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    Thankyou....yes I used to only soak the lucerne...

    Thankyou....yes I used to only soak the lucerne but I'm thinking why not just soak the lot....good thinking!
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    Hiya Tack boxes etc are all good and handy but...

    Hiya

    Tack boxes etc are all good and handy but of utmost importance to me is safety. I bought my float 10 years ago now, and at the time looked at every single float I could at shows and the like....
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    I agree. This made me sick to the stomach. I saw...

    I agree. This made me sick to the stomach. I saw the article on a racing FB page. I mentioned I'd just had the vet out, after hours, paid travel, had stomach tap and rectal exam to be as sure as we...
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    Thankyou and yes, that maybe seemed to help? The...

    Thankyou and yes, that maybe seemed to help? The tub was empty and at the other side of the paddock when I got home so...
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    Winter and all things colicky

    Hi all

    My boys are 19 now. The OTTB one (Anabatik) decided to eat a bunch of hay, and not drink any water on that super chilly day we had last Friday. He lives in a paddock with his best mate...
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    Oh I love those sort of days!!! For me...they...

    Oh I love those sort of days!!! For me...they occur mostly in the back paddock at home :) Congrats on your fabulous day!
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    I feed outside by hanging my hay nets on trees. I...

    I feed outside by hanging my hay nets on trees. I have secured stainless steel carabiner clips onto the trees with chains and clip the nets to that. A bonus is that I also use pony nets (for my 15.2...
  8. I think it looks great! I signed up....need to...

    I think it looks great! I signed up....need to get some side on and front on shots of my horse though so I can 'claim' him. (Cant do that from my work computer).
    Will explore more later.
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    I can only comment on western saddles. I always...

    I can only comment on western saddles. I always have them made roughout. I only ever ride in jeans and no problems. They are awesome for extreme trail riding.

    Sheepskin seat savers are butt...
  10. Thread: Progress

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    Wow!! (can finally see the pics now I'm at home...

    Wow!! (can finally see the pics now I'm at home and not at work) what a beautiful area treacle....its going to be fabulous!
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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone. ...

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone.

    Its been a funny year with both of my boys becoming unrideable due to arthritis...both same age but all the same whoda thought? But they are otherwise...
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    For ages my hay supplier had only oaten hay. The...

    For ages my hay supplier had only oaten hay. The compressed bales (they are about the size of a suitcase in case folks dont know, but when you undo the straps they bang like a gun they are so tight...
  13. I dont know what to say really. Bone spurs...I...

    I dont know what to say really.

    Bone spurs...I dont think they are anyones 'fault'. Its horrible, I get it but I dont think you've been 'duped' per se?

    My old mate has been retired at 19. He...
  14. Thread: Weg 2018

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    I love how the handler appears to be...

    I love how the handler appears to be smiling...you cant get cranky while you are smiling :)
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    I've got a horse that would swing from good...

    I've got a horse that would swing from good condition to almost obese depending upon the feed available although he never lost his topline. To address both that, and the use of show saddle blankets I...
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    Bank of America?

    Bank of America?
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    UPDATE: I ended up going with the Interpath...

    UPDATE:

    I ended up going with the Interpath Epitalis Forte gel. I already use their dog products and we have used their human products for years. What amazed me was that within four days I was...
  18. Thread: Water waster

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    Cute but a pain in the A. I've seen in the US...

    Cute but a pain in the A. I've seen in the US they have automatic watering systems that are only large enough for one horse to stick their muzzle in, and they fill as the horse drinks from it. I...
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    The equivalent of my mum going 'there are...

    The equivalent of my mum going 'there are starving kids in Africa who would LOVE that food you are not eating!!!' in her futile attempts to get me to eat things like liver and brains.

    On an equine...
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    I tend to think you keep up all regos for maybe a...

    I tend to think you keep up all regos for maybe a year or so. After you go to enough shows you'll find out which registrations are more handy and possibly appropriate for your boy. You'll soon...
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    Oh thanks guys!! This is all great information!!...

    Oh thanks guys!! This is all great information!! I will definitely check them all out. The chia seed is interesting....I wonder what it is in chia that is good for arthritis...hmmmm

    Acaciaalba my...
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    Oh Raffles...so sorry to hear...they live in our...

    Oh Raffles...so sorry to hear...they live in our hearts forever.
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    Old Age and Arthritis

    Alas my friends....the day has come. Horses, like humans age and get all sorts of creaks and groans.

    Oakypoke is 19 this year. Some of you may remember a looong time ago (like 10 years or more...
  24. Thread: Nicole Kullen

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    I'm so very sorry to hear of her passing. She...

    I'm so very sorry to hear of her passing. She sounded like an awesome young lady and you are right....the world needs more of people like that.
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    Thankyou everybody! Picked up a bag of...

    Thankyou everybody! Picked up a bag of Speedibeet, two bags of ICE, two bags of DandG Senior for the Thoroughbred and was pleasantly surprised by the price. I do have a bit of hay left, and I can buy...
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