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by Anne
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need some help or advice
Replies: 23
Views: 568

Re: Need some help or advice

Dear Linden, I just want to add my words of support for you through your difficult times. I don't have any advice, but please know that I value you through your contributions to this bulletin board, and the old UDBB. You have such a super eye, and I always appreciate your concise, pithy, accurate co...
by Anne
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 40
Views: 2508

Re: Class of 2013?

Heddylamar, I hope Maia is doing OK after that choke episode, sounds scary. Fergal is making progress : he's generally calmer, I'm starting to be able to pick up his back feet (he was quite kicky initially), he's OK with having a cover thrown over him (haven't yet done it up), and being sponged off ...
by Anne
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: New PRE baby!
Replies: 15
Views: 166

Re: New PRE baby!

Lovely! Is she your bubba by Paseo II? Not spanish, but I quite like Uliana.
by Anne
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 40
Views: 2508

Re: Class of 2013?

Sue - oh, I like that idea! thanks for taking the time to explain. We always have treats on hand, but tend to hand them out fairly randomly, and usually after a spell of good work, so I don't think there's much learning attached to them. But if we do your yes/no system, I can see how that could help...
by Anne
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 40
Views: 2508

Re: Class of 2013?

Linden, love the descriptions of your two youngsters. Sue, thanks for describing Rudy's training, it is encouraging to hear about, and I'll read up on ttouch. At the moment we are doing lots of leading with small challenges (step closer to the scary thing) and he *is* improving. We're certainly in n...
by Anne
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 40
Views: 2508

Re: Class of 2013?

I too have a 2013-born chestnut, a connemara-TB cross gelding, who I've owned for 3 weeks..... he's a bit of a 'project', very limited previous handling (why do people breed then not bother to do any work with the young one?! grrrr), and super sensitive and reactive and anxious. His neck and back mu...
by Anne
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 141
Views: 3290

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

StraightForward, would you mind sharing which Ritter course you signed up for, and I'd be really interested to hear how you find it? The 'testimonials' on his website make the courses sound very good (naturally!), but it would be super to hear directly from someone actually doing them...
by Anne
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Puerto Rico ( Irma sounds terrifying)
Replies: 23
Views: 1006

Re: Puerto Rico ( Irma sounds terrifying)

Stay safe Musicdoc, you sound well prepared, and well (years!) in advance. Kudos to you. Good luck all you others in the path of the storm, it looks scary.
by Anne
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14299

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

SF, Pickle is looking great, she is a strong looking and good moving mare. I love that the support rider is, um, supportive (!) - really watching out for Pickle and her rider, just good to see. Congrats on the progress, and I hope you get on before winter.
by Anne
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 16806

Re: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread

Ponichiwa, so glad to hear you & Kiwi are OK - many reports here in NZ of the awful flooding in TX, that's a s**tload of rain!!

Mountaineer - yiippeee!! I'm smiling for you two too.
by Anne
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 29
Views: 1552

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

Yay for the trailer 'swap' (hopefully with $$ in your direction), and super to see Jr's progress (I remember your post about him doing a job on your face, glad he his manners have since improved!). Hope that you can get out on the trails riding the mustang and ponying Jr? I agree with Chisamba that ...
by Anne
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Pony trot?
Replies: 106
Views: 5174

Re: Pony trot?

Thought I'd add a definition of 'school trot' which I read in Steinbrecht ("The Gymnasium of the Horse") today : "The school trot should initially be identified by ....... great collection and elevation as well as diligent, raised, cadenced steps that do not cover much ground. ..... i...
by Anne
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 41
Views: 1780

Re: Breakfast

I luuurve breakfast! It is a meal for which I prefer the.same.thing.every.day : weetbix, home made un-toasted muesli (rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, dried apricots, dried cranberries, raw almonds, dried coconut, sometimes some other nuts depending on what's on sale at the supermarket), fresh fruit (usu...
by Anne
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for Chancellor
Replies: 42
Views: 1813

Re: Jingles for Chancellor

Adding my best wishes and healing jingles for Chancellor.
by Anne
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: new horses updates and intros
Replies: 10
Views: 728

Re: new horses updates and intros

Sorry you have had a rough few months, Linden, it is good to see you back! And your horses are *gorgeous*!
by Anne
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The "falling down" neck / neck like a waterfall
Replies: 19
Views: 1120

Re: The "falling down" neck / neck like a waterfall

Agree with you Bats79 - not a description or image I like (and had never heard it before). 'Falling down' to me implies loss of control (who ever *wants* to fall down?), and a waterfall is similarly negative - the water crashes into the ground with considerable force, not what I want the front of th...
by Anne
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My next step
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: My next step

What a good opportunity for you, he looks like an awesome partner. Good luck in your work together, and please keep us updated. He does have a sweet face!
by Anne
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and Progress May/June 2017
Replies: 329
Views: 20796

Re: Goals and Progress May/June 2017

My condolences too. RIP Bucky and kia kaha Ponichiwa.
by Anne
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cheers!
Replies: 23
Views: 1323

Re: Cheers!

