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Trewsers

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And what about loose dogs in your horses field?!!! Best one ever: loose yapping small dog in the girls field. Owner says: "oooh hope your electric fencing doesn't zap him"o_O:rolleyes:
Me: "yeah it might give him a quick blast":p
They kept him in their garden after that;)
 
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OwnedbyChanter

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I am trying really hard to get my dogs unreactive to other dogs and horses. Oh and I are really trying and working this.

I hate dog poo in bags left anywhere.

I post pictures on our community page when they get out of control. It seem to have worked for a bit.

I also went on my dog walk with a black bag and collected a full back of rubbish
 
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Jessey

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And what about loose dogs in your horses field?!!! Best one ever: loose yapping small dog in the girls field. Owner says: "oooh hope your electric fencing doesn't zap him"o_O:rolleyes:
Me: "yeah it might give him a quick blast":p
They kept him in their garden after that;)
There's on Lady who walks our lane daily, when I caught her spaniel chasing the horses, barking and snapping at their heels, running back to her then in for another go I challenged her, apparently it was fine because her dog was just playing with my horses! :mad::mad:
 

Trewsers

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There's on Lady who walks our lane daily, when I caught her spaniel chasing the horses, barking and snapping at their heels, running back to her then in for another go I challenged her, apparently it was fine because her dog was just playing with my horses! :mad::mad:
That is just so rude isn't it?!!! How maddening.
 

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I quite often walk my sheep up the road. It's usually me having kittens as the dogs come charging towards us and the sheep scatter or turn and run back down the road to the farm.
I sometimes walk my Soay lamb Penny! She was born last June and orphaned so even though she lives with my other 2 and Ronnie I'm still her mum :D
My other half is a shepherd and I collect the waifs and strays so I also have a greedy mule x texel called Peewee who used to go for walks but is too opinionated now!

Back on topic I've come across a man walking a little cockapoo or something like that and each time he's let the dog run around Ronnie's legs saying to it "don't be silly, you'll get kicked if you do that!" ermmm how about controlling the dog so it doesn't get kicked rather than treating it like a child lol. Luckily both Ronnie and the dog are fine with each other!
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Kite_Rider

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We used to get a lot of army manoeuvres in the forest. One day my friend and I were riding in one of the inclosures, and became aware at the same time our horses did, that there were camouflaged bodies in the undergrowth. Dead stop, with lots of huffing and puffing(horses, not us). My friend called out "Could you stand up and just speak to the horses please, so they know what you are?" There followed an 'I Spartacus' moment. One by one 10-20 soldiers stood up saying "Hello horses" or a variation of that - we thanked them with great dignity, and smothered the giggles til we were out of earshot.
That's hilarious! Kudos to you, I would have been in fits of giggles.
 
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Trewsers

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I sometimes walk my Soay lamb Penny! She was born last June and orphaned so even though she lives with my other 2 and Ronnie I'm still her mum :D
My other half is a shepherd and I collect the waifs and strays so I also have a greedy mule x texel called Peewee who used to go for walks but is too opinionated now!

Back on topic I've come across a man walking a little cockapoo or something like that and each time he's let the dog run around Ronnie's legs saying to it "don't be silly, you'll get kicked if you do that!" ermmm how about controlling the dog so it doesn't get kicked rather than treating it like a child lol. Luckily both Ronnie and the dog are fine with each other!
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Omg how cute are they!!!!!! Where is the love button on here - we need one!
 
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Kite_Rider

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The words “home for life” have me running for the hills. Mostly spoken by deranged liars.
I am not deranged, nor a liar and I say that, unless there is a major catastrophe in my life, like I die suddenly then she will have a 'home for life' with me.
 
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Bodshi

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I am not deranged, nor a liar and I say that, unless there is a major catastrophe in my life, like I die suddenly then she will have a 'home for life' with me.
I feel the same about Raf, but I don't think I could have honestly said that when I was out there as a prospective purchaser. I didn't know him then and he might not have been my forever horse. Obviously he is now :) (no-one else would have him anyway with all his various ailments :p )
 

Frances144

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From my experience, every time someone says "home for life", the ruddy animal is up for sale almost immediately. I hate it. I really hate seeing my ponies/horses for sale and worse still, random folk feel they are doing my a favour by showing me the sale post, which upsets me further.

