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Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 39
Views: 939

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

There are those that believe (or even feel positive they know) the 2016 election was greatly affected by the Russians. Now that this is known, one would assume TPTB are making darn sure that the 2020 election doesn't have the same problems. Right? So then, what will some say if Trump is re-elected? ...
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 72
Views: 1374

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Chisamba wrote:Are you frozen now?
Yes. It's been very cold, especially overnight.
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Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 72
Views: 1374

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

We must be in a similar weather pattern. For us unseasonably warm, rain almost daily. It's mud, mud, mud and more mud. I have horses that live out and they don't like spending much time in their shelter. Going with their heavily mud crusted legs is an ongoing nightmare. Everyone is slightly sore. I...
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Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 72
Views: 1374

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Working with Norsey has been trying to get his neck longer, more open through is gullet (he sucks back) and with medium trots not to turn himself into a wheelbarrow :) How was he in the snaffle? If you put a horse in a double before he is really moving into the snaffle, you are going to encounter a...
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Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 980

Re: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!

Congratulations on the quick sale! Are you going to buy again, or did this ordeal give you cold feet?
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Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6864

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

You said you were going to inquire about this one in Michigan I linked. Did you? http://sporthorsenation.eventingnation. ... -prospect/

I'm guessing there was some red flag.
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Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6864

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Xanthoria wrote:Agree on all points except if she’s with an eventing trainer, and she can jump, they’d show it for sure ;)
She has an event record at Novice.
https://eventing.startboxscoring.com/ev ... rder=place
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6864

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Xanthoria wrote:This just in: horse for sale, going Prelim, 9yo. Advertised as having kissing spines. $20k price tag. LULZ.
Trying to figure out if you are kidding or interested?

Have you seen this one: http://sporthorsenation.eventingnation. ... -prospect/
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 980

Re: I need help with a sale ad

I would mention the colic surgery. That may stop some buyers cold but I'd also be more than pissed if I bought a horse and then found out they'd had colic surgery. I meant not to mention it in the ad, but certainly tell a prospective client if they call with interest. I do think that colic surgery ...
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 980

Re: I need help with a sale ad

Eight year-old Dutch Warmblood mare 16.3h. By Jive Magic (son of Jazz) out of a Wolkenstein II mare No soundness issues with recent comprehensive vetting Schooling PSG with 3 tempis Successful show record at 3rd level, scores as high as 74.231 Good feet, barefoot behind No rear, no bolt Well behaved...
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Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6864

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Aren't there horses that have a willing big jump, but still wouldn't be suitable for eventing? For example, do you think most 4 ft jumpers (or hunters) could easily transition over to eventing? I don't know how to judge whether a young horse would be suitable for eventing. Just jumping high and in g...
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Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In a world where you can be anything..be kind to yourself
Replies: 28
Views: 484

Re: In a world where you can be anything..be kind to yourself

IOW, instead of simply disagreeing, how about offering your take on the path that you feel most follow? I don't completely understand the question you ask. Most people, with respect to to what? Dressage? Horse riding in general? If I have to spend a large chunk of my assets to up my chances of bein...
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Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In a world where you can be anything..be kind to yourself
Replies: 28
Views: 484

Re: In a world where you can be anything..be kind to yourself

It’s a lot about connnection for me. I want to feel connected and in tune with Rocky. I want a softness and a harmony, and I want to be able to have her power as if it was my own. I’m going for the feel these days, and worry less and less about being correct. I think it has to be correct enough if ...
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Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In a world where you can be anything..be kind to yourself
Replies: 28
Views: 484

Re: In a world where you can be anything..be kind to yourself

Does this constant self evaluation rob us of joy? It does for some of us. I daily speak with a good friend my age that has now retired from riding. We frequently say that if we had it to do all over we would not have gotten into horses, especially dressage. There are surely many dressage riders tha...
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Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8068

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

Lots of good thoughts and questions happening here. I am not Blob, but for me and my mare, the flexibility and overall even feeling in the SI and hips is a trouble spot for us (it's what I always have adjusted when the chiro visits..my mare tends to alternate which hip is high). I would say her SI ...
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Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8068

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

MC. I believe in slow and balance, when appropriate, but I am not really " french" I know. Certainly it's not only the French that do what it is I want. Darn, it's hard to put feelings and thoughts into words that won't get misconstrued. I think I'm advocating for flexions, be they in han...
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Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8068

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

One of the challenges for us is that is that often when I put leg on to get more from behind, i get more action in the hind leg without it actually come through and under more. There are days when I can turn up and down into under and through and days when I just can't. When it's just the up and do...
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Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8068

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

MM is my mustang...With her the big challenge is often getting her to use her back fully. She has an active hind leg and an "on the bit" neck set, but getting her to truly come through her lower back is usually the piece that brings everything together. Thanks, Blob. Wow, that description...
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Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where did the wild things go?
Replies: 10
Views: 316

Re: Where did the wild things go?

