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by Josette
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 117
Views: 3327

Re: Covid 19

NJ is getting hammered with new cases every day - over 44,000 cases and over 1,200 deaths - still climbing. Our governor has now extended the social distance and stay at home order for another 30 days. Our primary elections to be held in June have been postponed until July. Boardwalks at beaches are...
by Josette
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dog Adoption Process
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Dog Adoption Process

https://www.vrcpitbull.com/dogs/fancy/ The TV show Pitbulls and Parolees is working with a prison in PA to ready dogs for adoption. If you search their site many of their dogs are non-pitties. Not all their dogs require the fenced yard. I've viewed their TV show and some dogs do not require the fenc...
by Josette
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for my dad
Replies: 50
Views: 1402

Re: Jingles for my dad

Khall - I am so sorry your father, you and your sister are in this situation. I'm following close behind you with my mother age 93 - she will be transported to a LTC facility tomorrow. The stress and exhaustion for everyone is over whelming some days. Wishing you strength and peace in the days ahead.
by Josette
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any Kindle users here? Charging problem
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Any Kindle users here? Charging problem

Perfect - Thank you! I sure hope they resolved this problem in the more recent product. I liked the compact size for reading in bed.
by Josette
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any Kindle users here? Charging problem
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Any Kindle users here? Charging problem

My Kindle is several years old. There is a known problem from my understanding with issues recharging it. I've tried all the recommended instructions for holding the button to display the power light, etc. I've replace the cord and adapter to recharge too. It's simply not working. So my question is ...
by Josette
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 113
Views: 9504

Re: So what are you watching?

Looking forward to these series on Masterpiece. More on Grantchester and Endeavour. Then the new series Baptiste which stars the same French detective in 'The Missing' series.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/sp ... g-in-2020/
by Josette
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 6738

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

For those of you dealing with personal health issues, elderly parents, lame horses - you have my empathy because I am in the same situation. I've been rehabbing my pony with daily walks and restricted turnout. He never leaves his stall without all 4 legs wrapped. Then dealing with long term care iss...
by Josette
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 6738

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

Chisamba - Thank you for a refreshing post - I wish there was an applause icon here. I regret I am so far away as I believe I would fit right in with your other students. My goals are simple - ride for the joy of it and improve my skills to help my pony. I greatly admire how you rehab and retrain so...
by Josette
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Blankets for the petite horse
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: Blankets for the petite horse

I would recommend a Thinsulate lined blanket as very warm without the heavy weight. In the past, I body clipped then used a very thick Rambo fleece with the 2 belly strap style as a liner under a winter blanket. Also, I've used a Baker blanket (Original style) underneath with the thick weave fabric....
by Josette
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Doritos commerical
Replies: 17
Views: 742

Re: Doritos commerical

:lol: :lol: Love Bill Murray! He is PERFECT for this commercial - loved the reference to Caddy Shack too!! :D
by Josette
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Donkey Skin trade
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Donkey Skin trade

Warning this is a very disturbing article - at least it was to me. I was unaware of this situation unlike the public awareness for ivory trade and exotic animals. I hope this awareness spreads and that more humane conditions can be done for these donkeys. This is horrific cruelty..... https://thehor...
by Josette
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Your evolution aka tolerance
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: Your evolution aka tolerance

Oh my, I can relate to this topic after reading the replies. Exvet comment and Chisamba - bingo! Yes - applied to me. I've also learned that different horse's temperament means softer vs firmer approach to fear or resistance issues. Not one size fits all. Respect and trust is required at all times b...
by Josette
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: On Saying Goodbye...
Replies: 31
Views: 1497

Re: On Saying Goodbye...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I've had to let go of several ponies and horses over the years - it never gets easier. Wishing you peace through this hard time.
by Josette
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Moving into town, redux... i may need some hand-holdng
Replies: 48
Views: 2708

Re: Moving into town, redux... i may need some hand-holdng

Beautiful property and your home pics and interior design are gorgeous. It reminds of the home shows where buyers are looking in these open space areas for winter sports. The right buyer will come along. :)
by Josette
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Curious question about flying horses (by plane)
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Curious question about flying horses

:lol: Ha - title corrected
by Josette
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 113
Views: 9504

Re: So what are you watching?

