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by musical comedy
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 102
Views: 3430

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

So that's one of the big differences between expensive autos and expensive horses. There is another difference, but it jmo. In general a plain, inexpensive car/truck will get you where you want to go just as well as a fancy, expensive one. That is not the case with horses. While there are overprice...
by musical comedy
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 38
Views: 476

Re: My rodent problem

If the babies are old enough when the mother disappears they'll crawl out of the nest looking for her/food. I once found a whole trail of dead baby mice where they'd crawled out of the nest. Made me feel bad, because if I'd discovered them sooner I could have euthanized them. :-( Depending on the m...
by musical comedy
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 38
Views: 476

Re: My rodent problem

Koolkat wrote:Don't drown the mouse. What's quick about that? Drop it on the concrete, take a shovel and smash it broadside. Just do it. Don't let it suffer.
I don't agree with you on that, but I choose not to argue about it.
by musical comedy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 38
Views: 476

Re: My rodent problem

I used peanut butter. Turns out that I did catch one. However, the green light was not lit. I had my farm worker remove the dead mouse, clean the trap, put down fresh peanut butter and put it back on the counter. Meanwhile, I stuffed aluminum foil around the outside of the plumbing under the sink in...
by musical comedy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How do you end a friendship?
Replies: 18
Views: 735

Re: How do you end a friendship?

People come and go from our lives and in this case I'm now OK with it. It really wasn't painful for this relationship to end - what she did/didn't do was the painful part. I'm in a similar situation now. I feel the same way. I am accepting the end of what I thought was a good friendship, but the hu...
by musical comedy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 38
Views: 476

Re: My rodent problem

Bought two electronic traps yesterday. This morning there are droppings all around the trap, but the green light is not on which tells me they didn't go inside. I'm not going to look. I'll wait for my farm helper to come and do it. Yesterday afternoon, I prepared my early dinner and was at the sink ...
by musical comedy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 38
Views: 476

Re: My rodent problem

Thanks Kande50 for the educational article. You'd think I would have know that. I will get those electronic devices today or tomorrow. Cats? No way. How does that solve my problem? Then I'd see a torn apart rodent that the cat killed. Then I'd have to have a litter box and have the responsibility of...
by musical comedy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 38
Views: 476

Re: My rodent problem

This thing or things seems to know when I am out. I go in and out of the kitchen a lot and haven't seen it. Yet, if I'm gone for any length of time and go in, there are the droppings. Would you believe I just found droppings in my sink! This is a deep sink. Now tell me how they can climb out of a sl...
by musical comedy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 38
Views: 476

Re: My rodent problem

I don't like the idea of putting one of those electronic gadgets on my counter top. How do I know if there is something in it? I guess I'm not being clear enough. Even if I can't see it, the thoughts of picking up a container with a dead thing in it is very very very difficult for me. I don't like k...
by musical comedy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 38
Views: 476

My rodent problem

Ok laugh, I am sqeamish about rodents. There is evidence of one or more coming into my kitchen. On the left and right counter of my kitchen sink, there are droppings during the day and night. They are not on any of the other counter tops. Before this happened I had purchased a few of those ultrasoni...
by musical comedy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 163
Views: 15130

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

I'd be very happy with that ride. He's cute.
by musical comedy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Lunging Cavesson
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: Lunging Cavesson

There is also a caveson made with just a leather nose piece. I've never used one but would think it would be a nice one for a sensitive horse. Like this: https://www.webshop.viva-iberica.com/viena-show-bridlecavesson-soft-noseband-single-or-three-rings-7556-p.asp Have you seen this one Khall? My ma...
by musical comedy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Lunging Cavesson
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Lunging Cavesson

Which do you use/recommend?
by musical comedy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: trailers and SUVs
Replies: 39
Views: 769

Re: trailers and SUVs

I don't do 75, but our highway speed limit here is 80, so it's also hazardous to be doing 55 on the freeway. Somewhere around 65 usually keeps up with the flow of traffic enough to avoid having semis tailing etc. :shock: :shock: 80mph! Omg. I'm like Rye. I crawl along probably being a hazard to oth...
by musical comedy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 185
Views: 4932

