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by Code3
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Best comments from judge
Replies: 12
Views: 802

Re: Best comments from judge

“Nice flying change. Unfortunately not required at this level.”
by Code3
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trucks! Need help/opinions on tow vehicles
Replies: 16
Views: 928

Re: Trucks! Need help/opinions on tow vehicles

I have a 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel 4WD, less than 150K miles on it. I pull a 2 horse bumper pull with dressing room with it and it doesn't know it's back there. I live in mountainous terrain--I can't actually go anywhere from here without going down and up and over a mountain pass. I think what yo...
by Code3
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trucks! Need help/opinions on tow vehicles
Replies: 16
Views: 928

Re: Trucks! Need help/opinions on tow vehicles

I pull my 3 horse slant with a 99 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel. I use an electric brake controller and have made runs from western Oregon to Reno and to the California Bay Area. If I were regularly going over steep mountains with a full load I’d want a 3500 but for my regular use of mostly local trips the ...
by Code3
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 66
Views: 4406

Re: Bronc Dressage

One of the best displays of horsemanship I ever saw was at a PBR event. There was only one horse in the ring used to move the bulls out after the ride. The first horse was clearly very experienced. The cowboy switched horses mid way and the second horse was nervous and fidgety. Watching the cowboy s...
by Code3
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Transport from Montana to California
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: Transport from Montana to California

Found someone!
by Code3
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: In Which I Seek ze Legerete (long)
Replies: 22
Views: 2068

Re: In Which I Seek ze Legerete (long)

Thank you for sharing your journey!
by Code3
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: In Which I Seek ze Legerete (long)
Replies: 22
Views: 2068

Re: In Which I Seek ze Legerete (long)

This is incredibly exciting. Congratulations!
by Code3
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Transport from Montana to California
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Transport from Montana to California

My cousin is trying to find a ride for one horse from Northwest Montana to California (east Bay) prior to December 8. The commercial shippers she contacted weren’t going that route in that time frame. Just throwing this out in case someone knows someone who by chance will be going that way. Thanks.
by Code3
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: ERU
Replies: 17
Views: 2136

Re: ERU

Abby, I missed that it was both eyes. I know you'll do what's right - whatever that is. I'm sorry you're in this position. Lucky horse to have landed with you.
by Code3
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: ERU
Replies: 17
Views: 2136

Re: ERU

I've had two horses with ERU. Both OTTBs. The first also had an injury, and was fine when we removed the eye. The second was caught early, treated appropriately, and still devolved into increasingly hard to treat and more frequent flare ups. We thought about doing a cyclosporine (sp?) implant at UC ...
by Code3
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Sweet Itch
Replies: 43
Views: 6111

Re: Sweet Itch

Thanks Code3, I write all the treatments down! Where are you buying you anti inflammatory herbal mix? I used Kill Itch last year but I haven't needed to use it so far this year. I make it myself. 1 cup each: MSM, Flax, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger root, and paprika. The original "recipe" in...
by Code3
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Emma
Replies: 71
Views: 10903

Re: Emma

I love seeing your progress. She looks amazing. As my trainer says, the slow way is the fast way. You are finding the holes in her training and fixing them. Such a wonderful journey. Thank you for sharing.
by Code3
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Connection or Lightness: bit choice
Replies: 23
Views: 3399

Re: Connection or Lightness: bit choice

I used to dismiss being fussy about bits until I had a horse that was fussy about bits. In my quest I discovered neue Schule bits and, when my horse liked it, I was convinced. I used a Verbindend on my OTTB and a Tranz Angled Eggbutt on my Arab. I lost my OTTB, but my Warmblood also goes well in the...
by Code3
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Sweet Itch
Replies: 43
Views: 6111

Re: Sweet Itch

I have a horse with sweet itch who is also a head shaker. Three years ago, at the age of seven, he was unrideable. FWIW, he is having a great summer with minimal headshakng and air loss after much experimentation. I realize you don't have the head shaking issue, but I'll throw out what works for my ...
by Code3
Mon May 22, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: VOM?
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: VOM?

