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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: 15
Views: 71

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: 17
Views: 658

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: 341

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: 254

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: 254

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: 868

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: 175

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: 617

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: 296

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: 368

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: 296

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: 281

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: 2292

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: 574

Re: Third Level DEBUT - show report

Whoooo Hooo. Go Jet! Great job DJR!
by Srhorselady
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Breach in Five Days!
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: Breach in Five Days!

I was sitting in my courtyard weeding last week and I looked up in time to see the tail end of a bay horse disappear around the corner. I grabbed my phone and called my neighbor. She rents my small barn with its attached two turnouts. This was the third time in two weeks one of her two resident bay ...
by Srhorselady
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My only hiccup with horses
Replies: 20
Views: 752

Re: My only hiccup with horses

Horses like humans are individuals. Horses as herd animals DO need other horses. However, my 30 year old thoroughbred Freckles has always been a people horse. He became a jumper because he leaped out of a paddock twice to join people in a more active part of his layup barn. He will leave his food an...
by Srhorselady
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Loss
Replies: 17
Views: 658

Re: Loss

Thank you for your sympathy. There have been so many losses to people on this board recently. Every time it reminds me of all of mine. We wouldn't be on this board if we didn't treat our animals like family.
by Srhorselady
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Bute, Equioxx or ?
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Bute, Equioxx or ?

Tsavo you might want to try Pentosan if Adequan is ineffective. Colorado State has done some research and it is used a lot in Australia. Check the Internet and with your vet.
by Srhorselady
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Bute, Equioxx or ?
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Bute, Equioxx or ?

It's a legal thing. Most of us with horses on Previcox got our prescriptions before Equioxx was available for horses in tablet form. Therefore, prescribing Previcox "off label" was legal. Now that there is a tablet form available for horses it is no longer legal to prescribe Previcox for h...
by Srhorselady
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Bute, Equioxx or ?
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Bute, Equioxx or ?

Sorry it's getting late...30 year old is ridden two to three times weekly not daily!
by Srhorselady
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Bute, Equioxx or ?
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Bute, Equioxx or ?

All my old ones get Previcox daily which is just the "dog" name for Equioxx. It is a LOT cheaper. My 30 year old also has Cushings, but otherwise is still going strong and being ridden two to three times daily. I also give it to the 23 year old with navicular and the 19 year old with lamin...
by Srhorselady
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Episode 2 in which Bats79 expertly solves my lunging problem
Replies: 24
Views: 933

Re: Episode 2 in which Bats79 expertly solves my lunging problem

I'm with you on Puerto Rico. The pictures are just devastating. We lived in Isla Verde, a suburb of San Juan, for almost 3 years many years ago. Thank you to your husband and his company for everything they are doing to get Puerto Rico back together.
by Srhorselady
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Senior progress thread?
Replies: 262
Views: 13962

Re: Senior progress thread?

Thanks Demi. I agree this will be very good for Cowboy. Like you I learned to long rein many years ago during classes at a Community College Equine Science program. However, I haven't used this knowledge in many years so these refresher lessons are really worth while. I've always been interested in ...
by Srhorselady
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Senior progress thread?
Replies: 262
Views: 13962

Re: Senior progress thread?

Groundwork Lesson 3: this week we worked with one of my horses instead of the trainers experienced horse. NOT as easy! We decided to start with Cowboy (19 year old buckskin Quarterhorse). I've only had Cowboy 3 years and he was given to me by a friend who desperately needed to find him a home. He st...
by Srhorselady
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Trying again, hope this is the one!
Replies: 16
Views: 642

Re: Trying again, hope this is the one!

Wow. Nice to have a rare color in the Morgan breed also.
by Srhorselady
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Loss
Replies: 17
Views: 658

Re: Loss

Thank you all for your kind words. I really appreciate them. This has been a hard week and I've tried to keep busy. Since Sparky was one of my more "stable" seniors health wise, I'm now a little paranoid. I hauled the senior dog into the vet for blood tests since she has been drinking to e...
by Srhorselady
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Trying again, hope this is the one!
Replies: 16
Views: 642

Re: Trying again, hope this is the one!

Congratulations! I've always liked Morgans. Tend to have sensible personalitys and plenty of forward. She's very pretty too. Is she a cremello or a palomino?
by Srhorselady
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Episode 2 in which Bats79 expertly solves my lunging problem
Replies: 24
Views: 933

Re: Episode 2 in which Bats79 expertly solves my lunging problem

Sorry, didn't understand your question the first time. I have 3 horses currently being worked. One, Cowboy,is ridden or worked at least 3 times a week. He is the youngest at 19 and has the fewest health issues. So he gets at least (8 x 3) 24 tums a week. He is about 1100lbs. Mariano (23 and about 13...
by Srhorselady
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Episode 2 in which Bats79 expertly solves my lunging problem
Replies: 24
Views: 933

Re: Episode 2 in which Bats79 expertly solves my lunging problem

I started the tums practise many rears ago after a conversation with my vet. My vet was from an old horse family who had lived in this area for years and he had seen a LOT of horses. One of my borders was giving her mare who had been diagnosed with ulcers (this was in the pre ulcergard days) malox w...
by Srhorselady
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Episode 2 in which Bats79 expertly solves my lunging problem
Replies: 24
Views: 933

Re: Episode 2 in which Bats79 expertly solves my lunging problem

I use small amounts of Alfalfa also for those that exhibit any ulcer type signs. And with my vet's approval each horse gets 8 to 10 generic (Walmart brand) tums before being exercised. All of the horses like the peppermint flavored ones and gobble them down two at a time from my hand. Some of my hor...
by Srhorselady
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Loss
Replies: 17
Views: 658

Loss

One of the problems with having senior horses is that in the natural course of events you lose them. I lost my Minature stallion Sparky last Sunday night. He was 25 and came into my life when a friend brought him to board with me about 15 years ago. Three years later I lost his owner to an inoperabl...
by Srhorselady
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Senior progress thread?
Replies: 262
Views: 13962

Re: Senior progress thread?

