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    Following on from 'dying breed' - are we all competing less?

    Not odd at all, it was probably "decided" long before you went in to the ring who the winner was, sadly that's showing for you.
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    Following on from 'dying breed' - are we all competing less?

    I used to go out showing & dressage nearly every weekend. Shows have got so expensive and it also irritates me that I have to pay for memberships on top of entry fee's for local agricultural shows which are poorly attended, chaotic, poor choice of judges and don't offer qualifiers. The hanging...
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    Pictures A "what breed is my horse" question

    I don't see Dales or Friesian either. If I was guessing, maybe ID x Cob x Connie?
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    Wits End with Colic and more colic

    They are such a massive worry. I have a pony that had frequent recurring gas colic, every 2 -3 weeks. He was already on a low sugar/starch diet and nothing was helping him, I was at my wits end too. After a lot of research I put him on Equishure and the difference in him is impressive. It has...
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    Hyperkeratosis / Mallanders

    I have a pony that suffered badly from Mallanders, I managed it the best I could with malaseb and flamazine. I also had him on a vit/mineral supplement which had quite a high daily dose of magnesium (10g). He had been on it for 3 years. I took him off it due to unexplained anxious behaviour...
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    Things found in feed, what would you do?

    Watch out! If you say it's name, it'll be like Candyman, he'll come and get you! ;)
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    Things found in feed, what would you do?

    I've had many problems with this company and their products. Currently using their chaff but 2 bags, one after the other, have had big mouldy clumps and the bag was tainted with a mouldy smell. I'm the same Louby, I'll not be buying anymore.
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    'Flu case in Central Scotland

    Thank you.
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    'Flu case in Central Scotland

    So is that now 4 cases that have come from that yard? The 2 in Scotland & 2 Leicestershire?
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    Disinfectant - which one?

    Virkon or Fam 30, cheap wellies, a good stiff hand brush for scrubbing boots and keep a small knapsack sprayer made up in your car. It's always be best to be seen to be doing something proactive. Boiler suit or cheap disposable overalls. Spray boots & scrub on arriving and leaving, also spray...
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    Teenager thrown off horse, dog owner refuses to call off dog – Devon 7th Jan

    Video here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-lincolnshire-46804348/cleethorpes-girl-thrown-from-startled-pony-on-beach Both pony and rider were unhurt, thank goodness for that!
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    Is it Spring ?

    It certainly feels like it, grass is visibly growing in my paddocks.
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    Worried - ulcers may have returned - suggestions please :(

    You have mention ordering Sucralfate, as she has had gastric ulcers in the past I would also consider using Omeprazole at the same time to reduce the production of stomach acid. I would also keep her on the Gut Balancer for just now to help support her hindgut and I would also consider taking...
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    Once upon a time......(sad :( )

    So sorry for you loss. What a beautiful tribute for a very much loved Ginger Pony xx
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    Best (Quiet!) Battery Operated Clippers

    I have the Heiniger Xplorer clippers too and love them. They are quiet, light, battery lasts easily for a full clip and batteries charge very quickly.
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    Pictures Today

    Sorry to read your sad news, what a beautiful tribute for a very much loved boy x
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    Equibeet getting expensive - and Speedibeet even worse :(

    My local feed shop has stopped stocking Speedibeet due to the price, they now stock Equiglo. http://equiglohorsefeeds.co.uk/ When I fed beetpulp I just used the regular molassed stuff, made it very, very watery in a large bucket and used a sieve to scoop it out and discarded the excess...
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    Caring for a long mane

    I mostly do the same as Cortez: rarely brush fully, loosen tangles by hand, wash manes once a month, never use hoods or necks but I do apply Sweet Almond oil 2 -3 times a week to mane and tail.
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    Parliamentary debate 5 November road safety

    Done and also shared on FB
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    Sheep fencing for horses

    I have seen some horrific injuries caused by sheep fencing, 2 in particular had rolled and stuck one of their back legs right through. They didn't lie still and wait to be released either, it was gruesome in both cases. I would not put a horse in a paddock with it unless it had an internal...
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    Products for smelly frogs/hooves

    Red Horse products are great. I use a combination of hoof clay and spray from these guys on eBay... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hoof-Clay-and-Hoof-Spray-Saver-Combo-field-dressing-paste-and-antiseptic-spray/323115590087?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
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    Ruggles rugs

    They really are awful rugs, I don't understand the hype regarding them. A few people I know bought them after reading positive reviews on here and FB pages, they didn't last long, poor fit and let in rain.
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    Our Last Goodbye

    Lovely tribute.
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    Help sad update one of the last free roaming Fell herds

    And that is where Natural England will be failing our rare native breeds. It will be a sad day when you can't see the very small amount of semi feral herds of Fell ponies grazing in their natural habitat on the Cumbrian Fells. I suppose at the end of the day elderly traditional hill farmers are...
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    Help sad update one of the last free roaming Fell herds

    Yes, they are considered "Vulnerable"
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    Help sad update one of the last free roaming Fell herds

    You've lost me? You were the one questioning the credibility of his legal team. I replied that it has been to court, so no longer under judicial consideration. The Potters have given their permission for what happened in court can be discussed in public to raise awareness. The Potters are very...
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    Help sad update one of the last free roaming Fell herds

    "The guy" is nearly 80 years old and was born and bred on Birkbeck Fell, he has farmed there all his life. It is a brutal existence. For anyone who has not been there it is over 1,800 acres of desolate moorland, Bill Potter only grazes 24 Fell ponies on it now. All he is guilty of is not being...
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    Help sad update one of the last free roaming Fell herds

    It has been to court all information is now in the public domain.
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    Help sad update one of the last free roaming Fell herds

    I have lifted some FB comments from one of Mr Potter's legal team, which should hopefully explain a little more on the situation: "Mr Potter was charged with grazing his Fell Ponies without the consent of NE. NE claim they had not consented to any grazing at all by Mr Potter. This was denied...
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    Help sad update one of the last free roaming Fell herds

    Yes I agree but posters were asking where/why the court came to their decision. As you have said all the information is on Facebook but it is throughout many, many posts and comments. Information is being lost. I have been following this case. It has been going on for nearly 5 years. Natural...
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