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Topic: Shire cross for loan
drew.h

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:01 pm   Subject: Shire cross for loan
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When he came back his feather had been cut and he had mud rash. Doesn't take a genius to know why. Feathers have grown back ...
Topic: Shire cross for loan
drew.h

Replies: 5
Views: 19678

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:43 pm   Subject: Shire cross for loan
Resurrecting an old thread, because he went out for loan and came back 2 years later.

We need to re-home him again ASAP. We have 4 horses and only 3 stables. Unfortunately Oliver drew the short s ...
Topic: Need to rehome ASAP
drew.h

Replies: 0
Views: 7394

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:53 pm   Subject: Need to rehome ASAP
Yesterday we received a phone call we didn't expect. The lady who has our shire cross on loan said its time for him to come home. I do miss the big fella, but we have 3 horses at the moment and our ...
Topic: Shire cross for loan
drew.h

Replies: 5
Views: 19678

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:36 pm   Subject: Shire cross for loan
17.2hh gelding, kind, 17yo. Looking to see if I can find him a better home. Possibly permanent home if suitable.

Probably not a novice horse, but he is the first horse I have ridden and I had no ...
Topic: Mixing mares and geldings?
drew.h

Replies: 10
Views: 6162

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:53 am   Subject: Mixing mares and geldings?
A couple of days before the mini Shetland was delivered, my wife's horse Max decided Oliver wasn't as tough as he is big and went from No2 to No1 bossing Oliver about and rounding him up. Since Foxy ...
Topic: Mixing mares and geldings?
drew.h

Replies: 10
Views: 6162

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:21 pm   Subject: Mixing mares and geldings?
In our field we have two geldings, in the field to our left there are two geldings, in the field to our right there are four geldings. On Sunday my wife has arranged delivery of a little old miniatur ...
Topic: Feather help...
drew.h

Replies: 35
Views: 28488

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:17 am   Subject: Feather help...
@Loubie. Pig oil does help and works most of the time, its just when the mud in the field is not wet, but not dry, it goes really sticky. Probably just our soil type.

I spend over an hour every m ...
Topic: Bonded
drew.h

Replies: 9
Views: 4148

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:54 pm   Subject: Bonded
I took Oliver out of the field to the farrier this morning, Max was left in the stable. Now Max also starts fretting. The only difference is a 14.2 doesn't move the stables (double stables on skids) ...
Topic: Farrier
drew.h

Replies: 2
Views: 3626

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:38 pm   Subject: Farrier
Was let down again this week, so tried some one new. Happy I did. The new farrier turned up on time, did a good job and even suggested making a different style of shoe to help support the big crack ...
Topic: Feather help...
drew.h

Replies: 35
Views: 28488

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:31 pm   Subject: Feather help...
I have to admit to cutting some of the feathers of one of Olivers legs. It was getting in the way when poulticing him. When they got on the inside of the vet wrap they would allow water in.

Hi is ...
Topic: Bonded
drew.h

Replies: 9
Views: 4148

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:03 pm   Subject: Bonded
My shire won't let the wife's horse out of his site. First time wife took her horse for a ride and left Oliver in the stable, he went loopy and move the double stable a couple of inches (its on skids ...
Topic: Poultice bags
drew.h

Replies: 5
Views: 18843

PostForum: Health   Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:55 pm   Subject: Poultice bags
Sad

Eqwelli has been on approximately 8 hours in a muddy field with only a small patch of hardcore (old tarmac) and there is a hole in the bottom already. Took it off and its wet and muddy inside. ...
Topic: Poultice bags
drew.h

Replies: 5
Views: 18843

PostForum: Health   Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:32 pm   Subject: Poultice bags
@Loubie
I used one of those boots on our old Dales mare, one thing I learnt is not to keep it on to long, it appeared to soften the hoof. It was good for soaking the hoof in epsom salts. I think we ...
Topic: Poultice bags
drew.h

Replies: 5
Views: 18843

PostForum: Health   Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:04 pm   Subject: Poultice bags
I tried a feed sack on Oliver, but his toe came through it. His toe has come through the duck tape over the last two days as well, even with nappy, puppy pad, vet wrap and 8 layers of tape, so lucky ...
Topic: Have a Thursday aww on me
drew.h

