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by Srhorselady
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: To thine own self be true...
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: To thine own self be true...

So so sorry. All your hopes and plans plus the $$$. It makes me sick for you.
by Srhorselady
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: hocks and stifles, and injections
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: hocks and stifles, and injections

I’m so sorry. That is hard. I’ve had several senior horses I was able to ride into their late 20s and early 30s. BUT my neighbor has a mare I take care of (neighbor is in her 90s and mostly housebound). She got the mare at 16 and she was a former cutting and team penner. Well two years later she was...
by Srhorselady
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Spanish Riding School
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Spanish Riding School

As a child I once saw the stallions on tour, but I don’t remember too much about it. However I’ve always wanted to see them perform in their own riding school. Well I’m going to do it! I bought the performance tickets yesterday and today I put down the deposits on the airfare and tour. In November w...
by Srhorselady
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Going through Heartworm treatment
Replies: 15
Views: 446

Re: Going through Heartworm treatment

Oh no! Poor Bailey! It is so hard to see them hurting.
by Srhorselady
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos) - UPDATED Aug 6
Replies: 63
Views: 1836

Re: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos)

I’m so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose one of your horse family and even worse to see them suffer. Then to have two horrendous wounds to deal with. Sometimes with horses it seems like when there are issues with one then all the others have to join the club. I will be thinking of you and h...
by Srhorselady
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Real Estate Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 1594

Re: Real Estate Discussion

Hmmmm. You all are making me feel better too. My 5 acres and 2500 sq foot house property taxes at a little over $5000 annually. I thought that was rather miserable.
by Srhorselady
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 163
Views: 4680

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

Sometimes just getting a Dx and having a plan is half the battle! It sounds like you have things well in hand. I’m thinking healing thoughts at you!
by Srhorselady
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Altering diet for a slightly chubby pony
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: Altering diet for a slightly chubby pony

I’ve been considering cutting back my pony also. While not yet chubby there is a “layer” over her ribs and her hips are nicely rounded. She is a petite 13.2 half Welsh and 1/2 Arab mare. She is getting 1lb Safe Choice Senior (split in two meals) so that I can add salt, electrolytes etc. and 12 lbs B...
by Srhorselady
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Done deal, I bought a horse!
Replies: 53
Views: 2279

Re: Done deal, I bought a horse!

Nice looking horse. Your going to have fun!
by Srhorselady
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: We said "I do"
Replies: 22
Views: 956

Re: We said "I do"

Congratulations! Beautiful scenery, dress, and hair too. May you have a wonderful life together.
by Srhorselady
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anhydrosis - your experience
Replies: 15
Views: 755

Re: Anhydrosis - your experience

I’m another one who has dealt with an anhydrosis horse using OneAC and acupuncture. My horse loved it. Definitely start the OneAC as soon as possible. (Here I started it April 1). It helps with some horses but not all. My mare, who had multiple problems did restart sweating slightly (between legs an...
by Srhorselady
Sat May 18, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Our new addition, born yesterday!
Replies: 22
Views: 1012

Re: Our new addition, born yesterday!

So so cute! We haven’t seen any recent updates on last years baby? More pictures please on both!
by Srhorselady
Mon May 13, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 11676

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

I’m so sorry Abbey. It always hurts to lose one, but some hurt more.
by Srhorselady
Thu May 09, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Kentucky Derby telecast
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: The Kentucky Derby telecast

Although I agree with you about the “fluff” I do know people who like it. One improvement, they are showing more of the lead in races.
by Srhorselady
Tue May 07, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Porcupines
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Porcupines

My mother always made them in a skillet on the top of the stove, no baking, simmering in the tomato based sauce so they were never dry. Then we ate them over rice. One of my favorites. I may have her recipe. You’ve made me hungry for them. I’ll have to look for the recipe.
by Srhorselady
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: UPDATE BELOW: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?
Replies: 30
Views: 1064

Re: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?

BTW rabies in horses can be different than in other mammals. It can be depressed rather than manic in many/most cases. I know of vets treating horses here in Az who didn’t recognize it since the horses were so depressed and later had to go through rabies protocol themselves after it was identified.
by Srhorselady
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: UPDATE BELOW: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?
Replies: 30
Views: 1064

Re: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?

I also split my shots and have the vet do them including rabies annually. I get together with the neighbors and we all do them together and split the call charge in one/two days. We currently have cases of neuro rhino with barns quarantined in the state so that is my primary worry. We do have wildli...
by Srhorselady
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any folks familiar with NM and/or CO?
Replies: 26
Views: 981

Re: Any folks familiar with NM and/or CO?

If you can stop in Ruidoso NM (not far from White Sands) that is very pretty country. Also I was only familiar with thoroughbred racing, well quarterhorse racing can be very exciting! Mesa Verde National Park is definitely worth the trip. I also second/third the Silverton Railroad trip. Some of the ...
by Srhorselady
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 52
Views: 1952

Re: My rodent problem

My 88 year old neighbor has a house mouse problem and won’t do anything that involves killing them. When I check on her (I have weekend duty plus any time her usual helper is unavailable) the mice are frequently skittering across the floor. Ugh! What she does is put out several large supplement buck...
by Srhorselady
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: My Situation
Replies: 41
Views: 2088

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: 781

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: 1430

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: 1050

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: 1008

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: 5066

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: 3506

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: 992

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: 958

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: 26491

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: 795

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: 1519

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: 663

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: 25386

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: 4546

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: 1812

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: 1812

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: 1812

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: 1812

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: 1812

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: 1812

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: 1812

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: 1685

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: 1326

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: 813

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: 1729

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: 957

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: 957

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: 3056

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: 83
Views: 5446

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: 698

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.

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