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by Josette
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 26
Views: 352

Re: Lesson rant

IMO there should be a discount price taking the lesson from the WS versus the trainer you had emailed. I agree bait and switch.
by Josette
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Calm trail horse turned evil bolter on longe
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Calm trail horse turned evil bolter on longe

I would not automatically place side reins on this horse in this situation especially if never used on him in the past. He might fight or panic then flip or injure himself in some way. I would lunge him in a more confined area on a smaller circle - not 40 ft line. I agree with what Mountaineer descr...
by Josette
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Regaining confidence
Replies: 18
Views: 214

Re: Regaining confidence

The weather has been against me this year to get in consistent riding. Now that I've restarted yet again - I go with my gut. I only ride outdoors and at home alone. I start out with a day or two simply walking the trails to relax and focus. Get the stiffness out of my body too. Yesterday we had gust...
by Josette
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Cushings and eating
Replies: 14
Views: 106

Re: Cushings and eating

It did go on for several weeks with my guy making me crazy. It seemed he would always get a mild colic on a late Saturday afternoon. First time, I did panic because he never had colic since I owned him. Vet examined including check for possible ulcers - negative. We discussed the pergolide as a poss...
by Josette
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Cushings and eating
Replies: 14
Views: 106

Re: Cushings and eating

The probiotic may just settle his stomach and encourage him to eat. My guy went through that "pergolide vail" too and that was when he had the mild colic episodes. Now he seems back to his normal self with his eating routine.
by Josette
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Cushings and eating
Replies: 14
Views: 106

Re: Cushings and eating

My guy had some minor colic when I started on pergolide pill. I also started on 1/4 pill and increased to 1/2 pill. My vet had me add a probiotic and he has been eating fine including all his supplements. I do give the 1/2 pill in one of those small pill pockets from Smartpak site. He is very eager ...
by Josette
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 134
Views: 1833

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

Have you seen this site? Check out the 2 in Eugene OR - I don't know your travel / shipping preference.

http://sporthorsenation.eventingnation. ... me_paged=7
by Josette
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 27
Views: 239

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

High ratings on this pad. However - looks like AP measurements and not long for dressage. https://www.smartpakequine.com/pt/ogilvy-baby-pad-11703?utm_source=cpc&utm_medium=google&utm_content=shopping&utm_campaign=kt_shopping_tes&utm_term=21703&gclid=Cj0KCQjwr4beBRDNARIsAGZaZ5cjcm...
by Josette
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 27
Views: 239

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

This looks like a nice pad that SF mentioned - maybe without the wool bulk added. https://www.countryandstable.com/lemieux-gp-cotton-square/ I had used Mattes pads in the past for trail riding and some ring riding. However, used on my TB and not my mutton withered pony. I did have a saddle fitting i...
by Josette
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 27
Views: 239

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

I also purchased all my pads from SeamsRight and wash after each ride. They are well made and have lasted a long time - a few worn out now.
by Josette
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Rudy needs a new bridle
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Sent you PM about 2 KL Select Epsom model bridles for TB head.
by Josette
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 793

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

I'm on the same page as MC regarding Lyme exposure and heart valve issues. (I've had heart valve issues since a child.) It's probably extremely rare to find a horse or even an active outdoor exposed dog that has not been bitten by a tick in the NE. I'd immediately pass and not pursue PPE if somethin...
by Josette
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Paddock Boots
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Paddock Boots

You could also buy some short Frye boots for the barn work too.
by Josette
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Paddock Boots
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Paddock Boots

I purchased the DeNiro tall boots and love them! Frankly their paddock boots may be too nice to muck stalls in. :o Super quality boots and very attractive imo.
by Josette
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Clipping
Replies: 27
Views: 350

Re: Clipping

I already started a trace clip on my guy. How extreme I make it will depend on the weather. I always blanket and add layers in the winter even though I only ride outdoors. He gets too sweaty in this current heat and humidity.
by Josette
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ryeissa he reminds me of Riot!
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: Ryeissa he reminds me of Riot!

