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by Hayburner
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: kid-friendly meals
Replies: 11
Views: 213

Re: kid-friendly meals

Tacos is a great idea.

Mac & cheese with hot dogs
by Hayburner
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I got bravER
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: I got bravER

Good job Paula and Ariel !
by Hayburner
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 35
Views: 424

Re: My rodent problem

Even after catching a few I have not gotten over having to touch their dead bodies with that long gross tail. The best one was many years ago and when I took bath towels out of the washer one dead one flopped out . Omg, I ran screamingly thru the house. My DH wasn't home so I called my dad, he walke...
by Hayburner
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Patrick King Clinics
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Patrick King Clinics

Khall. That's the reason I did not sign up for the in hand class. I have no experience using a cavesson or lateral movements. Unfortunately, neither barn I have boarded at has anyone that does in hand work. So there isn't anyone I can learn from or even watch do it. My mare is very antimated on the ...
by Hayburner
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Patrick King Clinics
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Patrick King Clinics

Khal. I am green with envy for your planned trip to Portugal! Unfortunately, I do not have any barn buddies that would be interested in doing this, or I too would be going. Patrick has a new on-line program starting up for in-hand work. I bought a video from Manolo Mendez, just haven't had time to w...
by Hayburner
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed-It starts again!
Replies: 40
Views: 2124

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed-It starts again!

You have raised a wonderful and brave young lady. Prayers for her safe travels.
by Hayburner
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I got brave
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: I got brave

Good for you Paula! I'm semi-looking forward to hand walking my crazy mare around the farm. It will be a bit frightening for me since most of the area will be new to her - but, I also look forward to her seeing more and being more comfortable with "new" places. Let us know how it goes when...
by Hayburner
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How do you end a friendship?
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: How do you end a friendship?

Thanks Chantal - Your right, this season is over. People come and go from our lives and in this case I'm now OK with it. It really wasn't painful for this relationship to end - what she did/didn't do was the painful part.
by Hayburner
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Don Martillo diagnosed with Shivers
Replies: 32
Views: 1032

Re: Don Martillo diagnosed with Shivers

Scruffy, so sorry to hear this about your new horse! Something this significant whether the horse was fine at the moment should have rightfully been disclosed or at least made mention to.

Where are you now with your ability to ride him?
by Hayburner
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Patrick King Clinics
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Patrick King Clinics

Wow Khall you have had a lot of great instructors/clinicians! I follow Cedar Potts on Facebook since she trainers under JPG. Being an Iberian owner I am always looking for helpful hints on riding/training this breed. I did a PK clinic 2 years ago, it was fun, I was very much a beginner and riding a ...
by Hayburner
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Puppy Therapy
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Puppy Therapy

Love those ears!

Isn't it fun how we animal lovers find certain scents to be so enjoyable - puppy breath! I love it.....
by Hayburner
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe, sound, and all that (sort of a spinoff)
Replies: 20
Views: 628

Re: Safe, sound, and all that (sort of a spinoff)

Chisamba - I was blessed with a gelding that did none of what you mentioned. I have only recently been around one stallion who had perfect manners! I've cleaned his stall a few times and I didn't even know he was a stallion until someone told me. I've boarded at barns with both mares and geldings - ...
by Hayburner
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe, sound, and all that (sort of a spinoff)
Replies: 20
Views: 628

Re: Safe, sound, and all that (sort of a spinoff)

I have seen some very nice looking horses on the facebook page under 10K. Now, are they really as described??? who knows?? Straightforward - At my prior barn I saw many bitc@y mares - mares that pee in the aisle ways, lift their tails and wink, hate being groomed, charge the stall doors and squeal a...
by Hayburner
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe, sound, and all that (sort of a spinoff)
Replies: 20
Views: 628

Re: Safe, sound, and all that (sort of a spinoff)

I definitely did not want a mare! Over the years I have only ridden a few but I really had the feeling they didn't like me and I just didn't seem to like them either. The whole in season thing was a turn off. I had a heck of a time finding a small horse, every ad I looked at was 16 hands or more. My...
by Hayburner
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Mustang Movie
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: The Mustang Movie

Not showing in my area.

I really want to see this movie, I wonder if it will be available on pay per view or some other pay station.
by Hayburner
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How do you end a friendship?
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: How do you end a friendship?

