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by Fatcat
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Lunge line recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Lunge line recommendations

I’m very picky about my lunge line, and I have the same requirements you do. I found my favorite here:

https://www.drivingessentials.com/produ ... p?ID=60192
by Fatcat
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Horse chewing on wood
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: Horse chewing on wood

Halt Cribbing is the only thing I’ve found to work. Comes in a gallon paint can and you brush it on. https://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=2e87bec0-7b6a-11d5-a192-00b0d0204ae5&search=halt%20cribbing&ccd=IGO043&grp=7000&grpc=7400&grpsc=7410&CAWELAID=12029525000003869...
by Fatcat
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters
Replies: 106
Views: 2801

Re: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters

This is a new concept to me--the removal of leg = go. I drape my leg, and use a quick wiggle/nudge to mean "go". Luckily my current horse, a Morgan, is very forward, so "go" has never been a problem. The opposite is what we struggle with--rushing when tense. Keeping her smooth an...
by Fatcat
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 103
Views: 3879

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

My guess is that a lot of these people are leveraged up the wazoo, IOW they’re in debt big time and playing the monthly payment game. It takes a lot of self discipline to not succumb to the temptations of credit (remember all those TV ads to buy a new car for Christmas?) Do people really make an imp...
by Fatcat
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cavaletti
Replies: 19
Views: 835

Re: Cavaletti

greenhorse wrote:How do you like them?


If you're asking me, I LOVE them. They are super useful, they can be used at 3 different heights, and have held up well to a decade of sitting out in the weather of my outdoor arena.
by Fatcat
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cavaletti
Replies: 19
Views: 835

Re: Cavaletti

I just use painted round ground poles stacked on these Horseman's Pride blocks: https://www.smartpakequine.com/pt/horsemens-pride-jump-blocks-15065?utm_source=cpc&utm_medium=google&utm_content=shopping&utm_campaign=nb_shopping_tes&utm_term=25065&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs_GXxOiL4AIVLiCt...
by Fatcat
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: It’s 14 below zero
Replies: 26
Views: 1182

Re: It’s 14 below zero

And yet here in Oregon, we've hardly had a freezing temp this winter. In fact I found a flea on the dog 2 weeks ago! I though I was done with flea meds for the winter, but apparently not.
by Fatcat
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dressage Today
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: Dressage Today

I had the EXACT same thing happen, my DT runs through June 2019, and I stopped receiving the mag last November. I called them and they had no record of my account except for one year back in 2000. I have had a continuous subscription for almost 20 years! After a frustrating, go nowhere conversation ...
by Fatcat
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: I have to go saddle shopping, where to start?
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: I have to go saddle shopping, where to start?

I would start by using a reputable unaffiliated saddle fitter like Kitt Hazelton at panther run saddlery. You can find her on FB
by Fatcat
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Silk comforters?
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: Silk comforters?

I can’t speak to silk comforters, but I’ve found a new love—wool! It’s much better than down at not shifting within the duvet, and it is warm in winter and cool in summer. I also use a duvet cover so wash that when needed. Here’s where I got my wool duvet: https://savvyrest.com/products/natural-duve...
by Fatcat
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 12598

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

You said you were going to inquire about this one in Michigan I linked. Did you? http://sporthorsenation.eventingnation.com/listing/imported-upper-level-prospect/ I'm guessing there was some red flag. Ok so finally spoke to the seller! yes there's a red flag - sarcoids. BUT am engaging her vet and ...
by Fatcat
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 13312

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

Sue B wrote: That bright red jacket is super light weight, blocks the wind, zips from both ends and covers my hands. It is the absolute best jacket yet for winter riding. DH found it in the Bean's cataloque.


Lovely pic. Do tell, which LLBean jacket is it? I like it.
by Fatcat
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you reading?
Replies: 41
Views: 1629

Re: So what are you reading?

I've just read "the Clockmaker's Daughter" by Kate Morton. A very good, complicated, rambling read. The next on the list is "Educated." by Tara Westover. I liked the Clockmaker's Daughter too. I'll have to check out Educated... sounds riveting. Too creepy to be true, but it is a...
by Fatcat
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you reading?
Replies: 41
Views: 1629

Re: So what are you reading?

Just finished "The Woman in the Window". Good read that kept me glued for two days. Looking for my next read as I get ready to go on a short vacation. I'll have to check into some of the above books.
by Fatcat
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: goals and how to achieve them and what even are they?
Replies: 17
Views: 880

Re: goals and how to achieve them and what even are they?

A mare came up for sale today that's ready to rock, but 13 going on 14... might only have a few more years... and would take ALL my budget... but is that the journey I want? I had a sort-of schoolmaster before and what a thrill. I have started my own baby, and brought an OTTB to schooling Training ...
by Fatcat
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 62
Views: 4925

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

SnowHorse wrote:Fatcat - have you checked if your camera is waterproof?



