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by kande50
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trucks! Need help/opinions on tow vehicles
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Re: Trucks! Need help/opinions on tow vehicles

I'm now a believer in the saying " There's no such thing as too much truck". I'll say. We bought a GMC 4500 in 2003 because we were going to a lot of wagon trains back then and liked to put a wagon in the back of the truck (with camping gear and feed for a week) and tow a 16' trailer with...
by kande50
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia
Replies: 71
Views: 596

Re: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia

Now they go straight to woo woo which never used to be the case and doesn't help a damn bit as far as anyone can show. That is the point Morris was making and I agree with that also. *Some* may go straight to woo woo, but they may be the ones who wouldn't have called the vet, anyway? What more, IMO...
by kande50
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Reading For Comprehension
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Reading For Comprehension

Facebook has become a centralized repository for the Internet lynch mob. It's only going to get worse, which is why I post less and less. My strategy for those who extrapolate wildly from what was written and then answer their own extrapolation as if someone else actually said it, is to ignore them...
by kande50
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Vets that DO NOT euthanize your animal
Replies: 18
Views: 401

Re: Vets that DO NOT euthanize your animal

I was never more angry about anything in my life and i still do not understand why it was done that way. And vets wonder why we insist on staying with our animals. I understand that only a few vets are untrustworthy, but there's no way to know which ones they are. A friend who runs a rescue had a v...
by kande50
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Position as it relates to effectiveness
Replies: 48
Views: 928

Re: Position as it relates to effectiveness

d'endrody quote "Lack of easiness in the hands is the greatest disadvantage of riding, and it causes a high percentage of the difficulties encountered by the rider. Therefore it is of utmost importance to free the hands from the least rigidity." okay, vent over, sorry Easiness is a good w...
by kande50
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently
Replies: 39
Views: 579

Re: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently

Would be interesting to see what other horse populations average using similar methodology. Are pasture pets or trail horses just as lame as this sport horse sample? My gut says that after a certain age, stiffness will show up regardless. Now that would be interesting. It's a shame that mri's are s...
by kande50
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tomato Cheese Cauliflower Soup
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Tomato Cheese Cauliflower Soup

PaulaO wrote:Did you a grilled cheese sandwich to go with it?


I put enough cheese in the sauce that a cheese sandwich would have been redundant, but did have toast with it, with butter, which is probably why I'm gaining weight. :-)
by kande50
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: This is coastal Virginia - NOT Wyoming!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: This is coastal Virginia - NOT Wyoming!!!!

It always seems odd when our weather ends up in places it shouldn't be.
by kande50
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tomato Cheese Cauliflower Soup
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Tomato Cheese Cauliflower Soup

Just this morning I was thinking I should make some soup on the wood cook stove, because it certainly is hot enough! And then when I came in from chores I was looking at facebook and America's Test Kitchen had a recipe for tomato soup, which I never make, (tomatoes=summer; soup=winter). But the reci...
by kande50
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Nuts and body memory
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: Nuts and body memory

And do you know how hard it is for me say that I"m 60? Not out of ego, but because I'm really not sure when and how that happened. Okay, now let me tell you about my aches and pains! My lack of drive has developed slowly enough that I've been able to see where I was headed, so was able to avoi...
by kande50
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Nuts and body memory
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: Nuts and body memory

I still love nuts but my hands ache and my old skill is definitely limited. Probably why I use a hammer and a pair of pliers. I've noticed the same problem with squeezing the nipper handles, though. If I don't wear thick gloves, blood vessels in my fingers pop and then those fingers apparently don'...
by kande50
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Hock question
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Hock question

Benatus wrote:X ray showed some calcification on the spot, but otherwise perfect joints.

Can this be removed?


I think calcium can be removed in some cases, but not all, without potentially causing more harm than good. Or that's what the deal is with humans, anyway.
by kande50
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 74
Views: 1315

Re: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!

And then, if I can’t solve the trailering problem, I will just put her in full or partial training at my trainer’s. There's always that! :-) I thought of another possible strategy that might help. Maybe you could rent the arena for an hour before your lesson and turn her out in it so she could expl...
by kande50
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 74
Views: 1315

Re: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!

I think it’s the freeway/toll road part that bothers her because it’s after the lesson that she doesn’t want to get back in the trailer (and I’m guessing back on the freeway). We had one who did this when we first started trailering her, and I think the problem was that she was much further out of ...
by kande50
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Winter Solstice
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Winter Solstice

It reminded me of the first time I went to Jamaica in March from Michigan, anticipating lengthy warm days. Imagine my initial surprise when the sun set - and rose - at about 6:30. Duh! It WAS warm though. :lol: :lol: When I discovered that about Florida I couldn't imagine why anyone would want to m...
by kande50
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 6072

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

So, I guess it was premature to move Jet & my daughter's pony to the indoor boarding situation since they're just eating & using up boarding dollars. But there's no way I could have known it would get THIS cold so early in the season. Oh well, at least it gives us some free time. Hopefully ...
by kande50
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Position as it relates to effectiveness
Replies: 48
Views: 928

