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by Srhorselady
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: My Situation
Replies: 21
Views: 532

Re: My Situation

MC. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss and the situation you are in. I unexpectedly lost my father after a brief traumatic illness and found myself in a situation similar to yours. Our property was quite a bit smaller than yours but there were similar maintenance issues that I was not prepar...
by Srhorselady
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Biggest Bucket List trip is booked. Vienna in June
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Biggest Bucket List trip is booked. Vienna in June

Congratulations! That will be fun! A friend and I are currently discussing a Danube river cruise followed by 4 days in Vienna for spring 2020. I’ve spent some time on the SRS web page and the stallions are out of town during parts of the summer so watch your dates. We also hope to spend a couple of ...
by Srhorselady
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: HELP: houseguests...
Replies: 26
Views: 607

Re: HELP: houseguests...

Oh my. You have my sympathy.
by Srhorselady
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Horse chewing on wood
Replies: 15
Views: 379

Re: Horse chewing on wood

MC I had to Hotwire one of my turnouts several years ago due to horses leaning on the fences to get weeds outside the turnout in the spring. (They pulled cemented in posts out of the ground). I have metal rail fencing and I found metal/plastic gadgets that attached to the posts that allowed me to pu...
by Srhorselady
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Gnarly feet
Replies: 14
Views: 525

Re: Gnarly feet

I’m with Tuddy! I’ve used OKeefes brand for both hands and feet on a daily basis for years and it works! Even in the dehydrated desert heat this product actually helps. Walmart carries it at a reasonable price.
by Srhorselady
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Loss
Replies: 20
Views: 4424

Re: Loss

Thank you 4horse and welcome to the board. I lost Sparky about 18 months ago and still remember the horrible shock of it. It is so traumatic when it is unexpected. This has been a bad 18 months for me. I lost my 31 year old Thoughbred last May and had to PTS my beautiful red mare in December. She ha...
by Srhorselady
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 2108

Re: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse

Don’t give up hope. Last summer my 23 year old easy keeper gelding started losing weight and wasn’t eating normally. It was hot and he’d recently lost a long time companion and had no other symptoms. I tried changing feeds and routines etc. Then he had a minor colic one night when my regular vet was...
by Srhorselady
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Schedule for Horses with Minimal/No Turnout
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: Schedule for Horses with Minimal/No Turnout

The southwest desert can be hard on bare feet. I would definitely get boots to use on the trails. Then start slowly hand walking the trails if she can do it safely. Then find a riding partner and start short trail rides. Mixed use trails can be hard but MOST (unfortunately not all) ATV etc users kno...
by Srhorselady
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Digestive supplements, outlast, ulcer prevention
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Digestive supplements, outlast, ulcer prevention

For hind gut issues I’ve had very good luck with Saccharomyces. It comes in capsules that are easily opened. They are available at health food stores or cheaper on the internet. My first vet highly recommended them for horses with hind gut or loose piles. It is one of the major ingredients in Suceed...
by Srhorselady
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Seniors...will you buy another when....
Replies: 141
Views: 24098

Re: Seniors...will you buy another when....

Good luck Calvin and enjoy your adventure! I had no plans to ever get another horse. I still have/had three elderly guys: one pasture pet, one walk only, and the third in rehab who “may” recover totally in Dec/Jan. I was looking for a horse for a friend. Any way, she is still looking and I came home...
by Srhorselady
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Laminitis
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: Laminitis

Make sure your friend has an excellent farrier who will work with her vet. Latest research shows different types of laminitis. In laminitis due to Metabolic issues the lamina tend to stretch rather than just release. Icing can still be effective if caught early enough in an acute phase. I definitely...
by Srhorselady
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Winter is here....
Replies: 23
Views: 886

Re: Winter is here....

Weather wise it’s the best time of the year here (Arizona). Highs in the 70’s and lows in the 40’s. It’s gorgeous out! Sunny with a slight breeze! Of course we pay for it in the summer :D
by Srhorselady
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Unilateral winging/paddling - long term soundness?
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Unilateral winging/paddling - long term soundness?

It depends on the reason for the paddling or winging. Some horses do it because of conformation and some do it because of unbalanced trimming or shoeing. There are other possible reasons but these are the most common. Paddling is when the flight path Is toward the center and winging is when it is to...
by Srhorselady
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 17544

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Jingles for all of you human and horses with injuries and illness. BTDT with most of them! Khall I took care of my neighbors mare while she was in the hospital last Spring and she had symptoms similar to Juliet. Minor coliccy over several days but never anything else. Two vet calls and dosed with bl...
by Srhorselady
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 2863

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

Okay. I’ll take a stab at commenting on this. First I will say that having the reins too long has always been a major problem for me. It is one of those issues where “my feel” lies to me and I have a horrible problem getting the reins to the correct shorter length. I’m also not good at shortening th...
by Srhorselady
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Red Headed Mare
Replies: 27
Views: 1004