Thanks, I'll have to check to see. It's a Spypoint. It's fun to see what's wandering through (and scary, we've had cougars) :shock:
by Fatcat
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In a world where you can be anything..be kind to yourself
Replies: 28
Views: 1187

Re: In a world where you can be anything..be kind to yourself

Yes, my hubby thinks we spend a lot of horses but he has NO IDEA. To go tangential... I mentioned to my hubby that someone I know tried to spend $75k for an eventer in Ireland (and couldn't find one that suits), and his eyes bugged out. I better hope nothing happens to my Morgan, I'd never be able t...
by Fatcat
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In a world where you can be anything..be kind to yourself
Replies: 28
Views: 1187

Re: In a world where you can be anything..be kind to yourself

What a great thread. I think it helps me to not take myself and dressage too seriously by not spending $$$$$ on a horse and facilities. If I've got a lot of money invested it seems more like a job instead of my passion. I stopped focusing on the end goal years ago, and am enjoying the journey. I no ...
by Fatcat
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 62
Views: 4925

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

How do you all protect your trailcams from the weather? I have one that I put out during the summer, but once the rains start I bring it in. I would like to leave it out year 'round though.
by Fatcat
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 12598

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

Xanthoria wrote:Whaaaaat??? Come on. Was she looking for a palomino paint 17h with one blue eye that can jump around Badminton tomorrow???


I don't know details. I'm just a lowly dressage rider, I keep all 4 hooves on the ground if possible. 8-)
by Fatcat
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 12598

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

Oh heck. Ireland was my fallback plan :( I do have a solid contact there tho with a few options to see, all 4/5 yo. Perhaps if I can’t afford any of them I should send the videos to you! Thanks for trying anyway! This is what she said: "It’s crazy. They went to the international event horse au...
by Fatcat
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 12598

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

Hi Xan, My instructor finally got back to me and didn't have anything for you. She did say that her clinician, a trainer from LA (originally Scottish), just made a trip to Ireland for the exact same horse you're looking for and came back empty handed. :(
by Fatcat
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 12598

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

Xanthoria wrote:30 tops


got it, I'll be in touch via PM if my trainer has something you might want to see while you're here.
by Fatcat
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 12598

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

Xanthoria wrote:Portland and Tacoma


Oh, re-read your postings, got your listed of must-haves. What's the price range?
by Fatcat
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 12598

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

Aaand one of the other horse I am seeing this weekend is now in question. Seller informs me she WILL NOT freejump the horse, even tho she has done it before, and won't relent even if I help build/take down the jumps. No reason given. Apparently she's also only allowed 1.5 hours for a trial, and tel...
by Fatcat
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 12598

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

I was just reading Xan's post on the other board. It brought to mind a situation my friend just encountered that really sucked. Let me share it with you. Friend finds a horse she likes that is about 1.5 hours away. Seller is not really a 'dealer', but sort of. I won't bore you with those details. S...
by Fatcat
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Digestive supplements, outlast, ulcer prevention
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Digestive supplements, outlast, ulcer prevention

I feed SmartGI Ultra to my two that are internalizers. It's a combination of their SmartGut and SmartDigest products with ingredients such as: GastrAvert® 17,000 mg (a proprietary blend of Sea Buckthorn, Aloe Vera, L-Glutamine, Pectin, Lecithin) Diamond V® Yeast 7,000 mg (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) C...
by Fatcat
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Obligatory blanketing post
Replies: 18
Views: 849

Re: Obligatory blanketing post

I live in very wet but not cold (except for this week in the mid 20s at night) Oregon. Our winter temps are usually 40s and raining. I always have at least turnout/rain sheets on my riding mare and two ponies. This week due to the cold I transitioned to 100g T/O blankets for all. Only 1 is clipped (...
by Fatcat
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do I need a Kindle Paperwhite?
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Do I need a Kindle Paperwhite?

I got one for my Dad for his birthday a few years ago and he loves it!
by Fatcat
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Have you ever found full siblings to your horse? How similar/dissimilar are they?
Replies: 22
Views: 1255

Re: Have you ever found full siblings to your horse? How similar/dissimilar are they?

My favorite horse of all time had a full sibling, she was the splitting image of him, exact color, size, conformation, movement. I never met her in person, so couldn't speak to her disposition.
by Fatcat
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: magnesium-- does it actually matter what kind you buy?
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: magnesium-- does it actually matter what kind you buy?

If you're seeing such a great improvement with MagRestore, why mess with a good thing? :)
by Fatcat
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: magnesium-- does it actually matter what kind you buy?
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: magnesium-- does it actually matter what kind you buy?

Yes, different types of mag are more bio available than others (absorbable). The cheap kind like magnesium oxide isn't very effective, while magnesium maleate (kind in MagRestore) is very absorbable hence the reason it works better.
by Fatcat
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saying no without being a jerk. Or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 1382

Re: Saying no without being a jerk. Or not.

Yes, he has figured out you won't say no. There's no other way to get this to stop, however.