No, I won't be the first to say Hi. Should it be a group gathering I would do my best to avoid direct contact with her. I'm done, she's apparently done so why pretend when in the public eye? Knowing her the why I do, she will not avoid me, she will come over and say how much she misses and loves me ...
by Hayburner
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How do you end a friendship?
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: How do you end a friendship?

This situation has still been running thru my mind, actually more than I'd like. My husband did run into her and her husband and she made a comment to him that she's "been meaning to send me a card, but she doesn't have my address". My husband didn't respond, but thought what a crock of sh...
by Hayburner
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Favorite short girth?
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: Favorite short girth?

I wonder if a full elastic girth like Stubben use to make would work?
by Hayburner
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: First Clinic
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: First Clinic

Good luck with the clinic! Hope she rocks it!
by Hayburner
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Socrates is home
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Socrates is home

He's adorable!
by Hayburner
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dreams that seem real
Replies: 20
Views: 543

Re: Dreams that seem real

That's a very strange dream - in your other post you have many decisions or things to think about with your farm and your horses, could it be that you are worried about someone's opinion on your decisions? Or your own? I rarely dream or if I do, I don't remember them. But, recently I had one where I...
by Hayburner
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: French Link - Bean Size
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: French Link - Bean Size

Chisamba - When you say - the rings move closer together with the action of the reins - if, I am using an Eggbutt there would not be movement of the rings right? So, the rings of the bit are being held apart by the jaw? which would mean the link size is less significant? I will be giving the new bit...
by Hayburner
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How do you end a friendship?
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: How do you end a friendship?

Thanks for the suggestions - What she did or should I say didn't do is really eating at me. I need to let go and just consider that it's who she is. I think I will "ghost" her until one day I muster the strength to tell her I no longer want any contact with her. Depending on my mood, I may...
by Hayburner
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: French Link - Bean Size
Replies: 3
Views: 113

French Link - Bean Size

I have been using a Korsteel French link -Eggbutt bit on my mare. I am trialing a Neue Schule French link-Eggbutt and noticed that the bean sizes are dramatically different. The Neue Schule is smaller than the Korsteel. Both are 16mm bits - 5 inch Does the size of the bean matter? I would guess that...
by Hayburner
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: My Situation
Replies: 28
Views: 828

Re: My Situation

MC - so sorry that you lost your partner to this terrible disease. Reading your post - you have a lot of stress and maybe some hard decisions to make. At 73 years young, I can understand why you can't do the work to maintain parts of your farm. Could you find a farmer that could use your fields for ...
by Hayburner
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How do you end a friendship?
Replies: 18
Views: 719

How do you end a friendship?

Due to a recent issue with a friend of 20 years I have decided that I want nothing to do with her. We have drifted in our friendship over a squabble a few years ago, but I do hear from her now and then, when she needs something workwise from me. We have also drifted a bit due to my horse time and my...
by Hayburner
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking UPDATE
Replies: 29
Views: 928

Re: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking

Hopefully, your vet will have you up the Reserpine- that may even help to relax her muscles. My mare really was not dopey on it - she was fully aware just not so re-active. I would also double check on using the Dormosadan gel vrs the Ace. When coming down off Ace some horses are more explosive. Ini...
by Hayburner
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking UPDATE
Replies: 29
Views: 928

Re: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking

I was going to suggest that she may be in season - as a few mares at the barn are already full blown tramps! I can't remember how much reserpine we used when my mare was on 8 months stall rest, but we didn't' ace her on top of it. She really never seemed dopey - the amount we gave just took the edge...
by Hayburner
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Favorite short girth?
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: Favorite short girth?

Would a thinline pad help with slipping? I bought just the thinline pad and put it on top of my regular saddle pad and believe me it keeps the saddle in place even before you girth up. I have since switched over to the BOT Thinline pads and I love them!!!! Chimsamba - Now, that's pretty wild...you m...
by Hayburner
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Favorite short girth?
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: Favorite short girth?

On my mare with a more forward girth and a bit of a barrel(Andalusian) - I tried the Thinline Contoured girth. I wasn't happy with the way it fit her - I bought a 24 and this girth has many inches of leather beyond the buckles so it came up to the saddle pad. I think since it is fairly wide it also ...
by Hayburner
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Why I haven't been riding...
Replies: 24
Views: 688

Re: Why I haven't been riding...

OMG, I'd never survive.......I'm miserable when it's in the 20F...when we are in the negatives I become a reclusive except for the barn.
by Hayburner
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: HELP: houseguests...
Replies: 26
Views: 810

Re: HELP: houseguests...

