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by Josette
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Trying to resolve cough
Replies: 2
Views: 11

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: 2
Views: 11

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: 22
Views: 371

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: 24
Views: 295

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: 24
Views: 295

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: 395

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: 117

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: 174

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: 421

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.
by Josette
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you believe in Karma, Guardian Angel, other?
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Do you believe in Karma, Guardian Angel, other?

I do. I've had several situations that could have had a bad outcome - if the powers that be had not intervened. Maybe it was luck or whatever but these situations could have ended badly. My morning routine is to feed all animals between 5:45 - 6 AM then do an early walk at 6:45 to nearby park. Then ...
by Josette
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Frustrated ! No Walk
Replies: 30
Views: 804

Re: Frustrated ! No Walk

I have to agree to focus on relaxing work versus lots of transitions which may make her more anxious. You have to work with her mind and get through to her to relax and wait for your direction. Many years ago I had an Arab very much like you describe. For what it's worth - he was an amazing trail en...
by Josette
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Amelia Newcombe short videos
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Amelia Newcombe short videos

I just found her videos. I liked that you could view a short video on a particular topic. Here is another link may list more of them.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCge7VJ ... rC3GeeLxQw
by Josette
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Amelia Newcombe short videos
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Amelia Newcombe short videos

by Josette
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel colicked from the heat
Replies: 16
Views: 446

Re: Ariel colicked from the heat

Forgot to mention - but does Ariel have a salt lick in her stall? Some facilities may not put salt in the stalls and leave it up to the owner to hang it. Just a thought.
by Josette
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel colicked from the heat
Replies: 16
Views: 446

Re: Ariel colicked from the heat

I hate colic - the stress on the horse and owner! Good to see you responded immediately to her stress. Poop monitoring is so critical. Monitor her water intake and give electrolytes as directed by the vet. Don't over do it thinking more is better - let your vet determine how much and often IMO. Glad...
by Josette
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dental Question
Replies: 25
Views: 455

Re: Dental Question

Yes - The x-rays will provide confirmation and provide any other information. That is the best and most logical next step.
by Josette
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dental Question
Replies: 25
Views: 455

Re: Dental Question

Benatus - sorry to hear you are going through this with your horse. The retracted gums look suspicious to me and very possible those gum gaps are inflamed with cheat grass seeds. That is a new one for me being on the east coast - never heard of it but did google it. Know that several of us here have...
by Josette
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dental Question
Replies: 25
Views: 455

Re: Dental Question

IMO the vet makes the call and it appears he suspects this is the problem. The horse is of the age when EOTRH starts to present itself - more so in geldings too. A second vet opinion can also be gotten.
by Josette
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dental Question
Replies: 25
Views: 455

Re: Dental Question

The other owner was highoctane with a TB too who had the surgery. If you search on EOTRH you will find the posts under several topics.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1921&p=31071&hilit=EOTRH#p31071
by Josette
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dental Question
Replies: 25
Views: 455

Re: Dental Question

https://thehorse.com/110622/feeding-the-eotrh-horse/ This is a very painful condition and I had the surgery performed on my elderly TB to remove his front teeth. A change in diet was required but he was made comfortable and able to eat. There was a long post here on this topic as another owner also ...
by Josette
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Working for Long-term Soundness
Replies: 42
Views: 748

Re: Working for Long-term Soundness

I am in agreement about more horses failing PPE than passing it. I remember a while back when I was shopping I did PPE on 2 horses. The first I flew out and test rode prior to vet appt. The horse was heavy in my hands and IMO on the forehand to me - but I thought hey I'm just an ammy rider compared ...
by Josette
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Shoulder-in
Replies: 52
Views: 1074

Re: Shoulder-in

I do think that MC's comments on Ricky's training verge on stalking and attacking. I would be shocked if someone kept track of my posts enough to remember how many times my horse has been ridden in a year and criticize the duration of a SI.(which may have been SF) or more sideways. I read that MC w...
by Josette
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 46
Views: 710

Re: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war

This reminds me of chiggers if your horse was in an infested grass area. My guys have white legs too and that is what I thought they had last year. Same location with these bite marks that get really nasty and can require antibiotics.
by Josette
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 269
Views: 5524

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Flight - thank you for the 'cool' picture. Like Chisamba here in NJ suffering from this extreme heat and humidity. This was morning horrible feeding. I have 6 fans going in my small barn - stall doors open to privates and horses will not leave barn. I've lost so much time riding this year due to thi...
by Josette
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A big whine
Replies: 13
Views: 388

Re: A big whine

I'll join you with the whine. This excessive heat and hot weather really gets to me. I hate being confined inside when I'd rather be riding - but there is a heat advisory. I have a small barn and 6 fans blowing 24/7 and lucky for some shade trees. I come in from cleaning stalls drenched and have to ...
by Josette
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 108
Views: 3596

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Duh.... Sorry about that. I missed the location. :roll:
by Josette
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 108
Views: 3596

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

I don't know how to place the advertisement here - but scroll down within this link. See from Hannah Hudson - WB Palomino gelding age 5, 16.2 hds. Priced at $12,500
https://www.facebook.com/groups/117806389608/
by Josette
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: why I find lungeing helpful
Replies: 38
Views: 943

Re: why I find lungeing helpful

My disclaimer is I am not an experienced lunge person or ground driver. However, I've observed some experienced people and know there are differences of opinion, etc. My guy was a heavy leaner so he needed sliding side reins to prevent it. My instructor worked him as she closely monitored the rein l...
by Josette
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 29
Views: 889

Re: Quality of Life ?