Next time you're asked, I'd say, "sorry, I'm just not able to do that", Smile and walk away :)
by Fatcat
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Laminitis
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: Laminitis

Soft Ride boots!! They're a life saver for laminitis, and can really help prevent rotation. Get the turquoise/purple gel inserts for laminitis. Act fast, if you delay it's too late. http://www.softrideboots.com I just went through a 9 month low grade laminitis with my driving pony and she has fully ...
by Fatcat
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: "cool backed" horse and magnesium
Replies: 18
Views: 972

Re: "cool backed" horse and magnesium

I have already reduced his sugar in his diet-- my other cob has cushings and I would rather just use low nsc feeds to avoid complications later in life. I will check out ALCAR. I have not had Joey tested for PSSM. I do blanket him more than normal because he does seem quite affected by cold. The ty...
by Fatcat
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Quarter Sheets - Your Favorites
Replies: 15
Views: 753

Re: Quarter Sheets - Your Favorites

Since I couldn't find an affordable Thermatex quarter sheet, I settled for the Vail wool riding blanket by Horze. I love it so far! And it works w/my monoflap.

https://www.horze.com/quarter-sheets-an ... ?color=PDB
by Fatcat
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: "cool backed" horse and magnesium
Replies: 18
Views: 972

Re: "cool backed" horse and magnesium

COld back -- that was the symptom my PSSM type 2 horse gave me before he was diagnosed.
by Fatcat
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 93
Views: 3768

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

Wow, Lizzardwoman hasn’t changed at all. My dog gets acupuncture and it makes an observable difference. I’ll be sure to tell my vet (who does the acupuncture) that it’s voodoo and try to explain to the dog that it’s not really working and he really doesn’t feel better. Oh, this is lizard woman? Now...
by Fatcat
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need recommendation canister vacuum cleaner PET
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Need recommendation canister vacuum cleaner PET

I have the Miele Cat & Dog model with the extra turbo brush for pet hair. It's the BEST!

https://www.mieleusa.com/brand/catdog-30393.htm
by Fatcat
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 73
Views: 2529

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

Moutaineer wrote:What I'd like is one of those Thermatex blankets, They look just right for cooling out in our temperatures. Hmmm... Black Friday?

Me too, can't find any in the states though.
by Fatcat
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 93
Views: 3768

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

Tsavo wrote:I have never had an issue with Financial Darwin Awards


What an incredibly rude comment. Are trolls allowed on this forum?
by Fatcat
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 73
Views: 2529

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

Trace clip! And a polarfleece cooler. Trace clipping my very hairy driving pony makes all the difference. She can work hard and be hardly sweaty when we're done. Before clipping, she'd never dry, despite coolers, etc.
by Fatcat
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Freecycle Forum
Topic: TAKEN: Free Saddle Pads
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: Free Saddle Pads

Chisamba wrote:
Fatcat wrote:
Chisamba wrote:The burgundy and light blue would be pretty on Kimba. Do you PayPal

Yes, I do. Are you interested in the blue and purple Roma Ecole pads? I don't have a burgundy.


Just want to say thank you, they are lovely

You're welcome!
by Fatcat
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bumper-pull trailer length
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: Bumper-pull trailer length

I have a long Logan 20' 3 horse slant BP trailer. It hauls like a dream, especially since I moved up from a 3/4 ton to a 1 ton dodge (single axle). You wouldn't even know it was back there. It made a big difference when I got the bigger truck with a longer wheel base (crew cab, 8' bed) and a bigger ...
by Fatcat
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Pony, New Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 1423

Re: New Pony, New Problems

One more thing I'd look into especially if this is the more heavily muscled welsh cob type -- PSSM. Do at least the mane hair testing for type 1 it's only ~$50, and if that is negative I'd highly recommend the muscle biopsy testing for type 2 that was ~$200. I had a PSSM type 2 horse who was great ...
by Fatcat
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Pony, New Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 1423

Re: New Pony, New Problems

One more thing I'd look into especially if this is the more heavily muscled welsh cob type -- PSSM. Do at least the mane hair testing for type 1 it's only ~$50, and if that is negative I'd highly recommend the muscle biopsy testing for type 2 that was ~$200. I had a PSSM type 2 horse who was great ...
by Fatcat
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Pony, New Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 1423

Re: New Pony, New Problems

Sure sounds like pain to me. Have you had a good vet chiro out? I'd go down that route, could have ribs or withers out. Kissing spines is another thing that comes to mind. On a different note, I have a nervous welsh also, and magnesium (MagRestore specifically), has turned her into a steady girl. Sh...
by Fatcat
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Freecycle Forum
Topic: TAKEN: Free Saddle Pads
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: Free Saddle Pads

Sue B wrote:I'll take the grey(ish) Roma, if kande isn't. I need to add to my fatcat collection. ;)


Oops, I just mailed the green/gray one to Kande. Sorry I didn't see this sooner.
by Fatcat
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Freecycle Forum
Topic: TAKEN: Free Saddle Pads
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: Free Saddle Pads

The blue and purple Roma ecole pads are taken, the rest are still available! :)
by Fatcat
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Freecycle Forum
Topic: TAKEN: Free Saddle Pads
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: Free Saddle Pads

Chisamba wrote:
Fatcat wrote:
Chisamba wrote:The burgundy and light blue would be pretty on Kimba. Do you PayPal

Yes, I do. Are you interested in the blue and purple Roma Ecole pads? I don't have a burgundy.

Oh, its purple! Ok purple ;)

I have paypal, so if you want them, just PM me your address so I can determine shipping for those two.

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