Re: Another Red Headed Mare

It’s funny about saddles. My newest saddle (Frank Baines Reflex) fits my 16.3 1300 lb Hanoverian AND my 15.1 1150 quarter horse. Both have flat wide backs with reasonable withers. That is NOT one of the possibilities for this girl. I now understand what people mean when they say a banana shaped back...
by Srhorselady
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Red Headed Mare
Replies: 27
Views: 1004

Re: Another Red Headed Mare

Many thanks to all of you who kindly explained how to post pictures! I will try more in the future. It sounds like the upside down factor must be due to posting from an iPad (see Demi’s post). This was a photo texted to me by the previous owner that I then emailed to myself after getting the too lar...
by Srhorselady
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Red Headed Mare
Replies: 27
Views: 1004

Re: Another Red Headed Mare

Mmmm she’s right side up on my screen. Is she upside down to everybody else?
by Srhorselady
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Red Headed Mare
Replies: 27
Views: 1004

Re: Another Red Headed Mare

This is my first attempt at posting a picture of Peanut (Rain Beaus Doux Miele). She is 1/2 Welsh pony and 1/2 Arab registered half Arab. I need to stick her but my guess is about 13 hands and 20 years old. The previous owner thought 14.1 but she is no where near that. Every time I look at her she l...
by Srhorselady
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Red Headed Mare
Replies: 27
Views: 1004

Re: Another Red Headed Mare

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by Srhorselady
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Red Headed Mare
Replies: 27
Views: 1004

Re: Another Red Headed Mare

Can someone give me simple instructions on how to post photos? NOT techie at all and I just recently learned how to post photos to email and texts with my iPhone so the instructions need to be very basic. I am using an iPad to read here and the phone and iPad are connected. Peanut (her barn name) IS...
by Srhorselady
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Red Headed Mare
Replies: 27
Views: 1004

Another Red Headed Mare

Red headed mares seem to be the theme this year. I had NO plans to get another horse! I was looking for a horse for a friend. Any way I brought her home today. A little different from the rest of you, but more suitable for me. She is a 1/2 Welsh 1/2 Arab Sport pony, about 13 hands and 20 years old. ...
by Srhorselady
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics
Replies: 27
Views: 1047

Re: Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics

With regard to horse stiff sides being left or right sides, I attended a couple of Gerd Heuschmann clinics. He expressed a theory and he stressed it was just a theory based on observation that horse sidedness is genetic as is right/left handedness in humans. What he had noticed while doing clinics a...
by Srhorselady
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Cushings and eating
Replies: 17
Views: 791

Re: Cushings and eating

If you decide to use compounded pergolide get the flavored powder. It is good for 6 months. In liquid form it’s only good for a couple of weeks. I had three Cushing horses and always gave them peppermint or alfalfa flavored powdered pergolide. It also came in apple but one of them wouldn’t eat the a...
by Srhorselady
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: Brand new Lemieux matchy pads
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Brand new Lemieux matchy pads

I’ll take the turquoise! I’ll pm.
by Srhorselady
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Clipping
Replies: 27
Views: 1142

Re: Clipping

When we showed dogs we had Bedlington Terriers who don’t shed and have to be scissored and clipped. On the show dogs we would use clipper blades of 10, 15, and 40. A 40 is a surgical blade so the higher the number the shorter the cut. However, we would also use a 5 and a 7 blade for a longer clip to...
by Srhorselady
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: French horn anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Re: French horn anyone?

Sorry. I checked with my nephew and he wants to keep his horn! No other instruments available, except an antique player piano. You can have it if you’ll haul from Albuquerque!
by Srhorselady
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: French horn anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Re: French horn anyone?

My nephew played in high school and college several years ago. I just texted him to see if he still had his horn and was interested in selling. I’ll let you know.
by Srhorselady
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?
Replies: 37
Views: 2152

Re: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?

There was a recent study done, sorry can’t remember where I read it, that connectected horse temperament and coat color. The study showed that some/different color genes were located near various behavior traits in the dna. I believe this study looked at spookiness and reactivity in particular and w...
by Srhorselady
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 79
Views: 3701

Re: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war

Travois he is your horse and of course it is your decision BUT what people are tying to point out to you is that your horse is over 16 and about 1/3 of the horses over 16 come down with Cushings. One of the primary symptoms of Cushings is a compromised immune system which makes them more susceptible...
by Srhorselady
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Should I get rid of the typewriter?
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Should I get rid of the typewriter?

