Episode 20 Dick 'N' Dom Go Wild


Episode 20

Wildlife show. Jamie and Izak dig up a porker of a problem, and Kat and Phoebe face up to a one-eyed horse.


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This show features professionals working with dangerous animals.

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-So do not, I repeat, do not try this at home.

-Mmm.

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Did you know that now, right now, there's people

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all around the country who are working their socks off

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to help wounded wildlife and poorly pets?

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And we've managed to get VIP passes for some willing helpers

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who are going to get stuck in at the busiest vets,

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wildlife sanctuaries and rescue centres.

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Oh, wah!

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Argh!

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Yah!

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On today's show, Jamie and Izak dig up a porker of a problem

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and get dragged into helping giddy goats.

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Jamie, he's walking you at the moment!

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Kat and Phoebe face up to a one-eyed horse!

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But will they enter the ring and take on Gladiator the pony?

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-How are you feeling up there, Kat?

-This is really awesome.

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And we get geared up for an "owl-er" of an animal assignment

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and learn a bit about bird control.

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Oh!

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'It's tough and dirty work.'

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He's beating me!

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'But someone's got to do it.'

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When I was told I was coming to Wareham to visit Margaret Green,

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I thought I'd find a little old lady,

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living in a little old house with loads of cats.

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What I actually found was Dorset's oldest animal welfare charity.

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Margaret Green Animal Rescue cares for all sorts of unwanted, abandoned

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and ill-treated animals until new owners can be found for them.

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And joining me here today are these chaps.

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That's Jamie there in the green, and that's his mate, Izak.

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When it comes to pets, Izak is the man to know.

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I have a hamster called Hammy, I have a dog called Tinkerbell

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and I have a cat called Beckham.

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Jamie dances to a very different beat, though.

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His house is an almost pet-free zone.

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I say "almost", cos he does have a tank full of fish,

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but if we're being honest, that don't impress him much.

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They're quite boring to look at, you know?

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In fact, Jamie thinks most animals are boring,

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but there's one kind in particular that he really doesn't like one bit.

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HE GRUNTS

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Pigs. The worst thing about pigs is probably the smell of their poo.

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Yeah, I don't like it.

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The ideal pet for Jamie would be a dog or a shark, apparently.

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-Tinkerbell!

-And as their aren't many sharks in Ipswich,

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he's happy playing with Izak's dog.

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-I'm a trained professional.

-Yeah!

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Boys, prepare yourself for a day

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at a very, very busy animal rescue centre

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home to hundreds of animals, including...pigs.

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Hi, Helen. These dudes are Jamie and Izak.

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They've both got different opinions

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when it comes to animals, especially pigs.

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Jamie thinks most animals are boring.

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Today we've got to make him realise animals aren't boring.

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-So what have we got them doing first?

-First of all, it's goats.

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We've got lots of goats here, and lots of goats means lots of poo.

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-So first thing I need you guys to do is clear up the poo.

-Lovely.

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This is Kinder and dad Buttons. Buttons arrived here two years ago

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after his owner could no longer look after him properly.

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Goats are curious animals

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who love to nibble away on woody shrubs and trees,

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which come out the other end looking like...this.

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Thanks to Kinder and Buttons, here, there are plenty of poo pellets

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to be cleared up today,

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so time for Jamie and Izak to get picking plops.

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Let's have a race and see who can get the most poo in their pan.

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-I've got more poo!

-Oh, here, there's loads! Fresh.

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Oh, yes, I found the big blobs!

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-The big blobs! He's got the big blobs!

-Yes! In your face, Izak!

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Poo Wars, Coming to a games console near you very soon.

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-Oi, what you... No!

-Jamie!

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Oi, there's a little bit of cheating going on there!

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Gentlemen, please!

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Well done!

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Yes!

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Time is up, boys. Bring your poo over.

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Well, there's a little bit of straw in Izak's,

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but then there's a little bit of grass in Jamie's.

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So all in all, I reckon, by a whisker, Izak is the winner.

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Right on!

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'Ten out of ten for effort from both boys.

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'All they need to do is simply pop the poo in to the wheelbarrow.

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'Simple. Ha!