Hi Xanthoria, welcome (back)!
by Anne
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: pasterns - normal or too long?
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: pasterns - normal or too long?

Thanks for your comments S, P and C. Yes, his hooves are awful. Never been trimmed, which makes me worry, like you suggest Susan, about the bony alignment within.
by Anne
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Looking for a draft-sized unicorn.
Replies: 19
Views: 1626

Re: Looking for a draft-sized unicorn.

Good luck to Dave in finding his new riding partner. I love that he wants a horse that 'is able to take a joke'!! Yeah, some can and some can't eh. Crossing fingers too!
by Anne
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Deneb:
Replies: 160
Views: 10881

Re: Deneb:

I hope that Regumate helps your lovely Deneb. You seemed to be making such good progress, but running into walls/mirrors is just plain scary. Keep safe, and keep us updated!
by Anne
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: pasterns - normal or too long?
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: pasterns - normal or too long?

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by Anne
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: pasterns - normal or too long?
Replies: 5
Views: 750

pasterns - normal or too long?

The below photos are of a 2 yr old trakehner cross colt. Please share your opinion on whether his pasterns are too long? Stills from video of his canter seem to show a large (too much?) amount of flexion - is this normal or abnormal? It may be relevant to note that his feet have *never* been trimmed...
by Anne
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Emma
Replies: 62
Views: 4693

Re: Emma

Demi, what a lovely update, it sounds like your patience is paying off, and I love the soft attentive look in Emma's eye and ears.
by Anne
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Finally back, update and pics :D
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: Finally back, update and pics :D

Hello Tempest, welcome back! I remember your posts on the old UDBB. You and your mare are looking super, and congrats on your upcoming wedding. I can't say I'm a fan of ferrets (major pest here in NZ), but the kitties are very cute!
by Anne
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: PPE Jingles Worked, meet Annabelle!
Replies: 36
Views: 1943

Re: PPE Jingles Please!

Oh, exciting, and what a good plan to have a horse to ride while MP gets sorted out! Definitely sending loud jingles :-)
by Anne
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Major Jingles to Chancellor
Replies: 44
Views: 2631

Re: Major Jingles to Chancellor

Sending positive thoughts and healing jingles your way, Chancellor, from Down Under.
by Anne
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 626
Views: 31387

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Rockabilly : we have just finished your chicken/balsamic/mustard roast recipe and it was super, thank you!! It kind of saved me, as I am temporarily living with a group of 3 other people (work colleagues, we are on a job for a month or maybe more living in a rented house), and we are trying to take ...
by Anne
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: If you can spare a few jingles...
Replies: 39
Views: 2240

Re: If you can spare a few jingles...

Wow, definitely adding my jingles for your scheduling and surgery, it certainly sounds like a good option to have a surgeon working in/with familiar surroundings/people, so that's a good call I reckon. Good luck, and enjoy your lovely horse in the mean time! Sounds like you've gone from the big free...
by Anne
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Thunder and Lightning and Snow... Oh my...
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Thunder and Lightning and Snow... Oh my...

Wow Mountaineer, good luck dealing with your weather! Sounds pretty spectacular, but not much fun to get through....
by Anne
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The carousel never stops turning.
Replies: 26
Views: 1603

Re: The carousel never stops turning.

Oh Linden, sincerest condolences. You sound like such a strong person. I hope the horses bring you happiness, and good luck for your knee settling down.
by Anne
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Snow Fun
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: Snow Fun

Hah hah, nosey parkers have to investigate! Carmen looks *so* curious about the snow creation, and great that it motivated her out to the big paddock. Love her dapples!
by Anne
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Books! What are we reading these days?
Replies: 24
Views: 1458

Re: Books! What are we reading these days?

