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by Amado
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ex-trotter owners? Horse moving too much upward
Replies: 26
Views: 479

Re: Ex-trotter owners? Horse moving too much upward

Wow, your horses are beautiful!!
by Amado
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My horse and his little goat family
Replies: 15
Views: 421

Re: My horse and his little goat family

Awesome. I love goats. I have a million sheets and blankets because we used to live in the Pacific Northwet. I owned a lot of sheets because saddling a wet horse is no fun.
by Amado
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Calm trail horse turned evil bolter on longe
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: Calm trail horse turned evil bolter on longe

Most important question, what Is he wearing when you lunge him? If he is able to turn away from you, then take off and get away from you, it’s not the right equipment. You need something with enough bite to stop him in his tracks when he gets out of control. That might be a rope halter with knots. I...
by Amado
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Help getting trot lateral work more forward?
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Help getting trot lateral work more forward?

Oh thank you all, this is super helpful!
by Amado
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Help getting trot lateral work more forward?
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Help getting trot lateral work more forward?

I am back to feeling like I can get serious about riding after two years in far northern Maine with no indoor arena and 6 months of snow on the ground each year. We have moved back to Montana and I’m boarding at a place with a small but fairly wide indoor, and a good sized (80 x 190–ish) outdoor. Wh...
by Amado
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: You can improve the walk.
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: You can improve the walk.

Yes! I do a ton of work at the walk. All the lateral work in the walk in the warmup, counterbent turns, SI to renver, travers to shoulder out, on straight lines, on circles. Lengthened walk to counted steps (or whatever they are called. ) and back. That thing that the western guys do, where you do a...
by Amado
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 79
Views: 2275

Re: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war

The area Rico’s sore are on is not white, Update - a few weeks ago I made the mistake of putting regular bellboots on and it irritated the sores, which meant I had to start over! Had to soften the scabs again with miconazole nitrate, then cleaned daily, alternating between wiping with a betadine sol...
by Amado
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: This is what has kept me going. Pony video
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Re: This is what has kept me going. Pony video

He’s gorgeous. (I can’t play the video either)
by Amado
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saving magazine articles
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: Saving magazine articles

I think your best bet is file folders in one of those file containers (that’s where mine are) or in sleeves in a notebook ( like somebody else suggested) and stuck in your bookcase with your other dressage books. Scanning all those things and putting them on a comptur or ipad somewhere is a pain in ...
by Amado
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 79
Views: 2275

Re: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war

My horse is having issues with two sores on the back of a front pastern, definitely scratches - I’m having luck with vetericyn. (Once I got the scabs loosened up and removed using a mixture of triple antiobiotic and miconizole) I spray on the vetericyn and wipe it off with a paper towel several time...
by Amado
Sat May 26, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Boot woes - now boot happiness!
Replies: 15
Views: 1095

Re: Boot woes

I had custom Konigs made for me - and it felt like the heel slipped a little, but I solved that by putting in some of those gel heel inserts - that solved the issue.
by Amado
Sat May 19, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Question about some facebook dressage groups?
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Question about some facebook dressage groups?

Thank you. Googled. Think I’ll pass. :shock:
by Amado
Fri May 18, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Question about some facebook dressage groups?
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Question about some facebook dressage groups?

I get invited to join some dressage facebook groups by various horse friends - but I want to know who the people who are behind the groups are before I click join - does anybody know who these are? Dre ssage Sc hooling Discussions. (I put spaces in so it doesn’t so easily come up on google) Symp ath...
by Amado
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rain, rain go away
Replies: 12
Views: 1005

Re: Rain, rain go away

Not here. Won’t even crack freezing today. 12 when I woke up. Entire property feels like one big glacier.
by Amado
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pysanky anyone? (Ukrainian Easter eggs)
Replies: 14
Views: 1310

Re: Pysanky anyone? (Ukrainian Easter eggs)

Holy cow. Those are spectacular!!! Wow! I LOVE them!!