A while back I watched this mystery on Amazon Prime - 'The Missing'. Very good with lots of twists. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S3J0GX6 When five-year-old Oliver vanishes, it sets off a manhunt that will last for years to come. THE MISSING is a gripping dramatic thriller that takes you inside the m...
by Josette
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Curious question about flying horses (by plane)
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Curious question about flying horses

:lol: :lol: I'd be doomed as an Amazon Prime member with my trigger finger. :o :shock:
by Josette
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Curious question about flying horses (by plane)
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Curious question about flying horses

koolkat - FedEx and UPS - who knew! :lol: Thanks for those links. :)
by Josette
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Curious question about flying horses (by plane)
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Curious question about flying horses

Yes - I was wondering about the east - west coast transport when viewing their flight map. The major show migration on the east coast do use the big shippers or private services to truck to FL show seasons. Very common to see Beacon Hill vans on rte 195 and NJ turnpike. It was many years ago that I ...
by Josette
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Curious question about flying horses (by plane)
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Curious question about flying horses (by plane)

I was just wondering about all the show horses (or race) who routinely are transported across the country. The major migration of riders/trainers/horses to FL or other locals for the big shows. Do many of them fly and how convenient and costly is it? I'm not talking about international transport but...
by Josette
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Strange infection
Replies: 22
Views: 1336

Re: Strange infection

Blob - I was wondering about a tick bite too in your photos as some horses can be very reactive (my PT/QH would get oozing sores / hair loss). I appreciated reading the replies and always learn something new. I never realized a horse could be allergic to cats - but my TB was allergic to flowering tr...
by Josette
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Name?
Replies: 17
Views: 1331

Re: Name?

I love Chi mixes!! I hope your sister keeps him or you do if she backs out. He is as cute as a button - Benjamin Button - Benny for short. (I'd take him in a heart beat!)
by Josette
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone purchase a horse long distance without a visit?
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: Anyone purchase a horse long distance without a visit?

Yes - this is a depression impulse triggered by the recent injury of my pony. His future soundness is questionable and may be an ongoing problem. I know several posters here are in a similar situation as myself. :cry: I always considered he would be my last purchase. We have been doing lots of rehab...
by Josette
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Blanket washing question / laundromat
Replies: 10
Views: 766

Re: Blanket washing question / laundromat

I would ask first and not risk an angry manager/owner. Many years ago a laundromat owner said he would fine anyone caught. Customers doing their bedding in the large washing machines get very upset by hair and odors left in the washer. I use a horse blanket service for many years now.
by Josette
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Moving into town, redux... i may need some hand-holdng
Replies: 48
Views: 2708

Re: Moving into town, redux... i may need some hand-holdng

Your new home and location sounds lovely. Huge congratulations! We moved my mother last year too after 60+ years in the same house. It was huge relief for all and she realized it too afterwards. Looking forward to seeing pics.
by Josette
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone purchase a horse long distance without a visit?
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: Anyone purchase a horse long distance without a visit?

I just read more posts here and now looking back - I wonder how I could have been so dumb - crazy. :oops: :shock: :?
by Josette
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trainers selling clients horse so they can ride them
Replies: 22
Views: 1566

Re: Trainers selling clients horse so they can ride them

MC - What your described with the taller trainer vs petite rider schooling the horse is exactly what happened to me years ago with my PT/QH. Tall rider would swing his leg back and high for canter transitions - then I got on 5'2" and no way can I move my leg that far back and high. Besides I st...
by Josette
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trainers selling clients horse so they can ride them
Replies: 22
Views: 1566

Re: Trainers selling clients horse so they can ride them

I totally agree with you and have seen it several times. It left a me with a fairly negative attitude for dressage and trainers who use students this way. Some students have the financial means to purchase the talented fancy dressage horses - then are never able to ride them. The trainers take care ...
by Josette
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone purchase a horse long distance without a visit?
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: Anyone purchase a horse long distance without a visit?

I want to give a HUGE thank you to all for your experiences, opinions and advise. I listened and agree that I am NOT comfortable going off a video purchase. I am unable to get the critical and important information for health and soundness or any other details. This is a fast sale consignment barn -...
by Josette
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone purchase a horse long distance without a visit?
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: Anyone purchase a horse long distance without a visit?

Well I asked for a better video under english tack as those photos are present. If they will not send an updated video it does not sound promising to pursue. :?
by Josette
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone purchase a horse long distance without a visit?
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: Anyone purchase a horse long distance without a visit?

Thank you very much for these observations. The video is not a good one (I'm being polite). I liked the photos more trying to get a better look at him. I have many concerns but know horse buying is a crap shoot sometimes even from a private owner/ seller. Plus relying so much on the PPE which as oth...
by Josette
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone purchase a horse long distance without a visit?
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: Anyone purchase a horse long distance without a visit?

Thanks for the vet referral texsuze. I did a google for vets and was shocked to see how many large equine clinics in that area. I'm making phone calls on Monday for PPE appt. I just wish I could find a horse person to take a look at him. Holiday season is crazy busy for everyone and the worse time f...
by Josette
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone purchase a horse long distance without a visit?
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: Anyone purchase a horse long distance without a visit?