Oh my he is gorgeous and would fit me perfect at 5'2". What a heart break to sell this guy as he only had one owner his whole life. I know couldn't let him go - why I could never be a breeder. :(
by Josette
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 3161

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

Great News! Congratulations! Wishing you the best with your new riding partner. :D
by Josette
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone looking for a prospect?
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Anyone looking for a prospect?

khall - that really is a lovely youngster with a great mind!
by Josette
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 3161

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

Scruffy - great to hear that you got in several rides and handling of this prospect. Sending good luck with jingles the PPE is clear. :)
by Josette
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 3161

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

Snork - I totally agree with you about the boarding fees on an unsuitable horse. I have confidence Scruffy will stick to her priorities and keep to her agenda. She has learned some lessons from the past like some us here too. The rest of us are the window shoppers and get derailed with pretty pictur...
by Josette
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 3161

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

Ponichiwa - where did you find the advertisement for the horse in the video? Very cute 8-)
by Josette
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Micklem bridle
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Micklem bridle

I also just ordered the PS Sweden NIrak as I like the description and saw positive reviews. Now hoping it will fit my guy - purchased cob size the same as his current bridle and halter.
by Josette
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: OMG! It's a pony
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: OMG! It's a pony

Many years ago, I had 3 ponies in a large paddock and my friend had the adjacent paddock with her young OTTB. All horses and ponies knew each other through the fence. One day a lower board got knocked down and my smallest pony went under the rails to be with the TBs. The big 16+ hand youngster was c...
by Josette
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 3161

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

Tsavo - why would a buyer commit to back pay training for a horse that may/may not work out? Aside from passing a PPE - say the rider still does not click or feel the horse is the right one. Buyer beware - carefully screen and research before even doing an actual visit which may be costly and time c...
by Josette
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How often do you bathe your horse?
Replies: 44
Views: 650

Re: How often do you bathe your horse?

I only bath in extreme heat during summer months - about 3 full baths to get crud off legs, etc collected over the winter. One guy tends to lay in his manure which I can't tolerate and will spot wash. I find it necessary to remove excess sweat and fly spray- I don't like when the hair is holding ont...
by Josette
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 3161

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

Ditto - scruffy the cat - I'm with you and would pass on fruitloops too LOL. There comes a time when you desire a more pleasurable, reliable, cooperative and safe riding partner. Maybe it comes with age but I would never take on another "project horse" - one with mental or physical issues....
by Josette
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 3161

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. :cry: Also, I totally understand the disappointment over passing on the horse - been there too. In the past, I've ridden a few mares that were lovely temperament and we got along fine. I just ended up with geldings - but I do agree some of them have been more cha...
by Josette
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 3161

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

ok - I'll keep an eye out for any geldings. ;)

(I've only ever owned geldings. You have to click with either mare or gelding.)
by Josette
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 3161

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

This looks like a nice youngster with a good start under saddle. May be a bit far - but I like her videos.

https://www.warmblood-sales.com/HorseDe ... serID=8375
by Josette
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 65
Views: 1065

Re: Musings on leg position

IMO - there are many individual factors that affect how each rider sits their horse. The obvious rider height, leg and torso proportions combined with horse conformation, height and barrel. Plus toss in the saddle fit and how it can enhance or handicap a rider's position and posture. I've also found...
by Josette
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 355
Views: 5781

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

greenholmeshady - if I had access to those views and trails that you posted - you would not find me riding in a ring either! Years ago, I did many hunter and trail paces and totally enjoyed them over ring riding. For me the dressage schooling helps me be a better rider and helps make my horse more b...
by Josette
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 3161

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

I agree we all have different preferences and requirements. If you keep circling back to look at a particular horse because he/she has caught your eye - it may be good to make an inquiry (phone call over email). I've observed if that horse caught your eye - it did for others too. Those are the ones ...
by Josette
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 3161

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

The paint colored mare was previously priced around $20K when initially listed. Her price has dropped to half. Maybe rider off to college.

https://www.warmblood-sales.com/HorseDe ... erID=16091
by Josette
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 3161

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

I agree horses will break your heart - but - they also help you heal and fill a void. I'll be thinking of you and Farley on Saturday. Sending peace your way.
by Josette
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 3161

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

Maybe too small for you but this guy is young and looks sweet. https://www.warmblood-sales.com/HorseDetail.asp?HorseID=53427&UserID=2911 Maybe too young but this girl looks lovely and may still grow a bit taller. https://www.warmblood-sales.com/HorseDetail.asp?HorseID=53679&UserID=18976 Anot...
by Josette
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Trying to resolve cough
Replies: 16
Views: 337

Re: Trying to resolve cough

Raining now and this has been a miserable summer. All doors open in the barn with multiple fans on almost 24/7 - extreme heat humidity and bugs. Some days daily rain here. My horses prefer to stand in stalls with the fans on. Free access to private turnout off their stalls.
by Josette
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Trying to resolve cough
Replies: 16
Views: 337