I'm on a budget, so re-reading quite a bit : just finished The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt); various Aurelio Zen books (Michael Dibdin), love the suave italian characters and irony; The Shipping News (Annie Proulx) - all around glorious uplifting read. And for lightweight summer reading (it's *meant* to ...
by Anne
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and progress January Febuary 2017
Replies: 157
Views: 8812

Re: Goals and progress January Febuary 2017

apologies definitely not needed! I love the photos, and I reckon iffeting is a great term for Kimba's big trot. Thanks for putting up the photos :-)
by Anne
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and progress January Febuary 2017
Replies: 157
Views: 8812

Re: Goals and progress January Febuary 2017

Hah hah Chisamba, I'm trying to imagine the lovely Kimba 'iffeting' in the arena! Looking forward to the pics :-) [yeah yeah, I'm sure it's meant to be 'offered'!] Very much enjoying everyone's updates. Flight, what a super score for your first medium test!! Khall, the clinic sounds super, you guys ...
by Anne
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Grass fed, whole, pasteurized, HOMOGENIZED milk?
Replies: 16
Views: 980

Re: Grass fed, whole, pasteurized, HOMOGENIZED milk?

Snork, you'll have to move to NZ! I think that is about all we we *can* get (grass fed, whole, pasturised, homogenised milk).... sorry, probably not the answer you were looking for :-) Mean time, I'm sort of reeling about you guys having fish oil in your milk?! Will go away and research that one a b...
by Anne
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Riding with the brumbies
Replies: 12
Views: 726

Re: Riding with the brumbies

I love your photos Flight, esp. the one with the 'wild' mane!! What a fabulous place to ride, count me jealous.
by Anne
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: lift a glass to the memory of my friends
Replies: 32
Views: 1862

Re: lift a glass to the memory of my friends

I missed this yesterday too, so I'm raising a glass tonight. Such lovely photos of those now gone, I'm so sorry for your huge loss Chisamba, and I, too, recall you posting about it, wow, 5 years ago.
by Anne
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Zeus is being started
Replies: 16
Views: 1470

Re: Zeus is being started

Great update on Zeus! He looks gorgeous, and you must be so excited to watch his riding progress and looking forward to having him home. How neat that there are some new PRE stallions here - presume one of them is Paseo II (just found a website with some pics of him, looks lovely), and will be inter...
by Anne
Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: It starts!
Replies: 16
Views: 1680

Re: It starts!

Go Phoenix! I am also looking forward to updates (and photos) :-)
by Anne
Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bay or Brown?
Replies: 14
Views: 872

Re: Bay or Brown?

Thanks for all the opinions! I was leaning towards brown after reading this website: http://colorgenetics.info/equine/pictorial-guide-horse-colors-part-1-chestnut-bay-brown-and-black Their description of brown fits in terms of his legs being black above the knee/hock, his light brown/fawn muzzle and...
by Anne
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bay or Brown?
Replies: 14
Views: 872

Bay or Brown?

As I go to fill in a dressage registration form for one of our horses, I realise that though I've always thought of him as bay, he's probably brown....

What say the DDBB?

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by Anne
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Good read on history of [Grand Prix] freestyle
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Good read on history of [Grand Prix] freestyle

I came across this article on the history/development of the Freestyle. Lots of thoughtful and interesting comments, photos, and links to videos, from old (Klimke and Biotop 1995) to new (Dujardin and Valegro 2012) and many in-between. I thought some of you fellow DDBBers might enjoy the read: http:...
by Anne
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What is your home barn routine?
Replies: 13
Views: 879

Re: What is your home barn routine?

We are (slowly) setting up at our property. Our concept is to have a central 'hub', close to our house and tack room area (no barn, and no under cover area for the horses, just not in the budget at least for now). This is what we call our 'night paddock' which is a hard-stand area about 40m x 40m, w...
by Anne
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: first chemo done
Replies: 32
Views: 1521

Re: first chemo done

Wow, great going, very good to hear you are doing and feeling well!
by Anne
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Best Canter *EVER* :-D
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Best Canter *EVER* :-D

Wheeeee! Sounds fabulous, well done. I completely understand, having had a similar ride earlier this week on my partner's horse : out on our driveway, footing not super good so I didn't ask for too much, but got such a powerful, uphill, light canter, I was beaming!
by Anne
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I have breast cancer
Replies: 58
Views: 2838

Re: I have breast cancer

So sorry to hear that Chancellor, thoughts to you and your family : kia kaha ('stay strong').
by Anne
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Leonard Cohen :(
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Leonard Cohen :(

We're currently having a pre-dinner Cohen memorial hour, playing his old albums. RIP LC.
by Anne
Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another New Project Horse
Replies: 43
Views: 1984

Re: Another New Project Horse

I'm looking forward to updates on his progress. Does the handsome boy have a name yet? I think he could be 'Kahu' (Maori for hawk), or 'Valiant' (he just looks valiant). Good luck with him!

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