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  1. If she was out with an alpha mare, what would...

    If she was out with an alpha mare, what would that mare do to her if she behaved life this? That's the sort of pressure she needs. It may be that she needs a huge CTJ session, but done right, it may...
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    I think my horse would have a fit. She lost it...

    I think my horse would have a fit. She lost it when I walked up to her in a donkey hat:
    http://www.wildsideworld.co.nz/#!store

    If I went to get on her with that on my head, she'd think we were...
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    The tests are not invalid, but relying on them as...

    The tests are not invalid, but relying on them as your only information about worming is not appropriate. Your vet is correct - horses do not shed worms everytime they poop. So, a negative test does...
  4. Like msj says, don't use detergent or soap -...

    Like msj says, don't use detergent or soap - whether you use the washing machine or wash by hand.

    Getting them wet first and letting them sit wet or soaking does make the cleaning easier. I hang...
  5. OP, are you able to rise to the trot, without...

    OP, are you able to rise to the trot, without holding on to the reins or a strap? Are you balanced and strong enough to keep your rising trot rythym no matter what your horse does?

    I suspect that...
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    Is he well supervised where he is? My horses and...

    Is he well supervised where he is? My horses and ponies are out 24/7, but the ones who are competing, especially in presentation type classes wear a sheet, hood and tail bag. They're light, white,...
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    All the major events in this area are now entered...

    All the major events in this area are now entered on line, including electronic transfers of entry fees. This makes life so much easier for everyone - a group of us competitiors were talking about it...
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    What age is he? Have you had his backed and hocks...

    What age is he? Have you had his backed and hocks checked? Is this free jumping or under saddle? If under saddle what happens when he's free jumped?

    If his technique gets worse with bigger...
  9. What was the job / career you were planning on...

    What was the job / career you were planning on when you enrolled in the degree? Or (and I know it sounds cruel) did you just think it would be a cool qualification to get?

    Why don't you see a...
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    Will she let you wash it now? Can you wash it...

    Will she let you wash it now? Can you wash it with something drawing like epsom salts and water or dilute iodine solution? If you can't get close enough to do that, have you an antibiotic spray or...
  11. I find it really useful - it helps me to sort out...

    I find it really useful - it helps me to sort out the real riders from the people who just think they ride:D:yes:.

    If bugs me and I'll usually question the person who made the statement: "How did...
  12. Sprinkle some of his pelleted feed on the top of...

    Sprinkle some of his pelleted feed on the top of his water. It doesn't matter if it sinks to the bottom - it will make the water taste okay.
    With feral horses coming in for the first time, I drop a...
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    What's he like going down hills? Little hills and...

    What's he like going down hills? Little hills and big hills and steep hills? I had a mare once who didn't like going down banks and hills - turned out she had a sore back (really, really sore) but...
  14. at his victory round at the Olympics, having won...

    at his victory round at the Olympics, having won a gold medal in the new FEI sport of hunter jumping over 2'3"
  15. The mind boggles at the thought of a sweaty...

    The mind boggles at the thought of a sweaty genital horse who loves children - although may be a bit big for the little "wons". :lol::D:lol:.
  16. Grass staggers in NZ is the name given to the...

    Grass staggers in NZ is the name given to the neurological effects of mycotoxins found mainly in ryegrass, but also in many other grasses, grains and processed feeds.

    OP, have you got your horse...
  17. Epic!!!!!!:lol:. These are my favourite types of...

    Epic!!!!!!:lol:. These are my favourite types of threads on CoTH. Having a little giggle before I go out and work my horses (not 22) is very good for the soul.
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    Ooooooh, have heaps of fun, do it with a smile on...

    Ooooooh, have heaps of fun, do it with a smile on your face and then tell us all how you did - and what you had to do.
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    Photos update

    Cos I just can't stop watching them!! Maddie has been out on the farm with me and had some fun swimming and while I was chainsawing, so she is not completely dedicated to them!

    Alto, these...
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    Fun day XC schooling.

    I met up with a friend and her daughter to do some XC schooling today. Its the first time I've jumped my mare since our last competition on 25th and 26th January. Friend's daughter has a 13 hh welsh...
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    She's broken coated. Dad is rough. As Maddie has...

    She's broken coated. Dad is rough. As Maddie has got older her coat has got smoother. Puppies will be a real mix. An there is so much colour variety. My vet has already bagged a little girl with...
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    Maddie is really a parson type, registered with...

    Maddie is really a parson type, registered with the NZ and UK Jack Russell Terrier club - but they are not recognised by the KC. I looked for a long time for a JRT who was like the ones I had met in...
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    Photos!!!

    Well, here are the first photos. After I took them I counted. Hmmm, not enough puppies. One had wriggled under the blanket. I'm guessing her delight in them (second litter for her) will last about 3...
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    My JRT has just

    given birth to 7 :eek: puppies!!! I had her scanned a couple of weeks ago. Vet thought between 3 and 6. He was a bit worried because they weren't moving much, and there didn't seem to be enough...
  25. I'm hoping to take part in the NZ equivalent. We...

    I'm hoping to take part in the NZ equivalent. We have feral horses which are rounded up and rehomed every two years. There are plans for filming and follow up on all the trainers involved. We don't...
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