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by Chancellor
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: more WEG issues...
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: more WEG issues...

So, I don't know exactly where we are staying (I can't remember) but if we are close enough, Michael and I can always give you a ride. We'd be going to the same events I would think. Yeah, I have to say that I am rather disappointed with the way this is set up. WEG at the Horse Park in KY was great.
by Chancellor
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!
Replies: 20
Views: 513

Re: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!

Jackson has managed to even sway Lois the cat. Lois hated Lexicon and would hiss at him at every turn. She has deigned to play with Jackson! Now, he DOES play too much for her taste and she let him have it this morning. He plays with Sherman the dog too. We were worried about Sherman a little becaus...
by Chancellor
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 29
Views: 777

Re: Quality of Life ?

The decision is never an easy one. Horses do not think about what they will be missing and I think it is wrong to personify our horses like that....they live in the here and now and don't think about the future.
by Chancellor
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!
Replies: 20
Views: 513

Re: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!

Can you imagine two Siamese kittens on a plane! (Actually, I can. When we moved out here from New York, we bought 4 cats with us. 3 of them were Siamese. That was in the days when cats went in the hold. The racket was breathtaking--I could hear them from the cabin... All survived to live to ripe ol...
by Chancellor
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!
Replies: 20
Views: 513

Re: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!

You should plan a trip to WEG and bring home a Siamese from the Carolinas!
by Chancellor
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!
Replies: 20
Views: 513

Re: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!

She just replied that she knows someone in KY. Not far enough West I guess.
by Chancellor
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!
Replies: 20
Views: 513

Re: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!

Well, you know, I am a meezer person :) Congratulations! We are pondering a pair of Siamese kittens here at the moment. (We have two female cats ruling the roost at the moment, Sage, the sort-of-Siamese and a new rescue, Puff, a Himalayan, who had been living in someone's garage, apparently driven ...
by Chancellor
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!
Replies: 20
Views: 513

Re: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!

He goes by Jackson! He is super super sweet. He really has bonded to me very strongly. Which I love. He is a hellion. What is even more interesting is that Lois who hated Lexicon, actually gets along with him!

PS. if you can't see the picture on the banner, you need to refresh your browser.
by Chancellor
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!
Replies: 20
Views: 513

Re: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!

20180617_114244.jpg Mountaineer wins the prize! I wondered who would be the first.....You win the prize in that your horse can be on the banner next month! That kitten is my newest baby. When I lost Lexicon and Scarlett, I started looking to be on breeder's lists to get a new Siamese. I'm all about...
by Chancellor
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!! More pics added.
Replies: 37
Views: 875

Re: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!! More pics added.

Look at the size of those knees. She's gonna be a big girl!
by Chancellor
Wed May 09, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What a few months it has been
Replies: 25
Views: 744

Re: What a few months it has been

LeoApp wrote:They should have had a test bed where you test the upgrade there first.


We did. I set up a test environment that people could test in for 3 months! Unfortunately, people didn't do a thorough job. Lucky me.
by Chancellor
Tue May 08, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What a few months it has been
Replies: 25
Views: 744

Re: What a few months it has been

{{Chancellor}} Sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved pets. They will still always be with you (I know mine are :) ). You *have* had a challenging year. If your employer can't deal with that, then kick them to the curb. Don't know the ERP application you use but software of that nature a jump fr...
by Chancellor
Mon May 07, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What a few months it has been
Replies: 25
Views: 744

What a few months it has been

In february, I took on the project of upgrading our ERP system at work. We jumped from version 6 to version 9. And it has been hell. Far too many bugs for a mature product like this. The first week, I worked 75 hours. The second week more than 60. Then I got my yearly review. My yearly review was &q...
by Chancellor
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: World Equestrian Games
Replies: 3
Views: 227

World Equestrian Games

FINALLY! I got my WEG tickets on Friday through email!
by Chancellor
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Life is stressful...thank you
Replies: 20
Views: 1173

Re: Life is stressful...thank you

You guys have no idea how much this post has cheered me up today. Thank you!
by Chancellor
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 4370

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

Well said exvet. Did some of the discussion on COTH go too far? Sure. Threatening SB directly was uncalled for. We need to have discussions about what to do in cases like this. As exvet said, this abuse was not definably clear cut as blood visible. How many of us saw the World Cup where Stefan Peter...
by Chancellor
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 4370