(Carp. Now I have to fight the urge to go online and buy supplies).
by Amado
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 4705

Re: Needlefelting project

Adorable, AmityBee! One thing I like about these needle felting projects is that it’s easy to just sit down and do it in little sessions, a few minutes here and there. I’m still working on what makes the best eyes, I made a second eye for the cat, but I’m not sure I like how they turned out, one is ...
by Amado
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 4705

Re: Needlefelting project

Cool, will check out the magazine next time I’m at tractor supply! You should try it. It’s a lot of fun!
by Amado
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 4705

Re: Needlefelting project

Got one cat eye in. Made this one with a blue bead and some paint, I think I need to buy some, making them takes too long! And finished the tiny horse. Definitely like doing them without the wire better (this one has wire) https://s26.postimg.org/qgwnftkop/CB137360-_AE85-4_D2_A-_BA90-_BA4_F56_C97_C7...
by Amado
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 4705

Re: Needlefelting project

Tail is on. I have to be quick with the pictures. She knocks in on the floor if it sits there for too long. :lol: https://s26.postimg.org/dq4zmvi3d/0_EC330_D7-_DF46-4827-81_EB-2507_FC41_F22_E.jpg https://s26.postimg.org/o07em3sjd/AB1_F2817-_CF2_A-4_D28-823_E-_CD684560_F200.jpg
by Amado
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 4705

Re: Needlefelting project

So I started playing with a tiny cat portrait. I don’t quite have the right colors yet, so i had to mix a few together. It’s a little small for all the detail I like to do, and her head is a little big for her body, and I still have to add the tail and glass eyes. I also have to be careful, because ...
by Amado
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another sign of getting older...
Replies: 13
Views: 1272

Re: Another sign of getting older...

I couldn’t get through the first episode. I couldn’t deal with Game of Thrones, either. But I am able to watch some of the dark dectective mysteries - like Hinterland and Shetland, and The Frozen Dead. Loved those. Also - Endeavor. (The Inspector Morse prequel) That one is awesome.
by Amado
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 4705

Re: Needlefelting project

Awesome! The amount of sculpting and shrinking you can do is amazing, you just keep stabbing! I ordered a felting “pen” made by clover - it has three needles (but you can use it with two or one - and it’s making the felting go MUCH faster. I also ordered one that has 6 (?), but it is harder to use. ...
by Amado
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quick gift question
Replies: 12
Views: 1315

Re: Quick gift question

I also like the idea of a box with all the pictures. What a lovely gift!
by Amado
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mane hair memorials? Not tail!
Replies: 22
Views: 2306

Re: Mane hair memorials? Not tail!

Just the forelock, mane and tail. The rest (the body) is wool fleece , felted and shaped with a barbed needle.
by Amado
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mane hair memorials? Not tail!
Replies: 22
Views: 2306

Re: Mane hair memorials? Not tail!

I did this with mane hair. Better than tail hair because it’s finer. The body is maybe 5 inches long. (More pics in the needlefelting thread)

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by Amado
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 4705

Re: Needlefelting project

So here are a couple more experiments, I took the paint foal’s spots off and turned him into a regular sized horse. I am trying some wire supports, they give structure, but are harder to felt because you hit them with the needle. I am experimenting with hand painting trade beads and dimensional modg...
by Amado
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 4705

Re: Needlefelting project

I would love any leftovers!! Would be happy to pay shipping. I’m finding that the wool I got from my spinner/weaver friend is felting easier than the little packages of colored wool I found at the store. It is felting much faster, not sure why.
by Amado
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 4705

Re: Needlefelting project

Love those dogs. I was kind of hoping to find something I could make in the under $100 range. They are a little easier to sculpt when they are bigger, but they take a lot more time and materials! I kind of like the simplified shapes, with the correct coloring, though sculpting more of the features i...
by Amado
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 4705

Re: Needlefelting project

Yes, I found one tutorial where the artist added metal just to support the legs, after she built the body. It really only matters if you want your project to stand up (and/or if you want thinner legs). Some people wrap pipe cleaners around the metal to help the wool stick, I’m going to try that next...
by Amado
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 4705

Re: Needlefelting project

Some people build a frame with wire to felt around, I did not do that with the first two, but I’m trying it with this small one, it will make it more posable, and I should be able to make thbelega thinner, but so far I don’t like how you end up hitting the wire with the felting needle. (You can see ...
by Amado
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 4705

Re: Needlefelting project

No kit. I had a fiber arts friend show me how to do it, its not difficult, It’s like building a sculpture out of clay. Only you stab the wool with this long needle to mold the parts. You can add little rolled up bits of the wool to build up areas, you want the finished thing to be fairly firm. The f...
by Amado
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 4705