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

I've struggled with writing this update, because with each telling, I get a little sadder, and a little angrier about the heartbreak that horses bring. Miro went through two rounds of shock wave, and after a total of 5-going on 6 months of stall rest, 2 treatments, lots of diagnostics, lots of alte...
by musical comedy
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 185
Views: 4932

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Blob, I am one that skipped 2nd level and started at 3rd because I had solid changes. I never went back and got 2nd level scores for my bronze because 2nd level showed my holes. I admit it. I believe that until someone gets 2nd level down pat (scores well into the high 60's) that they will eventuall...
by musical comedy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe, sound, and all that (sort of a spinoff)
Replies: 20
Views: 635

Re: Safe, sound, and all that (sort of a spinoff)

Aleuronix, I agree that ISO is handy. Another way it is good is if you are trying to sell a horse. You can see who is looking (although some are just window shopping) and then PM directly if you have a horse for sale they may like. I admit, that that when times are bad I want to sell my mare, so I g...
by musical comedy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe, sound, and all that (sort of a spinoff)
Replies: 20
Views: 635

Re: Safe, sound, and all that (sort of a spinoff)

I have to laugh as this was PERFECT when I was searching last summer for a young, barely started warmblood mare of good lines. I simply perused other's ISO ads and contacted those that peaked my interest. Took a long weekend driving trip with a few lined up and worked like a treat for me. Didn't ev...
by musical comedy
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe, sound, and all that (sort of a spinoff)
Replies: 20
Views: 635

Re: Safe, sound, and all that (sort of a spinoff)

My next horse just might be a big-bodied 15.2-15.3 mare. I rode my barn mate's DeNiro gelding last night. He is compact, about the same size as Annabelle, and I felt great on him, even though I'm 5'9". I'm going to ride him in my saddle today, so that will be a better comparison. Mares are jus...
by musical comedy
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: He/She Has Got Your Number
Replies: 36
Views: 731

Re: He/She Has Got Your Number

And another similar comment people give is "he/she is testing you".
by musical comedy
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe, sound, and all that (sort of a spinoff)
Replies: 20
Views: 635

Safe, sound, and all that (sort of a spinoff)

On the horse sales site, you'll find the In Search Of (ISO) ads. They are mostly all the same. Everyone wants safe, no bolt/rear/spin/buck. Everyone wants sound. Nobody wants a mare. Everyone wants 16h+. And then there's the list of breeds they don't want, which is just about all of them except a fu...
by musical comedy
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: He/She Has Got Your Number
Replies: 36
Views: 731

Re: He/She Has Got Your Number

Yes, but you wouldn't keep asking for the movement or the 'thing' if they were anticipating? I'll give example. Cantering across the diagonal on Norsey I ask for a flying change. He does one and then I come back across to repeat it but he starts leaping or changing before I ask. So I then try again...
by musical comedy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: He/She Has Got Your Number
Replies: 36
Views: 731

Re: He/She Has Got Your Number

safety was much more important to him than earning rewards or avoiding aversives. I'd rather have a horse like that then one that would jump through fire out of trust and/or bravery. I know many will disagree with that. When I was eventing, I remember some BNT saying that the horse has to be more a...
by musical comedy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: He/She Has Got Your Number
Replies: 36
Views: 731

Re: He/She Has Got Your Number

Flight, they sound similar. In my indoor, things change daily according to time of day and how sunny it is outside. Light beams show through the windows and the cracks of the door. They can change throughout the ride, as the sun goes up and down. With all horses I've ridden, loosening the reins or d...
by musical comedy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: He/She Has Got Your Number
Replies: 36
Views: 731

Re: He/She Has Got Your Number

There are some useful ideas in this article to consider, especially for the over-achiever/anticipating horse and the sensitive horse: https://practicalhorsemanmag.com/health-archive/horse_personality_types_041610 Thanks. She hit the nail on the head. I have an overachiever. I was right as I wrote a...
by musical comedy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: He/She Has Got Your Number
Replies: 36
Views: 731