I've seen it used on a dog and on a horse. My neighbor swears by it for her dog. We used it once on a dog and I didn't see a difference. I wasn't able to follow up on the horses it was used on, just saw it demonstrated. Sorry, not much help.
by Code3
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Stall floors
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: Stall floors

DJR, that's what I have now. Over the years they have deteriorated to the point where they need to get pulled out and thrown away. They have chunks that have come off, chunks that are sticking up, and the horses catch them with a hoof when they are rolling and get shavings under them. I started with...
by Code3
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: need to vent - more on reasonable work for a 26 year old horse
Replies: 20
Views: 3195

Re: need to vent - more on reasonable work for a 26 year old horse

My clinician's horse is 33 this year. He evented at upper levels, is still sound and does best when exercised regularly. Activity is great for horses, as long as it is reasonable. Enjoy your horse!
by Code3
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Vacuum Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1765

Re: Vacuum Recommendations

We have a Riccar we've been happy with. It handles lots of dog hair - three large, shedding dogs.
by Code3
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Stall floors
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Stall floors

What is your favorite stall floor? After 19 years mine need some rehab and I'm looking for ideas. Thanks.
by Code3
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: If I were going to move to Oregon or Washington state
Replies: 11
Views: 1871

Re: If I were going to move to Oregon or Washington state

There's always Eugene, Oregon. Several nice facilities, moderate climate, an hour from the coast for some beach riding. Active dressage community bringing in clinicians.
by Code3
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: lift a glass to the memory of my friends
Replies: 32
Views: 4134

Re: lift a glass to the memory of my friends

Such overwhelming heartbreak. I can't imagine. My heart goes out to you on such a sad anniversary.
by Code3
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Micklem bridles solve what problem(s)?
Replies: 28
Views: 4681

Re: Micklem bridles solve what problem(s)?

i started my WB in a drop. As he matured, I tried him in regular cavesson and flash, then went to a Micklem. He is quieter with the Micklem I think because of the stability. He is very light and learning to take a good contact. My Arabian has always been ridden in a regular cavesson. In the last few...
by Code3
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trucks! Seeking your opinions
Replies: 45
Views: 6795

Re: Trucks! Seeking your opinions

I have a 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins diesel. Runs like a top, nothing has fallen off of it. It did need a new heater coil and a new alternator this year. It definitely drives like a truck, and it's loud, but it's 18 years old with less than 135,000 miles on it so it's sticking around. My mechanic sw...
by Code3
Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: ISO brown browband with red beads
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: ISO brown browband with red beads

PM sent. :)
by Code3
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: ISO brown browband with red beads
Replies: 3
Views: 776

ISO brown browband with red beads

Regular size (16").
by Code3
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle
Replies: 40
Views: 4068

Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Godspeed, Gristle. I'm so sorry for your loss.
by Code3
Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: Back on Track bell boots
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

Re: Back on Track bell boots

Boy, did I have them safely tucked away!! :-)

Size M. I'm trying to attach a photo but it says too large. Tried reducing the size, still too large. GRRR... If you'd like a photo I can probably send it via email.
by Code3
Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Trainers who come to you
Replies: 12
Views: 2287

Re: Trainers who come to you

Fatcat and I have the same trainer, and she's less than ten miles from me. She does still travel, although I trailer to her place for my lessons. many other trainers in the area also travel.
by Code3
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: Back on Track bell boots
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

Re: Back on Track bell boots

Well. I put them somewhere safe and can't find them. I'll look again and see if I can answer your question.
by Code3
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Breast Cancer Spin-Off, Who's had it?
Replies: 30
Views: 4029

Re: Breast Cancer Spin-Off, Who's had it?

My friend, 15 years ago.

My mother, 7 years ago.

My friend, 7 years ago.

My friend, 1 year ago.