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'Carefully does it. Oopsie!'

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You just put it all back over the floor!

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You spent ages picking that up!

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'Hey, come on, no need to look down at your dumps, Jamie!'

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'There's a full-on task to get stuck into later

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'when the boys have to handle the grumpiest goat in town.

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'First, let's catch up with Dom,

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'who's riding into a Norfolk with two horsey helpers for company.'

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I'm at Redwings Horse Sanctuary near Norwich.

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Now, none of the horses here are red

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and none of them have wings.

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But they're still grateful to have the sanctuary,

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and it's going to get a couple of helping hands.

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Redwings is one of the largest horse sanctuaries in the UK

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and has nine UK centres that look after over 1,000 horses

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that are down on their luck. Help is always welcome.

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Meet Kat and Phoebe, great mates who love a bit of horsing around.

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Phoebe is a bit of a bookworm

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and has more than happy with slimy, wriggly things and creepy critters.

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And while Kat likes a bit of cricket, a duck isn't her worst nightmare.

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No, there's an animal that they are much less in love with,

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and I think we can draw our own conclusions.

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Yep, they really don't have time for all things horsey. Why's that, then?

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Not every girl really likes horses,

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just as not every boy really likes football.

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I don't know, I've never been close to horses

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but they're just kind of disgusting.

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They have big lips, so more slobber comes out.

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Right, let's see if a massive horse rescue centre

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can make you think a little differently.

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Ah, yes, girls, girls, girls. Come in. Now, you are girls, right?

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-Yeah.

-Good, cos all girls love horses, right?

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-No.

-No?

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-Right, so you don't, Phoebe, but Kat, you do?

-No.

-Ah.

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-Well, what animals do you like?

-Fluffy things.

-Fluffy things, like?

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-Cats.

-Rabbits.

-Lovely.

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I've got some news, there are no cats or rabbits.

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This is a horse rescue centre.

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The great news is we've got lots of work for you today with horses.

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-So are you happy spending the day with the horses?

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

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-Really?

-No.

-No.

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Brilliant. See that? That's a horse.

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I know it's a horse.

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-See her?

-Yeah.

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-This is Emma. Hello, Emma.

-Hello.

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A small problem, these girls are working here at Redwings all day

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-and they don't like horses.

-Ah.

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What have you got for them?

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Well, we've got some mucking out,

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and we'll give the horses their breakfast.

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-Mucking out?

-OK.

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How do you feel about that?

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Not too good.

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At least you won't have to be touching the horses,

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but you just have to touch their... Their... You know.

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Their poo. Lots and lots of poo.

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And that really is a lot of poo from a little horse, Tinker.

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-So who wants to do what?

-I'll do breakfast.

-I want to muck out.

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You'd rather muck out, you'd rather give them breakfast?

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You get one end, you get the other. Sounds all right to me.

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Good luck, I'll smell you later. Bye.

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Fear not, girls!

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It gets better...eventually.

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Will Kat and Phoebe cope with tiny Tinker's big clean-up later?

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Jamie and Izak are mucking in at an animal rescue centre in Dorset.

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They got giddy with goats...

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Nice one. Hey, they're controlling these goats.

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But now it's time to try to help the baddest boy on the block.

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OK, guys, so the goats you just met, Buttons and Kinder,

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are friendly, quite tame goats.

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But we have lots of goats here

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and we have some quite naughty goats as well,

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and you're about to meet Pippin, who's a rather naughty boy goat.

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And we've had him a few years.

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He had a very unfortunate start in life

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as he was tied up and didn't meet other goats,

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so he's a bit naughty, a bit boisterous.

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-So are you looking forward to meeting him?

-Yeah!

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'Pippin here is getting his hooves trimmed,

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'and it's our job to get him to the stable...

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'Which is not as straightforward as it sounds.'

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Three against one - come on, guys!

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THEY ALL LAUGH

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Jamie, he's walking you at the moment!

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'Yes, Pippin is a match for anyone!

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'He's worn out a few owners

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'and has returned to the sanctuary three times after being re-homed.'

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I'm going to grab him.

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'Eventually with Pippin under control and calm,

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'it's time to do some trimming.