Yep! Unless you want to keep it as a future antique, says the retired public library librarian who got rid of her last typewriter 20 years ago.
by Srhorselady
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Trying to resolve cough
Replies: 16
Views: 1138

Re: Trying to resolve cough

I had a horse with what used to be called COPD who was on clenbuterol/ventripulmin. It is very effective BUT the more you use it the less effective it becomes. So use only when needed at the lowest effective dose. It’s also quite expensive. With regard to wet hay...none of my horses who had to have ...
by Srhorselady
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More leg? Not really...No
Replies: 20
Views: 2177

Re: More leg? Not really...No

Oops! I meant to respond here and instead responded in goals My apologies.
by Srhorselady
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More leg? Not really...No
Replies: 20
Views: 2177

Re: More leg? Not really...No

Oops! I meant to respond here and instead responded inTraining. My apologies.
by Srhorselady
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 27572

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

Another perspective on "more leg" and I suspect where the original poster was coming from. I first learned to ride as a cautious adult taking lessons on school horses. My first instructor was an eventer and my second a hunter jumper. I took Lots of once weekly beginner lessons. I heard &qu...
by Srhorselady
Sat May 19, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 2981

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

I have had 3 horses with Cushings over the years. I have used powdered flavored Pergolide with all of them successfully. I lost one at 33 and the second at 25, but he had multiple other issues. Now I am dosing a finicky eating 30 year old thoroughbred. I have to change what I am feeding him frequent...
by Srhorselady
Fri May 11, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 27572

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

SF if the ulcers continue to be a problem I've had good luck with compounded flavored (peppermint) powdered Omeprozole. I put a scoop in lightly dampened senior feed and the finicky mare gobbles it down. I've been caring for my neighbors senior pasture ornament since before Xmas. She has always been...
by Srhorselady
Wed May 09, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: News from down under.
Replies: 10
Views: 1214

Re: News from down under.

Definitely! This will be a better year!
by Srhorselady
Wed May 09, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1132

Re: Quality of Life ?

I'm crying for you already because it's hard and it hurts. But it is far far better to make the choice for them and help them to relief and release. I watched my neighbor wait too long with two of hers and that was far far worse.
by Srhorselady
Wed May 09, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need some help or advice
Replies: 65
Views: 9759

Re: Need some help or advice

I'm very glad to see you hear. I kept checking this thread hoping you were watching it and lurking if not writing. Make your peace with the past. Stay strong and become the person you want to be. You are a person we all want to know.
by Srhorselady
Tue May 08, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What a few months it has been
Replies: 25
Views: 2009

Re: What a few months it has been

Well sh*t sh*t sh*t not something I usually say or write but that describes what you've been going through! At work give them their 40 hours, keep meticulous notes, and see how the situation/new boss developes. With your animals all you can do is know you will miss them. We have them, we love them, ...
by Srhorselady
Thu May 03, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tell me about your colonoscopy
Replies: 18
Views: 1218

Re: Tell me about your colonoscopy

Been there done it two maybe three times. The prep is not fun but this last time was a LOT easier. It has changed from what it used to be. There was no vomiting and it was all pretty quick. As someone else mentioned you can eat clear liquids, soups, jellos etc. You are under sedation for the process...
by Srhorselady
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Fussiness with bits in double bridle
Replies: 16
Views: 1593

Re: Fussiness with bits in double bridle

I read somewhere (sorry too long ago) that some BNT used to put something (jelly maybe? NOT red) on the bit when a horse was fussy. She wrote that it wasn't 100% but worked with some.
by Srhorselady
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Anyone try this bit verbindend snaffle?
Replies: 13
Views: 1349

Re: Anyone try this bit verbindend snaffle?

Several years ago I had a problem with my old style Hanoverian being heavy on the bit. However, he went beautifully in a double bridle and later a Bouchet when I didn't want to deal with all the reins. He respected them.
by Srhorselady
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Seniors...will you buy another when....
Replies: 141
Views: 24098

Re: Seniors...will you buy another when....

CONGRADULATIONS! How exciting! We definitely need pictures and background information. I love the experience of getting to know a new horse. (Just not the tedium of the increased daily maimtanance work of caring for multiple horses...but two wouldn't be so bad.)
by Srhorselady
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Life is stressful...thank you
Replies: 20
Views: 2485

Re: Life is stressful...thank you

I'd like to echo Abby. Hang in there Sue. It is difficult, but in the long run you won't be sorry you accepted this responsibility. My Dad lived with me until I lost him at 86 two years ago Friday. I was lucky. He was mentally and physically active up to the last few weeks. I wasn't as lucky with Mo...
by Srhorselady
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Paddock Boots
Replies: 9
Views: 1414

Re: Paddock Boots

Last year while in Omaha for the World Cup I got a beautiful pair of Dehner "orphan" paddock boots. They measured me and brought out several pairs for me to try. These fit beautifully and are so beautifully made they'll never wear out! Price was about half your budget since they were orpha...
by Srhorselady
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Movement to institute qualifying to move up at shows
Replies: 20
Views: 3126

Re: Movement to institute qualifying to move up at shows

As others have said I'm not sure requiring qualifying rides will solve this issue. A major part of the problem is what Galopp said: our current system judges based on gaits not training. There are three elements involved: gaits, training, and riding. Good training and good riding can improve or detr...
by Srhorselady
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 9318

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

My .02 cents. The original criticism of the Del Mar ride was accurate, harsh, and probably deserved. The continuing pile on person after person, day after day, was bullying. Nothing new was being said. It was like mob violence, growing with each addition. I stopped reading that thread. There have be...

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