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by Fatcat
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Book recommendation
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Book recommendation

I've read it, (along with his other books), and he does a good job of putting a difficult subject into words. I'd been struggling with this concept in working with my horses, and this book helped me put it into practice in a more conscious way. Love Mark Rashid!
by Fatcat
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 40
Views: 391

Re: Accountability

Tuddy, I recommend vitamins and electrolytes to stop headaches when changing nutrition Yes, Gatorade and upping my vitamins for sure. And Probiotics. Gotta keep the tummy happy or the brain isn't happy. Oh, the things I have learned from having anxiety! I feel much better today, had a really good s...
by Fatcat
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel colicked from the heat
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Ariel colicked from the heat

I would recommend a plain white salt block or plain loose salt. Not a mineral block. Juliet Getty author of Feed Your Horse Like a Horse says those are best for getting salt in a horse without overdoing minerals.
by Fatcat
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dental Question
Replies: 25
Views: 708

Re: Dental Question

Ick, it looks like cheatgrass is getting embedded in his gums! :shock: I'd feed soaked hay cubes until I could move to another barn which feeds proper horse hay.
by Fatcat
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ringbone...
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Ringbone...

My Arabian was diagnosed with low ringbone on both fronts when he was 13. He was then shod in rolled toe aluminum wide web shoes with rim pads for the rest of his career. He was sound and logged a zillion miles with me on the trails, dressage etc. At 25 I pulled his shoes and he went barefoot w/easy...
by Fatcat
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: PPEs: How far do you go? (And does anyone here have a rec for a vet in Columbus, OH?)
Replies: 34
Views: 853

Re: PPEs: How far do you go? (And does anyone here have a rec for a vet in Columbus, OH?)

I did a PPE on a 3yo horse I hadn't seen. I know own her :) We did flexions, and subsequently xrays based on those flexions. The breeder actually paid for the xrays as she was shocked that she came up off in the flexions. Turned out to be small OCD lesions that the breeder had removed and I bought h...
by Fatcat
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Your horse: cozy pal or coworker?
Replies: 18
Views: 784

Re: Your horse: cozy pal or coworker?

I had a horse like Susan's Kyra, even more dominant. I had to watch every little thing I did, as he was always testing and looking for an opportunity to take over the show. He was also very big and he knew it. He made me very aware of body language and nuance. Even though he was a very tough horse a...
by Fatcat
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 163
Views: 5019

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Here's one that came across my FB feed from the breeder of my Morgan mare. Contact Moana Morgans at: Sally Anderson 7395 Hwy 35 Bigfork, MT 59911 406-212-1231 8 year old Andalusian mare for sale. She is bred to Flower of Alliance and will have an outstanding foal! Asking $5000 or would consider trad...
by Fatcat
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Your horse: cozy pal or coworker?
Replies: 18
Views: 784

Re: Your horse: cozy pal or coworker?

What a great topic! My current mare is my coworker and becoming my pal. She's a sensitive but sensible hardworking Morgan who will turn herself inside out for praise. Best work ethic of any horse I've ridden (but she's a Morgan) :) I've had a pal, my old Arabian, he and I were a co-leaders and a tea...
by Fatcat
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: pet food brands
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: pet food brands

We feed our old old cat with many food allergies canned Koha. He likes the expensive varieties of course, kangaroo and Guinea fowl it's a great food. We also feed our dog the canned Koha salmon along with some dry food by natural balance. I buy it direct at kohapet.com
by Fatcat
Thu May 17, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1654

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

I started the pill in early April, just one a day per vet orders. She is around 1,280 pounds. We have a scale. She is on Muenster Senior feed, it's all extruded. Tested out great for low carbs. I have stopped all supplements and oil for the past four feedings now she has eaten all her feed in norma...
by Fatcat
Thu May 17, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1654

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

I just had a talk with my vet yesterday about this topic. He said what he's does is gradually titrate up the dose. Half pill for a while then whole pill. He said that seems to help with the non eating issue. He did say that he has a few horses that just don't tolerate a full dose and don't eat well....
by Fatcat
Thu May 03, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tell me about your colonoscopy
Replies: 18
Views: 715

Re: Tell me about your colonoscopy

It is no big deal. I had one during a bout of severe colitis brought on by food poisoning. The prep was nothing compared to having acute colitis for almost two weeks prior. They mildly sedate you, you are in and out quickly. I had polyps removed but it was no biggie. I would say make sure you get a ...
by Fatcat
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rain, rain go away
Replies: 12
Views: 608

Re: Rain, rain go away

Yes, you can have our rain from Oregon too. It's rained 15 out of 16 days in April so far. Standing water everywhere!
by Fatcat
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1654

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

We are having a hard time finding the apple fig newtons. I guess she doesn't mind the pill in a piece of real apple so I guess we stick with that for now. Maybe I can find a recipe for some kind of apple bars I can make myself. When she was younger she would not eat apples at all. Took her a while ...
by Fatcat
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any Callie King Followers?
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Any Callie King Followers?

