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  Topic: horse advice
Mrs R

Replies: 30
Views: 41337
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Nov 23, 11 12:08 pm   Subject: horse advice
sorry, what comments about leaving an animal to suffer?

I was replying to your original post, which did make a big deal about the competition side of things and implied that the animal wasnt a me ...
  Topic: horse advice
Mrs R

Replies: 30
Views: 41337
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Nov 23, 11 11:49 am   Subject: horse advice
Care to fill me in on the justification for your rudeness milkmaid?
  Topic: horse advice
Mrs R

Replies: 30
Views: 41337
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Nov 23, 11 10:09 am   Subject: horse advice
On the subject of backing youngsters, yes it may take time, doesn't need to be a 12month old though; what about a young horse who's been trained and is ready to go?

For every 'rescued' horse that ...
  Topic: Horrible incomprehensible story
Mrs R

Replies: 5
Views: 4121
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Nov 23, 11 10:02 am   Subject: Horrible incomprehensible story
If the passport was just signed 'off' and not on again, you'd hope that eventually it would be picked up on as that's what the systems for....but it'd be too late for the calves and I know myself that ...
  Topic: horse advice
Mrs R

Replies: 30
Views: 41337
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Nov 23, 11 9:58 am   Subject: horse advice
i'm sure they will make the right decision for the horse and them

It's more than an purely economic thing with some animals.


They need to decide which it is though, and whether they realistica ...
  Topic: horse advice
Mrs R

Replies: 30
Views: 41337
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Nov 23, 11 9:56 am   Subject: horse advice
this isn't a cow or a goat

Makes no difference, the only thing that makes it different is your relationship to the animal, not what species it is. Horses are food to a lot of people and cows and ...
  Topic: Horrible incomprehensible story
Mrs R

Replies: 5
Views: 4121
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Nov 22, 11 6:40 pm   Subject: Horrible incomprehensible story
Just been talking to a dairy farming friend who had someone turn up to buy bull calves. Nothing really unusual there except that it turned out later they were being kept in a garden shed and expected ...
  Topic: horse advice
Mrs R

Replies: 30
Views: 41337
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Nov 22, 11 6:36 pm   Subject: horse advice
Well if the horses are the concern more than competing - spend away until the animal starts actively suffering. All very well saying the other came right - it took three years though, thats 3yrs you ...
  Topic: horse advice
Mrs R

Replies: 30
Views: 41337
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Nov 22, 11 6:03 pm   Subject: horse advice
I would give up. I would have given up a long time ago. Faffing over this horse which came from a terrible background has cost them 2years of their dream of competing together - rubbish! It's ...
  Topic: price of meat in town today.
Mrs R

Replies: 24
Views: 17689
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Nov 22, 11 9:55 am   Subject: price of meat in town today.
that goat is serously cheap not sure how the hell you could raise it at that cost

It won't be British that's how....


Kate

Or it'll just be stringy sheep......ahem ...
  Topic: Calf for next year.
Mrs R

Replies: 16
Views: 20351
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Nov 20, 11 10:22 am   Subject: Calf for next year.
They honestly feel that we are being obstinate and stupid for not having one,

They have a point nah just kidding. I'm sure it's not as hilarious when you're living it day-to-day! We have ...
  Topic: Brave Dog.
Mrs R

Replies: 10
Views: 11290
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri Nov 18, 11 1:10 pm   Subject: Brave Dog.
oh thats what everyone says, until we try to give him away
  Topic: Brave Dog.
Mrs R

Replies: 10
Views: 11290
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri Nov 18, 11 11:15 am   Subject: Brave Dog.
Ha Chester did it again yesterday - I bought a new flock of sheep recently and they're used to being worked with a dog, but not so used to electric fences! Anyway 4 of them had jumped out of the padd ...
  Topic: Fox!
Mrs R

Replies: 19
Views: 13317
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Fri Nov 18, 11 11:06 am   Subject: Fox!
will try it tonight!
  Topic: Fox!
Mrs R

Replies: 19
Views: 13317
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Fri Nov 18, 11 10:22 am   Subject: Fox!
It likes ducks - got another one last night!!!! - so we've baited with dead ones, and live ones, and live chickens (it has a live bait box attached)

I think the issue is that the mechanism is so s ...
 
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