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  1. 3OldPonies

    Found effective Fly spray 😁

    I'm using a homemade cream. Fed up with paying the earth for fancy bottles and sprays that contain goodness knows what and generally do not much apart from empty my purse and fill someone else's. So, aqueous cream as a base, 8 - 10 drops of citronella (bit controversial, but doesn't cause my...
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    Best Battery WiFi Yard CCTV?

    Bumping this as I'm also interested, and a bit behind the times/cash strapped and without mains power.
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    This advert

    Poor little guy. Wish he could come and join my happy band. The humans at least are used to 'little man' Shetland antics, not so sure about the equines though!!!!
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    Anyone else’s shedding yet?

    My Connie has started, but the hackney X hasn't.
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    Breyer - model/toy horses, real horses and cruelty

    People are still so ignorant and cruel for misplaced beauty idealism. They should have a brace like that up their backside so they can see how it feels. But then perhaps the sadistic Barstewards might like it. Until recently I didn't know about any of this wanton cruelty in the USA. I kind...
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    Deep cleaning grooming brushes

    Just done both boys kits in virkon, all their grubby towels are soaking in it now. Worked a treat on all the brushes and the boxes.
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    Correct “neck attire” with tweed?

    Shirt and tie was always what I wore with tweed, stock with black jacket.
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    Side saddle taster sessions Cambs Sun 9 June

    I would love that, much too far away though :(
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    ‘Safety’ stirrup warning

    I was always taught about the too much grip thing. Don't like theses modern plastic jobs anyway, they look to me like a gimmick that will fade from existence eventually. There's a reason the traditional styles have gone on so long without drastic modification! Not only that they work, but...
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    Strange behaviour with back leg

    Could be unwanted 'guests' in his sheath that tickle more when you tack up?
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    Horse ‘yucking’ head down while hacking?

    Could be a too tight noseband pressing on a nerve. Try loosening it a bit before you go to any expensive options. Get the saddle fit checked too, he could be trying to stretch tense muscles.
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    Best turned out class - what shirt to wear?

    If (sorry to be personal and for assuming you are female) you don't have a massive bust, try boys school shirts, cheap as chips and the collars often fit ladies better than men's shirts. Also not too bulky to tuck in or have under a fitted jacket.
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    Wits End with Colic and more colic

    Could you have him checked for lymphoma in his gut. TBH, I'm not sure how it's done, but one of my much missed old boys had it and it went undiagnosed right up until it totally blocked his gut. He had the same gassy response to new grass, and it was mentioned by me to the vet everytime they...
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    Paddock Blade

    OMG that made me laugh 😂😂😂😂
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    Show me your track/strip grazing systems!

    Interesting to read this thread. I'm trying a track for the first time this year and was wondering what to do with the bit in the middle! Think I'll leave it for winter foggage if I can. If we get the rain promised this week, I might even be narrowing the track or making one end into a dead end.
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    Just can’t be bothered anymore...

    I'm in the same boat, and it's horrible. I have seen my GP thought and have tablets to help the anxiety. Part of my trouble spells I think from trauma at work, and though I'm not working now, I've discovered that I'm no good under pressure anymore, which could be the root cause of the can't be...
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    Stable Bandages - what padding do you use?

    Fybagee for me everytime for something like that. Pads and gamgee can go lumpy if on for a while IMHO and cause pressure points whereas I've never had it happen with Fybagee.
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    Sometimes, horse ownership sucks

    I think you need to get the vet. At her age your mare may have something going on internally that isn't immediately apparent. One of my much loved ponies had symptoms like yours, after having teeth done, gentle exercise etc about the age of 25. It turned out some quite considerable time...
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    Help... enormous sachets of antibiotics

    I used to get baby food for my fussy boys. It's only got natural sugars and they loved the carrot or apple pie flavours. Mixed the meds in well and syringed it into them. Not too expensive either, one jar or 1/2 pouch per syringe.
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    Very itchy pony 9 - advice

    Normally, I would agree with that, but the no fill I'm using is breathable with a cotton lining.
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    Very itchy pony 9 - advice

    Reading this with interest. My new boy is incredibly itchy at present. I thought maybe I was over rugging because he does get chilled quickly in the rain and wind. So I've just been putting a no fill rain sheet on in this rubbish weather we're having- but he is still itchy. I'm going to try...
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    So sad and yet so beautifully written. I think every riding school, livery yard etc should have a framed copy in their tack or feed rooms, just to remind the thoughtless, and cruel (even if through ignorance or lack of training themselves) that their horses have feelings too and we are so lucky...
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    I made a haybar today

    That is a brilliant idea. I'm going to have a go at those, probably the wooden version as I don't have a spare bit of matting. Was wondering if something was possible, now I know, watch out there's a DIY fiend about!
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    Leather to synthetic saddles.Anyone done it?

    I have both, and I love both. The synthetic is an adjustable thorowgood, and the leather a gfs. The synthetic is lovely and light, easy to clean and dries pretty quickly if it does get wet.
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    Over Kill Packaging?

    I totally get what you are all saying; but having seen the way that parcels get thrown around; I would say yes a bit excessive in some cases, but the companies are probably just trying to make sure you don't get damaged goods.
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    Things found in feed, what would you do?

    Met this person once at RWHS, feed looked OK TBH, but the attitude stank. Was only interested in really large orders, couldn't be arsed with people who would only be buying for one or two horses. After reading all the problems everyone has been having, in glad I didn't persevere in taking my...
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    Flu, are we only being given racing numbers?

    Not sure if it was the same report, I didn't see it, but my father told me that someone was on telly this morning and said that it doesn't really matter the racehorses just run a bit slower when they've got flu. If this was true, then I'd quite like to get hold of whoever it was next time they...
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    Thoughts on bit please

    Thanks for the replies. He's OK with the pressure, I think he is so used to it that he just accepts it as a necessary evil part of being ridden. I do like the idea of the two reins, so just using the lower as an extra brake if needed can definitely give that a go, maybe with time we could get...
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    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...