I do what sueB does, I tie treats to the word "cookie!" Then I can say cookie at any time and get the desired response. It's like clicker training without a clicker.
by Fatcat
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1654

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

It seems to be a no go on fig newtons. I offered her one and her brother that was standing next to her. He is not picky. He kept trying to like it, would take it and spit it out. She was not having it. Apples seem to work. I wish someone made a real tasty pill pocket like they have for dogs and cat...
by Fatcat
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your feeding regimes for the dentally challenged senior
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: Your feeding regimes for the dentally challenged senior

Standlee has high quality hay cubes, used them for years and never found anything but hay in them
by Fatcat
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your feeding regimes for the dentally challenged senior
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: Your feeding regimes for the dentally challenged senior

A 30+yo toothless pony I had did well on soaked Timothy cubes. I'd fill a large, deep rubber tub about half full with them 4x/day. It kept him going for several years at the end of his life, plus by soaking, the NSC levels were lowered for him.
by Fatcat
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1654

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

I put it in a fig or Apple bar (like fig Newton)
by Fatcat
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: deworming nursing cat
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: deworming nursing cat

I have the pyrantal pamoate coming. Vets office has this on line pharmacy now. Had no idea it would take this long to get though. He also said bring the kittens in at 7 or 8 weeks. Mom doesn't seem to have fleas. I am not totally sure I saw a tape worm, haven't seen anything since. I had read on a ...
by Fatcat
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Insurance-- yes or no
Replies: 15
Views: 938

Re: Insurance-- yes or no

Fatcat - I do give my friends the raised eyebrow look when they say they are not reporting/filing a claim for medical issues that they have even gone to a specialist for....I would think if the carrier found out they could not only void your policy - they could file fraud charges..Your Morgan mare ...
by Fatcat
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Insurance-- yes or no
Replies: 15
Views: 938

Re: Insurance-- yes or no

I have other friends, that have had extensive exams, treatments, etc and they don't file a claim - they are afraid they will get exclusions. I have to wonder if when they fill out the renewal paperwork if they don't list these exams and treatments. My policy says that if you don't list the exams/di...
by Fatcat
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Insurance-- yes or no
Replies: 15
Views: 938

Re: Insurance-- yes or no

Horse insurance is turning out to be a big dud. I originally bought it because my mare was 3 states away in MT at her breeder and due to snow I couldn't pick her up for several months. I continued it after the first year because I was so happy with my cat and dog's insurance and expected the same le...
by Fatcat
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Insurance-- yes or no
Replies: 15
Views: 938

Re: Insurance-- yes or no

I started "self" insuring years ago after I dutifully report every ding (several on a silly 2 y.o.) a choke episode and a melanoma removal (yes on a 2 y.o.). Never filed a claim. Well the next year, I think her only covered body parts were her front legs. No chance to get a vet exam to as...
by Fatcat
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Insurance-- yes or no
Replies: 15
Views: 938

Re: Insurance-- yes or no

She's on Equithrive's Metabarol product and gets 7 doses of Adequan twice a year. She's sound and doing great.
by Fatcat
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Insurance-- yes or no
Replies: 15
Views: 938

Insurance-- yes or no

So I've had my mare insured since I got her 5 years ago. Just renewed and got a note back saying policy was renewed but underwriter excluded L hock arthritis. She had X-rays last year which found some mild changes to her left hock. She is sound. Is this the way it's going to go, anything that occurs...
by Fatcat
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How to deal with "The Borrowers" ~ sigh . . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: How to deal with "The Borrowers" ~ sigh . . . .

Not much to do but get new whips and write in very obnoxiously loud ink on the new ones. Whips are hard to keep locked up in a tack trunk. The other option would be to keep them in your car.
by Fatcat
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Footing bonanza or waste of time?
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: Footing bonanza or waste of time?

I would be very careful of rubber mulch that wasn't meant for arena footing. It could very well have nails or other metal in it. I'd pass.
by Fatcat
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dry Mane and Tail
Replies: 19
Views: 1241

Re: Dry Mane and Tail

Fatcat - My mare also seems to get some pee on hers too! It seems worse in the winter with her blankets/tail flap. I do wonder if the pee contributes to some of the breakage? MARES !!!!! It doesn't seem to matter whether it's winter or summer (w/o clothes), she has a long heavy tail (Morgan), and j...
by Fatcat
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dry Mane and Tail
Replies: 19
Views: 1241

Re: Dry Mane and Tail

Diet wise, since she was on stall rest and not much pasture...maybe she needs a boost of Vitamin E? My mare's tail is very thick and long. In the winter I always put it up in a tail bag. Dirt, mud and muck can be very drying and the tail bag seems to save the majority of her tail from seeping in wh...
by Fatcat
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The Ritter Dressage Training Stuff
Replies: 9
Views: 866

Re: The Ritter Dressage Training Stuff

Ritter used to be local to me. I won't comment on his training except to say they're exceptional marketers.
by Fatcat
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dry Mane and Tail
Replies: 19
Views: 1241

Re: Dry Mane and Tail

I use a kids detangler product called Shea Moisture Kids Extra-Moisturizer detangler in my horse and ponies manes and tails. Works well and doesn't dry them out.
by Fatcat
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: cheap but decent video camera
Replies: 46
Views: 2885

Re: cheap but decent video camera

I have a Canon Vixia, it's great and less expensive than the Sony.
by Fatcat
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Is Kitt the saddlefitter still in biz?
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Is Kitt the saddlefitter still in biz?

