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by Josette
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where to recycle large plastic bedding bags?
Replies: 10
Views: 121

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: 67
Views: 1235

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: 121

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: 121

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: 67
Views: 1235

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: 121

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: 67
Views: 1235

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: 868

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: 67
Views: 1235

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: 406

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: 15
Views: 496

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: 8956

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: 8956

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: 1343

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.
by Josette
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1343

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

Yes - Congratulations on this quick sale. I totally agree with Hayburner's comments. I would be thankful for the quick sale and try to make the transaction happen with minimal fuss over papers.
by Josette
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 8956

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

I agree - yes it sounds odd. His large size and quiet temperament caught my attention compared to some of the others you had mentioned. Yup - shopping still sucks.
by Josette
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1343

Re: I need help with a sale ad

Any chance her previous seller could help you re-home her?
by Josette
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: Chemo done (for now...)
Replies: 25
Views: 905

Re: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: He's home!

I agree and would consult with vet for eye pain management. It does sound like he is dealing with some discomfort from your description.
by Josette
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?
Replies: 44
Views: 1415

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

This stallion caught my eye because of the TB look and breeding. He shares some of the same pedigree as my deceased TB. Now I would select for myself the large ponies and really like Welsh.

https://www.warmblood-sales.com/HorseDe ... erID=11716
by Josette
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 8956

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

me too - I would not hold gray color against a horse. My pony is a very dark black gray and now looks like a silver back gorilla color - a black roan color with black mane and tail. :lol:
by Josette
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Fit Nightmare - Very Long Vent
Replies: 17
Views: 587

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/dress ... s/compact/
by Josette
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: Chemo done (for now...)
Replies: 25
Views: 905

Re: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: He's home!

Wishing your guy a speedy recovery and for you no more stress.
by Josette
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds

Beautiful pics and thanks for sharing! I did get the chills though as our temps are dropping today. Do you have a backup generator? It sounds like it would be useful if you get power outages.
by Josette
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve
Replies: 60
Views: 1962

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

MC - great photo! I hope you have it framed too. Love the postage stamp saddle LOL!
by Josette
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 8956

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

I really like the one MC linked to - very nice boy. I would still reach out to these other farms mentioned at least to let them know what you are looking for - they might get back to you with others not listed, etc. It already sounds like the ones you listed you already have issues with..... For wha...
by Josette
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 9603

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

ditto - I would use Previcox over Bute. Easy given in pill pocket or apple slice. My older retiree has been on it now going on 3 years, otherwise, I would have PTS. I avoid Bute except for very short term use only and when needed.
by Josette
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 1710

Re: I hate colic

by Josette
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Post photos
Replies: 8
Views: 1277

Re: Post photos

Dummy question - can I post photos from my cell phone?
by Josette
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 1710

Re: I hate colic

For what it's worth - a probiotic supplement may help. I feed it to both my older guys. The smartpak one previously mentioned is a good one.
by Josette
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 1710

Re: I hate colic

MC - hope your guy is improving and comfortable. Poop is always a good sign.

GH - your guy has been through a lot with the CA fires. Jingles the ulcer treatments resolve his discomfort.

Horses really are sensitive to stress and weather. Hate colic and founder......
by Josette
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fit to be tied.... (issue resolved, chemo finished for now)
Replies: 26
Views: 1002

Re: Fit to be tied.... (long, get ready)

Sounds like you have a plan in place. I would not leave with simply a verbal scolding to them and minimal compensation. All involved personnel need to be held accountable to fix this communication problem, incorrect treatments given and lastly the unsanitary incompetent care provided at this facilit...
by Josette
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fit to be tied.... (issue resolved, chemo finished for now)
Replies: 26
Views: 1002

Re: Fit to be tied.... (long, get ready)

I would be furious too. Maybe take photos of these conditions and document with dates these problems and substandard care. Before you pay final bill (when you are bringing your guy home) - submit these grievances and request compensation on your bill. The poor communication is a major concern regard...
by Josette
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: 4 Black Westip girths for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: 4 Black Westip girths for sale