I wish I could find someone who is nearby to take a look for me. I would pay expenses for time and gas. I've seen some of these western sale sites (not meant to criticize them) - but when they show tacking up the saddle is heavy and tossed up on the horse. Some horses look like they are bracing them...
by Josette
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone purchase a horse long distance without a visit?
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: Anyone purchase a horse long distance without a visit?

https://busterhorses.com/buttons I just spoke with seller and sounds like this barn is for fast sales as she prefers not to hold for deposit. I'm inquiring for PPE vets now to see if I can get appt set up. I like the description of pony as sane, safe because I don't show and am really a backyard ple...
by Josette
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone purchase a horse long distance without a visit?
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Anyone purchase a horse long distance without a visit?

Has anyone made a horse purchase without physically doing an onsite visit and test ride? I've never done this before but am now very tempted to do so. The timing now for Traveling during the holiday season is insane. The logistics would be very difficult to leave our property because of animals need...
by Josette
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone familiar with Multiple Sclerosis
Replies: 29
Views: 2028

Re: Anyone familiar with Multiple Sclerosis

I'm so sorry to hear about your son. I would strongly suggest to use the 'MS' forums to be in touch with other patients and medical professionals. You will learn much about symptoms, dx and treatment options. I've seen medical news articles referring to new treatments too. There are several of these...
by Josette
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Favorite Lotion?
Replies: 19
Views: 1288

Re: Favorite Lotion?

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=a+la+maison+ ... nb_sb_noss

a la Maison hand and body creams - see the ingredients - no parabens - great scents too.
by Josette
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Show me your pumpkins!
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Show me your pumpkins!

Holy crap!!! That is an incredible painting on that eye pumpkin!!! Love it!!
by Josette
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 442
Views: 30825

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

Flight - my 2 cents for what it's worth I agree with Kelo about keeping your hand up. I much prefer your hand position as shown. IMO it allows you to keep your shoulders (both) level, back and no twist where one may be ahead or dropped. So I think what you are doing will not interfere with your dres...
by Josette
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Unbelievably, my bad luck continues ... now Jet. (Reinjured, and now Pippa, too!)
Replies: 31
Views: 2995

Re: Unbelievably, my bad luck continues ... now Jet. (Reinjured, and now Pippa, too!)

Poor baby - ARGHHH!! Sending you GOOD Karma for the future and healing jingles for your little filly.
by Josette
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The end is nigh
Replies: 63
Views: 4034

Re: The end is nigh

Xan - I am so sorry you have to go through this heartbreak.
by Josette
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The opposite of a gossiper
Replies: 15
Views: 1450

Re: The opposite of a gossiper

Discreet
by Josette
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How to safely wrap hind leg and avoid getting kicked
Replies: 16
Views: 1558

Re: How to safely wrap hind leg and avoid getting kicked

Tonight I removed the wraps and reapplied the poultice with no issues. I took my time giving some Tum mint treats in between each step. I stood the way Chisamba described which made me feel far less vulnerable and was able to apply the standing wraps - no reactions at all. He kept nodding off for th...
by Josette
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How to safely wrap hind leg and avoid getting kicked
Replies: 16
Views: 1558

Re: How to safely wrap hind leg and avoid getting kicked

Thank you very much for the recommendations! Very helpful and I will certainly change my technique. My head is still pretty sore today so thank goodness for those rubber matts in the aisle. I'm guessing I hit the floor because no dirt on my head - but really don't know what happened because I was so...
by Josette
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How to safely wrap hind leg and avoid getting kicked
Replies: 16
Views: 1558

How to safely wrap hind leg and avoid getting kicked

I've been applying poultice and wrapping my guy this past week for hind ankle injury. Last night while squatting next to him - he suddenly kicked out and I was struck. Not sure whether I was knocked over or took a side blow to the head but my right temple area is very sore. It looked like my left ar...
by Josette
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Unbelievably, my bad luck continues ... now Jet. (Reinjured, and now Pippa, too!)
Replies: 31
Views: 2995

Re: Unbelievably, my bad luck continues ... now Jet.

I am so sorry to hear you are dealing with an injury to another horse - and one that is under saddle. Last Wednesday, my guy was lame with a swollen hind ankle - did not want to bear weight on it. Perfectly fine the day before when Chiro visited to adjust him - so it happened during turnout at night...
by Josette
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 442
Views: 30825

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

I also keep circling to names around swords or that time period. Errol Fynn - Robin Hood, Three Musketeers - their names, Lancelot, Count Monte Cristo...Dauphin (title to eldest son king of France)
by Josette
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 442
Views: 30825

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

Exvet - HUGE Congratulations!!! :D A sane talented pony is priceless.

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