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by Hayburner
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Trying again, hope this is the one!
Replies: 57
Views: 4716

Re: Trying again, hope this is the one!

Backyarder - Good for you in getting that canter and the courage to keep trying. I think your right, knowing she'll stop helps build your confidence in your mare. I am still not cantering - I did canter a small amount last year but when I realized I am not good at steering - I stopped asking and dec...
by Hayburner
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow
Replies: 28
Views: 311

Re: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow

So sorry to hear he didn't make it....

Healing vibes coming your way.
by Hayburner
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic
Replies: 17
Views: 176

Re: I hate colic

Scares the sh*t out of me too! My heart horse never had an issue until he was up in his 20's....I was so lucky that we went all those years without an incident. Had my mare about 2 months and boom she was colicky and was only 5 at the time. Since then she's had a bit of an issue every year..When she...
by Hayburner
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need recommendation canister vacuum cleaner PET
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Need recommendation canister vacuum cleaner PET

It's funny I have all those vacuums and yet I only have carpet in the bedrooms. Everywhere else is wood or tile. I don't even have an indoor pet, LOL I'd check out the Sears models too. Yes, Miele's are nice, but really it comes down to is what is comfortable in your hand, pushing/pulling it and the...
by Hayburner
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Quarter Sheets - Your Favorites
Replies: 14
Views: 159

Re: Quarter Sheets - Your Favorites

I don't use a quarter sheet - maybe I should.....we do ride in an indoor - but, it's cold in there. My mare doesn't''t seem to mind the cold but so far we are in the low 30's so she may start to protest once it gets in the 20's.
by Hayburner
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Short Back????
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Short Back????

I too find my mares girth creeps forward a bit.

I like the Oglivy, thinline and thinline attached to back on track pads. I think they all help stabilize the saddle.
by Hayburner
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 73
Views: 608

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

-2 ???? are you kidding ! I'm whining and not wanting to ride when it's in the high 20's. I'd say if you can, make your life easy and next year put up a stall light to keep from growing too much coat. My friends draft cross was a bear last year, this year he was under lights and he got a winter coat...
by Hayburner
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need recommendation canister vacuum cleaner PET
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Need recommendation canister vacuum cleaner PET

I have a Miele - I think it's the Neptune - you can get it with a motorized head that has a beater bar for carpets or a head for hard surfaces. I like it - but, I'm a sweeper wh@re. I have 5 sweepers and 2 iRobot ones.
by Hayburner
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Waiting on a video... this is the first horse I have found that might be a keeper
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: Waiting on a video... this is the first horse I have found that might be a keeper

I totally understand wanting "your own".....

I had an opportunity to ride and care for 2 friends horses, I did it for a few months but I really wanted "my own". I had my retiree but I wanted a horse to ride.

Fingers crossed this one works out for you!
by Hayburner
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Kroops - Paddock Boots - SALE
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Kroops - Paddock Boots - SALE

I only found out about Kroops when I did some googling on COTH -people seemed to rave about them and also the Dehners.

My newish Ariats have padding in the back and I don't like it - it's too thick. My old Ariat Crowne Paddocks were the bomb! Sadly, they don't make that style anymore.
by Hayburner
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Kroops - Paddock Boots - SALE
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Kroops - Paddock Boots - SALE

Paula - Yes, they are very supportive. I would have preferred a punched toe detail, but I gave that up for the quality of the boots. SInce their main customer base is the track - I think that's why they call them jodhpur boots. If you decide on a pair make sure you do not get the CUBAN heel - that o...
by Hayburner
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Winter is here....
Replies: 23
Views: 328

Re: Winter is here....

Chisamba - Sorry to hear about your lamb

Snowhorse - yes, the first white dusting on the trees is beautiful here - but, after that I'm done with snow!

I'd prefer to live somewhere in the low to mid 80's - that would be perfect for me - and NO Humidity!
by Hayburner
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Anyone heard of 4cyte Epitalis Forte?
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Anyone heard of 4cyte Epitalis Forte?

Not heard of it - my vet recommended Equithrive. My horse doesn't have hock issues but I'm hoping to do some preventive maintenance with it. The vet said even though the studies were only done on hocks - it isn't only good for hocks.

What are you giving now?
by Hayburner
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Another PMU foal makes it to GP and gets his mommy her gold
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Another PMU foal makes it to GP and gets his mommy her gold

That is Super!
She certainly made a few right decisions with is big boy!