Thanks - My little guy wears a 22". :)
by Josette
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: 4 Black Westip girths for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 163

4 Black Westip girths for sale

I have 4 black Westip Dressage girths for sale - originally made in Europe maybe Germany back when I purchased them for my Schleese saddles. GOOGLE shows these girths are now made by a company called Ghost who use the Westip elastic material. Ideal for sensitive horse or to prevent rubs. All girths ...
by Josette
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: "Revving up" "Engaging" "Energizing" the Canter: Your approaches
Replies: 18
Views: 667

Re: "Revving up" the Canter: Your approaches

Thank you again Dresseur - I've been doing t/w/t but not trot/stop/trot. Another valuable exercise that I forgot to try. edited to add - just got back from riding this exercise and it was a work out. There was leaning going on even though we could get the transitions. Some bracing and not wanting to...
by Josette
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: "Revving up" "Engaging" "Energizing" the Canter: Your approaches
Replies: 18
Views: 667

Re: "Revving up" the Canter: Your approaches

Dresseur - thanks for your feedback - this is very helpful. I do lunge him on days off when I am unable to ride (no indoor) to help with fitness. we do Lots of c-t-c transitions on lunge that I attempt to carry over to rides. I hear you about the release too as he can sometimes be tricky curling. So...
by Josette
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: "Revving up" "Engaging" "Energizing" the Canter: Your approaches
Replies: 18
Views: 667

Re: "Revving up" the Canter: Your approaches

Revving up is easy for us lol! My guy tends to anticipate so I try to focus on exercises to get him focused and not revved up. Dresseur - quick question regarding the power going into the hands. How do you recommend correcting or discourage this response? I've just tried experimenting with going bac...
by Josette
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow
Replies: 28
Views: 776

Re: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow

:( I am so sorry. He had a wonderful life with you.
by Josette
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need recommendation canister vacuum cleaner PET
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Need recommendation canister vacuum cleaner PET

I totally can understand your praise for the Miele - their reviews are the best. My friend also mentioned she has a Miele for years and swears by it. My carpets are so old and stained - I just don't have the extra $$$ now. I ordered a pet Kenmore vacuum so will see how it does. Someday I will have m...
by Josette
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 73
Views: 1639

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

IMO it is not worth the risk of horse getting sick if you have the means to avoid it. My guy gets a thick coat so I trace clip him and apply blanket(s). A wet sweaty horse takes a while to dry - so use a cooler and avoid a vet bill is my tactic.
by Josette
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 73
Views: 1639

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

Years ago, I did a custom order from Dover for a super absorbent cooler that is awesome for drying a wet horse. It is a thick fleece nubby material on the outside (like a sheep) with some kind of blue diaper like absorbing liner. When the wet horse wears the cooler within minutes the water is absorb...
by Josette
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need recommendation canister vacuum cleaner PET
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Need recommendation canister vacuum cleaner PET

Thanks for your feedback. I was eyeing the Miele but am having some sticker shock although I really do appreciate the quality. (See I wouldn't think twice spending the money on a saddle but not so much on a vacumm lol!) My carpets are old and stained but I do need to vacuum up the pet hair - no choi...
by Josette
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need recommendation canister vacuum cleaner PET
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Need recommendation canister vacuum cleaner PET

I already have an upright Hoover pet vacuum used on my carpets (I hate wall to wall carpets) but it is too bulky to reach under the beds. Any recommendations for a canister type with the long arm and beater brush for carpets? Many models I've viewed seem to be for hard floor surfaces but I need for ...
by Josette
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rabies
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Rabies

I've been feeding 2 feral cats that have come onto our property and I'm always watching their behavior. We assume various renters at the neighbor farm bring in cats and then leave them behind. Next renters have dogs which run the cats off.
by Josette
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Pony, New Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 1008

Re: New Pony, New Problems

khall made an excellent observation and I would pursue it. I went through a tough time when I purchased my "project pony" too. It sounds like you have more experience than me when I initially thought I got in a bit over my head. We did not have the rearing but he was extremely tense and ne...

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