Re: Trying to resolve cough

Thanks Chisamba - I'm looking into the small one at Smartpak site. It's all about managing horses with health issues and getting it under control.
by Josette
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Trying to resolve cough
Replies: 16
Views: 337

Re: Trying to resolve cough

Yes - when I searched on Dengie hay it kept showing for the UK site. So this product had the closest description. I don't want any molasses added so will avoid that choice. I hear you about moldy products as I toss out hay cubes if they have been sitting a while. Also, I am very particular about swe...
by Josette
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Trying to resolve cough
Replies: 16
Views: 337

Re: Trying to resolve cough

Thanks MC - I found this product online and it is available where I currently buy my hay. I think this is the equivalent of Dengie hay. It is certainly worth giving it a try. Thanks again.

http://lucernefarms.com/hay-replacement/
by Josette
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Trying to resolve cough
Replies: 16
Views: 337

Re: Trying to resolve cough

SrHL - Thanks very much for that information - that was something I did not know about the medication. I'm giving his powdered supplements on soaked hay cubes now.
by Josette
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Trying to resolve cough
Replies: 16
Views: 337

Re: Trying to resolve cough

Yes - vet was out and gave him the prior medication which has now been completed for over a week. We have the opposite weather here. Extreme heat with lots of rain some areas have washouts and roads closed for repair. Daily Humidity is 80 - 90+% which causes mold. Heavy mildew smell. Lots of weird m...
by Josette
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Trying to resolve cough
Replies: 16
Views: 337

Re: Trying to resolve cough

Chisamba - was it a seasonal issue with your horse regarding allergies? Do you steam hay year round or only during the crazy allergy seasons (which seem to be constant now)? There appears to be lots of human respiratory problems going on now too during this summer season. I have some sinus issues in...
by Josette
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Trying to resolve cough
Replies: 16
Views: 337

Trying to resolve cough

This has been a hard summer with extreme heat humidity and heavy rain. I have not ridden in the past few weeks because of it. Recently my guy has developed a dry cough noticed during feeding time. He gets minimal pellets but lots of supplements and some are in powder form. I've tried wetting his fee...
by Josette
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: " competed through to the FEI levels"?
Replies: 34
Views: 971

Re: " competed through to the FEI levels"?

It sounds to me like he was concerned for her safety. Her lesson was cut by 10 minutes. He gave advise for her position and to do lunge work with her horse. She has homework now to do with her horse. Hopefully the next time there will be no spooks and she can complete her lesson slot. IMO her safety...
by Josette
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: All I want for my birthday is....
Replies: 27
Views: 668

Re: All I want for my birthday is....

Me too - have welts on my torso and upper legs. I live in long jeans - never wear shorts (my legs glow in the dark) LOL!. I was wondering if the dogs were bringing something in from the grass - passed onto the furniture. This weather is so frustrating to deal with for everyone and animals.
by Josette
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: All I want for my birthday is....
Replies: 27
Views: 668

Re: All I want for my birthday is....

Extremely hard summer here in NJ - humidity in the 90's in early mornings plus the high temperatures. Besides the heat advisory there was respiratory warnings as well from the weather channels. I gave up riding during this extreme heat. Plus pony had some cough episodes - maybe allergy from all the ...
by Josette
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you believe in Karma, Guardian Angel, other?
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Re: Do you believe in Karma, Guardian Angel, other?

okay - so another weird incident this morning. I decided not to go to the nearby park for our early AM dog walk. I meet some other dog walkers between 6:30 - 7AM. They text me back that police have blocked off the park this morning as a gunman is in a nearby house. The park is within walking distanc...
by Josette
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Turkey burgers
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Turkey burgers

Love turkey burgers! Toss in some diced mushrooms too.
by Josette
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Spurs!
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Spurs!

I would think the sensitivity of your horse is an important consideration. What is your objective with the spurs in terms of what type of reaction and response are you looking to get? I seldom ride in spurs and prefer to get my guy to respond to my leg and seat aids. I would hope a rider using spurs...
by Josette
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Buttocks "bumps" / posterior pustules, management
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Buttocks "bumps" / posterior pustules, management

Changing may make a significant difference you. I get out of my wet clothes immediately after my ride - even my breeches are wet. I also wear breeches once per ride and wash. The same applies for my saddle pad. It does not dry out enough between rides and is too dirty for my preference.

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