My friend, current
by Code3
Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My training is staring to show progress
Replies: 74
Views: 7794

Re: My training is staring to show progress

The opportunity to have a respectful conversation about training was a boat that sailed with the very first reply on this thread. Very true. And very sad. I'm sorry, Shirrine. Your boy is lovely and it's great to see you riding again. (((hugs))) As for the rude comments that continued and doubled d...
by Code3
Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Micklem sizing
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Re: Micklem sizing

I hope it works for you. My WB does very well in his.
by Code3
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Goodbye to a fine Morgan mare
Replies: 32
Views: 4505

Re: Goodbye to a fine Morgan mare

Such a beautiful girl. Godspeed.
by Code3
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:18 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Micklem sizing
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Re: Micklem sizing

I found they ran true to size.
by Code3
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Tetanus shots?--UPDATE: got the shot
Replies: 13
Views: 2156

Re: Tetanus shots?

silk wrote:I believe tet. vax is recommended every 10 years.

That's what my doctor tells me.
by Code3
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Completely aggravated whine warning
Replies: 17
Views: 2419

Re: Completely aggravated whine warning

I'd rant too. Sorry you had to deal with that.
by Code3
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Nope not dressage or health.
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Nope not dressage or health.

Wonderful!
by Code3
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 953

Re: Ariel pictures

Very pretty girl!
by Code3
Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trailer tips and tricks
Replies: 33
Views: 3058

Re: Trailer tips and tricks

goldhorse wrote:I always double check the hitch before I drive off. I am paranoid that someone will sabotage the hitch when I'm out trail riding.

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who does this!
by Code3
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: ....if no one ever sold a horse....
Replies: 11
Views: 1875

Re: ....if no one ever sold a horse....

DJR pretty much summed it up for me. I think there are times a horse does need to be rehomed to a better fit, but I have had my own disaster story which is why I won't ever sell another horse. I have a horse out on free lease for the very reason that, should something happen to the owners who are ve...
by Code3
Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Tail Itching...need more ideas!
Replies: 13
Views: 1950

Re: Tail Itching...need more ideas!

Kill Itch. Amazing stuff that works wonders on my horse with Sweet Itch.
by Code3
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Sweet Itch
Replies: 10
Views: 1636

Re: Sweet Itch

Another sweet itch horse owner here. For my guy it also turned into head shaking. I've tried almost everything, including medication. What is working for us is homeopathic remedies weekly. I also use Killitch when needed (LOVE that product). Last year my guy didn't have any hair on the top of his ta...
by Code3
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 9
Views: 1995

Re: Hi all

What a lovely mare. Welcome. I look forward to seeing your progress.
by Code3
Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The "tells" of correct/incorrect work
Replies: 35
Views: 6069

Re: The "tells" of correct/incorrect work

Great post, except. As part of our clinics, we take photos of our horses in order to compare at the next clinic to see how they are developing physically. This was brought home in a most humbling way when I brought my second horse, an Arabian, to the clinic for one day to get feedback. Well, be care...
by Code3
Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Hay Barn
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

Re: Hay Barn

Our hay storage is part of a four bay barn that also houses the horse trailer and the flatbed trailer. I consulted with my hay people because I get my hay delivered on a squeeze. So I built it with those dimensions in mind. This barn is about 50 ft. from the horse barn, but between the horse barn an...
by Code3
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Equestrian Clothing for sale
Topic: Petrie Half Chaps
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: Petrie Half Chaps

I can't get the photos to enlarge on either my desk top or iPad. I think these will be too wide. Thanks.

Edited to say I can see the photos fine on my Windows computer at work, but not on my Apple at home. Harumph.
by Code3
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The power people can have over you
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

Re: The power people can have over you

Another person with an abusive father here. I'm 61 and every once in a while I'm absolutely shocked at how close to the surface a trigger can be. Having said that, life has been good for and to me. Thank you for sharing and glad you are "back" to being you.
by Code3
Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Equestrian Clothing for sale
Topic: Petrie Half Chaps
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: Petrie Half Chaps

What is the calf width?
by Code3
Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dog Paw Injury
Replies: 9
Views: 1448

Re: Dog Paw Injury

I'd have the vet look at it as well. Only by knowing what the actual injury is do you know how best to treat it. Hope he heals quickly.
by Code3
Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ingrid Klimke's Cavaletti
Replies: 8
Views: 1653

Re: Ingrid Klimke's Cavaletti

orono wrote:I assume it's a reprint/update of her dads book? I have the original, I love it.

It is. I have the original as well.

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