Have you called her? I am sure she is pretty busy this time of year. 802-375-2298 according to her saddlery FB page. I didn't bother calling, as in the past I never got a return call. As luck would have it, she responded to my FB msg within hours of me posting this on DDBB. :D And yes, she is still...
by Fatcat
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 2085

Re: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?

Abby Kogler wrote:It would never have occurred to me that Teff could be a human food >;->

Oh yes, it's a grain popular in Ethiopia. We have an Ethiopian friend who was happy to hear it's becoming easier to find in Oregon.
by Fatcat
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Is Kitt the saddlefitter still in biz?
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Is Kitt the saddlefitter still in biz?

Does anyone know if Kitt Hazelton of panther run saddlery is still doing saddle fitting? Her website has disappeared, but her FB page has recent activity. I've PMd her in FB, but she hasn't read it, I've also sent an email. She's notoriously slow about responding so I don't know if she's really out ...
by Fatcat
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another sign of getting older...
Replies: 13
Views: 1001

Re: Another sign of getting older...

If this is a sign of aging, I've always been old then :D I feel like I have a limited number of brain/memory cells and I don't want them filled up with garbage! I'm very selective about what I'll watch. My hubby on the other hand can watch all kinds of crap :? One thing that truly has come on with a...
by Fatcat
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 2085

Re: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?

Fatcat - The specialist that recommended the Equithrive for my mare said it is good for other joints as well as the hocks. He said, since it's only been tested on hocks that is why they don't mention the other areas it can help. I just wondered if it was too late to start this supp and the benefits...
by Fatcat
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How many hour per year do you ride
Replies: 10
Views: 910

Re: How many hour per year do you ride

200+ Hours per year. I ride my horse an average of 4x/week year round. Winter is harder as I have an outdoor arena, but weeks without rain or in the summer, I'll ride 5-6 days. Some weeks I'll get rained out to only 2 rides. Arena rides are an hour, trail rides are 1.5+ hours. I also have a driving ...
by Fatcat
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 2085

Re: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?

Thank you all for sharing your management practices! If anyone would like to share when "they knew" they needed to go to injectables (or at least try them), please share. I started Adequan after a lameness exam revealed mild hock arthritis in my 7yo! :o she was not tracking up on her LH a...
by Fatcat
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 2085

Re: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?

Users of Equithrive- would it be helpful for a 31 year old that was recently put on Equioxx to keep him moving comfortably? He really seems to have trouble getting up in this cold weather and lack of turnout. For years I had him on horsetech products until he decided he hates powders and flax. He h...
by Fatcat
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 2085

Re: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?

Chisamba wrote:
Abby Kogler wrote:They also get a flake of Teff.

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I have not seen Teff since i left Africa. You can get it in the USA?

Teff is a great new option for fatties like my Morgan and ponies. We can get it here in Oregon too.
by Fatcat
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 2085

Re: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?

I just put my creaky hocked 17yo driving pony on Equithrive Joint at my vets recommendation. So far so good! My dressage mare with X-rays showing some hock arthritis gets Adequan every 6 months and is also on Equithrive's Metabarol product which contains higher doses of Resveratrol and my mare is go...
by Fatcat
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trucks! Need help/opinions on tow vehicles
Replies: 16
Views: 1344

Re: Trucks! Need help/opinions on tow vehicles

No, she really is talking about exhaust or compression braking. The new Dodge diesels offer this as an option on their trucks, and it works slick! Ours has this feature in addition to the Towing mode which disables overdrive.
by Fatcat
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: leg yield - oh my heck!
Replies: 17
Views: 1858

Re: leg yield - oh my heck!

I teach it like Dresseur outlines, come off the short side onto the quarter line and using my inside leg slightly back and weighting the outside seat one I ask for the sideways motion. Often need an opening outside rein too. This works great for horses I've taught. The key can sometimes be the rider...
by Fatcat
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trucks! Need help/opinions on tow vehicles
Replies: 16
Views: 1344

Re: Trucks! Need help/opinions on tow vehicles

We recently replaced our 94 dodge cummins with a 2016 dodge cummins 3500, not a dually though. We bought it used with 12 k miles, we were acually looking for a 2500, but this was such a good deal we got the one ton. It has the Jacobsen compression brake, and I love it! I took a trip to pick up a pon...

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