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  1. 3OldPonies

    Thoughts on bit please

    So, new horse, been hacked and not done much for past year, 18, hackney X Tb, tack that came with home had a three ring gag and grakle. Not too keen to change what he is used too, but; he is pretty touchy around the ears, and he is known to have had some trauma around his head but not what...
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    Coffin Joint Arthritis - barefoot an option?

    Hello everyone, its a while since I posted anything and I could do with some words of H&H wisdom. Before I start, I'm not trying to replace vet advice or anything like that, I just want to run this past you and see what you all think. So, I am about to potentially take on a 17 year old...
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    Did I say the right thing?

    If not too late it's been said now but anyway here's the story. I was texted this morning by a local lady who is very into her wildlife (goes on anti-badger cull marches and that kind of thing) about 20 or so ponies that had been reported abandoned locally and which the local council had...
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    The hardest post I've ever written

    I'm writing this at a time when my heart is broken. Not because I want sympathy or hugs, but because I don't want Mini P's death to be wasteful and if what happened to us can be a learning experience for me, his old owner and anyone else with or thinking of getting an American Miniature Horse...
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    Arghh - New landlord - non -horsey driving me nuts

    OK, big rant coming up. Sorry in advance I just need to get this off my chest. The field I rent has been sold. Fortunately I and the ponies are being allowed to stay. But, the new owner is totally un-horsey and a total townie. Yippee I thought, we're going to get new fencing, at...
  6. 3OldPonies

    Bradshaws/Coligone

    Is anyone else having trouble getting hold of H Bradshaws? I ordered some Coligone at the beginning of the month and nothing has arrived. I've emailed three times now and tried to phone as well (always get the Tesco's messaging service). Just wondering is is just me, or is this now the norm...
  7. 3OldPonies

    Tenants Rights?

    As posted on the regional boards, the field I rent is being sold at present. According to the seller (current landlord) the buyer has said I can stay, but I've heard nothing from the buyer and am having trouble getting to speak to them even though they live opposite. Does anyone know, after...
  8. 3OldPonies

    Field/Stables DIY Grass Livery Cookham/Maidenhead area

    The field and stables I currently rent are being sold (the sale is going through at the moment). According to the seller the buyers will be allowing me to stay. However, the buyer who lives opposite the field has not been in contact himself to confirm that and disappears whenever I try to...
  9. 3OldPonies

    Wits End - an update

    A little while ago I posted about my monster miniature rearing at me when being led. Many of you were kind enough to respond with advice so I thought it probably a good idea to give an update on our progress. He's actually getting a lot better, thanks to you guys and my friend who has...
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    Wits End - please help!

    I was given a miniature horse recently, 19 months old and completely unused to being told what to do (he's also not been gelded yet as only one testicle has dropped, vets have done work to help the second but so far nothing doing). He bites when he can't get his own way and sometime just for...
  11. 3OldPonies

    Dental Question

    Just wondering if anyone has had any experiences of having a horse's tooth extracted? Both costs and what happens. That horse I've been pondering about is in a bit of trouble and although I'd decided to walk away latest developments are giving me sleepless nights again. His stablemate is...
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    Turmeric/Pepper Question

    Hopefully, I'm going to have a few days away with the OH in the beginning of September. So excited as we don't get away much that I'm forward planning already!!!! I'm going to make up 'pony ready meals' in advance so that all my helper will have to do is remember to soak the bucket contents...
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    Thoughts please

    This might ramble, so I apologise in advance, it's really just me thinking aloud and wondering what other people would do in this situation. A while ago I posted about the possibility of taking on the horse that I've been riding for a friend (17 yrs old with arthritis and bad feet). Since...
  14. 3OldPonies

    How much?

    Might be in the position to think about buying the horse I've been riding, how much would you guys think he might be worth from this description? 16 hh (ish) heavy weight coloured cob, 17 + years old (owner can't remember exactly and I've not seen his passport), arthritis in hind legs and...
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    RWHS Tickets

    If anyone is looking for Royal Windsor tickets Groupon are running similar deals to last year. Just got my tickets and have saved a bundle!
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    Would this help?

