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anti slip shoes

05/02/2012

In icy weather ask your farrier to put a few shire nails in your horses shoes, the heads will stand proud of the shoe and provide extra grip. Vaseline in their feet before exercise will help stop the snow balling up in them.
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anti freeze balls

31/01/2012

To help stop the water in water troughs and buckets from freezing overnight, try putting some tennis balls or plastic balls in, their movement will help delay freezing solid.
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An icy suggestion

30/01/2012

During an icy spell, keep a sieve handy to water troughs, smash the ice then use the sieve to scoop out with, it saves freezing fingers!
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What is a "cock Horse?"

29/01/2012

Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross. To see a fine lady upon a white horse With rings on her fingers, And bells on her toes. She shall have music , Wherever she goes. Read more to find out what a cock horse is.
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Azoturia (tying up)

28/01/2012

For horses that "Tie up" (azoturia) I find it useful to add a tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda, mixed into their daily feed. It is a cheap aid to prevention.
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Four legs good

22/01/2012

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.