really changed the landscape for me: made me see horse behaviour as just "information" not insubordination. Amazing what a difference that can make. Picked up Kelly Marks's Perfect Partners the other day and found it much better than I'd...
  28. GreyMane

    Finally introducing the gorgeous chocolate Muffin!

    Awww. He's a lovely looking boy. I'm a sucker for a horse that can do the "relaxed waggly ears" thing... hope that does not offend!
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