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by Josette
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: He's home!
Replies: 22
Views: 493

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: 845

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: 200
Views: 3845

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: 13
Views: 179

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: He's home!
Replies: 22
Views: 493

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: 242

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: 1075

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: 200
Views: 3845

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: 245
Views: 4557

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
Replies: 36
Views: 572

Re: I hate colic

by Josette
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Post photos
Replies: 7
Views: 993

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
Replies: 36
Views: 572

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
Replies: 36
Views: 572

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?)
Replies: 25
Views: 510

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?)
Replies: 25
Views: 510

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: 60

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: 60

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: 409

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: 409

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: 409

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: 441

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: 107

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: 937

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: 937

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: 107

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: 107

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: 233

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: 643

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...
by Josette
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 1386

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

SF - I really like how you are riding your mare including your rein length for her training level. IMO you are right on with your contact and getting her forward to accepting a better connection. My amateur eye really likes what you are doing here. Down the road as she progresses I could see your el...
by Josette
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Calm trail horse turned evil bolter on longe
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Calm trail horse turned evil bolter on longe

If a horse explodes or panics while confined with the side reins - it could rear flip over or fall hurting itself- explode bucking and get a leg hooked up - whatever crazy antics a horse could do. The horse is already excited and charged up and then panics when it hits the restricted side reins. I w...
by Josette
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Girth question, again
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Girth question, again

I have several German Westip elastic girths if you are interested. These were great comfort girths for sensitive horses and hard to find now - manufacturer discontinued making them I believe. I know when I had to find a smaller size I ended up purchasing the Passier elastic girth.
by Josette
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 38
Views: 1104

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: 11
Views: 346

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: 33
Views: 667

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: 17
Views: 295

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: 17
Views: 295

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: 17
Views: 295

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: 200
Views: 3845

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: 30
Views: 907

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: 30
Views: 907

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: 30
Views: 907

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: 20
Views: 653

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: 1463

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: 1030

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: 1030

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: 662

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: 376

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. :(

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