Replies: 0
Views: 3233

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:33 pm   Subject: Have a Thursday aww on me
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Left to right, Jesse, Bimbo and Peanut. There was 5 in the litter, we kept Bimbo and Peanut, Jesse was bought by a nice guy who owns a local sho ...
Topic: Poultice bags
drew.h

Replies: 5
Views: 18843

PostForum: Health   Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:59 pm   Subject: Poultice bags
Oliver is on his third abscess since we took him on. Looks like this one was caused by the nail on his shoe when it came off. Its costing a fortune in vet wrap and duck tape and no one sells a big e ...
Topic: Learning to ride
drew.h

Replies: 10
Views: 4506

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:30 pm   Subject: Learning to ride
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Only one to hand at the moment. This is when we first got him. He's put a little more weight on and his coat is nice and shiny (well it ...
Topic: Learning to ride
drew.h

Replies: 10
Views: 4506

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:24 pm   Subject: Learning to ride
The kick was because pressure alone was not sending him forward, he just kept going back and yes I had the reins slack. He did the same to my wife, who has been riding for decades, no matter what yo ...
Topic: Learning to ride
drew.h

Replies: 10
Views: 4506

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:03 pm   Subject: Learning to ride
Oliver had his shoe put back on on Monday, so I took him for a walk out with my wife on her horse. On Tue and Wed again I took him for a walk but the when we returned I went in the round pen with him ...
Topic: Shoe and hoof
drew.h

Replies: 4
Views: 9760

PostForum: Health   Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:55 pm   Subject: Shoe and hoof
Yep Richard (the ex-army one, Richard appears to be a popular name for farriers). He's booked in for Monday morning now.

The lad we used before Richard was even harder to get a hold of, my wife had ...
Topic: Shoe and hoof
drew.h

Replies: 4
Views: 9760

PostForum: Health   Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:26 pm   Subject: Shoe and hoof
Before the shoe fell off:

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Topic: Shoe and hoof
drew.h

Replies: 4
Views: 9760

PostForum: Health   Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:54 am   Subject: Shoe and hoof
Oliver lost his shoe again last night, it has only been on for 4 weeks. Before that the previous farriers attempt only lasted a week, and prior to that a day.

Now this hoof is a little misshaped d ...
Topic: A shire cross we have on trial, with hoof problems
drew.h

Replies: 26
Views: 22317

PostForum: Health   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:11 am   Subject: A shire cross we have on trial, with hoof problems
I haven't measured his hoof, but I'd say around 9inch. Does using something like a plastic sack cause any problems?

My wife did buy some nappies, the largest they had in, but where to small, howev ...
Topic: A shire cross we have on trial, with hoof problems
drew.h

Replies: 26
Views: 22317

PostForum: Health   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:57 am   Subject: A shire cross we have on trial, with hoof problems
where in south cumbria are u? im in south cumbria

Flookburgh

Been to busy to reply until now, abscess was found and drained by vet. Oliver has had his hoof poulticed since, wet to start with, bu ...
Topic: Noob questions, stable, walking and bits
drew.h

Replies: 4
Views: 3590

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:41 pm   Subject: Noob questions, stable, walking and bits
We had a 12x24 mobile field shelter made with two 5ft doors, extra head room and I installed a moveable partition. Currently Olivers side is 12x14ft and more than enough head room apart from the over ...
Topic: A shire cross we have on trial, with hoof problems
drew.h

Replies: 26
Views: 22317

PostForum: Health   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:06 pm   Subject: A shire cross we have on trial, with hoof problems
Avoiding abscesses and if that hoof is not going to be the cause of his demise are my main concerns, then is he is going to be a suitable horse for me to ride? Which I can't find out yet.

A few yea ...
Topic: A shire cross we have on trial, with hoof problems
drew.h

Replies: 26
Views: 22317

PostForum: Health   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:22 pm   Subject: A shire cross we have on trial, with hoof problems
We currently have a Shire cross Hanoverian on trial, to see if he is suitable for me. Prior to us he was on working livery. About two years ago while on loan to someone else he had a bad abscess in ...
 

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