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

The whole PC/Bullying thing is a head scratcher to me. IT seems to me those who were the most upset that the world was getting 'too PC' are the first ones to get upset when someone they know is 'attacked' or 'bullied'. It makes me very confused. Is the world 'too PC' and we all need to stop being s...
by Chancellor
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Military Parade
Replies: 11
Views: 758

Re: Military Parade

How is ANYONE who is actually conservative considering this man a conservative? UGH! I am so outraged with this.
by Chancellor
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 4370

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

I didn't hear the commentary - guess, I need to go back and turn up the volume. Really? Judges have to worry about being accused of bullying? Umpires/referees call it like they see it, I assume that's what dressage judges do too. It's their trained eye, it's their opinion, it's what's in the rule b...
by Chancellor
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 4370

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

Who is pledged to protect the horse/the rules? The judges/TDs and the teachers/trainers. When they don't, then it is incumbent upon all horsemen to do so. And that, on most social media, has been the point. It is not the rider per se, it is the score given (esp the rider score) as well. This has to...
by Chancellor
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 4370

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

I don't understand why she couldn't be yellow carded. I've seen it happen at a regular USEF/USDF show. (In fact, my trainer was the unfortunate recipient, but she lost her temper with the ring steward, not her horse. Maybe that's the difference?) Axel Steiner mentioned that because it was a Nationa...
by Chancellor
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Movement to institute qualifying to move up at shows
Replies: 20
Views: 1530

Re: Movement to institute qualifying to move up at shows

Lorilu, your friend was judging at C. She could have eliminated the rider early on forthe one-hand whipping. Why didn't she? I think to be fair, where the judge was sitting, it may NOT have been obvious that she took her hand off the rein. It was obvious in the video because the camera was on the s...
by Chancellor
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 4370

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

Totally agree Sue B. If that were me, I would issue an apology. Would an apology be enough? Probably not but it would go a long way. The yellow card given to the rider in H/J land was discussed on the thread in question. No yellow card could be given here as it was a national class not an FEI. The w...
by Chancellor
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 4370

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

How can I call it a discussion? Because, in my opinion, the discussion on COTH was also about what to do to stop it from happening. And that IS important. No one's life was in jeopardy but that horse's quality of life was in jeopardy which is very important. That horse did not ask to be an I2 horse ...
by Chancellor
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 4370

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

Let's say I see a person setting a pressure cooker down near a crowd and walks away. Should I just let it go because hey, I don't KNOW that is a bomb. This is a nonsensical analogy. On the one hand you're comparing a failure to take action in the present moment that could cause loss of life and lim...
by Chancellor
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 4370

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 b...
by Chancellor
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 4370

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

Of course it's bullying. Even if it was clear abuse, which I think it was not, but even if it was clear abuse the response was bullying. What you are saying is that if society has decided that someone behaved poorly it's okay to bully them. No one did anything to help the horse. If one fucking pers...
by Chancellor
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 4370

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

Yeah, I don't really understand why this makes a difference that she was an amateur as opposed to a professional.
Frankly, I would think an amateur would be MORE sensitive to their horse since it is theirs as opposed to "just a ride"

In the meantime, can I have that horse?
by Chancellor
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 4370

Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

By now, I expect many of us have at least heard of what happened with Shelley Browning at the Del Mar show. There was a very long thread about it on COTH. And Axel Steiner has weighed in on his facebook page calling the COTH stuff bullying. I disagree. Was it over the top? Probably. But, we need to ...
by Chancellor
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: WEG tickets?
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: WEG tickets?

Baroque,
We will be getting a car so we can help you out too.....and if you go to the Woolery in KY, let me know! I'll go too!
by Chancellor
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: WEG tickets?
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: WEG tickets?

I ordered mine too and have heard absolutely NOTHING. This is going to be a disaster I am afraid.
by Chancellor
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mane hair memorials? Not tail!
Replies: 22
Views: 1260

Re: Mane hair memorials? Not tail!

