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by Srhorselady
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Energy levels as you age
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Energy levels as you age

Chisamba definitely has twice as much energy (maybe three times) as I have! But she is right about the “keep going”. It’s stopping to take a break that leads to everything ending. I’m 70 and I have less energy every year. However, I find that Vitamin B complex helps. It doesn’t absorb well in the st...
by Srhorselady
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress
Replies: 282
Views: 8264

Re: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress

I am so so sorry. There is so much trauma with sudden death. At the same time the quick release can be much better than the lingering pain. Pneumonia can be an unpleasant death. I lost both my parents to the lingering form. However, I wish you had at least had time to say goodbye. Be kind to yoursel...
by Srhorselady
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My Spinal Stenosis journey.
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: My Spinal Stenosis journey.

WOW. Hang in there! No more pain is the mantra!
by Srhorselady
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: It's the thought that counts
Replies: 11
Views: 517

Re: It's the thought that counts

:D :lol: :D
by Srhorselady
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Got my second jab today
Replies: 37
Views: 1502

Re: Got my second jab today

Please double check but our news reported that they recommend NOT having a mammo until several months after the vaccine. They reported a high number of abnormal mammograms when they are done shortly after the vaccine. However, there is so much false information out there so please research it. I jus...
by Srhorselady
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Painful topic making that hard choice
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Painful topic making that hard choice

Khall I dealt with the same issues with my dog that you are dealing with towards the end. She was on the maximum daily carprofin plus lots of gabapentin. Her hind end was going plus her shoulders. For most of her last year I couldn’t let her go to the barn with me any more. What DID help and extend ...
by Srhorselady
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress
Replies: 282
Views: 8264

Re: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress

Oh Chisamba! Hang in there! Jingles for you and your barn. I’m sorry for all your extra work.
by Srhorselady
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Sweet Itch season is almost here..any suggestions!
Replies: 48
Views: 10593

Re: Sweet Itch season is almost here..any suggestions!

I was just reading the Morris Animal Foundation Annual Report on the research they are funding for horses. There are two research projects that may eventually in the future help horses with allergies. One is that they have identified a product (latex related) in footing that causes allergies and the...
by Srhorselady
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Century ride
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Century ride

DO IT! DO IT! Says this 70 year old!
by Srhorselady
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Moutaineer's horse shopping thread.
Replies: 242
Views: 8900

Re: Moutaineer's horse shopping thread.

Great News!
by Srhorselady
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Moutaineer's horse shopping thread.
Replies: 242
Views: 8900

Re: Moutaineer's horse shopping thread.

Good Luck. Thinking of you tomorrow!
by Srhorselady
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Godspeed, Beetle
Replies: 20
Views: 977

Re: Godspeed, Beetle

More sympathy plus a few tears for you. I lost my companion of 14 years two weeks ago. I so totally understand.
by Srhorselady
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?
Replies: 433
Views: 15778

Re: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?

Congratulations! You have a horse to ride!
by Srhorselady
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Moutaineer's horse shopping thread.
Replies: 242
Views: 8900

Re: Moutaineer's horse shopping thread.

BTW. I suspect the original owner couldn’t keep him sound due to poor farrier work. They had him on the road showing and his feet were NOT in good condition and not trimmed for navicular when I got him.
by Srhorselady
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Moutaineer's horse shopping thread.
Replies: 242
Views: 8900

Re: Moutaineer's horse shopping thread.

I was given my currently 25 year old Hanoverian when he was 12 due to navicular pain. He was showing Prix St G. His previous owner had him nerved in the one foot but he didn’t stay sound so I was given him. I took lessons on him and he was ridden daily. Two years later he was off on tight circles an...
by Srhorselady
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for my sick dog please- Edit- she's gone
Replies: 46
Views: 2733

Re: Jingles for my sick dog please- Edit- she's gone

You have all my sympathy. I know exactly how it is. I lost my companion of 15 years on the same day you did. I can’t stop tearing up when I think of it. I am lucky in that her issue was age and orthopedic issues not a horrible disease. Hang in there.
by Srhorselady
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: What offbreed would most interest you as a dressage horse?
Replies: 54
Views: 2032

Re: What offbreed would most interest you as a dressage horse?

I’ve never had a Morgan but I’ve always thought a western working/sport bred Morgan would make a good dressage horse. Conformationally they are a little like a small warm blood. They usually have a work ethic and are forward. Plus they are amateur friendly but have a little spice so they can sparkle...
by Srhorselady
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Vehicle Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 1450

Re: Another Vehicle Thread

I did some pretty heavy research into new SUVs (small to medium sized) in 2018 when I was car shopping. My major criteria were long term Maintanance, safety, and gas mileage. There were three that basically came out equally at the top. All were within the same price range. Honda CRV, Toyota RAV 4, a...
by Srhorselady
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Subaru Outback
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

Re: Subaru Outback

I have a 2018 Subaru Forester that I love. I believe the Outback and Forester are very Similar. The the Forester is more vertical in style while the Outback is wider and lower. What I like most is the handling. I can do a u turn on a narrow road with no problem. I frequently overturn to get into par...
by Srhorselady
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: What offbreed would most interest you as a dressage horse?
Replies: 54
Views: 2032

Re: What offbreed would most interest you as a dressage horse?