    I have a problem with people feeding my two old boys. I understand that some people get pleasure from it, however it is not doing them any good, especially P who has to have a low sugar and starch diet. When I catch people I explain to them, but as the yard/field is not near my home I can't be...
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    Adjustable Gullet Question

    Help! Apart from the fact my bum is too small for the saddle I ride a friend's horse in (saving up for a gel out seat saver), I noticed something I think is a bit odd this weekend. When I picked the saddle up it sort of 'squidged' on my arm and became narrower (the flaps got closer together)...
  18. 3OldPonies

    Seat Saver?

    Any thoughts please on whether a seat saver (and which one) would help with a problem? I ride my friend's huge cob 16 hh +, and I am a little small person 5'4" and about 8 1/2 - 9 stone (depending on chocolate consumption). My friend is substantially larger than me, and the saddle obviously...
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    Idiot Horse

    Time for a rant, sorry guys just need to get this off my chest with people who will understand my frustration! Background - H is 37 and sometimes his brain cells get a bit scrambled, he's not the sharpest knife in the drawer at the best of times. So, for a little while know he has started...
  20. 3OldPonies

    Merry Christmas Everyone

    As the title really, I just wanted to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone as I'll be offline until 2015. Take care whatever horsey things you get up to over the festive holiday and have a brilliant time.
  21. 3OldPonies

    Knitting Pattern for Skull Cap Cover?

    Would any of you talented folk who knit when not horsing around happen to have a pattern for a knitted skull cap cover with a peak? My Harry Hall ventilated hat is lovely in summer, but is letting a bit too much cold air in now that the mornings are chilly so I was thinking about making a...
  22. 3OldPonies

    Nice Christmasy Post

    Lovely doing the boys last night. Our local Rotary club were doing their annual tour with Santa on his Sleigh and me and the boys had a great time listening to the carols as the music wafted across the field. The stars were out and the air was crisp. At the weekend it was church bells on...
  23. 3OldPonies

    Apology

    Just wanted to apologise to the OP based in Spain with the potentially riggy horse that kept getting out. I still stand by what I said, but I've been thinking about it and realised that I didn't make my thoughts known in the most appropriate way and once started I couldn't for some reason make...
  24. 3OldPonies

    Mucking out cars

    Just wondering, having spent my lunch hour mucking out the car, it is just me or do others suffer from a bad case of having what seems to be most of the field and quite a bit of the horse in the car? It took pretty much the whole hour, and I have to confess did involve a fair bit of Febreze...
  25. 3OldPonies

    Leg Straps or Fillet String

    I freely admit it - this is a question arising from the one about turnout/stable rugs. Just wondering what people prefer on their rugs - leg straps or fillet strings? I ask because I'm thinking of taking the leg straps off all the rugs that my oldie wears and replacing with fillet strings...
  26. 3OldPonies

    Poo Picking on Livery

    The thread about the loo rolls/tea/coffee etc got me thinking. A friend of mine keeps her horse at livery on a small (5 horse) DIY yard. She quite often gets a strop on about being asked to poo pick (they have a rota system). She feels that as she pays to keep her horse there she shouldn't...
  27. 3OldPonies

    So proud of my naughty boy!

    OK, so I'll start straight away by saying normally he would have been told off, but . . . . . . last night me and the boys were visited by a couple of my dad's neighbours. The son has helped out in the past when I've been away and for some reason thought he knew my boy better than me - hah...
  28. 3OldPonies

    Feeling a little guilty

    This isn't a wwyd thread or an ask for opinions, I just feel the need to post! If anyone wants to comment I don't mind though. Last night I was approached by a young girl asking if she could help with my ponies. I turned her down, nicely of course and we had a good chat about horsey life in...
  29. 3OldPonies

    Hovis where did you hear of your tips?

    Hovis, a question for you. Did you think up all of those tips yourself or has my old boy Henry been passing them to you on the horsey gossip channel? I only ask because your tip about the haynet is his absolute favourite way to squash me. Although he does have one other that doesn't seemed to...
  30. 3OldPonies

    Coligone/Bicarbonate of Soda?

    Hoping for some advice/experiences here. My old NFxWelsh is having a few tummy troubles. He has low grade cushings and EMS and is now starting to have problems with gassy colic when he gets stressed. We recently had to move suddenly to a new field and he promptly got all bloated and gassy...
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