Re: Position as it relates to effectiveness

The proof is we have very old people who cannot possibly have much physical fitness who nevertheless are riding expertly and effortlessly. Do we actually see that, though? I agree that there are a lot of older riders out there who are still experts when it comes to feel/knowledge/tact..., but do th...
by kande50
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 6072

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

Okay, here is a link to my 360 video taken yesterday. Good for you for getting out there in the snow to ride. I did that for short time, but then realized that if I was going to ride in the winter I really did need an indoor. Looks like you have a lot more room outside, though. It's a cool video, a...
by kande50
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 6072

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

Video goes a long way to knowing how far along someone is in my opinion. If the video is of someone doing a test at a show then I think it could be fairly representative, but if it's just short clips it's hard to say. I remember seeing a video of a horse going from piaffe to extended trot, and it w...
by kande50
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 6072

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

Maybe if you would focus more on riding than position you might be farther along than you are. None of us actually know how "far along" anyone else here actually is, because almost all of it is self reported, and some tend to paint a much prettier picture of what they think they've accomp...
by kande50
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Season's Greeting
Replies: 19
Views: 425

Re: Season's Greeting

Tomorrow is a high of -17 with a low of -33, and Saturday is a high of -24 and low of -29. All °F, no idea what the wind chill will be. I don't care all that much about wind chills because who stands out in the wind when it's this cold? But -24F is seriously cold even out of the wind! We're only su...
by kande50
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 50
Views: 3388

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 hel...
by kande50
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Your first riding lesson
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Your first riding lesson

Do you remember your first lesson? I don't, but it may have been when I took Riding and Horsemanship for PE when I was in college? I'd been riding at home since I got my first pony when I was 5, and had been trail riding and going to local shows occasionally, but I'm not sure I ever had a lesson un...
by kande50
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 66
Views: 1093

Re: Bronc Dressage

Folks - am I blind here? What am I missing? Why do I feel that all our voices (of what I thought were of reason) are just feathers in the wind here. Go with it, because it's just a discussion. No one has to "win", nor can they because we can't know how the horses feel about any of this. I...
by kande50
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you artsy craftsy types working on?
Replies: 10
Views: 203

Re: So what are you artsy craftsy types working on?

Angfreda wrote:Wow you guys are awesome!

The only art I am working at lately is the art of procrastination.


I'm working on that right now too, but am also working on getting motivated again while I do it. :-)

Thanks for the tip on the amaziograph app, Amado. I'm going to go see if I can find it right now.
by kande50
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 66
Views: 1093

Re: Bronc Dressage

These rodeo people VOLUNTEER continuously that these horses only work a few minutes a year. Why do they feel they have to constantly volunteer that if they don't have a consciousness of guilt? I don't think it's guilt so much as attempts to reassure the public that the animals used for rodeo are no...
by kande50
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you artsy craftsy types working on?
Replies: 10
Views: 203

Re: So what are you artsy craftsy types working on?

Nice! So much talent and creativity and great ideas. I love the pastels with all the colors! I too, love to wade down the river and collect rocks and stuff and then try to think up ways to use them. I got into painting mandela stones for awhile, and blown out egg shells, and then a few ceramic mande...
by kande50
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 66
Views: 1093

Re: Bronc Dressage

How about with a bucking strap tight around the waist behind the ribs with the weight of a rider who is spurring him for at least 8 seconds? I think the lack of a warm up may be an insignificant factor in the life of a rodeo bronc, which is reflected by the statistics on their longevity. A good war...
by kande50
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The making of a painting
Replies: 9
Views: 185

Re: The making of a painting

Fantastic work. Thank you for taking pix of the progression and posting them. How many hours would you estimate it took you from start to finish?
by kande50
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help needed with work issue.
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: Help needed with work issue.

I'd say she doesn't know and you should let her know.

I think if I'd made the mistake of opening someone's (anyone's) mail at work they'd have looked at me and said something like, "You aren't opening my mail, are you"?
by kande50
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?
Replies: 36
Views: 512

Re: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?

Tsavo wrote:I don't know if this pushback is real or just rhetorical. It's hard to believe people are serious with some of this stuff.


The problem is that we can't read anyone's mind, so if they say TWH we have no way of knowing that they actually meant Big Lick.
by kande50
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue
Replies: 31
Views: 695

Re: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue

Something else I've done when I had to walk a hot horse, was to put her in side reins and a tie down that were adjusted so that she could walk in a natural posture, but when she got squirrelly the reins would help restrict her. I also did quite a bit of walking from the other side of the electric fe...
by kande50
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: No Moore!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Re: No Moore!!!

amygdala wrote:and roy moore is one terrible rider! worse than a chair seat --a recliner seat!


And we thought the statues were bad (Confederate Statues Should Be Taken Down For Piss-Poor Riding)!
by kande50
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?
Replies: 36
Views: 512

Re: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?

