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The Pretender
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Post by The Pretender » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:13 pm

Over a decade ago now, The Pretender Farms PLC set up a livery yard. Each year I think I have seen it all and each year some new pearl of wisdom leaves me :o , open jawed and a few steps back in amazement have to be taken. This year I saw what I thought was women on hands and knees pulling small ragwort plants out of the ground, but on further investigation I was informed that they were pulling mushrooms, not for a nice risotto, but because they give 'osses colic. So good people of FFUK is there even a shred of truth in this or is it all ball cocks.

Also rugs. Buy an animal with a furry coat. Shave of furry coat. Buy a rug to cover animal that is now sans furry coat. I put it to the jury that rugs serve 3 purposes:
1: to give the girlies some other piece of tat to buy

2: to insulate them from the fence, thus making them break the fence quicker

and finally 3: to irritate the horse. I only ever see horse with rugs rolling on the ground.
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Post by rogerm » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:16 pm

Mrs m says she clips them to stop them sweating when ridden & they roll with or without rugs

Never heard of the mushroom problem though ?
Spuds will give them colic so watch out if you spill any :wink:
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Post by Coltheox » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:40 pm

rogerm wrote:Mrs m says she clips them to stop them sweating when ridden & they roll with or without rugs

Never heard of the mushroom problem though ?
Spuds will give them colic so watch out if you spill any :wink:
Bit like my ex wife, then.
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Post by The Pretender » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:58 pm

Had an interesting conversation with the troops on the front line. I learned much :wink:
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