Mountaineer, since you like Appies take a look at the “Confetti” horses. Breeder is in California and has bred her sport bred Appie stallion to warmblood mares. The stallion seems to always throw color. A friend owns two full siblings she has had in dressage training plus she recently bought another...
by Srhorselady
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Sitting trot
Replies: 29
Views: 1443

Re: Sitting trot

I don’t have the experience of the other responders, but I have both seen on others and felt in myself the sitting trot in your video. What they all have in common is horses with wide flatter backs and riders who are not as wide in the hips. As was commented in another thread I think what some of th...
by Srhorselady
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Moutaineer's horse shopping thread.
Replies: 242
Views: 8900

Re: Moutaineer's horse shopping thread.

Jossette took the words out of my mouth! I much prefer this video to the black gelding!
by Srhorselady
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?
Replies: 433
Views: 15778

Re: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?

Another possibility...if this horse hasn’t sold before you see him again why don’t you ask if you could pay to lease him for one month. You’d have to insure, but you could take your time as a trial and use your vet for the PPE. There are ALWAYS findings in the PPE so you could see if they are things...
by Srhorselady
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Our Long Awaited Arrival!
Replies: 16
Views: 1438

Re: Our Long Awaited Arrival!

Congratulations! What a cutie!
by Srhorselady
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: So sad. Jane Savoie dies
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Re: So sad. Jane Savoie dies

Jane Savoie was the first dressage clinician I ever audited. She inspired me to change my riding emphasis to dressage.
by Srhorselady
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Bridle shopping help?
Replies: 16
Views: 1650

Re: Bridle shopping help?

I had several Bobby’s bridles in the past...maybe 8 plus years ago. Good workmanship and nice leather. One was a beautiful rolled leather double. However I think that was before the company had lots of changes and different qualities of leather. Now I don’t know. I also had a Micklem several years a...
by Srhorselady
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any greyhound people?
Replies: 39
Views: 6528

Re: Any greyhound people?

By the way for those who are not familiar...Bedlington Terriers are built like sight hounds, roached back and similar galloping running style. Only they have hair similar to a poodle (softer and no shed, grooming required), about 20 lbs. they look like lambs, but have terrier temperament.
by Srhorselady
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any greyhound people?
Replies: 39
Views: 6528

Re: Any greyhound people?

Many years ago my father retired and moved in with me. He brought his retired champion show dog Bedlington Terrier who was VERY aggressive toward cats. Cats had teased him on the back walls of his previous residence. I, of course, had a cat. We proceeded as you are doing. Separate rooms for each and...
by Srhorselady
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Kirby (1998-2020)
Replies: 23
Views: 2063

Re: Kirby (1998-2020)

I’m so sorry. It is so hard to lose them.
by Srhorselady
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Joint support/maintenance
Replies: 15
Views: 1303

Re: Joint support/maintenance

I also used an early Equithrive product on my mare with laminitis that was caused by metabolic issues. We tried the Equithrive after using just about everything and this is the first product that over a 6 month period with blood tests actually lowered her metabolic numbers. This was late in her dise...
by Srhorselady
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Joint support/maintenance
Replies: 15
Views: 1303

Re: Joint support/maintenance

On the advice of my vet I was giving one of my senior horses Adequan. It seemed to make him more comfortable. This horse was about 20, was doing about third level work, and had had an extensive athletic career as a race horse and jumper. Then the vet also recommended it for another of my seniors who...
by Srhorselady
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Trying again, hope this is the one!
Replies: 77
Views: 23906

Re: Trying again, hope this is the one!

Congratulations on being able to ride her again! Hopefully she will continue to stay sound so that you two can enjoy working together again.
by Srhorselady
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse-good update
Replies: 67
Views: 14559

Re: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse-good update

Your experiences sound a little similar to mine. I am so glad you were able to find something that worked for your guy. Mariano is a currently 25 year old Hanoverian gelding. Two and a half years ago in the middle of the summer after losing his long time companion he got real finicky about food. He ...
by Srhorselady
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?
Replies: 433
Views: 15778

Re: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?

I’ve been VERY lucky with most of my horses, but I wanted to comment on the two thoroughbreds. One was small , maybe 15.2, with excellent feet, work ethic, and temperament. He was born a twin so probably part of the size issue. He was a mediocre race horse, an excellent pony horse, a good hunter/jum...
by Srhorselady
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Tension from injections and robaxin?
Replies: 15
Views: 1115

Re: Tension from injections and robaxin?

