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by Srhorselady
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Seniors...will you buy another when....
Replies: 135
Views: 19295

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: 97

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: 328

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: 4
Views: 117

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: 8782

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: 1133

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: 390

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: 390

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: 390

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: 390

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: 390

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: 390

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: 390

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: 506

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: 16
Views: 220

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: 219

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: 537

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: 263

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: 263

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: 1020

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: 1935

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: 237

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: 533

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: 1311

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: 1311

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: 17650

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: 2034

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: 17650

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: 818

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: 764

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: 7397

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: 1416

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: 823

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: 1016

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: 901

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: 135
Views: 19295

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: 1700

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: 938

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: 2365

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: 7055

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...
by Srhorselady
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Galapagos Islands...anyone been there?
Replies: 14
Views: 1883

Re: Galapagos Islands...anyone been there?

My brother, SIL, and family took the National Geographic cruise three years ago so I asked her the pros and cons and this was her reply: "We really enjoyed our N G cruise and felt like the guides were particularly knowledgeable and good at communicating their knowledge; a major plus. However, t...
by Srhorselady
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Galapagos Islands...anyone been there?
Replies: 14
Views: 1883

Re: Galapagos Islands...anyone been there?

My brother, sister in law, and their adult children took the National Geographic tour a few years ago. I know they enjoyed it thoroughly. If you have any specific questions I'll be glad to ask. They did add some stuff to their tour (main land tour) so I'm not sure what exactly was part of the Nation...
by Srhorselady
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 2541

Re: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?

My Vet suggested Adequan when my then oldest guy (about 18 at that time I think) was getting stiff and taking longer to warm out of it. At first he got it just intermittently, then since it seemed to help he got it more often. When I read about Pentosan I researched it and passed the information on ...
by Srhorselady
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently
Replies: 39
Views: 3547

Re: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently

Personal experience. I inherited my uncles OTT when he had to go into a nursing home. The horse had been a moderately successful race horse, then a jumper who didn't quite get to Grand Prix but did mini prixs etc at Thermal and California A shows, then took a junior rider to the Southern Ca Eq champ...
by Srhorselady
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 2541

Re: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?

A subject near and dear to my heart! I was in my 40s before I had my first horse. I've owned 7 horses in my life. I lost one on the colic surgery table at 17 and another at 24. I lost another at 33 and am still riding a 31 year old. My two youngest are 20 and the 4th is 24 so I feel fairly expert at...
by Srhorselady
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Nuts and body memory
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Nuts and body memory

I love nuts. One of my favorite holiday memories as a child was when my mother bought mixed nuts in the shell and we would have them the entire holiday season. I was quite good at shelling nuts. In fact I spent a fair amount of time shelling pecans and walnuts for baking. I was good enough to mostly...
by Srhorselady
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?
Replies: 36
Views: 3025

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

OKay. I'm another person who refuses to bother with a poll so obviously biased, however I will give my opinion. I have been to and enjoyed watching rodeo although not often. I have relatives in South Dakota who live and work on ranches and who rodeo both as a hobby and professionally. As has been pr...
by Srhorselady
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having to make the hard decision
Replies: 18
Views: 2194

Re: Having to make the hard decision

My deepest sympathy. That is so hard. He's a beautiful cat.
by Srhorselady
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!
Replies: 39
Views: 4096

Re: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!

I'm so sorry. Losing them is so hard. There is nothing like an OTTB for heart. It sounds like you have a very compassionate vet who understands the need to understand and KNOW you made the right decision. You gave him a wonderful life.

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