I didn't find it nasty. The author seems to have personally observed the things she's written about. I have seen these things, too. I'm talking about the shoddy care and way owners treat their horses. It's much more easy to 'know' your horse when you keep them at home and you're the one doing all th...
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Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8068

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

I have a couple of people blocked on my DDBB, but i had to go to the acupuncture thread for some entertainment. I am not sure how long the moderator tends to ban people but I did wonder how long it would take people to identify the new moniker. I see it was revealed. She wasn't banned. She was give...
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8068

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

I even went back to the loose ring bit (instead of the D ring) and there is little difference if I behave myself. Why did you move from the loose ring to the D? Was she too busy in the mouth in the loose or was there a connection issue? I have my mare in an eggbutt. I had various reasons for buying...
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 126
Views: 4011

Re: Accountability

a friend gave me a bag of winter breeches that are too small for her. they fit and i am so grateful, but... the full seats really are not very flexible or forgiving!!! I went to the doctor for my check up and i have lost 65 pounds, i hate to admit it, because that tells how really fat i was, but it...
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8068

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

I have come to realize that spacial orientation is a rare gift. as is riding logic i try to make up for it by calling my line loudly. ON THE RAIL, left to left, im circling. I suppose that makes me also seem like an entitled bitch, but i encourage everyone to do it, so i dont stand out, lol The few...
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6864

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

I was just reading Xan's post on the other board. It brought to mind a situation my friend just encountered that really sucked. Let me share it with you. Friend finds a horse she likes that is about 1.5 hours away. Seller is not really a 'dealer', but sort of. I won't bore you with those details. Se...
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 126
Views: 4011

Re: Accountability

I had my first cookie this year. Its shocking how dramatic the effect was on my blood glucose. Genuinely shocking. The good thing was it didn't taste that good so I am good for a while. Really? Do you test daily? My DH tests daily now because his type 2 diabetes had gotten really bad. Dr.'s nurse h...
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?
Replies: 44
Views: 1183

Re: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?

khall wrote:Here you go Rye! A golden boy:)

http://frozensemen.com.au/quasi-gold-md/

and by Quaterback!
That horse is gorgeous!
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Obligatory blanketing post
Replies: 18
Views: 384

Re: Obligatory blanketing post

What I've noticed is that the winter coats start out modest, but then get thicker, so even though it seems like a horse may not have enough his coat will get thicker as the days get shorter. The shortest day of the year is almost upon us. Wouldn't you think then that this is the thickest the coat i...
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Obligatory blanketing post
Replies: 18
Views: 384

Re: Obligatory blanketing post

This is the first year I haven't clipped. It hasn't been that cold here yet. I also put on a rain sheet when necessary, but so far no clipping on the mare and she is in work. I had planned to clip her, but she isn't getting that hot working (not heavy work) and if I can hold off doing it I will. It'...
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Fit Nightmare - Very Long Vent
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Saddle Fit Nightmare - Very Long Vent

Horray, I just got an email from first fitter, actually my favorite one. Claims she never got any of my previous emails. :?: Whatever, I am just glad she is going to come here at the end of the month.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Fit Nightmare - Very Long Vent
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Saddle Fit Nightmare - Very Long Vent

This is a difficult situation trying to fit both of you. For what it's worth - https://mysaddle.com/en/dressage/custom-santa-cruz-r (I actually test rode a pony in this saddle santa cruz and loved it - but you are much taller than me!) http://www.passier.com/en/saddles/dressage-saddles/compact/ Tha...
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Fit Nightmare - Very Long Vent
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Saddle Fit Nightmare - Very Long Vent

I've got Kiwi in an Obrigado (sigh) and love it, but it seems that the Schleese experience really is regionally sensitive. That said, you may have better luck getting in touch with Schleese central vs. the local saddlefitter re: getting on a fitting schedule. In October I tried to get in for a Schl...
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Fit Nightmare - Very Long Vent
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Saddle Fit Nightmare - Very Long Vent