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'Like our toenails, goats' hooves will keep on growing,

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'so it's important for Pippin's health and comfort

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'to keep them clipped.' How often do you do this?

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Every six to eight weeks -

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six weeks in the summer and eight weeks in the winter.

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-There you go.

-Can I let go now?

-Yes, you can.

-Thanks.

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See, that was easy, boys. Not a problem at all.

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So, Jamie, earlier on you played Poo Wars,

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you successfully got the goat here and seen its toenails being clipped.

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Now you can't say it's boring. Are we winning you round?

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-Yes, unfortunately.

-Izak, we're doing our job.

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Ai!

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'And the jobs just keep on coming later...

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'And there's no chickening out, believe you me.'

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-They look quite excited to be here.

-They do, don't they?

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Kat and Phoebe are buckling up for a barrow of Tinker the pony's

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poop scooping at a horse sanctuary in Norfolk.

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They're not keen but they're up for a shovel.

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How are you feeling, Phoebe?

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Horrible!

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Go on, Phoebe, dig in.

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It smells funny!

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Funny?! I'm not laughing! That much.

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How many horses do you have here?

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We've got just over 1,100 horses here.

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How many poos do they do a day?

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Well, horses do between eight and ten poos a day.

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OK...

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That's like 8,800 a day altogether.

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At least! Probably nearer 12,000 poos,

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and that's over four million per year.

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And we're done. Brilliant.

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So that's a barrow for the heap.

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Hang on, that's about the same size as Tinker!

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What on earth have you been eating, young man?

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HE BELCHES

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Pardon me!

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All the way to the top.

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We're going to tip it up.

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Well done.

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And then you're just going to throw it up.

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So you make a nice, neat...pile.

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Not on the cameraman!

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When the cameraman can dig himself out of those droppings

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it's time to give a hungry horse his breakfast,

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and he's slobbering at the very idea.

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Eww!

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Did he slobber on me?

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He's going to be your friend forever now, girls.

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So what do you reckon?

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Has Tinker made you want to have your very own pet pony, girls?

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Erm, no, not really.

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I wouldn't want to clean them out, either...

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-Still very smelly.

-Like, every day.

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Having to get up really early, like at five, to feed them.

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And clean up the poo.

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-Urgh.

-Yeah.

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Maybe they need to put in a few more horse hours

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before they're completely won over.

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And with Tinker back in his nice, clean pen,

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he can fill it up all over again.

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Girls, spell it out!

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Will Noel the one-eyed pony begin to win over Kat and Phoebe later?

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Can we stroke him?

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Absolutely, yeah.

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I like horses now.

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But first we learn how to make owls go all horizontal.

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Tawny owls, a great big Great British bird of prey.

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These rescued birds arrived here injured or unwell.

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They are now in recovery and need a health check,

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and we've come prepared.

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-Hi, Les.

-Hiya, Dom.

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How are you doing?

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Hi, Les, twit-twoo.

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We are here to help you. Yes, even that.

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I don't think oven gloves are going to do.

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So get rid of those, get rid of the goggles.

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-What's wrong with them?

-It's not very practical.

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Now, this is definitely not one for you lot to think about trying.

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But with Les's help, if we can net them,

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then we can check them for a possible return to the wild.

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I'm going to go down there out of harm's way

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and make them come this way.

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Can you catch one as it comes through

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and I'll show you how we go through checking them over?

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-Right, simple as that.

-In the net?

-Yes.

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Get it!

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There's no way out.

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Got you! And Les has an interesting way of safely checking that health.

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An ear tickle?

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Put him down there and tickle him down here.

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He'll go to sleep.

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That is absolutely bizarre.

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All about survival, this.

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Birds of prey can play dead when feeling threatened in the wild.

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It stops predators attacking them.

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-If you want to do that one, Dominic...

-Yeah, absolutely.

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-Just tickle him under his ear, right?

-OK, here we go.

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How utterly bizarre this is.

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You've got the touch, haven't you?

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What we are looking for is a perfect healthy feather plumage.

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It's a clear indicator the bird is in good shape.

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He's looking all right at the moment

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and he's got no parasites and things like that, so he's coming on OK.

