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by Josette
Sun May 19, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 52
Views: 1645

Re: So what are you watching?

I've recently viewed two crime series both filmed in Iceland . I totally enjoyed viewing the stunning landscape and northern lights besides the stories. The first was a 2 season series called 'Fortitude' which I would describe a bit like a sci-fi crime story. Very fun and keeps you guessing what wil...
by Josette
Sun May 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Our new addition, born yesterday!
Replies: 17
Views: 215

Re: Our new addition, born yesterday!

Beautiful filly and she certainly looks like her mom!
by Josette
Tue May 14, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: THIS RAIN!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: THIS RAIN!!!

Well being forced to stay indoors motivated me to clean house and clear closets. Weather report says more rain this afternoon but I think that may be the end of it. I just hope the temperatures get warm gradually as I'm not good with sudden heat waves. :roll:
by Josette
Tue May 14, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: He/She Has Got Your Number
Replies: 56
Views: 1152

Re: He/She Has Got Your Number

The comment is not worth letting it ruin your day. The person doesn't sound knowledgeable about riding skill levels for training horse and/or rider. Hit delete button.
by Josette
Mon May 13, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 152
Views: 2222

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Abby - I'm sorry to hear you lost George. He really was a special horse as you described him. He sounds a bit like my pocket pony. Recently I lost my retiree age 23 in March from sudden colic. He had been unsound for years due to navicular and arthritis. I tried to keep him comfortable on Equioxx fo...
by Josette
Sat May 11, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The crying Girl Scouts
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: The crying Girl Scouts

Well those little girls clearly do not have the horse gene. I was obsessed as a very young child AND fearless. Why do they need to get that badge when they are so fearful and not interested? I wonder what the leader and parent think of this situation? :roll: Some years ago, I went into a local tack ...
by Josette
Mon May 06, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: He/She Has Got Your Number
Replies: 56
Views: 1152

Re: He/She Has Got Your Number

I think it takes time to form a trusting bond with a new horse especially a sensitive or less brave animal. I've found it useful to hand walk in new outdoor areas or even nearby trails - walk the property like walking a dog. I've noticed that some horses seen to get confidence from the ground person...
by Josette
Sat May 04, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe, sound, and all that (sort of a spinoff)
Replies: 26
Views: 843

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

Related to all the above - video and photos that are not current. A while back I viewed a lovely video online and recognized the professional rider who presented the sale horse. When I found out this horse had returned from FL I decided to check him out. I barely recognized the animal and realized t...
by Josette
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Real Rules of Dressage
Replies: 17
Views: 328

Re: The Real Rules of Dressage

These rules are so funny! My favs are 5 6 16 28 30.
by Josette
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Discuss your experiences with front leg splint
Replies: 17
Views: 278

Re: Discuss your experiences with front leg splint

Chisamba - your suggestion for the cool gel flexible wrap is brilliant. I'm still using the human version from the drug store under a leg wrap - but it is so convenient versus applying ice. https://www.amazon.com/Reusable-Elastic-LotFancy-Injuries-Approved/dp/B013FWXKDS/ref=sr_1_103?hvadid=198219735...
by Josette
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Discuss your experiences with front leg splint
Replies: 17
Views: 278

Re: Discuss your experiences with front leg splint

Thank you - this feedback is all very helpful. IMO this was a pasture injury where he probably knocked himself doing his head stand bucks and gallops with sliding stops. Now on hind site I should have put turnout boots on him but the damage is done. When I purchased him after an extensive PPE with n...
by Josette
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Discuss your experiences with front leg splint
Replies: 17
Views: 278

Re: Discuss your experiences with front leg splint

Thanks for that suggestion - I'll GOOGLE those cold therapy wraps!
by Josette
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Sheath issue
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Sheath issue

I've used coconut oil. The kind for eating/cooking that comes in a jar. I apply to the sheath for cleaning to loosen and soften crusty skin. Smells nice and no irritation to the skin since it is edible.
by Josette
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Discuss your experiences with front leg splint
Replies: 17
Views: 278

Re: Discuss your experiences with front leg splint

Vet confirmed some heat in splint so I'll be applying the Surpass cream twice daily. Anyone ever use Cold Lazer for splints? She said location too high for surgery - so I need to get it managed to prevent progression.
by Josette
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?
Replies: 23
Views: 294

Re: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?