Groundwork lesson 2: boy is my lounging rusty! My "homework time" with one of my horses was limited due to unforeseen circumstances, but I did practise a couple of times. This week the lounging focused on balanced transitions while lounging and lounging from a 20 to a 10 meter circle and b...
by Srhorselady
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dressage Championships for us today.
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: Dressage Championships for us today.

Way to go!! Congratulations !
by Srhorselady
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Lovatt & Ricketts Saddles
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Lovatt & Ricketts Saddles

Don't know that model but have had two L&R saddles and my trainer has had several. I was very happy with mine and Trainer keeps replacing his with new ones as needed over the last 15 years. Good quality leather. They specialize in wide and hoop trees. Same company as Arabian Saddle Company. One ...
by Srhorselady
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Senior progress thread?
Replies: 262
Views: 13962

Re: Senior progress thread?

We are still 5 degrees above normal (109 F downtown not that bad out here but still not pleasant) so I haven't been able to convince myself I want to ride yet. But I did start taking ground work lessons with my neighbor last night. She is a professional dressage trainer who worked with Dominique Bar...
by Srhorselady
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Senior Parents
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: Senior Parents

Hey. If flowers work, I'm all for it! :D
by Srhorselady
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Senior Parents
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: Senior Parents

KM do they have any senior day care places near you? That might be a respite possibility for your Mom if your Dad could go one or two days a week. They usually have activities and a meal. However senior parents can be both stubborn and not like change. DO make sure that you and your sister and any o...
by Srhorselady
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Some Sad News. Godspeed Gunny.
Replies: 29
Views: 1272

Re: Some Sad News. Godspeed Gunny.

I'm so sorry. I read what you wrote and had to go hug my senior dog. They mean so much.
by Srhorselady
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Senior Parents
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: Senior Parents

Thank you Demi and Sue! I appreciate your comments. Sue, I kept telling my brother and sister in law how much I appreciate what they do for Mom. I only deal on my visits, they are in town daily. I do deal with my also 87 year old neighbor who has been a friend for 40 plus years. She still lives alon...
by Srhorselady
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Hurricane Harvey, ya'll....
Replies: 35
Views: 2066

Re: Hurricane Harvey, ya'll....

Those horrendous and wonderful videos of the rescues! I've seen some hurricane aftermaths but nothing like that. Thank goodness all here are safe.

My last email ad from Smart Pak listed horse rescues/vet groups etc that were accepting donations for Harley restoration. Sorry I can't cut and paste.
by Srhorselady
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Senior Parents
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Senior Parents

I just returned from visiting my mother. She lives in a memory care home near my brother and I try to fly there every 3 to 4 months to see her. She is 87 and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in her early 70s. Visiting her is always very emotionally difficult. After plateauing for a few years she has b...
by Srhorselady
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Pergolide and colic side effect anyone else?
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Pergolide and colic side effect anyone else?

According to my vet the major "digestive" side effect of Pergolide is anorexia. I have had two on Pergolide for years with no colic issues. BTW one of mine on Pergolide is a mini and since I need a pretty small dose I get compounded and flavored powder. It's much easier to dose.
by Srhorselady
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Wonderful facility/amenities, but no one rides and I'm lonely!
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: Wonderful facility/amenities, but no one rides and I'm lonely!

Have you considered encouraging any of your riding friends to move their horses to your current barn? It sounds like a wonderful barn so spread the word and create a social life at this barn. Then you wouldn't need to move for a riding buddy.
by Srhorselady
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Jeremy Steinberg Clinic in NJ - Sept.
Replies: 28
Views: 1425

Re: Jeremy Steinberg Clinic in NJ - Sept.

Hope you are feeling better soon! take care of yourself.
by Srhorselady
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The end I hope
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: The end I hope

WOW! You are one tough lady. However, now it is time to get back to a normal healthy life! Jingles and good wishes!
by Srhorselady
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Copper nails?
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: Copper nails?

My farrier uses copper nails when he nails a pad to a shoe but not for nailing the shoe itself. It never occurred to me to ask why. Hmmmmm
by Srhorselady
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Most hated domestic task.
Replies: 31
Views: 1284

Re: Most hated domestic task.

Forty years ago when I got my first promotion the salary increase went to hiring a regular house cleaner. I have NEVER regretted it even when I lived alone. The bad times are those when I lose a house cleaner and have to find a new one. I have someone who does the bathrooms, the kitchen, the floors,...
by Srhorselady
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for Chancellor
Replies: 42
Views: 1781

Re: Jingles for Chancellor

Feel better soon! Lots of jingles plus anything else that helps.
by Srhorselady
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Exercise >> Previcox
Replies: 49
Views: 2449

Re: Exercise >> Previcox

Goldhorse, thanks for the reminder! Mine have been on Previcox for several years now and I did know that was a possibility. Mine do get blood work done fairly frequently and the Vet keeps an eye on the liver. So far no issues. My senior dog is on Carprofin and we watch her blood work too for the sam...

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