When my Decrepit OTTB succumbed to terminal decrepitude recently, I took some of his rather thin tail, a little of his very soft lovely forelock, and a hunk of his perversely thick mane. Then I discovered that a couple years ago I had cut off his whole mane (the annual whacking of the beast ceremon...
by Chancellor
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 3104

Re: Needlefelting project

Amado, I have a ton of wool that is left over after I comb it for spinning. Let me know if you want any.
by Chancellor
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get me out of training level!
Replies: 41
Views: 2320

Re: Get me out of training level!

It's not like you will be beheaded if you don't do well at a level. You have nothing to lose by seeing what you can do.
Even if some of the movements are not quite right you could still get a decent score.
by Chancellor
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently
Replies: 39
Views: 2549

Re: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently

On the subject of movement.....Someone may sleep on their side with the legs bent for many hours and be able to do it easily. But can you imagine being in a box and WANTING to unbend your legs and not be able to? Horses may not move a ton in turnout.....but they CAN if they feel the need to do so.
by Chancellor
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 1741

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

I put them on a pent series when they first come in to the barn. After that, things I might watch for are -is it harder for them to get up and down when they roll? ? Since I do my own trimming, it is harder for them to flex a hind to put on the hoof stand? Are they starting to not track up as well?...
by Chancellor
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently
Replies: 39
Views: 2549

Re: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently

There will always be stories of animals who are sound DESPITE their environment. This is so true. Owner/trainers have horses that stay sound while in a less-than-desirable life style and/or training program. Then, they can say "well, I do this/that and my horses are sound". Can't say much...
by Chancellor
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently
Replies: 39
Views: 2549

Re: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently

There will always be stories of animals who are sound DESPITE their environment.
by Chancellor
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently
Replies: 39
Views: 2549

Re: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently

Well if we want to discuss the pervasiveness of lameness in 'sport' horses, I live next to a reining barn. I think lameness and stiffness issues have far more to do with the overall management of horses (this includes riding and training practices but also their time in stalls, etc) not the discipl...
by Chancellor
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia
Replies: 71
Views: 3412

Re: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia

And yes you have claims when you summarize the "placebo effect" Once again, I didn't say that. I was R-E-P-E-A-T-I-N-G what NIH was surmising. This is not my field. Ok. Good. You admit that this is not your expertise. Science used to be mine. I am published in several peer reviewed, natio...
by Chancellor
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia
Replies: 71
Views: 3412

Re: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia

Science is a hard game. When something has been under study for decades and still the literature is a mess, that is a result in itself. Does it prove acupuncture doesn't work in some circumstance? No. Does is suggest it probably doesn't work under most circumstances? Yes I would hardly call the lit...
by Chancellor
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia
Replies: 71
Views: 3412

Re: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia

Inflammatory subjects are fine. I don't care. But saying something like "Acupuncture doesn't work. Any of you idiots want to tell me why you stupidly think it does?" is inflammatory. It does not inspire debate or discussion. It is just insulting and inflammatory. Now, if it were stated as ...
by Chancellor
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia
Replies: 71
Views: 3412

Re: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia

Tsavo, If you don't believe in this type of veterinary practice, then don't use it. What do you care if other people "waste" their money on the alternative medicine? Does this translate into you feeling like she shouldn't discuss her view of it here? I'm not much into the woo-woo either. ...
by Chancellor
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia
Replies: 71
Views: 3412

Re: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia

Tsavo, If you don't believe in this type of veterinary practice, then don't use it. What do you care if other people "waste" their money on the alternative medicine? I have used acupuncture on myself, my horses and my dogs. It worked wonders for all of them. Was there placebo effect? I don...
by Chancellor
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pretty farm for sale in TN
Replies: 17
Views: 1272

Re: Pretty farm for sale in TN

Bip wrote:*Looks at pictures*
*looks out window at raging bomb cyclone*

Who do I give the money to?



Not if I get there first!
by Chancellor
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having to make the hard decision
Replies: 18
Views: 1538

Re: Having to make the hard decision

It is never easy to make that decision. So sorry!
by Chancellor
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!
Replies: 39
Views: 2593

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

Aww Xanthoria, what a lovely tribute to the Decrepit one. So sorry for your loss.
by Chancellor
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My DDBB title :)
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: My DDBB title :)

I think it is hundred. Post more and find out :-)

I am currently on vacation and the internet connection here is slow.....slow as cold molasses. So I can't easily check.

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