Abby - Do you know which rabies vaccine your vet used to minimize side effects? My vet office uses Merial IMRATS for large animals which does not contain the mercury preservative I try to avoid.
by Josette
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?
Replies: 23
Views: 294

Re: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?

Thanks PF - you are very lucky to not deal with the vaccine reactions. They are a PITA. I'm a backyard setup so my guy does not have the other horse exposure but certainly exposed to mosquitoes, ticks and wild life. Yes - I split vaccines to avoid over whelming reactions but to be able to know which...
by Josette
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?
Replies: 23
Views: 294

Re: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?

I don't even know how to respond to that horrible incompetence of a medical person. The words I would like to express would be graphic. Like you I'm in NJ and have the certificates for our dogs but I did not think to have for horses - although I do not give the vaccines. I'm having this discussion w...
by Josette
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?
Replies: 23
Views: 294

Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?

Some areas of the country are higher risk for Rabies so how often do you vaccinate? Small animals get vaccinated every 3 years but horses are yearly. I've been doing some reading regarding the vaccinated rabies titres are still high and active past one year for horses. So maybe large animals can go ...
by Josette
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 213
Views: 6216

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Chisamba - I don't see that as a s***** reputation but rather one of a SMALL percentage of horse people who are gifted to work with damaged horses. I think there are very few trainers who would even care enough to try to save such horses. The sad reality is when one acknowledges that some cannot be ...
by Josette
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 52
Views: 988

Re: My rodent problem

For what my 2 cents is worth - I like Calvin's suggestion if you are unable to resolve this problem. That would be my next step. It makes sense to try to find where they are entering the house too. I had a bad experience years ago when I had not used my parked horse trailer in a long time. There was...
by Josette
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any folks familiar with NM and/or CO?
Replies: 26
Views: 428

Re: Any folks familiar with NM and/or CO?

I forgot to mention the Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National monument located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Easy half day hike.

https://www.newmexico.org/listing/kasha ... -blm/2086/
by Josette
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Discuss your experiences with front leg splint
Replies: 17
Views: 278

Re: Discuss your experiences with front leg splint

I really do appreciate all your feedback. My memory finally kicked in and I recalled he had a small bump / splint maybe 2 years ago. It was small but I accepted it because splints are so common. He can be a yahoo running across the paddock to meet me at the barn. I actually had DH pad the large corn...
by Josette
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Discuss your experiences with front leg splint
Replies: 17
Views: 278

Re: Discuss your experiences with front leg splint

Thanks Blob - sounds like a good idea to me. I'll try to remove a bit more hair as he has some thick hair feathers.
by Josette
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any folks familiar with NM and/or CO?
Replies: 26
Views: 428

Re: Any folks familiar with NM and/or CO?

I personally do not have experience except visiting Santa Fe NM. We did the short hike at Bandelier to view the cliff dwellings. https://www.nps.gov/band/index.htm However, DH did the Durango cog train loop with his brothers some years ago. He still raves how awesome that trip was and brought back g...
by Josette
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Discuss your experiences with front leg splint
Replies: 17
Views: 278

Discuss your experiences with front leg splint

I just noticed today or rather felt under his hairy leg a splint on right front leg of my pony. This guy gets hairy like a yak in the winter months so I do not know how long ago he popped this bump. I do not feel heat (my hands are not good heat detectors) but he has appeared sound with recent lungi...
by Josette
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: trailers and SUVs
Replies: 41
Views: 994

Re: trailers and SUVs

https://equusmagazine.com/management/yo ... icle-14716

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Consider these 7 features when shopping for a vehicle that can safely and comfortably haul your horses.
by Josette
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: My Situation
Replies: 35
Views: 1168

Re: My Situation

MC - I just saw your post here. I am so very sorry for your loss. There are good suggestions given to help you with your property.
by Josette
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saying good-bye - so hard.
Replies: 18
Views: 693

Re: Saying good-bye - so hard.

I am so sorry for your daughter and the loss of her dear Sera. Wishing her peace and to remember their good times together. :cry:
by Josette
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Why I haven't been riding...
Replies: 24
Views: 841

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

MC - I have the same concern for colic. For what it's worth, I purchase timothy hay cubes and soak them in LOTS of warm water. My guys love it and they are fill of water. Also, warm water in buckets helps too.
by Josette
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Why I haven't been riding...
Replies: 24
Views: 841

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

I agree - that is brutal weather. Is this the normal winter temperatures or do you feel it is worse this year?
by Josette
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 103
Views: 3922

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

Here is an article of a few successful dressage riders/trainers who did attend college for an Equine Science degree. https://dressagetoday.com/instruction/equine-education-54648 However, imo colleges and universities are in the business of selling degree programs. Many do a huge disservice misleadin...
by Josette
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 103
Views: 3922

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

Maybe I am too pragmatic and certainly influenced by parents who went through the depression era. I have a hard time with the concept of comparing the investment in a college degree to a horse purchase. Especially a STEM degree which will afford a person more employment opportunities, job security a...
by Josette
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where to recycle large plastic bedding bags?
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: Where to recycle large plastic bedding bags?

