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  1. Downton Dame

    How to tell if a hoof trimmed properly

    look at lots and lots of photos from good text books about well trimmed hoofs.
  2. Downton Dame

    So there's a field...

    depends how much horsetail. if you put in drainage it should dry the land up
  3. Downton Dame

    Horse name help.....

  4. Downton Dame

    Trimming Hooves this is the rasp I use it was recommended to me by my now retired barefoot trimmer.
  5. Downton Dame

    Sweet itch?

    the vet will be able to tell you via a blood test , money well spent. This is how my horse was diagnosed.
  6. Downton Dame

    The loose horse in Wiltshire?

    Horse has been found and reunited with owner. Don't know any more details.
  7. Downton Dame

    Poopost worm counts

    discovered this firm recently. £5.50 inc p&p for 1 worm count kit and £9 inc p&pfor 2 kits .cheaper for more.Comes with very good explanatory leaflet." The test is performed using the industry standard modified McMaster counting method , in duplicate......etc". Thought...
  8. Downton Dame

    Bedding- rape plant

    thanks all I think I;ll be giving it a try
  9. Downton Dame

    Bedding- rape plant

    anyone use this bedding? do they eat it? is it high in sugar ?
  10. Downton Dame

    feeding straw

    thanks i'll take a look
  11. Downton Dame

    Is my pony too fat?!

    WHW etc usually have videos on you tube about condition scoring. watching those and then CS your pony will tell you if its too fat or not.
  12. Downton Dame

    WHW and BHS

    WHW and the BHS use the same insurers its SEIB for both...…. but cheaper with WHW.
  13. Downton Dame

    Oat straw chaff for weight control

    iasked on a local FB page if anyone had any oat straw in small bales to sell. had several replies.
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    Oat straw chaff for weight control

    I mix mine 50:50 with Dengie healthy hooves. they wolf it down. they also now have oat straw in their hay rack they wernt keen at first but once they get a taste for it they eat it. if they do not they are not hungry enough. straw weights lighter than hay on a leaf for leaf basis. mixing up to...
  15. Downton Dame

    Online tack shops that offer next day delivery?

    Barnstormers ring them and ask for next day
  16. Downton Dame

    Her Majesty's Cavalry

    I'm really enjoying this series .
  17. Downton Dame

    WHW and BHS

    I have recently cancelled my BHS membership. It was only for the insurance that I was a member. WHW also do insurance and its with SEIB and is cheaper than the BHS. . Am disheartened at the accusations of bullying and the buying of that horse box so have voted with my feet and have left.
  18. Downton Dame

    Thoughts South Herefordshire hunt.

    they are in the newspapers and social media, small fox cubs being thrown to the hounds.
  19. Downton Dame

    Thoughts South Herefordshire hunt.

    When I was growing up all the magazines I read and most books I learned from upheld hunting as the pinale of horsemanship . Going hunting was something to strive for to have "made it" once you became a hunt member. It held up good manners, tradition ambition. So what has gone wrong? those photos...
  20. Downton Dame

    Her Majesty's Cavalry

    its on there now just type Her maj into Search
  21. Downton Dame

    Her Majesty's Cavalry

    i watched episode 1 on itv iplayer. looking forward to catching up on 2 tonight. its on there now BOWS28
  22. Downton Dame

    Almost at my wits end

    i'd cut out all hard feed and try hacking out with a companion. He may just not like leaving his friends .Is there a mare in season ?
  23. Downton Dame

    Does anyone not feed a bucket feed?

    mine get chaff in a bucket so they think they are getting a feed.
  24. Downton Dame

    A "tainted" yard

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^ this
  25. Downton Dame

    Update on my little palomino

  26. Downton Dame

    Bhs stage 4 tacking up fail!

    what are the correct answers?
  27. Downton Dame

    Anyone good at maths ?

    as a rough guide it would be 2/3 ish ID the other 1/3 being TB and warmblood mix. if tere is TB in the warmblood which is most likely and TB in irish draft of you go back far enough then a little bit more TB. and warmblood could have arab in it too. interesting.
  28. Downton Dame

    What can I do with apple cidar vinegar and tea tree oil?

    am tempted to say mix to make a salad dressing.