This a vent and it has become a hopeless situation. My horse has a short back. When I say short, I mean SHORT. Her saddle area is probably that of a 13h pony. One might ask why I didn't notice that when I bought her. I don't know. I guess my focus was on all the other must-haves. I knew she was a co...
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6864

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

I would think it takes a lot of time and effort to keep a horse prelim fit. It does indeed - I have spent a lot of time and effort maintaining a Training level horse (ex Intermediate) and for many years kept 2 horses fit for hunter pacing and eventing at once: it's a lot of work. I guess the same t...
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6864

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

No specific reason. Just wondered why going Prelim was so important to you. I would think it takes a lot of time and effort to keep a horse prelim fit.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6864

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Xan, have you competed Preliminary?
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8068

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

But that would mean hauling Rocky every week...am I too protective to not want to haul her once a week? I worry about ulcers with that much hauling. And it’s not just the physical part of ulcers, but the emotional part. There was a time that I hauled a horse that far daily to a trainer who was ridi...
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve
Replies: 60
Views: 1560

Re: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve

KootKat, for me at this point, it's a guts issue... I used to do some dumb, dumb things - got close to 5' with horses that shouldn't have done it. But also got tossed enough times by some bad actors that I started to develop fear and defensive riding habits to fences. At this point, I haven't jumpe...
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8068

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

Mountaineer, why don't you buy Previcoxx? It's such a little pill and easy to give.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6864

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Xan, you probably look at Phyllis Dawson's horses, but this one just got listed with a reduced price. 15k I think. Looks like a nice willing guy. Pretty too. http://www.teamwindchase.com/Olimpus.htm
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6864

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

How do people buy sight unseen. How? Can anyone tell me? They must own land. They just have to. Ahh! I bought sight unseen 4x. I do own land, but what does that have to do with it? I don't fly, as I have claustrophobia. I will drive a reasonable distance to see a horse, but I can't go away more tha...
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds
Replies: 18
Views: 421

Re: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds

Those are gorgeous! Brrrrr.
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 55
Views: 1232

Re: I hate colic

Everyone's mileage will vary on how successful colic surgery is but it isn't a confirmed end. MC, sorry for your loss. I know my 3 week roller coaster was among the 3 worst weeks in my life. I often wonder if I'd known how rough recovery would be if I should have asked her to go through it but I al...
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?
Replies: 44
Views: 1183

Re: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?

Neck set ended up being one of the most important things for me-- I think it's often what separates dressage horses from other sport horses. But I've found, that in many ways my horse's good neck/shoulder conformation makes her harder to ride correctly. It's easy for her to look right even when she...
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve
Replies: 60
Views: 1560

Re: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve

At this point I think it would take an act of god to get a real medium out of my horse LOL. Not to say we haven't made improvements in that area but I just don't think he has it in him nor do I have it in me. I'm not really heart broken over it. He's really good at collected work and a blast to rid...
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Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8068

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

I've always had conflicting advice on what to do with his neck. Put it lower, do the high lifts etc.. all I know is that he compresses his lower neck and I can see the wrinkles and dip in front of his wither and then raises his poll. I guess this is where Pedro had his neck lower (but was able to k...
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 55
Views: 1232

Re: I hate colic

Khall, in 1995 my 6-7 month pregnant mare had a colic and got surgery. She presented in really bad pain. Fortunately, they were able to save her and the unborn foal. It was a displacement, so no cutting was done. After that, the mare was never the same. She had several boughts of colic, enteritis, e...
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8068

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

And more rain predicted this weekend Yes and we can't even rely on the forecast the same day. I put horses out without a rain sheet, and now it is lightly raining and they are wet. Grrr. It rains nearly every single day. We will get cold, non-rainy weather in Jan/Feb, and then in March the rain wil...
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8068

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

If I could get a respectable farrier to work on mine every 5 weeks, I'd happily do so, it's just seems to be a thing here in Utah that they just won't do it. Talking to my barn manager earlier and it's a major annoyance of hers too. You'd think they'd be happy to take my money... My vet does come e...
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 55
Views: 1232

Re: I hate colic

My guy is imo definitely not an ulcer candidate. I've owned him for 17 years, keep him at home, and know everything about him. He's had a very mild colic maybe 3-4x in those 17 years. Signs are always the same, the occasional pawing. He is on soaked TC senior and free choice hay and pasture. The onl...

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