Re: He/She Has Got Your Number

The other thing is I can't do any repetitions without anticipation. Can't work on canter/trot/canter because with each attempt, the reaction gets more intense. Such that just a wiggle of the seat results in a depart. Working on TOH at the end of the ride. Now, at the end of the ride if I so much as ...
by musical comedy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: He/She Has Got Your Number
Replies: 36
Views: 731

Re: He/She Has Got Your Number

That being said, I think that there are those horses that are on the lazy side, and when pressed - start to "find things" to redirect the rider's attention. Maybe the ride starts out great, and the rider asks for a bit more, and the horse suddenly finds the one corner to have aliens... ne...
by musical comedy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: He/She Has Got Your Number
Replies: 36
Views: 731

He/She Has Got Your Number

I hate that comment. My good friend has said that to me a number of times, and each time I have to bite my tongue so as not to argue. What does that comment even mean to you? I think it means the horse recognizes that the rider is scared or incapable and the horse is taking advantage. So to me, the ...
by musical comedy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: My Situation
Replies: 28
Views: 841

Re: My Situation

It's been a few weeks since your post, MC. How are you? Thank you Kathy (and others) for your cyber friendship and interest. I'm doing quite well insofar as accepting the loss, but that may be because I am so busy with things that occupy my mind. Also, I had time to prepare mentally for what I knew...
by musical comedy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which Walker tries to commit suicide...
Replies: 27
Views: 722

Re: In which Walker tries to commit suicide...

I feel for you. I've also had that happen where a horse got cast in good weather in a pasture :? . Same thing...found in shock with lacerations from trying to get free. I'm glad he's going to be ok.
by musical comedy
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: First Clinic
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: First Clinic

Phoenix looks beautiful all fancied up. I'm glad you enjoyed the clinic. I had to google the clinician as I haven't kept up with who's who in dressage. She is quite accomplished and perfect for helping you with a young horse.
by musical comedy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dreams that seem real
Replies: 20
Views: 555

Re: Dreams that seem real

If you want to see the dress I had on in my dreams, here's the link. This dress photo keeps popping up on a website I visit. https://www.venus.com/viewproduct.aspx?BRANCH=7~72~&ProductDisplayID=47856&clr=GLMM&sc=XWEBSMA75&cm_mmc=Remarketing-_-Criteo-_-UN-_-General&utm_medium=rema...
by musical comedy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 185
Views: 4932

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

In other health-performance news. I'm feeling very much like I need to get to the bottom of something with MM. She's certainly not ever going to be a hot horse. But her lack of responsiveness lately has been different than in the past. IN the past she will blow me off, now she's actually sucking ba...
by musical comedy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly
Replies: 24
Views: 1504

Re: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly

Did you get any pics of her at the clinic? Sounds like that little injury she got earlier has resolved. That's good! I agree that Cedar has apparently developed into one heck of a rider and trainer. It's so hard to find someone to work with just-started horses.
by musical comedy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dreams that seem real
Replies: 20
Views: 555

Dreams that seem real

Have you even had a dream that when you awakened you felt like it really happened? That has happened to me quite a few times over the years. I had one last night, and now I feel drained with a headeache. They are always bad dreams too, unfortunately. I can never tell a dream like a story; only piece...
by musical comedy
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Straight hind leg versus appearance
Replies: 15
Views: 1462

Re: Straight hind leg versus appearance

I believe the problem with hind leg conformation is less about articulation, and more about stride placement. Is the stride behind the horse or under the horse? Does the horse carry its weight or push its weight? This is true. Don't the hackney's and some other breeds have the articulation, but lac...
by musical comedy
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Straight hind leg versus appearance
Replies: 15
Views: 1462

Re: Straight hind leg versus appearance

Linden wrote:but she has great articulation
Yup. It's all the body parts and how they work together. For some reason, all my horses have had relatively straight hinds. I'm beginning to wonder if it is really the most common hind conformation.
by musical comedy
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: My Situation
Replies: 28
Views: 841