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Now just one more to check, and it's my turn.

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On his back.

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You see?

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Shhh, shhh.

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No, come on.

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Not very long!

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And that was that!

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Pet-lover Izak and less keen Jamie are spending the day

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at an animal rescue centre in Dorset.

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Barely a day goes by without a new animal turning up here

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needing help, and today's delivery has just arrived.

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These five chickens have been recovered from a battery farm,

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a place where hens are kept to lay eggs.

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Until today these birds were living in dark, cramped conditions,

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so I bet they'll enjoy their new home.

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They look quite excited to be here.

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They do, don't they? Well, you know what it is?

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Imagine if you'd been living your whole life in a little tiny box

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and you'd never seen the sunshine and you'd never seen grass,

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and suddenly you were outside and you could see and smell

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all these things, you'd be excited, wouldn't you?

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First up, the boys help Helen to check the chickens' health.

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Do you want to check their wings? We pull her wing out like that.

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Make sure there's no horrible lumps or bumps.

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Then the birds need treating with a spray that will get rid

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of any nasty mites.

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I'm going to hold the chicken and you're going to spray,

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but I want, first of all, boys, put your masks down

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so you don't breathe any of this in.

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It's not an easy job to do on your own,

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but luckily for Helen, our dynamic duo are keen to lend a hand.

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Can you do one squirt from about six inches away?

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There you go.

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And we're going to let her go, OK?

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Thank you, my love.

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-Is she excited?

-Yeah, look at her.

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This is the first time she's ever seen grass.

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She's coming to say hello.

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Am I allowed to touch her?

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Yeah, you can touch her, you've got your gloves on.

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One down, four more to go.

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And then, thanks to Jamie and Izak, these feathered fellows

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are free to check out their new open-plan surroundings.

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-They are lovely.

-They are, aren't they?

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What will happen to the chickens next?

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These chickens, they will stay here for a little bit

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and get used to being outside and having their own space,

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and then we're going to move them to a bigger enclosure

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where the public can see them, and then re-home them.

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And here's one Helen prepared earlier, this rescued

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and recovered hen is now in great health and ready to be re-homed.

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But before she can check out, she just needs catching.

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Boys, over to you.

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Let's see if we can get her in this corner now, come on,

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we can get her in this corner.

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All right, lads. Lean down. There you go. There you go, good boy.

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-There you go, well done.

-I've got her!

-Well done.

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Nice one, guys,

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so that's one chicken in a basket ready to take away.

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Our hen is on her way to a new life.

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It looks like our boys have had another fab

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hands-on animal experience.

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Bye-bye, chickens!

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And Jamie even looks like he's getting round to the idea

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that animals are ace.

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And we dig ourselves a right hole later,

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but can Jamie get unstuck and finish the pig of a job we've started?

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Can't take him anywhere, can you?

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Phoebe and Kats are working hard at a horse sanctuary.

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Nine-year-old Noel has been in and out of Redwings since 2003 when

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his failing eyesight meant his first owner could no longer care for him.

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His bad eye was eventually removed and he was re-homed

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but he returned here again two months ago

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after suffering an infection.

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Hi, girls. Everything going well so far?

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-Yeah.

-Good, good, good.

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Emma, what's the story behind this horse here?

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This is Noel, and he has come in to our vet centre to make sure

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he's healthy so he can join the other horses.

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OK. And there's another problem as well?

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Well, he's only got one eye, as we might see, girls.

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-Do you want to come and say hello to him?

-Go over and say hello.

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Now you can see, obviously,

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there is a massive great hole where Noel's eye used to be.

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-I heard Noel likes to be tickled where his eye was?

-Yeah, he does.

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He likes a little tickle in there.

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Well, if he likes it and it's not weird,

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then I suppose I should have a little...

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A little... Little go doing that.

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It's just weird!

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Now it may look gross,

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but Noel really does love the inside of his eye socket being tickled.

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But please, don't poke any other animals in the face, all right?

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If Noel's on the mend he'll be able to join the other horses here,

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so the girls need to give him a health check.

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Nick the vet goes into sedate Noel, which will help calm him.