Thanks for that suggestion. I will give NJ Agriculture Recycling Dept a call. Their site talks about recycling the pesticide plastic containers but will see what they say about these plastic bags. DH put them through an old trash compacter and they are compressed into a small cube. This will be an e...
by Josette
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 103
Views: 3922

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

Rye - again it may get down to some geographic areas. Regarding expensive vehicles - in NJ it is very common to see very expensive cars, suv and trucks where $50K is lower-range. They are a dime a dozen while a worn out older vehicle actually stands out. Stay at home mom's driving kids around to soc...
by Josette
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where to recycle large plastic bedding bags?
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: Where to recycle large plastic bedding bags?

So far frustrating. County Waste Management dept returned call and stated no plastic bags allowed nor suggestions except to try the store where purchased. Plus the bags are labeled with 'Tractor Supply' and they do not recycle them. I'll check out Whole Foods too as they are pro-environment.
by Josette
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where to recycle large plastic bedding bags?
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: Where to recycle large plastic bedding bags?

I'll check out the Lowes store nearby. Yes - the local grocery stores have a small recycle bin but it holds their grocery bags. I can't drop off a tied bundle of 50 shavings bags. :? However, I did inquire of the food store if they have a large recycle container in their loading dock area where I ma...
by Josette
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 103
Views: 3922

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

Just an aside living in the north east - there are lots of people who go to Florida during the winter for the big horse shows. A local horse owner down the street from us goes every year for approx 2- 3 months. Drives herself down towing a big goose neck trailer. I can't even imagine it as such a di...
by Josette
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where to recycle large plastic bedding bags?
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Where to recycle large plastic bedding bags?

This may appear as a strange topic but I'm in a situation trying to avoid dumping plastic bedding bags into our local landfill. For the past 20 years, we were able to recycle the shavings bags at the curb - simply tied up along with cardboard and other recyclables. In the past few months, several lo...
by Josette
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 103
Views: 3922

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

These are all personal choices, priorities and some financial risk to a degree. If I won the lottery tomorrow :o I'm unsure what I would do frankly. I don't care to board unless the place were fabulous. I am very emotionally attached to my animals so it would not be about show potential of a horse o...
by Josette
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you reading?
Replies: 41
Views: 1641

Re: So what are you reading?

The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Horse-Priceless-Stallions-Kidnapped/dp/034554482X/ref=sr_1_1?hvadid=198293216084&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9052990&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=60716...
by Josette
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 103
Views: 3922

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

I've wondered this myself when viewing some of those really high prices on the WB sale site. Maybe it depends on the geographic area where there are pockets of wealth because obviously these horses are being sold. Maybe sellers are pricing what the market will bear too. I've seen high prices on hors...
by Josette
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Gnarly feet
Replies: 14
Views: 717

Re: Gnarly feet

I always check AMAZON site for product reviews from customers. There looks like there are several of these foot products to compare reviews. Just a thought - but afterwards I would apply daily a natural based coconut oil and/or manuka honey based cream for skin issues.
by Josette
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 52
Views: 1645

Re: So what are you watching?

I watch predominantly PBS and BBC shows and series via Amazon Prime. I typically watch the mystery or crime series but am a bit eclectic in shows. So recently I stumbled upon the sci-fi comedy series about a vampire, werewolf and a ghost living together. Some very creative writing and funny script w...
by Josette
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 12639

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

Ditto - crap! Sorry to hear this Xan. Best Wishes to you.
by Josette
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 12639

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

ok - I love TBs. period. Here is another I like. :)

https://www.warmblood-sales.com/HorseDe ... erID=19213

(Forgot to say - I don't hold his color against him.)
by Josette
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 2083

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

LOL! IF you can forward me the video of the pony your trainer mentioned. I'm always curious since I have a knack for liking the ones the furthest away from NJ! :roll: :lol: I recently retired and who knows what I may do with some extra time.

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