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15 horsey ‘life hacks’ for 2015

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1/ Stop Rugs Slipping If you store your rugs on rug poles and often find that they slip off simply wrap vetwrap around the rug pole and hey presto, its grippy-ness keeps rugs in place! Also works great if you have saddle poles in your lorry/trailer and find your tack slipping as you travel.   2/ Nappies for poulticing feet Nappies make great padding for poulticing feet abscesses. Put your poultice in place next to the hoof then put the nappy on over the top, the sticky tabs and elasticated sides help it fit perfectly to the foot, then simply…

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Diagnosing, treating and managing a horse with a spore allergy (RAO)

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Last winter Dustry developed a cough. It began after he went onto his winter routine in October (stabled at night and out during the day) and I first noticed it when I was riding him. At the beginning of a schooling session when I asked him to go from walk to trot for the first time he would trot off and then after a few strides drop his head down and cough. I would let him take the rein and work long and low for a few circles until he had cleared the cough and then he would work fine.…

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Carr & Day & Martin – ‘Mane & Tail’ and ‘Dream Coat’ Product Review

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The lovely bods at Carr & Day & Martin got in touch to ask me if I would be willing to do a product review for them, well who wouldn’t?! Carr & Day & Martin are one of those iconic horsey brands that I grew up with, and for me their orange and black packaging is instantly recognisable. I can remember sitting on the floor in my parent’s utility room going through the list of items I needed in my grooming kit for Pony Club Camp and carefully labelling all my brushes, and equipment, and yes I even got a…

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