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by Srhorselady
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics
Replies: 21
Views: 253

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: 14
Views: 103

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: 5
Views: 79

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: 26
Views: 341

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: 174

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: 174

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: 733

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: 1621

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: 184

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: 329

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: 1124

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: 1124

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: 15079

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: 1884

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: 15079

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: 686

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: 687

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: 6617

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: 1258

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: 773

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: 874

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: 794

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: 132
Views: 17972

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: 1574

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: 793

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: 2127

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: 6221

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: 1662

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: 1662

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: 2281

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: 3326

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: 2281

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: 1062

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: 2742

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: 2018

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: 3647

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.
by Srhorselady
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Loss
Replies: 18
Views: 3264

Re: Loss

Thank you KathyP. Although you never forget them time does help. I have lost others over the years and it always hurts. The stress of dealing with your other horses's health issues doesn't help while you are dealing with grief either. Good luck with a successful rehab.
by Srhorselady
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue
Replies: 31
Views: 3280

Re: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line

A different kind of loss and grief, in some ways harder since it doesn't have a quick end. Do, however, consider following your Vet's recommendations for keeping him in light work. Most horses do better when kept active when they are arthritic.
by Srhorselady
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Stirrup Irons
Replies: 11
Views: 1138

Re: Stirrup Irons

Sorry Piedmont. I've been busy and not online much and then I forgot to go look at the stirrup fillis! There was no name I could find but comparing the two metal fillis: the cheap pair was thin metal and had holes. It looked like a cheese grater. The good pair was solid metal and had pointy little m...
by Srhorselady
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Stirrup Irons
Replies: 11
Views: 1138

Re: Stirrup Irons

I've always used regular irons. I like enough weight to find my stirrups when I lose them! However, I've also found I like the metal fillis, only the more expensive style not the cheap cheese graters. They really have helped me be less loose in the stirrup and keep my weight in them since they are l...
by Srhorselady
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: For those who got their own indoor arena...
Replies: 39
Views: 4416

Re: For those who got their own indoor arena...

When I was first developing my property (5 acres 9 stalls) I had boarders to help finance the property development. I don't know how the Canadian tax situation works, but I found that I didn't make much actual monthly income but running a horse business did mean that I could take off a LOT of expens...
by Srhorselady
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Driving clinic on Sunday
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

Re: Driving clinic on Sunday

That's great that you followed your driving dream. It has always looked like fun, BUT a lot of work. All that harness to put on and keep clean! I had a good friend who drove her mini in drill team and combined driving. Another friend was show secretary for several years for a combined driving club, ...
by Srhorselady
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lost my best horse..horse hair jewelry?
Replies: 21
Views: 3016

Re: Lost my best horse..horse hair jewelry?

I'm so sorry. It hurts especially when you lose them so young. I've looked at a lot if the jewelry but haven't indulged. I did get a horse hair vase several years ago when I lost Homer on the colic surgery table. I really enjoy having it and the memories when I look at it.
by Srhorselady
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Bridle recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

Re: Bridle recommendations

Although I didn't buy my bridles from Nancy I have bought other things from her and I would like to echo the praise. She's great to work with.
by Srhorselady
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Back to dressage
Replies: 13
Views: 1468

Re: Back to dressage

I have both crank and non crank. Like the others I love the padding and just don't buckle snug. However, non crank are easier to fasten since they don't double back at the buckle. I also just take off the flash.
by Srhorselady
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Bridle recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

Re: Bridle recommendations

I've had 2 Bobbys bridles and been very happy with them. However, I don't know this one. This price is quite a bit lower than what I paid new several years ago so that would make me a little hesitant. The two I purchased were in the $150 to $200 range on sale. There can be such a range on leather qu...
by Srhorselady
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Free Feeding with slow feeders
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Re: Free Feeding with slow feeders

I've had good luck with the Nibblenets. I've been using them for several years now with Bermuda grass hay. Although the Warmblood and thoroughbred are pretty slow eating when using them, with several years experience, the quarterhorses have gotten faster/better at eating out of them. It takes the qu...
by Srhorselady
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Episode 3 in which my horse tries reining
Replies: 71
Views: 10078

Re: Episode 3 in which my horse tries reining

I've been very happy with the Soft Rides for rehabbing with laminitis. Many years ago I rode in MacBoots. They were okay. I didn't like the Easy Boots they had then, but they are all much improved now. I thought I might try Renegades the next time I indulged. I know that is what most endurance rider...
by Srhorselady
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Third Level DEBUT - show report
Replies: 15
Views: 2566

Re: Third Level DEBUT - show report

Whoooo Hooo. Go Jet! Great job DJR!

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