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They only loose hair if you pull the clumps off because they are stuck in the fur and it rips it out.

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A word to the wise, don't ask for cheerios here in NZ, and probably Australia, if you want breakfast cereal...

what would you get?

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A wave goodbye? Lol I always thought thats what it meant.

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I was wondering that too. LOL! Isn't "cheerio" a greeting?

I was told by a good friend of mine England that there are several words we say here that have COMPLETELY different meanings there. "Fanny" was the first one she told me about (and the story to go with it was hilarious). So funny how different countries use the same words, differently. It's like "come up with your own words dude". :rofl

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Believe it or not, a sausage...normal width, but about the length of a thumb. They look like this: IMAGE(http://www.hellers.co.nz/cocktail-sausages). "Cheerios" is the common/slang name by which these types of sausages are known. According to the hubby, when he was young it was common for the butcher to hand one to the kiddies to munch on while mum was doing the meat shopping, to keep the kid occupied and quiet.

As another example, when we were at the A&P show today, we were talking to someone who came here from England...she made a comment about stepping outside (of the exhibitor tent) to have a "fag"...she immediately then stated directly to me "I mean a cigarette", since she obviously realised from my accent I wasn't British and therefore not necessarily familiar with the use of the term "fag" in connection with smoking. She obviously didn't know of my close connections to Ireland and the fact that the term "fag" meant cigarette to me long before any other meaning! :rofl

And CM, I belive it's the UK that uses the term "cheerio" as a way of saying good-bye...here, the term "cheers" or "ta" is used, but usually as a form of "thank you". Can't say I've heard anyone say "cheerio".

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We do come across it on the forum a lot as well, I mean before I was on this board Sorrel was a type of plant, buckskin didnt exist and I had no idea what grullo was. A light yellowish horse with dark mane and tail was dun whether it had a dorsal or not and a slate colour one was a blue dun. I honestly thought for a long time that tobiano was an american term for skewbald and overo for piebald because an equaly uneducated but longer term horse person told me so. lol.

Yup Acc every time I am watching an american TV show and they say 'fanny pack' i can't help a little immature giggle. lol.

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Yes in Aus, cheerios are like little hot dogs roughly the size of your thumb. Often bought for kids to eat and often eaten at parties (mainly kids parties).

Some word differences we in Aus and I assume NZ, we tend to know the word/meaning differences due to having a lot of American tv shows. Would have been quite different years ago. Here's some different meaning words for you.

Root (known inregards to plants here in Aus and US) but you guys use it in the context to cheer someone on? Well in Aus if you say "Do you want a root" It means "Do you want to have sex" but more like along the lines of do you want a f***
So you wouldn't want to say to an Aussie, I'll root for you as they may misunderstand you! :o :lol:

We call thongs (as in Y underwear) g-strings
We call flip flops thongs
You say horse trailers and we say horse floats.
Sometimes I've heard the word crack used instead of butt. (Some guys at my old work used to say "Up your crack meaning no way. That could be a North Qld thing lol. I found quite a few people used a lot of slang up there).
Ringers is an aussie version of cowboys on our cattle stations here. Stationhands is used more often now.
Grog means alcohol (though we use either word)

Do you call your sunglasses sunnies for short? Lol, I've had a few rum and cokes (Bundaberg rum - Aussie rum made rum which is often called Bundy rum) so I hope I haven't said anything that isn't appropriate :p

Time for me to hit the sack (oh that means go to bed lol).

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Actually, the NZ/OZ way of shortening things is somewhat...unusual... :rofl

"arvo" means afternoon (ahr-voh)
"agro" means aggravate/d (aa-grow)

I had a whole list as I started typing, then hubby asked me how to spell something (cuz he was getting agro this arvo at someone on another board! ROFL!), and the others have flown out of my head...

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So I went home this weekend and checked a few for the skin condition, which now I am 90% sure was scurf. Smokey barely had any left since we had brushed him a few weeks ago when it first showed up, and I gave April a good brushing which she loved so much. She was very itchy and it definitely looks like dandruff;my arms got so tired from brushing! Since I am going home Tuesday I'll be able to giver her another good brushing.
On a side note the new field (well not really new but the fence was junk and had to be completely replaced) is about ready for that whole field of horses so they will have some better grass to eat too. Spent my weekend at home working on it! so they better not run through it this year :hammer Also on another good note we are in the process of building Doc and Buck a big field with lots of grass that we can rotate them in which should help their happiness a lot.

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When I have a horse with a bad case of scurf that seems to really be making them itchy I rub some MTG into their skin.
I have even done this in fairly cold weather, put a blanket or saddle pad on for a bit to help it dry, while I am doing chores or why.
This really stops the itch.

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I was told by an experienced horseman that a mix of 1 part bleach to 6parts water sprayed on the back and rump will prevent rain rot..... so I tried it...and it does work.

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Does it change the hair color?

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I was told by an experienced horseman that a mix of 1 part bleach to 6parts water sprayed on the back and rump will prevent rain rot..... so I tried it...and it does work.

Eeep! Not only is bleach not kind to skin, that concentration is incredibly high! Rainrot is caused by the skin getting and staying wet, causing a warm, humid environment allowing for a common bacteria (dermatophilus congolensis) to grow. To prevent it, keep your horse dry. To treat it, remove the scabs as much as possible and let the skin get air and dry out. Dry skin=nowhere for bacterial growth. Bleach will probably kill the bacteria, but it is going to kill the skin too.

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no bleach in hooves either please!!

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