Anyone rugging for sweetitch yet?

Thyme & Me

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I love the brief period of late winter/early spring when Charlie can be unrugged! Atm he is naked and wallowing in mud like a happy baby hippo :yellowcarded: He makes lovely little grunting noises when he rolls :tongue: Anyway I would like to keep him in his birthday suit for as long as possible... but not for him to get itchy. Anyone seen any midges yet?
 

Cortrasna

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I have Dolly out naked for the last few days - it is a pleasure to watch her rolling about like a scruffy old hippo in the muddiest bits she can find! Couldnt care how dirty she gets, wont be long before she is all trussed up like a chicken for the summer midge season, so nice to let her just be a horse for a few days.

Have been humming and hawing over should I give her a Kenalog jab again this year, just spoken to my vet and both of them strongly recommend she does have it, but earlier this year as didnt really know she had SI for sure last year until April time.

Decision is now made, I will be giving her a jab 1st week of March and hopefully that will get in her system before too much midge activity.:unsure:
 

Pigletsmum

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Think Bracks will be going on at the weekend after I've covered him in neem oil. If I can catch him....
 

Sunshine-x

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Mine are all fully clipped, no way could they be naked! Luckily none with sweetitch, dont think I could cope with that!
 

Cortrasna

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Mine are all fully clipped, no way could they be naked! Luckily none with sweetitch, dont think I could cope with that!

You would be amazed what you can and will cope with if the horse is perfect in every other way for your wish list!:wink: Dolly's neck and belly is clipped but I dont think she will shiver away and die for the sake of that, cant tell you how much pleasure it gives me to see her roaming around rugless for once!:smile:
 

Sunshine-x

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Bless her! I've never intentionally gone out to buy a horse, they just all erm arrive somehow??
 

Cortrasna

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Bless her! I've never intentionally gone out to buy a horse, they just all erm arrive somehow??

Oh wow! You must be lucky, the only ones that just arrive for me are the rescues, that all cost megga bucks to rehab and then are just too sweet and needy to be able to send them to new homes!:eek::bounce:
 

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Oh wow! You must be lucky, the only ones that just arrive for me are the rescues, that all cost megga bucks to rehab and then are just too sweet and needy to be able to send them to new homes!:eek::bounce:

Awh you're too nice! :angel:
 

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My field has got loads of midges, luckily don't have to worry about my chap until the flys arrive.

I haven't hardly rugged him at all this winter, letting him enjoy being rug free :biggrin:
 

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Took Cassies rug off today as sooooo lovely, she came in this evening with with a neck full of midges.....giant ones! Seems so early to me but then i suppose the weather is so confused:frown:
 
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