Wishing you peace during this time. Koolkat said it best - you let go for love.
by Josette
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 10903

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

DJR - Dresseur said it best. Enjoy your daughter and your horses while you pursue your riding goals. You really do have an awesome energy level. :) I love my pony and riding him - even during those times when he was the most challenging. We have made huge progress and have really bonded which is a v...
by Josette
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Update/Chisamba thread
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: Update/Chisamba thread

AK - beautiful pictures of your guy and very impressed with your rehab results. Also, thanks for your detailed response. Several of your points hit home for me when you described the double bridle and how strong (freight train). My instructor swore my guy was previously ridden in a double too - same...
by Josette
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Planning Rides
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Planning Rides

I do not plan my rides but ride the horse I have that day - his mental status. I ride in an outdoor ring surrounded by woods and start my rides with a long walk on the trails. Some days he is very looky and reactive to squirrels, checking out the horses next door, shadows on the ground, etc. Other d...
by Josette
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I'm probably just grumpy but would like opinions.
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: I'm probably just grumpy but would like opinions.

Ditto - I'm not interested to watch International level competitions at all and I also cannot relate to it. I definitely do not aspire to that level of riding or the style. Years ago, I saw the SRS when they were doing tours across the USA. They were more inspiring as I admired the equitation of the...
by Josette
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Seniors...will you buy another when....
Replies: 132
Views: 15732

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

Yes - she is one of my all time favorite trainer/rider. I frequently view her videos for learning as her aids are clear and beautiful equitation. She rides horses at different training levels too. Also, I go back to view her older 'sold' videos. Beautiful rider, respectful and sympathetic horsewoman...
by Josette
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)
Replies: 46
Views: 1430

Re: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)

That impression crossed my mind too.
by Josette
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More leg? Not really...No
Replies: 20
Views: 670

Re: More leg? Not really...No

I agree. I separate the rider position of a draped leg versus the horse's response to more forward. Learning to relax my thigh better and not be tight with my legs and ankles were necessary to improve my horse's response to leg and body aids. I can have a relaxed thigh and leg with upright centered ...
by Josette
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 108
Views: 3596

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Kelo - I agree with you. It is really the goal of finding the horse with the right mind and quality gaits to do the job. (Plus the right conformation to make the job easy and not a constant struggle.) This was my huge disappointment with my unsound PT/QH. Holy crap if I could put his brain and work ...
by Josette
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 108
Views: 3596

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Ditto - This chestnut filly is a REAL dressage prospect IMO - none of the others. I must say I would not hold color against a horse if it passes all other requirements - plus the price is right.
by Josette
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 10903

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

I still cannot get a break with our weather to get some consistent riding in. The rain seems never to end. :x However, I've always looked forward to reading the conversations and updates here. Many of you get credit for clicking some :idea: for me which I've used on my guy. Your journeys and sharing...
by Josette
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Delta Airlines S...s
Replies: 12
Views: 521

Re: Delta Airlines S...s

I realize you may not want to go public with what happened - but maybe it is what these airlines need for accountability. Contacting a news station maybe? However, I respect your privacy in this matter too. Recently, I spent 4 hours in local ER with my elderly uncle who fell down a flight of stairs....
by Josette
Wed May 30, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)
Replies: 46
Views: 1430

Re: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)

I think fair price for sane horse, super mind and attractive color with clean x-rays. Check out prices on warmbloods sale site and be prepared to wet your panties on some of the prices. :lol:
by Josette
Sun May 27, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The little things that make you happy
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: The little things that make you happy

Love your photo of BBH and LBH - the little cut out is priceless!!
by Josette
Sun May 27, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Scotland vacation. Paddock boots or sneakers
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Scotland vacation. Paddock boots or sneakers

Totally agree. Wear sneakers on plane and carry paddocks boots - or wise versa which ever takes up less space packing. I assume you will bring a helmet too if riding.
by Josette
Sat May 26, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Boot woes - now boot happiness!
Replies: 15
Views: 574

Re: Boot woes

They may be really busy with show season now. Maybe contact DeNiro direct about your custom order to get a status update. For what it's worth, I love my boots.
by Josette
Sat May 26, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Boot woes - now boot happiness!
Replies: 15
Views: 574

Re: Boot woes

I purchased the semi-custom DeNiro boots off the SmartPak site. You may contact them and check for comparison what their wait time is for customers. My boots size was in stock so I had no wait - otherwise, I would have had to place an order for boots to be made. So check out their wait time IMO, the...
by Josette
Fri May 25, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dog Food Recall
Replies: 0
Views: 105

Dog Food Recall

https://blog.theanimalrescuesite.com/merrick-treat-recall/?gg_source=ars&gg_campaign=Ad%20-%20468x250news-slidermerricktreatrecallmay2018ars&gg_medium=house&gg_content=2018-05/468x250newsslid_180524071318.jpg Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, Texas is recalling multiple beef dog treat varie...

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