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They've just given Noel horse's tranquillisers,

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which is good, so he's now sedated and very relaxed

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so they can do the examination. Fingers crossed.

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I'll leave them to it.

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With Noel nice and relaxed,

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the girls come in to help with the procedure.

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They'll be using a special camera to look for signs of a dangerous

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flu-like illness called strangles.

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What we are going to do - Ray is going to pass this tube

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into his nose. This is the bit that's the most sensitive for him.

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-It's like a worm!

-It is exactly like a worm, yeah.

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You know the drill by now,

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don't even think about putting anything up your own animal's nose.

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The virus is highly contagious,

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which means other horses could easily catch it,

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so fingers and hooves crossed he'll get the all-clear.

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-Is it hurting him?

-No, It doesn't hurt, because we do it very gently.

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The scope is designed not to cause any discomfort or pain.

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But we do put the sedative into Noel so that he doesn't get anxiety,

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because you imagine if a fly or a wasp

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tried to fly up your nose, you would panic a bit.

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But once it's in the nose, because you're not sliding it up

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and down, he can't actually feel it.

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The girls are well and truly getting stuck in here.

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It's really slippy and it's, like, really easy to do.

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They're only controlling Noel's nosecam now!

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It's so slippy! It's bogies!

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And vet Nick has some brilliant news.

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All right.

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So, that looks fairly positive because there's no signs of any pus

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in there, so hopefully that means from what we've seen today

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that he'll be out of quarantine in a couple of days' time.

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What happens after he's out of quarantine?

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Well, the good news for him is that he can then go

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and join his friends on the field or in the paddock

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because he might be fit to be re-homed again.

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So it just depends on what is best for Noel really, now,

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but the best thing is he will get to be with his friends.

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-Can we stroke him?

-Absolutely, yeah.

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Hey! What's this?

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Our girls look like they're developing a passion for ponies.

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-It's good that he can see his friends again.

-Yeah.

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I like horses now.

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Oh, yes! What a turnaround!

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Phoebe and Kat didn't give a hoot about horses earlier.

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But there is one final hurdle. Later, they will meet Gladiator.

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As a reward for your hard work,

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you're going to have a little ride on him.

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-How do you feel about that?

-Yeah.

-Excited?

-Yeah.

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Before that, dragons!

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You hear me? Real life sea dragons.

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These leafy sea dragons are amazing creatures, aren't they?

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Yeah, awesome!

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Their whole bodies are just covered in these leafy attachments,

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which makes them impossible to spot,

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cos they just blend in with all the seaweed in the background.

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Why do they need to do that?

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Because they move so slowly they'd be really easy to catch,

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but because they look like seaweed, predators can't even spot them.

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They don't do much, do they?

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That one doesn't... because it's a plant.

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Oh.

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Jamie and Izak have spent the day at an animal rescue centre

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in Dorset and are about to meet the animal that Jamie thinks

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is the most boring in the world.

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I just do not like pigs. They've got fat noses, they are not fashionable.

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I don't like their smell.

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There are three kune kune pigs living here,

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and first up is the biggest of them all.

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Right, lads, so this is Matilda. She's blind, she can't see at all.

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And she had a very sad story, she was left in some one's garden.

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When they moved out of their house, there was no-one there,

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and there was no one there to look after her, and someone used

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to feed her once a week, and they'd give her an enormous

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amount of food for the whole week, and she'd eat it in one go.

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Look at this, Jamie's not only helping feed Matilda,

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he's even giving her a massage now.

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Looks like Matilda is now as happy as a pig in muck.

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Well, she will be when her new wallow is ready,

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which is where I come in.

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-It's about time, boys, where have you been?

-Er...

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Get your spades in here and let's get it shovelled out.

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Unlike humans, pigs don't sweat,

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so they wallow - roll around in wet mud - to cool their bodies down

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and when it's got some water in it the hole we are digging

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for Matilda will also protect her from insect bites and sunburn.

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And all's going well until...

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Dick, my finger's got stuck in the spade.

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Can't take him anywhere, can you?

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It really is well and truly stuck.

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Fear not, I'm on hand to sort this one out. Easy does it.

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He done a fart!

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He done a fart!