My Situation

Anyone who is familiar with my postings over the years knows that I seldom talk about personal things, especially health matters. I've often wondered why people do that and if they are looking for sympathy or what. Now I think maybe it's because they are so hurting and/or worried that they feel a ne...
by musical comedy
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking UPDATE
Replies: 29
Views: 950

Re: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking

We horse women DO get it. Luckily I haven't had any injuries that required long term stall rest, but I've had horses that were wild after just a couple days locked in. I don't know anything about coffin bone fractures, but I imagine they do require true stall rest. For me, at this point in my life, ...
by musical comedy
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Why I haven't been riding...
Replies: 24
Views: 714

Re: Why I haven't been riding...

You have it a little rough Tuddy. I have heated buckets. When they are outside (which is all day), I freshed up the water with warm. My old guy is a 'dunker' and he has taught the mare to dunk. So, they get fluid that way. I also wet down the old guy's senior feed and occasionally get him some soake...
by musical comedy
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Why I haven't been riding...
Replies: 24
Views: 714

Re: Why I haven't been riding...

I find those temperatures mind boggling. It makes me ashamed that right now I am bitching about the weather going to be 25F tomorrow. I don't mind so much the temps as I do this frozen snow that I'm dealing with right now. I can't get to the manure pile and I worry about turnout for the horses. Soun...
by musical comedy
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Seniors...will you buy another when....
Replies: 141
Views: 24589

Re: Seniors...will you buy another when....

Is the criteria still the same Kathy? I mean....3rd+ level? My trainer will be back from Florida soon with a couple new ones he imported for resale. He picks good ones and they are well vetted. He picks amateur horses because that is where the market is. I'll send you links when they become available.
by musical comedy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 185
Views: 4932

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Make riding a test part of your daily training I think it's really important for most people, as is riding in an accurately marked court. I think it's common for many of us to do 'do overs' when schooling. Of course, there are no do overs in test riding. I think that is the reason some people go to...
by musical comedy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 102
Views: 3430

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

Chisamba - but 55K on an undergraduate degree for most degrees is on the high side let alone equine science. Princeton The estimated* cost of attendance for 2019-20 is $73,450 and includes: Tuition: $51,870 Room charge: $10,090 Board rate: $7,060 Residential college fee: $930 Estimated miscellaneou...
by musical comedy
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Horse chewing on wood
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Horse chewing on wood

Hot wiring 7 or more acres of fencing would be a chore. Actually wouldn't the electric just affect the top rail? My mare reaches down and chews middle and bottom rail.
by musical comedy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Horse chewing on wood
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Horse chewing on wood

My mare is chewing wood big time. It's not in the stall, but outside. She chews on the pasture split rail fencing. It's so bad that I'm afraid she'll chew it until a rail breaks. She has plenty of hay and companionship. It's just a vice, and it's getting worse. In the past, seems like all my horses ...
by musical comedy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 102
Views: 3430

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

Also, people have different perceptions of what they can and can't afford. I have one wealthy horse friend and know several other very wealthy horse people in my area. This friend purchased two 100k+ horses for herself and a third for her trainer to ride and show. All three were in full training. Y...
by musical comedy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 102
Views: 3430

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

In terms of comments geared towards "you can''t just buy success" I would definitely agree for the most part. Often those that can afford really nice horses don't ride that well. What is 'often'? You make a statement you really can't back up. You may know of some weathly people with price...
by musical comedy
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Fit Nightmare - Very Long Vent
Replies: 17
Views: 896

Re: Saddle Fit Nightmare - Very Long Vent

any updates? I have a Custom for mr shorty short, it's great-The panels are more compact and even thought its the same length 17.5" it seems to work very well. I asked my fitter about the Custom with 'pony panels'. She said it wouldn't work for me. I ended up ordering an Equipe saddle from the...
by musical comedy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 102
Views: 3430

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

All the people i know with expensive horses, have insured the hell out of them What good does that do? You have to get permission from an insurance company in order to put a horse down. If the horse is expensive, they instead insist you pay for various treatments. The medical coverage pays once, an...

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