So nice to read stories like this, thanks for posting!
by Hayburner
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Kroops - Paddock Boots - SALE
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Kroops - Paddock Boots - SALE

Kroops custom boot makers have retired the business. I just got a stock pair off of Ebay and I absolutely LOVE these paddock boots. Super quality boot that I can see lasting 10 + years. Between the Dehners and the Kroops that I bought, I like the Kroops a lot more! The Dehners foot bed is harder and...
by Hayburner
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Working Equitation
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Working Equitation

Check out Patrick King Classical Dressage he does some of this and also the garroucho work. He does travel around and do clinics. Has lots of videos on YouTube and is also on Facebook.
by Hayburner
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Short Back????
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Short Back????

Thanks for further explanation and your experience!!
by Hayburner
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly
Replies: 15
Views: 720

Re: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly

Congrats!!!

Who is Cedar?

Do you have a trainer that works with the baroque breeds?

Mine definitely does not need to be pushed forward like the WB...
by Hayburner
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Short Back????
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Short Back????

Thanks for the responses and the video.

None of the three fitters actually measured her back.

Just by watching the video I'd say she doesn't have a short back, but I am going to try and measure her just to be sure and to be sure that I'm placing my saddle in the right spot.
by Hayburner
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Short Back????
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Short Back????

Many of the baroque breeds are considered short backed and need either a hoop tree or a saddle designed for short backs..... How can I tell if my andalusian is short backed? I have had 3 different saddle fitters check out my saddles and none of them said she was short backed - but, maybe I should ha...
by Hayburner
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Am I going to even find a 1/4-3/4 Clyde cross mare to try?
Replies: 27
Views: 380

Re: Am I going to even find a 1/4-3/4 Clyde cross mare to try?

Wonder if Gentle Giants rescue could give you suggestions or has anything that meets your criteria?
by Hayburner
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Girth question, again
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Girth question, again

Mine are straight down - currently using a Wintec Isabell. I think on my Baines Elegance they also are straight down. In frustration I put my Wintec cushioned girth on her and it was better aligned with the billets and stayed straight. I really want the thinline one to work, I still plan on having t...
by Hayburner
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I falled off
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: I falled off

Hope you get thru this quickly!
by Hayburner
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Best way to clean very dirty tack
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Best way to clean very dirty tack

Would Orivis work?
by Hayburner
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Girth question, again
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Girth question, again

Thanks Josette - I have a Passier full elastic girth that I bought for my old horse and he hated it! I think I tried it on him twice and gave up. I put it on my mare once and it was too big for her. She has a small girth groove - that why I tried the thinline contour girth - even though I think we b...
by Hayburner
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What makes you happy?
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: What makes you happy?

Oh my - I have a long list of what makes me happy. I think I am just an "up" person to begin with - so being happy comes naturally. If I start to think of something that makes me sad I shake it off...I clear my head and think of something else. Do I now and then have a good cry - yes, it's...
by Hayburner
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Girth question, again
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Girth question, again

Beorn - Excellent point - maybe that's why my mare seems to like this girth....though, she's not outwardly girthy. Maybe she just likes the difference in pressure from the Wintec. I'm still going to have to get some of it cut off - I'll just take as little as possible to get it a bit below her pad.
by Hayburner
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Thinking about using a buyer's agent
Replies: 28
Views: 618

Re: Thinking about using a buyer's agent

Price range?
by Hayburner
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Girth question, again
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Girth question, again

Regarding my prior post on the Thinline girth, after responses saying it was fine that it came up the bottom of my saddle , I was going to use it that way. With the drop in temperature, I put on my back on track pad and now the girth comes up a bit above the pad, but not enough to sit perfectly on t...
by Hayburner
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Thinking about using a buyer's agent
Replies: 28
Views: 618

Re: Thinking about using a buyer's agent

In case I missed it - do you have a post as to what you are looking for in a horse? Price etc?
by Hayburner
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Best way to clean very dirty tack
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Best way to clean very dirty tack

When you do get it all cleaned up - if you can get it in the sun to dry that would help kill any mold that may be down deep in the leather.

I like Leather Theraphy for conditioning
by Hayburner
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Calm trail horse turned evil bolter on longe
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Calm trail horse turned evil bolter on longe

Why àre you lunging him? My mare is a total circus horse on the lunge, she frightening! I believe it also contributed to her ankle injury. Which her act crazy on the lunge scares the crap out of me so much that it made me very fearful and anxious when I got on her. We mainly lunged so she could get ...
by Hayburner
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Girth sizing/placement question.
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Girth sizing/placement question.

Well it isn't bunching up my pad and it doesn't interfere with my saddle or leg so I guess I'll just leave it on the high side.