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Oh, yes, the old "pull finger" fart trick. Very impressive.

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Apart from the fact that the spade is still on Jamie's finger. Yes!

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Success, which means we can get back to work.

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Right. I think that's deep enough, boys.

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I like it, but what's this one needs now is water.

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-Helen, the hose, please.

-Maestro.

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And I'm holding it, you're not going anywhere near it, boys,

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because I know what will happen if you hold it.

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All right, guys, I think that might be enough water in there now.

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And with the wallow ready, it's time to bring on Matilda.

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But will she want to go in her newly-dug mudbath?

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Nice one!

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-Sorry.

-She is going in the wallow!

-She's in!

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She's loving her new cool wallow. Our porker of a project is complete.

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-Enjoyed your day?

-Yeah.

-What's been the best bit?

-Erm...

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-Picking up the goat poo.

-You liked that?

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-And Izak, what has been your favourite animal?

-Um...

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-Do you like the goat, the mad goat?

-Yeah.

-Yeah?

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But, most importantly, do you have more of an interest in animals now?

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-Yeah.

-It's been fun, there's been laughter, there's been tears.

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And that is a pig in a wallow, ladies and gentlemen.

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Phoebe and Kat arrived at the horse sanctuary as horseaphobics -

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well, they didn't like them much, at least.

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Even a pint-sized pony didn't win them over.

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But now there's a big horse that needs their help. This is Gladiator.

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16-year-old Gladiator arrived here four years ago.

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He was a top show pony but after becoming lame

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his owners decided they'd have to put him to sleep.

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Thankfully, Redwings weren't having any of that,

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and now he has a nice home and still loves to relive his riding days.

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So, what we're going to do now, if you fancy it, as a reward

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for your hard work, is you're going to have a little ride on him.

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-How do you feel about that?

-Yeah.

-Excited?

-Yeah.

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Are you scared about it?

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A little bit, but I'm excited, really excited.

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Good boy. OK, lead the way.

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Check this out -

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the girls actually look like they are up for riding a horse!

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They head into the ring with Gladiator.

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This is going to be a massive step up for them.

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That's it.

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Who wants to have a go first?

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Phoebe plucks up the courage to get into the saddle

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for the first time in her life.

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Right hand over, good girl, and Tom's going to guide you in,

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and over you go.

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Don't land on his back. That's a good girl, into the saddle.

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So we're going to say to Gladiator, "Walk on, Gladiator." Ready?

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-Nice and loud.

-Walk on, Gladiator.

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You're absolutely fine, you are doing brilliantly.

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It's amazing, really.

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I mean, at the beginning of the day they were literally horse haters,

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they couldn't bear them.

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They thought they were slobbering, smelly, rubber-lipped animals.

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And now they are really getting into it. They look really happy.

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No long faces here. Apart from the horses, of course.

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Ready? And jump.

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Now it's Kat's turn to pick up the reins.

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Walk on, Gladiator.

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Good boy. Well done.

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-How are you feeling up there, Kat?

-This is really awesome.

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Wow, she's even managed to break into a trot!

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Brilliant! Brilliant job!

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Forward, and off.

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That's really difficult.

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Well done, Gladiator. You've completely won the girls over.

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Thank you.

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-Probably the best horse out of today.

-Yeah. Really nice horse.

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Girls, girls, girls, what a turnaround, eh? I mean, look at you.

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All your riding gear, next to a horse.

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Do you remember what you said about them at the beginning of the day?

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-Yeah. Slobbery... Smelly... And wobbly and stuff.

-Yeah, OK.

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Now what do you think of them?

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I like them a lot more now, but I still don't like their mouths.

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Their mouths freak you out?

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Their mouths are yucky, but they are nice.

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They're quite affectionate, too.

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-So, you're not horse haters any more? No.

-No.

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I consider that a success. Well done, girls.

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Well done to you as well. Give us a kiss. Mwah!

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Jamie and Izak dig up a porker of a problem and get giddy with goats. Kat and Phoebe face up to a one-eyed horse, but will they enter the ring and take on Gladiator the pony? And Dick and Dom get geared up for an 'owl-er' of an animal assignment at the rescue centre.


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