The death rate of TWHs is probably lower than bronc riding but the abuse is far, far worse. Death rate is not the issue. In fact abused animals are better off dead. I wish all the TWHs would drop dead to avoid the horrific abuse. I'd amend that to "all the abused TWH would drop dead", as ...
by kande50
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 66
Views: 1093

Re: Bronc Dressage

Certainly, fewer horses are injured/die in the Omak race, but it's only run once a year - I don't know what the ratio might be compared with all the pari-mutuel tracks across the country. FWIW, at least the Omak horses are generally mature - not 2 and 3 year olds, but still.... The percentage of Om...
by kande50
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?
Replies: 36
Views: 512

Re: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?

That does not make people who can enjoy bucking kind. I don't think "kind" is a word that''s been thrown around all that much when it comes to rodeo, or for that matter, most horse sports. Abuse seems to be the one that's in much more common usage, although that's likely because those who...
by kande50
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where is everyone????
Replies: 49
Views: 1309

Re: Where is everyone????

Moutaineer wrote:I've started on a great big watercolor of white lilies in a red jug on a blue and white checked cloth which is probably the definition of biting off more than I can chew :)


Looking forward to seeing it, and no need to wait until it's finished because the process is just fascinating.
by kande50
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 66
Views: 1093

Re: Bronc Dressage

Intention is everything. Intention is not everything, although actions might be. People who do things like overfeed a horse until the horse founders have the best intentions, but may actually cause the most misery. Comparisons to other disciplines are obviously diversionary. It is logically possibl...
by kande50
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?
Replies: 26
Views: 578

Re: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?

When my brother died, we just started saying, "he's fine" or "he's fine now." Because it was true. Your pup is across the bridge, no longer old, no longer sick or in any pain. He's fine now. Statements that we know are misleading or inaccurate are the same as lying. If we wanted...
by kande50
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 66
Views: 1093

Re: Bronc Dressage

I see more horses in pain at dressage competitions than I ever did at a rodeo, and that includes the bucking stock. I don't have any strong opinions about which is worse for the horses, but I tend to think that dressage horses suffer more because the aversives they experience are so prolonged. I do...
by kande50
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?
Replies: 36
Views: 512

Re: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?

galopp wrote:And most horses dont buck for more than a season.


They don't? I thought they went on and on and on for years, which is why they need bucking straps to get them to buck hard enough for long enough?
by kande50
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue
Replies: 31
Views: 695

Re: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line

I feel so bad, but I don't really know if all I can do will make a difference. There is no right answer, because we can only do what we can do. And yes, if I felt that the prescription was impractical I wouldn't worry about trying to achieve 100% compliance, and would just do as much as I could do ...
by kande50
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 66
Views: 1093

Re: Bronc Dressage

I don't think we can know whether bucking straps cause pain, or how much pain they cause if they do cause pain. They're obviously irritating/annoying/uncomfortable because so many of the horses won't buck without them, but how aversive we can't know. We also can't know whether a horse would choose t...
by kande50
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How much should we expect from our senior animals and modern medicine?
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: How much should we expect from our senior animals and modern medicine?

Hayburner I understand why your horse can't get out much and it made me ask myself what would I do with my horse if he had to stay in all day. I can't say 100% what I would do unless I am standing there facing that situation but my sense is that I would put him down. Grazing is my horse's entire wo...
by kande50
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where is everyone????
Replies: 49
Views: 1309

Re: Where is everyone????

I find your last paragraph interesting. People know I exist, they know I am horseless and now barn-less thanks to my last WS position... and no one, not one has offered me rides, either with them or for them. Maybe that says more about me than them. But these are also the same people who wanted me ...
by kande50
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?
Replies: 26
Views: 578

Re: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?

Tanker-yanker wrote:Any other suggestions?


How about just "not good, and I'm too upset to talk about it" and then change the subject?
by kande50
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where is everyone????
Replies: 49
Views: 1309

Re: Where is everyone????

Moutaineer wrote:Here are a couple of recent projects :)


This is amazing work, and IMO, it's a very good thing that the dh pushed you into painting again, because it would have been such a shame to waste such talent.
by kande50
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How much should we expect from our senior animals and modern medicine?
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: How much should we expect from our senior animals and modern medicine?

For me, it's all about trying to put myself in their place and thinking about what I would want if it was me.

Tsavo, is it possible that your pig is hungry all the time because he can't eat enough to maintain his weight, or will pigs eat mush?
by kande50
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need some help or advice
Replies: 49
Views: 1547

Re: Need some help or advice

My stuff this year is far, far more trivial, less significant, but each and every hurdle, even though it has not felt good at the time, has led to something better. Admittedly, nothing terrible has ever happened to me so I can't really empathize, but when life starts serving up lemons I do try very...
by kande50
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where is everyone????
Replies: 49
Views: 1309

Re: Where is everyone????

kande50 - that is adorable! And Moutaineer - I am so happy to hear you are painting again. I wanted to go into an art field but my parents strongly discouraged me and being young and thinking I should be an obedient daughter, I went into software development. I have been regretting it for 34 years ...

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