My mare does seem to like this girth better than the Wintec, maybe she also likes it up higher. Time will tell. :)
by Hayburner
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Girth sizing/placement question.
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Girth sizing/placement question.

That's why I'm asking, looking at photos mine is really high compared to others. Some end middle belly area :shock:
by Hayburner
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Girth sizing/placement question.
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Girth sizing/placement question.

I had been using a Wintec girth with my Wintec Isabell, but since I like my Thinline saddle pad so much, I bought the contoured girth to try. I bought the same size as my Wintec, 26. Well, this girth has a lot of leather and Thinline above where you buckle it. This girth comes right up to the edge o...
by Hayburner
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 36
Views: 908

Re: Lesson rant

Well, at least you found out about the place and will probably ask the price before you booked a lesson anywhere else.

Tho, if they would have told you the price you probably would have still gone thinking you were going to get a lot out of it.
by Hayburner
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Jaw flexions
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: Jaw flexions

Check out YouTube videos from Patrick King Classical Dressage. He has a few videos that are simple to follow. I put my fingers on the bars and the rest of my fingers around the jaw and let my mare relax and chew and release. I will even do it with the bit in her mouth.
by Hayburner
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I made it!!
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: I made it!!

Welcome back!!
by Hayburner
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Need the most secure dressage saddle!
Replies: 23
Views: 503

Re: Need the most secure dressage saddle!

Along with leather full seats maybe try the stirrup wraps with the nubs. I can't use mine right now as I'm using safety stirrups with my super quick girl. I really love my isabell as the seat is deep and synthetic. Maybe you can try one a demo from Dover. I have a frank Baines elegance model and I r...
by Hayburner
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Cushings and eating
Replies: 16
Views: 221

Re: Cushings and eating

As a long shot I wonder if giving pergolide a shot instead of the Prascend. I know it's not as stable since it's compounded but we do have one horse at our barn on it, they have to mix it with applesauce and suringet it. Maybe it will help his appetite, Have you tried any oils? Or flavorings? It's s...
by Hayburner
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Hey, there, folks!
Replies: 26
Views: 578

Re: Hey, there, folks!

So glad to see many of the UDBB posters are heading this way!

I was deviated when the UDBB closed down! Was so glad this new board was started.

I was also shocked at all the posts on the Facebook page, I'm like where you guys been!
by Hayburner
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 30
Views: 671

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

Thanks for posting that site, I may need to try one out! You can never have too many saddle pads.
by Hayburner
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Cushings and eating
Replies: 16
Views: 221

Re: Cushings and eating

My old guy never got the Prascend veil, but we always put it in a small piece of apple or banana. My guy was never much of a grain eater anyway, it wasn't unusual for him to leave his grain and then if he ran out of hay, he'd eat the grain. My mare was on a ton of powdered supps during her injury re...
by Hayburner
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cold is coming! Recommendations for boots, coats?
Replies: 24
Views: 340

Re: Cold is coming! Recommendations for boots, coats?

I swear by Smartwool socks - I just make sure they have 60% or higher wool content. I also love Alpaca socks but they are a lot thicker so I only bring them out on really cold/damp days. Also love SMartwool base layer tops and vests Undergarments - are Under Armour cold gear long underwear, shirts a...
by Hayburner
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 30
Views: 671

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

Regarding the Oglivy sliding - I have never had mine slide/move under my saddle. I think the type of fabric they use on the underside helps stabilize it.....
by Hayburner
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 30
Views: 671

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

I have one oglivy and absolutely love it! My mare is 15 or 15.1 hands, has a short back and I ride in a 17.5 inch seat - it fits her fine. They wash beautifully! The underside stays nice and soft - almost like a flannel material. I like that you can get many configurations when it comes to size and ...
by Hayburner
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 1246

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

I will add - No draft or draft crosses for me....my only reason is the size - just too big and bulky. My old horse had perfect feet! In the 18+ years of ownership he never had a problem and they were as big as trash can lids...Never needed shoes. New horse - has perfect feet one of the reason I purc...
by Hayburner
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cabbage Rolls
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: Cabbage Rolls

Glad they were a hit! Still a bit shocked about the salsa since I and my fa,ily have only ever put tomato soup in ours. Maybe that's something I should try next time!
by Hayburner
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How often do you bathe your horse?
Replies: 44
Views: 867

Re: How often do you bathe your horse?

Good for you Paula. That's a start! Maybe do her mane next and really massage the roots, my mare loves that! Before you know it she'll love getting all prettied up!

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