Re: Needlefelting project

it’s not hard to do - though this one took me awhile, since it was only the second time I’ve tried it. It’s very fun, I haven’t stabbed myself yet (you put your project down on a fat piece of foam and felt into that for the most part, though I had to hold it to do the details. Hardest part was figur...
by Amado
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 4705

Needlefelting project

Re-learning needlefelting. This is Buddy the mini, I used a lock of hair from his mane for the forelock, mane and tail. I’m going to put some beads and a little nameplate on the string (he’s a hanging ornament). https://s26.postimg.org/8j2lm2xm1/42276567-4_ECB-40_AF-_A899-2958_AA8142_E2.jpg https://...
by Amado
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Season's Greeting
Replies: 19
Views: 2464

Re: Season's Greeting

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by Amado
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Your first riding lesson
Replies: 10
Views: 1410

Re: Your first riding lesson

A week of riding camp at Golden Green Stables in Urbana, Illinois. Close to 50 years ago. I remember trying to learn to post on a mule named Kate, and going on trail rides on a horse called Sawdust who would pull the reins out of my hands to eat grass. I remember my mom sending me with lunches if bo...
by Amado
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Winter Solstice
Replies: 12
Views: 1892

Re: Winter Solstice

I have been looking forward to this day. I always feel better when the days start getting longer. Though up here, the forecast gets so much colder! This is next week. Our son comes to visit from Seattle on Wednesday. Hope he has warm clothes! https://s26.postimg.org/96s91sw3t/8_C2_FA43_B-_E333-4172-...
by Amado
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you artsy craftsy types working on?
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: So what are you artsy craftsy types working on?

I loved my Spirograph! I spend hours using it, was always so frustrating when you were almost to the end of the pattern and you pushed your pen a little too hard and the gear it was in slipped out of the teeth and screeched across the paper! I found a small spirograph stocking stuffer a few years ag...
by Amado
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you artsy craftsy types working on?
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: So what are you artsy craftsy types working on?

Oh wow, those stones are so pretty, Kande! There is a really cool app (free) for the ipad called Amaziograph. It hs different configurations, and it’s a super easy and fun way to make repeating patterns and Mandalas. People sometimes use it to design wall paper and fabric. A couple I did: https://s2...
by Amado
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you artsy craftsy types working on?
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

So what are you artsy craftsy types working on?

Spin off from “Where is everybody” and “The Making of a painting” The whole keeping the horses at home and taking care of the farmette has been a little overwhelming. I love it, but I don’t feel like I have a lot of time for other stuff, like art. Here is a little of what I’ve managed since we moved...
by Amado
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The making of a painting
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: The making of a painting

This is really wonderful. Love the palette you’ve picked, and your design. Your thread is motivation for me to get my act together and start painting again. It’s so hard, having the horses at home, to feel like I have the time, but I know I just need to make time. I keep thinking I’ll have time “onc...
by Amado
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help needed with work issue.
Replies: 17
Views: 2267

Re: Help needed with work issue.

Probably a good plan. I would suggest that you might want to document this as one of the reasons you are resigning in your resignation letter. Also, stating that you personally heard the supervisor discriminating against a fellow employee by assigning them disliked tasks exclusively creating in you...
by Amado
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help needed with work issue.
Replies: 17
Views: 2267

Re: Help needed with work issue.

Seems wrong to me. No matter what her educational background is, or how old she is. It would bother me.
by Amado
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need a ride for a horse from Illinois
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Re: Need a ride for a horse from Illinois

I’ve been really happy with Brook Ledge.
by Amado
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: CA Fires
Replies: 19
Views: 2868

Re: CA Fires

I saw that on facebook this morning, I couldn’t finish watching the footage. So terrifying and tragic. :(
by Amado
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Look what I found at the thrift store
Replies: 11
Views: 1933

Re: Look what I found at the thrift store

One other - loved these stories when I was 12 or 13. Looked for it forever, then found it a few years back at a junk store.

https://www.amazon.com/More-Horse-Stories/dp/B004ZKZ1H8
by Amado
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Look what I found at the thrift store
Replies: 11
Views: 1933

Re: Look what I found at the thrift store

Oh man. I *loved* that book.
by Amado
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Best horsemanship/horse book for 10 year old?
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

Re: Best horsemanship/horse book for 10 year old?

Thanks for all the suggestions!
by Amado
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Best horsemanship/horse book for 10 year old?
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

Best horsemanship/horse book for 10 year old?

A friend asked me for book recommendations - 10 y.o. granddaughter just getting interested in horses. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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