It is that phrase. It is over-used by buyers who don't mean it. I would prefer they were truthful and not just lying their way to get one of my beloved animals.

That's just my take on it. It has happened too often to me so I am not having a dig at you and you don't need to justify your horse ownership to me.
 
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Huggy

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"Don't ever get off" ..... Okay, as long as you catch me before my eight and a half stone hits the deck.
 
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Kite_Rider

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From my experience, every time someone says "home for life", the ruddy animal is up for sale almost immediately. I hate it. I really hate seeing my ponies/horses for sale and worse still, random folk feel they are doing my a favour by showing me the sale post, which upsets me further.

It is that phrase. It is over-used by buyers who don't mean it. I would prefer they were truthful and not just lying their way to get one of my beloved animals.

That's just my take on it. It has happened too often to me so I am not having a dig at you and you don't need to justify your horse ownership to me.
Didn't take it as a dig Frances, just saying it's something I have said, I didn't say it when I bought her, don't see how anyone can say that about a horse they don't know and I honestly never imagined she would be with me for a long time, it's just turned out that she is perfect for me, she owes me nothing and it's the very least I can do for her, especially now she's getting middle aged.
 

newforest

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I thought of this thread when someone commented about the cob today.
Coming back from a ride a lady said "oh she's got a blue eye", that's an interesting feature. :rolleyes::D
Yes bit like the fireplace and a pond is a nice water feature.
I used to wind people up and say it turns green if she's annoyed or "dam she's lost the contact lens again she should have two blue eyes. Horsey people get the joke non horsey think your serious!?!?
 

newforest

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I feel the same about Raf, but I don't think I could have honestly said that when I was out there as a prospective purchaser. I didn't know him then and he might not have been my forever horse. Obviously he is now :) (no-one else would have him anyway with all his various ailments :p )
Funnily enough if I viewed mine backed and hacked her out, had she behaved as she did when I first started hacking I wouldn't have gone back for a second viewing.
But I had had her nearly two years by then and I told myself she would mature at some point between now and 15 :)
Also someone else starting her might not have had the issues I did, partly our issues I probably made without realising.
That's ownership, the good, the not so good and the oh crap.
 

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I thought of this thread when someone commented about the cob today.
Coming back from a ride a lady said "oh she's got a blue eye", that's an interesting feature. :rolleyes::D
Yes bit like the fireplace and a pond is a nice water feature.
I used to wind people up and say it turns green if she's annoyed or "dam she's lost the contact lens again she should have two blue eyes. Horsey people get the joke non horsey think your serious!?!?
Or you could say "Yes, she's channelling David Bowie" ;)
 

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Just remembered something from about 10 years ago. Ramsey had been really illl - suspected laminitis, but turned out to be abscesses in both front feet, and vet hadn't spotted, so it resulted in the classic lami stance. Anyway, he got worse and worse until vet realised, took blood sample, and discovered he had a shocking infection, as she said, half a cm away from sepsis. He will NOT stay in, so he was fenced in a tiny area near the road. A weeks worth of antibiotic injections and he was fine. Few days into his jabs, the YO's neighbour, who is a first class, blue ribbon b****, and had not even spoken to me to find out what was going on, nabbed YO and said "Tell that woman who owns the grey pony, she's a disgrace and that poor animal should be pts immediately. She is cruel, and if I see him in that state tomorrow, I'm reporting her". Obviously the YO put her right, but the thought of someone thinking I was cruel, and not even checking with me as to what was going on , was really upsetting. Got my own back though - met her a few weeks later, with Ramsey looking great, and very full of beans, trotted past her, smiled sweetly and said " Still think he should have been pts?" :mad: Wouldn't have minded so much, but she could so easily have spoken to me, without jumping to the conclusion that I was neglecting my very loved little lad.
 

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We used to get a lot of army manoeuvres in the forest. One day my friend and I were riding in one of the inclosures, and became aware at the same time our horses did, that there were camouflaged bodies in the undergrowth. Dead stop, with lots of huffing and puffing(horses, not us). My friend called out "Could you stand up and just speak to the horses please, so they know what you are?" There followed an 'I Spartacus' moment. One by one 10-20 soldiers stood up saying "Hello horses" or a variation of that - we thanked them with great dignity, and smothered the giggles til we were out of earshot.
Love the I Spartacus moment......
 
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