Like you I would be flipping out! I just had my nephew and his family for 3 days and luckily, they are self sufficient and expect nothing from me! LOL I enjoyed them being with me - they bring their own food for the kids and we ate out most of the time. Someone staying 5 weeks would make me crazy! I...
by Hayburner
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me name my puppy
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: Help me name my puppy

Ripley - reminds me of Ripley's Believe it or Not......so it's not one I'd prefer. I do like LIvvy and BB. She does look like she has some liver colored hair on her legs. Memphis is nice too. I'm hoping my next dog comes with a name! LOL....... I never liked when anyone named their horse/dog/cat a p...
by Hayburner
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me name my puppy
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: Help me name my puppy

She's so cute! First name that came to me was : Mugsy
by Hayburner
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Massage
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Massage

I also used a Masterson Method body worker - she also used some other methods as well, and my horse loved it! She helped work out the tightness in her hindquarters.
by Hayburner
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Any Schleese Obrigado Owners here?
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Any Schleese Obrigado Owners here?

Thanks Dreamer - Just wish their fitters came around more often. I will check the current fitter I am using to see if she has any experience with them.
by Hayburner
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: I have to go saddle shopping, where to start?
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: I have to go saddle shopping, where to start?

It looks like a very nice saddle - hope it ends up working for both of you!
by Hayburner
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Linden- how are you doing?
Replies: 19
Views: 1331

Re: Linden- how are you doing?

Hoping she hops in with an update.
by Hayburner
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Any Schleese Obrigado Owners here?
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Any Schleese Obrigado Owners here?

Thanks Ponichiwa - I have been watching Ebay and have seen a few with nice pricing. There was one I really liked as it had a shorter flap, she still wanted $5,500 and would not do a trail. That's too big of a risk for me. I would also need to schedule a fitter to make sure what ever I try that it is...
by Hayburner
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Courtney King Dye
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Courtney King Dye

M&M - Me too

I was following her blog for awhile - she has an amazing family!!
by Hayburner
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Any Schleese Obrigado Owners here?
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Any Schleese Obrigado Owners here?

Thanks for the replies- I'm really hoping to find one locally that I can try out. One of you thinks it doesn't sit small and one of you thinks it does! LOL.....I guess my answer will be how it fits my butt......and legs. The majority of what I've found used have a 17 inch flap which I'm pretty sure ...
by Hayburner
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Any Schleese Obrigado Owners here?
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Any Schleese Obrigado Owners here?

I haven't been able to find a used one locally nor is there a Schleese fitter close by and I'd like to give one a try. My mare doesn't have an unusually short back - but, since they are made more for the baroque breds, I thought I'd give one a try for my PRE. My 2 other saddles (Wintec Isabel and F....
by Hayburner
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed-It starts again!
Replies: 40
Views: 2124

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed-the end is near!!!

Glad to hear that she is making her way back home...
by Hayburner
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: I have to go saddle shopping, where to start?
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: I have to go saddle shopping, where to start?

Keep us posted on what you try and what ended up working.
I will soon be looking for a new saddle too. Finding an excellent fitter that isn't brand specific may be difficult for me.

I have been eyeing the DP saddles, as well as, the Schleese Obrigado.
by Hayburner
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dressage Today
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: Dressage Today

SInce I have my subscription labels there is no way they can tell me that I can't be found! I'll keep you posted on the outcome. In all fairness, PH should honor the balance of the subscription or DT should refund. The magazine I really miss is Horse Journal - I was new to horses when I started gett...
by Hayburner
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Did I say we are getting a new horse- of course its another Morgan
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: Did I say we are getting a new horse- of course its another Morgan

Congrats on the new horse!

Let the fun begin.....

Just looked at the video - OMG, he's sooo cute!
by Hayburner
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Did I say we are getting a new horse- of course its another Morgan
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: Did I say we are getting a new horse- of course its another Morgan

Congrats on the new horse!

Let the fun begin.....
by Hayburner
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dressage Today
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: Dressage Today

Yes, the combo magazine will be quarterly. Hmm, I get Equus and I have not received an issue lately, I didn't know they also went to quarterly. I still found DT interesting and I love the clinics. Yes, there were lots of ads, but I swear every magazine is all ads! I actually sent an email to Practic...
by Hayburner
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: New to the Board
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Re: New to the Board

Welcome aboard!

Did you use a different name when we were UDbb?

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