Two of my seniors are on daily Previcox And I’ve never had an injection reaction. However, three of the four are good for injections. My old guy gets an injection three times weekly, but is luckily very good for them. I frequently give them in the pecs since I’m too short to give them in his hip and...
by Srhorselady
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle question
Replies: 11
Views: 1016

Re: Saddle question

StraightForward sent you a pm.
by Srhorselady
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: Big tack trunk cleanout!
Replies: 6
Views: 1278

Re: Big tack trunk cleanout!

PM sent. Thanks
by Srhorselady
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trips/events cancelled, trips/events planned?
Replies: 18
Views: 1924

Re: Trips/events cancelled, trips/events planned?

Exvet, FYI. When I was at the Canyon last week I overheard a hiker saying they were not issuing overnite camping passes, but some people got around it by “hiking” at night. That was okay. I wouldn’t go this week, however. Williams hit their record high temperature ever 96 degeees! Better next week. ...
by Srhorselady
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trips/events cancelled, trips/events planned?
Replies: 18
Views: 1924

Re: Trips/events cancelled, trips/events planned?

Well, my first cancellation due to Covid was the World Cup in Las Vegas. Then my tour of the Canadian Rockies (I would have been leaving this week) was cancelled by the tour company when it became obvious the borders were going to remain closed. I waited for the Company to cancel to make sure I got ...
by Srhorselady
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Summer of Seclusion: July and August Goals and Progress
Replies: 251
Views: 21333

Re: Summer of Seclusion: July and August Goals and Progress

Congratulations to everyone on all the progress they are making! I’ve really enjoyed reading it all and seeing the pictures. I hope to post pictures in the future. Thanks to Flight I now can reduce their size, BUT I upgraded my phone to an iPhone 11 and no longer know how to transfer them here. Ah w...
by Srhorselady
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Surviving COVID
Replies: 24
Views: 3247

Re: Surviving COVID

To both of you with your endangered relatives. You have all my sympathy. One of the reasons I posted was so that people would realize Covid is NOT a death sentence even for those at risk. It’s far better to NOT catch it but don’t totally panic. Now they are finding so many variants too. However, I d...
by Srhorselady
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Summer of Seclusion: July and August Goals and Progress
Replies: 251
Views: 21333

Re: Summer of Seclusion: July and August Goals and Progress

More congratulations to Tesla and SF and Hot4S!
by Srhorselady
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Surviving COVID
Replies: 24
Views: 3247

Re: Surviving COVID

One of the craziest things about this pandemic is how things that should be easy are not! When I came down with symptoms on a Friday night I waited until Monday morning to call my doctor thinking he would have me come in for a test. No. He gave me names of places and telephone numbers to get tested....
by Srhorselady
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Summer of Seclusion: July and August Goals and Progress
Replies: 251
Views: 21333

Re: Summer of Seclusion: July and August Goals and Progress

Congratulations to every one on their show results! Those are really super! Beautiful color on that pony. WOW!
by Srhorselady
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Summer of Seclusion: July and August Goals and Progress
Replies: 251
Views: 21333

Re: Summer of Seclusion: July and August Goals and Progress

Exvet, I know absolutely nothing about Welsh breeding. I got this pony from the same person as my previous half Welsh pony. She is a close friend of a close friend and the breeder is her daughter in California. Peanut, the first half Welsh/half Arab pony is by a Welsh Hunter stallion Called Rain Bea...
by Srhorselady
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Summer of Seclusion: July and August Goals and Progress
Replies: 251
Views: 21333

Re: Summer of Seclusion: July and August Goals and Progress

I wonder if I can blame Exvet? I also have a new project pony...who is half Welsh (plus 1/4 thoroughbred and 1/4 Dutch Warmblood. :D :D :D I swore I wouldn’t buy any more horses when I hit my mid 60s. So I didn’t. She was given to me. She is 8 and has had ground work but not been saddled. Unfortunat...
by Srhorselady
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Surviving COVID
Replies: 24
Views: 3247

Surviving COVID

Since no one else has brought this subject up I’ll tell you my experiences catching and recovering from Covid. First I was wearing a mask and I thought I was observing all precautions. Like many of us stuck at home I was getting a variety of household projects done. As a senior woman living alone on...
by Srhorselady
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Pickled Quail Eggs
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: Pickled Quail Eggs

Very pretty as well as yummy!
by Srhorselady
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Pickled Quail Eggs
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: Pickled Quail Eggs

Our eggs rarely lasted two weeks! :D In fact it was hard to make people leave them alone for two days! Since it was rare to still have any at two weeks I didn’t worry about the tough issue. I would assume there should be a way, but don’t have any good ideas. They also start to darken in color the lo...
by Srhorselady
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Pickled Quail Eggs
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: Pickled Quail Eggs

I’ve done chicken eggs in a very similar solution. (I assume you boiled the eggs :D ). I then soaked eggs for any where from 24 hours to Two weeks. More than two weeks they start to get tough and less than two days the flavor is very mild. The flavor gets stronger the longer they are left in the vin...

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